Enjoy a spring break in Yorkshire
There’s nothing better than a spring break in Yorkshire, as the first flowers bloom and the temperature begins to rise. Our knowledgeable staff at The Lawrance will be able to tell you about events happening in the area during your stay and recommend places to visit but we’ve also put together a guide to some of our favourite spots for a springtime day out.
From woodland walks through carpets of bluebells to stunning views from the tops of hills, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the best of our region in the first few months of the year. Here are just a few ideas.
This historic hall – now a luxury hotel with first class dining – is in its element at this time of year. It opens for the National Garden Scheme (NGS) on Sunday 2nd April, when hundreds of spring bulbs will be in bloom, along with plenty of other plants starting to show their true colours.
Don’t forget to allow time for lunch or afternoon tea in the hall itself afterwards!
Harrogate Spring Flower Show
Every year, garden enthusiasts flock to Harrogate for the Spring Flower Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground.
This year’s event is from 20th to 23rd April, when there will be plenty on show to keep you entertained. From beautiful varieties of striking floral plants to the best of the kitchen garden, it’s all here – and that’s before you get to the creative and inspiring show gardens. Hospitality packages are also available if you want to turn it into a really special occasion.
Thorp Perrow Arboretum
As well as the many ancient trees across its land, Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts an impressive display of daffodils from mid-March to mid-April, followed by stunning bluebells in late spring.
You can go and enjoy the surroundings in your own time, or alternatively attend one of their special events – lunches, talks and tours are put on regularly for visitors.
If the coast is more your thing, take a trip over to the nature reserve at Flamborough Head near Bridlington. Its clifftop walks offer a great opportunity to see numerous sea birds. The paths are surrounded by wildflowers, and you’ll also find a cafe, gift shop and visitor centre on site.
Alternatively, take a picnic to enjoy on the tops, enjoying views of sheer cliffs and the sea beyond. It may be cold, but the experience of nature will make it worthwhile!
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
There’s something charming about a trip on a steam train – no matter what your age! One of the best places to enjoy this pastime is the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs between Pickering and Whitby.
This year, from late March to early April, it hosts Royal Scot, one of the UK’s most famous steam engines which has just been brought back into use. Check the website and timetable for other events, and don’t forget to stop off in Whitby for fish and chips before you return home!
Don’t forget – Guests at The Lawrance in York can pick up a delicious packed lunch before they head out for the day courtesy of our on site catering team at Café 74.
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