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– December 2022

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Sutton Bank National Park Ctr.

visitor centre — Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. More

Tel 01845 597426 Website https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/suttonbank

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Ampleforth, York

Ampleforth Abbey and College Finance Offfice, Ampleforth College, Ampleforth, York YO62 4EY. Tel 01439 766000
Email reception@ampleforth.org.uk
Website http://www.visitors.ampleforth.org.uk
Children welcome. Children can enjoy the 'Mouse Hunt' in the Visitor Centre. Children's sandwiches and pizzas are available in the Tea Room. Accessible. Fully accessible Dogs welcome with conditions.

Bempton, Bridlington

RSPB Bempton Cliffs The Seabird Centre, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF. Tel 01262 422212
Email bempton.cliffs@rspb.org.uk
Website https://www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs
Children welcome. Trails to explore and additional activities during school holidays. Puffin season, a favourite with youngsters, runs from April to end of July. School groups welcome - but must be booked in advance. Accessible. All viewpoints have wheelchair access and wheelchair bays. A hard surfaced path runs to three of them. Two mobility scooters (one all-terrain) are available but must be booked in advance. Blue badge parking bays immediately outside the Seabird Centre. Adapted toilet inside the Centre. Full accessibility statement and short film on the Bempton Cliffs website. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Castle Howard, York

Castle Howard Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel 01653 648333
Email house@castlehoward.co.uk
Website https://www.castlehoward.co.uk
Children welcome. Accessible. Designated parking, onsite land-transport with disabled access. Wheelchair loans. Carers free of charge. Lift for manual wheelchairs to all public rooms (a few exceptions). Garden paths and entrances ramped for easy access. Dogs welcome with conditions.
The Yorkshire Arboretum Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY. Tel 01653 648598
Email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org
Website https://www.yorkshirearboretum.org
Children welcome. Plenty of space to run around. Small woodland playground and den. Children's trails during school holidays Accessible. Disabled parking, Visitor Centre is fully accessible Access to the arboretum not suitable for wheelchairs but all terrain mobility scooters are available and can be booked by telephone. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Dalby Forest, Pickering

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Lower Dalby, Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel 0845 643 9215
Email info@goape.co.uk
Website http://www.goape.co.uk/dalby
Children welcome. Age 10+ & height 1.4m for tree-top adventure. Go Ape Junior for 6-12 year olds, height 1m. Forest Segway over 7 stone (45kg). Supervision ratios apply.
Dalby The Great Yorkshire Forest The Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel 01751 460295
Email dalbyvisitorcentre@forestryengland.uk
Website https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest
Children welcome. Family friendly, Play areas, GoApe Tree Top Junior, Enchanted woodland, Family cycle and walking trails, Events for children, Outdoor activities and guided sessions, Cycle hire & Orienteering . Accessible. Easy access, Two mobility scooters available free of charge from the Visitor Centre (pre-bookable), Easy access trials suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Danby, Whitby

The Moors National Park Centre Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB. Tel 01439 772737
Email mcinfo@northyorkmoors.org.uk
Website http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
Children welcome. Interactive displays, indoor climbing wall, quizzes, trails, brass rubbing. Accessible. Mobility scooter and manual wheelchair available. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Driffield

Burton Agnes Hall Driffield YO25 4NB. Tel 01262 490324
Email office@burtonagnes.com
Website http://www.burtonagnes.com
Children welcome. Maze, garden games, children's corner, woodland sculpture walk. Accessible. The gardens, grounds and the ground floor of the house all wheelchair accessible. No wheelchair access to the first and second floor, however a reduced rate is offered and these areas can be viewed in an album on the ground floor..Accessible toilet. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Sledmere House & Gardens Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG. Tel 01377 236637
Email info@sledmerehouse.com
Website https://www.sledmerehouse.com
Children welcome. Rare Breed Farm Park, adventure play area, lots of child friendly events throughout the year. Accessible. Access to all parts of the house is sometimes restricted for the disabled. Contact in advance for further information. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Gilling East, York

Ryedale Society of Model Engineers The Clubroom Mail Box, The Old School House, Gilling East, York YO62 4JJ.
Website https://www.rsme.org.uk
Children welcome. Miniature railway train rides Accessible. Field car park Dogs welcome with conditions.

Great Ayton, Middlesbrough

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum 101 High Street, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6NB.
Website http://www.captaincookschoolroommuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. Including school parties. Interactive displays, play corner. Accessible. Fully accessible; lift to 1st floor.

Helmsley

Helmsley Arts Centre The Old Meeting House, Helmsley YO62 5DW. Tel 01439 771700
Email marketing@helmsleyarts.co.uk
Website https://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk
Children welcome. Youth theatre age 5-18. Half-term activities. Accessible. Parking, access & toilet
National Centre for Birds of Prey Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB. Tel 01439 772080
Email charlie@ncbp.co.uk
Website https://www.ncbp.co.uk
Children welcome. Child friendly, free colouring sheets, free word search and free ink stamp trail for children. Accessible.

Helmsley, York

Bilsdale Riding Centre Shaken Bridge Farm, Hawnby, Helmsley, York YO62 5LT. Tel 01439 798225
Email info@bilsdaleridingcentre.co.uk
Website http://www.bilsdaleridingcentre.co.uk
Children welcome. Hands on with ponies
Duncombe Park The Estate Office, Helmsley, York YO62 5EB. Tel 01439 772625 / 770213
Email info@duncombepark.com
Website http://www.duncombepark.com
Helmsley Castle Castlegate, Helmsley, York YO62 5AB. Tel 01439 770442
Email helmsley.castle@english-heritage.org.uk
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/helmsley-castle
Children welcome. Space to play and to learn. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Helmsley Walled Garden Cleveland Way, Helmsley, York YO62 5AH. Tel 01439 772314
Email info@helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk
Website http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk
Children welcome. Chickens in the walled garden. Accessible. Full wheelchair access along gravelled paths, disabled visitor
parking at entrance, disabled toilet. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Hovingham, York

Hovingham Hall The Estate Office, Hovingham, York YO62 4LX. Tel 01653 628771
Email office@hovingham.co.uk
Website http://www.hovingham.co.uk
Accessible. Partial access to ground floor, no mobility scooters

Hutton-le-Hole, York

Greenwood Crafts Unit 5-6, The Craft Workshop, Hutton-le-Hole, York YO62 6UA. Tel 01751 417089
Email wendy@greenwoodcrafts.co.uk
Website http://hutton-le-hole-crafts.co.uk
Children welcome. Small gifts Accessible. Some spaces inside shops can be tight for large mobility scooters. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Ryedale Folk Museum Hutton-le-Hole, York YO62 6UA. Tel 01751 417367
Email info@ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
Website http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. School holiday activities are on offer, there is a year-round fun children's trail to follow and our animals (pigs, chickens and sheep) are always a hit with children. A new play area for younger visitors (under 5s) includes a play house in an original 'gypsy caravan' and a ride-on tractor zone. A construction/building activity room caters for children aged 6+. Accessible. Benches located regularly around the site. Free mobility scooters - pre-booking advised. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Kilburn,

White Horse (maintenance) Kilburn,. Tel 03000 674300
Email yorkshirefdo@forestryengland.uk
Website https://www.forestryengland.uk

Kirby Misperton, Malton

Flamingo Land Resort Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX. Tel 0800 4088840
Email info@flamingoland.co.uk
Website http://www.flamingoland.co.uk
Children welcome. Interactive Zoo Keeper talks and handling sessions throughout the day. Accessible. Access to rides via the exits, accessible toilets. Download the accessibility guide specific details for

Leavening, York

Ryedale Vineyards Farfield Farm, Leavening, York YO60 7LS. Tel 01653 658035
Email ryedalevineyards@gmail.com
Website http://www.ryedalevineyards.co.uk

Malton

Eden Camp Modern History Museum Malton YO17 6RT. Tel 01653 697777
Email admin@edencamp.co.uk
Website https://www.edencamp.co.uk
Children welcome. WW2 reconstructed camp, Children's play area/Assault course. Free wartime-themed puppet show. Accessible. Fully accessible in all areas. Manual wheelchairs, and braille sheets can be borrowed free of charge. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Marske-by-the Sea,

Winkies Castle Museum 162 High Street, Marske-by-the Sea, TS11 7NB. Tel 01642 775086
Email post@winkiescastle.co.uk
Website http://www.winkiescastle.co.uk
Children welcome. Activities for children. Accessible. Not suitable for wheelchairs Dogs welcome with conditions.

Nunnington Hall, York

Nunnington Hall Nunnington Hall, York YO62 5UY. Tel 01439 748283
Email nunningtonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall
Children welcome. Seasonal children's trails in the house and garden

Pickering

Beck Isle Museum Bridge St, Pickering YO18 8DU. Tel 01751 473653
Email info@beckislemuseum.org.uk
Website http://www.beckislemuseum.org.uk
Children welcome. Activities, children's events, outdoor area. Accessible. Partly, not 1st floor. Disabled toilet.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway 12 Park Street, Pickering YO18 7AJ. Tel 01751 472508
Email info@nymr.co.uk
Website https://www.nymr.co.uk
Children welcome. Travel on a steam hauled service to Goathland where 'Hogsmeade' was filmed in the first Harry Potter film. Accessible. Accessible toilets at Pickering, Goathland and Grosmont. Wheelchair access to train via ramp and all platforms accessible. Call ahead for assistance. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Pickering Castle Castlegate, Pickering YO18 7AX. Tel 01751 474989
Website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/pickering-castle
Children welcome. Ourdoor games. trail, seedbombs Accessible. Uneven ground. Stairs can mainly be avoided. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Rievaulx, Helmsley, York

Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx, Helmsley, York YO62 5LB. Tel 01439 798228
Email rievaulx.abbey@english-heritage.org.uk
Website https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/rievaulx-abbey
Children welcome. childrens trail, shop, large grounds, check website for children’s seasonal activities. Accessible. Partly accessible Dogs welcome with conditions.
Rievaulx Terrace Rievaulx, Helmsley, York YO62 5LJ. Tel 01439 798340
Email nunningtonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rievaulx-terrace
Children welcome. Run around the wood & terrace. Accessible. Dogs welcome

Scampston, Malton

Scampston Walled Garden Estate Office, Scampston Hall, Scampston, Malton YO17 8NG. Tel 01944 759111
Email info@scampston.co.uk
Website http://www.scampston.co.uk
Children welcome. Family explorer trails, playground, fairy trail, nature trail, fairy stories during holidays. Accessible. Walled Garden and Restaurant fully accessible. Mobility scooter for loan, pre-booking advised on 01944 759111. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Scarborough

North Bay Railway Station building, Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF. Tel 01723 368791
Email info@snbr.org.uk
Website https://nbr.org.uk
Children welcome. Plenty to see and do Accessible. 100% wheelchair friendly Dogs welcome with conditions.
Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY. Tel 01723 372451
Email scarborough@english-heritage.org.uk
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/scarborough-castle
Children welcome. Historical education & events Accessible. Adapted toilets.The castle and grounds are mostly accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Scarborough Sea Life & Sanctuary Scalby Mills, Scarborough YO12 6RP. Tel 01723 373414
Website https://www.visitsealife.com/scarborough
Children welcome. Interactive rock pool, feeding demonstrations, soft play area, mini-golf. Accessible.
Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW. Tel 01723 370540
Email enquiries@sjt.uk.com
Website http://www.sjt.uk.com
Children welcome. Family-orientated productions, plus classes, workshops and summer schools are provided via the Outreach Department. Accessible. The SJT is fully accessible, with level access to the Box Office and disabled toilets, a wheelchair lift to the shop and passenger lift to the Round and McCarthy auditoria Dogs welcome with conditions.

Skinningrove, Saltburn

CIeveland Ironstone Museum Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn TS13 4AP. Tel 01287 642877
Email visits@ironstonemuseum.co.uk
Website https://landofiron.org.uk
Children welcome. Interactive mining experience. Accessible. Wheelchair access to the tour Dogs welcome with conditions.

Sutton Bank, Thirsk

Sutton Bank National Park Ctr. Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Tel 01845 597426
Email suttonbank@northyorkmoors.org.uk
Website https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/suttonbank
Children welcome. Children's play area, free craft table, cycle skills area, bird watching. Buggy friendly Accessible. Free mobility scooter hire. Booking advised. Accessibility guide here: https:/www.accessibilityguides.org/content/sutton-bank-national-park-centre Dogs welcome
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237
Email enquiry@ygc.co.uk
Website https://www.ygc.co.uk
Accessible. Wheelchairs limited to ground floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Terrington, York

Yorkshire Lavender Terrington, York YO60 6PB. Tel 01653 648008
Email lavenderworld@btconnect.com
Website http://www.yorkshirelavender.com
Children welcome. Lots of runaraound space, Hillside snakes and ladders. lavender maze, new play area. Accessible. Gardens with path throughout, disabled toileets and ramps/flat surfaces through entrances Dogs welcome with conditions.

Thornton Dale, Pickering

Dalby Bike Barn Ltd The Square, Maltongate, Thornton Dale, Pickering YO18 7LF. Tel 01751 476633
Email info@dalbybikebarn.co.uk
Website https://dalbybikebarn.co.uk

Whitby

Whitby Abbey Abbey Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT. Tel 01947 603568
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey
Children welcome. Dedicated section for children in the exhibition and extensive event program for children, including in the summer holidays. Accessible. Dogs welcome
Whitby Museum Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE. Tel 01947 602908
Email keeper@whitbymuseum.org.uk
Website https://www.whitbymuseum.org.uk
Children welcome. Toy section, play area outside Accessible. Fully accessible, wheelchair entry via rear door, accessible toilets.
Whitby Pavilion Complex West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN. Tel 01947 458899
Website http://www.whitbypavilion.co.uk
Grove Hill, Back Lane Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA. Tel 01642 712429
Email info@cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
Website http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
Children welcome. Museum trail and activity sheets. Workshops during holidays Accessible. Wheelchair users now have access to the ground floor and to the first floor via a specially installed lift. A DVD of the upper floor and the attic is available to view. Accessible toilet
Bark Endeavour Fish Quay, Whitby Harbour, Whitby YO21 1DN. Tel 01723 364100
Email info@endeavourwhitby.com
Website http://www.endeavourwhitby.com
Children welcome. Sea cruise on 40% size replica of Captain cooks ship. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Whitwell on the Hill, Malton

Kirkham Priory Whitwell on the Hill, Malton YO60 7JS. Tel 01653 618768
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kirkham-priory
Children welcome. Accessible. Reasonably level Dogs welcome

Wintringham, Malton

Wolds Way Lavender Sandy Lane, Wintringham, Malton YO17 8HW. Tel 01944 758641
Email admin@woldswaylavender.co.uk
Website https://woldswaylavender.co.uk
Children welcome. Two acre giant games maze, timber trail play area, mini football golf, Miniature railway, den zone building, sculpture trail, giant sandpit, bird hide. Accessible. Good disabled access Dogs welcome with conditions.

Wykeham, Scarborough

North Yorkshire Water Park Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Wykeham, Scarborough YO13 9RA. Tel 01723 865052
Email info@northyorkshirewaterpark.co.uk
Website https://www.northyorkshirewaterpark.co.uk
Children welcome. Dogs welcome with conditions.