The daily grind can leave us all feeling a little tired and worn down, and it’s all too easy to spend the weekend laid out in front of the TV trying to recuperate before the cycle starts all over again.
Perhaps what we really need is a taste of excitement and adventure. These thrilling activities in Yorkshire are undoubtedly worth getting off the sofa for.
Experience an adventure at altitude among the rustic forest canopy of the Camphill Estate in Bedale, where you can swing, jump and laugh your way around 25 exciting tree top elements. Set at varying heights, there’s something to tackle for all levels of ability and it promises to deliver an action-packed experience.
Us Yorkshire folk know what a beautiful county we have, but with so many picturesque spots it’s hard to know where to go first. Well if there’s one thing the Tour de France showed us, it’s that cycling is great way to take in the wonderful scenery – and at the Dales Bike Centre, you can hire your own set of wheels and head off to explore the sights of Swaldedale and the Yorkshire Dales yourself.
Specialising in adventure and discovery, this outdoor centre in the heart of North Yorkshire is a great place to try your hand at something new. Set in 12 acres of stunning grounds, there’s a wealth of activities to have a go at, including abseiling, high ropes courses, zip wires, gorge walking and kayaking, to name but a few.
Test your mettle and head for heights at this exciting ropes course set in the grounds of Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire. Offering a huge range of activities with varying degrees of challenge, there’s something to cater for all abilities making it perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Offering unique activities which aim to take you off the beaten track, the adventures and experience days provided by Lost Earth Adventures are varied, challenging and above all, good fun. Choose from rock climbing, gorge walking, canyoning, caving, abseiling and much more for a truly invigorating day out.
It’s one of the foremost outdoor adventure experience providers in the UK and the ultimate place to head if you’re keen to take on an exhilarating 4×4 off-road adventure. Boasting a course which is set within 50 acres of rugged North Yorkshire countryside, it’s a chance to experience a white-knuckle, high speed drive over a challenging but thrilling course.
Located within Dalby Forest, this is the UK’s number one tree top adventure course which is perfect for unleashing your wild side. Set 120 feet above the forest floor are an exciting array of rope bridges, Tarzan swings, obstacles, crossings, ladders and zip lines to tackle – perfect for those adventurous thrill seekers.
Water skiing may be an activity we more readily associate with being abroad, but water sports don’t have to be limited to a holiday activity as there are some great spots in the UK to take to the waves. Sheffield Cable Waterski is the largest cable wake park in the North which is packed full of exciting obstacles for you to have a go at. There’s also a “Total Wipeout” style inflatable course in their aqua park which looks too much fun to pass up.
Located at the award winning Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, The Abyss is the ultimate activity for all thrill seekers. Set in semi-darkness and accompanied by music, video screens, dry ice and effect lighting, you’ll take a brave leap into the abyss from 150 feet and experience the greatest adrenalin rush after taking the plunge. There’s also zip wire, abseiling and free fall activities on site to keep you entertained as well.
Designed for both adults and children, this treetop adventure is completely surrounded by 3m high walls of netting to ensure participants are always safe and have no need for a harness. Safely suspended among the trees 12m off the ground, it’s a beautiful spot for an adventure.