Days Out Ryedale and Thirsk

Museums, Attractions & Gardens

Agility is York’s first indoor obstacle course fitness park. We offer a range of classes for all age groups and sessions to suit everyone. Click here for our schedule. The park consists of a ninja warrior obstacle course. ninja gym and toddlers classes and two gym studios providing a huge range of activities and training sessions for toddlers, pre school, juniors, high school and adults. With a large café and bar on two floors we cater for a wide range of parties, functions, events and group sessions.

Agility is the perfect place for your child’s birthday party. Fun on the course, grip socks, food and drink included. Prices start from £13.95pp.

Bespoke packages for any occasion, corporate events and team building days can be catered for email for details.

01904 948416
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Bawtry Paintball Fields is Europe’s biggest outdoor activity centre, voted Europe’s Best, and the UK’s highest rated on Trip Advisor with over 1500 5-Star reviews!

Looking for a family day out, an awesome birthday, stag or hen party, or a fantastic team build event – BPF has something for everyone. Our lovely little café serves hot and cold food and drinks, ice cream and slush all day, so you can stay fuelled and relax in one of our picnic areas between activities.

Attracting groups of all ages from 6yrs+, BPF offers a huge variety of outdoor activities in the beautiful 720 acre woodland setting of Bawtry Forest. Activities include; Target and Zombie Archery, outdoor Laser Combat, Rifle Shooting, Tomahawk Axe and Knife Throwing, Junior ‘low-impact’ Paintballing, a 53ft Climbing Wall, Paintball Mini-Tank Battles, a huge Tree-Trek and Zipline Park with 50ft leap-of-faith, and of course regular Paintballing. BPF is also home of the infamous Predator!

Our award-winning paintball and laser combat game zones are like something out of a Hollywood movie. Props include real Lynx, Wessex and Huey helicopters, 42 ex-MOD armoured vehicles, tanks, castles, and a tree-top fortress.

All activities can be booked online at, or call our friendly team on 01302 868841

01302 868841
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Beverley Breakout

February Half Term at Castle Howard, 10th – 18th February

Visit Castle Howard for a fantastic day out for all the family this February half term. Have fun at a place like no other, make memories and don’t forget to bring your furry friends along too.

Skelf Island Adventure Playground, open daily

Embark on an adventure at Skelf Island Adventure Playground, the perfect place for young explorers to let off steam and explore the great outdoors. Navigate rope bridges, whizz down slides, discover ingenious treetop nests and don’t forget the zip wire.

Explore the Estate

With vast parkland to explore, there’s plenty to see as you wander through the Estate as the beautiful signs of spring are beginning to appear, a great way to reconnect with nature and blow away the cobwebs.


Dogs on leads are welcome

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

01653 648333
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Dalby Forest, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park offers the perfect place to escape, relax and adventure

Home to 8,000 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails and Gruffalo adventures, a great day out awaits at Dalby Forest.

The new Zog trail is great fun. To complement the trail and to take your dragon training to the next level, there is also a brand new augmented reality app, ‘Zog: A Forest Adventure’, that is free to download. You can also grab a Zog trail activity pack for only £4 before starting the trail for lots of fun things to do on your forest adventure.

A visit to Dalby will uncover many magical things such as The Gruffalo orienteering courseZog trail, some of the very best mountain biking trails and endless stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled along the way for our unique sculptures which are dotted throughout the forest, get the adrenaline pumping at Dalby Activity Centre or test your nerve and swing amongst the trees on their Go Ape courses.

Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, where you can experience the magic of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye.

If one day leaves you wanting more, extend your forest adventure with a stay at the Forest Holidays cabins .

Please note that barbeques and fires are not currently allowed anywhere in the forest.

Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT

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Give the gift of green space, adventure this Christmas with a membership they will love!

Membership to Dalby Forest is just £60 for the year.

Once purchased, your loved one can choose when their membership starts and enjoy a year’s free parking in Dalby Forest, 10% discount for bike hire, 10% discount in Dalby Forest cafe and 15% off at Go Ape, plus much more!

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Ever been away with the fairies?

We are lucky to have Englands Fairy and Hobgoblin Sanctuary close at hand near Stamford Bridge in delightful woodland.

The Dreamery Gardens (formerly Northwood) is open throughout the year, with seasonal events and festivals, (featuring wonderful grottos) including Gentle Halloween, The Winter Gardens into dusk and night amongst the sparkling lights, and Lady winter and Father Christmas/St Nicholas.

Indulge in organic teas and coffees, cakes, lunch and afternoon tea.  In the Dreamery kitchen.  We also offer Private dining, Corporates/team meetings, and Kids parties with guided storytelling.

Discover unique artefacts in the Fairy Museum as we restore the work of Victorian Professor Howland, and enjoy the paths through the woodland with dragons nests, giants swords, mushroom ring, thrones and many houses and doors of the creatures residing amongst the trees. Escape, relax and enjoy the magic.

To find out more click on the links below to begin your escape to this world.

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP

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Can you find the missing Gargoyle Grobblenook at The Hole In Wand Wizard Golf?

Visit the World’s Most Magical Golf Course in York’s Coppergate Shopping Centre in York, and take on 9 magical golf holes.

Along the way there will be bubbling cauldrons, magical portals, a giant picture frame where you become part of the painting…and can you do a Light Spell to illuminate the way in our dark hole?

At the end of your adventure you will find out if you have the magical powers of a Serpent, Basilisk, Unicorn or Wizard and every player will receive a magic potion gift to take home, plus hopefully find Grobblenook and maybe get a Hole In One badge!

After a magical 9 hole adventure you can relax in our Wizard Tavern with a Cauldron Cake or Uni-Pop-Corn, and a delicious potion with poisonous options for grown up spell makers.

Wizard golf with a potion drink for every player is £6.99 per person and you can book now via the website. Minimum age is 3 and the maximum group size is 6 Wizard with wands.

Use the magic password MUMBLER to get our secret discounted Coffee in our Wizard Tavern.

This Christmas at The Hole In Wand you can get a Mulled Wine or Mulled Mead for £3.99 with a FREE Mince Pie, York’s most magical festive offer in the Coppergate shopping Centre after Wizard Golf or as you wonder on by🍷

01904 623505
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Let your imagination run wild as you immerse yourself in a whole new world of make believe. Step into Jack’s Mini Village and you will immediately be transformed into Village Life where you can become any number of different people – a baker – a stylist – a builder – a doctor, and many more besides.

The size and level of detail will amaze you, from the Mini Village credit card (which each child gets to keep) to the “working” checkout counters, washing machine and ovens, to the awesome ice cream van. Check out the Interactive Village Map on our website to learn more about the 14 different play settings.

Suitable for pre-walkers up to children who love to play pretend in style! Full seating area available to sit and have tasty snack and maybe a delicious coffee made with a barista coffee machine.

Jack’s Mini Village is located on the first floor above Jack in the Box Soft Play. The soft play area has 3 different awesome zones – large gated baby area, toddler play frame and large junior play frame – we have something for everyone with our exciting slides, interactive ball pools and captivating sensory areas, we even have an interactive game floor. There is also a huge menu with lots of tasty, freshly made food.

Open 7 days a week – see our website for opening times and prices. Online booking is essential for guaranteed entry. Separate bookings are required for Jack’s Mini Village and soft play, but combi tickets are available.

Annie Reed Road, Beverley, HU17 0LF. 01482 880091

North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT
Open from 10am, check website for days open and closing times

Lightwater Valley boasts over 40 rides and attractions. Hungry families can enjoy a variety of food and drink options, including the Big Fish Trading Company, Luigi’s Pizza Restaurant; the Grill Café burgers; plus ice cream, donuts and lots more. And the Park’s gift shops offer a variety of souvenirs at pocket-money prices.

01765 635321
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Join us again on the farm for the 2024 season filled with heaps of fun and play!

What will you do first?

Visit our wonderful animals in the animal barn, the Piglets Maternity Ward is a must see to get up close and watch the new born piglets nestling into mum! Listen to our animal handlers talk about how we look after all our furry friends, at our daily “Animal Encounters” sessions. We have a special SEND session each day at 4pm also! Jump for joy on the bouncy pillows, we have a dedicated bouncy pillow just for the under 5’s that all toddlers love! At Easter our fabulous Beach and Fairy Tale Trails will re-open.

Take a tractor and trailer ride up to our super Indoor Play Barn. Adults can grab a coffee and a snack whilst the children get to play on our fabulous farm themed play equipment. The Indoor Play Barn is perfect for when the weather is a little chilly. Scramble over our Olym-Pig Assault Course or take a swing at mini golf. For all the budding little farmers there is the tractor driving area and Dig and Play sand construction zone.

There is so much to see and do here during the week at Piglets!

Don’t forget to look out for our special events during the school holidays also!

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Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, Strensall YO32 9ST 

01904 499183
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Pottery Painting Studio in the heart of York!

Rainbows Ceramics is a well established pottery painting studio just 2 mins from York Minster. Perfect for a day trip to York! We have a vast selection of pottery and all the stamps, stencils and paints you need to help you all get creative. We are situated on the corner of Bootham and Gillygate with parking available on Bootham Row. All items need to be fired so will be ready to collect after 1 week. Posting is also available for a small cost.

Baby Prints
Pop in and paint your baby’s footprint on ceramics and create a perfect keepsake. 3D Clay and Plaster prints presented in a beautiful handmade frame are also available.

Children’s Parties
We are an award winning party venue so if the little ones fancy some pottery painting fun with their friends either in the studio or at home please do give us a call. Please log on to the website for current party packages and info.

Mention Ryedale Mumbler for 10% off (excluding parties & evening bookings)

Rainbows Ceramics
15-17 Bootham
YO30 7BW

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Discover an amazing underwater world.

Parent & Toddler Ticket – £16

  • Best value off peak ticket
  • Adult entry + toddler (aged 5 and under)
  • Dive right in to the mesmerising wonders of the ocean with your little fish, whilst the bigger fish are at school
  • Only available Monday to Friday during school term-time

There is so much to see at SEA LIFE Scarborough! Dive in and you’ll discover:

  • Penguin Island – Head outside and meet the cheeky colony of Humboldt penguins that reside on Penguin Island and get closer than ever before as you make your way through their walk-through home
  • More than 2500 creatures – Dive into an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey to the ocean depths as you discover amazing creatures at this unique indoor and outdoor attraction
  • Tropical Ocean Tunnel – Take a stroll through the incredible 200,000l Ocean Tunnel and be mesmerised by the incredible beauty that lives within. You might even come face-to-fin with Blacktip Reef Sharks
  • Rainforest Adventure – Immerse yourself in a world of creepy crawlies, lurking lizards and curious critters. Come just centimetres away from Green Tree Pythons and be mesmerised at the incredible colours of Poison Arrow Dart Frogs

Annual passes available for £40.

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP

01723 373414
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Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers a great mix of heritage, interactive trails, play features and best of all, the zoo. Be entertained in the zoo with the friendly penguins, pygmy goats and Eccy the parrot, who is always keen to chat. Relax in the Walled and Rose Gardens and be amazed by the giant monkey puzzle trees in the Pleasure Gardens. Check out the new events with Rusticus during school holidays on our website. Don’t miss a freshly baked scone and cup of tea from the Clock Tower Café – it certainly is a great day out for the whole family. Book your tickets today and find out more on our website.

Dogs welcome in most of the outdoor areas, but must be kept on a lead.  There is a designated section in the cafe for dogs.

Find out more on the website here. Follow Sewerby on facebook here for more updates. Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. 01262 673769

Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 01377 236637

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5.00pm (also open Bank Holiday Mondays)

Come and spend a day at Sledmere House and Gardens this May half term!

Explore the Grounds and Walled Garden, before heading off to the Adventure Play Area! We have a Rare Breed Farm Park with lots of animals to see – including a new foal and piglets too!

The House is open for Free-Flow self-led tours on Sunday 4th June (11.30am–3pm) – spend as long or as little time as you like looking inside the house which is steeped in history, with guides and stewards on hand to answer any questions!

Picnics are welcome, and we also have a state of the art Coach House Café, Farm Shop plus The Pantry for that all-important ice cream!

Dogs are always welcome, we just ask they are kept on leads.
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The Potions Cauldron is the World’s most magical drinks emporium and serves magic every day on Shambles in York. You can enjoy a potion drink that comes to life if you do the potion spell, a delicious Spellbound Butterscotch Beer, or mix your own slush potion that comes with magical powers.

You can also try their Potion Experience with a chance to see the all new Secret Potion room and have a potion mixed for you by a Wizard with a few surprises as the room comes to life and you learn the secrets of potion making!

Find out how Basilisk Blood, Tears of A Wizard, Serpents Venom and Unicorn Essence are made and see if you can taste the magic.

Grown up Wizards can event try some poison in their potion.

The Potions Experience at The Potions Cauldron lasts 25 minutes and is £5.99 per Wizard.

The experience may not be suitable for Wizards under 6 years old or anyone of a very nervous disposition.

There is a date night version of the experience for grown up Wizards that lasts 50 minutes.

You can book your magical potions experience online

9 3/4 Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ

01904 692192
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Spend quality time together at WOLDIE’s

Nature Gardens, Trails and Play

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Woldie’s Nature Mission running now!

Are you a nature hero? Help with Woldie’s Nature Mission to find out!

Complete the nature missions and collect all the stamps to claim your nature hero sticker!


Popular at Woldie’s:

  • Woldie’s Miniature Railway
  • Willow Maze & Giant Games
  • Den Zone & Fort
  • Timber Trail Play Area
  • Tree Trail
  • Insect Orienteering
  • Sand Play & Kitchen
  • Bee Garden, Giant Hive and Games
  • Bird Hide
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Spider’s Lair
  • Willow Warren Tunnels
  • Nature Ponds
  • COMING SOON Mini Foot Golf with NEW course and obstacles!
  • MAY HALF TERM Woldie’s Queen Bee Quest


Discover nature gardens, trails and play in a beautiful setting of lavender, wildflowers and woodland. There’s something for all the family to enjoy together, dogs are welcome too.

“Kept all 3 generations entertained all day, yet also somehow peaceful and relaxing!”

Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm
YO17 8HW

Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough

01944 758641
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Beck Isle Museum

Opening Times 2024

25 March – 2 November
Monday- Thursday and Saturday 10am-4pm (site closes at 5pm)

Beck Isle Museum
Bridge Street
YO18 8DU

01751 473653

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

National Trust property. Families can let off steam in the wilderness play area or see what’s on offer in the school holidays. Refuel in the walled garden restaurant or brewhouse or grab something to take away as you explore. Choose from plants and an extensive home and garden range in the shop.

Dogs on a lead are welcome except in the restaurant, walled garden and wilderness play area

Beningbrough, York YO30 1DD
01904 472027

Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Covert Lane (Park Rose), Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QF.
01262 673653
Open daily, 10am – 4pm, last entry 3pm (animal activities finish at 2pm)
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

Hall, gardens and gift shop open every day 11am until 5pm. With a fabulous adventure playground, enchanted woodland village, giant board games, willow dens and a trail to follow, children will find so much to amuse and inspire here!

Dogs on leads are welcome in most outdoor areas.

Burton Agnes, Driffield, YO25 4NB.  01262 490324

Byland Abbey

Free to enter, Byland Abbey is the perfect place to stop on a family day out, 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.

Dogs welcome on a lead.

Byland, Coxwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 4BD

Captain Barney’s, Malton

  • Monday to Friday: 9am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday 10am to 4pm.
  • Sunday – closed for private parties & events

Role play world allows children to get lost in their imagination and have great fun. The indoor soft play and outdoor play area (open subject to weather)

Captain Barney’s, 14 Railway Street, Malton YO17 7NR
01653 228128

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

Dalby Forest Cycle Hub

Dalby Forest Cycle Hub is the perfect place to start and end your day out. We have the best range of hire bikes and everything you need to make the most of your day.

You can hire a bike for half a day or a full day. For young families, we hire child seats & trailers too.

01751 460585

Duncombe Park

Duncombe Park is located in Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park. There are waymarked walks, discovery trails and orienteering courses for all ages which explore the woodlands, river valley, meadows, woodland skyline and commercial forestry. There is a small charge to visit.

Parkland open Saturday 11th February – Tuesday 31st October 2023, 7 days/week.

Gardens open Monday 10th April 2023 – Thursday 31st August, 6 days a week, closed Saturdays

Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome.

Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB 

Eden Camp

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

Two great playgrounds for under 5s and over 5s.

Events during school holidays.

Dogs on a lead welcome, apart from in the children’s playgrounds.

Ample free parking.

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

Flamingo Land

A good family day out with lots to do. Many rides and areas suitable for young children, lots of outdoor play areas and a large zoo. Cafes get busy but lots of picnic areas to take your own food in. During the Winter Season, from November onwards the zoo is open to the public for a discounted price, no rides are open, but some of the areas are still accessible. There is also a caravan park on site to extend your stay.

Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome in most areas theme park, but not in the zoo, Children’s Planet or Splish Splosh. Assistance dogs have unrestricted access.

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. 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! Dogs on a lead welcome.

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.

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

Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park, Ripon

The Garden opens on Thursday 18th April 2024 

April 18th – June: Tuesdays to Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

July – 3rd November: Wednesdays to Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays

All garden entry tickets must be booked online

We do not take cash on site  

Hutts Lane, Ripon HG4 3DA

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.

Coppergate Centre, York, YO1 9WT
01904 615505

Malton Museum

Re-opening 8th April 2023. A visit to Malton Museum helps visitors to understand how the past has shaped the two towns we see today.
Entry to the museum and exhibition are free.

36 Yorkersgate, Malton YO17 7AB
01653 691262

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.

Green Lane, Bagby, Thirsk, YO7 2AG
T: 01845 42 11 24

Murton Park

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. With our own museum, railway, animals, playground and Living History sites – there is something for everyone.

Well behaved dogs on a lead are very welcome on site but they are not allowed in any of the buildings.

Murton Lane, Murton YO19 5UF

01904 489966

National Railway Museum

Located next to York Railway station. Great free 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. Also run regular school holiday activities for children. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Train from Pickering to Goathland, Grosmont and through to Whitby over 24 miles of beautiful Yorkshire Scenery.

UNLIMITED Annual Pass Ticket £49.50. Plus KIDS GO FREE! A Shorter Journey Ticket allows day return travel between up to one station (e.g. Goathland to Grosmont day return) for a fixed fare price of £13.50 per adult (16+) and up to two stations (e.g. Pickering to Goathland day return) for a fixed fare price of £25 per adult (16+).  Both are free for children (0-15).

Pickering Station, YO18 7AJ. 01751 472508

North Yorkshire Water Park

Offers a range of watersport activities including aqua park (including one for Toddlers (Splash Kingdom), stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, open water swimming, sailing, canoeing. Plus walks, cycle track, cafe and a relaxing environment. Free parking, free entry, you only pay to play.

Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome.

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU
01723 865052

Nunnington Hall

A picturesque Yorkshire manor house and garden, with peaceful hidden spots, colourful peacocks and flowers, alongside the river Rye.

Dogs on short leads welcome in the garden, courtyards and wider estate.

Nunnington, York YO62 5UY
01439 748283

Palace Cinema – Malton

A family owned and run cinema showing the latest release films.

Palace Cinema, Chancery Lane, Malton, North Yorkshire. YO17 7HW
01653 600008

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.

Dogs on a lead are welcome.

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.

Dogs on a lead welcome.

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.

Dogs on a lead welcome.

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA
Phone: 01751 417367

Scampston Hall and Gardens

Stately home in North Yorkshire with award winning Walled Gardens, Woodland Garden and Parkland. Often do children’s activities during school holidays. Open to the public from April to October.

Dogs are permitted in certain areas of the Parkland on leads.

Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NG
01944 759111

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle is beautifully situated on the cliffs giving panoramic views of Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. Experience 3,000 years of history, play on the grassy headland, and grab a take away coffee from the coffee shed.

Dogs on a lead welcome.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
01723 372451

Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Various enclosures of sealife to see including turtles and penguins. Also play area, mini golf and soft play. Open daily from 10am-4pm (11am in Winter)

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110

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

Stockeld Park – Wetherby

Stockeld Park is a unique all-weather family attraction located near Wetherby in North Yorkshire. Filled with family fun, outdoor activities for children, a fun adventure park and a brand-new indoor play centre – just to name a few! The whole family will have a wonderful time on this fab day out!

Stockeld Park is now open EVERY weekend throughout the year, and also seasonally throughout the school holidays!

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

The Deep

The Deep is home to spectacular animals including sharks and stingrays, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical reef fish, Loggerhead sea turtles a colony of Gentoo penguins, and much more to keep all ages entertained.

FREE return visits for 12 months with their Annual Pass.

Tower Street, Hull, HU9 1TU. 01482 381000.

The World of James Herriot

Explore James Herriot’s fully-restored 1940s home in Thirsk. See the car he drove, step into the TV set, try your hand at being a vet, plus so much more including interactive games for Herriot fans of all ages. Open 7 days a week, 9.30am-4.30pm in summer, and 9.30am-3pm in Winter.

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1PL

Tel: 01845 524234

Thorp Perrow Arboretum

We’re open 7 days a week from 10am to around 4pm (daylight and weather-depending).

Come and take a stroll in the Arboretum, watch your children let off steam in the adventure playground, enjoy the wonderful bird of prey displays, or hand feed the wallabies in the Mammal Centre.

We have a lot to offer the whole family so keep your eyes peeled for our fun seasonal trails, family event days, open-air concerts, workshops, special lunches and guided tours.



Entry times are flexible. Please do not worry if you arrive earlier/later than the booked slot – it is purely so we can ensure we manage entry as efficiently as possible.


Your Visit

Twiggy’s Play

Twiggy’s is a play centre located in Thirsk for under 10’s based on the Yorkshire countryside. Open every day.

Unit 2, Concept Business Park, Allendale Road, Thirsk YO7 3NY
01845 523553

Whitby Abbey

You can uncover centuries of history at Whitby Abbey with the new interactive guide, and visit the revamped museum to find out more about how the abbey inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet, and Bram Stoker, the author of ‘Dracula’.  The entrance to the abbey is fully accessible, and you’ll find improved facilities in the visitor centre, including a bigger shop. There is no need to book in advance, but it is recommended.

Dogs on a lead welcome.

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
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.

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For more information please call 01430 472230

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

The Yorkshire Arboretum offers 120 acres of peace and tranquillity in the heart of North Yorkshire. Experience exceptional natural beauty, a botanically diverse tree collection, sweeping vistas and wildflower meadows. The Arboretum Café serves delicious home-cooked food using locally-sourced ingredients – open all day. Dogs welcome, with an 11-acre off-lead area. Kids can take one of our tree trails, with additional activities on offer during school holidays.

Just 30 minutes from York, it’s yours to explore! Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome.

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY

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 April to September, 10am – 5pm. Free admission to shop, plant nursery & tea room. Admission charge to Gardens (Adults £3.50, Children £2, Senior Citizens £3)

We allow dogs in the Gardens, Shop and Specialist Plant Nursery except on Alpaca Experience Days. Dogs must be kept on lead at all times when visiting.

Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, York YO60 6PB
01653 648 008