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Places to Visit

The attraction of this part of Yorkshire lies not only in its beautiful countryside but also in its wealth of places to visit. There are opportunities in the area to take part in a wide range of activities and sites to see such as; fishing, shopping, bowling, golf, adventure parks, castles, abbeys and stately homes.

Sheriff Hutton is a lovely village to visit, with a fantastic pub, The Highwayman Inn, a country pub with a warm welcome, serving delicious homemade food using local produce. Or if you fancy something quick, easy, to eat in the caravan or tent, why not get your food delivered using the local takeaway Pizza World. Fish and Chips are a winner most families, and a great British Meal, so why not try the award winning Thompsons Fish Restaurant and Takeaway on Malton Road.

Steeped in History, with its cobbled streets, and beautiful old buildings, York is a must see. With attractions such as the York Dungeon, York Railway Museum, Castle Museum, Jorvik Centre and York Minister, it is sure to be a day that won’t be forgotten. The Shambles are such an iconic feature of York, leading it to be well-known all over the Country. Filled with numerous shops, the market, cafes, restaurants, and pubs serving lunch and evening meals, it is easy to spend the day there.

On the outskirts of York you have Monks Cross Shopping Centre, The Designer Outlet and Clifton Moor, which offers more shopping and family entertainment. Clifton Moor is home to a cinema and a bowling complex, as well as restaurants, takeaways and pubs.

For those wet days, when walking across the North Yorkshire Moors, playing in the park or shopping in York aren’t ideal, there are plenty of indoor activities. There are a number of Indoor Play Parks such as Wacky Warehouse, Creepy Crawlies, The Farmers Cart and Play Dale Farm.  The Sites are filled with numerous activities to keep the children entertained and refreshments on site. Or perhaps you don’t mind water, in which case you and your family would love to visit Water World not far from York Meadows. There are some great fun parks to visit like Flamingo Land, and Lightwater Valley.

There are golf greens surrounding the park such as Sandburn Hall, which offers other activities also, York Golf Club, Fulford Golf Club, Easingwold Golf Club and Ampleforth Golf Club. Fishing is also a popular sport and can be done locally at Pottery Pond, Birkdale Farm, and Brickyard Farm Lakes.

Close by there are a number of abbeys, castles, stately homes, historic houses, museums and staff workshops to visit, so put theses on your ‘where to go list’;

Events

 

April 2017

14th - 17th April         Easter Family Fun, Castle Howard

14th - 23rd April         Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Nunnington Hall

15th - 16th April          World War 2 Living History, Eden Camp

15th - 17th April          York Model Railway Show, York Racecourse

16th April                   Helmsley 10k

16th - 17th April         Easter Scarecrows - Nunnington Hall

21st - 23rd April         Whitby Goth Weekend

28th - 30th April        Tour de Yorkshire

30th April - 1st May   British Falconry Fair , Duncombe Park

 
 

 

 

May 2017

17th - 19th May           York Races

20th - 21st May         Pickering Game and Country fair, Scampston Hall
20th - 21st May         Behind the Scenes family weekend, North York Moors Railway
27th May                    York Races
27th - 28th May        Malton food lovers
27th - 29th May        Walkfest 2017  NYMNP
29th   May                  Duncombe Park Country Fair, Helmsley.



June 2017

18th June              Yorkshire Post Motor Show, Castle Howard

18th June                       Yorkshire Modified Car Show, Pickering Show Ground
24th June                       Huby and Sutton on the Forest Show
24th - 25th June           York Cycle Rally, Knavesmire
29th June - 2nd July   Castle Howard in Bloom

 


July 2017

 

1st - 2nd July           Duncombe Park Steam Fair, Helmsley

2nd July                 Malton Show

11th - 13th July      Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate

13th  July               BBC Antique Roadshow, Castle Howard

22nd - 23rd July     Castle Howard Triathlon 2017

22nd July               Dirty Hero, Duncombe Park

25th July                Ryedale Show, Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside

29th -30th July       Great British Food  Festival, Castle Howard

 

 


August 2017

 

9th Aug                     Thornton le Dale Show

19th Aug                 Rosedale Show

26th Aug                 Bilsdale Show

 

Octobger 2017

13th - 15th Oct             Wartime Weekend, Pickering

 

 
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