​North Yorkshire offers fun for all the family, old and young, from the fun of the seaside to a magical wonderland of play and exploration.  Bring the family to North Yorkshire for a memorable break where everyone can be included.

Discover the Yorkshire Coast where traditional seaside attractions and games can be enjoyed along with ice cream, rock pooling, sandcastles and paddling.  A range of entertainments and festivals take place on the coast throughout the year making it a fantastic family destination all year round.

Dedicated family attractions

North Yorkshire is home to some amazing family attractions created specifically to entertain, mesmerise and educate young minds, from farm experiences where you can get hands on with a variety of adorable animals or a magical woodland where every corner reveals new wonders.

Enjoy a ride on a steam train on one of the heritage railways that weaves through the Yorkshire landscape or take to the water in a rowboat of canal barge and let the world float by.

Quality family time, in North Yorkshire

New places to grow young minds

Explore a cave and discover the mindboggling formations of stalactites and stalagmites formed over thousands of years or visit the magical petrifying well where everyday objects are turned to stone in mere months.

In addition to all this, many of our museums and stately homes have created trails, experiences and demonstrations to ensure that they offer as much to the younger visitors as they do adults.


Discover more family friendly locations across


Family Coast

Family Days Out on
the Yorkshire Coast

Children exploring outdoor play features

Family Days Out in
Heart of Yorkshire

Family Harrogate

Family Days Out
around Harrogate

Children exploring outdoor play features

Family Days Out
in Hambleton

Children exploring a garden with giant Gunnera
Seaside family fun, in Filey, North Yorkshire
Family experiences in North Yorkshire