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We're in North Yorkshire! Where shall we go?

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TheHuntingOfTheSarky Sat 20-Aug-16 20:50:25

Staying with DH and DDs 5 and 8 about 5 miles inland from Whitby.

Has anyone any recommendations for nice places we could visit?

We like quiet beaches but they need to have parking very close by as DH can't walk far.

Also I would love to know where the good farm shops and craft galleries are.

We went to Playdale farm park today and the girls loved it but it was a bit far to drive so looking for places nearer to our base.

Hope someone can come up with a few ideas for us smile

YorkieDorkie Sat 20-Aug-16 21:10:51

Ooohhh a thread for YORKIE!

York obviously...
National Railway Museum
York's Chocolate Story
SOOO many other places dead easy to find on the Internet.

Slightly further afield...
North York Moors Railway
Newby Gardens (awesome kids adventure garden)
Brimham Rocks (worlds best natural playground)
Fountains Abbey
Aysgarth Falls
Mother Shipton's Cave
Yorkshire Lavender
Eden Camp
The Forbidden Corner (best place on earth for kids)

The list is literally endless!

AnneGables Sat 20-Aug-16 21:14:38

We thought Eden Camp was really good, well worth a visit.

YorkieDorkie Sat 20-Aug-16 21:15:18

Seaside-wise... Any of the Holderness coast towns:

Whitby is stunning and my favourite.
Scarborough (Peasholm Park) there's also a brand new water park there Alpamare Scarborough
Filey is quieter and a good explore on the Briggz

43percentburnt Sat 20-Aug-16 21:16:50

Eden camp.
The railway museum in York.
Whitby abbey.

TheHuntingOfTheSarky Sat 20-Aug-16 21:17:02

DH mentioned the chocolate place. We were in York 4 years ago, not sure how we managed to miss it that time!

How about some beachy recommendations? Pref quiet and with parking nearby?

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 20-Aug-16 21:18:13

Robin Hoods Bay is lovely I'm not sure about parking though.
Forbidden Corner is amazing but make sure you book tickets before you go.

TheHuntingOfTheSarky Sat 20-Aug-16 21:26:05

Forbidden Corner looks lush!

YorkieDorkie Sat 20-Aug-16 21:29:26

It's a good drive but so worth it!!

TheHuntingOfTheSarky Sat 20-Aug-16 21:33:11

Eek it's too far from here though, crap sad

CloverCannot Sat 20-Aug-16 21:33:46

Saltburn has a lovely beach, and you can park in the town and get the old funicular down to the sea. It's about half an hour's drive from Whitby, but much quieter.
We also love Rievaulx Abbey (English Heritage) combined with a gander around Stokesley. Saltburn and Stokesley both have quite a lot of little galleries.
Rosedale Abbey is a very pretty village and manageable if your DH isn't too mobile.
Enjoy!

butteroneverything Sat 20-Aug-16 21:36:11

For lovely beaches, Sandsend or Runswick Bay are good

YvaineStormhold Sat 20-Aug-16 21:36:48

Sandsend - about a mile down the road from Whitby, quiet beach and a little cafe (the Witzend) next to the car park that has log burners and the best sausage sandwiches in the world.

StarOnTheTree Sat 20-Aug-16 21:37:57

Robin Hood's Bay is one of my favourite places but it's no good for your DH OP. Sandsend is nice although I haven't been there for years and I'm not sure about parking. You can park close to the beach in Saltburn but it is a bit of a drive for you.

YvaineStormhold Sat 20-Aug-16 21:38:47

Forbidden Corner is brilliant.
Brimham Rocks.
Dalby Forest is great - paddling, play area, picnic and barbecue area, gorgeous walks, Go Ape (if that's your thing) and segways. Gorgeous scenery too.

YvaineStormhold Sat 20-Aug-16 21:39:25

Parking is great at Sandsend. A big public pay and display, close to beach and cafe.

Tubbyinthehottub Sat 20-Aug-16 21:40:24

Definitely the Forbidden Corner

YvaineStormhold Sat 20-Aug-16 21:40:39

Ruswarp is about a mile from Whitby and has a nice boating lake.

YvaineStormhold Sat 20-Aug-16 21:42:10

Thornton Le Dale is a lovely little village, full of pretty tea shops, ice cream places...it has a trout stream running through it. Lovely.

Hutton Le Hole is good for paddling, has a nice tea shop and park. Very pretty.

TheHuntingOfTheSarky Sat 20-Aug-16 21:43:43

We wondered about driving to Pickering and getting the little train to Whitby and back - I love steam trains. Is the station in Whitby close to the main part of the town?

treaclesoda Sat 20-Aug-16 21:43:54

Ooh, I love North Yorkshire.

Sandsend and Runswick Bay for beaches.
Eden Camp
The railway museum in York.
The big museum in York - Castle museum?
And drive up over the moors outside Pickering.
All of it really, it's just a beautiful place.

treaclesoda Sat 20-Aug-16 21:45:15

Sorry, I missed the bit about your dh not being able to walk far, I think that rules out Runswick Bay sad

gingerbreadmanm Sat 20-Aug-16 21:47:19

saltburn is a good call. lovely pie and mash shop and other quirky shops and a nice beach. valley gardens worth a look too.

the stables in whitby are nice for a meal.

staithes is fab and not far at all.

goathland is worth a visit as is pickering.

mini monsters and beacon farm close enough.

BikeRunSki Sat 20-Aug-16 21:47:29

North York Moors Steam Railway

Everything else I can think of involves walking!

Rotunda museum in Scarborough

BikeRunSki Sat 20-Aug-16 21:49:24

Staityes suggested above is very sweet (it's where Old Jacks Boat is filmed) is no good if you can't walk far. You have to park at the top of the village and walk down about 400 really steep steps, then back again.

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