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Looking for a day out with the family? Follow the links to discover loads of fantastic family friendly attractions just round the corner.

White scar cave 2  White Scar Cave
A visit to a show cave is something a little different. It offers people the chance to experience the natural wonders of the subterranean world without having to dress in special gear and lug equipment around. Paths and lights let you walk past cascading waterfalls, and between massive banks of flowstone, to the massive ice-age cavern with its thousands of stalactites. Suitable for all ages.
Spring & Summer - February 1st to October 31st The cave is open every day, from 10am.
Autumn & Winter -
November 1st to January 31st The cave is open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10am.

Skipton Castle Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowSkipton Castle 
Over 900 years old, Skipton Castle is one of the most complete and best preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit during any season of the year. Visitors can explore every corner of this impressive history-rich castle, which withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. View the Banqueting Hall, the Kitchen, the Bedchamber and Privy. Climb from the depths of the Dungeon to the top storey of the Watch Tower.
Skipton Castle is open daily from 10am (Sunday 12 noon), except for 25 December. Last admission is at 6pm (October - February 4pm).

Ingleton Waterfalls Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowIngleton Waterfalls
The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in Yorkshire offers some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England.
The trail is 4.5 miles long (8 km) and leads you through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.
The trail is open seven days a week, throughout the year (closed Christmas Day) and opens at 9.00 a.m. Closing times vary according to the time of year. Ring the Ticket Office (015242) 41930 for further details.

Ingleborough Cave Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowIngleborough Cave can be reached from Clapham by a lovely scenic walk through a nature reserve before a walkway takes you over half a kilometre into the mountain. 
The cave is open every day from the beginning of the February half-term to the end of October.

Stump Cross Caverns Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowStump Cross Caverns, situated high on the moors above Grassington, the cavern offers a fascinating insight into the unique geology of the area. Learn how its intriguing limestone formations gradually took shape, and see the remains of wolves, bison and reindeer found within the cavern.
The caves are open every day from 10am - 6pm (last admission into the caves is 4.45pm), from 13th February to 1st December.

Skipton Museum and Gallery Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowCraven Museum and Gallery, located in the Town Hall, is a hidden gem in the market town of Skipton.

Embsay Steam Railway Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
A nostalgic trip along the edge of Wharfedale, special events are organised throughout the year including Thomas the Tank Engine Weekends, Santa Specials and Heritage Weekends. Embsay stream railway train timetable

Matrix Ten Pin Bowling Matrix Super Bowl
You'll find a warm atmosphere and sophisticated surroundings, so whatever the occasion; time out with the family, meeting up with friends for drinks, a party for the kids or a private bowling event, Matrix Superbowl has it all.
Off-peak Bowling (Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm, Peak Bowling (Mon - Fri from 6pm, Weekends & Holidays),

Aireville Park Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAireville Park
Comprising 20 acres of parkland, a swimming pool, a Multi Use Games Area, wheelpark and a pitch and putt course. Open all year round.

Special seasonal events including village galas, sporting events and local agricultural shows also showcase the very best that Craven has to offer, see craven events for more details.

  • Animal attractions

    A fun and interesting way for families to find out more about farming and wildlife is to get up close to the animals. The Craven area has several speciality attractions to visit.