Top holiday attractions in Yorkshire and the Lake District
We understand that keeping the whole family entertained, especially when the weather isn’t being so kind, can be tough.
No one is a fan of walking the hills in the pouring rain and, so, sometimes you need some weather-proof entertainment. Handily there’s lots of great family attractions for you to enjoy that are only a short distance from our park.
Here’s our guide to some of the best nearby…
The World Of Beatrix Potter
Prepare to meet Peter Rabbit and friends and discover for yourself why they are such a well-loved part of the Lake District story.
A great adventure for all the family. Allow an hour or so to watch an introductory film, walk through Jemima Puddle-duck’s woodland glade, explore Mrs Tiggy-winkle’s kitchen, look for carrots in Peter Rabbit’s garden and, if you dare, enter Mr McGregor’s greenhouse!
Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum
This was a house that brimmed with life and activity and the place where Wordsworth wrote some of his best and most-loved poetry. Dorothy also wrote her famous ‘Grasmere Journal’ whilst living here. Next door to Dove Cottage is The Wordsworth Museum which contains the world’s largest collection of Wordsworth’s letters, journals and poems, as well as maps, objects, pictures and interactive displays.
Bowland Brewery Tours
Your tour guide will explain just how ale is made, giving you a fascinating insight into modern brewing techniques. And of course, you’ll lift the lid on some of the secrets of a great craft beer, which comes down to the head brewer’s magic touch to create those distinctive brews
The Wensleydale Creamery is an award-winning, independent traditional cheese-maker and specialist blender of cheese with ingredients. They use traditional methods to handcraft cheese to time-honoured recipes, using milk from local farms, as well as being innovative with the development of new recipes.
Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales on the banks of the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is Yorkshire’s best day out. Its landscape is the “jewel in the crown” of Yorkshire’s many landscapes, and the 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside boast over 80 miles of footpaths to walk and explore, providing something for all ages. From our ever changing events programme providing activities for children to fishing on the River Wharfe, you’ll find a host of activity awaiting you.
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Take a Ride behind one of our vintage steam locomotives for a special journey back in time. Breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway, while your eyes and ears thrill to the puffing and hissing of the steam engine. Settle back in beautifully restored Victorian and Edwardian carriages and enjoy a unique view of some of Yorkshire’s finest countryside … or hop off at Holywell Halt and just watch the trains go by!
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.
Thornton Hall Country Park
Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in our 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in their country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy!
Perfect for a fun packed family day out in the beautiful Lancashire countryside. Enjoy feeding and petting our animals or a ramble along our woodland paths. Take an exciting Tractor ride around the Park, run wild in our Adventure Play area or explore the tunnels in our hay barn.Then it’s time to relax in our welcoming Café. Enjoy freshly prepared hot drinks, snacks and light lunches whilst taking in the stunning views of Trough of Bowland. Even watch a huge variety of wild birds visiting our feeding stations and pond.
Hesketh Farm Park
Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey and 5 miles from the market town of Skipton. The Farm Park is idyllic, with around 10 acres of greenery overlooking the Yorkshire hills and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam train whistling by in the valley below. Hesketh Farm is still a working farm with over 1,000 livestock including cattle, sheep and pigs. Today it is run by Chris and his wife Sue who are the fourth generation to farm here.