The attractions listed below are to give you a flavour of what is in and around the North Yorkshire area. There is so much more to explore, but these are very popular.
For the Children
The Forbidden Corner A very popular place for visitors to the area. Children absolutely love it as its full of adventure. Exploring the labyrinth of tunnels, caves and paths, children can have lots of fun going through the many secret doors and the surprises that lie behind them.
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Mother Shipton's Cave A magical place to let children's imaginations go wild. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the waters that turn objects to stone.
Light Water Valley Not only a theme park but has a tree top trail and a net walk through the trees.
Go Ape in Pickering. Segways, Zip Wires, Axe throwing, Speed Climbing and so much more. A fun day out for all the family.
The Jorvik Viking Centre in York explores the viking age and has you standing on the site which reveals some of the most amazing and most famous discoveries in modern Archaeology. Fascinating for children but adults love it too.
Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve This small conservation area was established in 1992. It is located behind Cambrai Lines, Catterick Garrison. If your children love nature, wildlife then this may interest them. Its worth checking the self events to see what is available depending on the time of year.
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Big Sheep and Little Cow Farm Hands on farming experience in Bedale. Children can feed the animals and learn all about what happens on the farm. From there they can play in the large barn, swing on ropes, go on slides, play in the ball pool or soft play area. For the more adventurous there is go carting and roller races.
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Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum Interactive displays and touch screens teaching about Jame's Cook a British explorer and how he changed the map of the world. The museum shows how teaching used to be done in the 18th Century. Afterwards have a trip into Great Ayton a beautiful area on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Take in the stunning views on some lovely walks and breathe in the Yorkshire air.
To Be Enjoyed By All
Easby Abbey The ruins are one of the best preserved monasteries of the Premonstratensian 'white canons'. There is a 3.5 mile loop walk from Easby to Richmond in a loop. A lovely scenic walk where you can take your four legged friend too.
How Stean Gorge Outdoor activities for the adventurous, including mountain biking, canoeing, abseiling, gorge walking and rock climbing. Located in the Harrogate area it makes a great day out.
Kiplin Hall and Gardens. An historic building with lovely scenic walks around the lake, award winning afternoon teas and a hall full of 400 years of history. Dogs are allowed in the grounds but not in the building, meaning you can enjoy a relaxed walk through the woodland and parkland. Kiplin Hall is only a 10 minute drive from Moulton View.
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Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park A stunning place to visit. Thousands of plants and flowers, beautiful views and woodland and many sculptures to view and enjoy.
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Rievaulx Terrace A small Georgian landscape garden with lovely walks through the woods. Make it a day out and take a picnic and enjoy the scenery and views of Rievaulx Abbey. There are guided tours through the temples and events for families organised throughout the year. About 32 miles, 55 minutes from Moulton View.
Thorp Perrow Gardens and Aboretum with stunning grounds, birds of prey, playground area and tearoom, it is an amazing beautiful place to visit and is loved by young and old.
The Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond. The oldest functioning Theatre of its era, offering guided tours and eclectic array of stage shows year round.
There are over 30 castles in the North Yorkshire area and four over the North Yorkshire border into County Durham. Here are a few:-
Just over the border into County Durham about 20 minutes from Moulton we have Walworth Castle near Darlington with Birds of Prey. You can also book a table for Afternoon Tea, Sunday lunch and a meal in the 1189 Bar and Kitchen. Raby Castle (image below) in Staindrop with their wild deer and cattle roaming freely in the estate. Dog walkers are welcome. Grab a a coffee and a bite to eat or visit the castle, take in the views and wander the grounds. Its worth checking the website before visiting as currently there is extensive developments being undertaken to expand the estate over the next 18 months.
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There is so much to see and do not only in North Yorkshire but also in our neighbouring county of Durham. A 10-15 minute drive from Moulton and you are over the border into County Durham.
In Teesdale you will find the infamous Barnard Castle, a market town which holds some independent shops, cafes, restaurants and public houses. One major attraction is the gem in the heart of the town Bowes museum Throughout the year, it holds exhibitions, galleries and events and at Christmas there are Christmas Markets held in the grounds, often supported by local businesses selling handmade goods. The museum also has a cafe and a short walk around the grounds is always enjoyable.
High Force Waterfall with a height of 21 metres it is one of the most spectacular Waterfalls in England. It sits on the river tees near Middleton Teesdale. Recently used as a location by Emmerdale producers where cast and crew members perform an impressive stunt during survival week. Tickets can be booked for a guided tour by one of the estate rangers. There is a small fee to enter Falls however, if you purchase a ticket for Raby Castle, your entry is free.