Being outside and letting the fresh air fill your lungs helps to invigorate and awaken your mind, body, and soul. It can also help you feel fresh, as well as tire out smaller family members!
With outdoor activity centres galore and stunning landscapes on offer, Yorkshire has an outdoor activity suited to everyone, of that we’re sure!
Outdoor activities in Yorkshire
If you can’t decide what outdoor activity is for you, then Another World Adventure Centre in Halifax is ideal.
With a range of activities from archery, paintballing, go-karting, mountain boarding, Segways and even quad biking – there is most definitely something for everyone.
Whatever you choose, you are guaranteed a day of thrills and exhilarating activities to keep your blood pumping!
If living it up on the water is more your thing, then Sheffield Cable Water Ski could be right up your street. Trying out cable knee boarding, water skiing, and wakeboarding as just some of the activities up for grabs. Designed for beginners as well as pros, weave your way through obstacles and take on challenges with the help and support of the fully qualified instructors.
Now, who doesn’t want to take a drive in a new Land Rover Defender through mud and water? And with Yorkshire Outdoors this is exactly what you can do! Tackling steep climbs and breath-taking crests, choosing your challenge is all part of the fun, with Yorkshire Outdoors offering trails suitable for everyone!
However, maybe biking is more your thing? If so, check out the Dales Bike Centre, where you can mountain bike and road cycle through the Yorkshire Dales National Park. You also have the option to stay awhile or visit for the day, allowing you to tailor-make your experience. There are also several cycle trails to choose from, opening up the door to your perfect outdoor adventure.
Who doesn’t like flying high and at speed down zip wires, leaping off Tarzan swings and tackling your fear of heights? The team at Addplant can take on many things, but for some of us, those high ropes and zip wires even make our knees tremble! Go Ape at Dalby Forest, however, offers all of this and more.
The Web Adventure Park near York also offers a similar experience with the challenge of high ropes. Consisting of 22 elements and activities varying in difficulty levels, the Web Adventure Park is designed to test your ability and indeed your nerve.
The Cotton Lodge Outdoor Centre in Thirsk is not only set amongst acres of beautiful Yorkshire landscapes, but it also offers parklands, woods, and lakes, so you can take part in activities such as high ropes, zip wires and gorge walking!
A thrilling adventure for all ages is what Diggerland Yorkshire provides. Known to be one of the best days out…. ever, you will find diggers, dumpers, and bulldozers to play, ride and explore. You can also take a swing in a giant JCB scoop and find buried treasure to dig for too!
Considered as the strangest place in the world, (their words but we wholeheartedly agree) is The Forbidden Corner. Offering a maze of tunnels and chambers, follies and surprises, all hidden within the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, this is an award-winning attraction suitable for the whole family.
For the ultimate thrill, Lightwater Valley should be at the top of your list. With Europe’s longest roller coaster – The Ultimate, you’ll also find the stomach-churning Mighty Eagles Claw, as well as the splashtastic and wild River Rapids.
Always a winner is the Bawtry Paintball Fields. Europe’s largest paintball and laser combat centre, the Bawtry includes some of the best team activity games around. Games that include Air Supremacy, The Predator, Black Hawk Down, Crossfire and much more. Oh, and did we mention that Bawtry Paintball has also been voted Britain’s best paintball venue for five years running?!
Whether you want an activity to fill in your weekend or you’re planning your outdoor activities in advance, make sure to add some of these activities in Yorkshire to your list and keep your adrenaline levels at an all-time high!