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Bumblebee Escapes offers the ideal base to explore the wonderful coastal area and Yorkshire Wolds. From Bumblebee Cottage and our glamping pods you can walk to Skipsea beach where visitors have public access to the beach and golf course, as well as the golf bar & restaurant at Far Grange Gold Club. When you stay with us, you will also receive full access to the facilities at Skirlington Leisure Park with their Nisa Local shop, Skirlington Cafe, small arcade/amusements, Hollywood Diner, Fish and Chip shop, Market Tavern and The Towbar Inn. Included in your welcome pack will be a FREE pass to their leisure centre with a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Skipsea is your nearest village with its local pub serving bar meals and the village shop and local post office.

The traditional seaside resorts of Bridlington and Hornsea are close by. The town of Hornsea is full of little street cafes, public parks, restaurants and shops.  Hornsea Freeport Designer Outlet is great for a bit of retail therapy. It also has its own museum dedicated to the famous Hornsea Pottery.

Hornsea is also the finishing point for the 212 mile Trans Pennine Trail (Southport to Hornsea). Go bird watching at Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve or go sailing or boating at Hornsea Mere.  You can walk or cycle along some of these well maintained leisure trails including the Hornsea Rail Trail.

Further afield and in less than an hour you can be in York or Kingston upon Hull which was voted European City of Culture for 2017. Hull has one of the largest indoor aquariums in the UK, called ‘The Deep’, visitors can see sharks, stingrays, tropical reef fish, loggerhead turtles and gentoo penguins.

East Yorkshire Hornsea

The nearby seaside town of Hornsea is great for a fun day out for all ages. From a lovely sandy beach, a busy seaside promenade to stroll along, to fun amusements and plenty of attractions for all the family. The town has a lovely village atmosphere and visitors come from miles around to enjoy the delights of Hornsea.

Hornsea had a colourful history of smuggling, a vibrant trade in which which the entire town was involved, even the local church to part, using the vault to stash illegal contraband.

Nowadays shopping has taken over from smuggling as one of Hornsea’s favourite pastimes. There are numerous independent shops to explore with café’s and cosy tea rooms offering irresistible homemade tea and cake.  To the southern edge of Hornsea there is also the Hornsea Freeport Outlet Centre which offers discounted high street brands as well as a selection of attractions, such as Bugtopia and Beach Cove.

At the north end of the promenade, Hornsea’s Floral Hall stages festivals, concerts, plays and dances throughout the year. Hornsea Freeport Shopping Village offers everything from big name fashion brands to kitchenware and china at shoestring prices – all in well landscaped surroundings and with a charming village atmosphere.

The award-winning Hornsea Folk Museum is housed within a historic farmhouse in the town centre, with a Victorian farm kitchen, dairy, blacksmiths shop and large gardens. Pottery, spinning and lace-making demonstrations take place regularly.

Just outside the town centre at Honeysuckle Farm, children have great fun helping to feed the sheep, horses and a host of other farm animals.

And for a little peace and tranquility amid all the attractions, take a picnic to Hornsea Mere, Yorkshire’s largest freshwater lake and RSPB reserve, where you can have a go at the gentler watersports, like sailing, rowing and fishing, or take a motor-boat trip around the lake. This is also a popular spot for birdwatchers.

We can also offer our guests use of the facilities at Skirlington Holiday Park. This includes the following:

  • The Towbar Inn for live entertainment, bingo, outdoor live entertainment (in summer) & Sunday Carvery (bookings required)
  • The Market Tavern, opening Feb 2024, a smaller and cosier atmosphere compared to the Towbar Inn
  • Skirlington Café, Hollywood Diner & Fish & Chip shop
  • Arcade/amusements
  • Swimming pool & gym (with steam, sauna and jacuzzi), all FREE with our ‘Bumblebee Guest Pass’ – pay and attend a class to receive 25% OFF food in the Skirlington Café when you’re finished!
  • Kids outdoor play park & entertainment room
  • Great Nisa Local shop, open daily with stocked with all essential items
  • Seasonal beach access from site & the coastal walk to Atwick
  • Sunday Market & Carboot (VERY popular)

There are many lovely beaches nearby that are worth visiting, here is a short selection of some of the best:

  • Bridlington Beach (North) – Bridlington North Beach has the seaside award, (Best beaches in England). It is a sand and shingle beach surrounded by wide promenades backed against the impressive Flamborough cliffs.
  • Bridlington Beach (South) – Bridlington South Beach was given a Quality Coast Bucket and Spade Award for the first time this year.
  • Hornsea Beach – The Blue Flag status beach at Hornsea is made up of fine golden sand and shingle, and features a newly-developed promenade.
  • Withernsea Beach – The traditional holiday resort of Withernsea sports a recently redesigned and attractively rebuilt promenade. The famous lighthouse towers some 127 feet above the resort
  • Spurn Point – This unique coastal national nature reserve features a long sandy spit stretching three and a half miles into the Humber Estuary from the Holderness Coast
  • Flamborough North Landing Beach – North Landing beach is a sandy with white pebbles and rock pools. The pretty coves of North Landing and Thornwick Bay are scattered with caves along the shoreline and are perfect for exploring.
  • Flamborough South Landing Beach – South Landing beach is a beautiful expanse of sand and white pebbles. It is a perfect spot for a family day out where you can have a picnic
  • Danes Dyke – 148 acre nature reserve on Flamborough headland. The dyke is prehistoric in origin and was constructed as a defensive feature and the woodland. The woodland leads to a small secluded cove.
  • Fraisthorpe Beach – Fraisthorpe is a vast expanse of flat sandy beach which is perfect for dog walking, horse riding and kite-surfing. It’s the best beach in East Yorkshire if you’re looking to exercise near the sea.
  • Relax in your private luxurious hot tub
  • 10 minute stroll to cliff top and Skipsea beach
  • Great local facilities, activities and watersports
  • Ideal location to explore the East Yorkshire coastal towns & beaches
  • Perfectly located to visit Hull, York and market towns of Driffield & Beverley
  • Steam room, sauna & games room (Bumblebee Cottage)
  • Walk across the road to a beautiful golf course & driving range at Far Grange Park
  • Cold bottle of prosecco in fridge awaiting your arrival
  • Spurn Head – One of the most stunning coastal walks in Yorkshire, see both inland and out to sea in the same view and the lighthouse at Spurn Head, the mouth of the Humber Estuary
  • Trans Pennine Trail – This enjoyable traffic-free cycle and walking route along the Hornsea Rail Trail goes from seaside town of Hornsea to the centre of the maritime city of Hull.
  • Hornsea Promenade – Soak up Hornsea’s beautiful coastline and beach as you walk, run or stroll along the award-winning Promenade
  • Danes Dyke Bridlington – A 148 acre nature reserve on the Flamborough headland. The dyke is prehistoric in origin. The extensive woodland leads to a small secluded cove.
  • Flamborough Head – This is a beautiful circular trail around Flamborough one of the most spectacular areas of chalk cliffs in Britain, with stunning scenery and views.
  • RSPB Bempton Cliffs – The Bempton Cliffs to Flamborough Head Walk was voted one of Britain’s top 100 walks by ITV. The coastal walk takes in views of the North Sea and the thousands of nesting sea birds including the populat puffins on the cliffs.
  • Beverley Westwood – This open space on the edge of Beverley is a popular spot for families and dog walkers. You’ll often see kites being flown, great for picnics
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