If you're looking for adventures in North Yorkshire, you're in the right place!  There's a whole range of ideas, from exploring the North York Moors themselves, to treking with Alpacas, thrilling white-knuckle rides and coastal days for sandcastle building, fossil hunting and even jumping off a cliff! 

Flamingo Land

Distance 3 miles from Low Costa Mill
Children and adults will love Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo, a ten minute drive away from Low Costa mill you will find a mix of the latest white-knuckle rides along with plenty of rides suitable for younger children, as well as the Zoo, which houses a range of animals such as big cats, giraffes & hippos to name but a few.  Plenty of space to picnic as well as a wide range places to buy food.

Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo - Thrilling adventuresl


Distance 8 miles from Low Costa Mill
If you fancy something different, why not visit Butterwick Alpaca Retreat. Join the Alpacas on their daily walk, a leisurely walking alpaca experience down a lane and through the fields, it is of good terrain which allows for trekkers of most ages and abilities. Afterwards, there’s time to feed and pet them, and of course there’s plenty of photo opportunities. However, just be warned that you may come away wanting your own herd of Alpacas!

Alpacas near Low Costa Mill

Dalby Forest
Distance 6 miles from Low Costa Mill
Dalby Forest is a centre for adventure; walking or biking along the miles and miles of trails, high thrill adventures such as Go Ape and Segway, as well as plenty of easy trails, picnic and BBQ areas, and a fantastic selection of play parks.  Why not hire a bike for added adventure. It is also home to a very popular park-run on a Saturday morning.  

Guests of Low Costa Mill can borrow our free pass to access Dalby Forest, saving a little money for an extra ice-cream or 2. 

Dalby Forest - Adventures in North Yorkshire Low Costa Mill

Sealife Centre, Scarborough

Distance 17 miles from Low Costa Mill
Which sea creatures do you love the most?  Walk through the underground tunnel and marvel at them.  There’s an amazing mix of sea creatures on display, from Penguins to Seals, Sea Dragons and more.

At Sea Life you can see them all, and maybe even help feed some of them


Alpamere is currently closed, we'll update once the site has re-openend.

Bay Watersports / North Yorkshire Water Park

Distance 13 miles from Low Costa Mill to Wykeham Lake
Bay Watersports run a range of water sport activities along the North Yorkshire Coast, including SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding), Dinghy Sailing, Raft Building and Kayaking. Plus adrenalin filled fun such as Coasteering or Sea Kayaking. If this is your dream a visit to the coast is on the cards.

North Yorkshire Water Park is based at Wykeham lake, where you'll find a large floating inflatable course with slides, balance bars, climbing walls and blast bags! Other activities available include Wakeboarding, Stand up Paddleboarding, Pedalos, Kayaking and a climbing wall, as well as a Zip Wire across the lake!

All safety equipment, buoyancy aids and helmets are provided for these adventurous activities.

North Yorkshire Water Park is also home to a lakeside park-run course.

Wykeham Lake -Paddleboarding

North York Moors National Park
Peaceful, stunning, picturesque, there are many words to describe the North York Moors.  Often known for the stunning heather moorland, there is much more to discover for everyone; walking, cycling, horseriding and photography are all great ways to explore the North York Moors.

Pretty little moorland villages, coastal walking trails steeped in history, forests full of adventure, along with the historic abbeys and castles make the moors a truly magnificent landscape to enjoy.

Two national park centres at Danby and Sutton Bank are a great way to lean more about North York Moors. To begin with, Sutton Bank has an easy trail to "Englands Finest View" along with bike hire, and a walk along to the White Horse of Kilburn. With a wide range of walking trails, family friendly activities and the Inspired By Gallery, Danby Lodge is nestled in the Moors with fantastic scenery and views.

North York Moors National Park - Adventures in North Yorkshire Low Costa Mill

The Coast

With such a wide range of coastal towns and villages, you will certainly need more than one day out at the seaside.  From popular resorts such as Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington, to the smaller fishing villages such as Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes, and the wildlife at Flambrough Head you are spoilt for choice.
Many of the beaches are dog friendly, Cayton Bay, Robin Hoods Bay and Runswick Bay are dog friendly all year around, while many beaches have restriction on dogs at certain times of the year. Check out the link below for full details on dog accessibility.



Distance 23 miles from Low Costa Mill
Whitby is not just about Whitby Abbey and Dracula, although the Abbey is certainly worth a visit. The working harbour and piers, fresh fish and chips, miles of beaches with brightly painted beach huts and the boutique shops through the quirky cobbled lanes make Whitby a must visit.

Whitby - Adventures in North Yorkshire Low Costa Mill


Distance 19 miles from Low Costa Mill
Scarborough has two large bays with sandy beaches, perfect for sandcastle building, paddling in the sea and donkey riding.  Sitting high on the headland between the North and South Bays is Scarborough Castle, offering fabulous views of the coast.  Additionally, the North Bay is home to The Sealife Centre, Alpamere Waterpark and Peasholm park. Coupled with Scarborough Open Air Theatre, host to many concerts throughout the year, it's a fabulous day out. .

Robin Hoods Bay
Distance 26 miles from Low Costa Mill
Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village and a bay located just south of Whitby.  Steeped in history, it is easy to believe the tales of smuggling when wandering through the cobbled streets and alleys.  The beach is great for exploring the rockpools and fossil hunting is a very popular pastime along the spectacular cliffs.

Distance 32 miles from Low Costa Mill.
Staithes plays a part in history too, James Cook worked here before moving onto fame and fortune with the Endeavour, it is also the location for the popular CBBC series Old Jack’s Boat, starring Bernard Cribbins as Old Jack and, of course, Salty the dog. Staithes is a gorgeous fishing village with a cosy harbour; a great destination for fossil hunters.  Colourful fishing boats make Staithes very popular with photographers.