Bedale in Winter
So..... its freezing outside and its January, and all we have to look forwards is a large credit card bill with the after effects of Christmas and the most depressing day of the year, which, by the way if you are interested is on the 23rd January 2012!
So what can the team here at Bedale Online do to cheer you up? Well, we thought you might like to have a read through all the things that we think might be fun to do this winter, right here on your doorstep in Bedale!
Just because its winter doesn’t mean you should stay in your house eating stew and watching tv (although that of course is a very comforting option!)
So here goes.....
- If you have children / teenagers or you are just young at heart why not visit Big Sheep Little Cow (in Aiskew). They have an ice skating rink that is there until 14th February. They also have a fantastic soft play centre for the young ones and a farm tour. It’s a great option for a family day out and they serve yummy lunches too!
2. If you are in the mood for a little culture, why don’t you visit The Bridge Gallery & Tea Room located on the Bridge between Aiskew & Bedale. Art for all budgets and style along with yummy homemade cakes and warming teas, perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
3. If you fancy a bracing winter walk, get yourselves to Thorp Perrow, a great place for people of all ages, with a fabulous children’s park, woodland walks, lakes, and a falconry centre. The children will love it and it’s a great way to get in your exercise so you can enjoy a yummy dinner on the way home, which leads me nicely to the next one.....
4. What about visiting The Terrace Bar & Grill (in the Market place) between the Food Weighhouse & The Post Office. Lunches dinners & an extensive wine list it’s a great place to relax and unwind with friends and family.
5. If you want to do something without spending any money why don’t you go and visit the ducks on Bedale Beck. At this time of year most people forget about the ducks because the weather is colder and the ducks are so appreciative of a few slices of bread, it makes you feel like the kindest human being in the world! When you have fed the ducks and feel heart warmed why not walk down to the waterfall and read the local history information, while watching the water rushing down the falls.
6. Go to church! Every Sunday St Gregorys church in Bedale holds a service followed by teas and coffees in the chantry hall, it’s a lovely way to get out and involved in the community
7. Visit Bread Actually in Bedale – the local community bakery. You can purchase from a selection of freshly baked breads and then go home and make the perfect sandwich – yummy scrummy!
8. Take up a new hobby! Did you know that Bedale now has its own knitting shop called New Jersey. They sell everything to get you started in knitting and they even offer knitting classes to get you started!
9. Visit Aerial Extreme in Kirklington for a fun filled action packed day swinging down wires and crossing though the tree tops!
10. If you fancy a night out, Bedale is the place to visit with plenty of pubs its a lovely way to spend an evening, relaxing in cosy surroundings sampling the local Yorkshire ales. (This one is quite possibly my favourite suggestion of them all!)
So what do you think? Do you have any suggestions that you think others will enjoy? Let us know, you never know you might inspire someone to try something new and if nothing else its great to boast about our beautiful Bedale!