With the festive season just around the corner, there are plenty of winter activities to boost your Christmas spirit when you stay at Wood Hall.

With beautiful seasonal walks and historical markets nearby, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa is the perfect location to enjoy Christmas.

Stockeld Park

Visit the award-winning winter illuminations at the enchanted forest at Stockeld Park, just 4.5 miles from Wood Hall Hotel. Experience the illumination trail full of magic, including hidden playgrounds and interactive activities for the kids. Alternatively, enjoy the forest winter illuminations from Stockeld Parks Nordic ski trail. Not only are there enchanting illuminations, but there are other activities too, perfect for the family. The 630 square meter sheltered rink is truly an unmissable experience, providing spectacular views of the surrounding forest.

Harewood House

Located 7 miles away from Wood Hall Hotel, visit Harewood House to view the wonderful Christmas display of trees inspired by nature, winter rituals and Harewood itself. Created by artists and makers from across Yorkshire, these displays bring a contemporary festive twist to Christmas. Whilst there, enjoy Christmas shopping, festive food and drink and mesmerising strolls around the stunning gardens and grounds of Harewood, lit up with dazzling lights.

Lotherton Hall

During the festive season, Lotherton Hall has something for everyone. Take a stroll through their festive woodland walk and be amazed by the stunning light display. Meet Santa and his elves, and enjoy elf crafts with Mrs Claus such as gingerbread man decorating and Christmas ceramic decorating at the North Pole.

York Christmas Market

Roughly 18 miles from Wood Hall Hotel is the annual York Christmas Market, this year made extra special as it is the 30th anniversary of their St Nicholas Fair. Famous Alpine chalets line the streets creating a festive winter wonderland with an array of local traders and artisan gifts available. Why not visit the Winter Hutte, an exceptional dining experience by Michelin-starred Chef Andrew Pern? Explore the many restaurants, shops and attractions at this magical time of year.


Combine a festive break at Wood Hall Hotel & Spa with these wonderful family attractions. Find out more about our Christmas packages here.


This article is factually correct as of November 2022