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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

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 01262 674308 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.

Castle Howard

Email 01653 648333 Website

Dinostar

Visit our exciting, interactive dinosaur museum. Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, Triceratops bones you can touch and our unique Dinosaur Sound Box.

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

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

This 5 acre award winning family run attraction was opened in 2008 and offers a mixture of exotic birds, animals and gardens. It's a great choice if you're looking for a fun place to visit with the children or a peaceful place to the spend the afternoon.

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

Email 01723 514439 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

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 Bay Railway

The North Bay Railway has been operating trains since 1931 and is one of the most historic seaside miniature railway in the United Kingdom. Offering a wide range of attractions including the Sky Trail, Boating Lake and Historic Water Chute.

North Bay Railway

Email 01723 368791 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

Pannett Park

This beautiful public gardens with a local history museum and elegant sunken pool and themed gardens.

Pannett Park

Email 01723 232323 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

Scampston Hall and Walled Garden

To be found in peaceful North Yorkshire, the Walled Garden is a stunningly beautiful contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Open to the public for the first time in 2004, people visit from all over the world and it has been received with great acclaim.

Scampston Hall and Walled Garden

Email 01944 759111 Website

Scarborough Sealife Centre

Located on Scarborough's North Bay, within 3 iconic triangular buildings, SEA LIFE Scarborough offers a unique mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits and over 50 displays of marine life including seals, otters and penguins. Enjoy a hands-on rockpool experience and learn some amazing facts about underwater creatures.

Scarborough Sealife Centre

Email 01723 373414 Website

Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Sewerby Hall is a country house set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens, 2 miles from the seaside town of Bridlington.

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

Sykehouse Show

"Sykehouse Show, a traditional agricultural show held on Sunday 5th August from 8.30am. Multiple horse rings, an entertainment ring, live stock areas & a whole host of stalls +marquees, there's something to do for all the family. Over 50 trade stands - food stalls + a fully stocked bar to keep you fuelled throughout the day.

Sykehouse Show

Email 01405 785591 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

The Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer Organ in our spacious ballroom.

The Scarborough Fair Collection

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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

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.

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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