Why not have some fun while learning about the local area and history? Leeds has several museums and heritage sites where your little ones can explore. The Leeds City Museum offers four floors of interactive and exciting galleries, from ancient fossils to a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. There are monthly Saturday craft activities for young children too, so check the museum calendar for the latest events. For film and television enthusiasts, the seven-floor National Media Museum is just a short drive or train journey away in Bradford. Its interactive exhibits look at the history of film, photography, television, animation and new media. The exhibitions are free and there are regular events and installations for families with children of all ages. Learn to make digital doodles or try drawing with light. Children will love experimenting with different types of media. For a taste of historic Leeds, visit the charming Harewood House, a country home built between 1759 and 1771. Tour the home or spend time outdoors in the stunning natural landscape complete with a bird garden that has penguins, owls and flamingos. Afternoon Tea is also served in the Terrace Tea Rooms, or you can bring a picnic to eat on the lawn.