18/7/2020 Yorkshire's Attractions are re-opening
As Yorkshire, and the rest of the country, starts to re-open its doors, here are just some updates from our local attractions:
As we find our way around the “new normal” it’s great to hear that some of our local attractions have now started to open their doors. Here are just a few of our highlights:
Alpamare has chosen to reopen the waterpark in stages whilst they ease staff into their new routines and to adherer to social distancing procedures. The first stage will reopen on Saturday 25th July 10:00-18:00 and will include the opening of the Wavey Wave Pool, Cracking Children’s Play Area and the Incredible Infinity Pool.
Admission prices will be £8.50 per adult and £6.50 per child for a 3 hour time slot. This will be a first come first served basis as they are not taking any pre-bookings. Visit https://www.alpamare.co.uk/plan-your-visit/ for more details.
Scarborough Castle is now open. You will need to pre-book a timed ticket in advance of your visit. Reduced visitor numbers will help to keep everyone safe. Members of English Heritage will be free but must still booking in advance. Visit https://www.english-heritage.org.uk for more details.
Castle Howard has reopened its gardens and play area to visitors who can pre-book through their website from the 8th June. Whilst the house is only open on weekends during August, 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 go 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/
Wolds Way Lavender offers a unique day out and began a phased reopening from the 12th June. Just a few of the attractions you can find to do there 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.
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Opens 1st August 2020