Days Out Wharfedale & Craven

Parks & Playgrounds

Featured Listing

Aireville Park, Skipton

Aireville Park is a large open space with sporting facilities and play areas in the heart of Skipton.

It dates back to the 1830s when it was created by Henry Allcock as part of the Aireville Estate. Upon his death, wealthy Skipton mill owners, the Dewhurst family, purchased the estate and Aireville Hall.

The park boasts a brand-new children’s playground – with an exciting range of play equipment including climbing frames, slides, swings, tunnels, a spinning swing, a den-building area, a sand-pit, musical instruments and a willow dome and tunnel. A Wheel park for BMX, skateboards and rollerblades, a Pump track for bicycles, 14-hole pitch & putt course and a Zip wire.

Grab a ball and make use of the Multi Use Games Area for football, tennis, netball and basketball!

Golden Acre Park

Golden Acre park has a lovely walk around the lake with plenty of ducks to feed. With a newly refurbished cafe, a regular ice cream van and plenty of space for a picnic you can spend the day! Alternatively follow the path to the right before the tunnel entrance for a lovely walk to Paul’s Pond & see the beautiful bluebells in “Bluebell Wood”- complete with stream to paddle in!

Riverside Gardens Park, Ilkley

A large fenced park with lots of play equipment, a sand pit and large grassy areas in a great location by the river its a lovely place for a picnic, a paddle or a stroll! 

Fish and chips are available until 8.00pm at the Riverside Gardens Hotel (01943 607338 for more information)

Toilets are situated near to the Riverside Gardens Hotel (but in a separate building). Open 9.00am – 5.00pm – and are free to use.

There is free parking though it fills up quickly on a sunny day.
Riverside Gardens Park, Bridge Lane, Ilkley. LS29

Roberts Park – Shipley

Roberts Park is a 14 acres public urban park in Baildon, West Yorkshire, England. Higher Coach Road, Baildon, is to the north and the park is bounded to the south by the River Aire. Boasting a fantastic play area complete with sandpit!

Address: Higher Coach Rd, Baildon, Bradford BD17 5RN

Roundhay Park

Roundhay Park is one of the most popular parks in Leeds due to its size, grandeur and array of things to see and do. Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes (great for duck feeding), woodlands, formal gardens and contains several cafes, two playgrounds, the popular visitor attraction Tropical World and much more.

Parking available at both the upper and lower parts of the park.
The park is great for scooters and bike riding but there is also a train (weekends and BH’s) which takes you from the upper and lower parts of the park for £2 a person.

Mansion Lane, off Princes Avenue, LS8 2HH

Sutton in Craven Park

Play area, playing fields, multi-use game area, paddling/boating pool and a tea room! Perfect for a day out in Summer!


Sutton Park, Keighley

Sutton Park is located on Sutton Lane just off the B6265 between Cross Hills and Airedale Hospital.

There are two playgrounds – one is aimed at under 3’s – with a wide range of equipment, from swings and slides for the more cautious, to monkey bars and climbing walls for your little adventurers!

There is also a large grassed area ideal for rounders!
With a few picnic tables dotted around and space for a blanket, it is ideal for a picnic.

In the summer months, they also fill the paddling pool with water so make sure you pack a towel and spare clothes!

There is café onsite, selling ice cream and sandwiches and snacks. It boasts a small selection of toys and books. Opens mainly in the afternoon, so check on the opening hours before go.

Wharfemeadows Park, Otley

With amazing riverside walks this park is very pretty. The gardens look great all year round and they are well maintained. Many birds live on the river & weir area so bring your bread to feed the ducks and swans.
With a large playground and skate park for children, there is lots to do for both young and old. An on-site cafe means a hot coffee and sweet treat or an ice cream in on offer! At the far end of the park there are 4 tennis courts and an outdoor gym to burn off the sweet treat!

Farnley Ln, Otley LS21 2RW

Yeadon Tarn

With flat paths all the way round the Tarn, ideal for scooters, prams and wheelchairs, ducks galore, a new play park & a regular ice cream van, Yeadon Tarn is a great cheap day out! For older children there is also a skate park.