Explore abbey ruins, magnificent houses, glorious gardens and some fantastic stretches of coast and countryside. There's always something to inspire your day out in Yorkshire.
Festive fun in Yorkshire
It's nearly Christmas which can only mean one thing. Time to revisit those family traditions that make this time of year so special. Whether it's a visit to see Father Christmas, making your own Christmas decorations or listening to festive music, rekindle the magic of Christmas this December at our places in Yorkshire.
Visit Father Christmas
Have you been naughty or nice this year? It's a busy time of year for Father Christmas, so look out for him calling in to Beningbrough Hall, Brimham Rocks, East Riddlesden Hall, Nunnington Hall and Nostell Priory.
Christmas is a time for over-indulgence, so escape the annual hustle and bustle of York’s busy streets and call into Treasurer's House Tea Room.
Put your shopping on hold for an hour or two and treat yourself to a pot of tea and one of our delicious, homemade Christmas pudding scones.
Creative ways to enjoy Christmas
There are lots of ways to discover your inner creativity this Christmas. Try one of our craft workshops taking place across Yorkshire, from Christmas wreath workshops to making your own decorations or cards.
Festive music, lights and drama
Fountains Abbey has been floodlit every year since 1932. This December, wrap up warm and see why a trip to see these bursts of colourful lights against the ruins has become a festive tradition for so many families.
Nunnington's 1920s Christmas experience
At Nunnington Hall, take a journey back to a 1920s Christmas Day. Come and be greeted by the butler, sample sugared almonds in the drawing room and wander through each room specially dressed for the festive season.
Yorkshire's top 5 Christmas traditions
- Decorating the tree
- Eating your mum's Christmas dinner
- Seeing Christmas lights
- Opening your stocking presents
- Listening to Christmas pop music
How to wrap a perfect Christmas present
Make your Christmas gifts look extra special under the tree. We’ve got some simple tips to share with you on how to wrap presents beautifully and make your own elaborate bows.
Planning a winter escape? If so, and you haven't booked a place to stay yet, we've got some lovely cottages to choose from for both romantic getaways and family gatherings.
Winter is a great time to see wildlife. Migrating birds can be spotted on the coast and lakes, badgers and foxes can be seen early mornings and at dusk, and deer are easier to glimpse through the bare trees.
50 things in winter
Just because it's getting colder doesn't mean your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ adventures have to end. Winter is the best time to go star gazing and to go on a nature walk at night.