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East Park, Hull, East Yorkshire

During the Summer holidays of 2020 – you know, the one we will remember forever as the longest school holidays ever – we were invited to East Park in Hull to try out the paid attractions.

East Park is a great place to visit. I was brought up a short walk from here and have witnessed the changes over the years. It’s better than ever before and is a lovely place for a family day out.

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15Aug/15
Aira Force falls in The Lake District

Aira Force Falls, Ullswater, Cumbria

Day four of our Lake District adventure and we set off for Dockray to do another first – see an actual real-life waterfall. As we live in a watery but very flat area of the UK, a decent waterfall is something which the children have never seen. We thought we should use the opportunity of being in the Lake District to visit one.

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12Apr/14

The Maritime Museum, Hull, East Yorkshire

The Maritime Museum (known locally as the Town Dock Museum) is one of Hull’s free city-centre museums. It is a collection of all things nautical, particularly local history, and things connected to trawling and whaling. It is in one of Hull’s most famous buildings – the 19th century Docks offices buildings which were used, amongst other things, to administer migration from Eastern Europe to the Americas. If you love boats, local history, and sea-faring adventure, this museum is pretty good.

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24Sep/13
Humber Bridge Country Park

Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle, East Yorkshire

This post is part of our FREE Family Days out in Yorkshire series

Check out our post – Things to do in Hull with the kids


It’s years since I last went to Humber Bridge Country Park. We were up that way one evening last week to meet family and the girls were desperate to get down on the beach and play but it was getting late so I promised we’d come back again very soon.

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31Aug/13

Hands on History, Hull, East Yorkshire

UPDATE – This museum is open to the public only on selected Saturdays through 2014 due to cutbacks. Please see their website for more information.

Hands on History is a free museum in Hull City Centre. It is a brilliant way of passing an hour with children. It can be incorporated into a visit to other Hull museums, like Streetlife Museum, and is located about a quarter of the way round on the Hull Fish Trail

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