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Mother Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough

Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone.

The park is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. The estate was sold by King Charles I in 1630 to a local gentleman, Sir Charles Slingsby; his family landscaped and created the park and the pathways visitors walk along today.

During a visit it is an old tradition to make a wish. The Wishing Well is fed by the same magical waters as the Petrifying Well and has been wished upon for over 300 years. Many visitors have been in touch to tell us their wishes have come true!

The park has several scenic picnic areas, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Dogs are welcome in all areas, apart from the playground.

Themed events run during school holidays.  For more information about family events visit our website.

Visitors can now book online! For general admission and events, discounted tickets are available at: mothershipton.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

Please check the website for up-to-date opening times and any unforeseen park closures. Open weekends in March and daily from April – November 2019.

Website
Email: info@mothershipton.co.uk
Phone: 01423 864600
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Mother Shipton’s Summer Holidays

Mother Shiptons Summer 2019 witches & wizards flyer

SUMMER HOLIDAYS: WITCHES & WIZARDS

This Summer Holiday, you have been accepted at Mother Shipton’s School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Visit the Wuthering Woodland, be sorted into a school house and meet your magic teachers. Attend all your lessons including Broomstick Training and Potions to become a qualified Witch or Wizard!

The attraction will be transformed into a mystical and magical event for all the family. Saturday 20th July to Sunday 1st September, 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

See the Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, gift shop and museum. For discounted tickets book online www.mothershipton.co.uk


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Cannon Hall Farm

The perfect family day out in the pennine hills with hundreds of animals, an amazing adventure playground, huge indoor play, farm shop and restaurants. Open daily, special events throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission charges apply.

Bark House Lane, Hawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT. 01226 790427.


Garforth Skate Park & Playground

Skate park and adjacent enclosed play area with swings, slide, roundabout and climbing frame. Car parking off road.

Garforth Skate Park, Ninelands Lane, Garforth, LS25 1NT


Harewood House

You can expect the unexpected at Harewood with special events and themed weekends throughout the season to surprise you. Whether you want to visit the House and its wonderful collections, relax in the gardens or play on the playground, come to Harewood. We think you‘ll be delighted!

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG. 0113 218 1010.


Kirklees Light Railway

A Great Family Day Out! Climb aboard our little steam trains for a scenic railway journey from Clayton West to Shelley, in the beautiful South Pennine Foothills. Cafe, shop, playground, miniature railway, picnic areas and bouncy castle. Special seasonal events. Birthday parties.

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Clayton West HD8 9XJ. 01484 865727


Lotherton Hall

Fancy a day out to remember? Why not relax and unwind at Lotherton with a fine Edwardian country house, extensive grounds, bird garden zoo, Red Deer Park, nature trails, gardens, café, shop and two children’s play areas. Accessible site. Admission fee applies. 

Lotherton Hall, Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB. 0113 378 2959.


Meanwood Valley Urban Farm

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm is a working farm with a wide variety of animals, market gardens and woodland walks. Also visit the Hungry Hedgehog cafe, farm shop, and adventure play area for under 12’s. Accessible site, toilet facilities. Open daily, small admission charge. 

Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, Sugarwell Lane, Leeds, LS7 2QG. 0113 262 9759


National Coal Mining Museum Adventure Playground

Opening on 1st August 2017 is our brand new Adventure Playground! It’s looking amazing – our favourite is the pithead zip wire. Best of all it’s totally FREE to use so if you want to add to your day at the Museum it’s a perfect way to let the kids run off a bit of steam. You can even make a special trip just to use the playground & our cafe is just nearby.

National Coal Mining Museum, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH.


Nostell Priory

National Trust maintained 18th-century architectural masterpiece with landscape park and gardens, adventure play area, cafe & shop. Special events throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission charges apply.

Doncaster Road, Nostell, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 1QE. 01924 863892


Shay Field Playpark, Carlton

Two play areas and sports field. Small enclosed play area for under 5s, larger more adventurous open play area including climbing, high slide, basket swing and zip line.

Just off Shay Field Lane, Carlton, WF3 3QU.


Springhead Park, Rothwell

A large leafy park with a stream, bird garden, three children’s play areas, skate park and tennis courts. Look out for special events throughout the year such as Bonfire night and Santa’s helicopter landing.

Free parking. Cafe & toilets.

Park Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0ET


Temple Newsam House & Farm

Explore Temple Newsam house, enjoy a picnic in the grounds, have fun in the adventure playground or meet the animals on the farm. Don’t miss our special school holiday and seasonal events throughout the year. Accessible site. Cafe & toilets facilities. Open Tuesday-Sunday. Admission charge for house & farm.

Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds, LS15 0AE. 0113 336 7461.


The Hepworth Wakefield

The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth. Regular special events & kids art sessions. Cafe, shop, outdoor play area. Free. Closed Mondays.

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW. 01924 247360