North Yorkshire Ideas for 2024

Blog posted:

8 January 2024

Once those bells have chimed to ring in the New Year, there are two ways to approach things – you can either ease yourself in gently or throw yourself into it with a New Year, new you attitude. Whichever approach you favour we’ve got a wealth of options for you to consider.

You can keep the Christmas magic going with a visit to a pantomime, and of course, many illumination events run through the dark evenings of January. The winter illuminations at Stockeld Park near Harrogate run until 8 January and many towns and villages keep their Christmas lights switched on as ‘winter’ lights to brighten our days.

If you’ve had a hectic festive season, you may be looking for activities and experiences to boost your mind and restore your energy levels.

You could head over to the coast for an invigorating seaside walk to blow those festive cobwebs away. Get everyone out of the house to stretch their legs and take in the sea air. And after all that exercise, you’ll have earned a treat or two whether that is a slice of cake or an indulgent hot chocolate a local café. In fact, why not let someone else cook tea and head out for a meal?

For an outdoor adventure head to Hambleton and take on a new challenge, get your adrenaline pumping or simply try something new whether than is walking, hiking, riding, or exploring. There are days out for everyone to enjoy and places to explore on foot, bike or horseback with miles of trails and tracks across this stunning area.

Winter Walking in North Yorkshire
Helmsley Castle in the WInter

For bustling market towns, charming villages, stunning medieval architecture, and beautiful countryside just waiting to be explored, visit the Selby district. There are ancient woodlands, waterways, and protected nature reserves to explore. Or uncover the stories of people who have made this area their home over the centuries by delving into history and heritage to find a new perspective.

You may be ready to ditch the tinsel and glitter and indulge in a little retail therapy of course. If this is the case our high streets are ready and waiting, whether you’re looking for bargains from a national retailer or something a little different from a local independent trader. Big or small retailers across the county will be offering bargains to tempt you.

And once all that retail therapy is done and dusted, what else to do but treat yourself to coffee and cake in a café or even a tipple in a local pub. You’ve earned it!