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Explore acres of stunning woodland, run wild and free in our adventure play area or meet exotic birds and animals, no two visits to Thorp Perrow Arboretum are the same!

Covering 100 acres, Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts one of the largest collections of shrubs and trees in the North of England, including 5 National Collections. The Bird of Prey and Mammal Centre offers fascinating flying demonstrations and the chance to meet mammals such as meerkats, wallabies, pygmy goats and Shetland sheep.

The packed diary of events offers something for everyone, from seasonally-themed trails and activity weekends, open-air tribute band concerts, to expert-led tours and walks. The licensed tearoom serves a delicious range of locally-produced seasonal lunches and a mouth-watering selection of cakes and sweet treats. Kids have their own dedicated menu, perfect for re-fuelling after running wild and free in the adventure play area.

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Testimonials
An excellent place to walk around. Especially when the bluebells are out. The birds of prey is interesting, however make sure you do explore all of the paths before heading straight there. It is a lovely walk around.
Paul Gage - From Google
We visited here on a Saturday, on arrival the car park looked a little busy, however, once inside the place is so big that everyone is lost amongst the trees and walks. There is a nice tea room serving very reasonably priced food and drink. Indoor and outdoor seating. Don't miss the animals and wild birds on your walk round.
akirkby - from Tripadvisor
Moved 'up north' 20 years ago and only visited this place on Sunday.... in the chilly month of January. What a place! Friendly staff and beautiful walks. All the trees are labelled and you can get a guide book to tell you exactly what they are. We walked 3 miles after a bacon bun in the cafe, then returned just before 4pm for a cuppa and a slice of cake. But the highlight of my afternoon was stroking a wallaby! Great for children and adults alike... walking, scenery, animals to pet and a brilliant and informative owl/ birds of prey flying display. Small plant centre just outside and the promise of snowdrop and daffodil displays in Feb and March... awesome children's play area. What's not to like? Can't wait to return... with my disabled brother in law... because wheel chair access is great!
Fran Brown - from Facebook
First time we have visited & wish we had bought the annual ticket. Took my mother-in-law for a day out to celebrate her birthday, booked her a scooter so she was able to whizz round the grounds herself without getting too tired and we all had a fabulous, relaxed day - the warm, sunny weather was most welcome too! The bluebells are stunning at the moment, but the whole place is lovely, and well worth visiting at different times of the year. Must also mention the staff here, they are a really friendly bunch of people that made us feel very welcome.
Lynn Langham - from Facebook
As usual it was such a wonderful visit and we have enjoyed each of our visits so far this year. Stunning to see the changes happening as seasons mound into one. There is always something different to see and we try manage to do two rounds of the Park each time. Although we didn't visit the wildlife this time we have taken our granddaughter only 2 weeks ago and she loved seeing the owls and meerkats in particular.It certainly worth buying a season ticket for us anyway, must be our 7th visit so far this year. Nice to enjoy a well deserved cup of tea in the cafe too.
Sue Sutcliffe - from Facebook
We were so lucky to visit Thorp Perrow on a glorious day in May. We arrived just after it opened and didn't leave until just before closing time. It was a mid week day and because the grounds are so extensive it felt very peaceful. The planting is stunning and we enjoyed a tasty and very reasonably priced lunch while we were there. We watched both flying displays which we found interesting and informative. A great day out for all the family.
Bamber2017 - from Tripadvisor
Loved our visit here on summer. Coming back in half term for another visit. Really good old fashioned food in the café and the most beautiful walk through the gardens and trees. Dog and family friendly. Highly recommended. Edited to add - just visited for autumn - amazing foliage on the trees, the acres in particular were stunning. Never seen anything like it.Also a fantastic fun Halloween trail for kids.
Anne Newman - from Google
Came across this hidden treasure of North Yorkshire 6 weeks ago and enjoyed it so much I'm still talking about it, encouraging family and friends to visit. There aren't many places left where the beauty of nature envelops you from the minute you enter.Loved the bird shows and was impressed that the 3 shows were individual and not just repeated. A walk through the Wallaby enclosure was delightful especially when a wallaby came right up to us and a tiny joey popped it's head out of the pouch.My utmost favourite was sitting beside the lake on the evening, as the sun was lowering behind the trees, showing the true beauty and tranqility of the park...sheer magicWill definitely return.
Carole Verser - from Google

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Photo credits – House: Marcus Harpur, Autumn: Marcus Harpur, Watersteps: Marcus Harpur, Wallaby: Philip Thompson, Bluebells: www.wendsphotography.co.uk, Gardens: Marcus Harpur, Crowd: www.rodbenningtonphotography.com, Owl: Darren Vander, Joy: James LePage. All others Thorp Perrow