Hull in East Yorkshire is a great place for a short break. We were City of Culture in 2017 and for good reason. There is a lot of things to do in Hull. We have numerous festivals including the massive Freedom Festival which is on every September, as well as festivals which hark to our maritime history.
There is a good choice of accommodation here too and it really is worth a visit.
Here is my pick of the things to do in Hull with your children
The Hull and East Riding Musem in the Museums Quarter is a good place for learning about local history. There is a great collection of Roman mosaics and Anglo-Saxon artefacts as well as a full scale woolly mammoth. Visit time 2 – 3 hours – Hull and East Riding Museum, Hull
The Maritime Museum isn’t the most kiddie-oriented place in Hull but it’s interesting if you like all things maritime – boats, whaling, and general seafaring. All housed in a beautiful period building. Check out The Maritime Museum, Hull
A short drive outside of Hull is the Humber Bridge and the Humber Bridge Country Park. Good for a walk and some fresh air, the country park is free to visit and good for legs short or long. Check out Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle
Rock Up Hull is in St Stephens shopping centre and is a great place to do a spot of wall climbing. This is good for teens as well as younger children. There is a soft play for pre-schoolers, and a drop slide for the more adventurous types.
The Hands on History Museum just next to Hull Minster is probably the most kiddie-friendly museum in Hull, but it’s not open every day. Please check before visiting. It’s a good place for getting to know people of time gone by. Very engaging. Check out Hands on History Museum, Hull
Streetlift Museum in the Museums Quarter is a firm favourite. You get to climb on things! A wonderful collection of street paraphenalia like old trams, street signs, and recreated shop fronts. My children loved this place when they were growing up
Check out Streetlife Museum, Hull
The Deep is possibly Hull’s most famous attraction. This is a very impressive aquarium with sharks and allsorts. Very accessible for prams and wheelchairs too. My girls love it here. Check out The Deep, Hull
If you fancy a spot of pirate golf, head up to National Avenue! Read our review of Pirate Adventure Golf, Hull
Ferens Art Gallery is right in the heart of Hull City Centre. It’s a great gallery and there is a very good children’s gallery with art-related activities. It’s been refurbed since our review – Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
The Hull Fish Trail is possibly my favourite thing to do. It’s a 2-3 hour walk through the city centre, up to the beautiful Hull Marina and back through the old town, while fish-spotting. Collect a map from the City Hall. The Fish Trail, Hull
Hull Fair hits Hull every October and it’s billed as Europe’s largest travelling fair. It really is a sight. Two tips for you – wrap up warm, and take lots of cash! Check out our article at Hull Fair, Hull
What are your favourite things to do in Hull with your family?