This Christmas, escape to the Yorkshire Dales for some guaranteed festive fun. Whilst we can’t guarantee what facilities will be open this year as a result of the on-going COVID-19 situation in England, we can guarantee that the Yorkshire Dales will be as magical as ever this year, offering everyone the chance to see and experience some truly magical delights.
Year after year, people flock to the North Yorkshire area for Christmas to visit attractions such as the Skipton Christmas markets, a market festival filled with many Yuletide delights. Not only that, at our very own Long Ashes Park, there’s all sorts of festive fun to be had, be that through exploring our grounds in the crisp winter weather, or through settling down and tucking into a delicious 3 course Christmas Dinner at The Gamekeeper’s Inn, our on-site traditional Yorkshire pub.
Sadly, Christmas 2020 is going to be different for many, for our home-owners, our guests, our team and visitors to the North Yorkshire area, that doesn’t mean festive fun can’t be had though, right?
Things to do this Christmas
Exploring the Yorkshire Dales by foot is one of the most liberating things you can do, especially when the weathers frosty and there’s a chill in the air. We regularly get snow up here, so it’s a great place to explore with the children, especially if there’s the chance to build a snowman or two en-route! You can explore the magical Malham Cove to visit the local fairies, who we believe are currently conjuring up some Christmas magic of their own!
A snowball fight on the fells is a great way to get out and explore the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside - weather depending of course.
Do remember though, things can get a little chilly this time of year in the Yorkshire Dales, with low temperatures of 2 degrees celsius and frost almost every night, it’s important you stay wrapped up and dress appropriately for the weather. Don’t venture too far off piste without the correct equipment or local area knowledge and be sure to share your plans with others, including your proposed timings so they know when to expect you to return home - this sort of information could be essential should you encounter an emergency whilst out and about.
Most importantly, enjoy yourselves, absorb your surroundings and spend this magical time making those all important memories!