Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Ripley Agricultural Show 11th August 2013

The Ripley Agricultural Show will be held on 11th August 2013 at Ripley Castle Park near Harrogate.

There are classes for heavy and light horses, dog shows, sheep, cattle, pigs, vintage machinery & tractors, horticulture, product and handicrafts.

There will be a restaurant and bar on site with various attractions to keep the family entertained for the day.

There are lots of traditional county fairs in Yorkshire, so keep up to date with our blog or visit our 'What To See & Do' page to plan a break away when you can also tie in a visit to one of the local shows.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show 6th August 2013

Do you love gooseberries or grow gooseberries? If so then the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show is the show for you!

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show will be held on Tuesday 6th August 2013 from 2pm. The event takes place in Egton Bridge which is near Whitby in the North York Moors National Park.

This is the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800.

The show looks to find the heaviest gooseberry and past winners have weighed in at 33 drams which I believe is approximately 2 oz. There are four classes of gooseberries that gardeners can enter the gooseberries in: red gooseberries, yellow ones, greens and white ones.

So if you fancy viewing prize winning gooseberries then why not make Valley View Farm self catering cottages your base.

If you would like to book a stay at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.

Monday, 29 July 2013

Cottage Availability From 9th August 2013

Here is the cottage availability from the 9th August 2013

Couch Cottage, from 9th August, 7 nights £504
Form Cottage, from 9th August, 7 nights £504
Formicary Cottage, from 9th August, 7 nights £504
Drey Cottage, from 9th August, 7 nights £664
Holt Cottage, from 9th August, 3 nights £436

We have short breaks and week long stays so please visit our booking & availability page for more information or telephone 01439 798221.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Tockwith Show Sunday 4th August 2013

The Tockwith Show is a traditional country show with a high reputation within the county.  This year the show will be held on Sunday 4th August.

The main displays will be of working rural crafts alongside a Farmers Market.

Old Byland is just a 50 minute drive away from Tockwith and so if you're thinking of having a break away this summer the Tockwith Show may be one of the events you can enjoy.  There's always plenty to do in North Yorkshire to find out more about whats on around us please visit our 'What to See & Do' page on the website.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Thornton Le Dale Show Wednesday 7th August 2013

The Thornton Le Dale Show will be held on Wednesday 7th August 2013. The show is very popular locally and considered to be one of the friendliest of the Country's traditional village shows.

The show includes working terriers, lurchers, junior show jumping, children's fancy dress, sports, tug of war and much more.  There are long established classes for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses.  Approximately 150 trophies are to be won in over 450 classes.

Traditional rural crafts feature prominently and Made in Yorkshire will present their popular Craft Marquee.

Valley View Farm is just a 30 minute drive away from Pickering and the show ground for the Thornton Le Dale show.  Why not book a midweek short break and enjoy a great day out at the show.  To find our more about our cottages and check availability visit our website.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Yorkshire Day 1st August 2013

I just wanted to let you know that it is Yorkshire Day on the 1st August 2013 and what better time to come and visit Yorkshire than on Yorkshire Day!

There will be plenty of events taking place in the region to make your stay in Yorkshire that bit more special!

So why not treat yourself to stay at one of the Valley View Farm Cottages and celebrate Yorkshire Day in the heart of Yorkshire.
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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Osmotherley Show 3rd August 2013

On Saturday 3rd August the Osmotherley Show will be held at Home Farm, near Northallerton.  This Agricultrual show will include ponies, cattle, sheep, sheep dog trials, horticulture, childrens classes, trade and craft stands.
The Osmotherley Band will be playing at the show and it promises to be a fun family day out.
There are several country fairs which are held throughout North Yorkshire each year.  You can keep track of events by following our blog or checking out our 'What To See & Do' page on our website.  Valley View Farm will give you a taste of farm life when you stay in one of our holiday cottages so why not tie in a visit to a local agricultural fair to get a real feel for the countryside life.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Country Shows August 2013

There are many festivals and country shows that take place across North Yorkshire. Here are some of the events to be held in August 2013.
Saturday August 3rd Osmotherley Show Thimbleby near Northallerton

Sunday August 4th Tockwith & District Agricultural Show Tockwith, near Wetherby

Tuesday 6th August Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Wednesday 7th August Thornton-le-Dale Show

Friday 9th August Hinderwell Horse & Agricultural Society Show

11th August Ripley Show

10-18th August Kettlewell's Scarecrow Festival

Wednesday 14th August Danby Agricultural Show

Saturday 17th August Rosedale and District Annual Show

Saturday 17th August Gargrave Show

Wednesday 21st August Egton Horse & Agricultural Show Egton nr Whitby

Monday 26th August Reeth Show

Monday 26th August Farndale Show

Saturday August 31st Bilsdale Show

If you are not from this area, why not combine a stay at Valley View Farm Cottages with one of the North Yorkshire Country Show dates.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Borrowby Show 30th July 2013

Just to let you know that the Borrowby Show 2013 is on the 30th July 2013 at Hillside Rural Activities Park, Thirsk, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Borrowby show was first held in 1949, it is now a regular feature on the last Wednesday in July.

There is plenty to see and do in North Yorkshire and you can find out more about local attractions and events by visiting out 'What to See & Do' page on our website.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Cottage Availability from 2nd August 2013

Here is the cottage availability from the 2nd August 2013.

Couch Cottage, from 2nd August, 7 nights £504
Form Cottage, from 2nd August, 3 nights £302
Formicary Cottage, from 2nd August, 7 nights £504
Holt Cottage, from 2nd August, 3 nights £436
Granary Cottage, from 2nd August, 3 nights £459

We have short breaks and week long stays so please visit our booking & availability page for more information or telephone 01439 798221.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Yorkshire Day Events 1st August 2013

Yorkshire Day is the 1st August 2013 and there are plenty of events taking place.

Here are some of the events:
  • Skipton will host the Official Yorkshire Day Celebrations this year from Thursday 1 Aug until Sunday 4 Aug, a four day festival of Yorkshire celebrations, featuring a wide range of exciting events, from ‘A Night at the Opera' featuring over 100 nationally and internationally renowned musicians, to boat trips, the popular giant screen TV and even an urban beach at the Canal Basin. 
  • Castle Howard, York - Yorkshire Day Food Market Thursday 1st August 2013 10am-4pm in the Stable Courtyard. Entry is free Sample delicious local produce in the stunning surroundings of Castle Howard.
  • ‘Ring of Roses Project'  Thursday 1st August 2013 at 11:38am - which represents 1,138 years since the Ridings were first mentioned in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles.
  • Yorkshire Day: The County's Finest Foods & Wines at the Talbot Hotel, Malton Thursday 1st August 2013, from 12pm Celebrate Yorkshire Day with the best wines and foods produced here in God's own county. 

There will be plenty of events taking place in the region to make your stay in Yorkshire that bit more special!

So why not treat yourself to stay at one of the Valley View Farm Cottages and celebrate Yorkshire Day in the heart of Yorkshire.
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Saturday, 20 July 2013

August Bank Holiday Weekend 2013

Why not grab a break away this August bank holiday weekend - Monday 26th August is the bank holiday.


Cottage availability from the 23rd August 2013 to cover the bank holiday weekend.

Couch Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £504
Form Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £504
Formicary Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £504
Drey Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £664
Holt Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £727




Short breaks are also available.

Old Byland offer a friendly and informal atmosphere situated in the beautiful surroundings of Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Views from the six cottages are stunning and far reaching over the grazing sheep across the Yorkshire Moors. Friendly, affordable accommodation, Sally will welcome you with tea, homemade cakes & local paper.  To make a booking please visit our website www.valleyviewfarm.com or telephone 01439 798221.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Events At Castle Howard In August 2013

Castle Howard regularly holds special events and activities.

Here is the months list for events in August:


Sat 25th May to Wed 31st December Exhibition - Duty Calls: Castle Howard in Time of War Explore the stories of Castle Howard in the time of war in this exhibition inside the House.

 Thu 1st August Yorkshire Day Food Market Scrumptious produce all from our own county More Details > Fri 2nd August Pride & Prejudice Evening outdoor theatre. Adapted by Laura Turner from Jane Auste.

Wed 7th August WonderPhil Wednesdays! Join WonderPhil for a magical time this summer!

Tue 13th August Craft & Produce Market Beautiful crafts and delicious local produce.

Wed 14th August WonderPhil Wednesdays! Join WonderPhil for a magical time this summer!

Sat 17th August The Great British Proms Spectacular Join us for the 23rd year of The Castle Howard Great British Proms Spectacular with Special guests, The Overtones & The Military Wives

Sun 18th August Noughties Popfest with Minster FM North Yorkshire's biggest pop concert of Summer 2013!

 Tue 20th August Craft & Produce Market Beautiful crafts and delicious local produce.

Wed 21st August WonderPhil Wednesdays! Join WonderPhil for a magical time this summer!

 Fri 23rd August Photography Course An Introduction to Landscape Photography with York Photographer, Chris Ceaser

 Sat 24th August Sounds in the Grounds A one day family music festival in the stunning surroundings of Castle Howard. In partnership with Minster FM

Sat 24th August to Mon 26th August Meet Geoffrey the Lion Geoffrey will be here!

Wed 28th August WonderPhil Wednesdays! Join WonderPhil for a magical time this summer!

Castle Howard is one of Yorkshire's finest historic houses.  Set within 1000 acres of beautiful country the Howardian Hills are marked as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Castle Howard offers much more than a visitor attraction, it's always worth a visit especially when they are holding one of their many special events.

Castle Howard is a 40 minute drive from Old Byland and so if you are joining us for a break away it is a day out not to be missed.

There is plenty to see and do in North Yorkshire and you can find out more about the local attractions by visiting out 'What to See & Do' page on our website. 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Cottage Availability Through August 2013

Here is the cottage availability through August 2013.


Cottage availability from the 2nd August 2013

Couch Cottage, from 2nd August, 7 nights £504
Form Cottage, from 2nd August, 3 nights £302
Formicary Cottage, from 2nd August, 7 nights £504
Holt Cottage, from 2nd August, 3 nights £436
Granary Cottage, from 2nd August, 3 nights £459

 Cottage availability from the 9th August 2013

Couch Cottage, from 9th August, 7 nights £504
Form Cottage, from 9th August, 7 nights £504
Formicary Cottage, from 9th August, 7 nights £504
Drey Cottage, from 9th August, 7 nights £664
Holt Cottage, from 9th August, 3 nights £436

 Cottage availability from the 16th August 2013

Couch Cottage, from 16th August, 7 nights £504
Form Cottage, from 16th August, 7 nights £504
Formicary Cottage, from 16th August, 7 nights £504
Drey Cottage, from 16th August, 7 nights £664
Holt Cottage, from 16th August, 7 nights £727


 Cottage availability from the 23rd August 2013

Couch Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £504
Form Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £504
Formicary Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £504
Drey Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £664
Holt Cottage, from 23rd August, 7 nights £727


We have short breaks and week long stays so please visit our booking & availability page for more information or telephone 01439 798221.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Summer Holidays Get Away To North York Moors

The Summer holidays are fast approaching so why not get away from it all with a stay in the North York Moors.

We are just 5 miles from Helmsley, a popular market town set on the edge of the River Rye that has lots to offer. Why not explore the market place shops, watch the comings and goings of the motorbikes, see what’s playing at the Helmsley Arts Centre, visit Helmsley Castle or Helmsley Walled Garden. .

Other attractions that are not too far way include:

Duncombe Park

Castle Howard

Nunnington Hall

Rievaulx Abbey

If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Cottage Availability Near Helmsley 26th July

We have cottage availability from 26 July 2013 for a weeks stay.

Couch Cottage, from 26th July, 7 nights £504
Form Cottage, from 26th July, 7 nights £504
Formicary Cottage, from 26th July, 7 nights £504
Drey Cottage, from 26th July, 7 nights £664
Granary Cottage, from 26th July, 7 nights £765

Please see our booking & availability page for more information or telephone 01439 798221.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Farmer's Market York 2013

Farmers' markets take place regularly on Parliament Street in York.

Farmers, growers or producers from within a 40 mile radius of York city centre sell their produce, direct to the public.

Markets are held on the last Friday of every month:

  • 26 July 2013
  • 30 August 2013
  • 20 to 29 September 2013 - as part of the Festival of Food & Drink
  • 25 October 2013
  • 15/16 November 2013
  • 13/14 December 2013

These markets are generally open from 9am to 4pm and are held in Parliament Street.
 
Old Byland is just a 50 minute drive away from York, so if you are having a break away at Valley View Farm then York is a day out not to be missed.


To find out more about our cottages or things to do in the area then visit our website www.valleyviewfarm.com

Sunday, 14 July 2013

York Markets 2013

Dates of specialist markets in York in 2013.

Summer Crafts Fayre - 11 - 14 July 2013
Made in Yorkshire - See the Made in Yorkshire website for dates in 2013
Festival of Food & Drink - 20 - 29 September 2013
Big Green Market - 31 October, 1/2/3 November 2013
St Nicholas Fayre - 28 - 30 November and 1 December 2013
York Festive Fayre - 4 - 22 December 2013 A Continental York  15 - 20 October 2013
Farmers' Market - throughout the year predominantly held last Friday in the month - 26th July 2013
York Chocolate Festival 15 December 2013 (TBC)

To find out more visit the York Council website.


Old Byland is just a 50 minute drive away from York, so if you are having a break away at Valley View Farm then York is a day out not to be missed.


To find out more about our cottages or things to do in the area then visit our website www.valleyviewfarm.com


 

National Parks Events Week 29th July to 4th August 2013

National Parks Events Week is 29th July til 4th August 2013. There's loads of fun to be had with the National Parks Events Week. Heres whats going on at our local centre, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby.

Tree-shirts 29th Jul 2013 - 10:30 am to 12:00 noon

Working with Willow 29th Jul 2013 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm  

 Holiday Adventure 30th Jul 2013 - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm  

Woodland Adventure 30th Jul 2013 - 10:30 am to 12:00 noon

National Parks, Local Treasures 30th Jul 2013 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Esk Valley Wildlife Walk 31st Jul 2013 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Holiday Adventure 1st Aug 2013 - 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Cunning Compass Explorers 1st Aug 2013 - 10:30 am to 12:00 noon

GPS Treasure Hunt 1st Aug 2013 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Ranger Patrol 2nd Aug 2013 - 10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Meditations on the Land 3rd Aug 2013 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Meet the Artists: 3 Aug, 12 noon - 3pm, with music by harpist Sarah Dean, playing for 30 minutes at 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm

Expanding Horizons 3rd Aug 2013 - 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

 Great Geocaching Treasure Hunt 3rd Aug 2013 - 10:30 am to 2:00 pm  

 Explore a 12th-Century Planned Village 4th Aug 2013 - 10:45 am to 12:00 noon  

 Moorland Festival 4th Aug 2013 - 11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Appleton and More 4th Aug 2013 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Moors is a beautiful place to visit and if you join the Moors National Park Centre during Events Week there will be plenty to keep your little ones entertained too. Valley View Farm Cottages make an ideal base for exploring all North Yorkshire has to offer including the Moors. Why not book a week away and tie in some of the other treats the area has to offer. To find out more about events and attractions near us visit our What to See & Do page on our website.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Free Attractions in Yorkshire

There's plenty to see and do in Yorkshire and some of the attractions in the area are free to get in. With the Summer holidays just around the corner we thought it was a good time to remind you of some of the free attractions to take the children to see:

  • Royal Armouries, Leeds.
  • National Railway Museum, York.
  • Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham.
  • Yorkshire Museum, York (free for all under 16 year olds accompanied by one paying adult).
  • Hawes Ropemakes, Hawes.
  • Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington.
  • Beadlam Roman Villa, York.
  • Filey Seafront Sculpture Trail.
  • Falsgrave Park, Scarborough.
  • Airy Hill Play Park, Whitby.
  • Whitby Pannett Art Gallery and Pannett Park, Whitby.
  • Spofforth Castle, Harrogate.
  • Glen Gardens, Filey.
  • Redcliffe Farm, Scarborough.
  • Funland Amusements and Children's Rides, Filey.
  • Lunapark Funfair, Scarborough.
  • Whitby Lifeboat Museum, Whitby.
  • The Craven Museum and Gallery, Skipton.
  • The River Garden's and Perry's Plants, Whitby.
If you know of any more free attractions in North Yorkshire, then please leave a comment.

Friday, 12 July 2013

Ryedale Show 30th July 2013

The 147th Ryedale Show will be held on the 30th July 2013.

The show was established in 1855 and has become renowned for its very high standard of livestock and trade stands that attend in growing numbers each year.

The Ryedale Show is held at Welburn Park which is just a 40 minute drive from Valley View Farm. If you would like to attend this wonderful traditional country show then why not book a weekend cottage break and turn it into a short break away.

Valley View Farm offers a friendly and informal atmosphere situated in beautiful countryside. Views from the six cottages are far reaching and stunning, overlooking the grazing sheep across the North Yorkshire Moors. To find out more about all we have to offer please visit our website www.valleyviewfarm.com or book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221 .

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Cottage Availability From 19th July 2013

We have cottage availability from 19 July 2013 for a weeks stay.

Form Cottage, from 19th July, 7 nights £504
Formicary Cottage, from 19th July, 4 nights £504
Drey Cottage, from 19th July, 7 nights £664
Holt Cottage, from 19th July, 7 nights £727
Granary Cottage, from 19th July, 7 nights £765

Please see our booking & availability page for more information or telephone 01439 798221.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival July 2013

The Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival is 9 days of fixtures at various race courses throughout Yorkshire.
July 2013 Festival dates include:

Saturday 20th July, Ripon (Opening Day) Race Meeting
Sunday 21st July, Redcar Race meeting (Help the Heroes Family Fund Day)
Monday 22nd July, Beverley (Eve) Race Meeting
Wednesday 24th July, Catterick Race Meeting
Thursday 25th July, Doncaster (Eve) Race Meeting
Friday 26th July, Thirsk Race Meeting
Friday 26th July, York (Eve) Race Meeting followed by Kaiser Chiefs performing live after racing Saturday 27th July, York Sky Bet race Day Meeting followed by Little Mix performing live after racing
Sunday 28th July, Pontefract Race Meeting (Family Fun Day and last festival day including Championship presentations to leading jockey and trainer of the Festival)

There are some special extras thrown into the festival as well including a few open mornings, family fun days and a guest performance by Kaiser Chiefs at York on 26th July.

To find out more visit www.yorkshire.com/goracing. Why not tie in a break away and a visit to the races. Old Byland is just a 20 minute drive to Thirsk Racecourse, and 1 hour to York Racecourse so it's the ideal base for a fun day out. There's always plenty of things going on in Yorkshire so visit our 'What to See & Do' page to find out more.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Wonderful, Comfortable Accommodation

It's always nice to get feedback and it was lovely to read this review by one of our guests posted on Room Check.
"Wonderful, comfortable accommodation - We were warmly greeted upon arrival and given a quick tour of our cottage. Spacious cottage, comfortable furniture, incomparable views. We had everything we needed for a"home" away from home for the week. This was an excellent location for touring the area and we grew to love the little lanes and country views as we headed out each day. Our host provided a local tour book as well as suggested sites and walks in the area which was an extra-added bonus for us. I highly recommend this cottage and a visit to this beautiful part of England. "


 If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Huby and Sutton Show 28th July 2013

The Huby & Sutton show will take place at Sutton Park on July 28th. It's a traditional country show that offers a great family day out.  

There's a packed programme with a variety of rural entertainment including falconry displays, cattle, sheep and equine.

There's a Punch & Judy show and fairground for children.

Surrounding all the activity will be over 70 trade stands, a craft marquee and a Home Produce & Crafts Section organised by Huby WI and Sutton Country Women’s Association.

The show is held just a 40 minute drive away from Old Byland which makes Valley View Farm a perfect place to stay for a short break if you are planning on visiting the Huby & Sutton Show. To check availability visit our website or telephone 01439 798221.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Country Shows July 2013

There are always several good country fairs held in July. Here's a few you may wish to attend.

Great Yorkshire Show, 9 - 11th July at Great Yorkshire Showground
This famous show returns for the 155th time and expects to welcome around 125,000 visitors.

Malton Show, 14th July at Scampson Park, Malton
A traditional county show with an array of livestock and tradestands

Yorkshire Welcome Event, 28 - 29th July at Thirsk
An event to celebrate everything 'Yorkshire' including food, drinks and crafts.

Huby & Sutton Show, 28th July, Sutton Park
A traditional show with a variety of rural entertainment and trade stands with something for all the family.

The Ryedale Show, 30th July at Welburn Park
The 147th Ryedale Show offering a great family day out.

Valley View Farm is a working farm with holiday cottages available all year round. Why not book a short break with us and really get stuck into the countryside by visiting one of the country shows on in the area. The country shows offer something for all ages from enjoying the livestock to great food, drink and shopping opportunities. To find out about other attractions in the area visit our 'What to See & Do' page on our website. If you'd like to find out more about all we have to offer or to make a booking you can do so via our website or by telephoning 01439 798221.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Malton Show 14th July 2013

The Malton Show will take place on Sunday 14th July this year and this will be the 127th show.

The main attractions include a fun dog show, sheep, cattle, horticulture and horses. The main arena will offer grand attractions and parades throughout the day. There will be a children's area and crafts stands so all the family will be entertained.

To find out more visit www.maltonshow.com.

Valley View Farm is less than a 40 minute drive to Scampston Park where The Malton Show is held and so our cottages offer the ideal spot to stay if you'd like to visit the Malton Show this year. We offer 7 night breaks or 3 night breaks, to find out more just telephone 01439 798221.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Yorkshire Welcome Event July 2013

The Yorkshire Welcome event will be held on: 27th and 28th July 2013 and again will be in Thirsk Market Place.

The event is a great combination of food, drinks and crafts with something for everyone. 

To find out more visit www.yorkshirewelcome.co.uk

Thirsk is just a 20 minute drive from our cottages so why not take a break and enjoy the Yorkshire Welcome events. If you would like to book a break at one of the Valley View Farm holiday cottages then you can book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

York Maze Opens 13th July 2013

The York Maze will open it's doors for the Summer on Saturday 13th July 2013. The Maze is created from over 1 million living growing Maize plants and it's the the largest Maze in Britain.

As Maize is an annual plant the Maze design is re-designed each year, so visitors will enjoy getting lost again every Summer! I wonder what the theme is this year?

There are lots of other fun family activities now on site including an obstacle course, pig racing, water wars, crazy golf, quad bikes and many more.

A visit to York Maze is a great day out to keep children entertained but parents are guaranteed to have a good time too! To find out more about the site visit www.yorkmaze.com

Valley View Farm is just a 50 minute drive away from York so if you are visiting us this summer you may enjoy a trip to the famous York Maze. To find out more visit www.valleyviewfarm.com

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Craft & Produce Market Castle Howard 9th July 2013

For those of you who like craft and produce fairs, here's a quick reminder that Castle howard will be having a Craft & Produce Market on 9th July.

Castle Howard is one of Yorkshire's finest historic houses. Set within 1000 acres of beautiful country the Howardian Hills are marked as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Castle Howard offers much more than a visitor attraction, it's always worth a visit especially when they are holding one of their many special events.

Castle Howard is a 40 minute drive from Old Byland and so if you are joining us for a break away it is a day out not to be missed.

There is plenty to see and do in North Yorkshire and you can find out more about the local attractions by visiting out 'What to See & Do' page on our website.

To find out more about all we have to offer please visit our website www.valleyviewfarm.com or book online by clicking on the link or alternatively book over the telephone on 01439 798221

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Great Yorkshire Show Break Away

The Great Yorkshire Show is next week, on the 9th, 10th and 11th July. We still have availability for a break away to tie in with a visit to the Great Yorkshire Show, so why not grab a late break.

Formicary Cottage, from 5th July, 7 nights £415
Holt Cottage, from 8th July, 4 nights £398
Granary Cottage, from 8th July, 4 nights £421

The Great Yorkshire Show is an agricultural show which takes place annually on the Great Yorkshire Showground in July in the spa town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. It is organised and run by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS). Each year the Great Yorkshire Show welcomes over 125,000 visitors.

To get a true flavour of Yorkshire country life and farming, why not visit the Great Yorkshire Show in 2013 and combine it with a stay at Valley View Farm. We are just a 50 minute drive from the Harrogate showground. We can offer a full week away or a shorter break to suit you, so why not book some time away and visit the Great Yorkshire Show. To book please visit www.valleyviewfarm.com/booking or telephone 01439 798221. 
Valley View Farm, Old Byland, Helmsley, York YO62 5LG
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