Out & About from Griffon Forest

Shopping

Shopping

York City Centre has an enviable selection of individual boutique shops, around the Shambles and Swinegate areas. For highstreet names and designers look out for Coney Street. If you looking for a break visit the famous Bettys Cafe and Tea Rooms on St. Helens Square.  

Out of town, a short drive away, you will also find shopping centres at Monks Cross, Vangarde and Clifton Moor. Plus range of discounted designer labels for fashion and the home at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet. 

Yorkshire Countryside

Yorkshire Countryside

A few miles north takes you across the York Moors to 'Heartbeat Country' and the home of NYM Steam Railway, which runs from Pickering to Grosmount. 
Just 15 minutes drive visit stunning Castle Howard ?house and grounds, with fantastic farm shop, cafe and children’s play park it’s a great family attraction. 
Head west and you are soon in the Yorkshire Dales and picture postcard views of drystone walls and colourful countryside. A must for the keen explorer with miles of walks ranging from gentle valley bottom to the strenuous 'Three Yorkshire Peaks' challenge!

East Coastline

East Coastline

Just a short drive down the A64 and you will arrive at the coast with a selection of towns to suit your taste. Head towards Filey for a vast beach - brilliant for walking the dogs, or Scarborough and Bridlington for the children with a brilliant beach and rides. 
The beautiful Robin Hood’s Bay, nestling between the cliffs or historical Whitby, with a traditional habour and Whitby Abbey, are more idelic choices. 

York by Night

York by Night

If you're not ready for a sleepy evening by the fire, then dress up and head into York (8 miles). There’s a great selection of places to eat and drink, from quaint romantic restaurants to busy bars and late night dancing - something for every taste and budget.

For evening entertainment follow the York Ghost Tour or see whats on at the York Opera House Theatre or catch the latest film at the City Screen riverside cinema.

Get Active

Get Active

If you fancy getting active on your holiday then there are plenty of options locally. For outdoor activities Dalby Forest, is situated approx 20 drive away, on the southern slopes of the North York Moors, is ideal. Explore the forest all ways - cycling, walking, on an all-terrain Segway, in the tree tops - Go Ape Experience or take the kids on the Gruffalo orienteering course!
Indoor locally there is go-karting at Monks Cross, ten pin bowling at Megabowl or head further afield to Xscape to brush up on your winter sports with a real snow ski slope and ice rink.   
For the adrenaline thrill seekers take a day trip to Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, just approx. 30 minutes drive, and have a go on the world record breaking Mumbo Jumbo ride! 


At Griffon Forest