Things to do in and around Thirsk

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Things to do in and around Thirsk
– August 2022

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Boltby Trekking Centre

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

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

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updated 22.05.22

Mouseman Visitor Centre

visitor centre, museum and cafe — Robert Thompsons Craftsmen Ltd, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AH. More

Tel 01347 869102 / 869100 Website https://www.robertthompsons.co.uk

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updated 22.06.22

Kiplin Hall & Gardens

historic house, gardens and tea room — Kiplin, Richmond DL10 6AT. More

Tel 01748 818178 Website https://kiplinhall.co.uk

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updated 13.05.22

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre

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

Tel 01845 587522 Website https://falconrycentre.co.uk

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updated 12.08.22

Sutton Bank National Park Ctr.

visitor centre — Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. More

Tel 01845 597426 Website https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/suttonbank

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updated 20.01.22

Ritz Cinema

cinemas — 16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. More

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

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The World of James Herriot Ltd

museum — 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. More

Tel 01845 524234 Website https://worldofjamesherriot.com

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updated 29.10.21

Thirsk Museum

museum — 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. More

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

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Bagby, Thirsk

Monk Park Farm Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2AG. Tel 01845 421124
Email eyup@monkparkfarm.co.uk
Website https://www.monkparkfarm.co.uk
Children welcome. Animal feeding. Go-Karts. Barrel ride. Bouncy Pillows. Mini Train Ride. Accessible. Most of the farm is accessible with a large area of the farm tarmacked. 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 Front Street, Aldborough, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9ES. Tel 01423 322768
Email aldborough.roman_town@english-heritage.org.uk
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/aldborough-roman-site
Children welcome. Worksheets, trails and games. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk

Carlton Lodge Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 522145
Email info@nyy.org.uk
Website http://www.carltonlodge.org.uk
Children welcome. A chance to be active doing challenging activities in the times when they are not at school. Accessible. We have Personal Protective Equipment so that wheelchair users can access 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 info@nyy.org.uk
Website http://www.carltonlodge.org.uk/package/caving-experiences
Children welcome. Adventurous activities including kayaking and raft building and high ropes/climbing. Accessible. One at a time.

Carlton Minniot, Thirsk

Woodland Lakes Lodges Carlton Minniot, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 574824
Email info@woodlandlakeslodges.co.uk
Website https://www.woodlandlakeslodges.co.uk
Dogs welcome
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 https://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 https://www.laurencesternetrust.org.uk
Children welcome. Wildlife garden. Moth trapping events. Accessible. The Hall has limited wheelchair 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
Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Danby Wiske, Northallerton

Northallerton Angling Club The Garth, Danby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 0NA. Tel 01609 771117
Email northallertonanglingclub@outlook.com
Website http://www.nadac.org.uk
Children welcome. Must be supervised Accessible.

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 https://prestonparkmuseum.co.uk
Children welcome. A range of family friendly events throughout the year including an annual Teddy Bears' Picnic, family crafts, trails and Father Christmas. Visit website for details. Accessible. The park has many accessible paths, however there are also a number of rough and uneven pathways which can be difficult to navigate, especially in wet conditions. The museum is wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Wheelchairs and walkers are available to use throughout your visit, please ask a member of staff if you require assistance. Please be aware that our gardens are accessed via a gravel path. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Easingwold, York

Galtres Centre Market Place, Easingwold, York YO61 3AD. Tel 01347 822472
Email galtres-ents@hotmail.co.uk
Website https://www.galtrescentre.co.uk
Accessible.
Thornton Lodge Farm Easingwold, York YO61 3QA. Tel 07813 696726
Email enquiries@thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk
Website https://thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk
Children welcome. Accessible.
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 01677 460337
Email paul@brymordairy.co.uk
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 https://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 https://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.

Kiplin, Richmond

Kiplin Hall & Gardens Kiplin, Richmond DL10 6AT. Tel 01748 818178
Email info@kiplinhall.co.uk
Website https://kiplinhall.co.uk

Kirby Wiske, Thirsk

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU. Tel 01845 587522
Email mail@falconrycentre.co.uk
Website https://falconrycentre.co.uk
Children welcome. Grassed areas to run around at the front of the centre. Accessible. Level ground and paved throughout centre. Accessible for wheelchairs. Accessible for child buggies.

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 Ltd Abbotts Yard, 37 Roman Road, Leeming, Northallerton DL7 9SN. Tel 01677 422858
Email quotes@abbottscoaches.co.uk
Website http://www.abbottscoaches.co.uk
Wensleydale Railway Leeming Bar Station, Leases Road, Leeming, Northallerton DL7 9AR. Tel 01677 425805
Email admin@wensleydalerailway.com
Website https://wensleydale-railway.co.uk
Children welcome. Train ride Accessible. Accessible toilets at Leeming Bar, Bedale and Leyburn stations. Wheelchair access to all trains via ramps. Dogs welcome

Northallerton

Crazy Kingdom 2 Standard Way, Northallerton DL6 2XH. Tel 01609 761596
Email crazykingdom501@gmail.com
Website https://crazykingdom.co.uk
Children welcome.
Daisy Doodle 9B Garthway Arcade, Northallerton DL7 8NS. Tel 01609 779352
Email emma2019@hotmail.co.uk
Website https://daisydoodlepaintapot.com
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.
King Pin Bowl Elder Road, Northallerton DL6 1NH. Tel 01609 777751
Website https://kingpinbowl.co.uk
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.

Osgoodby, Thirsk

Low Osgoodby Fishing Lake Alma House, Mount Pleasant Farm, Osgoodby, Thirsk YO7 2AL. Tel 01845 597241
Email lowosgoodbygrange@gmail.com
Website https://www.lowosgoodbygrange.com/flyfishing
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.

Scruton, Northallerton

Stonebridge Fishing Lakes Fleetham Lane, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 0RR. Tel 01609 748818
Email info@stonebridgefishinglakes.co.uk
Website https://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 501321
Email theoakslakes@btconnect.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 https://www.thirskfurnituretrail.co.uk

Sowerby, Thirsk

Sowerby Angling Society Sowerby, Thirsk YO7. Tel 07749 025136
Email blakeleypaul@gmail.com
Website https://sowerbyanglingsociety.com

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 National Park Ctr. Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Tel 01845 597426
Email suttonbank@northyorkmoors.org.uk
Website https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/suttonbank
Children welcome. Children's play area, free craft table, cycle skills area, bird watching. Buggy friendly Accessible. Free mobility scooter hire. Booking advised. Accessibility guide here: https:/www.accessibilityguides.org/content/sutton-bank-national-park-centre Dogs welcome
Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237
Email enquiry@ygc.co.uk
Website https://www.ygc.co.uk
Accessible. Wheelchairs limited to ground floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York

Sutton Park Stately Home Main Street, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Tel 01347 810249
Email suttonpark@statelyhome.co.uk
Website https://www.sutton-park.co.uk
Accessible. Access for wheelchair users to Gardens and Tearooms. Lift access in house (five steps to main house and six inside). Electric buggy available with prior booking.

Thirsk

Herriot Country Tourism Group 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 07967 032623
Email johngallery@herriotcountry.co.uk
Website https://herriotcountry.co.uk
Children welcome.
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 https://worldofjamesherriot.com
Children welcome. Free Children's quizzes, interactive children's room.
Model Railway. Accessible. Full disabled facilities. except the cellar. Lift to first floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Thirsk Angling Club Thirsk YO7. Tel 07740 803434
Email thirskac@gmail.com
Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden Thirsk Hall, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 444455 / 07976 311159
Email info@willoughbygerrish.com
Website https://www.thirskhall.com/sculpturepark
Children welcome. Accessible. 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 https://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 https://www.twiggysplay.com
Children welcome. Indoor play centre

Tollerton, York

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
Email info@parklandscaravanpark.co.uk
Website https://parklandscaravanpark.co.uk/fishing-lake

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