Things to Do Around Yorkshire With Kids This Summer
Things to Do Around Yorkshire With Kids
The sun is out, the barbecues are lit and ice cream is becoming a regular occurrence: it’s safe to say that summer has arrived. And for once, it’s actually warm in Yorkshire. The six weeks of summer holidays stretch out for you and your family. How can you, and your kids, make the most of the sun in Yorkshire this year?
Forbidden Corner, North Yorkshire
You’ll find the Forbidden Corner tucked away in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside. It started off as a humble garden to enjoy the views down the Coverdale valley. Over time this project grew and was filled with mazes and mythical creatures. There is no place like it in the world. It is enjoyed by both adults and children alike. It is filled with sculptures, statues, and we don’t want to give away all its secrets. You can spend an afternoon discovering all its depths. Make sure to book tickets beforehand.
If you’re after something to get the adrenaline pumping, why not pay a visit to one of Yorkshire’s theme parks? Lightwater Valley or Flamingo Land are always popular choices. Each park has something unique to offer, whether it’s the zoo at Flamingo Land or Europe’s longest rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley. It’s a guaranteed family favourite.
Another way of getting the kids out and about is taking them to a skate park. No matter what part of Yorkshire you’re in, there’ll be a skate park nearby. If the kids aren’t confident on boards, they could scooter. Skatehut offers a great selection of products, depending on levels of experience. A visit to a skate park is free, fun, and a good form of exercise.
The Peak District, South Yorkshire
A short drive away from the city of Sheffield, is the beautiful Peak District. With its rolling green hills and history, it isn’t hard to understand why it attracts so many people each year. You and the family can go on walk, or cycle, to explore this magnificent countryside. Or if you don’t fancy sweating more than necessary in the heat of the summer, there are plenty of villages nestled in the Peak District you can amble through, and break for afternoon tea. You could make the most of a weekend trip, and explore Sheffield while you’re in the area, too. There are plenty of things you and the family can do in Sheffield.
Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire
Is it truly a British summer holiday without at least one visit to the coast? Robin Hood’s Bay is in between Whitby and Scarborough, and makes for a wonderful family day out. It’s a cosy seaside spot, with winding streets and gorgeous beaches. You can take a picnic and spend an afternoon on the beach; you may even find a fossil or two.