Almost too much to choose from!

For those who want more than a relaxing break in Yorkshire you will never be at a loose end at Broadgate Farm Cottages. Each cottage has a comprehensive guide to local events and amenities – if you want to plan your holiday much of this can be emailed to you in the weeks before your arrival.

The county of East Yorkshire is full of hidden tourist gems, there is so much to do here that you could stay for a month and do something different every day! Broadgate Farm is ideally located with all of the local attractions within easy reach. Unlike many UK holiday destinations there is just as much to do here in east Yorkshire whatever the weather or time of year.

Our activity guide is split into several sections

Nature Lovers

East Yorkshire home to Yorkshire's Nature Triangle featuring many wonderful nature reserves


So much to do it is hard to choose

Children’s activities

Specially for our younger visitors

Places to visit

Numerous places to visit whilst you stay at the cottages


Great walking around the wolds and walks from the door

Spectator sports

Football, rugby, ice hockey and polo

Museums, art galleries and attractions

A great choice and all Hull's museums have free entry

Land marks & places of interest

Historic houses and places to visit

Special Events

A great programme of events across the year

Days out

Ideas for days out from the cottages

Eating out

Spoilt for choice - good pub grub to Mitchelin dining



For Nature Lovers

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Country Walks  –  There are many delightful country walks in the East Riding of Yorkshire including sections of the Wolds Way. Our local council run an excellent website detailing local walks

Bird watching -  We have a wide range of birds in our gardens and fields and there are several important sites within easy distance including Hornsea Mere the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and was formed at the end of the Ice Age. Bird watching, rowing and a cafe.

Bempton Cliffs

Fantastic sea bird colonies

Blacktoft Sands

One of the best places for wildlife in the UK - RSPB

Tophill Low

Wonderful widlife reserve

Spurn Point

Unique environment and wildlife haven



Activities -all within easy reach

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Scuba diving

Speedboat & jet ski – now only with own craft


Cycling - new the Yorkshire Wolds cycle route a wonderful 5 day 146 mile adventure through the Yorkshire Wolds

Indoor rock climbing

Rowing – Hornsea Mere 


Horse Riding

Clay pigeon shooting


Ice skating

Ten Pin Bowling



Flying at Hull Aero Club


Skydiving – Parachuting

Polo  Events and lessons ( )



Children’s Activities

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Children will enjoy and are welcome at many of the activity centres listed above. They will also enjoy many of the museums and attractions of East Yorkshire. There are also the following available in the area.

Soft play – several in the area

Playgrounds locally in Walkington and Beverley

Kids Club available locally for full & half day sessions

Petting farm at Honeysuckle Farm near Hornsea



Places to Visit

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Beverley Minster

Stunning architecture

Burton Agnes Hall

Wonderful Elizabethan house

Burton Constable Hall

Local stately home


Wassand Hall

Regency House near Hornsea

Burnby Hall Gardens

Band concerts and themed days

Sledmere House

Georgian country house and gardens

Sewerby Hall  

Georgian country house near Bridlington

Castle Howard  




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We have many delightful walks in East Yorkshire including both a 20km and a 8km walk that start and finish at our gate.  For those who prefer more gentle exercise there are a number of guided walks around Beverley.

Beverley 20


Minster Way


Wilberforce Way


Wolds Way

And check out the Walking the Riding website

Guided Walks including Ghost Walks, Town Trail & a Pub Walk.



 Spectator Sports

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Football  - Hull City

Horse Racing at Beverley

Rugby League - Rovers       &      Hull FC


Ice Hockey



Museums, Art Galleries and Attractions

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The Deep aquarium

Street Life – free entry

Hull & East Riding Museum – free entry

Wilberforce House – free entry

Hull Maritime museum – free entry

Hands on History museum   - free entry

The Arctic Corsair – guided tours of an old trawler

Spurn Lightship

Dinostar - interactive exhibition of dinosaurs 28 Humber St Hull 01482 320424

Fort Paull

Napoleonic fortress

Feren's Art Gallery 

free entry in Hull

National Railway Museum 

Free entry in York

The Jorvik Centre & Dig 

Explore York's Viking history

York Castle Museum 

Visit the cells and streets of old York

Clifford’s Tower


Hornsea museum 

Beverley Treasure House

Beverley Art Gallery

Flamingo Land Theme park & Zoo



Landmarks & Places of Interest in East Yorkshire

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Beverley Minster

Beverley Westwood

The Humber Bridge

Hornsea Mere

Spurn Point


Events – far too many to list in full! see our events guide.

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Country & Agricultural Shows

Yorkshire Nations Cup International Polo

Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival

Racing at Beverley Racecourse

Gardeners Fair

Beverley & East Riding Folk Festival

Beverley Chamber Music Festival

Michaelmas Fair at Burton Agnes

Beverley Food Festival

Beverley Lions Bonfire (on Beverley Westwood)

Beverley Festival of Christmas

Jazz Festival at Burton Agnes

Hull Fair – Held each October for over 700 years! The largest travelling fair in Europe


Days Out

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The seaside – you can be by the sea in 20-30 minutes and there are a number of Blue Flag beaches locally

Flamborough Head for Rock pools and fossil hunts

The Races - Beverley Racecourse just over a mile away