The cellarium at Fountains Abbey lit up at Christmas

Explore abbey ruins, magnificent houses, glorious gardens and some fantastic stretches of coast and countryside including the Dales and the North York Moors.

Places to visit

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Father and child look at Christmas decorations

Christmas activities for families in Yorkshire 

Get that festive feeling on a family day out in Yorkshire this winter. Book the kids in to meet Father Christmas, help them make new decorations for the Christmas tree or wrap up warm and explore in the outdoors with a a family-friendly trail.

Couple enjoying music and lights at Fountains Abbey

Festive days out in Yorkshire 

Get into the Christmas spirit and join us a magical day out full of festive fun. See Fountains Abbey floodlit with coloured light, get some creative inspiration in a craft workshop at Nostell, or simply soak up the seasonal atmosphere on a day out in Yorkshire.

Places to visit

Explore Yorkshire's national parks

Walkers and their dog sit in a meadow at Ravenscar looking out over Robin Hood's Bay

Explore the coast 

Discover the coast's industrial past, spot wildlife, explore with self-led walks and cycle rides or enjoy cliff top views.

Volunteering opportunities in Yorkshire 

Make a commitment to volunteer in 2016. You don't need to be an expert or a history buff, you just need enthusiasm and time to spare.