Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone.
The park is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. The estate was sold by King Charles I in 1630 to a local gentleman, Sir Charles Slingsby; his family landscaped and created the park and the pathways visitors walk along today.
During a visit it is an old tradition to make a wish. The Wishing Well is fed by the same magical waters as the Petrifying Well and has been wished upon for over 300 years. Many visitors have been in touch to tell us their wishes have come true!
The park has several scenic picnic areas, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Dogs are welcome in all areas, apart from the playground.
Themed events run during school holidays. For more information about family events visit our website.
Visitors can now book online! For general admission and events, discounted tickets are available at: mothershipton.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Please check the website for up-to-date opening times and any unforeseen park closures. Open weekends in March and daily from April – November 2019.
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Welcome to City Bloc the home of Leeds’s first dedicated indoor bouldering centre. With 475 square meters of climbing we have 150 boulder problems ranging from very easy to very hard and a section gets reset every week so there’s always new climbs to have a go at. Adult & kids lessons, birthday parties. Age 6+.
An exhibition of sustainable art created during the #LIF (Leeds Indie Food) festival.
The finished artwork will be exhibited together as one big Mosaic of Hope, at Seagulls Gallery on 25th May. The exhibition will be open to all, encouraging people to think about what hope means to them, and the importance of thinking and living sustainably within the city.
Grumpy’s wood-fired pizza (and local gins for the grown ups!) will be on sale. You’ll also have the opportunity to create a mosaic at this event too, and take your mosaic home afterwards.
Take the opportunity to visit Seagulls refill station and help Leeds become plastic-free, browsing through Seagulls’ paint, helping you find a great sustainable paint alternative for your next household project!
11am – 5pm, 25th May at Seagulls, Kirkstall Road
Leeds weekly street food fair #EatNorth is open over two full days for the final weekend of Leeds Indie Food Festival. The #EatNorth Bank Holiday Extravaganza brings the street food celebration all weekend long!
Foodie families will love this open-air street food event, with craft ales for the grown-ups. Located at the North Brewing Co. taproom in Sheepscar (LS7 1AH ).
Indoor and outdoor space
Kids and Dogs actively encouraged
FREE ENTRY, 12pm-10pm, 25th & 26th May 2019.
Wall-to-wall trampolines are connected together to form a huge open play area with those at the edge literally going up the wall. Offering a variety of activities including; free jumping, basketball and dodgeball, “AIR-obic” fitness classes, and parties.
Indoor trampoline park in Leeds, with dodgeball courts, free jumping foam pits, basketball hoops and much more! Look out for our special events. Birthday parties catered for.
Redcote Lane, Leeds, LS4 2AL. 0113 263 5951.
This huge urban arena boasts over 200 trampolines, 3-Sided Walk the Wall, Slam Dunk lanes, Jump Tower, Tumble Tracks, Big Air Bags, Jump Ramps, Slack Line, Battle Beams and a huge Dodgeball Arena. Toddler sessions, family sessions, fitness classes, trampolining lessons & birthday parties.
1 Benyon Park Way, LS12 6DP. 0800 121 7567.
Step out of the ordinary and into the unknown. You have an hour to escape from one of our 6 uniquely themed rooms. Use your problem solving skills for an adrenaline filled adventure that you will never forget. We cater for birthday parties or special occasions with private rooms to hire.
Ahoy there, me hearty! Arrrr you ready for a swashbuckling adventure? Then it’s time to follow me to Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf in Castleford. There you can play two rip-roaringly adventurous 18-hole out-of-doors courses at Skull Cove and Smugglers’ Bay. BEWARE: all 36 holes are riddled with peril and dastardly traps…Birthday parties catered for.
Junction 32 Outlet Village, Tomahawk Trail, Glasshoughton, Castleford, WF10 4FR. 01977 550030
Our park has 10 different jumping zones with limitless activities to get you jumping like never before; performance trampolines, a mega airbag, Freejumping, dodgeball and volleyball courts, speed reaction and fitness challenges, a foam pit, and a super obstacle course to conquer!
So what are you waiting for? Jump in!
Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, LS4 2DG. 020 3846 1386
30th May 2019, 10.30am – 12pm
A pop up sensory room with bubble tube, dark tents and tactile toys, for a calmer moment on your museum trip in the holidays.
FREE Event, booking essential on Eventbrite.
Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH. Tel: 0113 3787122
Get ready for high-octane go karting over 580m of racing tarmac! Glide through hairpins and speed along the straights as you tackle the longest indoor circuit in Yorkshire. Perfect for family days out, kids’ parties and corporate events, our Leeds track offers an unforgettable experience for true thrill seekers. Age 8+.
69 South Accommodation Road, Leeds LS10 1NQ. 0844 998 0000
We are jam packed with vertical, overhanging and slab walls. We have a Bodyweight Workout Area, Zlag board, Peg Board and Campus Boards. And for those with children we have a dedicated area for our younger climbers. Kids lessons & birthday parties. Age 5+
Units 14 & 15, Kirkstall Industrial Park, Leeds LS4 2AZ. 0113 263 2742
Take time away from reality to reconnect as a family! At the Great Escape you will work as a team to try and beat the clock and solve the series of puzzles, codes and riddles. Not only is this an everlasting memory in itself, you will even have an opportunity for a complimentary photograph at the end!
Atlas House, 31 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL. 0113 450 4761
Yorkshire’s Premier Climbing Centre for climbing routes, bouldering, dry tooling & outdoor climbing. Adult & kids courses, kids holiday clubs, birthday parties. Age 6+
The Works Skatepark covers 25,000 square feet and boasts professional and bespoke ramps. The skatepark is used for BMXing, Skateboarding, Rollerblading and Scooter Riding. We have complete beginners to pro riders using the park on a daily basis. Lessons, special events, school holiday sessions, birthday parties.
Kitson Road, Leeds LS10 1NT. 0113 244 6015
You only have one goal: Escape from the room in 60 minutes by solving a series of puzzles, unravelling clues, and working together as a team to reveal the darkest secrets that have never been shared. Can you channel your inner detective and solve the mystery before the time runs out? Birthday parties available.
Third Floor, Kings House, 1 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HH. 0113 345 4567.
Conquering Volcano Falls is a quest you will never forget. Set on a mysterious island amid dense jungle with a ferocious T-Rex, exploding volcano and a plunging waterfall lies 2 challenging courses of 18 holes waiting to be defeated.
Vue Cinemas around the UK offer a range of content, in addition to highly anticipated blockbusters, with event cinema titles including opera, ballet, musicals, national theatre, live streaming of sporting events and concerts.
Vue The Light, 22 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8TL
Vue Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall Road, LS4 2DG.
0345 308 4620