Group and Coach Party Information for Harrogate District.
Harrogate District has a great deal to offer the visiting group, whether you are 19 people or 99, you will find the perfect destinations to inspire, entertain and captivate your group.
So whether you are a tour organiser or organising your own group trip we have something for you.
You could arrange an access-all-areas tour round one of our wonderful stately homes or ancient castles, a school trip to correspond with the National Curriculum or a family or social reunion to share a memorable day out together.
You will find the perfect destinations in Harrogate who can help ensure you enjoy the perfect trip.
Our professional visitor services team at Harrogate Tourist Information Centre can also help you to plan your tours, with practical help and advice on:
- Parking Options
- Major events throughout the year
- Coach friendly accommodation
- Brochures for your passengers
- Best places for groups to stop for food and drink
- Unusual and extraordinary venues to personalise your trips
Call the team on 01423 537300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For those with a particular interest, specially arranged tours not only allow your group the best possible experience but can also offer behind the scenes access not on offer to casual visitors.
Educational and school trips are especially well catered for with attractions that balance a learning focused visit and the space and freedom to explore.
Museums and other attractions offer packages specially designed to provide fun and informative visits to school trips and those with inquisitive minds.
For celebrations or reunions a day at the races or a theme park can offer your group a day to remember with competitive prices and packages designed to make things as easy as possible.
Whether you are looking for a spa town for your group to fan out and explore at their leisure, or points of interest for a stop-off as part of a wider reaching tour, there are countless destinations where groups can experience the beauty at the heart of Yorkshire.
Large attractions such as abbeys and stately homes offer the chance for groups with different interests to enjoy the same trip with something for everyone’s interests, as well as cafes and view points where everyone take sit and enjoy the surroundings.
Large groups will often receive discount bookings, priority access as well special packages including refreshment and reserved seating.
Attractions which offer particular value, or are particularly suited to group visits are listed below:
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Horse racing in Ripon, North Yorkshire takes place at what is affectionately termed Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse - Ripon Racecourse.
As you can imagine, Ripon Racecourse is in a beautiful spot, in a diminutive market town whose medieval cathedral makes it one of the oldest cities in England...
The unique Royal Turkish Baths Harrogate building first opened in 1896.
The original Turkish Baths Harrogate was only one of a vast number of facilities available, including medicinal waters’ dispensary, hydrotherapy departments, mud baths and steam rooms.
There was a full complement of...
Abbey / Priory
Set within the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, this World Heritage Site offers a great day out for all the family.
Hidden within the Skell valley, you’ll find the magnificent ruins of the once great Fountains Abbey and a Georgian pleasure ground to delight your senses.
Historic House / Palace
Newby Hall, the family home of Mr & Mrs Richard Compton, is one of England's finest houses, an exceptional example of 18th century interior decoration.
Built in the 1690s in the style of Sir Christopher Wren the house was later enlarged and adapted by John Carr and subsequently Robert Adam....
Adventure Park / Playground
Stockeld Park – where magic is made and adventures begin... perfectly located between Harrogate and Leeds and just off the A1. Join us in our beautiful Yorkshire Parkland and have an adventure for all the family whatever the season. In Spring and Summer enjoy outdoor and indoor fun whether rain or...
Visit the strongest sulphur wells in Europe, where over 15,000 people used to come every summer.
Discover Harrogate's connection to Russian royalty and what politicians and famous writers of the 19th and 20th century thought of their visits.
Charles Dickens described Harrogate as the queerest...
Historic House / Palace
Happy birthday Beningbrough Hall - celebrating 300 years, 1716 - 2016
In 2016 the changing fortunes of this grand country house and garden will be told through stories of prosperity, loss and re-invention. From a wealthy teenager who created this Italian palace in Yorkshire to the Victoriam...
Castle / Fort
The remarkable 900 year old Skipton Castle became a major stronghold by the late C13th.
Owned by the powerful Clifford Lords, it saw them participating in all the major battles, from Bannockburn to Crecy; Agincourt to the Wars of the Roses.
The Tudor Wing was added in 1536, when Eleanor Brandon,...
The Courthouse remains virtually unchanged since it was built in 1830 and you can stand in the dock to hear your fate or sit at the magistrates’ bench to deliver the verdict. Our displays tell the story of the courthouse and the people who have passed through it.
Three Museums, one great day out...
The Ripon Workhouse Museum and Gardens are a truthfully recreated representation of life for the least fortunate of19th century Ripon.
As well the displays in the museum, housed in the old Gatehouse of the larger workhouse site, the Workhouse Kitchen Gardens have also been carefully recreated...
At the Ripon Prison & Police Museum, visitors can sit in a prison cell, hear the door slam shut and imagine the harsh conditions of Victorian prison regimes.
Try on prison and police uniforms, imagine the horror of being set in the pillory, strapped in a restraint chair or hung in chains.
The Mercer Art Gallery has two spaces, the Main Gallery and the smaller North Gallery and entry is free to all visitors.
The changing exhibition programme for both galleries ranges from national touring exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and crafts to exhibitions from the...
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...
The Ultimate Family Adventure
Escape to Lightwater Valley and discover the excitement of a day bursting with mini, mega and ultimate adventures!
Mini Adventures are for our youngest guests. Our suggested age range is 1 – 5 years old and there are heaps of them to do!...
Cathedral / Minister
Ripon Cathedral has a history stretching back almost fourteen centuries.
Throughout this time it has offered an unbroken tradition of witness to the Christian faith, both in the City of Ripon and across North Yorkshire as well acting as an iconic centre of the city itself.
The first stone church...