Yorkshire Dales

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Sukistjames Sun 19-Jun-16 07:47:58

Heading to Wensleydale for a week at the end of July and looking for ideas for things to do with the DCs (9 and almost 2). Got some short easy walks planned, a trip to the cheese factory in Hawes and a journey on the steam train. What could we do that's totally kid orientated for a day and not too pricey?
Also looking for places to stop for a rest up the m6? Possibly with a park for a quick run around!

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sandgrown Sun 19-Jun-16 07:54:57

How far up the m6 will you go? Near junction 31 I think there is a nice little place called Brockholes with a cafe , lake and walks .

sandgrown Sun 19-Jun-16 07:59:52

It is junction 31 near Preston. Brockholes is two minutes from the junction. Free but pay for parking.

AllHailTheSunDog Sun 19-Jun-16 08:04:06

If it's the same Brockhole I'm thinking of, that's in the Lake District, though it is lovely.

Suki try The Forbidden Corner, Bowes museum, Middleham Castle.

AllHailTheSunDog Sun 19-Jun-16 08:07:28

Maybe there's more than one Brockhole smile

Also Richmond Castle often have activity days with knights and battles.

gingerbreadmanm Sun 19-Jun-16 08:11:49

Sure there is an ice cream farm not too far from wensleydale. Might be brymoor?

gingerbreadmanm Sun 19-Jun-16 08:16:14

I think forbidden corner is close by too although not cheap.

Sukistjames Sun 19-Jun-16 08:30:44

Wow! Such quick replies! Thanks everyone.
I think we're going up to Kendal then across so will look for Brockhole.
Will definitely have a look at the ice cream farm and all the castles.
Have thought about forbidden corner but worried it's a lot of money for a short amount of time. It does look lovely though.

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gingerbreadmanm Sun 19-Jun-16 08:43:17

I've never been but every child i know who has has really loved it.

Brimham rocks is great, a national trust park. I loved it as a kid. Not sure how far it is from where you will be though.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sun 19-Jun-16 08:45:36

Bolton Castle.

The Forbidden Corner is well worth the money but you do need to spend a good half day there, not just an hour or two.

justbogoff Sun 19-Jun-16 08:45:56

Forbidden corner is well worth the money.

paddypants13 Sun 19-Jun-16 09:40:18

Gingerbread man, yes it is Brymoor ice cream parlour.

If your children like nature and animals Fountain's Abbey is close by with the deer park and Brimham Rocks are beautiful.

There is also a police museum in Ripon, but I haven't been there yet.

KestralThestrel Sun 19-Jun-16 09:53:23

Brymore ice cream is the best in the world!
Jervaulx abbey is nearby. Fountains Abbey further away but worth it.
Yes to Forbidden Corner, but the last time I was there you have to book.

KestralThestrel Sun 19-Jun-16 09:53:55

Brymor, sorry.

lr12345 Sun 19-Jun-16 11:41:33

Forbidden corner at middleman is very good but you need to book tickets

BikeRunSki Sun 19-Jun-16 11:49:41

Forbidden corner needs a good 3 hrs I reckon. It does my head in though.

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