Some reviews from fellow Studfold explorers

What a hidden treasure!

If you are looking for somewhere outdoors which is interesting, informative and fun then you really must visit this amazing nature trail. Stupendous sculptures encourage the imagination of all ages, along with the wonderful wildlife which is in abundance. You will really have a tremendous time. Enjoy! Trip Advisor

Just lovely - Famous Five.... Trip Advisor

Fathers Day Treat

Superb! Took our one year old (obviously a little young to be reading clues and finding things) but there was something for everyone! Lived in the area all my life and never knew about this place. Absolutely value for money and a great day out. Trip Advisor

Excellent fun for all the family

What a fantastic, fun, hands-on, get involved learning and adventure experience this day out turned out to be! I took my 3yr and 6yr old boys who absolutely loved every minute. For those who love the outdoors and exploring, this is the perfect day out! From searching for answers on the activity sheets, drawing pictures in the bird hide to den building and sand digging Studfold has it all! An excellent, value for money, memorable day in such a picturesque setting with friendly, helpful staff making it been more relaxing and enjoyable! We will definately be returning! Trip Advisor


Really enjoyed this adventure walk, full of activities for the children to do, takes around 2 (or more) hours, they can bring your picnic into the wood as well. Would really recommend this. 3yr and 11yr girls went both found it very enjoyable. Trip advisor

A lovely day of discovery in beautiful surroundings

This was my first visit here and it won't be my last. As a Childminder I spend alot of time visiting places with children and I must say this is one of the best we've been to. I had five children with me aged between 2 and 9 and all of them thoroughly enjoyed it. Alot of time and effort has been put into making this a wonderful experience. I agree with another reviewer who said the welcome from all the staff is outstanding. The children were made to feel very special. There are so many things to see and the age appropriate trail sheets are excellent and kept the children interested all the way round.... Continued on Trip Advisor

Hi, We were at Studfold yesterday and I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know we all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon - next time we'll make it a full day to give each area longer. I think the whole concept of the trails is fantastic and its geared for everybody not just the children!!
This is what our 2 girls said
Hannah (6) - I thought everything was AMAZING - I loved exploring and finding the clues and the 2 secret boxes. The maze was fun, the play area was great. I can't wait to come back".
Amy (4) - "I loved looking for the bunnies and finding my horse in the secret box. I loved picking up acorns and putting them in squirrel.
Thank you again for a lovely afternoon - we will definitely be spreading the word in the Leeds 17 area. Mrs Fletcher and family

"Congratulations on winning first prize...We were enthralled by the wealth of creative, educational and recreational features along the recently created Explore, Discover, Learn Trail. It is an impressive acheivement demonstrating your commitment to passing on your own love of the farm and the farming way of life to other people." Douglas Adamson, Judge and Chair of Friends of Nidderdale AONB Enterprising Farm Awards

"We had a fantastic day - thank you!? Theodore gave it 11 out of 10 and Louis 10 out of 10 (along with a lecture about how something cannot be 11 out of 10)! Alice and family at the Easter Egg Hunt

We had a brilliant day!  The children absolutely loved it and are still recovering today.  Good feedback from parents as well who are all keen to come and visit you. If you want to send a pack of leaflets we can put them into book bags for you. The parents who came on the trip are certainly spreading the word. Huge thanks from all of us - see you next year. St. Marys School, Knaresborough

Thank you for a lovely day. We all had a fantastic day and will definately see you again! St Cuthberts School

We had a truely wonderful day - just trying to figure out how we can make more use of your wonderful place for visits for the children. I'll be in touch soon, but thank you so much it has been such a lovely day. Thank you again. Heather, Sunflowers Day Nursery.

''I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the invitation to the opening day. My family and I had a fantastic time and my children were totally engaged in the activities. The trail is so well thought out with something exciting behind every corner. You have put such a lot of work into it." Mrs Jones and Family

We would like to thank you for an excellent visit yesterday and in particular for all the personal time you dedicated to us. There really is nothing like one-to-one interpretation and you are obviously a great ambassador for Studfold! The trail was thoroughly enjoyable and sparked lots of ideas and discussion as well alot of oohs and aahs as we went round! Yorkshire Dales National Park familiarisation visit.