Children's attractions - Things to do with the Kids - North Yorkshire Moors and Coast

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Children's attractions - Things to do with the Kids - North Yorkshire Moors and Coast

Things to do with the Kids - North Yorkshire - Childrens attractions

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering
01751 472508 

Main season March - October. 18 mile journey between Pickering and Grosmont through the North York Moors National Park. Opportunity to stop off at stations en route to explore waymarked walks through moorland and valleys in "Heartbeat" Country.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

York Dungeon

Take a spine tingling tour round the plague-ravaged streets of 14th century York in the company of grisly guides. Plot with Guy Fawkes and follow Dick Turpin to the gallows!
York Dungeon
12, Clifford Street
York
01904 632599
Jorvik Viking Centre
Coppergate
York
01904 643211

Journey back 1,000 years and experience Jorvik, its atmosphere, sounds and smells. See actual Viking timber houses and hundreds of artefacts from excavations.

Jorvik Viking Centre

National Railway Museum

From Stephenson's Rocket to Eurostar, rail travel is brought dramatically to life with interactive displays and lavish exhibitions.
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York
01904 621261
Scarborough
Sea-life & Marine Sanctuary
Scalby Mills
Scarborough
01723 376125

Over 30 fascinating displays. Exciting close encounters with marvels of marine life from shrimps to sharks, octopus to eels. The North East's leading marine animal rescue centre.

Scarborough

Whitby Abbey

From high on its commanding cliff top, Whitby Abbey overlooks the picturesque fishing town of Whiby. The haunting ruins are now maintained by English Heritage, and were once the inspiration for Bram Stoker's "Dracula".
Whitby Abbey
Whitby
01947 603568
Helmsley Castle
Helmsley Town Centre
01439 770442

Venture beyond magnificent double earthworks and into a spectacular 12th century fortress. In the later Elizabethan buildings, there is an exhibition and tableau about the history of the castle.

Hemsley Castle

Rievaulx Abbey

Discover the spectacular and extensive remains of the first Cistercian monastery in northern England, set in the beautiful valley of the River Rye. Peace and serenity surround these majestic ruins.
Rievaulx Abbey
near Helmsley
North Yorkshire
01439 798228
Duncombe Park
Helmsley
Ryedale
01439 770213

Family home of Lord and Lady Feversham, the great house was built in 1713. Surrounded by a unique 18th century landscaped green garden of 35 acres, with vast terraces, temples and woodlands.

Duncombe Park

Pickering Castle

 Well-preserved motte and bailey castle which was once a Royal ranch. One of the most splendid 12th century castles in northern England.
Pickering Castle
Pickering
01751 474989
Scarborough Castle
Castle Road
Scarborough
01723 372451

The coastal walks are wonderful and the views are breathtaking - gaze out from the walls of this vast 12th century fortress. Come and see the great keep, over 3 storeys high, and take the free audio tour to hear the dramatic story of this imposing castle.

Scarborough Castle

Nunnington Hall

A riverside walled garden with peacocks, orchard and clematis collection, complements this mellow 17th century manor house, steeped in history. A magnificent oak panelled hall leads to cosy family rooms, the nursery and maid's room. Explore the attics and discover the amazing Carlisle Collection of miniature rooms each exquisitely furnished to one eighth life size.
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
Helmsley
North Yorkshire
01439 748283
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Eden Camp
North Yorkshire
01653 697777

Award-winning theme museum tells the story of civilian life during World War II . The visitor will be transported back in time to experience the sights, sounds and even smells of the war years. Built in a former Prisoner of war Camp.

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Peakside

From the clifftop of Ravenscar you can take in the dramatic views of Robin Hood's Bay. Visit the Coastal Centre in Ravenscar village, then walk to the Peak Alum Works, a fascinating industrial archaeological site.
Peakside
Ravenscar
Scarborough
North Yorkshire
01723870423
Saltburn Cliff Lift & Pier
Lower Promenade
Saltburn
01287 622528

Opened June 1884, this is the oldest remaining water-balance cliff lift in Britain.The lift is 120ft high and the track 207ft long. Refurbished with stained glass windows, it links Saltburn pier, one of the few left in the country, with the town.

Saltburn Cliff Lift & Pier

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