Days Out Scarborough & Whitby

Museums, Attractions & Gardens


Generations of the Howard family have welcomed visitors to Castle Howard, one of the great palaces of Europe, for over 300 years and today we extend this warm welcome to your family.

There’s acres of fun to get lost in and lots of wildlife to discover. If the kids want to let off some steam, they can escape to Skelf Island, our legendary Adventure Playground named after the historic site Castle Howard sits on, Henderskelfe. Throughout the school holidays, they might encounter the faerie-like creatures that live in the canopies and crooks of Skelf Island. Known as Skelves, they’re a friendly and curious bunch that loves to play!

The whole family can explore history at Castle Howard, whether that’s through the meandering corridors and great halls of the House or outside in the beautiful eighteenth-century Walled Garden, or in the many monuments you’ll uncover on your walks around the Grounds.

Mums, dads, grandparents, and carers can take a breather in our café outlets, with the Boathouse Café situated next to Skelf Island, meaning you can still keep an eye on the kids! Or seat yourself in the Fitzroy or Courtyard Café for a delightful lunch. You’ll also find our Farm and Gift shop and Garden Centre on-site too – there really is something for everyone!

“One of the top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime” The Telegraph, 2018

Castle Howard is open every day, please check our website and social media for the latest updates and opening times.

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA


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Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy and hobgoblin 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. The intriguing Fairy and Hobgoblin Museum displays what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy and hobgoblin artefacts.

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.

The woodland kitchen serves organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.

I took my 7 year old granddaughter and 3 year old grandson to Northwood during the school holidays on one of the days that I was looking after them. It was such an easy day out – a nice drive through the countryside and straight forward to find from the instructions, easy to park and find our way in and I felt very safe and relaxed going around the trail with the two of them. The woodland was absolutely magical, both of my grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed it and so did I. It was lovely to go around together and spend the time making memories in somewhere so peaceful and enchanting.

I’d highly recommend this as a day out for other grandparents to do while looking after their grandchildren.

Mumbler User who visited Easter 2022.

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP


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Join us again on the farm for a new season of farm filled fun and play!

What will you do first?

Visit our wonderful animals in the animal barn, the Piglets Maternity Ward is a must see to get up close and watch the new born piglets nestling into mum!  Listen to our animal handlers talk about how we look after all our furry friends!  Jump for joy on the bouncy pillows, we have a dedicated bouncy pillow just for the under 5’s that all toddlers love!  Find where the fairies live down the Fairy Tale Trail.

Take a tractor and trailer ride up to our re-vamped Indoor Play Barn.  Adults can grab a coffee and a snack whilst the children get to play on our super new play equipment.  The Indoor Play Barn is perfect for when the weather is a little chilly.  Scramble over our Olym-Pig Assault Course or take a swing at mini golf.  For all the budding little farmers there is the tractor driving area and Dig and Play sand construction zone.

There is so much to see and do here during the week at Piglets!

Don’t forget to look out for our special events during the school holidays also!

Book on line www.pigletsadventurefarm.com

Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, Strensall YO32 9ST 


01904 499183
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York’s Premier Trampoline Park, Winner of the Small Visitors Attraction of the year 2020 by Visit York.  Bounce, Flip and tumble over 100+ trampolines. You can test yourself on our assault course or jump off the heights of mount Enzo into the giant Air Bag.

Family Packages available, for the whole family to enjoy the park together and Toddler Sessions now for ages 1-5 yrs. Don’t forget the ever-popular fitness session on a Wednesday evening, where you can bounce yourself fit.

On Thursdays at 5pm the Park is transformed into a haven for individuals with additional needs, we have designed a session in partnership with local charities, professionals and parents to ensure each individual’s needs are met.

Parties now available for ages 1- 101!!!! Build your own Party package including 1 hour of trampolining madness where the party can go wild in the ultimate house of bounce. Followed by a delicious selection of food from our 5* Refuel Café.

Bespoke packages available for corporate events and team building activity days. Email  for details.

Look forward to seeing you soon!!!!


01904 360500
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Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers a great mix of heritage, interactive trails, play features and best of all, the zoo. Be entertained in the zoo with the friendly penguins, pygmy goats and Eccy the parrot, who is always keen to chat. Relax in the Walled and Rose Gardens and be amazed by the giant monkey puzzle trees in the Pleasure Gardens. Check out the new events with Rusticus during school holidays on our website. Don’t miss a freshly baked scone and cup of tea from the Clock Tower Café – it certainly is a great day out for the whole family. Book your tickets today and find out more on our website.

The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will be on display at Sewerby Hall and Gardens between 7 May – 17 July 2022, to accompany the exhibition there will be lots of extra family events. Find the full list and details on Mumbler here.

Dogs welcome in most of the outdoor areas, but must be kept on a lead.  There is a designated section in the cafe for dogs.

Find out more on the website here. Follow Sewerby on facebook here for more updates. Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. 01262 673769


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Sledmere House & Grounds

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.

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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!

25% OFF WEEKEND ADVENTURE TICKETS (INCLUDING FREE TICKETS TO THE STOCKELD ADVENTURE SHOW ON THE DAY OF YOUR VISIT): USE CODE MUMBLERBUBBLE22

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.

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Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.


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Opens 6th April 2022 and this year will be open Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm

The Scarborough Fair Collection hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer Organ in our spacious ballroom. Set in the scenic grounds of the Flower of May Holiday Park on the coast road between Scarborough and Filey.

Here at the museum we have a well stocked tea bar providing, sandwiches, cakes and lavish afternoon teas. Sit in the ballroom and be entertained by the vintage dance organs while you eat.

Once you’ve had a look around the museum, make the most of your day and take the little one(s) swimming too! The indoor pool on the Flower of May is open to the public!

Lebberston Cliff, Filey Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU
01723 586698

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Alpamare, Scarborough

Waterpark in Scarborough with indoor and outdoor pools, slides, spa, food and drink. Sessions must be booked in advance.

North Bay, 28 Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PH
01723 339 859

Bondville Model Village

Open 6 Days a week, 10am-5pm (Closed Fridays) Due to re-open early May 2022, please check with them for up to date info.

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.

Sewerby Road, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ER
01262 401736

Burton Agnes Hall

Hall, gardens and gift shop open every day 11am until 5pm. With a fabulous adventure playground, enchanted woodland village, giant board games, willow dens and a trail to follow, children will find so much to amuse and inspire here!

Dogs on leads are welcome in most outdoor areas.

Burton Agnes, Driffield, YO25 4NB
01262 490324

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is in the 17th century house on Whitby’s harbour where the young James Cook lodged as apprentice in 1746. It was here Captain Cook trained as a seaman, leading to his epic voyages of discovery. Open daily 12th February to 31st October 2022, times may vary.

Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BA
01947 601900

Escape Room, Scarborough

Re-opening for bookings on 1st April 2022.  Participants are “locked” in a room, and have only sixty minutes to solve a series of clues, puzzles and riddles to enable them to successfully complete their mission and ‘escape’ the room – and so win the game. We recommend that groups of under 16s should have at least one adult in their team.

2 Vernon Road, YO11 2NG
01723 372147

Filey Museum

A lovely museum for adults and children alike. Hoping to re-open April 2022.

Mumbler recommended AG ’18 – “a great place to visit, especially on a rainy day”

Filey Museum, 8 to 10 Queen Street, Filey, YO14 9HB
01723 515013

Flamborough Head Lighthouse

Flamborough Head Lighthouse is re-opening for tours on the 26th March 2022, it is an active lighthouse located at Flamborough, which acts as a waypoint for passing deep sea vessels and coastal traffic. The lighthouse will be open at weekends until the end of September, and will also be open for tours during school holidays on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. No need to book, pay on the day, cash only.

Flamborough Head, Lighthouse Rd, Bridlington YO15 1AR
01262 673769

Flamingo Land

Thrilling Theme Park with big rollercoasters for older kids as well as a great choice of junior and family rides, including the dinosaur themed Dino-Stone Park, and the Peter Rabbit play ground.  They are also an award winning zoo, with 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds. Host regular events during school holidays.

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

Hornsea Freeport – Beach Cove and Bugtopia

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.

Beach Cove – Swing, slide, zip, bounce, climb, dig and twirl in the outdoor activity park… and explore the soft play zone indoors. Time for a break? Relax in the Rockpool Café and terrace overlooking the play areas. Open every day 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Bugtopia – the hands-on tropical nature attraction featuring Huge Bugs, butterflies, birds, spiders, and more! Incredible leafcutter ants have arrived at Bugtopia too! Open every day.

Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT.
01964 534211

North Bay Railway

Historic seaside miniature railway, offering a wide range of attractions including the Sky Trail, Water Walking Balls, Boating Lake, and Historic Water Chute. Operating trains since 1931, taking passengers for around ¾ mile from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations, offering beautiful views of Scarborough’s North Bay. 100% wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a short lead. Trains start running from 10.40am every day from April to end of October.

Burniston Rd, Scarborough, YO12 6PF
01723 368791

North Yorkshire Water Park

Offers a range of watersport activities including stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, open water swimming, sailing, canoeing. Plus walks, cycle track, cafe and a relaxing environment. Free parking, free entry, you only pay to play.

NEW for 2022 – Toddler Aqua Park – Open weekends and holidays

Online bookings  – £12 per child this includes a short wetsuit if available. Each session is an hour. For ages 3 – 7 years.

Our toddler aqua park that allows younger children the chance to enjoy slides and bounce like the main AquaPark’s but in the enclosed Splash Kingdom.  Parents follow their children round the inflatable that has a paddle depth of 100 millimetres of water in the base for slip and slide fun. This activity can also be used dry on colder days to allow the fun to continue. All participants must be accompanied by an Adult (an adult is someone over the age of 18.) and are under the full supervision of said adult. One adult can supervise 3 children.

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU

01723 865052

Rotunda Museum

The Rotunda Museum is full of fascinating objects, including fossils found on East Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast. Come face to face with the wonderful creatures which once called Yorkshire home at the Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast display. See the fascinating collection of fossils and specially commissioned reconstructions of what marine life was like millions of years ago. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Rotunda Museum, Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, YO11 2HB
01723 353665

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery houses the borough’s permanent collection of fine art, as well as having regular events for children, especially during the holidays. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm. No need to pre-book.

The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
01723 374753

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle is beautifully situated on the cliffs giving panoramic views of Scarborough and the Yorkshire Coast. Experience 3,000 years of history, play on the grassy headland, and grab a take away coffee from the coffee shed.  No need to book in advance but it is recommended.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
01723 372451

SEA LIFE Scarborough

Various enclosures of sea life to see including turtles, seal, sharks and penguins. Also an outdoor play area and Pirate golf. Open daily, times vary.

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP
0871 4232110

Sky Trail Adventure

Experience the high-level thrills of the North Bay Railway’s Sky Trial Adventure, one of only a few in the country. If you’re after an adrenalin rush, rise to the challenge around our 2 level rope bridge and beam course. Minimum age is 5 years old and you must be 1m tall to use the Sky Trail Adventure. Adventurers less than 1.2m tall must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over.

North Bay, North Yorkshire, Scarborough, YO12 6PF
01723 368791

Stained Glass Centre

Situated between the Yorkshire coastal resorts of Scarborough and Filey. Discover the history of and see how stained glass is made, learn how to make stained glass and fused glass in our new class room. Visit our extensive showroom for lampshades, mirrors and gifts, relax in our tearoom and gardens, hot daily specials, freshly baked cakes and scones.

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TP
01723 581236

The Bram Stoker Dracula Experience

The Dracula Experience is without doubt a “must see” when you are visiting Whitby. This world-renowned, historical and popular resort in North Yorkshire has deep connections with Count Dracula himself.

Marine Parade, Whitby, YO21 3PR
01947 601923

The Deep

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium home to 3,500 fish including green sawfish, spectacular sharks, rays and a colony of Gentoo penguins. Highlights include daily dive shows, animal presentations, touch pool sessions, the amazing glass tunnel and a ride in the glass lift through the 10m Endless Oceans exhibit. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm), closed 24th/25th December. Tickets must be booked in advance.

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

The Endeavour Experience

Inside our fantastic recreated vessel, both the upper and lower decks have been renovated to look ship-shape. The Endeavour features an exhibition packed to the brim with interactive displays, as well as our brilliant Orlop Restaurant, perfect for afternoon tea by day, and candlelit (scurvy-free) romancing by night.

HM Bark Endeavour, Endeavour Wharf, Whitby, YO21 1DN
Please call 07483 118857

Whitby Abbey

In 2022, there’s more to see at Whitby Abbey than ever before. You can uncover centuries of history with the new interactive guide, and visit the revamped museum to find out more about how the abbey inspired Caedmon, the first named English poet, and Bram Stoker, the author of ‘Dracula’.  The entrance to the abbey is fully accessible, and you’ll find improved facilities in the visitor centre, including a bigger shop. There is no need to book in advance, but it is recommended.

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
01947 603568

Whitby Crazy Golf

A nine hole course featuring a Windmill obstacle amongst many others such as a Space Rocket and a Watermill (without water). Crazy golf at it’s best!

Arnold Palmer Putting Course, North Promenade, Whitby
07779 797925

Whitby Museum

Visiting Whitby Museum is a good indoor activity for older children. It is home to many fascinating collections. The Archaeology Collection displays Bronze Age weapons and Roman lamps amongst other things. The Captain Cook collection contains many historically important artifacts, that illustrate his association with Whitby and events of his voyages (1768-1779). The museum houses one of the best collections of Jet artifacts in the world. There are many examples of jewellery (broaches and pendants), a chess table and even a model of Whitby Abbey!

Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
01947 602908

William’s Den – North Cave (Nr Hull)

William’s Den is an 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. Outside, children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting.

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS
01430 47223

Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm

Discover nature gardens, trails and play at Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm. In a beautiful 12 acre setting of lavender, wildflowers and woodland you will find nature activities, miniature railway, den zone and games for all the family to enjoy together.

A new exciting addition is the Bees & Friends Garden. Make your way through the honeycomb to the giant observational bee hive, become a pollinator and pollinate the giant flower, help Woldie Willow track bumblebees and find out how honey is made.

Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm
Wintringham
Malton
YO17 8HW

01944 758641

Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough

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