Things to do in Beverley this Summer – Handpicked by us

We are incredibly lucky to live in the heart of East Yorkshire.

When it comes to things to do, you won't struggle for ideas...

Bridlington, Scarborough and Hornsea Beach fronts are accessible within the hour, there’s the newly appointed City of Culture just a train ride away, not to mention the beautiful grounds, historical buildings and churches  to go and explore.

But what’s to do on your doorstep?....  

Here’s our honest, unbiased top ten – in no particular order.  

1.) Hire and boat  

Beverley Boat hire gives us the wonderful opportunity to explore the most beautiful stretches of water the area has to offer. Take the family out on  a rowing or motor  boat and discover the stunning views and striking nature reserves.

For the latest info on what they’re up to at Beverley Boat hire, visit the website here. 

2.) Enjoy a trip to the Theatre!

As well as an array of incredible performances, from June – August East Riding Theatre are holding a celebration of young talent in the East Riding.

There will be plays from a host of new writers, two five day summer schools, quiz nights and an exciting new devised project with Mike Friend (Oliver Twist, Sparrow.)

Visit their website here. 

3.) Have a picnic in Coronation Gardens

Set in the heart of the Georgian Quarter, the picturesque gardens is the perfect setting for an intimate family picnic on a summers day.

A nice relaxing area with a little bit of history  and a great place to chill and make memories with the family.

4.) A day at the Races

A popular English tradition and a super fun day for all ages. Mum, Dad and kids are certain to enjoy the thrill and electric atmosphere that comes as part and parcel with the sport of kings!  
Often accompanied by entertainment, Beverley Racecourse is most certainly a place you that should make it on your activity list this summer.

More info click here. 

5.) Parkway Cinema

Since the closure of Beverleys Picture Playhouse (way back, way back when..) Beverley longed for a cinema. We asked, we got so why not make the most of it?!

Parkway Cinema Flemingate is a comfortable, six screen cinema that also hosts a number of incredible events and experiences including 3D and 4K experiences, an ‘Autism Friendly’ experience designed to create a more relaxed  environment, live entertainment and even a parent and baby friendly screenings!

Something for everyone find out more on their site here. 

6.) Have a Mega Fun time!

Mega Fun is The East Ridings biggest indoor adventure play centre and aren’t we lucky to have that on the doorstep?!

What’s great about Mega fun is it caters for such a wide age range and parents can accompany children on the equipment too!

Food, refreshments and fun! More info here. 

7.) Take in some history and views

Beverley has so much history and is very fortunate to have St Marys Church and Beverley Minster so easily accessible.

Walk  around and  take in the incredible architecture and even get involved with an incredible range of exhibitions or take in the stunning views from Minster Bell Tower.

8.) Find some hidden treasure  

Beverley’s Treasure house is a one stop centre for information services. The tower also offers amazing views from a different side of Beverley.

They also offer a number of exhibitions. Find more info here.

9.) Go see the cows!

More often than not it’s the simple things that make us happy and what can be more satisfying and therapeutic then a chilled out walk on the Westwood.

The unspoilt, beautiful pastureland can be enjoyed with the family, with the dog or with friends!

10.) Take a Saturday – or Wednesday  Market Trip

Wednesday and Saturday Market place sees a  vibrant array of stalls every single week.

From exotic foods, traditional British cuisine, cake stalls, trinket stalls and much much more it’s 100% worth re-visiting the market with the family if it’s been a while.  

What makes your list? Have we missed anything? We'd love to hear your thoughts - comment on our Facebook Page :) 


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