North Yorkshire

Staycations increased in popularity during the covid lockdowns, with many people rediscovering the beauty of the British Isles. Although travel abroad is now easier once more, the demand for breaks within the UK is still there. Families are attracted to holidaying at home to reduce travel time, as well as having the familiarity of language, health care and products such as food and toiletries.

North Yorkshire is a particularly popular area – here’s why.

Seaside Delights

The Yorkshire coast has been charming Brits for centuries. Scarborough, with its castle casting a watchful eye over both bays, is a typical resort with everything you could want for time by the sea. Fish and chip shops, ice cream parlous and amusement arcades line the promenade, while the tramway ensures the journey up to the town centre can be with ease. Scarborough is also home to the Sealife Centre and Alpamare, a water park with both indoor and outdoor pools, appeals to all ages. Don’t forget to visit the picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, enjoy the goth festival in Dracula’s hometown of Whitby and the watch for puffins at Flamborough Head.

Shopping Spree Central

York has become a popular shopping destination. It is just twenty miles away from Yellow Top Country Park which has holiday lodges suitable for families. With well-known high street stores sharing the city centre with quirky independent traders such as The York Ghost Merchants and House of the Trembling Madness, York is a fun day out. Visit the birthplace of Guy Fawkes and the stunning York Minster while you are there. The spa town of Harrogate also attracts shoppers and those looking to enjoy the quintessential afternoon tea at Betty’s Tea Rooms. The fat rascal biscuits are not to be missed. 

The Great Outdoors

As well as the scenic coastal paths, North Yorkshire is home to the North York Moors. It is an area ideal for rambling, dog walking or cycling. With more woodland than the New Forest, there is plenty to explore in the area. Dalby, The Great Yorkshire Forest, is ideal for outdoor pursuits. Such as orienteering, paintballing and segways. Or if you enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, Garbutt Wood is well worth a visit. The incredible rock formations at Summerbridge’s Brimham Rocks are a stunning backdrop for the Instagram generation. It is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of busier areas.

Magical Museums

The National Railway Museum in York is a free attraction, ideal for all ages. The history of locomotives comes to life with the opportunity to ride on a steam train. You can view the famous Flying Scotsman and be wowed by the scale of the vehicles in The Great Hall. The Eden Camp Modern History Museum, Captain Cook Memorial Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre are other regional highlights which appeal to families.

Enjoy all that North Yorkshire has to offer before heading home refreshed and rejuvenated. Make family memories to last a lifetime!

By Punit