Serving the people of Bradford, Harrogate, Selby and Craven Districts

17th April 2024

Young carers enjoy cave trip, farm park visit and axe throwing over Easter holidays

Young carers enjoyed some egg-cellent activities over the Easter holidays, organised by local charity Carers’ Resource.

The activities were a chance for the young people to have a break from any caring responsibilities and spend some quality time with others in similar situations.

The charity’s Bradford Young Carers team arranged a trip to White Scar Cave in Ingleton, where a group of young carers had a great time visiting the longest show cave in England.

The Bradford team also organised a trip to East Riddlesden Hall. A group went on an Easter egg hunt at the National Trust site, exploring the beautiful gardens and enjoying nature-inspired activities, including wheelbarrow racing, nest building and egg and spoon races. Another group from the Bradford area had lots of fun at Go Bowling in Shipley.

The Harrogate Young Carers enjoyed a day out at Monk Park Farm near Thirsk where they met a range of animals, and had the chance to hold piglets and feed lambs. There was also a fun-packed day out at Ripley Castle for another group from the Harrogate area, who enjoyed taking part in sports day activities.

Young carers from the Selby area visited Oxygen Activity Park in York, where they bounced on trampolines, made new friends and ate pizza. Another group from the Selby area had a go at axe throwing at Yorkshire Outdoor Activity Park in Skipwith.

Meanwhile, Craven Young Carers took part in an Easter egg hunt and visited Matrix Bowling Skipton to play bowling and pool.

Carers’ Resource would like to thank the Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) 2024, FEAST and RAF Menwith Hill for funding many of these activities.

Chris Windsor, North Yorkshire Young Carer Service Manager, said: “Thanks to the generous support from our funders and donors, as well as organisations like FEAST and RAF Menwith Hill, we are able to provide incredible opportunities for our young carers. These initiatives not only offer them respite from their caregiving duties but also introduce them to new experiences and connect them with peers facing similar challenges at home.”

Young carers help to look after a relative – usually a parent or sibling – because they have an illness or a disability. Carers’ Resource supports young carers across Bradford, Craven, Harrogate and Selby, with one-to-one support and youth clubs as well as fun trips and activities in school holidays.

To find out more about Carers’ Resource, visit or call 0808 50 15 939.