In autumn the Yorkshire countryside comes alive with spectacular hues of red, orange and yellow. When the crisp autumnal sun lights up this wonderful landscape, there is nothing better than pulling on your wellies, grabbing the dog and heading out to take it all in.
If you are looking for a break and somewhere to experience the magic of autumn, then Yorkshire is the place to be. The North Yorkshire countryside including the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors provide some breath-taking autumnal views as the greens of summer turn into a stunning display of reds, golds, and browns. As well as the open countryside, many of the local attractions are also worth visiting and tend to be a little quieter after the hustle and bustle of summer.
Autumn is a great time for couples to take a well-deserved break, from romantic walks along crowd free beaches to cosy evenings in front of the fire, this time of year is made for love.
If you have little ones and want to avoid the busy school holidays, an autumn break can offer a great chance for the kids to experience some of the most amazing landscapes the UK has to offer.
In between exploring, there is plenty happening to keep you entertained, from jazz to food, we have picked some of the sights and events not to be missed this autumn.
There is a huge variety of tourist attractions to visit while you’re in Yorkshire, meaning there is always something to see or do to keep you entertained during your stay.
If peace and tranquillity is what you seek from a family day out in Yorkshire, then Rievaulx Abbey is the perfect choice. Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins. It’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North.
Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of North Yorkshire.
Robin Hood's Bay
Forget the deckchairs and dodgems; this is Yorkshire's coastline at its most raw and elemental. Here, brooding cliffs tower over a huddle of red roofed former fishing cottages that spill right down to the edge of the sea, creating a ‘lost in time' getaway for anyone who loves unusual architecture and breathtaking scenery.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
A grade one listed manor built in 1714, Sewerby Hall is one of Yorkshire's most popular examples of an early Georgian house. With extensive gardens, shops and cafes, and even a zoo, there's plenty to explore in this estate, less than 20 minutes from The Bay Filey.
A break away with your other half or a trip with your pre-school-aged children, stay this autumn and see the site come alive with colour. As the pace of life slows down from the hustle and bustle of summer, autumn is a fantastic season to explore the stunning scenery and enjoy outdoor activities. There are lots of events in and around the surrounding area to make the most of too.
To bring out their inner artist, our craft club is just the ticket. Sand art, clay play, and blow painting are firm favourites, but during autumn we are also offering supervised walks to gather leaves to add to the horse chestnuts and pine cones that we have already assembled for the young ones to make pictures.
Although we are extremely popular with families, The Bay Filey is perfect for couples too. Take a cliff top walk or stroll along the gorgeous beach for fresh air with a breath-taking backdrop stay on site and enjoy a game of tennis, a workout in the gym or a leisurely swim followed by a sauna. Or head to the beauty room for some pampering, enjoy a cosy evening in The John Paul Jones with a bottle of fizz and then take a pizza back and settle down in front of the telly.