History, Museums, Art Galleries and Aquariums
Wolds Way Lavender
Burton Agnes Hall was built between 1598 and 1610 by Sir Henry Griffith, it is an Elizabethan stately home that has stayed within the family for more than 400 years. Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built to French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork in recent years.
Castle Howard is well known as one of the finest historic houses in England. The landscape in which it sits is equally worth exploring, with the approach to Castle Howard being as impressive as the arrival.
Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. Dalby Forest offers a wide variety of activities including walking/cycling trails through the forest, adventurous play activities, Dalby forest shop and cafe.
Eden Camp is located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, it is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. 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.
Harewood House sits in the heart of Yorkshire, one of the Treasure Houses of England. The house was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in the land in the setting of Yorkshire’s most beautiful landscape.
Lotherton Hall is a truly fantastic day out at a charming Edwardian house and country estate - once home to the Gascoigne family. There is something for everyone to enjoy here; from the country house to the bird garden, the gardens and exhibitions, the shop and stables to the woodland walks and playgrounds.
Madhyamaka Buddhist Drop-In Centre is located in York city centre. Weekly drop-in meditation classes offer the chance to learn how to make your mind calm and peaceful. By training in meditation you will learn to develop inner peace, giving you the ability to stay happy and positive all of the time - even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Selby Auction is one of the country’s leading livestock market venues in the heart of Yorkshire and now has easy access from all areas travelling along the Selby bypass. The Auction prides itself on their high levels of sales in Fatstock, Storestock, Miscellaneous Wares, Cleaning and Disinfecting.
The Deep tells the amazing story of the world's oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations making it a fun-filled family day out for all ages. See sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and more at this fantastic aquarium.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway Offers a superb day or afternoon trip. Get away from the hustle and bustle as you climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train for a delightful scenic journey through Heartbeat Country. Relax in cosy compartments and wood panelled carriages on the world’s most popular heritage railway as you enjoy the enchanting landscapes of the National Park.
The Royal Armouries is Britain’s national museum of arms and armour, and one of the most important museums of its type in the world. Its origins lie in the Middle Ages, and at its core is the celebrated collection originating in the nation’s working arsenal, assembled over many centuries at the Tower of London.
Wolds Way Lavender is a family run Lavender Farm set within ½ mile from the Wolds Way Walk, surrounded by mature woodland, on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. Wolds Way Lavender and Herb Farm is a wonderful and relaxing place to visit. The family run 12 acre site is currently planted with over six acres of Lavender ranging from rich hues of purple to the purest white.
Xscape Yorkshire When here you will find the country’s biggest REAL snow slope, 2 rock climbing walls, an aerial assault course, indoor skateboard park, 4D golf course, Laserzone, bowling, adventure golf course, multiplex cinema, 17 bars and restaurants and 10 urban retail outlets all under one roof!
York Art Gallery re-opened on 1st August 2015! York Art Gallery’s collection of paintings spans more than 600 years and works range from 14th century Italian panels and 17th century Dutch masterpieces to Victorian narrative paintings and 20th century works. It also holds the most extensive and representative collection of British Studio Ceramics, which will be reflected in the new-look gallery!
York Park & Ride Has 6 Park & Ride services, allowing you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus.
Fun for Children
Dinostar - The Dinosaur Experience This is an exciting, interactive Dinosaur museum for children of all ages! Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, Dinosaurs you can see, touch, hear and even smell!
At Eureka! your children will love to play and learn. Eureka! is a fun, interactive children’s museum and educational charity based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, where children play to learn and grown-ups learn to play. It has hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire children aged 0 to 11 to learn about themselves and the world around them through play and discovery.
Flamingo Land is home to the UK’s most visited zoo and also contains a unique Theme park which has 7 themed areas! It is a great day out all of the family can enjoy!
Honeysuckle Farm Is a wonderful opportunity for children to get up close and personal with their farmyard friends! The activities on offer here range from; Animal petting, Milking, Cart Rides, Play Areas, Forts, Mazes, Pond Life, Farm Trails, Shops and Restaurants.
Yellowtop Country Park
Foggathorpe, Selby, YO8 6PZ