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The National Coal Mining Museum

(Yorkshire Attractions)

      
Wakefield Yorkshire England
Description : 

The National Coal Mining Museum for England offers you the unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground, down one of Britain's oldest working mines.

Take a step back in time with an ex-miner as your guide who will take you around the underground workings, where models and machinery depict methods and conditions of mining from the early 1800s to the present day.

This summer, why not visit the Heroes and Heroines Exhibition which explores the inspirational acts of people who went beyond the call of duty. The exhibition focuses on looking at famous Heroes and Heroines linked with the coal mining industry and its community; its inventors, protectors, activists and reformers. Other activities include a programme of interactive science shows, meet a 'living history' characters and drop in musical events such as 'Mining the musical seam'.

You can also ride the train, an original underground locomotive used at Prince of Wales Colliery, and take in the countryside views from one end of the site to the other. Visit the pit-head baths and the Victorian steam winder, follow the nature trail and find the new adventure playground, then meet the last ever working pit ponies, Eric and Ernie and Clydesdale Finn in the Stables.

Above ground, the story of coal is brought to life through the Museum's new interactive exhibitions and audio-visual plasma screens. The science of coal mining bursts into life and promises to send you away buzzing with ideas!

In need of refreshment? Visit the Museum cafe, which serves a range of traditional Yorkshire food and incorporates a fully licensed bar. Then bag yourself some mining memorabilia in the well-stocked gift shop.

Whatever you come to the National Coal Mining Museum for, you can be sure there'll be plenty to keep you occupied this summer.

There is free admission to all visitors and opening hours 10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily except for 24-26 December and 1 January. Arrive early to book onto an underground tour. Temperature underground is 12c; we strongly recommend warm practical clothing and sensible flat shoes. Unfortunately children under five years old are not permitted on the underground tour, however there is an indoor play area for children under five.

 

Telephone 01924 848806
 

Mother Shipton's Cave

(Yorkshire Attractions)

         
Knaresborough Yorkshire England
Description : 

Mother Shipton is England's most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago during the reigns of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I.
Her Prophetic visions became known and feared throughout England, with many of them still proving uncannily accurate today.
The Cave, her legendary birthplace is near to the famous, unique, geological phenomenon - The Petrifying Well. See its magical cascading waters turn items into stone!
The Petrifying Well is England's Oldest Visitor Attraction, first opening its gates in 1630!
Mother Shipton's Cave & The Petrifying Well lie at the heart of the Mother Shipton Estate - a relic of the Ancient Forest of Knaresborough.

Mother Shipton's Cave is England's oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630. It was home to the famous prophetess and the petrifying well still stands as a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough.

Millions of visitors from all over the world have been enchanted by the park's natural beauty, mesmerised by the Petrifying Well and enthralled by Mother Shipton's birthplace and her amazing story - she lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. Her prophecies predicted the fates of several rulers within and just after her lifetime, the invention of iron ships, Great Fire of London in 1666, the defeat of the Spanish Armada... and even the end of the world!
The park has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. All children are given a free trail to complete and keep if they wish. Dogs are welcome throughout the estate as long as they are kept on a lead.

Fiona Martin has owned mother Shipton's since 2011, and in that time, has made significant developments including a new adventure playground completed in 2017. She also introduced themed events during school holidays which have grown each year and have seen a continued increase in visitor numbers. In 2018 families can enjoy a Peter Rabbit Easter with eggs and bunnies galore. For May Half Term venture into the woods with Hansel and Gretel, beware the wicked witch! Robin Hood and his merry men will be in the park during the summer holidays, perhaps there is a champion archer amongst you. On entry children are given a themed trail, actors are stationed to interact with children and help them complete the trail. There are also props and clues throughout the park. More information about these events can be found at http://www.mothershipton.co.uk/events.

Mother Shipton's Cave is open every day from 10 am to 4.30pm, with last admission at 3.30pm to give visitors enough time to experience the attraction fully. During the SUMMER HOLIDAYS ONLY the park closes later at 5.30pm with last admission 4pm. There is parking on site (£2 all day in addition to admission). School and group visits are welcome, but will need to book ahead. Please note that the park is closed November, December January and February.

  • The Petrifying Well
  • The Old Wishing Well of Good Fortune
  • Push button information points
  • A mile long, beautiful riverside park with scenic picnic areas
  • Woodland Walk
  • Museum of figures and models
  • Gift shop
  • Adventure playground and Trail Quiz
  • Themed events during school holidays
  • £2 all day parking, feel free to leave the Park and visit historic Knaresborough

www.mothershipton.co.uk/visiting-us/

 

It all adds up to a wonderful, interesting family day out!

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Kirklees Light Railway

(Yorkshire Attractions)

         
Huddersfield Yorkshire England
Description : 

The Kirklees Light Railway is situated in the village of Clayton West, near Huddersfield, in the picturesque foothills of the South Pennines.

The railway runs for three and-a-half miles along the old track-bed of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway's Clayton West Line branch line, and opened to the public in October 1991.

The journey from Clayton West to Shelley offers fine views of the Grade II listed Emley Transmitting Station and passes through the ancient woodland of Blacker Wood which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The trip also includes passage through the Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel which - at 467m long is the longest tunnel on any 15" narrow gauge line in Britain!

Take a ride on the railway's fleet of unique steam and diesel engines as they travel through the glorious surrounding countryside, let the kids run wild on the adventure playgrounds, browse the extensive gift and model railway shop or relax with a cuppa and cake in The Buffer Stop Cafe.

Trains operate every weekend from mid-February to Christmas and daily during school holidays, with the railway also offering a full programme of special events throughout the year.

 

Don't miss the 'Steam & Gin' experience on the evening of Friday 6 July !

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Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

(Yorkshire Attractions)

         
Driffield Yorkshire England
Description : 

Four hundred years ago Sir Henry Griffith built Burton Agnes Hall. Twenty-three generations of the same family have since lived in, looked after, and loved the magnificent Elizabethan home that you enjoy today.

Robert Smythson architecture, and a diverse art collection including exquisite Elizabethan carvings and the finest contemporary works, inspired Simon Jenkins, author of 'England's Thousand Best Houses', to describe Burton Agnes Hall as 'the perfect English house', one of England's twenty finest alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House.

Concealed within its brick boundary, the Elizabethan walled garden will leave visitors mesmerised by flamboyant seasonal displays of colour, shape, texture and scents. Visitors are invited to explore several thousand plant varieties; a potager filled with fruit, vegetables and herbs; herbaceous borders, a jungle garden and a stunning collection of campanulas.

Children and adults alike will find entertainment in the giant board games, may lose their way in the maze, and are invited to explore the gardens with the guidance of Griffy the Goat's fun garden trail.

Visitors will delight in this award winning wonderland, which previously won Christie's Garden of the Year award.

To the north of the Hall lies tranquil woodland with wildlife figures to discover along the path. In February, thousands of snowdrops cover the ground to create an enchanting 'white carpet', and at Easter this historic woodland hosts thousands of enthusiastic chocolate egg hunters.

While wandering through the grounds, you may encounter an artist seeking inspiration. The artist in residence programme allows visiting artists to stay and work at Burton Agnes, year-round. Their artwork is displayed in the Summer House and inside the Hall.

The courtyard shops and cafe are open daily when the gardens are open. Access to the courtyard is free. Relax in the courtyard cafe where the gardens fruit and vegetables create delicious home-made meals and irresistible treats. The coffee is Fairtrade and roasted locally, and the restored 1963-vintage ice cream van offers delectable local ice cream and perfect coffees.

Unusual and handcrafted gifts and souvenirs can be found in the 'Home and Garden' Shop and Gift Shop and a year-round programme of Local artists display and sell their work in a courtyard gallery.

Open from 30th March to 31st October and 14th November to 23rd December, Burton Agnes Hall truly is the perfect English house: with its gardens and buzzing courtyard in addition, you are certain to enjoy a perfect day out.

To discover what's going on Burton Agnes Hall, visit www.burtonagnes.com

Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Telephone: 01262 490 324

Email:  office@burtonagnes.com

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Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

(Yorkshire Gardens)

         
Driffield Yorkshire England
Description : 

Four hundred years ago Sir Henry Griffith built Burton Agnes Hall. Twenty-three generations of the same family have since lived in, looked after, and loved the magnificent Elizabethan home that you enjoy today.

Robert Smythson architecture, and a diverse art collection including exquisite Elizabethan carvings and the finest contemporary works, inspired Simon Jenkins, author of 'England's Thousand Best Houses', to describe Burton Agnes Hall as 'the perfect English house', one of England's twenty finest alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House.

Concealed within its brick boundary, the Elizabethan walled garden will leave visitors mesmerised by flamboyant seasonal displays of colour, shape, texture and scents. Visitors are invited to explore several thousand plant varieties; a potager filled with fruit, vegetables and herbs; herbaceous borders, a jungle garden and a stunning collection of campanulas.

Children and adults alike will find entertainment in the giant board games, may lose their way in the maze, and are invited to explore the gardens with the guidance of Griffy the Goat's fun garden trail.

Visitors will delight in this award winning wonderland, which previously won Christie's Garden of the Year award.

To the north of the Hall lies tranquil woodland with wildlife figures to discover along the path. In February, thousands of snowdrops cover the ground to create an enchanting 'white carpet', and at Easter this historic woodland hosts thousands of enthusiastic chocolate egg hunters.

While wandering through the grounds, you may encounter an artist seeking inspiration. The artist in residence programme allows visiting artists to stay and work at Burton Agnes, year-round. Their artwork is displayed in the Summer House and inside the Hall.

The courtyard shops and cafe are open daily when the gardens are open. Access to the courtyard is free. Relax in the courtyard cafe where the gardens fruit and vegetables create delicious home-made meals and irresistible treats. The coffee is Fairtrade and roasted locally, and the restored 1963-vintage ice cream van offers delectable local ice cream and perfect coffees.

Unusual and handcrafted gifts and souvenirs can be found in the 'Home and Garden' Shop and Gift Shop and a year-round programme of Local artists display and sell their work in a courtyard gallery.

Open from 30th March to 31st October and 14th November to 23rd December, Burton Agnes Hall truly is the perfect English house: with its gardens and buzzing courtyard in addition, you are certain to enjoy a perfect day out.

To discover what's going on Burton Agnes Hall, visit www.burtonagnes.com

Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Telephone: 01262 490 324

Email:  office@burtonagnes.com

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