Bondville Model Village in East Yorkshire is somewhere I remember visiting as a child, though I don’t remember much about it. It is still here going strong. It has been a bit neglected for the last few years but a change in ownership last year and an ongoing programme of refurbishment has perked it up no end.
Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum is in Pocklington, East Yorkshire, just off the A1079 south-east of York. It is the grounds of an old stately home, and it is absolutely beautiful. It is hidden behind walls and housing in the centre of Pocklington, and there are few clues as to what lies inside. It is somewhere I have been meaning to visit for years, having driven by it several (hundred) times on my way to York, and I’m sorry we haven’t been before, because we had the most wonderful time.
The Streetlife Museum in Hull is one of our favourite places to visit for two reasons….
1) You can climb on stuff
2) It’s free!!
Pearson Park is a Victorian park situated about 2 miles north of the city centre in the leafy Avenues area of Hull. It is popular with university students, and local families.
This week we have had some visitors over from New Zealand and they were keen to see some squirrels so we went to Pearson Park to see if any were willing to show themselves off.
Sunday 10th March was the annual Lambing Sunday at our local agricultural college in Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire. Inspired by Julie and her trip to Lackham College in Wiltshire, we decided it was time we did the same.
It was very busy when we arrived and the cars were bumper-to-bumper but the events team did a good job of getting everyone parked up.
Hornsea Mere is a very large lake on the west side of Hornsea in East Yorkshire. It is home to a lot of wildlife, mainly ducks, geese and swans.
The Deep in Hull, East Yorkshire is somewhere we visit a lot. The Deep is an aquarium with fish, sharks, and is soon to be home to its first penguin collection. The Deep takes a look in to the life of oceans with displays on early marine life, and exhibitions about sea life from deep water fish to coral reefs.
Ferens Art Gallery in Hull city centre is one of the free museums run by the local council.
It houses a wide variety of permanent galleries of paintings and sculptures, both old and new. It also has a few spaces which are used for temporary exhibits. Recently, these exhibitions have included work by David Hockney, Andy Warhol, and Leonardo Da Vinci.
Today we visited Sewerby Hall and Gardens just to the north of Bridlington in East Yorkshire. This is a council-owned stately home with a long history over-looking the North Sea. The grounds are huge and incorporate animal paddocks, woodland walks, walled gardens and a pitch and putt golf course.
There is a land train from Bridlington promenade, and a car park on site (though it can get full in the summer). Today, early in November, it was idyllic – lots of orange foliage, and hardly any visitors.