Yorkshire’s The Place For A Post-Lockdown Family Trip

This is a collaborative post.

To say that these are strange times is an understatement - provided you and yours are healthy, hopefully, your immediate challenges are mostly concerned with keeping your family from crawling up the walls while you’re all enduring lockdown together. After all, there are only so many banana breads you can bake, Netflix series you can binge, and Xbox One games you can blast through.

So in order to restore a harmonious household, how about spending a few hours discussing where you’ll travel to for your first post-lockdown family trip? To help you set the ball rolling, we’ve trawled the web to gather together a bucketload of reasons why a Yorkshire weekend would get our vote – feel free to borrow them for inspiration!

If you’re a family full of history buffs, York is an absolutely brilliant day out. For starters, grab a ticket for York Dungeon and get up close and personal with the walled city’s gruesome past. It includes 11 live actor shows covering 2000 years of history, with no blood-curdling event omitted, thrilling special effects, and storytelling featuring a cast of real-life characters like the explosive rebel Guy Fawkes and dangerous dandy Dick Turpin. For an even more immersive experience set around a fascinating era in York’s history, you might prefer the Jorvik Viking Centre – step back into the mists of time and learn all about these fearsome warriors amidst all the sights, sounds and even smells of an authentic Viking village.

Halifax might not be the first place you think of for a Great British family day out, but it should be – if you head to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, you’ll see why. This amazing pleasure dome is completely dedicated to kids’ entertainment and education and boasts over 400 interactive exhibits suitable for children aged 0-11, with six unique zones for youngsters to have the time of their life. By the time your kids are finished, they’ll have stepped inside a giant nose, surveyed a pregnant mum’s tummy, played digital games, enjoyed arts and crafts, patted a coyote, and learned about the world of work in a mini-town square. So be warned – they’ll either be fast asleep during the car ride home or full of endless questions on anything and everything!

There are loads to do in Leeds too, so if you want to head here first on your Yorkshire tour, it’s a terrific idea. St Aidan’s Nature Park is a stunning 400-hectare outdoor space with lakes, woodland, and Oddball – a huge coal excavator that’s basically a huge digger. Animal lovers will feel at home here too because you’ll spot everything from waxwings to roe deer. It’s convenient to travel here by train from most parts of Britain, and if you want to see the rolling hills of the nearby Yorkshire Dales, organising Leeds car hire from Enjoy Travel lets you set off in comfort for a few hours under your own steam.

So that’s our list of awesome Yorkshire attractions – we hope this ravishing region makes the cut when your family lockdown debate is in full swing!

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