Beacon Alpacas, Husthwaite, near Thirsk, offer walks and experience days with these delightful creatures - taking an alpaca for a walk gives you the opportunity to get up close and learn more about the curious and friendly South American Camelid.
Falconry UK Birds of Prey Centre, Kirby Wiske, near Thirsk: Enjoy the thrill and excitement of falconry, with over 70 birds and 30 species.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, Filey: Meet and feed lots of friendly animals - from giant rabbits to woolly alpacas, spotty pigs and miniature ponies. Visit the Worm-world and Mini-beast Mansion, get in touch with your senses, and dare to put your hands in the feely boxes, or take part in an exciting treasure hunt.
Studfold Explore, Discover and Learn Trail, Lofthouse, is a unique and exciting adventure nature trail with interactive fun for everyone in the heart of the beautifule Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With lots of seasonal events and activities, there's always something new to discover. Perfect for primary school children.
Talon Falconry, North Stainley, near Ripon: offers an amazing day out for the whole family. Meet over 25 birds of prey from more than 18 species, see them fly, and even have a photo taken holding one. Learn about the birds and their conservation programme.
The International Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley has the largest collection of birds of prey in the north of England. Housing birds from the tiny Burrowing Owl to the gigantic Steller's Sea Eagle, there is lots to see for all ages. The birds are flown three times a day. This is a great time to take photographs. Situated next to the historic Duncombe Park house the site covers about 10 acres.
Thorpe Hill Open Working Farm, Whixley, Nr York: A working heritage farm that takes visitors back to the way rural life used to be before the invention of tractors, pesticides and combine harvesters.
Situated in beautiful rolling countryside between Harrogate and York, just a few minutes from the A1, Thorpe Hill is a fun family day out that combines education, history and children's activities to create a great Yorkshire attraction that all ages can enjoy. They also run experience events for people who want to be a farmer for a day.