The early spring holidays of the Easter week end at Crag House Farm on the North York Moors  saw all weathers from warm sunny mornings, hail, rain and wind, wind, wind. So windy indeed that we lowered the Yorkshire flag and flew the children instead.  Much more fun!

Treasure hunts in the garden involved quite a lot of chocolate of course!

But why restrict a treasure hunt to your garden when Crag House Farm is surrounded by some of the most exciting countryside in Britain.

Within a short walk you can be here, clambering over a stone stile

and making your way to the wood next to St Hilda’s church in the middle of Danby Dale

The kind of treasures found here are priceless.

Whatever your age I guarantee a bluebell wood with a stream in the middle of a Dale is a winner..

So I’ve got another one for you…This one comes with an Award winning tea room and cafe, a water fall, fabulous play area and natural adventure park for all ages. We highly recommend Falling Foss Tea Garden.

This really is a fun place to visit.  After parking in a wooded car park you walk the last 1/4 mile down to the pretty cottage through trees and flowers and the sound of the waterfall gently increases then you see it

There are numerous walks from here, all beautiful.  Here’s an excellent one to follow

When you have done enough walking and you’re ready for a coffee and maybe a slice of cake remember you are in the Capital of Cake now,  make your way to the delightful Midge Hall, their food is delicious!

While we grown ups got excited about big bacon baps and lashings of tea the bigger kids were off exploring and making new friends, building dens, crossing rivers and ravines and having the sort of adventures they usually can only read about. Think Swallows and Amazons. Famous Five and Secret Seven.

This was a perfect day for us all

You must check it out, tucked away just a mile or so from Whitby.

Falling Foss Gardens and Tea Rooms

Oh just one more thing… suggest a change of clothes in the car for the journey back it’s that sort of fun and you’ll all sleep well too!