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“Kids loved the fun fishing”
Review of Kilnsey Park

Kilnsey Park
Ranked #7 of 44 things to do in Skipton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kilnsey Park is a family visitor attraction in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Spend a day with us exploring and having fun – you can catch a fish, watch our red squirrels play and then enjoy a meal in our cosy cafe/restaurant! Kilnsey Park offers activities for all the family including fun fishing, friendly farm animals, an adventure playground and a nature trail with butterfly garden and rare orchids. We also offer high quality angling in two spring fed lakes for those wanting to catch a fish in this stunning location. Seasonal events and treasure trails mean that there’s always something going on.
Reviewed 7 April 2014

My girls 4& 5 years loved the fun fishing. Catching and bringing home their own fish. They also enjoyed seeing you new baby chicks and honey bees in action.

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KilnseyInfo, Manager at Kilnsey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed the fun fishing. We have more Easter chicks hatching out today and the new angora goats and kune kune piglets are enjoying the sunshine!

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Reviewed 5 April 2014

The Kilnsey Park Tea Room has had a make-over since we visited last year. A re-arranged, more efficient/smaller retail area has allowed for more people to be accommodated - this includes two large sofas (either side of a coffee table) for those wishing to avail themselves of a 'lounging' option. Personally speaking, I would have created two smaller 'lounging' areas - to allow two independent groups to have their 'own' space rather than have to share the one larger one - sitting across from strangers. Pot tea for two' was enjoyed in our own space :-) at a table.

The tea-room was doing a roaring trade and, as usual, cakes and menu were varied. Free WiFi is on offer, which is handy to remember, just in case. Check out the website to see what else is on offer at the Park.

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KilnseyInfo, Manager at Kilnsey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Thanks for your review. Glad you like the new sofa area, we hope it feels more relaxed so guests are better able to enjoy the Kilnsey experience. Always looking to improve further, so thanks for your suggestions about having two smaller sofa areas.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

Came here on Mother's Day..spent £6 on 2 rods in the little ponds where decent sized trout where happily jumping up to be caught! After hooking and then whacking on the head..4 lovely trout we took then to be weighed..you keep what you catch...so with £12 on top if initial £6 we came away with fat fresh prepared trout.. Cooked for tea once home and was fabulous! Great for little ones.... Great for mums and dads who want to look good in front of their kids at "catching" fish!! All round good trip out x

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KilnseyInfo, Manager at Kilnsey Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Thanks for your great review. If you enjoyed the fun fishing then you will love our blue fish competition running throughout the school holidays. All you have to do is hook a blue fish and you will win a family season pass to the Kilnsey Trail!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Interesting place, perfect place for family. Great place to anyone wanting to learn how to flly fish a bit. Fantastic looking fish, good restaurant and very scenic.

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We wanted to find something fun to do with our two boys (ages 6 & 4) and remembered some family bringing us here before. When we arrived, the chap on the counter suggested we buy a family ticket for the day which gave us entry to the farm, nature trail, use of the (modest) play area, but the real attraction was the fishing - all for under £20! We had a great day, real quality family time - arriving at 0930 and we didn't leave until after 2pm! Although the animal farm is reasonably small, that's part of the attraction - a couple of sheep, goats, alpacas, free-wandering hens and chickens... not too much that you can't see it all, enough to feel family-friendly. We caught 4 trout which was a brilliant experience for the boys - they loved having their pictures taken with their 'catch', and the staff were only too happy to gut the fish for us to take home for dinner. We stopped in at the restaurant for some lunch around midday and, although it was a wee bit pricey, it was quality food and the staff were super friendly and accommodated the boys nicely. (Free coffee top-ups are a plus point!). Thanks for a lovely time. We'll be back!

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