If you and your children love outdoorsy stuff you are spoiled for choice round these parts.

A personal favourite is Dove Stone (or Dovestone) Reservoir, near the village of Greenfield, about 10 miles west of Holmfirth.

The stunning landscape resembles a mini Lake District, but without the need for a tiresome drive up the M6.

Dove Stone reservoir
Dove Stone reservoir

Park up in the pay-and-display car park and enjoy the views as you complete a circuit of the reservoir, which is about 2.5 miles.

Dove Stone is an RSPB-managed nature reserve and families can enjoy Discovery Sunday events until September 25.

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Drop in at Ashway Gap, Dove Stone, OL3 7NE, between 11am and 3pm for a range of family-friendly activities.

Further information at www.rspb.org.uk/dovestone

After all that fresh air you might want a bite to eat. There are lots of farm shop cafes across the county but a personal favourite is the cafe at Bolster Moor Farm Shop, Bolster Moor.

Bolster Moor Farm Shop
Bolster Moor Farm Shop

If the weather isn't being kind, a trip to Eureka! the children's museum will easily while away several hours.

There's lots to see and do, everything revolves around playing and there's cafe that does meals and snacks. It's £12.95 for anyone over three and £5.25 for those between one and two. Parking is £3 for four hours.

Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax
Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Halifax