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Attractions in the Vale of York
– July 2014

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Boltby Trekking Centre

riding & trekking — Johnstone Arms, Boltby, Thirsk YO7 2DY

Tel 01845 537392
Website http://www.boltbytrekking.co.uk/

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Newburgh Priory

heritage — Coxwold, York YO61 4AS

Tel 01347 868372
Website http://www.newburghpriory.co.uk

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Yorkshire Outdoors

activity centres — Felixkirk, Thirsk YO7 2DP

Tel 01845 537766
Website http://www.yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk/

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Quads 4 All

activity centres — Dalton Back Lane, Billingham TS22 5PG

Tel 01429 864026
Website http://www.quads4all.org.uk

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Falconry UK Birds of Prey Centre

birds of prey centre — Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU

Tel 01845 587522
Website http://www.falconrycentre.co.uk

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Joe Cornish Galleries

art — Joegraphic Ltd, Register House, Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NA

Tel 01609 777404
Website http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

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Ritz Cinema

cinemas — 16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS

Tel 01845 524751
Website http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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St Mary's Church

place of worship — Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL

Tel 01845 524904
Website http://www.stmaryschurchthirsk.org.uk

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The World of James Herriot Ltd

museum — 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL

Tel 01845 524234
Website http://www.worldofjamesherriot.com

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Thirsk Museum

museum — 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ

Tel 01845 527707
Website http://www.thirskmuseum.org

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Bagby, Thirsk

Monk Park Farm

Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2AG. Tel 01845 597730 Email enquiries@_;monkparkfarm.co.uk
Website http://www.monkparkfarm.co.uk

Children's farm with picnic & play areas and tearoom. Children welcome. Children's farm Accessible. Disabled toilet.

Boltby, Thirsk

Boltby Trekking Centre

Johnstone Arms, Boltby, Thirsk YO7 2DY. Tel 01845 537392 Email sheila@_;boltbytrekking.co.uk
Website http://www.boltbytrekking.co.uk/

Horse and pony riding for all levels of riders from complete novice to experienced. Children welcome. Accompanied pony trekking or trail riding, suitable for beginners to experienced riders. Accessible.

Boroughbridge, York

Aldborough Roman Site

Aldborough, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9ES. Tel 01423 322768
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/aldborough-roman-site

Dogs welcome with conditions.

Fish 'n' Things

5 Horsefair, Bridge Street, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9AA. Tel 01423 324776
Website http://www.facebook.com/fishnthings

Live bait. Administer angling around Boroughbridge, as are day and weekly tickets for the Ure from Ripon to Newby Hall. The river contains deep and shallow stretches - pike, chub, perch, barber and more swim in the river. Children welcome.

Brompton, Northallerton

Belle Vue Riding Centre

Fullciar Lane, Brompton, Northallerton DL6 2RW. Tel 01609 774719
Website http://www.wix.com/dancingcolours/bromptonbellevueridingschool

Complete beginners to advanced riders. Activities suitable for complete beginners to advanced riders. Children and adults who just want to ride for fun and training for the more serious rider.

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk

Carlton Lodge

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 522145 Email carltonlodge@_;nyy.org.uk
Website http://www.carltonlodge.org.uk/

Bookable activity days for children in holidays. £25 per child aged 8 - 14. On-site accommodation for groups. Caving Adventure for groups of between 4 and 12 at £49 per person. Min. age 8 with accompanying adults. Advance booking essential.

Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre

Carlton Lodge, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 522145 Email carltonlodge@_;nyy.org.uk
Website http://www.carltonlodge.org.uk/activities

Caving adventure days for between 4 and 12 people. Min age is 8. Families welcome. £49 per person. Advance booking essential, ask for Mark. Children welcome.

Herriot Country Attractions Gp

Meldon Lodge, Sandhutton Lane, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NH. Tel 07836 737267 Email ian.ashton@_;hotmail.co.uk
Website http://welcometoherriotcountry.com

Woodlands Lakes

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 527099/526110 Email info@_;premierfisheries.co.uk
Website http://www.premierfisheries.co.uk/venues/woodland-lakes-19.html

Open Mon - Fri 7am-sunset, weekends 6am-sunset. Coarse fishing(carp, tench, perch, bream ,roach, cats, pike, barbel, rudd, chub) pay on bank. Tackle, shop, café & restaurant, toilets, wooden lodges. Good disabled access to facilities and fishing pegs.

Coxwold, York

Byland Abbey

Byland, Coxwold, York YO61 4BD. Tel 01347 868614
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/byland-abbey

Accessible. Access to abbey and grounds: Via smooth grass. Custodians will advise wheelchair users of a route around the ruins which avoids steps. Benches provided. NB Some grass areas may be marshy in wet weather. Museum: one step.

Newburgh Priory

Coxwold, York YO61 4AS. Tel 01347 868372 Email estateoffice@_;newburghpriory.co.uk
Website http://www.newburghpriory.co.uk

Newburgh Priory stands on the site of an Augustinian priory founded in 1145. The extensive grounds contain a water garden, walled garden, topiary yews and woodland walks together with a large lake. Gardens open Wednesdays and Sundays 2 to 6pm from 2nd April to 29th June 2014. Also open 2 to 6pm Mon 21 Apr and 11am to 4pm Mon 25 Aug 2014. House open Wednesdays and Sundays 2.30 to 4.45pm from 2nd April to 29th June 2014. Also open 2.30 to 4.45pm Mon 21 Apr and 11am to 4pm Mon 25 Aug 2014. Children welcome. Historical interest, large open grounds, woods and pond. Accessible. Ground floor only Dogs welcome with conditions.

Shandy Hall

Laurence Sterne Trust, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. Tel 01347 868465 Email info@_;laurencesternetrust.org.uk
Website http://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk/shandy-hall.php

The home of Laurence Sterne who in 1760 wrote 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman' and 'A Sentimental Journey'. The collection is the finest of editions of Sterne's writings in the world. Sterne was the vicar at Coxwold and St. Michael's church is also well worth seeing. Children welcome. Wildlife garden. Moth trapping events. Accessible. The Hall has limited wheechair access, but most of the ground floor and all of the garden is accessible, preferably by prior arrangement. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Crayke, York

Dutch House

Mill Green Farm, Crayke, York YO61 4TT. Tel 01347 889431 Email info@_;dutchhouseyorkshire.com
Website http://www.dutchhouseyorkshire.com

Wildlife garden, courtyard café, gallery, kids zone and nature trails. Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Easingwold, York

Easingwold Maize Maze

Northern roundabout (A19), Easingwold bypass, Easingwold, York YO61 3NG.
Website http://www.easingwoldmaze.co.uk

Family ticket £19, Adults £6, Child & Conc. £5. Under 3's free. Open 10am until last entry at 4.30pm. Open 21 Jul to 31 Aug 2014. Children welcome. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Darlington

Darlington Civic Theatre

Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. Tel 01325 486555 Email susan.wilson@_;darlington.gov.uk
Website http://darlingtoncivic.co.uk

Children welcome. Accessible.

Darlington Railway Museum

North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST. Tel 01325 460532 Email headofsteam@_;darlington.gov.uk
Website http://www.head-of-steam.co.uk

Children welcome. Play room, craft activities,interactive exhibitions Accessible. Wheelchair Accessible Toilets

Odeon Cinema

220 Northgate, Darlington DL1 1RB. Tel 0871 224 4007
Website http://www.odeon.co.uk

Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees

Butterfly World

Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH. Tel 01642 791414 Email garethswelsh@_;hotmail.com
Website http://www.butterflyworld.co

A tropical environment has been carefully recreated to ensure a healthy progression throughout the life cycle of the butterfly. We breed hundreds of different species of butterflies at various camps across the world and have them shipped back to the UK, but in some cases, we bring butterflies back to the UK and breed them here. Children welcome. Accessible.

Preston Park museum & grounds

Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH. Tel 01642 527375 Email prestonhall@_;stockton.gov.uk
Website http://www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk

Alongside the River Tees, Preston Hall houses a collection of Teesside’s treasures. Within our main attraction, the Victorian street, the shops have been restored with new additions including a printer, draper, grocer and a Victorian tea room – ideal for a hard earned afternoon tea. The grounds have leisurely walks along the riverside and nature reserve. Children welcome. Victorian street brings the era to life in an engaging way giving children the chance to print their names in L Thormans Printers, to pay a visit to the Toy shop or even to try on some period clothes in Thos Wilks Drapers. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Easingwold

Galtres Centre

Market Place, Easingwold YO61 3AD. Tel 01347 822472 Email galtres-ents@_;hotmail.co.uk
Website http://www.visit-easingwold.com/galtres-entertainment-centre.html

Easingwold, York

Thornton Lodge Country Sports

Thornton Lodge Farm, Easingwold, York YO61 3QA. Tel 01347 821306 Email enquiries@_;thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk
Website http://www.thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk

UK chasers cross country course. Holidays with your horse. No lessons or trekking. Fly fishing. Clay pigeon shooting. Children welcome. Accessible.

Thornton Lodge Lakes

Thornton Lodge Farm, Easingwold, York YO61 3QA. Tel 01347 821306 Email enquiries@_;thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk
Website http://www.countrysports.thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk/freshwater-fly-fishing-lakes.shtml

Two freshwater fly fishing lakes. Open all year round from dawn to dusk and there is a fishing lodge with tea and coffee making facilities as well as a toilet. Fly Fishing courses.

Felixkirk, Thirsk

Yorkshire Outdoors

Felixkirk, Thirsk YO7 2DP. Tel 01845 537766 Email sales@_;yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk
Website http://www.yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk/

Set in 50 acres of the lower Hambleton Hills, looking west towards the Yorkshire Dales, with the Yorkshire Moors just to the east, Yorkshire Outdoors provides activity experiences of high quality, with a warm welcome, personal friendly attention and excellent equipment. Children welcome. Quad bikes, age 6+, Children's Land Rover driving - unique.

Billingham

Quads 4 All

Dalton Back Lane, Billingham TS22 5PG. Tel 01429 864026 Email email@_;quads4all.com
Website http://www.quads4all.org.uk

Quad bike riding in rural setting. Also 2 Fishing Lakes for Course fishing. Children welcome. Fun for children of all ages. Parties welcome Dogs welcome

Northallerton

Kidzplay

2 Standard Way, Northallerton DL6 2XH. Tel 01609 761596 Email northallerton@_;kidzplay.co.uk
Website http://www.kidzplay.co.uk/

Large,clean, safe, fun play environment for the kids; Free Wifi, real coffee, comfy seating and cakes for you. Children welcome.

Husthwaite, York

Beacon Alpaca Walks

Suncliffe Beacon Farm, Malton Street, Husthwaite, York YO61 4PD. Tel 01347 868879 / 07716 917315 Email jacki@_;beaconalpacas.co.uk
Website http://www.beaconalpacas.com

Meet the BeCon alpaca herd including the new-born cria. Take an alpaca for a walk in the beautiful Hambleton Hills. Long or short walks available to suit your party's needs. Children welcome. Children can walk with the alpacas accompanied by an adult.

Squirrel Woodcarvers

Husthwaite, York YO61 4PB. Tel 01347 868352
Website http://www.thirskfurnituretrail.co.uk/squirrel.htm

Ingleby Cross, Northallerton

Hollow Creations

Cross Lane, Ingleby Cross, Northallerton DL6 3ND. Tel 01609 882050 Email info@_;hollowcreations.co.uk
Website http://www.hollowcreations.co.uk

See beautiful hollow forms, such as vases, being created from local fallen trees.

Kilburn, Thirsk

Kilburn White Horse

Kilburn, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01347868675 Email fm.gomercall@_;btinternet.com
Website http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/hillfigs/kilb/kilburn.htm

Britain's largest white horse in surface area situated on the SSW facing steep slope of Roulston Scar. North of Kilburn village, from where the horse can be easily seen. National Grid Ref SE 5142 8129. For SatNav go to YO61 4AL and carry on up the hill, bearing left at the fork. Carpark is on the left. Children welcome. Accessible. If parking at the top of the hill there is an accessible path, including scooters, to the top of the White Horse

Mouseman Visitor Centre

Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AH. Tel 01347 869100 Email info@_;robertthompsons.co.uk
Website http://www.robertthompsons.co.uk

Children welcome. Accessible. Partial access for wheelchairs to ground floor display rooms & cafe. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Kirby Wiske, Thirsk

Falconry UK Birds of Prey Centre

Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU. Tel 01845 587522 Email mail@_;falconrycentre.co.uk
Website http://www.falconrycentre.co.uk

Largest collection of Birds of Prey in the North. Fantastic variety of eagles, vultures, owls, hawks and buzzards. Over 70 birds and 30 species. 3 flying displays daily (weather permitting). Different birds in each display. Educational commentary throughout and some public interaction with suitable birds. Beautiful surroundings. Children welcome. Grassed areas to run around. Small children play area, sandpit, swings and climbing equipment.
Handling bird sessions after displays. Accessible for child buggies. Accessible. Level ground and paved throughout centre. Accessible for wheelchairs.

Sion Hill

Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU. Tel 01845 587206 Email sionhill@_;btconnect.com
Website http://www.sionhillhall.co.uk

'A Masterpiece in the Neo-Georgian Style' Designed by the renowned York architect Walter H. Brierley in 1911 and completed two years later. Little changed, the house contains a fine collection of antiques and works of art. The extensive grounds are well maintained in the traditional manner. Apr-Oct by pior booking only. £10 per person. Accessible. Partial Access for Wheelchairs.

Leeming Bar, Northallerton

Wensleydale Railway

Leeming Bar Station, Leases Road, Leeming Bar, Northallerton DL7 9AR. Tel 08454 505474 Email admin@_;wensleydalerailway.com
Website http://www.wensleydalerail.com

One of the longest operation heritage railway lines in the country (16 miles) offering a lovely journey through farmland, quaint market towns and on into the magnificent scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. Some steam services during the summer. Please check website. Children welcome. Train ride Accessible. Accessible toilets at Leeming Bar and Leyburn stations. Wheelchair access to all trains via ramps. Dogs welcome

Marton cum Grafton, York

Grafton Mere Fisheries

Marton cum Grafton, York YO51 9QL. Tel 01423 322045
Website http://www.fishingyorkshire.com/

2 lakes, 1 carp & catfish, 2 Mixed (tench, rudd, roach, crucian, carp, bream, perch). Open all year, dawn to dusk, booking essential.

Northallerton

Joe Cornish Galleries

Joegraphic Ltd, Register House, Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NA. Tel 01609 777404 Email info@_;joecornishgallery.co.uk
Website http://www.joecornishgallery.co.uk

On exhibition and on sale we have a permanent display of pictures by internationally renowned photographer Joe Cornish, and landscape and nature images by several other photographers. We also display paintings, fine art prints, sculptures and ceramics. In our shop we sell cards, calendars and gifts including jewellery, scarves and handbags. Our superb Gallery Cafe serves home-made food and excellent coffee. Children welcome. Gifts, unusual and interesting artwork Accessible. Wheelchair & scooter access on ground floor including disabled WC. Dogs welcome with conditions.

North Yorkshire County Show

24 Thorntree Road, Northallerton DL6 1QF. Tel 07521 485060 Email jandrew152@_;btinternet.com
Website http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

The Forum

Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 776230 Email info@_;forumnorthallerton.org.uk
Website http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Cinema, theatre, community activities. Children welcome. Pre-school classes, children's cinema & pantomime. Accessible.

The Troubadour

Star Precinct, Northallerton DL6 1NH. Tel 01609 777751 Email info@_;thetroubadour.co.uk
Website http://www.thetroubadour.co.uk

Live music & disco. Open most Fri & Sat evenings 9pm-2am. Admission includes entry to Club Amadeus from 11.30pm.

Osgoodby, Thirsk

Low Osgoodby Fishing Lake

Alma House, Mount Pleasant Farm, Osgoodby, Thirsk YO7 2AL. Tel 01845 597601 / 01845 597241 Email lowosgoodbygrange@_;gmail.com
Website http://lowosgoodbygrange.com/things-to-do

Open all year 8am-dusk, fly fishing.

Roecliffe, York

Kidzplay

7 Becklands Close, Barr Lane, Roecliffe, York YO51 9NR. Tel 01423 325575 Email lisa.mee@_;kidzplay.co.uk
Website http://www.kidzplay.co.uk

Indoor soft play area for under 7's. Children welcome.

Saddle Bridge, Northallerton

Mount Grace Priory

Saddle Bridge, Northallerton DL6 3JG. Tel 01609 883494
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/mount-grace-priory

Accessible. Partial Disabled access to the grounds, shop and ground floor of the reconstructed cell; disabled facilities.

Scruton, Northallerton

Stonebridge Fishing Lakes

Fleetham Lane, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 0RR. Tel 01609 748818
Website http://www.stonebridgefishinglakes.co.uk/

Open all year 8.30am to dusk, check website for details as some lakes currently closed. Fly and coarse fishing, evening tickets available. Toilets, lodge provides hot drinks & assorted snacks. Camping and caravan pitches with electric hook up. Children welcome. Accessible. The fishery platforms are on the level giving lake access to disabled anglers. WC & shower. Dogs welcome

Sessay, Thirsk

The Oaks Lakes

Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BG. Tel 01845 501321 Email theoakslakes@_;gmail.com
Website http://www.theoakslakes.co.uk

Pleasure & match fishing. Open 6am-9pm during summer. Dawn to dusk in winter. Coarse (carp, roach, ide, tench, perch, bream, rudd). Pay on bank or café. Toilets, snack bar, 10 lakes. Fishing tackle shop open 7 days. Children welcome. with adult Accessible. Parking & paths close to fishing. Disabled toilets.

Showrooms around Thirsk

Thirsk Furniture Trail

Showrooms around Thirsk YO7.
Website http://www.thirskfurnituretrail.co.uk

A tour of ten workshops producing fine handmade hardwood furniture to commission.

Staindrop, Darlington

Raby Castle

Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH. Tel 01833 660202 Email admin@_;rabycastle.com
Website http://www.rabycastle.com

The home of Lord Barnard and one of the finest medieval castles in England, Raby Castle has been in the Vane family since 1626, but its history spans over 600 years. Explore the Castle and its beautiful 200-acre deer park, with walled gardens, horse-drawn carriage collection, woodland play area, shop & tearooms. Children welcome. Woodland Play Area, activity sheets. Accessible. Adapted toilets, gardens accessible via gravel paths, Wheelchair access, with assistance is limited to the some of the Castle's ground floor (4 steps). Dogs welcome with conditions.

Stockton on Tees

Georgian Theatre

Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees TS18 1AT. Tel 01642 674115 / 01642 606525 Email info@_;teesmusicalliance.org.uk
Website http://www.teesmusicalliance.org.uk

Live music venue Children welcome. dependent on event Accessible.

Hollywood Bowl

Teeside Leisure Park, Stockton on Tees TS17 7BU. Tel 0844 826 1469
Website http://www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk

Showcase Cinemas

Aintree Avenue, Teeside Leisure Park, Stockton on Tees TS17 7BU. Tel 0871 220 1000
Website http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk

Stockton Arts Centre (ARC)

Dovecot street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel 01642 525199
Website http://www.arconline.co.uk

Sutton Bank, Thirsk

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre

Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Tel 01845 59742 Email suttonbank@_;northyorkmoors-npa.gov.uk
Website http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/sutton-bank-256

Accessible. RADAR toilet,2 electric scooters and 1 manual wheelchair are available for use (free of charge) in the Centre and grounds. There is a wheelchair accessible route from the Sutton Bank Centre which takes you to the top of the White Horse of Kilburn (own wheelchairs only)

Yorkshire Gliding Club

Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237 Email enquiry@_;ygc.co.uk
Website http://www.ygc.co.uk

Children welcome. Children over age of 12 can take trial flights, picnic area and indoor viewing area Accessible. Limited access for Wheelchairs. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Sutton under Whitestone Cliff, Thirsk

Beaver Furniture

Beaver Lodge, Sutton under Whitestone Cliff, Thirsk YO7 2PR. Tel 01845 597420 Email info@_;beaverfurniture.co.uk
Website http://www.beaverfurniture.co.uk

See craftsmen at work making beautiful hand-made English oak funiture. Children welcome. See craftsmen making the furniture and see the tree before any work has started. Accessible.

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York

Sutton Park

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Tel 01347 810249 / 811251 Email suttonpark@_;statelyhome.co.uk
Website http://www.statelyhome.co.uk

Fine example of early Georgian architecture. Prize-winning Heritage gardens. Children welcome. Small adventure playground Accessible. Full disabled access for wheelchairs to Gardens and Tearooms. Lift and Wheelchair access in Main House (4 steps to main house and 3 inside). Electric buggy available with prior booking. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Thirsk

Ritz Cinema

16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524751 Email ritzsec@_;aol.com
Website http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Volunteer-operated cinema near the middle of Thirsk. Digital with full stereo sound & a hearing-loop. The building became a cinema in 1912. Children welcome. Childrens's birthday parties can be booked after a suitable matinée. Accessible. Wheelchair access to ground floor; loop system available, disabled toilet.
For motor scooters ask at box office.

St Mary's Church

Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 524904 Email margaret@_;hunton24.fsnet.co.uk
Website http://www.stmaryschurchthirsk.org.uk

A Mediaeval Parish Church - built between 1430 and 1480 in the Gothic Perpendicular style of architecture. Children welcome. Children's trail and quiz sheet available Accessible. Church path and major part of interior accessible for wheelchairs, prams and motor scooters Dogs welcome with conditions.

The World of James Herriot Ltd

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 524234 Email mail@_;worldofjamesherriot.com
Website http://www.worldofjamesherriot.com

This was the home and surgery of the world famous vet-cum-author James Herriot. Children welcome. Free Children's quizzes, interactive children's room. Model Railway. Animals during the Summer months. Accessible. Full disabled facilities. except the cellar. Lift to first floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Thirsk Museum

14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Tel 01845 527707 Email thirskmuseum@_;btinternet.com
Website http://www.thirskmuseum.org

Housed in the 18th century birthplace of cricketer Thomas Lord, founder of Lord's Cricket Ground, Thirsk Museum offers eight period rooms with walk-round displays reflecting and recording the life and times of this ancient market town lying at the heart of the fertile Vale of Mowbray and made famous as the 'Darrowby' of the James Herriot books. Entrance FREE but donation expected. Children welcome. There is much on open display to look at and handle. There will be walk-round quiz sheets for our Jubilee exhibition. Accessible. Ramped access to ground floor displays only. DVD virtual tour of 1st floor.

Thirsk racecourse

Station Road, Thirsk YO7 1QL. Tel 01845 522276 Email info@_;thirskracecourse.net
Website http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Picturesque country racecourse with excellent facilities and high quality racing offering an enjoyable, affordable, day out. 15 days of racing between April & September. Children welcome. Playground & entertainments. James Herriot All Creatures Great & Small' Family Day on 18th August 2014. Also Pirates Family Day on 29th August 2014. Accessible. All facilities can be accessed from the ground floor. Lifts are available for access to The Thomas Lord Suite and Private Boxes.

Twiggy's Indoor Playground

Unit 10 Concept Business Court, Allendale Road, Thirsk YO7 3NY. Tel 01845 523553
Website http://www.twiggysplay.com

Children welcome. Indoor play centre

Yarm

Battlezone Paintball Ltd

Battlezone Yarm, Haggitt Hill Lane, Yarm TS15 0AA. Tel 01642 605000 Email info@_;battlezonepaintball.co.uk

Tollerton, York

Tek2 Fly Fishing

Green View, Tollerton, York YO61 1PX. Tel 01347 838794 Email jeff.metcalfe1@_;btinternet.com
Website http://www.tek2flyfishing.co.uk

Professional fly fishing tuition, fly casting instruction and guiding for wild Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Grayling on Yorkshire rivers and still waters. Coaching for individuals and groups. Can tailor an event to meet needs.

Tollerton Ponds

Brickyard Farm, York Road, Tollerton, York YO61 1RA. Tel 01347 838115 Email moorgary250@_;aol.com
Website http://www.tollertonponds.co.uk

Coarse fishing. Over 50 very spacious fishing pegs. Car parking in the complex making easy access for disabled anglers. Flush toilets & hook-ups for caravans. Static holiday rent. Open 7am-9pm, or dusk. Children welcome. with adult supervision Accessible. Disabled toilet. Good for mobility scooters

Topcliffe, Thirsk

Topcliffe Clay Pigeon Shoot

Winn Lane, Topcliffe, Thirsk YO7 3RP. Tel 07732 775428 Email chris@_;topcliffeshooting.co.uk
Website http://www.topcliffeshooting.co.uk

Shooting clays at a riverside location in the village of Topcliffe. Children welcome.

Huby, York

The Activities Group

Burn Hall Hotel, Tollerton Road, Huby, York YO61 1JB. Tel 0800 058 8344 Email info@_;theactivitiesgroup.co.uk
Website http://www.theactivitiesgroup.co.uk

Air Rifles, Archery, Laser Tag, Paintball Target Range, Canoeing, Canyoning/Gorge Walking, Kayaking, Raft Building, Off Road Buggies, Off Road Karting, Quad Biking, Abseiling, Adventure Trail, Bouldering, Bush-Craft, Caving, Climbing, Gill Scrambling, High Ropes, Hill Walking, Low Ropes, Mobile Climbing Wall, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Orienteering, Tyrolean Traverse Children welcome. Accessible. Wheelchair access & ample free parking.

Wass, Thirsk

Stanbrook Abbey

Wass, Thirsk YO61 4AY. Tel 01347 868927 Email bookshop@_;stanbrookabbey.org.uk
Website http://http://www.stanbrookabbeyfriends.org/

Wetherby

Stockeld Park

The Estate Office, Wetherby LS22 4AW. Tel 01937 586333 Email info@_;stockeldpark.co.uk
Website http://www.stockeldpark.co.uk

Enter the magical woodland of the historic Stockeld Park estate and discover a world of active adventure and fun for all the family. Uniquely combining sculpture and interactive art pieces with games and play, the whole family can come together to enjoy active days out you won’t forget! SatNav: LS22 4AN. Children welcome. Seasonal activities aimed at children

Yafforth, Northallerton

Northallerton Equestrian Centre

Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0PQ. Tel 01609 772942 Email info@_;northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk
Website http://www.northallertonequestriancentre.co.uk

Warm welcome for all from absolute beginners using one of our horses or ponies, whether you are after competition, showjumping, dressage or cross country. Organise demonstrations and lessons with highly regarded trainers. Children welcome. Pony rides Dogs welcome with conditions.

Parklands Coarse Fishery

Yafforth Rd, Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0LQ. Tel 01609 779140/07519 167196 Email parklands4u@_;yahoo.co.uk
Website http://www.parklands4u.co.uk/

Outskirts of Northallerton. 2 fishing lakes with 52 fishing platforms. Carp-Common, (Mirror and Ghost), Roach, Rudd, Barbel, Tench, Bream, Chubb, Golden Orf. Fishing tackle shop, touring caravan park and cafe on site.

 

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