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The gardens, galleries, restaurant, shop and play area are open. The rest of the hall remains closed. On weekdays you don’t always need to pre-book your visit. At busier times, like weekends and school holidays, booking is recommended to guarantee entry. Bookings are through the property website (links below) and tickets go on sale on Fridays for the following week. National Trust members and under fives are free, all other prices and opening details can again be found online.
Please check the website for all the information you will need to plan and enjoy your visit.
Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
From Forest Bathing and Yoga in the woods, to Orienteering and Foraging Courses around the Druid’s Temple, to learning to Stone Carve and Weave Willow in the craft tent – this is a day out that offers a variety of woodland activities and countryside crafts for all ages along with guided walks around the Swinton Estate.
The day starts and finishes at Swinton Bivouac near Masham, from where walkers are free to roam on the Estate Trails, with activities running all day in the woodland, the Bivouac café and the ArtisOn craft tent.
We haven’t forgotten about your little ones. The Woodland School runs twice a day with children enjoying supervised play and exploration in the Druid’s woodland (suitable for ages 5-11yrs).
Complimentary Falconry Displays are always a huge hit, watch the gracefulness and precision of these amazing birds as they fly with exhilarating speed.
The Mountain Bike track will be open for those seeking some thrills and spills. With a variety of routes for differing ability levels to experience the jumps, bumps and downhill sections, please bring your own bike.
Let the creativity flow with craft activities for children in the Long Barn with a range of activities available.
Take part in your biggest ever game of hide and seek on your visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Hide in all corners of the large abbey ruins before following the river to the water garden. Race around the moon ponds, see the swans swimming and discover the winding dark tunnel. Emerge from the tunnel to find three fun buildings called follies along this woodland path.
Be sure to have a playground adventure. There are things to wobble along, jump over and climb on…you’ll find a wooden abbey, a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman’s poles, a slide, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all.
Have a well-earned sit down with a seasonal meal in the newly refurbished restaurant, tuck into tea and cake with a lakeside view at Studley tea room or a sweet treat at Mill Café
If there’s still oodles of energy left visit the deer park. Admire the views down to Ripon Cathedral and see if you can spot the deer. There are three different types from small fallow deer to the largest of them all: red deer.
There’s lots to do but don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in this time – we’ll be here another day! Become a member on your first visit and come back for free as many times as you like. Plus, get the feel-goods about it as every time you scan your membership card, you’re contributing towards the essential conservation work we do.
Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone.
The park is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. During a visit it is an old tradition to make a wish. The Wishing Well is fed by the same magical waters as the Petrifying Well and has been wished upon for over 300 years. Many visitors have been in touch to tell us their wishes have come true!
The park has several scenic picnic areas, a coffee and ice cream kiosk, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Dogs are welcome in all areas, apart from the playground.
Themed events run during school holidays. For more information about family events visit our website.
Please check the website for up-to-date opening times and any unforeseen park closures. Open weekends in March and daily from 29th March – 31st October 2021.
OPEN Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, lovely open air destination.
MAY HALF TERM – Open Monday 31st May and Tuesday 1st June 2021 during half term as well as normal days.
Join us at Northwood and enjoy the beautiful fairy trail in spring sunshine, the perfect combination of imagination and fresh air. Our fairy museum will also be showing an exhibition of spring fairies and have an additional scavenger trail of spring hares.
Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy 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. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.
Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. 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.
In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.
Limited pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.
Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP
Stump Cross Caverns is an ancient natural cave formation deep underneath the Yorkshire Dales. As well as the caves, they’ve also got a cinema, cafe, time out private dining pod, shop and visitor centre on site. They are located on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington and open seven days a week (9am-6pm). They run special offers throughout the year – so check out their website for latest offers!
The caves and shop are open daily from 9am-6pm and The Time Cafe serves delicious hot and cold food and drink from 10am – 5.30pm.
You can rent our cinema for your own private viewing – only £6 per person. We have hundreds of movies for you to choose from or feel free to bring your own! Order from the Time Cafe and we’ll serve it straight to your chair! The ultimate movie experience!
There is a brilliant fairy trail to keep little ones entertained whilst down the caves – as well as a huge outdoor sandpit to search for old dinosaur bones!
For something a little special, why not rent out our Time Out Pod for private dining with some spectacular views.
We have late night openings for UV Thursdays – where you can enjoy self guided UV tours of the cave from 4pm – 6pm.
We also have the Stumpy Van serving delicious ice creams – weather dependent!
Something for all the family – even the dog is welcome!
Bilton “The old railway line in Bilton, can either walk towards starbeck or go other way to viaduct which is Knaresborough way. Car park off Bilton Lane. we go a lot with the dogs and bike rides and it is fine for pram”
“Bilton lane is lovely, you get to see horses, cows, ducks and lots of chickens! We live down Bilton lane and quite often do the walk straight down towards Conningham hall but can also go off towards the viaduct (this soon to be the walk to Ripley too) and along the river. Though that part is not so pram friendly!”
There is a lot of fun to have at Bolton Abbey including 60 stepping stones and a large beach area where you can enjoy a paddle and a picnic – but maybe not at the same time!
Dramatic moorland rock formations. Explore Brimham Rocks, and have a great day out at nature’s playground.
This amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale.
There’s no admission charge at Brimham Rocks. Parking is free for National Trust members.
Non National Trust members, our car parking charges are as follows: £6 up to four hours, £8 thereafter
Book a personalised family fun day out with a difference! We provide friendly qualified instructors and kit for guided hill walking, gorge scrambling, mountain biking, rock climbing, bushcraft, kayaking and much more! Activities available for adults and children aged 7+ with no previous experience necessary.
Tel: 0113 812 8627
Have fun (re-)discovering Harrogate, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks – a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air.
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Danes Dyke; Jutting out miles into the North Sea, the headland has in the past been effectively cut off by the construction, in the Iron Age, of the erroneously named Danes’ Dyke, which encloses five square miles of the peninsula. The end of the Dyke is a deep ravine on the south side of the Headland, where it exits into Bridlington Bay There are a number of nature trails in the Dyke which can be accessed easily from the car park off the main Bridlington to Flamborough Road.
Danes Dyke, Flamborough Head, Flamborough, East Yorkshire YO15 1AG
*Updated July 2020* The Adventure Park is not currently open. This summer they offering short stays for families instead.
The Woodland Kingdom is open on 10am-5pm weekends and school holidays until November at Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS
Fun family days out in our adventure park with Quad Biking, Segways and Footgolf. Enjoy a Picnic in our Woodland Kingdom with slides, swings, assault course, treehouse fort and more! £5 per car and then £15 per car from 27th May. Free entry to the Woodland Kingdom with pre-booked activities.
Contact Emma on 01845 567788
“There are great paths around the Harewood estate (outside of the “need-to-pay” boundaries). You can park in the village hall car park where there’s an honesty box, or just down that little road (the road on the right before you get to the lights that used to have a little sofa / upholstery shop on the corner) then walk down the main path into the estate. Amazing views and very buggy-friendly – can do quite a good big circuit”
The walk will take place on the first and last Friday of every month. It starts at 8:30pm promptly, meeting at Harrogate Royal Pump Room.
Tickets cost £8.00 for adults and £5.00 for children. Please book a ticket where possible. Cash payments can be taken. There Is a cashpoint nearby but please bring the exact change with you.
Open from 2nd April to 31st October 2021
Please purchase your tickets online in advance of your visit.
Please check the website before you set off for daily updates and weather warnings.
Plenty of lovely views and tea rooms!
The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites.
Find out what there is to see and do and discover how the National Park Authority works with the people who live here to care for this beautiful place.
“You can do a loop; down Mill Lane, along Crimple Beck, through the woods to Crimple Meadows playground (though tricky with pushchair, you can also just go along road). There’s also a nice walk around the back of the Black Swan at Burnbridge through fields and woods, I’ve done it with a pushchair but it is rough terrain so you’d need a pushchair with large wheels up to the job.
Peasholm Park Scarborough, North Yorkshire is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE.
Facilities:Sun Parlour Cafe, Childrens Play Area, Maze, Football pitch, 3 Tennis courts, Flat Green Bowling, 18 hole Putting and 9 hole Crazy Golf.
“You only pay for parking so it’s much cheaper than fountain’s abbey and you still get to feed the ducks!”
“Fewston is Pram Friendly. One uphill part of about 100 metres that gets the heart pumping but apart from that all flat with the odd tree root to dodge”
You can walk from the bottom entrance at the Pump room museum right up through the valley gardens and pinewoods to Harlow Carr and either loop round or come back along Otley Road (Via the play park!) and either Coldbath Road or Cornwall road.
“It’s not very long (unless you do it several times) – It’s a circuit but has a little park and the fab fish and chip restaurant round the corner if you’re feeling naughty! Is very flat and perfect for pushchairs and my older one loves scooting and seeing the ducks and sometimes model boats.