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Top summer picnic spots

From sandy beaches to stunning cliff tops, woodland glades, garden retreats and remote country corners, there are loads of great places to down your picnic blanket in the coming weeks and beyond.

Summer music and theatre

Celebrate summer with a night at one of our open air theatre or music events. Bring along your friends and family, pack up a picnic hamper and enjoy everything from family classics or Shakespeare to jazz and opera in beautiful surroundings.

Glorious summer garden events

Our gardens are looking blooming marvellous, even if we do say so ourselves! We host garden events all year round, come and join a tour and get tips from our experts.

Playful surprises

Enjoy long summer days in the water garden at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, just as the Georgians would have done. On weekend days you may just come across an interesting character or two.

Play at Marsden

Our rangers at Marsden Moor are laying on a summer of playtime fun. Join them to tick things off your list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ including hunting for bugs, pond dipping and wild art. Bring your binoculars to spot the resident wildlife.

Rockpool adventure

Join the Yorkshire Coast ranger team for a rockpool ramble at Robin Hood's Bay. Search the rockpools to find crabs, starfish, whelks and mussels and more. We've got various dates throughout August, book a place for the whole family today.

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.

Afternoon tea

There's nothing better than an afternoon tea following a walk around your favourite place. If you haven't got time for a cuppa, stop off for an ice cream - the perfect way to end your visit.