10 places to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family

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10 places to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family

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Child friendly New Year’s Eve events in West Yorkshire

If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve as a family there’s plenty of places to end 2018 with a bang! Whatever your style, from dressy party to festive outdoor walk, there’s lots of fun to be had!

1. New Year’s Eve Mini Rave with BOOMCHIKKABOOM, Halifax

kids new years eve west yorkshire with boomchikka boom halifax

Where: The Piece Hall, Halifax

When: 12pm and 2:30pm

Cost:  Child Raver £9.50, Adult Raver £12

Website: boomchikkaboom.com

Join us for a Family Rave to celebrate the end of 2018. Into their sixth year of hosting these popular raves, Boomchikkaboom are back at The Piece Hall, playing all your favourite, feel good dancefloor fillers. Expect an explosion of fun, with snow machine, bubble machine, parachute fun, dance battles, photo booth and more. Aimed at walking tots to 8years but all ages welcome!


2. Leeds Wheel of Light

Where: Victoria Gardens , The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AH

When: 11am – 10pm

Cost: £5 per person, Children 1m or under are free when accompanied by a paying adult

Website: www.millsqleeds.com

The 110-foot Leeds Wheel of Light returns to Victoria Gardens from Friday 16 November until New Year’s Day, affording views across the city centre and boasting over 25,000 LED lights! Opening times for  New Year’s Eve 11am-10pm and  New Year’s Day 11am-6pm.

3. Rainbow Factory Disney NYE Party, Pudsey

Where: Rainbow Factory, Pudsey

When: The event lasts 2 hours and includes party food, 10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm, 2pm – 4pm

Cost: £12.50 – Includes Food​, £4 – Additional Adults

Website: www.rainbowfactorykids.com

Kids love celebrating New Year’s Eve too but bedtimes often mean they miss out on the fun.

So what better way to celebrate as a family, than by joining some of the best-loved characters from Disney classics, for a sparkling event, sprinkled with pixie dust?!

Which characters will you hope to meet on this time?

Expect crafts, dancing, games, singing and a whole lot more!

Limited tickets available, so book quickly!

For more information ring 0113 257 5750 or email info@rainbowfactorykids.com

4. New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield

Where: Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield

When: Arrival from 7pm, with carvery served at 7.30pm. Bar to close at 1.30am and function to finish at 2am.

Cost: Adult £54.95, Child under 12 £22.95, Ticket child under 2 £0.00

Website: www.cedarcourthotels.co.uk

Make the most of New Year’s Eve with the family by enjoying a fabulous 3 course carvery with DJ entertainment.

5. Festive Show: Night Lights at Eureka!, Halifax

Festive Show: Night Lights at Eureka!, Halifax

Where: Eurkea! Halifax

When: 10 am – 5 pm

Cost: Entry includes a year’s annual pass – Adults & children 3-15 years £12.95, Child 1-2 years £5.25, Under 1 year Free

Website: www.eureka.org.uk

Explore Eureka! Children’s Museum and enjoy their original festive show, which last around 30 minutes and takes children on a sensory journey – perfect for snuggly, winter days!

6. Mince Pie Specials at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

6. Mince Pie Specials at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway child, train and car

Where: Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Keighley & Haworth

When: 10 am – 3:15 pm, see schedule here

Cost: One adult & one child: £22, Adults: £18, Children 5 to 15: £9

Website: kwvr.co.uk

Travel in lovely Yuletide carriages and take a festive journey into the New Year. The stations transformed with Christmas displays, real coal fires and gas lights, creating a magical glow as your train rolls in. Mince Pie Specials include free mince pies and an on-train real ale bar serving, not just real ale, but wines, spirits and hot cups of tea and coffee.

7.  Family New Year’s Eve Party, Bradford

Family New Year's Eve Party, Bradford with two glasses

Where: Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford

When: Bar opens at 6.30pm, Dinner served from 8pm, Bar closes at 12.30am, Disco ends at 1am

Cost: Adult £55.00,Child under 12 £27.50, Child under 3 £0.00

Website: Cedar Court Hotel

Have the night of the year with your family all together.

There will be a photobooth, an around the world buffet, disco and party games for kids, while parents can enjoy dancing through the decades!

8. Festive Quiz Trail at RSPB Fairburn Ings, Wakefield

Festive Quiz Trail at RSPB Fairburn Ings, Wakefield frog on log and sign

Where: RSPB Fairburn Ings, Wakefield WF10 2BH

When: 9am – 4pm

Cost: Free trail, usual entry fee applies

Website: Event page

Walk off the excesses of Christmas with a festive themed quiz trail at Fairburn Ings!

9. Winter Woodland Wander at Bolton Abbey

Family on Winter Woodland Wander at Bolton Abbey with sledge

Where: Bolton Abbey Estate, North Yorkshire

When: 9am to 4pm

Cost: Free but £10 parking fee applies

Website: boltonabbey.com

Walk off those Christmas treats with a walk into Strid Wood for our festive family quiz.

Hiding behind wooden Christmas tree doors there will be quiz questions to suit both Grandparents and Grandchildren alike.  Wind your way along the green trail from the Cavendish Shop and see how many questions you can answer.

Trail sheets will be available at the kiosks on arrival.

10. Watch The Princess and the Sprout, Leeds

The Princess and the Sprout boy with book leeds

Where: Room 700, Leeds Central Library Central Library, Leeds

When: 11:30 am

Cost: £20 for a family of four

Website: www.wrongsemble.com/princess-and-the-sprout

Deep within the stacks of Leeds Central Library something magical is happening – a host of children’s stories have sprung to life from the pages of the books! Don’t miss these fantastic festive fairy-tales brought to the stage by the brilliant Wrongsemble with a sprinkling of live music, wonderful characters and beautiful puppetry. Followed by an interactive stay and play session with the cast on stage after the show. Leeds’ premier Christmas show is an unmissable family experience for ages 3-8 and their grown-ups!


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I'm an American mum of two Yorkshire tots who love adventures! I run www.yorkshiretots.com, a website for events, news & fun for families in West Yorkshire.

One Response to 10 places to celebrate New Year’s Eve with your family

  1. Last year, we celebrated New Year at the Philippines. Now, maybe we should probably spend it at Bradford, singing, dancing, and drinking. Thanks for this! We are excited about the celebration! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours.

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