Days Out Harrogate

Small outdoor parks and play areas

Our farm has re opened its gates Tuesday-Sunday closed Mondays ( except bank holidays and school holidays).
We will be outdoors only with the cafe serving takeouts for food, drinks and Ice creams.

Toilets onsite will be open as well as baby changing.

We will be operating strict social distancing guidelines and masks will be required in the entrance and toilet areas.
Extra hand wash and sanitisers will be onsite and around the farm.
Please keep to Covid guidelines and we ask that if you are feeling unwell that you do not visit the farm.
We have greatly missed all our customers and can not wait to welcome you all back, our animals have missed you too !

10am-5pm – last admission 4 pm

No booking required however we are working on a first come first serve basis.
Please be aware that weekends between 11 am- 2 pm are peak times.

Although things can’t be quite the same as a usual spring on the farm we have created outdoor animal pens so you can still see our :
  • Baby piglets
  • New born goat kids
  • Lambs
  • Goats
  • Guinea pigs
  • Pony’s and Donkeys .
We also have our go kart track , giant sand pit and given the woodland and den building area a make over 🍃
New for 2021 – Feed our new ducks on the pond 🦆
Oh …not to forget our new tractor “Gwennie“ perfect for those little farmers to enjoy🚜
Children £5
Adults -£4.50
Under 2s -FREE
The cafe will be open for take out food , drinks and delicious ice creams 🍦
With over 30 exciting flavours our ice cream is simply the best, as one of yorkshire’s premier ice cream producers, only natural flavours and colourings are used to make the most scrumpcious ice cream you will find.


Covid-19 Update:

To help you have a safe visit, they’re asking everyone to book in advance to access the abbey and water garden. 

Take part in your biggest ever game of hide and seek on your visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Hide in all corners of the large abbey ruins before following the river to the water garden. Race around the moon ponds, see the swans swimming and discover the winding dark tunnel. Emerge from the tunnel to find three fun buildings called follies along this woodland path.

Be sure to have a playground adventure. There are things to wobble along, jump over and climb on…you’ll find a wooden abbey, a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman’s poles, a slide, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all.

Have a well-earned sit down with a seasonal meal in the newly refurbished restaurant, tuck into tea and cake with a lakeside view at Studley tea room or a sweet treat at Mill Café*

If there’s still oodles of energy left visit the deer park. Admire the views down to Ripon Cathedral and see if you can spot the deer. There are three different types from small fallow deer to the largest of them all: red deer.

There’s lots to do but don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in this time – we’ll be here another day! Become a member on your first visit and come back for free as many times as you like. Plus, get the feel-goods about it as every time you scan your membership card, you’re contributing towards the essential conservation work we do.

Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

*Due to restrictions Mill Cafe is currently not open to sit in.  Limited take away available.

01765 608888

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Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone.

The park is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. During a visit it is an old tradition to make a wish. The Wishing Well is fed by the same magical waters as the Petrifying Well and has been wished upon for over 300 years. Many visitors have been in touch to tell us their wishes have come true!

The park has several scenic picnic areas, a coffee and ice cream kiosk, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Dogs are welcome in all areas, apart from the playground.

Themed events run during school holidays.  For more information about family events visit our website.

Booking essential.

Please check the website for up-to-date opening times and any unforeseen park closures. Open weekends in March and daily from 29th March – 31st October 2021.





Boroughbridge Rec Play Area Springfield Road Boroughbridge YO51 9AZ

Ponderosa Play Area Off Hazel Road Boroughbridge YO51 9UT

Stumpcross Play Area Wetherby Road Boroughbridge YO51 9HS


Belmont Park Play Area High Street Starbeck HG2 7JE

Newly refurbished in 2020 with inclusive swings, inclusive roundabout, inclusive climbing frame, sensory instruments and nest swing.

Camwell Play Area Camwall Terrace Starbeck HG1 4PZ

Great modern range of equipment with a separate area for smaller children and a range of equipment teenagers.

Coltsfoot Drive Play Area Coltsfoot Court Jennyfields HG3 2WW

Cornflower Way Play Area Cornflower Way Jennyfields HG3 2WL

Crimple Meadows Play Area Crimple Meadows Pannal HG3 1EN

Set within a large playing field next to the woods.

Fewston Crescent Play Area Fewston Crescent Jennyfields HG1 2PB

Pocket play area for younger children.

Forest Springs Play Area First Avenue Starbeck HG2 7PA

Refurbished in 2019 with inclusive swings, inclusive roundabout, with a fun train themed climbing frame.

Harlow Hill Play Area Otley Road Harlow Hill HG2 0JF

Refurbished in 2019 to have an inclusive roundabout, inclusive swing, seesaw, three way springer, adventure trail, nest swing, climbing frame and slide.

All weather goal end.

Hartwith Drive Play Area Hartwith Drive Jennyfields HG3 2NX

Tucked away this is a traditional play area

Hutton Gate Play Area Hutton Gate Harrogate HG2 9QH.

Decent sized play area with a smaller and a larger climbing frame, swings and plenty for all ages.

Jennyfields Rec Play Area Norwich Drive Jennyfields HG3 2TQ

Great area for teenagers with an all-weather sports pitch.

Knox Play Area Pecketts Way Bilton HG1 3EW

Refurbished in 2018 with to have an inclusive roundabout, inclusive swing, seesaw, climbing frame and slide.

Long Acre Park Play Area Long Acre Walk Pannal HG3 1RG

A quiet tucked away site with an enclosed grassy space and goal end.

Luchon Way Play Area Hampsthwaite Road Harrogate HG1 2DU

Oakdale Drive Play Area Oakdale Avenue Harrogate HG1 2JP

Oatlands Park Play Area Hookstone Road Harrogate HG2 8BT

Panhandle Play Area Dalby Avenue Harrogate HG2 7DN

Pannal Ash Play Area Hartley Road Rossett HG2 9DQ

Queen Ethelburgas Play Area Young’s Drive Harrogate HG3 2GA

Located at Killinghall Moor Country Park with a car park and a basketball court

Roberts Crescent Play Area Roberts Crescent Harrogate HG1 2AY

Rosewood Crescent Play Area Rosewood Crescent Harrogate HG1 4NL

Saltergate Play Area Barberry Close Jennyfields HG3 2NZ

Located close to Killinghall Moor Football Pitches so there’s plenty of parking.

St Nicolas Play Area St. Patricks Way Harrogate HG2 7NZ

Stonecrop Drive Play Area Stonecrop Drive Jennyfields HG3 2SQ

Verity Walk Play Area Verity Walk Harrogate HG2 9QE

Has a spacenet and climbing frames for younger and older children.

Woodfield Park Play Area Woodfield Road Woodfield HG1 4JB

Located in a lovely grassy field, this one is worth seeking out.


Aspin Lane Play Area Abbey Crags Way Knaresborough HG5 8EF

Conyngham Hall Play Area Conyngham Hall Knaresborough HG5 9AY

King Georges Play Area and Skate Park, Stockwell Avenue Knaresborough HG5 0LG

Knaresborough House Outdoor Gym High Street Knaresborough HG5 0HW

Knaresborough Pool Play Area King James Road Knaresborough HG5 8EB

Nidderdale Drive Play Area Garsdale Road Knaresborough HG5 0LU

Scotton Banks Play Area Off Appleby Court Knaresborough HG5 9LU

The Spinney Play Area The Spinney Knaresborough HG5 0TD

Wetherby Road Play Area Wetherby Road Knaresborough HG5 8LG


Bishop Monkton Play Area St Johns Way Bishop Monkton HG3 3QX

Kirby Overblow Play Area Wharfe View Kirkby Overblow HG3 1HN

Little Ouseburn Play Area Main Street behind Police House Little Ouseburn YO26 9TG

Markington Play Area Kingwood Markington HG3 3NT

Masham Rec Play Area Silver Street Masham HG4 4DX

The Oaks Play Area, Masham The Oaks Masham HG4 4DT

Bewerley Rec Play Area Bewerley Park Pateley Bridge HG3 5BD

Skelton Play Area Jubilee Close Skelton on Ure HG4 5AJ

The Green Play Area, Tockwith Prince Rupert Drive Tockwith YO26 7RA

Gilsforth Lane Play Area, Whixley High Street Whixley YO26 8AW


Allhallows Park Play Area St Marygate Ripon HG4 1LY

Borrage Green Play Area Borrage Green Lane Ripon HG4 2JH

Camp Close Play Area Dallamires Lane Ripon HG4 1TT

Doublegates Play Area Off Doublegates Avenue Ripon HG4 2TU

Grove Lane Play Area Grove Lane Ripon HG4 1TH

Millfield Play Area King Street Ripon HG4 1PJ

Paddies Park Play Area Stonebridgegate Ripon HG4 1LH

Ripon Leisure Skate Park Dallamires Lane Ripon HG4 1TT

Spa Park Play Area Church Lane Ripon HG4 2AY

Valley Gardens

The premier play park in Harrogate! The equipment is fantastic here with loads to do for all ages including a zip wire, fortress, plane, paddling pool as well as the usual slides, swings etc. There is also the recently completed skate park for the older kids.

There is a new kiosk selling ice creams and light refreshments in the play area and further down the gardens there is a café which sells Ripley ice-cream as well as a boating pond and bandstand.

The park also offers pitch and put, crazy gold, Frisbee gold and tennis courts.

At the top of the Gardens lie the Pine Woods.