Richmond is a wonderful destination for a family holiday, and there is plenty to keep little ones happy and entertained. Many walking trails in the nearby Yorkshire Dales National Park are suitable for children, enabling them to get close to nature and learn about the area's fascinating history in a fun, active way.
The town's innovative Richmond Treasure Hunt Trail has been specially created to encourage youngsters to explore the town's major attractions. As families follow instructions and hunt for make-believe treasure, they will visit some of Richmond's most important landmarks such as Richmond Castle and Culloden Tower. Horseback riding is another wonderful way for children to experience the beautiful countryside that surrounds Richmond.
Approximately 7km from Richmond, in nearby Brompton-on-Swale, Wackadayz indoor play centre is the perfect place for energetic youngsters to explore, while parents relax at the adjacent cafe. With loads of climbing frames, obstacles, ball pools, and slides, kids will be happily occupied for hours. Watching a film at The Station Cinema or a pantomime at the Georgian Theatre Royal are a couple of other options for rainy day entertainment. During the warmer months of the year, active children will also enjoy the outdoor playground at Ronaldshay Park, as well as swimming and paddling in the Richmond Swimming Pool.