Thursday, 13 April 2017

Local Easter Activities 

Hello Glampers ! 
I hope you are all looking forward to Easter and this long weekend ahead. 
If you are looking for somewhere to take the children this weekend I have a few local suggestions below that could help.

Thorpe Perrow 
From 1st -16th April you can follow the Easter themed trail through the Arboretum and on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April you can join in the free Easter Craft Activities anytime from 11am till 4pm. ( standard admission applies) For more information you can check out their website

Fountains Abbey 
From 1st -23rd April you can join in the Cadbury Egg Hunt from 11am till 4pm. Explore every corner of the ruins and water garden to find the eggs and get a yummy chocolaty prize. £2.00 per trail plus standard admission prices. For more information you can check out their website

Newby Hall and Gardens 
On 16th and 17th April you can take part in their Easter Family Fun Days where there are lots of activities for the whole family, meet the Easter Bunny and his friends and solve clues through the woodland walk. More more information can be found here . 

Stockeld Park 
Open now until 24th April for their Easter Adventure. Join in the giant egg hunt by finding their hidden golden eggs around the park. There are also giant character eggs to meet along the way!. 

Camp Katur 
If you are one of the many Easter Glampers we have staying with us this weekend we have an Easter Egg Hunt around the Estate for you to enjoy. Find the hidden eggs to spell out an Easter Word and you collect a prize ! 

Whatever you are doing this weekend I hope its a good one and have a very Happy Easter !

Girl in the Cupboard  xx 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Camp Katur Voted One of the Best Camp Sites by Staveley Head !

We are pleased to announce that Camp Katur has been voted one of the best camping sites in Yorkshire and Humber for its attractions and amenities. 

We do have lots on offer here on the Camp Hill Estate. You can choose from a variety of activities during your stay with us including Quad Bike Tours, Seway Tours, Football Golf, Aerial Extreme Tree Top Adventure and not forgetting the Woodland Kingdom Adventure Park.

We always recommend booking activities in advance to avoid disappointment, you can get more information about activities and make bookings here, 

We are now featured on Staveley Head's UK Campsite Finder Map

You can view their Campsite Finder Map Here,

If you fancy booking a glamping stay with us you can find all our information on our website

Girl In the Cupboard xxx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Camp Katur makes Trivago's Bucket List Hotels Blog!

We are so happy to have been featured on Trivago's 50 Bucket List Hotels Blog. We have been hand picked from a world wide search by Trivago to find the top 50 bucket list hotels which offer a once in a lifetime chance to experience something out of the ordinary. 

If you fancy ticking something off your bucket list and booking a stay with us in one of our unique accommodations then you can check out our website here

Many thanks
Girl in the Cupboard xx

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Hello Everyone and Happy New year !

I set two main new years resolutions this year, the first was to learn how to take great pictures with my new digital camera and the other was to get out on a weekend and explore some lovely local walks and find interesting things to take pictures of ! Well so far i have been very good at sticking to my resolutions and I am enjoying having inspiring days out that don't cost anything whilst spending quality time with my family. 

Sutton Bank Thirsk ~

One of my favourite places to walk, although when setting off from a cold but dry, grounded, village location, perhaps being a little naive , I forgot that taking a trek up the steep Sutton Bank hillside would mean a lot of frost, ice and almost snow. But this certainly added to its beauty on this afternoon. Our two family pooches came along for the fresh air and they loved skidding around the ice and getting their noses covered in the snowy frost!

You are up extremely high on this walk so on a clear day the views are breathtaking and you are very close to the Yorkshire Gliding Center so if the weather is suitable for flying then you will be lucky enough to see the gliders soaring above exploring the skies.

River Nidd Waterside Walk Patley Bridge ~

This walk I have done many times as I love all the elements to it. You have the country side, the trees and the the river, and then towards the end you have the lake with all the wildlife and birds that can be seen. It is another great walk for pooches especially those who like a dip in the river, which on a hot summers day could provide a much needed cool down. My four legged friend would go in the river any time of year as she is a bit of a water baby, and this cold January afternoon was no exception!

On our walk we were lucky to see swans, ducks, geese and also a heron from the distance across the lake. I have to say the geese were very photogenic, happily posing for a photo or two !

Ripley to Harroagte Walk and Cycle Path ~ 

This walk takes you from Ripley Village to the Bilton area of Harrogate via a purpose built path which is great for keen cyclists and walkers. It has some stunning views across Ripley especially as you walk across the viaduct  you can see for miles.

One of my favourite parts of this walk is there is a pub called the Garden's Arm's as you reach the Bilton Area which is a great half way point if walking back again to stop off and and re charge the batteries. The pub has a large beer garden at the back which welcomes dogs as well. There is plenty of off lead opportunities for dogs on this walk too as long as you keep an eye out for the cyclists.

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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Park ~

I often think how lucky I am to live so close to this area of beauty. Explore the Abbey ruins and walk around the beautiful gardens. This place is stunning in Winter and also makes a great place for families in the summer, children can play and explore in the gardens, and the lawns make a great place for a picnic.

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When walking around Studley Royal you might be lucky enough to see the deer which make this place their home. They travel together and make their way around the gardens throughout the day. Dogs are welcome at both Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal but they must be kept on their leads at all times due to the wildlife.

 As you can see I have had a busy January getting out and about and I look forward to experiencing more walks over the year.

If any of you have pictures of local walks you have been on or any suggestions of where to go we would love to hear from you.

The Girl in the Cupboard  xxx 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Hi Glampers

It is coming to that time of year again, Christmas Markets, Christmas shopping and best of all Baileys and Hot Chocolate ! I love it all!

This weekend I ventured down to our local town of Harrogate to do some shopping and  check out the Christmas Markets. I am determined this year to have all my shopping finished by December so I don't have to spend my weekends trying to find last minute Christmas gifts. Whilst the market was very busy I did enjoy a glass of mulled cider and a German Sausage!


This year I have done a lot of my shopping online. It can be so much cheaper with the added luxury of staying warm and dry from the comfort of my own sofa ! I have put together some gift ideas I have come across whilst doing my own Christmas shopping. This year I have based my gift ideas on local days out and experiences as we here at Camp Katur believe that making memories is what counts.

RHS Harlow Car Gardens Harrogate Membership
Now this is a great gift especially for parents or friends who love days out exploring beautiful gardens and plants. A annual pass gives you unlimited access to the gardens for a year, plus you can take a guests with you. You also have access to their Sister Gardens, one of which being our local Thorpe Perrow Gardens which is only 10 minutes away from Camp. Harlow Car Gardens also has gift shops and Betty's Tea Rooms which can add to the experience of a day out.  For more information visit .

 Experience Day at the National Center for Birds of Prey, Helmsley
The NCBP is set within North York Moors National Park. They are open for visitors 7 days a week but they also offer several experience days which would make a great Christmas present for any bird lover. They have Raptor, Owl ad Hawk experiences which start from £30.00 where you can watch the birds in flight and even have a chance to hold and fly some of the birds yourselves. For more information visit

Real Simulation - Flight Simulator Experience, Harrogate
Real Simulation offer flight simulation experiences in North Yorkshire on either a motion Boeing 737 flight simulator or an F4 Phantom Jet simulator. Although this gift is a little on the pricey side this is a truly unique gift experience that someone would remember for a long time. You can buy the experience vouchers for a 20, 40 and 60 minute session. Prices start from £149.00, for more information visit

Virgin Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Ripley Castle  
Let a loved one enjoy the breath taking views of Ripley Castle and the Harrogate Area by purchasing them a Virgin Balloon Experience. They have many different gift packages available starting at £119.00 pp. You can find out more information here,

Forbidden Corner Family Ticket
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. There is lots to discover and explore here and it is great for both children and adults alike. I loved going here as a child and I still do now i'm in my 30's ! It is a great family day out. If you wanted to treat a family to a family pass this Christmas it is £40.00 as they can call up and book their trip when it suits them. For more information visit

Land Rover Experience Yorkshire 
Based near Skipton, North Yorkshire, The Land Rover Experience Yorkshire offers you the chance to drive the latest Land Rover Models over rough terrain, steep inclines and deep rutted tracks. They offer a range of experience days that you can buy as a gift from one hour taster sessions to full day treks. For more information visit . 

Camp Katur Gift Vouchers
If you want to treat someone to a really special and unique gift this Christmas then why not get them a gift voucher to come and stay with us. We can do vouchers for specific stays or for certain amounts so that guests call call up and book their own stay. We can do vouchers for all our accommodations or you can let them choose their own when they book. You can view all our accommodations on our website and to order a gift voucher just give us a call on 01845 202100. 


I hope these give you some ideas you can use for your own Christmas Shopping for your family and friends. With experience day gifts people can have a great day out that they will remember for a long time, which from my point of view is something much more worth while than soaps  and socks ! 

From everyone here at Camp Katur we hope you have a lovely Christmas ! 

Girl in the Cupboard :) xxx

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