Happenings@The Hideaway & #BaxbyFest

RECYCLING@The Hideaway

The Hideaway is a very rural site and disposing of commercial waste isn’t easy. Please take home with you any large items such as broken chairs, tables, air-beds, windbreaks etc etc. PLEASE help to keep The Hideaway a David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award winner by recycling and separating glass from general waste, this reduces the amount that goes to land-fill.

The Sanctuary@The Hideaway (open NOW!)

Adults ONLY pitches beyond the orchard that back on to the stream set amongst the native trees and grasses, a special place that is child-free that has been untouched to encourage wildlife and ground-nesting birds.  For this reason there are only five pitches for tents (no hook-ups). Eleven7 and amplified music rules still apply! 


We achieved PLATINUM and TripAdvisor Excellence for another year…!








#BaxbyFest will return IN MAY 2018



Here is a taster of what you missed in 2016….



August 11th 2015


Tom Bardon will be staying at The Hideaway between the 10th and the 15th of August and on the 11th of August between 5pm and 7pm on pitch T24 Tom will be holding a Fire-Lighting Session!

Have a wander over with your sticks and try your hand at being Bear Grylls for an hour!

 Great fun for the kids (and adults!)

11th August 5pm – 7pm

Pitch T24


Look what we’ve just received in the post….



‘The Guardian’ come Glamping!!

Hideaway Newspaper Article 2014

Award for The Hideaway!


In 2013, 2014 and 2015 we entered the prestidious David Bellamy conservation award and have achieved the GOLD accolade each time!

Here is a letter to The Hideaway from David Bellamy himself:

David Bellamy Conservation Award 2013/14

Park: The Hideaway @ Baxby Manor

Award 2013/14 Gold

Message from David Bellamy:

Welcome aboard and straight into gold. Very well done.

I am writing to congratulate you and your team on your fantastic award. You should be very proud of the work you have done to help Britain’s wildlife – which, as you’ll know, needs all the help it can get at the moment.

I hope that the award provides you with an effective way to let everyone know that you are a champion of ‘all things green’ and that it encourages you to strive to do even more for the natural world in the future.

Having read through your assessment, I’d just like to say that I am really delighted by all the work you have done so far. I am particularly impressed by your obvious commitment to sustainability and by your plans to put in new planting that encourages wildlife. You commitment to the local community is also shown by the fact that you’ve helped your local pub boost its profits by 70%. Well done!

As you’ll see, your assessor has made a number of suggestions for how you can build on your achievements – I really hope that these comments are useful and that they will help you prioritise and focus your efforts for the coming year. I particularly like Rose’s idea about looking at supporting a relevant environmental charity, such as the Bumblebee Conservation Trust or Sustrans.

As I never get tired of saying, the exciting thing about working for wildlife is that there is always something new to do. So please continue your wonderful work and make 2014 your greenest yet.


David Bellamy BH&HPA President

NEW for 2014


For those that cannot holiday without it…

We are now SUPERFAST @The Hideaway!

Free Fibre Optic Broadbnd/WiFi is now available to all of our happy Campers and Glampers!

Please be aware that the range is limited to around the reception area.

#BaxbyFest will return for 2014…..September 13th.

Put it in your diary and BOOK NOW! Not many pitches left!

Two pitches left!


We have lot’s of musicians already signed up…..recently added to the line-up are some African Bongo drummers! We also have some cracking vocalists, a family orchestra and local lads ‘Bit of a Gamble’!

If you play an instrument OF ANY KIND please let us know (you get to camp for free providing you play it at some point during the course of the evening!).

BaxbyFest is a very laid-back informal affair; no time slots, no stage, no mic, simply turn up with or without an instrument (with is better!), pull up a straw bale, pour yourself a home-brew cider and let the tunes flow!!

This year we have ‘Gorgeous Greek George’ providing the catering!


Mountain Biking Extravaganza Weekend – October 18th/19th 20! (ONLY 6 PLACES REMAINING…!)  SOLD OUT!

In association with Yorkshire Mountain Biking

The nice folks at Yorkshire Mountain Biking just down the road from The Hideaway have kindly agreed to provide a full days Guided (showing you all the best trails!) Mountain Biking in October for those keen camping/mountain biking enthusiasts amongst you so….why not make a weekend of it?!
2 nights in a Double EcoPod at The Hideaway (18th & 19th) + a full days guided mountain biking on the Saturday (19th)
£120 (£60 each)
Stay in your own tent for 2 nights (18th & 19th)
£80 (£40 per person)