The natural spectacle of Brimham Rocks, with its giant rock formations, was created by an immense river 100 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth, and a visit to this amazing landscape is truly a journey into pre-history.
The rocks, sculpted by 320 million years of ice, wind, and the movement of entire continents, have taken on weird and wonderful shapes and with a little imagination, they resemble familiar creatures. Visitors are free to explore the site, spotting the Dancing Bear, the Gorilla, the Eagle and the Turtle, whilst the more nimble can crawl through the Smartie Tube and balance on the Rocking Stones.
Some of the most iconic rock formations can be viewed only 10 minutes’ walk from the car park, and it takes around four hours to explore all of this fascinating site, with its enduring landscape and carefully managed environment.
Brimham Rocks and its heather moorland are both Sites of Special Scientific Interest and are a magnet for geologists, naturalists, climbers and walkers, as well as families who love the freedom to explore this amazing place.
A Day of Amazing Adventures
We are a family friendly, adventure park set in beautiful surroundings with a theme of fun and exploration to help a child’s imagination grow with confidence through challenge and excitement.
Imagine a Woodland Kingdom full of dens, playhouses and shelter building….then add a giant tree house fort with slides and places to hide. Now add a low ropes course, mini assault course, Woodland Trail, climbing walls, swings and zip wire and you have arrived in our Woodland Kingdom.
Ancient abbey ruins and an awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site
For centuries people have been drawn to this inspiring place.
From humble beginnings the magnificent abbey was established by devout monks seeking a simpler existence. The atmospheric ruins that remain are a window into a way of life which shaped the medieval world.
When the socially ambitious John Aislabie inherited Studley Royal, he set about creating an elegant water garden of mirror-like ponds, statues and follies, incorporating the romantic ruins into his design.
Green lawns stretch down to the riverside, a perfect spot for a picnic. Riverside paths lead to the deer park, home to Red, Fallow and Sika deer and ancient trees; limes, oaks, and sweet chestnuts.
One-of-a-kind, this special place is now recognised as a World Heritage Site.
With Max Card – Free admission.
A gateway to the North York Moors, Guisborough Forest and Walkway is situated at the northern edge of the National Park. It’s a mosaic of thriving habitats, with woodlands, wetlands and grassland, and is home to many different plants and animals.
Onsite facilities include two play areas, a trim trail to challenge you, a sculpture trail, circular waymarked walks and bike trails, and a permanent orienteering course. A dipping platform provides access into the wetland area and there’s a regular events programme.
The visitor centre, complete with solar panels and rainwater harvesting, has a café, shop and interpretive displays including a children’s area.
The Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway have renovated an old railway carriage, turning it into a bookable venue for meetings, parties or events.
Guisborough Forest and Walkway is run in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and the Forestry Commission, with help from the North York Moors National Park Authority, and the Friends of Guisborough Forest and Walkway.
St Saviour’s Church
What is DIG?
“One of the best family days out. No other experience gets you as close to the excitement of archaeological discovery.”
Kids can get hands on with history and actually touch finds from previous YAT digs, including pottery, bone and even antlers! You will discover what these artefacts tell us about the lives of people who used them.
With Max Card – Free entry
RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire covers 27.5 hectares (68 acres). Set in a valley and very much a part of the Yorkshire countryside, the garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows.
Acidic soil affords a fabulous environment for rhododendrons and Himalayan blue poppies, while visitors can be inspired if they have to contend with similar weather conditions – cold, drying winter winds, deep frosts, a cooler, shorter growing season and lots of wet weather