Trains, planes & boats

NameLocationType Of ActivityDescription
Rail Events (NYMR)Pickering 9 milesTrains PlusPickering steam railway offers a lot more than just a ride on a steam engine. Throughout the year they host a range of all day events from “Return to the 60’s”, “Wartime Weekend” and even “Santa Specials”.
North Yorkshire Moors RailwayMalton 2 milesTrainsHowever, if it’s a train ride that you want; you can ride from Malton through Pickering, Levisham, Goatland and Grosmont to Whitby – a fabulous way to spend time on the beach. See www.nymr.co.uk 
Dining Experience (NYMR)Pickering 9 milesTrains & FoodEating on a train journey always conjures up thoughts of a bygone era and you can experience that era to the full with one of these trips. Trips are available throughout the year with special Murder Mystery trips in June and Christmas Specials through December.
Steam Fair (NYMR)Pickering 8 milesWorking Steam Engines & Fun FairThis is a fantastic weekend with three fields full of steam driven engines of all description. There are loads of large steam traction engines, some farm steam tractors and other steam driven work tools of various sizes from water pumps to a large tree saw. For the children a fantastic steam driven fun fair, falconry, woodcarving and lots of side shows.
Yorkshire Air MuseumYork 19 milesAirplanesAuthentic World War two bomber base and over forty historic aircraft. There is also a NAFI restaurant.
Yorkshire Gliding ClubSutton Bank 16 milesPlanesWhether you want to watch, take an air experience or a five day training course you can do it here. Courses must be booked in advance. see www.ygc.co.uk
Learn to Drive a TrainWensleydale 45 milesTrainsSome distance away but if you want to bring to life every young boys dream you can do it here. A “Driver Experience” day course includes welcome breakfast, safety briefing, hotel lunch, training and supervised driving of a diesel train. For more information or to buy a gift token see www.wensleydalerailway.com
Captain Cook ExperienceWhitby 34 milesBoatBark Endeavour is an authentic replica of Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavour and looks impressive. Trips let you enjoy the views of land and sea while listening to genuine sea shanties and hearing the story of Captain Cook and Whitby. To book see the leaflet in the cottage or visit www.endeavourwhitby.com
National Railway MuseumYork 19 milesTrainsBig trains and rides. Learn how to build a bridge or control the signals. Visit the interactive learning centre. Free entry. For events visit www.nrm.org.uk.
York Boats & YachtsYork 19 milesBoatDay or night cruises and a ghost cruise. You can even take a self-drive boat. For times, places and events see www.getyourguide.co.uk
Underground RAF Bunker TourHolmpton 50 milesPlanesQuite a journey, but a unique attraction. A massive command bunker that extends almost 100 ft underground and covers nearly 30,000 sq.ft. It was built in 1952 and rebuilt in 1985. You will see the operational area and get demonstrations and presentations to tell the story of more than 50 years of RAF use. See www.visitthebunker.com.