• There are far too many activities, festivals and events on through out Yorkshire all year round that we could possibly list them all, but we have picked some of our favourites and popped details below to get you off to a good start

    Ryedale Vineyard
    Right on our door step in Westow we are lucky enough to have Ryedale Vineyard’s. It’s sunny setting is the key to producing England’s most northerly wines. This independent, family-run vineyard has been in operation since 2009, using grapes from the aptly named Paradise Farm. Owners, Stuart and Elizabeth Smith, had long dreamt of cultivating their own vines before opening the place and producing their lip-smacking Yorkshire Lass white, Wolds View white and Yorkshire Sunset Rosé wines – a dream that’s seemingly come true by all accounts. Tours can be arranged of the vineyard and then enjoy a leisurely walk back to the cottage

     

    Castle Howard

    Castle Howard was built in the 18th-century by Sir John Vanbrugh for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle. The magnificent house sits in a landscape of rolling hills and unexpected monuments in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just outside York.

     

    Today, it remains home to the Howard family and visitors can discover dramatic interiors containing world-renowned collections, whilst friendly and knowledgeable guides share stories of the previous generations, the house and its history. The 1,000 acre grounds and parkland, including walled rose garden, ornamental vegetable garden and woodland garden, are dotted with statues, temples, lakes and fountains. Children can explore with free illustrated trails, jump on the land train to the lakeside adventure playground (suitable for children of all ages, including adults), and in the summer take boat trips on the Great Lake (weather permitting).

     

    Go Ape in Dalby Forest

    Certainly one for the young and of course the young at heart. They don’t call this the Great Yorkshire Forest for nothing, with hilltop-to-hilltop zip wires and a plunging valley below. You're shown how to work the course while you're still on the ground. This gives you a good amount of information that you'll need when 'walking in the air' There are some nice views to be had as you will be up extremely high up!!! Fantastic family fun.

     

    Whitby Coast

    A beautiful beach in summer and winter. Steeped in history, there are many visitor attractions that are connected to the town's fascinating past, such as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, where you can learn about the famous explorer's life in the port town. Other things to do in Whitby include visiting the Dracula Experience on the seafront, where you can be guided through the story and learn about its connection to the town. A trip to Whitby would not be the same without climbing the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey, counting as you go, and exploring the beautiful ruins which tower over the town.

     

    Many flock to Whitby for its boutique shops and quirky streets, where you will find unique Whitby jet jewellery and other fascinating items.