Bawtry Paintball Fields is Europe’s biggest outdoor activity centre, voted Europe’s Best, and the UK’s highest rated on Trip Advisor with over 1500 5-Star reviews!
Looking for a family day out, an awesome birthday, stag or hen party, or a fantastic team build event – BPF has something for everyone. Our lovely little café serves hot and cold food and drinks, ice cream and slush all day, so you can stay fuelled and relax in one of our picnic areas between activities.
Attracting groups of all ages from 6yrs+, BPF offers a huge variety of outdoor activities in the beautiful 720 acre woodland setting of Bawtry Forest. Activities include; Target and Zombie Archery, outdoor Laser Combat, Rifle Shooting, Tomahawk Axe and Knife Throwing, Junior ‘low-impact’ Paintballing, a 53ft Climbing Wall, Paintball Mini-Tank Battles, a huge Tree-Trek and Zipline Park with 50ft leap-of-faith, and of course regular Paintballing. BPF is also home of the infamous Predator!
Our award-winning paintball and laser combat game zones are like something out of a Hollywood movie. Props include real Lynx, Wessex and Huey helicopters, 42 ex-MOD armoured vehicles, tanks, castles, and a tree-top fortress.
All activities can be booked online at bawtrypaintballfields.co.uk, or call our friendly team on 01302 868841
Can you find the missing Gargoyle Grobblenook at The Hole In Wand Wizard Golf?
Visit the World’s Most Magical Golf Course in York’s Coppergate Shopping Centre in York, and take on 9 magical golf holes.
Along the way there will be bubbling cauldrons, magical portals, a giant picture frame where you become part of the painting…and can you do a Light Spell to illuminate the way in our dark hole?
At the end of your adventure you will find out if you have the magical powers of a Serpent, Basilisk, Unicorn or Wizard and every player will receive a magic potion gift to take home, plus hopefully find Grobblenook and maybe get a Hole In One badge!
After a magical 9 hole adventure you can relax in our Wizard Tavern with a Cauldron Cake or Uni-Pop-Corn, and a delicious potion with poisonous options for grown up spell makers.
Wizard golf with a potion drink for every player is £6.99 per person and you can book now via the website. Minimum age is 3 and the maximum group size is 6 Wizard with wands.
Use the magic password MUMBLER to get our secret discounted Coffee in our Wizard Tavern.
This Christmas at The Hole In Wand you can get a Mulled Wine or Mulled Mead for £3.99 with a FREE Mince Pie, York’s most magical festive offer in the Coppergate shopping Centre after Wizard Golf or as you wonder on by
Let your imagination run wild as you immerse yourself in a whole new world of make believe. Step into Jack’s Mini Village and you will immediately be transformed into Village Life where you can become any number of different people – a baker – a stylist – a builder – a doctor, and many more besides.
The size and level of detail will amaze you, from the Mini Village credit card (which each child gets to keep) to the “working” checkout counters, washing machine and ovens, to the awesome ice cream van. Check out the Interactive Village Map on our website to learn more about the 14 different play settings.
Suitable for pre-walkers up to children who love to play pretend in style! Full seating area available to sit and have tasty snack and maybe a delicious coffee made with a barista coffee machine.
Jack’s Mini Village is located on the first floor above Jack in the Box Soft Play. The soft play area has 3 different awesome zones – large gated baby area, toddler play frame and large junior play frame – we have something for everyone with our exciting slides, interactive ball pools and captivating sensory areas, we even have an interactive game floor. There is also a huge menu with lots of tasty, freshly made food.
Open 7 days a week – see our website for opening times and prices. Online booking is essential for guaranteed entry. Separate bookings are required for Jack’s Mini Village and soft play, but combi tickets are available.
Annie Reed Road, Beverley, HU17 0LF. 01482 880091
North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT
Open from 10am, check website for days open and closing times
Lightwater Valley boasts over 40 rides and attractions. Hungry families can enjoy a variety of food and drink options, including the Big Fish Trading Company, Luigi’s Pizza Restaurant; the Grill Café burgers; plus ice cream, donuts and lots more. And the Park’s gift shops offer a variety of souvenirs at pocket-money prices.
Mission Out is a brand-new access all activities family day out where children, recommended age 6 to 14 years, can experience active entertainment and epic challenges in the great outdoors!!
Mission Out is an Access all Activities adventure park – you have all day access to all our attractions with no extra charges. Adults can even have a go too! Explore our thrill-seeking active zones including The Tower Jump Pillow, The High Ropes, The Assault Course, The High Bank Slides, The Adventure Golf Course, The Lake and much, much more!
Tingley Garden Centre, Thorpe Lane, Tingley, Leeds WF3 1SL
Pottery Painting Studio in the heart of York!
Rainbows Ceramics is a well established pottery painting studio just 2 mins from York Minster. Perfect for a day trip to York! We have a vast selection of pottery and all the stamps, stencils and paints you need to help you all get creative. We are situated on the corner of Bootham and Gillygate with parking available on Bootham Row. All items need to be fired so will be ready to collect after 1 week. Posting is also available for a small cost.
Baby Prints Pop in and paint your baby’s footprint on ceramics and create a perfect keepsake. 3D Clay and Plaster prints presented in a beautiful handmade frame are also available.
Children’s Parties We are an award winning party venue so if the little ones fancy some pottery painting fun with their friends either in the studio or at home please do give us a call. Please log on to the website for current party packages and info.
Mention Ryedale Mumbler for 10% off (excluding parties & evening bookings)
Discover an amazing underwater world.
Parent & Toddler Ticket – £16
There is so much to see at SEA LIFE Scarborough! Dive in and you’ll discover:
Annual passes available for £40.
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP
Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers a great mix of heritage, interactive trails, play features and best of all, the zoo. Be entertained in the zoo with the friendly penguins, pygmy goats and Eccy the parrot, who is always keen to chat. Relax in the Walled and Rose Gardens and be amazed by the giant monkey puzzle trees in the Pleasure Gardens. Check out the new events with Rusticus during school holidays on our website. Don’t miss a freshly baked scone and cup of tea from the Clock Tower Café – it certainly is a great day out for the whole family. Book your tickets today and find out more on our website.
Dogs welcome in most of the outdoor areas, but must be kept on a lead. There is a designated section in the cafe for dogs.
Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 01377 236637
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5.00pm (also open Bank Holiday Mondays)
Come and spend a day at Sledmere House and Gardens this May half term!
Explore the Grounds and Walled Garden, before heading off to the Adventure Play Area! We have a Rare Breed Farm Park with lots of animals to see – including a new foal and piglets too!
The House is open for Free-Flow self-led tours on Sunday 4th June (11.30am–3pm) – spend as long or as little time as you like looking inside the house which is steeped in history, with guides and stewards on hand to answer any questions!
Picnics are welcome, and we also have a state of the art Coach House Café, Farm Shop plus The Pantry for that all-important ice cream!
Dogs are always welcome, we just ask they are kept on leads.
The Potions Cauldron is the World’s most magical drinks emporium and serves magic every day on Shambles in York. You can enjoy a potion drink that comes to life if you do the potion spell, a delicious Spellbound Butterscotch Beer, or mix your own slush potion that comes with magical powers.
You can also try their Potion Experience with a chance to see the all new Secret Potion room and have a potion mixed for you by a Wizard with a few surprises as the room comes to life and you learn the secrets of potion making!
Find out how Basilisk Blood, Tears of A Wizard, Serpents Venom and Unicorn Essence are made and see if you can taste the magic.
Grown up Wizards can event try some poison in their potion.
The Potions Experience at The Potions Cauldron lasts 25 minutes and is £5.99 per Wizard.
The experience may not be suitable for Wizards under 6 years old or anyone of a very nervous disposition.
There is a date night version of the experience for grown up Wizards that lasts 50 minutes.
You can book your magical potions experience online
9 3/4 Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ
Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB.
Approx 2 hours 30 minutes drive from Malton, has a hotel to make a longer visit.
Excellent theme park, lots of rides and areas to explore (although more suitable for older children). Cbeebies land is ideal for very young children but there are big queues at peak times
Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park is a brand new visitor attraction in the beautiful historic arboretum at Askham Bryan College. Daily scheduled animal talks. Café/picnic areas.
Open during weekends and school holidays.
“We really enjoyed it, lots of space, a playground, reptiles and animals. Better on a nice day and good to take a picnic.” HG, ’17
“I just want to recommend Askham Bryan wildlife park for a lovely day out. I went today with my grandson and he had a wonderful time seeing all the animals and listening to the talks given by the wardens. They were all so friendly and he loved touching the tortoises. Under 3’s are free too.” JS, ’17
Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR
We aim to provide you with a unique hands on farm experience for children and adults, holding and feeding animals.
‘Wooly Jumpers’ is an indoor adventure play area, much stronger and more durable than most soft play areas. It is overlooked by a café.
Go Karts and Roller Races.
New Baby & Toddler Club
Monday to Friday 10 – 12
Included: The daily activity, access to the baby/toddler play room, drinks/snack and playbarn.
£5 per child, free adult with each full paying child. Half price siblings. £2.50 for additional adults
Monday: Meet our small animals
Tuesday: Stay and play
Wednesday: The pony experience
Thursday: Themed story time
Friday: Farm Experience
Open Monday-Sunday 10.00am until 5.30pm
Big Sheep Little Cow Farm Attraction, The Bridge, Bedale. DL8 1AW
Telephone: 01677 422125
Mumbler recommended JB August ’17 “Great place to take the grand children with age range 2 – 14 years!”
Distance from Malton: 57 miles
Glimpse a Victorian vision of life in a country house. Brodsworth Hall was built and the pleasure gardens laid out, in the 1860s, as an up-to-date new home for the Thellusson family and their servants. It survived with remarkably few changes until taken on by English Heritage in 1990. The gardens have been restored, and the faded and worn interiors gently conserved, telling the story of the changing fortunes of the people who lived and worked here. Wander around this beautiful Victorian country house, roam the gorgeous gardens, stop for tea in the tearoom, and discover the children’s play area.
Brodsworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7XJ
Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP.
Open daily from 28th March to end of October but an access the parklands all year round
Magnificent stately home in the middle of the Peak District. House to view, great gardens for children with trails, maze and water features, parklands and river for paddling. Farmyard situated next to the house has several animal barns, animal handling and good outdoor play areas.
Distance from Malton: 64miles
This romantic castle with stunning views over Conisbrough, inspired Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe and still fires the imagination today. With floors and roof restored in the lofty circular keep you can fully appreciate the magnificence of the original 12th century building. Delve into the medieval world of Lord and Lady de Warenne, and enjoy the grassy areas around the castle walls for games and picnics.
Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 3BU
Diggerland Durham, Langley Park, Co. Durham, DH7 9TT
0871 22 77 007
Open weekends only 1st March to 2nd November plus weekdays in all school holidays and daily 27th June to 6th September.
Approx 2 hours drive from Malton is this unique day out. Lots of rides and activities all based on diggers. Need good weather as it only has a small indoor area. Can be pricey as everyone over 1 metre pays full price but a very enjoyable day out
Willowbridge Lane, Whitwood, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW.
0871 22 77 007
Open weekends only 1st March to 2nd November plus weekdays in all school holidays and daily 27th June to 6th September.
Approx 1 hours drive from Malton is this unique day out. Lots of rides and activities all based on diggers. Need good weather as it only has a small indoor area. Can be pricey as everyone over 1 metre pays full price but a very enjoyable day out
Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. 01422 330069
Open term time Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-4pm (5pm Saturday & Sunday), open daily in school holidays 10.00-5pm
Pay once and enjoy free unlimited visits for a year with our annual pass
Approx 1 hour 30 mins drive from Malton is this interactive children’s museum. Great family day out, lots of interactive, hands on exhibits for children that are fun and educational
Falconry UK is set in a beautiful country garden and gives you a great chance to experience the excitement and thrills of falconry.
There is also a chance to handle some of these amazing birds after each display.
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, YO7 4EU
The Abbey ruins are laid out in a grassy bowl – perfect for kids to run around! There are small rooms to explore and a stream flows past on one side. Fountains Mill is a hands-on museum where you can try your hand at milling and see what life was like on the site many years ago. There are beautiful water gardens, follies, woodland to explore and a visit to the deer park is highly recommended. The new playground is fantastic with a zip wire, rope nets, bridges and climbing walls.
Cafes for lovely cake and tea or bring your own picnic and enjoy the setting.
Fountain Abbey, Ripon, HG4 3DY
Free with National Trust membership (non-members, Family: £29.50, Child: £5.90 Adult: £11.80)
Temple Walk, Matlock Bath, Derbyshire, DE4 3PG. 01925 444888
Open weekends only from 21st March (plus daily in school holidays), Wednesday to Sunday from June 3rd, daily in July & August, weekends only in September and October. Closed from November except for Christmas special days.
Located in Matlock Bath, approx 2 hour drive from Malton. A beautiful part of the Peak District, the town is worth a visit too (a bit like Scarborough without the sea!).
The best young child’s theme park Mumbler has been to, lots of rides all aimed at under 5s. Various lands to explore, rides and activities. Built up a steep hill so hard to get a pushchair round.
April 18th – June: Tuesdays to Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays
July – 3rd November: Wednesdays to Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays
All garden entry tickets must be booked online
We do not take cash on site
Hutts Lane, Ripon HG4 3DA
Distance from Helmsley: 37 miles
Once the childhood home of Richard III, you can relive the Castle’s illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners. Although roofless, extensive remains of the fortified palace still survive, making Middleham a fascinating castle to explore.
The exhibition highlighting the castle’s most notable personalities
Fantastic views of Wensleydale from the viewing platform
The beautiful 15th-century replica of the Middleham Jewel
The remains of the oven and horse mill in the castle grounds
Castle Hill, Middleham, North Yorkshire, DL8 4QG
0196 962 3899
Distance from Helmsley: 25 miles
England’s most important, best preserved and most accessible of the ten medieval Carthusian houses (charterhouses) in England.
The individual cells reflect the isolation of the monks who live as hermits, each occupying his own cell and coming together in the chapel only for the nocturnal liturgical hours, Sundays and feast-days. They are silent order, and their diet is strictly vegetarian.
Entrance is via 13th-century manor house containing an exhibition and two newly restored arts and crafts rooms.
Staddle Bridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG
Murton Park is a must-experience, one-stop Living Museum for those who love to create memories that can span the eons of time. Perfect for all generations and crafted to especially engage the young. With our own museum, railway, animals, playground and Living History sites – there is something for everyone.
Well behaved dogs on a lead are very welcome on site but they are not allowed in any of the buildings.
Murton Lane, Murton YO19 5UF
Ower, Romsey, The New Forest, Hampshire, SO51 6AL
Open weekends in March, daily from April – November. Located near Southampton so need to visit as part of a holiday.
Fabulous day out. Peppa Pig World is exactly like the TV show and amazing for children, kept in beautiful gardens with good small rides. The rest of the theme park is also suitable for young children, only a few rides are too big for under 5s. Well worth a trip if you are near the area, ideal for 2-5 year olds.
Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, indoor playbarn, outdoor playground and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas.
Closed Fridays during term time
Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3AT
Distance from Helmsley: 45 miles
With its breath taking views of the Yorkshire Dales, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. The castle was originally built to subdue the unruly North of England it is one of the greatest Norman fortresses in Britain. Learn all about the castle’s past in the interactive exhibition before taking a peaceful stroll round the secluded Cockpit Garden. The castle’s fun and exciting events programme will give you the perfect chance to enjoy live action events and don’t forget to bring a picnic.
Tower Street, Richmond DL10 4QW
Scarborough Castle is beautifully situated on the cliffs giving panoramic views of Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. Experience 3,000 years of history, play on the grassy headland, and grab a take away coffee from the coffee shed.
Dogs on a lead welcome.
Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
Approx 1 hour 30 min drive from Malton. FREE entry but it is recommended to book via the website in advance. Open daily 10am – 5pm.
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford. BD1 1NQ
Stockeld Park is a unique all-weather family attraction located near Wetherby in North Yorkshire. Filled with family fun, outdoor activities for children, a fun adventure park and a brand-new indoor play centre – just to name a few! The whole family will have a wonderful time on this fab day out!
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.
On the A661 between Leeds and Harrogate, LS22 4AN (approx 1 hours drive from Malton)
Open daily 10am-6pm on 28th March to 19th April, 23rd May to 31s May, 15th July to 7th September.
Magical place set in beautiful woodlands, indoor and outdoor adventure play.
Treswell Road, Rampton, Nottinghamshire, DN22 0HX.
Open daily from 10am (February 14th to November 1st), open again throughout December for Christmas at Sundown.
Approx 1 hours 30 drive from Malton is this fantastic day out for young children. Has great small rides, adventure lands and indoor and outdoor play areas.
Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds LS26 0BT. 0113 282 8828
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-4pm and bank holiday Mondays
Animal barns, indoor play area, cafe and farm shop
The Deep is home to spectacular animals including sharks and stingrays, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical reef fish, Loggerhead sea turtles a colony of Gentoo penguins, and much more to keep all ages entertained.
FREE return visits for 12 months with their Annual Pass.
Tower Street, Hull, HU9 1TU. 01482 381000.
The Little Play Company Seamer is a Role Play Centre for Children, with ten play areas packed with props and costumes, allowing children to act out adult jobs and scenarios, whilst having tonnes of fun too.
Book online or give them a call on 01723 313243
59 Main St, Seamer, Scarborough YO12 4QD
Bowness-on-Windemere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX. 0844 504 1233
Located in the southern Lake District, a fabulous attraction for children, especially those who love Peter Rabbit on Cbeebies! Walk through areas with all the characters, including outside in Mr McGregors garden.
“This is a lovely day out, my children loved it!” SJ ’17
Near Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW. 2 hours 30 drive from Malton.
Excellent theme park and zoo for all ages. Thomasland is full of rides ideal for under 5s, very realistic to the books/TV show. Large zoo and outdoor dinosaur walk and playground. Main theme park has a variety of rides from big thrill rides for the grown ups and fun rides for children, plus train ride and boat trip on the lake. Good selection of food outlets, all reasonably priced and all selling meal kids boxes and snacks.
Themed hotel on site to stay in is good quality and has large outdoor park for children.
We’re open 7 days a week from 10am to around 4pm (daylight and weather-depending).
Come and take a stroll in the Arboretum, watch your children let off steam in the adventure playground, enjoy the wonderful bird of prey displays, or hand feed the wallabies in the Mammal Centre.
We have a lot to offer the whole family so keep your eyes peeled for our fun seasonal trails, family event days, open-air concerts, workshops, special lunches and guided tours.
Entry times are flexible. Please do not worry if you arrive earlier/later than the booked slot – it is purely so we can ensure we manage entry as efficiently as possible.
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ. 01909 569416
Open daily, weekdays 10am-4.30, weekends 10am-5.30.
Approx 1 hour 30 drive from Malton. Lots for children to do – some of the animals include lemurs, meerkats, otters, crocodiles, owls, snakes, and now dinosaurs! Also indoor and outdoor play areas including the Realm of Camelot
Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 1DF
Open daily 10am-6pm (10am-4pm in the Winter)
About 1hr 10mins drive from Hull with lots of free parking, Roundhay is a massive park with lots of open space, a lake and playground. Tropical World is across the road and has areas where you can walk amongst the butterflies and birds, a meerkat enclosure, aquarium, reptiles, bats and more. Nice cafe and shop too
White Post, Farnsfield, Newark, Notts, NG22 8HX. 01623 882773
Open daily from 10am.
Located in Sherwood forest aprox 1 hour 50 minute drive from Malton. Great theme park for young children. Lots of small rides (all suitable for under 5s), large outdoor play areas, indoor play zone and animals
You can uncover centuries of history at Whitby Abbey with the new interactive guide, and visit the revamped museum to find out more about how the abbey inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet, and Bram Stoker, the author of ‘Dracula’. The entrance to the abbey is fully accessible, and you’ll find improved facilities in the visitor centre, including a bigger shop. There is no need to book in advance, but it is recommended.
Dogs on a lead welcome.
Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.
William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. A unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.
Also run lots of special events and activities both term time and in the school holidays.
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For more information please call 01430 472230
Brockholes Lane, Branton, Doncaster, DN4 6TB (off the M18 junction 3). 01302 535057
Fantastic day out for the family. Large wildlife enclosures including lions, giraffes, leopards and polar bears. Walk through enclosures to get up close to the animals
A heritage railway right in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds.
The YWR is located just outside Wetwang off the A166 York to Driffield Road.
The YWR will be running trains and opening the visitor centre every Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter until the end of October and every Wednesday during August from 10am – 4pm.
Access to the visitor centre and car park is free. Although donations are gratefully received!
A train ride is £4.50 per person or £12.50 for a family of 4. Great value! We also offer a day pass for £8 per person and a family day pass for £20.
Members of the YWR can have a ride for free each time they visit – so don’t forget to bring your membership card!
Enquiries call 01377 338053