There's much to see close by, too much to mention on this page, but here are a few things to whet your appetite! ...
Wassand Loop: An easy stroll from Seaton through Wassand Woods to Goxhill and Hornsea overlooking the mere. [13km/8.5 miles]
Yorkshire Coastal Walk: Starting at the site of the former Sigglesthorne Station on the outskirts of Great Hatfield, following the old railway track (now part of the Trans Pennine Trail) towards Hornsea.
Nature Spotting: We have an abundance of nature right on our doorstep from rabbits and hares, hedgehogs, foxes, deer, owls and badgers. The Bird Hide at Wassand Hall is also open all year round (tickets £3.50 pp) and is just a 15 minute walk from Wassand Croft.
Honeysuckle Farm is an a family owned and run farm open from March to September. Shire horse and cart rides are an attraction as well as the straw bale play area, forts, teepees, maze, slides and tunnels. And there are the animals of course; lambs, goats, calves and horses. All this and only 5 minutes from Wassand Croft. There's also a cafe selling fresh diary ice-cream made on the farm.
Well worth a visit and during the summer, Fraisthorpe is a popular spot for taking a dip in the North Sea, although there is no lifeguard service. It is also a popular beach for kite-surfing thanks to the wide, relatively flat expanse of sand.
The beach is backed by low clay cliffs and as you head north of the beach there are some spectacular views and cliff-top scenery.
The cafe is rustic but contemporary , serving quality home cooked food using locally sourced produce & ingredients. The cafe has a dog friendly family area and a cosy area with log burning stove.
Hornsea has a charming seafront and marks the end of the Trans Pennine Trail. For such a small town, Hornsea boasts plenty of interesting local history with an award-winning Folk Museum. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions in Hornsea and the surrounding area (from ice-cream parlours to golf clubs and markets to garden centres.)
Visit Hornsea in July to join the annual carnival with stalls, rides and firework display.
Renowned for it's 13th century Minster, this beautiful town is home to a lively market, a thriving music scene, the Westwood and race-course. There's always something going on in Beverley from theatre to shopping. Visit historical buildings, heritage trails or the cinema and indoor play areas for the children.
Burton Agnes Hall was built in 1598 and is well worth a visit. You can spend a day visiting the hall and gardens and enjoy a woodland walk, stroll in the walled garden and take refreshments in the Courtyard Cafe. There is also a Home and Garden shop where you can buy gifts and children's toys. Admission charges apply.
Thornwick Bay derives it's name from "Thor" the God of Thunder because of the roar of the breaking waves on the rocks during a North Easterly gale which pounds the magnificent cliffs.
A great many people visit Thornwick Bay each year to enjoy wonderful cliff top walks observing the abundance of seabirds including Puffins, Guillemots and Kittiwakes etc. Flamborough Head is an official bird observatory.
Scuba diving continues to be extremely popular with many organisations and clubs. Recently the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has become involved in the management of part of the area.
Explore over 5,000 different species amongst 50 different displays from shallow tropical lagoons to the darkest depths of the coldest oceans. The Deep aims to create a deeper understanding and enjoyment of the world's oceans through stunning marine life, interactive displays and presentations to daily dive shows that deliver the wow factor. Admission Charges Apply.
In Scarborough, just an hour away, is the Alpamare Water Park, with pools, slides and spa. If you love adventure, it's time to experience the biggest, fastest, wettest, warmest water park you've ever seen!
Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and lies to the west of Hornsea.
A centre for bird-watching offering rowing, sailing, boat trips and fishing. It is a designated Site of Special Interest and a Special Protection Area for birds, accommodating many species throughout the year.
William's Den includes a 475 sqm play barn and extensive outdoor play - including a 50metre zip wire, den making area and 'mountains and molehills' space for kids to run, jump and roll around freely.
William's Den is about giving you and your family an invitation to play together.
There’s something for everyone at William’s Den, and we want the grown ups to enjoy The Den as much as the children.
Whether in 'The Den' or outside, our outdoor adventure play and landscaped area is a great place to join in with the kids. Or you can just relax and take in the stunning views across the Yorkshire Wolds. From here you can enjoy a picnic with all the facilities you need close by.
Please note that adult supervision is mandatory at William’s Den.
Visit the ice cream parlour, on the farm near the pretty seaside village of Skipsea. You can enjoy award winning and delicious ice cream with over 30 flavours to choose from – making a decision may be tough! If you are lucky enough, you might even get to see some cows.
Sandwiches and light bites also available in the cafe.
With an idyllic footpath down to the beach on site, there is no better place to enjoy a delightful ice cream. However, it is worth noting that the access onto the beach is very uneven and therefore not suitable for anyone with mobility issues.
Glorious clean beaches, independent shops, great entertainment and amazing nature, in Bridlington there really is something for everyone, whatever the weather.
Bridlington’s pre-roman harbour and characterful Old Town are must-sees for any history buff, being home to the beautiful Augustinian Priory, Bayle Museum and Harbour Heritage Museum.
For nature lovers, going on a seashore safari, a boat trip around the bay or bird watching at Bempton Cliffs are all experiences not to be missed.
Bridlington Spa hosts the best dance, comedy and music performers. With all this at hand you will never be short of something to do, come rain or shine.
In 2018 Filey won The Sunday Times’ ‘Beach of the Year’ and this came as no surprise to us. With its long stretch of golden sand and picturesque views, it’s the perfect place for friends and family to enjoy a seaside holiday. Close-by to the north, Filey Brigg has some impressive rock pools to explore, where you may even find the odd fossil or two, and also marks the start/end of the Cleveland Way Trail.
Quieter than our other coastal resorts, Filey is the perfect choice for those wanting to enjoy a visit away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Bempton's internationally important breeding seabirds make the cliffs both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA).
Each year nearly half a million seabirds pack the cliff ledges between Bempton and Flamborough, many to find a mate and rear their young. From February to October, thousands of the UK's largest seabird return to the cliffs - the biggest mainland gannetry in England. Six, safe cliff-edge viewing platforms give visitors stunning close-up views of life on the edge.
There's so much to see and do when you visit Burton Constable.
Explore the historic parkland with the Wildlife Sculpture Trail or the Parkland Waymarker Trail (both 3km/45 minutes) or borrow an Orienteering Pack during your visit. The Stables Kitchen is an ideal place for coffee and cake or to refuel at lunch time.
This easy walking parkland course has wide fairways, but beware the many hazards that can ensnare the wayward shot!
Bunkers, water hazards and trees are strategically placed to make this a true thinking person’s course.
The Clubhouse offers a wide range of facilities with typical Yorkshire warmth for all members and visitors. Visitors are welcome to use the locker room facilities, bar, and patio. There is a wide range of refreshments and an ever changing menu serving traditional home cooked meals. Either sit in the dining area or outside in the summer months where the tables and chairs are located overlooking the 18th green.
Climb aboard at the Streetlife Museum of Transport and enjoy all the sights, sounds and smells of the past. Admission to the Streetlife Museum is free. Experience 200 years of transport history as you walk down a 1940's high street, board a tram or enjoy the pleasures of our carriage ride.
Other enjoyable visits could include the Spurn Lightship, Hands-on History Museum, Wilberforce House, Ferens Art Gallery, Arctic Corsair, Hull Maritime Museum and the Hull & East Riding Museum.