Summer fun at Brimham Rocks

Summer at Brimham Rocks

The days are long and the sun is shining here at Brimham Rocks. Have a go at pond dipping, get to know a tree or become a rock explorer. There's so much to see and do now summer has finally arrived!

We’re looking forward to a busy school holidays and meeting so many visitors who want to spend time here in nature and the outdoors.  We’re working in partnership with Sport England on our Come out and play initiative to bring you a fantastic programme of events to get you out and about this summer.

All of our events are free to attended (with normal parking charges) and admission is on a first-come-first-served basis.

There’s something for all ages and interests so read on to find an event for you this summer. Why not be brave and try something completely new!? 

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Ranger Ramble

Tuesday 5 July, 11am-12pm

Take a walk with our Rangers to learn about the work that goes on to protect and restore this beautiful place. Meet at the car park. This walk is free and will last about one hour.

Guided Walk - Brimham Through the Ages

Monday 11 July, 11am-12.30pm

A guided walk to discover Brimham's history, from the last ice age that helped form these weird and wonderful rock formations, to the stories of the people who lived here and called Brimham home. Meet at the Welcome Hut.

Come and search for watery treasure at the pond this summer
Brimham Nature Explorers Pond Dipping
Come and search for watery treasure at the pond this summer

COME OUT & PLAY: Pond Dipping

Thursday 21 July and Friday 19 August, 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

Did you know that Brimham has a pond?! Discover what lives here with the Rangers who will guide you with dipping and identifying.

Guided Walk - A Taste of Brimham

Friday 22 July, 11am & 2pm

What on earth are all these rocks doing here anyway? Join us for a guided walk lasting approx 30 - 40 mins that gives an introduction to the weird and wonderful Brimham Rocks

COME OUT & PLAY: Kids Climbing & Abseiling Taster Day

Thursday 28 July & Saturday 27 August, 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.30pm

A chance to have a go at climbing and abseiling some of Brimham's favourite rocks. This activity will be led by our local friends 'Live for Today' who will provide all the safety gear and give step by step instructions.    

Have a go at rock climbing and abseiling this summer
Active adventures at Brimham Rocks
Have a go at rock climbing and abseiling this summer

COME OUT & PLAY: Kids Orienteering Taster Day

Wednesday 3 August 10am-3pm & Tuesday 23 August, 11am-3pm

Join in the fun on national play day and have a go at our taster orienteering session. Claro Orienteering will be on site to give instructions, advice and keep a tally of who is fastest! No previous experience necessary.

COME OUT & PLAY: Rock Explorers

Tuesday 9 August, 11am-12pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm

Delve into the weird and wonderful world hidden away at Brimham Rocks. Discover a secret tunnel, an ancient footprint, and even a mysterious moving rock.

Join the rangers on this one-hour tour of their favourite hidden gems around the site.

Perfect for children age 5+. Meet at the carpark.

Discover all the best 'dens' at Brimham this Summer
girl at Brimham Rocks
Discover all the best 'dens' at Brimham this Summer

COME OUT & PLAY: Geocaching Taster Day

Tuesday 16 August, 10am-3pm

Join our expert volunteers who will explain all you need to know to go and hunt for the hidden geocaches. No previous experience necessary.

COME OUT & PLAY: Get to Know a Tree Walk

Thursday 25 August, 11am-12pm & 1.30pm-2.30pm

Our Ranger will lead this multi-generational interactive family walk, showing some of our favourite trees at Brimham and explaining why they are special. Fun for all the family. Meet outside the bookshop.

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


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.


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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