Free Attractions in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is home to some fantastic FREE attractions. Including six National Museums, art galleries and beautifully unique outdoor spaces.

Great Hall at the National Railway Museum

Museums with Free Entry

Free to visit museums in Yorkshire, interactive and fun local musuems with no charge.. Great family and friends days out across Yorkshire.

Leeds Art Gallery.

Art Galleries with Free Entry

Free to visit art galleries and creative spaces in Yorkshire. Fire your imagination and be inspired by art and sculpture in Yorkshire.

Aysgarth Falls

Free Outdoors

An A to Z of Free outdoor spaces and beauty spots to visit in Yorkshire. Escape to the outdoors for a picnic, a family walk or just some space for free.

The Piece Hall, Halifax

Free to enter Historic Buildings

From castle ruins to cathedrals, from cloth halls to stately homes Yorkshire is full of historic buildings and many are free to visit.

Valley across Valley gardens park in Harrogate with the dome of the bandstand between the trees.

Play Parks and Adventure Playgrounds

Who doesn't love a trip to the park. Pack a picnic and a frisbee or ball and make a day of it. This our selection of the biggest and boldest parks in Yorkshire, but your local play area will work too.

Children cycling through Dalby Froest

Get on Your Bike

Family friendly cycle routes, pump tracks and bike parks to get all the family out on the bikes in a safe environment. Family friendly active days out in Yorkshire.

Waymarker Signpost in Yorkshire country park

Country Parks

Country Parks in Yorkshire, great places to enjoy a walk, bike ride and plenty of other outdoor activities. Step away from the hustle and bustle and take a walk on the wilder side.

Golden owl on the owl trail in Leeds

Urban Trails

Explore Yorkshire's urban areas with a town or city trail, find out more about your local area and see things in a new way as you discover new facts. Many trails are free (some incur a small charge) and are suitable for all ages.

Experience Barnsley Musuem & Discovery Centre

Experience Barnsley Museum

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre is dedicated to the history and people of Barnsley. Unique, hands-on and interactive exhibits encourage visitors to explore the people and places of Barnsley, ultimately leading them to discover a town with amazing stories and a rich and diverse heritage.

Kirkstall Abbey

Kirkstall Abbey

One of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country, founded over 800 years ago. Explore the historic ruins of Kirkstall Abbey and learn all about its history in the Visitor Centre. Enjoy wandering through the park and woodlands, and take a leisurely stroll beside the River Aire.