In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, many of our local family days out are looking at closing to the public. 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.
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
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.
Betton Farm is a Visitors Centre, Tea Room, Farm shop, Farm Yard and playground.
There are plenty of things to do and see even in wet weather.
The farm animals are always a favourite with the children especially in spring time with our newly born lambs and piglets. With chickens, goats, guinea pigs and rabbits children can get close to their favourite farm animals.
Large grassed play equipment area with climbing frames and slides. For the under 5’s there’s a wide range of small ride on bikes and cars to play on.
Excellent place for kids – Mumbler recommended RS ‘ 18
East Ayton, Nr Scarborough, YO13 9HT
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
Lovely place to visit with the children. Educational and well organised with well stocked café.
Filey YO14 9PG
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
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
Open from 30th March 2019
Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, opportunity to feed the animals, outdoor playground, indoor playbarn and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas
Great place for a children’s party too. Includes FREE entry to the farm.
Killerby Grange, Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL 01723 586351.
A superb local farm shop filled with amazing local produce. A Cafe, courtyard of animals and play farm all wait to be discovered.
Redcliffe Farm, Redcliffe Lane, Lebberston, Scarborough, YO11 3NT.
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110
Open daily from 10am
Various enclosures of sealife to see including turtles and penguins. Also play area, mini golf and soft play
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: