On Your Doorstep...
Griffon Forest Holiday Lodges have all you need for a perfect stay. You can simply unwind in the comfort of your own lodge or use it as a base for days out with your family to visit historic York, the Yorkshire Dales, Moors and the beaches of the Yorkshire coastline.
Walks and Trails
Explore the network of short walks on your doorstep. We have 3 marked trails for you to follow.
The shorter Yellow and Blue trails are both just over 2km and have a mixture of woodland and open fields. Our Orange trail of 5.3km, takes you around the whole site with views over Sandburn Halls 18 hole golf course.
There are lots of other connecting paths and trails for you to explore.
Griffon Forest borders onto Strensall Common, a large area of land with trails that include woodland and rare lowland heath. Part of the common is managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust due to the wonderful variety of birds, animals and plants.
Download our Walks and Trails Map
Reception and Shop
Please note that the shop is currently closed until further notice. The staff are available in reception but please be aware social distancing measures will be in place to ensure everyone's safety.
Your first welcome at Griffon Forest, the reception and shop are situated next to the visitor car park.
We have lots of information of things to do and see in the area with our staff on hand to offer any advice you may require.
Our shop has a small selection of groceries, wine, beer, spirits, champagne, fresh meat from our local butcher, ice cream, milk, BBQ fuel, toiletries, sweets, snacks plus magazines and newspapers are available to order.
Opening times are:
Monday, Friday and Saturday – 9am to 6pm.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 9am to 5pm.
Around the Griffon Forest site there are a number of lanes perfect for a spot of cycling. Cars around the site are few and are restricted to the access roads leading to the lodges making it a safe area for adults and children to take to their cycles.
Bike hire is £7 for half a day or £12 full day, including bike lock and helmets.
Hire our trailer for toddlers that can be attached to an adult bike or we have a selection of children’s bikes available, also smaller bikes for the younger ones.
Tykes Bar & Restaurant
Tykes Restaurant - If you’re looking for good food made with local produce and a big Yorkshire welcome, take time out to visit Tykes (approx. 10 minutes walk). It’s the ideal place for lunch, evening meal or just a drink or coffee at the bar.
The relaxed and friendly service ensures a great dining experience for all the family. Children are welcome any time and there is even an area for you to dine with your dog!
Plus..... As a Griffon Forest guest you also get 10% off your total bill.
To get there simply follow the Tykes Trail through the woodland.
Tykes is open 7 days a week from noon, serving food all day.
To book a table call 01904 469911. For more information and sample menus visit the Tykes Restaurant Website
For the experienced fly fishermen we have a well-stocked trout lake on the edge of the golf course.
Adult day tickets are £10.
Parent and child day tickets are £15.
Please note we are unable to hire fishing tackle at the moment
Anyone over 12 should have a valid Environment Agency rod licence.
Coarse fishing is available nearby at Wagtail Park, North Lane, Huntington, York. YO32 9SU Tel: 01904 768774.
Sandburn Hall - Golf Club
The Par 72, 18 hole course set in the woodlands and lakes is designed to challenge golfers of all abilities. As a Griffon Forest guest you get a discounted green fee rate.
Please note that from March 2019 the driving range is unavailable until further notice.
In our sports bar we pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Griffon Forest guests recieved 10% discount from the bar menu or drinks (not in conjunction with any other offers).
For Golf Bookings & Enquiries call 01904 469929
Visit the Sandburn Website for more information
Out and About
Ready to explore further afield?
Griffon Forest is ideally situated in the heart of some of England’s finest countryside, the Yorkshire Dales and York Moors. Or more locally you could visit the stunning Castle Howard or a little further along the A64 and you will arrive at the east coast.
Visit the vibrant historical city of York, only 8 miles away. Providing a host of attractions and the opportunity to shop 'til you drop during the day and dine out or party at night its a must on your list! Our Lodges now have free Wi-Fi... planning days out has never been so easy!