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Your Move – Days out in Hull, East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

15 September 2023

When choosing a new place to live, there is so much to consider. Whether you have a family to keep occupied, or just yourself, you will want to know that there are things to do in your new area to keep you entertained.

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The Humber region has so much to do. There is a huge range of activities to do, things to see, and places to visit for all ages. We have world-leading attractions, theatres and festivals, as well as coastal towns and villages for a traditional day at the seaside, and a host of parks, museums, and heritage sites to explore. Not least the acres of countryside ideal for long walks or cycle rides with a great offering throughout the region of leisure facilities for gym fans and swimmers.

Your Move answers all your questions about what it’s like to live and work on the Humber, and covers everything from property prices to schools and colleges to things to do for the whole family.

You can view the full brochure at Your Move – To Hull, East Yorkshire, and Northern Lincolnshire

Here are just 5 things to do in the Humber region to keep you and your loved ones occupied.


The Deep is a world-class aquarium and a popular visitor attraction with around half a million visitors every year. It is home to a wealth of marine life, including sharks, penguins, and northern Europe's only pair of green sawfish.

The Deep offers a 12-month ticket, making it amazing value for those of us who live in the area. If you have children who attend uniformed organisations, then they will likely do a sleepover event here, or you might even attend a wedding or a corporate event. It’s an amazing place for photos!

The Deep is one of the UK’s most successful Millennium projects and it is constantly changing; there’s always something new to see each time you go. The area around The Deep is also great for a little explore, being right on the waterfront and a short walk from Hull Marina, Humber Street, and Hull’s Museum Quarter.

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There are a few stately homes in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire including Sledmere House, Normanby Hall, Burton Constable Hall, and Burton Agnes but Sewerby Hall and Gardens, on the East Yorkshire coast just north of Bridlington really is a full day out. There is the old house to have a look around and the extensive gardens which is also home to a zoo.

The land train from Bridlington terminates at Sewerby Hall, and the hall is home to the Amy Johnson exhibition, a collection of artifacts telling the life of one of Hull’s most famous daughters.

The grounds are great for legs of all sizes to have a walk (or run) about. Events run throughout the year and include their popular Jousting at Easter and Winter Wonderland.


East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire has some of the most cycle friendly terrain in the UK. There are acres of flat land for a leisurely ride, undulating hills for those that want more of a challenge, and it’s never a long drive to the coast!

The region is home to many popular cycling and walking routes including the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Route, The Grimsby Revolution Cycle Route, and the Trans Pennine Trail.

If you don’t want to do this alone, there are cycling clubs in all parts of the Humber. Check out British Cycling to find more information

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With over 150 miles of coastline, the Humber isn’t short of seaside resorts to visit. Bridlington is the biggest traditional seaside resort in the region, with Hornsea, Withernsea, and Saltfleet also attracting a good share of holiday makers and day trippers, but it’s Cleethorpes that we recommend for an all-round day at the seaside.

Cleethorpes has a great beach, a good range of amusement arcades and seaside cafes, and the historic pier which is currently home to the ‘world’s biggest fish and chip restaurant’.

Don’t forget your bucket and spade!


The Humber region, and Hull in particular, has some amazing museums but Streetlife Museum in Hull’s Museum Quarter is a real gem. Consistently the best attraction in the area as per Trip Advisor, the museum is a firm favourite with people of all ages; who doesn’t love to sit in an old tram and pretend they’re going on an adventure?

The museum, owned and operated by Hull City Council is free to visitors and contains a wealth of trams, bicycles, cars, trucks, and old street scenes which catch the imagination. It’s also in a great location on the bank of the River Hull sandwiched between the also brilliant Hull and East Riding Museum (they have a woolly mammoth, you know) and the newly reopened Wilberforce House.

You can get more information about Hull’s free museums and art galleries at

An honourable mention must go to the Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre which is also a great day out and a fun way of learning more about the industrial and social heritage of Grimsby and the Humber.

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If you fancy spreading your wings, then the Humber’s easy accessibility means day trips to places such as York, Lincoln, Leeds, or Nottingham are possible. Even London is only around 3 hours on the train, making a little weekend there more than do-able.

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