The Balloon Tree Farmshop & Café Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley, York YO41 1NB
How to find us:
We are situated five miles East of York on the A166. Via Grimston Bar, we can be easily found by either travelling out of York via the A1079 or exiting from the A64 in either direction and following signage for Bridlington. We have plenty of parking and measures in place for busier days when we expect a high volume of visitors.
We are fortunate that the Number 10 First Bus route goes straight past our gates. Depending on the driver they may even drop you right outside. If not, the Gate Helmsley stop is a 3-minute walk straight up the road.
An up-to-date timetable can be found by clicking on the link below (remember to take Sundays and Bank Holidays into account).
From Stamford Bridge it is a short ride following the cycle path down the side of the A166. From Dunnington, many use a route which comes out at Scoreby Lane, just opposite The Balloon Tree.
Travelling from York there are routes which could lead you down the cycle paths alongside the A1079 to Grimston Bar and through Dunnington to the route by Scoreby Lane. Or for a more scenic route you can travel through Osbaldwick, to Murton, to Warthill which can bring you out adjacent to The Balloon Tree at the edge of the A166.
On arrival we have bike racks outside the farm shop and in the café garden itself. Although we are in a very safe area, we do have locks available.