We've just returned from 2 weeks in a Silver Birch cabin at Cropton, and can highly recommend it for families. Our 2 children, both under 10 years, loved the hot tub - they treated it like their own mini swimming pool!
We took our own Wii, and played family games in the mornings, while munching fresh croissants from the Forest Retreat shop. The site is in easy reach of the coast, which made it a good combination of forest and moorland and coast for variety of days out. We actually spent quite a bit of time around the cabin and the forest - the southern forest walks were particularly nice, being a more mature woodland. We also very much enjoyed all of the forest ranger activities.
The hire bikes were excellent quality and new. However the woodland tracks were a bit too stony and bumpy for our 7-year-old girl to enjoy and our older child had a tumble and scraped her knee. If your kids are tougher, I'm sure they'd enjoy it thoroughly.
Our best days out were on the steam train from Pickering to Whitby; and a trip to York where the children loved walking the city wall and doing the Chocolate Story tour.
The only slight disappointment was on the last night and morning, when the Forest Retreat ran out of pizza's and croissants.
- Also Known As:
- Cropton Cabins Hotel Pickering
- Cropton Cabins Hotel
- Forest Holidays Cropton, North Yorkshire Pickering