The Dales are magical throughout the year, Check out our tips and ideas: Need inspiration? Have a look at some ideas for rainy days, or find places to go with the kids. If it’s a specific time of year you’re interested in we’ve got it covered. Take a look at our ideas of what to do month by month. The Dales is also a great place to see birds, animals and flowers – check out how to enjoy wildlife. History runs deep in the Dales. Find our where to enjoy the heritage of our lovely stone built villages, dramatic well preserved castles or ruined abbeys.