White Rose Awards 2016
This award is for visitor attractions with more than 50,000 visitors per year. It covers venues that can be visited within its published opening times and offers tours and other activities as part of its overall experience.
Brontë Parsonage Museum
Set in the picturesque village of Haworth against the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire moors, the Brontë Parsonage Museum was once the home of the Brontë family from 1820 to 1861 and the place where Charlotte, Emily and Anne wrote their great novels. Now the museum houses the world’s largest collection of Brontë possessions. The museum presents a regularly changing programme of exhibitions, contemporary arts events and family activities and this year the museum celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë.
Cannon Hall Farm
Cannon Hall Farm is a large, family run, farm attraction. Sitting in the rolling Pennine foothills, it’s home to hundreds of animals, waiting to welcome you to a world of animal magic. The farm features one of the biggest and best equipped playgrounds in the north of England and the largest tube maze in Europe. Cannon Hall Farm is the perfect family day out. A place where childhood memories are made!
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
One of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles and the most accessible seabird colony in the UK, Bempton Cliffs is home to over a quarter-of-a-million seabirds swooping, soaring and screeching around towering chalk cliffs. You can get close to the action from six, safe cliff-edge viewing platforms. Inside the seabird centre there’s an exciting exhibition area, large TV screens screening live images from the cliffs along with a well-stocked shop, including the best selection of binoculars and scopes on the Yorkshire Coast.
The Forbidden Corner
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created within a four-acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. The temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere – at every turn there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid. This is a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages.
The Wensleydale Creamery
Enjoy a Taste of Yorkshire at the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre based at Hawes, in Wensleydale. Set in a stunning location, with great space that boasts amazing views, the Wensleydale Cheese Experience will take you on a journey through the art of cheese making and gives you the opportunity to taste over 20 varieties of mouth watering cheese.
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre
Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out in South Yorkshire at the Tropical Butterfly House! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters, enjoy spectacular shows and explore the indoor rainforest home to butterflies, birds, bats, crocodiles and creepy-crawlies from around the world and meet and feed the friendly residents of the Farm Barn.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The only one of its kind, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. Explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, enjoy fascinating exhibitions throughout four stunning galleries, be inspired by the natural beauty of an historic estate, and get involved in a dynamic line up of events and activities.