School Holidays Ryedale

Summer Holidays


The Balloon Tree is opens for PYO.

This year it is a matter of booking you “Picking Slots”.  Days will be released slowly to control the number of pickers on site at anyone time and to ensure there are enough strawberries ready. As the fruit ripens, more and more will be released.

Booking page, with more details HERE

Watch FACEBOOK for updates

Currently, they have Gooseberries 🍈 and the King of the PYO, the quintessential sign of British Summer… the Strawberry 🍓 are available for PYO.

Sadly, the café and the play area remain closed, but we are look forward to returning in the future. For now, enjoy some lovely treats from the shop before heading home.

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


01759 373023
info@theballoontree.co.uk
theballoontree.merlintickets.co.uk/

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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

DO REMEMBER TO PREBOOK YOUR TICKETS BEFORE

 

 

 


01653 648333
www.castlehoward.co.uk/

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A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.

For centuries the Skelves have inhabited a secret world, over the water from Castle Howard, causing mischief and mayhem high up in the trees, interacting with birds and protecting wildlife. Now they have become curious about the humans that visit and want to explore and play with them.

Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.

Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.

Read the Mumbler Review HERE


01653 648333
www.castlehoward.co.uk/

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COVID19 restrictions in place – Due to the changing nature of the situation, visitors to always check our website for the latest info.

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, 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


www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest

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The Great Yorkshire Maze is a brand-new attraction for all the family nestled in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds.

We have a field full of fun with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore in the Yorkshire Rose Maze, and for younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Scarecrow Mini-Maze.

The Vintage Funfair offers thrills for adults and children alike aboard the 1930s Speedway, Dodgems and Chair-o-plane, while the Hush Hush Train ride 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.

So come and explore The Great Yorkshire Maze, just off the A64 in Sherburn, midway between Malton and Scarborough!  There’s a lot of fun to be had in the field!

The Great Yorkshire Maze will be open every day from 22 July to 6 September 2020, from 10am to 6pm with last admissions at 4.30pm.

 TICKET PRICES
ADULT £10.95
CHILD (ages 3-15) £9.95
BABIES (2 and under) Free
CONCESSIONS £9.95
FAMILY OF 3 £28.50
FAMILY OF 4 £38.00
FAMILY OF 5 £47.50

 

Ticket price includes:
ENTRY TO THE YORKSHIRE ROSE MAZE
ENTRY TO THE SCARECROW MINI-MAZE
TWO RIDES PER PERSON AT THE VINTAGE FUNFAIR (choice of Dodgems, Speedway, Chair-O-Plane, Hush Hush Train or Swing Boats).
ACCESS TO BIG TOP ENTERTAINMENT

Game Stalls and Football Darts (to include a prize every time) £3 per person.
Additional Funfair rides £3.

Disabled and Carers 50% discount: We offer half price admission to anyone in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and their carer. Please bring proof to the Box Office. Blue Badges are not accepted as proof.

NHS Staff and Care Workers: We offer half price admission to NHS staff, Care Workers and their families. Please bring proof of employment to the Box Office.

 

HOW TO FIND US
At Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton, just off A64.
Postcode: YO17 8QL
What3Words: tutorial.exacted.piglet

 

COVID-19 INFORMATION
All Public Health England COVID-19 guidance followed
Maze paths allow for 1m social distancing
Hand sanitisers at entrance and funfair rides/stalls
Rides/stalls cleansed after each use
Perspex screen used at food cabin
All staff wear masks and regularly use hand gel
Visitors are advised to wear masks on funfair rides


www.greatyorkshiremaze.com/

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Opening times are :

Tuesday 10am – 3pm
Wednesday 10am – 3pm
Thursday 10am – 11.30am
Friday 10am – 11.30am
Saturday 10am – 3pm

Sit down painting is available during these times and we are still offering all items to takeaway.

Booking is advised to avoid disappointment and masks to be worn.

Other times are available, just message or call 07419 137354 to arrange and I will do my best to accommodate.

Currently CASH only

3 Market Street, Malton. YO17 7LY


07419 137354
www.peagreenpottery.com/

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Piglets Adventure Farm are excited to welcome visitors back from 1st August, when they reopen for unmissable Summer Fun!

 

What will you do first? Visit The Beach to sit back and relax whilst your little piggies explore acres of sand and water fun, you can even hire your very own Beach Hut* for the day. Reach for the sky on the Bouncing Pillows, have a swing at crazy golf or meet lovable furry friends! Discover the Farmyard Trail to see adorable alpacas, cute curly tailed pigs and perfect ponies. Plus, get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky you might see one being born!

 

With 20 new fairies to find, don’t forget to follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail through the woods. Enjoy a well-earned refreshment, from fresh Sourdough Pizzas to the famous Piggy Poo Ice Cream in the Ice Cream Parlour, or why not pack a picnic?

 

Please Note: Due to government guidelines Piglets Adventure Farm will be reducing the amount of visitors on site. Tickets are limited and MUST be booked online in advance by visiting www.pigletsadventurefarm.com

 

Piglets Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

*Extra charge for booking a beach hut. Visit www.pigletsadventurefarm.com to find out more.

Piglets Adventure Farm is only 15mins from the centre of York on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST.


01904 499700
www.pigletsadventurefarm.com
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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
Broughton
Malton
YO17 6QJ


walks@ryedaledogfield.co.uk
www.ryedaledogfield.co.uk/

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

Saturday 25th July to Sunday 13th September

Sledmere maize maze and summer fun returns BIGGER and better for the 2020 summer holidays.

Come explore the 4 acres of maize maze. Can you help farmer Cob to find all of his missing farm machinery and save this years harvest.

Your Maize Maze ticket includes other summer fun activities in the paddocks such as mini golf, footpool and footgolf.

Additional charges apply and we ask for you to book your staggered arrival time prior to your visit online at www.sledmerehouse.com

Ticket prices are:
Adult Maize only Online Price – £5.00
Adult Maize On The Gate Price – £5.50
Child (3-16) Maize Online Price – £7.00
Child (3-16) Maize On The Gate – £7.50

You can also buy combined tickets to save money on entry into grounds, gardens, farm park and adventure play area.
Adult Combined Online Price – £12.00
Adult Combined On The Gate – £13.00
Child (3-16) Combined Online Price – £10.00
Child (3-16) On The Gate Price – £11.00

Friends members and under 3’s – Free

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

We’d just like to let you know that we’ve achieved the official industry standard mark ‘Good to Go’ for visitors attractions to show that we are fully following the government guidelines to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.


01377 236637
www.sledmerehouse.com/

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In the heart of Yorkshire is Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin! Nestled in a woodland within 30 minutes of Leeds, York & Harrogate, Stockeld Park is the home of adventures and original family fun!

Stockeld Park is open every school holiday, and most weekends throughout the warmer months, and offers wonderful family days out across different adventure seasons, with different themes and events throughout the year.

Step into the magical world of the Enchanted Forest where every path leads to a different adventure. The forest contains interactive play that encourages the imaginations of all, as well as five large Adventure Playgrounds that have something for everyone from small children to the grandparents!

In addition to the adventure playgrounds, Stockeld Park is also home to an impressive giant yew tree maze! Climb the castle viewing tower to look out over the tops of the trees or cross bridges and discover playful surprises, musical instruments and some unexpected obstacles!

Along with all these exciting activities, there are also different seasonal activities such as jumping pillows, indoor inflatables, pedal go-karts and the Laser Adventure. The Laser Adventure is also available to hire exclusively for birthday parties, with a range of party packages on offer!

Stockeld Park has a large café, outdoor food outlets and picnic area. There is also an amazing gift shop where you can buy different, seasonal goodies throughout the year!

For the full details on our events, prices and opening times please visit www.stockeldpark.co.uk

Some activities and aspects of the park may change at short notice, to stay in line with Government guidance and COVID restrictions. All details will be kept up to date on our website.

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


01937 586333
enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
stockeldpark.co.uk/

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Open for 2021

Pre Booking required.

Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring lots to keep the family entertained.

Help Woldie Willow with his Butterfly count, bee keeping and bird spotting.

Weave through Woldie Willows Living Willow Maze.

Miniature railway, Football golf, Giant games, Timber trail, Den zone Building, Giant sandpit and much more!

New for 2021

Improved takeaway area. Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes & tray bakes. Variety of Coffee’s, Tea’s & hot chocolates.

BOOK TICKETS HERE

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
admin@woldswaylavender.co.uk
woldswaylavender.co.uk/

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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
info@yorkfootgolf.com
yorkfootgolf.com/

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Mini Beast Hunt

Imagine a place that was yours to explore – from the smallest flower to the tallest tree!

The Yorkshire Arboretum is open every day with a 120 magical acres to explore. Our rolling vistas, paths and hidden glades are the perfect places to play and experience the great outdoors with your family. Spot the underwater creatures living in our lake, run through the wildflower meadows and dream up adventures round our never-ending woodland paths. Or maybe you just want to relax? The lawns are made for picnicking!

Our Sensory Trail is the perfect way to experience the arboretum, getting you and your family up close and personal with the trees – the sights, sounds and smells of nature and wildlife. Don’t forget to ask the admissions desk for your free collection strip so you can take a piece of your adventure home with you.

The Yorkshire Arboretum is open 12-4pm every day and you can book your admission through our website. We are delighted to say the Arboretum Café is now open 11am-4pm Friday-Sunday, extending to include Mondays and Thursdays from August. We have all necessary Covid-19 precautions in place to ensure you have a relaxing visit – we were granted Good to Go by The National Tourism Organisations of Great Britain & Ireland – and our drinks, cakes and light bites are still as delicious as ever!

 

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY


01653 648598
visit@yorkshireaboretum.org
www.yorkshirearbreotum.org

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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.

 

Captain Barney’s

Outside playground, seating area and cafe for takeaway only opens Monday 6th July 2020.

Pre-booked basis, from Monday to Saturday each week.
To ensure social distancing, 8 tables available to book in 2 hour slots each day as follows:
10am – 12pm
12:15pm – 2:15pm
2:30pm – 4:30pm
There is no charge to book or enter, we simply ask that you book to avoid disappointment.

14 Railway Street, Malton, YO17 7NR
01653 691936

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

Opens Monday 6th July with Covid 19 restrictions in place

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

Flamingo Land Summer Fun

Open. Social distancing measures in place. Limited refreshments available. Toilets open.

Aquarium, Reptile River, Peter Rabbit meet and greet plus all play areas remain closed. No dogs.

Tickets must be pre-booked

Adults £20. Children £15

Call 0800 40 888 40 for info.

Hull Museums Summer Activities

Hull museums are holding a variety of Free events this 2019 Summer Holiday. All are free, just drop in:

  • Details TBC

For more information call 01482 300300. Wilberforce House, HU1 1NE. Hull Maritime Museum, HU1 3DX. Hands on History Museum, HU1 1RR. Hull and East Riding Museum, HU1 1NQ.

Libraries – Summer Reading Challenge

The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge is vitual

Contact your nearest library to sign up. More details here

Lightwater Valley Events

Opening Saturday 18th July 2020

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

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

National Railway Museum – Summer Holidays

Details TBC

Enjoy stimulating science-packed shows, games and puzzles as we get the whole family working together to solve problems this summer. Free entry.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

North Yorkshire Water Park

It is open with Covid-19 restrictions in place

FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY, #YOUONLYPAYTOPLAY

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

Playdale Farm

RE-OPEN 12th APRIL 2021! Saturday to Wednesday each week. 

Cafe is takeaway only and the indoor play barn remains closed until lockdown restrictions ease. 

Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, outdoor playground and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas

No need to book for normal visits.

Killerby Grange, Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL

01723 586351.

Ryedale Folk Museum

Opening Saturday 4th July with restrictions in place. 

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

Scampston Hall & Gardens

Scampston Walled Garden and Parkland is a fabulous place for the whole family to explore. Discover a natural play area, search for Scampston’s fairies in the woodland and take part in the brand new Nature trail in the parkland. Picnics are welcome and you can fly your kite in the 80 acre ‘Capability’ Brown parkland The Garden Café is well equipped for children and offers a children’s menu.

Under 5s get free entry.
Scampston, YO17 8NG.

Scarborough Castle

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

Re-opening Saturday 4th July.

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

 

Sewerby Hall

Open for Easter 2021

Between 27th March and 11th April 2021, the gardens, café (takeaway-only, no seating available), play area and toilets will be open, and admission prices will reflect the limited offer. Tickets are available on their website, advance booking is advised to guarantee admission.

If Government restrictions allow, the next phase of reopening is 12th April, with the zoo reopening and the outdoor seating policy returning to the café.

Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.

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

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’.

Re-opening Saturday 4th July.

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

York Maze – Halloween

Open for October 2020

Open daily over October half term from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020 inclusive. Tickets starting at £12.50 for adults and children must be booked in advance in half hour time slots starting at 11am with last entry at 5pm (7pm on late nights around Halloween). Aimed at families with children aged 10-15. Call 01904 607341 for more info.

Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT.

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Roar and Snore Campsite

Escape to the great outdoors this Summer

Experience a traditional wild camping escape in the heart of nature at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Campers of all ages can enjoy an unforgettable fun family night (or two) under the stars. Get special rates for park tickets and book an after-hours safari tour.

Phone (01302) 535057  (Ext 76)

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Warning Tongue Ln, Branton DN4 6TB