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Written by : sshields

Published on:: 15/08/2016

Places to Take the Kids This Summer

Once again, we asked our followers on Twitter for their favourite places to take the kids in Yorkshire and Manchester during the summer holiday, and here are our top picks…

Manchester Museum

Situated on the University of Manchester campus on Oxford Road, Manchester Museum displays a large collection of works of archaeology, anthropology and natural history, 4.5 million items from across the globe, to be more precise.

Entry is free, and here’s the aforementioned “Stan:”

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For more information, click here.


EUREKA! The National Children’s Museum

From eureka.co.uk:

We’re not like other museums. At Eureka! nothing is trapped inside a glass cabinet.

Located in Halifax, West Yorkshire, we’re the only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 anywhere in the UK. We welcome the weird and wonderful questions children ask and work hard to provide some of the answers.

A fun-packed family day out in Yorkshire

We have over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them.

We have six unique galleries to discover, each with a different theme to explore. Each area is packed with equipment to explore, activities to do, and buttons to press. And we have plenty of family events throughout the year, so from science experiments to interactive shows; it’s a different Eureka! experience every time.

Prices: 0-11 months, free; 1-2 years, £5.25; Children aged 3+ and Adults, £12.95.

Parking charges also apply; £3 for 4 hours and £6 for 12 hours


Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, located near Doncaster, has only been open since April 2009, but has become a dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, and is home to more than 300 animals and over 60 species.

The park is well renowned for its polar bear conservation program, and boasts a 10 acre enclosure for 4 polar bears: Victor, Pixel, Nissan (our favourite, for obvious reasons!) and Nobby.

Tickets can be bought on site, but the park offers a discount if you book online in advance, which you can do here: https://yorkshirewildlifepark.com/plan-your-visit/booking/


Legoland Discovery Centre

From dayoutwiththekids.co.uk:

Step inside LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Manchester and it's like you have just jumped into the biggest box of LEGO bricks ever! Join the battle on Kingdom Quest - an interactive LEGO laser ride, feel a part of the story in the 4D cinema, learn top LEGO building secrets from the Master Model Builder, see iconic landmarks in MINILAND, make a celebration even more memorable in one of our special party rooms; and much more! It's the ultimate place for all LEGO fans: young and old!

Enter Merlin's magical potion room and discover a LEGO wizard's world of spells and sorcery. Round and round you go, pedal as fast as you can to help Merlin conjure his magic: can you reach the skies and become Merlin's top wizarding apprentice?

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is your passport to a LEGO world of colour, creativity and fun. With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, what will you discover?

The Discovery Centre is located in the Trafford Centre, click here for more details.


Clifton Park, Rotherham

From dayoutwiththekids.co.uk:

Clifton Park is certainly beautiful, but once they're done looking at it (for about 30 seconds if they know what else is in store!) head over to the crazy golf and miniature funfair! There are loads of rides for the smalls including little roller coasters, water rides, bumper cars, mini golf and arcade games! Obviously these things charge separately so bring your pocket money, kids!

They have a tremendous seasonal Splash Park here too, whose features include motion triggered and dancing style spray jets, plus paddling pool and play stream, just the job for a summer’s day! Plus several patches of traditional playground equipment for dry fun too.

While you're there, why not up the educational value of your day and visit the park's Georgian house containing Clifton Park Museum! Journey through the history of the borough from geological formations to Saxon villages and the age of steel, featuring high-tech displays and interactive exhibits to help keep the kids’ attention!

Clifton Park also has tennis courts and bowling greens available for you to hire, which are managed separately: check postings on site to get contacts.

Click here to find out more about the park and the attractions available.


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By Steven Shields, Social Media Executive & Content Writer for The Car People.


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