Nature is casting a spell over this famously beautiful and tranquil region, with an explosion of new life, sound and colour, and for visitors, it’s an eco-therapy experience equalling any top-notch spa – for the whole family.
5. Spring is here
Helmsley Walled Garden harnesses the power of plants for our well-being, with miniature ‘garden-rooms’ like the Garden of Contemplation. This April, they’re also launching a series of multisensory events exploring the age-old use of herbs as remedies while their magnificent heritage orchards – with many rare, native species – burst into blossom each spring. Find out more: www.helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk
6. Spring is here
Whitby: Explore the town which inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula. Visit St Mary's, climb the 199 steps from the town to the church and abbey.
The harbour is free to explore and there is plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants including one on Captain Cook's shop The Endeavour.
Walk along the beach to Sandsend
7. Spring is here
Peasholm Park: Scarborough's park and lake is free to explore. There is also a cafe, ice-cream kiosk, pedaloes and a putting green.
Photo: Richard Ponter
8. Spring is here
Award-winning Cedarbarn Farm Shop near Pickering specialises in home-reared beef and lamb, and spring is the busiest time for the farming family as cute Charolais lambs and calves are born. You can even explore the farm in style aboard the Flying Yorkshireman Miniature Railway! Find out more: www.cedarbarnfarmshop.co.uk