For adrenaline junkies only: 7 active things to do in Yorkshire

Are you an adrenaline junkie?

Are you an adrenaline junkie? - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

If your feel time for an adventure, these activity venues in the county will provide the thrills


This is a whole lot of fun under one roof, with the country’s biggest real snow slope, two rock climbing walls, an aerial assault course, an indoor skateboard park, 4D golf and a brand new indoor trampoline park. If you need to relax after a day of out-and-out adventure, Xscape in Castleford also has a multiplex cinema, 17 bars and restaurants and ten urban retail outlets to keep you out of trouble – at least until the next wave breaks or you have the urge to hurtle down a precipitous slope again. 0871 200 3221;

Rock Steady Adventure

Get your heart racing with orienteering, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, coasteering, canoeing, gorge walking – in fact, anything that makes you break out into a sweat of exhileration (and slight terror). All set in some of the very best scenery Yorkshire has to offer. 01768 392065;

Go Ape

This is your chance to enjoy a treetop adventure on hill-to-hill zip wires offering stunning views of the Vale of Pickering. If epic high ropes and deep valley plunges are a bit too much, you can always opt for a forest Segway adventure instead.

The Works

This charity venture covers 25,000 square feet in central Leeds and boasts professional, bespoke ramps perfect for BMXing, skateboarding, rollerblading and scooter riding. The park regularly hosts events, demos and film premiers starring the biggest names in BMX. 0113 244 6015;

The Web Adventure

This amazing high rope course, comprising 22 activities of varying difficulty designed to test your nerve and ability, has been specially created to be suitable for children over seven. Although if you’re considerably older than seven (17 or 70), you can have a go too. 01904 692221;

The Leeds Wall

This is a modern training facility for climbers of all abilities – from those trying the sport for the first time right through to the best in the world. The impressive range of bouldering and climbing walls have been designed and built to the highest standard. 0113 234 1554;

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York MotorSports Village

Children as young as four can find their racing feet in easy-to-drive electric karts, while over-eights test their mettle with petrol motors and over-13s get the full F1 experience. There’s also the north’s only race simulator as used by real F1 stars. 01904 673555;

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