North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do

The North Yorkshire Water Park is a watersports centre located in Wykeham, near Scarborough in North Yorkshire. They now also have an all-terrain track that you can walk, run or cycle although it may be a bit bumpy if you cycle it as the path is made up of large gravel-like stones. (we are taking our bikes there this year at some point so I will report back as to how we found it)

They are currently spending quite a lot of money improving their facilities. They have added a wooden play area since we last visited and they have upgraded the cafe with a new building and decking overlooking the lake. I will update this post accordingly as we plan on returning this summer to try out sailing, their electric boats and possibly stand up paddleboarding.

North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do Review

If you want to try your hand at fishing there are three well-stocked fishing lakes just a short walk from the water park. They have a trout lake, coarse lake and predator lake. There is a charge to fish and you will probably need a rod licence.

There are so many different activities to try out on the lake you may need to visit more than once. There is a brand new inflatable AquaPark with a number of obstacles. These include climbing walls, balance bars, trampolines, rockers, slides and huge blast bags.

A session on the AquaPark lasts for an hour and a buoyancy aid, short wetsuits and helmet is included in the price. You can upgrade to a full wetsuit for £5 each. The minimum age is 6 years old and over 1.2 metres tall. Participants must be able to swim over 50 metres. Children aged 6-12 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the Aquapark at all times.

North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do

They have some really fun car shaped pedalos at the North Yorkshire Water Park. Sessions last for 30 minutes and no pre-booking is required. Buoyancy aids are provided. Plus they also now have some mini-electric ships. These are great fun and can hold up to 4 people, sessions are per 20 minutes.

North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do

Other water activities include open water swimming, sailing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. Kayaks can be hired for one or two people. They are sit-on-top kayaks and sessions last for 1 hour. Prior experience is not required and children from 5 can take part with adult supervision. The same applies to stand up paddleboarding. You can hire with or without instruction.

North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do
North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do

We visited to go for a walk around the lake which is a 2.5km path. We went in late spring and it was alive with wildlife. There were many water birds and we also spotted a great number of caterpillars. It was a really lovely walk and my son enjoyed it more than I thought he would. We had taken some duck food but we never really got close enough to any.

As well as walking near the lake the path also took us through some woodland. Towards the end of our walk, we had some good vantage points for watching people out on the water.

North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do
North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do
North Yorkshire Water Park Things To Do

They also have plans to instal a wakeboarding line along with kickers and rails.

North Yorkshire Water Park FAQ & Further Information

Address: Long Causeway Rd, Wykeham, Lakes YO13 9QU, North Yorkshire. Phone: 01723 865052

Category – Waterpark – Outdoors – Something for all ages.

What are the ticket prices?

It is free to walk around the lake. Online bookings for the Aquapark are £18 per person. Pedalos are £12 per 30 minutes. Electric boats £15 per 20 minutes. Kayaks £22 tandem, £16 single.

What are the main facilities and things to do?

Watersports including AquaPark, boats, SUP, kayaking and more plus play area and cycle/walking path. There are toilets and a cafe.

When are they open?

They are open for most of the year although some of their activities are seasonal. Their cafe may be closed on a Monday. Please visit their website for up-to-date information.

Is there food available?

There is a cafe overlooking the lake serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

Are they dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on a lead, there may be some areas where they are not permitted.

Are they accessible?

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