Things To Do In Skipton

Skipton was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086 and the Yorkshire market town is rightly proud of its rich history, making for plenty of interesting family days out.

Learn all about Skipton's connection to the Wars of the Roses and the Spanish Armada at Skipton Castle, which still oversees the High Street after 900 years. Re-enactments take place throughout the year, while youngsters can enjoy making crafts at the castle.

Craven Museum and Gallery is another good place to enjoy an educational day out. A free attraction within Skipton Town Hall, the museum boasts art and archaeological collections telling the history of the area, while kids will have fun digging in the archaeology pit and dressing up in Victorian costumes.

There are also plenty of outdoor adventures to be had in Skipton. Bolton Abbey's 30,000 acres provides loads of things to do, from hopping across the river on stepping stones, to nature trails, sculptures, medieval ruins and even two beaches! Kids will also love exploring the area with the Bolton Abbey Treasure Hunt Trail.

Thornton Hall Farm Country Park is the perfect day out for animal-loving youngsters. They can see smaller critters as well as going on safari to see bigger animals too, and when they've had enough of the animals, there are play areas, a Jumping Pillow Park and quad biking to enjoy.

For something even more adventurous, why not monkey around at Raven Tree Top Adventure? Perfect for kids over seven-years-old, days out don't get much more exciting.

If taking a relaxed approach is more your scene, Skipton Boat Trips and Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway are two great options the whole family are sure to love.

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