Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire

Robin Hoods Bay is only a few miles away from Whitby in North Yorkshire, but it has its own history and is a great spot to find fossils.
It’s just a short walk from the top, but it takes you through a great stroll into the town or you can choose the beach walk.

Only a short video but it shows why this place is so popular.

Robin Hoods Bay used to be known as a smugglers town and you can spot some of the hidden walk ways that were used to smuggle things like tea, alcohol and tobacco.
The coast dates back 150-200 million years ago.

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The town has its own museum and there are many independnt shops, bars and restaurants.
To add more to the day you can visit the near by Sneaton Forest where you can see the amazing waterfall after the rain.

Stillingfleet Lodge and Gardens, Wildlife Day 2017

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nurseries held their annual wildlife day on Father’s Day in June and it had some amazing stalls and wildlife to show.
It’s a great day out for inspiration and talks on wildlife and to introduce children to the wonders of what is in the gardens.

The organisations who took part in the event were: British Arachnological Society, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation Yorkshire, East Yorkshire Bat Group, Natural England, North Yorkshire Rotters, PLACE (People, Landscape And Cultural Environment of Yorkshire), Tansy Beetle Action Group, Yorkshire Amphibian & Reptile Group (ARG), Yorkshire Mammal Group.

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The event proved to be another year’s success and many visitors came from all ages.
People had a chance to join the experts in talks and walks around the gardens and see bird ringing take place and how to identify between a male and a female. Along with other fantastic stalls.

York Rescue Boat

York River Rescue is a charity and organisation that helps with the safety of the rivers around York. They also focus on patrols with teams on the river and on foot. I was luckily enough to be invited to experience the hard work they put into every shift, and learn about the equipment they use and training.

They also show awareness and teach young people the safety and dangers of the river and visit schools, colleges and universities.


Not only do they patrol, they also talk to vulnerable people and make sure they are safe and help with local flooding.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Harrogate Town in North Yorkshire is famous for their amazing shopping experience. A town full of designer clothes and independent shops, it also attracts antique collectors, with over twenty dealers in the town.

There are plenty of shops through the high street and in the Victorian shopping centre.

For attraction lovers, you can visit the Royal Pump Museum and discover the history of the building. It now features Egyptology and a mummy case.

There is also the Turkish Baths and Health Spa which opened in 1897 and it still open today.

For food lovers, Harrogate has some of the most amazing café and restaurants including the famous Bettys tea rooms.

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Only five minutes out of the busy town centre, there is the picturesque Valley Gardens. It has 17 acres and has a children’s boating pool, weekend band concerts, a skatepark, padding pool and orienteering.

If you want to stay in Harrogate, there are plenty of hotels and bed and breakfasts around the town, and there are lots of camping pitches just outside.

Harrogate & District are great places to visit and not far from the town you can visit Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Masham.