Harrogate - Ripley Castle
• Location: Ripley Castle Estate, Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY
• Track Type: Open Grassland
• Segway Model: X2 All Terrain
• Car Parking: Free parking
• Food & Drink: Ripley Castle Tea Room
Ripley Castle offers an awe-inspiring setting for your Segway experience. Steeped in history, each part of Ripley Castle tells a story about the 700 year residency of the Ingleby family. With a deer park and exquisite gardens, Ripley Castle is perfect for Segway days out. Located just 10 minutes outside of the North Yorkshire village of Harrogate, this location is easily reached from both the M1 and A1. Ripley Castle can also be reached by public transport with the 36A bus travelling to Ripley Castle from Leeds, Harrogate and Ripon.
The Segway Course:
The Segway course can be found at the side of a picturesque lake within the grounds of Ripley Castle, providing thrill-seekers with a delightful Segway experience. Segways are easy to use, responding to even the smallest shift in weight and once this unique skill has been mastered the Segway becomes easily controllable. Our Segway event at Ripley Castle will allow you to experience the wonder of the Segway whilst enjoying an adventurous and exciting experience in a truly outstanding location.
What happens on the day?
All guests are required to enter Ripley Castle through the Castle Gift Shop, with Segway Events customers receiving free entry to the gardens, and spectators receiving half price entry with the Segway Events discount voucher. Once in the gardens you will make your way to the Segway Events pod, situated at the side of the lake, to register and sign the necessary paperwork. Once signed in you will be kitted up with the safety equipment including a helmet, elbow pads and knee pads and given a brief introduction to your Segway Experience. As your Segway experience begins you will take your first steps onto the Segway and familiarise yourself with this amazing machines by taking part in a few small games. Once your confidence has increased your instructor will take you on a tour of the Segway track where you will be shown any obstacle to look out for. Then the rest is up to you! You will test your true skills on the Segway as you race around the track and experience the lasting excitement of the Segway experience!
Ripley Castle is a fantastic location that offers enjoyable days out from the historic Castle tours, to the fabulous gardens and enchanting deer park, as well as the adventurous high ropes course that is Log Heights.