Father’s Day getaways in Yorkshire 2024

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Whether it’s fishing, train rides or just skimming stones you’re after, there’s always a great way to spend time together this Father’s Day in Yorkshire:


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Sea-fishing is a great bonding activity and there are regular excursions for beginners and the more advanced alike from the picturesque harbour of Whitby. Your boat will leave harbour under the shadow of the gothic Whitby Abbey and for afterwards there are a host of fish & chip cafes or seafood restaurants to choose from. For those who aren’t into fishing, pirate boat trips are also available!

Accommodation nearby:

Parsonage Cottage

Whitby, YO21 2NQ, United Kingdom

1 Burns Yard

Whitby, YO21 3BL, United Kingdom

Adventure Cottage

Whitby, YO21 3DD, United Kingdom

Train Trips

For those who perhaps aren’t as mobile as they used to be, train rides can be a low-impact, any-weather activity for all the family to get-together whilst having something to do.

Skimming Stones

Take a picnic and while away the hours perfecting your skimming technique on these placid waters. Obviously there are thousands of good spot, we’ve selected a few ideas for those looking for a wholesome activity on Father’s Day weekend:

River Ure at Redmire

With waterfalls and the return of salmon to this river, there’s a peaceful atmosphere and plenty of stone throwing to do.

Nearby accommodation:

The Jonas Centre

The Jonas Centre Redmire, Leyburn, DL8 4EW, United Kingdom

Wensleydale Glamping Pods

Woodend Farm Redmire, Redmire, DL8 4HB, United Kingdom


Middehus, Redmire, DL8 4AJ, United Kingdom


Semerwater, from a distance

Semerwater has a pay & display car park as is great for a picnic while throwing stones or just taking in the fresh air. For those who are more active, there are a range of activities available on the day ticket: windsurfing, sailing, paddleboard, canoe, wild swimming. Day Tickets can be obtained from Low Blean Farm 01969 650436 enquiries@lakesemerwater.co.uk

Accommodation options nearby:

Rose & Crown Hotel

Bainbridge, Bainbridge, DL8 3EE, United Kingdom

Hill Top Farm

Hilltop Farm, Kettlewell Lane, Bainbridge, DL8 3JJ, United Kingdom

Hill Top Farm 8

Hilltop Farm, Kettlewell Lane, Bainbridge, DL8 3JJ, United Kingdom

Bolton Abbey stepping stones on the River Wharfe

A great spot to reconnect with nature and family with plenty of parking and tearooms nearby.

Nearby accommodation:

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Bolton Bridge, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AJ, United Kingdom

Ilkley Stepping Stones

Upriver from the car bridge and down river from the lido in Ilkley, you can cross the river on stepping stones and skim some stones for free.

Accommodation nearby:

Myddelton Grange

Ilkley, LS29 0EB, United Kingdom

Garden Cottage

Ilkley, LS29 8SY, United Kingdom

Belle Vue

Ilkley, LS29 8TA, United Kingdom

Rivelin Valley near Sheffield

Car park, Rails Rd, Sheffield S6 6GF – check out the trails around the Rivelin Valley and throw some stones while you’re there (just watch out for wild swimmers!)

Accommodation nearby:

Rhinegold Bungalow, Sheffield

Sheffield, S6 6RG, United Kingdom

ViVi Serviced Apartment Sheffield

Scotland Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Top Hill Farm Cottage

Sheffield, S35 0HJ, United Kingdom

Horse racing

Have a full afternoon’s entertainment at the races with a full card of action and wide choice of food & drink:

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Host & Stay – Simon Howe Lodge – Lady Cross Plantation

LADY CROSS PLANTATION, Whitby, YO21 1UA, United Kingdom

The Scott at Claremont Serviced Apartments

23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ, United Kingdom

The Smeaton at Claremont Apartments

Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ, United Kingdom

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