Attractions In The Area.
Museums, Castles & Abbeys
THE NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY
Travel through 18 miles of beautiful North York Moors National Park on Britain's most popular heritage railway. Visit the picturesque station of Goathland which is used as Aidensfield in Heartbeat and Hogsmeade in Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone. You can ride the train to Whitby in the Summer Months and in December you can meet Santa on his special train journey.
FLAMINGO LAND THEME PARK AND ZOO
For family fun and thrills, you won't find better than Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo. Just a 7 min drive from Pickering, the park offers some of the finest Theme park rides throughout Europe.
There is also a captivating programme of regular free shows, which guarantees that the fun never stops. Excitement and adventure for the youngest guests is also assured by a fantastic collection of junior coasters, carousels, and fun slides, plus indoor and outdoor soft play areas too!
5 Mins drive from Pickering and located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. It was developed into a museum by local businessman Stan Johnson to stand as a tribute to all people, civilian and military, who endured hardship throughout World War Two.
Today, Eden Camp has people of all ages visiting from around the world to see the story of World War Two re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures to create a unique atmosphere that makes it feel like you travelled back in time to wartime Britain.
THE COAST OF SCARBROUGH
A wonderful place to take the little ones to tire them out. You have two bays you can take them too, The North & South Bay. South Bay is where you will find the amusements, fairground rides restaurants, & gift shops.
A great place to go is Peasholm Park in the North Bay
which is open all year round. This park is built around a lake and you can hire pedal boats, some with a dragon's head, and rowing boats. The summer months will sometimes see brass bands playing in the park
All the way from the Alps, Alpamare Scarborough is a waterpark like no other.
If you love adventure, it’s time to experience the biggest, the fastest, the wettest, the warmest, the cleanest,
the waviest, the newest, the funniest, the most unlike-any-waterpark-you’ve-seen before waterpark.
Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire. It's easy to see how Bram Stoker was inspired by its gothic splendour when writing Dracula. This is one of the most atmospheric visitor attractions on the Yorkshire coast.
THE COAST OF WHITBY
Pickering is lucky enough to stand between the seaside coasts of Whitby and Scarborough. Whitby beach, especially in the warmer weather is a a magnet for families whether for bathing, suncastle building or strolling. Then afterwards maybe an ice-cream or refreashment in one of the many cafes. Any spare change? Then there are amusement aracades and bingo
Children can enjoy the bumper boats, crazy golf, trampolining, the sports centre and swimming pool, trips to the sea or handlining for crabs on kiddies corner.
Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. It is an ideal destination for families, walkers, cyclists and outdoor adventure. For the Adrenaline Junkies. You’ll be hard pushed to find a better location than Dalby Forest where you’ll discover high-wire forest adventures by ‘Go Ape’. Or you can go mountain biking through the forest, choosing from a selection of designated routes to match your skill level, or thirst for excitement. This was the place for the Mountain Bike World Cup 2 years running.
Explore the dramatic and extensive remains of one of the most powerful monasteries in Britain. Once home to the greatest spiritual writer of the medieval Ages, Saint Aelred described it as 'everywhere peace, everywhere serenity' which still holds true today
RYEDALE FOLK MUSEUM
A hidden gem and the finest open-air museum in Yorkshire. An amazing collection of rescued and restored historic buildings. Everything from craft workshops and thatched cottages to shops, flints, and a fire engine.
HELMSLEY WALLED GARDEN
Dating back to 1759, Helmsley Walled Garden nestles at the bottom of the North York Moors between the Grade 1 listed landscape of Duncombe Park and the scheduled ancient monument of Helmsley Castle. Named by The Times as one of the UK's prettiest gardens open to the public, come and enjoy a day at Helmsley Walled Garden. Stroll through beautiful displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables.
Castle Howard, near York, is one of Britain's finest stately homes. A magnificent 18th-century house with ornate interiors, plus 1,000 acres of famous gardens and park.
Duncombe Park is one of Yorkshire’s finest historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family.
Located in Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park, the estate boasts over 450 acres of spectacular gardens, parklands and nature reserve.
Enjoy the atmosphere of this beautiful Yorkshire manor house, nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye.
Explore the period rooms whilst hearing the Hall's many tales and discover one of the world's finest collections of miniature rooms in the attic.
Famed for its picturesque location, organic walled garden with spring-flowering meadows, flamboyant resident peacocks and a changing programme of exclusive and high profile art and photography exhibitions, Nunnington Hall offers something for everyone to enjoy.
Helmsley Castle has towered over the market town for nearly a thousand years. Originally a Medieval Castle, a Tudor mansion was added in the 1600's, before Cromwell's men in a show of power blew up the great keep, slicing it in half.