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.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Murton Park this Spring.

The outside areas of Murton Park will open on 12th April*

Get fresh air walking around 16 acres of parkland which includes stepping back into the past in the Viking village and Roman Fort, outdoor museum collection such as tractors, meet the animals and burn of energy on the playground. There will also be a range of outdoor events and the café serving takeaway food and drink.

The inside areas of Murton Park will open on 17th May*

All of the above as well as being able to visit the museum galleries, go inside the recreated historical buildings and full café.

Covid measures

To ensure everyone stays safe we ask that people follow the rules of the government ‘Roadmap’. Including: 2m social distancing at all times, adults to wear face coverings when inside (unless exempt) and use the onsite sanitising points.

*These dates are subject to change inline with the government easing of restrictions.’

Murton Lane, Murton YO19 5UF


01904489966
enquiries@murtonpark.co.uk
www.murtonpark.co.uk/whats-on/

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Piglets Adventure Farm are excited to welcome visitors back from 1st August, when they reopen for unmissable Summer Fun!

 

What will you do first? Visit The Beach to sit back and relax whilst your little piggies explore acres of sand and water fun, you can even hire your very own Beach Hut* for the day. Reach for the sky on the Bouncing Pillows, have a swing at crazy golf or meet lovable furry friends! Discover the Farmyard Trail to see adorable alpacas, cute curly tailed pigs and perfect ponies. Plus, get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky you might see one being born!

 

With 20 new fairies to find, don’t forget to follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail through the woods. Enjoy a well-earned refreshment, from fresh Sourdough Pizzas to the famous Piggy Poo Ice Cream in the Ice Cream Parlour, or why not pack a picnic?

 

Please Note: Due to government guidelines Piglets Adventure Farm will be reducing the amount of visitors on site. Tickets are limited and MUST be booked online in advance by visiting www.pigletsadventurefarm.com

 

Piglets Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

*Extra charge for booking a beach hut. Visit www.pigletsadventurefarm.com to find out more.

Piglets Adventure Farm is only 15mins from the centre of York on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST.


01904 499700
www.pigletsadventurefarm.com

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

Playdale Farm

RE-OPEN 12th APRIL 2021! Saturday to Wednesday each week. 

Cafe is takeaway only and the indoor play barn remains closed until lockdown restrictions ease. 

Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, outdoor playground and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas

No need to book for normal visits.

Killerby Grange, Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL

01723 586351.

Sewerby Hall

Open for Easter 2021

Between 27th March and 11th April 2021, the gardens, café (takeaway-only, no seating available), play area and toilets will be open, and admission prices will reflect the limited offer. Tickets are available on their website, advance booking is advised to guarantee admission.

If Government restrictions allow, the next phase of reopening is 12th April, with the zoo reopening and the outdoor seating policy returning to the café.

Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.

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