What To Do

Parks & Gardens

BEMPTON CLIFFS NATURE RESERVE
Bempton. Tel: (01262) 851179
www.rspb.org.uk
A family favourite, and easily the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds! More than 200,000 birds (from April to August) make the cliffs seem alive – with adults bringing food to their nests, or young chicks making their first faltering flights. Opening times: The reserve is open at all times. From March to October, the visitor centre is open daily 10 am to 5 pm. From November to February, 10am to 4pm.

BRETTON COUNTRY PARK
Tel: (01924) 830550
Previously part of the Bretton Hall estate and landscaped in the style of Capability Brown. The park incorporates self guided trails as well as sculptures by Henry Moore. It is located close to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Bretton Lakes Nature Reserve.

CHEVIN FOREST PARK
Further Information From The Rangers:
The White House, Chevin Forest Park, Johnny Lane, Otley, LS21 3JL, Tel: (01943) 465023. www.chevinforest.co.uk
700 acres of woodland and crags covered by numerous paths offering a chance to explore this environment. A wildlife Watch Group meeting on the first Saturday and third Sunday of the month is available for children from 8 years old. Cafe and Visitor Information available in a building located 20 minutes walk from the main car parks, see notice boards for opening hours.

CUSWORTH COUNTRY PARK & MUSEUM
Cusworth Lane, Cusworth, Doncaster. www.visitdoncaster.co.uk
Coarse Fishing (2 Lakes), Cafe, Shop, Playground. Danes Dyke Countryside Site. This wooded ancient linear ditch and dyke has nature trails and access to the forest and beach. Opening Times: All year, daily.

DENABY INGS NATURE RESERVE
Pastures Road, Mexborough, Doncaster
Tel: (01904) 659570. www.ywt.org.uk
A 100 acre reserve with habitats ranging from wetlands to hay meadows and supporting a wide range of birds, insects and flowers. A good footpath takes visitors around the reserve and there are three viewing hides offering excellent opportunities to enjoy the wildlife.

GOLDEN ACRE PARK
www.leeds.gov.uk
Adel near Leeds. A beautiful lake surrounded by 137 acres of botanical garden and woodland. It contains a wide range of horticultural features, many collections of trees, shrubs and plants and the National Collection og Primula Avricula and Lilacs. The park also contains an informatice demonstrative garden. Opening Times: Daylight hours. Cafe, Public toilets and giftshop available.

GRAVES PARK ANIMAL FARM
Bunting Nook, Hemsworth Road, Norton, S8 9F2
Tel: (0114) 258 2452
An open-air collection of animals which you can touch and talk to! The farm is located in Sheffield’s largest park where there are also picnic areas and a cafe. Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 8am-4pm. Admission: Free.

HATFIELD WATER PARK
Old Thorne Road, Hatfield
Tel: (01302) 841572
Caravan & Camping, Short Walks, Picnic Areas, Fishing, Refreshment, Group Use Watersports.

HEELEY CITY FARM
Richards Road, Heeley, Sheffield S2 3DT
Tel: (0114) 258 0482 www.heeleyfarm.org.uk
This four acre farm has rare breeds of farm animals, demonstration organic, herb and wildlife gardens, local environmental information and a peat-free plant garden. There is also a cafe and children’s play area. Opening Times: Monday-Sunday 8.30am-4.30pm. Admission: Free.

HEMSWORTH WATER PARK & PLAYWORLD
Hoyle Mill Road, Kinsley, Near Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Tel: (01977) 617617 www.hemsworth.org
Hemsworth Water Park has two lakes; the largest lake is available for pedalo rides and has sandy beaches; the smallest lake is in a more secluded area to attract wildlife. Both lakes are stocked for fishing which is available all year round. There are also plenty of grassed areas for picnics and games.

HOWELL WOOD COUNTRY PARK
Doncaster. Tel: (01302) 737411
140 acres of woods, streams and ponds was originally designed as a game reserve, but is now ideal for walking and picnicking.

NEWMILLERDAM COUNTRY PARK
Tel: (01924) 864434
Offering attractive woodland and lakeside walks this country park is located in the beautiful village of Newmillerdam. There are also many local cafes and public houses.

OGDEN WATER VISITOR & INTERPRETATION CENTRE
off Keighley Road, Ogden, Halifax
Tel: (01422) 249136 www.ogdenwater.org.uk
Waterside & Woodland walks, Reservoir, Picnic areas, Orienteering, Public toilets and Parking.

RIVERSIDE GARDENS
Ilkley. On the banks of the River Wharfe are these spacious green gardens which have a well-equipped children’s play area.. It is also possible to enjoy boating, but only between the Old and New bridges. There is a hotel and cafe.

ROTHER VALLEY COUNTRY PARK
The Manager Rother Valley Country Park, Mansfield Road, Wales Bar, Kiveton Park, Sheffield, S26 5PQ
Tel: (0114) 247 1452 www.rothervalley.f9.co.uk
A network of footpaths, cycleways and bridleways as well as a visitor and an exhibition centre. There are many water based activities and it is also possible to camp/caravan in the park.

SOUTH LANDING
Flamborough. There is access to foreshore and beach as well as a picnic site, toilets, parking and walks suitable for wheelchairs. Opening Times: Visitor centre Easter-October daily.

SPURN HERITAGE COAST
Named ‘The Oddest Place in England’ the combination of land, sea and sky is distinctly unnerving. Opening Times: Blue Bell Visitor Centre Easter-October Saturday-Sunday and school holidays. Spurn National Nature Reserve, Kilnsea, Tel: (01904) 659570. This 3.5 mile sand and shingle nature reserve comprises a variety of plants and birds. No dogs allowed. Opening Times: All year daily, Visitor Centre all year Saturday-Sunday and main holidays Saturday-Thursday.

WAKEFIELD PARK
This park was originally the grounds of two Victorian houses, but now it features the walled Rose Garden, Conservatory, Nursery and Wildfowl Lake. The conservatory is open most of the year and occasionally has displays of plants grown in the nursery. There is also a children’s play area and a miniature steam railway.

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.