Indoor Fun and Rainy Day Activities: 7 Things To Do In Bradford With Kids

Things to do in Bradford with kids

We have many things to boast about as Yorkshire folk, but let’s be honest, the weather isn’t one of them! Entertaining little ones during a Yorkshire downpour can be frustrating, to say the least. Playtime at the local park is off the cards and little feet generally don’t do well when navigating through muddy terrains on nature trails and forest walks.

Did you know that Bradford is home to a superb variety of indoor attractions, perfect for a wet morning or soggy afternoon? There’s something to suit most ages too, so I’ve compiled a useful list of (mostly) tried and tested indoor attractions in Bradford that will help you pinpoint your next rainy-day adventure!

Things To Do In Bradford with Kids on a Rainy Day…

Flip Out

things to do in Bradford with Kids
IMAGE: Flip Out

The Broadway, Hall Ings, Bradford BD1 1JR

Prices: 1 Hour : £12 (£7 for under 5s), 2 Hours: £16 (£11 for under 5s), 3 Hours: £20 (£15 for under 5s)

Conveniently located at The Broadway, Flip Out opened its doors just last year and has rapidly become one of the most popular indoor play centres in the area. Flip Out boats numerous centres scattered around the UK, each offering a whole host of fun activities under one roof.

Flip Out Bradford has an extensive junior soft play area, a toddler soft play area, an inflatable section, laser tag, interactive football and some brilliant bumper cars. Hours of fun for children of all ages! Your entry fees, regardless of your chosen time slot, include access to all the attractions.


Things to do in Bradford with Kids
IMAGE: Funzy

Leisure Exchange, Vicar Lane, Bradford BD1 5LD

Prices: £9.95 per person

There are various elements to this indoor inflatable obstacle course but, my family can’t get enough of the enormous slide and our son has always enjoyed challenging himself at the climbing section.

Recently, Funzy has added a large soft play section next to the inflatable course, greatly increasing the play opportunities at this brilliant indoor attraction.

Funzy has a minimum admission age of 12 months but offers regular toddler-only time slots, during which little ones can play freely with less chance of nasty collisions.


Things to do in Bradford with kids
IMAGE: Airobounce

The Wardley Centre, 19 Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD5 0AB

Prices: £9.99 per person for 2-hour access to the trampolines, inflatable course and soft play. £3 for crazy golf, £4.99 for 30 minutes of laser tag, £2 for bumper cars. Packages available.

As its name suggests, Airobounce boasts a vibrantly designed trampoline park but the fun doesn’t end there! This is a multi-entertainment centre, jam-packed with play opportunities for kids of all ages, and grown-ups too!

At this large indoor play centre, you’ll find an inflatable obstacle course with a fantastic helter skelter slide, a soft play area suitable for children under 10, a UV crazy golf course, a 3,000 sq ft laser tag arena, battery-operated bumper cards and more! If you have children of different ages, this is a great choice for a family day out as the range of activities available means there’s something to suit toddlers, children, tweens and teens!

VR City

Things to do in Bradford with kids

33 North Parade, Bradford BD1 3JH

Prices: Off Peak – £14 for 30 minutes, £20 for 60 minutes. Weekends – £18 for 30 minutes, £27.60 for 60 minutes.

Whether you’re an avid gamer or simply wish to try something new with the kids, VR City offers immersive gaming experiences you’ll want to enjoy again and again! Both my husband and son are enormously into gaming so many of our days out are related in some way. We’ve visited numerous arcades but few offer the thrills that VR centres do.

The VR arena at VR City boasts an extensive library of virtual reality games, in a variety of genres so there’s something to suit most gaming preferences.

For a more immersive experience, buckle up in one of VC City’s racing simulators and feel every twist and turn of world-famous tracks via the motion seats.

Fancy a challenge? Get your gang together, interact with objects, discover clues and solve puzzles to complete one of the brilliant VR escape rooms.

Infinity Parks

IMAGE: Infinity Parks

270 Leeds Road, Bradford BD3 9QX

Prices: Prices vary depending on day, time and session type but one-hour sessions are usually £6.50 for 5+, £6.50 for 4 and under (includes 2 FREE adults), and £4 for children under 1.

A new kid on the block, Infinity Parks opened just last year and it’s already proving to be a big hit with families.

It’s another multi-attraction venue in Bradford with numerous entertainment options for kids of all ages. In addition to an inflatable obstacle course for bouncing, climbing and sliding, it has an excellent three-storey soft play area with a huge helter-skelter slide and a ball pool.

Do you have a mini-footballer in the family? Infinity Parks also has an excellent indoor football cage for little feet to practice their skills and indulge in a spot of competitive fun!

This one is very reasonably priced with weekday sessions during term time priced from just £2. It also hosts regular SEN sessions and toddler-only sessions.

Bradford Ice Arena

Things to do in Bradford with kids
IMAGE: Bradford Ice Arena

19 Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD5 0AD

Prices: Peak – £7.50 for Adults and children over 5, FREE for children under 5. Off peak – £6.20 for adults and children over 5, FREE for children under 5.

Bradford Ice Arena opened back in 1966 and has remained one of the city’s top attractions and most popular things to do in Bradford ever since. Although an essential resource for professional skaters and ice hockey teams, the arena is also open for public skating sessions 7 days a week.

Everyone is welcome during the general sessions however, these are often used for training by pro skaters so the family sessions are your best bet if you want plenty of space to get little ones used to the ice. There are fun snowman and penguin-shaped skating aids available to hire for children too at £4 per hour.

Bradford Ice Arena also hosts superb disco sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings. A fantastic atmosphere with music, disco lights and an entirely different way to boogie!


things to do in Bradford with kids
IMAGE: LaserZone

114 Thornton Road, Bradford BD1 2DX

Prices: Standard prices – £5.75 for 1 game, £11 for 2 games, £15 for 3 games or £19 for 4 games

LaserZone in Bradford is one of the largest laser tag arenas in the UK. The 8,000 sq ft arena features special effect lighting, music and theatre-grade smoke to create a thrilling atmosphere for a fantastic laser tag session.

Designed with a bio-chemical warfare research station theme, LaserZone Bradford boasts multiple sections including a train depot, bio lab, shooting range and more so players can fully immerse themselves in their very own sci-fi adventure as they hunt and shoot their opponents with state-of-the-art equipment.

Once your session is over, the fun can continue in LaserZone’s in-house arcade which features a range of machines including video games, pinball, boxing instant prize machines and plenty of ticket redemption machines too!

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