The Easter holidays are just around the corner and although the kids have just got back to school, they’re going to be home again for two whole weeks! At least the weather is getting warmer and the days are finally getting lighter giving us all more time to get out and explore. While things are still not as they should be, we’re able to travel a little further than our front door step now and therefore enjoy a little more of East Yorkshire. Here’s some ideas for a fun Easter break.

Walking
It’s fair to say we may all be stuck between finding a new found love for getting out in the fresh air and enjoying a walk, while feeling a little exasperated by doing the same walks for our daily exercise. From the 29th March we are free to move a little further afield, so it's time to get the walking boots on and  explore all routes East Yorkshire has to offer. Enjoy art on the Yorkshire Wolds with the WANDER project, challenge yourself to the Yorkshire Wolds Way, enjoy a pleasant stroll along the seafront or tackle the Headlands Way. Alternatively head out on a town trail to discover the area's towns or try out the Love Exploring app for trails and games in our area.

Beaches 
Aren’t just for summer… they’re as much fun in spring! You may need a couple more layers and a raincoat, just in case, but rockpooling, games and building sandcastles is still fun! Explore the coves of Flamborough in the caves and rock pools, or relish in the wide open beaches of Bridlington Bay where you can walk for miles, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the sound of the rolling waves. And it really is never too chilly to chase waves… wellies advisable. All that sea will certainly work up an appetite for which the coast has plenty to offer from fish and chips on Bridlington seafront, to burgers at North Landing and of course there’s plenty of places to get an ice cream.

Parks and Woodland
Along with spring is the arrival of bright flowers, blossoms, and a return to luscious green trees in the area's parks and woodland. Enjoy a walk, go on a bug hunt or soak up the signs of spring - there’s plenty of space to explore. Bring a picnic to keep you fuelled, and if you don’t feel like making it yourself there’s an abundance of local bakeries and cafes offering takeaway sandwiches, share boxes and afternoon teas.

One of the things we can do is enjoy the gardens and grounds at the local stately homes, while it’s not the same as the full experience it’s a very close second. 

Sewerby Hall & Gardens  
The walled gardens, grounds and woodland trail are all open daily and ready to be explored with plenty of space and grounds to enjoy the space with your bubble. Sewerby Hall is the place to enjoy spring daffodils by the clifftops. With the toilets and cafe open as a takeaway, on warmer days, this offers the perfect chance to enjoy a picnic on the grounds. Sewerby Hall is good to go and ready to welcome visitors through their gates, ensure you’ve pre-booked tickets online before attending. Ticket prices are still great value.

Sledmere House  
Venture into the Yorkshire Wolds and enjoy the stunning walled garden and acres of historic grounds at Sledmere House. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 4.30pm, offering plenty of time to visit and enjoy! Alongside this the Farm shop and the Woodyard - perfect for all your gardening sundry needs - are open to visit. Refreshments and delightful cake can be found at The Stables cafe takeaway. Toilets are open on site. All tickets must be pre-booked online before visiting and while on the grounds ensure you keep to your bubbles!

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens
Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens are opening their gates and welcoming visitors from the 27th March to enjoy their gardens, woodland and adventure playground. You’re in luck if you’re a member as there is no need to book and you can enjoy the grounds as you like, non-members must pre-book online (please get in touch with them if this is not possible). Comfortingly, they have hand sanitiser everywhere and are actively letting visitors know where to find it, which is by the admission horse box, by the food ordering area, by the pizza trailer, in the woodland adventure playground, at the walled garden entrance and at two further places in the walled garden. While enjoying the grounds, you can also treat yourself to take away seasonal food, baked treats and refreshments. Toilets are open on site.