Days Out Ryedale

Things to do on a Rainy Day

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Why not get creative in the kitchen with your little ones. Some lovely cooking products are available from THE LITTLE COOK COMPANY and why not check out the Recipes under the Parents header. There are fun recipes like play dough and salt dough as well as things to eat.

If you have any recipes you would like to share with fellow Mumblers, please email for inclusion on the website.

Two pools: a small pool which is 50cm deep and a larger pool which is 120cm deep throughout. The temperature is lovely at 32 degrees centigrade.

Opening Times:
Term Time: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm). CLOSED MONDAYS
School Holidays: Daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm General swim. 4pm – 6pm Swimming lessons
Please note the pool is closed from 31st December until mid March.

Public: Adult £3.20, Child £2.20
Lessons: £7.50 for 30 mins

Carr Lane, Sutton-On-The-Forest, York, YO61 1ET. (01347) 810829

“Perfect for a rainy day in term time” SJB ’19

Read our review HERE

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Palace Cinema

Malton Palace Cinema
01653 600008
Adult: £7.50
Concession: £6.50 before 7pm, £7 after 7pm
Tea matinee: £6.50 Full, £5.60 Concession
Booking fee: 40p
3D Glasses Maintenance Fee: £1.20



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Peagreen Pottery

Peagreen Pottery is a paint your own pottery studio in the beautiful market town of Malton. Book a table for individuals any time or ask about Parties and Group Bookings.

We have a large range of pots to paint from dinosaurs to unicorns, mugs, plates and bowls, something for all ages and abilities, even jugs and vases for granny.

Your kids will love being creative with our selection of paints, brushes, sponges and stamps. Prices are all inclusive and start from just £6. Perfect for a fun day out or creating a gift for mummy.

After they’ve finished their masterpiece and just possibly left a lovely mess (which you don’t need to worry about!) leave it with us to dry and glaze. They will be excited to see their artwork all bright and shiny within 7 days.

Pottery Painting Parties: Starting at £80 for up to 8 children (£10 for additional children) book exclusive use of the studio on a Sunday.

*NEW* Slime Parties: £80 for a maximum of 10 children.  The perfect way to satisfy their slime addiction without the mess at home! Contact us for further details.

Evening bookings are also available for any purpose just ask!



01653 690502 


Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio is a well established pottery painting studio in the heart of York on the corner of Bootham & Gillygate. Parking is available on Bootham Row, just behind the shop. Bus stops are near by as is the Rawcliffe Park & Ride stop.

We have a vast selection of pottery and all the stamps, stencils and sponges you need to help your little one get creative. All aprons and tools are provided. Ladies Nights are also available for grown ups! No need to book simply just pop in. Your item will be ready to collect in 1 week or a few days if visiting. Alternatively we can post your items.

Baby Prints
We specialise in baby footprints on to ceramics and years of practice have enabled us to successfully get the perfect print on to most items. 3D plaster outprints and clay imprints are also available, provided with a handmade wooden box frame.

Kids Parties
We are a 2016 & 2017 award winning children’s party venue. A ceramic painting party is lots of fun and each child will have their own personal gift to remember the occasion by. Party food can also be provided.

Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio
15-17 Bootham, York YO30 7BW
01904 675533

F: Rainbow Ceramics
I: rainbowsceramics
T: @RainbowsYork

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The Deep

the deepTower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000.

Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.

Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.

The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.

The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.

Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.

Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).

During the school holidays there are also arts and crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.

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The Smile Cafe

The Mile Farm Shop & Smile Café is a lovely place to visit. For younger children, under five, there’s a lovely indoor soft play area with double slide, mats and building toys, plus an outdoor play area with climbing frame, swings and ride-on toys.

Smile Café in Pocklington is the perfect place to host your child’s birthday party, with plenty of fun activities to suit all ages.

The family-friendly play café is available for parties Monday to Saturday from 4pm and every Sunday afternoon from 1.30pm.

Older children can also indulge their creative sides with Paint-Your-Own-Pottery and Be-My-Bear parties – super messy and lots of fun.

Smile Café is proud of its reputation for customer satisfaction, value for money and excellent food – with a food hygiene rating of 5/5.

“We had our daughter’s 1st birthday here and it was amazing. The staff did a brilliant job and all children had a lovely time in the soft play or painting a pot. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting somewhere special for a party. I couldn’t have wished for a better day.” Sophia, 2017

“A great party venue, great homemade food excellent value, a hassle-free party and an amazing birthday cake made for my boy’s third birthday!” Kate, 2017

The Mile, Pocklington, York, YO42 1TW.

CONTACT Jo T: 01759 305420

Bridlington Leisure Wold


  • 25 metre six- lane swimming pool.
  • 13m x 7m learner pool with a moveable floor.
  • Splash Zone to include waterplay features and two interactive water slides connected to the learner pool.
  • Leisure World, Promenade, Bridlington YO15 2QQ
  • Phone: 01262 606715
  • “Lovely pool with lots to entertain the kids. Not too expensive either. The designated times worked well for us, prevent you staying too long. Climbing wall is really fun! Café is nice as well.” SF ’17


Captain Barney’s

Captain Barney’s is a barrel load of fun! With levels to explore and slides to dive down, it’s oceans of fun for all our shipmates. Bash past the biff bags, squeeze through the rollers, swing through the hanging snakes before plunging into our ball pool.
We also have plenty of toddler toys for our younger visitors, so children of all ages are entertained at Captain Barney’s.
14 Railway Street, Malton, YO17 7NR
01653 691936

Forest Holidays at Cropton & Keldy

Good place for a rainy day! As pottery painting if available and a lovely cafe

Forest Holidays, Forest Holidays, Keldy Cabins, Cawthorne YO18 8HW

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

Hornsea Freeport – Beach Cove and Bugtopia

Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT. 01964 534211

If you’re looking for a fun family day out why not head to Hornsea Freeport. There are 2 great children’s attractions there, along with the usual range of shops and discount outlets.

Discover Beach Cove, the fantastic play experience at Hornsea Freeport.  Swing, slide, zip, bounce, climb, dig and twirl in the AWESOME outdoor activity park… and explore the AMAZING soft play zone indoors. Time for a break? Relax in the Rockpool Café and terrace overlooking the play areas.

Head into Bugtopia, the hands-on tropical nature attraction featuring Huge Bugs, butterflies, birds, spiders, and MORE! INCREDIBLE leafcutter ants have arrived at Bugtopia too!


Ideas for a Rainy Day

Do you have any good ideas as to what to do on a rainy day or know of a great place to visit on a rainy day in or around Ryedale?  If yes, please tell us about it here so we can add it to the list.

Kemps General Store

Going on holiday, a long journey or need entertainment for a rainy day?
Stop by to see our collection of card games, activity books, bugs spotting, art projects, seaside and gardening activities, colouring books and packs, biscuit cutters, model making and much more to make great projects for rainy days and long journeys. Lots of ideas and things to help entertain kids!

Kemps General Store
13 Market Place Malton YO177LP
01653 693577

Mini Monsterz Indoor Play

Indoor soft play area with junior, toddler and baby areas.
Every evening from 6pm Laser Tag is run.
Customer café.
Party packages are available.
5-8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Rd, Scarborough, YO11 3YS
(01723) 586665

The Kirk Theatre

A variety of productions by Pickering Musical Society and films.
The Kirk Theatre,
North Yorkshire
YO18 7DL
Telephone: 01751 474833

The Ritz Cinema, Thirsk

16 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS

Tel: 01845 524751

Programme starts every evening at 7.30pm, matinees at 2.30pm

Doors open 30 minutes earlier.

Ticket prices: Adults £5, Under 15s and seniors £4.

Matinees and all Monday tickets £4

Tropical World – Roundhay

Tropical World offers a unique opportunity to explore the jungle, desert, nocturnal and aquatic habitats with plants and animals such as crocodiles, butterflies, bats, snakes and a gorgeous family of meerkats!

One of Tropical World’s most loved zones is the butterfly house where you are able to witness first-hand their fascinating life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly. There are between 20 and 30 species of butterflies at Tropical World including Owl Butterflies which can grow up to 20cm – the same size as a large dinner plate!

You can really get up close and personal with all the inhabitants of Tropical World which makes it a fantastic immersive experience. With such a large variety of exciting and exotic animals to discover and learn about, Tropical World is a fun and educational day out for all the family.

Once you have finished exploring all there is on offer at Tropical World, you can grab a bite to eat and drink in the café which has a variety of hot and cold refreshments on offer. With a unique view of the canal gardens, the café is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

Winter Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 4pm (last entry 30 minutes before closing)

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER. Tel: 0113 237 0754

Twiggy’s Play Limited

Allendale Road, Thirsk, YO7 3NY
Phone: 01845 523553
Open 10am – 4pm, 6pm Friday and Saturday.
Babies & Adults – FREE
Under 5’s – £3.95
5 & over – £4.95

York Creepy Crawlies

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York. YO32 2RH.
01904 692221
Open Sunday to Thursday 9.30-7pm, Friday & Saturday 9.30-8pm
Term time Mon-Fri: Babies £1, 1-3 years £4.25, 4+ years £5.25, Adults £1. Weekends: Babies £1, 1-3 years £5.25, 4+ years £6.25, Adults £1.50
Inside – Huge soft play including football area and miniature houses to explore.
Outside – large outdoor playground, including sandpit and water, plus animals to see

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