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Students visiting Bolton Castle

Children’s Activities

Children love being active and there’s no better place than here in the Yorkshire Dales. Here in the Dales we have loads of exciting children’s activities to keep your children entertained no matter the weather!

Children can have a go at fun activities whilst making new friends, building their confidence and perhaps even finding a new passion! For the adventure seeker there are loads of professional activity providers that can help teach new skills or improve the child’s individual ability.

For those children more creative there are many pursuits from arts and crafts sessions to photography workshops.

What’s more, not everything has to cost a packet! There is so much for children to explore and learn for free. From the fascinating nature trails through woodlands, discovering the ground nesting birds on the moorlands, walks through wild flower meadows and to the impressive waterfalls to limestone pavements and rock formations that are unique to the Yorkshire Dales.

Use the activity tab above to discover loads of family friendly attractions in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. No matter the age of your children you can be sure of a great time as there is something to suit all abilities and interests both indoors and outdoors.

If you need help planning your visit to the Yorkshire Dales please contact us on 01748 900 420 or email us at


*Pictures courtesy of Bolton Castle, Camp Hill and The Yorkshire Dales Guides.

Child on Quad Bike
Happy Young Cavers