Family Glamping surrounded by beautiful Yorkshire landscapes and close to nearby York tourist attractions

Looking for a unique short break in the heart of North Yorkshire? Look no further than the Family Glamping Pods at Ravensdale Glamping Retreats.

We recently had a magical Easter getaway to these glamping pods with hot tubs in Yorkshire, and it by far exceeded our expectations.

The Glamping pods are just a 20-minute drive from the city of York and 25 minutes from Castle Howard, making them the perfect location for exploring the local tourist attractions in York City Centre and the surrounding areas some of which are designated areas of outstanding natural beauty.

After an action-packed overseas trip earlier in the year, we craved relaxation and were impressed by the beautifully quiet surroundings. The pods, set on the grounds of an old dairy farm overlooking a dew pond, offered us a perfect place to relax.

The Exclusively Designed Pods

The exclusively designed pods were just the right size for our family of two adults and one child, and they can also sleep four adults using the bed settee in the living room. We even brought our family dog along with us, which made our stay complete.

The owner Charlotte provided detailed instructions on how to gain entry, and she was always available if we needed anything. She found the perfect balance between being there for us and giving us our privacy.

After settling in, we made our way to the incredible award-winning Millers Fish and Chips in Haxby, just 5 miles away. We enjoyed our fish and chips on Good Friday, the first night of our stay, and knew we were in for a treat.

The Local Attractions & Dog-Friendly Pubs

The Pudd family on holiday in Yorkshire

The next day, we took a 7-mile walk to Easingwold, passing fields of crop, cattle, and sheep, with the occasional wild rabbit and plenty of pheasants. We found the perfect pub, The Angel, to watch the Premier League lunchtime kick-off. The pub serves traditional pub grub, and we enjoyed a pint before making our way back by bus to the village of Sillington to enjoy a couple of drinks at The Bay Tree before going off-grid once again and walking the fields of North Yorkshire back to our accommodation. We completed 22,000 steps and 10 miles.

On our return, we enjoyed a range of homemade tapas that we’d brought along with us. It made for the perfect evening.

Table of Tapas Food with Glamping Pod in background

Easter Sunday

On Easter Sunday, we visited The Durham Ox for an incredible Sunday lunch of roast lamb. The charming, picturesque hilltop village of Crayke is home to a dog-friendly quintessential English inn, two miles northeast of the market town of Easingwold in the beautiful Howardian Hills.

We then made the short trip to Yearsley Woods to walk off our lunch. These expansive woods in the Howardian Hills have mountain bike trails and a series of footpaths to try. The woods are quite hilly on the north-western side, so sturdy footwear for walkers is recommended.

Sunday Lunch at the Durham Ox

To end our perfect Easter Sunday, we sat around the fire pit back at the accommodation toasting marshmallows before relaxing in the hot tub, sipping champagne, and chatting about our wonderful weekend away.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect weekend, and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Our three-night stay in the Family Glamping Pods at Ravensdale Glamping Retreats in North Yorkshire was simply magical.

Why We’d Go Back

Bottle of Champagne at the side of a hot tub

In conclusion, we highly recommend Ravensdale Glamping Retreats for a unique short break in the heart of North Yorkshire. The pods are well-designed, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, and near local tourist attractions. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, there is something for everyone here. We have no doubt we will return to these incredible dog-friendly Glamping Pods in the future.

We hope you enjoyed reading about our experience at Ravensdale Glamping Retreats. If you’re looking for a unique short break in the heart of North Yorkshire, we highly recommend checking it out!