Family Fun

Family Fun

Camp Hill, Bedale

Camp Hill, Bedale

Camp Hill is a unique, exciting and fun packed outdoor action adventure for all ages. Indulge yourself in the best quad biking in Yorkshire, or climb aboard a Segway for a breath taking tour of the grounds, or test yourself on a 575ft zip wire. Visit the award winning home of Ariel Extreme and swing in to action on the Adventure Ropes course with speedy zips, mid-air jumps, suspended gravity defying climbing walls and much more, at up to 13m above the ground. You'll climb, swing, jump and scream, drop and laugh your way around both adventure courses and you are guaranteed an action-packed experience.


Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, nestled within beautiful North Yorkshire Countryside, is simply bursting with over 175 acres of action-packed adventures. With over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, this is the perfect day out bursting with thrills, chills and adventure. Catapult to dizzying heights aboard The Whirlwind, a typhoon of screams that’ll twist even the bravest of souls, or bravely take on the challenge of Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate, get swept high into the air by the powerful grip of The Eagle’s Claw and ‘feel the force’ as you shoot the raging water of the Wild River Rapids.


Big Sheep Little Cow, Bedale

Big Sheep Little Cow, Bedale

Situated just outside of Bedale; this farm makes a great day out for all ages. You can feed the lambs and calves, look after the sheep, cuddle the goats, bath the pig while a friendly guide introduces you to the animals and tells you all about them. Why not take a pony ride or take part in the farm quiz? Children can play in the indoor play barn and go cart arena while you browse the shop selling home-reared beef, cheese and farm-made ice cream.


Forbidden Corner, Leyburn

Forbidden Corner, Leyburn

Voted the best children’s attraction in Yorkshire, the award winning Forbidden Corner makes a truly unforgettable day out for all of the family. A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. Explore The Temple of the Underworld, the Eye of the Needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere and extraordinary statues, at every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid. A day out with a difference which will challenge and delight all of the family. 

Whilst you are at Forbidden Corner, why not try out The Saddle Room for a truly unique dining experience; a brand new restaurant, serving good honest food and an award winning wine cellar and bar area.


Thorpe Perrow Arboretum, Bedale

Thorpe Perrow Arboretum, Bedale

Thorpe Perrow Arboretum is one of the finest private collections of trees and shrubs in the country. Spread over 100 acres of beautiful woodland to explore with nature and tree trails, lakes, picnic areas, a children’s adventure play area and licensed tearoom. There is a lot going on throughout the year - thousands of scented spring flowers, guided spring walks, bring a picnic and enjoy the acres of spectacular colours, visit the Bird of Prey Centre with its large collection of 75-100 birds of prey from around the world with entertaining flying displays every day. Meet the Owls or visit Meerkat Island and Wallaby Wood! 


Wensleydale Railway

Wensleydale Railway

The Wensleydale Railway is an authentic heritage railway serving the local community, offering tourists, families and transport enthusiasts a great day out in the Yorkshire Dales with lots to see and do along the way. Timetabled services run over the 16 miles from Leeming Bar to Redmire (for Bolton Castle). Most trains are diesel multiple units from the 1950/60s offering spectacular views up Wensleydale; some steam hauled services in the high summer and in December.