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 Vanguard & 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’;
- Abbeys of Rievaulx, Byland, Ampleforth, Fountains and Whitby
- Castles at Sheriff Hutton, Helmsley, Pickering, Richmond, and Scarborough
- Stately Homes & Historic Houses of Castle Howard, Newby Hall, Newburgh Priory, and the National trust properties of Nunnington Hall, Beningbrough Hall and Rievaulx Terrace and Temples
- Cathedral of York and Ripon
- Lavender Farm at Terrington
- Museums of James Herriot (Thirsk), Eden Camp (Malton) Beck Isle (Pickering), Ryedale Folk Museum (Hutton-le-Hole).
- North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway (Pickering to Grosmont)
- Dalby Forest Drive and ‘Go Ape’ adventure course (Nr Thornton-le-Dale)
- Family Walks and Long Distant Path, Ebor, Centenary and Wold Way
- Easingwold Maize Maze
23rd March Winter Zoo at Flamingo Land
30th March Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Nunnington Hall
31st March WW11 Living History weekend and Easter Egg Hunt
1st April Helmsley 10K
14th April Dirty Hero, Duncombe Park, Helmsley
20th - 22nd April Antique Fair, Duncombe Park, Helmsley
21st April Thirsk Races
26th - 29th April Harrogate Flower Show
27th - 29th April Whitby Goth Weekend
27th- 29th April Malton Gin Festival
3rd - 6th May Tour de Yorkshire
5th - 7th May Behind the scenes family weekend at NY Moor Railway
16th - 18th May York Races
19th - 20th May Yorkshire Game & Country Fair, Scampton Hall
26th May York Races
26th - 27th May Malton Food Lovers
28th May Duncombe Park Country Fair, Helmsley
15th - 16th June York Races
17th June Classic Motor Show, Castle Howard
23rd - 24th June British Falconry Fair, Duncombe Park, Helmsley
24th June Huby & Sutton on the Forest Show
30th June Summer Music Saturday, York Race Course
1st July Malton Show
7th - 8th July Duncombe Park Steam Fair, Helmsley
10th - 12th July Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate
13th - 14th July York Races
21st - 22nd Castle Howard Triathlon 2018
27th - 28th July Music Showcase Weekend, York Race Course
31st July Ryedale show, Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside
8th Aug Thornton le Dale Show
18th Aug Castle Howard Prom
18th Aug Rosedale Show
22nd - 25th Aug York Races
25th Aug Bilsdale Show
9th Sept York Races
12th - 14th Oct Wartime Weekend, Pickering
12th - 13th Oct York Races.