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Top 5 Day Trips in West Yorkshire

Yorkshire is one of the most picturesque counties in the whole of the United Kingdom and is the perfect setting for an action packed road trip in your Easirent hire car. Pick up your hire car from our Leeds Bradford Airport branch and head out to one of our top attractions in West Yorkshire, here at Easirent, we’ve researched all of the best days out, so that you don’t have to.

1. The National Coal Mining Museum

Rated on Trip Advisor as the best attraction in West Yorkshire, the National Coal Mining Museum is located just a short drive from the town of Wakefield, and is a hit with both adults and children alike. Travel 450ft down the mining shaft into one of Britain’s oldest working coal mines and experience what it would be like to live and work in the coal mining industry. Bring the kids along to Wacky Wednesdays, which is a free group for children under the age of five and has activities including singing, storytelling and creative crafting.

2. The Royal Armouries

Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to the Royal Armouries, which is located next to the Leeds Dock in Leeds city centre. Home to the national collection of arms and armouries, there are over 8500 objects on display across six themed galleries, which explore the themes of war, tournaments, oriental, self defence, hunting and peace.

3. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the perfect place to get back to nature, whilst also connecting with local culture and heritage. Showcasing some of the finest British and international sculptors, the open air gallery has something for all ages to enjoy, from the likes of Henry Moore to Barbara Hepworth, to over 500 acres of rolling countryside for the kids to play in. Winner of the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year in 2014, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the perfect place to spend the day with the family.

4. Kirkstall Abbey

Founded around 1152, Kirkstall Abbey is one of the best preserved examples of a Cistercian Monastery and is located in a stunning public park on the bank of the River Aire. Take a stroll through the abbey, or try and spot the different types of wildlife that’s in abundance in the park.

5. Tropical World

Located just a short drive from our Easirent hire car branch in Leeds Bradford Airport, Tropical World is a wildlife fan’s delight, and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the whole of Yorkshire. Home to one of the largest collections of tropical plants in the whole of the United Kingdom, Tropical World is also the home of a plethora of wild animals, including meerkats and reptiles.

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