Staycation Inspiration

Natural treasures and a world of family-fun and adventure to explore...

No matter what kind of holiday lifts your luggage, you will find both fun and escape when you visit Pickering; what other area has all this within easy reach:

  • a mountain-bike trail centre
  • an award-winning theme-park and zoo
  • an open-air theatre
  • two water-parks
  • two forests
  • two Blue Flag beaches
  • over twenty castles, abbeys and stately homes
  • and over 50 family attractions.
Visit Pickering Aqua Glide

Indulge your inner adventurer with bike trails, high ropes and water sports.  Get outdoors and explore the bridal ways and lesser trod paths of the forests, moors and coast.  Thrill the children with a trip to one of the country’s top-rated theme parks, Flamingoland, where its latest ride “Sik” was named 2022’s Best New Attraction.

To help you plan your holiday in Pickering, we have prepared our ‘Staycation’ inspiration guides for those staying in the area for three nights or more.  If you can’t fit everything in, then we’d be thrilled to have you for a return visit!

For Families

Families staying in Pickering are spoilt for choice when it comes to fun-filled days out. Discover new passions, enjoy laugh out-loud riotous fun and make those all important memories.

For Adventurers

Calling all adrenaline-junkies! The Great Outdoors on Pickering’s door-step is a place to cut loose.  Get lost, get energised and go wild in the North York Moors National Park.

For Explorers

Lose yourself on long walks whilst discovering pretty villages, explore the grounds of stately homes or browse your way round the region’s market towns. 


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