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Bayle Gate & Bayle Museum

Baylegate is a Grade I listed Building and scheduled Ancient Monument housing the Bayle Museum showcases Bridlington's history using interactive exhibits.

Bayle Gate & Bayle Museum

01262 674308 Website

Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens make a great day out near York. Bring the family and enjoy the wilderness play area and interactive gallery with superb collection of 18th century portraits. The eight acres of formal gardens include over 50 varieties of apples and pears.

Beningbrough Hall

01904 472027 Website

Beverley Puppet Festival

Beverley Puppet Festival promises a great family day out with amazing parades, shows, workshops and outdoor entertainment for all the family.

Beverley Puppet Festival

Email 01904 472027 Website

Bishop Wilton Show

Bishop Wilton Showground is just outside Stamford Bridge and Pocklington in East Yorkshire. It makes a gread day out with farm animal classes classes, childrens and WI classes as well as craft tent space, show dance and fun dog zone. Held annually at the end of July.

Bishop Wilton Show

Email 07887 711017 Website

Burton Agnes Hall

This is an Elizabethan Manor House built by Sir Henry Griffith in 1601-10 in the village of Burton Agnes. It has a notable art collection, a walled garden, a courtyard cafe and craft shops.

Burton Agnes Hall

Email 01262 490324 Website

Burton Constable

Burton Constable makes a brilliant family day out in East Yorkshire with lots to see and do. As well as acres of parkland to explore, this country-house museum is filled with fine furniture, paintings, sculpture, fossils, natural history specimens and an important collection of scientific instruments.

Burton Constable

Email 01964 562400 Website

Castle Howard

Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape. The Grade I listed building, stately home is 15 miles north of York.

Castle Howard

Email 01653 648333 Website

Dinostar

Visit our exciting, interactive dinosaur museum in Hull. Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull, Triceratops bones you can touch and our unique Dinosaur Sound Box. Open to the public and offer school trips and workshops.

Dinostar

Email 01482 320424 Website

Driffield Agricultural Show

Driffield Show is held just outside Driffield in East Yorkshire between York and Bridlington. Enjoy a wide range of horse, cattle, sheep and pig classes, as well as handicraft, horticulture, fur and feather classes. Held annually at the end of July.

Driffield Agricultural Show

Email 01377 257 494 Website

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

We first opened to the public in 1987 and have since, with the help and support of our visitors, grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Email 01653 697777 Website

Hunt a Hockney Art Location

Visit the Yorkshire Wolds and follow the trail of David Hockney's Art Locations from the setting for 'Bigger Trees near Warter' to 'Late Spring Tunnel May' near Kilham. ‘Hockney Country’ is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK countryside, with much to explore among rolling hills, hidden dales and coast.

Hunt a Hockney Art Location

Email 01653 697777 Website

Jorvik Viking Centre

Journey back to Viking-age York. Faithfully recreated following twenty years of archaeological research. Special exhibitions complete the experience.

Jorvik Viking Centre

Email 01904 615505 Website

Malton Festival of Racing

Malton Festival of Racing gives racing fans and local people the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at the yards of some of Yorkshire’s best known racehorse trainers. Visitors will also have the chance to look around one of racing’s crown jewels in the form of the Injured Jockeys Fund northern rehabilitation centre, Jack Berry House.

Malton Festival of Racing

Email 01638 560763 Website

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York and Shildon is home to the UK's national rail collection. Includes museum visitor info, events, exhibitions and collections

National Railway Museum

Email 08448 153139 Website

North of England Activity Centre

Based near York, the Activity Centre covers 34 acres and includes purpose built embankments, an exciting off-road driving course with steep gradients, water gullies and mud swamps.

North of England Activity Centre

Email 01904 738120 Website

Piglets Adventure Farm Park

Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun. There's animal cuties to get up close to, special events programme, delicious snacks, sweet treats and refreshments.

Piglets Adventure Farm Park

Email 01904 499700 Website

Richard III Museum

Perhaps one of York's best kept secrets is this fascinating Museum situated in York's tallest and most impressive Medieval Gatehouse - Monk Bar.

Richard III Museum

Email 01904 634191 Website

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs offer a great place to see, hear and smell seabirds. Between mid-Apr to mid-Jul the much-loved puffin makes its home here. From Feb to Oct thousands of gannets nest on the cliffs of the only mainland gannetry in England.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Email 01262 422212 Website

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Sewerby Hall is a Grade 1 listed Georgian country house set in 50 acres of award-winning, beautiful landscaped gardens, two miles from the seaside town of Bridlington. There is also a zoo to visit domestic and wild animals from all over the world.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Email 01262 673769 Website

Sledmere House

There is something about the charm of Sledmere which has captivated visitors for over 200 years.Carefully designed by Sir Christopher Sykes 2nd Baronet and nurtured by successive generations, this very special place brings new devotees every year.

Sledmere House

Email 01377 236637 Website

The Deep

The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world is located in Hull, East Yorkshire. This award-winning visitor attraction is home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays making it the perfect family day out.

The Deep

Email 01482 381000 Website

Treasurers House

This National Trust property is just a few metres from York Minster, It has a history spanning 2,000 years, from the Roman road in the cellar to the Edwardian servants' quarters in the attics, and thirteen period rooms in between. Children's trails, tours, tearoom and relaxing walled garden.

Treasurers House

Email 01904 624247 Website

William's Den

William's Den includes indoor and outdoor wood and rope structures, with zip wires, tyre swings and places to make your own den in.

William's Den

Email 01430 472230 Website

York Castle Museum

Experience life as a Victorian. Walk down cobbled streets and peer through the windows of shops long gone. Take a journey through six hundred years of everyday life. Welcome to the award winning York Castle Museum.

York Castle Museum

Email 01904 687687 Website

York Dungeons

The York Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s hilarious fun and it’s sometimes a bit scary.

York Dungeons

Email 0871 423 2260 Website

York Ghost Walk

We offer a night of history and mystery. A thought provoking evening of fun drama to capture the imagination and inspire the mind. We promise a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic of our Ancient City through the real art of storytelling.

York Ghost Walk

Email 01759 373090 Website

York Minster

York Minster is one of the great cathedrals of the world. We invite you to enjoy its vast spaces, filled with music and revealing the human imagination at work on glass, stone, and other fabrics.

York Minster

Email 08449 390011 Website

York's Chocolate Story

At York's Chocolate Story, one of Continuum Attractions, you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, find out the secret of chocolate making and have a guided tour. Open daily from 10am (closed 25th & 26th December and 1st January)

York's Chocolate Story

Email 01904 527765 Website

Yorkshire Air Museum

The Yorkshire Air Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial. It sits on the site of former RAF Elvington, North Yorkshire, a WW2 airfield. Open every day of the year apart from 25th/26th December + 1st January.

Yorkshire Air Museum

Email 01904 608595 Website

Yorkshire Museum

Walk in the footsteps of Romans. See beasts turned to stone and discover a land pillaged by Vikings. Journey back over 1,000 years. Welcome to the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, one of England's first and finest.

Yorkshire Museum

Email 01904 687687 Website
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