What would you do on your 100th birthday? Snuggle up by the fire in a dressing gown and slippers? Have a quiet celebration with a few pals? Not Arthur Jackson, who became a centenarian triker – when he lived every minute of his 100th birthday with a surprise tour of the Yorkshire Dales on a motorised Boom trike.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a go at an exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime bungee jump experience at The Abyss at Magna Science Centre in Rotherham. The dark lights, loud dance music, dry ice and large video screens provide the perfect adrenaline-pumping setting for thrill seekers who are about to take the plunge.
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.
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.
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