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Last Updated: 22/03/21
The gardens, restaurant for takeaway drinks, play area, toilets and car park at Beningbrough are open for the local community to exercise in on selected days. The hall, galleries and shop remain closed. We’ve introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. You will need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We’ll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we may need to turn people away who arrive and haven’t booked.
Opening Times: March – April, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Plus 7 days a week in the local Easter school holidays 27 March – 11 April.
May, Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Plus both bank holiday Mondays
June – August, Monday – Sunday, 10am -5pm
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.
To help you have a safe visit, they’re asking everyone to book in advance to access the abbey and water garden.
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.
Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
*Due to restrictions Mill Cafe is currently not open to sit in. Limited take away available.
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.
The event is taking place in Ripley Village between Harrogate and Ripon, on the Ripley Castle Estate at Chapel Flats, next to the main car park, on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April 2021.
Friday 23rd April
Saturday 24th April
Sunday 25th April
Everything will be contactless and properly marshalled to ensure the safety of guests. Tickets will be scanned through car windows, and parking will be marshalled to allow for Government Guidelines on social distancing.
Delicious Wood Fired Pizzas, snacks and drinks will be available to order on site. Toilets will be available with hand gel stations and will be disinfected at regular intervals. Social distancing will be in place at all times and our staff will use appropriate PPE for their task/s.
There is a lot of early interest, and tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out!
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!”
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.
Visit our website to buy in printed booklet or instant download format, using code Mumbler20 for 20% off all purchases.
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”
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.