What's on location

What's on location

Keldy, Yorkshire
Forest Holidays

What you'll find on location at Keldy, North Yorkshire

Things to do on location

Our location at Keldy is situated in North Yorkshire, deep in a wooded valley, comprising of 67 forest cabins. There is a wide choice of accommodation including our Classic cabins - Silver Birch, Golden Oak, Golden Oak Treehouse and our new style cabins White Willow Premium and Golden Oak Hideaway. 

Forest Retreat

At the heart of our location at Keldy is the Forest Retreat, housed in an old stone building where our friendly team are on hand to help you make the most of your break.  The Forest Retreat is home to a welcoming seating area, serving tasty food, snacks, and some great local beers to be enjoyed at the relaxed bar. There is also a well-stocked shop, which has everything from everyday essentials to gifts, and souvenirs, many of which are locally sourced. You can also meet the Forest Ranger, book activities, and hire bikes.

  • Restaurant, bar and café

    Restaurant, bar and café

    Our restaurant at Keldy is open between 9am to 8pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy freshly cooked meals and snacks in the cosy café or relax in the comfortable bar. This welcoming building is the perfect spot to grab a coffee, or a bite to eat whilst taking in the views of the forest. Browse our menu, order at the bar, and inform the team of what table you are sitting at. The terrace at Keldy offers a seating area to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest. Order a hot drink and a bite to eat, or a refreshing drink after exploring the forest at your doorstep. Takeaway is available at our Forest Retreat at Keldy. Place your order with the team or place an order from the comfort of your cabin. Let us take care of the cooking and deliver your meal right to your cabin door for fuss free dining!

  • Shop


    In the shop at Keldy, you will find all the essentials you need during your stay, from essential groceries to souvenirs to take home. We sell a range of groceries, toiletries, beverages and of course souvenirs to remind you of your forest adventure. Please note that our usual opening times are 8:30am – 5:30pm (8.30am - 8pm on Mondays & Fridays)

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Pick up the ulti-mutt in doggy dining with Sir Woofchester’s dog menu

Paw star dog 'martini'

Fish & chips dog bowl

Treat pots

Roast dinner dog bowl

Bark brew dog 'beer'

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Our Forest Rangers will lead you on a one-of-a-kind experience in the forest. For little explorers and big kids alike, discover your own Forest Feeling! Connect with nature as you try Forest Bathing, build dens, forage for food, or uncover the wildlife around you.

Pre-bookable on-site activities

Add onto your booking through my account  

Mini Forest Rangers | from £5*
Foam clay and pottery painting | from £6.95
Zipwire | from £12
Personal outdoor activity session | from £100
Air rifle shooting | from £20
Archery | from £20
Checkpoint - a wild outdoor escape game | from £25
Pedals and puzzles bike trail | from £10 (bike hire is seperate)
Child's bike hire day | from £15
In-cabin spa treatments | from £125 (1-5 hours available)  

*Participating adult required for Forest Ranger 



Vehicle Charging Point

There are two electric vehicle charging points at Keldy near to the Forest Retreat.


Bike hire

Bike hire

Bike hire is available at Keldy, simply visit the Forest Retreat and speak to a member of the team or add to your booking through your online account to collect your bikes at check-in. Don’t forget to ask for a guide to the nearby trails at the Forest Retreat, which provide details of High Muffles Loop, a pleasant and easy 4.8km family trail, and Spiers Bank, another easy meander through the forest. Slightly longer is the Cropton Circular, which takes you into the heart of the forest.

Exclusive to Yorkshire

Tramper vehicles now available to book 

Explore Cropton Forest with our new all-terrain mobility scooters. Tramper hire prices start from £2.50 for 3 hours. Daily slots are available between 10:00am - 5:00pm. 

All users must be accompanied during the session and follow the designated forest pathways.

Check availability and book direct with Cropton Forest Tramper Hire.

Book tramper hire


Outdoor activities

Forest Ranger Adventure 

Your Forest Ranger has a wealth of useful and entertaining forest facts and is on location at the Forest Retreat every day to share them with you. You can book onto the Forest Ranger adventures, or simply have a chat with your Forest Ranger, to learn about life in the forest, from the expert. The full schedule of Forest Ranger adventures, including treasure hunts and Night Vision walks, will delight children and adults alike.

  • Children's play area

    Children's play area

    There is a children’s play area available at Keldy, but please bear in mind that children must always be supervised by an adult.


  • Bug hotel and wildlife

    Bug hotel and wildlife

    At Keldy there is a bug hotel, attracting lots of bugs and insects. This means they can pollinate our flowers and keep unwanted pests to a minimum like aphids and slugs.

  • Yorkshire trails

    Yorkshire trails

    Drop into the Forest Retreat at Keldy to find out about our self-led trails; some are themed and great for family walks. Or try the Rosedale trail, a 4.8km loop with views of Rosedale, Hartoft Valley, and the distant moors. For the more experienced walkers try the longer 16km loop offering great views and a variety of landscapes. For a more challenging walk, the Newtondale trail is a 22.5km hike, with a rewarding vista over the dales.


Looking to book a self-catering UK staycation?

With so much to see and do in Yorkshire, our cabins at Keldy offer a welcome retreat for families, groups and couples. Unwind from day-to-day life and make wonderful memories with your loved ones. Give yourself something to look forward to with a self-catering break at Keldy. 

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