Spring nature

Thereâ¿¿s plenty to be inspired by at Rievaulx Terrace this Spring

Thereâ¿¿s plenty to be inspired by at Rievaulx Terrace this Spring

June is the best time of year to see the natural world bursting with life. Listen out for the sounds coming from birds' nests full of fledglings, look out for the glimpse of butterflies flitting through the air as well as the sight of bluebells, cowslips and other wildflowers rising through woodland and meadows. Get outdoors and see the best of spring.

Coastal wildlife

Head to the Yorkshire coast for a wildlife watching experience.  Discover the seabird colony at Cowbar Nab, or look out for snoozing seals at Ravenscar. Take a closer look out to see from the clifftops and you might spot a pod of dolphins swimming by.

Wildlife photography

 © BWPA / Lee Ancaster

We're got a fantastic display of entries from this year's British Wildlife Photography Awards. See the exhibition at Nunnington Hall from now until 16 July.

Walks and talks

East Riddlesden Hall Visitors Gardens © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

There’s nothing quite the sound of birdsong and the sight of a clear blue sky to make you feel like stepping outdoors for some fresh air, Join one of East Riddlesden Hall's regular walks and talks to help you enjoy being outdoors even more.

From gloom to glow

Discover the detail in the intricate wallpaper of the State Bedroom © National Trust / North News Picture Agency

See Nostell Priory brought to life with fresh new light installations designed to illuminate some of the darker spaces of the house.  As you explore the historic rooms, see plasterwork, paintings and precious objects shining like never before.

50 things - make a mud pie just about anywhere © Emma Williams

50 things - make a mud pie just about anywhere

50 things to do before you're 11¾

There's nothing quite like fresh air, exercise and fun for all the family. You can't beat getting out into the great outdoors, and we've got a list of 50 things for all kids to do before 11 ¾. Take a closer look at our guide to the best 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ this spring.

Get outdoors

If you like life in the great outdoors, you'll love some of the great things you can do with us in the open air. Whether you're a runner, a cyclist, a walker or you just like escaping for a while, find a special place to enjoy it in Yorkshire.

What's on

Come and play

We've got some of the best play areas in Yorkshire. Kids can let off steam in their woodland surroundings, whether they choose to be king of the fort, see how high they can swing or simply let their imaginations run loose.