Days Out Ripon and Nidderdale

Indoor Play Areas

Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour

Things to do/see: Free outdoor play area, indoor play barn (£1 entry for those eating in the diner), ice cream, coffee, milkshakes plue whole dine-in menu available. Lots of fun on the whole family!

Location: Calm Slate Farm, Halton East, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, BD23 6EU


Kidzplay, Harrogate

Address: Beech Avenue Harrogate.

Things to do: This is a large bright soft play area and there is excellent visibility of the equipment from the café. The crawlers area is good and there is a separate ‘function room’ for parties and various classes which are run here ( Soca tots and Singamajigs to name a few…).

Kidzplay Northallerton

Standard Court,
Standard Way Industrial Estate
Fun soft play centre, serves food, coffee/tea and hosts kids parties.
Call: 0843 289 4620

Ruff ‘N’ Tumble Adventure World

10 pin bowling, rock climbing, bungee jumping, sports area, soft cannons, parties.

Unit 3,

Park 2000,

Millenium Way,

Newton Aycliffe,

DL5 6AR.

Call: 01325 313777

Twiggy’s Play Centre – Thirsk

Things to do/see: Twiggy’s is a 4000 square foot indoor play centre in Thirsk, based on the wonderful Yorkshire Countryside. Nestling in the shadows of our own White Horse, the centre provides a safe and secure environment in which children under 10 can run off excess energy and have great fun.

Opening Hours:  7 days per week, 10am – 6pm. It is also available for private hire outside of these hours for either community groups or private parties.

Location: Twiggy’s Play, Unit 2, Concept Business Park, Allendale Road, Thirsk, YO7 3NY

Call: 01845 523553.

Wacky Warehouse

Address: Squinting Cat, Whinney Lane, Harrogate.

Things to do: This is the smallest of the Harrogate soft play areas, but the only one (as far as we’re aware!) that you can have a ‘drink’ in as it is attached to the Squinting Cat pub. It is usually pretty quiet here during the week. They run a tots club during the week which is cheaper entry during school hours and there are sometimes free craft sessions (face painting/ drawing etc).


Address: Provincial Works, The Avenue, Starbeck

Things to do: Good play area- most parts are visible from the café. Has a ‘mini town’ area and plenty of ride on toys. It has a couple of big trampolines plus the usual slides/ball pools etc. I would say it is better for toddlers than crawlers as the little ones area isn’t that great. Winkies is also home to a kids hairdressers (Snip n’ Hip) a couple of days per week.

01423 886 886

Zidzplay Boroughbridge

7 Becklands Close, Roecliffe
Call:  01423 325575
Kidzplay Boroughbridge is a small and cosy soft playcentre just off the A1.