What's on location

What's on location

Cropton, Yorkshire
Forest Holidays

What you'll find on location at Cropton, North Yorkshire

Things to do on location

Cropton is a picturesque location in North Yorkshire with 58 woodland cabins situated in a grassy meadow, enclosed by the leafy woodlands of Cropton Forest. Beneath the trees are Silver Birch, Golden Oak, and Golden Oak Hideaway cabins, as well as the Forest Retreat, where you can shop, eat, drink, and meet the team! There is also an outdoor seating area with picnic benches and a children’s play area.

Forest Retreat

You’ll find all you need to make your holiday special in the Forest Retreat at Cropton. The team are on hand to book your activities, answer questions, and offer advice to help you make the most of your holiday. Housed in an old stone building you will find a well organised shop selling local produce, along with a comfortable seating area and bar where you can enjoy restaurant style meals and a café atmosphere.


  • Restaurant, bar and café

    Restaurant, bar and café

    Our restaurant at Cropton is open between 8:30am – 8:00pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy freshly cooked meals and snacks in the warm, inviting café, or relax in the comfortable bar. This welcoming building makes the perfect spot to grab a coffee, glass of wine or a bite to eat whilst taking in the sweeping views across the forest from the extended outdoor decking area. Browse our menu, order at the bar, and inform the team of what table you’re sitting at. The terrace at Cropton offers a seating area to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the forest. Enjoy a hot drink and a bite to eat in the cooler months, or a refreshing drink after exploring the forest at your doorstep! We offer a takeaway service from our Forest Retreat at Cropton. You can pop in and order with us or place an order from the comfort of your cabin. We’ll take care of the cooking and deliver your meal right to your cabin door.

  • Shop


    In the shop at Cropton, you will find all the essentials you need during your stay, from essential groceries to souvenirs to take home. We sell a range of groceries, toiletries, beverages and of course souvenirs to remind you of your forest adventure. Please note that our usual opening times are 9am – 8:00pm (08.30am - 8pm on Mondays & Fridays).

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Pick up the ulti-mutt in doggy dining with Sir Woofchester’s dog menu

Paw star dog 'martini'

Fish & chips dog bowl

Treat pots

Roast dinner dog bowl

Bark brew dog 'beer'

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Our Forest Rangers will lead you on a one-of-a-kind experience in the forest. For little explorers and big kids alike, discover your own Forest Feeling! Connect with nature as you try Forest Bathing, build dens, forage for food, or uncover the wildlife around you.

Pre-bookable on-site activities 

Add onto your booking through my account 

Disc Golf from £10
Mini Forest Rangers from £5 per adult, £10 per child
Nature Tots from £5 per adult, £10 per child
Forest Survival from £12
Wildlife Wonders from £10 per adult, £8 per child
Nocturnal Adventure from £10 (September - May)
Foam clay and pottery painting from £6.95
Mini Explorer Bundle from £23
Checkpoint- a wild outdoor escape game | from £25
Pedals & Puzzles bike trail | from £10 (bike hire is seperate)
In-cabin spa treatment | from £125 (1-5 hours available)
Axe throwing | from £20pp 


Vehicle Charging Point

There are two vehicle charging points available on location at Cropton. These can be found outside the Forest Retreat.


Bike hire

Bike hire

Bike hire is available at Cropton, please visit the Forest Retreat and speak to a member of the team or add to your booking through your online account. Enjoy exploring Yorkshire on two wheels with easy cycling from your cabin door all the family, while serious cyclists can enjoy the Sustrans National Cycle. For mountain bikers, the challenges of Dalby Forest await…

Exclusive to Yorkshire

Tramper vehicles now available to book 

Explore Cropton Forest with our new all-terrain mobility scooters. Tramper hire prices start from £2.50 for 3 hours. Daily slots are available between 10:00am - 5:00pm. 

All users must be accompanied during the session and follow the designated forest pathways.

Check availability and book direct with Cropton Forest Tramper Hire.

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Outdoor activities

Forest Ranger Adventure 

Your Forest Ranger has a wealth of interesting and entertaining forest facts and is on location at Cropton from dawn ‘til dusk and beyond, to share them with you. You can join in the Forest Ranger adventures, or simply have a chat, to learn about life in the forest from the expert. There is a full schedule of Forest Ranger adventures, including treasure hunts and Night Vision walks, which will delight children and adults alike.

  • Children's play area

    Children's play area


    There is a children’s play area available at Cropton, but please bear in mind that children must always be supervised by an adult.


  • Bug hotel and wildlife

    Bug hotel and wildlife


    There is a bug hotel at Cropton, attracting lots of bugs and insects. This means they can pollinate our flowers and keep unwanted pests to a minimum like aphids and slugs.

  • Yorkshire trails

    Yorkshire trails

    Drop into the Forest Retreat at Cropton to find out about our self-led trails; some are themed and great for family walks. Or try the Rosedale trail, a 3-mile loop with views of Rosedale, Hartoft Valley, and the distant moors. For the more experienced walkers try the longer 10-mile loop offering great views and a variety of landscapes. For a more challenging walk, the Newtondale trail is a 14-mile hike, with a rewarding vista over the dales.


Looking to book a self-catering UK staycation?

With so much to see and do in Yorkshire, our cabins at Cropton offer a welcome retreat for families, groups and couples. Unwind from day-to-day life and make wonderful memories with your loved ones. Give yourself something to look forward to with a self-catering break at Cropton. 

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