Family adventures at Brimham Rocks

Brimham Autumn Families

Brimham Rocks is a great place to explore, have an adventure and let of steam. This wild open site is perfect for families with daily self led activities, including free children's trails, backpacks and geocaching. Or why not join us for one of the Nature Explorers days led by the Ranger team.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

What better way to spend a day than by ticking off new exploits from our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ list.  Become one of our explorers – have you already spotted a cave? Or built a den with the sticks and leaves found on site? See how many of the 30 + things available at Brimham Rocks you can achieve all year round. You can record your adventures on the new app. Don’t forget to tell us when you’ve completed an activity so we can give you a sticker.

Have a go at building a den at Brimham Rocks
Den Building at Brimham Rocks
Have a go at building a den at Brimham Rocks

Pick up an Explorer Backpack

For the enthusiastic explorers we have available backpacks full of activities from finding your way with a compass to bug hunting and measuring the height of a rock. The Explorer Backpack guides you around the site pointing out interesting bits of geology and wildlife. One pack can keep the family entertained for hours. Collect the Explorer Backpack from the visitor centre located just 10 minutes from the car park.

Geocaching

Join this international digital treasure hunt. Geocaches are hidden away around the rocks, moorland and woodland of Brimham. There are two separate trails. First one for the novice geocacher sticking closer to the rocky area. The second route, A(dvanced) B(rimham) C(aches), follows the Boundary Walk and offers a slight challenge to the more experienced treasure hunter. To get started just download the geocaching app, sign up and get exploring.

Look here for more information about Brimham geocaches.

Geocaching can be fun for the whole family
A smiling girl holds a GPS unit on a geocaching event
Geocaching can be fun for the whole family

Nature Explorers

Come and see Brimham differently through activities that engage the senses, exercise your creativity and energise your interest in nature. Each month there's something different to get involved in - from wild art and leaf printing to campfire cooking and pond dipping, there's something fun for everybody. The activties change to reflect the seasons at Brimham so feel free to pop back for another adventure.

No need to book, just turn up with your enthusiasm for nature. All dates can be found here - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brimham-rocks/whats-on

Join Nature Explorers to discover what lives in a pond
Pond Dipping at Brimham Rocks
Join Nature Explorers to discover what lives in a pond

Spot the rocks

Try this downloadable guided walk to assist you on your rock exploration. Have you already noticed the Druid’s Profile and the Rabbit? Measure your footprint against the giant salamander’s who roamed Brimham over 320 million years ago. Don’t forget to say ‘Hi!’ to the Dancing Bear and crawl through the Smartie Tube.

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