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!
Re-opens 4/7/2020, lovely open air destination.
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.
Please note, as car parking is limited tickets are only available online, with 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.
OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE – PLEASE DO BOOK ONLINE
Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 01377 236637
The Grounds, Gardens, Stables, Café, Shops and Play Park open all year round 10am – 5pm Tuesdays to Sundays. CLOSED MONDAYS (except bank holiday Mondays)
Visit The Spotty Pig Play Farm, home to some of the rare breeds kept on the estate. Staff on hand to introduce you to all the animals. Lovely adventure play ground where the kids can let off steam
18th July – 7th September 2020, 10am – 6pm
COVID-19 Update: Stockeld Park will re-open on the 18th July 2020. Capacity will be restricted in order to maintain the Government’s safety standards. Steps to ensure a COVID secure site – handwashing and sanitising stations have been installed throughout, and social distancing measures are in place. For more details on the opening click here.
Gold Card members will be given priority access to book tickets and if you had tickets booked for the Easter Adventure, you will be contacted with details on how to redeem these.
Stockeld Park is nature’s playground, where nothing is quite as it seems! With magical surprises at every turn, this is a place to spark even the wildest of imaginations! Our Park is home to an Enchanted Forest, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts and outdoor inflatables!
In order to stay in line with Government guidance, some facilities such as indoor play, the maze, boats and skate won’t be available, as we are unable to safely open these activities while adhering to social distancing measures. This is reflected in the reduced ticket price for the Summer Adventure
The indoor cafe will be closed but there will be outside catering (contactless payment only) and toilets.
Pre-booking of tickets required stockeldpark.digitickets.co.uk/tickets
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.
Come and take a walk with Woldie Willow, at Wolds Way Lavender and Nature Farm, for a day out all the family can enjoy together.
Help Woldie spot butterflies, birds and bees.
Discover his living games maze, foot golf, den building, timber trail and sand kitchen, miniature railway and more.
Set in 12 acres of lavender, wildflowers and woodland.
Book admission tickets online at www.woldswaylavender.co.uk
Free Parking. Gift Shop. Tea-room. Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead. Picnics allowed. Limited takeaway drinks/snacks/ice cream.
Open DAILY (10am – 5pm)
Wolds Way Lavender
Just of the A64
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
Open daily 1st April – 30th September 10am – 5pm
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 £10.00 (2+2)
Open 1st April until 30th September 10:00 to 16:00
Covert Lane (Park Rose), Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QF.
Open daily 30th March – 27th September, 10.30 – 5pm
Lots of animals to see and birds of prey demonstrations
Burton Agnes, Driffield, YO25 4NB. 01262 490324
Cafe, shops and gardens open daily 11.00-5pm (4pm November to March), Hall open April 1st to October 31st.
Stately home, gardens, woodlands, playground and cafe
Dalby Activity Centre is a great place to experience exciting new outdoor sports.
Whilst there is lots to do for big kids including paintballing and airsoft, there is also lots for the smaller members of the family too. Outdoor laser combat, suitable for ages 7yrs & up. Other activities include Archery, Tree Climb, Orienteering, Low Ropes Course, Nite Line, Gladiator Climb and Environmental Activities (including mini beast hunting and shelter building). These are all suitable for the over 8 years. You can tailor your own multi activities doing up to four activities in just one day, or two in a half day.
Phone: 01751 460590
World Cup Carpark
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 Commission, 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
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
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19
Rethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.
With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.
3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU
01904 360 500
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 and Award Winning Zoo
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
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19
John Bull’s World of Rock is a total sensory experience.
and experience manufacturing for yourself as you make your own chocolate lolly and personalise a stick of rock* (there is a nominal charge for this facility).
*When production programme allows
the history of the area’s premier confectioners as told by John Bull’s ancestor.
an assortment of tantalising aromas whilst our products are being made, in particular our irresistible Belgian chocolates and mouth watering Yorkshire biscuits.
and learn the secrets of rock and chocolate production unfold before your very eyes!
our delicious range of products at the World of Rock.
Unit 1 Lancaster Road, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington YO15 3QY
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.
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID19
Nunnington Hall is a country house. The river Rye, which gives its name to Ryedale, runs past the house, flowing away from the village of Nunnington.
Lovely gardens to burn off some energy, take a rug and have a picnic.
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.
OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE – BOOK ONLINE PRIOR TO TRAVEL
Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. 01262 673769
Estate open dawn till dusk, opening times of house, gardens, zoo, golf and playground vary. The grounds are also open in the off-season free of charge, with a small charges for the house and zoo. Cafe is quite narrow for getting prams in.
Large parklands with deer to spot, hall and gardens to explore, zoo with a variety of animals, mini golf, playground, cafe and shop. Specifically for children are:
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