As well as having some of the biggest themed paintball fields in the country, this centre offers a 50ft-climbing wall, quad biking, high ropes course and orienteering, plus many more outdoor activities. It is also home to the official ITV Krypton Factor Assault Course.Tel: 01748 813388 / 07967375924.
The 50-acre Adventure Park includes the Woodland Kingdom, High Ropes, Sky Walk and Mega Zip, Quad Bikes, Segways, 9-hole Foot Golf Course, Hollow Tree Woodland Trail and acres of space to play and walk in. Open mid-March to end of October. Contact: 0845 567788.
Based in nearby Reeth, Alfresco Adventures offers people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience the outdoors in new and challenging ways. Organised activities take place in various locations and include canoeing, kayaking and raft building: rock climbing and abseiling; archery; mountain biking; and bushcraft, shelter building and forest school. Small groups can be catered for. Tel: 01748 880286/07842 633232.
This golf course has both beautiful views and some great golf holes. There are three different tee positions on each hole so that golfers of all abilities can enjoy their round. Visitors are very welcome. Contact: 01748 833268.
Catterick Leisure Centre, Catterick Garrison, DL0 3EL
Although guests have access to the private swimming pool and leisure facilities at The Old Vicarage, this brand new leisure centre at Catterick Garrison (opposite Tesco) has three swimming pools, a six-court sports hall and techno fitness gym. Badminton and table tennis courts can be hired by the hour. Contact: 01748 831030.
Croft Circuit has a busy calendar of motor racing meetings and is great for spectators who can see large sections of the circuit from most spectating areas. It also offers a wide range of driver experiences and the fleet includes Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin vehicles. Contact: 01325 721815.
Dales Bike Centre, Fremington (near Reeth), DL11 6AW
The Dales Bike Centre, just down the road at Grinton, offers bike hire (mountain and road) and riding skills courses. There is also a very good cafe serving excellent homemade food for when you get back from your ride! Contact: 01748 884908.
Hamsterley is a delightful oasis of mixed woodland, managed by the Forestry Commission, lying between the Wear and Tees valleys. Visitors to the forest have no shortage of options when it comes to activities. With waymarked walks, bike hire, cycle routes and horse riding trails, all levels of fitness and ability are catered for. There is also a good play park and you can follow all that exercise with a slice of cake in the tearoom or a browse around the gift shop and visitor centre.
This is an accredited outdoor pursuits centre for paintballing that caters for juniors as well as adult players.There are ten different game zones throughout 50 acres of woodland. Other activities include archery, crossbows, airsoft sniper and pistol range and mini-tank driving. There is also low impact paintball for younger guests. The centre is located just off the A1M at Junction 47. Tel: 0845 644 6443/01423 860606.
Masham Riding and Trekking Centre, Swinton, HG4 4JH
Situated within the beautiful Swinton Estate, the centre offers a variety of trekking routes covering around 22,000 acres. All ages and abilities are catered for. The centre mainly uses Highland Ponies (renowned for their strength and steady disposition) which are perfect for adults and children alike. Think big woolly teddy bears with lots of character! Contact: 01765 689636.
The breathtakingly beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is enough to make anyone want to pick up a paintbrush and if you feel like being creative then why not book an exclusive painting or drawing workshop with one of the region's best-loved artists? Nora Yates is a professional artist and qualified teacher based in nearby Richmond. Using the beautiful environs of The Old Vicarage for inspiration, her bespoke workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities. All materials and equipment are provided and sessions can be taught individually or in small groups, for half, full days or even longer. Contact Nora on 07950 409244 for further information.
Located between Darlington and Northallerton just off A167, Pointblank can accommodate all levels of players and ages for fun days out. It is built on the site of a former World War 2 airbase and still retains some of its original features such as bunkers and old buildings. There is a spectator area and plenty of car parking. Contact: 0800 0521888 / 01325 469678.
Rocksteady Adventure provide a wide range of adventurous activities across Yorkshire, with several activities in the Yorkshire Dales, including rock climbing and caving. See their website for more information and contact them directly to organise a thrilling adventure to suit your group or family. Call: 01423 740233.
Romanby Golf and Country Club, Northallerton, DL7 0PE
Located between Richmond and Northallerton, this championship-standard 18-hole golf course is set in 200 acres of parkland with attractive lakes and the River Wiske presenting excellent water hazards. Call: 01609 778855.
This centre boasts the world’s longest and fastest karting circuit and caters for all ages and abilities. It also has special karts for children and full tuition for first timers. Contact: 01642 231117.
We have links with several professional yoga teachers who can offer exclusive sessions in the private surroundings of The Old Vicarage. They cover a variety of styles from energising and flowing to strengthening and meditation. Sessions can be delivered on a one-to-one basis or for a small group and work really well in our beautiful gym overlooking the walled gardens.
Guests have found the sessions to be a wonderful part of a group holiday, complementing walking and other activities, or just to help you relax and de-stress on an individual basis during your stay. Please see our Old Vicarage Exclusives section for further details.
York Motorsports Village, Monks Cross, York, YO32 9JS
This track has a wide selection of racing packages to suit all ages and children from as young as 4-years-old can find their racing feet. It also has the North’s only driver training race simulator as used by real F1 stars. Call: 01904 673555.
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