Pumpkin Picking at The Balloon Tree near York

PYO Pumpkins at The Balloon Tree

We recently spent a lovely day at The Balloon Tree near York, having lunch and picking pumpkins.  The Balloon Tree has lots of different ‘PYO’ – Pick Your Own produce at different times of the year.  We have been strawberry picking in the past, but they also raspberries, gooseberries, currants, peas, broad beans, blueberries, plums … Read more

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates

Children's chocolate workshop Butterflies chocolates

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates – Over the summer holiday we went along to a children’s chocolate workshop in Wilberfoss run by Butterflies Chocolates of Pocklingon.  As well as workshops they do children’s birthday parties which follow a similar format (worth knowing!). The session was divided into various segments. At the beginning of each … Read more

What’s to see at Treasurer’s House, York?

What’s to see at Treasurer’s House, York?  Over the summer holidays we visited Treasurer’s House in York.  It’s an unusual building that was gifted to the National Trust by Frank Green, an eccentric man who ‘created his version of what an historic house should be’, mixing different decorating styles and periods to make this wonderful … Read more

Lightwater Valley at Christmas 2019 – Alice in Winterland

Lightwater Valley Christmas

Lightwater Valley at Christmas 2019 – Discover a fantastical new seasonal adventure at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland (Selected dates from Friday 22nd November – Monday 30th December). Click here for other Christmas activities in Yorkshire. Families can delight in the festive lights as they embark on a journey of discovery to … Read more