Thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful barn – what a perfect base to explore the area.  Our girls commandeered the gallery as their play room and would have been happy to stay put all week.  But we did manage to drag them away and highlights include: Adventure playground at Castle Howard (although hide + seek in the walled garden was even better).  The Dracula show at Whitby Abbey – even our 6 year old loved it.  Finding Devil’s toe nail fossils at Saltburn-by-the-Sea and wellies on for the circular walk at Falling Foss and the walk up Roseberry Topping – both perfect for little legs. We didn’t manage to fit in Dalby Forest, Runswick Bay, Flamingoland… I guess we need to come back.