Great place to bike. The two sites are connected. At either site there is free parking and a play ground as well as a lovely café. Well behaved dogs are welcome too!
Forest Holidays, Forest Holidays, Keldy Cabins, Cawthorne YO18 8HW
Forest Holidays Cropton, Cropton, Nr Pickering. YO18 8ES
Town Hall. YO62 5BL
Phone: 0845 034 9527
Take your bikes to Hovingham and ride through the small ford. The kids love it!
Remember the waterproofs! Mumbler JR ’17
“Visit Hutton le Hole on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors for a lovely family day out.
Bring a picnic and have a paddle in the pretty beck that runs through the village. There’s parking, a pub and shops selling ice cream. One of our favourite places!”
Mumbler Recommended SC ’17
Church House, 7 High Marketplace. YO62 6AT
Phone: 0845 034 9528
St Michael Street. YO17 7LJ
Phone: 0845 034 9529
If ever there was a magical woodland walk, this is it. Take the trail through the trees on a 2-mile circular route that passes an idyllic woodland tea garden and the 30-foot Falling Foss waterfall, before returning alongside babbling May Beck. It’s a lovely shady walk for summer – with shallow waters to paddle in, and a bridge to play pooh-sticks from – and spectacular in autumn when the woodland colours are at their best. If you don’t intend to venture far from the tea garden and waterfall, you can use an alternative car park near Falling Foss instead.
Visit the North York Moors National Park Website here
Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ. 0844 815 3139
Open daily 10am-6pm. Located next to York Railway station so a good place to get the train from Malton to or there is a car park across the road from the museum (£9 for parking but you can park all day and get the land train from here into York city centre)
Great day out for children. Large display of trains and old steam engines some of which children can get on, historic station, activities, outdoor play area and miniature train, good cafe.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday: 9am – 12pm and 3pm – 7pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday: 9am – 12pm and 3pm – 6pm including Children’s Storytime 10am – 10.45am
Friday: 9am – 12pm and 3pm – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 1pm
Sunday – Closed
Commercial Street. YO17 9ES
Phone: 0845 034 9530
The Ropery. YO18 8DY
Phone: 0845 300 5157
Recommendations as to where to paddle “inland” from Mumblers’ May ’17
Thornton le Dale beck
The beck just by the Beck Isle Museum. There’s a grassy area right next to it for a picnic…
The stream in Dalby Forest near the visitor centre
Sinnington near Pickering – just near the bridge
The tearooms near Falling Foss waterfall
The beck in Hovingham is nice and it’s a good opportunity to eat cake at the cafe
Paddle, ice cream and picnic in the stream at Hutton Le Hole
Approx 1 hour 30 min drive from Malton.
FREE entry but it is recommended to book via the website in advance.
Wonderlab & Museum open daily: 10am – 6pm
Wonderlab live shows run daily: 10am – 4pm
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford. BD1 1NQ
The Moors National Park Centre is our historic visitor centre, set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby. From the doorstep, you can see pretty much everything that makes the North York Moors National Park so special: moorland, woodland, farmland, miles of hedges and drystone walls, historic buildings – all basking in glorious peace and quiet. Home of the National Park’s Education Service.
Enjoy a big breath of moorland fresh air and soak up the sweeping views. It’s an official Dark Sky Discovery Site too, one of three in the North York Moors.
There is loads to do here and it is absolutely FREE.
The Moors National Park Centre
North York Moors National Park, Lodge Ln, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB
On a nice day, there isn’t a much better way to see the beautiful city of York than walking around the walls.
Children can enjoy following the route via the golden disks on the floor and remember to take some paper and crayons so they can complete the map rubbings at each of the bars.
The walls go most of the way around the city, just having to get down to street level a couple of times. Not strictly buggy friendly but I know many who have managed it fine. Always a friendly visitor or local on hand to help!