Introducing Yorkshire’s very first Clip 'n Climb - Climbing walls meet theme park in an exciting new leisure concept for all ages, four and upwards…
A stunning series of climbing-based activities provide healthy, challenging fun for all the family!
High Adventure is an Outdoor Activity Centre in Cowling (5 minute drive from the Cottage). They offer Climbing, Caving, Canyoning, High Ropes and more! I would advise to contact them with the dates that you're staying and see what they have available. Urban Altitude in Colne (10 miles) has high & low ropes courses, leap of faith, power-fan, jacob's ladder, climbing wall and 60 metre zip-wire.
Ice Cream Factory Parks In-door Play Area
There are endless play areas for children throughout the region. Ilkley (11 miles), pictured above, is set right by the river. St Ives Park in Bingley (11 miles) is another great outdoor area. Sutton is also a fantastic park and only 2 miles away.
Dragons' Den in Keighley is a great place to let the kids go wild! There is a Play Zone in Skipton but this is geared towards younger children <5 years. However, in the same building there is bowling, pool and snooker so definitely something for all ages. Funopilis is a larger children's play area but further away in Shipley. Or if you're at the other end of the county you may wish to visit Settle Play Barn.
View the area from a different angle by taking a boat along the canal. Whether you want a short 30 minute trip, a longer cruise or to have full control by hiring a boat for the day! Canal Trips, based in Skipton, offer a variety of outings.
A fantastic place to visit with children is Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Farm near Skipton (8.7 miles). The site has a diner serving American style food as well as delicious coffees and ice creams. Three play areas (2 free 1 £1 entry). Equipment suitable for up to 12 year olds.
If you fancy painting pottery whilst enjoying some refreshments Coffee and Clay on Skipton High Street is the perfect place! Choose from 70 blank shapes to make your very own! Adults and children all welcome! Or if you want a trip into West Yorkshire as opposed to North there is Cobbles and Clay in Haworth (home of the Bronte sisters).
Golf Pitch and Putt Skipton Castle
Craven Museum & Gallery, located in Town Hall, is a hidden gem in the market town of Skipton (4.5 miles). This unique visitor attraction tells the story of Craven through the ages.
Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley (7 miles), was originally the spectacular mansion of the local Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield. It stands in attractive hillside grounds with greenhouses a garden centre, aviaries and a children’s play area
If you have got a spare 60 - 90 minutes why not try Skipton's challenging 14 hole pitch and putt course. It is ideal for practicing your short game and putting skills or just having fun with the family
There are 2 riding centres accessible from the Cottage. My daughter has been to Kilnsey twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views on the way to Kilnsey, and at the Centre itself, are breathtaking. Booking essential at both.
Draughton Riding Centre (7.5 miles
Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England.
Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.
Visit Britain's Finest for more historic buildings in the area.