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Child friendly places, North York Moors & coast

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North York Moors & coast – November 2018

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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
Email info@endeavourwhitby.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 info@bilsdaleridingcentre.co.uk
Website http://www.bilsdaleridingcentre.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 Museum Whitby Grape Lane, Whitby YO22 4BA. Tel 01947 601900
Email info@cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
Website http://www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk
Child notes Museum trail and activity sheets. Workshops during holidays

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum 101 High Street, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough TS9 6NB.
Website http://www.captaincookschoolroommuseum.co.uk
Child notes Including school parties. Interactive displays, play corner.

Castle Howard Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel 01653 648333
Email house@castlehoward.co.uk
Website http://www.castlehoward.co.uk

CIeveland Ironstone Museum Deepdale, Skinningrove, Saltburn TS13 4AP. Tel 01287 642877
Email kate@ironstonemuseum.co.uk
Website http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk
Child notes Interactive mining experience.

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, cycle hire and orienteering courses.

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 Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX. Tel 0800 4088840
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
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 marketing@helmsleyarts.co.uk
Website http://www.helmsleyarts.co.uk
Child notes Youth theatre age 5-18. Half-term activities.

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.

Kirkham Priory Whitwell on the Hill, Malton YO60 7JS. Tel 01653 618768
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/kirkham-priory

National Centre for Birds of Prey Duncombe Park, Helmsley YO62 5EB. Tel 08447422035
Email charlie@ncbp.co.uk
Website http://www.ncbp.co.uk
Child notes Child friendly, free colouring sheets, free word search and free ink stamp trail for children.

North Bay Railway Burniston Road, Scarborough YO12 6PF. Tel 01723 368791
Email info@nbr.org.uk
Website http://www.nbr.org.uk

North Yorkshire 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.

North Yorkshire Water Park Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Wykeham, Scarborough YO13 9RA. Tel 01723 865052
Email info@northyorkshirewaterpark.co.uk
Website http://www.northyorkshirewaterpark.co.uk

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
Email rievaulx.abbey@english-heritage.org.uk
Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/rievaulx-abbey
Child notes childrens trail, shop, large grounds, check website for children’s seasonal activities.

Rievaulx Terrace Rievaulx, Helmsley, York YO62 5LJ. Tel 01439 798340
Email nunningtonhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rievaulx-terrace
Child notes Run around the wood & terrace.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs The Seabird Centre, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF. Tel 01262 422212
Email bempton.cliffs@rspb.org.uk
Website http://www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs
Child notes Wildlife Explorer back packs available, nature trails to explore, 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 sheep) 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, playground, fairy trail, nature trail, fairy stories during holidays.

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
Website https://www.visitsealife.com/scarborough
Child notes Interactive rock pool, feeding demonstrations, soft play area, mini-golf.

Sledmere House & Gardens Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG. Tel 01377 236637
Email laurenfenwick@sledmerehouse.com
Website http://www.sledmerehouse.com
Child notes The Spotty Pig Adventure Play Farm, lots of child friendly events throughout the year.

Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW. Tel 01723 370540
Email enquiries@sjt.uk.com
Website http://www.sjt.uk.com
Child notes Family-orientated productions, 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 mcinfo@northyorkmoors.org.uk
Website http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk
Child notes Interactive displays, indoor climbing wall, quizzes, trails, brass rubbing.

The Yorkshire Arboretum Castle Howard, York YO60 7BY. Tel 01653 648598
Email visit@yorkshirearboretum.org
Website http://www.yorkshirearboretum.org
Child notes Plenty of space to run around. Small woodland playground and den. Children's trails during school holidays

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

Winkies Castle Museum 162 High Street, Marske-by-the Sea, Redcar TS11 7NB. Tel 01642 775086
Email post@winkiescastle.co.uk
Website http://www.winkiescastle.co.uk
Child notes Activities for children.

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, timber trail play area, mini football golf, 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. New play area.

Child friendly accommodation


Abbot's House Farm Goathland, Whitby YO22 5NH. Tel 01947 896270
Website http://abbotshouse.org.uk
Child notes Steam railway runs through the farm. Heartbeat & Harry Potter filmed here. 9 miles from seaside.

Carr House Farm West End, Ampleforth, York YO62 4ED. Tel 01347 868526
Email anna@carrhousefarm.co.uk
Website http://www.carrhousefarm.co.uk
Child notes Over 8.

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
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

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
Email barnandcamping@kildalebarn.co.uk
Website https://kildalebarn.co.uk

Laskill Grange Easterside, Helmsley, York YO62 5NB. Tel 01439 798265
Email mandy@laskillcountryhouse.co.uk
Website http://laskillcountryhouse.co.uk
Child notes Children's play area. Animals on site.

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.

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 Abbey Caravan Park Rosedale Abbey, Pickering YO18 8SA. Tel 01751 417272
Email info@rosedaleabbeycaravanpark.co.uk
Website http://www.rosedaleabbeycaravanpark.co.uk
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. Ground floor baby change facilities.

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
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 on the Moor Hotel The Mill Green Way, Goathland, Whitby YO22 5LZ. Tel 01947 896296
Email bookings@theinnonthemoorhotel.co.uk
Website http://www.theinnonthemoorhotel.co.uk
Child notes No minimum age. .
Children between 2 and 14 years = £20.00pn. Infants 2 and below - £10.00pn

Vale of Pickering Caravan Park Carr House Farm, Allerston, Pickering YO18 7PQ. Tel 01723 859280
Email info@valeofpickering.co.uk
Website http://www.valeofpickering.co.uk
Child notes Play area and ball games field.

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
Email info@huttonleholecaravanpark.co.uk
Website http://www.huttonleholecaravanpark.co.uk
Child notes Grass field area. Walk to village - stream.

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 Campsite Wyse House Farm, Wise House Lane, Old Malton, Malton YO17 6RE. Tel +441653699617
Email admin@wysehouse.co.uk
Website http://wysehouse.co.uk
Child notes Play area, walks by the River Derwent , and free range hens.

Child friendly clubs, societies & organisations


Ampleforth College Golf Club Castle Drive, 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 (only used when open)
Email info@helmsleyopenairpool.org
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
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
Child notes Children's clothing dept., small toy section.

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

Yorkshire in Style 2 Station Road, Helmsley, York YO62 5BZ. Tel 07598 137112
Email sutcliffestephen@hotmail.com
Website http://www.yorkshireinstyle.co.uk

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