Days Out York

Farms & Zoos


Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park is a small, friendly wildlife park based at Askham Bryan College, York. The park includes a range of awesome animals, from monkeys and meerkats to spiders and snakes.

The park is set in a beautiful arboretum, full of fascinating trees, and is a lovely place for a picnic in summer.

The nearby Hive café serves coffee, sandwiches, cakes and snacks.

– Daily Keeper Talks programme
– Play Park
– Free Parking

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR


01904 772270
wildlife@askham-bryan.ac.uk
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The award-winning farm shop and café specialises in locally grown produce, including fruits, vegetables, and rare breed meat. Their in-house bakery provides homemade scones, cakes & traybakes for the shop and the café, with their chefs providing a range of delicious meals, sandwiches and seasonal specialties for the café.

The Balloon Tree is a great day out for all of the family – their Pick Your Own seasonal runs throughout the Summer, giving you the opportunity to hunt for the biggest strawberries, raspberries, and even pumpkins in the October season! Don’t forget you can even come and find your perfect locally sourced Christmas Tree in December.

Entertain the children in the play area, situated in the securely fenced café garden, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee & homemade cake, whilst they burn off some energy.

Their delicatessen counter serves a wide range of sausage rolls, quiches and sandwiches – all from local businesses. They even have a hot counter where you can grab a warm luxury black pudding sausage roll, or if you’re really hungry a hot pork sandwich with apple sauce, stuffing and crackling!

Open seven days a week with seasonal variation on opening times.

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley
YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge)


01759 373023
info@theballoontree.co.uk
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At the Web Adventure Park you’ll find lots to entertain all ages whatever the weather!

Creepy Crawlies is the huge indoor play area with lots of activities including huge slides and climbing. There are separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, a sensory baby area, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over 5s.

We have a wonderful role play village “Bugginton” with a shop, cottage, a vets and a DIY store and a Crafty Corner for children who feel creative.

Outdoors there a large park to explore which includes a mini beach, water play area, ride-ons (including pedal tractors), den building zone, tractor area, jungle bridge, wacky swings, quad bikes and more.

Our Animal Zone houses friendly chipmunks, rabbits, ponies, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. For older children and adults we have two large high ropes courses – Wired!

We have plenty of seating indoors and out and a café which serves scrumptious homemade, freshly prepared dishes! Ample parking on site.

Weekends and holidays we have an amazing addition to the park, fairground rides! These are included in the entry fee.

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH


01904 692221
info@webadventurepark.co.uk
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Are you free range at heart? We love to welcome free range kids to our farm – with acres of space and lots of animals to see, the whole family will have fun.  Come and see our hens, pigs, pygmy goats and alpacas, climb our straw bale mountain and explore the vegetable garden – all for free during opening hours!

Yolk Farm is the UK’s best spot to experience amazing eggs. The restaurant features fun swing seats and brightly painted crate light shades. The farm shop offers a wide selection of fruit and veg, locally made goods and has a zero waste station. Eggs, freshly collected from the farm each morning, are the stars of the breakfast menu and you can find them in a selection of goodies including beetroot and potato croquettes, sweetcorn fritters and pancake hay stacks!

Baby change and high chairs are available.

Minskip Farm Shop, Boroughbridge, YO51 9HY


01423 329063
hello@yolkfarm.co.uk
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Murton Park is a must-experience, one-stop Living Museum for those who love to create memories that can span the eons of time. Perfect for all generations and crafted to especially engage the young. Murton park is not only a remarkable open-air museum experience like no other, it is much more and also plays home, and host, to some of the best known and most accomplished historical re-enactment Societies in the North of England. Look out for the special events held throughout the year when groups like the cowboy Trail Blazers Western Re-enactment society, Jorvik Viking Re-enactment society or Jorfor’s Hall Early Medieval Re-enactment and Living History Group, take up residence at Murton Park. With our own museum, railway, animals, playground and Living History sites – we have something for everyone.

OUR AWARD WINNING, FAMILY, VISITOR AND SCHOOLS ATTRACTION IS SITUATED ONLY 4.5 MILES FROM THE CENTRE OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND HISTORIC CITY OF YORK.

Murton Lane, Murton YO19 5UF


01904 489966
enquiries@murtonpark.co.uk
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Join us again on the farm for a new season of farm filled fun and play!

What will you do first?

Visit our wonderful animals in the animal barn, the Piglets Maternity Ward is a must see to get up close and watch the new born piglets nestling into mum!  Listen to our animal handlers talk about how we look after all our furry friends!  Jump for joy on the bouncy pillows, we have a dedicated bouncy pillow just for the under 5’s that all toddlers love!  Find where the fairies live down the Fairy Tale Trail.

Take a tractor and trailer ride up to our re-vamped Indoor Play Barn.  Adults can grab a coffee and a snack whilst the children get to play on our super new play equipment.  The Indoor Play Barn is perfect for when the weather is a little chilly.  Scramble over our Olym-Pig Assault Course or take a swing at mini golf.  For all the budding little farmers there is the tractor driving area and Dig and Play sand construction zone.

There is so much to see and do here during the week at Piglets!

Don’t forget to look out for our special events during the school holidays also!

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Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, Strensall YO32 9ST 


01904 499700
info@pigletsadventurefarm.com
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At Church Farm, we are here to spoil you. When you are visiting our family farm, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond to make sure your day is the very best it can be.

Visit our farm from June – August for safe, socially distanced PYO

All our soft fruits are grown uncovered in the fresh air and ripen naturally in the sunshine. Spread across 15 acres, there is plenty of space to bring the whole family.
We grow strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, potatoes and sunflowers that are ready to pick from June – September at different times. Check out our website for ‘What’s going on’ at the farm to plan your visit and book tickets.

1. CHOOSE YOUR DATE & BOOK YOUR ARRIVAL TIMESLOT – There are multiple time slots per day. We will release dates a week in advance. There is a booking fee of £1.50.
2. CAR PARKING Entry onto the farm is £10 per car. Please allow 15 minutes to park and enter the fields. On arrival, please follow signs directing you to the strawberry fields.
3. HAVE YOUR QR CODE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO HAND. OUR TEAM WILL SCAN YOU ENTRY INTO THE PYO FIELDS. You will receive an order confirmation email as proof of your ticket entry. As part of your ticket purchase we are giving you £10 credit to spend anywhere on the farm during your visit; either the PYO Fruit Shop, our Farmshop or the Take Out kiosks.
4. PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY AND WE WILL SEE YOU THERE! We are excited to welcome you back to the farm. We have made some changes to ensure that we can keep all our visitors and our team as safe as possible.

NEW FOR 2021
Kids Zone is coming to SPILMANS for selected dates during PYO season.
Kids Fun Zone visits Spilmans on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June & 3rd, 4th July.
Unlimited Rides, Bouncy Castles, Crazy Golf, Giant Slides, Garden Games and much more for children to enjoy for just £8.99 per session per child.
Adults charged at 50P (plus booking fees).

Don’t forget to book your PYO tickets too – for a great day out!


01845 501 623
hellospilmans@gmail.com
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Distance from York: 41.5 miles

Located in Hull, The Deep is an award-winning aquarium that is home to almost 3,500 fish including green sawfish, sharks and tropical fish. Not forgetting an array of invertebrates, amphibians, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins!

Tickets are now on sale, all visitors will need to book a date and timeslot for their visit (including Day Plus Pass holders). We will have reduced visitor numbers in order to adhere to Government guidelines. Please follow the instructions at the top of the ticket page on our website.

Find out more at www.thedeep.co.uk 

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000.


01482 381000
info@thedeep.co.uk
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Out of York

If you don’t mind travelling that little bit further then don’t forget the Out of York page for Day’s out ideas that little bit further afield.

Flamingo Land – Malton

 Distance from York: 25 miles

Yorkshire’s ultimate Theme Park attraction & the UK’s most visited Zoo, plus a luxury Resort Village, for fantastic family days out, holidays & short breaks. Open until November, from 10am. Zoo does open in Winter (Check website for daily closing times as they vary off season).

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

T: 0871 9118000

Lotherton Hall – Aberford

Partially open. Visitors can enjoy the grounds, gardens and deer park (10am-8pm) and the cafe is operating a takeaway service (9:30am-5pm). The hall, playground and toilets remain closed.

Distance from York: 15 miles

Lotherton is a very popular place attracting over 3/4 of a million visitors each year
(Wildlife World, House and Chapel, Grounds and Gardens, Outdoor Play, Indoor Play)

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB
T: 0113 378 2959

Monk Park Farm – Thirsk

Distance from York: 21 miles

Now open. Monk Park Farm Park Visitor Centre is located near Thirsk in North Yorkshire. This wonderful Children’s Farm is one of Yorkshire’s best Places to Visit and is ideal for school visits and educational farm visits.

Green Lane, Bagby, Thirsk, YO7 2AG
T: 01845 421124

Tropical World – Roundhay, Leeds

Distance from York: 22 miles

Greenhouses filled with UK’s largest tropical plant and animal collections outside of Kew Gardens.

“loved it! We ate at a café at Roundhay Park which I would recommend xxx”

AR, Jan 2019

Tropical World Leeds. Right next to Roundhay park which has cafe and park. It’s cheap to get in too.

GLK, Jan 2019

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER
T: 0113 237 0754

York Bird of Prey Centre- Huby

Distance from York: 10 miles

There’s a range of animals like eagles, owls, hawks and falcons. Come join us for a fun & educational day out!

Facilities: Cafe, toilets and baby change.

Burn Hall (round the back), Tollerton Road, Huby YO61 1JB
T: 01347 833214

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