Murton Park – News, discounted tickets and a Mumbler Review – April 2021
Murton Park has news!
To celebrate the launch of their new website and the re-opening of the parks outside area’s including the expansion of their sandpit and introduction of their MASSIVE new mud kitchen, They are offering 10% discount off admission tickets that are purchased on-line via their website www.murtonpark.co.uk (some exclusions apply)
Tickets need to be purchased between Saturday 24th and Friday 30th April 2021.
Discount code is Mumbler10
NEW CHILDMINDER TICKET
Also they have introduced a new childminders ticket which is valid for 12months. (not included in the above promotion)
Childminder = £45
1 named adult & 6 unnamed children
(Available to purchase on site only with a valid Registration Certificate)
Our Childminder Reviewer, Dawn, went recently and here is what she found…
We have had two lovely visits to Murton Park – the home of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, since it reopened last week. Coronavirus measures are still in place to ensure that the attraction is as safe as possible. Face masks need to be worn on entry. Hand sanitiser & the test & trace system have been put in place. Staff were also wearing PPE in the entrance. We arrived at 10am both times (on week days) & were the first people there to ensure that it was not busy.)
Viking & Roman villages
The Viking & Roman villages were both fully open as usual. We even saw some Vikings working in the houses & repairing the roofs! We were able to explore in the various houses & see the Viking longboat. As it was very quiet when we visited, social distancing was easy & there was no rush for us to move between the various houses. The children also enjoyed seeing the resident cat in the village!
We were very excited to see that new animals have arrived! We were lucky to see sheep & lambs, ponies, pigs, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, hens & chicks. We especially loved stroking the very friendly sheep, goats & ponies, who seemed happy to have the visitors back.
We had lots of fun playing in the playground which is fully open. The new gigantic mud kitchen is fantastic & seems to be very popular with the children, containing lots of pots, pans, baking trays & cooking utensils. The sand pit has been divided in two, to help to maintain social distancing. There were lots of buckets, spades & diggers to play with in the sand pit. The children also loved playing on the basket swing, slide, climbing equipment & rocking toys. The ride on tractors are also available to play with. Wooden chimes have also been added for the children to make music with as well as the usual pans to drum.
The museum is currently closed in line with government restrictions but they hope to reopen all inside areas on the 17th May in accordance with the government road map.
Derwent Valley Light railway
Currently running shunting demonstrations on Sundays and Bank Holidays and will run passenger trains again once safe to do so in line with government restrictions.
Special events have been planned & these include Meet the Vikings, Life in Medieval Yorkshire, Cowboys, Medieval Horses, Vintage Gathering, Cowboys & Wash Days. More details are available on their website. www.murtonpark.co.uk
Picnic tables are available outside & are spaced out to maintain social distancing. Light refreshments are also available on site.
Opening times are 10am – 4.30pm (last admission is at 3.30pm)
Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a lead.
Family pass (2 adults & up to 3 children) – £35.00
Adult – £11.00
Child – £9.00
Senior – £9.00
Student – £9.00
Child under 2 – Free
Carer (with carers card) – Free
Childminder (1 named adult with registration certificate & up to 6 unnamed children) – £45.00
Tickets are extremely reasonably priced as they are valid for a year (except for when the museum is closed during the winter months).