Fun activities for all the family from around the Yorkshire region.
DALBY ACTIVITY CENTRE
Dixons Hollow Carpark, Dalby Forest, Nr Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire YO18 7LT
Tel: (07765) 243672 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor activities and paintballing centre based in the atmospheric Dalby Forest between Pickering and Scarborough. Catering for all types of groups, from birthday parties and stag/hen do’s to school and corporate entertainment events. Activities include archery, paintballing, tree climb, orienteering, low ropes course, nite line, jacob’s ladder and team tasks.
ADRENALIN NORTH YORKSHIRE LTD
The Clubhouse, Aske Hall, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 5HF
Tel: (01748) 829777
Specialists in team building, corporate entertainment and a wide variety of outdoor activities, including paintballing, orienteering, mountain biking, survival training, motorised sports, archery and shooting. We also provide adventurous days out of a more leisurely nature for groups who just want to unwind and have fun. Based on Lord Zetland’s private estate near Richmond.
BETTON FARM VISITOR CENTRE
Racecourse Road, East Ayton, Scarborough YO13 9HT
Tel: (01723) 863143
Animal farm, birds of prey conservation centre, adventure play area, farm shop, tearoom. Admission: Adults £3; Children £2.
BOLTBY PONY TREKKING & TRAIL RIDING CENTRE
Johnstone Arms, Boltby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2DY
Tel: (01845) 537392
We have a range of horses and ponies and can cater for beginners as well as experienced riders. Our rides range from 30 minute introductory rides for children, to one and two hour treks. These rides are available all year round, in the summer we run longer trail rides. Please note we do not run riding lessons, just treks. Prices start at £8.
BIRKHILL FARM RIDING SCHOOL
Ainsbury Avenue, Thackley, Bradford, BD10 0TL
Tel: (07590) 336863
At Birkhill Farm we offer a broad range of riding lessons and related activities, from private lessons to group hacks out, Birkhill Farm stands on the edge of the historic Buck Wood where the riding is second to none. We cater for the whole spectrum of ages and abilities.
Sion Hill Hall, Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU
Tel: (01845) 587522
The Birds of Prey & Conservation Centre at Sion Hill Hall, near Thirsk, was set up to ensure that birds of prey would survive to provide the public with a rare opportunity to see and enjoy these beautiful birds.
Also has a gift shop and snack bar. The centre is open seven days a week from 1 March to 31 October, 10.30am – 5pm. Admission: Adults £6.50; OAP £5.50; Children £4.50; Family ticket £19.00; Season tickets: Adults £35.00; Children £25.00.
FILEY BIRD GARDEN & ANIMAL PARK
East Lea Farm House, Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire YO14 9PG
Tel: (01723) 514439
A special mix of nature, animals, exotic birds and gardens. Open daily. 28th March – 20th September: 10am-5pm, 22nd September – 1st November: 10.30am-4pm. Closed Mondays from 20th September to 20th October. Last admission is one hour before closing time. Admission: Adults £5; Children £4; OAP/Student £4.50.
Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX
Tel: (0871) 9118000
One of the top theme parks in the UK, with rides for all the family. Open every day between 21 March and 1 Nov. Gates open 9.30am and rides open 10am-4pm, 5pm or 6pm depending on season. Admission: Adults and children over four £37; Children under four are free; OAPs £25; Family ticket £116. Various admission prices for school and group visits and season tickets.
FOLLIFOOT PARK RIDING CENTRE
Pannal Road, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1DL
Tel: (01423) 870372
Offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.
Tupgill Park Estate, Coverham, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4TJ
Tel: (01969) 640638
A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden. Pre-booked tickets only – telephone or visit Forbidden Corner website, or buy in person from Leyburn Tourist Information Centre. Admission: Adults £11.50; Children £9.50; OAP £10.50.
KILNSEY TREKKING & RIDING CENTRE
Conistone with Kilnsey, Nr Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 5HS
Tel: (01756) 752861
Kilnsey Trekking and Riding Centre is a family run riding centre that offers pony trekking, horse riding lessons and horse riding holidays from riding stables located in the North Yorkshire Dales National Park near to Skipton, Malham, Bolton Abbey and Harrogate. Our pony treks, horse rides and riding tuition are suitable for adults and children from the age of four; able and disabled riders; beginners, intermediate riders and advanced riders.
North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorshire HG4 3HT
Tel: (0871) 7200011
One of the finest theme parks in the UK, jam packed with over forty thrilling rides and attractions for all the family. Open Sat 28 March to Sun 1 Nov. Gates open 10am, rides open 10.30am, park closes from 4.30pm depending on season. Admission: Adults and children over 1m tall £19.60; under 1m tall £5; OAPs free; various family, season and group tickets are available.
LIGHTWATER COUNTRY SHOPPING VILLAGE
North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorshire HG4 3HT
Tel: (01765) 635321
Located next door to the theme park, the shopping village is a popular day out for families in its own right. The village offers an alternative to the theme park on rainy days and also features a birds of prey centre.
LOW MILL OUTDOOR CENTRE
Station Road, Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3HZ
Tel: (01969) 650432 email: email@example.com
We offer high quality all inclusive residential and day outdoor education experiences with group activity courses for all sectors of the community including schools, colleges, youth groups, families, corporate groups and NGB courses. The centre has been adapted to accommodate those with special needs and disabilities. Activities include rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing, archery, gorge walking, caving, high ropes course, geocaching and orienteering.
NABURN GRANGE RIDING CENTRE
Naburn, York YO19 4RU
Tel: (01904) 728283
The centre caters for small groups and individuals, adults and children, from beginners to advanced, providing a personalised service, from qualified, friendly staff. The holiday can be tailored to suit your needs and requirements, whether you want to learn to ride, improve your level and knowledge or just to have some fun.
Moor Lane, Arkendale, North Yorkshire, HG5 0RQ
Tel: (08456) 800550
Come and experience the thrill of flying one of our amazing Flight Simulators. Open every day except Sundays and public holidays 9am-5pm.
ROYDS HALL RIDING SCHOOL
Patrick Green, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8HH
Tel: (0113) 2823466
Whatever your experience and level of skill, Royds Hall Riding School has something for you. Riders of all abilities, from complete novices through to those of advanced skill, will benefit from our range of lessons. We are able to offer private, semi-private & group lessons, catering for each client’s individual needs. Lessons to children as young as four years old. Prices for lessons start at £12.50.
STAITONDALE SHIRE HORSE FARM
Staitondale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 0EY
Tel: (01723) 870458
Daily live horse and pony shows, hands-on enjoyment with Shetland ponies, pretty farm walks, stables and forge, cottage museum, hedgerows and wildlife habitat with pond, picnic and play areas, café and gift shop. Open Sundays only from July 26th until the end of August plus August Bank Holiday Monday, 10.30am-4.30pm. Admission: Adults £5.50; Child £3.50; OAP £5; Family of four £16.
STANDEDGE TUNNEL & VISITOR CENTRE
Waters Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6NQ
Tel: (01484) 844298 (April-Oct) or (01132) 816860 (Nov-Mar)
The highest, longest and deepest canal tunnel in Britain. Plus guided boat trips, exhibition, nature trail, heritage trail and café.
THORPE PERROW ARBORETUM
Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 2PR
Tel: (01677) 425323/427755
Woodland garden, bird of prey and mammal centre. The Falcons of Thorp Perrow is the ultimate family day out, incorporating the opportunity to learn more about birds of prey and associated wildlife, with the enjoyment of hands-on experience. There is also a Mammal Centre with enclosures and experiences; Meerkat Island, Walk Through Wallaby Wood and much more. There are also hawk walks and courses. Opening times: Mid-Feb to Mid-Nov daily 10am-5pm, flying displays at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm; Mid-Nov to Mid-Feb daily 11am-3pm, flying displays at 1.30pm Mon-Fri and 11.30am and 1.30pm Sat and Sun. Admission: Adults £8.30; OAP £7; Children £5; Family (2+2) £25; Family (2+3) £30.
TROPICAL BUTTERFLY HOUSE, WILDLIFE & FALCONRY CENTRE
Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Near Sheffield S25 4EQ
Tel: (01909) 569416
Purpose built centre over 4.5 acres full of creatures from all over the planet. Here, you won’t simply see animals; you can feed, touch and even talk to them. With café and gift shop. Open Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm; weekends 10am-5.30pm; school and bacnk holidays 10am-5.30pm. Admission: Adults £9.50; Student/OAP £9; Child £8.50.
YORKSHIRE DALES FALCONRY CENTRE
Crows Nest Road, Near Giggleswick (A65), Settle, North Yorkshire LA2 8AS
Tel: (01729) 822832
The centre provides the public a glimpse into the sport of falconry as well as an insight to various birds of prey. However, the centre’s primary goal is to assist the re-population of birds of prey around the world. Open daily from 10am. Display times are 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Admission: Adults £7; OAP £6; Child £5; Family £23.
The information on this page was believed to be correct at the time of compilation. Dalesman cannot be held responsible for any errors or changes. Contact numbers are given where known so that details can be checked before embarking on any journey.