Anyone got any reccommendations of places to visit for a day out like zoo's, adventure parks, museums etc that we can get too by train from Sheffield as my DD (3) and DS (2) are obsessed with transport so would be good to combine the two!!!
Leeds Museum is walking distance from Leeds station and is free. Not big enough to be a full day visit, but if part of the fun is the train journey there and back it's somewhere to go for a couple of hours in between, and I think they have some activities for children on during the school holidays.
Peak Distict - Hathersage, Bamford and Hope if the great outdoors floats your boat, from bamford coudl walk up to Ladybower Reservoir, woods, picnic etc Manchester - Museums and Art galleries in the city centre Lincoln - Cathedral, nice old city York - National Rail Museum - next to train station - transport double whammy! Halifax - Manor Heath Park - has a zoo thingy in I think Bradford - National Media Museum (was M of Film and Photography) N Anston, near Rotherham - Tropical Butterfly House, train to Kiveton Park, then taxi/bus for 3 miles Hull - The Deep Elsecar - short train journey from Sheff - all sorts of funny old shops nd things in Heritage Centre, including Soft Play centre Barnsley - Metrodome Water Park - Lesuire Pool, toddler pool, waves, slides etc Magna - Must be able to get there by train surely? RSPB Reserve at Old Moor, Manvers, sort of Barnsley/Rotherham/Donny way - Triain to Wombwell, then a couple of miles walk I reckon. Kids activities, great outdoors, lovely cafe.