White Rose Awards 2017

This category covers visitor attractions of all kinds including attractions that offer pre-booked tickets, museums, interpretation centres, theme parks, historic houses, castles and gardens.

This award is for attractions with less than 50,000 visitors per year and covers venues that can be visited within its published opening times and offers visitor activities as part of its overall experience.

Burton Constable Hall and Grounds

Nestled within 300 acres of Grade II listed parkland is East Yorkshire’s best kept secret – Burton Constable Hall. Offering unrivalled access to more than 30 rooms of faded splendour filled with fine furniture, painting and sculptures, enjoy wildlife trails through the historic grounds and find your favourite sport to picnic and play in the glorious setting. There is so much for visitors to enjoy and discover, whatever you decide, every day is a great day out at Burton Constable for all the family!

Kilnsey Park

Kilnsey Park is a family visitor attraction in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Spend a day with us exploring and having fun – you can catch a fish, say hello to the animals and then enjoy a meal in the cosy café. Kilnsey Park offers activities for all the family including fun fishing, friendly farm animals and a nature trail with butterfly garden and rare orchids. The trail has lots of perfect spots to enjoy a picnic, relax and let the children play.

National Emergency Services Museum

The National Emergency Services Museum is the world’s largest joint 999 museum showing an insight into all of our Emergency Services through hands-on learning with history. The museum is located in one of Yorkshires first purpose built combined Police, Fire and Ambulance Stations dating back to 1898. This amazing building houses over 45 vehicles relating to the worlds Emergency Services from Horse Drawn Fire Engines to Ambulances and from Police Cars to Mines Rescue!

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden is a strikingly beautiful contemporary garden and glorious Regency-style hall, quite unlike any other. Set within the 18th century walls of the original kitchen garden for Scampston Hall, today the Walled Garden has an exciting and unashamedly modern feel, complementing the adjacent 'Capability' Brown park. At Scampston Walled Garden, visitors are invited to explore the various ‘garden rooms’. The hall is available to view by guided tour during summer months. The Hall, which has been in the same family for centuries, is brimming with interesting paintings and stories.

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Stillingfleet Lodge Garden is a quintessentially English garden, managed to be as wildlife friendly as possible. The garden incorporates a series of sumptuous herbaceous borders that change with the seasons and attract many species of insects. A visit is enhanced by coffee and homemade cakes in the cafe followed by browsing in the extensive plant nursery where you can buy the plants you have admired in the garden.

The Georgian Theatre Experience

The Georgian Theatre Experience unveils the amazing secrets of this, the UK’s oldest working theatre in its original form, and gives a unique insight into life in 18th century England. During your visit, you’ll be taken on a ‘back-stage’ guided tour that reveals hidden trap doors, peeks inside stars’ dressing rooms, and even treads the boards of the historic stage itself. This wonderful building is not just a historic novelty for visitors to look round. It is still used as a theatre today and offers a unique and intimate theatrical experience.

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