Following a very competitive battle between 20 different attractions, we’re is pleased to announce that Diggerland Yorkshire has been crowned Yorkshire’s Favourite Outdoor Attraction 2019 and National Coal Mining Museum for England named Yorkshire’s Favourite Indoor Attraction 2019.
Ranging from magnificent museums and incredible heritage sites, to awe-inspiring animal attractions and thrilling theme parks; each member of the Yorkshire Attractions groups is truly unique. Over 13,00 votes were cast and an impressive effort was made by all fellow attractions, including Bronte Parsonage Museum and Cannon Hall Farm who were voted runners up and The Deep and Yorkshire Wildlife Park who took 3rd place.
Diggerland Yorkshire is an alternative theme park where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate real diggers. This award-winning experience is located in Castleford and hosts a multitude of full-sized construction machinery such as JCBs and 180/360 excavators. The attraction also boasts outdoor and indoor play areas for younger children as well as head-reeling rides, Go-Karts and Dodgems for the whole family.
National Coal Mining Museum for England aims to keep coal mining alive by collecting and preserving the industry’s rich heritage, creating enjoyable and inspiring ways to learn. At the Wakefield-based attraction, visitors are given a hard hat and lamp to travel on an adventure, 140 metres underground, learning from former miners as they tell the tales of their careers.
Other popular attractions, who narrowly missed placing include Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, York’s Chocolate Story, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and JORVIK Viking Centre.
Thank you to everyone who voted for their #YAFave! We can also announce the winner of our incredible competition as Kevin Outterson, won a two-night stay at the Hampton by Hilton Leeds, a bumper pack of family tickets to select attractions and a £100 Trinity Leeds gift card.