Great Family Days Out
Great Family Days Out
Great Family Days Out
We welcome you to Bridlington Town
Bridlington – Bridlington really does have something for everyone and has a long history of welcoming visitors, with the first hotel having been built in the town over 200 years ago, and holidaymakers flocking to the town since the railway arrived in the 1890s. Obviously the miles of golden sand and picturesque scenery are the main attraction, but the town also has many other highly rated things to do, including:
East Riding Leisure Complex health suite, gym & swimming pool- with the new exciting Splash Zone, now open with two interactive slides and a fun play structure, tipping buckets and water toys. Aqua Smash and Slide Champ will have users of all ages going round and round again. Click here for more information.
Seafront promenades – in total the North and South Promenades stretch 3 miles along the seafront with a wide variety of attractions and facilities along the way.
Harbour – Bridlington has had an established fishing fleet and harbour for around 1000 years and today the harbour and marina area are still popular with sea anglers, boat owners, pleasure boats, and those who come for fish and chips or an ice cream and to enjoy the lovely view.
Land trains – Bridlington’s iconic land trains operate along the promenades from Belvedere Car Park at the southern end of the town to The Spa Royal Hall, and from Leisure World at the northern end via Limekiln Lane up to Sewerby Hall.
Bridlington Spa – the town’s famous theatre, concert hall and events venue on the seafront, which was originally built in 1907 and was reopened in 2009 after a £19m renovation. Since the renovation this is a world-class venue attracting not only high profile celebrity performers for sell-out concerts, but also a wide variety of other events including tea dances, variety acts, musical theatre, comedians, and tribute acts.
Golf Courses – there are no less than three 18 hole golf courses in the Bridlington area, all of which have excellent facilities and welcome visitors: Bridlington Golf Club (or the Belvedere as it’s also known) with picturesque views over Bridlington Bay, Bridlington Links Golf Club, and Flamborough Head Golf Club. Every year one of the clubs plays host to the week-long Bridlington Golf Festival which attracts thousands of players from around the UK and Ireland as well as further field such as France, the USA, and Dubai.
Sewerby Hall – this beautiful grade 1 listed country house is set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens 2 miles north of Bridlington town centre in a stunning cliff top location on the outskirts of Sewerby village. Season passes are available and facilities include a children’s play area, a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course, a zoo and the ever popular award-winning Clock Tower Tea Rooms. Sewerby Hall has events on throughout the season and can be reached on the Land Train from Leisure World on Bridlington’s North Promenade. Alternatively the easy walk from the town centre along the sea front is very popular with visitors and locals alike, and you can always get the Land Train back!
Bondville Model Village – reputed to be one of the finest model villages in the country with over 1200 hand-crafted figures and buildings in a pretty landscaped setting. Situated near to Sewerby Hall, Bondville is accessible by Land Train or from the sea front footpath from Bridlington town centre.
Just For Fun
Probably best known for the fantastic wave pool and waterslides, Leisure World also has a 25m pool and learner pool as well as a full range of sports and fitness facilities with classes, activities, and extra fun in the school holidays.
Recently refurbished and extended, Park Rose is a great family experience with numerous rescued birds of prey and owls, donkeys, alpacas, pigs, goats and small animals set in 8 acres of woodland and paddocks. Facilities include a picnic area and indoor sandpit.
A truly interactive family day out full of the tastes and smells of delicious confectionary. See how the letters are put inside a stick of rock, and make your own in the John Bull factory. Candy Kingdom next door is a purpose-built soft play centre with a cafe.
Owned by the RSPB, Bempton Nature Reserve is best known for breeding seabirds including Northern Gannet, Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Black-legged Kittiwake and Fulmar.
Love The Beach
40 minutes by train – another of the Yorkshire Coast’s famous seaside resorts with plenty to see and do all year round. The North and South beaches are large and clean and popular with families, and other attractions include the castle, North Bay Miniature Railway, the Sea Life Centre, and the Lifeboat Station.
30 mins by car, 55 mins by bus (stops outside South Shore Holiday Village) – Hornsea’s pretty beach holds the prestigious Blue Flag Award. One of the town’s main attractions is the Mere which is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, perfect for fishing, sailing, and birdwatching.
Family Day Out
The breathtaking rocky coastline and steep cliffs have led to many tales of shipwrecks, smuggling, and piracy at Flamborough over the years. These days the lighthouse is the main attraction and daily guided tours are recommended.
Probably best known as the location for Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel, Whitby is steeped in history with the 13th century Abbey overlooking the harbour. The old town, with its cobbled streets is a popular attraction, as are the fish and chip restaurants (including the world-famous Magpie Cafe).
30 mins by train – Beverley is a historic market town with a great selection of high street shops, smaller independent retailers, cafes and restaurants. The famous racecourse overlooks the golf course and the Westwood Pasture which is popular with families, dog walkers, and horse riders.
A stone’s thrown inland from Bridlington and the Yorkshire coast lies the fantastic scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway which connects Pickering to the villages of Grosmont and Goathland – famously used as the setting for the ITV drama series ‘Heartbeat’.
South Shore Holiday Village
t: 01262 672283