Pickering itself has a lot to offer and holds a market twice a week and there are many shops, cafes, pubs and some excellent restaurants for you to enjoy their award winning cuisine. The North Yorkshire Steam train is a must for all visitors, travelling from Pickering and as far as the historic fishing town of Whitby, stopping off at the beautiful North York Moors villages of Grosmont and Goathland (otherwise known as Heartbeat Country). They also host many special events at the station there including war weekends and much more. It is a perfect location for exploring the Moors and coast and for a more cultured day out you can enjoy Eden Camp, the gardens of Scampton Hall, the Ryedale Museum and the famous Castle Howard. Dalby Forest, a premier mountain biking destination is a great day out for all the family with its Go Ape assault course ideal to keep the kids amused. Pickering is a great central location for great days out within a 20 mile radius, including Flamingo Land theme park and zoo, the beautiful historic city of York and the seaside town of Scarborough and Whitby.