Days Out Scarborough & Whitby

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Castle Howard

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
01653 648333
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Dalby Activity Centre

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 (visit the website here), there is also lots for the smaller members of the family too.

New for 2019, is Battle Royal, outdoor laser combat, suitable for ages 7yrs & up

Play your favourite online games in real life. Unlike paintballing, no bruises or no steamy masks. Easy to play and run around with lightweight high tech gaming guns. Each game play is adapted to your group – it certainly is not a case of one size fits all, we want to ensure you have a great experience. Plus, there can be a competitive aspect too with personalised battle stats – Who’s your best soldier?

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. Visit the website here for more information.

Phone: 01751 460590
Email: info@dalbyactivitycentre.co.uk
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World Cup Carpark
Dalby Forest
Nr Thornton-le-Dale


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Dalby Forest

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.
ZOG is great for kids.
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

Dalby Forest
YO18 7LT
01751 472771

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Helmsley Castle

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.
Don’t miss:

  • The fun hands-on exhibition in the mansion house
  • The bronzed archers ready for battle
  • Our fascinating audio tour
  • The tactile model showing how the castle once looked

 

Handy long stay car park behind!

Castlegate, Helmsley, YO62 5AB

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Piglets Adventure Farm

Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun.
Aptly named an adventure farm, scramble up the Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, tackle the Olym-Pig Assault course, race friends on pedal Go Karts, bounce high on Big Pigs Pillows and jump aboard the Trailer Ride or pink Barrel Train. Not forgetting the Giant Sandpit, Bale Play Baaarn, Crazy Farm Golf and explore the Farmyard Trails.

Get close to farmyard cuties too. You might even see piglets being born in The Piglet Maternity Ward. Plus, stroke and cuddle bunnies and guinea pigs, hold the cutest baby chicks ever, brush the resident Kune Kune pigs (they love this) and even milk a cow. All in all, you’ll find a whole day of fun waiting for you.

And with so much to do you’ll need a bite to eat! Serving delicious snacks, sweet treats and refreshments, there’s plenty of choice. Little ones can even enjoy The Piggy Pen, small soft play corner in Piglets Coffee House.

The special events timetable is second to none. Over Summer there’s extra entertainers, Pig Racing, new Fairy Tale Trail, daily Foam Parties and not forgetting the amazing Pumpkin Festival for October half term. Take a ride on Santa’s Sleigh for the magical Christmas event, it’s one to remember.

Open 10am until 5.30pm daily (closed Dec-Jan but open exclusively in December for their Magical Christmas event).

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.

Call 01904 499700 or visit the website

 


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Rievaulx Abbey

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


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Scampston Hall & Gardens

Scampston Walled Garden and Parkland is a fabulous place for the whole family to explore. Discover a natural play area, search for Scampston’s fairies in the woodland and take part in the brand new Nature trail in the parkland. Picnics are welcome and you can fly your kite in the 80 acre ‘Capability’ Brown parkland The Garden Café is well equipped for children and offers a children’s menu.

Under 5s get free entry.
www.scampston.co.uk
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Scampston, YO17 8NG.


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Sledmere House

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)
FREE entry until 15th February 2019

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

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Stockeld Park – Wetherby

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

Embrace the fresh Yorkshire air and time together in this magical setting. Stockeld Park opens its beautiful parkland throughout the school holidays with fun for all the family including February, Easter, Spring, Summer, Halloween and Christmas events.

Take a walk in the Enchanted Forest and let the children (and adults!) burn off some energy in the Adventure Playgrounds. Whizz around the forest on Electric Scooters! Get lost in the big Yew Tree Maze or try out your skills on the ice/roller skating rink – now under cover so you can get your skates on whatever the weather! (Ice/Roller – season dependant). There is Interactive Play, a huge Yew-Tree Maze and a Woodland Laser Tag arena too!

Fabulous events such as the Circus, Concerts, and Interactive Themed Workshops take place throughout the year, suitable for kids of all ages. Finish off your visit to the delicious café and gift shop.

“We had an amazing day at Stockeld on Sunday! Inflatables inside, crafts, ice skating and all the parks! Was great! A full day out. (Referring to Feb half term 18 events).” Mumbler SR, Feb 18

“Stockeld Park is brilliant and you don’t need to book. It’s got loads for little ones to do too, that’s where we will be off ” Mumbler LMB, Feb 18

Mumbler Offer: For an extra 10% off online prices quote: MUMSCARBOROUGH

Book tickets here stockeldpark.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

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Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333


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The Deep

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.

Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Journey through the story of the world’s oceans travelling through a unique blend of spectacular marine life from warm tropical waters to the cold Antarctic seas. . Enjoy the fun and educational interactive and audio-visual presentations on your voyage of discovery.

Highlights include the daily dive show, touchpool sessions, twice-daily penguin feeds, the underwater tunnel and bubble lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Details of feeding times and all other info is on their website here.

The Deep has its own café serving a range of homemade hot/cold meals, snacks, drinks and excellent children’s boxes, plus a snack bar that is open in during peak times inside the attraction. There are also indoor and outdoor picnic areas for those who wish to bring their own food.

The Deep is fully accessible for people with disabilities or accessibility requirements and can provide and range of things to help visitors enjoy a more pleasant visit.

Save 10% by booking your tickets on their website before you visit. The Deep also accepts Tesco Days Out vouchers, which form part of the Tesco Clubcard scheme.

Don’t forget to sign up to the Day Plus Pass scheme which allows FREE return visits to The Deep for 12 months (this is included in the normal price of a ticket, T&C’s on their website).

During the school holidays there are also arts and crafts at Craft Corner, see their website for details of the next events.


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Wolds Way Lavender – Family Fun

Our unique family run Lavender Farm has evolved over the years to provide an amazing day out for all the family.

Our Giant Games Maze, Nature Trails, Mini Foot-Golf, Mud Kitchen and Giant Sandpit, Mini and Junior Timber Trails, nature quiz and seasonal activities will ensure there are lots to keep the whole family entertained.

Take a ride on our Miniature Railway, enjoy the wildflowers and inhale the intoxicating aroma of the lavender.

NEW FOR 2019!

Season Tickets to enable you to enjoy the farm all season long and get 10% off in our tea-room!!!

Den Zone- build your own den, use your imagination and skills to create your own grand designs play Den.

Willow Warren – play, run, hide!

Free Parking. Gift Shop. Tea-room. Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Open DAILY from 21st March 2020

Wolds Way Lavender
Wintringham, Malton
YO17 8HW

www.woldswaylavender.co.uk

Tel. 01944 758641


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Zog at Dalby Forest

Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses! Forestry Commission England are now inviting children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack. Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from www.forestryengland.uk/zog

Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT · 01751 472771


AirTime Trampoline Park

We have a 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 +).
Our on-site cafeteria is fully stocked with light snacks, confectionary and both hot and cold beverages to keep energy levels high!
We accommodate parties and group bookings 7 days a week!

Please note minimum ages:-
Air + 4 to 16 (Junior). One supervising Standard Age 18+ required for every 1 Junior.
Air Fun – 4+ years (Standard).
Air Families – Ages 4 to 13 (Junior). One supervising Standard Age 18+ required for every 2 Juniors.
Air Tots – Ages 3 to 5 (Junior). One supervising Standard Age 18+ for every 2 Juniors.
Air Party – Age 4+.

Milhome Avenue,  Skelton Industrial Estate,  Skelton, TS12 2LQ
 01287 653179


Bondville Model Village

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.
Adult £4.00
Child £2.50
Concessions £3.00
Family £10.00 (2+2)
Open 1st April until 30th September 10:00 to 16:00


Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park

Covert Lane (Park Rose), Carnaby, Bridlington, YO15 3QF.
01262 673653
Open daily 30th March – 27th September, 10.30 – 5pm
Lots of animals to see and birds of prey demonstrations


Burton Agnes Hall

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


Duncombe Park

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


Eden Camp

Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT
Open daily from mid January – 23rd December 10am – 5pm.
Modern World War II history museum to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the frontline and homefront


Eden Camp

‘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


Energi Trampoline Park

Rethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.

Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces – treat them to an experience they’ll be talking about for days.

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

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
01845 587522


Flamingo Land

 

Thrilling Theme Park
If you are looking for white knuckle thrills, there is a sensational collection of 8 extreme rides, including the latest roller coaster Hero that puts visitors in a superhero flying position before swooping them around a track. There is also the Guinness World Record Breaking Mumbo Jumbo, with the steepest drop (2009).
In addition there is a great choice of junior and family rides. All the attractions in Dino-Stone Park have a dinosaur theme.

Award Winning Zoo
Flamingo Land is one of the UK’s most visited zoos (Source: Visit England). 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. For unrestricted views, meander through the lemur, wallaby and rainbow lorikeet walkways. You can book yourself into a choice of Animal Experiences in advance to enjoy during your visit.

Kirby Misperton Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX
0800 40 888 40


Hornsea Freeport – Beach Cove and Bugtopia

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

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

www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/see-and-do/attractions/hutton-le-hole


John Bull’s World of Rock

John Bull’s World of Rock is a total sensory experience.

TOUCH…
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
HEAR…
the history of the area’s premier confectioners as told by John Bull’s ancestor.
SMELL…
an assortment of tantalising aromas whilst our products are being made, in particular our irresistible Belgian chocolates and mouth watering Yorkshire biscuits.
SEE…
and learn the secrets of rock and chocolate production unfold before your very eyes!
TASTE…
our delicious range of products at the World of Rock.

Unit 1 Lancaster Road, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington YO15 3QY
01262 678525


National Centre for Birds of Prey

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


National Centre for Birds of Prey

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


North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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.
01751 472508


North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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.
01751 472508


Nunnington Hall

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
01439 748283


Scampston Hall & Gardens

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.


Sewerby Hall

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. 01262 673769

Open daily March 28th to September 27th. 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:

  • Explorer Kits – bags with equipment in such as a magnifying glass and torch to help explore the House. The Explorer Kits are term-time only and designed for under 5s.
  • Dressing up for the whole family
  • A range of activities for children to engage in as they go around the House
  • 5 Things to Discover – leaflet with 5 suggested activities to do during your visit
  • Sewerby Squirrels – under 5s themed session term time on Mondays 10-11.30am.

William’s Den

William’s Den is a new and unique ‘indoor meets outdoor’ adventure attraction. It will give children of all ages the chance to connect with nature and get active, play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn – both inside and out. William’s Den includes a bespoke wooden crafted sensory play zone, bridges, tunnels and climbing nets. This will be linked to an expansive outdoor play area with trees, water play, discovery zones, unique play structures, den making materials and space to just run free.

William’s Den, Wold Hill, North Cave HU15 2LS
For more information please call 01430 472230.


Yorkshire Arboretum

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


Yorkshire Lavender

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