FAQs and Planning Your Visit

Studfold Adventure Trail is one of the most magical family days out you could wish for in the Yorkshire Dales. Here are some helpful answers to any questions you might have, and a list of our planning tips, to help you get the most out of your trip.


Q: Is Studfold suitable for everyone?
A: Our Adventure Trail and Fairy Village has been designed to appeal to families with pre-school and primary school-aged children. Please enquire about suitability for wheelchairs as much of the trail is Dales hill grass and gravel.

Q: What do we bring to put in the secret swap treasure box?
A: A small unwanted toy that another child would be happy to take home. No money and no sweets please.

Q: Can I bring a pushchair?
A: Yes, Studfold's Adventure Trail and Fairy Village are accessible to all-terrain buggies, but not suitable for small wheels that cannot be pushed over grass, gravel and up steps.

Q: Can I bring a barbeque?
A: Unfortunately barbeques are not allowed, however you can bring a picnic and use the dedicated picnic area while enjoying the fabulous Yorkshire views.

Q: Do you cater for school and group visits?
A: Yes! We welcome visits from schools and groups. Each year, we can offer 25 groups free entry! Please call 01423 755084 to find out more.

Q: Do we need to book?
A: No, not for a family visit. Just turn up! But we ask that school parties and groups, please book in advance by calling 01423 755084.

Q: Do you have a cafe?
A: Yes. The Nidderdale Way Cafe is open 9.00am until 4.30pm, each day that the Adventure Trail is open (8.30am Saturday and Sunday), from Saturday 4th April 2020, every weekend, including Bank Holiday Mondays, and school holidays, until we close on Sunday 27th September 2020.

Q: What school holiday dates do you open on weekdays?
A: All school holidays, as follows:

  • Spring Bank: Saturday 23th May until Sunday 31st May 2020
  • Easter: Saturday 4th April until Sunday 19th April 2020
  • Bank Holiday weekend: Friday 8th May to Monday 11th May 2020
  • Summer: Saturday 18th July until Sunday 6th September 2020

Planning your visit

To get the most out of your visit to Studfold, we recommend bringing, if you can, the following with you:

  • Comfortable, walking footwear and clothing to suit the changeable weather 
  • A picnic! Or you can order a picnic when you arrive from our Nidderdale Way Cafe for free delivery to the picnic and play area on the Trail. Please contact the cafe for more information, at nidderdalewaycafe@gmail.com
  • Printable Studfold Activity Sheets (downloadable from home, not available to pick up in the shop or Reception)
  • A pencil and a camera
  • A little toy from home for the treasure, swap box (something small, like a McDonalds Happy Meal toy is ideal)
  • Your own ideas! The Woodland Trust website contains a huge variety of seasonal downloadable fun countryside ideas of more things you can do in the great outdoors
  • An interest in exploring the countryside and all its natural wonders!
  • A smiley, happy face!