Glamping at Wold Meadows is a luxurious treat for all your senses with our stunning glamorous camping nomadic yurts with hot tubs and VW campervan. Yet if you still need some persuading, then here are twelve reasons to stay with us here in the Yorkshire Wolds, close to the Yorkshire Coast. Our site is not far from the picturesque village of Wold Newton with its traditional pub, duck pond and church.
- Unplug and Unwind
Wold Meadow has no Wi-Fi. If this is a worry for you, then think of it this way. For the length of your stay, you can switch off, lose contact with the stressful world out there and you can focus on the important things: the ones you love, relaxation and complete rest. Book your hot tub with us so you can enjoy a luxurious dip underneath the Yorkshire skies.
- Visit the Seaside
We are positioned in the very heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, with rolling chalk hills of North and East Yorkshire that stretch for miles and meet the stunning Yorkshire Coast in the east. The Yorkshire Coast includes some of the UK’s best-known resorts such as Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Other gems include Robin Hoods Bay, Hunmanby Gap, and Cayton Bay. Why not have a donkey ride, an ice cream, sample some fish and chips and even have a go at surfing?
- Buy and Eat Great Food
Yorkshire’s larder is famous for its rich heritage and tasty offerings. From locally grown potatoes to gin distilled on your doorstep, buying local and eating local is all part of the staycation experience. Malton has proclaimed itself as Yorkshire’s Food Capital and it is host to several eclectic food shops and producers. Yet other towns also have great foodie offerings, including Helmsley and Pickering. There are plenty of places at which you can wine and dine and booking ahead is always advised.
- Take a Step Back in Time
Yorkshire is one of the most historic counties in the UK. From the very early mists of time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the past has literally left its mark in our lovely county. Today, you can hunt for fossils or dinosaur footprints at Filey, take a tour of Scarborough Castle, see where Count Dracula landed in Whitby and even take a trip on a steam train at Pickering.
- Walks Galore
Never has walking been so popular as now. It is free, healthy and has very little impact on the environment. Wold Meadow has gentle strolls on its very doorstep but if you want to really stretch the legs then you won’t be disappointed. We are very lucky to have two National Trails within easy distance of our glamping accommodation. The Yorkshire Wolds National Trail is one of the hidden gems of the National Trail portfolio. Stretching for 79-miles, it takes in some stunning locations such Wharram Percy, the deserted Medieval village; the Humber Bridge, once the longest single span suspension bridge in the world; and gorgeous villages such as Wintringham. Then the Cleveland Way is one of the oldest of the National Trails and includes 110-miles of impressive and sometimes arduous paths taking in the rugged cliff top paths of Hayburn Wyke, Ravenscar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
- See How the Other Half Lives
Yorkshire, like many other counties in England, is known for its stately homes, private estates, and aristocratic families. Today, most stately homes and great houses are open to the public and you can visit these sumptuous country piles and explore their magnificent grounds and gardens. Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park, Burton Agnes, Burton Constable are just a few of the places you can visit. Then for houses with something just that bit different to see, Sewerby Hall has connections to Amy Johnson, one of the early female flight pioneers, along with an animal park and stunning gardens.
- Visit the Forest
While our part of Yorkshire is festooned with hills, cliffs and beaches, venture inland and you will have a totally different experience. Dalby Forest is wonderful with its forest trails and mountain biking routes. There are also running trails, walking routes, play areas, café and more. Once the sun sets, Dalby Forest is also a Designated Dark Sky Discovery Site when stargazing is a must.
- Bring the Dog
Our corner of Great Britain welcomes dogs and responsible dog owners! Many attractions allow dogs onsite and there are some beaches on which dogs are allowed all year round. The main beaches along our coast have a dog ban in place from 1st May to 30th September. Yet don’t let this put you off as there are hundreds of places to walk the pooch.
- Enjoy Live Entertainment
Now returning with gusto, live entertainment is also something you can enjoy on the Yorkshire Coast! Whitby Pavilion has year-round entertainment while the Scarborough Open Air Theatre attracts some global stars such as Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, and Noel Gallagher. Scarborough is also host to the eponymous Stephen Joseph Theatre, where world-class playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn showcases his plays. If this all sounds a bit too hectic for you, Yorkshire’s food festivals are numerous and famous for attracting the world’s greatest chefs.
- Retail Therapy
One of the joys of a staycation is to visit the boutique shops in nearby towns. From specialist chocolatiers to quirky galleries, from antiques emporiums to bookshops, there’s something for everyone. If you need a grocery shop, then our area has a choice of high street names and independent stores that sell all the essentials you need.
- Statues and Architecture
The towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are famous for their statuesque artwork! Numerous works of art can be found in all three towns, celebrating their fishing heritage, famous authors and more. Likewise, if you love spotting your Doric columns, or enjoy visiting a peaceful church, then you’ll be needing a return visit to Wold Meadow! Our area has churches dating back a thousand years and we bet those walls and windows all have a story to tell! The stunning mix of architecture is also something to savour, from medieval dwellings to stunning Art Deco buildings.
- Returning to Base
If all this sounds pretty exhausting, then don’t worry. Just think, once you’ve finished exploring for the day, you can return to your luxurious Yurt or VW Campervan. You’re all set for a relaxing evening with great food, a chilled bottle of something and all you need to do is watch the sun set and the star slowly twinkle in the sky.