Yorkshire in a stunning county filled with things to do, places to see, and views to admire. So why not combine all of these things on your next trip to Yorkshire? Go camping right in the heart of the stunning Yorkshire Dales, but fill your days with the countless cultural pursuits and events Yorkshire has to offer. Yorkshire culture is rivalled by none, from art galleries to museums to Grassington festival - we can promise that you’ll never be bored!
# Art Galleries in Yorkshire
Yorkshire is renowned for its independent art galleries, with the numerous art galleries in Yorkshire showcasing the immense talent the area has to offer. An example of such is Stacey Moore, an artist famed for her impressive animal coloured pencil drawings which are influenced by the Yorkshire Dales. Her gallery, Stacey Moore Art, is a unique and quaint place, where you can frequently observe Stacey drawing on site. Spend a rainy afternoon strolling around it, and be sure to pick up one of the limited edition prints or stationary on your way out! If you’re more interested in regional and British art and crafts, you may enjoy a visit to the Old School Gallery & Craft Shop in the picturesque village of Muker. Here you’ll find an ever evolving mix of styles and mediums, with the craft shop stocking a wide range of merchandise from soft furnishings to ceramics, metalwork to natural skin care products. Following your visit to the gallery, reward your cultural endeavours with some delicious cake and coffee in their garden.
# Theatres in Yorkshire
When considering Yorkshire theatres, one simply cannot miss mentioning York Theatre Royal. York Theatre Royal has been producing delightful drama for over 270 years and is considered to be one of the country’s leading producing theatres. The theatre entertains over 200,000 people annually with a wide variety of performances, events and activities. During your visit to Yorkshire, treat yourself to one of the numerous shows on offer, you can check what is on through visiting their website. If nothing there takes your fancy, why not check out the Grand Opera House? This theatre has seen numerous changes in name, beginning as The Empire Theatre and ending as The Grand Opera House. They offer a wide variety of acts, from West End musicals to stand up comedians, family shows to live bands, ensuring there will always be something from everyone! You can find tickets for their shows here!
# Museums in Yorkshire
What could be better than learning more about the Yorkshire Dales and those that dwell there? At the Dales Countryside Museum you have the opportunity to learn about the people who have lived and worked there, shaping the landscape for thousands of years. The museum hosts numerous events throughout the year and has a Creation Station to further inspire visitors. If you’re looking for a more unique experience, then look no further than Hawes Ropemakers. At this interactive museum you’ll get the chance to not only see, but learn and practice how rope is made from start to finish. The museum is a quaint size and so the visit won’t take more than an hour. Visitors especially enjoyed the gift shop, which is filled with handmade gifts and knickknacks.
# Festivals in Yorkshire
When considering festivals in Yorkshire and those showcasing the talent brewing within the Yorkshire Dales, our mind immediately goes to Grassington Festival. This annual multi arts and music Festival has been enriching the minds and ears of visitors for 38 years. Their unique combination of performances, visual arts and live music allows this festival to come alive with a myriad of colours and creativity. It truly offers something for all tastes through celebrating the best of theatre, music, comedy, dance, talks, workshops, walks, creative challenges and visual arts! Furthermore, it is actually a local charity, aiming to provide a unique and affordable opportunity for all to take part in and experience the arts. If you plan to visit Yorkshire, aim to go in June and enjoy the fun and wild creativity Grassington Festival has to offer!
# Camping in Yorkshire
Now that we know all the fabulous Yorkshire culture we’ll be filling our days with, it is necessary to consider where we’ll be spending our nights! At Bainbridge Ings Country Park you’ll find a quiet family run holiday park right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The elevated position of the park offers great views of Wensleydale and overlooks the quaint market town of Hawes, which ensures good shops, cafes and more are only a short stroll away. The park is regarded highly for their pristine facilities, with visitors particularly enjoying the opportunity to run a wash or charge their electronics!
The Maudsley’s have been running Knight Stainforth Hall Caravan and Camping Park for over 80 years, making it one of the oldest sites still run by the same family. Situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it is only 2 miles north of the market town of Settle. This campsite is not only ideally situated for exploring the Dales, but is also within easy traveling distance of the Lakes and Herriot Country. Their touring park is open from 1st March to 31st October and is spacious enough to accomodate 100 caravans, motorhomes or tents- and 75 of these have electric hook up points! The site has a shop with off license, a children’s play area and ball game area, as well as a games and TV room. Even rainy days on the Dales can be made fun at Little Stainforth!
Too few individuals are aware of the wonderful combination that is camping and culture. Enjoy spending your trip to Yorkshire on culture visits, walks in nature and late night discussions around a campfire. If you can think of anything better, please let us know! On our blog, you can also find more things to do in North Yorkshire or our top days out for couples in Yorkshire. As for the motorhome to take on this incredible journey? Look no further than Goboony, the motorhome rental platform. Through Goboony you’ll be in touch with private motorhome owners and have a safe, easy and fun motorhome holiday!