Bewildered Family Guide to Yorkshire – Harrogate

This week, Elsa and I take a trip to the North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. Here’s how we got on:

Not only do we touch on the traditional family favourites, but we watch the Spa Town Roller Girls -the flat track roller derby team, clad ourselves in locally-developed manmade fibres and enthuse about the world’s greatest tea. There’s also debate about whether Harrogate really is as posh as everyone says it is.

It’s a beautiful town and has been voted the happiest place to live in the UK and that is no surprise. There are plenty of things to do with the family in Harrogate, and it’s not always just the obvious activities. You’ll also have to watch to find out what connects Harrogate to Bucks Fizz. Now there’s a tease…

Thanks to Sally Haslewood from Harrogate Mumbler, Gill Bruce from North and Soul, and Baltzersen’s cafe.

To find out more about our quest across God’s Own County, visit the Bewildered Family Guide to Yorkshire page and leave you thoughts on Harrogate below!

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I'm Jim Coulson, a West Yorkshire dad blogger, content writer and radio presenter who loves heading out around Yorkshire with my kids and exploring the best family activities.


  1. Great video. Had me chuckling all the way. EDUCATIONAL YET FUN! GREAT JOB! Well done Elsa! Next time you visit Harrogate, get in touch. I’d love to have you stay at our family friendly serviced apartments opening soon…

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