Yorkshire boasts a number of natural delights, guaranteed to thrill outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. With three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, three National Parks, the Pennines, and a coastline to die for, you’re guaranteed to have an exciting break.
The only issue is deciding how to spend your time if you only have a weekend to spare. Fortunately, we’ve a guide to help you out. Here are five amazing activities to keep you enthralled on a weekend break to Yorkshire.
Mooted as the UK’s No. 1 forest adventure, Go Ape! at Dalby Forest is the original, and still the best. After a quick safety briefing, you’ll be zipping through the air on one of six Tree Top Adventures, tackling zip wires, crossings, tunnels and ropes – all with magnificent views over the Vale of Pickering. If you’ve come with the family, there’s a special junior course for your mini Tarzans. And if you fancy a break from all that high-level adventure, you can explore the forest at ground level with a Segway experience.
Carved out over thousands of years by water flow, How Stean Gorge is a spectacular limestone gorge nestled in the Yorkshire Dales. Stretching almost a kilometre in length with depths of up to 20 metres, this is an adventure playground like no other. Visitors can go gorge walking, rock climbing, abseiling, caving, or tackle the Via Ferrata – a high-wire experience not for the faint-hearted! Suitable for all ages, it’s one of the few places in the UK where you can try rock sports and paddlesports – canoeing and kayaking – in the same place.
If you fancy a fun-filled, adrenaline-packed experience but are craving something a little more watery, this could hit the spot nicely. Located in the picturesque Rother Valley Country Park, you can try your hand at cable kneeboarding, waterskiing, and wakeboarding with fully qualified staff on hand to guide you. Suitable for all ages and catering for all levels of experience, this is a fantastic group activity for your weekend in Yorkshire.
If you’re looking for excitement on the great Yorkshire coast, look no further than the Scarborough Surf School. Based in a beautiful spot at Cayton Bay, surfers of all ages and levels of experience can hone their skills with professional, highly qualified instructors. And if it’s a bad day for surf there’s still plenty to keep you occupied, with paddle boarding or coasteering – a combination of adventure swimming, exploring rock formations on foot, and cliff jumping – on offer.
Located in the grounds of Ripley Castle, Log Heights offers ropes course activities to challenge everybody, whether on a team building exercise, school trip, or a weekend jolly with your mates. High rope activities are the main pull here, but if you prefer staying a little closer to the ground, you can try your hand at archery, indulge your inner Bear Grylls with bush craft activities, build your own raft, go orienteering, or try body zorbing.
Whether you are celebrating a special birthday, a hen party, a small wedding or anniversary, why not make it even more special with a gift of a bottle (or bottles) of champagne with a label designed just for you. The Rupert Forsythe brand marries award-winning Grand Cru Champagne with luxury …
Over the last few months, we’ve all been trying to think of imaginative ways to make staying in, well, less like staying in! Introducing The Liana Cocktail Co…. The Liana Collection, based in London, is a PR company that link bespoke drinks brands with discerning bars and restaurants. Unable to …
Catering By Rosette Events Offering a wide range of catering options using locally sourced produce. Bubble Football 07771 505539 This is so much fun for both children and adults alike. West Midlands Bubble Football will come to Buckenhill Manor and bring as many “bubbles” as you need. For local area …
Outstanding weekend! We were welcomed by Lorraine on arrival, who gave us a tour of the house and showed us how to use all the gadgets etc. House was immaculate and had everything we needed for our hen party. Unfortunately weather wasnt great for us, however it didnt stop us using the hot tub! We even had umbrellas provided!!! Top class stay and excited to book again
Loved everything about this property. Hot tub, log burner, great accommodation. Kitchen very well appointed to cater for a large group.
We had a family group ranging from age 3 to 90. The house was very well appointed and comfortable, re
To celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary we stayed at Stuckdarach - Tarbert from 14 - 16 December 2018. From our initial arrival and welcome to our departure our experience was excellent. We had 8 adults and 6 children ( 2 toddlers / babies ) and a dog and the facilities, comfort and setting were all wonderful. We had a fantastic time and would certainly consider a future visit for a group celebration. The house was luxurious and all enjoyed a great time. Thank you !!
Michelle was very helpful in everything we enquired about during our stay. We enjoyed our visit and would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends
Excellant house for family celebrations. Everything first class, plenty dishes, cutlery etc.. Nice rooms with comfortable beds. We had an 80th Birthday celebration. Everyone enjoyed their time there, especially the hot tub. Lovely garden - very well looked after by David. I