The village main street is picture postcard worthy so a stroll around the village especially in Summer months is highly recommended, although small there are several things for visitors to do and see. The walks through the village and surrounds are across mostly flat land but wind through fields, lanes and woods. In the heart of the village is The Rose & Crown Pub (mentioned on our 'Food & Drink' page), Miss Daisy's Tearoom, the playing fields and short woodland walk and Sutton Park a stately home owned by the Sheffield family (parents of Samantha Cameron). Sutton Park garden is open for the Summer from 1st May to 28th August from 11am - 5pm, the house is open from 1st to 28th June for guided tours only which take place at 1:30pm & 2:45pm. To book or enquire please contact them directly 01347 810249, www.statelyhome.co.uk
There are a number of events that take place in the village over the Summer months:
OPEN GARDENS & PLANT SALE
The event usually takes place on the second May bank holiday and this year the pub are holding a garden party as part of the open day.
HUBY & SUTTON AGRICULTURAL SHOW
A super day for the family with plenty to see and do, the entertainment continues into the evening with a live band and hog roast starting at 5pm. Tickets can be bought at the gate, further information can be found on the website www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk
Haxby is a small town 5.8 miles from Sutton on the Forest - around a 12 minute drive. Here you will find take aways and amenities, including a Chemist, take aways, a small Thai restaurant, independent cafes, Costa, Sainsburys local, Co-op, specialist off-licence - Tipsy Fox (recommended) and a few small independent retail shops.
Easingwold, 6.8 miles, or a 13 minute drive from Sutton on the Forest, is a quaint market town with wonderful cafés, and a selection of take aways. The Georgian Market Square and surrounding green countryside make this a great place to relax. There are also a number of fishing opportunities, walking and cycling routes, and a golf club. A lovely shopping experience with independent shops including Clarks bakery, a butchers, delicatessen, boutique clothing, interior and gift shops. For more information, go to www.visit-easingwold.com.
Clifton Moor is 6.7 miles away from Sutton on the Forest, or around a 12 minute drive. Here you will find lots to do for all the family. There is a cinema, bowling alley, laser quest, shops (including a Smyths Toy Store), and plenty of eating options with a variety of chain restaurants including a pub with soft play area. More specifically for younger children there is also Creepy Crawlies which is a large indoor and outdoor play centre. Next door to which there is a high rope experience for children over 7 years and adults! www.webadventurepark.co.uk
There is also a Tesco fuel station and supermarket.
Piglets adventure farm park can be found at Towthorpe just North of York which younger kids will love and for the whole family Flamingo Land is also not far away, around 40 minutes by car between Malton & Pickering!
Yorkshire Lavender can be found at The Yorkshire Lavender Farm, Terrington, York, YO60 6PB - with free admission, Yorkshire Lavender farm is the perfect place for a scenic walk. There is a gift shop and an award-winning tearoom too.
Visit the stunning remains of the castle then head to the pub or cafe to warm up or cool down!
Sheriff Hutton Castle is an unstable ruin and therefore there is no public access into the grounds themselves. However, the exterior ruins can be viewed from the public footpaths that run adjacent to the site. The earthworks of the earlier castle can be seen from the grounds of St Helens Church.
Howsham, York YO60 7PA
An 18th Century watermill, designed by John Carr of York as a garden folly in the Gothin style. It has been restored by the Renewable Energy Trust as an education centre in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the mill now generates renewable energy. It's a lovely short walk along the river bank to the mill.
Tykes Restaurant Located in Sandburn Hall, is on the way back to Sutton on the Forest and is open for food and drinks throughout the day and evening.
Sandburn Hall, Flaxton YO60 7RB
Taking just over an hour to drive, scenic Whitby makes the perfect day out. It is 48 miles from Sutton on the Forest. It is worth a
visit for delicious fish and chips and the views alone, but there are lots of activities to fill the day too, such as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby Museum, Whitby Abbey, a walk by Whitby Harbour or Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall,
the RNLI Lifeboat Museum, the Museum of Victorian Science, and of course the beach. If you fancy something a little more challenging, try the historic walk of 199 Steps and reach the top to really appreciate the beautiful scenery Whitby has to offer.
A little of an hour, or 42 miles away from Sutton on the Forest, is the coastal town of Scarborough. Of course, fish and chips in Scarborough is a brilliant idea, and here you will find not only a beach, but scenic Peasholm Park, the Rotunda Museum, a collection of old fairground attractions at the Scarborough Fair Collection, theatres, a golf club, and even a casino.