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Themed Attractions & Visitor Centres in Harrogate District

With unique locations and industries in the Harrogate District we have some wonderfully immersive experiences and visitor centres where you can explore individual aspects of the natural world, or find out more about some of the vital local industries.

The Yorkshire countryside is so full of unique wonders and rich centres of wildlife for both children and adults to explore; it really is a playground for everyone.  Ingenious and carefully designed attractions will have children running from one feature to the next, wrapped up in the discovery of exploration and learning.

It is one thing to visit and look, but for a truly memorable day you need to immerse yourself in the experience.  Touch it, taste it, smell it and feel it.

With the variety of countryside and history that this part of Yorkshire has to offer there can be no substitute for using all of your senses to enjoy it.

Venture underground and see the cumulative effect of thousands of years of water and mineral deposits - feed the imagination with the strange and marvellous shapes that have been created.  Learn the history of human activity that lead to the discovery of these natural wonders, and shaped the surrounding landscape.

Enjoy a guided tour around a working brewery and see the love and care that goes into creating some of Yorkshire finest produce as well as offering you the chance to sample and buy the products that make Yorkshire what it is.

Learn about the tastes of food and drink that have been years in the crafting from the creators themselves.  Hear the stories of their creation, their blending and find out how best to enjoy them.

You can’t visit Harrogate district and the Yorkshire Dales without getting into its industry, under its hills and getting your mouth around its delicious food and drink.

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  1. Lightwater Valley Theme Park

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    Lightwater Valley Theme Park


    Theme Park


    Lightwater Valley is a full day adventure for the whole family; we offer great value for money, with a pay once and ride all day entrance and FREE parking!

    We have an exciting range of family friendly events for 2017 including Andy Day's Prehistoric Raps Show and Mister Maker Live! 


  2. How Stean Gorge

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    How Stean Gorge


    Natural Feature

    Pateley Bridge

    A Natural Wonder. Carved out over thousands of years by waterflow, the Gorge is a spectacular limestone ravine in the Yorkshire Dales. This steep sided chasm is almost 1 km (just over ½ a mile) in length and up to 20 metres (80ft) deep in places. Armed with hardhat and torch, you’ll love scrambling...

  3. The Spirit of Harrogate Experience

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    The Spirit of Harrogate Experience


    Tasting Experience


    Spirit of Harrogate offers three unique ways to discover gin in a private setting.  Each of our tasting packages focus on a different aspect and you can pick from: The Spirit of Gin, The Cocktail Master and Just the Tonic.

    Within each experience you will enjoy activities such as: Gin Tasting,...

  4. The Giant Hedgehog

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    Studfold Adventure Trails


    Nature Trail

    Pateley Bridge

    Studfold is superbly situated in the heart of beautiful Upper Nidderdale; ‘one of England’s hidden gems’.

    Set amongst the dry stone walls of hill farms near Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire and with our own camping and caravan park.

    Fun for the whole family and the chance to experience...

  5. Mother Shipton's Cave

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    Mother Shipton's Cave




    Mother Shipton’s Cave is England’s oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630.

    It was home to the famous prophetess Mother Shipton who lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. Also within the park the Petrifying Well still stands as a unique, unspoilt remnant of the...

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