Things to do in and around Thirsk
Things to do in and around Thirsk
– January 2020
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Bagby, ThirskMonk Park Farm Attraction Bagby, Thirsk YO7 2AG. Tel 01845 597730
Children welcome. Animal feeding. Go - carts. Barrel ride train. Accessible. Most of the farm is accessible. Disabled toilet. Mobility scooters welcome Dogs welcome with conditions.
Boltby, ThirskBoltby Trekking Centre Johnstone Arms, Boltby, Thirsk YO7 2DY. Tel 01845 537392
Children welcome. Accompanied pony trekking or trail riding, suitable for beginners to experienced riders. Accessible.
Boroughbridge, YorkAldborough Roman Site Aldborough, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9ES. Tel 01423 322768
Dogs welcome with conditions. Kidzplay 7 Becklands Close, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9NR. Tel 0843 289 4620
Carlton Miniott, ThirskCarlton Lodge Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 522145
Children welcome. A chance to be active doing challenging activites in the times when they are not at school Accessible. We have Personal Protective Equipment so that wheelchair users can do the same activities as their peers. We also have a cross country wheelchair. Carlton Lodge Activity Centre Carlton Lodge, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 01845 522145
Children welcome. Adventurous activities including kayaking and raft building and high ropes/climbing. Accessible. One at a time.
Carlton Minniot, ThirskWoodlands Lakes Carlton Minniot, Thirsk YO7 4NJ. Tel 07831 824870
Coxwold, YorkByland Abbey Byland, Coxwold, York YO61 4BD. Tel 01347 868614
Accessible. Access to abbey and grounds: Via smooth grass. Custodians will advise wheelchair users of a route around the ruins which avoids steps. Benches provided. NB Some grass areas may be marshy in wet weather. Museum: one step. Newburgh Priory Coxwold, York YO61 4AS. Tel 01347 868372
Children welcome. Historical interest, large open grounds, woods and pond. Accessible. Ground floor only Dogs welcome with conditions. Shandy Hall Laurence Sterne Trust, Coxwold, York YO61 4AD. Tel 01347 868465
Children welcome. Wildlife garden. Moth trapping events. Accessible. The Hall has limited wheechair access, but most of the ground floor and all of the garden is accessible, preferably by prior arrangement. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Crayke, YorkDutch House Mill Green Farm, Crayke, York YO61 4TT. Tel 01347 889431
Children welcome. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.
DarlingtonDarlington Hippodrome Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. Tel 01325 405405
Children welcome. Accessible. Fully accessible venue Dogs welcome with conditions. Head of Steam Museum North Road Station, Darlington DL3 6ST. Tel 01325 405060
Children welcome. Play room, craft activities,interactive exhibitions Accessible. Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-TeesButterfly World Ltd Preston Park, Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH. Tel 01642 791414
Children welcome. Accessible. Preston Park Museum & Grounds Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH. Tel 01642 527375
Children welcome. A range of family friendly events throughout the year including an annual Teddy Bears Picnic, outdoor theatre, family crafts and a Christmas Bazaar. Visit website for details. Accessible. The majority of the paths around the park are well surfaced however there are some areas of the Woodland and Quarry Walk which are on an incline with uneven surface. Within the museum, assistance may be required on the gravel path through the Orchard to the Walled Garden. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Easingwold, YorkGaltres Centre Market Place, Easingwold, York YO61 3AD. Tel 01347 822472
Accessible. Thornton Lodge Country Sports Thornton Lodge Farm, Easingwold, York YO61 3QA. Tel 01347 821306
Children welcome. Accessible. Thornton Lodge Lakes Thornton Lodge Farm, Easingwold, York YO61 3QA. Tel 01347 821306
Website http://www.thorntonlodgefarm.co.uk York Bird of Prey Centre Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, Easingwold, York YO61 1JB. Tel 01347 833214
Children welcome. Accessible. Accessible for pushchairs and disabled. Easingwold Maize Maze Northern roundabout (A19), Easingwold bypass, Easingwold, York YO61 3NG. Tel 07837 866094
Children welcome. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Felixkirk, ThirskYorkshire Outdoors Felixkirk, Thirsk YO7 2DP. Tel 01845 537766
Children welcome. Children must be at least 5ft tall for any activity Dogs welcome
Huby, YorkGTS Adventure Burn Hall Hotel, Tollerton Road, Huby, York YO61 1JB. Tel 0800 810 1079
Children welcome. Accessible. Wheelchair access & ample free parking.
Husthwaite, YorkBeacon Alpaca Walks Suncliffe Beacon Farm, Malton Street, Husthwaite, York YO61 4PD. Tel 01347 868879 / 07716 917315
Children welcome. Children can walk with the alpacas accompanied by an adult. 7 - 17 years old
Kilburn, ThirskMouseman Visitor Centre Robert Thompsons Craftsmen Ltd, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AH. Tel 01347 869102 / 869100
Children welcome. Hunt the carved mice on all items of furniture Accessible. Limited access to the Museum. Full access to sales area and Cafe. Disabled toilets Dogs welcome with conditions. Kilburn White Horse Roulston Scar, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AH. Tel 01347 868675
Children welcome. Vies over Vale of York etc. Accessible. If parking at the top of the hill there is an accessible path, including scooters, to the top of the White Horse Dogs welcome
Kirby Wiske, ThirskSion Hill Hall Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU. Tel 01845 587206
Accessible. Partial Access for Wheelchairs. Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU. Tel 01845 587522
Children welcome. Grassed areas to run around. Small children play area, sandpit, swings and climbing equipment.
Handling bird sessions after displays. Accessible for child buggies. Accessible. Level ground and paved throughout centre. Accessible for wheelchairs.
Knayton, ThirskThe Willowman Festival Hillside Rural Activites Park, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AN. Tel 01609 780190
Children welcome. Accessible.
Leeming, NorthallertonG Abbott & Sons 37 Roman Road, Leeming, Northallerton DL7 9SN. Tel 01677 422858
Website http://www.abbottscoaches.co.uk Wensleydale Railway Leeming Bar Station, Leases Road, Leeming, Northallerton DL7 9AR. Tel 01677 425805
Children welcome. Train ride Accessible. Accessible toilets at Leeming Bar, Bedale and Leyburn stations. Wheelchair access to all trains via ramps. Dogs welcome
NorthallertonBob Holidays Best of Britain Holidays Ltd -, 20 Hutchinson Drive, Northallerton DL6 1BQ. Tel 01609 779933
Website https://www.bobholidays.com Daisy Doodle 9B Garthway Arcade, Northallerton DL7 8NS. Tel 01609 779352
Children welcome. Paint a Pot or build a bear. For all ages who will love producing their own creation. Book ahead if possible. Accessible. Downstairs accessible toilet. Dogs welcome with conditions. Joe Cornish Galleries Joegraphic Ltd, Register House, Zetland Street, Northallerton DL6 1NA. Tel 01609 777404
Children welcome. Gifts, unusual and interesting artwork Accessible. Wheelchair & scooter access on ground floor including disabled WC. Dogs welcome with conditions. The Forum Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Tel 01609 776230 box office 01642 552663
Children welcome. Children's shows Accessible. The Troubadour Star Precinct, Northallerton DL6 1NH. Tel 01609 777411
Osgoodby, ThirskLow Osgoodby Fishing Lake Alma House, Mount Pleasant Farm, Osgoodby, Thirsk YO7 2AL. Tel 01845 597241
Children welcome. Must be supervised Accessible. Dry weather vehicle can be near the lake.
Saddle Bridge, NorthallertonMount Grace Priory Saddle Bridge, Northallerton DL6 3JG. Tel 01609 883494
Accessible. Partial Disabled access to the grounds, shop and ground floor of the reconstructed cell; disabled facilities.
Scorton, RichmondKiplin Hall & Gardens Scorton, Richmond DL10 6AT. Tel 01748 818178
Children welcome. Activity room in the Hall, plus play areas and trails in the gardens and grounds. With 90 acres to explore it is worth asking about the Ticket for all Seasons. Accessible. Wheelchair access to ground floor, some areas of the gardens and Tea Room. Wheelchairs to loan – please book in advance. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Scruton, NorthallertonStonebridge Fishing Lakes Fleetham Lane, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 0RR. Tel 01609 748818
Children welcome. Accessible. The fishery platforms are on the level giving lake access to disabled anglers. WC & shower. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Sessay, ThirskThe Oaks Lakes Sessay, Thirsk YO7 3BJ. Tel 01845 501321
Children welcome. with adult Accessible. Parking & paths close to fishing. Disabled toilets.
Showrooms around ThirskThirsk Furniture Trail Showrooms around Thirsk YO7.
Staindrop, DarlingtonRaby Castle Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH. Tel 01833 660202
Children welcome. Woodland Play Area, activity sheets. Accessible. Adapted toilets, gardens accessible via gravel paths, Wheelchair access, with assistance is limited to the some of the Castle's ground floor (4 steps). Dogs welcome with conditions.
Stockeld Park, WetherbyStockeld Park The Adventure Park Office, Stockeld Park, Wetherby LS22 4AN. Tel 01937 586101
Children welcome. Seasonal activities aimed at children
Stockton on TeesHollywood Bowl Teeside Leisure Park, Stockton on Tees TS17 7BU. Tel 0844 826 1469
Children welcome. Accessible. Full access Showcase Cinemas Aintree Avenue, Teeside Leisure Park, Stockton on Tees TS17 7BU. Tel 0871 220 1000
Website http://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk Stockton Arts Centre (ARC) Dovecot street, Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL. Tel 01642 525199
Children welcome. Family Shows and workshops available Accessible. All floors accessible, disabled toilets each floor. Audio description in cinema, induction loop system, relaxed performances for children with autism The Georgian Theatre, Stockton Green Dragon Yard, Stockton on Tees TS18 1AT. Tel 01642 606525
Children welcome. Dependent on event. Young people welcome; under 16s to be accompanied by an adult. Baby changing facilities and breast feeding friendly. Accessible. We have achieved "Bronze" accreditation for www.attitudeiseverything.org.uk "Charter of Best Practice" for accessibility Dogs welcome with conditions.
Sutton Bank, ThirskSutton Bank Visitor Centre Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH. Tel 01845 597426
Children welcome. Toy section, Play Area, Bike Rental, Interactive Exhibition Area. Accessible. RADAR toilet. One wheelchair and one electric scooter which are free for visitors to use in the Centre and grounds. There is a wheelchair accessible route from the Sutton Bank Centre which takes you to the top of the White Horse of Kilburn (own wheelchairs only) Dogs welcome with conditions. Yorkshire Gliding Club Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EY. Tel 01845 597237
Children welcome. Lounge with children's toys. Accessible. Wheelchairs limited to ground floor. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Sutton-on-the-Forest, YorkSutton Park Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Tel 01347 810249
Children welcome. Small adventure playground Accessible. Full disabled access for wheelchairs to Gardens and Tearooms. Lift and Wheelchair access in Main House (4 steps to main house and 3 inside). Electric buggy available with prior booking. Dogs welcome with conditions.
ThirskHerriot Country Tourism Group 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 07967 032623
Children welcome. Humphrey & Tilly 37 Market Place, Thirsk YO7 1HA. Tel 01845 527120
Website http://www.humphreyandtilly.co.uk Ritz Cinema 16 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Tel 01845 524751
Children welcome. Weekend matinees subject to availability of suitable films.
Childrens's birthday parties can be booked after a suitable matinée. Accessible. Wheelchair access to ground floor; loop system available, disabled toilet.
Space for scooters to be brought into the cinema via the side doors. The World of James Herriot Ltd 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL. Tel 01845 524234
Children welcome. Free Children's quizzes, interactive children's room.
Model Railway. Animals during the Summer months. Accessible. Full disabled facilities. except the cellar. Lift to first floor. Dogs welcome with conditions. Thirsk Museum 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Tel 01845 527707
Children welcome. There is much on open display to look at and handle. There will be walk-round quiz sheets for our Jubilee exhibition. Accessible. Ramped access to ground floor displays only. DVD virtual tour of 1st floor. Thirsk racecourse Station Road, Thirsk YO7 1QL. Tel 01845 522276
Children welcome. Playground & entertainments. James Herriot All Creatures Great & Small' Family Day. Accessible. All facilities can be accessed from the ground floor. Lifts are available for access to The Thomas Lord Suite and Private Boxes. Twiggy's Indoor Playground Unit 10 Concept Business Court, Allendale Road, Thirsk YO7 3NY. Tel 01845 523553
Children welcome. Indoor play centre Picnic in the Park Thirsk Hall Grounds, Thirsk YO7 1QP.
Children welcome. Children 11 or under go free. Safe for families, firework finale, face painting. Accessible. St Mary's Church Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Tel 01845 523247
Children welcome. Children's trail and quiz sheet available Accessible. Church path and major part of interior accessible for wheelchairs, prams and motor scooters Dogs welcome with conditions.
Tollerton, YorkTek2 Fly Fishing Green View, Tollerton, York YO61 1PX. Tel 01347 838794
Children welcome. Tollerton Ponds Brickyard Farm, York Road, Tollerton, York YO61 1RA. Tel 01347 838115
Children welcome. with adult supervision Accessible. Disabled toilet. Good for mobility scooters
Wass, ThirskStanbrook Abbey Wass, Thirsk YO61 4AY. Tel 01347 868930
Website http://www.stanbrookabbeyfriends.org or www.stanbrookabbey.org.uk
Yafforth, NorthallertonParklands Coarse Fishery Yafforth Rd, Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0LQ. Tel 01609 779140/07519 167196
YarmBattlezone Paintball Ltd Battlezone Yarm, Haggitt Hill Lane, Yarm TS15 0AA. Tel 01642 605000
Children welcome. Laser tag, Mini paintball