Days out

Let’s go there!

Let’s go there!

Whatever the time of year, and whatever the weather, there’s always plenty to do in the region.

Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden

Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden

Aysgarth Edwardian Rock Garden is open to the public during daylight hours throughout the year. There is no formal charge for entry but contributions towards the upkeep and development of the garden are appreciated.

Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth Falls is a dramatic landmark at any time of year. It comprises a gorge through which the River Ure descends by a series of stepped waterfalls consisting of horizontal layers of hard limestone separated by thin bands of soft shale.

Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep Brewery

Black Sheep produces beers and continues to go against the grain with a flow of new and experimental brews. You’re guaranteed to have a great Yorkshire beer experience on one of the “shepherded” tours of the brewery.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey

Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is Yorkshire’s best day out. From the ever changing events programme providing a range of activities, you’ll find a host of activity awaits.

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle is one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles; it has a range of exciting things to do in Wensleydale. From family days out to historic tours; the raft of sights, sounds and smells brings the castle to life!

Brymor Ice Cream

Brymor Ice Cream

Brymor has been creating beautiful, award-winning ice cream right here on the farm in Wensleydale for more than 34 years. With over 25 flavours of ice cream and sorbet on offer it can be difficult to come to a quick decision!

Camp Hill Estate

Camp Hill Estate

Camp Hill’s adventure park includes the Woodland Kingdom, high ropes, sky walk and mega zip, quad bikes, segway, nine hole footgolf course, nature trails and acres of space to play and walk in.

Coniston Hotel & Spa

Coniston Hotel & Spa

The Coniston Hotel & Spa is the perfect rural escape. Visit the Spa for a truly luxurious offering – your day will be packed full of indulgence. Or why not try the 4×4 Experience to get your adrenaline racing for a fun day out?

Constable Burton Hall Gardens

Constable Burton Hall Gardens

Discover the exceptional beauty of the woodland of Constable Burton Hall Gardens. Stunning seasonal displays of snowdrops and daffodils carpet the extensive trails making it an absolute must for garden lovers.

Dales Countryside Museum

Dales Countryside Museum

The Dales Countryside Museum is a fascinating museum that is managed by the National Park Authority. Through stories and objects, it tells the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales past and present.

Dentdale Heritage Centre

Dentdale Heritage Centre

At the Dentdale Heritage Centre visitors will find a wealth of information on the working lives and social customs of the Dales folk who inhabited this beautiful area in times past. Most of the exhibits are of genuine Dale’s provenance.

Eden Camp

Eden Camp

Eden Camp first opened to the public in 1987 and have since, with the help and support of visitors, grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive museums covering British military and social history from 1914 onwards.

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway runs thought the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for five miles between the village of Embsay and Bolton Abbey. Take a ride behind one of the steam locomotives for a special journey back in time.

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey is a Cistercian abbey with an elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. For centuries people have been drawn to this inspiring place. Green lawns stretch down to the riverside, a perfect spot for a picnic.

Gayle Mill

Gayle Mill

Gayle Mill is a restored 19th century state-of-the-art sawmill, complete with Victorian machinery driven by water-powered turbines. Dating from about 1784, is thought to be the oldest structurally unaltered cotton mill in existence.

Hardraw Force

Hardraw Force

Hardraw Force is England’s largest single drop waterfall, a reputed 100 foot drop and is set within the grounds of the historic Green Dragon Inn, a traditional North Yorkshire Dales pub dating from the 13th century.

High Corn Mill

High Corn Mill

One of the oldest buildings in the historic town of Skipton, High Corn Mill is is home to a fascinating taste of history along with a mix of quality independent shops, health, beauty and wellness services and businesses.

High Force

High Force

High Force is one of the most impressive waterfalls in England. The River Tees has been plunging into this gorge for thousands of years but the rocks it reveals are much more ancient – with origins dating back over 300 million years!

Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave

Ingleborough Cave was first entered and made accessible in 1837, it is the premier show cave in the Yorkshire Dales. In 2012, it celebrated 175 years of entrancing visitors with an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations.

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail is a family friendly walk with spectacular views whatever the weather. The trail climbs alongside the River Twiss and its many waterfalls climaxing with Thornton Force.

Inspired Chocolate

Inspired Chocolate

Visit the Inspired Chocolate factory in Leyburn and watch the masters hand-making delicious treats. You can learn about chocolate, take part in adults or children’s workshops and buy some treats for yourself from the gift shop.

Janet’s Foss

Janet's Foss

This is a popular walk from Malham village to the magical waterfall at Janet’s Foss. The route follows the beck along gravel and flagged paths through fields, and then through the woodland on rough and rocky tracks.

Kilnsey Park

Kilnsey Park

In the heart of spectacular Wharfedale, Kilnsey Park is your ideal location to enjoy the Yorkshire Dales. With fishing, kids activities, friendly farm animals and the best of local food, Kilnsey is a great Yorkshire family day out.

Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall

Kiplin Hall is packed with the furniture, portraits, paintings, objects and personal items of the families who lived here. Visitors are welcomed into a home that they could imagine has only just been vacated by its Victorian owners.

Land Rover Experience

Land Rover Experience

A visit to Land Rover Experience is a truly unique and inspiring adventure. Offering off-road driving fun from one hour to a full day in one of the Land Rover models within the magnificent grounds of the Broughton Hall Estate.

Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley

Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of five attractions set amidst 175 acres of glorious Yorkshire countryside, along with thrilling seasonal events that are guaranteed to keep the whole family coming back.

Little Alf Trail

Little Alf Trail

Experience the Yorkshire Dales on the Little Alf Trail, a day filled with adventure and exploring – fun for all the family. Pick up your Little Alf trail pack from the Little Alf shop located in Leyburn Market Town.

Malham Cove

Malham Cove

Malham Cove is a natural limestone formation 1km north of the village of Malham. A well-known beauty spot, it is a large, curved limestone cliff at the head of a valley, with a fine area of limestone pavement at the top.

Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle

No day out in the Yorkshire Dales would be complete without a visit to Middleham Castle. Once the childhood home of Richard III, you can relive the castle’s illustrious history and unlock the deeds of its great owners.

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Mother Shipton’s Cave and the petrifying well is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. The Petrifying Well, nestled within beautiful park land, is a unique geological phenomenon that turns items into stone.

Newby Hall

Newby Hall

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, Newby Hall is home to a wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture, Gobelins tapestries and classical statuary. It has something for all with 25 acres of award-winning gardens and a miniature railway.

Outhwaite Ropemakers

Outhwaite Ropemakers

Set next to the Dales Countryside Museum, Outhwaite Ropemakers is a fascinating opportunity to see how ropes are made with the traditional methods used for centuries, making everything from dog leads to banister ropes.

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens are a renowned historic plantsmans garden located at the heart of Wharfedale. Comprising of 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens and set at the head of a small valley, the gardens are a hidden treasure.

Pennine Cruisers

Pennine Cruisers

What could be better than sailing along a picturesque waterway, stopping off at one of the many waterside inns, but knowing that you are never more than a few yards from dry land! Contact Pennine Cruisers for hire options.

Pleasure Flights

Pleasure Flights

Helicopter Pleasure Flights take place on selected weekends throughout the year, with sites covering The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, West Yorkshire, Pennines and Peak District. Each site is rotated every 6 – 8 weeks.

Quadtrex

Quadtrex

Quadtrex is suitable for the individual rider, families and for parties of all ages and occasions. The trek is also suitable for both the novice and experienced rider, as there are a number of experienced instructors there at all times.

Raby Castle

Raby Castle

Raby Castle is one of the best-preserved castle’s in North East England, Lord Barnard’s home provides over 600 years of history and a glimpse of life throughout the ages. With many examples of fine interiors and a stunning art collection.

Ravensworth Nurseries

Ravensworth Nurseries

Ravensworth Nurseries is a family run business involved in the production of bedding and pot plants for 50 years. Bedding plants, Cyclamen and Poinsettias are grown in season, they also make up large quantities of hanging baskets.

Raydale Preserves

Raydale Preserves

Raydale Preserves is a family run business established in 1978. Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the family farm in the valley of Raydale. The company is quite old fashioned and all the goods are made by hand on site.

Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle

With its breathtaking views, Richmond Castle fully deserves its place as one of the finest tourist attractions in North Yorkshire. Learn all about the castle’s past in the exhibitions before taking a peaceful stroll around the gardens.

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle and Gardens is situated 3 miles from Harrogate on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is an historic attraction open to the public all year round and makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out.

Segway Events

Segway Events

Enjoy a Segway Events experience at Ripley Castle, just 10 minutes outside of Harrogate. The segway rally will allow you to experience the wonder of the segway, whilst enjoying an adventurous and exciting experience!

Skipton Boat Trips

Skipton Boat Trips

1 hour return trips running daily from March until October. Hour long guided tours of the canal with rib-tickling commentary from Dave Spikey. Luxury day boat hire also available. See website for details.

Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Trail

Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Trail

The Snaizeholme Red Squirrel Trail lies in the heart of the Widdale Red Squirrel Reserve. The viewpoint and woodland offer an excellent chance of getting superb views of red squirrels as they visit a feeder in a woodland clearing.

Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park, where magic is made and adventures begin! There is a huge amount to do, including indoor play zone for poor weather. Set in an agricultural estate located between Leeds and Harrogate, it’s open every school holiday.

Swaledale Museum

Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers with the aims of collecting, displaying and making accessible the local heritage of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. The focus is on lead mining and the culture and community it created.

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum offers one of Britain’s most fascinating museum experiences and is home to the most important collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England, including paintings by Goya and El Greco.

The Deep

The Deep

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, set in Hull, this award-winning attraction is home to 3,500 fish. The dramatic stop of the world’s oceans is brought to life through magnificent aquatic exhibits.

The Emmerdale Studio Experience

The Emmerdale Studio Experience

Discover behind-the-scenes secrets as The Emmerdale Studio Experience showcases the process of creating an episode of Yorkshire’s favourite soap. Get exclusive glimpses into how the cast and crew tell the gripping stories.

The Forbidden Corner

Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four-acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. There are decisions to make and tricks to avoid, a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight.

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway was built to serve the local mill trades in the late 19th century, it is just over four and a half miles long but yet still manages to pack six stations in. Throughout the year it hosts many special events.

Theakstons Black Bull in Paradise

Theakstons Black Bull in Paradise

Theakstons Black Bull in Paradise is Theakstons Brewery’s visitor centre, a building situated within the brewery surrounds. Thousands of annual visitors soak up the historic atmosphere whilst sampling the six different cask ales.

Treetop Nets

Treetop Nets

Try to imagine over 2000m2 of giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels. Now picture this safely suspended between trees up to 12m off the ground and set in mature native woodland and you’ll have the right idea.

Turkish Baths & Health Spa

Turkish Baths & Health Spa

Amidst surroundings that are pure Victorian you’ll enjoy a unique experience enhanced by friendly, yet unobtrusive, attention. Relax and rejuvenate in a truly special place, treatments in the health spa will complete your experience.

Visit Calderdale

Visit Calderdale

Calderdale is a special part of Yorkshire. Few places offer this blend of beauty and history in such a small place. Vibrant, contemporary and exciting in ways that will surprise you, there are three visitor information centres to visit.

Wensleydale Creamery

Wensleydale Creamery

Visit the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre to learn more about their story and have the chance to see how the cheese is made, visitors also have plenty of opportunities to taste all the different varieties of Wensleydale cheese.

Wensleydale Railway

Wensleydale Railway

From the lowland Vale of Mowbray to the upland splendour of the famous Yorkshire Dales, the Wensleydale Railway is a rural railway line that passes through market towns, woodland, villages and farmland, offering a great day out.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

The ruins of Whitby Abbey are among the most celebrated sights of North Yorkshire. The first monastery here, founded in about 657, became one of the most important religious centres in the Anglo-Saxon world.

White Scar Cave

White Scar Cave

Deep beneath Ingleborough hill, lies White Scar Cave, a hidden world which has been sculpted by nature over thousands of years. Imagine a subterranean landscape, beautifully lit, with streams, waterfalls and cave formations.

Whittaker’s Gin

Whittaker’s Gin

Toby and Jane Whittaker are passionate about their craft and are set to open their distillery doors to the public at some point this year so they can share their experience with other artisan gin enthusiasts.

World of James Herriot

World of James Herriot

James Alfred Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym of James Herriot, became one of the most popular writers of the 20th century. His books, based in North Yorkshire, have sold in their millions throughout the world.

York Dungeon

York Dungeon

This is a uniquely thrilling attraction that will take you back to the city’s darkest history. See, hear, smell and feel York’s stories come to life before your eyes as frighteningly funny characters transport you through time.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The Yorkshire Dales National Park has many moods; it can be wild and windswept or quietly tranquil. It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK. Together, nature and people have created a landscape of immense beauty.

Yorkshire Dales Photography School

Yorkshire Dales Photography School

Yorkshire Dales Photography School teaches all aspects of photography to photographers of all abilities. Whatever your level of experience, the school provides bespoke tuition in all aspects of photography and guided days out.