Family Holiday Ideas in the Western Yorkshire Dales
Things To Do and Adventures for All the Family
Half Terms, Summer Holidays and Weekend Adventures with Children
Adrenaline and exhilaration for all the family
The Lost Earth Adventures’ team have their bags packed ready to come and meet your family. Below are our top picks of family-friendly adventures to help blow off the Covid-cobwebs.
Unspoilt beauty, quaint market towns and an abundance of adventure opportunities make the Western Yorkshire Dales a superb location for your family’s staycation and day trips out.
Just outside Ingleton, Beezley Falls is perfect for a family canyoning trip. For families with children aged 7+, the lower section makes a superb aquatic adventure. For families with older teenagers looking for more exhilaration, the upper section of the Falls never fails to impress! Highlights include 8 m high jumps, an epic zipline and wild slides.
Our MTB guides are experts at choosing the best routes for riders of all abilities, fitness and inclinations! Our favourite ride in the area is the Settle Loop – a beautiful ride along varied terrain suitable for children and adults.
Rock climbing and Abseiling
If you’ve got a pretty adventurous clan that likes a bit of adrenaline coursing through their veins, this is something they won’t want to wait to tell their mates about! Sharing experiences with the family on the mountainside will be ones you cherish forever.
Long Churns Cave (near Settle) is a great introductory caving experience for children and adults alike. The trip can be tailored for each of your family members to make sure everyone gets the perfect amount of challenge.
To take the adventure up a notch, abseil into the Witch’s Pot in the Bull Pot of the Witches. This trip is guaranteed to excite even the most apathetic of teens.
Go MAD in the Yorkshire Dales (West)
Canyon | Abseil | Climb | Cave | Zip Line
Defy gravity and feel the force of fast-flowing water as you zip line, abseil, climb and scramble your way through the heart of Yorkshire.
This quaint market town is steeped in history and tradition. Its weekly Tuesday market has been going strong since 1249, and is great for picking up local produce and handicrafts. When in town, make sure to pop into the quirky Gallery on the Green, a repurposed red phone and (possibly) the smallest gallery in the world.
Just outside Ingleton, you can find the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct: a must see for anyone visiting the area. The 32 m high, 400 m long structure, built by 2,300 men 150 years ago, is a true testament to the visionary ambition of our Victorian ancestors.
Ingleton sits in the shadow of Yorkshire’s highest peak, Ingleborough. It is full of locally owned businesses, including Ingleton Pottery (where you can see Dick, Jill & Dan Unsworth creating their hand-thrown pieces), and the Old Post Office Microbar. If your family have an interest in anything vintage (clothes, furniture, cars, stuffed animals…), make sure to stop in to Lords Antiques & Salvage.
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Be captivated by the thundering force of the Rivers Twiss and Doe. The 4.3 mile loop showcases the area’s most impressive waterfalls. The 14 m Thornton Force and 30 m Pecca Falls are our personal highlights, and we are also a fan of the Falls Café! Entrance: £8 adult / £4 child.
If a caving adventure trip isn’t for you, then a tour of Whitescar Cave is a great alternative to experience the underworld. The 1-mile-long walking tour through Britain’s longest showcave is full of opportunities for supporting classroom learning of geology, geography, and the magnificent power of water.
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Map of Our Locations
Locations near Settle, Skipton, Ingleton, Malham, Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Blackburn, Sedbergh, Hawes and Kendal.
- Guided Walks or Navigation Courses
- Mountain Biking
- Climbing, Abseiling and Bouldering
- Urban Abseiling
- Gorge Walking and Canyoning
- Canoeing, Raft Building and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Team Building, Orienteering and Other Activities Suitable for Work Teams and Youth Groups