Days out in Yorkshire
Make a day of it with Hornsea Freeport and the East Coast. Hornsea Freeport is the perfect base for exploring the attractions of historic Hornsea and nearby East Coast locations by having a great day out in Yorkshire. With an award-winning Blue Flag beach, the resort boasts all that is great about the traditional British seaside – ideal for weekend breaks or family days out.
Days out in Yorkshire and holiday ideas
From cheap and cheerful day trips to a weekend of retail therapy, Hornsea has it all. During the peak summer season numerous concerts and events take place around Hornsea’s North Promenade and Floral Hall areas, and there are plenty of places to eat, drink and relax. And whatever the weather, there are year-round designer outlet bargains to be found at Hornsea Freeport.
Top five attractions
When you’ve finished shopping at Hornsea Freeport, why not check out one of these nearby attractions?
Based in an 18th Century farmhouse, this award-winning museum depicts the changing patterns of village life over the past centuries. Here you’ll also find an exhibition of Hornsea Pottery, and have the opportunity learn more about this famous pottery and what it means to the people of the town. Website: www.hornseamuseum.com
This working farm and petting zoo is located just outside Hornsea and is open from March to September each year. Children can pet the animals, learn about farm life, sample the delicious home-made ice cream or take a shire horse cart ride around the farm. And never mind the weather – Honeysuckle Farm has a huge indoor play area with bales of straw for children to climb on and explore.
Grab some fish and chips and take in the fresh seaside air. Buy a bucket and spade and join the sandcastle enthusiasts, or enjoy a stroll along the seafront. As free entertainment for all the family, days out don’t come more traditional than this England beach resort.
Yorkshire’s largest freshwater lake, formed at the end of the Ice Age, makes the perfect setting for a stroll or boat ride. The picturesque lake is a paradise for bird lovers with a variety of wintering waterfowl and passage migrants paying regular visits.
A spectacular Regency House overlooking Hornsea Mere, Wassand Hall enjoys beautiful walled gardens, a woodland walk and half-mile park walk. The hall itself contains a collection of 18th and 19th century paintings and portraits of past owners of Wassand Hall and their relations; a collection of English and European silver, furniture and porcelain from the same period. A number of outdoor events take place during the summer months.