Not far from The Gamekeeper’s Inn is the Bolton Abbey Estate. A large 30,000-acre estate that welcomes families into the grounds to explore and enjoy a great day out. If you want to get the kids out into nature, then this place is perfect. A shallow river flows through the estate with 61 stepping stones and two beaches alongside it where they can play and splash. There is also an assault-course where they can burn off all that extra energy before returning to The Gamekeeper’s for a delicious dinner and then a good night’s sleep.
Another local attraction for families is the awesome White Scar Caves at Ingleton. Around a 40-minute drive The Gamekeeper’s Inn. The caves are a series of 350-million-year-old caverns, streams and dramatic waterfalls. It looks like something out of a movie so the kids will be awe-struck upon seeing it. There is a guided tour through the cave which takes around 80 minutes and is only a 1 mile walk.
If you think the kids will enjoy something a little more unusual then a trip to ‘The Strangest Place in the World’ might be for them. Also known as The Forbidden Corner, this attraction based in Coverham (45 minutes from us) is sure to keep their interest and attention all day long. A labyrinth of pathways, tunnels, chambers, spraying water, a tree man, gargoyles and giant pyramid mad entirely of glass are just to name but a few things quirky features of The Forbidden Corner. It was voted as the best children’s attraction in Yorkshire so definitely worth taking the kids up for the day.
We also have a play area with climbing frame in our beer garden where they can play and enjoy themselves whilst you enjoy a drink in the garden and wait for dinner to arrive.