THINGS TO DO

Crag House Farm is immersed in nature and wildlife with dark skies above and the National Park wrapped all around. We love it. We do however delight in exploring this amazing area and want to share some of our favourite people and places with you. Just click on the links below to find out for yourself.

Nature & Wildlife

 
To wander through peaceful, beautiful walled gardens gives refuge from the world and our favourite gardens are – Scampston Hall – A beautiful Regency house and grounds with an award winning contemporary 21st century garden designed by Dutch landscaper Piet Oudolf set within the 18th century kitchen garden and surrounded by ‘Capability Brown’ Parkland. – Helmsley Walled Garden – a gentle, community run garden overlooked by the grand ruins of Helmsley Castle. More good news is that they both have mega lovely cafes!
 
While in Helmsley please don’t miss The National Centre for Birds of Prey. Learn about and watch in flight Eagles, Hawks, Owls and more with 3 daily flight demo’s this is a special place!
 
Want an adventure? We’ve got just the ticket. Multi Award winning ‘ Yorkshire Coast Nature‘ offers incredible birding and wildlife discovery days from the coast, moors, forests and wolds. Wildlife photography courses, safaris, tours and workshops all year round – Stunning.
 
Love Dinosaurs, fossil hunting, stargazing, bushcraft? This is fun for all ages! Just head off to the very popular family friendly Hidden Horizons to learn more.
 
And Relax…be mindful. ‘Restore, Reconnect, Rewild’ with Alison and Adventures for the Soul.
Daffodils in Farndale
Farndale's River Dove banks awash with wild daffodils
Map of North York Moors Drawn by Tim Bulmer
Crag House Farm North York Moors National Park
Crag House Farm North York Moors National Park

Action Packed

 
To wander through peaceful, beautiful walled gardens gives refuge from the world and our favourite gardens are – Scampston Hall – A beautiful Regency house and grounds with an award winning contemporary 21st century garden designed by Dutch landscaper Piet Oudolf set within the 18th century kitchen garden and surrounded by ‘Capability Brown’ Parkland. – Helmsley Walled Garden – a gentle, community run garden overlooked by the grand ruins of Helmsley Castle. More good news is that they both have mega lovely cafes!
 
 
 
While in Helmsley please don’t miss The National Centre for Birds of Prey. Learn about and watch in flight Eagles, Hawks, Owls and more with 3 daily flight demo’s this is a special place!
 
 
 
Want an adventure? We’ve got just the ticket. Multi Award winning ‘ Yorkshire Coast Nature‘ offers incredible birding and wildlife discovery days from the coast, moors, forests and wolds. Wildlife photography courses, safaris, tours and workshops all year round – Stunning.
 
 
 
Love Dinosaurs, fossil hunting, stargazing, bushcraft? This is fun for all ages! Just head off to the very popular family friendly Hidden Horizons to learn more.
 
 
 
And Relax…be mindful. ‘Restore, Reconnect, Rewild’ with Alison and Adventures for the Soul.

Castles & Culture

To wander through peaceful, beautiful walled gardens gives refuge from the world and our favourite gardens are – Scampston Hall – A beautiful Regency house and grounds with an award winning contemporary 21st century garden designed by Dutch landscaper Piet Oudolf set within the 18th century kitchen garden and surrounded by ‘Capability Brown’ Parkland. – Helmsley Walled Garden – a gentle, community run garden overlooked by the grand ruins of Helmsley Castle. More good news is that they both have mega lovely cafes!
 
While in Helmsley please don’t miss The National Centre for Birds of Prey. Learn about and watch in flight Eagles, Hawks, Owls and more with 3 daily flight demo’s this is a special place!
 
Want an adventure? We’ve got just the ticket. Multi Award winning ‘ Yorkshire Coast Nature‘ offers incredible birding and wildlife discovery days from the coast, moors, forests and wolds. Wildlife photography courses, safaris, tours and workshops all year round – Stunning.
 
Love Dinosaurs, fossil hunting, stargazing, bushcraft? This is fun for all ages! Just head off to the very popular family friendly Hidden Horizons to learn more.
 
And Relax…be mindful. ‘Restore, Reconnect, Rewild’ with Alison and Adventures for the Soul.
Daffodils in Farndale
Farndale's River Dove banks awash with wild daffodils
Map of North York Moors Drawn by Tim Bulmer
Crag House Farm North York Moors National Park

Besides the Sea

To wander through peaceful, beautiful walled gardens gives refuge from the world and our favourite gardens are – Scampston Hall – A beautiful Regency house and grounds with an award winning contemporary 21st century garden designed by Dutch landscaper Piet Oudolf set within the 18th century kitchen garden and surrounded by ‘Capability Brown’ Parkland. – Helmsley Walled Garden – a gentle, community run garden overlooked by the grand ruins of Helmsley Castle. More good news is that they both have mega lovely cafes!
While in Helmsley please don’t miss The National Centre for Birds of Prey. Learn about and watch in flight Eagles, Hawks, Owls and more with 3 daily flight demo’s this is a special place!
Want an adventure? We’ve got just the ticket. Multi Award winning ‘ Yorkshire Coast Nature‘ offers incredible birding and wildlife discovery days from the coast, moors, forests and wolds. Wildlife photography courses, safaris, tours and workshops all year round – Stunning.
Love Dinosaurs, fossil hunting, stargazing, bushcraft? This is fun for all ages! Just head off to the very popular family friendly Hidden Horizons to learn more.
And Relax…be mindful. ‘Restore, Reconnect, Rewild’ with Alison and Adventures for the Soul.

Cakes & Ale

 
To wander through peaceful, beautiful walled gardens gives refuge from the world and our favourite gardens are – Scampston Hall – A beautiful Regency house and grounds with an award winning contemporary 21st century garden designed by Dutch landscaper Piet Oudolf set within the 18th century kitchen garden and surrounded by ‘Capability Brown’ Parkland. – Helmsley Walled Garden – a gentle, community run garden overlooked by the grand ruins of Helmsley Castle. More good news is that they both have mega lovely cafes!
 
While in Helmsley please don’t miss The National Centre for Birds of Prey. Learn about and watch in flight Eagles, Hawks, Owls and more with 3 daily flight demo’s this is a special place!
 
Want an adventure? We’ve got just the ticket. Multi Award winning ‘ Yorkshire Coast Nature‘ offers incredible birding and wildlife discovery days from the coast, moors, forests and wolds. Wildlife photography courses, safaris, tours and workshops all year round – Stunning.
 
Love Dinosaurs, fossil hunting, stargazing, bushcraft? This is fun for all ages! Just head off to the very popular family friendly Hidden Horizons to learn more.
 
And Relax…be mindful. ‘Restore, Reconnect, Rewild’ with Alison and Adventures for the Soul.
Daffodils in Farndale
Farndale's River Dove banks awash with wild daffodils