8 out of 8 for Excitement!

Yorkshire Outdoors

Felixkirk nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire

An adrenalin-fuelled off-road experience. Wallowing through deep mud and water, climbing impossibly steep hills, creeping over breathtaking crests in a 4×4, or bouncing over extreme terrain on a quad bike. New vehicles, expert instruction and a 45 acre off-road course.

Paragliding – Active Edge

Nr Harrogate.

Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside whilst trying your hand at an exhilarating new sport. Find out what it’s like to take control of a paraglider and soar above the rolling Yorkshire Dales on a Paragliding Funday.

IMAX at The National Media Museum


Take in a movie, but not as you know it. Immerse yourself in larger-than-life pictures and ultra-realistic wrap-around sound. Brought to you on a giant 48ft x 65ft screen, you’ll really feel part of the action.

And whilst you’re at the museum you can try your hand at making TV programmes in the Production Zone.



Experience the outdoors indoors at this amazing entertainment complex which offers a combination of extreme sports and leisure activities. There’s everything from the real snow zone for skiing and tobogganing, rock climbing, and skating through to dodgems, cinemas and bowling. For a real adrenalin challenge, try the Vertical Chill Skyride.

Go Caving





Below the Yorkshire Dales lies a hidden world, a subterranean landscape with gushing streams and waterfalls, exotic cave formations, and thousands of stalactites.

You don’t have to be an experienced caver to have a taste of what lies beneath. There are three spectacular show caves in the area, and all you’ll need are warm clothes and sensible footwear.

For the slightly more adventurous there’s a twice-yearly opportunity to descend the 340′ deep Gaping Gill Main Shaft  – on a winch!

For those who want the real deal try a ‘guided caving’ experience.

Go Ape! at Dalby Forest

Pickering, North Yorkshire

A high-adrenalin adventure for the over 10s and adults.

Go Ape! is an award-winning high wire forest adventure course of rope bridges, Tarzan Swings and zip slides… all set high above up in the treetops in the beautiful Dalby Forest.

Go Ballooning – Balloon Rides Ltd

Skipwith, Selby

Get the buzz as your balloon lifts off in dawn’s still air or during the calm of early evening, with a chance to experience breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.

You’ll get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, but you’ll have to give way to nature and go wherever the breeze takes you.

Witness a Medieval Joust - Royal Armouries Museum


Thrill to spectacular live demonstrations and lavish re-enactments in the Tiltyard. There are horse shows every day and jousting every weekend until the end of October. The horses belong to the museum, and were specially chosen for their physical resemblance to the medieval war horse. Meet them and the Birds of Prey in the Menagerie.