The Area 

​​Activities
There are many activities you can participate in, in the Rocklands lodges area


  • Friars Hill Riding Stables, Sinnington

  • Swimming, Pickering

  • Kirkbymoorside Golf Club

  • Fishing

  • Hiking

  • Treasure Hunts

Please click one of the links below to find out more information

 

Statley Homes

 

​Castle Howard

​Magnificent 18th century house with extensive collections

plus 1,000 acres of famous gardens and park.



 



Helmsley Walled Garden
A 5-acre walled garden built in 1758, set beneath Helmsley Castle.

Nunnington Hall
The sheltered walled garden on the banks of the River Rye

with it's delightful flowing meadows, compliments this

mellow 17th century manor house

Duncombe Park
Family home of Lord and Lady Feathersham. Recently

restored & surrounded by a unique 18th century landscape. House by guided tour only but you can explore the extensive parkland  at your leisure.

 

Museums, Castles & Abbeys

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle has towered over the market town for nearly a thousand years. Originally a Medieval Castle, a Tudor mansion was added in the 1600's, before Cromwell's men in a show of power blew up the great keep, slicing it in half.

Rievaulx Abbey


Explore the dramatic and extensive remains of one of the most powerful monasteries in Britain. Once home to the greatest spiritual writer of the medieval Ages, Saint Aelred described it as 'everywhere peace, everywhere serenity' which still holds true today​

Whitby Abbey


Set on a headland high over the popular seaside town, Whitby Abbey is the perfect choice for a great value day trip in Yorkshire. It's easy to see how Bram Stoker was inspired by its gothic splendour when writing Dracula. This is one of the most atmospheric visitor attractions on the Yorkshire coast.

Eden Camp Modern History Museum


Housed within the grounds of an original WWII POW camp, a visit to Eden camp will allow you to experience life during the war both on the home front and front line with sights, smells and sounds.
 

Beck Isle Museum


A treasure house of nostalgia. Step back into Victorian England. Home of the Sydney Smith photographic collection. Pickering's hidden gem.

Ryedale Folk Museum


A hidden gem and the finest open air museum in Yorkshire. An amazing collection of rescued and restored historic buildings. Everything from craft workshops and thatched cottages to shops, flints and a fire engine.

Other Attractions

North York Moors Steam Railway


Travel through 18 miles of beautiful North York Moors National Park on Britain's most popular heritage railway. Visit the picturesque station of Goathland which is used as Aidensfield in Heartbeat and Hogsmeade in Harry Potter and the Philosophers stone.
 

Flamingo Land

 


With over 1000 attractions, including roller coaster's  shows and an extensive zoo, Flamingo Land's the best value family day out in the nation.​ For  family fun and thrills, you won't find better than Flamingo Lane Theme Park & Zoo.  Just a 10 min drive from Rocklands, the park offers some of the finest Theme park ride throughout Europe.  There is also a captivating programme of regular free shows, which guarantees that the fun never stops. Excitement and adventure for the youngest guests is also assured by a fantastic collection of junior coasters, carousels and fun slides, plus indoor and outdoor soft play areas too!