About The Area

Hornsea & Skipsea - Find out what there is to do in the local area

Bumblebee Escapes offers the ideal base to explore the local area, the wonderful coastline and the Yorkshire Wolds. From Bumblebee Cottage and our luxury Glamping Pods you can walk to Skipsea beach where visitors have public access to the 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. Go bird watching at Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve or go sailing or boating at Hornsea Mere. Hornsea Freeport Designer Outlet is great for a bit of retail therapy.

The town of Hornsea is full of little street cafes, public parks, restaurants and shops. 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). 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.

  • Humber Bridge – The Humber Bridge is a masterpiece of British engineering and a major attraction in its own right. At 7280ft (2,220m) it is one of the world’s longest single span suspension bridges
  • Flamborough Head Lighthouse – An impressive structure, standing 85 feet tall and built from white chalk blocks. It is still in operation today
  • Hornsea Museum – Home of the Burn family for nearly 300 years. Victorian rooms, exhibition areas, over 2000 pieces of Hornsea Pottery, a model railway and model fishing boats
  • Skidby Mill – A Grade II* listed windmill at Skidby near Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Sewerby Hall – Sewerby Hall is a Grade I listed Georgian country house set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens
  • Burton Agnes Hall – An Elizabethan, historic, stately home visitor attraction in East Yorkshire, a fun day out for families.
  • Wassand Hall – A large Regency house situated to the west of Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, overlooking Hornsea Mere
  • Burton Constable – Home to the Constable family for over 700 years. Burton Constable is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive complete with its historic collections
  • Sledmere Estate – East Yorkshire’s finest country house bringing the best of art, history, architecture & gardens to life.
  • Little Wold Vineyard – Award winning wines & tasting tour
  • Ferens Art Gallery – Step inside 700 years of art and imagination from all across the world. From late medieval painting to modern art
'The Deep' Hull
  • William’s Den – Visit one of the best family days out in Yorkshire. Playscapes, great food and amazing views at the foot of the Yorkshire wolds
  • Let Loose Adventure Park is one of the best in Yorkshire offering ropes courses, archery, Leap of Faith, climbing, roller skating, café, and much more
  • The Deep – Embark on a journey through the world’s oceans. Travelling from oceans past and into the future.
  • Gravity – Trampoline fun
  • Hull Karting – One of the largest all-weather, fully floodlit, circuits in the country
  • Beverley Scavenger Hunt – A treasure hunt will take you past many local attractions in and around Beverley
  • Williams Den – Adventure fun for all the Family
  • Ings Park Alpacas @ Brough – Petting & walking with Alpacas
  • John Bull World of Rock (Candy Kingdom)
  • Mr Moos Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe – Visit the famous ice cream parlour and cafe serving delicious sundaes, home made lunches, morning coffee or afternoon tea
  • Bugtopia Hornsea Zoo – Immerse yourself in an enthralling tropical rainforest experience on the charming East Yorkshire coast!
  • Flamborough Head – Marked by a stretch of rugged white cliffs surrounding a small village, Flamborough Head is an outdoor lover’s paradise
  • RSPB Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington
  • 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.
  • Dacre Lakeside Park – Adventure Golf, bike hire, pedalo, kayaks, fishing, paddle boards, tennis, windsurfing / sailing – day launch fee applies. Own equipment only.
  • Humberside Shooting Ground – Air rifle, clay shooting, archery and more
  • Hainsworth Golf Club at Brandesburton – an 18 hole, easy walking, parkland course set in established grounds with mature trees and interesting water features
  • Driffield Golf Club – East Yorkshire’s finest parkland course, set in the beautiful Sunderlandwick Estate
  • Woldgate Trekking Centre – Superb treks through woodland and over dales has been planned to accommodate both beginners and advanced riders
  • Trans Pennine Trail – Cycle and walking trail along old railway lines and a coastal walk to Hull
  • Beverley Air Field – Offers 30 and 60 minute flying lessons in two and four seater light aircraft at Beverley
  • 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
  • Beverley Racecourse – Set in the stunning surroundings of The Westwood, the racecourse hosts horse racing between April and September every year

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.
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