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Yorkshire- ideas for the half term

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professorpoopsnagle Sat 18-May-13 15:49:00

Any recommendations for sunny days, or otherwise?. Bhildren are 8, 6 and 3. Thanks smile

TheHappyCamper Sat 18-May-13 16:19:18

We are going to Castle Howard, between York and Malton. The have lovely grounds and adventure play area. Think there is some stuff on during half term for the kids. Oh, and there's a café which always pleases me smile

soundingklaxon Sat 18-May-13 16:23:16

Forbidden Corner. It's fantastic grin

nextphase Sat 18-May-13 16:29:59

Bit more N yorks, but Newby Hall, or Fountains Abbey. Take a picnic to either.

York proper is good if cooler, but not great if properly wet!

Whitby or Robin Hoods Bay and play on the beach.

Yes to Forbidden Corner.

Are you up here on hols? if so, any more clues to which bit of Yorks - its a massive place!

CheeryCherry Sat 18-May-13 16:31:24

Rainy day...Eureka in Halifax, Royal Armories in Leeds, National Media museum in Bradford, Yorvik in York.

CheeryCherry Sat 18-May-13 16:33:07

Yes to Forbidden Corner, but best book a time slot online first. York is great for river boat trip, Yorvik, the Minster.

professorpoopsnagle Sat 18-May-13 23:03:24

Thanks for the ideas, checking them out now (I hadn't heard of some of then so glad I MN'ed). We have a few days in Pickering and then Easingwold way.

Bunbaker Mon 20-May-13 10:09:40

If you are in Pickering there is the castle, the North Yorkshire Moors railway (not worth doing on a miserable day as you won't see any of the lovely views from the train), Eden Camp, Flamingoland, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby and Scarborough.

thegraduand Tue 21-May-13 20:37:24

Briham Rocks is brilliant if the weather is good. It's a National Trust place, lots of rocks, great for kids to climb all over and run off lots of energy

VivaLeBeaver Sat 25-May-13 16:20:01

If its nice weather then Dalby forest near Pickering is really good for walks, picnics, bike rides, etc.

PiHigh Sat 25-May-13 16:44:28

Leeds City Museum
Royal Armouries
Media Museum in Bradford is free and has a picnic room so great for a cheap day out
Eureka is good but pricey if you're only going once that year
Plumpton Rocks near Wetherby for outdoor walking about
I really want to go to Forbidden Corner but anytime I've shown the kids the website they've been terrified
Railway Museum in York is good
Temple Newsam has a farm and plenty of outdoor space, park & gardens
Lotherton hall doesn't have as much but has a bird garden.

We're going to the National Coalmining Museum, which is free. I've not been before so don't know how good it is.

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