What’s On around Hornsea Lakes
Burton Constable is one of the best places to visit in East Yorkshire and offers things to see and do for the whole family. This country-house museum has been the family home of the Constable family for seven hundred years and its interiors of faded splendour are filled with fine furniture, paintings and sculpture, a library of 5,000 books and a remarkable 18th century ‘cabinet of curiosities’, which contains fossils, natural history specimens and the most important collection of scientific instruments to be found in any country house.
Go Ape – Dalby Forest
They don’t call this the Great Yorkshire Forest for nothing. Hilltop-to-hilltop zire wires and a plunging valley below are just two of the features that make the Dalby Forest course so popular. It’s simply stunning.
- Highest point: Site 4 Zip Wire 35m
- Longest Zip Wire: Site 4 Zip Wire 250m
- Longest crossing: Indian Bridge (site 3) 15m
- Total length of all crossings: 888m
- Number of crossings: 37
- Number of sections: 6
Daily Sat 27th March – Sun 31st October (closed Tues during Term Time)
Weekends throughout November
Over the years Hornsea Museum has won numerous national awards and has been featured on television several times.
The museum is not a relic but a living entity, changing with time, to reflect the changing patterns of village life in North Holderness over the past centuries.
From the pre-industrial age of the early 1700’s through to post second World War Britain, the museum shows human evolution, warts and all!
Personalities, characters, tools, trades – all are presented in imaginative and informative displays accessible to old and young alike.
Step back in time with HORNSEA MUSEUM.
Enjoy the experience!
Jorvik – Viking Centre
The remains of 1,000 year old houses are revealed beneath your feet, objects taken from the excavations are explored, and Viking-age timbers are brought before your eyes. New audio and video displays help you to investigate all of the information gathered from the 5-year long dig at Coppergate and piece together the jigsaw of where the Vikings came from, why they came here, how they lived and died, and where they travelled to.
At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Between the years 1976-81, archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik, as it stood 1,000 years ago. These incredible findings enabled them to build the JORVIK Viking Centre on the very site where the excavations had taken place, creating a groundbreaking visitor experience that enabled you to experience life in Viking-Age York.
As you travel around the Viking-age city of Jorvik aboard our state of the art time capsules you will encounter the old-Norse speaking citizens, see inside their houses and back yards, experience a blast of smoke from blacksmith’s furnace and enjoy the smell of home-cooked stew inside the home of our amber worker.
Located on the outskirts of the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire, Eden Camp is a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. It was developed into a museum by local businessman Stan Johnson to stand as a tribute to all people, civilian and military, who endured hardship throughout World War Two.
Today, Eden Camp has people of all ages visiting from around the world to see the story of World War Two re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures to create a unique atmosphere that makes it feel like you travelled back in time to wartime Britain.
The York Dungeon
The York Dungeon brings York’s horrible history to life with 11 live shows, actors and special effects.
York’s torturer always finds a way to get you talking, whether with the hook, the castrator, the jaw breaker, or the creeping agony of the rack. Maybe he’ll loosen your tongue the hard way, with the tongue-tearer!
The Great Plague
It’s the 16th century and the terrible plague has struck York again. Thousands are dying, appallingly disfigured and in unspeakable agony. Will you escape the deadly disease or run out screaming?
Labyrinth of the Lost
Who dares enter the Labyrinth of the Lost? Here lies the ancient Roman fortress of Emperor Constantine, buried beneath York Minster. Every treacherous turn takes you closer to the grim ghosts of a Lost Roman Legion.
Judgement of Sinners
It is the middle of the 18th Century and England’s justice system is harsh, unpredictable and frequently lethal. Some 220 offences are punishable by death. Pray the judge has pity on your soul. Your sentencing and fate await you!
Hull Fair 2012
Hull Fair 2012 will be held – TBA
The largest funfare in Europe returns to Hull in October, at its usual location of Walton Street, near the KC Stadium.
If you’ve grown up in Hull, then the smell of brandy snap, candy floss and chestnuts; the lights and sounds and the thrill of the rides will have a special place in your heart. If, on the other hand, you haven’t yet been to Hull Fair then you have a real treat in store!
Hull Fair has been going now for an astonishing 700 years, is held on a 16-acre site and involves over 250 attractions, and has something for all ages – from children’s rides to the latest white-knuckle rides.
Stalls down Walton Street are filled with the sights and smells of traditional fairground food from hamburgers and hot dogs to candy floss, toffee apples, pomegranates and even hog roast. Whilst down Walton Street you can also have your palm read by one of the many palmists.
Hornsea Freeport is the perfect place to grab a bargain. Set amongst beautiful landscaped surroundings you can stroll to your heart’s content taking in the charming village atmosphere, whilst discovering leading high street names in a friendly, relaxed and pleasent setting
Hornsea Carnival 2015
Hornsea’s Annual Carnival, which was first held in 1967 promises to be bigger than ever! Now held exclusively in Hall Garth Park, the Carnival is one of the finest on the East Coast, offering a truly family day out.
From dodgems and scary rides to popcorn and hotdogs – there really is something for everyone to do and the carnival main arena will be packed with displays and demonstrations.
The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world is located in Hull, East Yorkshire. This award-winning visitor attraction is home to over 3,500 fish including spectacular sharks and rays – making it the perfect family day out.
Beverley Races – Ladies Day – August 14th 2013
The social highlight of the season in East Yorkshire takes place on Wednesday 14th August. There will be a competition for the best dressed lady and best hat, with more details to follow.
The first race is due off at 2.10 pm and gates will open at 11.30 am.