A great place for trip out to let the kids burn off some energy is a walk along to Easby Abbey, its approx 1.3 miles from The Station along a flat path suitable for pushchairs. We’ve been many times and always pass lots of families and dog walkers all enjoying the route. The path is nice and wide so plenty of room for everyone. You also cross over the old railway bridge taking in the views of the river Swale before walking along the path round to Easby Abbey.
The grounds of Easby Abbey are spacious for the kids to explore its impressive ruins. A picturesque setting which is free to enter and is also a English Heritage site. Parts of the site are uneven and can become muddy, there are some steps and stairs within the ruins too so do take care with little ones. We have had many picnics here in the summer months over the years it’s so pretty.
Easby Abbey postcode is DL10 7EU and they do have a small car park but I would advise trying to park in Richmond as it is very limited. The Station’s car parking charges are very reasonable too, we parked for 4 hours and it cost £1.20.
After lots of fun running around playing hide and seek in the ruins we headed back to The Station this time stopping off down by the riverside where your kids can enjoy jumping between the rocks or skimming rocks across the water.
Lots of family fun and a great walk which can be finished off with a tasty treat from The Station, your spoilt for choice with Archers, The Angels Share and the Cafe all within The Station.
From the The Station website –
The Station is a stunning riverside Victorian railway building; brought back to life as an art gallery and exhibition space, café, community venue for groups, meetings and classes, and home to a variety of independent businesses. We are open every day (except Christmas day) 9am – late.