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Things to do in and around Thirsk
– October 2018

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Monk Park Farm Attraction

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

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Boltby Trekking Centre

riding & trekking — Johnstone Arms, Boltby, Thirsk YO7 2DY. Tel 01845 537392
Email sheila@boltbytrekking.co.uk
Website http://www.boltbytrekking.co.uk

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Yorkshire Outdoors

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

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Mouseman Visitor Centre

visitor centre, museum and cafe — Robert Thompsons Craftsmen Ltd, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AH. Tel 01347 869102 / 869100
Email info@robertthompsons.co.uk
Website http://www.robertthompsons.co.uk

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Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre

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

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Kiplin Hall

historic house, gardens and tea room — Scorton, Richmond DL10 6AT. Tel 01748 818178
Email info@kiplinhall.co.uk
Website http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

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Thirsk Furniture Trail

furniture to commission — Showrooms around Thirsk YO7.
Website http://www.thirskfurnituretrail.co.uk

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Ritz Cinema

cinemas — 16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524751
Email ritzcinemathirskinfo@btconnect.com
Website http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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The World of James Herriot Ltd

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

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Thirsk Museum

museum — 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Tel 01845 527707
Email info@thirskmuseum.org
Website http://www.thirskmuseum.org

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Picnic in the Park

concert — Thirsk Hall Grounds, Thirsk YO7 1QP.
Email info@thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk
Website http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

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St Mary's Church

place of worship — Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Tel 01845 523247
Email thirskparishes@gmail.com
Website http://www.thirskparishes.org

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Bagby, Thirsk

Monk Park Farm Attraction Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2AG. Tel 01845 597730
Email enquiries@monkparkfarm.co.uk
Website http://www.monkparkfarm.co.uk
Children welcome. Animal feeding. Go - carts. Barrel ride train. Accessible. Most of the farm is accessible. Disabled toilet. Mobility scooters welcome Dogs welcome with conditions.

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
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.
Kidzplay 7 Becklands Close, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9NR. Tel 0843 289 4620
Website http://www.kidzplay.co.uk
Children welcome.

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk

Carlton Lodge Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 522145
Email mark@nyy.org.uk
Website http://www.carltonlodge.org.uk/
Children welcome. A chance to be active doing challenging activites in the times when they are not at school Accessible. We have Personal Protective Equipment so that wheelchair users can do the same activities as their peers. We also have a cross country wheelchair.
Carlton Lodge Activity Centre Carlton Lodge, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 522145
Email carltonlodge@nyy.org.uk
Website http://www.carltonlodge.org.uk/activities
Children welcome. Adventurous activities including kayaking and raft building and high ropes/climbing. Accessible. One at a time.
Herriot Country Attractions Gp Meldon Lodge, Sandhutton Lane, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NH. Tel 07836 737267
Email ian.ashton@hotmail.co.uk

Carlton Minniot, Thirsk

Woodlands Lakes Carlton Minniot, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 07831 824870
Email robin.woodlands@hotmail.co.uk

Coxwold, York

Byland Abbey Byland, Coxwold, York YO61 4BD. Tel 01347 868614
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/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 enquiries@newburghpriory.co.uk
Website http://www.newburghpriory.co.uk
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
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
Website http://www.dutchhouseyorkshire.com
Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Darlington

Darlington Hippodrome Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. Tel 01325 405405
Email hippodrome.info@darlington.gov.uk
Website http://darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk
Children welcome. Accessible. Fully accessible venue Dogs welcome with conditions.
Head of Steam Museum North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST. Tel 01325 405060
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

Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees

Butterfly World Ltd Preston Park, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH. Tel 01642 791414
Email butterflyworldltd@outlook.com
Website http://www.butterfly-world.co.uk
Children welcome. Accessible.
Preston Park Museum & Grounds Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH. Tel 01642 527375
Email museum@stockton.gov.uk
Website http://www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. A range of family friendly events throughout the year including an annual Teddy Bears Picnic, outdoor theatre, family crafts and a Christmas Bazaar. Visit website for details. Accessible. The majority of the paths around the park are well surfaced however there are some areas of the Woodland and Quarry Walk which are on an incline with uneven surface. Within the museum, assistance may be required on the gravel path through the Orchard to the Walled Garden. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Easingwold, York

Galtres Centre Market Place, Easingwold, York YO61 3AD. Tel 01347 822472
Email galtres-ents@hotmail.co.uk
Website http://galtrescentre.weebly.com
Accessible.
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
Children welcome. Accessible.
Thornton Lodge Lakes Thornton Lodge Farm, Easingwold, York YO61 3QA. Tel 01347 821306
Email enquiries@thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk
Website http://www.thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk
York Bird of Prey Centre Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, Easingwold, York YO61 1JB. Tel 01347 833214
Email yorkbirdofprey@aol.com
Website http://www.yorkbirdofprey.co.uk/
Children welcome. Accessible. Accessible for pushchairs and disabled.
Easingwold Maize Maze Northern roundabout (A19), Easingwold bypass, Easingwold, York YO61 3NG. Tel 07837 866094
Website http://www.easingwoldmaze.co.uk
Children welcome. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Felixkirk, Thirsk

Yorkshire Outdoors Felixkirk, Thirsk YO7 2DP. Tel 01845 537766
Email sales@yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk
Website http://www.yorkshire-outdoors.co.uk/
Children welcome. Children must be at least 5ft tall for any activity Dogs welcome

Huby, York

GTS Adventure Burn Hall Hotel, Tollerton Road, Huby, York YO61 1JB. Tel 0800 810 1079
Email bookit@gtsadventure.co.uk
Website http://www.gtsadventure.co.uk
Children welcome. Accessible. Wheelchair access & ample free parking.

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.co,uk
Children welcome. Children can walk with the alpacas accompanied by an adult. 7 - 17 years old

Kilburn, Thirsk

Mouseman Visitor Centre Robert Thompsons Craftsmen Ltd, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AH. Tel 01347 869102 / 869100
Email info@robertthompsons.co.uk
Website http://www.robertthompsons.co.uk
Children welcome. Hunt the carved mice on all items of furniture Accessible. Limited access to the Museum. Full access to sales area and Cafe. Disabled toilets Dogs welcome with conditions.
Kilburn White Horse Roulston Scar, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AH. Tel 01347 868675
Email fm.gomersall@btinternet.com
Website http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/hillfigs/kilb/kilburn.htm
Children welcome. Vies over Vale of York etc. Accessible. If parking at the top of the hill there is an accessible path, including scooters, to the top of the White Horse Dogs welcome

Kirby Wiske, Thirsk

Sion Hill Hall Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU. Tel 01845 587206
Email sionhill@btconnect.com
Website http://www.sionhillhall.co.uk
Accessible. Partial Access for Wheelchairs.
Thirsk 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
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.

Knayton, Thirsk

The Willowman Festival Hillside Rural Activites Park, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AN. Tel 01609 780190
Email willowmanfestival4@gmail.com
Website http://www.willowmanfestival.co.uk
Children welcome. Accessible.

Leeming, Northallerton

G Abbott & Sons 37 Roman Road, Leeming, Northallerton DL7 9SN. Tel 01677 422858
Website http://www.abbottscoaches.co.uk
Wensleydale Railway Leeming Bar Station, Leases Road, Leeming, Northallerton DL7 9AR. Tel 01677 425805
Email m.collins@wensleydalerailway.com
Website http://www.wensleydalerail.com
Children welcome. Train ride Accessible. Accessible toilets at Leeming Bar, Bedale and Leyburn stations. Wheelchair access to all trains via ramps. Dogs welcome

Northallerton

Bob Holidays Best of Britain Holidays Ltd -, 20 Hutchinson Drive, Northallerton DL6 1BQ. Tel 01609 779933
Email enquiries@bobholidays.com
Website https://www.bobholidays.com
Daisy Doodle 9B Garthway Arcade, Northallerton DL7 8NS. Tel 01609 779352
Email info@daisydoodlepaintapot.co.uk
Website http://www.daisydoodlepaintapot.co.uk
Children welcome. Paint a Pot or build a bear. For all ages who will love producing their own creation. Book ahead if possible. Accessible. Downstairs accessible toilet. Dogs welcome with conditions.
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
Children welcome. Gifts, unusual and interesting artwork Accessible. Wheelchair & scooter access on ground floor including disabled WC. Dogs welcome with conditions.
The Forum Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 776230 box office 01642 552663
Email info@forumnorthallerton.org.uk
Website http://forumnorthallerton.org.uk
Children welcome. Children's shows Accessible.
The Troubadour Star Precinct, Northallerton DL6 1NH. Tel 01609 777411
Website http://www.thetroubadour.co.uk

Osgoodby, Thirsk

Low Osgoodby Fishing Lake Alma House, Mount Pleasant Farm, Osgoodby, Thirsk YO7 2AL. Tel 01845 597241
Email lowosgoodbygrange@gmail.com
Website http://lowosgoodbygrange.com/things-to-do
Children welcome. Must be supervised Accessible. Dry weather vehicle can be near the lake.

Saddle Bridge, Northallerton

Mount Grace Priory Saddle Bridge, Northallerton DL6 3JG. Tel 01609 883494
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/mount-grace-priory
Accessible. Partial Disabled access to the grounds, shop and ground floor of the reconstructed cell; disabled facilities.

Scorton, Richmond

Kiplin Hall Scorton, Richmond DL10 6AT. Tel 01748 818178
Email info@kiplinhall.co.uk
Website http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk
Children welcome. Trails and activity room in the house gardens and grounds Play ship, archaeology trench, dipping pool, garden games, picnic areas and lots of space. for fun. Ask about the Ticket for all Seasons. Accessible. Wheelchair access to ground floor, some areas of the gardens and Tea Room. Wheelchairs to loan – please book in advance. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Scruton, Northallerton

Stonebridge Fishing Lakes Fleetham Lane, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 0RR. Tel 01609 748818
Email info@stonebridgefishinglakes.co.uk
Website http://www.stonebridgefishinglakes.co.uk/
Children welcome. Accessible. The fishery platforms are on the level giving lake access to disabled anglers. WC & shower. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Sessay, Thirsk

The Oaks Lakes Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BJ. Tel 01845 522989
Email theoakslakes@gmail.com
Website http://www.theoakslakes.co.uk
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

Staindrop, Darlington

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

Stockeld Park, Wetherby

Stockeld Park The Adventure Park Office, Stockeld Park, Wetherby LS22 4AN. Tel 01937 586101
Email enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
Website http://www.stockeldpark.co.uk
Children welcome. Seasonal activities aimed at children

Stockton on Tees

Hollywood Bowl Teeside Leisure Park, Stockton on Tees TS17 7BU. Tel 0844 826 1469
Website http://www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk
Children welcome. Accessible. Full access
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
Email info@arconline.co.uk
Website http://www.arconline.co.uk
Children welcome. Family Shows and workshops available Accessible. All floors accessible, disabled toilets each floor. Audio description in cinema, induction loop system, relaxed performances for children with autism
The Georgian Theatre, Stockton Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees TS18 1AT. Tel 01642 606525
Email info@teesmusicalliance.org.uk
Website http://www.georgiantheatre.co.uk
Children welcome. Dependent on event. Young people welcome; under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Baby changing facilities and breast feeding friendly. Accessible. We have achieved "Bronze" accreditation for www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk "Charter of Best Practice" for accessibility Dogs welcome with conditions.

Sutton Bank, Thirsk

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Tel 01845 597426
Email suttonbank@northyorkmoors.org.uk
Website http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
Children welcome. Toy section, Play Area, Bike Rental, Interactive Exhibition Area. Accessible. RADAR toilet. One wheelchair and one electric scooter which are free for visitors to use 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) Dogs welcome with conditions.
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237
Email enquiry@ygc.co.uk
Website http://www.ygc.co.uk
Children welcome. Lounge with children's toys. Accessible. Wheelchairs limited to ground floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York

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

Humphrey & Tilly 37 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. Tel 01845 527120
Email info@humphreyandtilly.co.uk
Website http://www.humphreyandtilly.co.uk
Ritz Cinema 16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524751
Email ritzcinemathirskinfo@btconnect.com
Website http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk
Children welcome. Weekend matinees subject to availability of suitable films.
Childrens's birthday parties can be booked after a suitable matinée. Accessible. Wheelchair access to ground floor; loop system available, disabled toilet.
Space for scooters to be brought into the cinema via the side doors.
The World of James Herriot Ltd 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 524234
Email mail@worldofjamesherriot.com
Website http://www.worldofjamesherriot.com
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 info@thirskmuseum.org
Website http://www.thirskmuseum.org
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
Children welcome. Playground & entertainments. James Herriot All Creatures Great & Small' Family Day. 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
Picnic in the Park Thirsk Hall Grounds, Thirsk YO7 1QP.
Email info@thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk
Website http://www.thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk
Children welcome. Children 11 or under go free. Safe for families, firework finale, face painting. Accessible.
St Mary's Church Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Tel 01845 523247
Email thirskparishes@gmail.com
Website http://www.thirskparishes.org
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.

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
Children welcome.
Tollerton Ponds Brickyard Farm, York Road, Tollerton, York YO61 1RA. Tel 01347 838115
Email moorgary250@aol.com
Website https://www.tollerton-ponds.co.uk
Children welcome. with adult supervision Accessible. Disabled toilet. Good for mobility scooters

Wass, Thirsk

Stanbrook Abbey Wass, Thirsk YO61 4AY. Tel 01347 868930
Email cellarer@stanbrookabbey.org.uk
Website http://www.stanbrookabbeyfriends.org or www.stanbrookabbey.org.uk

Yafforth, Northallerton

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

Yarm

Battlezone Paintball Ltd Battlezone Yarm, Haggitt Hill Lane, Yarm TS15 0AA. Tel 01642 605000
Email info@battlezonepaintball.co.uk
Website http://www.battlezonepaintball.co.uk
Children welcome. Laser tag, Mini paintball

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