Following on from my epic post of 20 Great Things to do in Bridlington I am now bringing you a big list of things to do near Bridlington. Honestly, there is just so much to do I couldn’t possibly put it all in just one post. Some of these things to do are really close to Bridlington, literally just a mile away. Some are further afield but I have tried to keep everything within a 20 minutes drive away.
Things to do Near Bridlington
Bondville Model Village- Sewerby – 1.1 miles, approx. 3 mins drive
About – Bondville is exactly what it says it is – a model village. It is located on the Bridlington/Sewerby border by the sea. There is a pay and display car park with plenty of parking. Bondville is also one of the stops for the north beach land train. It’s a really cute little place. It won’t take you a huge amount of time to walk around so make sure you stop every few steps to have a really good look at everything. There are a tearoom and gift shop on-site.
How much – 2019 Admission Fees: Adults, £4.50, Child, £3.00. Open from early April until late September.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens – Sewerby – 1.3 miles, approx 4 mins drive
About – Sewerby Hall and Gardens is a really lovely place to visit for a day out. We like it so much we have an annual pass. They have so many great events throughout the year plus plenty to do there. It’s located by the sea and they have a playground, a mini zoo with penguins, goats and more. Plus you can look around the house and grounds. We love to have a play of mini-golf whenever we visit which has a suggested honesty box price of £1.50 each.
How much – An adult day ticket costs £7.90 and £5.70 for a child aged 3-15 years. Under 3’s are free. Most facilities are open for most of the year, it’s always a good idea to check their website before you leave especially to see if there is a special event on.
Bridlington Birds of Prey and animal park – Carnaby – 4.8 miles, approx 12 mins drive
About – Bridlington Birds of Prey and animal park is one of the smallest animal parks I’ve ever been to. But we love it. There are some lovely unique things to do there and the staff are so passionate about the place and their animals. Our highlight is being allowed into the wallaby enclosure and being able to feed them.
They have lots on throughout the day including reptile handling, a bird of prey flying display, owl handling and more. There is no cafe on-site but you can pop next door during your visit which does have a cafe. You can also book animal experiences at the park.
How much – An adult ticket costs £5.95 and £4.95 for a child aged 3-15 years. Under 3’s are free. They are open 364 days a year and only closed on Christmas Day.
Candy Kingdom Soft Play – Carnaby – 4.3 miles, approx 10 mins drive
About – This is my son’s favourite after school activity. He really likes it at Candy Kingdom soft play, although we haven’t been in ages. It’s located on the edge of the Carnaby Industrial estate and has an area for toddlers, one for babies and another for older kids. Plus a mini football/basketball court. There’s plenty of tables and there is also a cafe on-site.
How much – They have prices for peak and off-peak. Peak times are weekends and school holidays. Then it costs £5.40 for 5-12 years, £4.80 for 1-4 years, £1.25 for 6-12 months and under that are free. Adults are just 50p or FREE with each paying child. It is open for most of the year, 7 days a week.
John Bull World Rock – Carnaby – 4.3 miles, approx 10 mins drive
About – John Bull World of Rock is located next to Candy Kingdom soft play. You can make your own chocolate lolly and personalise a stick of rock. Plus you will hear all about the factories, smell all sorts of wonderful aromas, see how the products are made and more.
How much – Admission prices are £4.00 for an adult, £3.00 for children aged 4 and over and under 4’s are free. Extra activities such as rolling a stick of rock or making a chocolate lolly cost an extra £.1.50 each per activity. They are seasonal and their hours do vary depending on whether it’s the school holidays or term times. Their main season starts from the first day of the Easter Holidays and finishes at the end of the October Half Term holidays.
Dane’s Dyke – 3 miles – approx 9 mins drive
About – Dane’s Dyke is a beach located just north of Bridlington/Sewerby and just south of Flamborough. I was always lead to believe that Danes Dyke was named as such because of it’s Viking visitors long ago. In fact, the bank and ditch earthwork ‘wall’ which cut off Flamborough peninsula from the mainland is said to date back to Iron Age times. It may even be post-Roman and was intended as a defensive structure to protect headland settlements.
It is the most northerly outcropping of coastal chalk in Britain. The walk down to the gorgeous pebble beach is short but if you take a left when you leave you can take a one-mile woodland walk back to the car park. There is a small kiosk open for snacks and drinks from 10 am on most days.
How much – You only pay to park which is not expensive.
Flamborough Lighthouse – 5.2 miles, approx 13 mins drive
About – Flamborough Lighthouse is open on select days throughout the year. It is an active lighthouse and when open you can walk to the top and enjoy breathtaking views out to sea.
How much – An adult ticket costs £4.60 and £3.60 for children aged up to 15 years. There is a height limit of 1.1metres as children need to be able to make the climb to the top. The Lighthouse is mostly open for tours during the summer and some select days during other school holidays.
Flamborough Head – North Beach – 5.2 miles, approx 13 mins drive
About – The main highlight of a visit to Flamborough Lighthouse is to spend some time at Flamborough head. There is an on-site cafe, gift shop and toilets. The main draw though is the views. 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 are really lucky you may even spot a puffin. 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.
How much – You only have to pay to park which is not expensive.
Fraisthorpe Beach – 7.7 miles, approx 17 mins drive
About – Fraisthorpe Beach is a popular beach along the Yorkshire coast. It only has a cafe there but people flock to this beach. It’s a flat, sandy beach and dogs are allowed on the beach all year round. Unlike north and south beach in Bridlington, there is no lifeguard at Fraisthorpe beach
How much – You have to pay to park but otherwise it is free to visit.
RSPB Bempton Cliffs – 4.3 miles, approx 10 mins drive
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. For children, they have self-guided trails (including a Puffin Trail, Gannet Trail and Scavenger Bug Hunt Trail) and Discovery Backpacks for hire throughout the year.
How much – Entrance is free to members of the RSPB. Adults are £5 and children are £2.50 – although entrance for the first child is actually free and under 5’s are also free. The nature reserve is always open. There is a cafe and toilets on site which is open from 9:30 am.
Burton Agnes Hall – Burton Agnes – 6.6 miles, approx 14 mins drive
About – Burton Agnes Hall was built in 1610 and it is an Elizabethan stately home. You can look around a lot of the house when you visit. They also have some lovely grounds to wander around in. There is a mile-long woodland sculpture walk, a new adventure playground and lots of big garden games to be found in the grounds of the hall.
How much – An adult hall and gardens ticket costs £11.00 and £5.50 for a child aged 4-15 years. Under 4’s are free. The hall and grounds are open from early April until late October.
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park – 11.4 miles, approx 18 mins drive
About – Like a few places on this list Filey Bird garden and animal park is not a full day out. It is, however, a lovely little park to spend a couple of hours. They have quite a few animals that you can feed, there’s a lovely new fort themed playground and we love chatting to their parrots and 2 macaws.
How much – Admission costs are £6.50 for an adult and £5.50 for a child aged 2-15 years old. Under 2 are free. The park is open from early April until early November.
Glen Gardens Filey – 11 miles, approx 20 mins drive
About – Glen Gardens in Filey has a playground. They also have a wildlife garden, boating pond, crazy golf and a putting green. In the summer they also have mini electric bikes, trampolines and more.
How much – The park is free. Extra activities are charged such as the electric bikes and crazy golf but the charges are minimal. There is parking on-site, it may be charged – watch this space as we hope to visit soon.
Scarborough Fair Collection – 16.8 miles approx 20 mins drive
About – Scarborough fair collection is located at the Scarborough Flower of May caravan park a few miles south of the town which is how it’s made this list. It’s a lovely indoor attraction full of vintage fairground rides, vintage organs, cars and old arcade machines. We love rides and this place had some we’d never come across before. They also have a fun hall of mirrors which our son had never experienced before.
How much – Admission currently costs £7.95 for an adult, £5.25 for a child and £6.75 for a senior. If you want to go on any of the rides you have to purchase tokens from a machine in the museum and each ride costs £1 per person. It would be nice to see this built into the ticket price as it can mount up.
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