Sometimes you visit somewhere than instantly warms your heart, somewhere you feel at home and somewhere that just brings you instant happiness. I discovered one of these places last week, and for me Falling Foss is just beautiful.
If you're in the North Yorkshire area and find yourself looking for somewhere to visit with family, friends or the children, then this is the ideal place to try.
Located near Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay just inland from the North Yorkshire coast, Falling Foss is the most beautiful waterfall in the middle of the wooded area, with a gorgeous little tea garden sitting in the woodland above it. Park your car at the top and enjoy the walk down through the trees, where you will slowly start to hear the cascading water as you get closer.

The tea garden is so cute and enchanting, with plenty of outdoor and undercover seating, a little child's playground and beautiful views and surroundings - If you're here when the weather is on side, you couldn't wish for a better place to be.
The tea garden is on the route of the Coast to Coast walk, so you will always find lots of walkers with their dogs stopping off for a rest and a sandwich or ice cream. It's also the perfect place for families to play and explore.
Elodie loved the little playground area, where she could play while I sat in the sun enjoying my food. 
Despite children running around, laughing and playing, there is a really content and relaxing vibe about the place... It's so picturesque and tranquil. 
For those with young children, you will also be pleased to know that there are really clean toilets on site too - always a bonus!
I felt so spoilt for choice when ordering our food... Everything looked and sounded delicious, from the sandwiches to the salads and the beautiful homemade cakes on display.
I chose to have a hot bacon bap, made with local, quality bacon, and a Fentiman's Rose Lemonade and Elodie had the children's ham sandwich, which came with crisps and cucumber sticks and a hot chocolate, complete with a Cadbury's Flake on top. 
While Elodie continued playing, I treated myself to a scone with cream and jam and despite being a bit too full to eat it all, it really was delicious - it all was, and so fresh!
Before leaving the tea garden, we decided to go and have a proper look at the waterfall, which you can view through the trees from the path back towards the car park... Neither of us had seen a waterfall before, and it was really impressive.
Some children had found their way to the bottom and were playing in the water below it... I've promised Elodie that we will do the same next time we visit.

Have you been to Falling Foss before?
Or, do you know of any other hidden gems like this... I'd love to know where we should visit next!

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