North Yorkshire is the UK’s eighth greenest outdoor area for children, according to new research.

The study by childcare and education expert Little Ones London analysed TripAdvisor ratings and reviews of the UK’s top kid-friendly outdoor locations to unveil the ten regions with the best green spaces for children.

North Yorkshire comes in eighth with seven green child-friendly outdoor venues. The area has six nature and wildlife venues and a garden fit for children to explore. The area boasts 4254 reviews for all its venues, and the highest was spotted in the National Centre for Birds of Prey with 1557.  A visitor commented about the venue, saying: “Absolutely brilliant evening learning about the owls and seeing them fly. My 13-year-old was very taken by it too.”

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The study reveals Cumbria, England, as the greenest area for children with the most natural venues – 15 in total. The area boasts five bodies of water, four hiking trails, five nature and wildlife areas, and a national park, all kid-friendly.

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It recorded 5,527 reviews for its 15 spaces, with Catbells Lakeland Walk attracting the most at 1,687. A visitor commented, “Great walk, took 8-year-old and 10-year-old who loved the scrambling near the top, can do a circular walk back to the car parked on the road away from double yellows.” It is also popularly mentioned for “family walk.”

Commenting on the study, a spokesperson from Little Ones London said:

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“The UK is home to so much beautiful nature, and it’s great to see so many areas that offer families with little ones the opportunity to explore beautiful parks, wildlife areas and nature trails. In an increasingly tech-obsessed world, these spaces are a great way to disconnect from the internet and reconnect with nature.”

RankGreen Outdoor AreaTotal No. Child-Friendly Green Outdoor Venues
3Scottish Highlands13
8North Yorkshire7

The study was conducted by Little Ones London, the UK’s leading Nanny, Childcare and Domestic Placement Provider.