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

Family holiday

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.

English post box in Settle


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.

Read more about Gallery on the Green here


Ribblehead Viaduct

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

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.

Read more about the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail.

Cave near Ingleton

Whitescar Cave

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.

Read more about Whitescar Cave.

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 to check our availability.
  • 5.) Book your accommodation immediately after checking our availability using either, 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

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
  • Caving
  • Canoeing, Raft Building and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Team Building, Orienteering and Other Activities Suitable for Work Teams and Youth Groups


Video of Our Family Adventures

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