Best Things To Do & Days Out In North Yorkshire

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 426 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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Primary Toddlers Indoor & Outdoor Animals Indoor Fun

Big Sheep and Little Cow

Big Sheep and Little cow, Aiskew Watermill, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1AW

Things to do at Big Sheep and Little Cow review The Big Sheep and Little Cow is a farm park in Bedale, North Yorkshire. They are a small family-run farm with unique hands-on farm experience for adults and children including holding and feeding animals. Plus an indoor play area....
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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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All Ages Outdoor Historical

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx Bank, Rievaulx, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LB

Things to do at Rievaulx Abbey review Rievaulx Abbey is situated near Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park. It is now the impressive ruins of one of England's most powerful Cistercian monasteries. Owned and maintained by English Heritage. There is a relatively new visitor centre where you...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical

Mount Grace Priory House and Gardens

Mount Grace Priory House and Gardens, Staddlebridge House, Mount Bank, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG

Things to do at Mount Grace Priory House and Gardens review Mount Grace Priory House and Gardens are run and maintained by both English Heritage and National Trust. They are situated on a picturesque bank near Northallerton. North Yorkshire. The Priory was first inhabited in 1398 and there were 25...
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All Ages Outdoor Animals

National Centre For Birds Of Prey

National Centre for birds of prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Things to do at National Centre For Birds Of Prey review The National Centre for Birds of Prey, otherwise known as the NCBP, is located near Helmsley in North Yorkshire. They have a range of birds of prey including hawks, eagle owls and more. They have daily demonstrations and...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

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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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle, Castlegate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB

Things to do at Helmsley Castle review Helmsley Castle can be found in the heart of the North Yorkshire market town of Helmsley. It is a relatively large castle compared to others in the area. It is maintained and owned by English Heritage. Helmsley Castle has a 900-year...
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All Ages Outdoor Sports Swimming

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool

Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool, Baxton's Sprunt, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HT

Things to do at Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool review The Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool is open in the warmer months of the year and is located near the village of Helmsley, North Yorkshire. This is Yorkshire's only 25 metres heated outdoor pool. They are run as a...
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All Ages Outdoor Great Outdoors

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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Primary Toddlers Tweens Indoor & Outdoor Historical Outdoor Fun

Kiplin Hall and Gardens

Kiplin Hall and Gardens, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 6AT

Things to do at Kiplin Hall and Gardens review Kiplin Hall has a history spanning 400 years and is located in Richmond, North Yorkshire. There's plenty there to make it a fun family day out. You can explore the Jacobean family home and its fabulous grounds. The house was built...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Outdoor Fun Food & Fun

Brymor Ice Cream

Brymor Ice Cream, High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4PG

Things to do at Brymor Ice Cream review Brymor Ice Cream is an ice cream parlour located near Masham in North Yorkshire. They are the home of real Yorkshire ice cream that is handmade with love on their farm at the same location. They use local milk and cream...
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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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Toddlers Primary Outdoor Great Outdoors Outdoor Fun

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

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5UY

Things to do at Nunnington Hall review Nunnington Hall is located in Nunnington, North Yorkshire. It is a National Trust property with a house and estate that have been altered to suit a succession of owners and tenants over the past 450 years. There has been a dwelling here since...
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All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical

Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle, Castle Yard, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8AS

Things to do at Knaresborough Castle review Knaresborough Castle is located on the higher part of the historic town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. It is a steep walk up (or down) from the picturesque river and it was once a stronghold of medieval kings. It doesn't look much today...
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