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Go Ape Forest Segway (10 miles)
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.
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre (14 miles)
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.
Redcar Beacon (18 miles)
Offers visitors the chance to enjoy 360 degree views of Redcar seafront from 80ft up. Lift available, open roof terrace topped.
Planet Leisure (33 miles)
Offering indoor adventure play, bowling, ice skating and for over 8s thrilling laser tag and aerial trekking!
John Bull World of Rock (33 miles)
John Bull World of Rock
Go on a self guided factory tour and see how rock, sweets, biscuits and chocolates are made, with rock rolling or chocolate lolly making activities available. Plus Candy Kingdom adventure play area for under 12s!
Newby Hall Adventure Garden (33 miles)
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!
Park Rose Village (33 miles)
Park Rose Village
Featuring an indoor adventure play barn with tractor rides, swing ropes, drop dunk, football challenge. Outside is the Mini town with mini houses, school, tea room, post office, lego shop, jail etc. Plus F1 Racing cars, Crazy golf and a real 28ft fishing boat!
Bondville Model Village (34 miles)
Bondville Model Village
With over 200 painstakingly hand crafted individual and unique buildings, plus working harbour and train, all set in an acre of landscaped garden.
Bridlington South Promenade (34 miles)
Bridlington South Promenade
An award winning beach which stretches over a 1 mile, past Kiddies' Corner, slides, rides and paddling pool plus picnic areas to the end of the sea wall.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens (34 miles)
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Historic country house and estate with lots to do. 50 acres to explore, plus an Adventure Playground, Putting, Train Rides, and a zoo! Woodland Walk and Orienteering course also available.
The Ice Factor (35 miles)
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 (40 miles)
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 loads more!
The Forbidden Corner (42 miles)
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...
Diggerland Durham (44 miles)
With well over a dozen differing interactive elements to push, pull, play with and drive, this is a day-ful of digger for sure! Open every school holiday except Xmas.
Xscape Yorkshire (52 miles)
Offering a real wave simulating surf venue, 14 screen Cineworld Cinema, multi level kids' soft play and party centre, indoor climbing wall, aerial assault course, cosmic golf, laser games, tenpin bowling and huge indoor real snow slope! Amazing!
Diggerland Yorkshire (52 miles)
offers loads of differing vehicle related rides and interactive joys, like driving a full size digger! Awesome fun for transport fans around 6 to 9.
Dinosaur Discovery (60 miles)
is an interactive educational and fun indoor dinosaur exhibition and attraction. Including animated displays which can be controlled by the children themselves. Plus a separate ‘Last day of the dinosaurs’ exhibition, which includes jump scares through a dark maze.
Flamingo Land (13 miles)
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 (34 miles)
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...
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (11 miles)
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.
International Centre for Birds of Prey (15 miles)
International Centre for Birds of Prey
The largest collection of birds of prey in the North of England. Over 100 eagles, falcons, owls, hawks, kites, vultures and more in a 10 acre setting. Flying demonstrations, aviaries and a hawk walk to experience, plus other events.
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (18 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
has an exciting mixture of indoor and outdoor displays including otters, penguins and seals! New for 2015: Penguin Island! Waddle side by side with their large colony of adorable Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (24 miles)
York Bird of Prey Centre (26 miles)
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.
Sion Hill Hall Birds of Prey (26 miles)
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.
Falconry UK (26 miles)
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.
Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats (33 miles)
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!
Talon Falconry (33 miles)
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.
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (18 miles)
Newham Grange Country Farm (18 miles)
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.
Playdale Farm Park (22 miles)
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
Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre (22 miles)
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!
Piglets Adventure Farm Park (27 miles)
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!
Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm (31 miles)
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).
York Maze (33 miles)
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!
Museum of Victorian Science (3 miles)
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.
Ryedale Folk Museum (8 miles)
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...
Whitby Museum (10 miles)
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.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum (11 miles)
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.
Beck Isle Museum (11 miles)
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!
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum (12 miles)
Saltburn by the Sea
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!
Old Coastguard Station (12 miles)
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.
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum (14 miles)
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!
Eden Camp (17 miles)
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.
Rotunda Museum (19 miles)
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...
Dorman Museum (20 miles)
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!
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (20 miles)
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!
Yorkshire Museum of Farming (31 miles)
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.
DIG (32 miles)
Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind!
Yorkshire Museum (32 miles)
With archaeology, geology, biology and astronomy collections on view you won't run out of things to look at!
Thanks for all the great things to do and Kids Fun near Thornton-le-Dale 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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