Things to do – Yorkshire Dales
Things to do – Yorkshire Dales
– October 2023
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BedaleBedale Heritage Trail Bedale DL8 1AA. Tel 01677 424604
Children welcome. Beckside walk with ducks. Accessible. Everywhere except at the harbour where there are steps. Dogs welcome with conditions. Big Sheep & Little Cow Bedale DL8 1AW. Tel 01677 422125
Children welcome. Children's farm, play barn Accessible. Disabled access throughout; disabled toilet. St Gregory's Church The Old Grammar School, North End, Bedale DL8 1AF. Tel 01677 425985
Children welcome. Children's toy & book corner. Accessible. Disabled access for Wheelchairs. Thorp Perrow Arboretum Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. Tel 01677 425323
Children welcome. Animal Encounters, Flying Displays, Birds of Prey, Mammal Centre, Play Area, Childrens' Trails, Children's events - see website. Accessible. Fully Accessible grounds, disabled toilets, motability scooters to hire (please book). Dogs welcome with conditions.
Bellerby, LeyburnHerriot Country Tours Curlew Barn, Bellerby, Leyburn DL8 5QX. Tel 01969 622745
Bolton Abbey, SkiptonBolton Abbey Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6EX. Tel 01756 718000
Children welcome. Special events for children, see website. Accessible. Disabled access to the priory ruins, riverside, Strid Wood and Cumberland Trail. Pre-booked wheelchairs available Apr to Oct. Book on 01756 710663 (Cavendish shop and Strid Wood) or 01756 710331 (Bolton Abbey car park & Priory Church). Dogs welcome with conditions. Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway Bolton Abbey Station, Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AF. Tel 01756 710614
Children welcome. Steam traints and events. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions. Hesketh Farm Park Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA. Tel 01756 710444
Children welcome. Children's farm Accessible.
Burley in Wharfedale, IlkleyReal Yorkshire Tours The Old Farm, Otley Road, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7DY. Tel 01943 590009/ 07970 105562
Castle Bolton, LeyburnBolton Castle Castle Bolton, Leyburn DL8 4ET. Tel 01969 623981
Children welcome. Maze, archery, falconry, dressing-up in medieval costume, toys, games and trails. Wild boar feeding. Accessible. Gardens and courtyard are wheelchair accessible, but not the building.
Catterick GarrisonEmpire Cinemas Princes Gate, Richmond Road, Catterick Garrison DL9 3BA.
Children welcome. Accessible. Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve Ava Road, Catterick Garrison DL9 3PZ. Tel 01748 830045 / 07754 270980
Children welcome. A range of activity sheets available which are also downloadable from the website. Pre-booked school and group visits welcome. Please do not attempt to remove any birds that you see in the mist nets. Trained bird ringers check the nets every twenty minutes, no harm comes to the birds and they are released. Accessible. Wheelchair-friendly trails and bathroom. Dogs welcome with conditions.
ClaphamNorthern Pennine Club Greenclose House, Clapham LA2 8HW.
Website https://northernpennineclub.org.uk Ingleborough Show Cave Clapham LA2 8EA. Tel 01524 251242
Children welcome. Accessible. The cave has two stooping sections, min. height 55"/1400mm. Only cave in UK that is fully wheelchair accessible, but suggest getting in touch if planning a visit. A tramper is available by prior arrangement for people wishing to access estate nature trail. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Danby Wiske, NorthallertonNorthallerton Angling Club The Garth, Danby Wiske, Northallerton DL7 0NA. Tel 01609 771117
Children welcome. Must be supervised Accessible.
Flaxby, HarrogateHarrogate Paintball Centre Paintball North Ltd, York Road, Flaxby, Harrogate HG5 0XJ. Tel 01423 860606
Children welcome. Laser Combat (6+), Low Impact Paintball (for 9+), 11+ for regular paintball. Accessible. No wheelchair access to toilets. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Grewelthorpe, RiponThe Himalayan Garden The Hutts, Hutts Lane, Grewelthorpe, Ripon HG4 3DA. Tel 01765 658009
Children welcome. Woodland Playground, Fairy Doors Trail, Discovery Activity Booklet and school holiday activities. Dogs welcome with conditions.
HarrogateHarlow Carr Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel 01423 565418
Children welcome. Family trails, Natural Play Features, Logness Monster, Craggle Top Treehouse and buggy friendly paths. Activities during school holidays. Accessible. Electric scooters and wheelchairs available for hire, accessible toilets, sloping site Harrogate Climbing Centre Hornbeam Park Avenue, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate HG2 8QT. Tel 01423 815024
Children welcome. Kids activity clubs, daily during school holidays. Accessible. Disabled facilities. Harrogate Theatre Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1QF. Tel 01423 502116
Children welcome. Harrogate Youth Theatre Accessible. Level access. Some captioned & audio-described productions.
HawesDales Countryside Museum Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT. Tel 01969 666210
Children welcome. Hands on fun and explorer packs for children throughout the Museum, outdoor trail, 'creation station' and interactive displays in the railway carriages. Accessible. Pushchair and wheelchair friendly site with hearing loop. Wensleydale Creamery Gayle Lane, Hawes DL8 3RN. Tel 01969 667664
Children welcome. New interactive experience - drive the milk tanker, see how a cow makes milk, play the truckle roll game and more. Clips of Wallace & Gromit films. Plenty to keep them entertained, including colouring kits, quizzes and puzzles - including a new truckle trail! Accessible. Accessible for wheelchairs Dogs welcome with conditions.
Horton-in-Ribblesdale, SettleBradford Pothole Club Brackenbottom, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle BD24 0EU. Tel 01274710298 (Gen) 01484683260(Gaping Gill)
IngletonIngleton Waterfalls Trail Broadwood Entrance, Ingleton LA6 3ET. Tel 015242 41930
Children welcome. Children's activity sheet available to buy from the ticket office. Take pencil rubbings at wooden posts around the trail. Dogs welcome with conditions. White Scar Caves Ingleton LA6 3AW. Tel 01524 241244
Jervaulx, RiponJervaulx Abbey Park House, Jervaulx, Ripon HG4 4PH. Tel 01677 460226 / 460391
Children welcome. Accessible. 120 metres off main road but fine for scooters. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Kiplin, RichmondKiplin Hall & Gardens Kiplin, Richmond DL10 6AT. Tel 01748 818178
Kirklington, BedaleNorth Yorkshire County Show Camp Hill, Kirklington, Bedale DL8 2LS. Tel 07787 387831
Children welcome. Lots of animals and other attractions. Accessible. Green field site so only suitable for some wheelchairs. Dogs welcome with conditions.
KnaresboroughMother Shipton's Cave Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD. Tel 01423 864600
Children welcome. Play area, Free quiz for children, Petrifying Well, Cave. Museum & Shop Dogs welcome with conditions. The Frazer Theatre Off High Street, Knaresborough HG5 0EQ. Tel 07759 053804
Children welcome. Annual pantomime Accessible. 3 wheelchair spaces in main auditorium Knaresborough Castle & Museum CastleYard, Knaresborough HG5 8AS. Tel 01423 556188
Children welcome. Selection of medieval games Accessible. Access limited to ground floor of the King's Tower and part of the museum due to historic building restrictions. Can access virtual castle tour in museum.
Leeming, NorthallertonG Abbott & Sons Ltd Abbotts Yard, 37 Roman Road, Leeming, Northallerton DL7 9SN. Tel 01677 422858
Website http://www.abbottscoaches.co.uk Wensleydale Railway Leeming Bar Station, Leases Road, Leeming, Northallerton DL7 9AR. Tel 01677 425805
Children welcome. Train ride Accessible. Accessible toilets at Leeming Bar, Bedale and Leyburn stations. Wheelchair access to all trains via ramps. Dogs welcome
LeyburnConstable Burton Hall Gardens Constable Burton Hall, Leyburn DL8 5LJ. Tel 01677 450428
Children welcome. Specially designed garden trail. Accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Masham, RiponBlack Sheep Brewery Wellgarth, Masham, Ripon HG4 4EN. Tel 01765 680101
Website http://www.blacksheep.co.uk Brymor Ltd High Jervaulx Farm, Masham, Ripon HG4 4PG. Tel 01677 460337
Children welcome. Accessible. Masham Riding Centre Dykes Hill House, Masham, Ripon HG4 4NS. Tel 01765 689636/689241
Children welcome. Learning to ride and look after a pony. Saturday morning Equitation Club for 7 years upwards. Accessible. No mobility scooters Theakston Visitor Centre T&R Theakston Ltd, Masham, Ripon HG4 4YD. Tel 01765 680000
Children welcome. 10yrs and older only. Yorkshire Trike Tours 3 Mill Hill, Masham, Ripon HG4 4BP. Tel 0113 258 5055/ 07903 957274
Accessible. Need to be able to access the trike alone or with help from someone who comes with them Leighton Reservoir Fly Fishing Healey, Masham, Ripon HG4 4LS. Tel 01765 689270
Accessible. Designated parking near to the dam wall.
Middleham, LeyburnForbidden Corner Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, Leyburn DL8 4TJ. Tel 01969 640638
Children welcome. Play area. Under fours free Some dark areas to be warned about Accessible. Very limited for wheelchair users Dogs welcome with conditions. Middleham Castle Castle Hill, Middleham, Leyburn DL8 4QG. Tel 01969 623899
North Stainley, RiponLightwater Valley Theme Park North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT. Tel 01765 635321
Children welcome. Accessible. Disabled car park adjacent to park entrance. Accessible toilets. Discounted tickets.
Visitor Services offer advice on access to rides and attractions
NorthallertonDaisy Doodle 9B Garthway Arcade, Northallerton DL7 8NS. Tel 01609 779352
Children welcome. Paint a Pot or build a bear. For all ages who will love producing their own creation. Book ahead if possible. Accessible. Downstairs accessible toilet. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Nosterfield, BedaleNosterfield Nature Reserve Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QZ.
Children welcome. Wildlife. Dipping pond. Deep water on site - must be accompanied by an adult. Accessible. All paths on the main reserve are disabled access firendly. All hides fully accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Pateley Bridge, HarrogateColdstones Cut Greenhow Hill, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5. Tel 01423 711356
Children welcome. Dogs welcome How Stean Gorge Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5SF. Tel 01423 755666
Children welcome. Gorge, caves, walkways and glass floor viewing area. Accessible. Access to cafe Dogs welcome with conditions. Nidderdale Museum Old Workhouse, King Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5LE. Tel 01423 711225
Children welcome. Normally there are question sheets in each room and a simple quiz. Accessible. Stair lift, disabled toilet Studfold Adventure Trail Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5SG. Tel 01423 755228
Children welcome. Discover the secret world of Studfold fairies and pixies . Find treasure and the answers to Clues. Explore the Magical wood with fairy houses and a story. Giant animals. Play area with sand pit, ride on go-karts, tractors and den building. Accessible. Uneven terrain,suitable only for all terrain push chairs Dogs welcome with conditions. Stump Cross Caverns Greenhow Hill, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5JL. Tel 01756 752780
Children welcome. Underground caverns Dogs welcome with conditions. Lost Earth Adventures Studford Farm Activity Centre, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5SG. Tel 01904 500094
Children welcome. Outdoor activities for children aged 7+.
Reeth, RichmondSwaledale Festival Hudson House, Reeth, Richmond DL11 6TB.
Website https://www.swalefest.org Swaledale Museum The Green, Reeth, Richmond DL11 6TX.
Children welcome. Accompanied children 12 and under Free, trails, hands-on exhibits, mystery objects Dogs welcome with conditions.
RichmondRichmond Castle Riverside Road, Richmond DL10 4QW. Tel 01748 822493
Children welcome. Interactive displays, children's books and a great place to run around. Accessible. most of site is on flat ground but there is a chair lift to the exhibition. Dogs welcome with conditions. Richmond Walking/Book Festival c/o Castle Hill Bookshop, 1 Castle Hill, Richmond DL10 4QP. Tel 01748 824243
Website http://www.booksandboots.org Richmondshire Museum Ryders Wynd, Richmond DL10 4JA. Tel 01748 825611
Children welcome. Experience life in Victorian Richmond through dressing-up, playing shop. Sight, sounds, smells. Toy gallery & play area. Accessible. Fully accessible Dogs welcome with conditions. The Georgian Theatre Experience Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4DW. Tel 01748 823710
Children welcome. Family trails Accessible. Lifts and ramps to access most parts of the building. Please let the tour guide know of any assistance you might need. The Georgian Theatre Royal Victoria Road, Richmond DL10 4DW. Tel 01748 825252
Children welcome. Many shows are for families or younger audiences and the guided tours are suitable for all ages. Accessible. Wheelchair spaces, infra-red headsets, hearing loop, accessible toilets & lifts to all levels. The Green Howards Museum Trinity Church Square, Richmond DL10 4QN. Tel 01748 826561
Children welcome. Children under 10 get free admission Accessible. Totally accessible. Dogs welcome The Station Cinema The Station, Richmond DL10 4LD. Tel 01748 823062
Children welcome. Accessible.
Ripley, HarrogateRipley Castle Ripley, Harrogate HG3 3AY. Tel 01423 770152
Children welcome. Children's castle tour, garden activities & trail. Accessible. Gardens, tea room and most of the ground floor accessible to wheelchair users. Accessible toilets.
RiponFountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate Office, Ripon HG4 3DY. Tel 01765 608888
Children welcome. School holiday trails, craft areas, children's acitivities - see website. Accessible. Mobility scooters available to book. West Gate entrance for disabled access Dogs welcome with conditions. Markenfield Hall The Gatehouse, Markenfield Hall, Ripon HG4 3AD. Tel 01765 692303
Children welcome. Children's sheet Accessible. Wheelchair access to ground floor only Dogs welcome with conditions. Ripon Courthouse Museum Minster Road, Ripon HG4 1QS. Tel 01765 690799
Website http://www.riponmuseums.co.uk Ripon Museum trust Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE. Tel 01765 690799
Children welcome. Trails & some hands-on activities at all three sites. Events in school holidays. Accessible. Wheelchair and mobility scooter access. Access lift available to first floor, Accessible toilet. At courthouse limited access & no toilet. Ripon Prison & Police Museum Marygate, Ripon HG4 1LX. Tel 01765 690799
Children welcome. Interactive displays, prison uniforms to try on. Accessible. Accessible to most wheel chairs,an access lift is available accessible toilet. Dogs welcome with conditions. Ripon Workhouse Museum 75 Allhallowgate, Ripon HG4 1LE. Tel 01765 690799
Scruton, NorthallertonStonebridge Fishing Lakes Fleetham Lane, Scruton, Northallerton DL7 0RR. Tel 01609 748818
Children welcome. Accessible. The fishery platforms are on the level giving lake access to disabled anglers. WC & shower. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Skelton on Ure, RiponNewby Hall & Gardens Estate Office, Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. Tel 01423 322583
Children welcome. Adventure playground for children up to 12, miniature railway, boats and Dollshouse and Teddy Bear exhibitions. Accessible. Gardens and playground accessible via pea shingle gravel paths. 3 motorised scooters and 2 manual wheelchairs for loan. House access via one shallow step, ground floor accessible. Newby Hall Fireworks Champions Newby Hall, Skelton on Ure, Ripon HG4 5AE. Tel 01327 876037
SkiptonCraven Museum & Gallery Skipton Town Hall, High Street, Skipton BD23 1AH. Tel 01756 706397
Children welcome. Museum trails, feely boxes, hands-on interactives and audio-visual games. Accessible. Fully accessible museum with lift access to gallery. Disabled toilet, Changing Places toilet and hearing loop available. Skipton Boat Trips Wharf Office, Waterside Court, 3 Coach Street, Skipton BD23 1LH. Tel 01756 790829
Children welcome. Accessible. Only if can manage stairs. Assistance given. Dogs welcome with conditions. Skipton Castle Skipton BD23 1AW. Tel 01756 792442
Children welcome. Historical interest particularly for schoolchildren studying castles at school.
Details of why and how the castle was built. Accessible. Grounds, tearoom & shop accessible by wheelchair over a cobbled surface.
Castle not accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Skyreholme, SkiptonParcevall Hall Gardens Skyreholme, Skipton BD23 6DE. Tel 01756 720311
Dogs welcome with conditions.
Summerbridge, HarrogateBrimham Rocks Summerbridge, Harrogate HG3 4DW. Tel 01423 780688
Children welcome. Climbing, geocaching, tracker packs, orienteering Dogs welcome with conditions.
Thornborough, West Tanfield, BedaleThornborough Henges Thornborough, West Tanfield, Bedale DL8 2RA.
Accessible. The site is accessed through gates. Footpaths around the site are relatively flat, but uneven and grassy. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Wath, RiponNorton Conyers Wath, Ripon HG4 5EQ. Tel 01765 640333
Accessible. Gravel walks in garden partially accessible. Dogs welcome with conditions.
Wilsill, Pateley BridgeNidderdale Llamas Wilsill, Pateley Bridge. Tel 01423 711 052
Children welcome. Family Llama & Alpaca Experience, suitable for children above 7yrs only. Trekking from 10yrs + Nidderdale trek, ages 12+. Sorry no babies or young children permitted. Accessible. Advance notice needed.
Yafforth, NorthallertonParklands Coarse Fishery Yafforth Rd, Yafforth, Northallerton DL7 0LQ. Tel 01609 779140
Yorkshire DalesWhite Rose Pothole Club Yorkshire Dales BD23.