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Set in some gorgeous natural woodland or parkland, these lodges will allow you to unwind, feel secluded from the outside world and spend some quality time with each other. Families will find plenty to keep the children happy in the local area.
This fascinating ancient town was founded by the Normals in 1071. Today, Richmond is a beautiful place to visit with lots to see and do. Stop into Easby Abbey or take a guided ghost walk, if you’re feeling brave!
Another good reason to hop out of your jacuzzi and explore has to be Skipton. This is one of the more popular market towns in the Yorkshire Dales, with people travelling from far and wide to soak in its rich history and picturesque setting. Make sure you’ve got plenty of space left on your phone, we promise there are so many things you’ll want to snap.
If you want to take something special home or buy some gifts for loved ones on your lodge break, then you’ll really like Grasslington. Another classic Yorkshire market town, lined with friendly cafes, restaurants and a market selling the very best local produce and gifts.
If you’re looking for a good pet-friendly place, the Yorkshire Dales, in general, has you covered. And Grassington is no different; there are many fantastic walks, with a warm, cosy pub waiting for you at the end.
From Star gazing to outdoor activities, this stunning area of natural beauty can be found in the region of Lower Wensleydale. If you have time for your hot tub getaway, definitely add Masham to your list of ‘to-do’s. You’ll discover one of the more scenic towns in the Dales and can experience everything from steam engines to family-run local breweries.
If you’re taking the children on your hot tub break, a visit to Swinton Park Birds of Prey is well worth your time. Meet some falcon chicks and see the amazing falconry display.
Another good reason to venture from your Jacuzzi, with the kids, is a trip to Hesketh Farm Park. The 600-acre working farm situated in one of the most picturesque areas of the Yorkshire Dales is fun as well as educational. A trip on the wonderful steam train which runs from Embassy to Bolton Abbey is a great way to enjoy the scenery in style!
Westholme Lodges are particularly popular among people visiting the Yorkshire Dales. Just a short walk away from the park are the fantastic villages of Aysgarth and West Burton which have both kept their heritage and remain fantastic places to experience the traditional Yorkshire lifestyle.
You’ll find some wonderful traditional pubs and great places to eat and of course, you have the dales right on your doorstep just waiting to be explored.
Spring Wood Lodges continue to be a popular choice. You’ll get some of the most incredible views around when you visit Nidderdale whilst your Scandinavian Lodge will ensure that you’re in total luxury at all times.
Spring Wood really is the perfect place for a romantic log cabin break when you’re in need of some quality time with your loved one. There are plenty of places to go if you’re looking for somewhere to have a delicious meal or snack, whilst there are historic sights scattered around the area.
Lodges with hot tubs give you the perfect opportunity to combine luxury with adventure without the hassle of a busy hotel. You get the freedom to explore the area as much or as little as you choose and can spend plenty of time enjoying the comforts of your lodge.
And if you want to relax and escape the stresses of modern life this area is perfect too.
A lodge break will allow you the flexibility to spend your time as your choose be it relaxing in your own private hot tub or getting out and exploring. If you do choose to venture out and discover the area then a trip to Betty’s Café Tea Rooms is the perfect place to refuel in between sites!
Lightwater Valley Theme park is within reach for those seeking adventure while a stroll around the Royal Water Gardens is a more sedate but no less enjoyable alternative.
Oakwood Lodges is a new development and the lodges reflect the very best possible experience you’ll get from this type of holiday. Accommodation is incredibly modern and contemporary with well-equipped kitchens and flatscreen TVs – making an excellent alternative to hotels. Pets are welcome!
Each lodge has its own decking area with private hot tub for the ultimate relaxation experience. The park team will be able to offer you a variety of spa-style therapies if you’re looking to treat yourself. One of the nicest things about this place is the lakeside setting and many of the lodges enjoy attractive lakeside views.
Woodland Lake Lodges are also highly recommended. You’re never far away from the busy town of Thirsk and the historic city of York but will feel secluded enough to relax on the park itself. The lodges are scattered among some beautiful woodland that offers you a variety of facilities and activities.
You could try your hand at fishing or even just enjoy some time in the brand new bar or restaurant. With four different types of lodges on offer from the Chestnut range for romantic breaks to the Birch range that is perfect for families, there is sure to be something to suit you and your holiday requirements.
The historic county of Yorkshire, known for its Roman and Viking heritage, boasts a wide range of things to see and do. For visitors of all ages and interests, there is plenty for you to enjoy on your short break or holiday in Yorkshire.
Whether you plan a family holiday in summer or romantic winter break, Yorkshire is a fab location. Make sure you visit one of the major cities of Leeds or York and explore the two National Parks.
A Day in York – The historical walled city of York has so much for you to see and do when staying in Yorkshire. Walk along the city walls, take a guided tour of the stunning York Minster, and browse the shops on the Shambles, a cobbled medieval street with original timber-frame buildings now featuring boutique shops, cafes and several Harry Potter shops. Plan to spend a whole day here during your break.
If you’re visiting in summer, you can enjoy a boat trip on the river and soak up amazing views from Clifford’s Tower. In winter you can visit the popular Christmas market to get into Christmas spirit and enjoy festive treats. On a rainy day, the National Train Museum is an excellent attraction for the whole family which is also free to enter!
Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds – If you plan a trip to Leeds, Kirkstall Abbey is a beautiful landmark to visit. Surrounding by gardens, this is a great place to explore, walk the dog and learn about the history of the ruined Cistercian monastery.
Make your trip to Leeds worthwhile and visit the high street shops and restaurants as well as the numerous galleries and museums providing something for all ages.
Yorkshire Dales National Park – A beautiful part of Yorkshire, the Dales National Park is one of the top places to visit. With stunning rolling hills and rugged dales, this is a great place to explore on your next lodge break in Yorkshire.
Whether you want to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, look for wildlife on the Red Squirrel trail, stargaze, go geocaching, or take part in one of the many outdoor adventures including horse riding cycling, fell running caving, and climbing, there is so much to do in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Castle Howard – For a fun day out, Castle Howard is a good choice when visiting Yorkshire. The elegant and beautiful 18th-century house and estate is open to the public to explore.
There are beautiful interiors, landscaped gardens, an adventure playground and café where visitors can enjoy homemade food and snacks. Dogs are also allowed into the grounds so you can enjoy a walk with all of the family. Look out for special events year-round too!
Flamingo Land Resort – For some adrenaline-fuelled fun for the whole family, Flamingo Land is an excellent day out for everyone in Yorkshire. The family theme park has over 35 rides including 9 rollercoasters, a large award-winning zoo and holiday village.
So whether you visit for the day or plan a short break holiday, Flamingo Land is the ultimate family destination in Yorkshire. The theme park (excluding the zoo) is also dog-friendly so you can bring your furry friend into the theme park with you on your dog-friendly holiday in Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Dales is a national park in North England. Packed full of rugged hills and moors, rural landscapes, and quaint villages and market towns to explore, the Yorkshire Dales is a great location for a short break. Spend time relaxing and soaking up the views or explore some of the many natural landmarks located throughout the national park.
Aysgarth Falls – A beautiful natural landmark, Aysgarth Falls is a triple waterfall in the Yorkshire Dales. A perfect photo opportunity and just a short walk from the village Aysgarth, visitors can enjoy a walk through the surrounding woodland area and spend time in the visitor’s centre afterwards for a souvenir and lunch in the café.
Gaping Gill – A natural cave in the Yorkshire Dales, Gaping Gill should not be missed! It is 98m deep which is the largest cave chamber in the UK and also contains a waterfall. For most of the year, the cave is only accessible to experienced cave explorers who have the right equipment and experience to enter the cave.
However, for two separate weeks (in summer) there is a winch provided which lowers visitors down the shaft of the cave. If you’re lucky to be visiting the Yorkshire Dales when the winch is available to the public, this is worth a visit. At other times of the year, for visitors with no experience of cave climbing, you can still walk along the trails following the surface stream and passing Ingleborough Cave which is another cave that is accessible and a great visit too.
Bolton Abbey – In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and surrounded by beautiful rural countryside and the River Wharfe, Bolton Abbey is a great day out for the whole family. When visiting Bolton Abbey, you will be able to walk along the woodland trails and across the stepping stones.
Plus, your little ones can play in the play area on the Welly Walks. Enjoy a full day out and pack a picnic which you can enjoy alongside the river or visit one of the restaurants, cafes and tearooms on-site.
Wensleydale – Famous for its cheese and a great stop off on your hot tub holiday, Wensleydale is a dale of the River Ure in the Yorkshire Dales. When visiting the Yorkshire Dales, you can enjoy a variety of walks in the valley of the River Ure. So, whether you’re a beginner or experienced rambler, you’ll find some fantastic routes with beautiful views.
For fans of Wensleydale cheese, the Wensleydale Creamery is a must-visit during your getaway. Fun for the whole family and in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, visitors can watch cheese-making demonstrations, explore the museum, shop in the cheese and gift shops and enjoy plenty of samples!
Malham Cove – A great walking destination in the Yorkshire Dales, Malham Cover is 260 feet high and has an accessible footpath from the road to the foot of the cove.
Steps lead visitors to the top of the cove where they can walk on the limestone pavement and enjoy the views across the village of Malham, the surrounding countryside and beyond. Malham Cove is a very popular destination for visitors and has also been a location for a scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
In summary, there are so many days out you’ll likely want to re-book a lodge break in this area. Yorkshire is an absolutely incredible place to visit in the North of England.