None of us have been able to ignore what’s looking like being the wettest June on record! But if you love the outdoors and nature and live in the UK we all know by now we have to embrace the elements and make the most out of the time we spend with our friends and family. Here at Akebar Park nestled in the stunning countryside, there is so much to see and do in the local area. Eight miles away the stunning Thorp Perrow Arboretum boasts the national collection of five native trees. Every visitor, guest and friend who visits Thorp Perrow comments on how friendly and welcoming it is.
Take a stroll in the arboretum, watch your children let off steam in the adventure playground and enjoy the wonderful displays at the Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre, they have a lot to offer the whole family.
Only a fifteen-minute drive from Akebar Park, you can tantalise the tastebuds of any age or taste with a visit to Brymor Ice Cream Parlour. Their herd of pedigree Guernsey cows are milked twice a day, the golden milk is then used to make cream and over 25 flavours of ice cream. All sold in their parlour at high Jervaulx, just outside Masham only a stones through from the ancient ruin of Jervaulx Abbey. Brymor has an outside play area so the little ones can let off steam and if the weather lets us down they’ve got it covered with an indoor play barn too. You have to try their Great Taste Award winning Black Cherry Whim Wham flavour, the children will no doubt love the colourful Bubble Gum ice cream!
Top things to do in Yorkshire Dales
There’s even a great choice for the real ale lovers among us too, a silky smooth ice cream, raisins and Black Sheep Riggwelter beer. The famous Black Sheep Brewery is just five miles away in Masham. Take a tour around the brewery and perhaps treat yourself or a friend to a bottle or two to enjoy at home.
Yorkshire is well known for its fantastic food producers and a visit to the Dales wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, the home of course to Wallace and Gromit. Here you can learn how cheese is produced, enjoy a bite to eat in their cafe, and of course sample the original delicious Wensleydale cheese made famous by the much-loved characters, Wallace and Gromit. In the coming weeks, we are looking forward to welcoming celebrity chefs Mary Berry, The Hairy Bikers & Lisa Faulkner at the Yorkshire Dales Festival of Food & Drink 20th- 21st July 2019.
At Akebar Park, we will provide the perfect base for you to enjoy your touring caravan holiday or even put down more permanent roots with a Yorkshire holiday home, and truly embrace all the great things to do in the Yorkshire Dales! So whatever the weather, don’t let it stop you from getting out and about and enjoy your Great British Summer.
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