Attractions further away from Thirsk

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Attractions further away from Thirsk
– April 2017

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The Alnwick Garden

Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU. Tel 01665 511350 Email info@_;

The Alnwick Garden was built to break the rules. It has: the UK’s only Poison Garden filled with killer plants and gruesome tales; Europe’s largest wooden treehouse; and a series of interactive water sculptures where children are encouraged to ‘wet themselves’. Children welcome. Save Beauty from the Wicked Queen on the fairy tale trail; wet yourself in our water; play hide and seek in the Bamboo Labyrinth and bounce on The Treehouse’s wobbly rope bridges. Accessible. Wheelchair accessible plus scooter routes


Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh NE69 7DF. Tel 01668 214515 Email administrator@_;

The 'King of Castles’ and the Armstrong family home since 1894, Bamburgh has a magnificent coastal outlook. Discover dark tales of royal rebellion, the bloody battles and spellbinding legends witnessed by the castle’s formidable stone walls. The castle was completely restored in 1900 and houses collections of china, porcelain, furniture, paintings, arms and amour Children welcome. Re-enactments and art activities,wooden games and puzzles throughout the site, children's activity packs. Accessible. Partially accessible for wheelchairs, see website for full details.

Barnard Castle

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle DL12 8NP. Tel 01833 690606 Email info@_;

One of Britain’s most fascinating museum experiences, with an amazing collection of European fine and decorative arts, an acclaimed exhibition programme and varied events calendar. Situated within beautiful grounds. Café and Shop. Children welcome. Family activities and exhibitions. Accessible. An accessible entrance is on the east end of the building There are several routes or pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility and for wheelchair users. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Beamish, Co. Durham

Beamish Museum

Beamish, Co. Durham DH9 0RG. Tel 0191 370 4000 Email museum@_;

A living and working open-air museum. Children welcome. A very hands-on museum with family friendly exhibits and activities. Children of all ages enjoy the museum. Accessible. Some uneven surfaces & steep slopes. Free admission for carers & free wheelchair loan. Accessible toilets across site. Bus accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Branton, Doncaster

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Warning Tongue Lane, Branton, Doncaster DN4 6TB. Tel 01302 535057 Email info@_;

Children welcome. walk through wildlife experience, indoor & outdoor play areas

Eggleston, Barnard Castle

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Eggleston, Barnard Castle DL12 0AG. Tel 07707694310 or 07747620908 Email lahock@_;

Four acres of walled garden incorporating one of the largest plant nurseries in the north of England, an old church and planted church yard, trained fruit trees and vegetable gardens, lawns and perennial flower and shrub borders. Also local artists studio, cafe and gift shop. Admission £2.50, free for children under 16. Plant nursery, artists gallery and car parking no charge. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm including bank holidays except Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day. (Artist studios and gallery open Thursdays to Sundays, cafe and gift shop open seven days a week from Spring to Autumn. Please check for winter opening times. 01833 650553) Accessible. Wheel chair available. Most parts of the garden can be accessed by a wheel chair including the church yard. Most paths are paved or lawned. Dogs welcome with conditions.


Sage Gateshead

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel 0191 4434654 Email marketing@_;

A home for music and musical discovery, both performance and participation. Performances for all tastes – popular, jazz, world, classical, dance, brass bands, experimental, folk and traditional and more. Concerts in the evening, late at night, mornings, and at lunch time. Children welcome. Play area, music making sessions/performances/classes Accessible. Dogs welcome


Heugh Battery Museum

Moor Terrace, The Headland, Hartlepool TS24 0PS. Tel 01429 270746 Email enquiries@_;

Children welcome. Interactive exhibits. Trench experience, large military vehicles including tank. Accessible. Wheelchair available, some areas are inaccessible, up and down stairs to some exhibits.

National Museum of the Royal Navy

Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ. Tel 01429 860077 Email nmrn.enquiries@_;

An authentically recreated 18th century quayside with the oldest floating warship in Europe. Children welcome. Historic ships, Children's Maritime Adventure Centre, Accessible. Wheelchair access around the quay, Lift access to Fighting Ships and on-board HMS Trincomalee, accessible toilets


Hull Truck Theatre Company

50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB. Tel 01482 323638 Email boxoffice@_;

Children welcome. Children's performances Accessible. Wheelchair access & accessible seating in both auditoria.

The Deep

Tower Street, Hull HU1 4DP. Tel 01482 381000 Email info@_;

One of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, home to 3,500 fish, spectacular sharks rays and and a colony of Gentoo penguins. 5 minute walk from Hull Marina and close to City Centre. Children welcome. Accessible. Range of mobility aids for free hire.

Langley Park, Co Durham


Langley Park, Co Durham DH7 9TT. Tel 0871 2277007 Email mail@_;

Children welcome. Ride and drive REAL full size construction machinery,Height restriction 90 cms and taller Accessible. Accessible toilets


Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AT. Tel 01642 311211 / 813781 Email captcookmuseum@_;

Accessible. Fully accessible


Middlesbrough Leisure Park, Middlesbrough TS1 2DY. Tel 0871 200 2000 Email middlesbrough@_;

Children welcome.

Middlesbrough Theatre

The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. Tel 01642 815181 Email david_lindsey@_;

Plays, musical & family shows. Children welcome. Family events Accessible.


Central Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ. Tel 01642 931232 Email mima@_;

Free modern art gallery. Children welcome. Dedicated family area. Accessible. Fully accessible

Ormesby, Middlesbrough

Ormesby Hall (National Trust)

Ladgate Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough TS3 0SR. Tel 01642 324188 Email leanne.allan@_;

18th century mansion with attractive gardens & parkland. Children welcome. Model railway layouts, inc Thomas. Quizzes & garden games. Indoor family room with a variety of toys & games Accessible. Ground floor only. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Port Clarence, Middlesbrough

RSPB Saltholme

Seaton Carew Road, Port Clarence, Middlesbrough TS2 1TU. Tel 01642 546625 Email saltholme@_;

Breathtaking, state-of-the-art building with panoramic views of this huge wetland brings you closer to the oodles of wildlife that call this place home. Cafe & shop. Children welcome. Activities for families. Pond dipping summer months. Adventure playground. children's activities every weekend and school holidaysFamily friendly bird hides. Accessible. Three mobility scooters available for hire, trails accessible via crushed stone. The centre is fully accessible with adapted toilets, lifts etc


Zetland Lifeboat Museum

60 The Esplanade, Redcar TS10 3AH. Tel 01642 494311 Email;

Contains the world's oldest lifeboat. Includes Redcar Heritage Centre.


Sheffield Theatres

55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 1DA. Tel 0114 249 6000

Theatres: Crucible, Lyceum & Studio Children welcome. Family friendly shows Accessible. No restrictions. Relaxed, captioning, signed & audio-described performances available.

Shildon, Co. Durham


Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham DL4 2RE. Tel 01388 777999 Email locomotion@_;

Part of the National Railway Museum. Free entrance. Accessible. fully wheelchair accessible, outdoor paths of up to 1km, wheelchair accessible bus service usually available

Wolsingham, Durham

North of England Trike Tours

Bradley Burn Farm Shop, Wolsingham, Durham DL13 3JH. Tel 01388 488191 Email triketoursuk@_;

3 seater 1500cc chauffeured trike. Guided tours of the coast and moors with the wind in your hair on factory built 3 wheeled cruiser. Hotel pick up available. Start points in Richmond, Northalerton, Whitby & Thirsk. Children welcome. Must be accompanied by adult 16+. Accessible. Specialise in helping people with disabilities or mobility problems.