The Yorkshire Wolds Way is one of 13 National Trails in the country, with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council responsible for the maintenance and promotion of the Southern section from Hessle to Fridaythorpe.

The Trail offers gentle chalk hills, spacious fields and hidden dry valleys, a rewarding walk for both the long distance walker and the day visitor. Of course to enjoy the Yorkshire Wolds Way you don`t have to walk the entire 79 miles.

East Riding school half term dates and summer holidays.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Half Term Dates

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2015-2016 East Riding Term Dates PDF

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that these school half term holiday dates are accurate, there are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes. Always check school opening dates with your school and local education authority.


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Things to do with the Kids in the East Riding of Yorkshire

The East Riding of Yorkshire may not spring to mind as an automatic choice for a family holiday or short break, but this region will surprise you. It combines a maritime and industrial past with beautiful rural and coastal scenery. There are all kinds of family activities within the county, from the active to the relaxing, and you will find plenty of things to keep children amused.

Seaside Resorts

The three main resorts in the county are Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea (all have Blue Flag status beaches). Bridlington is perhaps the best known seaside town in the East Riding and is the most commercial of the three. It has sand and shingle beaches and plenty of traditional shops and arcades to keep the kids busy. Hornsea is quieter but very pretty. It has a soft sand beach and a new promenade. Withernsea also has a well-known lighthouse with a museum on site. If you take some time to drive along the coast, you’ll also find plenty of smaller, less busy and more secluded beaches.

East Riding Museums

Hull has the highest concentration of museums in the East Riding of Yorkshire and now has its own Museum Quarter. This contains a variety of interesting and free museums. The Hands on History Museum is located on the site of the school at which William Wilberforce studied. It has three main galleries focusing on Egypt, the history of Hull and Victorian childhood experiences. The Streetlife Museum is popular with kids. It focuses on transport but you can also wander around a 1940s street and there are plenty of opportunities to get on board and explore vehicles.

The Hull & East Riding Museum is home to the only dinosaur bones ever found in the area and a wooly mammoth – that’s a must for budding paleontologists. Elsewhere in the county, Hornsea Folk Museum has a Victorian farm kitchen, dairy and blacksmith’s shop. These rooms really do bring history to life for children and you’ll learn a lot about local life in the past.

The Deep

No visit to the East Riding of Yorkshire is complete without a trip to The Deep in Hull. Billed as the world’s only submarium, this aquarium is home to 6,500 fish (including some fairly sinister sharks). Make sure to use the glass lift – it gives a unique view of what it must be like to be a fish – although it can be a little odd to travel in a glass box through the surrounding fish tank!

Beverley Minister

The market town of Beverley is a great place for a day out, especially on its market days (Wednesday and Saturday), and the Westwood is a lovely place for a walk on a nice day. The town is probably best known as being the home of Beverley Racecourse but the Minster is also pretty famous. This church is considered to be one of the best examples of medieval gothic architecture in the country – even just a walk around the outside of the building will show you how impressive it is.

Self catering holiday cottages in Yorkshire. Gold Award 5 and 4 star holiday lets near Beverley in Yorkshire. Set in the Yorkshire Wolds only two miles from the market town of Beverley and minutes from Beverley Westwood each holiday cottage has been converted from period farm buildings giving each one a distinct character.

The five self catering holiday cottages each sleeps from 4 to 8 and two of our holiday cottages link to sleep 12 in 6 bedrooms.

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