Best Things To Do & Days Out In South Yorkshire

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 67 fun things to do in South Yorkshire for you and the family to discover. Finding the right South Yorkshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in South Yorkshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in South Yorkshire

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Wentworth Garden Centre

Wentworth Garden Centre, Hauge Ln, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, S62 7TF

Things to do at Wentworth Garden Centre review Wentworth Garden centre in Wentworth near Rotherham in South Yorkshire is a real treasure of a place. Not only are there some beautiful gardens to explore but they have a family farm with an adventure playground and a couple of...
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Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 7TQ

Things to do at Wentworth Woodhouse review Wentworth Woodhouse is a country house in Wentworth, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire. It is a Grade 1 listed building that is one of the largest houses in Europe. To be able to see around the house you have to prebook a tour....
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Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Rd, Elsecar, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74 8HJ

Things to do at Elsecar Heritage Centre review Elsecar Heritage Centre is a living history centre set within the attractive 18th-century conservation village of Elsecar in South Yorkshire. It banks onto a historic train line. Inside the centre, you will find tea rooms, a soft play area, toy shops, a...
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Clifton Park Rotherham

Clifton Park Rotherham, 40 Doncaster Rd, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 2BH

Things to do at Clifton Park Rotherham review Clifton Park is a large and activity-filled park in the heart of Rotherham, South Yorkshire. It's not just a place for walks amongst their gardens, there is plenty for the family to do there and certainly a place you could...
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Magna Science Adventure Centre

Magna Science Adventure, Magna Way, Templeborough, South Yorkshire, S60 1FD

Things to do at Magna Science Adventure review Magna Science adventure is located on the outskirts of Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We love our visits here as it's a really unique place to visit. You do have to visit expecting issues though as they have so many interactive exhibits...
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Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU

Things to do at Conisbrough Castle review The castle is located in the town of Conisbrough. It dates back to the 11th Century and is maintained by English Heritage. The castle stands high on a hill and has some wonderful views out to the countryside of South Yorkshire. It has been...
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Worsbrough Mill and Country Park

Worsbrough Mill and Country Park, Worsbrough Bridge, Worsbrough, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 5LJ

Things to do at Worsbrough Mill and Country Park review Worsbrough Mill is a 17th-century working watermill that is set in a 240-acre country park near Worsbrough in South Yorkshire. It is a museum that has recently received extra funding to include new interactive display panels around the site....
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Hollywood Bowl Sheffield

Hollywood Bowl Sheffield, Leisure Park, Valley Centertainment, Broughton Ln, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 2EP

Things to do at Hollywood Bowl Sheffield review Enjoy a family-friendly game of ten pin bowling at Sheffield's Hollywood Bowl. Located in Valley Centertainment this venue has 26 state-of-the-art bowling lanes including some star-studded private VIP lanes. There is also an American inspired diner, an amusement arcade and a bar. Their...
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Wigfield Farm

Wigfield Farm, Haverlands Ln, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 5NQ

Things to do at Wigfield Farm review Wigfield Farm is a working farm in Worsbrough, South Yorkshire, that is open to the public. They are a base for horticulture and animal management courses. They have over 60 species of animals including farm animals and exotic animals with a dedicated...
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TeamSport Go Karting Sheffield

TeamSport Go Karting Sheffield, Tinsley Industrial Estate, Unit 7 and 8 Shepcote Way, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 1TH

Things to do at TeamSport Go Karting Sheffield review Race your family and friends on their three tracks over four levels in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. TeamSport has a number of venues across the UK. This is a new state of the art indoor karting venue located just two miles from...
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Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, B6422, Brodsworth, South Yorkshire, DN5 7JX

Things to do at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens review Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is an English Heritage property in Brodsworth, South Yorkshire. The hall and pleasure grounds were established in the 1860s and have remained virtually untouched since. The Victorian house was built by the fabulously wealthy Charles Thellusson and...
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Awesome Walls Sheffield

Awesome Walls Sheffield, Garter Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 7QX

Things to do at Awesome Walls Sheffield review Located close to the centre of Sheffield you will find Awesome Walls indoor climbing centre. The minimum age for taking part in a session with their instructors is 6. If your kids are taking part without using their instructors then there is...
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Calypso Cove Waterpark

Calypso Cove Waterpark, Metrodome Leisure Complex, Queens Rd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S71 1AN

Things to do at Calypso Cove Waterpark review Calypso Cove waterpark is located in the Metrodome Leisure Complex in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. It is one of the biggest waterparks in the UK. It is a great family-friendly attraction, especially as they've thought of people of all ages, there...
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Cusworth Hall, Museum and Park

Cusworth Hall Museum and Park, Cusworth Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7TU

Things to do at Cusworth Hall review Cusworth Hall is a free place to visit near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. You get great views across to Doncaster from the top of the hill by the hall. It is a Grade 1 listed building set in beautiful parkland. The...
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Wentworth Castle Gardens

Park Dr, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 3EN

Things to do at Wentworth Castle Gardens review Wentworth Castle Gardens are 60 acres of gardens maintained by the National Trust near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The house itself is closed to the public but the gardens and parklands are beautifully maintained and are a great family-friendly place to...
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