North Yorkshire is perfect for a walking holiday. Begin with a gentle walk from your cabin door at Keldy or explore miles of moorland; walk along dramatic coastal paths or climb to waterfalls, hilltops and fabulous views.
From family cycling in the forest at Keldy to high-thrills mountain biking in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire has something for everyone. For longer runs, the National Cycle Network (Sustrans) Route 1 takes in the coastline and Route 165 cuts across the Esk Valley to Whitby.
While at Keldy, take the opportunity to spend a day in York, where the kids will love the excitingÂ Jorvik Viking Centre, the scaryÂ York DungeonsÂ and a thrilling walk along the city walls.Â York MazeÂ has enough attractions for a family day out and, for some forest adventures, take the tribe toÂ Go ApeÂ at Dalby Forest.
Yorkshireâ€™s history can be discovered throughout the county, from the Bronze Age burial mounds inÂ Dalby ForestÂ to theÂ Jorvik Viking CentreÂ in York where the story of the Viking invasions is told; from the haunting Medieval ruins ofÂ Rievaulx AbbeyÂ at Helmsley to the 18th century splendour ofÂ Castle Howard. For more recent history, detailing life in wartime Britain, visit theÂ Eden Camp Museum.
PickeringÂ is the closest town to Keldy and along with Ryedale's other towns ofÂ Helmsley,Â Kirkbymoorside,Â Malton and Norton, it has independent shops, art galleries, excellent restaurants, and a host of festivals and special events. Pickering is also at the end of theÂ North Yorkshire Moors RailwayÂ line. Catch the steam train toÂ Goathland, where you can step off at Hogsmeade Station from Harry Potter and walk through Aidensfield from TVâ€™s Heartbeat. For the ultimate city trip, head toÂ York, which manages to combine olde worlde charm with a cosmopolitan air.
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Take to the great outdoors in Yorkshire. ExploreÂ Dalby Forest, for woodland walks, childrenâ€™s play areas and some history along with your coffee and cakes at theÂ Visitor Centre. Discover the natural havens protected by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust or wander throughÂ RHS Gardens Harlow Carr, where the 68 acres include mixed woodlands and wildflower meadows. Go up a gear with some off-road adventures atÂ Yorkshire Outdoors, enjoy a swing in the trees with your tribe atÂ Go ApeÂ or drop to ground level forÂ York Maze, the largest maize maze in the UK.
If the Yorkshire weather is proving less than predictable, take a journey through time with theÂ North Yorkshire Moors RailwayÂ on a steam train that stops atÂ GoathlandÂ â€“ or Aidensfield in TVâ€™s Heartbeat. If it rains at the seaside, head forÂ Scarboroughâ€™s Sealife Centre. Whatever the weatherÂ Castle Howard, one of Britainâ€™s finest stately homes, has lots to enjoy, or head out for a day inÂ York, where the rain wonâ€™t stop you at theÂ Jorvik CentreÂ and theÂ York Dungeons. If you love adventure, you'll loveÂ Alpmare UK. A waterpark like no other, Alpamare Scarborough offers some of the best waterpark rides in the UK.Â