Favorite Places

  • Castle Howard

    Castle Howard, near York, is one of Britain's finest stately homes. A magnificent historic house in the north of England with ornate interiors, landscaped gardens ...

    Discover the House and Grounds, a woodland trail in the grounds, and puzzles.Ride the land train through the grounds to the lakeside play area and let off steam on the swings, slides, towers and bridges of the high-energy Adventure Playground.

    The nearby Boathouse Café serves snacks and drinks and you are welcome to enjoy your own picnic at the tables by the playground. Enjoy an ice cream from the kiosk or a sweet treat from the Coffee Shop in our Stable Courtyard.

    www.castlehoward.co.uk

  • Northwood  Trail

    Northwood Trail, England’s Fairy Sanctuary and delightful woodland attraction is just 20 minutes from us at Stamford Bridge, this unique fairy wood has existed for generations, but only now is opening up for everyone to enjoy.

    Enjoy the artefacts and stories of strange woodland creatures and Professor Howlands discoveries in the Fairy Museum. The Trail and Café Bar is “off grid”, producing its own electricity and treating its own waste water.

    www.northwoodtrail.co.uk

  • Sledmere

    There is something about the charm of Sledmere which has captivated visitors for over 200 years. Whether you just want a relaxing day looking around the gardens, enjoying lunch in the Coach House Café, a family day out exploring the various outdoor spaces – including the playground, farm and horse stables – or you just simply want to look at fine art and architecture, there is something for everyone at Sledmere.

    www.sledmerehouse.com

  • Beverely

    Beverley's charming streets and courtyards continue to attract history buffs, music lovers, racegoers and shoppers alike.

    Landmarks include the gothic Beverley Minster - famous for its 13th century stone carvings and stained glass - and the 15th century North Bar which divides impressive Georgian streets containing a great number of listed buildings.

    Take advantage of the upmarket shopping experience and browse high street names independent shops,  or wander around the traditional Saturday market  ideal for picking up local produce and crafts.

    Beverley also boasts quirky cafes, acclaimed restaurants and historic pubs, and a visit wouldn’t be complete without a stroll on the Westwood.

  • York

    Imagine a city with Roman roots and a Viking past, where ancient walls surround contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries and there’s a festival for every month of the year. Welcome to York - the Original City Adventure!

    Perfectly placed half-way between London and Edinburgh and with the glorious Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Wolds right on the doorstep, York is unlike any other English city. There’s thirty world-class museums you can explore, the best racecourse in the country and a thriving cultural scene, not forgetting, York is voted the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times. So, what are you waiting for? Book your break to York and create your own adventure! #onlyinyork

  • Williams Den

    William's Den is a exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside.

    It's a unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.

    William's Den is a place where children can run wild and explore to their hearts' content - and we've even thought of the grown ups too, with plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy the day together.

    www.williamsden.co.uk

  • Beverely Races

    Experience a trip into the past with the whole family at Bygone Beverley  in May, glam it up at one of the county’s top Ladies’ Days or marvel at the fastest horses at Beverley Bullet Raceday.  Whether you want to sip champagne in the stylish Premier enclosure or enjoy a picnic right in the heart of the action in the Course, whoever you bring along, you’ll have a hugely enjoyable day out.  Entry ranges from £4-£28 if you pre-book and under 18’s go free.

     

    www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk

  • York Races

    York is one of the Premier tracks in Europe having recently won the Flat Racecourse of the Year Award, for the fourth year, and also came out top in The Times newspaper survey of all Britain's racecourses.

    www.yorkracecourse.co.uk

  • Fraisthorpe Beach

    Dog friendly beach on the coast near Bridlington.

    Miles of sand if you get the tide right! After you've had plenty of fresh air, head back to your lodge with hot tub!

    Tide times Click here

     

    Refreshments are available at the Cow Shed when visiting Faisthorpe Beach

    www.thecowshedatfraisthorpe.co.uk