Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park is a relatively new attraction, having opened to the public in 2008.
It is not as big as other children’s farms we have visited but we were very impressed with its range of animals, its cleanliness, and its informal atmosphere.
Clifford’s Tower in York is the keep of the old York Castle. It has a very long history and has been used for a variety of things, including a debtors prison. It is now owned by English Heritage and is one of Yorkshire’s most popular tourist attractions, mainly for the stunning views of York it affords.
During half-term, the National Railway Museum in York is running activities on a toy train theme.
There are lots of things for your children to do, on top of the usual NRM attractions. See our full review of the National Railway Museum for information regarding accessibility, facilities and family friendliness.
On a surprisingly sunny, but cold Sunday, we had a trip up to York to visit the Winter Wonderland at the McArthur Glen designer outlet. I (I mean my 8-year-old) was determined to try out the outdoor ice rink.
This October half-term, the National Railway Museum in York are playing host to everyone’s favourite Peruvian immigrant – Paddington Bear. The museum and the Paddington Bear exhibition is completely free. A fuller review of the museum itself can be found here – National Railway Museum, York.
The Paddington Bear exhibition is fun and aimed at children aged from 3 to 8. There are Paddington related activities scheduled throughout the day, including storytelling sessions, and a bear trail.
If you love trains, then you’re going to love the National Railway Museum in York, North Yorkshire. It is the largest railway museum in the world, and packed to the rafters with trains, model trains, railway memorabilia, and exhibitions about railway history.