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BRIMHAM ROCKS ADVENTURE FARM

Nestled just below the Iconic Brimham Rocks on the southern fringe of the Nidderdale AONB, is Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm.

A real working farm which allows people through the farm gate to learn about all things farming and countryside.
Although the farm has only been open to visitors a short while it’s not a new venture for the farming couple behind it; it’s an extension of their commitment to connecting farming and education.

On site we offer spacious indoor and outdoor play areas, a café serving home cooked food and delicious cakes, outdoor viewing areas to see the animals and an indoor petting barn with a large variety of friendly animals.

We are open Wednesday to Sunday term time in accordance with NYCC dates and 7 days during the school holidays.

 

We offer term time weekly “Little Farmer” Sessions on Wednesdays and Thursday mornings from 10.30am -12.30pm designed for toddlers, allowing them to meet the animals, do a craft, have story time, snack and more.

 

We have themed fun educational activities each half term. This can be anything from sowing and growing your own fruit and flowers to wild bird feed making.

 

It’s always worth checking our Facebook page for up to date information.

 

Reviews from 2018

“Great value for money.”

“Lots to do, children are entertained for hours.”

“Reasonably priced café & gifts shop.”

Read the Mumbler review here.

Fiddlers Green, Brimham Rocks Road, Hartwith, Harrogate HG3 3HB


Featured Listing

Crazy Tykes

Unit 650 thorp Arch Trading Estate, Thorp Arch Wetherby, West Yorkshire IS23 7BJ

Crazy Tykes is a large soft play area with plenty of equipment for all ages. There is a great babies/crawlers area in the centre of the place and good visibility from the seating area into most of the large play equipment. There is a football/ball games area and party rooms around the edge. The café is well priced with a good variety of foods.

The play area is fitted with the latest play equipment designed to cater for children from 0 – 13 year old

There is a 4 Lane Astra Slide, twisting spiral slide, multi sports area, basket ball nets, soft ball cannons and ball pools. With safety in mind they have also provided a separate toddler area for the under 4’s

There is a stylish café serving food freshly prepared by one of our chefs, plus a comfortable seating area with daily newspapers and magazines to hand. Their kitchen has again been awarded 5 stars for hygiene.

Website

Crazy Tykes, Unit 650
Thorp Arch Trading Estate
Wetherby
LS23 7BJ

T. 01937 541007

E. party@crazytykes.co.uk


Featured Listing

Discover more at Tropical World this Winter

Tropical World at Roundhay Park is one of the most loved family attractions in Leeds and is the perfect day out during these colder months.

You can escape the cold while also experiencing an unforgettable journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas and see some fascinating animals and creatures along the way including butterflies, crocodiles, rare birds, meerkats and many many more!

The fun doesn’t stop there as you can also unwind and bask in the heat with snakes, lizards and iguanas in the creature corner as well as discovering some of the more peculiar animals that roam the world while we sleep in the nocturnal zone.

One of Tropical World’s most loved zones is the butterfly house where you are able to witness first-hand their fascinating life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly. There are between 20 and 30 species of butterflies at Tropical World including Owl Butterflies which can grow up to 20cm – the same size as a large dinner plate!

 

You can really get up close and personal with all the inhabitants of Tropical World which makes it a fantastic immersive experience. With such a large variety of exciting and exotic animals to discover and learn about, Tropical World is a fun and educational day out for all the family.

Entry to the attraction is very reasonably priced and children under five go free! There is plenty of free roadside parking opposite the attraction and disabled parking available on Princes Avenue just outside the entrance. You can also easily reach Tropical World from the city centre via public transport, with buses 2 and 12 stopping right outside.

Once you have finished exploring all there is on offer at Tropical World, you can grab a bite to eat and drink in the café which has a variety of hot and cold refreshments on offer. With a unique view of the canal gardens, the café is the perfect place to sit back and relax.

There is also plenty on offer outside of Tropical World in the popular Roundhay Park where it is located. Roundhay Park covers over 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes, woodlands, formal gardens and playgrounds.  With lots to see and do at Tropical World and Roundhay Park, you really can have a fantastic day out!

Address: Tropical World, Princes Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds, LS8 2ER

Winter Opening Hours: Daily 10am – 4pm (last entry 30 minutes before closing)

Tickets: You can book tickets online or on the day from the Tropical World shop

Access: Tropical World is wheelchair accessible and allows free admission for carers on a 1:1 basis

For more details visit the Tropical World website or Facebook Page.


Creepy Crawlies

Wiggington Road, York. YO32 2RH

A huge and fantastic soft play area situated on the outskirts of York. There is a bright and airy main play frame with a 4 slide racer, a disco area, separate areas for babies and toddlers and football/ride-on area. Café and a huge outdoor area with petting farm and sand pit. A great day out.


National Media Museum, Bradford

With nine floors of galleries to explore, three cinemas including Yorkshire’s biggest IMAX screen, and a packed programme of events, you’re sure to find something to inspire you.N

ational Media Museum, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1NQ

Open Daily 10-6pm (Museum and Shop)

Free entry to museum.

 


Royal Armouries Museum Leeds

Opening times

Daily 10am – 5pm The museum is closed 24-26 December.

Admission

Free: some events may be chargeable.

Address

Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Drive Leeds LS10 1LT

 


Wacky Warehouse

The Wacky Warehouse soft play area at the Squinting Cat pub. Open for general soft play & kids parties. Monthly membership passes available.

Squinting Cat, Lund House Green, Harrogate, HG3 1QE
Tel- 01423 565650

OPENING HOURS (correct as of February 2019)

Monday ‐ Thursday: 09:30 ‐ 19:00
Friday: 09:30 ‐ 20:00
Saturday 11:00 ‐ 20:00
Sunday 11:00 ‐ 19:00

Please note we close at 20:00 every night during the school holidays

Details updated February 2019


Winkies

Provincial Works, The Avenue, Starbeck

Good play area- most parts are visible from the café. Has a ‘mini town’ area and plenty of ride on toys. It has a couple of big trampolines plus the usual slides/ball pools etc.

 


York Railway Museum

We’re home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. Visit us and you can marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse our object-filled Warehouse, and let off steam in the outdoor play area. Younger visitors will love letting off steam in our railway-themed outdoor play area. Plus, you can take a ride on the nearby miniature railway and enjoy the scenery

NRM York, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

Opening Times 10am–6pm daily Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec

FREE ENTRY