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Things to do in North Yorkshire

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Discover the best things to do in North Yorkshire

This county is one of the largest in England, offering no shortage of North Yorkshire things to do.

Discover the North Sea Cliffs, littered with charming fishing villages and coastal resorts, or the heather-coated moorland with a magnitude of outdoor attractions. No matter what you decide, enjoy things to do in North Yorkshire for an action-packed break.

Attractions in North Yorkshire

For those looking for outdoor things to do in Yorkshire, walk the Cleveland Way or go off-road and soar through the countryside on your bike. For more walking inspiration, take a look at our North Yorkshire walking guide which is bursting at the seam with exciting walks and trails; all perfect if you’re looking for things to do with dogs in Yorkshire.

Alternatively, make the most of the indoor activities in Yorkshire and immerse yourself in history by visiting York which is home to the iconic York Minster and National Railway Museum. Or travel to Whitby where you can explore the Captain Cook Memorial Museum.

Our guide to North Yorkshire things to do is also full of activities for couples in Yorkshire. Spend the day with the one you love most at Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, enjoy a date night at the Everyman Cinema in Harrogate or take a leap of faith and try something adventurous at Go Ape Dalby.

Other incredible things to do in North Yorkshire include Easby Abbey, Knaresborough Castle, Mother Shipton’s Cave.

North Yorkshire Activities

Explore a great range of things to do in North Yorkshire around this spectacular county. For those with younger guests, head to the coastal resort of Scarborough for a traditional seaside holiday, or step back in time at the Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton-le-Hole. Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, watch a show at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond, or relax at Alpamere UK

One of the best things to do in North Yorkshire is to visit the wealth of stunning beaches around the coastline. Visit Bridlington North Beach which looks out to Flamborough Cliffs, or Cayton Bay Beach for unforgettable surfing.

If you’re looking for a vibrant seaside resort, head to Whitby Beach, Filey Bay Beach, or Saltburn-by-the-Sea Beach. These stunning beaches are amongst some of the best free attractions in Yorkshire; be sure to take advantage!

From coastal havens and sandy shores to far-reaching rural landscapes, there are so many things to do in North Yorkshire!

Still wondering what to do in North Yorkshire? Discover a wealth of things to do in North Yorkshire below…

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  • popcorn in empty cinema theatre

    Everyman Harrogate

    Westgate House
    Station Parade
    HG1 1HQ

    01233 555642

    Enjoy a sumptuous evening out here. Everyman Cinema Harrogate is a marvellous setting for any night at the movies!

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    Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

    Scarborough Rd
    YO14 9PG

    01723 514439

    This award-winning North Yorkshire attraction offers plenty of things for all ages and tastes to enjoy. From feeding the animals to relaxing in the gardens, you will be delighted by all the things you can do here.

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  • filey brigg

    Filey Brigg

    Filey Bay
    North Yorkshire
    YO14 9ET

    Adventure awaits you at this site of Special Scientific Interest, promising a superb coastal walk and dramatic views with its ever-changing face.

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  • museum in filey

    Filey Museum

    8-10 Queen St
    YO14 9HB

    01723 515013

    Explore eight rooms of this little gem and look forward to taking a trip down memory lane and learning about the local history of Filey.

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  • Flamingo Land Resort

    Kirby Misperton
    YO17 6UX

    0800 40 888 40

    This exciting attraction makes for a memorable, family-friendly outing in North Yorkshire! Flamingo Land Resort offers an excellent theme park, zoo and shows for children of all ages to enjoy.

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  • Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve

    Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve

    Catterick Garrison
    DL9 3PZ

    01748 830045

    Explore 100 acres of moorland and a reserve containing woodland, heathland, flower-rich grassland, picturesque ponds and a lake.

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  • Georgian Theatre Royal

    Victoria Rd
    DL10 4DW

    Catch a show at Britain’s oldest working theatre in its original form or enjoy an hourly guided tour and explore its museum.

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  • Girl climbing high ropes in woods

    Go Ape Dalby

    Dalby Forest
    Low Dalby
    YO18 7LT

    01603 895500

    Tucked away in the woodland delight of Dalby Forest is this adventure park. If you’re a family of thrill-seekers, then Go Ape Dalby is perfect for you; here you can climb amidst the treetops and even ride Segways!

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  • sheep at a country show with rosette

    Great Yorkshire Show

    Regional Agricultural Centre
    Great Yorkshire Showground
    Railway Road
    HG2 8NZ

    01423 541000

    The Great Yorkshire Show rests on the outskirts of Harrogate and is home to a wealth of farm-themed activities. Visitors can enjoy a range of things to do, from show jumping competitions to live music.

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  • Green Howards Regimental Museum

    Trinity Church Square
    DL10 4QN

    01748 826561

    Based in the heart of Richmond’s town centre is the museum of Green Howards, home to a collection of military artefacts.

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