We may not be sure when they will spring up, but fields of snowdrops are a wonderful sight in January to March. It is welcome to see new life after Winter, and these are our favourite places to see snowdrops in Yorkshire.
Kiplin Hall & Gardens was built for George Calvert founder of Maryland, USA in the 17th century. The walled gardens, scenic walks around the lakes and award-winning tearoom are a lovely way to experience North Yorkshire.
Follow the Snowdrop Trail through the gardens and along the lakeside, or take the guided Snowdrop Stroll usually on a weekend in February, then warm up with coffee and cake in their lovely tea room. Here it is also a wonderful spot for the daffodils in Spring and a lovely family holiday activity all year around.
The Goldsborough Hall snowdrops are part of a famous collection, with more than 60 different varieties to be seen. Some of the rare species haven’t even been named yet. The house is 17th century and surrounded by 11 acres of garden, and they have a dedicated Snowdrop Walk and special Snowdrop Days. On these February weekend days, visitors can access more of the grounds of this private former Royal residence.
This lesser-known monastery sits on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and the surrounding woodland makes it the ideal snowdrop setting. The priory ruins and formal gardens are managed by English Heritage and the National Trust.
Also fun to see… After starring in a David Attenborough documentary in 2005, the Mount Grace Priory stoats glimpsed in passages under the priory hold the prestigious title of ‘probably the most famous pack of stoats in Britain’.
A fantastic World Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey, the snowdrops were first planted over 100 years ago by the Earl de Grey. As you explore the picturesque 12th century abbey ruins and the Studley Royal Water Garden, enjoy the white carpet of snowdrops.
We have spent many a day at Fountains Abbey, it is one of our favourite family-friendly heritage sites in North Yorkshire. You can walk around the deer park and along the 7 bridges walk for free or pay to go into Fountains Abbey.
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It's not too late to book a last-minute escape to North Yorkshire this February half term! We've rounded up why Brompton Lakes is the perfect place to head to for a family-friendly holiday.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat with the whole family in a rural location, or you prefer a townhouse close to amenities and a good pub, Holiday at Home have plenty of child-friendly holiday homes to choose from.
Georgia is a luxury self-catering holiday cottage for up to six guests at Holly House Farm, in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Enjoy three gorgeous bedrooms, a spacious open plan living and dining area with a log burning stove, and a private garden area with a hot tub.
Maison Cottage is a stylish and luxurious Grade-II listed cottage. This two-bedroom dog-friendly cottage enjoys an amazing outlook with elevated views of the River Swale, Richmond Castle and Swaledale. A perfect getaway for a family, friends or couples who want to take advantage of Richmond’s amenities on your doorstep.
Austin is a chic yet cosy self-catering holiday cottage for up to four guests at Holly House Farm in Richmond, North Yorkshire. There are two stylish bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a log burner, and a garden hot tub for guests to enjoy.
A large luxury four-bedroom house near Richmond, North Yorkshire. This family friendly country escape has a games room, hot tub, stylish interiors, and electric car charging.
Percy lodge is a three-bedroom stylish lodge at Brompton Lakes. There is a private log burning hot tub in the garden, which can be used all year round. Percy is light and spacious, and perfect for groups or a family looking for a dog-friendly luxury lodge with a hot tub in North Yorkshire.