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Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well
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Knaresborough
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Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Mother Shipton’s is a beloved Knaresborough landmark and England’s oldest visitor attraction, open since 1630. This popular visitor attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the Petrifying Well. Historic Woodland Walk A picturesque mile-long walk along the River Nidd features the cave where famous Yorkshire prophetess Mother Shipton was born. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, a unique geological phenomenon. Over hundreds of years curiosity has drawn millions of visitors to the...

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well
Family Attractions
Knaresborough
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Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Mother Shipton’s is a beloved Knaresborough landmark and England’s oldest visitor attraction, open since 1630. This popular visitor attraction...

Lightwater Valley Theme Park
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Ripon
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Lightwater Valley Theme Park

With over 30 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is bursting with fun and adventures for...

Studfold Adventure Trail
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Pateley Bridge
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Studfold Adventure Trail

A Magical Family Countryside Experience - The fairy village of 'Two Stone Wishes' has magically appeared! Discover the hidden...

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Lightwater Eagles Claw

Harrogate District has a choice of attractions dedicated to providing the perfect family day out, so there is always plenty to keep the whole family happy and young ones entertained come rain or shine!

Many of our attractions offer great family fun you will not want to miss, from adventure playgrounds to nature trails that offer discovery and learning, a theme park and more!

Stockeld dragon swing

You don’t need to travel far in any direction to find stunning countryside to explore and we are blessed with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on our doorstep – offering paths and trails through woodland, pastures and uplands for families to re-connect with the natural world.

Hungry after all that activity? Gone are the days when children were “seen and not heard” and you will find cafes and restaurants welcoming little ones with excellent facilities and great menus to suit all tastes and budgets – picky eaters definitely catered for here.

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England's oldest tourist attraction reopens
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25th Jun 2020
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England's oldest tourist attraction reopens

by Jay Stelling of Mother Shipton's Cave and Petrifying Well Storms, flooding, and a global pandemic. It’s safe to...

All the Fun of the Fair at Lightwater Valley
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19th Jul 2021
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Lightwater Valley is celebrating a Summer of Fun during the school holidays with a series of brand new themed...

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