Blog / 5 Zoo’s, farms & marine days out
The following is 5 local destinations for your family with an animal and marine theme.
Be sure to check websites for up to date disability discounts and if you haven't already applied for Merlins Magic Wand?! It's a super quick application and will enable your family to apply for a ticket to any Merlin's attraction. Sea Life Scarborough included!
Journey beneath the sea at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Offering a unique mix of indoor and outdoor displays, you can see many creatures from starfish to sharks and pipefish to penguins!
Yorkshire Wildlife Park - (See website for disability discounts)
Come into the world of the animals at the UK’s No.1 Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure! There’s family fun all day long with our walkthrough safari animal areas, a full programme of ranger talks and feeding time, indoor and outdoor play areas, cafes and shops in the new Safari Village.
Built on a former riding school and farm, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has come along way since it opened in April 2009. A dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, the park has over 400 animals and over 70 different species of animal.
To create a dynamic, interactive experience and regional centre of excellence for the conservation of biodiversity globally and locally that is sustainable both for the environment and the business. To promote a wider understanding of the natural world and inspire generations to support and protect the world around them.
Butterfly World - (Family ticket £15.50)
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There's lots to see and do at Butterfly World in Preston Park. We have 80 - 120 species of butterflies, as well as a Reptile Centre and a mob of Meerkats!
Big Sheep Little Cow - (£30 Family of 4 ticket)
WELCOME to Big Sheep Little CowFarm Attraction in Bedale, North Yorkshire
If you're looking for a fun family-day out then look no further!
We aim to provide you with a unique hands on farm experience for children and adults, holding and feeding animals.
These are structured around a farm tour at specific times (please refer to our opening times for further information).
We are a first choice for educational visits, with years of experience and visits taylored to suit the curriculum. We also offer high quality children's birthday parties with a variety of packages available to make your child's birthday special.
Murton Park - Yorkshire Farming Museum
Welcome to Murton Park, home of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, the Danelaw Centre for Living History and the Derwent Valley Light Railway. The park covers approximately 16 acres of mostly flat terrain, connected by a series of paths and trackways of varying surfaces.
The reception building houses our admissions desk and shop, toilets, coffee bar, Farmhouse Kitchen Cafe (open weekends and school holidays) function rooms and library. Access to the library (open by appointment) is via stairs only. The bulk of the museum collection is housed in two main gallery buildings. The Four Seasons building has stair and wheelchair lift access to the upper mezzanine housing the WLA exhibition and photographic gallery. The Livestock Gallery has ramp access and is on a single level.
There is a large picnic area and a number of picnic tables outside. The playground is located opposite the picnic spot and there are toy pedal tractors for children (under 8s). In bad weather, those bringing a picnic can eat indoors in the atrium space.