Days Out Ryedale

Parks & Playgrounds

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.

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



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


Lovely big park that has recently benefited from investment and has loads of new equipment. The old has been removed or refurbished, and there’s a new perimeter fence. Great to kick a ball about in.

Mumbler recommended SR 2018


Mumbler recommended playground

Eastfield Road, Norton

Lovely park with great play equipment for most ages as well as a large open playing field to kick a ball around.

YO17 9JS

Mumbler recommended August ’17 SJB, JD

Ebberston Park

Lovely park with fun play equipment

There is a red box near the gate for donations in order to maintain the park and the equipment in good condition.

YO13 9PA

“I can highly recommend the park in Ebberston. Just taken my boy there for a change of scenery and it’s fab – lots to do” Mumbler recommended 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

As of Saturday 4th July, Ebberston Sportsfield will reopen. Please read the bullet points below before visiting:

✴️ The toilet facilities will remain closed at this time
✴️ We strongly advise you to bring hand sanitiser with you and to sanitise your hands before and after use of equipment. We will not be cleaning the equipment between uses.
✴️ Please take your litter home with you or alternatively use the bins provided.
✴️ Social distancing is to be adhered to, please consider others using the areas and watch your children at all times.
✴️ New equipment will be arriving over the coming weeks, so please bear with us while areas are closed off.
✴️ If you or any member of the household is experience Covid symptoms DO NOT ENTER.

Fimber playground

There is a great park at Fimber roundabout on the B1248.

Accessible car park

Forest Holidays Cropton & Keldy

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, Keldy Cabins, Cawthorne YO18 8HW

Forest Holidays Cropton,  Cropton, Nr Pickering. YO18 8ES

Garden Way, Pickering

Smaller park.

Pickering YO18 8BG

Greenlands, Pickering

Football field in Pickering. No play equipment.

YO18 8BG

Hawthorne Lane, Pickering

Large play area for older and preschool children alike.

Pickering YO18 7HR

Hovingham Play Ground

Hovingham Playground is a child’s paradise. Hidden away at the extremities of Hovingham village, in an extremely wonderful location you will find a well kept adventure playground with equipment for toddlers to teens. It also includes picnic tables, benches and a covered shelter, so all the family can enjoy themselves.

Please park in the village hall car park


A Lovely walk suggested by Hawkes Health, Fitness & Coaching.

4 miles (1.5-2 hours)
Easy family walk
Me and my son did this in the pouring rain, I loved it but I’m sure it will be great in the sun 🌞
A. From the car park, walk down to the Ryedale folk museum and the go past the chapel. Turn left at a footpath sign and keep to the left of the bowling green. Cross a series of fields and fairy call beck.
B. Turn right on the road and walk along its wide grassy verge.
C. Where the road bends sharply right, turn left away from it on a rough track for about 120 yards at the side of a swampy field to a path junction.
D. Fork right following a well-defined path out on to the open moor. Keep the field boundary wall in sight and walk as far as the group of buildings of camomile farm. Turn left away from the farm, still following the boundary, to cross a small but steep-sides valley.
E. Turn right at a footpath junction to join the lane into Lastingham village.
F. Pass a row of riverside cottages, fork right beyond the last one and walk up the steep grassy track. The track can be muddy after rain, but with a little care the worst parts can be avoided
G. Climb through a belt of mature beech trees as far as the road. Bear right and walk through Spaunton.
H. Turn right at the T-junction and then left to grange farm.
I. Follow directions signs through the farmyard.
J. Follow a waymarked path around the edge of a series of fields.
K. Go downhill through sparse woodland to the roadside. Hutton village is on the right

Baby carrier required rather than a buggy

Jubilee Park

Jubilee Park is a wonderful natural play area open with large open spaces.

You can find it by walking down the lane next to the Carpenters Arms pub beer garden – enjoy the sheep and cows in the neighbouring fields on the way!
Back Lane

YO41 5QH

Website: Jubilee Park

Kirkbymoorside Play Park

Old Road
West Pasture

Lovely park, but no shade from the sun.
Mumbler recommended 2017 VH, SWE

Manor Drive, Pickering

Large play area with a smaller fenced area for pre-school ages. Includes newly installed zip wire.

Pickering YO18 8DF


Mumbler recommended playground with nearby car park

North Yorkshire Water Park

It is open with Covid-19 restrictions in place


Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU

01723 865052

Norton Riverside View Play Ground

Riverside View, Norton, Malton, YO17 9RB

Paddock Close, Pickering

Play park with equipment.

Yo18 8BH

Pannett Park

Whitby Museum, Whitby YO21 1RE
Phone: 01947 602908

Mumbler recommended 2017 SWE

Peasholm Park – Scarborough

Peasholm Park Scarborough, North Yorkshire is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE.
Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough YO12 7QZ
01723 500954

Rainbow Lane

Big park with lots of play equipment for a variety of ages.
Rainbow Lane
YO17 7BU

Sheriff Hutton

Finkle Street, Adjacent to Village Hall, Sheriff Hutton

Mumbler recommended 2017 CB, NS

Snainton Playground

High Street

Mumbler recommended 2017

Sutton Bank Adventure Play Area

There’s a brand new fabulous play area outside, using natural landscape features to provide a place for adventure and fun for younger children.
Come and enjoy two quirky treehouses, a stone castle, three magical stone roundhouses, the large sandpit with a ‘play tree’ in the centre, a mud kitchen, go log clambering over the ‘swamp’ and enjoy den building.

Sutton Bank National Park Centre
North York Moors National Park, Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH

Swinton Play Ground

The Reading Rooms, High St, Swinton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6SL

Thornton Le Dale Play Ground

Manthorpe Park is set in one acre of land in a residential street (Roxby Road), close to the village centre. It is the route to the local primary school and surrounded by residential property and a perimeter fence.

Within the park, the children benefit from a fenced skate park area and a fenced multi use games area. The remainder of the park, two thirds of an acre, is laid out on grass with swings, roundabout, slide and rocking horse. There is a graffiti wall and waste bins.

Manthorpe Park

Troutbeck Close, Pickering

Pre school playground

YO18 8TE


Mumbler recommended playground, follow signs for the church and on left before.

York Designer Outlet Undercover Adventure Playground

Adventure Playground
Will you ride down the slide? Crawl through the tunnel? Or scale the cargo net? Our adventure playground is open all day to children aged between three and six years old, located outside the East entrance. All undercover and a handy diversion during shopping.
Food outlets and toilets available inside the designer outlet
St. Nicholas Avenue, Fulford, York,YO19 4TA,
Telephone: 01904 682700