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Axe-A-Lot

Reopening date still being decided – check back soon! Single household bookings only.  Axe throwing sessions for anyone aged five and over. Full safety briefing and instructions throughout and balloons can be put on targets and popped with knives to make it easier. Call for opening hours and availability. Netherton Mill, Holdsworth Road, Halifax. 07885…

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Reload Nerf Zone

Not until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) Army-style open Nerf shooting zone that is fun and active for the whole family. Adults can join in too, or relax in the cafe while the kids let of steam during a one hour session . Suitable for kids aged four and over. Children’s parties available….

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Dare 2 Air Huddersfield

Reopening date not yet decided Huge inflatable theme park with eight different zones. Kids and adults alike can bounce and burn off energy on the drop slides, balance beams, freefall area and inflatable Wipeout zone. Play dodgeball, basketball, volleyball, or just jump around all session – the choice is yours! Open Fridays and weekends during…

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Hover Kart Mania

Not until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) Indoor karting arena where children aged 5+ can race around on two different types of kart. There is a little track with mini vehicles for under 5s too, as well as air hockey, pool, a seating area and food. Booking advised. Birthday parties available. Hover Kart…

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Diving Boards

Children must be at least 4 feet tall and be able to swim 20m confidently in deep water on front and back. Halifax Swimming Pool: Saturdays, 11.30am-3.30pm. Sundays, 11am-3.30pm.

Magic Garden Play Cafe

Pop-up play cafe in Haworth Village Hall. Lovely play area for children, nice cafe and classes running regularly. Haworth Village Hall, Butt Lane. BD22 8QJ. 01535 323100.

PB’s Play Village

Soft play centre with a role play village, large baby area, sensory room and more. For ages 0-6. Whiterose Mills, Holdsworth Road. HX3 6SN. 01422 242679

Family Skating – YMCA

Family roller skating sessions at the Halifax YMCA. Fridays: 6-8pm, open age. £3.50 per person including boot hire. Saturdays: Noon-1.30pm. £3 per person including boot hire. Sundays: 2-3.30pm. £3 per person including boot hire. Halifax YMCA. 13 Crossley Street, Halifax. o1422 353626.

Playworld, Huddersfield

Strap on some skates and show off your skills at Playworld Huddersfield’s roller skating rink. It’s suitable for children aged four and up, but adult supervision is recommended for young and inexperienced skaters. There’s also a four-storey soft play gym to get stuck into, with a ball pool and slides.   Two fun-packed party packages…

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Fun Swims With Giant Floats

Currently not running (updated January 2021) Wild and wacky sessions with giant floats, for children aged 14 and under. Brighouse Pool: Saturdays, 1.30-2.45pm Sowerby Bridge Pool: Saturdays, 1.30-2.45pm  

Family Swimming

Currently not running (updated January 2021) – (some pools are open but lane swimming only) Family Swimming sessions are times to swim with children under eight. Brighouse Pool: Mondays, 9.30am-noon; Wednesdays, 10am-noon Halifax Pool (teaching pool): Mondays, noon-1.15pm & 3-3.45pm; Tuesdays, noon-3.45pm; Wednesdays, 10am-1.30pm & 2.15-3.45pm; Thursdays, noon-1.15pm & 2.30-3.45pm; Fridays, noon-3.45pm; Saturdays, 1-2.15pm; Sundays,…

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Family Fun Swims

Fun swimming for adults with children. Brighouse Pool (teaching pool): Fridays (under 5s), 9am-1.15pm; Saturdays (under 11s), 1.30pm-2.45pm; Sundays (under 11s), 9am-1pm. Sowerby Bridge Pool (teaching pool): Mondays (under 5s), 9.15am-11.15am; Fridays (under 5s), 11am-1pm; Sundays (Under 5s), 9-11.30am. Todmorden Sports Centre: Sundays, 10am-noon

Huddersfield Splash Park

The kids will have tons of fun at Huddersfield Leisure Centre’s Splash Park. There are water features and slides for the youngsters and larger slides for older children and adults, with water buckets, water jets, a lazy river, a small fun pool and spa pool. Sessions last 90 minutes and it’s best to book in…

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ROKT Climbing – Brighouse

ROKT Climbing Gym aims to provide a safe, energised, social atmosphere while fulfilling all your climbing needs. Choose from taster sessions, and boulder and rope inductions and courses. Children aged 5+ can try indoor caving too. There are also kids’ clubs, where they can learn to climb and meet other children. ROKTLINGS (age 5-6) and…

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Electric Bowl

Not until at least May 17, 2021 (step 3) Tenpin bowling with ten lanes, a dining area, pool table and licensed bar. Automatic bumpers, electronic scoring and bowling ramps make sure all the family can have fun. Glow in the dark bowling on Friday and Saturday nights. Children’s and teen parties available all week, including…

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Tropical World – Leeds

Currently closed This is a lovely tropical garden with plenty to keep kids entertained (particularly on a cold or rainy day as it is very warm in the tropical greenhouse!) . There are reptiles, spiders and insects to see, as well as snakes and bats. The butterflies fly around freely and the Meer Cats are…

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Little Monkeys Play Centre

Children’s play centre in Sowerby Bridge for under 6’s. Soft play area, bouncy castle and trampoline, climb-on equipment, slides and more. Cafe and children’s parties available. Little Monkeys Play Centre, Unit 16D Sowerby Bridge Business Park. Contact 07577 528883

Airtime Halifax

Trampoline park and soft play centre with café. Parent and toddler sessions every morning from 10am-11am, £5. Airtime Halifax, Unit 4 Calderdale Business Park. Contact 01422 247404.

Flying Saucers – Pottery Painting Cafe

Currently only offering paint at home kids – updated January 2021 Pottery painting café in Hebden Bridge. Choose from a plate, bowl, mug or even piggy bank, unicorn, fairy or dinosaur, decide how to paint it and sit and paint using our brushes or sponge stamps. And you can have a drink or snack whilst…

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The PotSpot – Paint Your Own Pottery

Come along to the PotSpot, paint a pot, have a chat and create something individual. We have over 300 different individually-priced pieces to choose from, and the price includes the use of colours, studio fees, glazing and firing. We advise booking during school holidays. The PotSpot, Park Street, Brigouse, 01484 400602

Hippopottery – mobile pottery painting

Hippopottery is a mobile paint your own pottery studio based in the Shibden Valley. Suitable for all ages, you can choose from a wide range of pottery pieces to paint and create gorgeous keepsakes. All pots, paints, brushes and stencils are supplied and pots are glazed, fired and returned within one week. Hippopottery, Fold Barn,…

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Chicoccino

Play gym with both indoor and outdoor areas. There are a range of free craft activities on Wednesdays (during school holidays they run most days) and paid for activities such as build your own teddy bear workshops, pot painting, peg wooden animals, jewellery making, clay making and sword decorating. Chicoccino, Church Street, West Vale, Halifax….

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Sunny Gym – Elland

Recently refurbished play gym for children aged under six, with a café. Sunny Gym, Coronation Street, Elland. 01422 372213.

Upsy Daisys – Mytholmroyd

Adventure play centre and party venue. Aimed at children aged between birth to aged 11, there is a main play area with a three-storey play frame with obstacles, tunnels, a walk bridge and four-lane slide. Sports court area with basketball rings, football goal posts, pedal car track and crawl-through characters. Party room for up to…

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Ski and Snow Activities – Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre

Snowboarding, snowtubing, skiing and kids adventure play. The slope is covered in a highly advanced material called Snowflex to create a close-to-snow experience. Charlie Fastrax indoor play includes a multi-storey play area with ball pools, climbing frames, tunnels, slides and caves. Parties and taster sessions available. Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre, Bradford Old Road, Halifax….

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Jungle at the Junction – Queensbury

Soft play centre aimed at children aged under eight. Two tier soft play area with slide, rope bridges, swing ball and climbing areas, toddlers’ corner with ride on toys, playhouse, slide, kitchen, dolls and tools, ball pool and chill out area. Hot and cold food, snacks and beverages available. Jungle at the Junction, Black Dyke…

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The Mill Play Centre – Halifax

Play environment for both older and younger children. Baby and toddler play area, large preschool and junior play facility and an area for older children with games consoles and much more. Dining area with licenced bar. The Mill Play Centre, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax. 01422 363523.

Adventure World – Elland

Play gym aimed at children from birth to aged nine. A wide range of activities to keep your little explorers happy, from a climbing frame and ball pool to bouncy castle and trampoline. There is also ride on toys, tree house slide, a dedicated baby area and fun activities. James Street, Elland. 01422 252208.

Play Palace – Halifax

Gigantic play frame with a football pitch, huge slides, ball pits, epic obstacle courses and a café. W Parade, Halifax. 01422 353700

Fun House – Halifax

Small to medium sized play gym with a double decker play gym, bouncy castle, ball pool, baby play area and lots of toys. hot and cold food and free Wi-Fi. Perfectly suited for children up to around seven years old. Dispensary Walk, Halifax. 01422 383131.

Big Blue Frog, Halifax

Family entertainment centre with a large play frame over 6 metres high, huge slides, EDU building blocks, ball pools, rope walks, a maze of tunnels and obstacles to clamber over, and a sports area. Stead Street, Halifax. 01422 363878

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