Days Out Ryedale

Farms & Zoos


In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, many of our local family days out are looking at closing to the public. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.

I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.

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. Murton park is not only a remarkable open-air museum experience like no other, it is much more and also plays home, and host, to some of the best known and most accomplished historical re-enactment Societies in the North of England. Look out for the special events held throughout the year when groups like the cowboy Trail Blazers Western Re-enactment society, Jorvik Viking Re-enactment society or Jorfor’s Hall Early Medieval Re-enactment and Living History Group, take up residence at Murton Park. With our own museum, railway, animals, playground and Living History sites – we have something for everyone.

OUR AWARD WINNING, FAMILY, VISITOR AND SCHOOLS ATTRACTION IS SITUATED ONLY 4.5 MILES FROM THE CENTRE OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC CITY OF YORK.

Murton Lane, Murton YO19 5UF


01904489966
enquiries@murtonpark.co.uk
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Beetle Bank Farm & Wildlife Sanctuary

OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

Farm, wildlife sanctuary, café.

Beetle Bank Farm, Moor Lane, York, YO19 5XD

Big Sheep Little Cow

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
Activity timetable
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!”

Falconry UK

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

01845 587522

Flamingo Land

OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

Winter Opening until Saturday 20th March 2021 – the zoo and Peter Rabbit play ground.

Weekdays – £16pp

Weekends and holidays – £20pp (Admission includes access to our award winning zoo, several of our smaller rides for young children and free bird and sea lion shows!)

Kirby Misperton Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX
0800 40 888 40

Monk Park Farm

Monk Park Farm Park Visitor Centre is located near Thirsk in North Yorkshire and is in the heart of Herriot Country and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. This wonderful Children’s Farm is one of Yorkshire’s best Places to Visit and is ideal for school visits and educational farm visits. As an Animal Park it is extensive with so much to do.
‘Monk park farm is lovely’ JT March 2017
Green Lane, Bagby, Thirsk, YO7 2AG
T: 01845 597730

National Centre for Birds of Prey

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
Duncombe Park, Helmsley. YO62 5EB
Phone: 08447 422 035

Swithen’s Farm

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 Whole Hogg Farm Shop

Lovely farm shop and tea room with an animal paddock which includes friendly pygmy goats, llamas, Shetland ponies and ducks with new family members arriving shortly!
Howe Bridge Farm, Low Marishes, Malton YO17 6RQ
Susannah Hoggard 01653 669469

Tropical World at Roundhay Park Leeds

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

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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

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