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North York Moors - Family Activities

Family pretending to be aero-planes

There can be few more family-orientated areas than the North York Moors National Park. Whether you’re looking for a beach holiday for small children, a fossil-hunting location for a dinosaur-mad youngster, fabulous history for those looking for a more educational trip, or great walking and cycling opportunities for outdoorsy older children, the Park has it all.

It’s also home to the only railway line running between Pickering and Whitby and the world’s most popular heritage railway service, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – so popular that a second platform has recently been added at the Whitby end to cope with demand.

Feversham Arms

Helmsley

The Verbena Spa named as Tatler's 101 Spas of the World. Their luxury heat experience area , outdoor hot-tub & heated pool, 7 treatment rooms with large lounge area and a south facing terace for unwinding.

 
 
Artist Jonathan Pomroy

Jonathan Pomroy

Helmsley

Jonathan Pomroy is an artist living and working on the edge of the North York Moors National Park at Ampleforth

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

Malton

One price family funpark with over 100 attractions, 5 shows and Europe's largest privately owned zoo.

Inspired by... gallery

Inspired by... gallery

Danby

The beautiful space of the Inspired by... gallery within the Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

The Geall Gallery & Artisan Café

The Geall Gallery & Artisan Café

Whitby

Chris Geall is a landscape artist based in Grosmont near Whitby. Best known for large palette knife oil paintings of the North York Moors and North East Coastline.

Go Ape

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Pickering

Go Ape! The UK’s No.1 Tree Top Adventure

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

Whitby

Trattles and Geall are based in a historic panelled ship-owners house in the heart of Whitby. At the foot of the Abbeys steps, the gallery has been in situ since the early 1700s.

Malton Cookery School

Malton Cookery School

Malton

Learn to cook the best of Yorkshire produce in our beautiful kitchen. Game, shellfish and baking galore! Family friendly course designed to excite and enthuse, where the emphasis is having a great time

Plan Your Visit

 

What's On In The North York Moors

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Helmsley

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Adrian Berry’s acclaimed sell-out production returns in this tale of a young David Bowie obsessive. This is an astonishing physical piece of solo theatre and visual storytelling performed by Alex Walton, featuring the music of David Bowie.

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Sleeping Beauty

Bolshoi Ballet Live: Sleeping Beauty

Helmsley

Sun 22 Jan 2017

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

Bridget Jones's Baby(15)

Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

Helmsley

Wed 25 Jan 2017

Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again.

Til the Boys Come Home with Jessa Liversidge

'Til the Boys Come Home with Jessa Liversidge

Helmsley

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Additional information/quotes for website if needed “A superbly structured and beautifully delivered performance. Jessa is a master at combining performance, emotion and a warm humour into her shows. A gem of an evening.”

Queen of Katwe(PG)

Queen of Katwe (PG)

Helmsley

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family.

Business Open Event

Business Open Event

Scarborough

Thu 2 Feb 2017

Come along to our complimentary Business Open Event on Thursday 2nd of February 2017 from 12pm - 3pm. Sample delicious food, view our conference facilities and take part in a fun team-building exercise.

Credit Bob Green

Royal Scot Spring 2017

Pickering

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 2 Apr 2017

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has 'scot' fun days out for all in spring 2017

Eden Camp

World War Two Living History Weekend

Malton

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Apr 2017

World War Two Living History Weekend

Ryedale Show

The Ryedale Show

Kirkbymoorside

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in in the Ryedale Show. The Ryedale show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment with some wonderful retail therapy as well!