Activities

Join us every day for a new activity that you can enjoy with you family and friends at your leisure.

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Monday 21 September

Paul Schofield – History Tour ‘Medieval Guilds and Crafts of Beverley'

Join Paul Schofield, an independent English Heritage accredited tour guide for a one hour history talk about medieval Beverley. Whether you’re a regular visitor to Beverley and want to learn something you never knew before, or you’re new to the town and want to get a feel for the place - join Paul on his town trail talk where he will reveal the historic importance of the medieval guilds and crafts and why they are so important to Beverley.

History tour recording

Tuesday 22 September

Self-guided town walks around East Yorkshire

East Yorkshire has an abundance of charming and historic market towns rich in heritage and culture. Choose from a range of do-anytime walks of varying lengths and enjoy a stroll around one our picturesque market towns. You can admire the architecture, and learn more about the fascinating history and the stories behind the buildings.

Follow the Beverley Town Trail and take a step back in time, discover what life was like in medieval Beverley. Visit Market Weighton and learn about its most famous resident – William Bradley, born in 1787, who grew his way into the Guinness Book of Records as England`s tallest man. Unlock the secrets of Bettison’s Folly in Hornsea or take a stroll around Bridlington’s iconic old town with its Georgian architecture. Learn about the Stewarts of Burnby Hall in Pocklington or discover the history around the R100 Airship in Howden.

Pick up a copy of two NEW walking booklets. Walks in and around Beverley and Pocklington town walks. Both booklets showcase a number of interesting routes with historic anecdotes. Both FREE of charge from Beverley Tourist Information Centre during the festival week.

Walking the Town Website Walks in and around Beverley Walk Pocklington booklet

Wednesday 23 September

A month of outdoor fun – 31 outdoor activities for children in East Yorkshire

There’s never been a better time for children to enjoy the great outdoors with their families. The festival team have been delighted to connect with local outdoor providers to make parents aware of the range of activities and experiences that are available on their doorstep. We have put together a brand new leaflet jam-packed with ideas to keep your little ones active outdoors. Let your child loose in the great outdoors this autumn and watch nature inspire their imagination.

Allow your children the freedom to enjoy energetic play from den building at Danes Dyke Country Park, exploring a cave at North Landing or reaching new heights on a giant trampoline at Beach Cove Adventure Play at Hornsea Freeport. Pick up your ‘Month of Fun’ brochure at either Beverley or Bridlington Tourist Information Centres. Tick off the activities as you enjoy them!

31 Outdoor Activities

Thursday 24 September

A day out on the Hornsea Rail Trail and Horse Riding at Woldgate Trekking Centre


Between Hornsea and Burton Constable and horse riding in Hockney country

For those of you who enjoy trying something new, we hope to inspire you to saddle up and enjoy the experience of cycling and horse riding with two new videos taken on location at Woldgate Trekking Centre, and a section of the Trans Pennine Trail called the Hornsea Rail Trail from Hornsea to Burton Constable.

Cycling

Enjoy a mainly off-road cycle experience with your family and friends on the Hornsea to Hull Rail Trail which officially starts on Hornsea seafront. Alternatively, you can park at Hornsea Freeport and hire bikes from Switchback Cycles were you can access the route. There are some excellent places to stop off for a well-earned break on the route.

Hornsea to Hull Rail Trail View cycling video

Horse Riding

Whether you’re a novice or a more competent rider, treat yourself and your family to a horse riding experience. Woldgate Trekking Centre, located just outside Bridlington, offers a series of superb treks along the old Roman road, through woodland and over dales – a location which inspired painter David Hockney to create some of his most memorable work. Woldgate Trekking Centre accommodates both beginners and advanced riders. All treks are escorted by experienced riders, and nervous beginners may be led, if desired.

Horse riding View horse riding video

Friday 25 September

Paul Schofield – History talk – Beverley Pub Walk

Join tour guide, Paul Schofield for a one hour talk about the history of pubs in Beverley. Paul kicks of his talk with a focus on the Royal Standard, a Grade ll listed building, believed to have got its name as it was used by workman of the Royal Standard lodge of independent Order of British Workmen. Grab a beer and relax as Paul reveals the stories behind pub history in Beverley with visits to some of the familiar hostelries. Cheers!

Pub history talk Beverley Historic Pub Guide

Saturday 26 September

The Fox Trot Trail at Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Join us at Sewerby Hall and Garden with your little explorers. We have heard that there are twenty little foxes hidden in the walled garden. Why not take a peep and see if you can find these cute little animals all dressed in occupational costumes? Sit back and enjoy the splendour of the walled garden whilst your children learn some foxy facts whilst hunting for these amazing animals. Uniquely situated in a cliff top position with spectacular views over Bridlignton and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens and zoo to the deep rooted heritage of the house.

Normal charges apply. In order to guarantee access, all customers should book in advance online before their visit.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens Fox Trail leaflet

Sunday 27 September

Ten of the best walks from Coast to Country

Showcasing the wonderful landscape and rich heritage of this unique area, the festival team along with local walking enthusiasts have handpicked a selection of some of the area’s most outstanding walks. East Riding Council's Walking the Riding facility allows you to discover over 250 interesting routes passing through the towns, nature reserves, coastal villages and rolling hills of East Yorkshire. Alternatively you can create your own route along the region’s footpaths and bridleways. For the more adventurous, why not start planning a long distance walking challenge today and conquer one of the areas local distance walking paths, including the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, The Minster Way and the Chalkland Way to name a few.

Walking the Riding website Ten of the Best – Coast and Countryside
Exploring the Yorkshire Wolds Way video