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Ampleforth Abbey - Ampleforth Abbey, York, YO62 4EN
The monks of the Abbey of St Laurence live a life inspired by the Rule of St Benedict. Based in a beautiful valley, Ampleforth Abbey is the largest Benedictine Community in Britain.
The Visitor Centre tells the Ampleforth story and details the day to day life of the monastic Community with display panels, an interactive quiz, audio pieces and a film, together with a mouse hunt for the younger children
Tel: 01439-766000 www.ampleforth.org.uk/
Beck Isle Museum of Work Life - Pickering, YO18 8DU
Taking you back to the Victorian era, the museum features period business displays including the shops of a barber, blacksmith and chemist. With activities for all the family Beck Isle Museum is a great day out whatever the weather.
Tel: 01751 473653 www.beckislemuseum.org.uk/
Castle Howard - Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
Magnificent 18th century house situated in breathtaking parkland, dotted with temples, lakes statues and fountains; plus formal gardens, woodland garden and ornamental vegetable garden. Inside the House guides share stories of the house, family and collections, while outdoor-guided tours reveal the secrets of the architecture and landscape.
Tel: 01653 648444 www.castlehoward.co.uk
Cliffords Tower - Tower Street, York. YO1 9SA
Set on a tall mound in the heart of Old York, this imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle, which was originally built by William the Conqueror.
The views from the top of Clifford’s Tower, out over the historic city of York, are fantastic - don't forget your camera
Tel: 01904 646940 www.english-heritage.org.uk
Creepy Crawlies - Wiggington Road, York. YO32 2RH
With an indoor play centre, adventure park, animal zone and Wired - high ropes course, there is something for everyone at Creepy Crawlies whatever the weather.
If you want a recommendation ask either of our kids.
Tel: 01904 692221 www.webadventurepark.co.uk/
Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest - Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT
Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.
A 9-mile scenic drive with car parks, picnic places, waymarked walks including Habitat Trail, orienteering course. A haven for walking, mountain biking and home to adventure assault course Go Ape.
Tel: 01751 460295 www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest
Eden Camp Museum - Junction of A169/A64, Malton, YO17 6RT
Award winning museum, housed within an orginal Prisoner of War Camp, containing extensive exhibitions and displays that tell the story of World War 2.
Housed in an original Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to our unique, award-winning museum will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. Experience the sights and sounds and even the smells of both the Home Front and Front Line in a series of expertly recreated scenes and tableaux. The Museum also houses a large display of military vehicles and equipment including tanks, artillery pieces, aircraft, mini submarines, air raid shelters and a Prefab.
Tel: 01653 697777 www.edencamp.co.uk
Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo - Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX
One price family adventure park with over 100 rides and attractions including the UK's only motorbike launch rollercoaster, the free falling cliff hanger and Kamali, the suspended looping rollercoaster. There is also 5 family shows plus the UK's largest privately owned zoo, home to many exotic species including giraffes, lions rhinoceros and tigers.
Tel: 0871 911 8000 www.flamingoland.co.uk
Helmsley Castle - 12 Castlegate, Helmsley. YO62 5AB
Unlock 900 years of life at Helmsley Castle - just 8 miles from us here at Robin Hood Caravan 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.
Tel: 01439 770442 www.english-heritage.org.uk/
International Centre for Birds of Prey - Duncombe Park, Helmsley. YO62 5ER
At Ryedale's newest attraction you can watch Birds of Prey flying freely against the stunning estate of Duncombe Park.
With demonstrations, a hawk walk and various aviaries - don't forget your camera.
Tel: 08447 442 035 www.icbp-duncombe.org
Monk Park Farm -Bagby, Thirsk. YO7 2AG
A varied collection of both Outdoor and Indoor Feeding Areas where you can see such as lambs, sheep, goats, calves, cattle, pigs, ponies, donkeys, horses, llamas, alpacas, wallabies, albino wallabies, deer, ducks, geese, hens, peacocks, rabbits and guinea pigs. Kids are sure to love a day at Monk Park Farm.
Tel: 01845 597730 www.monkparkfarm.co.uk
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ
Step back in time with Britain's most popular heritage steam railway. Enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the National Park. Daily running from end March to End Oct 2010. Also Pullman dining services operate at evenings and weekends throughout the year. Voted Best Visitor Attraction winner 2007 & 2009 by the Moors & Coast Tourism Partnership.
Tel: 01751 472508 www.nymr.co.uk
Nunnington Hall – Nunnington, YO62 5UY
Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye.
Explore the period rooms whilst hearing the Hall's many tales and discover one of the world's finest collections of miniature rooms in the attic. With trails around the house and gardens to explore at certain times of the year, there is something for all members of the family at Nunnington Hall.
Tel: 01439 748283 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall
Peasholm Park - North Bay, Scarborough, YO12 7TR
Peasholm Park is an oriental themed park offering a beautiful system of streams and waterfalls, mini bridges and mystical gardens. There is a vast array of wildlife including an abundance of tame grey squirrels. Don't forget your peanuts!
Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake and in the summer months people can hire boats of all sorts to enjoy the water at close quarters. Boats include traditional rowing boats and canoes but pedaloes with dragon heads are available too. Peasholm Park is a haven of tranquillity in our North Bay – unless the battle ships are taking pot shots at one another! At times during the summer season, war breaks out on the Lake when 20ft replica boats recreate the tensions of a battle at sea.
Playdale Farm Park - Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL
This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Get to know all our animals up close & personal, we have rare & unusual breeds including pigs, alpacas, chinchillas, hens, ducks, geese, cows, rabbits & Guinea pigs.
Outdoor playground including a straw maze and undercover picnic area, huge indoor play area with ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail & toddler area, gift shop, cafe.
Tel: 01723 586351
Rievaulx Abbey - Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley. YO62 5LB
Learn about the monks in medieval times – how they devoted their lives to spiritual matters and at the same time established a thriving business to become one of the wealthiest monasteries in Britain
Tel: 01439 798228 www.english-heritage.org.uk
RSPB Bempton Cliffs - Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF
One of England's top wildlife attractions. Over 200,000 nesting seabirds, including gannets and puffins, from April - September. Visitor Centre, shop, refreshments, toilets, nature trail and spectacular cliff top walks throughout the year.
On a visit to this wonderful site, you are guaranteed grandstand views as an amazing wildlife story unfolds and the birds nest and raise their young. From the cliff-top path and our special viewpoints, you'll experience the sights, the sounds - and the smells - of life among one of the UK's largest and most important seabird colonies.
Tel: 01262 851179 www.rspb.org.uk
Ryedale Folk Museum – Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UA
A warm welcome for everyone! As you step through the entrance of the Ryedale Folk Museum you will be transported back in time. Take a walk through the site and learn about the history of Ryedale from centuries past.
Visit Ryedale Folk Museum during one of its many event weeks and you will be able to live life as it was.
Tel: 01751 417367 www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
Scarborough Castle - Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY
With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea. Before the castle was built, this natural fortress was favoured by prehistoric settlers before serving as a Roman signal station and Viking haven.
This spectacular castle has also endured sieges from medieval kings and Civil War armies, and German naval bombardment during WWII. Today you can climb to the battlement viewing platforms for dramatic coastline views, and take tea in the 18th-century Master Gunner's House.
It is said that King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much so that he still walks them today!
Tel: 01723 372451 www.english-heritage.org.uk/yorkshire
Scarborough Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary - Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP
Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary will take you on a journey beneath the waves and introduce you to many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Views of everything from humble starfish to mighty sharks.
Take an amazing voyage beneath the waves when you visit Scarborough SEA LIFE and Marine Sanctuary.
Also at Scarborough Sea Life:
• Rockpool Discovery - hold a crab or touch a starfish
• 150 different species of fish
• Underwater tunnel
• Meet our resident otters, seals and penguins
• Regular talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day
• Restaurant and gift shop
• Outdoor picnic area
Tel: 01723 373414 www.sealife.co.uk/scarborough
Whitby Abbey - Whitby Abbey, Whitby, YO22 4JT
Whitby Abbey with it's gaunt, imposing remains, recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin is set high on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, a kings’ burial place, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics, the home of saints including the poet Caedmon, and inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites. And at the interactive visitor centre your family can view archaeological finds spectacular audio-visual displays.
Tel: 01947 603568 www.english-heritage.org.uk
Wolds Way Lavender - Deer Park Farm, Sandy Lane, Wintringham, YO17 8HW
Set within ½ mile from the Wolds Way Walk, surrounded by mature woodland, on the northern edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. Wolds Way Lavender and Herb Farm is a wonderful and relaxing place to visit. The family run 12 acre site is currently planted with over six acres of lavender ranging from rich hues of purple to the purest white.
There are over 120 different types of lavenders and herbs growing which when in flower, paint an incredible splash of colour across the site. Along the borders wild flowers abound adding to the colour as does the abundance of wildlife that has made the site their home. A leisurely stroll around the site reveals the amazing differences from one variety of lavender to another.
Tel: 01944 758641 www.woldswaylavender.co.uk
World of James Herriott
York Castle Museum
Yorkshire Arboretum - Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
A 120 acre garden of trees from around the world set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds on the Castle Howard Estate near York. Look out for the animals, birds and insects that have made the Arboretum their home. Special events take place through the season.
Tel: 01653 648598 www.yorkshirearboretum.org
Yorkshire Lavender - Terrington, YO60 6PB
Visit Yorkshire Lavender - the North of England's triple award-winning visitor attraction, lavender farm and gardens all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Visit our award-winning Gardens, The Wibbly Wobbly Way, The Lynne Goodwill Memorial Garden, Deer Park, Sculpture Park and probably the largest hillside Snakes and Ladders in Yorkshire - fun for all the family!
Tel: 01653 648008 www.yorkshirelavender.com
Yorvik Viking Centre