Some cute spots to visit in Yorkshire...
As someone who was born in Yorkshire and has lived here all my life, it's safe to say that I know a bit about the best spots to go if you're after a nice family day out or looking for a relaxing weekend away. Even more so since I passed my driving test last year, I spend 80% of my time in my car, taking Reuben out on road trips, and we go all over! I'm always looking for cute places to go for picnics or for the best places to keep a toddler entertained for a few hours and tire him out for bedtime. And of course for all the Instagram snaps too! Below I'm going to share a few of my favourites that you may not have heard of before, although you probably will have if you already live near this area. If you're planning a little trip to Yorkshire any time soon then keep reading...
Runswick Bay is actually quite a recent discovery for me, it's just up the road from Whitby (another dreamy location to visit!) and in my opinion is a bit of a hidden gem. I'd never really heard much about it before until I was having a google of a quiet beach spot to take Reuben for a little car ride, seaside walk and an ice cream - of course. The views are to die for, it's got a beautiful beach and it's never ever busy. I actually live by the sea and where I live is absolutely crazy hectic in summer, so we prefer to have a little drive out and go to somewhere a bit more secluded, and this fits the bill perfectly. The ice cream there is divine too, may I add!
If you have toddlers or young children and you're staying in the Scarborough/Filey area, Betton Farm is not one to miss. It's based in East Ayton and is a quiet little farm spot with a tea room and an outdoor play area full to the brim of outdoor toys for kids. There are usually loads of chickens running about too, there were loads of baby ones the last time we visited! You can find pigs, a goat and even guinea pigs in the area, but obviously not running free. It's free to visit and has loads of picnic tables and Ru loves it there. We can go and he's entertained for hours. There's a cute little farm shop across from the play area where you can get ice cream, drinks, cakes, all that kinda thing too - so don't worry about lunch. I highly recommend dropping by if you want somewhere to tire your little ones out.
If you're visiting the West Yorkshire area, near Leeds etc, then Wakefield is a cute little spot to pop to. The Cathedral is gorgeous and makes for some lovely instagram snaps! If you're after more of a shopping-filled break away then Leeds is amazing for shopping. We always called it a mini London as it has everything there, including Anthropologie which is amazing! If you want some downtime, recommended spa breaks in Yorkshire include Titanic Spa in Huddersfield which is in the same area of Yorkshire and not too much of a trek by car.
Helmsley is another spot you don't hear about often, but it's so lovely there. It's a market town so obviously you have the market square, there's castle ruins, gorgeous little tea rooms, and it's just a lovely little place to have a mooch around. If you like cute village locations then this isn't one to miss.
Hunmanby is quite a popular tourist spot for a caravan seaside break, but the beach is always so quiet I find! It's another gorgeous little beach spot but definitely a lot quieter (mostly) than others. It's huge too, a lot bigger than Runswick Bay and a lot of dog walkers come down here so if you're taking your pets away with you then you might like to let them have a run down here! Hunmanby is on the edge of the Yorkshire wolds and it's near Filey if you're in this area.
Do you have any favourite spots you like to visit in Yorkshire?
This post has been written in collaboration with Titanic Spa.