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Five springtime activities to enjoy in the Yorkshire countryside

By Helen Pentith  //  Tue 22nd April 2014
Escrick Park Spring Activities

Spring is in the air! It’s amazing what a few sunny days can do to rejuvenate the country after a long, miserable winter. Here at Escrick Park we love to watch the seasons change, and now is the perfect time for you to pay us a visit and enjoy our grounds during a spectacular spring. What could you get up to during the springtime at Escrick Park? Take a look at five of our favourite Yorkshire springtime activities and see for yourself...

Wildflower walks

The landscape of the Yorkshire countryside goes through a miraculous transformation at this time of year. Right now the daffodils and crocuses are out in force, and before too long the woods will be carpeted with clouds of bluebells. Why not join us at Escrick Park for a wildflower walk? Alongside the flowers we’ve already mentioned you’ll be able to spot numerous varieties of tree blossoms and buds, and smell more aromatic plants such as wild garlic. The Yorkshire countryside is never more beautiful than it is during spring!


With the weather taking a turn for the better, spending time in the outside world is much more amenable. This spring, why not take the kids to Escrick Park and indulge in one of our very favourite rural activities: Poohsticks? Make an enquiry for one of our timber lodge holiday homes and you can spend every spring here – just read our guide to playing Poohsticks properly and spend an enjoyable day by the riverside.


Speaking of riverside activities, springtime should bring the anglers out in earnest. While the cold and rain of winter meant a day sat by the lake with a rod and line could be an unpleasant one, fishing becomes much more fun in the clement weather of spring! Hollicarrs owners can enjoy access to our private fishing facilities, so if you’re looking for peace and tranquillity this spring then look no further.


While Poohsticks and fishing can be a lot of fun, they aren’t the most active of hobbies! If you’re looking for something to get your muscles working and your blood pumping this spring, then cycling could be the activity for you. Here at Escrick Park we boast numerous cycling routes and trails for cyclists of all abilities to enjoy, and you’re bound to have a better time in the saddle in the sunshine of spring than the mud and misery of winter! Explore Escrick’s grounds by bike and make the most of spring this year.


Buying one of our timber lodge holiday homes for your own private use really is the best way to enjoy spring! Can you see yourself on the veranda of your very own holiday home, glass of Pimms in hand, while your partner sets up the boules on the lawn below you? Not only do we rent out boules equipment from the Hollicarrs reception, but we also have our very own bowling green for owners to enjoy. Can you think of a better way to spend your spring?

We love spring, and can’t think of a better way to spend this wonderful season than in the picturesque Yorkshire countryside. Fancy joining us? Why not make an enquiry for one of our timber lodge holiday homes and be able to enjoy the park throughout year?

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