Yorkshire is blessed with historic picturesque manor houses and nestled on the quiet banks of the River Rye is one of them, Nunnington Hall.
Rich in history, the 16th century building was inherited by Margaret Fife in 1920, when she and her husband embarked on a major renovation project.
For those who are interested in the paranormal, Nunnington Hall has featured on popular TV show Most Haunted after guests reported seeing ghostly black figures in the bedroom – spooky!
So winter’s the perfect time to pay a visit, get into the spirt (as it were) and make contact with those on the other side.
Don’t let that scare you though, it’s a great day out for all the family.
The period manor house hosts various art and photography exhibitions and the grounds themselves are beautiful, where visitors can learn about gardening, play games and make a wish by tying a ribbon on the wishing tree.
For those who like to get their hands dirty, especially kids, the newly opened Mud Pie Kitchen means you can create your own muddy delicacies – just don’t try eating one!
It’s also a haven for wildlife. The idyllic gardens – complete with the river Rye meandering through – are home to various native birds which can be seen and heard throughout the year.
The array of cakes and other sweet treats on offer in the tearoom and tea garden are perfect for after you’ve worked up an appetite exploring the grounds.
Price: Adults £7.50, children £3.75
Opening Times: Weekends, see website
Sat nav: YO62 5UY
Telephone: 01439 748283
Address: Nunnington, near York, North Yorkshire
For more great days out see www.yorkshire.com