Top 10 things to do in Yorkshire!

With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching it times to start planning outdoor activities and fun family days out. We decided to share with you our Top 10 things to do in Yorkshire!

1. York Minster

York Minster is in the heart of York and is open for sightseeing every day as well as regular services, events and concerts. First admission is 9am and last is 4pm, for more information about what’s on visit York Minster 

There are various things to do in the Minster, you can have guided tours, attend  service or just simply enjoy the beauty.

 2. Castle Howard

Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire. It’s surrounded by stunning gardens and dates back a spectacular 300 years. There are lots of exciting things to do at Castle Howard as well a full calendar of events including their annually Castle Howard Proms with special guests, click here to see upcoming events Castle Howard

3. National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum is open 10am – 6pm and entry is FREE.

They have fantastic activities throughout the museum as well as lots of trains dating back years for all to see.

For more details visit National Railway Museum

 4. Whitby

Enjoy a long stroll along Whitby seafront , then if you dare race to the top of the where Dracula was buried. Not only do you get to walk around the beautiful church but it’s a great picture stop!

After climbing all those stairs, you will definitely have earned your dinner, pop into the famous Magpie for some delicious fish and chips …. But come early as queues are likely!

Click here for more details about Whitby and find out what’s going on and when.

5. Shambles

 Shambles is in the heart of York , you can walk the streets that date back to the fourteenth century and be prepared to be dazzled by the wonderful buildings surrounding you. They now been restored to high end shops and delicious restaurants. One for the list near by would be the famous Betty’s Tearoom, indulge in freshly made scones and a traditional English cup of tea!

6. Walking Tours in York

Whether it be the ‘Footprint of York’ or the ‘Bloody Tour of Yorkshire’ there’s a tour for everyone. The other bonus is that some are completely FREE. Here’s a link for the top ten tours that are definitely worth having a look at Walking Tours

Tours are great for getting to know the area and learning things that you would have never known. The beauty is that most of the tours are outside and seeing as the sun is finally shining it’s a great reason to be outdoors.

7. The Deep

If sea life is your thing, the The Deep will definitely be an attraction for you!

With over 3000 creatures including sharks, The Deep provides spectacular viewing . Open daily 10am-6pm, with the ability to buy tickets slightly cheaper online rather than on the day. Click here to book your tickets The Deep

There are two fantastic restaurants to enjoy and come together for some lunch or dinner.

8. York Dungeon

York dungeon is definitely not for the scaredy cats, prepare to be jumping the whole way around.

The characters are fantastic and really take you back in time, to imagine what the dungeons would have been like.

You can purchase tickets online with early bird rates. Click here for more information  York dungeons

9. North York Moors

If you are one for walking and exploring this ones for you. The North York Moors is a National Park in the North of Yorkshire. This beautiful park spreads over 554 square miles and has a population 23,380.

There are various interesting things and places to see within the park, visit North York Moors for more details.

10. York Castle Museum

Last but not least, the York Castle Museum. This hits our top ten for its varied of activities within the museum and its spectacular building dating back to William the Conquerer 1068.

The museum is open daily from 9.30am – 5pm and ticket prices are available online, there are also exemptions for certain card holders so it’s definitely worth checking to see if you are eligible.

For more information , visit York Castle Museum

Visiting Yorkshire?

All four of our parks are based in Yorkshire, with lots of activities and attractions surrounding them. Full details on where we are located are on our website Coastline Leisure .

We are fortunate to have lakeside holiday lodges within Castle Howard’s grounds, which is a huge tourist attract and a MUST when visiting Yorkshire.

If you are interested in seeing any of our parks or want to meet with one of our friendly team , please do not hesitate in contacting us to arrange either by email or call 01964 541777.

We hope to see you soon in Yorkshire!