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  • The National Birds of Prey Centre in Helmsley

    The National Birds of Prey Centre in Helmsley

  • Kayaking now available at North Yorkshire Water Park

    Kayaking now available at North Yorkshire Water Park

  • Wolds Way Lavender

    Wolds Way Lavender

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19/6/2020 Attractions Are Beginning To Reopen

Although we are currently closed here at Crows Nest, lots of the local attractions around us are beginning to open up to visitors again.

So many attractions have adapted and implemented restrictions for social distancing measures to make it as safe as possible for all visitors. Here’s a few of the Yorkshire coast attractions that have safely reopened their doors so far.

Castle Howard has reopened its gardens to visitors who can pre-book through their website from the 8th June. While the house and playground remain closed for the time being, the outdoor gardens have plenty to see including the walled garden, lakes and historical monuments. Visit https://www.castlehoward.co.uk/ for more information and to book your visit in advance.

Dalby Forest’s 13 walking tracks and 6 cycling trails are open for visitors to come and enjoy the outdoors while safely social distancing. The tracks vary from easy access to more difficult treks for experienced cyclists and walkers. Dogs are welcome too! Unfortunately the visitor centre, café and Go Ape activities remain closed for now – take a look at https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest for details on what amenities are available.

North Yorkshire Water Park at Wykeham reopened to visitors from the 13th June. Here you can enjoy open water swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and fishing, all which require pre-booking online. Their outdoor paths are open for walkers and cyclists too, and the café for takeaway drinks and snacks only. For full details and what restrictions are in place, check their website https://www.northyorkshirewaterpark.co.uk/

Bridlington Animal Park reopened on the 15th June and asks guests to pre-book tickets when they visit and are sticking to a limited capacity and one-way system around the park. Animal feeding activities, owl handling and flying displays with their birds of prey are scheduled throughout the day for a great day out for all the family. Check out their website https://bridlingtonanimalpark.co.uk/ to book tickets.

Wolds Way Lavender offers a unique day out and has began a phased reopening from the 12th June. Just a few of the attractions you can find to do here now open to the public are gardens, nature ponds, a maze with giant games, a wildflower walk and mini football golf. Their lavender gift shop is also open, and they offer takeaway drinks, snacks and ice-creams. Like other attractions, please book your visit online and read more about the safety restrictions in place at https://woldswaylavender.co.uk/2020-safe-opening-information/

The National Birds of Prey Centre reopened on the 15th June, so visitors can once again go and see the range of beautiful birds of prey on display here. There is no need to book ahead when visiting as their site is large and has plenty of space for social distancing safely. They have implemented a one-way system and be aware they are not accepting cash at the current time – so be sure to have a card with you. More details are available on their website https://www.ncbp.co.uk/ and here you can also buy vouchers future visits to help the centre and their birds in these difficult financial times.

Peasholm Park and its beautifully kept grounds remains open in Scarborough for visitors to come and enjoy the oriental themed park. Several cafes are available for takeaway options around the area and dogs are welcome too. Peasholm Park is perfect for a peaceful walk and there is plenty of path space for social distancing. For now the paddle boat attractions and famous battle ship shows are remain closed.

Other local attractions such as Flamingo Land Zoo and Filey’s Bird & Animal Park are currently trialling opening methods and preparing to welcome visitors too. Discover Yorkshire Coast has a handy up to date bulletin listing a large portion of our local attractions and their statuses on opening too, take a look at it here https://mediafiles.thedms.co.uk/Publication/YS-DYC/cms/pdf/Tourism Bulletin.pdf. Don’t forget to check ahead before travelling for details on restrictions to avoid disappointment. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Crows Nest soon too!

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