School Holidays Ryedale

Summer Holidays

The Balloon Tree is open for Pick Your Own.

Just like last season, this year it is a matter of booking your “Picking Slots”. During none school holidays, walk-in pickers are welcome Monday to Friday, but pre-booking is essential for weekends.

Days will be released slowly to control the number of pickers on site at any one time and to ensure there are enough strawberries ready. As the fruit ripens, more and more slots will be released.

Pre-booking page, with more details HERE

Watch FACEBOOK for updates

Currently available on their PYO site; they have Gooseberries 🍈 and the King of the PYO, the quintessential sign of British Summer… the Strawberry 🍓. Plenty more fruit is to come, with all announcements featured on their social media.

The Farmshop, Café and children’s play area are all open, so there is plenty of things to do and enjoy.

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley
YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge)”

01759 373023
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2nd-6th Aug Wildlife workshop
9th-13th Aug Safari Week
16th-20th Aug Build a Scarecrow
28th-30th Aug Beetlefest/Scarecrow comp
28th & 29th August
Camping, Entertainment, Hog Roast, Bouncy Castles, Rodeo Bull, Adventure Playground, Star Gazing. 

Open 9.30am/10.00am to 5.00pm

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

£7.50 per person £6 a concession £28 a family 4 £32 family of 5.

Suitable for all ages accompanied by an Adult.
A small fee per activity.

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

01904 488796
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Summer 2021 – A summer of wonderful wellbeing

Immerse yourself in the ‘five ways to wellbeing’. Slow down, kick off your shoes and enjoy the feel of grass between your toes. Find a quiet spot and listen to the hum of nature, perhaps with a picnic on the lawn. Come back week after week until early September to experience something new – there’s no rush!

From Saturday 24 July

Have a go at the new nature themed summer sense-ations trail – all day, every day.

From Monday 2 August

Alongside the trail, join one of the themed days, based on the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ linking with the exhibition in the Saloon Galleries.

Mondays – keep learning with the bees’ knees and find out why bees are so amazing. Drop in at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Tuesdays – be active and walk a Beningbrough mile, with some extra activity challenges along the way.

Wednesday – take notice and take part in some citizen science, spot the different butterflies as they get busy in flower borders.

Thursday – connect and create some wild art as you get stuck in with sticks. Drop in 11am – 3pm.

Friday – find your own Fridays, ideas include following the labyrinth path, make up a story in the den, bird watch in the bird hide, chase shadows in the sun and bring a ball for south lawn games.

Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD

01904 472027
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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





01653 648333
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Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry England, 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

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It’s the time of year that every parent looks forward to and dreads in equal measure.  A six-week break from dragging the kids out of bed every morning but also a seemingly interminable period of finding ways to occupy them.  As you’d expect, we think getting the young ones out mountain biking in Dalby Forest – and anywhere else for that matter – is a great way of amusing them and enjoying family time together.  As the last 18 months have proved, fresh air, nature and exercise are essential for everyone’s health and wellbeing.

This Summer we are running a variety of cycling courses from ‘Learn to Ride’ to more advanced sessions.  For more information, dates and to book, visit our website:

Based in the Courtyard, our hire centre is situated at the start of the trails and is open 7 days a week throughout Summer from 9am–5pm every day, except Thursdays 10am-5pm.    For bike hire, pre-booking is advisable to ensure we have bikes available for you – telephone us on 01751 460585 to arrange.

In our shop, we have a selection of kids’ bikes, clothing, helmets and accessories to help keep your little ones happy and safe.

Happy pedalling!

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The Great Ryedale Maze (formerly known as The Great Yorkshire Maze) makes a welcome return to North Yorkshire this summer, following its hugely popular debut in 2020.  Located at Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton, it is open daily from 14 July to 5 September from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

We have a field full of fun for all the family, with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore in the giant Yorkshire Dragon Maze, and for younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Mini-Maze with an environmental theme.

The action-packed Vintage Funfair is bigger and better than ever, offering thrills for adults, teenagers and children alike aboard the 1930s Speedway, Octopus, Twister, Dodgems and Chair-o-plane, while the Hush Hush Train ride, Muffin the Mule and Swing Boats will delight the little ones.  Test your skills at the game stalls and win a prize every time!

For some competitive family fun and more prizes have a go at Football Darts, then enjoy live entertainment in our Big Top with a cuppa and cake, a Berry Best Ice Cream or a barbecued bite from the Cabin Café.

Tickets are priced at £10.95 for adults and £9.95 for children (aged 3-15, under 3s free), with concessions available.

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Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Dalby Forest, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find! With the amazing new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app, fun activity pack and trail, you’ll get to interact with all your favourite characters as you go in search of the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood.

When visiting, it is important that you and your family follow social distancing guidelines and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible. Please remember to wash your hands before you start the trail and bring hand sanitiser to use while out in the forest.

1. Download the new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app
Point the brand new app at special markers along the trail and watch the characters from The Gruffalo story come to life. Thanks to amazing augmented reality technology, you’ll be able to interact with each of the characters as they appear within the forest around you. Capture the fun by taking videos and photos with your favourites!

Remember to download the app before you visit the forest.
App Store
Google Play

2. Get your paws on the Gruffalo Spotter trail activity pack
Head to the visitor centre to grab your activity kit, packed with fun things to do to help you spot the Gruffalo. Inside you’ll find:

    • Gruffalo mask and paws
    • Activity leaflet
    • Crayon and pencil
    • Nature spotters game and instructions
    • Stickers

To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase (£3.50).

3. Follow the trail
The trail at Dalby Forest starts the World Cup Car Park near Adderstone Field. Complete fun family activities and learn about each animal from the book as you follow the new interactive trail.

There are also rubbings to complete and other characters to look out for as you go! Use the app to see the characters appear in the forest around you.

Grade – Easy
An easy and accessible route on level, surfaced ground. Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Dalby Forest, Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering

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Kemps Farm Barton-le-Street Pick your own, Malton is now open until the end of August with PYO strawberries ready for picking now and by mid July raspberries will also be available (please contact us to ensure availability of raspberries).

Opening times:
Monday to Thursday 1pm to 5pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm


All our fruit is grown outdoors, ripening naturally in the sunshine which we think gives the fruit a superior flavour.  Several varieties are grown, ripening at different times, to ensure as long a season as possible for picking.


Barton-le-Street PYO is easy to find just off the B1257 between Malton and Hovingham– just follow the strawberry signs!


In the adjacent fields you can also see on your visit our farm animals and the arable crops growing.


We have a small shop selling ice creams, drinks etc and Kemps Farm jam.

07798 937821
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Inspired by the love letters of Bert Bate and Betty Lane, Letters From Betty is a promenade multi-media live performance told from a Naval sailor’s perspective, of day to day life during World War 2. We follow Bert’s journey from Navy training, to active duty during the war, and are given insights to his growing relationship with a young Brum lass called Betty.

The show is a fusion of history and modern storytelling, revealing the thoughts and reflections of some of the individuals who lived through such turmoil, their experiences though war time and their dreams for the future.

Bring your friends and family along for this unique insight into the extraordinary lives and the profound loves of those who were kept apart by the Second World War.

Letters From Betty is a reminder that even in the midst of dark times, hope prevails.

Book Tickets

We are so looking forward to running the 2021 SUMMER READING CHALLENGE in our libraries this year.

Watch the video below to find out all about this year’s theme, how to sign up, what to read, and what prizes are on offer.

Children aged 4-11 years can sign up from 10th July.

We’ll soon be sharing details of some very exciting online events that we are hosting so keep your eyes peeled for announcements!

If you have any questions about the challenge just get in touch with your local library.

The video can also be viewed here, with captions:

#SummerReadingChallenge #WildWorldHeroes

Links to the individual events can be found on the North Yorkshire Libraries Facebook Page

Murton Park has launched a summer of fun throughout August with a programme of activities for kids to enjoy. Each week has a different theme. In Roman week, there’s fort building, treasure hunting and taking part in a Roman military drill. In Viking week, your little one can try their hand at pottery, making their own Viking boat and playing Viking games.

Then there’s Prehistory week with cave painting, dino crafts and learning how to hunt. And finally, Home Front week with Wash Day, museum tours and baking.

And so much more.

We promise lots of fun with our programme of activities plus all the usual on-site endeavours with our play park, animals and museum.

Entry to the park is FREE with a valid annual pass. Please see the programme for individual activity prices.

Murton Lane, Murton YO19 5UF

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Ignite your family’s curiosity this summer at National Railway Museum, with exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities located among engineering marvels that changed the world.

Fresh for 2021 experience Power It. Through demonstrations and crafting activities, explore the different types of energy used in the past, present, and the future of the railways. Just drop in at our Inspiration Station to explore the future of our railways (no additional booking required).

Explore Station Hall and Great Hall which are both packed with the giants of the railways including our superstars Mallard and Rocket. For something a bit special, hop aboard our Miniature Railway or re-live Mallard’s record-breaking run on the Mallard Experience.

Children with energy to burn will enjoy our under-5s play area and outdoor play area.

Open 10am to 5pm. From 24 July through to 5 September we’ll be open seven days a week.

Book your free admission tickets now via our website.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

033 0058 0058
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Summer Information

OPEN for Summer 2021

Join us at Northwood and enjoy the beautiful fairy trail in spring sunshine, the perfect combination of imagination and fresh air. Our fairy museum  will also be showing an exhibition of spring fairies and have an additional scavenger trail of spring hares.

Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world. The eco-aware sanctuary is off grid and, quite uniquely, designed to appeal to adults as much as children. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. There is also a natural play area for smaller children and den building for older kids.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.

Limited pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP

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Are you looking for a slice of normality and family fun suitable for all ages in a covid safe, reduced capacity venue, then look no more as PLANET CIRCUS OMG is in town with its all-new 2021 spectacular show!

We travel around the globe with or international world class artists including captivating contortionists, the comedy clown, thrilling crossbow action, juggling like you have never seen before, awe-inspiring acrobatic skills, the spectacular globe of speed and not forgetting the fearless fantastical FMX stunts finale to leave you flabbergasted!

(With each full paying adult)

Children under 2 go FREE (child to sit on parent’s lap)

Don’t miss out book today through Ticketweb, Skiddle, Eventbrite or the onsite box office which is open daily from 9:30am till 8pm.

Follow us on;

Facebook planetcircusomgnewaccount/
Instagram planetcircus_omg/
Website Planet Circus

for show information & offers!

Filey Road, Scarborough, YO11 3NX

For accessible seating information or general inquiries call 07563 727 206

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Rainy Day Ideas

Enjoy the Freedom without the Worry

Ryedale Dog Field is an enclosed two acre field offering dog owners the space to let their dogs exercise off the lead, allowing users the sole use of the field for their booked slot. Booking the field gives the user exclusive access to the area for their allotted time of either 30 or 60 minutes.

Children are welcome with adults and dogs. They can bring a football too or enjoy a picnic whilst the dogs play.

Manor Farm
YO17 6QJ
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Sunday 25th July – Sunday 5th September, Wednesday-Sunday (plus BH), 10am-5pm

Pirate Bill has escaped with our treasure and is hiding somewhere in the grounds… Use your treasure map to follow the clues around Scampston Parkland and find Bill with the stolen treasure!

Join us at Scampston this summer for the ultimate Pirate Treasure Hunt that takes you on a quest around the Parkland to find the stolen treasure!

Our Treasure Hunt offers an interactive and fun activity for all the family throughout the summer holidays. Leading you on an adventure with a treasure map, you are tasked to follow each clue and find Pirate Bill who is hiding somewhere in the grounds with the stolen treasure. A letter can be found by each clue, which will make up a phrase and tell you where Pirate Bill is hiding – find Pirate Bill and our treasure to claim your prize!

Children must be supervised by an adult. This trail is suitable for both adults and children.

No pre-booking required. £1.00 per trail (usual entry fees apply) Come to the ticket office for your treasure map!

Under 5s get free entry.

The Garden Café is well equipped for children.

Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) for gardens is £22.

Summer Storytelling, Games and Crafts Sessions (£2.00 per child (usual entry fees apply))

Come along to Scampston this summer for some fun-packed sessions of storytelling, games and crafts with our resident Fairy Godmothers!

Sunday 1st August – Dinosaurs!
Friday 6th August – Fairy Tales!
Wednesday 11th August – Aliens!
Thursday 19th August – Animals!
Wednesday 25th August – Our Planet!
Wednesday 1st September – Pirates!

Across 3 sessions:
10.30am – 11.30am
12.30pm – 1.30pm
2.30pm – 3.30pm

Pre-booking advised. Suitable for 2-11 year olds.

Scampston, YO17 8NG

01944 759111
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Scarborough Art Gallery

Away with the Sea Fairies (Every day during the summer holidays)

The Fairies have called The Crescent home since before the Big People built houses here.
They have had the Gallery to themselves for a while now as it lay empty last year, becoming brave and exploring the quiet space.
Can you spot the Fairy places in the Gallery, the places that they call home? Pick up a free trail and start exploring …

Fantastical Fairies
Saturday 24 July 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Be inspired by our fairy trail, make and decorate toys and treats for fairies, using natural materials. Workshop led by artist Kirsty Harris.

Magical Seaside Maps
Wednesday 28 July 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
We’re going on a journey! Come and join us for a make believe map craft. Where will your imagination take you..?

Central Tramway’s 140th Anniversary
Sunday 1 August
10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Join us to celebrate the history of the marvellous, magical, Victorian Tramway. Make your own paper tram or take part in a story trail inspired by the story ‘Tom and the Tram’. Show your finished craft at Central Tramway, a 5 minute walk away, to enjoy a free ride!

Sunny Seaside Collage
Wednesday 4 August 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Cut, stick and make a seaside collage using textiles, natural and found objects.

Rusticus Encounters – Fairy Spotters!
Wednesday 11 August 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2,30pm
Calling all fairy-lovers! Join the Rusticus fairy enthusiast to catch a glimpse of these magical creatures and to take part in some truly enchanting activities as we celebrate a whole world of imagination inspired by the elusive fairy kingdom.

Please note, this activity will take place on the ground and first floor. We regret there is currently no disabled access to the first floor.

Rockpool Craft
Wednesday 18 August 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Make and take your own textile rockpool and mini sea creatures, inspired by our local landscape.

Rotunda Museum

The Great Big Museum Quiz! Every day during the summer holidays

How well do you know your rocks and fossils, your dinosaurs and sea creatures? Are you brave enough to test your wits against your friends and family and have a go at our Great Big Museum Quiz!

Pick up a free trail at the Rotunda Museum, suitable for children aged 5 – 11.

Matchbox Treasure Drawers
Thursday 29 July 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Make some miniature drawers to fill with your own treasures.

Geology Rocks Zine
Thursday 5 August 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Inspired by our collections of rocks and fossils make your own geology zine, a miniature folded book.

Matchbox Minibeasts
Thursday 12 August 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Get up close to our insect collections and make your own curious minibeast to pop in a matchbox and take home!

Treasure Tiles
Thursday 19 August 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Inspired by natural and man-made objects collected on the beach, make your own textured, clay tile.


Booking Information
*All activities are free unless otherwise stated, but an Annual Pass is required to enter. Entry to both venues is free for under 18s. A £3 Adult Annual Pass allows entry to both Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum.

Booking is essential for all events.

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW
Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2PS

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Scarborough Spa Orchestra’s Teddy Bears’ Picnics return this Summer.

Now taking place in the new Sunday afternoon slot at 2pm, these concerts are aimed at introducing young children to music and musical activities.

A great opportunity for everyone to get involved- sing along, play along and dance along with the Spa Orchestra.

Don’t forget Teddy for an afternoon of musical fun! Don’t worry if the weather is wet, we simply move inside!


All Tickets: £4

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Sledmere House, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 01377 236637.

Saturday 24th July to Sunday 5th September 2021 10am – 5pm

Sledmere Maize Maze and summer fun returns for the 2021 summer holidays.

Sledmere maize maze and summer fun is back for it’s third year of summer holiday fun and adventures.

Come and explore the 4 acres of maize maze and help find clues in the maze to work out the hidden message.

Your Maize Maze ticket includes:

Entry into the Maize Maze, your activity play card, lots of summer fun activities in the play paddocks such as Frisbee golf, footpool and footgolf and there are also designated picnic areas and free parking available.

Why not make a full day of it? Stay and play all day across the whole site with a combined ticket giving you additional access to the spacious grounds, beautiful gardens, farm park and adventure play area along with your maize maze and play paddocks admission.

You can buy Sledmere friends membership online now for 12 months free entry and other offers and discounts.

01377 236637
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At Church Farm, we are here to spoil you. When you are visiting our family farm, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond to make sure your day is the very best it can be.

Visit our farm from June – August for safe, socially distanced PYO

All our soft fruits are grown uncovered in the fresh air and ripen naturally in the sunshine. Spread across 15 acres, there is plenty of space to bring the whole family.
We grow strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, potatoes and sunflowers that are ready to pick from June – September at different times. Check out our website for ‘What’s going on’ at the farm to plan your visit and book tickets.

1. CHOOSE YOUR DATE & BOOK YOUR ARRIVAL TIMESLOT – There are multiple time slots per day. We will release dates a week in advance. There is a booking fee of £1.50.
2. CAR PARKING Entry onto the farm is £10 per car. Please allow 15 minutes to park and enter the fields. On arrival, please follow signs directing you to the strawberry fields.
3. HAVE YOUR QR CODE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO HAND. OUR TEAM WILL SCAN YOU ENTRY INTO THE PYO FIELDS. You will receive an order confirmation email as proof of your ticket entry. As part of your ticket purchase we are giving you £10 credit to spend anywhere on the farm during your visit; either the PYO Fruit Shop, our Farmshop or the Take Out kiosks.
4. PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY AND WE WILL SEE YOU THERE! We are excited to welcome you back to the farm. We have made some changes to ensure that we can keep all our visitors and our team as safe as possible.

NEW FOR 2021
Kids Zone is coming to SPILMANS for selected dates during PYO season.
Kids Fun Zone visits Spilmans on 3rd and 4th July.
Unlimited Rides, Bouncy Castles, Crazy Golf, Giant Slides, Garden Games and much more for children to enjoy for just £8.99 per session per child.
Adults charged at 50P (plus booking fees).

Don’t forget to book your PYO tickets too – for a great day out!

01845 501 623
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Pre-book online only: CLICK HERE
24th July- 6th September, 10am-6pm 

It’s time to come out of hiding this summer! The dinosaurs are back at Stockeld park for a Jurassic event like no other!

Reawaken your sense of adventure with our 5 adventure playgrounds, but oh wait, what’s that sound?

As you Swing and as you soar, be sure to listen out for those loud ROARS! 

Take a walk on the wild side through the Enchanted Forest and become an explorer for the day.

How many dinosaurs can you find, be honest! 

Can you escape the maze before it’s too late? 

Make sure there’s no T-Rex’s lurking behind the gates! 

And if you dare to get so close, 

Take a picture with the Stockeld raptor,

 it will make the perfect Instagram post! 

Oh, what’s that something new? 

Jurassic mini golf,

Will be it a hole in one or two? 

Fun will never go extinct at Stockeld park!

01937 586333



Nature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play

Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring a brilliant day out for all the family.

Join in with The Big Butterfly Count. July 16th – August 8th.

Make sure to join in and complete the Big Butterfly Count whilst visiting. Pick up you spotter sheet, complete your count and upload the results online. Every sighting helps build up a better picture of the butterfly populations health and numbers.

Spend the day.

With the giant willow games maze, football golf, den zone building, miniature railway and much more, give yourself plenty of time to visit.

New for 2021

Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches (including children’s options), tray bakes, ice creams, coffees, tea & hot chocolates.

Pre Booking required. Tickets can be purchased online on the day of your visit.

Wheel chair & Pram friendly paths and walks.


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
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A series of fun summer activities taking place across York city centre all under a ‘Summer of Sport’ theme. In a collaboration between Make It York, THOR’s Tipi and First Bus York, plans include an interactive sporty sculpture trail, pop-up tipi bars, urban running routes, free yoga classes, outdoor ping pong tables and more.

A ‘Summer of Sport’ map bringing together all the city centre activity is available for download and a new hub has been created on the Visit York website bringing together activities from local businesses:

Six interactive sports-themed sculptures will be installed across the city centre from 9th July until 5th September – offering fun photo opportunities for residents and visitors to get involved in.

THOR’s Tipi bar is on Parliament Street offering a range of tropical-inspired drinks, cosy evenings around fire pits, and weekend DJ sets. THOR’s will be joined on Parliament Street by a variety of York-based food vendors.

The colourful new outdoor seating will also remain across the city to provide spaces for people to buy food and drink from local businesses and soak up the atmosphere of the city with friends and family.

Until 5th September, residents and visitors can also enjoy the new YO1 Beach Club  – a brand-new family-friendly space located in Tower Gardens designed to be a fun and safe urban oasis. including a wood-panelled covered café and veranda with a boardwalk entrance across a beach area styled with striped deckchairs, bunting, and lobster pots.

Outdoor ping-ping tables sponsored by JORVIK Viking Centre will be located on Parliament Street which residents and visitors can use for free and free yoga classes will also take place in THOR’s tipi each week in partnership with Emperor’s Gym. Kicking off from 14th July, the classes will run each Wednesday (07.30AM -08.30AM) and Friday (08.30AM – 09.30AM) with pre-booking required by email to For runners, two urban running routes have been devised in partnership with York Knavesmire Harriers – taking in all the best city centre sights over a 5K and 10K route.

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An exciting summer ahead with some amazing new offerings from July 24th through to September 5th!

  • Large indoor play area
  • New ninja / obstacle course
  • NEW OBIE interactive game wall
  • New animal area
  • Entertainment- midweek with “dazzling Darren” – weekends tbc
  • Water play area
  • Sand play
  • Adventure park

Plus FREE UNLIMITED rides on the following :

Double Carousel Apple coaster Pony express Balloon Ride Formula Bucking Bulls Sizzler Huge Helterskelter Cups and Saucers Mega Miami


🦖Dinosaur miniature golf (8 holes)

(All included)

We know you will all have fun- whatever the age – whatever the weather!!!

All the fun of the existing park with these additions make the Web the best value park in Yorkshire!

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH

01904 692221
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THread and Press summer holiday club

Thread and Press CIC are back providing more creative sessions this summer. We are a not-for-profit arts organisation run by two experienced teachers and we love arts and crafts! We show learners how to safely use machinery and equipment to sew, print and create wonderful things to treasure and keep. Sessions this summer include:

  • Sew a Shoulder Bag (ages 8-16 years) running at Wilberfoss Community Centre Thursday 29th July 10am -1pm and Driffield Community Centre Thursday 26th August 1pm – 4pm, £22.50.
  • Collagraph and Relief Printing (ages 7-14 years) running at Melbourne Village Hall, Thursday 12th August 10am – 1pm, £20.
  • Notebook Cover (ages 8 – 16 years) running at Pocklington Scout Hut on Tuesday 10th August 10am – 1pm, £22.50
  • Notebook Cover (ages 8 – 16 years)running at The Courtyard, Goole on Tuesday 17th August 10am – 1pm, £22.50

All sessions run by an experienced teacher with Enhanced DBS, fully adhering to Covid Guidelines. 10% sibling discount available. Great for beginners who want to learn new creative skills, or more confident creatives who want to learn more!  Book now to secure your place

Website for general enquiries please email

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Three Inch Fools Present: Robin Hood: Friday 13th August, 7.30pm & Saturday 14th August, 7.30pm 2021

Over the last six years, The Three Inch Fools have specialised in bringing Shakespeare to life in innovative and unexpected ways, through bold story-telling and innovative sound-worlds. And now they are launching a brand new troupe, touring their first non-Shakespearean production – Robin Hood.

This year The Fools are looking forward to an incredible summer on the road traveling the length and breadth of the UK with their modern take on the traditional touring troupe. The Fools will perform come rain come shine in the great British outdoors at over 100 different venues across the UK – castles, gardens, stately homes, historic barns, National Trust properties, village greens, churches, cathedrals, museums, arts centres, and even a royal residence or two (indeed any place where five actors and an audience can fit!).

Family Friendly

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

York’s Chocolate Story is an interactive visitor attraction that allows you to experience York’s rich chocolate history, first-hand!

Bringing history to life in an engaging way, your tour guide will take you back to chocolate’s Aztek origins before unwrapping York’s very own chocolate legacy. You’ll hear from the experts as you learn how to taste chocolate like a pro and your tour will finish by giving you the chance to try your hand as a chocolatier in a chocolate lolly making session!

After your tour is over, you can browse our chocolate-filled gift shop where you’ll find our handmade chocolate truffles, made on-site by our chocolatiers, as well as a wide range of chocolate treats from other local brands. If you’d like to conclude your experience with a sweet treat, our cafe, which is currently open for takeaway, is the perfect spot to grab a customisable hot chocolate!

York’s Chocolate Story is open daily for tours throughout summer. Special events including Family Masterclasses and Outdoor Chocolate Tasting Tours are also happening throughout the holidays.

Open daily from 10am – pre-book tickets online.

York’s Chocolate Story, Kings Square, York, YO1 7LD

01904 527765
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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
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Burnby Hall Gardens Summer Events

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF. 01759 307125.

Details TBC

For prices and booking please call 01759 307125.


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!

Burton Agnes, Driffield, YO25 4NB.  01262 490324

Captain Barney’s

Summer activities to be confirmed

14 Railway Street, Malton, YO17 7NR
01653 691936

Cedarbarn PYO

Farm shop, café and miniature railway situated between Pickering and Thornton le Dale.

PYO Strawberries have started for 2021.

Miniature Railway is weekends only 10am – 3pm. During the summer holidays, the railway will be open 7 days a week.

Cafe & Shop open 7 days a week.

Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Thornton Road, Pickering. YO18 7JX
ORDERS 01751 475614

Easingwold Fairy Door Trail

Bootshops Fairy Door Trail

Can you find 21 fairy doors around Easingwold? A lovely FREE activity to entertain the kids.

Maps are pinned to notice boards around the town and there are maps in the window of Bootshop Easingwold (or on their Facebook)

Running for the summer holidays.

Easingwold Maize Maze

Opens Saturday 18th July 2020

Enjoy the maze, footgolf, outdoor games, football, badminton, sandpits (will need to bring own buckets and spades) and even a specially designated area to take your dog for a walk. What we can’t use this year because of the current restrictions are the inflatables and the go-karts. Bring a picnic and let the kids have a good run around.

£5 per person.

Northern Roundabout (A19), Easingwold Bypass

Easingwold YO61 3NG
07974 090323

Eden Camp

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

Lightwater Valley Events

Tickets available online.
Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT
01765 635321

Malton Museum – Summer Holidays

Wednesday 4th August at 10:30 – Family Tour at the Roman Fort site in Malton
Approximately 90 minutes.
The price of £4.50 per adult or child includes an information pack per family.

Thursday 5th August at 10.30 – Family activities day at the Fort
Approximately 2 hours.
The price of £5.00 per adult or child includes take-home activities.

BOTH activities are designed for families with children between the ages of 6 and 14; children need to be accompanied by at least one adult.

Booking essential
01653 691262

National Centre for Birds of Prey

The National Centre for Birds of Prey is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of England. A huge collection of owls, eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures and more are housed in spacious aviaries on our 12 acre site.
The trained birds are flown for our visitors daily either indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.
Picnic tables are provided and the parking is free.
Visitors are able to access the Parklands surrounding Duncombe Park for free
Open 7 days a week
Duncombe Park, Helmsley. YO62 5EB
Phone: 08447 422 035

North Yorkshire Water Park

It is open with Covid-19 restrictions in place


Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU

01723 865052

Planet Circus OMG

Open all Summer

Weekdays 4pm & 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 2pm & 4.30pm

FREE Carpark

Filey Road YO11 3NX
Book via 07563 727206

Ryedale Folk Museum

Normal admission charges to the Museum apply, or visit for free if you bring your valid Ryedale Folk Museum Annual Pass.
Wheelchair accessible. Dogs on leads welcome.

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

Scarborough Castle

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

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


Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Bike, run, walk, climb, glide – find out about the amazing world of adventure awaiting for you at Sutton Bank.

Bring your own bike or hire one on site and enjoy the fantastic cycling facilities at Sutton Bank. It’s a great place to get your family cycling, providing access to many miles of bridleways, roads and tracks across the North York Moors.
Our cycle trails use a mixture of natural and man made trails similar to those found in a purpose built trail centre. Using the same style of trail marking, the mountain biking trails available are:
Cliff – family friendly 3 mile ‘green’ circular off-road cycle trail, mostly level, part of which follows the famous cliff edge.
Fort – 7.5 mile ‘blue’ trail with 361m ascent/descent (70% stone, 30% natural surface) runs out past the site of the Iron Age fort at Boltby Scar. A shorter loop of 5.5 miles avoids the ascent/descent and is suitable for families. The Fort route also includes part of the Cliff Trail along the cliff edge.
Drovers – add a little more distance and variety without increasing the difficulty on the new ‘blue’ 10 mile figure of eight trail which passes High Paradise Farm for refreshments.
Paradise – a 17-mile ‘red’ trail for experienced mountain bikers, through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the National Park. Expect a few technical features and a steep climb or two.

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

The Moors National Park Centre

The Moors National Park Centre is our historic visitor centre, set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby. From the doorstep, you can see pretty much everything that makes the North York Moors National Park so special: moorland, woodland, farmland, miles of hedges and drystone walls, historic buildings – all basking in glorious peace and quiet. Home of the National Park’s Education Service.
Enjoy a big breath of moorland fresh air and soak up the sweeping views. It’s an official Dark Sky Discovery Site too, one of three in the North York Moors.

There is loads to do here and it is absolutely FREE.

The Moors National Park Centre
North York Moors National Park, Lodge Ln, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival runs from Friday 27th to Monday 30th August 2021 this year. The Village Hall will be open daily from 10am to 4pm where refreshments, maps, merchandise and more will be available. Come along and have a fun family day out!

Large, annual scarecrow hunt around the village of Wetwang.

Southfield Road, YO25 9XX

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’.

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 Bird of Prey Centre – Summer Holidays

Open for bird display!

York Bird of Prey Centre, Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, YO61 1JB
T: 01347 833 214