If you want to venture outside the gates, you will not be short for places to visit. See the list below for a small sample of places to visit. Simply click on the name to go to the website for more details, approximate distances are shown below the picture.
Whatever your looking for our members will do their very best to ensure when you leave White Rose you only leave with happy memories.
Castle Howard - An 18th century house with lavish interiors and world renowned works of art. Set within 1,000 acres of parkland incorporate rolling lawns, lakes, fountains, temples, woodland, ornamental walled garden and children's playground.
A range of shops and cafes provide plenty of opportunity to treat yourself; the stable courtyard with free admission includes a farm shop, cafe and coffee shop, gift shop and garden centre.
Yorkshire Lavender Gardens - See the wide range of lavender flowers in white, pinks, blues and deep purples. Visit the Lavender Maze, Mediterranean Dry Garden, Sensory Garden and probably Yorkshire’s largest Snakes and Ladders to name but a few.
After wandering through the grounds visit the licensed tea room or treat yourself to something from the gift shop.
York – Surrounded by ancient walls, it is a city with a Roman and Viking past. There is the York Minster to visit and over 30 world class museum including the railway museum. It has a large selection of shops or you could walk down the narrow cobbled streets and browse through over 70 stalls at the Shambles market.
Scarborough - A seaside resort with stunning scenery, glorious beaches and lots to see and do. Visit Scarborough Castle or Sea Life Centre or if your feeling more adventurous try
Peasholm Park. Go boating, take a ride on the miniature railway, be daring on the Sky Trail Adventure or splash about in Alpamare Waterpark.
Or simply walk along the seafront to enjoy the traditional amusement arcades, ice cream parlours, shellfish stalls and beach huts.
Yorkshire Dales - Has some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves. Each valley or 'dale' has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops. Stone-built villages sit in traditional farming landscapes of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich hay meadows.
Spectacular waterfalls and ancient woodland contrast with the scattered remains of former mine workings and other rural industries which remind us of the area's rich industrial heritage.
North Yorkshire Moors - Wide open spaces will give you a sense of space, away from the noise of the traffic.
This stunning landscape responds sensitively to the changing seasons. In early summer you’ll hear the call of the moorland birds, such as the red grouse, curlew and golden plover. Later, as the summer evenings draw in, the flowering heather turns the moors into a purple carpet that stretches for mile after mile. In winter the moors can be exceptionally beautiful, with mist and cloud rising above the sweeping expanses and crisp dustings of frost and snow turning the landscape an ethereal white.
Hutton le Hole - One of the most picturesque of the villages in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. A clear beck winds it way through the green mounds of grass that form the village green, while local sheep roam free and keep the grass cropped.
Visit the Ryedale Folk Museum in the centre of the village. It houses over 20 reconstructed buildings, including Iron Age roundhouse, Tudor mansion, vintage photographer's studio, craft workshops and farm buildings. Or stroll round the craft workshops whose artisans are hard at work making chocolate, candles, rugs, moorland crafts, glassware and ceramics. Ready for a break then call in at the pub or one of the several cafés – or enjoy an ice cream on the green!
Helmsley - Is a beautiful market town in the North York Moors National Park. It has wide selection of shops, galleries and boutiques. Attractions include the National Centre for Birds of Prey, Helmsley Castle, Helmsley Arts Centre and the Walled Gardens and the town even has its own Brewery. After all that if your feeling hungry then pop into one of the country pubs, cosy cafes or the award-winning delis.
Directions to the Park and Ride Bus into central York - The Park and Ride bus from Monk’s Cross takes you to the centre of York. On leaving the club turn right at the gates into Cross Lane. At the end of Cross Lane turn right towards Strensall. Stay on this road until you reach a large roundabout with the York ring road A1237. Take the first exit, signposted Monk’s Cross. At the second roundabout (with lights) take the second exit for Monk’s Cross and city centre. At the next roundabout, take the second exit for the Park and Ride. Park and then pay for your ticket on the bus. Return fare £3.10 (August 2018)