Half Term Activities

Are you looking for some family-friendly fun this half term? We’ve put together some suggestions for half-term activities close to High Bentham to help get you started:

  1. Explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park: High Bentham is located near the Yorkshire Dales, offering fantastic opportunities for outdoor activities including nature walks. You can explore scenic trails, visit waterfalls like Janet’s Foss and Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, or enjoy a picnic (if the weather allows!) amidst beautiful countryside landscapes. Find out more here.
  2. Visit Ingleborough Cave: Ingleborough Cave is a natural limestone cave located in Clapham, North Yorkshire. The cave is part of the Ingleborough National Nature Reserve, providing a captivating underground adventure for visitors. You can enjoy an amble along the Nature Trail then spend time reliving the experience in the Sawmill cafe afterwards. Find out more here.
  3. Visit White Scar Cave: And if caves are your thing then we recommend a visit to White Scar Cave too. Located near Ingleton, it is Britain’s longest show cave. Take a guided tour through its underground passages, marvel at impressive stalactites and stalagmites, and learn about the cave’s geological history. Find out more here.
  4. Ribblehead Viaduct: Take a trip to see the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct, a stunning feat of Victorian engineering. You can enjoy scenic walks in the area and admire the viaduct’s architecture amidst the Yorkshire Dales backdrop. Find out more here.
  5. Malham Cove: Explore Malham Cove, a dramatic limestone cliff formation featuring a large, curved amphitheater. Whilst you are there you can also visit nearby attractions like Malham Tarn and Gordale Scar. Find out more about Malham, including the family friendly visitor centre, here.
  6. Settle Falconry: Located just outside of Settle, this local Falconry Centre offers visitors the chance to get up close and personal with birds of prey. Enjoy flying displays, handling sessions, and learn about these magnificent creatures. Find out more here.
  7. Settle-Carlisle Railway: Take a scenic journey on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, renowned for its breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley. You can hop on the train from nearby stations like Settle or Ribblehead and enjoy a leisurely ride through picturesque countryside. Find out about train times and more here.
  8. Local Events and Workshops: Check local facebook pages or websites such as Yorkshire Dales National Park, Visit Lancashire and Forest of Bowland National Landscape for any special events, workshops, or activities taking place during half-term. From craft fairs to nature walks, there may be plenty of family-friendly events happening in and around High Bentham.

Enjoy your half-term break in North Yorkshire!

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