Welcome to our what’s on – things to do – a guide for Easter in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 2021. Please check with the attractions that they are open and their events are running before you leave home. This is our ultimate guide to the best events or places to take kids, make sure you bookmark this page so that you can keep checking back.
The government’s road map currently permits gardens to be open. However, attractions with animals and theme parks (outdoor rides) aren’t permitted to open until the 12th of April (all going well, this is subject to change). From the 29th of March, the Stay at Home order ends. This means people will be free to go outdoors for non-essential reasons with the recommendation to stay local. Most of East Yorkshire has two weeks off school for Easter from the 29th March to the 9th April 2021. Below you will find ideas on where to visit/where will be open.
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Things to do Easter East Yorkshire 2021
To avoid disappointment please pre-book as many places will still have limited tickets available. One thing we are certainly permitted to do is to go for a walk. For ideas on where to go for a family-friendly walk in Yorkshire please check out this post – 70+ Family Friendly Walks in Yorkshire
When? Open from 30th March
Address: Melbourne Road, Pocklington, York YO42 4RL
A Bit About – Open for day visitors to enjoy lakeside walks and playparks, watersports activities and open-water swimming sessions. The Lakeside Cafe will be opening providing a takeout food & drink service with a covered outdoor seating area available. The AquaPark Opens 1st May. FIND OUT MORE
Bridlington Animal Park – Reopens 12th April, this is after the Easter Holidays
When open? Currently, open
Address: 33 The Balk, Pocklington, York YO42 2QF
A Bit About – The highlight of a visit is feeding the fish. Make sure you buy plenty of pots of fish food (expensive at £1.20 a pot) but we kept going back for more as it was so much fun. There must be thousands of young fish in the lake that all want feeding and will virtually clamber over each other with their mouths open waiting to be fed. Plus the lake they live in is beautiful and soon to be covered in lilies once again. FIND OUT MORE
When? From the 27th March until 11th April
Address: Rudston Rd, Burton Agnes, Driffield YO25 4NB
Event – Easter Trail. About – Children are invited to take part in an Easter trail around the magnificent grounds of the Hall, (to find 25 giant birds’ eggs). Visitors with children will be given a little pouch of chocolate eggs on arrival to hide yourself if you wish. The woodland, gardens and adventure playground are open daily from 27th March, from 11am to 5pm. They’re serving takeaway food and drink outside, including wood-fired pizzas (most days), baked treats and great coffee. FIND OUT MORE
Burton Constable Hall – Reopening on the 12th April, this is after the Easter Holidays
When? Always open
Address: Lighthouse Rd, Bridlington YO15 1AR
A Bit About – The cliffs surrounding Flamborough head are stunning and you can enjoy great views in either direction. This is also a good place to spot wild sea birds nesting on the cliffs. If you can make the steep walk down to Flamborough’s north beach (at Flamborough head) it is a beach worth visiting. You will need to check the tide times though. When the tide is out there are mini caves and rock pools. There are a lot of steps down and back up again though, but it is worth it. The lighthouse will be shut. FIND OUT MORE
When? Reopening 1st April
Address: Hull Rd, Woodmansey, Beverley HU17 0RS
A Bit About – This is an outdoor activity centre for children and their adults. Due to current restrictions, not everything may be open. Please check ahead before you visit. FIND OUT MORE
When? No official reopening news but I anticipate that it won’t be long
Address: Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF
A Bit About – RSPB Bempton Cliffs is a nature reserve on the cliffs of the Yorkshire coastline. It is a very popular place for nesting sea birds including gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills and more. It’s a lovely spot to go for a walk along the cliff edges and to see what birds you can spot. Make sure you pick a nice clear day for your visit though as the mist can easily block your view. FIND OUT MORE
When open? Reopening from the 29th with ticketed admission
Address: Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA
A Bit About – The gardens remained open during lockdown. From the 29th March, they will be charging again for entry and tickets must be prebooked. Between 27 March and 11 April, the gardens, café (takeaway only no seating available) play area and toilets will be open. Admission prices will reflect the limited offer. From the 12th April they hope to reopen the zoo and the outdoor seating return for the café. FIND OUT MORE
Sledmere House and Gardens – Reopening the farm park and play area from the 13th April, the grounds are already open.
How about a day trip to Bridlington? I have a list with lots of things to do in this seaside town. Most will be open (although indoor places will not yet be open)
William’s Den – Reopening on the 15th April, this is after the Easter Holidays
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