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With a six acre woodland onsite for children to run around and build dens, plentiful wildlife to spot onsite, coupled with the many attractions nearby, making this an ideal family holiday. There are lots of family attractions and days out near the site.

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, just a 10 minute drive from Ball Hall Farm, offering a fun day out for all ages with a host of watersport activities, playground, inflatable’s and a lakeside café.

Allerthorpe Woods

A popular pine wood located at Allerthope, six miles from the site. This is ideal for dog walking and family walks. The Plough Inn located at the back of the wood making it an ideal place to stop for refreshments.

Burnby Hall Gardens are only seven miles away in the market town of Pocklington. Burnby Hall is popular with families, with onsite playground and hidden gardens. Why not play hide and seek in the rockery, feed the fish and visit the eight world tour museum and see a life size Tiger.

York Maze – Largest maze in the UK, only six miles from the site and open July to early September. With a themed maize maze, over 20 rides and attractions, cafes onsite and shows. This is great for all ages.

Yorkshire Air museum, only six miles from the site and considered to be one of the top visitor attractions in Yorkshire. This museum brings to life over 150 year of aviation history all within authentic wartime surroundings. With over 60 historic aircraft and vehicles to see it will keep the children entertained.

Piglets adventure farm is a 25 minute drive from the site, with farm animals to pet, ride on tractors, sandpits, tractor rides and a large inside playbarn with slides, rope swings and sandpits. The farm also has lots of delicious food options from wood fired pizzas to onsite café.

Williams Den – Is a new natural play area indoors and outdoors. The outdoor play complete with zip wires, climbing structures, mud kitchens and make your own dens. Indoors this unique play space designed for children of all ages includes a large tree house, rope bridges, sand and water all constructed from responsibly sourced wood. With a café/restaurant onsite producing wood fired pizzas to popular adults and childrens menu all in a restored stone and brick barn.

Castle Howard

One of Britain’s finest stately home, 30 minutes from the site. The home has acres of gardens to run round and new in 2019 Skelf Island, a high up playground across the water is proving very popular with all ages of children.

Wet Days

Even if the weather is not great, there are plenty of attractions to see indoors from York Railway Museum, Elvington Air Museum , and many museums and attractions in York. For an active wet day activity visit Creepy Crawlies the large indoor softplay. And when the sun comes out again, you can visit the animals, play on Go Karts, or the high climbing forest.

Fancy some swimming? Why not try the new indoor pool at the York sports village just next to the Grimston Bar park and ride. Or for a bit of retail therapy, there is the Designer Outlet all under one roof.

Staying in summer? Why not travel further afield to reach the Yorkshire coast in just over one hour and visit the beautiful Yorkshire Moors, with a stop at Gothland (Heartbeat country), and onwards to Whitby.