Days out in Yorkshire this Christmas

If you're looking for ways to walk off your Christmas turkey and mince pies, then find a place to visit in Yorkshire. Have a walk around Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, pay a trip to Nostell to wander across the parkland or listen out for the Sounds of Winter installations at Beningbrough Hall. Here are just some of our suggestions for a top day out this week.

Walking by Fountains Abbey

Meet friends and explore Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal 

Brighten up a cold winter's afternoon with a walk around Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal water garden. Whether you’ve been indulging this season or are simply keen to get out into the fresh air, don’t get caught in a post-Christmas slump. Bring your friends and family to enjoy some precious time together at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

South side of the hall and conservatory in a frosty day

The Sounds of Winter at Beningbrough Hall 

Visit Beningbrough this winter. Open on Boxing Day, New Year's Day and weekends, there's plenty to explore in the gardens. Discover the Sounds of Winter: Whispering Spaces, an exhibition of sound pieces scattered across Beningbrough's outdoor buildings and gardens. The parkland is open for winter walks too, as well as the restaurant and shop

The shines on a frosty Nostell

Winter days out at Nostell 

Take in the winter scenes of Nostell's garden and parkland. Head out on a walk and listen out for the sound of birds and other wildlife keeping busy at this time of year.

Family enjoying the rocks on a winter's day at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

Walk at Brimham over Christmas 

There are breath-taking views and crisp refreshing winter walks waiting for you at Brimham Rocks. It's an ideal place to meet and catch up with family and friends. The refreshment kiosk and visitor centre shop are open weekends in December as well as Boxing Day to New Year's Day.

Malham Tarn on a glorious winter day

Head to the Yorkshire Dales 

If you're looking for more of a challenge to walk off your Christmas turkey, then set off for Malham. You can download a route from Malham Village to Janet's Foss, or take in a circular route around Malham Tarn