Family attractions

Youtube Pickering steam railway Excellent documentary video

North Yorks Moors Freedom and clean air. Little fields and little farms, stone walls and stone barns are a window to the last century. 10 miles.

Helmsley Old Meeting House A tiny theatre which you will have to ask someone to find but with an unbelievable list of events. 8 miles.

Helmsley Popular market town 'gateway to the moors, also Duncombe Park and Reivaulx Abbey and Terraces. 8 miles

Eden Camp Formerly a P.O.W. camp, has been transformed into a museum of the war. Much recommended for parents and children. 15 miles.

North Yorks Moors Railway Steam or diesel train across the moors via Goathland ( T.V. 'Heartbeat' series) 20 miles.

Ryedale Folk Museum Lovely museum in a pretty moors village. Entire houses have been re-erected here to show the history of the area. 15 miles

Bempton Cliffs RSPB seabird sanctuary. Super close-up views of many seabirds. Nr. Flamborough Head. 30 miles

Flamingo Land Zoo and theme park. A great favourite with the children. 16 miles.

Thorpe Perrow Arboretum 85 acre collection of trees and shrubs. Also collection of birds of prey. 25 miles.

Harlow Carr Gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society in the North. 25 miles.

World of James Herriot Museum All weather indoor museum. Very good.15 miles.

Mouseman of Kilburn. Visitor centre of the renowned oak furniture maker. 6 miles.

Monk Park Annimal Farm Children will love this, not far away, 10 miles

Cruckley animal farm A bit futher away but can be combined with a trip to the seaside.

The Forbidden Corner A huge adventure of underground labyrinths, mazes, hidden tricks and suprises. Leyburn 40 miles.

Xscape At Castleford, Leeds. Ski, sledge and snowboard. 40 miles.

Spa Express Take a steam train from York to Scarborough

Moorsbus Bus service through stunning countryside from Helmsley through the Moors to Danby or Osmotherly. Accepts bus passes for over 60's.

Waterworld Swimming pool with rapids, waves, three water slides, beginner's pool, jacuzzi and 1.3 metre pool with swimming lanes.

Creepy Crawlies Need to dispel some energy from your small and dearest? Then try this adventure playsite, indoors and outdoors. Suitable for children aged 3 to over 60. Weatherproof.

Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Agricultural and rural nostalgia, 15 miles.