Xscape – Castleford

Did someone move July to autumn? It seems that once again we’ve come up to visit my family in Yorkshire and the weather has let us down.

What to do on a rainy summer’s day? With our plans for going to the beach scuppered, there was no choice but to look for other, indoor, activities. Soft play, yes did that, but once is enough thank you very much. If only we’d brought warm clothes, it wouldn’t have mattered so much to get wrapped up and stay outdoors. But we didn’t bring woolly jumpers and wellies did we? IT’S JULY FOR GOODNESS SAKE.

As luck would have it, there is an amazing place called Xscape just a short car journey down the M62 towards Hull. You could spend a whole day here (and a fortune to boot), with a choice of children’s soft play, 4D glow in the dark golf, Adventure golf, laser shooting, arcades, Gravity trampoline park, bowling, high ropes and rock climbing and skiing. Yes, I think that there is something here for everyone.

XScape, Castleford - A Free From Life

We opted for adventure golf and bowling and I booked my eldest in to the trampoline park (she opted for that instead of the bowling). In between, we went for something to eat in one of the many restaurants. Our choice was Ask, as I knew it had a gluten free menu. There is also Pizza Express, Frankie and Benny’s and TGI’s amongst others. If only I’d remembered to bring our ski jackets and salopettes, we could have gone for a skiing lesson (real snow by the way). How silly of me to forget them in JULY.

XScape, Castleford - A Free From Life

XScape, Castleford - A Free From Life

Anyway, weather aside, we had a great time and probably wouldn’t have gone there had we had outdoor options. To be fair, it wasn’t that busy, considering the rest of Yorkshire could have had the same idea. The kids had a great time. They were exhausted, we were exhausted and we didn’t even do everything. Oh I forgot, there’s even a cinema too and some shops, mainly sports and ski wear shops, but next door is a McArthur Glenn retail outlet, if you’ve got any energy left.

XScape, Castleford - A Free From Life

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6 thoughts on “Xscape – Castleford

  1. The leaves are falling off the trees already here in London! It’s good you were able to enjoy yourself indoors, although it’s a bit of a shame – July’s supposed to be all about the great outdoors. Fingers crossed for a sunny September!

  2. You’re right! We got out our brollies and wellies that other weekend and we’re soaked. Monkey was very restless. JULY… you really wouldn’t think it would you? I can imagine how annoyed you were at being unprepared. Although Xscape does look a lot of fun. I think the bowling and golf would have been my choice too, and the cinema. It looks huge! Glad you salvaged the day though and good to see you back on #MondayEscapes 🙂

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