Ingleton - a Great Holiday Destination for Children
Although rightly famous for its walking & caving, Ingleton is also the perfect place to bring children for an easy, stress-free, holiday as there's lots for them and you to enjoy.
There are various toddler friendly/younger child friendly walks around the village and within a short distance of the village centre we have:
Ingleton Children's Playground
A modern playground regarded as one of the best in the North West.
Ingleton's Children's Playground
Ingleton Open Air Swimming Pool
In it's riverside setting, Ingleton's open-air heated swimming pool is an idyllic place to swim. Open for around three months during the summer season, the pool has recently been improved and modernised and is a popular attraction with both locals and visitors.
Ingleton Swimming Pool
For more information visit ingletonpool.co.uk
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in Yorkshire offers some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The trail leads you through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.
The total length of the trail is 4 miles (8km), so you should allow between 2 and 4 hours to complete it. The trail follows a well-defined footpath over moderately inclined ground and steps are provided wherever there is a climb. Unfortunately the footpath is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
For more information visit ingletonwaterfallstrail.co.uk
Within a short drive from Ingleton there are a number of attractions suitable for young people including:
White Scar Cave
As the longest show cave in Britain, White Scar Cave is a hidden world which has been sculpted by nature over thousands of years. with an expert guide, you will explore a spectacular subterranean world of cascading waterfalls and caverns adorned with thousands of stalactites.
Ingleborough Cave has an awe inspiring range of stunning cave formations. The imposing cave entrance and the large passages are full of artefacts dating back millions of years along with the evidence of the significant impact of the Ice Ages.
The tours of the Cave leave from the entrance at regular intervals with an expert guide to help interpret the many features you will see.
An excellent soft play area that unusually serves good food & drinks (not the Whacky Warehouse variety). One suggestion for a lovely day out is to get the train from Ribblehead (stunning views) to Settle then do the short walk to the Playbarn. Settle also has a Booths supermarket with a playground next door and an excellent Falconry Centre (make sure you don't miss the demonstration times.)
Happy Mount Park Morecambe
A traditional park with plenty to keep young people entertained including:
- Victorian Roundabout
- Children Trampolines
- 18 Hole Putting Green
- Minature Train
- Aqua Park (seasonal, take change of clothes and/or swimwear.)
- Swing Boats
- Natural Adventure Playground
- Tennis Courts
- Basketball Courts
Williamson Park Lancaster
54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks and play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District.
The Edwardian Palm House is home to butterflies and other exotic animals and there is a fun playground and plenty more to explore.
Lakeland Maize Maze Farm Park
A great place to take children even on wet days as it has an indoor softplay area, climbing wall, tractors, go karts and sandpit as well as all the animals, interesting playground and mazes (including one for younger children) outside.
Check the website for seasonal opening times.
The Forbidden Corner
The Forbidden Corner at Leyburn was voted top children's attraction in Yorkshire. It is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. The temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, extraordinary statues – at every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid. This is a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages.