A weekend in Yorkshire

9 May

Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful counties in England. A region filled with attractions, beautiful scenery and packed with miles of coastline. Yorkshire attracts millions of people each year for the variety activities to see and do.

If you are local resident, it can be frustrating to plan exciting days out in Yorkshire and especially if you have a young family.  Fear not, regardless of your budget there is always a variety of activities available.

East Yorkshire filled with exciting walks and the Hornsea area is no exception. The variety of activities in Hornsea is exciting. This coastal town packed with sandy beaches, fishing opportunities and a chance to taste the national’s traditional dish “fish and chips”.  For many Brits, it is the ideal weekend treat, walking to the seaside and indulging into a tray of chips.

Hornsea does provide something for all. The Hornsea Mere, one of the largest fresh water lakes in Yorkshire attracts over 240 varieties of bird species. This natural wonder attracts anglers, boat enthusiasts and bird lovers. The Hornsea sailing club a great place to get your feet wet and learn more about sailing – perhaps a new opportunity to start a fulfilling hobby?

If you love the great outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities to go camping or even hire a caravan. Hornsea Leisure Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of modern day living. If you are a looking for walks, Hornsea has numerous public bridleways and footpaths to explore.

The six-mile walk known as ‘The Hornsea Triangle’ provides a light walk across the rural landscape. On this walk, you will see: partridges, tufted ducks, teals and numerous species of birds.

If you are into retail therapy, the Hornsea Freeport Outlet Shopping Village is the perfect day out to grab a bargain. The retail village has over 30 stores, where discounts are widely available from many top leading brands. Plenty of children’s activities including: Neptune’s Kingdom the soft playing area filled with fun.  

Looking for fun days out in Yorkshire visit Hornsea, a fun filled family day out.

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Days out in Yorkshire – Sunday Trip

20 Feb

After experiencing a variety of different days out in Yorkshire, we feel that we’ve got the perfect line-up of visits. Where exactly are we talking about? Hornsea! It’s true, Hornsea is often overlooked when people are thinking about places to visit for days out in Yorkshire. However you might be surprised to know that the region is rich with history and interesting places to visit, for the entire family.

We’d start off our day with a visit to Honeysuckle Farm – a working farm and petting zoo located just outside Hornsea. Adults can sample the lovely home-made ice cream whilst the children pet the animals and learn about life on a farm. If it rains, Honeysuckle Farm won’t wreck your day out in Yorkshire – they have a wonderful indoor play area for the children to enjoy.

You cant plan a day out in Yorkshire without enjoying something local fish and chips. That’s why we recommend visiting the Hornsea Seafront at lunch. Here you can take in the fresh seaside air, whilst tucking in to some local food. Of course a visit to the Hornsea Seafront is completely free!

Obviously you don’t want to be carrying bags around all day. That’s why we’d finish off our day out in Yorkshire with a visit to Hornsea Freeport. Here you’ll be able to grab a ton of fantastic bargains from the latest designer clothes and big named brands. There’s stores to satisfy all the family, from the kids, to mum and dad.

We hope you’re excited by the sound of our perfect Sunday day trip out. If you’ve got your own ideas and suggestions for days out in Yorkshire, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Days out in Yorkshire – Visit to Hornsea Freeport

13 Feb

Hornsea has always been an area I wanted to visit. Many friends had recommended a day trip there with the family, but it wasn’t until last weekend that I actually took their advice. Being in the region, we were looking at various ideas for days out in yorkshire, when we came across a trip to Hornsea Freeport. Needing various bits and bobs for upcoming family birthdays, it seemed like an ideal place to visit!

Thankfully it did not disappoint! As far as shopping days out in Yorkshire, you can’t get much better! Hornsea Freeport offers a huge range of different stores, from Thorntons, to Hallmark, Craghoppers, Clarks, and Coloroll. Our girls were kept happy too with shops like Accessories and Pilot.

Sadly whilst we were there we missed any events. However it’s worth noting that there’s an upcoming craft fair on the 18th-26th February, with handmade crafts and gifts being sold along with jewellery and wooden items. If you’re looking at days out in Yorkshire around that time, and have an interest in that kind of thing then be sure to check it out! What’s great about Hornsea Freeport is that they have events all year round, regularly – something which I don’t believe many shopping outlets do.

We all had a great time on our visit to Hornsea Freeport. The whole family left in a great mood from a pleasant day of shopping. As far as days out in Yorkshire go, we couldn’t recommend a visit to Hornsea Freeport enough! Be sure to check out their site if you’re interested – http://www.hornseafreeport.com/

Days out in Yorkshire – Top 5 Links

6 Feb

We could go on all day about days out in Yorkshire, and the wonderful range of activities available for families. Instead, we’ve decided to put together a list of our top 5 links about days out in Yorkshire. Our list includes a wide range of ideas for days out in Yorkshire, including recommendations and even vouchers.

If you have any useful links about days out in Yorkshire which we missed, be sure to let us know in the comments below!

Days Out in Yorkshire – Hornsea Freeport

27 Jan

With such a wide range of days out in Yorkshire, you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy. Today we’re highlighting Hornsea – one of the number 1 choices for days out in Yorkshire. It’s easy to make a day out of it at Hornsea, with a number of attractions including the Hornsea Museum, Honeysuckle Farm and Hornsea Seafront.

Out of all the places to spend our days out in Yorkshire, what makes Hornsea our favorite? With their award-winning Blue Flag beach, the resort boasts everything that’s great about the traditional British seaside, making it the perfect location for days out in Yorkshire. With both low priced enjoyable day trips out, to hours of retail therapy, Hornsea suits everyone in the family. Around Hornsea’s North Promenade and Floral Hall areas, there are regular concerts during the summer season, along with a range of different places to eat, drink and simply relax. Raining? No problem, Hornsea Freeport has a fantastic range of designer outlet bargains, from Clarks, to Tog24 and even Craghoppers.

There’s a lot for you to do if you consider a day out in Yorkshire at Hornsea. The Hornsea Museum is based in an 18th Century Farmhouse, and depicts the changing patterns of village life over the past few centuries. It’s a fantastic experience.

The Honeysuckle Farm is ideal for families. From March to September every year, the farm opens up to the public. The kids are free to pet the animals, learn about life on the farm and even sample the yummy home-made ice cream or take a scenic horse cart ride around the farm. Even if it’s raining, Honeysuckle Farm still has a large indoor play area for the children.

What’s more traditional for a day out in Yorkshire than the Hornsea Seafront beach resort? The whole family can enjoy a relaxing day by the sea – be it the children building sandcastles, or Mum and Dad having a stroll along the seafront. Just make sure you sample the tasty fish and chips on offer!

If you have any personal favorite places to visit for days out in Yorkshire, then be sure to let us know in the comments below. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Visit East Yorkshire!

28 Jun

If you’re looking for grand days out in Yorkshire… Look no further. As I bring to you some of East Yorkshire’s finest tourist attractions and best places to visit!

East Yorkshire is in the corner of England and home to a beautiful city, picturesque seaside resorts, an amazing coastline, and vast kilometres of stunning countryside! From making sandcastles on the beach to hiking over cliffs. From strolling around a manor house to a night out on the tiles… East Yorkshire has such a wide range of

With plentiful attractions for you to visit and experience at rock bottom prices, East Yorkshire is a great place to visit, whether you’re looking for a fortnight holiday, a weekend away, or even a day out.

Hornsea Freeport

Whatever your idea is for great days out in Yorkshire, Hornsea Freeport has what you’re looking for. With landscape surroundings and relaxing atmospheres, the impressive factory outlet shopping centre gives you high street names and brands in a village setting.

The centre offers you great places to eat and drink, hosts regular live events and over 30 shops giving you up to 50% off designer clothes and brands. The centre can be easily reached from destinations such as Hull, York, and other East Yorkshire holiday destinations. The Factory Outlet shopping centre is local to the golden sanded award winning Hornsea beach, making it a perfect place for days out in Yorkshire.

Hull

You truly don’t know how great Hull is until you visit. No doubt one of Yorkshire’s most important cities, Hull has undertaken a massive transformation in the past five years and has even been described as a gem in the heart of Yorkshire.

People who visit Hull are often pleasantly surprised by what a kind and welcoming place it is. Located by the river Hull and the river Humber, this is a city with a historical background and rich heritage with a dynamic and electric social scene.

Hull has all the ingredients for perfect days out in Yorkshire. Home to eight free museums as well as The Deep, St. Stephens and Hull Truck Theatre as well as countless places to eat and drink, Hull is a holiday destination just waiting to be explored!

My favourite seaside’s within Yorkshire.

20 Jun

My favourite seaside’s within Yorkshire.

There are plenty of places to go when planning days out in Yorkshire. After a weekend away at Hornsea Freeport with my family, and the summer holidays rapidly approaching, I thought I would blog the best seaside’s withinYorkshire; what sets them apart, and what makes them a great day out!

Hornsea Freeport:

After recently blogging on my father’s day out at Hornsea Freeport, and this been the most recent seaside I have visited, I will start with this.

Hornsea Freeport used to be a hot bed for summer fun and activities. However, now it is not one of the most visited beaches within Yorkshire. Why? I have no idea! But this is one thing that attracts me to this beach more so then others. It’s not as busy, it’s quaint, and still holds all the fun you can have at any other seaside on the East Coast.

The award winning Hornsea Freeport seafront is home to Sullivans fish and chips shop, which (as previously stated in my last blog) do the best fish and chips I’ve ever tasted! If you looking to spend fun, but not as hectic, days out in Yorkshire. Hornsea Freeport is definitely the place for you.

Bridlington

Bridlington has two very long and sandy beaches. The south beach of Bridlington is a safe beach located close to the harbour. It over looks the Bridlington Bay, bordered to the north by the picturesque Flamborough Cliffs, while the south of Bridlington extends all the way to Spurn Point at the mouth of the River Humber.

Much like Hornsea; Bridlington holds a wide rang of classic seaside activities and fly’s the important internationally recognised Blue flag award. They’re also the holders of two award winning flags which show that the beach has passed tests for the quality of the water, cleanliness, safety and the highest standards of beach management.

Bridlington also has attractions for various rides such as bumper cars, log flumes and other fast and fun rides.

Withernsea Beach

Withernsea Beach is an old seaside resort which makes great when looking to spend days out in Yorkshire. The resort holds home to one of the only lighthouses that were built inland. The building stands 127 feet high in the middle of this cosy seaside town. The lighthouse is now no longer in use, which means that tourists can climb the 144 steps to the top for the most picturesque views over Withernsea and East Yorkshire. If the weather is clear, you can even see the tall towers of the Humber Bridge.

The sea front is home to plenty of fish and chop stores, local pubs and cafes. Withernsea holds the Blue Flag water awards, making this beach well worth a visit.

Scarborough

Scarborough is known as the “Queen of the Yorkshire coast” and it is no doubt a name that is rightfully deserved! Making a great destination for holiday makers of all ages who are looking to spend days out in Yorkshire.

With the beach right next to the seafront path, you can walk the whole length of the Scarborough sea front which makes a nice, but lengthy walk. The beach, much like Bridlington is set into two beaches; the North Bay and the south bay.

The south bay beach is the busier beach, the sands are soft and golden, so it’s understandable to see why it’s so popular. It’s always filled with happy and laughing children, which in the summer always brings a smile to the face.

The North Bay is the quieter of the two beaches, you can have all the fun in the sea and sand without all the hustle and bustle of the crowds on the south bay beach. The Scarborough North Bay beach backs onto the beautiful cliff side gardens, and even though there are refreshment stops, you won’t get the same shops and amusements that you will get on the South Bay.

Whitby Beach

I’ve visited Whitby plenty of times, and it doesn’t ever seem to get boring. I always find that there’s something new there, or something that I’ve yet to experience, and most times when I do leave, I still feel like there’s still stuff there I wanted to do but didn’t get the time to do!

The Whitby beach is massively popular with any visitors that come toWhitby, but with a two mile stretch of sand, there’s plenty of room for everybody.

The west cliff beach stretches from the west pier all the way across the colourful beach huts, up to Upgang. During the summer period, there are always life guards that remain in attendance on the beach. And deck chairs are available to hire.

Hope you’ve enjoyed another one of my days out in Yorkshire blogs, thank you for reading!