Packing with Baby

We thought we’d have a bit of fun this week and have put together an infographic showing what it’s like to pack for your holidays whilst baby is around.  Hope you enjoy it! Click on the image to get a closer look.


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World Book Night 23 April

Did you know that World Book Night takes place on 23 April? Books are a wonderful way to escape from the everyday life, and you’ll see we have plenty stacked up around Layhead Farm Cottages for our guests to borrow.

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read. Books are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters, as well as by passionate individuals who give out their own books within their communities.

2018 will be the eighth World Book Night celebration.

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Spring Chicken

If you’ve been following our blog for a while now, you’ll know we love to try out different recipes and use as much local produce as possible. Here is a really easy springtime recipe for you to try without any fancy or really expensive ingredients. You may not have Parmesan cheese in your cupboard but you don’t need a huge amount to make this recipe work. Let us know how you get on if you have a go.

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5 Springtime Wonders To Look Out For At Layhead

Springtime is a wonderful time of the year at Layhead. Flowers are blooming and the wildlife is waking from its slumber. Here are 5 springtime wonders to look out for at Layhead.


Previous guests who have stayed at Layhead from around now into the end of April will have seen the beautiful display of Daffodils lining the driveway up to Field House. Considered one of the heralds of spring, they produce a glorious golden carpet swaying in the breeze.

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Settle Stories Festival

Fancy some fun this Easter? Come to Settle and join in the Settle Stories Festival running

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3 Fun Things to Make for Easter

1. Make an Easter Tree
Kids will love making an Easter Tree. You can either decorate a tree in the garden if you have one with reachable branches or stand a branch in a pot to hang the eggs off.

• Real eggs or paintable plastic eggs CLICK HERE
• Acrylic paint, acrylic pens or porcelain paint pens
• Craft glue
• Sequins
• Buttons
• Ribbons
• Branch
• Flower pot decorated or painted if preferred
• Pebbles
• Newspaper
• Tissue paper

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Dales Discovery Day 17th March 2018

We’re all about promoting the Yorkshire Dales to the whole world and tomorrow, Saturday 17th March, is the first Dales Discovery Day.

If you come and stay at Layhead Farm Cottages, there are many wonderful places of interest to visit. Bolton Abbey, the Forbidden Corner, historic market towns, fabulous pubs and famous restaurants just a short drive away.

A holiday is never long enough to get to know the Yorkshire Dales, that’s why so many of our guests love coming back to stay in our cottages.

Watch this short video so you can see for yourself why the Yorkshires Dales is a beautiful part of the world to visit.


Want to know more about Dales Discovery Day? Find out about the people, see what’s on, download treasure maps and learn 100 Different Ways to Discover the Dales.  Visit 

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