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Bringing you news, announcements and events from High Oaks Grange and around and about on the North York Moors and Pickering.

With guest blogs coming from attractions in the area, members of staff and you - our visitors.

"Double, double, toil and trouble; fire burn and hot tub bubble..."

Halloween is nearly here, so it's time for witches, warlocks, and weird and wonderful sights. We've rounded up 5 frightful Halloween events happening near High Oaks Grange, so read on if you dare. And if you're in the mood for a spooky staycation, you can find our availability for the end of the month at the end of this post. 

When a recent guest of ours asked if she could write a blog post about her stay at High Oaks Grange, we were thrilled! Caroline came to stay in Cropton Cottage with her daughters and her partner to celebrate his birthday, and by all accounts it sounds like they had a great time. So, without further ado, here's our first ever guest blog to show you what a weekend at High Oaks Grange is like! 

The wake of the recent Thomas Cook collapse has once again raised the debate on whether it's better to book holidays directly, instead of relying on high street or online travel agents. In the case of the thousands of stranded travellers and those whose future travel plans have been cancelled, it certainly seems so.

In fact, in all cases, there are many reasons why booking direct can result in the best deal for you. We've rounded up our top six reasons why we believe you're better off booking direct...

In the UK, many family units wouldn't be complete without some fluffy, four-legged members. There's no doubt that we are a nation of dog lovers, and that's why we have made ten of our twelve self-catering properties dog-friendly. So when we say that High Oaks Grange is the ideal place for a family holiday, we mean the WHOLE family!

In this blog post we'll be running through our dog-friendly properties and amenities, and then we'll share some local dog-friendly eateries and attractions in the local area. 

Woodland Lodges Pickering

... you're sure of a big suprise! You won't find a teddy bears' picnic, but you will find our 4* Woodland Lodges, perfect for all the family to enjoy.

Glamping Pods at High Oaks Grange

Are you keen to give glamping a go? Glamping (camping's more glamorous cousin) is becoming more and more popular in the UK, allowing holidaymakers to enjoy a peaceful countryside escape, but with more luxurious home comforts than a tent!

So, if a glamping holiday in Yorkshire is on your travel bucket list, allow us to introduce you to the glorious world of glamping at High Oaks Grange...

Castle Howard

The magnificient Castle Howard is one of the many attractions close to High Oaks Grange. That's why we we're thrilled to hear that Countryfile Live is being held there this year!

Walking Routes - Thornton le Dale to Ellerburn

Thornton le Dale is regarded by many people as the prettiest village in the National Park, and while its obvious charms make it popular with visitors, it’s also full of historic interest. This 2-mile circular walk follows riverside field paths to the hamlet of Ellerburn and its ancient church, before returning along a minor road to Thornton le Dale. It's an enjoyable stroll at any time of year, but spring and autumn in particular show the wooded riverside at its best.

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