Play Away Centre

(Eshton Grange)

Welcome To Play Away

Play Away based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has established a safe purpose-equipped, fully inclusive recreational & educational facility for young people.

The Centre is open all year, and is a safe and secure environment for residentials and day visits for Youth Organisations / Educational / Schools.

In thirteen acres of its own land, the centre is also perfectly situated for visits to the many attractions in the surrounding areas.

All staff at the centre are fully trained in accordance with current government legislation concerning safety, protection. However, it is your responsibility to supervise your group. You must have competent staff to manage all your activities, including the pool.

Costs are subsidised by the fundraising efforts of the trustees and management and start from £6 per person per night for community/voluntary groups.

Facilities include: Residential accommodation for up to 35 people (Big House) - 17 people (Stone Barn) - 2 Campsites - 13 Acres of Land - Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool - Sports Hall - Activities Centre - Art and Craft Room - Class/Study Rooms – Animal Unit - 2 Gardens.

Facilities on site are free of charge.

The Centre also provides various educational materials, curriculum links pre-planned walks, compasses etc. for your convenience.


  • Main House

    Accommodation: Main House

    Extensively refurbished to accommodate groups of up to 35.

    Main House
  • Activities Centre

    Facilities: Activities Centre

    The activities centre is well equipped with art and craft materials and more!

    Activities Centre
  • Animals

    Facilities: Animals

    Various animals are kept on site – why not try grooming a goat!

  • Stone Barn

    Accommodation: Stone Barn

    The stone barn conversion can accommodate up to 17 people.

    Stone Barn
  • Camping

    Accommodation: Camping

    Two camp fields situated within the 12 acres of Play away land.

  • Garden

    Facilities: Garden

    Fully enclosed walled garden and BBQ area.

  • Swimming Pool

    Facilities: Swimming Pool

    A particular favourite with the kids – don’t forget your costume!

    Swimming Pool
  • Sports Hall

    Facilities: Sports Hall

    The sports hall has a wide range of sports equipment.

    Sports Hall
  • Classroom

    Facilities: Classrooms

    There are two new classrooms fitted out for use during your visit.