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!
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, including the latest roller coaster Hero that puts visitors in a superhero flying position before swooping them around a track. There is also the Guinness World Record Breaking Mumbo Jumbo, with the steepest drop (2009).
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.
Be amazed at our daily Pirates of Zanzibar outdoor show on the Black Heart galleon ship, with singing, dancing, special effects and acrobatics!
Award Winning Zoo
Flamingo Land is one of the UK’s most visited zoos (Source: Visit England). 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. For unrestricted views, meander through the lemur, wallaby and rainbow lorikeet walkways. You can book yourself into a choice of Animal Experiences in advance to enjoy during your visit.
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
Come and take one of our lovely Alpacas for a walk through our Organic farm. The walk will take you through fields and woodland and will give you a unique opportunity to get to know and love these wonderful creature. We’re taking booking for the Easter holidays – £20 per adult and £5 per child, for more information visit the website, for group booking discounts please contact us.
A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore towns, cities & villages across the UK with a self-guided themed walk.
An easy to follow route will enable you to crack the clues whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights along the way. They tend to be suitable for all ages from 6 – 106 (no children necessary!). You need to order a download version off the website and you will also get a link to download a PDF file of the Trail for you to print at home. This can be done at any time of day or night for instant access. Free mobile phone text service for clue answers if you get stuck, ensuring that no mystery goes unsolved
There are Treasure Trails all over the country, specifically 51 in North Yorkshire and 7 in Ryedale. They cost £6.99
Goathland – Legend of the Gytrash starts at the main car park (YO22 5ND) and explores this village known to many as Aidensfield, the location of TV’s Heartbeat. The route takes in the station, old railway line and church as well as the main filming locations of Heartbeat before finishing at the village green in the centre. This Trail is approximately 2.3 miles long and takes 2+ hours to complete
North York Moors – Hole of Horcum Treasure Trail starts in the village of Sneaton (YO22 5HR), to the south-west of Whitby. The scenic route takes you across valleys and moors, stopping at Falling Foss Waterfall, Littlebeck, the wonderful natural feature of the Hole of Horcum, and Lockton. It finishes at Levisham Station, just north of Pickering. This Trail involves approximately 2 miles of walking and 23 miles of driving, and should take around 4+ hours to complete.
Explore Thornton-le-Dale on this self-guided Murder Mystery themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit? The Trail starts in the main car park (YO18 7RW) and leads you around this quaint village with many hidden charms. You will explore duck ponds, almshouses, pretty streams and becks, plus some of the most picturesque village scenes in England before returning to the centre and its historic village green. This Trail is approximately 1.8 miles long and takes 2+ hours to complete
Explore the North Yorkshire Moors by train on this self-guided Treasure Hunt themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to discover the location of the buried treasure? The Trail includes three sets of clues along the scenic North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering, Goathland and Grosmont Stations. Start at any of these stations and travel by train to solve the other clues. (Train ticket required, check NYMR timetables online before you set off.)This Trail is approximately 1 mile long and takes 4+ hours to complete
The Helmsley Treasure Trail starts at the entrance to the main Long Stay car park near the castle (YO62 5AZ), at the start of the Cleveland Way. The route explores the market square and surrounding medieval streets as well as some less frequently visited areas of Helmsley, before finishing back at the castle. This Trail is approximately 2.5 miles long and takes 2.5+ hours to complete
Explore Pickering on this self-guided Spy Mission themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to crack the code and complete the mission just like a true secret agent? The Trail starts at The Ropery car park (YO18 7DP) next to the Tourist Information Centre and skirts around the centre of Pickering. The route then leads you through the historic town centre and around the castle, before finishing at the station of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This Trail is approximately 1.9 miles long and takes 2+ hours to complete
The Malton Treasure Trail starts in the centre of Malton, in the Market Place (YO17 7AA) and uncovers the inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge’s counting house and the delights of The Shambles. The route then leads you out via the site of the castle, with the option to join the riverside path or travel by car to finish in the village of Old Malton. This Trail can be done either as a 3.5 mile walking route or as a 2 stop driving Trail with approximately 2 miles of walking, 1.3 miles of driving and will take 3+ hours to complete.
Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.
Great play area for children, 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.
£8 per car
Head to the forest for a fun-filled family day out on our Highway Rat activity trail.
What can you expect on the trail?
Go in search of 10 Highway Rat-themed panels, each with fun facts and activities to try. As you go, look out for characters from the story, complete four rubbings and take your picture with the life-sized Highway Rat ‘Wanted’ poster!
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
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.
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.
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!
Terrington, York YO60 6PB
01653 648 008