Brimham Rocks | Day Out With The Kids

Brimham Rocks

5 star Rating 5 / 5 1 reviews

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Outdoor

Brimham Rocks Discover a frankly amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations to explore and study, which makes a great day out for inquisitive families as well as climbers and shutterbugs after magnificent views over Nidderdale: all will be appeased!

Kids can let their imaginations run wild as the whole family explores the intriguing labyrinth of paths through this unique landscape. Keep an eye out for some fantastically shaped rocks that are great fun for the kids to try and spot. If you can (you can!) remember some in advance so that they know what to look for, such as: the Dancing Bear, The Eagle and The Gorilla! Can you find any lookalikes of your own?

Plus you can have a family ramble over scented heather moorland, through beautiful woodland and take in the soothing views over Nidderdale and beyond with a great many way marked country walks and trails crossing through this area.

The family hound is welcome but strictly on leads April to June to protect the ground nesting birds! It's also not a good idea to take them too close to the Bug Hotel: a mini beasts breeding ground thrumming with insects, rebuilding some declining local species. A great point at which to add some education to the day!


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4DW, England


Click here to visit Brimham Rocks's website
01423 780688

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 08:00 - 21:00 (or dusk)
For Visitor Centre hours please see website for details.


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Guest suitability

May not be very suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs due to the nature of the paths. 

Parking facilities

Parking Charge
Up to 4 hours: £6.00
All Day: £8.00
Coins only


Natural adventure

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by . 17.08.17

This place is simply amazing! Beautiful, natural rock formations for kids to explore and climb. My 2 boys love it here and never get bored of climbing the breathtaking, but sometimes scary rocks. Some of the formations can get pretty high so best to let an adult check it out first, however there are loads of lower level easier climbs for younger / less adventurous kids. This place is my boys' favourite place by a mile - and apart from a small car parking charge, it's completely free!