Paddleboarding At Ripley Castle Activcity Centre

Ripley Castle Activity Centre In Harrogate & Ripon

Adventure, history, walks, castles and local ales, our Ripley Castle outdoor activity centre near Harrogate & Ripon has it all.

Opening Hours
Everyday0900 - 17:00


Outdoor Activities In Harrogate

Dazzling views of historic Ripley Castle amidst lush landscapes? Check. Heart-racing high ropes? Check. Memories to last a lifetime? Check. Dive in for the ultimate Harrogate adventure.

At Live For Today, the adventure takes centre stage, with the idyllic Ripley Castle estate being your setting.

Test your skill in archery, feel the thrill with axe throwing, or glide peacefully with paddleboarding.

Craving sky-high excitement? Take on our high ropes. Fancy putting your analytical skills to the test? Then the escape rooms are for you.

Your next unforgettable experience is just around the corner!

You'll also gain access to the castle grounds until 4pm with every booking.

5 out of 5 stars

We had a brilliant time paddle boarding, the lake at Ripley is very scenic and we were lucky with the weather. Our younger daughter struggled to start with but the instructor was encouraging and she eventually got the hang of it. Highly recommend!

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Things to do at Ripley Castle

Check out our 19 premier adventure activities on offer at Ripley Castle.


How to find us

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Ripley Castle Activity Centre


Located just 10 minutes from the centre of Harrogate, this location is guaranteed to provide you with the most stunning views Yorkshire offers. There is plenty of free parking - make sure to register when you arrive.

Live For Today, Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate, Yorkshire HG3 3AY
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5 out of 5 stars

A brilliant archery session, led by Rich, for our family group ranging in age from eleven to seventy eight. We all really enjoyed the challenge of learning new skills, and Rich was an excellent teacher. Can wholeheartedly recommend this and will definitely be returning to sample some other activities on offer.

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Other Things To Do A Ripley Castle

Aside from visiting our outdoor activity centre and taking part in activities such as the Yorkshire Games, raft building, body zorbing, and more. Why not make the most of your visit with other activities in the local area.

At Ripley Castle, you'll find more than just stone walls and turrets. Here, the past comes alive with stories spanning over 700 years, making it a delightful start to your day. Once you've explored the castle's interiors, take a leisurely walk in the Deer Park. It’s a peaceful spot, and if you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of some deer roaming the grounds.

Then, it’s time to stretch your legs a bit more in the castle’s Gardens. It's an inviting place with a little bit of everything, from walled sections to ornamental lakes. And after all that walking, the castle's Tearoom offers the perfect spot to unwind with a cup of traditional English tea and perhaps a light meal or dessert.

A short walk away lies Ripley Village, a delightful spot that feels like it's been lifted straight out of a storybook. Charming buildings, a welcoming village green, and a mix of local shops and a pub create a lovely atmosphere. Don't forget to drop by the Ripley Ice Cream Shop for a sweet treat!

If you're in the mood for more nature, there are plenty of trails nearby, perfect for both Walking & Cycling. You’ll get some splendid views of the Yorkshire countryside. A brief drive will take you to Harrogate, where you can explore historical sites and unwind in places like the Turkish Baths or the famous Betty's Tea Room.

For those keen on blending history with natural beauty, the Studley Royal Water Garden and Fountains Abbey are not to be missed. And if you've got some extra time, perhaps venture out to the unique Brimham Rocks or dive deep into the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Perfect for our offsite adventures.

So, whether you're here for the thrill of our outdoor activities or just to soak in the local sights, there's something for everyone. Enjoy your time at Live For Today Ripley Castle and the surrounding Yorkshire wonders!

Yorkshire Games At Ripley Castle

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