Days Out South Leeds

Rainy Day Ideas

There are tons of indoor activities and indoor play areas / venues in Leeds that are fantastic for keeping the kids entertained when it’s raining outside. Check out these venues below, all tried, tested and recommended by other Mumblers.

NOT listed below but also GREAT for rainy days:

With the help of Mumbler, you will never again be stuck when looking for “things to do near me indoors”!

A1 Football Factory

Premium Indoor 3G football pitches, fun house indoor adventure / soft play area & sports bar. Adult 5-a-side, kids’ parties, kids’ coaching and school holiday camps available. Football development programmes from key skills (age 2+) to elite level.

Soccer Tots runs Monday, Friday, Sun for 2-4yrs

Soccer 7 runs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday for 4+yrs

Advanced Development Programme runs Thursday, Friday for 7+ yrs.


A1 Football Factory, Tavern Works, Skinner Ln, Pontefract WF8 1HG. 01977 525545.

Carr Gate Garden Centre

Garden centre with cafe, soft play area, tropical & salt water fish tanks & viewing area. Seasonal special events for kids at Easter & Christmas. Birthday parties.

Old Bradford Road, Carr Gate, Wakefield, WF2 0SY. 0844 288 5074

* Toddler Friendly

* Older kid friendly

City Bloc

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+.

1-4 Kitson Rd, Leeds LS10 1NT. 0113 391 2652


Eureka! is a unique place for families to visit, where children aged 0 to 11 are inspired to learn all about themselves and the world around them by playing, imagining, experimenting and – above all – having fun. Accessible site. Cafe, toilet facilities & shop. Open daily – admission charges apply.

Eureka, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. 01422 330069

Family Films at Leeds Industrial Museum in Armley

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley screens family friendly films at 2pm every Wednesday and Saturday, and every day during school holidays.

Tickets for the film screenings are FREE but normal admission applies.

Leeds Industrial Museum, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds LS12 2QF.

Grass Hoppers at Tong Garden Centre

Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space at Tong Garden Centre. Outdoor adventure playground, indoor play area for under-11s. Separate baby & toddler zone. Outdoor play area includes sandpit, waterplay, race track & under 4s area.

Woody’s Kitchen sells pizzas, paninis and award-winning ice cream or you can take your own picnic to eat in the outdoor area.

Contact: 0113 285 3506

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY.

Gravity Trampoline Park

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.

XSCAPE Yorkshire, Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA. 01977 529920

Jump Inc

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.

Monkey Maze

A genuine 3 dimensional jungle maze with bridges, slides, dark corners, ball pools and more. This soft play area will keep your children occupied for hours. Parties catered for. Cafe & toilet facilities.

Monkey Maze, Link House, Ninelands Lane, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1NT. 0113 287 2766

*Toddler Friendly

*Older Child friendly

Monster Kidz Beeston

A multi-tiered adventure play centre, for children from 0-12 years, with designated play zones for babies, toddlers and juniors. We offer a wide range of delicious food and drinks. Parents can unwind, relax and use our free, super-fast WIFI, while their children enjoy the adventure play.

6 Matrix Court, Beeston, Leeds LS11 5WB. 0113 271 2969.

*Baby Friendly

*Toddler Friendly

*Older Child friendly


Soft play gym for children from 0-12 years. Food, hot and cold drinks available. Free wifi. Private parties also available.

Bank Avenue, Morley, Leeds LS27 9JF. 0113 238 3535

*Baby Friendly

*Toddler Friendly

*Older Child Friendly

National Science & Media Museum

From Bradford, UNESCO City of Film, we explore the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives. Gallery & exhibitions free. Visit the region’s biggest IMAX cinema – charges apply. Open daily. Cafe & toilet facilities.

Little Horton Ln, Bradford BD1 1NQ. 0844 856 3797.

Rascals Play Gym

Rascals is a children’s soft play gym and party venue located in Batley, West Yorkshire. We cater for children up to the age of 8 years. If you have young children we are the perfect venue for you to pop down and relax for a while, whilst the kids enjoy themselves and you enjoy a Latte or Mocca!!

Rouse Mill Lane, Batley WF17 5QB. 01924 471133.

*Baby Friendly

*Toddler Friendly

Royal Armouries

The Royal Armouries is home to the United Kingdom’s national collection of arms, armour and artillery. Look out for our special seasonal & school holiday events. Free entry. Family friendly. Accessible site. Cafe & toilet facilities.

Royal Armouries, Leeds, LS10 1LT. 0113 220 1999.


All of our local pools offer family friendly swim sessions and dedicated splash times. Check out their individual timetables for details.

TeamSport Karting

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

The Climbing Lab

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

The Deep

The Deep is one of the UK’s most spectacular aquariums, with over 3500 fish, including sharks and sawfish. Just over an hour’s drive from Leeds, with a daytime cafe and evening restaurant, The Deep is a great family day out.

Situated just a 5 minute walk from Hull Marina on Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP.

Call 01482 381000 for more information.

The Hepworth Wakefield

The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth. Regular special events & kids art sessions. Cafe, shop, outdoor play area. Free. Closed Mondays.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW. 01924 247360

The Tetley

Contemporary art centre with galleries, learning studio, workspaces for creative industries, restaurant and bar, in the heart of Leeds’ South Bank. Special events and school holiday activities. Find out more online.

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ. 0113 320 2323

Tropical World

Tropical World offers a unique opportunity to explore the jungle, desert, nocturnal and aquatic habitats with plants and animals such as crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous family of meerkats! Shop, cafe & toilet facilities.

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER. 0113 237 0754

Volcano Falls Adventure Golf

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.

Colorado Way, Castleford WF10 4TA. 01977 877288

Xplore Soft Play

Our soft play and party centre offers an exciting and stimulating play experience for children. With a dedicated toddler area, it guarantees an indoor adventure for children of all ages. Grown-ups can relax in the Xplore Cafe with our great range of food, quality coffees and soft drinks.

Xplore, Xscape, Colorado Way, Castleford, WF10 4TA. 01977 553355.

*Toddler Friendly

*Older Child Friendly