It’s no secret that British weather can be completely unpredictable!

If you love the outdoors and nature and live in the UK, we all know by now that we have to embrace the elements and make the most of the time we spend with our friends and family.

Here at Akebar Park, nestled in the stunning countryside, there is so much to see and do in the local area while you stay in one of our holiday homes!

We’ve outlined just some of our favourite Yorkshire Dales attractions that you can visit and things to do during your visit below…

 

Our favourite Yorkshire Dales attractions near Akebar Park include:

1. Thorp Perrow Arboretum

A mere eight miles away from Akebar Park, the stunning Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts the national collection of five native trees. Every visitor, guest and friend who visits Thorp Perrow comments on how friendly and welcoming it is.

Take a stroll in the arboretum, watch your children let off steam in the adventure playground and enjoy the wonderful displays at the Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre. They have something to offer the whole family, so you’ll be guaranteed to have a truly fun and memorable day!

 

2. Brymor Ice Cream Parlour

Only a fifteen-minute drive from Akebar Park, you can tantalise the tastebuds of any age or taste with a visit to Brymor Ice Cream Parlour!

Their herd of pedigree Guernsey cows are milked twice a day, and their golden milk is used to make cream and over 25 flavours of ice cream. These are all sold in their parlour at high Jervaulx, just outside Masham, and only a stone’s throw from the ancient ruins of Jervaulx Abbey.

While you’re there, we’d highly recommend that you try their Great Taste Award-winning Black Cherry Whim Wham flavour – and no doubt the children will love their colourful Bubble Gum ice cream!

Brymor also has an outside play area, so children can enjoy a good run-around. And if the weather isn’t being particularly kind, they have an indoor play barn to enjoy, too!

 

Happy family eating ice cream during their visit to one of Yorkshire Dales' attractions

 

3. Black Sheep Brewery

There’s even a great choice for the real ale lovers among us too in the Yorkshire Dales – including a silky-smooth ice cream, raisins and Black Sheep Riggwelter beer from the famous Black Sheep Brewery!

The brewery is just five miles away from Akebar Park in Masham. Duyring your visit, you can take a guided tour around the brewery, and perhaps treat yourself or a friend to a bottle or two to enjoy at home.

 

4. Wensleydale Creamery

Yorkshire is well known for its fantastic food producers, and a visit to the Dales wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes.

Here, you can learn how cheese is produced, enjoy a bite to eat in their cafe, and of course sample the original delicious Wensleydale cheese made famous by the much-loved characters, Wallace and Gromit.

 

A country road going through open fields surrounded by hills – another of Yorkshire Dales’ attractions

 

Fancy visiting all the above Yorkshire Dales attractions?

At Akebar Park, we’ll provide the perfect base for you to enjoy your touring caravan holiday or even put down more permanent roots with a Yorkshire holiday home, and truly embrace all the great things to do in the Yorkshire Dales!

So, whatever the weather, don’t let it stop you from getting out and about and enjoy your Great British Summer. Get in touch to find out more about visiting Akebar Park or owning your own holiday home!