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Motor around the Dales in a classic car

Fancy yourself as a bit of a James (or Jemima) Bond? How about driving around the Dales in a classic car? Classic Car Hire North has a fleet of cars perfectly designed for living out your OO7 fantasies, including Aston Martins, a Lotus Esprit and a BMW Z3, as well as a host of other classics.

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Take part in a Yorkshire treasure trail

Discover hidden parts of England’s largest county with a Yorkshire treasure trail hosted by the unique Yorkshire Trails. The Ripon-based company offers treasure hunts and trails that can be enjoyed by everyone, from school outings, through family days out and team-building training days.

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Learn new skills on Yorkshire cookery courses

Cooks at Carlton offers Yorkshire cookery courses with a difference. Held at the magnificent stately home of the Duke of Norfolk’s family, Carlton Towers, the classes take place in an atmosphere that is redolent of Downton Abbey.

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Dine out on a Yorkshire food tour

The White Rose county has an amazing larder and there’s no better way to discover it than with a Yorkshire food tour courtesy of Yorkshire Food Finder. The company is run by gourmand-on-the-go Sue Nelson, who takes guests out on guided food trails to discover the best of Yorkshire’s artisan products.

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Embark on a farm adventure

Take part in a farm adventure with a twist at Hill Top Farm in Masham. The company allows people to experience being a farmer for the day in true Yorkshire style.

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Surfing in Scarborough

Learn all about surfing in Scarborough with help from the people at Dexter’s surf shop that offers surf lessons, complete certificate courses, and surfing holiday adventures.

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Paintballing in Doncaster

For an action-packed outdoor experience, how about paintballing in Doncaster? Bawtry is the largest paintball venue in Europe, and a popular destination for celebrity players including premier league footballers and world-famous pop stars – so you may even bump into one of your idols. It’s also won the best paintballing site in Britain for the past five years.

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Fly a hot air balloon over York

There are few more iconic Yorkshire experiences than riding a hot air balloon over York. Balloon Rides Ltd take to the skies from the famous York Race Course and before you know it you will be travelling at varying heights getting a true birds-eye view of this ancient city. You can watch friends and family waving from the ground as you get higher.

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Ride a Segway at Ripley Castle

See ancient history from the best of modern technology by riding a Segway at Ripley Castle. The 14th-century country mansion has stunningly picturesque grounds – and getting the chance to enjoy them without straining your legs is a great option.