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 floodlit for the season, pay a trip to Nostell to wander across the parkland or look out for the Oh Wise Owl art installations at Beningbrough Hall. Here are just some of our suggestions for a top day out this week.

Family enjoying the follies glowing in Studley Royal water garden

See Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal aglow 

Brighten up a cold winter's afternoon with a visit to Music and Lights. See the abbey glowing with rainbow light, venture along the garden path to see the follies lit up from afar and catch a carol or two in the Cellarium or Fountains Hall.

South side of the hall and conservatory in a frosty day

Oh wise owl 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. Look out for the ‘oh wise owl’ art trail which showcases a captivating collection of 14 original sculptures and artwork.

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. Join us from 2-7 January for family fun days, with different outdoor activities each day.

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

Winter Wanders at Brimham Rocks 

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