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Aysgarth Lodges

9 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Aysgarth Lodges combines luxury with the ultimate in sophistication in this collection of chic lodges each with its own hot tub ideal for soaking up the Wensleydale views.
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Great Harlow Views

11 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Great Harlow Views is found in the peaceful village of Clapham, just six miles from the market town of Settle.
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4.9

Sun Hill Lodges

18 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Sun Hill Lodges is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, an exclusive cluster of bespoke and exquisitely furnished luxury lodges perfectly positioned to command stunning views over the majestic rolling countryside of North Yorkshire.
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Ribblesdale Lodges

18 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Pets 3
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Ribblesdale Lodges is a stunning cluster of superior lodges and cottages in the grounds of the magnificent Grade 1 listed Gisburn Park Estate.
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4.4

Todber Holiday Park

19 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Todber Valley Holiday Park, situated in the picturesque countryside of Lancashire, offers a serene getaway with a variety of facilities tailored for families and individuals seeking a balance of relaxation and activity.
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Docker Holiday Park

20 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
Docker Holiday Park is the perfect getaway for those looking to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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Badgers Retreat Holiday Park

21 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
A haven of peace and tranquillity between the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors, this superbly situated park teems with wildlife and boasts 26 acres of stunning grounds including picturesque lawns and gardens with a beautiful stream.
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Springwood Lodges

21 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
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Springwood Lodges is a small select group of Scandinavian lodges exclusively for couples, offering every comfort and creating a unique retreat for romantic breaks, special celebrations and a wonderful year round luxury escape.
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South Lakeland Leisure Village

22 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Residing at the gateway to the Lake District, is an exclusive five star development of luxurious holiday lodges with excellent facilities.
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Twin Lakes Luxury Lodges

23 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 8
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These stunning, bespoke, two-story lodges at Twin Lakes provide an abundance of natural light, creating a bright and spacious living space perfect for the whole family.
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Cedar Retreats

23 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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Cedar Retreats is part of our Autograph Lodge Holidays Collection, a small cluster of luxury lodges nestling in a beautiful lakeside setting close to the renowned village of West Tanfield.
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Fell End

24 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Fell End is a stunning, award-winning park that is located in an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty in the southern Lake District.
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Hall More

24 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Pets 2
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For those wishing to escape from it all and enjoy a quiet and peaceful break, then Hall More is the perfect location.
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Bowland Escapes

25 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Situated in a rural location within the stunning Ribble Valley with its rolling countryside that provide numerous walks and amazing cycle tracks, this really is a paradise for those that enjoy the outdoors.
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Kiplin Lodges

26 Miles from Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 6
Pets 2
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Kiplin Lodges offer Luxury accommodation within 11 acres of stunning grounds all the lodges have private bubbling hot tubs and a family and pet friendly, this really is the perfect base for exploring the area and having a superb family holiday.
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yorkshire-dales Park & Visitor Guide

Embarking on a journey to the Yorkshire Dales promises an adventure filled with breathtaking landscapes, hearty local food, and endless outdoor activities. From exploring ancient castles to tackling the Three Peaks Challenge, there's something for every family member. Savour the taste of Wensleydale cheese, right where it's made. Did you know the Yorkshire Dales is home to England’s highest pub? Opting for a family break at a UK holiday park in this region means convenience and a variety of on-site entertainment, ensuring a stress-free base to experience the rich tapestry of countryside life. It’s the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Have You Discovered UK Holiday Parks?

These self-contained resorts offer caravans, lodges, and sometimes tents or glamping pods. You can enjoy a range of facilities including swimming pools, entertainment venues, kids' clubs, and restaurants. They're designed for families looking for a break where everything is on your doorstep!

Holiday parks offer more space and freedom than hotels, such as separate bedrooms, living areas, and your own outdoor space. With the added bonus of on-site amenities and entertainment. They're self-catering too, saving money on dining out.

Going for a UK holiday park means you can forget about stressful airports, and luggage restrictions, and you can pack the car with as many of your home comforts as you like. Plus, you're contributing to the local economy and reducing your carbon footprint.

Why Take Your 2024 Family Holiday Park Break in Yorkshire Dales?

Yorkshire Dales is not just about rolling hills and cosy pubs; it's a place brimming with character and charm. For 2024, there's buzz around new adventure parks and local festivals celebrating everything from food to folklore.

Choosing a holiday park here means you're set for a unique blend of outdoor adventure and cultural experiences. It's a chance to swap hotel rooms for lodges nestled in nature, offering freedom and space that hotels can't match.

If you're visiting Yorkshire Dales with kids

Absolutely, Yorkshire Dales is a playground for kids. From exploring castles to splashing around in natural waterfalls, there's plenty to keep them entertained.

Main attractions: The Forbidden Corner, Aysgarth Falls, and the Wensleydale Railway. Holiday parks add another layer of fun with their own activities and clubs.

  1. Comfortable walking shoes
  2. Waterproof jackets and trousers
  3. Swimwear for pool days
  4. Sun hats and sunscreen
  5. Backpack for day trips
  6. Camera or binoculars for nature spotting
  7. Favorite toys or games for quiet evenings

Pet Friendly Yorkshire Dales Adventures

Yorkshire Dales loves pets, and many places welcome them with open arms. Pubs like The George and Dragon in Aysgarth and The Craven Arms in Appletreewick are perfect for a post-walk pint with your pooch.

Tips? Bring a towel for muddy paws and always check ahead for pet-friendly dining options.

Dog walking ideas in Yorkshire Dales

Route Distance (miles) Scenery Postcode
Malham Cove Circular 4.5 Limestone cliffs, waterfalls BD23 4DJ
Ribblehead Viaduct Loop 6 Historic railway, moorlands LA6 3AS
Aysgarth Falls Walk 2 Woodland, waterfalls DL8 3TH
Grassington to Burnsall 7 River views, villages BD23 5LB
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail 4.3 Waterfalls, gorges LA6 3ET

Dining at the park, or heading out

Holiday parks often boast their own restaurants, offering convenience and variety. Yorkshire Dales is famed for its hearty fare - think Yorkshire puddings and Wensleydale cheese.

For families, The Wensleydale Heifer is a hit, offering a friendly atmosphere and a special menu for kids. Couples might prefer The Traddock for its romantic setting and locally-sourced cuisine.

Outdoor Family Adventures

Yorkshire Dales is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Try How Stean Gorge for caving and gorge walking, or Kilnsey Park Estate for fishing and pony trekking. Prices vary, but budget around £30-£50 for most activities. Check seasonal opening times to plan your visit.

Nearby shopping

Name Type On Offer Postcode
Grassington Village Local Shops Arts, crafts, local produce BD23 5LB
Hawes Market Outdoor Market Cheese, crafts, souvenirs DL8 3QY
Settle Market Traditional Market Local food, clothing BD24 9EJ
The Courtyard Dairy Specialty Shop Artisan cheeses BD23 3SD
Farfield Mill Arts & Crafts Handcrafted goods, art LA10 5LW

This guide to Yorkshire Dales is designed to help you plan a memorable family holiday, packed with adventure, culture, and relaxation. Whether you're exploring with kids, pets, or just your significant other, Yorkshire Dales offers a unique and welcoming experience for all.

Top Parks for 2024 in Yorkshire Dales

Wild Rose Park, Cumbria

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 51 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Wild Rose Park is a 5-star Platinum park located just a 5-minute drive from Appleby, offering a range of high-quality accommodation options including Hot-Tub Lodges, Platinum Caravans, and Glamping. The park boasts a brand new multi-million-pound complex with an indoor-outdoor heated pool, coffee shop, soft play area, and farm shop, making it an ideal choice for families, couples, and groups.

For the kids - The park is a paradise for kids with its soft play area, outdoor adventure spaces, and the indoor-outdoor heated pool ensuring endless fun regardless of the weather. The upcoming arcade and gym in 2024 will further enhance the entertainment options available for children.

What's on-site? On-site facilities include a bar and restaurant serving homemade food, a coffee shop for your caffeine fixes, and a farm shop stocking local produce. The indoor-outdoor heated pool is a standout feature, providing the perfect place to relax or have fun.

What's nearby? The park's location is perfect for exploring the Eden Valley and surrounding areas, with lakes, dales, and market towns all within easy reach. Attractions such as the historic Appleby Castle (15 minutes drive) and the scenic Ullswater Lake (45 minutes drive) offer great day out options.

Accommodation options: Accommodation ranges from Glamping Hives ideal for families or groups of 4, to luxurious Platinum Plus caravans that sleep up to 6. Pet-friendly options are available, ensuring your furry friends can join in on the fun.


South Lakeland Leisure Village, Yorkshire

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 53 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes (selected accommodations)

About this park: Located at the gateway to the Lake District, South Lakeland Leisure Village is an exclusive five-star development set in 43 acres of beautifully maintained grounds. It offers luxurious holiday lodges, a picturesque lake, and excellent facilities including an indoor pool, steam room, gym, and beauty treatments.

For the kids - The park provides a safe and serene environment for children to explore. While it focuses more on relaxation and scenic beauty, nearby attractions offer ample opportunities for family fun.

What's on-site? The leisure complex includes an indoor pool, steam room, gym, and beauty treatments. The restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace offer a perfect setting for meals and drinks. Wi-Fi and a launderette are also available on-site.

What's nearby? The park serves as an ideal base to explore the southern Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and Morecambe Bay coastline. Windermere (about 30 minutes drive) and the historic town of Kendal (about 20 minutes drive) are nearby highlights.

Accommodation options: The park offers a range of luxurious lodges, some with hot tubs and pet-friendly options. Accommodations are designed for comfort and relaxation, perfect for families, couples, or groups.


Bowland Fell Park, Yorkshire

Driving Distance: About 0 hours and 58 minutes | Sleeps: 8 | Pet friendly? Yes

About this park: Bowland Fell Park is nestled in rolling countryside, close to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. It offers over 130 acres of exploration space, making it perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The park features a 17th-century inn, a restaurant, a heated indoor pool, and children’s play areas.

For the kids - Children can enjoy the play areas and the indoor pool. The park's vast outdoor space is ideal for kids to run around and explore the natural beauty of the area.

What's on-site? Facilities include the Crowtrees Inn, restaurant, heated indoor pool, Wi-Fi access, and a launderette. The park shop is convenient for essentials, and the recreation field is perfect for family activities.

What's nearby? The park is an excellent base for visiting the Forest of Bowland, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The charming market town of Settle is just a 30-minute drive away, offering quaint shops and cafes.

Accommodation options: Bowland Fell Park offers a variety of accommodation, including pet-friendly Gold Plus caravans that sleep up to 8. The caravans are modern, spacious, and equipped with central heating and double glazing.


Fell End, Cumbria

Driving Distance: About 1 hour and 5 minutes | Sleeps: 6 | Pet friendly? Yes (selected accommodations)

About this park: Fell End is an award-winning park located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the southern Lake District. It offers 28 acres of landscaped meadows and woodland, a nature reserve, and facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a gym, steam room, and a bar and restaurant.

For the kids - The park has a soft play area and an amusement arcade, alongside the indoor swimming pool, making it a hit with families.

What's on-site? Fell End boasts a leisure club with a gym and steam room, a kid’s soft play area, and the Woodland Edge bar and restaurant. The nature reserve is a unique feature, offering wildlife spotting opportunities.

What's nearby? The park is ideally situated for exploring the Lake District's stunning scenery and attractions, such as the Lakeland Motor Museum (about 30 minutes drive) and the historic town of Kendal (about 20 minutes drive).

Accommodation options: Accommodations include the Arnside and Silverdale holiday homes, offering spacious living areas, modern kitchens, and decked areas with garden furniture. Pet-friendly options are available.


Family Days Out In Yorkshire Dales

Discover the best family-friendly attractions in the Yorkshire Dales, perfect for those staying at holiday parks in the area. From thrilling theme parks to educational and fun outdoor activities, there's something for everyone in this stunning part of the UK.

The Forbidden Corner

  • Opening Times: 10:00 - 17:30 (Summer), reduced hours in Winter
  • Prices: Adults £13.50, Children (4-15) £11.50
  • Postcode: DL8 4TJ
  • Est. time required: 3-4 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, and surprises created within a four-acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park. It's a fantastic adventure for kids and adults alike, with puzzles and mysteries around every corner. There's always something new to discover, making it a must-visit for families staying at holiday parks in Yorkshire Dales. The best time to visit is during the week to avoid the weekend crowds.

Phone number: 01969 640638 | Web: theforbiddencorner.co.uk


Bolton Abbey

  • Opening Times: 09:00 - 17:00 daily
  • Prices: Parking fee £10 per car
  • Postcode: BD23 6EX
  • Est. time required: 4-5 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

Bolton Abbey offers 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside and over 80 miles of footpaths to explore. It's perfect for families who love the outdoors. The Abbey ruins and the stepping stones across the River Wharfe are particular highlights. It's an excellent spot for picnics, and the estate often hosts family-friendly events. Early mornings are magical here, especially in the quieter seasons.

Phone number: 01756 718000 | Web: boltonabbey.com


Lightwater Valley

  • Opening Times: Varies, check website
  • Prices: From £20.50 online, under 3s free
  • Postcode: HG4 3HT
  • Est. time required: Full day
  • Nearest parking: On-site, free

Lightwater Valley is a thrill-seeker's paradise with rides and attractions for all ages, including the famous Ultimate rollercoaster. It's a fantastic day out for families staying at holiday parks in Yorkshire Dales who are looking for an adrenaline rush. To get the most from your visit, go on a weekday outside of school holidays to beat the queues.

Phone number: 01765 635321 | Web: lightwatervalley.co.uk


Aysgarth Falls

  • Opening Times: Open daily, daylight hours
  • Prices: Free, parking charges apply
  • Postcode: DL8 3TH
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: Aysgarth Falls car park

Aysgarth Falls are a stunning series of waterfalls on the River Ure. It's a great spot for a family walk, with paths suitable for all ages. The falls are especially impressive after rain. There's no better way to experience the natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales when staying at nearby holiday parks. Early morning or late afternoon visits offer the best light for photos.


The Wensleydale Creamery

  • Opening Times: 09:30 - 17:00 daily
  • Prices: Adults £4.95, Children free
  • Postcode: DL8 3RN
  • Est. time required: 1-2 hours
  • Nearest parking: On-site

The Wensleydale Creamery is a hit with cheese lovers of all ages. Discover how the famous Wensleydale cheese is made and try some samples. The Creamery also has a museum and viewing gallery. It's an educational and tasty day out, ideal for families enjoying a break at holiday parks in Yorkshire Dales. Visiting in the morning allows you to see more of the cheese-making process.

Phone number: 01969 667664 | Web: wensleydale.co.uk


Malham Cove

  • Opening Times: Open 24/7
  • Prices: Free, parking in village
  • Postcode: BD23 4DJ
  • Est. time required: 2-3 hours
  • Nearest parking: Malham village

Malham Cove is a natural limestone formation offering breathtaking views over the Yorkshire Dales. It's a bit of a hike to get to the top, but it's well worth it for the scenery. It's a fantastic outdoor adventure for families, especially those with older kids. The best time for a visit is early morning to enjoy the peace and quiet.


These attractions offer a variety of experiences for families staying at holiday parks in Yorkshire Dales, ensuring your holiday is packed with adventure, education, and relaxation. Whether you're seeking thrills, wanting to connect with nature, or explore historical sites, Yorkshire Dales has it all.

FAQs

This is our first stay on a holiday park, what will it be like?

Expect a blend of adventure and relaxation. Yorkshire Dales holiday parks like Ribble Valley Holiday Park offer a mix of outdoor activities, scenic walks, and cozy accommodations. You'll find facilities like pools, play areas for kids, and sometimes even on-site entertainment. It's a home away from home, but with a lot more to explore right on your doorstep.

What should I pack when visiting Yorkshire Dales?

Pack for all weathers – it can be unpredictable! Bring waterproofs, sturdy walking boots for the trails, and layers to keep warm. Don't forget your swimsuit for the pool and a camera to capture the stunning landscapes. If you're staying in a self-catering unit, some basics like salt, pepper, and cooking oil might be handy too.

Is Yorkshire Dales a good place to visit ‘off-season’?

Absolutely! The Dales have a different kind of beauty each season. Winter brings stunning frosty landscapes, perfect for photography. Spring and autumn offer cooler temperatures for hiking. Plus, holiday parks like Hawkswick Cote often have off-season discounts, making it a budget-friendly option.

Will my hot tub be cleaned before we arrive?

Yes, definitely. Parks like Long Ashes Park ensure hot tubs are thoroughly cleaned and water quality checked before each new arrival. It's all part of making sure you have a safe and relaxing stay. Just remember to follow any guidelines provided for the best experience.

Can we bring our pets to the holiday park?

Many Yorkshire Dales holiday parks are pet-friendly, like Wharfedale Caravan Park. They understand that pets are part of the family. You'll find plenty of walks and open spaces for them to enjoy. Just check in advance as there might be a small additional charge or specific pet-friendly accommodations.

How do we book activities, and do they need to be booked in advance?

It's a good idea to book in advance, especially during peak times. Parks like Aire Valley Holiday Park offer online booking for activities ranging from swimming to archery. This ensures you get a spot and helps plan your stay better. Some activities can be booked on arrival, but it's a gamble.

What local attractions should we not miss?

Don't miss the Bolton Abbey for a historical outing or Malham Cove for breathtaking natural scenery. For families, the Forbidden Corner offers a unique adventure. Each spot has its charm and is a great way to experience the diverse beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

Are there grocery shops or restaurants nearby?

Yes, most holiday parks in the Yorkshire Dales have on-site shops for essentials and often a restaurant or café. For a wider selection, local towns like Skipton or Leyburn have supermarkets, quaint local shops, and eateries offering delicious local cuisine.

Is there WiFi in the holiday parks?

Most parks now offer WiFi, either free or for a small fee. It's perfect for staying connected or planning your next day's adventure. However, signal strength can vary due to the rural setting, so it might not always be as fast as you're used to.

What’s the best way to explore the surrounding area?

Hiring a bike is a fantastic way to see the Yorkshire Dales. Many holiday parks and local shops offer bike rentals. It's eco-friendly and allows you to access trails and paths cars can't. Plus, it's a great way to get some exercise and fresh air.

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