Places

From monks to magic

Monk Park, once a haven for the monks, is now a children’s Farm Park paradise. Monk Park Farm is home to lambs, sheep, goats, calves, cattle, pigs, ponies, donkeys, horses, llamas, alpacas in their Outdoor and Indoor Feeding Areas together with Adventure Playground and Play Area.

In the driving seat

There's the chance for some swooping and diving fun of the human kind too. Just a few miles outside of Thirsk lies Yorkshire Outdoors and an adrenalin-filled day of fun. There's quad biking, 4x4 off road driving, Segway and even clay pigeon shooting. Many activities are suitable for children aged 6 and over, so there are thrills and spills in store for the whole family here.

Into the wild

On a warm summer's day, there's nothing quite like getting back to basics and enjoying time in nature's own playground. So why not pack up a picnic and take the kids out to the North York Moors National Park. There are ancient castles to discover, woodlands to explore and pebbles to skim - and who can resist riding a pony out from Boltby Trekking Centre and into the beautiful wilds.