Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Monday, 23 July 2007

days out inland a bit

So what do you do with the kids when you have all had enough of playing on East Yorkshire's wonderful beaches. l mean to say there is only so much sand you can shift in an afternoon, armed with a plastic bucket and spade, besides by the time you have created your masterpieces, the sea comes in with no thought to the time & effort taken, and sets about destroying the towers, turrets, moat & drawbridge as it rushes quietly in to claim the day's spoils.

Most small people really do not appreciate being dragged around shops, especially when all they can see clearly is a world of knees & bums. So, avoid the towns. Driving away from the coast, the Yorkshire Wolds can be explored in a series of small country lanes crisscrossing the landscape, taking the driver through small picturesque villages, ancient churches and marvelous picnic spots. Picnic spots with adventure playground in. Picnic spots in Elizabethan Manors that have magical mazes & giant board games set in the old walled gardens. None of this catches small person fancy?

What about museums. Not the dull, stuffy ones with miles of glass with cabinets filled with badly stuffed dead things, but wonderful, exciting museums where you can pretend your Tony Robinson & find things in trays of spoils from real, live archaeological sites. Here l'm thinking York, OK, l know this is a city with shops, but, it also has the most amazing museums. One of our favorites can be found here whilst for good nose holding smells this is the place to go. Another museum, that if there is any energy left in those small legs, is this one & if your offspring Together with any males in the family just love the smell of steam, coal & dear Thomas then you might want to leave them HERE all day whilst you partake of tea & fat rascals at Bettys in either Stonegate or St Helen's Square.

7 comments:

Blossomcottage said...

My friend Mags and I spent a wonderful week last October on the East Yorkshire coast> Heaven on earth enjoyed every minute of it, I know we are not kids but hey we enjoyed all the kids stuff.
Blossom

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Good heavens! have you been given a backhander from the English Tourist Board? Surely you should have finished with "...and after the excitement of your chosen museum, get your laughing gear round a delicious ice cream cone from Mr Moos of Bridlington Bay..."

Grouse said...

I havnt been to the Jorvic centre yet despite the fact that most of my family live in and around York. I'm always so impressed by your many 'links' but now you have started doing it with the word 'here' etc........now that's just smatiepantsism.......

muddyboots said...

damm, l knew l'd forgotten something, but YP, you did mention we didn't want too many southerners heading for the EY coast so l'm sending them inland!

Suffolkmum said...

Wow, you have made me yearn to go - my husband has never been to Yorskhire (southerner from Kent) - I keep telling him how great it is. Having said that, I only really know the dales and the coast around Whitby. Would like to see the wolds.

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Bit far to go for us but wondeful info you should consider a career in travel guides, I used to edit them and believe me yours is far better than many I dealt with!!!

mutterings and meanderings said...

I keep hearing about fat rascals - this is the third mention I've heard in less than a week and I need to have one!

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