The Best Things To Do In North Yorkshire Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

Best Things To Do & Days Out In North Yorkshire

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the amazing things to do in North Yorkshire with kids!

 

Where do we begin? How about a visit to York’s sweetest attraction - York's Chocolate Story? Harriet, who’s not only one of our trusted explorers but also a multi-award nominated blogger and instagrammer, has made a video review of her family trip to York's Chocolate Story. Check it out for some inspiration!

Fancy a day of farmyard fun and adorable animals? One of our favourite attractions in North Yorkshire is Piglets Adventure Farm Park. From meeting piglets, goats, donkeys and all the rest of the friendly farm residents, to taking on the Olympig obstacle course and exploring the Play Barn - it's a great day out for you and your kids any time of the year. 

North Yorkshire offers many unusual family days out too! The county’s home to The Forbidden Corner - dubbed “The Strangest Place in the World”, there you’ll find all sorts of curious things from pagan tree men, to haybale dogs, and a huge pyramid made of translucent glass! Then, there’s Castle Howard with its fantasy themed play area, Skelf Island which was ranked amongst the best adventure playgrounds in the UK by our team of family days out experts. 

If large open areas and acres of stunning gardens sounds like the perfect day out, visit Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, or explore the mysterious remains of the gothic Whitby Abbey and find out how it inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 

And last but not least, our intro to the things to do in North Yorkshire has a little something for the thrill seekers - Lightwater Valley. With 35 exciting rides, lots of seasonal events, plus a choice of indoor and outdoor play areas it’s one not to miss!

  1. Lightwater Valley

    Lightwater Valley

    Ripon

    Theme Parks and FunfairsTheme Parks and Funfairs

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  2. Spilmans

    Spilmans

    York

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  3. York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail Amazing Value

    York Chocolate and Sweet Treasure Trail

    York

    Tours and River CruisesTours and River Cruises

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  4. The Painting Pottery Yard overview

    The Painting Pottery Yard

    Thirsk

    Pottery Centres and Ceramic CafesPottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  5. Toddler soft play area at Twiggys Play in Thirsk

    Twiggys Play

    Thirsk

    Indoor and Soft Play AreasIndoor and Soft Play Areas

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor
  6. Fawn at Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre in Thirsk

    Monk Park Farm Visitor Centre

    Thirsk

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  7. Owl flying at Falconry UK in Thirsk

    Falconry UK

    Thirsk

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  8. Outside view of Newby Hall Adventure Garden in Ripon

    Newby Hall Adventure Garden

    Ripon

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  9. Outside view of Ripon Museum Trust

    Ripon Museum Trust

    Ripon

    Museums and Art GalleriesMuseums and Art Galleries

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor
  10. Kids on Treasure Hunt Trail

    Ripon Treasure Hunt Trail

    Ripon

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  11. Family picnicking at Camp Hill Adventure Park in Bedale

    Camp Hill Adventure Park

    Bedale

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  12. Girls on nets at Treetop Nets Yorkshire in Ripon

    Ripon Treetop Nets Yorkshire

    Ripon

    High Ropes CoursesHigh Ropes Courses

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  13. A little boy looking at a bug at Tropical World in Roundhay Under 5s Go Free

    Tropical World Roundhay

    Leeds

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (2 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor
  14. Aerial view of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in Ripon

    Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

    Ripon

    Parks and PlaygroundsParks and Playgrounds

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor
  15. Falcons at York Bird of Prey Centre in Huby

    York Bird of Prey Centre

    Easingwold

    Zoos and Wildlife ParksZoos and Wildlife Parks

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  16. Girl on soft play bridge at Middlesbrough Sports Village

    Middlesbrough Sports Village

    Middlesbrough

    Swimming Pools and Leisure CentresSwimming Pools and Leisure Centres

    Suitable for Indoor, Outdoor
  17. Walking path at Thorp Perrow Gardens, Falcons, Meerkats in Bedale

    Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park

    Bedale

    Stately Homes and GardensStately Homes and Gardens

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Outdoor
  18. Kune Kune Pig at Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm in Bedale

    Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm

    Bedale

    Children's FarmsChildren's Farms

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 0-12 Indoor, Outdoor
  19. Family on Spy Mission Trail

    Knaresborough Spy Mission Treasure Trail

    Knaresborough

    Tourist AttractionsTourist Attractions

    Suitable for 4+ Outdoor
  20. Outside view of Knaresborough Castle

    Knaresborough Castle

    Knaresborough

    Castles and PalacesCastles and Palaces

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor