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    Visiting Scarborough Area Half Term

    Can anybody recommend any good places to visit in the area?
    We have 2 children 8 & 6.
    Planning to visit Flamingo Land, using tesco vouchers!!
    But wanting some local advice on good swimming pools & outdoor things to do.
    Wanting to go on North Yorks Railway, but seems quite expensive does anybody know of any vouchers for this?
    Many Thanks

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    There is a water park there called Kinderland in North Bay but I wouldnt recommend it on a cold day
    There is also a sealife centre which is quite good for children.
    Best bet is to go on beach (weather permitting), have a donkey ride and an ice cream, go to arcade (tuppenny falls) and finish day with fish and chips - Perfect!!!

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    monkey.nut;2115404

    There is a water park there called Kinderland in North Bay but I wouldnt … There is a water park there called Kinderland in North Bay but I wouldnt recommend it on a cold dayThere is also a sealife centre which is quite good for children.Best bet is to go on beach (weather permitting), have a donkey ride and an ice cream, go to arcade (tuppenny falls) and finish day with fish and chips - Perfect!!!



    Hi, thanks.
    Believe Kinderland is now shuts as is the waterpark.
    Had these 2 as places to visit as well...Argh!
    Looks like the donkey ride then....;-)

    yeah sadly it is shut. the sealife centre is ok there, i have been.
    love the beach.

    theres a rock factory a short drive away (if I'm remembering right) you can do a tour and make your own chocolate lolley there was a small factory shop attached as well might be good for pressies. Hope you have a good time we love scarbough. haven't been for a couple of years though so hope its still there. If you gat a really wet day there was a big soft play place on the industrial estats near the morrisons. (hope you don't need this) we went once it also had a paint pots type place in it were you could paint an ornament or plate etc.

    thats hornsea pottery. and there is hornse freeport which isnt far away

    If the weather's nice and you have transport go to Whitby and to Robin Hood's Bay - both really beautiful. Used to take my sons when they were little!

    I like the Pickering railway which drops you off at "Aidensfield" where you can go to the real shop and pub from Heartbeat

    But its expensive

    Gotta go to Whitby.... more interesting walking, Nice shops, Priory Whalebones etc,

    MMM Whitby fish and chips are lurrvly

    ryouga;2115756

    I like the Pickering railway which drops you off at "Aidensfield" where … I like the Pickering railway which drops you off at "Aidensfield" where you can go to the real shop and pub from HeartbeatBut its expensive


    You can always drive there... Real name is Goathland.:thumbsup:

    Not much there but nice to say, "I've been there!" every time you watch Heartbeat repeats..LOL.

    Children enjoy the simplest of activities.

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    Mum2Connor&Cerys;2116378

    Children enjoy the simplest of activities.



    Yep I agree, just looking for some nice places to visit, 1 day at a theme park is enough!

    Thought Castle Howard might be worth a look?

    Agree with previous comments regarding North Yorks railway still trying to find vouchers for this, does anybody know if any exist?

    ta

    Norfolk12a1;2116841

    Yep I agree, just looking for some nice places to visit, 1 day at a theme … Yep I agree, just looking for some nice places to visit, 1 day at a theme park is enough!Thought Castle Howard might be worth a look?Agree with previous comments regarding North Yorks railway still trying to find vouchers for this, does anybody know if any exist?ta


    I've never found vouchers for the railway. Your kids might find Castle Howard a little dry - it's really aimed at adults! Have a brilliant time.

    I took the kids to Leeds Castle in Maidstone quite a while back and they enjoyed it,mind you the grounds where beautiful and there quite a bit more for them to do there probably for kids within grounds.

    If you buy this months BBC Gardening Magazine you get a 2 for 1 voucher for various gardens, Castle Howard is one of them, (it would help towards the entry fee), it also has a childrens play area, I would recomend that you take a pack-up as the cafes are expensive. The place where you can decorate a plate is called Little Hoppers, it is on Dunslow road, near Morrisons at Seamer. It's signposted, you turn down near the VW garage and it's on your right. You very rarely see any discount vouchers for the railway at Pickering, you don't really see a lot from the train as you are in a valley bottom most of the time. York is a nice place for a day out their are various park and rides which is the cheapest way to get into York. Dalby Forest (near Thornton -le-Dale) is approx. £7.00 to get in and there are two outdoor play areas and various walks, again take your own food. Hope this gives you some ideas. If I think of anymore I will post them. Have a great holiday.
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