Why not check out Eureka - the children's museum in Halifax, or fantastic adventure playgrounds at Harewood and Castle Howard Stately Homes, or the kids craft workshops at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield just off the M1, or take a trip underground at the National Coal Mining Museum, or ride the roller coasters at Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire, which also has a zoo.
With 230 Youth Hostels across the UK, Youth Hostels remain one of the most extensive choice for group holidays at an affordable price. Many are located within beautiful countryside and Yorkshire is no exception. You'll find Youth Hostels across Yorkshire from Mankinholes in West Yorkshire to hostels in Dentdale, Hawes and Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales. Youth Hostels offer much these days, including the obvious - Low Cost Budget Accommodation - but also high standards of service, safety and security and often exclusive use options. Some offer educational packages, evening activities and group activities including walking and other outdoor activities.
On the Holiday Park front, well they may still be wearing red coats, but it's all got a bit more sophisticated these days. Holiday parks really are great for kids, with facilities such as swimming pools, clubs and bars with talent contests and family fun activiites, discos, shops, restaurants and things like fishing lakes and other outdoor activities such as nature trails. The all-in family holiday package basically. Holiday parks are usually set in idyllic surroundings, either in the country or on the coast and close to local attractions and amenities.
Holiday parks really do make the perfect family base offering fully equipped self-catering caravan and chalet home accommodation. On the Yorkshire Coast you have the added benefit of holiday parks being located near exciting seaside resorts like Scarborough or Bridlington, with seaside fun and superb beaches and promenades. This offers the opportunity to branch out from the holiday park, to experience more family fun and activities such as amusement parks.
Roller coasters, amusement parks, swimming, beautiful sandy beaches and family budget activities are to be found all down the superb Yorkshire Coast in resorts like Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey. Check out Hornsea and Withernsea further down the coast as well. The excellent Flamingo Land amusement park is located near Malton in North Yorkshire.
There are a large number of stately homes in Yorkshire, wot wot, that have worked hard to devise various activities and attractions for children and families. Some offer superb childrens adventure playgrounds set within acres of countryside grounds which is perfect for children. Particular favourites include Harewood House near Leeds and Castle Howard near York. Or check out the fantastic adventure playground at Newby Hall near Ripon in the Yorkshire Dales. Most stately homes are increasingly offering adjacent caravan site accommodation so you're right next door to all the fun!
There's a superb array of family oriented places to visit in Yorkshire including The Deep in Hull, a marine life and sea life history experience which is one in a million. This museum is housed in a museum shaped like a ship. Or why not visit The Yorkshire Sculpture near Wakefield in South Yorkshire. They've really gone to town on entertainment and activities for kids, with workshops, ample play areas and picnic sites. Kids love it!