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11th December 2020

Christmas 2020 North Yorkshire Moors & Coast

As we look back on an eventful twelve months, all of us here at Cottage Escapes would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Some of you may be lucky enough to get your North Yorkshire Moors and Coast fix over the festive season, so here’s a quick rundown of some of the things you can see and do whilst you’re with us.

Things will undoubtedly be a little different, but rest assured that all of our properties, grounds and shared facilities are Covid-safe and sanitised and we are enforcing social distancing and check-in regulations in line with Government advice. Please also follow the guidelines about travel according to which Tier you live in before you join us for a stay.

Christmas North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Christmas Moorlander

2020 has been a challenging year for Lapland and time is running out. Santa and his team need your help – his sleigh is out of action; reindeers are furloughed and the elves need to build all of the presents in time for Christmas Eve. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with North Yorkshire Moors Railway starting at a festive Pickering Station. Hop on board the heritage carriages and into your own private compartment where your festive adventure starts. You’ll hopefully catch a glimpse of the big man himself too, as he prepares for the most magical night of the year. Find out more and book:

Drive Through Cinema

Head to Oliver’s Mount on 12 or 13 December as Yorkshire Drive In Cinema roll on through to spread some festive cheer with a smorgasbord of seasonal favourites, from Home Alone and Elf to The Polar Express. Find out more and book:

Seasonal Screenings

Pop-up Cinema Yorkshire will be setting up a giant projector in Stepney Hill Farm’s beautiful rustic barn on 18 and 19 December for a special Christmas party screening of Love Actually, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Grinch and Frozen 2. Find out more and book:

Christmas Express

Santa’s elves are here in Scarborough until 19 December to help your little ones write and send their Christmas lists straight to the North Pole from the North Yorkshire Coast. Book a truly festive family experience:

Filey Fishtive Tree

Although there’ll be no festive light switch on this year, if you find yourself exploring the fabulous fishing village of Filey, see if you can spot the giant crab pot Christmas tree adorning the North Yorkshire Coastline, which will be as tall and brightly lit as ever.

Enchanted Experience

Add a touch of extra sparkle to your festive getaway and enjoy an exclusive meeting with Father Christmas, Mrs Claus and their magical companion WonderPhil at Castle Howard until 23 December. Tickets include access to the estate where you will enjoy a one hour show featuring your favourite festive duo. The big man himself will then invite each child, one bubble at a time, over to the roaring fire to gather their Christmas wishes and for a festive photo opportunity. Before making their way to the toy workshop to choose a gift from Mrs Claus. A special post box to the North Pole will also be ready to receive little one’s letters, so don’t forget to bring them along. Find out more and book:

A Dickensian Christmas

Step out of the cold and into a magical snow-covered world where Christmas comes alive at York Castle Museum. The famous Victorian street, Kirkgate is set to transform into a glistening stage where large-scale projections dance across the walls, bringing to life famous characters from the Nutcracker. Oversized decorations, ballerinas and toy soldiers adorn the street and merry music plays – immersing you in a new and truly unique festive experience. Find out more and book:

Christmas walk North Yorkshire Moors

Festive Woodland Wanders

Winter here on the edge of the North Yorkshire Coast stretches from the Christmas period through to February and is a season that can bring beautiful blankets of snow to the Moorlands, leading to crisp days that really highlight our big sky views. There’s also a small selection of independent boutiques and eateries still offering seasonal shopping and tasty takeaway treats and plenty to see and do across the North York Moors National Park – from bauble hunts to pop up stalls. We recommend warm clothing, shorter walks and finding a cosy spot in front of the roaring fire with a mug of hot chocolate (or perhaps something a little stronger) at the end of a day spent exploring our stunning surrounding scenery. If you’re planning a visit, make sure to keep up to date with the latest advice and guidance

Let’s face it – 2020 has been a bit of a let down – so why not start 2021 with a bang and book a stay for up to 6 guests (same household/support bubble) with us here at Mulberry Cottage and enjoy a little extra space to welcome the New Year. Find out more and book 👉

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