While there might not be much wildlife to see outside in the cold Yorkshire countryside, there is plenty to see at Tropical Butterfly House this January! Visit the meerkats, mini-beasts, butterflies and birds from all over the world, AND with our Yorkshire Attractions discount get a wild £5 off a family ticket. Or you could make your way over to the Jorvik Viking Centre this month to escape the January chills, marvel at their amazing display of Viking treasures or hop on their new time machine ride for a real life historical experience.
Brand new to Bronte Parsonage Museum is a new audio experience ‘Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee’. This exhibition is a song cycle of ten poems offering audiences the opportunity to follow in Emily’s footsteps up on to nearby Penistone Hill. Or perhaps you’d prefer to step onto the river Ouse for a beautiful winter cruise with City Cruises York, download the Yorkshire Attractions to get £5 off a self drive boat hire (available from 16th February.)
Light up your January with a trip to Eureka’s Patternarium exhibition, explore how digital technology and mechanical machines interact to make mind-blowing patterns in this brand new exhibition, which the kids will absolutely LOVE! Some more fun-filled events that will get your little ones excited this month is William’s Den’s Messy and Sensory Play Sessions with Eden’s Baby Experiences. There’s so much to get stuck into; singing, parachutes rhymes, rock pools, treasure baskets and much more!
Don’t let the January blues get to you, head on over to Flamingo Land for a day of wild fun at their extensive zoo or get your monthly dose of thrills at their magnificent theme park. Or maybe you’d prefer to visit The Royal Armouries Museum, who bring history to life every day of the year with live performances, combat demonstrations and the chance to get your hands on history, plus admission’s free.
For a magnificent month of science adventure visit MAGNA; their earth, fire, air and wind pavilions are likely to blow your socks off! Reopening on 8th January after refurbishment, it’s not to be missed. Also book now for their exciting Magna Mayhem event returning this February half term for tonnes of inflatable fun and play. Looking for fun family days out to brighten up you January? Yorkshire Wildlife Park are at the ready to welcome visitors in to see their lovely leopards, brilliant brown bears and terrific tigers.
Try something new this January; hit the real snow slopes at Snozone within Xscape Yorkshire. Family ski and snowboard sessions available, as well as sledging fun! You might be feeling like a chocolate expert after the festive period, but we guarantee York’s Chocolate Story has more to teach you about this delicious delight. With Yorkshire Attractions’ discount you can get a tasty £5 off a family ticket, now there’s no reason not to treat yourself! Or for the Emmerdale fans, January is the perfect opportunity to escape the chilly winter winds and stroll through the iconic replica sets of this famous soap with The Emmerdale Studio Experience. See the costumes, props and stunts that make up this the ultimate television series.
Don’t let January pass you by, make the most of the month with a trip with Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. See the beautiful wintry landscape from inside a nice warm carriage. From wintry landscapes to the tropics, visit Tropical World Leeds,where there’s so much Yorkshire exploring to be done in the New Year. From creature corner, alive with snakes, lizards and spiders to the rainforest canopy – it’s the perfect day out for the family! Get crafty this month and let your little one’s creativity flow with The Hepworth Wakefield’s Art Pods. Make the most of the last days of the school Christmas holidays (on Saturday, Monday & Friday) and create something wonderful with your child.
Visit Thornton Hall Country Park for a wild weekend of farmyard fun, get to know their perky pigs, say hello to their cute cows or if you’d prefer, jump on a quadbike! Feeling a little crazy this month, take your under 5’s to Wacky Wednesdays at National Coal Mining Museum for England. It will be a fabulous morning of singing, storytelling and craft making – sure to put everyone in a great mood. Or, why not visit Harewood House for a stroll around the wintry gardens or a visit to the incredible house? Don’t forget to catch their penguin talks which take place daily!
While some of our attractions aren’t open to the public over January, they are preparing hard so you can enjoy the warmer months to the fullest. Diggerland Yorkshire reopens on 16th of February for buckets full of spring fun to come. Lightwater Valley reopens on 11th of April, ready to make a splash this year. City Cruises York starts excursions again from mid-February to March, depending on which cruise you choose.