Bolton Abbey is nestled in the Yorkshire Dales and makes a great fun family day out within easy reach of Cheshire. There is no entry fee and parking with parking at £10 for a full day it makes a great value day out with the kids.
Cheshire mum Suzanne explored with her kids and has shared her review.
Bolton Abbey is a really fun day out. There is lots of space for the kids to run around, stepping stones across a river, beached areas and great opportunities for paddling.
Bring a picnic too as there are lots of places to put down a blanket and enjoy the views with your sandwiches. If you fancy a BBQ you are allowed to in one of the car parks which is popular on hot days! For ice cream there are plenty of huts scattered around the site and 5 minutes down the road is also Billy-Bob’s Parlour.
There’s no cafe on site but there is one is about 1 mile away, activities for kids along the way but some closed at the moment due to Covid-19.
For some extra fun you can download a free I Spy card or collect a card from the Cavendish Shop. Spot the pictures on the card as you follow one of the trails around Strid Wood. Who will be the first to get four in a line?
How to Get to Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey is located just off the A59 in between Skipton and Harrogate, easily accessible from major roads and railways. If you are using a satellite navigation system, please use the post code BD23 6EX. This brings you to Bolton Abbey village for access to Priory Church & ruins and walks to the riverside.