Family Attractions & Outdoor Places Re-Opening After Lockdown
With an easing of lockdown restrictions, some of our favourite outdoor attractions and gardens have re-opened. Lots do still have some restrictions in place and require pre-booking, I have included details below but please check out details directly before travelling.
Please also stick to the Government Guidance on what you can and can’t do – you can find that HERE.
All pubs, cafes, restaurants and playgrounds can open from 4th July.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens: The next phase of reopening will begin on 4 July, 2020, which will include the house and the play area. The cafe will remain a takeaway service only; however, on 4 July, benches will be placed on the patio area of the Clock Tower cafe and also the grassed area in front, for use by our customers. In order to guarantee access, all customers should book in advance online before their visit. However, Annual Pass holders can access the site without having to book in advance, although they will have to join the queues on arrival. More details and booking on their website here.
Castle Howard’s Gardens and Grounds will re-open from Wednesday 3rd June 2020 for Members only, and from Monday 8th June 2020 for all visitors.
All visits will need to be pre-booked using the online booking system ONLY. Please note that for now, Skelf Island, the Adventure Playground and the House itself will remain closed along with the indoor cafe outlets. There will be some take away catering on offer and the Farm Shop and Garden Centre remain open. Toilets available. The main toilets in the Courtyard will be closed, with the exception of the accessible toilet and the baby changing facility. Portable toilets will be available on the North Front.
The Walled Garden, Hall Gardens & Parkland will reopen from next Thursday 4th June, Thursday-Sunday. Our Plant Nursery will also be open but sadly the Café and Hall will remain closed until further notice. Toilets Open.
Open Tuesday to Sunday and you can visit the Rare Breed Farm Park, Grounds and Gardens. Play park opening Saturday 4th July – unfortunately the House will remain closed until further notice. They have put many procedures in place one being the limited ticket online booking (Click Here to Book). HALF DAY ADMISSION TICKETS – We have split visiting times into two sessions in order for us to be able to control how many people are on site at one time. These sessions are morning – 9.30am to 1.30 and afternoon 1.30pm to 5.30pm – prices are £6.00 per adult and £3.50 per child
Sledmere friends members will be able to join either the morning or afternoon session without having to book
Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens
Initially welcoming Burton Agnes Hall members and their guests – if you could be tempted to make here your home from home, we’d be delighted for new members. In addition, between 20 – 50 day visitors subject to weather etc. Serving woodfired pizza oven for picnics, and have masses of stunning plants propagated in our nursery for sale.
For more details, follow the Facebook HERE and visit the website
Burnby Hall & Gardens, Pocklington. Opening Monday 15th to Sunday 21st June, with booking access restricted to MEMBERS ONLY, with cards to be shown on arrival. From Monday 22nd June, entry is extended to Members and the General Public. There will be three daily slots which can be booked: 10.00 – 1215; 12.15 – 14.30; 14.30 – 17.00. To enable as many people as possible to enjoy the Gardens, we’re asking everyone to only book one slot per day with a maximum of 5 people (adults and children) per booking. THE BOOKING SYSTEM WILL GO LIVE FROM 1000 SUNDAY 14TH JUNE.
The Lilypad Café will be open on a takeaway basis. The fish can be fed as usual, but we’re asking visitors to purchase all necessary fish food for their visit on arrival, as it will not be possible to return to the Visitor Centre once you have passed through it. Three unisex toilets are open. For more details and booking visit the WEBSITE.
Bridlington Land Train – restarts 4th July, new route details in place, read the full info here.
Diggerland Yorkshire (Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW). Re-opening 11th July 2020 at 11am. Please pre-book tickets in advance on their website.
Piglets Adventure Farm York – Re-opening 1st August, must buy tickets in advance, tickets go on sale 10th July 2020.
One Stop Golf – National Avenue, Hull, has re-opened, check details with them.
Ennerdale Cycle Track: The cycle circuit track next to Ennerdale Leisure Centre Hull has reopened to riders. It is the only all-weather 1km circuit of its kind in the Humber region. The 1km enclosed circuit can now be booked for an hour by up to 12 people.
Active+ – Just off National Avenue in Hull (Harpings Road, Hull, HU5 4JF). On 15th June, Active+ are opening their outdoor pitches for multi sports activity sessions, coaching sessions and social hire for groups of up to 6. The two-hour distanced multi sports activity sessions are running from Monday 15th – Friday 19th June, will suit 5-12 year olds with fun and fitness in age appropriate groups. Sessions are either 10am – 12noon, or 1pm to 3pm. Call 07719 963673 to book – £10 per 2hr session (or £45 for the whole week). Everything has been put in place to make the centre Covid 19 ready. Indoor toilet facilities will be available on a one in, one out basis. Distanced outdoor seating and spectator areas are available and they are operating a takeaway menu for visitors.
Adventure Drive-In Cinema: Powered by outdoor cinema experts Adventure Cinema, the drive-in cinema sets off on its UK’s biggest drive-in tour from 4th July and they start in East Yorkshire! Dates for our region – 4th – 5th July: Driffield Showground and 14th – 16th July: Craven Park, Hull. Tickets for are priced at £27.50 + Booking fee and are available now via: adventuredrivein.co.uk/locations.
Enigma Escape Rooms (Princes Quay Ground Floor, Hull, HU1 2PQ). Reopening on 14th July 2020 for household groups. All rooms are open, but will be on an appointment only basis. Hand Sanitiser and Face Masks provided on entry. Household bubble players only (2-6 players). Increased room cleaning. Includes family Chocolate factory escape room! Book on their website here.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park: Following the news that the government has reviewed its decision on current restrictions on the reopening of zoos and safari parks, Yorkshire Wildlife Park is gearing up to reopen from 15th June 2020. A restricted number of tickets will go on sale at the weekend on the park website www.yorkshirewildlifepark.com. Facilities will be limited in line with government guidelines with play areas and indoor areas closed and take away food and drink on offer. Full information will be available on the website.
Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park: Will re-open on Monday 15th June. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Animal park, where you can enjoy a safe outdoor experience, see amazing animals, and reconnect with nature. Things will be a little different – one way system, social distancing, hand sanitiser, reduced animal interaction program, cafe closed, limited entry numbers
North Yorkshire Water Park: Following social distancing guidelines, limited times and spaces will be available to book online for Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and Open Water Swimming. Visit their Websitefor more information about the activities available, our safety measures and to book! Grounds will be open daily 8am – 8pm for cyclists, runners and walkers to enjoy our 2.5km track with beautiful lakeside views. Cafe is open serving a limited menu of takeaway hot and cold drinks and cold snacks.
Wolds Way Lavender: Open with restrictions in place. Timber Trail open Saturday 4th July 2020. Online booking only to allow numbers to be managed. Card payments only. Tearoom and some areas including the mud kitchen, sand pit and some games remain closed. More details HERE