Days Out Ryedale

Museums, Attractions & Gardens


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.

Grounds and Skelf Island are open with restrictions in place. You must BOOK ONLINE prior to going

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!

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

DO REMEMBER TO PREBOOK YOUR TICKETS BEFORE

 

 

 


01653 648333
www.castlehoward.co.uk/

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COVID19 restrictions in place – Due to the changing nature of the situation, visitors to always check our website for the latest info.

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.
Dalby Activity Centre, Go Ape and Forest Segway is also here.
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 in summer, £5 in winter


www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest

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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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Opening times are :

Tuesday 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Thursday 10am – 11.30am
Friday 10am – 11.30am
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sit down painting is available during these times and we are still offering all items to takeaway.

Booking is advised to avoid disappointment and masks to be worn.

Other times are available, just message or call 07419 137354 to arrange and I will do my best to accommodate.

Currently CASH only

3 Market Street, Malton. YO17 7LY


07419 137354
www.peagreenpottery.com/

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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

Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 01377 236637

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Join us from the 30th March to the 11th April for half term fun with a special Easter Trail around the gardens and grounds.

29th March the introduction of the rule of 6 or two households being able to meet outside applies. Also the travel restrictions are relaxing to ‘minimal’ rather than ‘stay at home’. This means we get to welcome more visitors and want to reassure you that we have everything in place to bring you a safe and enjoyable day out for all!
From the 13th April – • The rare breed farm park • Wagoners special reserve museum • East Lodge holiday accommodation • The Adventure play area opens •
From the 18th May – • The grand opening of the newly renovated Coach House Cafe
All going well, the final restrictions should be lifted on the 21st June which mean Sledmere House will finally be reopened for pre-booked tours from 22nd.

They have put many procedures in place one being the limited ticket online booking (Click Here to Book)

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In the heart of Yorkshire is Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin! Nestled in a woodland within 30 minutes of Leeds, York & Harrogate, Stockeld Park is the home of adventures and original family fun!

Stockeld Park is open every school holiday, and most weekends throughout the warmer months, and offers wonderful family days out across different adventure seasons, with different themes and events throughout the year.

Step into the magical world of the Enchanted Forest where every path leads to a different adventure. The forest contains interactive play that encourages the imaginations of all, as well as five large Adventure Playgrounds that have something for everyone from small children to the grandparents!

In addition to the adventure playgrounds, Stockeld Park is also home to an impressive giant yew tree maze! Climb the castle viewing tower to look out over the tops of the trees or cross bridges and discover playful surprises, musical instruments and some unexpected obstacles!

Along with all these exciting activities, there are also different seasonal activities such as jumping pillows, indoor inflatables, pedal go-karts and the Laser Adventure. The Laser Adventure is also available to hire exclusively for birthday parties, with a range of party packages on offer!

Stockeld Park has a large café, outdoor food outlets and picnic area. There is also an amazing gift shop where you can buy different, seasonal goodies throughout the year!

For the full details on our events, prices and opening times please visit www.stockeldpark.co.uk

Some activities and aspects of the park may change at short notice, to stay in line with Government guidance and COVID restrictions. All details will be kept up to date on our website.

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.


01937 586333
enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
stockeldpark.co.uk/

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Opening from March 29th 2021

Woldie Willows Easter Trail. Pre Booking required.

Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring lots to keep the family entertained.

Help Woldie Willow with his Butterfly count, bee keeping and bird spotting.

Weave through Woldie Willows Living Willow Maze.

Miniature railway, Football golf, Giant games, Timber trail, Den zone Building, Giant sandpit and much more!

New for 2021

Improved takeaway area. Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes & tray bakes. Variety of Coffee’s, Tea’s & hot chocolates.

BOOK TICKETS HERE

Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Tel. 01944 758641

Open DAILY (10am – 5pm)

Wolds Way Lavender
Wintringham, Malton
YO17 8HW

Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough


01944 758641
admin@woldswaylavender.co.uk
woldswaylavender.co.uk/

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Come and enjoy the UK’s fastest growing sport right here in York. Situated just 3 miles from the city centre York FootGolf is the perfect outdoor activity for the whole family. Set on a lovely 17 acre golf course, FootGolf is played by kicking normal size footballs into large golf holes using the same scoring system as crazy golf. No experience or equipment is needed to play and it’s suitable for all ages and abilities.

What’s more, FootGolf is the ideal activity for current social distancing guidelines as the course is spread out over such a large area. Strict Covid secure guidelines are also in place to make your trip as safe as it is enjoyable. York FootGolf – The new way to play ball!

Prices: (Off peak/Standard)

  • £8-£10 Adults
  • £5-£7 Juniors
  • £20-£28 Family 4 Ball (2 adults max)
  • £23-£32 Family 5 Ball (2 adults max)
  • Mini’s (0-5 yrs) Free
  • £1 Ball Hire
  • £6.50-£8 Concessions (NHS, Emergency Services, HM Armed Forces, Over 60’s, Students)

Safety measures:

  • Pre-booking only. Please reserve your start time online.
  • Social distancing rules must be followed
  • Footballs and scorecards are all sanitised (please bring pen/pencil) immediately after your round

Call or book online!

York FootGolf, Shipton Road, York, YO30 1XW


01904 470549
info@yorkfootgolf.com
yorkfootgolf.com/

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Agility

AGILITY is one of the most exciting and unique centres for fitness in the UK. The main feature is two ninja warrior style obstacle courses catering for the whole family.

London Ebor Business Park
Millfield Lane
York, YO26 6QY

01904 340495

Beck Isle Museum

CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19

Where the Victorian period is brought to life.
Summer Opening (Apr-Sept): 10:00am – 5:00pm
Beck Isle Museum
Bridge Street
Pickering
North Yorkshire
YO18 8DU
01751 473653

Beetle Bank Farm & Wildlife Sanctuary

OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

Farm, wildlife sanctuary, café.

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

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

Beningbrough’s extensive gardens and parkland are packed with hidden corners waiting to be explored. In line with government guidance, only the outdoor spaces at Beningbrough are open for local visitors to access for walks. You will need to book your visit in advance and will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York, YO30 1DD

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Covert Lane (Park Rose), Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QF.
01262 673653
Open daily 30th March – 27th September, 10.30 – 5pm
Lots of animals to see and birds of prey demonstrations

Burnby Hall & Gardens

The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF. 01759 307125
Open daily from March 21st 10.00am -5.30pm
Large gardens to explore with children’s activities on the way round. Huge lake with large fish to feed. Also a museum and good cafe which has children’s toys.

Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes, Driffield, YO25 4NB.  01262 490324
Cafe, shops and gardens open daily 11.00-5pm (4pm November to March), Hall open April 1st to October 31st.
Stately home, gardens, woodlands, playground and cafe

Byland Abbey

FREE

Explore the ruins and have a lovely time. Most areas are pram/wheelchair friendly.

Afterwards maybe visit Coxwold for refreshments and to see the ducks on the pond.

Byland, Coxwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 4BD

 

Clifford’s Tower

Scale the steep steps of Clifford’s Tower’s ancient mound and enjoy stunning panoramic views.

From the wall walk, you’ll experience unrivalled views of the Minster and the city. In the distance you can even see as far as the Yorkshire Wolds and North York Moors.

Tower Street, York, YO1 9SA

Duncombe Park

Parklands: Monday 12 April – Thursday 23rd December 2021, 7 days/week
10.30am – 5pm, last admission 4pm, £1 per person
NO PRE BOOKING REQUIRED
There are waymarked walks, discovery trails and orienteering courses for all ages which explore the woodlands, river valley, meadows, woodland skyline and commercial forestry.
Gardens: Monday 12th April – Tuesday 31st August, 6 days a week, closed Saturdays
10.30am – 5pm, last admission 4pm, £5 adult, £3 child
NO PRE BOOKING REQUIRED
Explore at leisure the great lawn and level terraces, temples, yew tree walk, woodland walks and the scented ‘secret garden’ around the old conservatory. There are fine views of the valley 180ft. below and the distant moors.
Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB 

Eden Camp

Opens Monday 6th July with Covid 19 restrictions in place

Modern World War II history museum to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the frontline and homefront

Ample free parking.

Eden Camp, Malton, YO17 6RT
Telephone: (01653) 697777

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

Helmsley Castle

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.

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!

Castlegate, Helmsley, YO62 5AB

Helmsley Walled Garden

Enjoy five tranquil acres of flowers, fruit and vegetables at Helmsley Walled Garden.

Produce from them and the Kitchen Garden go into the delicious dishes made in the Vine House Café.

Adult entry is £7.50 per person
Children under 16 have free entry

Visit this beautiful fully accessible garden in the North York Moors.
Dogs are welcome.

Helmsley Walled Garden, Cleveland Way, Helmsley YO62 5AH
T: 01439 771427

Jorvik Viking Centre

Visit a time when Vikings ruled the land at the world famous JORVIK Viking Centre. Explore the excavations that unearthed the Viking-Age city of Jorvik and discover what this amazing archaeology can tell us about the Vikings. Nearly refurbished and re-opened in 2017.
Open Mon-Sun 10am to 6pm (last admission 5pm) in the summer and 10am to 5pm (last admission at 4pm) in the winter. Adult:  £10.25 Child: £7.25 Conc: £8.25.
Coppergate Centre, York, YO1 9WT
Tel: 01904 615505

Malton Museum

CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19

A visit to Malton Museum helps visitors to understand how the past has shaped the two towns we see today.
The current exhibition, Malton Goes to Market, provides information on the towns’ Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and more recent past. The exhibition contains ‘hands on’ activities for younger, and older, visitors.

Entry to the museum and exhibition are free. Our family workshops are £1 per person.

36 Yorkersgate, Malton YO17 7AB
01653 691262
Opening Times
Thu-Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sun-Wed: Closed
Season: 15th April – 28th October

National Railway Museum

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.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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.
01751 472508

North Yorkshire Water Park

It is open with Covid-19 restrictions in place

FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY, #YOUONLYPAYTOPLAY

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU

01723 865052

Nunnington Hall

Wednesday – Sunday
10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

PRE BOOKED tickets are recommended but walk ins also welcomed if we have space.

Please park and head to Reception.

Nunnington, York YO62 5UY
01439 748283

Pickering Castle

Pickering Castle was used by medieval Kings as a hunting lodge, holiday home and stud farm. It is situated on the edge of Pickering, a lovely market town on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

The gift shop is really nice, local brews, ciders and spirits as well as helmets and swords for sale. The lady in the gift shop was lovely with the children. Parking is very handy.

Castlegate, Pickering. YO18 7AX
Telephone: 01751 474989

 

Rievaulx Abbey

Why not take the beautiful walk from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx? It takes approximately an hour then you can enjoy well deserved refreshments in the café.

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

Ryedale Folk Museum

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.

Open daily:
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

 

Scampston Hall & Gardens

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 5s get free entry.
Scampston, YO17 8NG.

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle is beautifully situated on the cliffs overlooking the North Sea and Scarborough.

Re-opening Saturday 4th July.

All the main outdoor areas will be open as usual, but to secure everyone’s safety the indoor museum space will remain closed. Take away food and drinks for you to enjoy. Toilets will be open.

You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. Tickets are available to book now. Members tickets are free but you still need to book.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
Phone: 01723 372451

 

Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110
Open daily from 10am
Various enclosures of sealife to see including turtles and penguins. Also play area, mini golf and soft play

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.

Skidby Windmill & Museum of Rural Life

Skidby, HU16 5TF (follow the brown signs from the A164).
01482 848405
Open daily 10.00-5pm
Working windmill. Museum with children’s activities inside the windmill and old machinery in the courtyard.
Also a good playground and cafe in the courtyard

The World of James Herriot

Open seven days a week!
Nov to Feb: 10am – 4pm last entry 3pm
Mar to Oct: 10am – 5pm last entry 4pm
Closed: Dec 25th, 26th, & Jan 1st

Adult: £8.50
Children (5-15yrs): £5.00
Family Ticket (2+2): £24.00
Family Ticket (2+3): £28.00
Groups: £6.00

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1PL

Tel: 01845 524234

Whitby Abbey

Perched high on a cliff, it’s easy to see why the haunting remains of Whitby Abbey were inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of ‘Dracula’.

Re-opening Saturday 4th July.

All the main outdoor areas will be open as usual, but to secure everyone’s safety the indoor museum space will remain closed. Take away food and drinks for you to enjoy. Toilets will be open.

You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. Tickets are available to book now. Members tickets are free but you still need to book.

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Phone: 01947 603568

William’s Den

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.

William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. A unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.
Also run lots of special events and activities both term time and in the school holidays.

Ryedale Mumbler Review

For more information please call 01430 472230

York Creepy Crawlies

Social distancing measures for COVID 19 in place

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH.
01904 692221

Inside – Huge soft play including football area and miniature houses to explore.
Outside – large outdoor playground, including sandpit and water, plus animals to see

Yorkshire Air Museum

Elvington, York, YO41 4AU. 01904 608595
Open daily 10.00-5pm. From 10th November 10.00-4pm
At the top of the A1079 just before you reach York is this great air museum, lots of exhibitions, historic planes and vehicles set on a large site

Yorkshire Arboretum

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

Yorkshire Lavender

Come and see our unique Lavender Maze, Gardens, Giant Games and much much more including fallow deer!

Enjoy a coffee and or snack at EJs Tea Room

Open daily in the Spring
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