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.

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You versus the kids

See who can build the biggest den on your next day out

See who can build the biggest den on your next day out

Who can build the biggest den, blow the loudest grass trumpet or climb the highest tree? The kids might be working through the list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾, but there's no reason they should have all the fun - so roll up your sleeves and join in.

Yorkshire Sky Rides

Get on your bike for a friendly welcome at a property near you

Yorkshire's still caught up in cycle fever. If the Tour passing through has inspired you to dust off your bike but you're not sure where to start, join a British Cycling led Sky Ride. Just book your free place and turn up:


Join our new parkrun at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Whether you're a budding Olympian or just looking to join a regular run, come and join us every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkruns are free, you just need to register before your first run.

World of Whimsy at Nunnington Hall

Weâ¿¿ve been hard at work hanging this wonderfully whimsical exhibition

Weâ¿¿ve been hard at work hanging this wonderfully whimsical exhibition

This exhibition of celebrated children's book illustrators focuses on the whimsical and nonsensical. Works featured from Quentin Blake, Rebecca Cobb, Nick Butterworth and Gillian Tyler.

What's going on up the road

There are many great walks on Holy Island © ©NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

There's loads of great new things to see and do this year if you take a visit up to the North East.

You can explore the Owl Suite at Cragside, nose around behind the scenes at Wallington or discover the secrets of Lindisfarne Castle.

Book a summer holiday

Sit back and relax © Mike Henton

Planning this year's escape? We've got some lovely cottages to choose from for your romantic getaway or family get together.

Stay in the grounds of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal or find a countryside retreat in the Yorkshire Dales.

Wentworth Castle Gardens

Wentworth castle gardens © Wentworth Castle Gardens

We’ve teamed up with Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley to give National Trust members 50% off entry.

Wentworth Castle was the 18th-century home of Thomas Wentworth. Discover gorgeous gardens, an extensive deer park and the ruined folly castle.