Grab a picnic and spend a full day running, jumping and exploring here at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
This summer is all about having fun in nature. Take part in a fun trail, have a go at crafting and discover all the quirks and curiosities of this huge site. There’s something new to see and do each week of the six week school holidays.
Think you’ve seen it all? Think again! Venture out into the deer park and find even more things to clamber under, climb over and hide in. The longer days have finally arrived so run free and enjoy everything this 900 acre World Heritage Site has to offer.
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal is open daily 10am – 6:30pm (last entry 4:30pm) and there’s no need to book. Just come along and have fun in the sunshine. National Trust members visit free.
For everything you’ll need to know about visiting this summertime visit:
22nd July – 5th September
Like glittering dust on fairy wings, children’s dreams are magical things! There’s something truly magical happening this Summer in Knaresborough for all the family. Explore an enchanted wood filled with fairy houses, giant toadstools, and fairy-tale themed displays.
Second star to the right, and straight on ‘til morning. To follow the fairy door trail, all you’ll need is faith, trust, and pixie dust! Dressing up in your sparkliest fairy wings or pointiest elf hat is thoroughly encouraged, prizes will be awarded to Mother Shipton’s favourites when you share them on Instagram #mothershiptons.
Whether you’re a gnome, a fairy, an elf or a pixie, there’s something for everyone. See what curiosities are hanging from the Petrifying Well, make a wish in the Wishing Well, and step inside the cave where Mother Shipton was born. Visit the museum to see petrified celebrity items and browse the unique attraction gift shop.
Go wild in the Adventure Playground or have your own woodland tea party with artisanal coffee, cakes, sandwiches, and ice cream available to purchase from our vintage style coffee kiosk. There are plenty of picnic benches with scenic views of the River Nidd and Ancient Royal Forest.
Dogs are welcome everywhere except the children’s adventure playground and must be kept on a lead at all times.
July 23- September 5
Superheroes of the world unite as Stockeld Park prepares to open for Summer! They don’t want to miss out on all of the fun so look out for the likes of Spiderman, Thor, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hulk and Iron Man as you enjoy all that our Enchanted Forest has to offer! You can also head into the magical maze to take on the superhero quiz! The Superhero Summer will be open from 23rd July – 5th September.
You will even have the chance to meet Batman himself in person! Don’t forget to stop by the panto as Barry and the SUPER Rock Monsters are back! Since becoming the worlds most famous superheroes much has changed for our furry rock friends but one thing remains, they LOVE making music! Barry and the Super Rock Monsters will be performing three panto shows every single day! You don’t want to miss it.
Adventure Park tickets grant you access to:
The Playhive opens on 23rd July. Add even more fun to your day by visiting the Playhive! Select an Adventure Park & Playhive ticket to get access to the Adventure Park and the Playhive.
23 July to 4 September 2022
Breakfast & Cave Tour with the Cavewoman
Having your breakfast with the Cavewoman is an experience you’ll never forget! Meet in the Time Café and our Cavewoman will entertain you with tales of the caves, whilst you eat a delicious home-cooked breakfast. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
When: Tuesdays, 9am to 10am
Fossil Dig with Cavewoman
Our Fossil Digs are hugely popular with young explorers. Don’t forget you can take home anything you find in our huge sandpit!
When: Every day, 9am to 6pm and late-night Thursday until 9pm
Guided Cave Tour with the Cavewoman
Book in on our Wonderful Wednesdays events, where the Cavewoman will guide you through the caves, bringing the history of the caves alive for every member of the family.
When: Wednesdays, 4pm – 5pm (maximum 12 people)
Cavewoman on the big screen
It’s not every day you get to see a blockbuster film with a Cavewoman, well, now is your chance. Book in to guarantee your place in our cave cinema, it’s an experience of a lifetime.
When: Thursdays, 4pm- 6pm
Caves colouring in competition
Put your artistic talents to the test in our colouring-in competition. You’ll find lots of inspiration in and around our glorious caves – have you got what it takes?
When: Fridays, 11am to 12noon
Caves & Time Cafe open as normal throughout the holidays!
During the summer holidays, come along and take part in our wellbeing Wednesdays and The Great Garden Adventure activities at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. There will be fun for all the family including a host of Forest school workshops, and firm favourites The Garden Detectives will be on hand for some summer mayhem.
Weekly activities during summer:
Look out for our special activities taking place on specific dates during summer:
Open 10.00am – 5.00pm
Big Sheep Little Cow Farm, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 1AW
Birchfield Farm is home to cows, pigs and sheep which you can see grazing in the fields. As well as animals they grow strawberries, maize, pumpkins, sprouts and sweetcorn and usually run holiday events and activities. Ice cream, cold and hot food available from cafe.
Phone or check Facebook before visiting if going to the farm to ensure it’s open.
Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4JS
T: 01423 781792
High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, HG4 4PG
Kiplin Hall and Gardens, grounded in North Yorkshire, making marks around the globe.
Museum, gardens, and tea room located between Northallerton and Richmond. Open 6 days a week, closed on Thursdays.
Expansive grounds to explore, lakeside walks and woodland paths, toddler play area. Great value tickets valid for 12 months! 01748 818 178
🍓PYO IS OPEN FOR 2022 SEASON🍓
We open tomorrow for the first day of the 2022 PYO season.
Online booking essential via our website.
The 🎡🎠 FUNZONE FAIR is also back by popular demand! Please pre-purchase tickets for the Funzone Fair directly with Carnival Rides. All the deets are on our website with a link to their booking page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Church Farm, Sessay YO7 3NB.
A magical experience for young children in the wonderful Yorkshire Dales. Discover Clues, Fairies, GoKarts, Tractors and many interactive activities. Including an exciting brand new adventure trail for 2021! Open school holidays and weekends until the last week in September (midweek can be pre-booked by groups)
Location: Studfold, Lofthouse, HG3 5SG
Opening Hours: 10am- 5pm. Last entry 2pm.
Pre-booking is essential – 01423755084
The Forbidden Corner is 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. A tourist visitor attraction unlike anywhere that you have been before, ideal for the adventurers and those young at heart!
Enjoying the great outdoors is good for the brain, body and soul.
And the outdoors don’t come greater than Yorkshire’s award-winning Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park.
Daily Admissions and Season Ticket must be purchased online in advance. Season Ticket holders are also requested to reserve a place for each visit.
Open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays.
The Hutts, Grewelthorpe, Ripon, HG4 3DA
T: 01765 658 009
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