If you love relaxing in spectacular surroundings, Pickering Lodges is the place for you. The lodge accommodation is luxurious, spacious and utterly stylish with large decking areas and outdoor hot tubs. Right on your doorstep is the North York Moors National Park with its pretty stone villages, stunning moorland, spectacular coastline, ancient woodland and historic sites. Whitby, York and Scarborough are all within easy driving distance.
There are two beautiful fishing lakes and some amazing countryside views. You can enjoy some downtime in the bar and café where there is WiFi access, and for convenience, there is also an on-site laundry service. The North York Moors National Park offers a wealth of activities including walking, cycling, horse riding, bird watching, bowling, rock climbing, shooting, swimming and golf!
Newton Dale Lodge is a luxury lodge, with enough room for six people. It is brand new and has contemporary styling and furnishings and a flat screen TV and DVD with Freeview. There is also a large verandah with garden furniture and a well equipped kitchen. You can enjoy the beautiful views across the lakes from the privacy of your own outdoor hot tub.
From the market town of Pickering, you can board the North York Moors Steam Railway for a trip across the moorlands to Whitby, with its magnificent harbour and marina. Thirsk has a lovely little market place with some great shops and a local art gallery and Flamingo Land in Malton is a fun day out with a brilliant theme park, zoo and holiday village in 375 acres of parkland.
All facilities available for all dates.
Jorvik Viking Centre is a fun and educational attraction offering visitors the chance to learn all about the Viking-Age city of Jorvik. Thanks to the Archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust the amazing houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik are on display and give a clear insight to the way of life all those years ago. The site aims to offer an interactive experience with the state of the art time capsule and the blacksmith's furnace being the top attractions.
Dig is a unique and somewhat educational attraction in York offering children the opportunity to enjoy excavation, discovery, and digging. Within the site is a discovery centre, several pits filled with Roman and Medieval ruins and a science lab where children can take part in exciting experiments. Staff are on hand at all times to help the children and to ensure they get the most from the experience. The attraction can get busy during school holidays and pre booking is recommended.
Castle Howard is one of the regions most beautiful and historic landmarks and is located in 1,000 acres of parkland with breathtaking gardens to explore. As well as exploring the castle visitors can enjoy attractios including the unique Land Train - the best way to see the entire park. There is also a large lake offering boat trips during the summer months. In high season the site is very popular with families and offers organised activities for children including tours, talks, crafting and animal encounters. The site also has a Nature Trail which is fun for the whole family and an Adventure Playground where children can run off some energy.
If you are enjoying a lodge break in the Yorkshire Moors and Coast then a day trip to the Scarborough Sea Life and Marine Sanctuary highly recommended. This centre is one of the regions most popular attractions and is educational as well as fun. Visitors will enjoy a journey beneath the waves, meeting many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep. As well as mighty sharks and beautiful rays guests can get up close to some more common creatures including star fish and can also meet the otters, seals and penguins at feeding time. The site also has children's play area and picnic tables as well as a restaurant and souvenir shop. Family tickets cost £46.80 but the Tourist Information Centres in Scarborough, Whitby or Filey often offer fantastic discounts.
Come rain or shine children need to be entertained and Creepy Crawlies just north of York is the perfect place! This all weather attraction caters for toddlers and children up to 12 years old with a huge array of climbing equipment, ball pools, slides, chutes and adventure areas. Adults can relax and enjoy a coffee and a snack while the kids are having fun. The site also has a large and rather impressive outdoor area with pet zone and pedal track with Go karts. There is also a pond with fish and a sensory zone where children can touch and feel new and interesting things.
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