An example of early gothic architecture, it inspired the design of the famous York Minster rose window. The Museum displays colourful interpretation panels together with archaeological finds from the site, giving the visitor a fascinating insight into monastic life in Yorkshire. Lovely café and tea rooms, Byland Abbey Inn with 3 letting rooms and great for lunch/afternoon tea.
For all enquiries relating to The Byland Abbey Inn please telephone 01347 868204
Byland, Coxwold, YO61 4BD
Castle Howard is a magnificent historic house in the north of England, the 18th century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breath taking landscape in Ryedale.
The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland (with children’s trails) as well as formal walled garden and children’s adventure playground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out.
The Boathouse is a lovely place for an ice cream, tea and cake – near the playground too!
Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.
Great play area for children, accessible walking and cycling trails for all.
Cafes and bike hire centre.
Go Ape and Forest Segway is also here.
The Highway Rat is great for kids.
Adderstone Field has the Enchanted Wood and the Gruffalo Trail which are also fantastic for kids.
Staindale Lake is great for picnics.
£9 per car
Live life adventurously! Life would be dull without adventure. Escape the everyday and get the blood pumping with an awesome experience at Go Ape.
Fierce terrain and far-reaching views make Dalby an international hotspot for adventure.
We have high-speed zipwires, freefall tarzan swings and daring crossings on our Treetop Adventure course. High up in the canopy, our tree top obstacles are the ultimate test of balance and nerve. Get your tribe’s blood pumping with 2-3 hours of action packed adventure. Join us if you’re aged 10+, over 1.4 metres and under 130kg.
Experience the forest like never before with our one-hour off-road Forest Segway safari. Master new skills in our training area before hitting the trails on an all-terrain, self-balancing Segway. Join us if you’re aged 10+, over 45kg and under 125kg.
Our classic adventure has been re-imagined for mini-Tarzans. Watch their confidence reach new heights as they spend an hour conquering wobbly bridges and awesome zipwires. You’ll be amazed at how much taller your little monkeys walk after completing the Treetop Junior course. Join us if you’re over 1 metre tall and under 130kg.
Participation and supervision ratios apply – see goape.co.uk for more details.
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Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle, a must-see for any visitor to the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park.
Discover how the castle evolved over the centuries, from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion, to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin.
Why not also visit Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey nearby – the perfect stop on any family day out, or if you’re out walking or cycling.
Handy long stay car park behind!
Escape to this tranquil valley of the North York Moors and discover the impressive ruins of one of England’s most powerful Cistercian monasteries.
Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, YO62 5LB
Phone: 01439 798228
Duncombe Park is one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family.
Located in Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, the estate boasts over 450 acres of spectacular gardens, parklands and nature reserve.
The parklands can be accessed for £1 and the gardens are chargeable too. However the parklands are free for visitors of the National Centre for Birds of Prey.
Many family events throughout the year.
Lovely play park near the car park for the NCBP which is free.
Address: Duncombe Park, Helmsley, YO62 5EB
Tel: 01439 770213
Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT
Open daily from mid January – 23rd December 10am – 5pm.
Modern World War II history museum to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the frontline and homefront
‘Experience the sights sounds and smells of life on the Home front and the Front Line, all set in the original buildings and grounds of a prisoner of war camp. A great value, day out for all the family. Quizzes running throughout the year and junior assault course (weather permitting). Dog friendly.
A great venue for a visit in wet weather as our displays are mainly indoors.
Café, gift shop and ample free parking.’
Eden Camp, Malton, YO17 6RT
Telephone: (01653) 697777
All areas of the park are open daily between 24th March and 4th November 2018
Thrilling Theme Park
If you are looking for white knuckle thrills, there is a sensational collection of 8 extreme rides.
In addition there is a great choice of junior and family rides. All the attractions in Dino-Stone Park have a dinosaur theme. Soar 45 metres into the air on the Pterodactyl swing, spin on the family coaster Twistosaurus and pedal on Cyclosaur. See animatronic dinosaurs, life-size Dino skeletons and search for dinosaur bones in the Dino Dig sand.
Award winning zoo. With 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, you can enjoy an amazing view of the animal kingdom. A variety of Keeper Talks and a sea lion and bird show are included within your admission.
Kirby Misperton Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX
0800 40 888 40
The National Centre for Birds of Prey is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of England. A huge collection of owls, eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures and more are housed in spacious aviaries on our 12 acre site.
The trained birds are flown for our visitors daily either indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.
Picnic tables are provided and the parking is free.
Visitors are able to access the Parklands surrounding Duncombe Park for free
Open 7 days a week from 1st February until 24th December
Duncombe Park, Helmsley. YO62 5EB
Phone: 08447 422 035
Runs from Pickering to Whitby over 24 miles of beautiful Yorkshire Scenery.
Old fashioned steam engines running through beautiful countryside, can jump on and off at various villages.
Regular special events for children.
Take a trip behind a steam engine, visit five heritage stations, see stunning views of the North York Moors National Park and explore the Yorkshire Seaside Town of Whitby!
Remember all our day return tickets are ‘hop-on’, ‘hop-off’ which gives you the chance to explore all our stations along the line for a great family day out:-
Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era.
Let off Steam at Levisham and explore the heart of the North York Moors National Park!
A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.
Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines!
Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.
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Nunnington Hall is a country house. The river Rye, which gives its name to Ryedale, runs past the house, flowing away from the village of Nunnington.
Lovely gardens to burn off some energy, take a rug and have a picnic.
Nunnington, York YO62 5UY
There’s lots to see at Ryedale Folk Museum. Wander through our expansive Museum site including pretty cottage gardens, traditional cornfield, atmospheric historic buildings and find out how people have lived, worked and played in our area since pre-history.
Under 4s free and when you buy your adult ticket it’s an annual pass.
10 February – 31 March: 10am – 4pm
1 April to 30 September: 10am – 5pm
1 October – 2 December: 10am – 4pm
Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA
Phone: 01751 417367
“Great place to take the kids, so much space to run around, tractors and some animals for them to see too.” SD 2017
“What a wonderful setting to enjoy a day out, so much to do and explore. Keep an eye out for the events” SJB 2017
Opens 30th March 2018
Scampston Walled Garden and Parkland is a fabulous place for the whole family to explore. Discover a natural play area, search for Scampston’s fairies in the woodland and take part in the brand new Nature trail in the parkland. Picnics are welcome and you can fly your kite in the 80 acre ‘Capability’ Brown parkland The Garden Café is well equipped for children and offers a children’s menu.
Under 3s Free
Look for the Goodness Growing Website
Set within ½ mile from the Wolds Way Walk, surrounded by mature woodland, on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. Wolds Way lavender it is a wonderful and relaxing place to visit.
Easter Quiz, Timber trail, Giant Games, Maze, Minature Railway, Nature Walks, Giant Sand Pit. Fun for all ages, dogs welcome!
Lavender tearoom is the perfect place to take a break and sample the home made Lavender scones which are receiving rave reviews!
Phone: 01944 758641
A beautiful 120 acre garden! Wander off to explore peaceful hidden glades and wildflower meadows whilst letting the children run. Lovely cafe with home-cooked food.
The Yorkshire Arboretum
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY
Phone: 01653 648598
Come and see our unique Lavender Maze, Mediterranean Dry Garden, Sensory Garden, Purple Patch Garden, Themed Gardens, Stream Garden, The Wibbly Wobbly Way, Bog Garden, Natural Wild Flower Grassland Meadow, probably Yorkshire’s largest Snakes and Ladders, The Lynne Goodwill Memorial Garden, Sculpture Park and much much more including fallow deer!
Enjoy a coffee and or snack at EJs Tea Room
Open daily 24th March – 23rd September 2018
Free admission to shop, plant nursery & tea room
Admission charge to Gardens (Adults £3, Children £1.50, Senior Citizens £2.50)
Call us: 01653 648 008
Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, York YO60 6PB
In the heart of the beautiful chalk Wolds. the Malton & Driffield JunctionRailway was opened in May 1853 serving Malton, Driffield and several villages in between. Passenger services ceased in 1950 with full closure 8 years later. A short section of the line has now been restored by volunteers.
Open Easter to the end of October
Sundays and Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm
Entry to the site and visitor centre is Free
Cab rides £1.50 each, £5 family (4 people)
Come and visit the only heritage railway in East Yorkshire, 3 miles from Sledmere House.
Enquiries call 01377 338053