We are thrilled to be announced as a finalist in this year's 2019 White Rose Awards - an EPIC achievement for our centre.
It's the first year Xscape Yorkshire has been recognised alongside other attraction big hitters in the WRA. We're in the running to win the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year award, alongside the likes of Yorkshire Sculpture Park, YORVIK Viking Centre and Wensleydale Creamery. View all finalists.
The event, which celebrates the very best in food, drink, accommodation and attractions in Yorkshire, will take place at the Leeds First Direct Arena on Monday 25 November.
Our very own Xscape Yorkshire GM Jason Warren said:
"We are absolutely over the moon to be a finalist in the White Rose Awards! This is a massive achievement for our Centre; we've evolved significantly over the last few years into a great day out destination, and we welcome millions of visitors each year. We're crossing our fingers all the way up to the 25 November!"
Welcome to Yorkshire’s Head of Special Projects Claudine Shaw said:
“A huge well done to everyone who’s made it onto this year’s shortlist. The White Rose Awards is one of our flagship events, and it’s such a privilege to be able to honour the stars of Yorkshire tourism. The competition is always tough as the standards are so incredibly high in the county. Good luck to everyone and we can’t wait to see you on the night for one of the biggest parties of the year.”
White Rose Award chair Elaine Lemm said:
“This year’s panel of prestigious industry-wide experts have been well and truly put through their paces shortlisting for the recently revamped White Rose Awards. With the standard of entries continuing to rise, competition was fierce, and choosing finalists not easy. With the attention to detail, passion and sheer hard work seen from so many superb businesses, it is easy to see why Yorkshire has an outstanding reputation for tourism and hospitality.
There are 19 categories in total for 2019 with more winners getting the opportunity to progress through to the prestigious national awards run by Visit England.
The winner of each category will be ranked as gold, with the two runners up being rated silver and bronze. In 15 of the categories the entire top three will then be automatically entered in the Visit England Awards.