One of the largest natural sports lakes in North Yorkshire, we offer a range of fun, relaxing and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy. You can challenge yourself, learn a new skill or make a splash! Nestled in picturesque countryside, we are just off the A170, near Wykeham.
Have a go at kayaking, test your balance on a stand-up paddle board or learn to sail, take a dip and go for an open water swim or take a peaceful trip on one of our electric mini ships or pedalos.
Get away from it all on our 2.5km all-terrain walking and cycle track around the lake (FREE to use) whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings. Take a bike ride along one of our cycle tracks or wind down with a relaxing walk whilst taking in the picturesque views. We are dog friendly too so bring yours along! Please note all dogs must be kept on a lead to avoid disturbing nesting birds and wildlife.
Finish off your day with a blast on our ever popular Aquapark, with some of the largest inflatable slides, climbing walls and trampolines in the region.
Family friendly cafe on site offering a selection of hot and cold food and drink. Enjoy the view and a cup of tea even if not partaking in any activities. All welcome.
FREE PARKING, FREE ENTRY, #YOUONLYPAYTOPLAY
Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough YO13 9QU
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.
Medieval monarchs recognised Scarborough as an important fortress that guarded the Yorkshire coastline, Scarborough’s port trade, and the north of England from Scottish or continental invasion.
Scarborough dates to a 4th-century Roman signal station, one of several on the Yorkshire coast. Prominently located on the headland at the cliff top, to warn of approaching hostile vessels, and took advantage of a natural source of fresh water which became known as the “Well of Our Lady” The castle grounds are reputed to be haunted – by three ghosts, among them a Roman soldier. English Heritage promises to take you back to these times which a great weekend in August.
Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
Phone: 01723 372451
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
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
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333
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.
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!
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Perched high on a cliff, it’s easy to see why the haunting remains of Whitby Abbey were inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of ‘Dracula’. English Heritage promise to re-enact the famous story this summer over a series of weekends:
Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Phone: 01947 603568
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 30th March until 29th September.
Wolds Way Lavender
Tel. 01944 758641
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
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
Grape Lane, Whitby, YO22 4BA
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
A lovely museum for adults and children alike.
“Probably the best small museum anywhere”
Mumbler recommended AG ’18 – “a great place to visit, especially on a rainy day”
8 to 10 Queen Street, Filey, YO14 9HB
tel: 01723 515013
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!
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
Historic seaside miniature railway, offering a wide range of attractions including the Sky Trail, 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. We are 100% wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Dogs are welcome at the North Bay Railway but must be kept on a short lead.
Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO12 6PF
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.
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays | Open Bank Holiday Mondays
The Rotunda Museum is full of fascinating objects, from fossils found on East Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast to Gristhorpe Man, the skeleton and coffin of a Bronze Age man, which is the best example of a tree burial in Britain.
Visit ‘The Gateway to the Dinosaur Coast’ to meet the residents of Jurassic Scarborough and come face to face with the Speeton Plesiosaur – a marine reptile from the lower Cretaceous period, found near Filey.
Rotunda Museum, Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, YO11 2HB
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:
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
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
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
Please call 07483 118857
HM Bark Endeavour, Endeavour Wharf, Whitby, YO21 1DN,
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