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Peasholm Park Take a ride on the North Bay Minature Railway, go for a boat ride, watch the Model Naval Battle, and explore the island in the centre of the lake, reachable by dragon pedalo!
Robin Hood's Bay Paddling, fossil hunting and general exploring, with plenty of quaint local attractions in the village.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal An amazing historical World Heritage Site near Ripon, Fountains Abbey provides picturesque wide open spaces, family guided tours, school holiday activities and nature galore- kids will love the wild deer and bats! A perfect combination of activities and learning!
Studfold Explore Discover and Learn Fresh air and fun for all the family in the heart of Upper Nidderdale. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Studfold Trail offers family fun and adventure in a truly unique setting.
Yorkshire Lavender We have loads to do for the kids including a lavender maze, hillside snakes and ladders, a deer park, sculpture park and plenty of space for the kids to run around!
Stewart Park Several lakes containing wildfowl, with animals in pet's corner such as llamas, deer, peacocks, pheasants and guinea pigs. There are also trails, a museum, new childrens play area, outdoor table tennis and mini golf!
Brimham Rocks Let children explore this amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations with labyrinthine paths between. Have fun spotting the ones clearly resembling animals like the Dancing Bear! Plus visit the Bug Hotel. Ew.
The Moors National Park Centre Visitor centre with interactive exhibit, climbing wall, gallery, and tearoom, surrounded by everything that makes the North York Moors so special. Outdoor play area, Salmon Maze, plus 5 walking trails to follow. Free to visit.
Bolton Abbey Explore medieval ruins and vast swathes of countryside, hit the stepping stone crossing and inland beach, enjoy a Welly Walk assault course and play their I Spy printed game, and visit the Bodger! Loads to do, and all of it brilliant!
The Valley Gardens Popular park near Harrogate town centre with beautiful gardens, a huge play area for kids of all ages, tennis courts, pitch and putt and crazy golf plus an outdoor pool in the summer.
Aysgarth Falls Spectacular 3 tiered falls close to an award winning visitor centre, scenic walks through the parklands and a local village to explore. The falls were featured in the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Pannett Park A family friendly park that is free to visit, with a play area, lily pond, floral clock and a number of different gardens. Events and activities are held throughout the year.
Cleveland Way National Trail A National Trail with heather moorland and dramatic coastline to discover with fabulous views, ancient stone crosses, castles and fising villages tucked into tiny coves. Trail runs between Helmsley and Filey.
Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail Dip into a Trail of 80 miles and pick yourselves up a family hike through some of the most tranquil countryside in England! From the banks of the Humber to the headland of Filey Brigg, there are plenty of landscapes and wildlife to enjoy, plus a deserted medieval village!
Flamingo Land 375 acres of wild family fun. There are many white knuckle thrillers including Kumali, a suspended looping rollercoaster, rides for younger children, family shows and an extensive zoo, home to many rare and exotic species such as giraffes, rhinos, hippos and lions.
Lightwater Valley Over 40 rides and attractions and 175 acres of action-packed adventures, from the mysterious subterranean world of Raptor Attack to the dizzying heights of Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that'll twist even the bravest of souls and the swashbuckling world of Skeleton Cove! Plus Angry Birds activity park...
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary has an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor displays including otters, penguins and seals! New for 2015 was Penguin Island! Waddle side by side with their large colony of adorable Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home.
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species. Daily flying displays and handling opportunities for the Ultimate Hands on Experience.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park Grab the kids and come and discover this special
mix of animals, exotic birds, gardens and wild nature! Don't miss the Mini Beast Mansion and Wormworld!
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats Hands-on family wildlife experience with birds of prey, meerkats, wallabies, reindeer, llama, pygmy goats and 2 new white donkeys, set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland with one of the country's finest collection of trees and shrubs. Plus children's playground!
Whitby Whale Watching Centre Spot oodles of whales, porpoises, dolphins and seals on a 4 hour jaunt into the territory of these epic marine animals. Big on conservation as well as acknowledging history, it's a fascinating trip from all angles.
York Bird of Prey Centre A centre with over 70 birds of prey and owls with a chance to fly and handle some of them. Educational talks, plus two flying displays per day. Hawk Walks, Owl Experiences and Falconry Courses available.
Talon Falconry Meet over 35 birds of prey, have a photo taken and see them fly. Other residents include ferrets, rheas, snakes and rabbits. A variety of experience packages also available.
Falconry UK A Birds of Prey and conservation centre with over 70 birds and 30 species including hawks, owls, falcons, kites and vultures. Falconry experience days offered for adults and kids.
Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm When you visit the farm, one of our friendly guides will show you around the farm so that you can bottle feed lambs and piglets, bath a pig, hold small animals, feed the cows and sheep and talk to the donkey (if Charlie the pony doesn't object).
Newham Grange Country Farm Come and make friends with the rare breeds of farm animals, enjoy a walk around the fields or drive a mini tractor, and why not bring along a picnic for a treat.
Betton Farm Visitor Centre A working farm plus aviary, play areas, play tractors and more.
Playdale Farm Park The farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes ball pool with toddler area, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Thornton Hall Farm Country Park Animal encounters, glorious countryside and take part in a range of seasonal hands-on activities and demonstrations. Climb aboard the 4WD Farm Safari ride, hitch a ride in a giant caterpillar and let the kids loose in the Play Barn. Toddler sessions available. New for 2016 : Tractor Ted Little Farm!
Hesketh Farm Park A welcoming kids' farm where seasonally one can join in with bottle feeding, egg collecting, pig brushing and cavvie fussing, plus the adventure playground, tractor trailer ride and pedal go kart track! Loads!
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre With loads of friendly animals, a traditional Adventure Playground and separate Play Area for smaller kids, a Farm Pedal Car Arena, scenic way marked Nature Trail and tea rooms, this is a life saver if you're passing on a long journey!
Nidderdale Llamas A Llama Trekking Centre based in the beautiful Dales. Enjoy a Llama Farm Experience or go Llama Trekking! You don't ride llamas, but they are fantastic walking companion and entertain you with their hilarious personalities! They are very friendly and love to meet people! Birthday parties a speciality!...
York Maze is a seasonal family attraction, with mazes galore, sand and water play, slides, rides, shows, games, petting farm, pig racing, fantastic food and great gifts. It's a great day out for the whole family July through September!
Piglets Adventure Farm Park Seasonal Children's Farm with Petting Barn, Tractor Trailer Rides, Bouncing Pillows, Trails, Maize Maze, Pedal Go Karts, Play Area, Olympigs Obstacle Course, animal cuddling and a Cafe!
National Railway Museum For big trains, bigger rides and the biggest day out, come to York, to the world's largest railway museum. Explore our three giant halls for a complete family experience packed full of incredible trains and interactive fun. Discover the fascinating story of the train.
Eden Camp Award winning museum, housed in an original POW camp, and experience the sights, sounds, and even smells of WWII. See the most comprehensive display of British WWII history in the world, and also cover WWI. and post 1945 conflicts.
DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history!
Yorkshire Air Museum Experience the tremendous atmosphere of the award-winning Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial whilst admiring fascinating displays, such as the restored Control Tower, Air Gunners Room, and much more.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum Take the tour and you can not only explore the museum but also below ground into original mining areas, experience ventilation techniques and even see a mini detonation set off!
Dorman Museum From artistic pottery to feminism to the magic of water, from local history to natural history to ornithological collections, there are so many different topics to explore in depth you couldn't get bored if you tried!
Ryedale Folk Museum Large open air museum for all the family. The museum contains reconstructed buildings including a 1950s post office, iron age roundhouse, Elizabethan manor house and model village, and focuses on life in Ryedale through the ages. The museum also has a Blacksmiths, and livestock such as pigs, sheep and...
Yorkshire Museum of Farming 16 acres of parkland dedicated to Yorkshire's farming past, includes livestock pens with lots of animals, adventure playground, toy tractors, and more! Museum displays include child friendly interactives. Costumed interpreters are on site daily in the summer holidays.
York Castle Museum One of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects recreating rooms, shops, whole streets!
Yorkshire Museum With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
Barley Hall is a reconstructed medieval townhouse in the city of York. With our latest exhibition; Power and Glory in the time of Henry VIII, there is plenty for kids to enjoy.
Yorks Chocolate Story Includes a tour, a tasting, museum, demonstrations and a virtual chocolate factory. With new Chocolate Making Station in the Factory Zone!
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Leading gallery for modern and contemporary art and craft. mima’s family programme includes family guides, fun sessions for the under 4s, free Saturday afternoon family activities, and regular school holiday programmes. Free to visit!
Ripon Museum Trust - is a group of three museums where you can go back in time and see what life was like in a Victorian prison, workhouse and courthouse.
Old Coastguard Station National Trust visitor centre offers hands on models and colourful displays showing off the distinctive geology, impact of the elements, local wildlife and the secret history of smuggling along the North Yorkshire Coast.
Rotunda Museum A must for dinosaur mad kids, Yorkshires Dinosaur Coast is a hotbed of Jurassic and Cretaceaous fossils. Go fossil hunting along the North Yorkshire coast line and afterwards pop into the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough where you can transported 165 million years back in time to discover which dinosaurs roamed...
Beck Isle Museum Museum all about Pickering, with 27 themed rooms, an outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area, plus kids' quiz, demonstrations, talks and hands on exhibitions!
Captain Cook Memorial Museum Museum in the 17th century house on Whitby harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice with recreated rooms, model ships, artwork from the journeys and collections of his letters.
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Newly refurbished museum telling the story of Cook's early life and education in the Charity School, the village he grew up in and his adventures on the high seas. Now with interactive elements, touch screens and audio trail!
Craven Museum and Gallery Free to visit, family friendly museum with displays of social history, archaeology, costume and art and regular children’s activities and events. Kids can dress up as a cave person or a Victorian, dig in the archaeology pit, and more!
Dales Countryside Museum Housed in the old Hawes railway station, this museum has many interactive and hands-on exhibits telling the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.
The Royal Pump Room Museum Borrow a family backpack, try the mystery object game or complete the spa trail to discover what it would be like to be a visitor to the spa 100 years ago at this small family friendly museum with hands on Egyptian and scientific activities!
Museum of Victorian Science By appointment only for over 16s, a journey of real science through 19th century physics. A tour followed by several live demonstrations. A virtual visit to the laboratory of Dr Frankenstein.
Whitby Museum A museum that welcomes family groups and has plenty to keep everyone amused. Extensive collections to see, a Jurassic garden, plus a trail to follow around the museum and Pannett Park.
Woodford Leisure Centre Multi functional leisure facility from every kind of dry sports activity you can think of, to the only lesiure pool in the area, the Pirates Paradise pool boasts a shipwrecked boat, water cannons, diving bell and slide. There is also a relaxation area on the poolside for you if you use the sauna or steam room.
The Hydro Offers three swimming pools (diving, main and teaching), springboard and highboard diving, The cafe "Taste Hydro" and more
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool 20m heated outdoor pool open daily between mid June and early September. Mix of Fun Sessions and Adults only sessions. Basic facilities, but clean and tidy. More charming than an indoor pool, plus there’s a play park next door!
Ingleton Open Air Heated Swimming Pool Community run heated lido open May to September. Worth looking out for their fun special events! Various swim sessions, plus private hire available. Annual Membership available. Under 4s swim FREE.
Knaresborough Pool Featuring a 4 lane 25 meter standard swimming pool plus family leisure pool with hot water bubble pool and flume water slide.
Creepy Crawlies Adventure Playsite Great indoor incorporating baby and toddler areas, Sports Arena, disco area, and a huge play frame for over fives with Spooky Caves, Mirror Maze, role play areas and construction.
Fuzzy Eds at Coulby Farm Children can enjoy the large Fun House with ball pools, slides, climbing frames, all in brightly coloured surroundings. Children's birthday parties are bookable, taking place in the Fun House, with a height restriction of 4ft 9ins, we also hold regular Toddler sessions during term time.
Wacky Warehouse - Flying Legends Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Squinting Cat Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant. Plus outdoor play area.
Wacky Warehouse - Wheatlands Farm Indoor play area with loads of slides and features and dedicated toddler zone, attached to a family restaurant.
Wacky Warehouse - Generous Pioneer The UK's award winning soft play and activity centre for children. Meet up with friends, get messy with your kids during our arts and craft sessions, book a birthday party or simply relax with a magazine or coffee, whilst your child plays.
Kidzplay Multi Level activity play centre with ball pool, dual wavy slides, 180 spiral tube slides and more for the children. Restaurant area with digital TV and Wi Fi for the adults.
Crazy Tykes is a 7,000 sq foot indoor soft play centre with a clean and bright area, lovely staff, ball shower and ball pool slides too and a football pitch. We host parties of all different kinds for 2 hours. Stop for lunch with friends.
Little Monkeys With 2 massive climbing mazes for the Juniors plus a multi sports court, a whole separate play structure just for under 4s and highlights like dark maze, boulder run and piranha pool, it's hard to see how you can go wrong with this place!
Xplore A multi level indoor play facility within Xscape that offers fun and excitement for under 12s in the form of everything springy, bouncy, squashy and slippery! Physical play to entertain and exhaust.
A secure Indoor Play Centre. We have separate Junior and Toddler areas, an elevated Sports Arena, Bouncy Castle and WIFI. Offering the opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a fun day out or select to sit back and relax with some refreshments while the kids play.
Winkies Fantastic! Thoroughly unique concept in tiny town role play, with kids' computers, trampolines and more in addition to the play frame.
The Play Barn at Settle A great indoor soft play centre in the Yorkshire Dales where your children can run wild in a safe and friendly environment while you can relax in our comfortable seating and cafe area. We pride ourselves on our homemade food.
Our Funhouse A new for 2012 indoor multi-level soft play centre for children aged up to 12, offering children's parties, after school activities, adventure play, toddlers' sessions, and educational play, with friendly, experienced and fully vetted staff.
Kidzplay Exciting mainframe offers a large 4 lane wavy slide providing great entertainment for the children, ride ons, ball pools, sports courts, arts and crafts area, and digi TV plus WiFi for the parents.
Mini Monsterz Indoor and outdoor play equipment and obstacle courses, plus sandpit, pottery painting, super climbing wall and laser tag
The Play Factory Indoor children’s adventure centre with large play frame, 2 astro slides, a 45 degree super slide, go karts and awesome bungee reactor tower! Ball cannons, Toddler area with toys plus mini slides and ball pool, too!
Twiggys Play is a playcentre themed on the Yorkshire Countryside. From the big slide to the dedicated under 3s' area, all of our play frame can be viewed from the comfort of our seating area complete with wifi and magazines!
Captain Barneys is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
Mini Monsterz Scarborough is an Indoor Soft Play Area for ages 0 to 16 with adult entry also permitted. We have separate Baby, Toddler and Junior area. A customer cafe is also available for food, drinks and snacks.
Butterfingers of Harrogate A clown and circus themed indoor play centre with some amazing bonus features on top of the soft play staples: including volcano tube, wind tunnel, iPad room and a frankly awesome selection of party packages!
White Scar Cave The longest show cave in Britain. The guided tour takes 80 minutes and covers one mile. See underground streams and waterfalls, and the massive ice-age cavern. Cafe, shop, large on-site car park. Spectacular picnic location!
Mother Shiptons Cave The Cave and the famous Petrifying Well
form part of a mile long wooded riverside park. Beautiful riverside walk with 4 scenic picnic areas and two adventure playgrounds. There is a museum with live size figures and petrified object display.
Gift shop and cafe serving everything you need for a picnic
Ingleborough Cave - is the premier show cave in the Yorkshire Dales. In 2012, it celebrated 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations - it's is well lit and pleasantly accessible, with no steps throughout the Cave.
Stump Cross Caverns Tour the lit caves safely with kids and explore the ancient rock features close up plus a theatre presentation. Site of special scientific interest.
Jorvik Viking Centre PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent flood damage, JORVIK Viking Centre is closed until further notice. Planning to re open in SPring 2017!
Take hold of the past and explore the excavations which first unearthed the Viking-age city in our brand new exhibitions.
Ripley Castle Built in 1345, full of armour, priests' hiding holes and lots of great things to look at including beautiful gardens, deer park and a large tropical plant collection. Special Children's Tours available too!
York Dungeon An intense 70-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history, using theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience! Not for young or nervous kids.
Castle Howard Have fun exploring 1,000 acres of parkland and gardens; jump on the land train to the Great Lake for boat trips and our adventure playground; discover more about the amazing history of the house and gardens with school holiday adventure trails and illustrated quiz sheets.
Skipton Castle Come and explore one of England's most complete medieval castles with over 900 years of turbulent history. Climb to the top of the Watchtower; descend to the dungeon. Picnic areas, licensed tearooms, shop with a notable book section, plant sales. A great day out in any season.
York Minster One of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation's earliest history. When you have entered the Minster you may be able to join a free guided tour with one of their volunteer Guides
Scarborough Castle Explore the castle's history as an Iron Age Fort, Viking Settlement and role in the civil and first world wars. Free audio tour gives a fascinating insight into the castle's 2,500 year history.
Withernsea Lighthouse Museum Visitors are able to climb the 144 steps to the top of the defunct lighthouse for splendid views, plus the base features RNLI and HM Coastguard exhibits, displays and old photographs.
Whitby Abbey Explore the famous ruined Abbey which inspired Dracula, plus enjoy an audio tour and a unique interactive visitor centre with historical conversations touch screens!
Bolton Castle Medieval castle and grounds with great daily events like archery and birds of prey demonstrations, plus Trails, Dress Up, Calligraphy, Medieval Games, Traditional Crafts, fragrant gardens and a maze!
Knaresborough Castle As well as visiting this Castle and Museum with several hands-on activities and trails, enjoy the Castle Grounds with a game of Putting or Bowls!
Richmond Castle Norman fortress with interactive exhibition, ruins and gardens to explore, family events programme and activity pack available to download before you set off.
The Scarborough Fair Collection A fantastic collection of working Vintage cars, steam engines, mechanical organs and fairground rides that you can still have a go on. Tea Dances and Wurlitzer concerts held every week.
Nunnington Hall Explore miniatures in the attic, spring flowering meadows and temporary arts exhibits, plus visit the peacocks and try to spot an otter or two in the river! There are traditional games and a wishing tree, plus their environmentally minded grounds conservation programme makes some excellent environmental...
Action and Adventure Offering Quad biking, Segways, Skywalk and 200m Zip wire, Aerial Extreme, Garden Games and Adventure Playground! Pay and Play Zone over Weekends and Holidays, plus Birthday Parties and Family Fun Days.
Rock Antics Offer seperate child's bouldering sections and high level of friendly support making it a great place for kids to start as well as to improve.
Live For Today Adventures Ripley is an Outdoor Activity provider with 3 sites across the UK.
From Archery to High Ropes and everything in between, we offer a range of activities that are guaranteed to make you FEEL ALIVE!
Go Ape Dalby The UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Award winning outdoor adventure activities. Families and friends can enjoy a day out like no other. Fly down zip wires, leap off Tarzan Swings and tackle obstacles whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery.
The Web Adventure Park Indoor and outdoor adventure fun: huge sand and water play area, netted climbing forest, ride-ons, den building and construction zone, jungle bridge, wacky swings and role play area! Plus Animal Zone and two amazing Ropes courses - Wired and Summit!
Log Heights is an exhilarating outdoor ropes challenge based in the grounds of the stunning Ripley Castle Estate. You could be jumping into the sky to catch a trapeze, climbing a giant ladder or walking a high beam. An exciting outdoor activity for 8s to 80s!
Cycle the Solar System Great added interest on this cycle track from York to Selby where a scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway.
Aerial Extreme Bedale is a high ropes adventure course involving a series of challenging obstacles set at varying heights above the ground. You'll find yourself tackling fun obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets, zip wires, swinging logs and balance beams, plus many more!
Go Ape Tree Top Junior A fun filled experience of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You'll take on crossings over trails and finish with one awesome zip wire.
Harrogate Climbing Centre a dedicated Indoor Rock Climbing and Bouldering facility in Harrogate. Offering a variety of fun activities for those 5 years + including kid’s club sessions, children’s birthday parties and family tasters. There's a small play area in the cafe too, suitable for toddlers up.
How Stean Gorge How Stean Gorge is a natural wonder! This spectacular ravine has winding paths, narrow bridges, underground caves and the water below is still forming mysterious shapes and patterns in the stone. Find fossils frozen, bugs and beasties, bats lurk in the caves too. Hard hat provided, wellies recommended!
Gravity Trampoline Park is a spacious arena packed with connected trampolines and angled walls to offer a great free jump experience, plus toddler zone, basketball and dodgeball courts, foam landing stunt pit and fitness classes: awesome!
Tenpin York is a bowling centre located in the Clifton Moor Centre. We have 28 modern fully computerised lanes, American Pool tables, Amusement Arcades all catered towards families and kids. There is also the Beach Road Cafe Bar for some delicious meal and snack options.
Olympia Bowl and Softplay With 12 lanes this Ten Pin Bowling Alley, with its modernised interior, updated scoring system and air conditioning, is a fantastic place to relax and have fun with the kids.
Matrix Superbowl Classic family friendly tenpin bowling. They have ramps and gutter rails available so that all ages and abilities can play, including those with disabilities. Plus new play centre!
Selby Superbowl Not just classic ten pin bowling but also Lazer Tag and Pro Am Karting, plus pool tables, darts board and a well stocked arcade! A true rainy day saver for active families!
Tockwith Motor Sports With lessons from age 7 and driving for over 14s, this 1260m circuit offers junior instructed lessons after which they are welcome for the open drive sessions. A fantastic experience for kids, and maybe the start of a lifelong interest.
York MotorSports Village is a race themed indoor Go karting centre and proud winners of The Visit York Tourism Awards: Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014 (under 50,000 visitors). We have a wide selection of racing packages to suit all ages 4+.
Seven Seas Fish Trail Find the fish and explore Hull at the same time by following Hulls unique pavement of fish and sculptures creating a 3km tour of the historic Old Town.
York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail Explore the wonderful world of chocolate and sweets in York with this self guided detective themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, hunt around York for the answers as to who committed the chocolatey crime!
Curious About York Explore, discover and enjoy the fabulous Roman city of York in a different way: two treasure hunt style walks of discovery to keep everyone intrigued and amused. Buy or instantly download our booklet and then get Curious About York…
Curious About Harrogate Explore Harrogate in a different way: two quirky, self guided walks with a treasure hunt theme to keep all the family intrigued and amused. Buy or download then enjoy in your own time.
The Whitby Vampire Curse Treasure Trail Can you and the kids solve the clues to lift the curse of the Whitby Vampire? Follow in the footsteps of Dracula as you solve the clues on this treasure hunt themed Trail!
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Britain's most popular Heritage Railway carrying over 300,000 passengers a year. Travelling through 18 miles of beautiful North York Moors National Park from the market town of Pickering to Grosmont. On many days throughout the year you can now continue your journey along the scenic Esk Valley to our...
Saltburn Miniature Railway 15 inch gauge miniature railway, running between 2 stations, from the seafront through to the Valley Gardens, Italian Gardens, Tea Lawn, and Woodland Centre. Plenty to see and do, so you can really make a day of it!
York Boat Options include sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises, private hire, self drive motor boats, disco cruises and Christmas cruises.
Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Yorkshire
Scarborough North Bay Railway An historic 20" gauge railway meanders almost a mile through charming scenery connecting Peasholm Park with Scalby Mills and the Sea Life Centre. Plus Sky Trail climbing fun, Boating Lake and Water Chute!
Saltburn Cliff Lift Not exactly an adventure on it's own but an excellent way to connect to a bigger one: Britain's oldest cliff lift offers awesome views 120ft up and, since the major refurb in 2011, a live voice link with the driver too!
Bark Endeavour Regular sailings from Whitby to Sandsend on this replica of HMS Endeavour and hear about Captain Cooks life and the history of Whitby.
Whitby West Cliff Beach Blue Flag awarded sand beach with excellent fossil hunting prospects and plenty of local history.
Runswick Bay A sheltered sand and rock beach with the only safe swimming in the area. Very good for beach combing and fossil hunting. Quality Coast Award winner.
Scarborough Donkey Rides The adorable collection of well behaved and well loved animals all wear their names proudly on their harnesses to help kids choose their favourite and clearly enjoy taking equally well behaved children for gentle little jaunts across the sand. Classic photo opportunity!
Filey Beach offers a 5 mile stretch of clean, sandy, award winning beaches for traditional family beach days.
Terror Tower This one is only for the big and brave ones and we MEAN it! Visit 11 interactive scenes from serious horror flicks with various special effects combined to make one extremely haunted house. Don't say we didn't warn you!
The Dracula Experience Offers an entertaining tour through the Dracula story and it's connection to Whitby, using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.
Pots 2 Go Ceramic Cafe A fun and creative ceramics cafe in Harrogate. Paint your own pottery, enjoy a cuppa and browse our lovely range of gifts and cards. Suitable for all ages. Book to avoid disappointment.
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe Whatever your age or artistic ability, you can create something unique to treasure for ever at Doodlepots. Choose an item to paint from our wide range of plain ceramics - youâÂÂll find thereâÂÂs something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates,...
Rainbows Ceramics Painting Studio - is a well established paint your own pottery studio situated in the heart of York ( 2 mins walk from the minster!). Children of all ages can pop in to paint for a fun and creative experience. Whether you would like to paint a frog, a gnome or a plant pot for grandad, we will have something for you!
Fired Art Ceramic Studio Fired Art is a paint your own pottery studio based in the historic market town of Pocklington, situated only 20 minutes from the City Walls of York. Something for every age from pottery painting, clay building or throwing a pot on a potters wheel to art clubs and much more!
Make N Take Ceramics Make N Take Ceramics offers your chance to get creative with clay, making your own masterpieces or simply having a play with clay with dedicated kids sessions on Saturdays and in the school holidays.
Pots and Whatnots - is a pottery painting studio and gift shop, giving you the opportunity to paint your own piece of pottery using the extensive range of paints and tools provided! Plus selling lovely Fair Trade items.
Pot 2 Doodle Do is a paint your own pottery studio. A family friendly place for people of any age or artistic ability to explore their creative sides. Create original and personalised pots which are great for gifts or keepsakes.
Bead Harrogate is an art and craft boutique in central Harrogate and home to the “Bead Bar”, an environment designed for children to be creative and make beaded jewellery or other craft activities while mum and dad enjoy a cup of tea!
Coffee and Clay is a paint-your-own pottery cafe, offering fun for the whole family with all kinds of ceramics available plus hand and footprinting, ideal for all ages and makes a perfect family activity or birthday party.
Peagreen Pottery is a pottery painting studio where children of all ages (and their grown-ups) can come have fun and be creative in a relaxing environment, based in the historic market town of Malton.
The Forbidden Corner Find the hidden temple Indiana Jones would feel at home in the Forbidden Corner, an extraordinary folly in North Yorkshire. Statues blink at you, paths lead nowhere, skeletons lurk in underground chambers and a temple hides behind artful landscaping. Your job is to work your way through the maze. Unique, and...
Newby Hall Adventure Garden A paddling pool, sandpit and swings for toddlers through to climbing frames and bridges, an aerial slide and pedalo boats for the older children. And of course, Newby's famous Miniature Railway is for children of all ages including yours!
Go Ape Forest Segway You can enjoy our forest Segway experience in the beautiful Dalby Forest. From two legs to two wheels: for the ultimate forest experience on a rugged all-terrain Segway. It's a unique way to tackle the trails in the forest.
Redcar Beacon Offers visitors the chance to enjoy 360 degree views of Redcar seafront from 80ft up. Lift available, open roof terrace topped.
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre Meet their team of huskies, many of them rescued, and take them for Hikes and drive them on scooter Treks on a purpose built track, plus visit the kennels and learn all about this wonderful breed.
The Ice Factor Glide on the North of Englands largest outdoor ice rink or for those who prefer to watch, there is a raised viewing platform. Part of Yorkshire winter Wonderland that includes a fairground and wintery cafes, restaurants and shops.
Stockeld Park - is a family attraction set within beautiful woodland surroundings, open every school holiday providing outdoor adventure and indoor play with roller rink, interactive playgrounds, electric scooter trail, huge maze and more
Sector 7 Laser Are you a good shot? Yeah? Good. How about when you're in the swirling, smoking, UV lit weirdness of an alien planet with the aforementioned aliens firing laser beams at you? Hmm? How about now!?
Stokesley Golf Range There is an entertaining 12-hole Crazy Golf Course, suitable for all of the family, a 16-bay floodlit Driving Range with club hire and a 9-hole Pay and Play course. Relax at the end in our fabulous Coffee Shop.
Pirate Adventure Mini Golf Inside the Sea Life Centre there's a swashbuckling game for the whole family offering great gameplay and a new challenge at every hole!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors in North Yorkshire with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in North Yorkshire can enjoy the great day out as well.
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