South Yorkshire Outdoor Pursuits & Nature

Wentworth Family Farm - Rotherham
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Wentworth Family Farm - Rotherham
Wentworth Family Farm: Home to a range of rare breed such as Soay sheep, Jacobs sheep, Shetland cattle, middle white pigs, Saannen, Pygmy and Bagot goats. View red squirrels, British barn, snowy and tawny owls, horses and ponies. Also a bunny barn with rabbits, guinea pigs and other baby animals.Situated in sixteen acres of historic walled...
Magna Science Adventure Centre - Rotherham
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Magna Science Adventure Centre - Rotherham
Everyone enjoys an opportunity to play, so everyone young or old can enjoy creating their own adventure at Magna. Come prepared as Magna is a 'coats on' experience. On cold days we recommend you wear warm clothing. Science Adventure Centre set in the old Templeborough steelworks. There are four elements of earth, air, fire and water and play...
Wheata Woods
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Wheata Woods
Wheata Woods is over 600 years old and full of history as well as wildlife. There are a number of bridlepaths and trails to follow plus the northern area of the woodland has the Trans Penine Trail running through it. There are loads of different trees to spot such as oaks, silver birch, holly and rowan, some of which are pretty old. Bird...
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park
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Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park
Worsbrough Mill Museum and Country Park will show you how flour is milled within the 17th and 19th century buildings using a water powered old mill! It's fascinating stuff and there aren't many working examples left to explore around the Uk any more - so get over there while it's still there! The country park covers over 240 acres and...
Wentworth Castle Gardens
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Wentworth Castle Gardens
Children have the freedom to discover our vast parkland, which is home to a deer park and an array of plants and animals. Hidden within the landscapes are a variety of 18th century follies to be explored and admired, including the remains of Stainborough Castle which was built as a gigantic play area for the children of Thomas Wentworth. Visitors...
Woolley Woods
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Woolley Woods
Woolley Wood has a great variety of trees, some of which are not native, so it is a great place for kids to compare and try to identify different species. Look out for the yew trees as they are unusual for this area. Hundreds of beautiful bluebells can be seen during the spring, plus a number of plants including wild garlic, wood anemone and...
Wincobank Hill
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Wincobank Hill
Wincobank Hill offers superb views over Sheffield and is made up of a mixture of heathland, woodland and open ground so there is plenty of space for the kids to run about and ramble. An Iron Age hill fort, consisting of a rampart and ditch, occupies a commanding position on the hilltop and many other historic features have also been found in the...
Locke Park
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Locke Park
Locke Park is a popular park in Barnsley that offers some pleasing green space for ball games and picnicking, plus a play area for children up to 10 years old including climbing frames for different ages and a basket swing. There's also a sand pit, paddling pool, cafe, bowling green and tennis courts so there's actually loads to do if you make...
Double Barrel Steakhouse
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Double Barrel Steakhouse
The Double Barrel Steakhouse is now under new management and has been fully refurbished with a new Champagne Lounge and family friendly Barn themed Restaurant. Along with a very tasty new menu. The steakhouse benefits from a specialist artisan English wine bar next door which is great place to meet before and after you dine. There is also a...
Brodsworth Hall & Gardens
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Brodsworth Hall & Gardens
Explore the changing fortunes of a wealthy Victorian family in this once opulent Yorkshire country home. Discover 150 years of family life documented at Brodsworth Hall: from silk and chandeliers, to the austerity of life during WWII. Take a walk around the labyrinthine ‘grand gardens in miniature’, now restored to their Victorian...
Chestnut Tree - Barnsley
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Chestnut Tree - Barnsley
BAZZ AND JAZZ PLAY ZONE - Indoor Play Building OPENING TIMES    Sunday - Thursday 12noon - 9pm. Friday & Saturday 12noon - 10pm. Last admissions are 1 hour before closing (above). PARENTS AND TODDLERS    Monday - Friday 10am - 12noon. Term time: only 10am - 12noon & 1pm - 3pm. STANDARD...
The Winter Garden
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The Winter Garden
The Winter Garden is a great place to stop for a peaceful time out in the heart of Sheffield and it's right beside the Millennium Gallery too so perfect for a dual visit! A pleasing chance to get back to nature in a very modern setting and for kids to stretch their legs. This striking glasshouse is actually large enough to hold 5,000 of the...
Foundry Climbing
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Foundry Climbing
Foundry Climbing offers over 200 routes, 70% of which are from F5a to F7a. Over 1,100 sqm of climbing walls. Regular clubs for children and adults offering instruction in indoor climbing. These include Spider Club (aged 7 to 11 years), Young Climbers Club (aged 11 to 17 years), Adult Club (aged 18 years and over). One-off taster sessions are...
The Edge Climbing Centre
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The Edge Climbing Centre
The Edge Climbing Centre With over 150 marked routes The Edge, offers a unique indoor climbing experience. Rockstars: Climbing For Ages 7 to 13 2 hours of fully supervised climbing, including all climbing equipment and refreshments. An ideal way to get children interested in an adventure sport and a great and exciting way to exercise. All...
Anglers Country Park
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Anglers Country Park
Services Free car parking - with disabled bays closest to the visitor centre Café Room on the Broom Adventure Trail Toilets (open 9am – 4.30pm, 7 days a week) including a Changing Places facility for use of people with a disability Electric mobility scooters - free of charge Kids adventure playground All facilities within the...
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry - North Anston
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Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry - North Anston
When the centre first opened in the summer of 1994, it consisted of the Tropical house, some gardens and the start of the nature trail. Over the past 11 years the centre has evolved to included a wide range of animals. The centre currently is home to the Tropical House, Bird of prey centre, baby animal nursery, Pets corner and a mature nature...
Rother Valley Country Park - Sheffield
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Rother Valley Country Park - Sheffield
Located on the borders of Yorkshire and Derbyshire, near the towns of Rotherham, Chesterfield and Worksop and the city of Sheffield. The 750 acre park hosts a number of walking and cycling routes which link to the Trans Pennine Trail and Route 6 Sustrans.There are  5 lakes of which the main lake is 1 mile in length and...
Rother Valley Playdale - Sheffield
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Rother Valley Playdale - Sheffield
A mega outdoor play area designed to give kids, big, and smallhours of fun with very little effort from the adults. Playdales have climbing towers so big we call them Everest. then there is the space net a massive 40m Aerial runway. Playdale Playground Children's Activity Centres: Swings, climbing Frames, spinners, roadabout, jungle climber,...
Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld - Pontefract
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Hemsworth Water Park and Playworld - Pontefract
Hemsworth Water Park has two lakes; the largest lake is available for pedalo rides and has sandy beaches; the smallest lake is in a more secluded area to attract wildlife. Both lakes are stocked for fishing which is available all year round. There are also plenty of grassed areas for picnics and games.
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
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Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Sheffield Botanical Gardens cover 19 acres and were first opened in 1836. Originally designed by Robert Marnock in the Gardenesque style, the site now has fifteen different garden areas featuring collections of plants from all over the world, including Mediterranean, Asian, American prairie-style, woodland and rock-and-water plantings. The...
Norfolk Heritage Park
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Norfolk Heritage Park
Norfolk Heritage Park has 30 Hectares of Green Flag Award Winning Victorian Park with playgrounds for under 8s and over 8s, lots of sports pitches, and the Centre in The Park with a Cafe. It is open throughout the year and free to visit. The Under 8s playground offers climbing, sliding and swinging while there is a separate more adventurous...
Highfield Adventure Playground
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Highfield Adventure Playground
Highfield Adventure Playground is a fantastic afternoon out for all the family, suitable for kids aged from 0 to 13. It is always staffed when open. Kids will love the FAST zip wire and the HUGE tower and tunnel slide. There are bits and pieces around to play with like tyres and reels, a water pump for wet and muddy play and plenty of sand to dig...
Heeley City Farm - Sheffield
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Heeley City Farm - Sheffield
Welcome to Heeley City Farm - a friendly farm and environmental visitor centre in Heeley, in the heart of Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We're open every day from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm (4.30 pm in the winter) and admission is FREE! Meet our friendly animals, play in our under 8's Playground enjoy our Farm Café serving healthy, farm-cooked...
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
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Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Walk through natural habitats and encounter animals from all over the world. Also a woodlands nature trail. See marsupials, antelopes, zebra, ostrich and lemurs, anteater. There's family fun all day long with our walkthrough safari animal areas, a full programme of ranger talks and feeding time, indoor and outdoor play areas, cafes and shops in...
Endcliffe Park
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Endcliffe Park
Endcliffe Park, located 2 miles southwest of Sheffield city centre, is a 15 hectare city park built to commemorate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria, that has a river, stepping stones, 2 ponds full of ducks and waterfowl, statues and sculptures, woodlands, floral features, and a cafe. It is open daily throughout the year and is free to visit. There...
Cannon Hall Farm - Barnsley
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Cannon Hall Farm - Barnsley
Cannon Hall Farm is an award winning working farm set in the rolling Pennine hills in a landscape full of undiscovered charm; home to hundreds of creatures, great and small waiting to welcome you to a world of animal magic. The spectacular Adventure Playground has £150,000 of new equipment from 2007. Lots of fantastic new slides, towers and...
The Maize Maze at Cawthorne
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The Maize Maze at Cawthorne
A warm family welcome awaits you at our dairy farm.  Our Maize Maze is "run by our family for your family".  As well as a great maze puzzle we aim to create a village fete atmosphere, where you don't have to put your hand in your pocket all the time. The only thing we charge extra for is a tractor and trailer ride to...
The Hungry Llama indoor play area - Barnsley
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The Hungry Llama indoor play area - Barnsley
The Hungry Llama indoor play area is one of the biggest and best in the north of England. Packed with features including nine dramatic slides and the most up to date play equipment, it guarantees a fabulous, fun filled day whatever the weather. Kids will be in heaven as there’s something interesting and exciting around every corner. Built...
Play Arena - Heeley
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Play Arena - Heeley
The Play Arena is an exciting family entertainment centre with a wide range of attractions offering activities and entertainment which will appeal to the whole family, from babies to adults, whatever the weather. At 18,000 square feet the venue is the largest in Sheffield. The Play Arena houses both indoor and outdoor play equipment, much of it...
The Climbing Works - Sheffield
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The Climbing Works - Sheffield
The Climbing Works is an indoor bouldering wall - bouldering is climbing without the need for ropes or harnesses. Find out more about bouldering here. Opened at the start of December 2006 in Sheffield, UK. Over 1000m² of indoor climbing surface in a 10,000sq ft building 8-10 graded circuits, each consisting of 40 colour-coded boulder...
Ecclesall Woods
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Ecclesall Woods
Ecclesall Woods are the largest semi natural woodland in South Yorkshire and are popular due to range of wildlife, plus the archaeological and historic features. It is a wonderful place to go for a family walk, with over 15km (about 9.5 miles) of bridleways and paths to explore. There is also an ‘Easy Going' trail for those who are less able...
Kirklees Light Railway
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Kirklees Light Railway
Steam along behind Hawk, Owl, Fox or Badger, our four friendly steam engines on an enchanting 50 minute return trip. Travel along 3¾ miles of 15" narrow-gauge rail through the superb scenery of the lovely South Pennine foothills.
Thornes Clarence Park
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Thornes Clarence Park
Thornes Park is Wakefield's main open space, less than a mile from the city centre. It offers 60 hectares of open space to explore and enjoy including a 2 mile circular path that follows the boundary of the park - and if this is not challenging enough there are several exercise stations on the route. Admission:2015 Prices: 18 hole pitch and...
Boston Park Farm - Doncaster
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Boston Park Farm - Doncaster
Boston Park Farm is a family business run by the Chappell family and includes the Tearooms, Maize Maze and horse liveries as well as an 800 acre arable farm. 2016 is the 17th season for the maize maze, which has grown and developed since it started in 2000. We have two outdoor play structures with swings and slides, and plenty of places to...
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The only one of its kind, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. Explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, enjoy fascinating exhibitions throughout four stunning galleries, be inspired by the natural...
The Ashley - Worksop
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The Ashley - Worksop
HORSE PLAY - (Indoor Play Building) OPENING TIMES    Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9.30am - 2pm.Saturday & Sunday 12noon - 6pm. TOTS TIME    Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 12mn. £2.00 per child. PARTY PACKAGES    Are available from £5.99 please ring for details....
Creswell Crags
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Creswell Crags
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Further evidence came to light in 2003 with the discovery of Britain's only known Ice...
Clumber park
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Clumber park
Extensive and varied area of parkland and woods Idyllic lakeside walks in the pleasure ground The longest avenue of lime trees in Europe Bring your own, or hire a cycle and explore our woodland trails Clumber Chapel - a Gothic cathedral in miniature Culinary tastes of the past come to life in the Kitchen Garden Regular kids events,...
Xscape Castleford
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Xscape Castleford
WELCOME TO XSCAPE LEEDS CASTLEFORD If you're looking for action and excitement then you've come to the right place. Get yourself ready to play, eat and shop at Xscape Castleford - The Ultimate Entertainment Destination.  Experience the thrill of our indoor real snow slope, rock climbing, adventure golf, bowling, laser games, our state...
SNO!zone - Castleford
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SNO!zone - Castleford
Enjoy skiing and snowboarding, including lessons, coaching, fun family activities, or be part of the best in UK snowsports events and freestyle scene at SNO!zone. With 3 indoor slopes across the UK, each located inside Xscape, the ultimate entertainment and leisure resort, there's tonnes of real snow and apres ski fun to be had. Choose your...
Bolsover Castle
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Bolsover Castle
‘By an unlikely miracle,’ wrote the architectural historian Mark Girouard,‘the keep at Bolsover has survived into this century as an almost untouched expression in stone of the lost world of Elizabethan chivalry and romance.’ Dominating the countryside from its hilltop, Bolsover occupies the site of a medieval castle built...
Cliffe House
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Cliffe House
Welcome to Cliffe House, outdoor study and conference centre. Providing tailor made learning and events for schools, groups, colleges, businesses, individuals and the community. Admission:2015 Prices: Free!   Opening Times: 2015 Opening Details: Play Area public use times Monday to Friday from 10am until 3pm during school holidays...
Thorne Memorial Park Railway
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Thorne Memorial Park Railway
The miniature railway in Thorne Memorial Park is operated entirely by volunteers. Spring/Summer train service operates Sunday afternoons from Easter to September, Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays subject to staffing and weather conditions. Autumn/Winter timetable between October 2010 and April 2011 trains will operate every first Sunday in the...
Hardwick Hall
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Hardwick Hall
One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses     Spectacular Tudor treasure house     Built for 'Bess of Hardwick', Elizabethan England's second most powerful and wealthy woman     Outstanding 16th and 17th-century tapestries and embroideries     Fine historic...
Shepherds Place - Haxey
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Shepherds Place - Haxey
Visit Shepherds Place for an introduction to animals from home and abroad. With indoor and outdoor play areas, pony and trap rides, lamb feeding and goats to play with. Tearoom and gift shop. As a fun, humble, and educational petting farm our goal is introducing you and your family to a wide variety of animals from home and over seas. Take a...
Here you will find a comprehensive list of outdoor pursuits and anything related to the great outdoors in South Yorkshire catering for you, your child, and your family.
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