Below are some recommendations for local places to eat and stay, I personally think very highly of them!
Beech Farm Cottages in Wrelton
If you have family visiting you and they'd like a self catering home during their stay, Beech Farm Cottages are beautiful! They are located a few minutes outside of Pickering in a small village called Wrelton, and they have daily animal feeding at 9am, so that children can help collect eggs and help feed the sheep and other animals. www.beechfarm.com
The White Swan Inn, Pickering
If you have family or friends visiting who would like to be in a hotel in the heart of the town, The White Swan Inn is amazing! They have a wonderful restaurant and a warm and cosy snug where you can enjoy a drink or a cup of tea. www.white-swan.co.uk
The Purple Carrot, Malton
If you are looking for mind blowing vegetarian and vegan food, look no further than The Purple Carrot in Malton. They have a lovely eat-in café and the also have all of their food available for takeaway. This place is my go to when I don't want to cook!