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As you will be aware, many classes, events and local businesses are temporarily cancelled or closed. While we are doing everything we can to keep you updated, it is extremely hard for us to stay on top of everything, or update every single listing on our site. Please call in advance if you are heading anywhere, just to ensure they are open.
Until we are back to the new norm, we have pulled together a whole new webpage dedicate to keeping children busy and entertained here
Scramble on the cargo net, tread the horizontal tyres and cross the swinging bridge.
This exhilarating indoor ropes adventure course will see you tackle 16 different stages as you trek along the course. You’ll be safely clipped in – of course – and you’ll be given a full induction but then you’re on your own.
It’s a breathtaking experience and one we’re sure you’ll come back to time and again – just don’t look down…
Who will enjoy Aerial Trek?
Everyone aged 5 and over will love Aerial Trek at Summit Indoor Adventure.
Will you be king of the pins or queen of the gutter ball?
How could we build this fantastic centre without a bowling lane – and a boutique one at that.
‘Strike’ out and grab a ‘spare’ pair of friends for an evening out or book a lane for a lunchtime laugh or some fun family time.
Bowling is for everyone of all ages and because you’ll be right next door to the bar and diner you can focus on your game while enjoying drinks and snacks.
We have six full length lanes each for up to six people per lane. Just make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Who can bowl?
Whether you can strike every time or are giving it a go for the first time, it’s great fun for all.
If you’re an inline skater, scooter fan, skateboard addict or can’t get enough of life pulling stunts on two wheels, you’re going to love Summit Ride and Skate – North Yorkshire’s friendliest indoor skate park.
Complete beginners and pros will go mad for our mix of rails, ramps and pipes.
Here’s the techy bit. Our park has a 1.8m quarter pipe, a 1.5m street spine, a hipped street spine and hipped quarter-pipe, couple of jump boxes, a flatbank, grind boxes and rails.
Who will love Summit Ride and Skate?…..You gotta be 5 or over to be in the game.
Adventure Play at Summit Indoor Adventure has been designed for youngsters aged 11 and younger.
Your child can use the amazing adventure zone for up to two hours per booking.
There are dedicated play spaces for both babies and toddlers, in addition to the sprawling adventure zone featuring a huge range of climbing and sliding experiences for those a little older.
There’s a cafe where adults can enjoy a drink and snack while keeping an eye on their kids enjoying Adventure Play.
T: 01757 293292
Every Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm you can enjoy 2 hours, approximately an hour in climb and an hour in play for just £5 with Inclusive Climb and Play.
Once you’ve received your safety briefing and been fitted with your kit you’ll be good to go on climb and then enjoy an hour of fun in Adventure Play.
There is no need to book, just pop down and pay on the night but make sure you arrive early as this is a popular event.
Standard activity age, height and weight restrictions apply.
BOWL – See who the kingpin of the gang is with a game of ten pin bowling
CLIMB – Try out the 20 themed climbing walls on Clip and Climb
EAT – Sit back ad relax with a drink and grab a bite to eat
PLAY – Run, slide and climb across 3 levels in Adventure Play
RIDE – Pull a few stunts and jumps on the ramps, rails and pipes
TREK – Test your nerve on the suspended obstacle course
Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL
Our first tip is to try and add some variety to your walking route so you are not doing the same old circuit again and again. If possible try and change your route as much as you can to try and see new things. Play some of the games below whilst walking along or have an I spy list so you have something to look out for. That always seems to make sure little legs don’t get as tired.
Please put safety first on your family walks and keep at least 2 metres apart from other people when you are out at all times. Full safety advice and Government guidelines are shown at the end of this post or you can click here to read.
Please take time to read and follow the guidelines to keep your family and everyone else safe.
This idea is pretty similar to how you might pass time on a long car journey. Try and think of different games you can play together whilst walking along. Here are a few suggestions:
Make up your own simple ‘I spy’ lists to take out on your walk and tick off. You can do a new list each time you go out. You can include anything from road signs to nature! We’ve listed some ideas below:
If you have a magnifying glass, why keep your eyes on the ground and go looking for some bugs in your street. Just remember not to touch or pick anything up. Just look at the insects if you are out in public. If you want to do some real bug hunting, and if you have a garden, then that is the safest place for a full bug hunt.
Letting your child take some photos can add some variety to your daily walk and they will probably love being in charge of the camera. Try writing a list before you go out of things to photograph. It’s also a good way to ‘collect’ the items on your ‘I spy’ lists.
You could set a theme for the photos you take on your walk and print them off when you get home to turn into a collage.
Of course, you also get to enjoy ‘editing’ 3 million photos from your camera/phone when you get home. 😂
Ok, so it’s not going to be as fun as a trip to the park, but why not try balancing on any lines you see, not standing on the cracks or jumping over any covers in the pavements. Please engage in this activity responsibly, and remember to keep at least 2 metres apart from others not in your family at all times.
As a lot of us are simply walking around our local neighbourhoods at the moment there are probably plenty of road and street signs to see. Ask your child to read the signs or ask them what they think they mean.
You could design your own trail for your children around your local streets. Decide on a simple circular route and write down basic directions and clues for them to solve. The clues can be based on street signs, road signs or shop names, even manhole covers – there are plenty of words out there when you start looking. The answer to the clue should reveal one letter and then all the answers (letters) make up an anagram your child needs to work out at the end.
Why not try to beat your previous day’s step count…another lap around the block anyone? 😂
Or you could do the same walk a few times and see if you can beat your time! Might get everyone moving along to try and shave a few seconds off your personal best!
Give your child a map (either print off a map of your local area or use your phone). You can teach your child how to read the map, identify north and south, and try to navigate. Maybe you can encourage your child to plan a route or draw a map of your route before you head out.
You could also use a mapping app on your phone and show your child how to use it.
See if your child can find all the colours of the rainbow in nature whilst out on your walk. Before you go, they could make their own sheet with the colours of the rainbow on with space next to each one to write down what they’ve found.
Hopefully, this one is quite easy in spring with plenty of colourful plants and trees around.
Follow the Government guidelines below when exercising outside with your family:
The above information is the advice of the UK Government and can be found in full here.
💜🌈💜If you have any other safe fun ideas or games you play with your family whilst out walking please let us know 💜🌈💜
With special thanks to our lovely sister site, York Mumbler for this super blog.
Creepy Crawlies is the huge indoor play area with lots of activities including huge slides and climbing. There are separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, a sensory baby area, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over 5s. We have a wonderful role play village “Bugginton” with a shop, cottage, a vets and a DIY store and a Crafty Corner for children who feel creative. Term time, midweek activities for babies and toddlers, such as crafts, sensory play and music and movement all included in the off-peak admission!
Outdoors there a large park to explore which includes a mini beach, water play area, ride-ons (including pedal tractors), den building zone, tractor area, jungle bridge, wacky swings, quad bikes, go carts and more.
Our Animal Zone houses friendly chipmunks, rabbits, ponies, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. For older children and adults we have two large high ropes courses – Wired!
We have plenty of seating indoors and out and a café which serves scrumptious homemade, freshly prepared dishes! Ample parking on site.
The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH
The 16-acre maize maze is home to the confusing maze puzzle which is great fun for all ages! Other activities include football golf, go karts, giant inflatable slide, sandpits, and the ever popular animal pen,
Running 18th July – 6th September 2020. Northern roundabout (A19), YO61
Farmer Copleys Corn Maze, Near Pontefract
Farmer Copleys Corn Maze will return this summer for another 5 weeks of Corn filled fun from 1st August. The mazes are interactive meaning there’s loads to do including rubbings, Maze-0-Vision, games sheets and more activities in the fun park for all to enjoy.
Running 1st August– 6th September 2020. Farmer Copleys, Pontefract, WF7 5AF
With special thanks to our wonderful sister sites, Doncaster and North Leeds Mumbler for this super blog.
MOTHER SHIPTON’S ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND REOPENS ON THE 4TH JULY!
Admission includes: Pixie Village Trail, Adventure Playground, Cave, Petrifying Well, Wishing Well and Gift Shop.
Visitors must pre-book an arrival slot and will be given 2.5 hours to explore the attraction. £25 per car term-time weekdays, £30 per car weekends and school holidays (max 7 people per car), including parking. Please note that minibuses and motorhomes will not be allowed. Unfortunately, pedestrians without a car will not be able to visit at the moment – this is to reduce contact upon admission.
Picnics are welcome, ice creams and drinks are also available to purchase within the attraction.
Dogs are welcome everywhere except the adventure playground and must be kept on a lead.
There are three sets of steps in the attraction which are not wheelchair accessible and pushchairs must be parked at the bottom of these steps – we recommend bringing a sling.
The Pixie Village runs until 6th September 2020.
The Pixie Village event will not include any confined spaces and our actors will not be interacting for this event which will reduce large gatherings of crowds and physical contact. Visitors will be provided with a trail sheet to explore the natural woodland at their own pace.
Have you ever dreamt of stepping into an utterly enchanted realm? Deep in the captivating woodland, filled with fairy rings and secret doorways, pixies are waiting to play!
Tread carefully through the land of the woodland people and keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail to see their tiny houses. Play in the wilderness like real pixie folk, dance like a fluttering fairy and discover the secrets of forest folklore.
How do I book my time slot?
· Admissions must be booked online in advance. Sessions allow 2.5 hours from when the slot starts for visitors to enjoy the attraction. Sessions start from 9.30am with slots every 10 minutes to stagger arrival times.
· Please arrive promptly for your allocated time slot and leave by the end of your session.
What do I need to bring with me?
· Upon arrival, please display your booking confirmation barcode. You can print this or show it on your phone. You will not be allowed admission to the attraction without a valid pre-booked ticket.
Can I arrive without a car?
· Pedestrian access will not be allowed at this time and bookings will be for cars only, this is to reduce contact upon admission.
What Safety Precautions are in place?
· Signage – to show where to space out and leave a 2m distance – demonstrating effective hand washing – warning of narrow passages – showing one-way systems.
· Staff will be continually cleaning throughout the attraction.
· Staff have protective face masks and access to hand sanitizers.
· Limiting the number of tickets per day to avoid overcrowding.
Can we visit the town of Knaresborough while we are here?
· Parking is for the attraction only, if you wish to visit the town of Knaresborough there are town car parks, but you will not be allowed re-entry to the attraction.
· The only entrance will be on High Bridge, the entrance on Low Bridge will be closed.
Will the playground be open?
· The adventure playground reopens on the 4th July. Please supervise children at all times and respect social distancing.
Will your toilets be open?
· Yes, our toilets will be open for our visitors to use. They are located at the main gate and port-a-loos in the middle of the park. As always, we will be cleaning these regularly.
Will the Museum and Gift Shop be open?
· Yes, the Museum and the Gift Shop are open. Please pay by contactless card payment where possible. There will be a limited capacity of visitors allowed in the Gift Shop at any time.
Will there be refreshments available?
· Yes, there are ice creams, hot drinks and cakes available near the Adventure Playground.
Can I bring a picnic?
· Yes, you can bring a picnic, but you should bring your own picnic blanket and put your rubbish in the bins provided.
Can I bring a barbecue?
· No, barbecues are not permitted.
Can I bring my dog?
· Yes, dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times.
Can I use my Complimentary/Open ticket?
· You will need to book a time slot, if you have a complimentary or open ticket and you would like to visit us at this time, please contact us at email@example.com
I’m an Annual Member, do I need to pre-book?
· If you are a member, you will need to book in a time slot to visit us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange this for you. You will need to bring your membership barcode upon arrival.
Is the park pram friendly?
· Due to maintaining social distancing, you will not be able to access the Cave, Well and Museum/Gift Shop with a pram. There are 3 sets of stairs that will be out of bounds to prams, but there is space to park prams before the steps.
· We would recommend bringing a sling if possible, instead of a pushchair.
Is the park accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters?
· The park is not suitable for wheelchairs or people with limited mobility due to steps and uneven ground.
If you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
Prophecy House, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD
T: 01423 864600
We are so excited to announce that tickets will be released on Friday 10th July for our 1st August reopening. We have missed you greatly and can’t wait to welcome you back to a great adventure outdoors.
To enable social distancing, we are reducing the number of visitors onsite and tickets will be online only. They will be released at 8am this Friday.
For all our visitors, things will be a little different as we’ve put additional social distancing safety measures in place.
For booking, safety & members info: https://pigletsadventurefarm.com/…/important-visitor-notice/
To see what’s on: https://pigletsadventurefarm.com/event/summer-fun-2020/
Thank you for your continued support and we can’t wait to welcome you back. 🐷♥️
Swimming pools and a top-of-the-range gym with everything you need to get fit, tone up and feel fantastic. Dozens of exercise classes every week. Dedicated indoor cycling studio. Relaxation suite.
And as a member, you get it all for one low monthly price.
You can book all your classes online.
Scott Rd, Selby YO8 4BL
T: 01757 213758
18th July – 7th September 2020, 10am – 6pm
COVID-19 Update: Stockeld Park will re-open on the 18th July 2020. Capacity will be restricted in order to maintain the Government’s safety standards. Steps to ensure a COVID secure site – handwashing and sanitising stations have been installed throughout, and social distancing measures are in place. For more details on the opening click here.
Gold Card members will be given priority access to book tickets and if you had tickets booked for the Easter Adventure, you will be contacted with details on how to redeem these.
Stockeld Park is nature’s playground, where nothing is quite as it seems! With magical surprises at every turn, this is a place to spark even the wildest of imaginations! Our Park is home to an Enchanted Forest, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts and outdoor inflatables!
In order to stay in line with Government guidance, some facilities such as indoor play, the maze, boats and skate won’t be available, as we are unable to safely open these activities while adhering to social distancing measures. This is reflected in the reduced ticket price for the Summer Adventure
The indoor cafe will be closed but there will be outside catering (contactless payment only) and toilets.
Pre-booking of tickets required.
Fitness centre offering exercise, pilates and spinning classes, a gym and a multi-use sports hall.
You can book all your classes online.
Station Rd, Tadcaster, LS24 9JE
T: 01937 834375
‘My daughter and I also had a brill time at a party, recently held at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. Lots of fun.’
HB, Jan 18
‘Wonderfully maintained beautiful pool with fabulous staff.’
RP, Nov 19
‘My son has had some 1 to 1 lessons with Lauren in the holidays she has been amazing with him. Really patient and she has helped him so much.’
AM, April 19
T: 01937 833001
32 Westgate, Tadcaster, LS24 9AB
The park had taken a severe financial hit as even with 70% of staff furloughed there are still high care and feed bills for their animals. The lockdown has cost the park around £5 million in lost revenue and is impacting its ability to carry out award-winning conservation projects. In addition to this the monthly cost of looking after and feeding the animals and maintaining the park in lockdown is circa £300,000 per month.
YWP called on its supporters to support the park and other zoos around the country by urging their Members of Parliament to take up the plight of zoos and aquariums with government in this debate: #YourZoosNeedYou. Almost 3000 people downloaded the letter template to send to their MP’s and the park has been deeply touched by the support and the positive messages that it has received.
“We are very grateful for the level of support that we have received from our supporters who have campaigned to help us reopen. We now aim to open next Monday 15th June with restrictions in place in line with government guidance. The safety and health of our staff team, our visitors and our animals are paramount. We have carried out detailed planning to look at how we can control numbers through only selling advance tickets with time slots and how we needed to adapt the site and our protocols for visitor management and cleaning in line with government guidance. Many zoos have already opened up in Europe, Ireland and on Jersey and we have been learning from their experience,” said John Minion, Chief Executive of the park at Branton, near Doncaster.
“The park is home to more than 450 animals, including many endangered species, and we are a centre for educational and conservation work, which has had to be put on hold. We are delighted that we can once again welcome our visitors to our park.”
The park is an important educational resource for the region and through the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation raises funds for conservation and animal welfare projects around the globe. Several ground breaking conservation projects overseas are now on hold for this year due to lack of funding.
YWP attracted more than 760,000 visitors last year and has won a string of accolades for its initiatives and animal care. It is a major driver of economy into the region with a contribution of over 12.85m GVA (Gross Value Added) annually. The park is also one of the largest local employers with nearly 250 staff on the payroll. The park is an important educational resource for the region and through the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation raises funds for conservation and animal welfare projects around the globe.
“Like other zoos and parks, we have highly dedicated staff team who have worked tirelessly to give the best care to our animals throughout the lockdown,” added Mr Minion.
“Seeing the park open again will be morale-boosting for the local community and our visitors from around the region. It will be a boost for local businesses too as we have over 980 suppliers that have been impacted by our closure. We are grateful for the support so far, and we hope that this will be sustained by people visiting the park to help us through the coming months as it will take a long time to recover financially from this enforced shutdown.”
A restricted number of tickets will go on sale at the weekend on the park website www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com . Facilities will be limited in line with government guidelines with play areas and indoor areas closed and take away food and drink on offer. Full information will be available on the website.
‘Allerthorpe Lake is set in 53 acres of grounds and lakes. We offer a variety of watersports as well as a campsite, and Lakeside cafe.’ AL, Aug 20
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL
T: 01759 301444
A beautiful walk all year round with all kinds of wildlife to observe. A number of different events taking place each year, which in the past have included scavenger hunts for the family, guided butterfly walks and magical woodland trails.
Barlow Common Rd, Selby, YO8 8JF
Meet our friendly animals, walk around the grounds and play to your heart’s content on the play area and bouncy castle while the grown-ups relax in beautiful surroundings with coffee and delicious homemade cake.
Moor Ln, Murton, York, YO19 5XD
T: 01904 488796
‘Not only do you get a glorious garden, but also a grand country house.’ NT
Now dog friendly.
Near York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
T: 01904 472027
Multi award winning farm shop selling Yorkshire’s Finest Produce. Currently offering Drive-Thru coffee, ice cream & farm shop. PYO Strawberries, Pumpkins. Weddings & Events in a Bert’s Barn
Austfield Ln, Hillam, Leeds, LS25 5NQ
T: 07818 415320
Parlour, Diner, Play! Billy-Bob’s Parlour combines an awesome ice cream parlour with a 1950’s American diner and amazing play adventures, amidst the beautiful rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales. You’ve got to see it to believe it – open the doors of our Cape Cod style parlour & diner and you’ll enter a nostalgic journey of all things 1950’s America.
Calm Slate Farm, Halton East, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6EU
T: 01756 711826
Birchfield Ice Cream Farm makes the most yummy ice cream on the farm and sells it in our own ice cream parlour. We also run events on the farm.
Oakmount, Harrogate, HG3 4JS
T: 01423 781792
Bishop Wood is a large, peaceful wood a few minutes’ drive from Selby, North Yorkshire, Sherburn in Elmet and South Milford. There is free parking and the main paths are wide and flat. Some were a bit muddy but otherwise it is gentle terrain for disabled people or those wanting a relaxing walk. Would be good for cyclists.
‘We are a working Beef Cattle and Sheep farm on the southern edge of the National Trust Brimham Rocks site just 20 minutes from Harrogate centre, 35 minutes from Skipton, 50 minutes from Leeds and 45 minutes from York. We have a great indoor play area, a small animals barn, outdoor play & seating areas along with a small cafe area with lots of locally sourced home cooked goodies.’ – BRAF, Aug 18
Fiddlers Green, Harrogate, HG3 3HB
T: 01423 779759
‘Whales, Wonders & Wildlife – there’s so much to discover inside and out! Home to the Constable family for over 700 years, Burton Constable is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive with its historic collections.’ – BC, Aug 18
A great day out for all the family – includes onsite tearoom and gift shop and baby changing facilities.
Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN
T: 01904 562400
Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS
T: 01845 567788
‘One of Britain’s finest historic houses and home .’ – CH, Aug 18
Offer: Book online and save
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333
From Toddlers to School Groups, Kids to Adults, Special Needs and Corporate Groups – Clip’n Climb Garforth has healthy and fun activities for all.
Unit 2A1 Aberford Road, Garforth, LS25 2EB
T: 0113 4572699
Selby Park is now home to a brand new Community Cycle Hub – a focal point for a broad range of cycling activity, from informal support and advice to led rides, cycle training and supervised activities.
The Hub aims to get more people in the district riding their bike. There will be guided rides, training and volunteering opportunities, bike ability and bike maintenance sessions to look forward to throughout the year.
‘Play area fitted with the latest play equipment designed to cater for children from 0 – 13 year old
4 Lane Astra Slide, twisting spiral slide, multi sports area, basket ball nets, soft ball cannons, ball pools. Separate toddler area for the under 4’s. Café serving food, plus a comfortable seating area.’ CT, Aug 20
650, Thorp Arch Trading Estate, Wetherby, LS23 7FJ
T: 01937 541007
‘Buckets of fun for everyone! The only place where children and adults can ride and drive real diggers and so much more!’ – D, Aug 18
Willowbridge Lane, Whitwood, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW
T: 0871 2277007
‘Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line during WWII. Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp.’ – EC, Aug 18
Malton, North Yorkshire,YO17 6RT
T: 01653 697777
Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces.
With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.
3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU
T: 01904 360 500
Our flagship location in Selby offers friends and family some of the most exciting and immersive things to do in Yorkshire today. Nested in the heart of Selby, near the Abbey, we offer escape rooms, one of the top restaurants in Selby and a Steampunk themed bar offering drinks for every taste and a superb cocktail menu
An extraordinary family day out for children aged 0 to 11. Hundreds of hands on exhibits. Lots of specially trained staff to help you get the most out of your visit. Six unique zones each with a different theme to explore. Play once and play free all year!’ E
Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE
T: 01422 330069
Kirby Misperton, Malton, YO17 6UX
T: 0800 4088840
Tupgill Park Estate,Coverham,Middleham,Leyburn,North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ
T: 01969 640638
‘Family home and garden on the edge of York. Wandering around the Arts and Crafts house, you’ll discover family stories and chocolate history – this was the home of the Terry family.’ NT
27 Tadcaster Rd, Dringhouses, York, YO24 1GG
T: 01904 771930
‘From the creators of Jorvil Viking Centre comes a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee diggers and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of history.’ – YD, Aug 18
Access: Wheelchair access to all areas and facilities and baby changing facilities
Offer: Pay once and visit for a whole year and Under 5’s free
DIG, St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, Yo1 8NN
T: 01904 615505
‘Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in this brand new major exhibition. From the depths of the deepest seas to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows; meet the dinosaurs and sea dragons that once roamed our vast and ever-changing landscapes.’ – YM, Aug 18
Offer: Kids under 16 go free with a paying adult
Access: Fully accessible to wheelchair users except for the library and reading room.
Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR
T: 01904 687687
‘Whatever the weather you can guarantee a great day out. Step back in time and enjoy a journey of nostalgia while you simply sit back and relax on the five mile branch line.’ – K&WVR, Aug 18
Railway Station, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8NJ
T: 01535 645214
‘Lightwater Valley is set in over 175 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with rides, attractions and entertainment for a great family day out. Thrill rides, family fun, animal encounters’ – LV, Aug 18
Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT
T: 01765 635321
Family run purpose built farm which was home to the Monks, now a great day out for everyone. Bootle feed calfs – unusual breeds – friendly animals – playgrounds – tearoom – gift shop – pet lamb feeding
Green Lane, Bagby, Moor Lane, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2AG
T: 01845 597730
‘It’s more than just a museum. What will you discover? Children’s playground, nature trail, picnic area, free parking, shop and refreshments, baby changing facilities. Under 3s free.’ MP
Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
T: 01904 489966
‘Set in 10 acres of ancient woodland and rolling parkland. This is the largest collection of birds of prey in the north of England.’ – NCFBOP, Aug 18
Offer: Children under 4 free
Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB
‘A perfect place to meet up with friends or have some quality family time; discover, relax and smile all in the stunning setting of Newby Hall award winning gardens.’ NH, Aug 20
Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon, HG4 5AJ
T: 01423 322583
Normanby Hall is a stunning Regency mansion, set in an idyllic 300 acre estate in the heart of North Lincolnshire. Open to the public every day of the year, the park offers the perfect backdrop to your day out. There has never been a better time to visit, with the region’s first Go Ape, two new playground areas, new membership packages and a programme of events.
Normanby Hall Country Park, Normanby, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9HU
T: 01724 720588
‘Rock pools, rugged moorland and seaside villages. In the heart of the North York Moors, you’ll find the Bridestones, peculiar shaped rocks formed 150 million years ago. NB: Entry via Dalby Forest Drive, toll applies inc NT Members’ NT
Staindale, Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LR
T: 01723 870423
‘This extraordinarily shaped hill has got to be worth ‘conquering’ for views across North Yorkshire and Cleveland. You can explore heather moorland, bluebell woods and Roseberry Common.’ NT
Newton-under-Roseberry, North Yorkshire
T: 01723 870423
‘The NYMR is one of the worlds greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Railway conservations, run by volunteers, not for profit.’ NYMR, Aug 18
T: 01751 472508
‘A treasure house crafted by hand. This house, a work of art in itself, is full of art, furniture and fine interiors.’ NT
Doncaster Rd, near Wakefield, WF4 1QE
T: 01924 863892
‘Three Museums, One Great Day Out. Discover what life was like in the Victorian Workshouse, Prison and Police Museum and Liberty Courthouse. Find out why people ended up here and what happened to them.’ – RP, Aug 18
Offer: Under 5’s free
All three museums are just a short walk from each other in the centre of Ripon.
Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 1LE
Courthouse Museums, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS
Prison and Police Museums, St Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX
T: 01765 690799
‘Nestled in the beautiful village of Hutton-le-Hole, in North York Moors National Park. RFM is Yorkshires leading open-air museum.’ – RFM, Aug 18
Offer: Pay once and visit for a whole year!
Hutton-le-hole, YO62 6UA
T: 01751 417367
‘Revel in the tranquility of the award-winning contemporary Walled Garden here at Scampston, designed by renowned Dutch Plantsman Piet Oudolf.’ – SH, Aug 18
T: 01944 759111
We are delighted to announce the opening of a new adventure playground, Skelf Island. Magically inhabited by the otherworldly Skelves, this new addition to the Yorkshire tourist attraction will enhance its family offer and encourage children to reconnect with nature.
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333
‘Skipton Castle is one of the best preserved castles in England. It has a shop, tea room and is great for group bookings and school visits.’ SC, Aug 20
Skipton Castle, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1AW
T: 01756 792442
Sunnybank home to the Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm, we offer a fantastic range of Homemade Ice Cream, Cowshed Tearoom, Doggy Diner, Play Barn, Crazy Golf and Caravan Storage, Please note we are not a garden centre anymore we do not sell plants.
‘Swinton Bivouac is part of the 20,000 acre Swinton Estate and a rural experience for friends and family. Sited in a beautiful location, it is one of the most picturesque settings in the Yorkshire Dales.
As you walk through the woodland there are breath-taking views over the moorland and valley below.’ SB, Aug 20
Bivouac at Druid’s Temple, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ
T: 01765 535020
‘The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts. Purpose built in the 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, the Museum has a wonderful story to tell.’ BM, Aug 20
Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8NP
T: 01833 690606
‘Enjoy a fun-packed day out for the whole family at The Deep, Hull’s spectacular aquarium.’ – TD, Aug 18
Accessibility: Offers an accessible family day out for visitors with disabilities and additional needs.
Offer: Save 10% buying online and pay once and visit for a whole year!
Tower St, Hull, HU1 4DP
T: 01482 381000
‘Set up to ensure that birds of prey would survive to provide the public with a rare opportunity to see and enjoy these beautiful birds….Est for over 25 years as a popular visitor attraction.’ – TBOPC, Aug 18
Offer: Children under 3 years go free
Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, YO7 4EU
T: 01845 587522
A National Trust house, garden and cafe in the centre of York.
Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL
T: 01904 624247
York Maze is home to Europe’s biggest Maize Maze and boasts over 20 rides, attractions and shows.
York Maze, Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT
T: 01904 607341
We went swimming here today and had such a lovely time, the staff were very helpful and friendly, lovely warm pool for our youngest and a bigger pool for our eldest to practice her swimming. Nanny was able to watch us swim through the viewing glass in the cafe. Afterwards we finished off with coffee and snacks which were delicious, a lovely day out.’
MH, Aug 19
University of York, Campus East, Lakeside Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5FG
T: 01904 325751
‘A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.’ – YCS, Aug 18
Access: The attraction has ramps, a lift and written tracript and wheelchair accessible toilet.
King’s Sqaure, York, YO1 7LD (Top of the Shambles)
T: 01904 527723
‘Located on the site of former RAF Elvington, a World War 2 airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war, we are one of the largest independent aviation museums in the UK.’ – YAM, Aug 18
Offer: Free for under 5’s
Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AQ
T: 01904 608595
‘ A varied coastal area with industrial archaeological sites, rare wildlife and cliff-top viewpoints.’ NT
Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ
T: 01723 870423
‘These ancient woodlands, over 400 years old, have a maze of footpaths. In spring, you’ll find yourself walking through a carpet of bluebells.’ NT
Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4TJ
T: 01729 830416
‘The sweeping countryside above Malham Cove is rich in limestone pavements and flower-filled hay meadows, ideal for walking and cycling.’ NT
North Yorkshire, BD24 9PT
T: 01729 830416
Along the Upper Wharfe Valley, footpaths weave through hay meadows, drystone walls and riverside woodland.’ NT
North Yorkshire, BD23 5JA
T: 01729 830416
‘Lavender farm and gardens. Plant nursery. Gift Shop. EJ’s Tearoom. Deer Park. Play Area and much much more.’ – YL, Aug 18
Free admission during certain months – visit website for more information.
Terrington, York, YO60 6PB
T: 01653 648008
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