Top 10 Attractions (Fee)

Jorvik Viking Centre


Come face to face with a Viking. Travel back 1000 years on board your time machine through the backyards and houses to the bustling streets of JORVIK. Everything here is based on facts – from the layout of the houses, the working craftsmen, the language of the gossiping neighbours, to the smells of cooking and the cesspit!

Flamingo Land


One price family adventure park with over 100 rides, including the UK’s only motorbike launch rollercoaster. There are also five family shows plus the UK’s largest privately owned zoo, home to many exotic species including giraffes, lions, rhinoceros and tigers.

Watch your knuckles go white on Flamingo Land’s new record-breaking ride. MUMBO JUMBO has the steepest drop on any roller coaster in the world!

York Minster


Northern Europe’s largest Gothic cathedral. A treasure house of 800 years of stained glass. Seeing is believing as you take a walk through this historical splendour; the  carvings and sculptures will take your breath away. Explore the history beneath your feet in the Undercroft and enjoy magnificent views from the tower top.

Castle Howard

Nr York

Breathtaking location for Brideshead Revisited, this magnificent 18th Century house is situated in stunning parkland, dotted with temples, lakes, statues and fountains; plus formal gardens, woodland garden and ornamental vegetable garden. Take a boat trip on the Great Lake or let the children try out the new high energy adventure playgroun


Harewood House


The home of the Earl of Harewood has something for everyone. Marvel at the house, with its magnificent state rooms, Adam ceilings, Chippendale furniture and Old Master paintings. Explore the gardens and the Bird Garden, and let the children enjoy the challenge and excitement of the Adventure Playground.



Magna, the UK’s first science adventure centre is set in the cavernous Templeborough steelworks in Rotherham. There are four pavilions where you can explore the elements: earth, air, fire and water. The ultimate inter-active experience – here you can have fun firing a giant water canon, launch rockets, board an airship and spin in a gyroscopic chair, see lightning bolts, fiery tornadoes, explode rock faces and work real JCBs.

Lightwater Valley


Set in 175 acres of gorgeous North Yorkshire parkland, Lightwater Valley is home to Europe’s longest roller-coaster ride. There’s something here for everyone. From the thrills-and-spills of the Fall of Terror and the Eagle’s Claw to the more relaxing Lightwater Express. There’s the Birds of Prey Centre to explore, or just enjoy a game of crazy golf.



An amazing entertainment complex offering a combination of extreme sports and leisure activites you won’t find anywhere else in Yorkshire. This attraction has everything from a real snow zone for skiing and toboganning, rock climbing, and skating through to dodgems, cinemas and bowling.

The Deep

Kingston upon Hull

Experience the dramatic story of the world’s oceans, from the dawn of time and into the future, at Hull’s award-winning ‘submarium’, home to 40 sharks and 3500 fish. Highlights include Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel and a glass lift ride through the 10m deep tank. Explore the Twilight Zone, the world’s largest exhibition featuring unusual animals from the ocean’s depths, and Slime! The Deep has green credentials too – it is run as a charity dedicated to increasing enjoyment and understanding of the world’s oceans.



Eureka! is the UK’s National Children’s Museum, ‘a place where children play to learn and grown-ups learn to play’. Everything’s been designed to inspire children to find out about themselves and the world around them through hundreds of hands-on exhibits. How about seeing your own skeleton, catching a wave, saving a polar bear, or building a house? And there’s also plenty to do outdoors in the new PlayScape.