Visit the National Emergency Services Museum

What’s not to like about the National Emergency Services Museum? Set in a former Victorian police and fire station, it’s packed with memorabilia themed around those people who come to the rescue when you have to dial 999.

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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.

Learn how to climb in Yorkshire

If you want to learn how to climb in Yorkshire, head toAwesome Walls. The climbing walls lived up their name when we tested them with 6-year-old twins.

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Make a splash at Alpamare Scarborough

Forget the waterparks in Dubai and Florida, Alpamare Scarborough is where it is at. The new North Bay waterpark cost a whopping £14m to build and provides a host of slides, thrills and spills for all the family.

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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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Climb the Treetop Nets

Treetop Nets is completely new to the UK – a great family day out you can bounce around on safety netting suspended between tall trees. There are sites near Lightwater Valley in Yorkshire and the Lake District.

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Ride a heritage railway with real ale

If you’re the kind of beardy bloke (or woman) who likes a heritage railway and a pint at the same time, the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is the place for you. The trains run over a five-mile track and each has a buffet car complete with real ale.

Aim high at Brimham Rocks

If you want to know where some of the best bilberry bushes are in Britain, head to Brimham Rocks. Bilberries are our version the blueberry, so look out for them if you visit the dramatic moorland balancing rock formations in Nidderdale.