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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Get into the Christmas spirit

Get into the festive spirit and take a look at some of the things you can enjoy with us this Christmas in Yorkshire and the North East.

Father Christmas

Find your way to Father Christmas © David Levenson

He's made his list and he's checked it twice - now it's almost time for Father Christmas to come to town. He's making a few stops around Yorkshire this November and December.

Nature spotting at Fountains Abbey

As the season evolves, join a deer walk at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Head to St Mary's Church to see the wild herd munching through their winter feed, and learn to tell Red from Fallow or Sika.

Wildlife at Beningbrough Hall

It's a busy time for mice as they prepare for colder months ahead

It's a busy time for mice as they prepare for colder months ahead

Not everything sleeps during winter. Take a weekend walk around the grounds at Beningbrough Hall and see what you can spot. Many native and visiting bird species can still be seen, and you might hear some mammals scurrying through the leaf litter.

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.

What's going on up the road

Family enjoy the snowy weather at Gibside while walking with a sledge © National Trust / Gibside

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

Many places are open during the Christmas period - discover the Roman ruins of Housesteads fort, wander the winter gardens at Wallington or get some fresh air at Gibside.