We’ve got the Yorkshire Holiday Park Blues
We’ve got the blues.
Blue sky, with those stunning fluffy white clouds – the ones that look like cotton wool. It’s one of the great things about holidaying in the UK, being able to observe things around us that ordinarily we’d miss. The rustle of leaves, the scent of the wild garlic, the rush of water over the weir. Our daily schedules are often so crammed that we don’t have time to see what is going on around us.
Spending some of your summer holiday at your own static caravan or timber lodge can help you unwind, move at a slower pace and enjoy things around you. Both our holiday parks are purposefully located in a natural environment – Allerton in a woodland and Weir next to the River Derwent – as we know that this is conducive to relaxation.
You don’t need to stay on site though! There’s plenty to do over the summer months that will help you unwind.
A favourite of ours – a short drive from Weir Holiday Park. Located in the Howardian Hills, Castle Howard has an expanse of open land, an arboretum, gardens and of course the house itself to look round. There’s a children’s adventure playground, café and farm shop, and garden centre. Something for everyone, whatever the weather. http://www.castlehoward.co.uk/
The Robert Fuller Gallery
Situated in the Yorkshire Wolds near Thixendale, you can enjoy Robert Fuller’s stunning wildlife art in his Gallery and also look through his hides and watch his nest cams to see where he takes his inspiration. https://www.robertefuller.com/
Walks from Stamford Bridge
If you’re staying at Weir Holiday Park then you are able to enjoy the network of public footpaths in the area, many can be reached from the holiday park such as this one: http://walkingtheriding.eastriding.gov.uk/find-walks/pocklington-and-west-wolds-area/?entryid30=36590 which takes you along the River Derwent to Smackdam Bridge and into the village of Low Catton before returning to Stamford Bridge.
A stone’s throw from Allerton Holiday Park you can enjoy the Parkland, the Memorial Garden and the Castle itself. Learn more about the history of the estate by booking onto one of their regular tours. http://www.allertoncastle.co.uk/
St Martin’s Church, Allerton
Just a short walk from Allerton Holiday Park, you can enjoy the silence and peace when visiting this historic church. Architecturally this church has some interesting features such as its central tower. https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/visit/church-listing/st-martin-allerton-mauleverer.html
Mother Shipton’s Cave
England’s oldest visitor attraction – situated on the edge of Knaresborough – home to the famous prophetess and her petrifying well. There’s plenty for all the family to see and do. http://www.mothershipton.co.uk/ and over the summer there is a special Pirates and Mermaids trail to find the treasure chest!