Trail Length – 2km
In line with Government guidance on COVID-19, some businesses remain closed whilst others have the go ahead to open. Social distancing restrictions remain in place. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.
I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.
Grounds and Skelf Island are open with restrictions in place. You must BOOK ONLINE prior to going
Castle Howard is a magnificent historic house in the north of England, the 18th century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breath taking landscape in Ryedale.
The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland (with children’s trails) as well as formal walled garden and children’s adventure playground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out.
The Boathouse is a lovely place for an ice cream, tea and cake – near the playground too!
Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
COVID19 restrictions in place – Due to the changing nature of the situation, visitors to always check our website for the latest info.
Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry England, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.
Great play area for children, accessible walking and cycling trails for all.
Cafes and bike hire centre.
Dalby Activity Centre, Go Ape and Forest Segway is also here.
Adderstone Field has the Enchanted Wood and the Gruffalo Trail which are also fantastic for kids.
Staindale Lake is great for picnics.
£9 per car in summer, £5 in winter
Follow the Gruffalo Spotters trail at Dalby Forest, spot the signs and see what creatures you can find! With the amazing new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app, fun activity pack and trail, you’ll get to interact with all your favourite characters as you go in search of the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood.
When visiting, it is important that you and your family follow social distancing guidelines and keep 2m apart from other groups where possible. Please remember to wash your hands before you start the trail and bring hand sanitiser to use while out in the forest.
1. Download the new Gruffalo Spotter 2 app
Point the brand new app at special markers along the trail and watch the characters from The Gruffalo story come to life. Thanks to amazing augmented reality technology, you’ll be able to interact with each of the characters as they appear within the forest around you. Capture the fun by taking videos and photos with your favourites!
2. Get your paws on the Gruffalo Spotter trail activity pack
Head to the visitor centre to grab your activity kit, packed with fun things to do to help you spot the Gruffalo. Inside you’ll find:
To keep visitors and our staff safe we are asking that people make contactless payments when buying their activity packs and wear a face covering during the purchase (£3.50).
3. Follow the trail
The trail at Dalby Forest starts the World Cup Car Park near Adderstone Field. Complete fun family activities and learn about each animal from the book as you follow the new interactive trail.
There are also rubbings to complete and other characters to look out for as you go! Use the app to see the characters appear in the forest around you.
Dalby Forest, Dalby Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering
OPEN Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, lovely open air destination.
MAY HALF TERM – Open Monday 31st May and Tuesday 1st June 2021 during half term as well as normal days.
Join us at Northwood and enjoy the beautiful fairy trail in spring sunshine, the perfect combination of imagination and fresh air. Our fairy museum will also be showing an exhibition of spring fairies and have an additional scavenger trail of spring hares.
Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world. The eco-aware sanctuary is off grid and, quite uniquely, designed to appeal to adults as much as children. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.
Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. There is also a natural play area for smaller children and den building for older kids.
In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.
Limited pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.
Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP
Piglets Adventure Farm are excited to welcome visitors back from 1st August, when they reopen for unmissable Summer Fun!
What will you do first? Visit The Beach to sit back and relax whilst your little piggies explore acres of sand and water fun, you can even hire your very own Beach Hut* for the day. Reach for the sky on the Bouncing Pillows, have a swing at crazy golf or meet lovable furry friends! Discover the Farmyard Trail to see adorable alpacas, cute curly tailed pigs and perfect ponies. Plus, get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky you might see one being born!
With 20 new fairies to find, don’t forget to follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail through the woods. Enjoy a well-earned refreshment, from fresh Sourdough Pizzas to the famous Piggy Poo Ice Cream in the Ice Cream Parlour, or why not pack a picnic?
Please Note: Due to government guidelines Piglets Adventure Farm will be reducing the amount of visitors on site. Tickets are limited and MUST be booked online in advance by visiting www.pigletsadventurefarm.com
Piglets Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm.
*Extra charge for booking a beach hut. Visit www.pigletsadventurefarm.com to find out more.
Piglets Adventure Farm is only 15mins from the centre of York on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST.
For May Half Term – Brand new Sledmere Coach House Café!
Renovation project of the 18th century stable block at Sledmere has created state of the art kitchen, extended café, multipurpose function rooms, newly refurbished farm shop, visitor reception, & WC’s.
House, grounds, farm park and adventure play area all now fully open. They have put many Covid procedures in place, including limited tickets online bookings here (Click Here to Book)
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 5.00pm (also open bank holiday Monday). Dogs are always welcome, we just ask they are kept on leads.
Sledmere House, Driffield, YO25 3XG. 01377 236637. For more info and to book tickets please visit their website here.
In the heart of Yorkshire is Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin! Nestled in a woodland within 30 minutes of Leeds, York & Harrogate, Stockeld Park is the home of adventures and original family fun!
Stockeld Park is open every school holiday, and most weekends throughout the warmer months, and offers wonderful family days out across different adventure seasons, with different themes and events throughout the year.
Step into the magical world of the Enchanted Forest where every path leads to a different adventure. The forest contains interactive play that encourages the imaginations of all, as well as five large Adventure Playgrounds that have something for everyone from small children to the grandparents!
In addition to the adventure playgrounds, Stockeld Park is also home to an impressive giant yew tree maze! Climb the castle viewing tower to look out over the tops of the trees or cross bridges and discover playful surprises, musical instruments and some unexpected obstacles!
Along with all these exciting activities, there are also different seasonal activities such as jumping pillows, indoor inflatables, pedal go-karts and the Laser Adventure. The Laser Adventure is also available to hire exclusively for birthday parties, with a range of party packages on offer!
Stockeld Park has a large café, outdoor food outlets and picnic area. There is also an amazing gift shop where you can buy different, seasonal goodies throughout the year!
For the full details on our events, prices and opening times please visit www.stockeldpark.co.uk
Some activities and aspects of the park may change at short notice, to stay in line with Government guidance and COVID restrictions. All details will be kept up to date on our website.
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.
Nature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play at Wolds Way Lavender & Nature Farm
Pre Booking required.
Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring lots to keep the family entertained.
Help Woldie Willow with his Butterfly count, bee keeping and bird spotting.
Weave through Woldie Willows Living Willow Maze.
Miniature railway, Football golf, Giant games, Timber trail, Den zone Building, Giant sandpit and much more!
New for 2021
Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes & tray bakes. Variety of Coffee’s, Tea’s & Hot Chocolates.
Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.
Tel. 01944 758641
Open DAILY (10am – 4pm)
Wolds Way Lavender
Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough
Great fun whatever the weather.
Range of sessions available to accommodate a variety of ages, abilities & needs, including our General Sessions (Air Fun) and Fitness Sessions (Air Fit) as well as sessions dedicated to Tots (Air Tots), Families & those with Additional Needs (Air +).
ONLINE ONLY BOOKINGS TO ENSURE MINIMAL CONTACT WITH STAFF
REDUCED SESSION CAPACITY
Milhome Avenue, Skelton Industrial Estate, Skelton, TS12 2LQ
Sewerby Road, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ER. Telephone 01262 401736
Miniature village set in beautiful gardens with 200 model buildings and 1000 model characters. Look out for the humorous and unexpected – you may miss something the first time around! The land train from Sewerby to Bridlington stops off here.
Family £11.00 (2+2)
Award winning family owned animal park, wide variety of animals to see such as donkeys, alpacas, meerkats, rabbits…and several different kinds of birds, as well as reptiles. There are Meet the Meerkats and Bird of Prey Experiences. There is also a weekly Keeper club for children, allowing them to find out what it’s like to be a Zoo Keeper. African Plains and South American Animals coming soon. Gift shop on site and children’s play area.
Open daily including weekends and bank holidays 10.00 – 5pm, last entry 4.30pm.
Covert Lane (Park Rose), Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QF. 01262 673653
Burton Agnes, Driffield, YO25 4NB. 01262 490324
Cafe, shops and gardens open daily 11.00-5pm
Stately home, gardens, woodlands, playground and cafe
Duncombe Park is one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family.
Located in Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, the estate boasts over 450 acres of spectacular gardens, parklands and nature reserve.
The parklands can be accessed for £1 and the gardens are chargeable too. However the parklands are free for visitors of the National Centre for Birds of Prey.
Many family events throughout the year.
Lovely play park near the car park for the NCBP which is free.
Address: Duncombe Park, Helmsley, YO62 5EB
Tel: 01439 770213
‘Experience the sights sounds and smells of life on the Home front and the Front Line, all set in the original buildings and grounds of a prisoner of war camp. A great value, day out for all the family. Quizzes running throughout the year and junior assault course (weather permitting). Dog friendly.
A great venue for a visit in wet weather as our displays are mainly indoors.
Café, gift shop and ample free parking.’’
Eden Camp, Malton, YO17 6RT
Telephone: (01653) 697777
Falconry UK is set in a beautiful country garden and gives you a great chance to experience the excitement and thrills of falconry.
There is also a chance to handle some of these amazing birds after each display.
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk, YO7 4EU
OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE
Thrilling Theme Park withwhite knuckle thrills as well as a great choice of junior and family rides including the dinosaur themed Dino-Stone Park have a dinosaur theme and the Peter Rabbit play ground.
Award winning zoo. With 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds, you can enjoy an amazing view of the animal kingdom. A variety of Keeper Talks and a sea lion and bird show are included within your admission.
Kirby Misperton Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX
0800 40 888 40
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19 – HOPING TO OPEN EARLY AUGUST
Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle, a must-see for any visitor to the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park.
Discover how the castle evolved over the centuries, from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion, to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin.
Why not also visit Rievaulx Abbey and Byland Abbey nearby – the perfect stop on any family day out, or if you’re out walking or cycling.
Handy long stay car park behind!
Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT. 01964 534211
If you’re looking for a fun family day out why not head to Hornsea Freeport. There are 2 great children’s attractions there, along with the usual range of shops and discount outlets.
Discover Beach Cove, the fantastic play experience at Hornsea Freeport. Swing, slide, zip, bounce, climb, dig and twirl in the AWESOME outdoor activity park… and explore the AMAZING soft play zone indoors. Time for a break? Relax in the Rockpool Café and terrace overlooking the play areas. L
Head into Bugtopia, the hands-on tropical nature attraction featuring Huge Bugs, butterflies, birds, spiders, and MORE!
Hutton-le-Hole is a small village and civil parish in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England, about seven miles north-west of Pickering. Hutton-le-Hole is a popular scenic village within the North York Moors National Park.
‘We used to go to Hutton-le-hole as kids. Fab little streams to play in. Best in the summer months to take a picnic’
LH March 2017
“Visit Hutton le Hole on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors for a lovely family day out.
Bring a picnic and have a paddle in the pretty beck that runs through the village. There’s parking, a pub and shops selling ice cream. One of our favourite places!”
Mumbler Recommended SC ’17
Stimulating role play area where young children can explore, play and learn whilst having fun. The village scene includes a number of different buildings, eg. they can be fire fighters and then the next they can pop next door into the cafe and make tea for their friends.
A baby area is a safe and secure environment for babies to freely explore without the hustle bustle of the older children.
Coffee shop for the grown ups
Monday – Sunday: 09:30AM – 17:30PM
Unit 26, Hartlepool Workshops, Usworth Road, Hartlepool TS25 1PD
(01429) 597 879
The National Centre for Birds of Prey is the largest collection of these amazing birds in the north of England. A huge collection of owls, eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures and more are housed in spacious aviaries on our 12 acre site.
The trained birds are flown for our visitors daily either indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.
Picnic tables are provided and the parking is free.
Visitors are able to access the Parklands surrounding Duncombe Park for free
Open 7 days a week from 1st February until 24th December
Duncombe Park, Helmsley. YO62 5EB
Phone: 08447 422 035
Runs from Pickering to Whitby over 24 miles of beautiful Yorkshire Scenery.
Old fashioned steam engines running through beautiful countryside, can jump on and off at various villages.
Regular special events for children.
NT Nunnington Hall, Garden and Tea Garden are NOW OPEN
Wednesday – Sunday
10am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)
PRE BOOKED tickets are recommended but walk ins also welcomed if we have space.
Please park and head to Reception.
Nunnington, York YO62 5UY
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19 – HOPING TO OPEN EARLY AUGUST
Why not take the beautiful walk from Helmsley Castle to Rievaulx? It takes approximately an hour then you can enjoy well deserved refreshments in the café.
Escape to this tranquil valley of the North York Moors and discover the impressive ruins of one of England’s most powerful Cistercian monasteries.
Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, YO62 5LB
Phone: 01439 798228
Under 5s get free entry.
A Scamp (the Mole) Explorer pack is available from the Ticket Office. Discover our fairy trail in the woodland and their magic. Tie your wish to our wishing tree! There are plenty of hedges and hiding places making it a fun day out. Picnics are welcome and you can fly your kite in the 80 acre ‘Capability’ Brown parkland
The Garden Café is well equipped for children.
Scampston, YO17 8NG.
Between Saturday, 27 March and Sunday, 11 April 2021, the gardens, café (takeaway-only, no seating available), play area and toilets will be open, and admission prices will reflect the limited offer.
Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. 01262 673769
William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. Children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.
Special events and activities in the school holidays.
William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS. Tel: 01430 47223
A beautiful 120 acre garden! Wander off to explore peaceful hidden glades and wildflower meadows whilst letting the children run. Lovely cafe with home-cooked food.
The Yorkshire Arboretum
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY
Phone: 01653 648598
Come and see our unique Lavender Maze, Mediterranean Dry Garden, Sensory Garden, Purple Patch Garden, Themed Gardens, Stream Garden, The Wibbly Wobbly Way, Bog Garden, Natural Wild Flower Grassland Meadow, probably Yorkshire’s largest Snakes and Ladders, The Lynne Goodwill Memorial Garden, Sculpture Park and much much more including fallow deer!
Terrington, York YO60 6PB
01653 648 008
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