Best Things To Do & Days Out In North Yorkshire

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 273 fun things to do in North Yorkshire for you and the family to discover. Finding the right North Yorkshire day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in North Yorkshire with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

Things to do in North Yorkshire

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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Animals Garden Centre Outdoor Fun

Wentworth Garden Centre

Wentworth Garden Centre, Hauge Ln, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, S62 7TF

Things to do at Wentworth Garden Centre review Wentworth Garden centre in Wentworth near Rotherham in South Yorkshire is a real treasure of a place. Not only are there some beautiful gardens to explore but they have a family farm with an adventure playground and a couple of...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Great Outdoors Outdoor Fun Railway Museum

Newby Hall and Gardens

Newby Hall and Gardens, Skelton-on-ure, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE

Things to do at Newby Hall and Gardens review Newby Hall and Gardens is a real treasure of a day out, especially for families. There is plenty there to keep everyone busy with the playground being a particular highlight for us. The house is currently closed as the family...
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Spilman’s Cafe and Pick Your Own Pumpkins

Spillmans, Church Farm, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3NB

Pick Your Own PumpkinsPick Your Own FruitPick Your Own SunflowersMaize Maze Farmer Copleys is located near Thirsk in North Yorkshire. They have a variety of 'seasonal' offerings such as PYO fruit, a maize maze, pick your own sunflowers and pick your own pumpkins. Pick Your Own Pumpkins - PYO Pumpkin...
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Lightwater Valley Theme Park

Lightwater Valley, Water Lane, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT

Things to do at Lightwater Valley Theme Park review Lightwater Valley is near Ripon in North Yorkshire. It has around 35 rides and attractions and is a theme park for younger families (more suited to children age 9 and under). Things have changed around a bit and they...
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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

Things to do at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden review Fountains Abbey is maintained by the National Trust near Ripon in North Yorkshire. We spent a staggering seven hours there and we still didn't manage to do everything we had wanted to do. Fountains Abbey is...
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Monk Park Farm

Monk park Farm, Green Ln, Bagby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2AG

Things to do at Monk Park Farm review My 7-year-old loves animals, any kind of animals, insects, birds - you name it. He was feeling a bit down about not being able to feed and interact with animals due to the pandemic. After a couple of farm visits,...
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Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre

Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, Sion Hill Hall, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4EU

Things to do at Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre review The Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre is located close to Thirsk at Sion Hill Hall in North Yorkshire. It provides a variety of experience days. It is a conservation centre that was set up to ensure the survival of...
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Mother Shipton’s Cave

Mother Shipton's Cave, Prophecy Lodge, Harrogate Road, High Bridge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD

Things to do at Mother Shipton's Cave review Mother Shipton's cave is one of the oldest tourist attractions in the UK. It is in the heart of Knaresborough not far from Harrogate, Noth Yorkshire. It is in a stunning locating and it is one of the prettiest places...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Ripley Castle and Gardens

Ripley Castle and Gardens, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY

Things to do at Ripley Castle and Gardens review Ripley Castle is a 14th-century house located in Ripley, North Yorkshire. The house is Grade 1 listed and it is just 3 miles north of Harrogate. It has been home to the Ingilby family for over 700 years. As well...
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Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

Things to do at Sutton Bank National Park Centre review The Sutton Bank National Park enjoys some of the finest views in England across the Vales of Mowbray and York. It's a great place for walking and family bike rides. Sutton Bank is a hill in the North York...
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Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens

Beningbrough Hall Gallery and Gardens, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD

Things to do at Beningbrough Hall review Beningbrough Hall is maintained by the National Trust and is a Georgian mansion near York in North Yorkshire. There are three floors to explore within the hall which include plenty of family-friendly interactive exhibits. The first floor has wonderfully decorated rooms...
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Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park

Himalayan Garden and sculpture park, Hutts Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DA

Things to do at Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park review The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park is set in picturesque countryside between Masham and Ripon. It features over 90 contemporary sculptures, other larger features and a play area set within 45 acres of woodland and gardens. The park is enhanced...
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All Ages Outdoor Animals Great Outdoors Outdoor Fun

Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park

Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2PS

Things to do at Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Wildlife Park review Thorp Perrow Arboretum and Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre in North Yorkshire is set in 100 acres of woodland and gardens. They have an excellent bird of prey centre and also a smaller wildlife park. The bird...
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Valley Gardens Harrogate

Valley Gardens, Valley Dr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SZ

Things to do at Valley Gardens Harrogate review The Valley Gardens in Harrogate are a popular award-winning family-friendly park located in the heart of the town in North Yorkshire. It has colourful seasonal flower displays, a modern kid's playground and an Art Deco pavilion. The gardens are set within 17...
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Brimham Rocks National Trust

Brimham Rocks, N Moor Road, Summerbridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW

Things to do at Brimham Rocks review Brimham Rocks is an amazing collection of natural rock formations in Nidderdale North Yorkshire. The rocks were formed millions of years ago. They were created in a braided river system which then lifted up as the Pennines formed. The rocks now...
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