Days Out

Dog Friendly Days Out

There are some fantastic places to take children on our doorstep and a short journey away, some of them also welcome dogs. Below are some suggestions, if you have any other suggestions for a family day out that you have enjoyed with your dog, or want to feature your attraction, please contact us here.


farm park near doncaster, family day outBoston Park Farm is a fun day out for all the family! A traditional working farm with the farm park which allows children to get up close with a wide range of farm animals. You can pet and feed most of the animals and also join in with animal handling sessions.

We have outdoor climbing frames, swings, slides, go-karts, mud kitchens and a bale pyramid to climb. Also inside there is an indoor soft play area which is suitable for children up to 8 years old, an indoor bouncy castle, play kitchen and a large indoor sandpit. Our cafe, serving hot and cold meals is open everyday as well as our brand new outdoor Snack Baa, serving ice creams and other snacks.

Dogs on a short lead are welcome.

Boston Farm Park is open every day from 10am-4pm (until 5pm in summer holidays). Tickets must be booked in advance.

Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster DN7 6DS. 01302 844818. Visit their website here, or follow them on facebook here.

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Sewerby Hall & Gardens

sewerby wildlife photographer of the year 2022, exhibition and family events, days out in east yorkshireSewerby Hall and Gardens offers a great mix of heritage, interactive trails, play features and best of all, the zoo. Be entertained in the zoo with the friendly penguins, pygmy goats and Eccy the parrot, who is always keen to chat. Relax in the Walled and Rose Gardens and be amazed by the giant monkey puzzle trees in the Pleasure Gardens. Check out the new events with Rusticus during school holidays on our website. Don’t miss a freshly baked scone and cup of tea from the Clock Tower Café – it certainly is a great day out for the whole family. Book your tickets today and find out more on our website.

The world-renowned exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will be on display at Sewerby Hall and Gardens between 7 May – 17 July 2022, to accompany the exhibition there will be lots of extra family events. Find the full list and details on Mumbler here.

Dogs welcome in most of the outdoor areas, but must be kept on a lead.  There is a designated section in the cafe for dogs.

Find out more on the website here. Follow Sewerby on facebook here for more updates. Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA. 01262 673769

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Sledmere House

sledmere house and gardens driffield logoThe House, Grounds and Gardens, plus the Farm Shop, the Woodyard gift shop, the Stables cafe, newly renovated WCs and the Adventure play area – all open.

Dogs welcome, but must be kept on a lead.

For more info please visit their website here. 
Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, YO25 3XG. 01377 236637

Woldies lavender and nature farm

Woldie’s Queen Bee Quest runs every day during May half term Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June.

This half term celebrate the Queen Bee at WOLDIE’S with the QUEEN BEE QUEST! To complete the quest; find the bees and reveal the Queen Bee’s secret code to win a prize! Bumble through Woldie’s NEW Bees & Friends Garden, track bees, pollinate the giant flower, and dare to enter the giant observation hive to spot the queen bee and her hive making honey.

Set in tranquil woodland, wildflowers, lavender and nature; fun for all the family! Miniature railway, Giant Games Maze, Football golf, Den zone building and more all open too!

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Open DAILY (10am – 4pm) April until end of September then closes for the season. Tel. 01944 758641. More info on their website here. Wheel chair & Pram friendly paths and walks. Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Woldies Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW (Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough).

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Large lake with canoes, paddle boards and boats to hire, circular walk around the lake and a shallow area of the lake roped off that you can paddle in. Also an Aqua Park – inflatable obstacle course on the lake. Open water swimming available. Also a good playpark and cafe with children’s menu.

£3 per person/ £8 for a family entry, hire items for the water additionally. Pre-book in advance only. Open Tuesday – Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm, and bank holiday Mondays.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL. Just off the A1079 Pocklington services roundabout. 01759 301444

Bempton Cliffs

This is a great place for a walk and to watch birds, around half a million birds gather here every year and nest on the cliffs and ledges. They have various seasonal trails available for families which change depending on the time of year, this is a change from the puffin and gannet trails. We have Wild Family areas which can be used year round.

Dogs on a lead are welcome.

The centre is open from 9.30am – 5pm (Summer) and 9.30am – 4pm (Winter). With free entry for RSPB members. RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Ln, Bridlington YO15 1JF.

Beverley Parks Nature Reserve

This Local Nature Reserve is a special place where the landscape reveals a secret past. Discover this changing nature reserve where you can enjoy a stroll around a delightful fruit orchard. Fields across the reserve are being transformed back into a traditional parkland landscape. Venture into the new wood and see how quickly it is becoming a valuable home for wildlife.

Dogs are welcome.

There is a small car park. Starts on Long Lane near Beverley Minster (Long Lane, Beverley HU17 0NJ) and heads out towards Dunswell.

Beverley Westwood

Very large grassy open space just outside Beverley ideal for picnics, ball games and walks in the summer and sledging in the snow. Cattle roam freely and Beverley racecourse is located on it too, you can walk right around the back of the racecourse for a good walk.

Burton Bushes is a good woodland area for children to explore (lots of bluebells in Spring) located on the opposite side of the road to the racecourse at the end closest to the A1079 roundabout.

Dogs welcome.

York Road, Beverley, HU17 8RG

Burton Agnes Hall

Hall, gardens and gift shop open every day 11am until 5pm. With a fabulous adventure playground, enchanted woodland village, giant board games, willow dens and a trail to follow, children will find so much to amuse and inspire here!

Dogs on leads are welcome in most outdoor areas.

Burton Agnes, Driffield, YO25 4NB.  01262 490324

Burton Constable Hall

Beautiful house and stables, large grounds and parks to explore. Also a lovely cafe and gift shop on site. Look out for lots of special events including ‘Live on the Lawn’ performances. Booking tickets in advance is recommended.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.

For more info email enquiries@burtonconstable.com or call 01964 562400. Check website for opening times, vary winter to summer.

Skirlaugh, HU11 4LN. 01964 562400

Driffield Dog Field

Located on the West side of Driffield are these two dog fields, Horsefair field and Foxy’s field. Both are secure, enclosed fields offering dog owners the space to let their dogs exercise off the lead and allowing users the sole use of the field for their booked slot.

Located near the roundabout of the A166 and A614 Driffield, the fields are well positioned to offer dog owners a great facility to let their dogs run free! Full details on the article here.

Driffield Dog Field, Horsefair Lane, Little Driffield, YO25 5XB

East Coast Beaches

We are lucky to have some fantastic coastline in our region and a walk on the beach or cliff tops is a great day out all year round, here’s a list from north to south along our East Coast:

Please note some beaches have restrictions on dogs during the summer months, but most welcome dogs.

Saltburn

Wide open beach to play, run and walk. Lifeguard on duty. Lovely pier and there is a lift down the cliff to the beach, plus there’s even a miniature railway! There are some arcades, a few cafés and some little shops. Dog friendly. Port Mulgrave is a perfect beach for sand and finding fossils as it combines sandy and rocky.


Staithes

Really quaint with golden sands. Only a few shops and cafés. Fishing village with nice harbour area but not much beach to walk on. Do check the tide times before going. It is very hilly.


Runswick Bay

Robin Hoods Bay

Believed to have been the busiest smuggling community on the coast in the 18th century – this historic fishing village is known for worldwide for its steep main street leading visitors down through a tangle of alleyways and side streets packed with quirky shops including the Dinosaur Museum, cafes and pubs to a family-friendly beach complete with rock pools. Beware it is very hilly down to the beach. Make sure you check the tide times!


Ravenscar

One of the most intriguing places on the Yorkshire Coast for those interested in history, the spectacular clifftop. Ravenscar was once an important part of the British dyeing industry: the peak alum works is now a National Trust site. Like many of the other towns and villages on the Jurassic Coast, it’s a magnet for fossil hunters.


Sandsend

Hidden gem just a couple of miles north of Whitby. Lovely beach in a cove that provides a lagoon for children to play in with their boats and body boards. Lifeguards throughout the peak season. Lovely local pub and café for food….and lots of ice cream! 5 minutes from Whitby for fish and chips. Perfect place for a lovely family day out. Like most places, Sandsend has been very busy in 2020.


Whitby

Whitby offers year round fun with its Blue Flag beaches and myriad attractions, including the world-famous steam-powered North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Whitby is steeped in history: fishing, whaling, the jet industry, Captain Cook, the glorious Abbey, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was inspired by the town and Goth Festival that draws visitors from around the globe. West Cliff includes other children’s activities including bumper boats, trampolines, pitch and putt, and crazy golf. There is also a tourist shop selling buckets and spades and ice creams. The large west cliff car park is near the Whitby Leisure centre. Lovely sheltered sandy beach in the centre of Whitby with easy access that is perfect for all ages. The East Cliff stands above a very rocky coast full of fossils (check the tides before venturing down though, it comes back very fast).


Scarborough

Scarborough has stunning scenery, glorious beaches and loads to do! North Bay is a big open beach with cafés & a few shops. This long stretch of golden sandy shores is perfect for a sandcastle competition, and when you’re done, why not take off your shoes and go for a quick dip in the sea? There’s bright beach huts behind it, the ruins of an 11th century castle, and you could even go rock pooling here – phew! it is a Life guarded beach. South Bay is arcades, cafes etc together with access to a sandy beach. Donkeys are normally in situ in summer. Walk towards the Spa and further where the crowds tend to thin. It is possible to walk between the two, North and South Bay.


Hayburn Wyke

It is a rocky beach that is perfect for a family adventure, and that’s great for little explorers. Once you emerge from the coastpath, you’ll come out next to not one, but two spectacular waterfalls! Hiding in the rocks, keep your eyes peeled out for little creatures hidden among the rocks and boulders, plus it’s a great spot for some fossil hunting. Dog friendly.


Cayton Bay

Wide sweeping bay, dog-friendly beach, affordable parking and great facilities. Lucy’s Beach Shack sells snacks, sandwiches and a vast array of beach toys. Cayton Bay is popular with holidaymakers and a beautiful place to explore, no matter what time of the year you decide to visit. A favourite with surfers, bird watchers, fun-seekers and fossil hunters, or those who just want to relax and unwind. Great rock pools and some fantastic fossils to be found. Parking is £5 in the car park or free on the road. Toilets near the surf shop. It is quite a steep path to and from the beach.


Filey

A beautiful stretch of beach, one of the longest in the UK – its rarely crowded, however busy it is. Take a walk, paddle in the sea or build a sandcastle. The Brigg is great for a long walk, loads of rock pools to play in and explore. Be careful when you walk past the cliff end, it can be very windy. Before setting off, check the tide times, its further than you think! With its glorious sweep of soft golden sand, Filey beach is one of the best in the country for families! If you take your dog, there are parts of the beach which are designated dog free zones. Children love the Cobble Landing where they can see the fishing boats being taken out to see with the tractors or visit the Lifeboat, inshore and outshore.  Interesting fact….Filey coble landing is named after the coble fishing boats. Visit Paul at Barnes Ice Cream or try the fish and chips from the Cobble Landing Fish Bar, I think they are the best. The Amusements and the Fair have been entertaining children for years. You can park at the Country Park (great play area here) with a slight hill to the beach at the back of the Sailing Club. Glen Gardens also has a great play area and the boating lake is always fun. Car park up here too, with access to the beach.


Hunmanby Gap

Great with kids as it’s never packed with people so kids have loads of room to play without the worry of them being lost in a crowd. However, this has been busier in 2020 than in previous years.
£5 for parking all day.


Thornwick Bay

Thornwick Bay is excellent for rock-pooling, has several small caves and a magnificent sea arch. This beautiful rocky bay is on the north coast of Flamborough Head and is well worth a look. This is not suitable for a pushchair


North Landing. Flamborough

Car park at the top with toilets (open). Costs £1.80 for over 2 hours. Steep enough walk down to the beach but level so pram is possible as long as you are feeling strong on the way home!

Pebbly / rocky beach with lots to explore including, rock pools, an arch and caves. Puffins, razorbills and gulls can be seen on the cliffs. Be careful of the tide as you can get cut off quickly.


Flamborough

Flamborough’s famous white cliffs enclose a dramatic bay with caves and chalk arches, and boasting a fabulous lighthouse! It has two – one active, and one dating to 1674, making it the oldest surviving complete lighthouse in England. You can climb the 119 steps of the Flamborough Lighthouse to see the magnificent views. The village is just a couple of miles from Bempton, one of the UK’s most famous RSPB reserves, hosting gannets and puffins amongst other sea birds. The Living Seas Centre on South Sea Road (South),  Flamborough,  YO15 1AE has information and education facilities.


Danes Dyke, Bridlington

Jutting out miles into the North Sea, the headland has in the past been effectively cut off by the construction, in the Iron Age, of the erroneously named Danes’ Dyke, which encloses five square miles of the peninsula. The end of the Dyke is a deep ravine on the south side of the Headland, where it exits into Bridlington Bay There are a number of nature trails in the Dyke which can be accessed easily from the car park off the main Bridlington to Flamborough Road. Danes Dyke, Flamborough Head, Flamborough, East Yorkshire YO15 1AG


Bridlington

Bridlington has lovely wide promenades, glorious beaches, an historic harbour and a fascinating, arty Old Town with galleries and antique shops. Bridlington Spa has a variety of acts to suit all tastes and ages. Bridlington leisure centre is great for a rainy day complete with climbing wall and health suite! The Land Train operates in summer from the park an ride to Sewerby. The beaches are really accessible, sandy and you can walk for miles from South Bay.


Fraisthorpe

Situated just down from Bridlington. Its a lovely beach where you park in a field and just pop onto the beach. Lots of space to run and play. Dog and child friendly. There is also The Cow Shed near the car park which is a lovely cafe serving food and drinks. No lifeguards. Parking is £5 for the day in summer.


Wilsthorpe beach

Wide sandy beach is revealed when the tide goes out making it good for the kids and the dog to run around and let off some steam. No lifeguarding service and no facilities.


Barmston Beach

This quiet beach is a popular fishing spot and well worth a visit for a peaceful stroll. It’s also a great place to watch sand martins which nest in the cliffs from April to September. Barmston beach is six miles south of Bridlington and well worth a visit during summer.


Hornsea

Hornsea marks the end of the TransPennine Trail and is more of a classic seaside resort with a blue flag beach and an extensive stretch of sand and shingle. There are some nice gardens alongside a long promenade and plenty of parking with accessible town facilities accompany the beach.


Mappleton

An excellent beach for fossil hunters; Mappleton’s eroding cliffs reveal Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks including corals, molluscs ammonites and belemnites. Great place to discover a hidden treasure! Take care near the cliff edge as it is eroding into the sea and collapses unpredictably.


Withernsea

The traditional seaside resort is a family destination, with a sand and shingle beach backed by large rocks (sea defenses). If you climb the 144 steps to the top of Withernsea’s famous inland lighthouse – now a museum – you can take in breathtaking views of its long promenade and Blue Flag Beach.


Spurn Head

The beach consists of a three-mile stretch of sand and shingle which runs around a narrow patch of land at the beginning of the Humber Estuary. It has excellent water quality and is a brilliant place for bird watching and fossil hunting. Check for ticks after visiting they can latch on!

Eastrington Ponds

This Local Nature Reserve is a special place where families can walk and explore. Discover this peaceful nature reserve where you can enjoy a stroll around the wildlife ponds and tree-lined old railway. The series of borrow pits provide valuable wetland areas for wildlife, where plants and animals are not disturbed.

Eastrington Ponds, which covers 23 acres, was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2002 in recognition of its wildlife value and its importance to the local community. There is a large pond, meadows, old railway line and borrow pits to explore. Car park on site.

Well behaved dogs are welcome, and must be kept on a lead.

Find it at Howden Road, Eastrington, Goole, DN14 7PL

Eden Camp

Modern history museum to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the frontline and Homefront set in the grounds of an original World War 2 Prisoner of War Camp. Over 29 different huts to visit and explore. Also a play area, picnic area, café and gift shop on site, well behaved dogs welcome and free parking for 400 cars.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Open daily 10am – 5pm (closed over the Christmas period until mid January)

Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT 01653 697777

Foredyke Nature Reserve – Kingswood, Hull

A nice green space within Kingswood with labyrinth, pond, wooden carved animals, all pram, bike friendly.

You can access Foredyke Green on foot from both sides between Kesteven Way and Bude Road (arriving by car the postcode is HU7 3EJ). There is a small layby next to the bus stop where you can park for free or there are plenty of side streets here parking is available. Alternatively, there is customer parking at Home Bargains on Bude Road (please check local signage for time limits). You can walk through from Home Bargain’s car park into the south sides of Foredyke Green.

Hessle Foreshore

Hessle Foreshore is a great place to go on a sunny day. Park for free in a small car park off Livingston Road and follow the path Jean’s Walk down to the foreshore. You can either go down onto the stones, or you can follow Jean’s Walk all the way along to the main part of the Foreshore. The path is part of The Yorkshire Wolds Way and is great for bikes or scooters and you can follow it along the banks of the river Humber.

Cliff Rd, Hessle HU13 0HE.

Hornsea Mere

Hornsea mere is the largest fresh water lake in Yorkshire. Taking in part of the Sutton to Hornsea trail, you can walk around the mere through woodlands, meadows and farmland.  Lots of ducks and geese to feed.

Hornsea Mere, Hornsea HU18 1AX.

Hudson Way Rail Trail

This pleasant, 2-3 mile walk forms part of the Hudson Way, and runs along the track bed of the old railway from the centre of Market Weighton to Goodmanham. This walk is mainly level and suitable for pushchairs, but there are bigger slopes up to 1: 6 if you choose to return via Goodmanham.

Start at the free car park in Londesborough Road, Market Weighton.

Hull – East Park

Hull’s largest park, there’s something for everyone – you can take a stroll around 130 acres of parkland, brave a ride on our splash boat, take a trip on the swan and rowing boats, visit our animal education centre, ride the land train (weekends only) and visit the new library at the Pavilion and enjoy afternoon tea in our cafe.  Plenty of equipment for the children to play on suitable for a good range of ages.  You will also find a small skate park here, which you can access from the main road, near to Woodford Leisure Centre.

Dogs welcome, but restricted in the children’s play areas.

East Park is located on Holderness Road and this is where the main access for vehicles is located. There are also pedestrian entrances on East Park Avenue, Summergangs Road, James Reckitt Avenue and Holderness Road.

Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU

Humber Bridge Country Park

Humber Bridge Country Park (or Little Switzerland as it is known locally) is a 48 acre wood with open meadows and wildlife ponds. Some of the meadows are kept neat to enable picnics and games in the summertime, others are left wild to encourage wildlife. There are various walking trails to choose from, varying in length and ability, and along each trail you will have the opportunity to spot birds, butterflies, and even newts and fish in the ponds.  A fantastic free family day out; wet weather gear essential during the winter months!

The park is accessible to all, wheelchairs and pushchairs can gain access from the Hessle Foreshore entrance. Alternatively you can park in the Humber Bridge carpark and walk down into the park (expect lots of steps).

Ferriby Road, Hessle, HU13 0HB

Loglands Nature Reserve

Picturesque Nature Reserve in Hull especially in Autumn.  Small lakes and good graveled paths ideal for prams. Popular with dog walkers. Located behind Sutton Park Golf Club, Hull. Follow the signs to the Driving Range (up East Carr Road) then the brown signs to the Loglands car park.

East Carr Rd, Hull HU8 9LR.

Lotherton Hall

Large parklands, play areas, picnic area and zoo with aviaries, penguins and some animals to explore. Tea room, stables and often run special events, house also open to look around. Good day out approx 1 hour drive from Hull. No need to book but it is highly recommended, reduced opening hours over Winter, call to find out more.

Dogs welcome, with some restrictions.

Off Collier Lane , Aberford , Leeds , LS25 3EB 0113 378 2959

Millington Woods

Lovely wooded area, which is also a local nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. There is a nice circular walk, and also a more challenging route of hundreds of steps up the valley – with excellent views at the top.  Great for bluebells in spring. Also 1 pub and 1 cafe in Millington for food afterwards.

Located just north of the village of Millington, 4 miles north east from Pocklington.

Noddle Hill Nature Reserve

Noddle Hill is a nature reserve situated close to Bransholme in North Hull. Supported by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the reserve is popular year-round due to the presence of wildlife ranging from flycatchers and cuckoos to water voles, otters, deers and grass snakes. The site also boasts a good fishing lake.

Noddle Hill Way, Hull, HU7 4YP.

Normanby Hall Country Park

Large parklands to explore, historic house and gardens, playground with ride on railway, good farming museum with children’s activities. They also have a Splash Pad for children which is open throughout summer, and a Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. Approx 30 min drive across the Humber Bridge. Check for seasonal opening times before visiting.

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Normanby, North Lincolnshire, DN15 9HU.  01724 720588

North Cave to Hotham

Ideal for children on bikes is this mile long footpath (no cars) starting at North Cave playground. Take the road opposite (Church Lane) over the bridge and to where the road turns left into Nordham, go through the turnstlye and onto the path to Hotham.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Create memorable experiences with the whole family! Take a trip behind a steam engine, visit five heritage stations, see stunning views of the North York Moors National Park and explore the Yorkshire Seaside Town of Whitby!

Remember all our day return tickets are ‘hop-on’, ‘hop-off’ which gives you the chance to explore all our stations along the line for a great family day out:-

  • Pickering Station, Levisham, Goathland, (which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film), and Grosmont Station.
  • Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.
  • You can also stay in one of the 2 camping coaches at Goathland and Levisham.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on a short lead. £3 per dog.

Booking in advance is highly recommended to ensure you have a seat.

North Yorkshire Water Park

One of the largest natural sports lakes in North Yorkshire, we offer a range of fun, relaxing and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

Activities include kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, open water swimming, pedalos. Also a 2.5km all-terrain walking and cycle track around the lake (FREE to use). Finish off your day with a blast on our ever popular Aquapark, with some of the largest inflatable slides, climbing walls and trampolines in the region.

Family friendly cafe on site offering a selection of hot and cold food and drink. Enjoy the view and a cup of tea even if not partaking in any activities. All welcome. Please book your tickets in advance.

Dogs welcome but must be kept on a short lead.

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Scarborough, YO13 9QU. 01723 865052.

Nut Wood, Raywell Woods

A wooded area situated just off the main road to walk and explore, great for collecting leaves in Autumn and hunting for Gruffalo’s all year round! Millers Tea Shop on the opposite side of the road is lovely for a snack afterwards.

Situated on Riplingham Road (between the A164 and South Cave), park opposite Raywell Hall and head up the hill.

Oakhill Nature Reserve

A hidden gem at Goole, with secluded lakes and gentle walks. Oakhill is a 150 acre nature reserve with ponds, meadows, wetlands and woodlands, stretching out beyond Goole. It is home to stunning dragonflies, beautiful butterflies and fascinating amphibians and reptiles. The reserve has a rich bird life and a wonderful variety of flowers and fungi.

Well behaved dogs welcome, must be kept on a lead and away from the wildlife and ponds.

Car park on site. Find it just off  the M62 junction 36 at 4A Lidice Rd, Goole DN14 6XL

Old York Railway Line Walk, Beverley

Starts from behind the Hayride pub (Grange Way), Beverley, follow the path towards Molescroft.

Old railway line now a good path for prams and children’s bikes to walk/ride on.

River walks along the Humber

Lots of sections of the foreshore are great to walk on –

Victoria Dock to The Deep – good paths run all along the waterfront.

Hessle Foreshore to North Ferriby – a wide path ideal for prams or children’s bikes runs along here with the river is on one side and the train track on the other for children to watch. Plenty of parking available, drive through the Country Inn car park and there is a dedicated car park at the start of the trail

North Ferriby – Take the public footpath from the corner of Church Road and Ings Lane and you come to open fields and the river, horse stable and donkeys to see too.

South Bank – If you cross the Humber Bridge, there is also a very accessible track along the banks of the Humber, great for bikes and walks, and also for dipping in and out of the 2 nature reserves located in this area (Water’s Edge and Far Ings). Lots of wildlife to see in these areas.

Riverbank, North Hull

Walk along the River Hull. All stretches from Sutton Road Bridge to Wawne have good paths and are suitable for prams. A nice section to join is from behind David Lloyds down to Ennerdale passing the back of Haworth Hall.

The path on the lower section gets tricky below Sutton Road Bridge but carries on past Oak Road Playing fields. From B&Q the path isn’t suitable

Seven Seas Fish Trail

Pick up a Seven Seas Fish Trail leaflet from Hull’s tourist information centre and follow a unique pavement of fish swimming around Hull’s Old Town and down to the beautiful riverfront. From shrimps to sharks, young and old will enjoy exploring the city and seeking out the fish.  If you find all 41 fish you will receive a certificate on completion. The trail starts from Queen Victoria Square, and ends on Whitefriargate.

Tourist Information, 1 Paragon Street, Hull, HU1 3NA.

Skidby Windmill Fields

Skidby Windmill has an excellent playground and field behind it, park in the main car park and access up the path. Carry on from the Mill field on the public footpath and it leads back into Skidby or down to Eppleworth. This path is not paved/gravelled so can get very muddy.

The Windmill Cafe (Sails Cafe) does excellent lunches and cakes for afterwards

Spring Bank West to Springhead Lane, Hull

There is a grassy tree lined walkway that starts at the end of Spring Bank West, near the Spring Back West Eco Park. Keep walking along to the end of Spring Bank West, past the big roundabout, and eventually you come across a grassy area, and this track takes you all the way to Springhead Lane, where you can access the field opposite, or turn left and walk to another hilly field with concrete paths – great for bikes.

Sutton to Hornsea Trail

The old railway line runs from Sutton village to Hornsea, good paths on all sections ideal for doing part or all of the trail with bikes and/or prams.  Forms part of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Swinebank Bridal Way, Hull

Swinebank Bridal way can be accessed from Priory Road, Hull.  If you are travelling towards Cottingham from Hull it’s on the left just before the cemetery (the cemetery is on the right side of the road).  The track goes between fields all the way to the corner of Wold Road and Wymersley Road. You can also extend it by then walking west up the path behind Springhead Golf Club, coming out in Willerby.

Thornton Abbey Maize Maze

Large maize maze to explore in the Summer plus mini mazes and games, wheely sledges, bouncy pillow, crazy golf, water pistol tractor ride, NEW nerf gun area. Pick your own pumpkins for Autumn. Fantastic family day out, Mumbler went last year – read the review here.

For more info email thorntonabbeymaze@gmail.com or call 01469 540230.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

Abbey Farm, Thornton Abbey, Ulceby, North Lincolnshire, DN39 6TU. Approx 30 minutes drive from Hull.

Wassand Hall

A fine Regency House with gardens, parks and a woodland walk. Open on selected days during the warmer months. Closes over Winter.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Located between Seaton and Hornsea, HU11 5RJ

Waters Edge Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

A Mumbler favourite, just over the Humber bridge is this nature reserve (the blue roofed buildings you can see from the bridge). Excellent paths and boardwalks around several lakes with ducks to feed and birds to spot. Paths then go through woods and up onto the river front for great views back to Hull and the bridge. Two good parks are located in the main car park. Free to walk around. Visitor centre has lots going on for children, activities and play area. Cafe within the visitor centre is great, good value kids meals.

Open weekdays 9am – 5pm, weekends 10am – 5pm

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. Only assistance dogs are allowed inside the centre.

Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR. 01652 631500.

Welton Dale

Start with a look at the duck pond in the village centre then take either Dale Road north from the village into Welton Dale or Kidd Lane north into Welton Dale for great views of the Humber. Very steep hill though, a real buggy burn!

Yorkshire Air Museum

A fantastic family day out at this great air museum near York, with lots of exhibitions, historic planes and vehicles set on a large site. Also a gift shop and a cafe on site. Tickets can be booked online.

Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm during the Summer, and 10am-4pm in Winter.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Elvington, York, YO41 4AU. 01904 608595

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