For days out there are a wealth of attractions within easy reach. Historic houses include Castle Howard, Duncombe Park and Nunnington Hall. Coastal towns, such as Whitby with its Captain Cook connections (and superb fish and chips) is less than half an hour away and bustling Scarborough (a favourite with kids of all ages) is a few minutes more.
For thrill-seekers, just 15 miles away is Flamingoland Zoo and Themepark, boasting some of the biggest rides in the UK. Even closer is Dalby Forest with its “Go Ape” high wire experience, world class mountain bike trails and award winning visitor centre.