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Family Holiday Ideas in the Eastern Yorkshire Dales

Things To Do and Adventures for All the Family

Half Terms, Summer Holidays and Weekend Adventures with Children

Family holiday, abseiling and climbing experience 
We want to share our top-tips for family-friendly staycations and day-trips in the Eastern Yorkshire Dales. Whilst we can’t guarantee the weather, we can guarantee you can keep the whole family entertained come rain or shine. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite Lost Earth Adventures and other local attractions to you to plan your British Staycation.

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Family canoeing on lakey

Canoeing or SUPing

We want to let you in on a secret… we have one of the best locations in Yorkshire for canoeing and SUPing! Our secret lake is an idyllic flat-water spot; perfectly safe for complete beginners of all ages to have a blast on the water.

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Family day out Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge

This quaint market town sits in the heart of Nidderdale. It’s a great base for exploring the Dales, and a lovely place to spend the day wandering around. In fine weather, picnics by the river are highly recommended, or take advantage of the great pub grub available in town in more ‘English’ weather. It’s also home to The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World – an attraction as appealing to nostalgic adults as sugar-hungry children!

Children ride on a steam train

Knaresborough

Just outside the Yorkshire Dales, Knaresborough has lots to offer. Explore the picturesque River Nidd either on foot or in a traditional rowing boat, and then take advantage of the many great pubs and cafes for lunch. Spend the afternoon at Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Wall, the birthplace of England’s most famous prophetess and where teddy bears get turned to stone, for a full day out.

How to Plan Your Holiday in the UK

  • 1.) See our video below to see how happy you’re going to make your kids!
  • 2.) Read about any of the experiences by clicking on the links above.
  • 3.) Look at the map of where our adventures are located below.
  • 4.) Either call 01904 500094, or email info@lostearthadventures.co.uk to check our availability.
  • 5.) Book your accommodation immediately after checking our availability using either Booking.com, The Youth Hostel Association, Air BnB, or your favourite accommodation portal.
  • 6.) Pay us a £100 deposit as soon as you’ve booked your accommodation. The balance is due 30 days prior.
  • 7.) Turn up and enjoy your adventure holiday in the UK!

Map of Our Locations

  • Guided Walks or Navigation Courses
  • Mountain Biking
  • Climbing, Abseiling and Bouldering
  • Urban Abseiling
  • Gorge Walking and Canyoning
  • Caving
  • Canoeing, Raft Building and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Team Building and Orienteering

Video of Our Family Adventures

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