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A selection of attractions that are particularly good for families and within day trip distance of any of our cottages. This list is by no means exhaustive.


Flamingoland, near Malton

Flamingo Land is the north’s number one theme park, incorporating the largest privately owned zoo. Here you will find hundreds of rides and attractions for all tastes and age groups, from small kiddies roundabouts to some of the best white knuckle thrillers in the world such as the Bullet or the Terroriser.

With 8 fabulous international shows as well, and of course the zoo, where you will find many rare and endangered species. The more adventurous can enjoy some of the most x-treme coasters and rides in the country, there’s still a great selection of rides for all the family including new for Summer 2007 Splash Battle and Splish Splash our new water ride and interactive water park.

Go Ape

Go Ape, Dalby Forest

Go Ape Dalby is an adventurer’s paradise. They’ve set the thrill factor to the max with a jaw-dropping Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure, plus Forest Segways. One of the great things about Dalby is the sense of excitement and anticipation which builds as the course unfurls before you. The Challenge course is a high one – you’ll find yourself 35 metres up in the air so bring your head for heights. Whether pushing yourself to the max or finding your young adventurer’s feet, Dalby delivers.

Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Set in 175 acres of gorgeous North Yorkshire Parkland – just North of Ripon – Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Shopping Village and Birds of Prey Centre is renowned for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

The thrilling theme park line-up comprises some amazing rides, including Europe’s longest rollercoaster – The Ultimate, as well as the stomach churning, mighty Eagle’s Claw and The Hornet’s Nest – the ride with a sting in its tail! However, if you prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace, you can take a gentle stroll around the picturesque lake, enjoy a relaxing game of crazy golf or just climb aboard the Lightwater Express for a round-the-park train ride.

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North Yorkshire Water Park, Scarborough

Make a splash and have fun at North Yorkshire Water Park. Man made lakes in Wykeham just out of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, offer a range of fun, relaxing and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

Surrounded by picturesque countryside, they are just off the A170, near Wykeham, and within 30 minutes drive of our cottages.

Why not try kayaking, or test your balance on a stand-up paddle board or learn to sail, take a dip and go for an open water swim. Maybe take a peaceful trip on one of our electric mini ships or pedalos.

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Alpamare Waterpark, Scarborough

If speed and adrenaline are your thing, you’ll love their four state-of-the-art slides.

Jump in a four-man tube and take on the fast and furious Snow Storm and one-of-a-kind Black Run. Or accept the challenge of our breath-taking double-tube Olympic Run and the thrilling twists and turns of the Cresta Run mat racer.

Sealife Centre

Sealife Centre, Scarborough

At the Sea Life Centre you have the opportunity to meet creatures that live in and around the oceans of the British Isles, ranging from starfish and crabs to rays and seals. By encouraging wider awareness of the marine environment, Sea Life Centres have a vital role to play in the conservation of our seas for future generations.


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5 minutes from town centre in a private quiet courtyard. I have stayed in several of the cottages over the last couple of months. Each cottage is finished to a high standard and very comfortable. Kitchens and bathrooms are modern and have every amenity.I would recommend very highly, and would gladly stay again in the future.Helen and her staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

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Perfect. Pickering was chosen as an equidistant base for the coast, York and Harrogate and really could not have been better. Pickering is great with lots of amenities.  We stayed in the Farmhouse and everything was spot on. The place was clean and we had a bit of cake and cheese to welcome us. The place exudes quality from the kitchen utensils, fixtures and fittings through to the bedding and towels. The staff were great and the whole set up was just perfect. Thanks to all.

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Relaxing September Break We were in the Readman cottage. We received a warm welcome and the welcome pack of cheese and cake was delicious. The facilities were excellent and the location was ideal for walking and visiting places of interest.The steam railway is on the doorstep and the bird of prey centre in Helmsley well worth a visit. Helen and John were very helpful in recommending places to visit and where to have my car checked which had developed a problem.

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Another excellent New Year break. We stay with Eastgate Cottages every year and sometimes twice a year. Always of a very high standard, we have never been disappointed, only delighted. We treat this as our home in the country and wouldn’t go anywhere else. It doesn’t get any better, just book, you will love it.

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