A Sunny Afternoon with Cake at Falling Foss Tea Garden

If you ever find yourself in North Yorkshire and near the coast, make sure you swing by this hidden haven in Sneaton Forest! Located just 5 miles from Whitby, Falling Foss Tea Garden is a truly amazing little forestry hangout with equally amazing foodie treats and delicious cakes – winner!

falling-fossSet within the heart of the forest and perfectly placed at the top of Falling Foss Waterfall, this cute little cottage and idyllic garden offers the perfect resting point for walkers, an enchanting escape for families and friends, and a fantastic place to indulge in home-baked treats and refreshing beverages.

mediterranean-boardfentimans-dandelionandburdockcarrot-cakeOnce owned by gamekeepers in the late 18th century, Midge Hall as its known, first became a tea garden in the 1900s – and boy, did the locals enjoy it! However, after many years of happy tea garden moments, the harsh realities of life at Midge Hall with no modern amenities become too much and the owners left for good in the 1960s. Poor little Midge Hall sadly stood abandoned for 50 years, until…

midge-hallfalling-foss-gardenIn 2008, a glimmer of hope arrived in the form of Steph and Jack who began renovating old Midge Hall back to its former glory. Now the tea garden is back open and going stronger than ever. With a delicious menu of treats, an array of rustic outdoor seating, beautiful floral displays, a play area, tree house and even a giant Jenga game – I’d quite happily spend many a sunny afternoon at Falling Foss Tea Garden. And let’s not forget about its beautiful surroundings. Whether you fancy a brisk stroll or take your walking seriously, this family run establishment sits in the heart of nature at its very best!

flowers-and-shoesfaling-foss-walkIf you’ve got little ones to think about, or simply want to liven up your stroll around Falling Foss, here’s a little tip…

Get into Geocaching! I only discovered this app a few months ago and its genius!

geocaching-logoEssentially a map, the app locates hidden boxes within the forest, or anywhere in the world for that matter. These boxes can be hidden by anyone and usually contain a notepad, pen and maybe a gift. Once you’ve found a box, you write a message, replace the gift with something new and pop it back where you find it.

Its so much fun trying to find these boxes – from being up a tree, buried in the bushes or under a bridge – the whole family can get involved turning your casual walk into an exciting afternoon of treasure hunting! (Its fun for adults too – trust me!) I also think it’s nice to read all the messages from previous people that have found the box too ☺

Have you got any hidden tea gardens like Falling Foss in your area? Or perhaps you’re an expert in Geocaching with some top tips? Come on, tell me all about it!


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