We go on a lot of days out with our children. And we’re specifically keen on getting them out and about outside. They love running around outside regardless of the weather (though I can confirm Mum and Dad much prefer it NOT raining).
I’d been eyeing up Studfold Adventure Trail for some time. But with a drive time of over 2 hours from our house, it felt like a trip that would be better done as part of a weekend away. So when we took a little family break in Yorkshire recently, we took the trip to Studfold.
The Quick Review
We loved it. Studfold Adventure Trail was, of the hundreds of days out we’ve taken with our boys, right up there as one of the best. I’ve no hesitation in recommending it.
A Bit More Detail
We arrived a little ahead of opening and popped to the cafe to order our picnic. We spent less than £14, and for that affordable sum we got 4 sandwiches, 2 cakes and 4 drinks. Not only that, but it was packaged into a picnic basket for us and dropped off at the picnic barn half way around the trail for us to collect on our adventure.
Tickets were affordable too at £6.50 per adult, £5.50 for our 4 year old and completely free for our 2 year old.
The trail starts in an open field with long grass, which the boys just absolutely loved running through and hiding in. Conveniently, there’s a flattened pathway too, which we were able to push our buggy around without a problem.
I won’t spoil everything, but along the trail there are beautifully decorated fairy houses, clue boxes (for the trail sheets you pick up with your tickets) and little pieces of magic to discover.
Our boys both absolutely loved peeking inside the tiny houses, counting fairies and rabbits.
Extra Activities Along the Way
The trail is full of extra activities too, including pedal go karts and den building. The go karts were brilliant and they’re available in different sizes to suit toddlers right through to the grown ups! I ended up pushing my 4 year around a hilly track – so even got some exercise in.
As mentioned, I bought a picnic from the cafe. But a lovely touch is that even if you pack your own picnic, the staff will offer to take it up to the picnic barn for you to save you from carrying it up there.
Our picnic basket was left inside a barn with our names on it. There are loads of seats both outside and under cover and there’s a brilliant playground.
It was great for us to be able to have lunch while the kids ran around somewhere safe.
And another lovely touch? And honesty box to pay for tea and coffee in the barn if you fancy a hot drink before finishing the trail.
From the picnic barn we continued the trail through the most magical part – the woods.
The boys loved throwing stones into the stream. And our eldest sat on the beautiful giant storytelling chair and regaled us with a tale.
There’s a child sized house our youngest loved:
It’s also worth taking a little toy with you because there’s a secret cubby hole at the back of the house with a toy swap box in.
We can’t wait to go back!
We absolutely loved Studfold Adventure Trails. It was utterly magical. We spent 4 hours there and could easily have spent more.
Do bear in mind you’re unlikely to get phone signal the whole way around (so don’t make the mistake we made and try and arrange meeting someone there while you’re there!).
But if you’re looking for a beautiful day out with children in Yorkshire, this is 100% one that should be on your list.