From something to liven up a family weekend, to a pleasant way to while away a few hours as you enjoy yourself on a midweek break, all of our inns, are in great locations for interesting days out at attractions in the Lake District and in and around the Yorkshire Dales.
Read on and discover how close our accommodation is to the culture and fun of two of the UK’s best loved national parks.
Activities in The Lake District
Join us at the Masons Arms at Strawberry Bank in the Southern Lakes and you’ll be within striking distance of Grizedale Forest. This attraction not only boasts fantastic mountain bike and family cycling trails but is also home to The Lake’s only ‘Go Ape’ treetop excursion. For something a little more sedate, the diversions of Bowness and Windemere beckon from the Queens Head at Troutbeck. Take a trip on a lake steamer, a paddle board or even a yacht, when you visit the Lake Windemere waterfront. Alternatively enjoy the world’s supply of galleries and boutique shopping or even the famous Beatrix Potter World attraction, when you explore deeper into the town. Speaking of Beatrix Potter, a trip to her house when you’re staying at the Queens Head in Hawkshead is a must, if you can fit it in-between exploring the fells.
Family Days Out near The Yorkshire Dales
Our Inns in and around the Yorkshire Dales offer family attractions to complement their heritage, walking and cycling activities. The Wheatley Arms in Ilkley is a few minutes-drive from TripAdvisor’s #1 attraction in Ilkley… Hesketh Farm Park. It’s also at the start of The Dales Way … a 70 mile ramble through the best that this national park has to offer. Up the road at the Tempest Arms you’ll find another popular family day out at Thornton Hall Country Park. Thornton Hall offers plenty to keep the youngsters occupied with events, a hands-on farm park and even a quadbike trekking adventure.
Choose an Attraction, Choose your Accommodation
If that lot’s not enough to keep you entertained, then perhaps you should check out our other posts on alternative activities in and around our inns. However, if you’re ready for a lively weekend or a few quiet days away, then just click the link below, find some wonderful accommodation and enjoy all that these outstanding areas have to offer.