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20th April 2023

Paddle boarding and escape room experience enjoyed by young carers over Easter holidays

The Harrogate young carers team organised some fun-packed activities for young carers over the Easter holidays.

A group of young carers had a go at paddle boarding and kayaking on the River Nidd in Knaresborough. They enjoyed a two-hour session, learning the basics of paddle boarding and kayaking with a coach from Learn to Paddle, which offers lessons across Yorkshire.

Young carers also enjoyed solving puzzles at Clue HQ, an escape room experience in Harrogate. Working in teams, they were locked in a room and given 60 minutes to find clues and figure out puzzles. Using the items they found, they worked out a way to escape.

After their visit to Clue HQ, the young carers went to the Portofino Ristorante in Harrogate, where they had pizza.

Also during the Easter holidays, there was a trip to Hesketh Farm Park near Skipton, where young carers learned about the care and wellbeing of the animals that live there, cuddled guinea pigs, handled baby chicks, bottle fed lambs, goats and calves and fed some donkeys and horses.

Linda Hall, Young Carer Worker (Harrogate), said: “The young carers loved the activities we organised for them over the Easter holidays and had a lot of fun. The activities give the young carers respite time out from their caring role and to be with like-minded individuals who are in the same situation as themselves.”