Activities for Kids and Young adults in Harrogate

February 01, 2022

There are lots of great activities for children to enjoy in Harrogate.  Whether they are creative, active or inquisitive Harrogate has everything you need to occupy your children this half term. 

The Valley Gardens

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Located in the centre of Harrogate and just a short walk from most of our cottages, The Valley Gardens has a range of activities for your children to enjoy. There is everything from Tennis courts to a crazy golf course.  There is also a 9-hole pitch and putt golf course. Ideal for sunny days. All equipment for golf and crazy golf is available to rent on site. However, you will have to bring your own tennis rackets and tennis balls. 

The Valley Gardens has a large playground and in summer months a paddling pool. For older children there is also the skate park, situated beside the playground. However, you do require a skateboard!

Pots 2 Go

Re-opening February 2022 Pots 2 Go is perfect for children who enjoy arts and crafts. The pots come in a range of designs from which your children can choose paint and decorate. But it is not just pots! They can also have fun creating their own footprints and handprints. They can even build a bear. 

New location: 12a Beulah Street Harrogate. 

For more information and to book your activities please visit their website:

The Harrogate Climbing Wall 

Situated in Hornbeam Park and just a short walk from Artists Loft, The Harrogate Climbing Wall is a fun venue for anyone who is up for a challenge. There are special events on offer during school holidays.

 Minimum age for the centre is 5 years, however, there is plenty for older children and adults to get excited about.  There are eighty premium lead routes tailored every age and ability. For those wanting a real challenge, the centre has seventy bolder problems for you to solve.  It also has ninety-five of the best top rope and auto belay routes in the UK. 

For more information, please visit their website: Parthian Climbing Harrogate Centre | Climbing Wall | North Yorkshire

Club HQ: Escape Rooms


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Club HQ is Situated above Crew Clothing Ltd, this is the perfect activity for those wanting something a bit different. 

This is the perfect place to take older children who enjoy puzzles and problem solving. There are three escape rooms to choose from each with a different level of difficulty, ranging from beginner to expert.  The escape rooms are not just for children this is something the whole family can enjoy. 

More Information can be found on their website: Clue HQ Harrogate | The Live Escape Game

Go Ape: Leeds 

Who’s up for a real adventure! This is the perfect place to take active children, especially if they enjoy climbing and the outdoors! 

Go Ape has three courses for your children to try, each suited to different abilities and ages.  The Tree top adventure is the perfect introduction for little children and those new to aerial obstacle courses.

The Tree Top Adventure plus is where the adventure really begins.  This course is suited to anyone who is 6 years and older, and at least 1.2 meters tall. It is suitable for both children and adults.  At certain points the climber gets to choose which path they take, meaning you get to decide how far out of your comfort zone you are willing to venture. 

The Tree Top challenge is for the ultimate climbers. Standing at 17 meters high, this course is not for the faint hearted. Tarzan swing, and a 17-meter dead drop are among the adrenalin inducing obstacles you will have to face. You must be at least 1.4 meters tall to even attempt it. 

For more information and to book an adventure, please visit their website: Find Adventure in Temple Newsam, Near Leeds | Go Ape

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