The daffodils are starting to burst in to life, we’re having cause to remember that the sun can shine after all, and the feeling of new life is in the air. Take a look at our ideas for a wonderful Yorkshire Spring Day Out, and get out and make the most of time with family and friends in the fresh air.
With the ground still a little soggy underfoot, if you want to make the most of the spring sunshine and fine weather without a battle with the mud when you get home, step on board one of the York Boats. Gently enjoy a guided tour along the River Ouse to gain a different perspective of this wonderful city. If the spring weather is warm enough then enjoy the ride on top of the open deck, where you can try to spy a kingfisher. But, rest assured that if things are a little nippy you can retreat to the warmth of the heated saloon.
Wolds Way Lavender
Wolds Way Lavender opens for the Spring season on 2nd April 2017, and if you fancy being bowled over by scent and beauty, then we highly recommend a day out here before the lavender harvest in August. Make magical family photos with the hazy purple hues as a backdrop, before visiting the distillery or tea rooms.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Blow away the cobwebs with a delightful springtime visit to the clifftop Sewerby Hall and Gardens. There’s something for all ages here: the delights of the house itself with its restored Georgian interiors and exhibitions; ambling strolls in the peaceful gardens; and a delightful zoo for the youngest visitors. The Monkey Puzzle trees in the Pleasure Garden are well worth a look.
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
If you’d like to get out in the Yorkshire spring countryside, but still want a little warmth, then step back in time to the age of steam and enjoy a ride on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. This is a trip through Brontë country, which is reminiscent of the Railway Children. The railway offers a variety of events for steam lovers, day trippers, and children too, so choose your weekend and enjoy the ride.
Re-opening for 2017 at the beginning of April, thrill-seekers and families can enjoy the spring sunshine with a trip to Flamingo Land. A good balance between the rides and shocks of the theme park alongside the zoo and conservation work, there’s a range of things to do here. Whether you’re a group of friends, or a family looking to wear out the nippers, Flamingo Land have your needs covered.
So pack up a picnic, not forgetting to grab a pork pie or two, and get out in the fresh Yorkshire spring air. With a vast array of places to visit around the county, and the countryside bursting back in to life, there’s plenty to do. Look out for the newborn lambs on your travels, and spy the budding flowers.