Hornsea

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The seaside town of Hornsea is perfect for a family day out, with a lovely sandy beach, a busy promenade to stroll along, amusements and plenty of attractions for all the family. The town has retained a pleasant village atmosphere and people come from miles around to visit. It also has a colourful history of smuggling, a trade which was aided and abetted by the entire town, even the local church, whose vault was used to stash contraband.

These days shopping has taken over from smuggling as one of Hornsea's favourite pastimes, explore the town centre's numerous independent shops before relaxing in the cosy tea rooms with some irresistible homemade tea and cake.  To the southern edge of Hornsea there is also the Hornsea Freeport for discounted high street brands and a selection of attractions, such as Bugtopia and Beach Cove.

At the north end of the promenade, Hornsea's Floral Hall stages festivals, concerts, plays and dances throughout the year. Hornsea Freeport Shopping Village offers everything from big name fashion brands to kitchenware and china at shoestring prices - all in beautiful landscaped surroundings and a charming village atmosphere.

The award-winning Hornsea Folk Museum is housed within a historic farmhouse in the town centre, with a Victorian farm kitchen, dairy, blacksmith`s shop and large gardens. Pottery, spinning and lace-making demonstrations take place regularly.  Hornsea Tourist Information, including a range of leaflets, is also available in the museum reception/shop.

Just outside the town centre at Honeysuckle Farm children have great fun helping to feed the sheep, horses and a host of other farm animals.

And for a little peace and tranquility amid all the attractions, take a picnic to Hornsea Mere, Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake and RSPB reserve, where you can have a go at the gentler watersports, like sailing, rowing and fishing, or take a motor-boat trip around the lake. This is also a popular spot for birdwatchers.

Wassand Hall, situated between Seaton and Hornsea on the B1244, contains a collection of 18th and 19th century paintings and portraits of past owners of Wassand Hall and their relations; a collection of English and European silver, furniture and procelain from the same period. The house, gardens and parks are open on selected days during the summer, when teas are available in the fine conservatory in Wassand's beautfully planted walled gardens.

Beach Chalet: Located on the promenade in Hornsea, these chalets offer a spectacular view across the bay.

Events

Friday, 23rd July 2021 - Friday, 23rd July 2021

Saturday, 24th July 2021 - Saturday, 24th July 2021

Sunday, 25th July 2021 - Sunday, 25th July 2021

Hornsea Carnival - Theme Fairytales and LegendsHornsea's Annual 3 day Carnival event. This free event offers something for all the community including Live Music and Entertainment, Craft and Food, Fireworks, Fairground, Parade and much much more.
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point

Children

  • Baby changing facilities

Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car:East Yorkshire is accessible from the UK's motorway network connecting with the M62, M1, A1, M180 and M18Accessible by Public Transport: Hull station is 0 miles away.

East Yorkshire, HU18 1AB

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What's Nearby

  1. Historic farmhouse home to the Burn family for nearly 300 years. Local history displays,…

    0 miles away
  2. A Grade 1 listed building in Hornsea. St Nicholas' Church is a community church situated…

    0.07 miles away
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  2. Hall Garth Park is a large park surrounding the centre of Hornsea.

    0.18 miles away
  3. Venue contains one space: the main church

    0.18 miles away
  4. Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and the final remnant of a huge…

    0.3 miles away
  5. There is the main Church and an ancillary Church Hall where events are held on a regular…

    0.3 miles away
  6. Memorial Gardens, once known as Grosvenor Gardens were initially laid out as private…

    0.33 miles away
  7. The beach at Hornsea is made up of fine golden sand and shingle and features a…

    0.49 miles away
  8. Hornsea rescue sea safe centre. Available for RYA courses or tours of the boathouse -…

    0.55 miles away
  9. Find your WILD side with an adventure at Bugtopia Hornsea!
    Our Explorer Shows run hourly…

    0.83 miles away
  10. A 46-acre grassland farm with a selection of animals and other farming exhibits. Shire…

    1.14 miles away
  11. Wassand Hall is a fine Regency House in beautiful tranquil surroundings between Seaton…

    2 miles away
  12. Fantastic coastal views and seascapes. Viewing area, picnic site, café, toilets and car…

    2.86 miles away
  13. Garden Farming provides self sufficiency courses such as keeping hens, pigs, dairy goats,…

    3.89 miles away
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An image of an icon of a historic building, representing historic buildings, museums and art galleriesHornsea Museum, HornseaHistoric farmhouse home to the Burn family for nearly 300 years. Local history displays, farmhouse kitchen, dairy, laundry, parlour, craft workshops and Victorian street scene.

An image of bicycle wheelsHornsea Freeport, HornseaA unique shopping village offering up to 60% off high street prices in 39 stores everyday. There is a selection of eating establishments and family entertainment all year round with tree lined walkways and a stress free atmosphere.

An image of an icon of a pair of tickets, representing a space for entertainment - such as a village hall, or independent public access venueHornsea Floral Hall, HornseaEntertainment venue hosting various events throughout the year.

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An image of an icon of a wayside finger-post, showing three directionsHornsea Tourist Information, HornseaFriendly and helpful volunteers can offer local knowledge, accommodation information, what's on guides and much more.

An image of a shopping bag logoHornsea Market, HornseaHornsea Local Market provides local producers a platform to trade within their community and gives local people the opportunity to purchase local produce.

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