Attractions further away from Thirsk

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Attractions further away from Thirsk
– March 2015

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The Alnwick Garden

Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU. Tel 01655 511350 Email info@_;

Children welcome. family garden, with lots of chances to get wet and play. Collect water in the mini tractors, paddle in the rills, see the many ways water can move in the Serpent Garden and dodge the Grand Cascade’s jets. 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

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. Accessible. Some uneven surfaces & steep slopes. Free admission for carers & free wheelchair loan. Accessible toilets across site. Bus accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.


Forum Theatre

Queensway, Billingham TS23 2LJ. Tel 01642 552663


Yorkshire Wildlife Park

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

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


Gala Theatre

Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel 0191 3324041

Eggleston, Barnard Castle

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Eggleston, Barnard Castle DL12 0AG. Tel 01833 650230 Email lahock@_;

Four acres of walled garden incorporating one of the largest plant nurseries in the north of England, an old church, 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 and car parking no charge. 7 days a week 10am-5pm. 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.

Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle

High Force

Forest-in-Teesdale, Barnard Castle DL12 0XH. Tel 01833 622209 Email teesdaleestate@_;

Accessible. accessible via a well-maintained gravel path, which may pose difficulties for wheelchair users.Adapted toilets Dogs welcome with conditions.


Sage Gateshead

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel 0191 4434661 Email helen.larmouth@_;

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


Hartlepool's Maritime Experience

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

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

Heugh Battery Museum

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

Children welcome. Interactive exhibits. Trench experience, access to military vehicle and anti aircraft gun. Accessible. Wheelchair available, some areas are inaccessible Dogs welcome with conditions.


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 381018 Email info@_;

One of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, home to 3,500 fish including Europe’s only pair of green sawfish, spectacular sharks and rays. 5 minute walk from Hull Marina and close to City Centre. Children welcome. Accessible.

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

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

Nature's World

Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough TS5 7YN. Tel 01642 594895

Children welcome. Outdoor adventure arena, play areas Accessible. Whhel chair accessible Dogs welcome with conditions.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Metro Radio Arena

Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7NA. Tel 0844 4936666

Children welcome. Family shows Accessible. Ring beforehand: 0191 260 6066

Theatre Royal

100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BR. Tel 0844 8112121

Children welcome. for children's shows Accessible.

Ormesby, Middlesbrough

Ormesby Hall (National Trust)

Ladgate Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough TS3 0SR. Tel 01642 324188

18th century mansion with attractive gardens & parkland. Children welcome. Model railway layouts, inc Thomas. Quizzes, garden trail & 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. Family friendly bird hides. Accessible. Two mobility scooters available for hire, trails accessible via crushed stone. The centre is fully accessible with adapted toilets pathways



Sheffield Road, Rotherham S60 1DX. Tel 01709 720002 Email info@_;

Children welcome. Interactive science adventure centre Accessible. Fully accessible


Sheffield Theatres

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

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

Shildon, Co Durham


Shildon, Co Durham DL4 1PQ. Tel 01388 777999

Accessible. fully wheelchair accessible, outdoor paths of up to 1km, wheelchair accessible bus service usually available


Sunderland Empire Theatre

High Street West, Sunderland SR1 3EX. Tel 0844 84772499

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.