Days Out Wharfedale & Craven

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Outdoor Heated Pool and Deer House Family Pub at Rudding Holiday Park

Children’s Pool Parties at Rudding Outdoor Pool

Private use of the outdoor heated pool, followed by a party tea in the Deer House.
July & August, Sunday to Thursday 5.45pm – 6.45pm Pool Party
7pm Party tea served on the terrace, or in the Deer House depending on the weather

Choice of food available; pre-order the day before for up to 20 children and for over 20 children we offer a buffet selection.

To book call 01423 844884.

Bar and Terrace Menu at Clocktower

Experience the new Clocktower menu or enjoy the Afternoon Tea menu on the south facing terrace at Clocktower.  Afterwards, take a walk around Rudding Park Kitchen Garden and the beautiful, mature grounds.
There is something to appeal to the whole family, with a range of family outdoor games or enter the Kitchen Garden Detectives competition for a chance to win a children’s party.

See the Bar and Terrace Menu here

Rudding Holiday Park, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH

AQUA-TEK at Magna, Sheffield

An adventure in all things water. Be warned – you’re going to get wet, wet, wet as you spray, mist and squirt your way around.

Remember a towel and a change of clothes!

AQUA-TEK is open weekends and school holidays only.

Summer Holidays – Saturday 21st July to Sunday 2nd September 2018

Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX. Tel:01709 720002

Bebra Gardens, Knaresborough

All-day parking at Waterside Car Park, HG5 8DF, the gardens are signposted from there.

Bebra Gardens is open all year round, 24 hours a day. The paddling pool is open from Spring Bank Holiday (at the end of May) to the first week in September.

Bolton Abbey

Whether you wander beside or a paddle in the river, cross the exposed purple heights of the heather moorland or explore the woodland nature trails, there is something for everyone. With the Welly Walk Woodland Adventure Trail (not suitable for prams!), the stepping stones over the river and the numerous seasonal extras on offer, Bolton Abbey makes a great day out! The cafe is well stocked if you are hungry or thirsty with ice creams being available at both the shop & the kiosk!

City Park, Bradford

The largest urban water feature in the UK, with over 100 fountains.  Children can enjoy running through the water features in the summer when the weather is hot.  The park also has free wi fi for adults!

Ilkley Lido

Denton Rd, Ilkley LS29 0BZ

Indoor pool, Outdoor pool, Climbing Wall, Tennis, Putting green, Bowling, Picnic area, Cafe, Ramped access.

With a big outdoor swimming pool and plenty of space to sunbathe.

You can take your own food & drink and there are picnic tables for you as well.

The indoor pool is open all year round.  The outdoor pool is summer only (not heated), see here for Ilkley Lido opening times.

Phone : 01943 600453

Newby Hall

Newby Hall is an eighteenth-century country house situated on the banks of the River Ure at Skelton-on-Ure, near Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire, England, and is a Grade I listed building. Open March- September. You can take a picnic and we’d recommend swimmers (for the water fountain bit!), there is adventure play and a great little train ride and with a Dolls house exhibit there is something for both boys & girls!

Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, HG4 5AE

Phone 01423 322583


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

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.

Valley Gardens, Harroagte

The premier play park in Harrogate! The equipment is fantastic here with loads to do for all ages including a zip wire, fortress, plane, paddling pool as well as the usual slides, swings etc. There is also the recently completed skate park for the older kids.

There is a new kiosk selling ice creams and light refreshments in the play area and further down the gardens there is a café which sells Ripley ice-cream as well as a boating pond and bandstand.

The park also offers pitch and put, crazy golf, Frisbee gold and tennis courts.

At the top of the Gardens lies the Pine Woods.