Bridlington is a superb family holiday base, one of the best for families in Yorkshire, and is packed with fun seaside activities for the kids. Bridlington's fine promenade is crammed with kids rides and amusements and the town lays claim to two award winning sandy beaches which straddle either side of Bridlington's harbour. Bridlington North Beach has the highest Blue Flag award for water quality.
Bridlington's historic harbour area, which bustles particularly in Summer, hints at Bridlington's fishing heritage and the old town area further boosts its appeal. If you're looking for a novelty way of touring the sights of Bridlington then look no further than the famous Tuk-Tuk rides! Bridlington also offers easy access into the Yorkshire Wolds, and north to coastal walking around Flamborough Head and for visits to Bempton cliffs Nature Reserve. This Nature Reserve is a family favourite too and Flamborough Headland with its dramatic chalk cliffs which reach upto 130 metres at Bempton is one of England's treasured designated heritage coasts. Hop aboard the Yorkshire Belle for pleasure boat trips around the Flamborough Head coast from Bridlington Harbour.
On the Yorkshire coast, the town of Bridlington is ideal for family seaside holidays. The area splits naturally into two sections the ancient market town steeped in history, and the modern and bustling quay and harbour with tourist attractions and promenades. Popular with a wide range of visitors, Bridlington was a well-deserved winner of the 2007 White Rose Award for Visitor Destination of the Year. It has excellent facilities for all ages, and boasts a number of beautiful trails for walking and cycling. The area is constantly being renovated and improved, and still today remains a fresh and lively hub for both locals and tourists. Well-loved attractions within the area include The Spa, a theatre and culture venue that hosts live events and performances throughout the year, and which can be hired as a beautiful and spacious location for weddings and conferences, and the Gasworx Skatepark, with excellent facilities for any budding Tony Hawk.
Those wanting quieter and more historic attractions, meanwhile, will be pleased to know that Bridlington is home to Sewerby Hall & Gardens; a historic country house set in acres of beautiful countryside and boasting regular events to keep visitors of all ages happy. The attraction hosts a museum, an art gallery, a children s play area, a pitch and putt course and a small petting zoo enough to keep both children and adults busy whatever the weather! Summer days can be idled away on the Bridlington coastline. Peaceful visits to the Bempton Cliffs RSPB nature reserve allow birdwatchers to enjoy beautiful cliffside bird-watching, and the beaches are sandy and clean, ideal for budding architects and their buckets and spades.
Cultural, proud and perfectly-populated, the Yorkshire town of Bridlington is welcoming and full of fun. Whether you re making a quick visit whilst driving through, or aiming to stay for an extended length of time, the area hosts many memorable attractions worth experiencing for yourself.
Sewerby Hall & Gardens Tel: 01262 673769. The Bayle Museum, Bridlington Old Town near the Priory Church, Tel: 01262 674353. See webguide right for details. Other attractions in Bridlington include the superb Sixties Coffee Bar (weblink right). See also John Bull's World of Rock, Lancaster Road, Carnaby, Bridlington YO15 3QY. Tel. 01262 678525.
Bridlington Tourist Information, 25 Prince Street, Bridlington YO15 2NP. Tel. 01262 673474.
Lovers of seaside history won't want to miss this little museum gem in Bridlington which takes a trip back in time looking at Bridlington in photographs, quirky exhibitions with life size model folk in string vests, knotted handkerchiefs and fetching seaside garb lounging in deckchairs. There's a fascinating exhibition of old seaside slot machines. Lots of oral history too on Bridlington's holiday visitors of the past - brilliant. Watch out for 'Grumpy Len' in the 1950s boarding house!
The museum is located near the Harbour in Bridlington. Beside the Seaside Museum, 34-35 Queen Street, Bridlington.
Tel: 01262 608890. Check the museum's webguide right for opening times and more details.
Disabled facilities are good with a lift and toilet on-site and helpful staff.
Rain or shine, Leisure World in Bridlington guarantees a wild swimming experience with a choice of swimming pools and great water slides. Kids can learn to swim here too, via Leisure World's extensive swimming lessons programme in the learner pool. Water rides include slides, waves and a 'rain storm' effect! Also indoor bowls, an extensive gym/fitness centre and even a small theatre and bar are all on-site. Leisure World sits conveniently just off Bridlington Prom.
Leisure World Bridlington, The Promenade, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ. Tel. 01262 606715. Checkout Leisure World's webguide right for opening times, events and theatre details.
Also on Bridlington Seafront sits Bayside Pleasure Park which includes numerous funfair rides such as a mini wheel, carousel, waltzer, aqua blaster and disco dodgems. Latest ride addition is the Sky Flyer. Checkout Bayside's webguide link right (which includes details on MontyZommers adventure park for the tots).
Bayside Pleasure Park, Royal Princes Parade, Bridlington, YO15 2NU. Tel. 01262 606040.
Bridlington Links Golf Club, The Bridlington Links Golf Club, Flamborough Road, Marton,, Bridlington, Y015 1DW. Tel. 01262 401584. On-site is a challenging 18 hole links course, cliff top par 72. Views are spectacular across Bridlington Bay from the course. Also on-site is a driving range and 9 hole course. Read more via the Bridlington Links Golf webguide right.
Bridlington Golf Club, Belvedere Road, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 3NA. Tel Office. 01262 606367, Clubhouse 01262 672092. Often nicknamed Belvedere, Bridlington Golf Course has a long history dating back to 1905. The 18 hole course sits just south of Bridlington town affording again spectacular views of Bridlington Bay. Checkout the Bridlington Golf Course webguide right for details and fees.
The Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival remains one of the cultural landmarks of the East Riding of Yorkshire, utilizing the remarkable architecture of the region to present an annual festival embracing some of the world's finest early music specialists alongside a series of illustrated talks and educational activities.
The Festival is funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council with support from Orchestras Live, Arts Council England, Yorkshire, The Worshipful Company of Grocers, Schroders and the National Centre for Early Music.
In 2010, the festival runs from 28 to 30 May at different venues throughout Beverley.
See weblink right for more details on this festival.