Nature lovers have come to the right place at Landal Woodland Lakes. There are not one, but two national parks within a stone’s throw of the park: The North York Moors and The Yorkshire Dales, both of which offer the most beautiful and spectacular landscapes in all of the United Kingdom. You can also take your adventures to new heights at Aerial Extreme, visit the lovely market towns of Thirsk and Ripon or spend a day at the coast.
York is a genuine feast for the eyes, whether you are interested in nature, curious about the 30 famous sights along the cobbled streets or prefer to spend the day shopping in the unique and independent shops of the city. Once you have worked up an appetite, there are plenty of options available, from countless restaurants to street food and haute cuisine. Don’t forget to bring home a souvenir from one of the city’s famous chocolatiers!
Bolton Castle, one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country, offers a fascinating trip back in time, complete with falcon shows, archery and traditional craft demonstrations and games for all ages. There is also a wonderful garden where you can take a stroll among unique flowers and plants.
Filey is a quiet coastal town with beaches boasting glorious soft, golden sand, making it one of the most popular beaches in the country. Whether you love long walks on the beach, building sandcastle’s or just want to fly a kite, this beach will suit the whole family’s needs. The town in itself is a nice place to spend the day, thanks to its Edwardian architecture, unique shops and intriguing museum.
The Ripon Loop Nature Reserve is just a forty-five minutes by bike from the resort. Meander along the River Ure which is famous for its unique flora and wide variety of bird species that stop off here each season. With a bit of luck, you might even spot a kingfisher.
It is only a 15-minute bike ride to the nearest town in the area, Thirsk. This lovely little market town was even mentioned in the Domesday Book from 1066, which contains an extensive survey of land records in 11th century English. Visit one of the speciality shops, exclusive inns and restaurants and make sure to try the traditional old English dishes. The World of James Herriot is also well worth a visit, as is the Thirsk Museum.
Spot more than 70 bird species at the Birds of Prey at the Thirsk Conservation Centre. In this beautifully designed garden, bird experts explain how birds like eagles, falcons, hawks, vultures and owls hunt and fly. During the regular live shows, experience first hand why these birds are the rulers of the air and get a chance to hold one of these unique birds of prey.
Those looking for a wild adventure will find the perfect activity less than 20 km from the resort at a family-friendly treetop adventure park. Treetop Nets is located in an indigenous forest with a wide range of treetops, offering fun and challenges for the entire family. Safely surrounded by four metre-high nets, you explore the treetops to your heart’s content without having to wear any special gear.