From tree tops to caves, there’s something for everyone.


The Hydro

Harrogate’s local leisure centre has three pools, a gym, a cafe, free Wi-Fi and large free car park – excellent for an hour or two of watery entertainment.

Find out more on the Hydro website

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Mother Shipton’s Cave is the UK’s oldest visitor attraction – it’s been open since 1630. The cave and the petrifying wall have a long history of witchcraft, prophecy and uncanny goings-on. It’s set in a mile-long wooded riverside park, which also includes picnic areas, adventure playgrounds and a museum.

Find out more on the Mother Shipton website

Lightwater Valley

The Lightwater Valley theme park has everything you’d expect: huge rollercoasters, fairground rides and the UK’s first Angry Birds activity park. Take the whole family for an exhilarating blast round the park – and stop off at the falconry centre if you prefer your birds a little less angry.

Find out more on the Lightwater Valley website

Harrogate Climbing Centre

This climbing wall has problems for all abilities – from the easy routes all the way to the finger-tip clings for the pros. There’s a cafe, bouldering wall, and a shop too. If you’ve never climbed before, you can book in for a taster session.

Find out more on the Harrogate Climbing Centre website