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Attractions – North York Moors & coast
– September 2014

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Eden Camp Modern History Museum

museum — Malton YO17 6RT

Tel 01653 697777
Website http://www.edencamp.co.uk

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Stephen Joseph Theatre

theatre — Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW

Tel 01723 370540
Website http://www.sjt.uk.com

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Ampleforth, York

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth, York YO62 4EN. Tel 01439 766000 Email reception@_;ampleforth.org.uk
Website http://www.visitors.ampleforth.org.uk

Tour the Abbey, take beautiful walks or simply take time to reflect. Spend the day at Ampleforth and enjoy the facilities that we offer including a tea room, gift shop and Visitor centre. Admission to Abbey and Grounds is free but donations welcome. Accessible. Fully accessible Dogs welcome with conditions.

Bempton, Bridlington

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF. Tel 01262 851179 Email bempton.cliffs@_;rspb.org.uk
Website http://www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs

200,000 seabirds Apr to Sep on high cliff ledges. Puffins, gannets, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills and fulmars. Home to other wildlife inc. farmland birds, hares, weasels and different species of orchid. Five viewpoint structures. Visitor Centre open daily 9.30am to 5pm Mar to Oct; 9.30am - 4pm Nov to Feb. Admission free, parking charge for non-RSPB members. Centre will be closed Sep 2014 to Mar 2015 for refurbishment. Children welcome. Nature trails, guided walks, education packages for school groups Accessible. Gravel path to 2 main viewpoints wheelchair accessible. Adapted toilet in the visitors centre Dogs welcome with conditions.

Castle Howard, York

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel 01653 648333
Website http://www.castlehoward.co.uk

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.

Dalby Forest, Pickering

Dalby Bike Barn Ltd

Dalby forest courtyard, Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel 01751 460049 Email membership@_;ctc.org.uk
Website http://www.dalbybikebarn.co.uk

One-stop-shop for all bike related needs: Bike Hire, Bike Service, Bike Store, Guided rides, Skills Instruction, Maintenance Courses.

Danby, Whitby

The Moors National Park Centre

Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB. Tel 01439 772737 Email moorscentre@_;northyorkmoors.org.uk
Website http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/the-moors-centre

A former hunting lodge in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk. Shop, gallery, and interactive exhibition on the North York Moors. Beautiful grounds, riverside trail and Crow Wood. 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

Elizabethan home with award-winning gardens. 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

Sledmere House & Gardens

Driffield YO25 3XG. Tel 01377 236637 Email info@_;sledmerehouse.com
Website http://www.sledmerehouse.com

Country house open to the public 6 Apr-Sun 26 Oct 2014. Also beautiful gardens, cafe & shop. Picnic area. Wedding venue. Children welcome. Adventure play area, in-house quiz. 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 Miniature Railway

The Old School House, Pottergate, Gilling East, York YO62 4JJ.
Website http://www.rsme.org.uk

Children welcome. Miniature railway train rides

Great Ayton, Middlesbrough

All Saints Church

Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6NN.

Accessible. Partial Disabled access for Wheelchairs.

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

101 High Street, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6NB. Tel 01642 724296 Email contact@_;captaincookschoolroommuseum.co.uk
Website http://www.captaincookschoolroommuseum.co.uk

Refurbished and extended facilities to show the education and achievements of Captain James Cook RN. Open Apr to Oct. Children welcome. Including school parties. Interactive displays, play corner. Accessible. Fully accessible; lift to 1st floor.

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

Go Ape adventures in Dalby Forest: Tree Top Adventure course - two to three hours of fun on zip wires, tarzan swings, rope ladders and obstacles. New Tree Top Junior course - an hour's adventure for 6-12 year olds. Forest Segway - discover the forest from the ground on an all-terrain, self-balancing electric Segway. 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.

Helmsley

Helmsley Arts Centre

The Old Meeting House, Helmsley YO62 5DW. Tel 01439 771700 Email helmsleyartscentreboxoffice@_;yahoo.co.uk
Website http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Centre for Arts including theatre, cinema, exhibitions & music of all genres. Classes, workshops & events. Children welcome. Youth theatre age 5-18. Half-term activities. Accessible. parking, access & toilet

Helmsley, York

Bilsdale Riding Centre

Shaken Bridge Farm, Hawnby, Helmsley, York YO62 5LT. Tel 01439 798225/798252 Email enquiries@_;horseholiday.co.uk
Website http://www.horseholiday.co.uk

Large number of horses and ponies to suit all standards of riding experience. For the less experienced every effort is made to assist with their riding skills. Children welcome. Contact with ponies

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley, York YO62 5AB. Tel 01439 770442
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/helmsley-castle

Dogs welcome with conditions.

Helmsley Riding School

The Castlegate, Helmsley, York YO62 5AT. Tel 01439 770355 Email charlotte_westhead@_;hotmail.com
Website http://www.helmsleyridingschool.co.uk

Riding in the valleys of Rievaulx, Riccaldale, Ashdale and Beckdale Also in Duncombe Park. Wide range of horses and ponies to suit all standard of riders.

Helmsley Walled Garden

Cleveland Way, Helmsley, York YO62 5AH. Tel 01439 771427 Email info@_;helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk
Website http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

Tranquil 5-acre gardens including Physic Garden, Cottage Garden and Garden of Contemplation. Plant centre selling perennials, vegetable plants, seeds, bedding plants, gardening tools & equipment. Gift shop & cafe. 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

Hovingham, York YO62 4LU. Tel 01653 628771 Email office@_;hovingham.co.uk
Website http://www.hovingham.co.uk

Attractive Palladian family home, designed and built by Thomas Worsley to his own design between 1750 and 1770. The childhood home of Katharine Worsley, Duchess of Kent. Unique in being entered through a riding school and has beautiful rooms (with collections of pictures and furniture) and attractive gardens. Open 1st-28th June, 12.30pm-4.30pm (last tour 3.30pm). Children welcome. Children's quiz. Accessible. Partial access to ground floor, no mobility scooters

Hutton-le-Hole, York

Ryedale Folk Museum

Hutton-le-Hole, York YO62 6UA. Tel 01751 417367 Email info@_;ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
Website http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Ryedale Folk Museum is a large site of working landscapes with over 20 historic buildings to show how our ancestors lived - from an Iron Age Roundhouse and Settlement to a 1950s Post Office. We celebrate our natural heritage with medieval garths, cottage gardens, a farming area with animals and a traditional orchard with over 40 fruit trees. Also Art Gallery, cafe and Gift Shop. Yorkshire's Small Visitor Attraction of the year Children welcome. Activities are held throughout the holiday, or follow the trail based around the story of Elphi the Ryedale hob. Also animals including pygmy goats and pigs! Accessible. Benches located regularly around the site. Free mobility scooters - pre-booking advised. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Kirby Misperton, Malton

Flamingo Land Resort

The Rectory, Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX. Tel 0871 9118000 Email info@_;flamingoland.co.uk
Website http://www.flamingoland.co.uk

Combined Theme Park & Zoo, with over 100 rides, shows and attractions and over 140 species of animals in a conservation zoo. Open over Winter months at weekends and Feb half-term holiday. Fully open from 29 Mar 2014. 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

Malton

Eden Camp Modern History Museum

Malton YO17 6RT. Tel 01653 697777 Email admin@_;edencamp.co.uk
Website http://www.edencamp.co.uk

Housed in the grounds and buildings of an ex-prisoner of war (PoW)camp which originally housed Italian and German PoW's between 1942-1948, our museum covers British social history of the 1930's & 40's and military history of the 20th Century. Our site consists of 30 exhibition huts, a large collection of military vehicles and equipment, a Café, Tearoom, Licensed bar and Gift shop. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm. Children welcome. WW2 reconstructed camp, Children's play area/Assault course. Free wartime-themed puppet show. Accessible. Fully accessible in all areas. Manual wheelchairs, braille sheets and audio guides can be borrowed free of charge. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Marske-by-the Sea, Redcar

Winkies Castle Museum

162 High Street, Marske-by-the Sea, Redcar TS11 6NB. Tel 01642 775086 Email post@_;winkiescastle.co.uk
Website http://www.winkiescastle.co.uk

A unique folk meseum for all ages. Open East Sat to end Sep, plus Oct school holidays. Accessible. Ground floor only. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Nunnington, York

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington, York YO62 5UY. Tel 01439 748283 Email nunningtonhall@_;nationaltrust.org.uk
Website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall

Children welcome. Children's corner, quizzes or trails, sand kitchen in the garden.

Pickering

Beck Isle Museum

Pickering YO18 8DU. Tel 01751 473653
Website http://beckislemuseumtrust.wordpress.com/

Dalby Forest, Pickering

Dalby The Great Yorkshire Forest

The Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel 01751 460295 Email yorkshirefd@_;forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Website http://www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

Dalby Forest has 8,000 acres to explore, enjoy and discover. World Calss cycle trails, way-marked walks for all including trails for wheelchairs, Go Ape High Wire Course, Forest Segways, Tree Top Junior, Dalby Bike Barn, Play Areas, Picnic and BBQ Areas, Dalby Activity Centre, Cafes, Visitor Centre and Toilets. Children welcome. 2 Play areas, Tree Top Junior Course, Enchanted Woodland, Family cycle and walking trails, events for children, Dalby Activity Centre for outdoor activities and Dalby Bike Barn for bike hire. Accessible. Easy access. 2 x mobility scooters available foc from visitor centre. Easy access trials suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Pickering

North Yorks Moors Railway

12 Park Street, Pickering YO18 7AJ. Tel 01751 472508 Email info@_;nymr.co.uk
Website http://www.nymr.co.uk

the worlds busiest heritage railway, with heritage steam and diesel locomotives travelling between the coastal town of Whitby and market town of Pickering, with stops at Grosmont, Goathland, Newtondale Halt and Levisham in between. 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 via ramp. Call ahead for assistance. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Pickering Castle

Castlegate, Pickering YO18 7AX. Tel 01751 474989
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/pickering-castle

Rievaulx, Helmsley, York

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx, Helmsley, York YO62 5LB. Tel 01439 798228
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rievaulx-abbey

Dogs welcome with conditions.

Rievaulx Terrace

Rievaulx, Helmsley, York YO62 5LJ. Tel 01439 798340 Email nunningtonhall@_;nationaltrust.org.uk
Website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rievaulx-terrace

one of Ryedale's true gems - the 18th-century landscape of Rievaulx Terrace. Stroll through woods, then out on to the terrace, with its stunning views down over the Cistercian ruin of Rievaulx Abbey. In spring the bank between the temples is awash with wild flowers, in summer the lawns are the perfect spot for picnics, while in autumn the beech woods are a mass of rich hues. Children welcome. Run around the wood & terrace. Accessible. Dogs welcome

Dalby Forest, Pickering

Ability Outdoors

Dixons Hollow Carpark, Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel 07765 243 672 Email info@_;abilityoutdoors.co.uk
Website http://www.abilityoutdoors.co.uk/

Paintballing, archery, tree climb, orienteering, low rope courses, Jacobs ladder.

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

A stunning, modern, garden created by acclaimed plantsman, Piet Oudolf. Striking perennial-meadow planting, which explodes with colour during the summer, contrasts with a green ‘silent garden’, and the dramatic use of grasses, bulbs and unusual shrubs extends the season. Scampston Hall, open for a short period in the early summer, contains a fine collection of paintings, porcelain and furniture. Guided tours are often led by the owner. Children welcome. Family explorer trails. Accessible. Walled Garden and Restaurant fully accessible. Mobility scooter for loan, pre-booking advised on 01944 759111.

Whitby

Bark Endeavour

Fish Quay, Whitby Harbour, Whitby YO21 1DN. Tel 01723 364100 Email info@_;eneavourwhitby.com
Website http://www.endeavourwhitby.com

Story of Captain Cook & Sea Shanties. Children welcome. Sea cruise on 40% size replica of Captain cooks ship. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Scarborough

North Bay Railway

Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF. Tel 01723 368791 Email info@_;nbr.org.uk
Website http://www.nbr.org.uk

¾ mile journey from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills stations. Children welcome. Accessible. 100% wheelchair friendly Dogs welcome with conditions.

Scarborough Castle

Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY. Tel 01723 372451
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/scarborough-castle

Accessible. Adapted toilets.The castle and grounds are mostly accessible via smooth gravel paths,

Scarborough Sea Life & Sanctuary

Scalby Mills, Scarborough YO12 6RP. Tel 0871 4232110 Email slcscarborough@_;merlinentertainments.biz
Website http://www.sealife.co.uk/scarborough

A unique mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and over 50 displays of marine life including seals, otters and penguins. Enjoy a hands-on rockpool experience and learn some amazing facts about the underwater world. 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

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is Scarborough's local theatre with an international reputation. The theatre has two auditoria: The Round, a 404-seat in the round and The McCarthy, a 165-seat endstage/cinema. Children welcome. Family-orientated prodictions, 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

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Mus

Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn TS13 4AP. Tel 01287 642877 Email visits@_;ironstonemuseum.co.uk
Website http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk

Experience the underground world of a real ironstone mine and explore the skills, customs and life of the Cleveland miner. Open 18-23 Feb, then from 25 Mar-2 Nov. Children welcome. Underground tour in Ironstone mine Accessible. Wheelchair access to the tour Dogs welcome with conditions.

Terrington, York

Yorkshire Lavender

Terrington, York YO60 6PB. Tel 01653 648008 Email lavenderworld@_;btconnect.com
Website http://www.yorkshirelavender.com

Accessible. gardens accessible via gravel paths

Westow, York

Ryedale Vineyards

Farfield Farm, Westow, York YO60 7LS. Tel 01653 658507 / 07763 109458 Email stuart@_;thevinehouse.fsnet.co.uk
Website http://www.ryedalevineyards.co.uk

A tour of the vineyard and winery and a wine tasting session. Must be booked.

Whitby

Captain Cook Museum Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA. Tel 01947 601900 Email cookmuseum@_;tiscali.co.uk
Website http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk

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

Whitby Abbey

Abbey Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT. Tel 01947 603568
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/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 http://www.whitbymuseum.org.uk

There is something for all ages in our extensive collections. For children there are the toys & dolls and the birds and mammals in the natural history section. All ages can marvel at the large Jurassic reptiles in the geology area and look at the fossils collected locally. The world culture exhibits are likely to interest the older members of the family. 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 604855
Website http://www.whitbypavilion.co.uk

Whitby Walks

22 Rosemount Road, Half acre, Whitby YO21 1LB. Tel 01904 821734 / 01947 821734 Email info@_;whitbywalks.co.uk
Website http://www.whitbywalks.co.uk

Join the costumed 'Storywalker' to read the parts of Whitby others miss. Children welcome. Ghost, heritage or Dracula walks, start from the Whale Bone Arch Accessible. Wheelchair accessible 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/daysout/properties/kirkham-priory

Augustinian priory ruins set in the Derwent Valley. Children welcome. Accessible. Reasonably level Dogs welcome

Wintringham, Malton

Wolds Way Lavender

Sandy Lane, Wintringham, Malton YO17 8HW. Tel 01944 758641
Website http://www.woldswaylavender.com

Accessible. Good disabled access Dogs welcome with conditions.

 

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