When people book a ‘near-caytion’ they tend to look for three important elements.
So, with recent lockdown announcement, staycations are on ‘hold’ for the time being.
It has been a year like no other for everyone and as we’re now on the countdown to Christmas, it is time to take stock too.
- Places to eat out and local food
Even while we’ve had social distancing, facemasks and hand sanitisation, it has been possible to eat out. The new lockdown will prevent this for a brief period (except for takeaways) however here at Humble Bee Farm, we’re always keen to promote great places to eat once they’re ready to open again.
We have some great pubs that are within a short drive, with some suitable for family dining.
From relaxed meals to more formal occasions, there is something for everyone and all are within driving distance.
This also links nicely to being able to purchase local food. From honey to beer, from biscuits to condiments, we have very blessed in this part of Yorkshire with our regional producers.
We stock certain items in our reception/shop area (at busy times) so you can take a little bit of edible Yorkshire home with you!
We also encourage our guests to shop at local butchers and bakers, greengrocers and speciality shops such as chocolatiers.
There are a number of supermarkets also within driving distance of Humble Bee Farm.
Once outdoor events can be held again, there are a number of foodie festivals that are held in Scarborough and Filey and markets held in Malton and Helmsley.
And being close to the coast we have lots of fish and chip takeaways (and other takeaways choices too!).
2. Interesting things to see or do!
Once you’ve refuelled, it’s time to recommend something interesting to see or do.
In Filey you could always search for fossils along Filey Brigg (watch out for the tide!).
In Scarborough, how about a trip on a miniature railway, a visit to a sea life sanctuary or a trek around a historic castle?
A visit to Whitby could bring you close to Country Dracula; you can try to run up the 199 steps or maybe try to beach-comb for some Whitby jet!
We are based in the Yorkshire Wolds which has fascinating connections to the aviation industry and has a longstanding agricultural tradition.
There is a saying that the best things in life are free, and our area can be witness to some of the most incredible sunrises and sunsets and the night skies can be totally awesome. Our working farm has its own appeal with our farmyard gang, farm walks and of course seeing Farmer Percy on his rounds!
3. Create and capture some lasting memories
And of course all holidays should leave you with incredible lasting memories for years to come.
It has never been easier to take photos of your Humble Bee experience: our cabins, hot tubs, cottages, yurts and bell tents; the picturesque pastures and of course the firepits, which you can order from us each night.
As we are a working farm, each season brings its own photo opportunity. See the snowdrops in February; lambing season in March and April; sunny skies in May; sheep shearing in June; lovely summer weather and harvests in July and August; golden leaves in September; Halloween in October; Bonfire Night in November and Christmas in December.
We have sunflower borders in the summer, rosehips in the autumn and huge skyscapes with rainbows, fluffy clouds and of course lots of azure blue skies too.
At Humble Bee Farm, we love people to collect an egg for breakfast (if our hens are laying); see our cattle and sheep in the fields; and say ‘hello’ to Tilly, our miniature Shetland pony. The wildlife can be spectacular with owls, hares and bats, butterflies, moths and our quackingly friendly ducks.