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Child friendly places, North York Moors & coast
– March 2017

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Child friendly places to go

Ampleforth Abbey Ampleforth Abbey and College, Ampleforth, York YO62 4EN. Tel 01439 766000 Email reception@_;ampleforth.org.uk
Website http://www.visitors.ampleforth.org.uk

Child notes Children can enjoy the 'Mouse Hunt' in the Visitor Centre. Children's sandwiches and pizzas are available in the Tea Room.
Bark Endeavour Fish Quay, Whitby Harbour, Whitby YO21 1DN. Tel 01723 364100   01723 371266 / 07811 004699 Email info@_;eneavourwhitby.com
Website http://www.endeavourwhitby.com

Child notes Sea cruise on 40% size replica of Captain cooks ship.
Beck Isle Museum Bridge St, Pickering YO18 8DU. Tel 01751 473653 Email info@_;beckislemuseum.org.uk
Website http://www.beckislemuseum.org.uk

Child notes Activities, children's events, outdoor area.
Bilsdale Riding Centre Shaken Bridge Farm, Hawnby, Helmsley, York YO62 5LT. Tel 01439 798225/798252 Email enquiries@_;horseholiday.co.uk
Website http://www.horseholiday.co.uk

Child notes Contact with ponies
Burton Agnes Hall Driffield YO25 4NB. Tel 01262 490324 Email office@_;burtonagnes.com
Website http://www.burtonagnes.com

Child notes Maze, garden games, children's corner, woodland sculpture walk
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum 101 High Street, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6NB. Tel 01642 724296 Email contact@_;captaincookschoolroommuseum.co.uk
Website http://www.captaincookschoolroommuseum.co.uk

Child notes Including school parties. Interactive displays, play corner.
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Mus Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn TS13 4AP. Tel 01287 642877 Email visits@_;ironstonemuseum.co.uk
Website http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk

Child notes Underground tour in Ironstone mine
Dalby The Great Yorkshire Forest The Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel 01751 460295 Email yorkshirefd@_;forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Website http://www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

Child notes 2 Play areas, Tree Top Junior Course, Enchanted Woodland, Family cycle and walking trails, events for children, Dalby Activity Centre for outdoor activities and Dalby Bike Barn for bike hire.
Eden Camp Modern History Museum Malton YO17 6RT. Tel 01653 697777 Email admin@_;edencamp.co.uk
Website http://www.edencamp.co.uk

Child notes WW2 reconstructed camp, Children's play area/Assault course. Free wartime-themed puppet show.
Flamingo Land Resort The Rectory, Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX. Tel 0871 9118000 Email info@_;flamingoland.co.uk
Website http://www.flamingoland.co.uk

Child notes Interactive Zoo Keeper talks and handling sessions throughout the day.
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Lower Dalby, Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT. Tel 0845 643 9215   01284 852218 Email info@_;goape.co.uk
Website http://www.goape.co.uk/dalby

Child notes Age 10+ & height 1.4m for tree-top adventure. Go Ape Junior for 6-12 year olds, height 1m. Forest Segway over 7 stone (45kg). Supervision ratios apply.
Helmsley Arts Centre The Old Meeting House, Helmsley YO62 5DW. Tel 01439 771700 Email pr@_;helmsleyarts.co.uk
Website http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Child notes Youth theatre age 5-18. Half-term activities.
Helmsley Riding School 9 The Castlegate, Helmsley, York YO62 5AT. Tel 01439 770355 Email charlotte_westhead@_;hotmail.com
Website http://www.helmsleyridingschool.co.uk

Child notes Horses, ponies, farm animals.
Helmsley Walled Garden Cleveland Way, Helmsley, York YO62 5AH. Tel 01439 771427 Email info@_;helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk
Website http://www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

Child notes Chickens in the walled garden.
Hovingham Hall The Estate Office, Hovingham, York YO62 4LX. Tel 01653 628771 Email office@_;hovingham.co.uk
Website http://www.hovingham.co.uk
Kirkham Priory Whitwell on the Hill, Malton YO60 7JS. Tel 01653 618768   07971439906
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kirkham-priory
North Bay Railway Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF. Tel 01723 368791   07789 756977 Email info@_;nbr.org.uk
Website http://www.nbr.org.uk
North Yorks Moors Railway 12 Park Street, Pickering YO18 7AJ. Tel 01751 472508 Email info@_;nymr.co.uk
Website http://www.nymr.co.uk

Child notes Travel on a steam hauled service to Goathland where 'Hogsmeade' was filmed in the first Harry Potter film.
Nunnington Hall Nunnington, York YO62 5UY. Tel 01439 748283 Email nunningtonhall@_;nationaltrust.org.uk
Website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall

Child notes Children's corner, quizzes or trails, sand (mud pie) kitchen in the garden.
Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx, Helmsley, York YO62 5LB. Tel 01439 798228
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rievaulx-abbey

Child notes Reatil shop, large grounds
Rievaulx Terrace Rievaulx, Helmsley, York YO62 5LJ. Tel 01439 798340   01439 748283 Email nunningtonhall@_;nationaltrust.org.uk
Website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rievaulx-terrace

Child notes Run around the wood & terrace.
RSPB Bempton Cliffs Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF. Tel 01262 422206   01262 422212 Email bempton.cliffs@_;rspb.org.uk
Website http://www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs

Child notes Nature trails, guided walks, education packages for school groups
Ryedale Folk Museum Hutton-le-Hole, York YO62 6UA. Tel 01751 417367 Email info@_;ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk
Website http://www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

Child notes School holiday activities are on offer, there is a year-round fun children's trail to follow and our animals (pigs, chickens and pygmy goats) are always a hit with children.
Ryedale Society of Model Engineers The Old School House, Pottergate, Gilling East, York YO62 4JJ.
Website http://www.rsme.org.uk

Child notes Miniature railway train rides
Scampston Walled Garden Estate Office, Scampston Hall, Scampston, Malton YO17 8NG. Tel 01944 759111 Email info@_;scampston.co.uk
Website http://www.scampston.co.uk

Child notes Family explorer trails.
Scarborough Castle Castle Road, Scarborough YO11 1HY. Tel 01723 372451 Email scarborough@_;english-heritage.org.uk
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/scarborough-castle

Child notes Historical education & events
Scarborough Sea Life & Sanctuary Scalby Mills, Scarborough YO12 6RP. Tel 01723 373414 Email slcscarborough@_;merlinentertainments.biz
Website http://www.sealife.co.uk/scarborough

Child notes Interactive rock pool, feeding demonstrations, soft play area, mini-golf.
Sledmere House & Gardens Driffield YO25 3XG. Tel 01377 236637 Email info@_;sledmerehouse.com
Website http://www.sledmerehouse.com

Child notes Adventure play area, in-house quiz.
Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW. Tel 01723 370540   01723 370541 Email enquiries@_;sjt.uk.com
Website http://www.sjt.uk.com

Child notes Family-orientated prodictions, plus classes, Workshops and summer schools are provided via the Outreach Department.
The Moors National Park Centre Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB. Tel 01439 772737 Email moorscentre@_;northyorkmoors.org.uk
Website http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

Child notes Interactive displays, indoor climbing wall, quizzes, trails, brass rubbing.
Whitby Abbey Abbey Lane, Whitby YO22 4JT. Tel 01947 603568
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey

Child notes Dedicated section for children in the exhibition and extensive event program for children, including in the summer holidays.
Whitby Museum Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE. Tel 01947 602908 Email keeper@_;whitbymuseum.org.uk
Website http://www.whitbymuseum.org.uk

Child notes Toy section, play area outside
Whitby Walks 22 Rosemount Road, Half acre, Whitby YO21 1LB. Tel 07845 426 028 / 01947 821734 Email harry@_;whitbywalks.com
Website http://www.whitbywalks.co.uk

Child notes Ghost, heritage or Dracula walks, start from the Whale Bone Arch
Winkies Castle Museum 162 High Street, Marske-by-the Sea, Redcar TS11 7NB. Tel 01642 775086   01642 472583 Email post@_;winkiescastle.co.uk
Website http://www.winkiescastle.co.uk

Child notes Hands on learning, special craft days plus events
Wolds Way Lavender Sandy Lane, Wintringham, Malton YO17 8HW. Tel 01944 758641 Email admin@_;woldswaylavender.co.uk
Website http://www.woldswaylavender.co.uk

Child notes Two acre giant games maze, miniature railway.
Yorkshire Lavender Terrington, York YO60 6PB. Tel 01653 648008 Email lavenderworld@_;btconnect.com
Website http://www.yorkshirelavender.com

Child notes Space, Hillside snakes & ladders, lavender maze, deer.

Child friendly accommodation

Abbot's House Farm Goathland, Whitby YO22 5NH. Tel 01947 896270
Website http://abbotshouse.org.uk/camping.html

Child notes Steam railway runs through the farm. Heartbeat & Harry Potter filmed here. 9 miles from seaside.
Bank Top Farm Cropton, Pickering YO18 8HH. Tel 01751 417509 Email mike@_;banktopfarm.com
Website http://www.banktopfarm.com
Broadfields Cottage Broadfields, Chop Gate, Stokesley, N. Yorks. TS9 7JB. Tel 01642 778384 Email info@_;broadfieldscottage.co.uk
Website http://www.broadfieldscottage.co.uk

Child notes Cot & high chair available
Carr House Farm West End, Ampleforth, York YO62 4ED. Tel 01347 868526   07977 113197 Email anna@_;carrhousefarm.co.uk
Website http://www.carrhousefarm.co.uk

Child notes Over 8.
Cleve Cottage Cleve Cottage, 12 Guisbrough Road, Great Ayton TS9 6AB. Tel 01642 724426   07801 532445 Email mlarkin@_;fsmail.net
Website http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/england/e2388.htm

Child notes Baby eqt & cot. Books, DVD, jigsaws & games. High chair, push chair - please ask if anything is needed.
Cropton Cabins Cropton, Pickering YO18 5ES. Tel 0845 130 8223 / 01751 417591 Email cropton.site@_;forestholidays.co.uk
Website http://www.forestholidays.co.uk/locations/north-of-england/cropton-holidays

Child notes Ranger activities, pottery painting, make chocolate.
Crown Inn Hutton le Hole, York YO62 6UA. Tel 01751 417343 Email office@_;crownhuttonlehole.com
Website http://www.crownhuttonlehole.com
Foxhill Park Caravan, camping Claxton, York YO60 7RX. Tel 01904 468355   07803 779226 Email enquiries@_;foxhillpark.com
Website http://www.foxhillpark.com
Golden Square Caravan Park Oswaldkirk, Helmsley, York YO62 5YQ. Tel 01439 788269 Email reception@_;goldensquarecaravanpark.com
Website http://www.goldensquarecaravanpark.com

Child notes two outdoor & one indoor play areas. Football field. Crazy golf
Grouse Hill Caravan Park Fylingdales, Whitby YO22 4QH. Tel 01947 880543 Email info@_;grousehill.co.uk
Website http://www.grousehill.co.uk

Child notes Play area & field
Holiday Cottages Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG. Tel 01237 459888 Email info@_;holidaycottages.co.uk
Website http://www.holidaycottages.co.uk

Child notes All ages
Ingleby Manor Ingleby Greenhow, Great Ayton TS9 6RB. Tel 01642 722170 Email christine@_;inglebymanor.co.uk
Website http://www.inglebymanor.co.uk
Ivy Cottage 5 Elmslac Road, Helmsley, York YO62 5AW. Tel 07795063861 Email chrisburnsrempstone@_;yahoo.co.uk
Website http://ivycottagehelmsley.com

Child notes Garden, DVDs and boxed games/jigsaws, Cot, high chair, stair-gates
Jasmine Park Cross Lane, Snainton, Scarborough YO13 9BE. Tel 01723 859240 Email enquiries@_;jasminepark.co.uk
Website http://www.jasminepark.co.uk/

Child notes Childrens Play Area - Football field.
Kildale Camping Barn/Campsite Park Farm, Kildale, Whitby YO21 2RN. Tel 01642 722847   07920 843334 Email barnandcamping@_;kildalebarn.co.uk
Website http://kildalebarn.co.uk
Laskill Grange Easterside, Helmsley, York YO62 5NB. Tel 01439 798268 Email laskillgrange@_;tiscali.co.uk
Website http://www.laskillgrange.co.uk
Marfit Head Farm Saltersgate, Pickering YO18 7NR. Tel 01751 460415 Email ahodgson100@_;msn.com
Child notes Play area
Middlewood Farm Holiday Park Middlewood Lane, Fylingthorpe, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby YO22 4UF. Tel 01947 880414 Email info@_;middlewoodfarm.com
Website http://www.middlewoodfarm.com

Child notes Two adventure playgrounds, beach (10mins), 20 mile cinder path/cycleway.
Oak Tree Farm Yatts Road, Pickering YO18 8JN. Tel 01751 472124 / 07796 123424 Email risingbuilders@_;fsmail.net Pexton Moor Farm Dalby Forest Campsite, Low Dalby, Thornton le Dale, Pickering YO18 7LU. Tel 01751 460294 Email wendynewham@_;btinternet.com
Website http://www.dalby-forest.co.uk

Child notes Dalby forest, play areas, BBQs, GoApe, mountain biking, wlks, farm animals
Prospect Farm Campsite Prospect Place, Thornton le Dale, Pickering YO18 7LQ. Tel 01751 798613   07720 314349 Email prospectfarmcamping@_;gmail.com
Website http://prospectfarmcamping.co.uk
River Cottage 29 High St, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6NH. Tel 01642 724426   07801 532445 Email mlarkin@_;fsmail.net
Website http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/england/e4531.htm

Child notes Cot & baby eqt on request. Books, DVD, jigsaws & games.
Robin Hood Caravan Park Slingsby, York YO62 4AP. Tel 01653 628391 Email info@_;robinhoodcaravanpark.co.uk
Website http://www.robinhoodcaravanpark.co.uk/

Child notes Play Area & Treasure Trails
Rosedale Caravan Park Rosedale Abbey, Pickering YO18 8SA. Tel 01723 584311   01723 584311 Email info@_;flowerofmay.com
Website http://www.flowerofmay.com/yorkshire-holiday-parks/rosedale-abbey-holiday-park

Child notes Open country park, walking, rambling. Playground on park.
Royal Oak Hotel 123 High Street, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6BW. Tel 01642 722361 Email royaloakgreatayton@_;gmail.com
Website http://www.royaloakgreatayton.co.uk

Child notes Children's menu available
Shallowdale House West End, Ampleforth, York YO62 4DY. Tel 01439 788325 Email stay@_;shallowdalehouse.co.uk
Website http://www.shallowdalehouse.co.uk

Child notes Over 12s
Sunset Cottages Grimston Manor Farm, Gilling East, York YO62 4HR. Tel 01347 888654   01347 869065 Email info@_;sunsetcottages.co.uk
Website http://www.sunsetcottages.co.uk

Child notes Farm with sheep and lambs
Susie D's Bed & Breakfast Crossways, 116 Newton Road, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6DL. Tel 01642 724351 Email info@_;susieds.com
Website http://www.susieds.com/
The Fairfax Arms Main Street, Gilling East, York YO62 4JH. Tel 01439 788212 Email info@_;thefairfaxarms.co.uk
Website http://thefairfaxarms.co.uk
The Granary Holiday Cottage Pexton Moor Farm, Low Dalby, Thornton le Dale, Pickering YO18 7LU. Tel 01751 460294 Email wendynewham@_;btinternet.com
Website http://www.dalby-forest.co.uk

Child notes Dalby forest, play areas, BBQs, GoApe, mountain biking, wlks, farm animals
The Inn at Hawnby Hill Top, Hawnby, Helmsley, York YO62 5QS. Tel 01439 798202 Email info@_;innathawnby.co.uk
Website http://innathawnby.co.uk

Child notes No minimum age
Vale of Pickering Caravan Park Carr House Farm, Allerston, Pickering YO18 7PQ. Tel 01723 859280   07709 236786 Email info@_;valeofpickering.co.uk
Website http://www.valeofpickering.co.uk

Child notes Play & ball games areas
Wainstones Hotel High Street, Great Broughton, Middlesbrough TS9 7EW. Tel 01642 712268 Email reception@_;wainstoneshotel.co.uk
Website http://www.wainstoneshotel.co.uk

Child notes Children's Meals provided
Westfield Lodge Farm Hutton le Hole, York YO62 6UG. Tel 01751 417261   07747836544 Email rwstrickland@_;farmersweekly.net
Website http://www.westfieldlodge.co.uk
White House Caravan Park Ingleby Road, Great Broughton, Middlesbrough TS9 7DF. Tel 01642 712148   07733 421574 Email whitehorsefarmcp@_;gmail.com
Child notes play area, swings etc. Fishing lake with adult.
Wombleton Caravan & Camp Site The airfield, Wombleton, York YO62 7RY. Tel 01751 431684 Email info@_;wombletoncaravanpark.co.uk
Website http://www.wombletoncaravanpark.co.uk/

Child notes No play area, no ball games, no riding bikes around the park.
Wyse House Farm Old Malton, Malton YO17 6RE. Tel 01653 699617   07949 794648 Email admin@_;wysehouse.co.uk
Website http://wysehouse.co.uk

Child notes Play area, pet corner, riverside walks

Child friendly clubs, societies & organisations

Ampleforth College Golf Club Castle Drive, Oswaldkirk, Gilling East, York YO62 4HP. Tel 01439 788274 Email sec@_;ampleforthgolf.co.uk
Website http://www.ampleforthgolf.co.uk

Child notes Junior golf
Great Ayton Tourist Information Centre High Green Car Park, Great Ayton TS9 6BJ. Tel 01642 722835 Email great_ayton_tourist_information@_;ntlworld.com
Website http://www.visitstokesley.com
Helmsley Library Town Hall, Helmsley YO62 5BL. Tel 01609 534555 Email helmsley.library@_;northyorks.gov.uk
Website http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/helmsleylibrary
Helmsley Open Air Pool Baxtons Lane, Helmsley, York YO62 5BH. Tel 01439 408010   01439 772572 / 01439 770557
Website http://www.helmsleysports.org/page14.htm

Child notes Fun sessions

Child friendly shops & services

Active Mobility 4-6 Falsgrave Road, Scarborough YO12 5AT. Tel 01723 355122 Email enq@_;activemobility.co.uk
Website http://www.activemobility.co.uk
DV Townend 12 Bridge Street, Helmsley, York YO62 5DX. Tel 01439 770313   01287 623754 Email info@_;dvtownend.com
Website http://www.dvtownend.com

Child notes boys country clothing
Helmsley Outdoors 14 Market Place, Helmsley, York YO62 5BL. Tel 01439 771628 Email phil@_;hopkinson42.freeserve.co.uk Keldy Cabins Keldy, Pickering YO18 8HW. Tel 01751 417510 Email julia.winterburn@_;forestholidays.co.uk
Website http://www.forestholidays.co.uk/cabins/locations/north_yorkshire.aspx

Child notes Outside play area
Lithgow Sons & Partners The Auction House, Station Road, Stokesley TS9 7AB. Tel 01642 710158 Email info@_;lithgowsauctions.com
Website http://www.lithgowsauctions.com
Maynards Nursery Stokesley, Middlesbrough TS9 7HU. Tel 01642 778307   07776 404091 Email terryflp@_;yahoo.co.uk Stokesley Veterinary Practice Bridge View, 9 East End, Stokesley, Middlesbrough TS9 5DP. Tel 01642 710234 Email info@_;stokesleyvetpractice.co.uk
Website http://www.stokesleyvets.co.uk

Child notes with adult
Yorkshire in Style 2 Station Road, Helmsley, York YO62 5BZ. Tel 07598 137112   01439 771013 Email sutcliffestephen@_;hotmail.com
Website http://www.yorkshireinstyle.co.uk

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