Old Coastguard Station (< 1 mile)
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.
Robin Hood's Bay (< 1 mile)
Robin Hoods Bay
Robin Hood's Bay
Paddling, fossil hunting and general exploring, with plenty of quaint local attractions in the village.
Pesky Husky Trekking Centre (4 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.
Whitby Treasure Trail (5 miles)
Whitby Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Whitby? Don't just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! These fun treasure hunts will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air and solve an intriguing mystery at the...
Whitby Abbey (5 miles)
Atmospheric ruined Abbey with a unique interactive visitor centre.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum (5 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.
Mini Monsterz (5 miles)
Indoor and outdoor play equipment and obstacle courses, plus sandpit, pottery painting, super climbing wall and laser tag
Whitby Whale Watching Centre (5 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 (5 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 (5 miles)
Regular sailings from Whitby to Sandsend on this replica of HMS Endeavour and hear about Captain Cooks life and the history of Whitby.
Doodlepots Ceramic Cafe (5 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 - you’ll find there’s something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc.
Pannett Park (5 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 (5 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.
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary (10 miles)
Sea Life Marine Sanctuary
Journey beneath the waves and get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures of the sea including sharks, rays and turtles to name but a few. Meet our resident otters, seals and penguins as they go about their daily routines plus Pirate Mini Golf and new Jellyfish Discovery!
Pirate Adventure Mini Golf (10 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!
Museum of Victorian Science (11 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.
Scarborough North Bay Railway (11 miles)
Scarborough North Bay Railway
An historic 20" gauge railway, connecting Peasholm Park with Scalby Mills and the Sea Life Centre. This picturesque railway meanders almost a mile through woodland and lakeside scenery. With four 1930's steam outline locomotives, it is a delight for all ages.
Peasholm Park (11 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!
Scarborough Castle (11 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.
Runswick Bay (11 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.
Terror Tower (12 miles)
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!
Rotunda Museum (12 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...
Olympia Bowl and Softplay (12 miles)
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.
Scarborough Donkey Rides (12 miles)
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.
Betton Farm Visitor Centre (12 miles)
Go Ape Forest Segway (12 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 (12 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.
Go Ape Dalby (13 miles)
Go Ape Dalby
Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.
Whitby West Cliff Beach (13 miles)
Whitby West Cliff Beach
Blue Flag awarded sand beach with excellent fossil hunting prospects and plenty of local history.
Scarborough Karting (14 miles)
Indoor karting experience offering a range of race options for everyone over 9 years and 1.4m. Vroom!
Mini Monsterz Scarborough (14 miles)
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.
The Moors National Park Centre (15 miles)
The Moors National Park Centre
A great starting point for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, and this Centre has enough to make a jam-packed day out in itself!
Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail (15 miles)
Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail
A Walking Trail of just under 80miles (129km), 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.
Playdale Farm Park (15 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
The Scarborough Fair Collection (16 miles)
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.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway (16 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...
Beck Isle Museum (16 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.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (17 miles)
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum (18 miles)
Saltburn by the Sea
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
The Museum today offers visitors an opportunity to experience the underground world of a real ironstone mine and to explore the skills, customs and life of the Cleveland miner. It was these miners that helped make Cleveland the most important Ironstone mining district in Victorian and Edwardian Britain.
Ryedale Folk Museum (18 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...
Filey Beach (18 miles)
offers a 5 mile stretch of clean, sandy, award winning beaches for traditional family beach days.
Saltburn Cliff Lift (19 miles)
Saltburn Cliff Lift
Opened on 28th June 1884, this is the oldest remaining waterbalance cliff lift in Britain. Height of the lift is 120 ft, length of the track is 207 ft. Refurbished with stained glass windows. Links Saltburn pier, one of the few left in the country, with the town.
Flamingo Land (19 miles)
375 acres of wild family fun. There are many white knuckle thrillers including Kumali, a suspended looping rollercoaster, rides for younger children, 5 family shows and an extensive zoo, home to many rare and exotic species such as giraffes, rhinos, hippos and lions.
The Play Factory (20 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.
Saltburn Miniature Railway (21 miles)
Saltburn Miniature Railway
15 inch gauge miniature railway, running from the seafront through to the Valley Gardens, Italian Gardens, Tea Lawn and Woodland Centre.
Eden Camp (21 miles)
Housed in an original POW camp, a visit to our award winning museum will allow you to experience the sights, the sounds and even the smells of World War Two.We present the most comprehensive display of British Second World War history in the world, and also cover the First world war and post-1945 conflicts.
Captain Barneys (23 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre and family run coffee shop in the centre of Malton.
Wacky Warehouse - Wheatlands Farm (23 miles)
Guisborough Forest and Walkways (24 miles)
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum (25 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.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Robin Hoods Bay 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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