Category Archives: Yorkshire East

19Mar/14
Penguins at The Deep Hull

Meeting the new penguins at The Deep, Hull

The Deep is somewhere we have visited many, many times. It is the biggest attraction in our region and gets thousands of visitors every month. You can see my review of The Deep here.
 
With the twins recovering from chicken pox and needing somewhere to burn off some energy on a windy day, we decided to go again and have a look at The Deep’s latest arrivals – four Gentoo penguins. So with our own penguins in tow, off we went.

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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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12Jul/13

Bondville Miniature Village, Sewerby, East Yorkshire

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. 

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11Jun/13

Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, East Yorkshire

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.

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02May/13

Pearson Park, Hull, East Yorkshire

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.

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10Mar/13
Bishop Burton Lambing Sunday

Lambing Sunday, Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire

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. 

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