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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
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.
Whitby Abbey (5 miles)
Explore the famous ruined Abbey which inspired Dracula, plus enjoy an audio tour and a unique interactive visitor centre with historical conversations touch screens!
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 with recreated rooms, model ships, artwork from the journeys and collections of his letters.
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
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.
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.
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 - youâll find thereâs something for everyone from novelty items to useful mugs, plates, bowls, vases etc.
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.
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
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 (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!
Scarborough North Bay Railway (11 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!
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.
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!
Pot 2 Doodle Do (11 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 (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!
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. Classic photo opportunity!
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...
Go Ape Dalby (12 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.
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.
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
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 (15 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!
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 all about Pickering, with 27 themed rooms, an outdoor farm courtyard and riverside picnic area, plus kids' quiz, demonstrations, talks and hands on exhibitions!
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park (17 miles)
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum (18 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!
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.
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, 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 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!
Saltburn Cliff Lift (21 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!
Eden Camp (22 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.
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)
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!
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum (25 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!
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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