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.
Whitby West Cliff Beach (4 miles)
Whitby West Cliff Beach
Blue Flag awarded sand beach with excellent fossil hunting prospects and plenty of local history.
The Moors National Park Centre (5 miles)
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.
Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail (5 miles)
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!
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...
Mini Monsterz (9 miles)
Indoor and outdoor play equipment and obstacle courses, plus sandpit, pottery painting, super climbing wall and laser tag
Runswick Bay (10 miles)
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.
Go Ape Dalby (10 miles)
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.
Pannett Park (10 miles)
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.
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.
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.
Go Ape Tree Top Junior (10 miles)
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.
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe (10 miles)
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 - youâll find thereâs something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc.
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (11 miles)
Whitby Whale Watching Centre
Attraction in St Anns Staith to remember the whaling industry, which played an important role in Whitbys history and provide conservation education for the future. The Centre could also provide the base for you to take a cruise out to spot whales, birds, seals, porpoises and dolphins.
The Dracula Experience (11 miles)
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.
Bark Endeavour (11 miles)
Regular sailings from Whitby to Sandsend on this replica of HMS Endeavour and hear about Captain Cooks life and the history of Whitby.
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. Lots of exhibitions about Captain Cook and his life with rooms set out as they would have been.
Whitby Abbey (11 miles)
Atmospheric ruined Abbey with a unique interactive visitor centre.
Beck Isle Museum (11 miles)
Beck Isle Museum
Museum in the small market town of Pickering, with an outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area plus 27 themed rooms.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (11 miles)
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...
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!
Robin Hood's Bay (12 miles)
Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
Paddling, fossil hunting and general exploring, with plenty of quaint local attractions in the village.
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.
The Play Factory (13 miles)
The Play Factory
Indoor children’s adventure centre with large play frame, 2 astro slides, a 45 degree super slide, go carts, bungee reactor tower. Ball cannons, Toddler area with toys plus mini slides and ball pool.
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.
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum (14 miles)
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Museum telling the story of Cooks early life and education in the Charity School, the village he grew up in and his adventures on the high seas.
Saltburn Miniature Railway (14 miles)
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!
Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool (14 miles)
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!
Guisborough Forest and Walkways (14 miles)
Guisborough Forest and Walkways
Features include an orienteering course, trim trail, sculpture trail and a couple of play areas, plus way marked family hikes and a cycle trail for the fit ones!
Saltburn Cliff Lift (14 miles)
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!
Cleveland Way National Trail (14 miles)
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.
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre (14 miles)
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre
Husky Centre where you can meet huskies, take them for walks and from October to end of March, book Pesky Husky Trekking with expert instruction on a purpose built circuit and learn about the breeds history.
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.
Stokesley Golf Range (15 miles)
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.
Wacky Warehouse - Wheatlands Farm (16 miles)
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.
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (18 miles)
Fuzzy Eds at Coulby Farm (18 miles)
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.
Stewart Park (18 miles)
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!
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.
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.
R Kade Indoor Skatepark (18 miles)
R Kade Indoor Skatepark
20,000 square feet packed with a street course, mini ramps, rhythm section, jump boxes and much more. Under 12s must have parental supervision at all times.
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.
Pirate Adventure Mini Golf (18 miles)
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!
Scarborough North Bay Railway (18 miles)
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!
Captain Barneys (18 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
Peasholm Park (19 miles)
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!
Teesside Karting Centre (19 miles)
Teesside Karting Centre
Race your friends on the longest circuit in the WORLD, with special karts, and driving sessions just for kids. Suitable for anyone 8 years and over, and 4ft 6 (137cm) in height. We do kids’ parties too.
Pot 2 Doodle Do (19 miles)
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.
Scarborough Castle (19 miles)
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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Cleveland 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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