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Rievaulx Abbey near Helmsley

Browse an A-Z of attractions in our area and choose what to do during your stay at High Oaks Grange.

Alpamare Water Park - 28 Burniston Rd, Scarborough YO12 6PH

All the way from the Alps, Alpamare Scarborough is a waterpark like no other. If you love adventure, it’s time to experience the biggest, the fastest, the wettest, the warmest, the cleanest, the waviest, the newest, the funnest, the most unlike-any-waterpark-you’ve-seen before waterpark.

Tel: 01723 861431

Castle Howard - Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Magnificent 18th century house situated in breathtaking parkland, dotted with temples, lakes statues and fountains; plus formal gardens, woodland garden and ornamental vegetable garden.  Inside the House guides share stories of the house, family and collections, while outdoor-guided tours reveal the secrets of the architecture and landscape.

Tel: 01653 648444

Creepy Crawlies - Wiggington Road, York. YO32 2RH

With an indoor play centre, adventure park, animal zone and Wired - high ropes course, there is something for everyone at Creepy Crawlies whatever the weather.

Tel: 01904 692221

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest - Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a 'Rigg and Dale' landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.

A 9-mile scenic drive with car parks, picnic places, waymarked walks including Habitat Trail, orienteering course. A haven for walking, mountain biking and home to adventure assault course Go Ape.

Tel: 01751 460295

Dalby - Activity Centre - Dalby Forest, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Outdoor activities, paintballing and airsoft centre based in the atmospheric Dalby Forest. Catering for all types of groups, from birthday parties to school and corporate entertainment events. They have been providing action packed activity days since 2001.

Tel: 01751 460590

Eden Camp Museum - Junction of A169, Malton, YO17 6RT

Award winning museum, housed within an orginal Prisoner of War Camp, containing extensive exhibitions and displays that tell the story of World War 2.

Housed in an original Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to our unique, award-winning museum will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. Experience the sights and sounds and even the smells of both the Home Front and Front Line in a series of expertly recreated scenes and tableaux. The Museum also houses a large display of military vehicles and equipment including tanks, artillery pieces, aircraft, mini submarines, air raid shelters and a Prefab.

Tel: 01653 697777

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo - Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

One price family adventure park with over 100 rides and attractions including the UK's only motorbike launch rollercoaster, the free falling cliff hanger and Kamali, the suspended looping rollercoaster. There is also 5 family shows plus the UK's largest privately owned zoo, home to many exotic species including giraffes, lions rhinoceros and tigers.

Tel: 0800 4088840

Go Ape - Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Dalby Forest high ropes course is famous for its epic Zip Wires with three of them crossing a valley 35m above the ground! Speed through the air with the tree tops at your feet, and soak in uninterrupted views of the valley below. There's more than just serious air-time on this Tree Top Adventure with heart-thumping obstacles designed to challenge and thrill experienced and novice adventure-seekers alike. There is also a junior high ropes course for your smaller adrenaline junkies.

High ropes not your thing? Then try all -terrain Segways. Hills and thrills go hand in hand at Dalby Forest. On board our all-terrain Segways, we'll show you how to master steep inclines, leading to far-reaching views of the beautiful North Yorkshire moors. With purpose-built trails with fun bends and challenging corners that lead to far-reaching views of the beautiful North York Moors.

Tel: 01603 895500

International Centre for Birds of Prey - Duncombe Park, Helmsley. YO62 5ER

At Ryedale's newest attraction you can watch Birds of Prey flying freely against the stunning estate of Duncombe Park.

With demonstrations, a hawk walk and various aviaries - don't forget your camera.

Tel: 08447 442 035

Jorvik Viking Centre - Coppergate, York YO1 9WT 

Over the past 30 years JORVIK has revolutionised the heritage attraction experience, bringing the past to life like never before. The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. The city is thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. There are new buildings, new peoples and new stories to be told. Hop aboard the ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years!

Tel: 01904 543402

Mini Monsterz - Unit 5 - 8 Newchase Court, Hopper Hill Road, Eastfield, Scarborough, YO11 3YS

A funtastic indoor adventure play facility for children aged 0-12. Fun and challenging play for children of all abilities in safe, clean, and secure environments, while offering parents the time to relax. 4 lane astra slide, ball cannons, ball bounce area, cargo nets, balance beam, ball juggler, large toddler village, baby area, large sports arena, dining area, cafe, smoke free zone.

Tel: 01723 586665 

National Railway Museum York, Leeman Rd, York, YO26 4XJ 

Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, we celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. Free entry.

Tel: 03330 161 010 |

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Step back in time with Britain's most popular heritage steam railway. Enjoy stunning scenery along 18 miles of railway through the National Park. Daily running from end March to End Oct 2010. Also Pullman dining services operate at evenings and weekends throughout the year. Voted Best Visitor Attraction winner 2007 & 2009 by the Moors & Coast Tourism Partnership.

Tel: 01751 472508

Nunnington Hall – Nunnington, YO62 5UY

Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye.

Explore the period rooms whilst hearing the Hall's many tales and discover one of the world's finest collections of miniature rooms in the attic. With trails around the house and gardens to explore at certain times of the year, there is something for all members of the family at Nunnington Hall

Peasholm Park - North Bay, Scarborough, YO12 7TR

Peasholm Park is an oriental themed park offering a beautiful system of streams and waterfalls, mini bridges and mystical gardens. There is a vast array of wildlife including an abundance of tame grey squirrels. Don't forget your peanuts!

Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake and in the summer months people can hire boats of all sorts to enjoy the water at close quarters. Boats include traditional rowing boats and canoes but pedaloes with dragon heads are available too. Peasholm Park is a haven of tranquillity in our North Bay – unless the battle ships are taking pot shots at one another! At times during the summer season, war breaks out on the Lake when 20ft replica boats recreate the tensions of a battle at sea.

Pickering Castle - Castlegate, Pickering. YO18 7AX

Discover how this splendid 13th century castle was used throughout the centuries. Pickering Castle has been a royal hunting lodge, holiday home and a stud farm by a succession of medieval kings.

Tel: 01751 474989

Playdale Farm Park - Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3TL

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Get to know all our animals up close & personal, we have rare & unusual breeds including pigs, alpacas, chinchillas, hens, ducks, geese, cows, rabbits & Guinea pigs.

Outdoor playground including a straw maze and undercover picnic area, huge indoor play area with ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail & toddler area, gift shop, cafe.

Tel: 01723 586351

Rievaulx Abbey - Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley. YO62 5LB

Learn about the monks in medieval times – how they devoted their lives to spiritual matters and at the same time established a thriving business to become one of the wealthiest monasteries in Britain

Tel: 01439 798228

RSPB Bempton Cliffs - Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

One of England's top wildlife attractions. Over 200,000 nesting seabirds, including gannets and puffins, from April - September. Visitor Centre, shop, refreshments, toilets, nature trail and spectacular cliff top walks throughout the year.

On a visit to this wonderful site, you are guaranteed grandstand views as an amazing wildlife story unfolds and the birds nest and raise their young. From the cliff-top path and our special viewpoints, you'll experience the sights, the sounds - and the smells - of life among one of the UK's largest and most important seabird colonies.

Tel: 01262 851179

Ryedale Folk Museum – Hutton-le-Hole, YO62 6UA

A warm welcome for everyone! As you step through the entrance of the Ryedale Folk Museum you will be transported back in time. Take a walk through the site and learn about the history of Ryedale from centuries past.

Visit Ryedale Folk Museum during one of its many event weeks and you will be able to live life as it was.

Tel: 01751 417367

Scarborough Castle - Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea. Before the castle was built, this natural fortress was favoured by prehistoric settlers before serving as a Roman signal station and Viking haven.

This spectacular castle has also endured sieges from medieval kings and Civil War armies, and German naval bombardment during WWII. Today you can climb to the battlement viewing platforms for dramatic coastline views, and take tea in the 18th-century Master Gunner's House.

It is said that King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much so that he still walks them today!

Tel: 01723 372451

Scarborough Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary - Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP

Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary will take you on a journey beneath the waves and introduce you to many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. Views of everything from humble starfish to mighty sharks.

Take an amazing voyage beneath the waves when you visit Scarborough SEA LIFE and Marine Sanctuary.

Also at Scarborough Sea Life:
• Rockpool Discovery - hold a crab or touch a starfish
• 150 different species of fish
• Underwater tunnel
• Meet our resident otters, seals and penguins
• Regular talks and feeding demonstrations throughout the day
• Restaurant and gift shop
• Outdoor picnic area

Tel: 01723 373414

Whitby Abbey - Whitby Abbey, Whitby, YO22 4JT

Whitby Abbey with it's gaunt, imposing remains, recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin is set high on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby. Founded in 657 by St Hilda, Whitby Abbey has over the years been a bustling settlement, a kings’ burial place, the setting for a historic meeting between Celtic and Roman clerics, the home of saints including the poet Caedmon, and inspiration for Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. Discover how over 2,000 years of history make the Abbey one of England’s most important archaeological sites. And at the interactive visitor centre your family can view archaeological finds spectacular audio-visual displays.

Tel: 01947 603568

Wolds Way Lavender - Deer Park Farm, Sandy Lane, Wintringham, YO17 8HW

Set within ½ mile from the Wolds Way Walk, surrounded by mature woodland, on the northern edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. Wolds Way Lavender and Herb Farm is a wonderful and relaxing place to visit. The family run 12 acre site is currently planted with over six acres of lavender ranging from rich hues of purple to the purest white.

There are over 120 different types of lavenders and herbs growing which when in flower, paint an incredible splash of colour across the site. Along the borders wild flowers abound adding to the colour as does the abundance of wildlife that has made the site their home. A leisurely stroll around the site reveals the amazing differences from one variety of lavender to another.

Tel: 01944 758641

York’s Chocolate Story, 3-4 Kings Square, York YO1 7LD

York's Chocolate Story is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. You'll discover chocolate's origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate.

Tel: 01904 527765

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York YO41 4AU  

Authentically based on an original World War II Bomber Command Station, this unique history museum is filled with a great combination of original buildings to explore, including the restored Control Tower and more than forty aircraft exhibits, from early aviation biplanes to Tornado jet fighters.

Te: 01904 608595

Yorkshire Arboretum - Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

A 120 acre garden of trees from around the world set in a stunning landscape of parkland, lakes and ponds on the Castle Howard Estate near York. Look out for the animals, birds and insects that have made the Arboretum their home. Special events take place through the season.

Tel: 01653 648598

Yorkshire Lavender - Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, YO60 6PB

Visit Yorkshire Lavender - the North of England's triple award-winning visitor attraction, lavender farm and gardens all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Visit the award-winning Gardens, The Wibbly Wobbly Way, The Lynne Goodwill Memorial Garden, Deer Park, Sculpture Park and probably the largest hillside Snakes and Ladders in Yorkshire - fun for all the family!

Tel: 01653 648008 


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