Family adventures at Brimham Rocks

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The days are long and the sun is shining. Grab a picnic and spend a day running, jumping and exploring here at Brimham Rocks this summer. This wild open site is perfect for families with nature to explore, rocks to scramble over and miles of moorland paths to discover.

Become a Nature Explorer this summer!

Come and see Brimham differently through free 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 tree trails, rock adventures 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.

Upcoming events:

Pond dipping

Thursday 22 July 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Have a go at pond dipping and discover what lurks beneath Brimham's waters.

Learn more about the secret underwater life at Brimham at this drop in session. No need to book - pop along anytime

Suitable for accompanied children of all ages.

Ask for directions to the pond at the welcome hut in the main car park.

Terrific Tree Trail

A self-led trail throughout the school summer holidays

Follow the self led trail to learn about a few of the wonderful trees at Brimham. Pick up at the Welcome Hut in the carpark or the 2nd hand book shop. 

Rock Explorers

4 & 19 August (2 sessions) 11am-12pm & 1pm-2pm

Delve into the weird and wonderful world hidden away at Brimham Rocks. Discover a secret tunnel, an ancient foot print, and even a mysterious moving rock.
Join the rangers on a one hour tour seeing their favorite hidden gems around the site.

Perfect for children age 5+. Meet at the car park

Get to know a tree

12 August (2 sessions) 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

Come and explore the different trees we have here at Brimham through activities that engage the senses, exercise your creativity and energise your interest in nature. You'll even learn how to tell the difference between trees!

Perfect for children age 5+. Meet at the car park

Get active outdoors!

We're supporting the National Trust  Active Outdoors programme in partnership with Sports England. With miles of rocks forming a natural playground and dramatic countryside to explore, Brimham Rocks is the perfect place to come and get active in nature with the whole family. 

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

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

 

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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