Museums & Parks

Although predominantly a cycling website we love the great outdoors and history and regularly find ourselves exploring parks and museums. The best thing of all is that most country parks and museums cost very little or nothing at all meaning they are brilliant places to visit. Browse our recent reviews below to find out what we think about the local parks and museums in and around Yorkshire.

Springhead Park Rothwell

Springhead Park Rothwell Review for Families

Springhead Park is a lovely public park located in the heart of Rothwell just below Rothwell Country Park. It’s a park that’s frequently used by all the community, offering lots of sports and recreational activities that families and individuals can enjoy. Our last visit was on a really cold day in December but we still … Read more
Temple Newsam For Families

Temple Newsam, Leeds Review For Families

We always think, wherever we go, we want the day to be memorable of course, and for us all to feel happy and free. Temple Newsam is a large park and garden with various activities to do in a beautiful location. We have visited a few times over the past few years, whether on our … Read more
Endcliffe Park Sheffield

Endcliffe Park, Sheffield Review for Families

We visited Endcliffe Park this Saturday and it was one of our favourite new places. From where we live it was about 45 minutes, including a little drive through the centre of Sheffield. It is located to the southwest of the city and had a great vibe about it as soon as we arrived. There … Read more
Calder Holmes Park For Families

Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge Review for Families

Hebden Bridge, with its eclectic charm and vibrant community spirit, has always been a draw for those who relish its mix of the arts, history, and natural beauty. Tucked within this extraordinary town is Calder Holmes Park, a family-friendly oasis that deserves its own spotlight. Our family’s first outing to Calder Holmes Park happened on … Read more
Crows Nest Park Dewsbury

Crow Nest Park, Dewsbury Review For Families

Crow Nest Park is a Green Flag awarded public park. One of the oldest and largest parks in Dewsbury, covering an area of 70 acres. It is a popular destination for families who want to enjoy some outdoor fun and relaxation.  As a family who loves to explore and enjoy the great outdoors, we recently … Read more
Yeadon Tarn For Families

Yeadon Tarn, Leeds Review For Families

Yeadon Tarn, also affectionately referred to as Yeadon Dam, is a charming man-made lake situated in Yeadon, a delightful suburb of Leeds. Spanning over 70 acres, this expanse of water is enveloped by lush greenery, creating an inviting atmosphere that beckons nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and families alike. The Tarn is not merely a scenic … Read more
Wetherby Ings For Families

Wetherby Ings, Wetherby Review For Families

When it comes to finding a family-friendly venue that offers outdoor fun and entertainment, Wetherby Ings in Wetherby, England is the perfect choice. With its picturesque location alongside the River Wharfe, Wetherby Ings provides the perfect backdrop for leisurely walks and family strolls. The park offers various well-marked trails, allowing families to explore the stunning … Read more
Peoples Park Halifax

People’s Park, Halifax Review for Families

Discovering hidden gems for family outings is a joy, and People’s Park in Halifax is one such delightful find. As a family, we recently explored this historical park, and the experience was nothing short of enchanting. Sir Francis Crossley, inspired by the scenic beauty of New England, envisioned a haven for the hardworking folks of … Read more
Judy Woods For Families

Judy Woods, Wyke, Bradford Review For Families

When it comes to finding an escape into nature, Judy Woods in Wyke, Bradford, is a gem waiting to be discovered. Nestled in the heart of south Bradford, this woodland oasis spans 40 hectares, making it the third-largest woodland in the district.  As a family who loves exploring the great outdoors, we recently ventured into … Read more
Rothwell Country Park For Families

Rothwell Country Park, Leeds Review For Families

When it comes to finding a peaceful spot away from the hustle and bustle of urban West Yorkshire, Rothwell Country Park is the perfect destination for families. Nestled in the serene greenery of Leeds, Rothwell Country Park stands as a delightful getaway for families seeking a nature retreat. Whether you’re looking to explore the pond … Read more
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Why museums and parks are great for kids

Museums and parks are great for kids because they provide opportunities for hands-on learning, exploration, and play. Museums can introduce children to history, art, science, and culture in a fun and interactive way, while parks allow them to get outside, exercise, and connect with nature. Both environments offer a break from screens and can inspire creativity, curiosity, and imagination in children.