North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire

The county of North Yorkshire is located in England in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber and is the largest county in England. North Yorkshire proudly boasts having the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors which accounts for over 40% National Parks.

One of the largest towns in North Yorkshire is Harrogate, which has a population of around 80,000 people. Harrogate is a local government district, which is 1 of 7 within North Yorkshire. The highest point in North Yorkshire is Whernside which stands at 736 meters or 2415 ft and is commonly known as 1 of the Yorkshire 3 peaks.

A Green Belt runs to the south of North Yorkshire, which borders the towns of Otley and Ilkey in West Yorkshire, and covers towns like Follifoot, Kirkby Oeverblow and Huby, resting between both Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Within North Yorkshire, this county hosts some of the most well known and loved countryside towns which include York, Harrogate, Ripon, Northallerton, Skipton and Knaresborough. These towns are thriving communities for families full of exciting and fun places to take children and toddlers alike. With many children’s classes being hosted across the county, many including STEAM inspired play and learning including The Fern Club.

Some local attractions which are fantastic to take children are National Trust places like Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey in Harrogate, with plenty of learning activities to develop the young child’s mind and plenty of room to run and for children’s activities. In addition to the River Nidd in Knaresborough, with many shops and restaurants all offering great places to play and stay for families and toddlers. Knaresborough Castle has a wealth of history and a great place to learn about history, the science of build a castle and plenty of space to play in the grounds for children.