Willowside is an ideal base for a peaceful break and very popular with walkers. Skipwith Common is a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year. Covering 274 hectares it is England's newest Natural Nature Reserve and has a wide variety of wildlife for you to enjoy only 60seconds from the front door.Within Skipwith Village and a two minute walk from the house is The Drovers pub which serves lunchtime and evening meals. Also in the village is Oakmere fishing lake with day passes available, plus Yorkshire paintball centre. Skipwith is situated 15 minutes south of York and 10 minutes from the park and ride at the 'Designer Outlet,' a favourite with shoppers, and provides easy access to the beautiful historic city of York.
At Willowside we like to think we can cater for all your holiday needs whether it is just relaxing and doing your own thing or doing something a little bit different. York only 15minutes away.
Dick Turpin buried in York was an English highwayman whose exploits were romanticised following his execution on the Knavesmire in York.
The Shambles was a street of butchers shops and houses with some of the buildings dating back to 1350. The Shambles is arguably the best-preserved medieval street in the world. It was mentioned in the Doomsday book of William the Conqueror in 1086.
The Merchant Adventurers Hall:
The Merchant Adventurers Hall is set in beautiful gardens within the city centre and is open to the public.
Cliffords Tower stands as a proud symbol of Englands medieval kings. Originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebels of the north.
There are many more historical sites and numerous museums to suit a variety of ages and interests plus infamous ghost walks.
Do you want a session in the gym, early morning jog on Skipwith common or some road or mountain bike runs with a personal trainer ask for details.
Paintball games at the Yorkshire Paintball Centre. From the minute you walk into the UK's best purpose built safe area to the minute you leave, we'll look after you and your group and make sure that you have a paintballing day you will be talking about for years to come. Since opening in 1988, we have hosted literally thousands of paintball events for all types of occasion.
Set in six acres of beautiful formal gardens and only 15 minutes away from the historic city of York, the spa facilities include a 16 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art gymnasium, sauna, stream room, and aromatherapy salt room. Please note that the Spa and Health Club is for adults aged 18+ only.
As guests of Willowside we are pleased to offer you the use of Cloisters Spa and Gymnasium, just three miles away, at specially arranged discounted prices.
All spa packages are carefully designed to meet your individual needs with the focus on pampering and sheer relaxation. Cloisters will provide you fluffy robe, slippers and a towel. Packages include a welcome drink on arrival, use of spa facilities, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, aromatherapy room, salt room, Jacuzzi and gymnasium.
Wine tasting with a difference. No need to worry about drink driving we’ll bring the wine to you.
Oakmere Fishing Lake.
York Designer Outlet is where you can find your
favourite brands at up to 60% off, all year round.
Our beautiful setting, cafes and restaurants,
free parking and more than 100 boutiques, we
offer something for everyone. We have a wide
range of stores, ranging from iconic fashion
brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Reiss, The Kooples,
Paul Smith and Hugo Boss to athletic labels,
like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites,
like Joules and Fred Perry.