Adventure Activities

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East Yorkshire has an abundance of exciting adventure activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Experience thrilling activities on both land and water.

Bring your sense of adventure and ride on the “Sir Tatton Sykes”, take a canal boat ride, walk an alpaca, or take to the high ropes at Let Loose!

Top-quality adventure activities in the East Riding:

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

For a fun family day out visit Allerthorpes water-sports, activity centre. Everyday activities include pedalos, kayaks and canoes which are suitable for all ages - no experience is required and all safety equipment is provided.

Enjoy the Aqua Park - an inflatable obstacle course on the lake that includes a variety of challenging elements for participants to tackle, with Thunderdome and Gravity Corners! Visitors can also enjoy the Lakeside Café, the children’s play area and woodlands walks.

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Alpaca Experience

Meet the alpacas!

Stroke them and let them eat out of your hands. Learn about these lovely animals from owners Chris and John who will try to answer all your questions.

Also available - Walk an alpaca

This is a great way to get to know these charming animals whilst enjoying the country air. Invite our alpacas to your party, wedding, school or gala. These popular animals will enchant your guests and help to make your event extra special.

Invite Chris to talk to your group about caring for alpacas or how to manage their fleeces from animal to garment.

Contact Chris on 07974 579990 Email: griznchris@gmail.com @alpacameeting Rosewood Farm, Skerne, Driffield. YO25 9HX.

Driffield Canal Boat Trips

Join Driffield Navigation Trust and the crew of the Driffield Navigator and Lady Jayne to explore beautiful countryside and wildlife not seen on public roads.

Cruises leave from Frodingham Landing southwards towards Hempholme Landing. You will see the bridge opening at Hempholme and the many craft that moor there.

The trip is ideal for those who want to learn more about the historic waterways, bird and wildlife watchers. Each vessel can take 10 to 12 passengers and is an ideal way for a group or family to have a celebration with a picnic and a bottle of Champagne. Alternatively, for couples and single passengers, Walking East Yorkshire Festival runs several boat trips in September as part of the annual festival. Join us then!

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Kelsey Gardens

For fishing and outdoor leisure activities. Kelsey Gardens is an area of parkland containing two lakes and woodland situated near the village of Burstwick in the Holderness area of East Yorkshire.

Facilities include fishing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, open water swimming, walking and birdwatching with tuition available for some activities.

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Let Loose! Adventure Park

Let Loose! Adventure Park just outside Beverley is a beautiful environment and safe place for all ages to relax and run free together.

Perfect for an active day out, the wild adventure park has plenty of activities, including archery, inflatables, zip lines, climbing archery and roller-skating.

There are both outdoor and indoor activities on offer, so Let Loose! is great no matter what the weather.

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Nature Activities

Join us at one of our many local nature reserves in East Yorkshire. All boast an abundance of wildlife or geological features that are of local interest and can provide people with study and learning opportunities or to simply enjoy having contact with nature.

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Spurn Point Unimog ‘Safari’ and Cycling

Go on a 'safari' at Spurn and enjoy a guided, two and a half tour looking out for wildlife and discover more about the fascinating heritage of Yorkshire's very own 'Land's End'.

Climb aboard the all-terrain Unimog for this tour with a difference accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Included in your trip is visit to the restored Spurn Lighthouse. If you can, make sure you climb to the very top for incredible views!

Alternatively hire a bike on the reserve and enjoy a traffic-free adventure. Explore the local area including Kilnsea Wetland Nature Reserve.

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The Pocklington Canal

Completed in 1818, the canal is a haven for wildlife and used for walking, angling and boating. Canal Head on the A1079 York to Hull road has a picnic site and is an ideal place to start discovering the canal.

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New Horizons Boat Trip

30-minute public trips on the Pocklington Canal are available from noon to 4.15pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays (April – October). No booking required. Donations welcome.

Longer trips from 2 – 7 hours can be booked at other times, for up to 12 people.

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Yorkshire Wolds Railway

Calling all rail enthusiasts!

Join the Yorkshire Wolds Railway for a rides on “Sir Tatton Sykes” along their 300ft demonstration line. Learn a little of the history connected to this iconic line and its plans for the future. The visitor centre, housed in a genuine restored British Rail MK1 Full Brake coach, gives a glimpse in to how the Malton and Driffield Junction Railway used to be.

There are lots of photographs from when the line was in use along with various artefacts and very descriptive information boards. The coach also houses our small shop selling, among others, railway-related gifts. Tea and coffee available.

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Active Coast

Active Coast offers everyone the opportunity to get active, feel healthy and enjoy life on the East Yorkshire Coast. Centred around the vibrant coastal towns of Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea, the programme offers something for all ages and abilities all throughout the year. Come and join us and celebrate East Yorkshire's beaches, promenades and open spaces!

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The 2021 Festival Guide will be available from July. Download our previous festival programme to give you a flavour of our ongoing activities.

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