Places to Eat & Things to do

Pubs & Evenings Out

There is a great selection of dining out in the area – the closest to The Hideaway, just a 10 minute walk from the campsite, is the Tomahawk Steakhouse. In the next village a couple of miles away is the Fauconberg Arms at Coxwold; the White Swan and the White Horse at Ampleforth; the Durham Ox at Crayke; and for something a bit special there is the Black Swan at Oldstead, (voted best restaurant in the WORLD by TripAdvisor!), and at Harome you’ll find the Michelin star awarded The Star.

I personally recommend all of the above, they are all excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate going to any of them, I frequently do! (well not so frequently to the Black Swan and The Star!!).

Or, head into York, where there is something for every taste and budget – from bistro to rosette dining. Whilst you’re there why not do a Ghost Walk, visit the theatre or see a film at the stylish riverside City Screen! 🙂

Get Active

This is THE place for walkers and cyclists, and nearby there are plenty of activities for all ages.


Sutton Bank Bikes –  Mountain Bike Hire

Riding Stables are popular locally – there is a school/trekking centre at Boltby.

Baxby Microlights

Baxby Airsports Club Microlight experience flights and lessons. Run by David and Elaine and based right here at Baxby on the farm’s 110 acres.

Baxby Airsports has been established since 1986 and over the years has developed an impressive and comprehensive range of sales, services and facilities for aircraft owners and students
We have a lively social life in association with the North Yorkshire Flying Club, with fly-outs to other clubs and events in this country and abroad [Orkney – France – Isle of Wight – Ireland] There are monthly club meetings – usually with interesting speakers – and regular social events.

Visit us and find out how much fun flying can be in a relaxed and friendly club atmosphere.

From complete beginners looking for an initial trial flight to bespoke flight training tailored to meet your needs

Beacon Alpacas in Husthwaite

A relaxing 2 hour experience getting up close and learning about these fascinating creatures.

Adults and children over 14 may take one of our Halter trained alpacas for a walk in the Hambleton Hills, younger children can accompany an adult.

These delightful creatures are curious, friendly, most endearing and easy to handle, a Beacon Alpaca Walk introduces you to some of best.

There are several golf courses in the area.

There is some great fishing to be had on the local rivers and fishing lakes.

You will find go-karting at Monks Cross, and, further afield, a trip to Xscape will brush up your winter sports on the indoor real snow ski slope and ice rink.

For family fun, test your nerve on the large variety of rides at Flamingoland and Lightwater Valley Fun Parks.

Horse Racing

At York, Ripon, Wetherby, Thirsk, Beverley and Catterick

Visitor Attractions

Beningborough Hall
Beningborough Hall
1716 Georgian mansion is set in a park and gardens
Newby Hall Newby Hall & GardensHall and beautiful gardens
Newburgh Priory Newburgh PrioryLovely priory at Coxwold, just 2 miles away
Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx AbbeyAtmospheric abbey ruin
Flamingo Land Flamingo LandTheme park and zoo for the younger ones!
Eden Camp Eden CampModern history museum covering 1914 onwards, great for adults and kids alike
Elvington Air Museum Elvington Air MuseumMuseum showcasing all things aviation related
Shandy Hall Shandy HallBooks, paintings, manuscripts and prints of writer Laurence Sterne, also just 2 miles away at Coxwold
The variety of scenery around us provides endless possibilities for walking, cycling and touring – North to the vast dramatic open landscape of the North Yorkshire Moors; West to the green valley pastures of the Yorkshire Dales, beloved of our famous local vet – James Herriot – and Bronte Country; South through the rich farmlands of the Vale of York, to the City, with its glorious Minster, Jorvik Museum and the National Rail Museum; East to the Wolds and coast – picturesque fishing villages, Whitby old town’s quaint streets, imposing cliff top Abbey and Dracula legend, plus the traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough and Filey.

Visit historic York and the Spa Town of Harrogate

The city of York and the spa town of Harrogate are both within a 30 minutes’ drive, providing a host of attractions and the opportunity to shop ’til you drop during the day, and dine out or party at night.

There are numerous places to visit. Yorkshire’s rich past bequeathed us Castles, Abbeys and Stately Homes in abundance. Castle Howard, Beningborough Hall, Newby Hall, Duncombe Park – The Abbeys of Byland, Rievaulx and Fountains and Helmsley Castle are also all within 30 minutes of Baxby Manor.

This part of Yorkshire supports many fascinating craft industries, particularly in our immediate area, where almost every village has its own wood carver and furniture maker – the most renowned of which is Robert Thompson – the Mouse Man – at Kilburn.

York Attractions

Spend some time in historic York, with its quaint streets and world famous Minster. The Jorvik Viking Museum and Castle Museum will transport you back in time. Walk round the medieval  city walls and down the famous Shambles (probably one of England’s most famous streets) – take a river trip or visit the National Railway Museum.

And, when you need to refuel, why not visit Betty’s famous tearooms, or discover one of the many pubs (reputedly one for every day of the year!), bistros and restaurants hidden in the network of streets.


If you need a little retail therapy, York, Leeds and Harrogate have a great selection of  individual shops, waiting to be discovered, along popular High Street names. Just outside York, you will find shopping centres at Monks Cross and Clifton Moor and an enormous range of discounted designer labels for fashion and the home at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet. There are colourful and interesting markets in all of the surrounding towns – one for every day of the week!

Out and About

A spectacular drive through the North York Moors takes you to the dramatic east coastline with beautiful Robin Hood’s Bay, nestling between the cliffs, and Whitby, home of the ultimate fish and chips! Why not stop on the way in Heartbeat Country, and visit the NYM Steam Railway (Pickering to Grosmont)? Or go to Scarborough, via Castle Howard, the setting for Brideshead Revisited. A visit to the farm shop and delicatessen there is a must for self-catering or gift buying.

Head west, and you are soon in the Yorkshire Dales. With its picture postcard images of drystone walls and dramatic countryside – real Herriot Country – with miles of walks ranging from gentle valley bottom to the strenuous “Three Yorkshire Peaks” challenge.

Husthwaite Village

You don’t need to go very far from The Hideaway to find something happening….Husthwaite Village, known locally as The Orchard Village has an array of things going on, click on the image below to be taken to