Short Breaks For Families


The holiday hostel is Good To Go and we are taking every Covid safety precaution possible!

Check-in for a family holiday and you will have exclusive use of the Holiday Hostel.

4 bedrooms  |  3 toilets  |  3 shower rooms
Large self-catering kitchen
Dining room, living room, breakfast room and reading nook!
Private wildlife garden


Earby Hostel is usually a traditional hostel but we can offer private hire for families and groups. Across 4 bedrooms there are 21 bunk beds, so perfect for a family or group of friends. 

In the hostel you’ll find…

  • 4 bedrooms so the grown-ups and children can sleep separately, or you can have a room each!
  • A breakfast room with 2 tables.
  • A larger dining room that can fit 21
  • A cosy lounge with a log burning stove
  • A well equipped kitchen for self-catering
  • 3 Private toilet and 3 shower rooms
  • Wildlife Garden – ideal for games, BBQ, relaxing after a long ride
  • Private car park
  • Bicycle storage

Matt is your host and is on call to help you book activities or attraction tickets and source take-aways or places to eat out. Whatever you need we’re sure he can help!

We’ve filled the hostel with board games which get swapped and sanitised between each booking. There are also games in the wildlife garden, picnic tables and the waterfalls are just metres away so you can dip your toes on a hot day!

Did you know there is a beautiful holiday cottage next door which is perfect for a family of up to 5?


Waterfall Cottage is a beautiful 2 bedroom self-catering cottage with full access to the private wildlife garden. We’ve designed Waterfall Cottage to be family-friendly, so it makes the perfect escape for a short family break.

At The Cottage You’ll Find…

  • A king size room for the grown ups
  • A tree-house themed room sleeping 3 children
  • A cosy lounge with a log burning stove and a dining area
  • A well equipped new kitchen for self-catering
  • Private bathrooms with a bath and shower
  • Well equipped kitchen for self-catering
  • Wildlife Garden – ideal for games, BBQ, relaxing after a long ride
  • Private car park


You can book Waterfall Cottage through our Airbnb Listing.

short breaks away

There’s so much to do for families around Earby Hostel and Waterfall Cottage.

There’s Thornton Country Park just over the hill, a farm park with plenty of animals to see, quad bike riding, pony rides, special seasonal events, a café, playground and a fun indoor play area.

If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous then take a short trip to Skipton where you can try your hand at tree climbing with Raven Tree Top Adventure. They’re right next to the swimming pool that has giant inflatables during the weekend.

Skipton is also home to one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the country, always worth a visit.

Bolton Abbey is a great day out, with riverside walks, the Welly Walk with different activities and obstacles, a family bike area for little ones to practice, a lovely cafe at The Cavendish Pavilion, tea rooms at Strid Wood and plenty of swimming to be had in warmer months at The Priory. 

Over the border you can spend a day in Clitheroe, with a trip to the castle, a play in the playground and then a bite to eat at Holmes Mill.

If you’re a family who loves the outdoors, take a walk along the Pennine Way or cycle some of the Tour De Yorkshire route.

Family Activities

thornton park 2

To ensure a safe and enjoyable farm experience Thornton Hall Farm Park have launched a farm safari.

“Experience hands on animal encounters on our traditional working farm, hitch a ride in our 4 x 4 Adventure Experience and relax in our country tearoom while the little ones burn off the remainder of their energy in our huge fun filled Wizzick Play Barn… a fun filled, informative family day out, RAIN OR SHINE!”

Raven tree top adventure

Raven Tree Top Adventure is a high ropes adventure course aimed at both adults and children over 7 years old (Please note this is an approximate age only and is dependent on the child and adult supervising). Use zip lines, suspended bridges, balance beams, high wires and lots of other features to complete the exhilarating woodland tour.

Hesketh Farm Park Logo

One of the region’s most popular visitor attractions. This working farm has diversified to become an open farm with a huge amount of interactive animal sessions such as guinea pig brushing, lamb and calf feeding, egg collecting and donkey brushing. There’s loads for kids to do inside and out, and you can take your own picnic!

billy bobs

Billy Bob’s is an American style diner with a great men; think fluffy pancakes, waffles, hot dogs and BBQ. The ice cream parlour has tons of flavours and there’s a large outdoor play area and play barns which are covered. If you’re an adults-only group then enjoy your meal in the 13+ restaurant.

craven swimming pool
craven leisure swimming pool

Family Swimming slots are available everyday with the large pool limited to 30 or so people. Perfect for families with little ones wanting to splash around. You can take your own woggles and floaties.

Bolton Abbey Estate

Bolton Abbey Estate offers a full day out for families, with child and pushchair friendly walks, a river with a beach to play on, cafes and shops in the village and lots of ice cream vans dotted around!

Each season Bolton Abbey Estate creates a themes walk from the Cavendish Pavillion to Strid Wood – nursery rhymes, Halloween, Easter etc. 

You’ll need to book online.

Earby Hostel and Harwes Farm (1)

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