13 of the best summer family activities to do in Beverley


The charming merchant town of Beverley consistently ranks among the best places in East Yorkshire to shop, eat and drink and it is also the perfect place for a day of fun activities, as there are so many things to do to keep kids – and adults – entertained.

Beverley is full of attractions, including some historic locations that have become film locations, which are worth visiting.

It is home to a majestic cathedral, attractive market squares and wonderful cafes, bars and tea rooms, as well as beautiful large spaces where children – and dogs – can frolic in the great outdoors.

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Beverley hosts many festivals and events and while some of them are still cautiously exiting Covid-19 restrictions, or safely waiting to restart, there is plenty to keep young and old occupied throughout the holidays. summer.

Beverly Racecourse

A chance to dress like new and enjoy a beat at Beverley Ladies’ Day

Horse racing has been associated with Beverley for over 300 years and today, Beverly Racecourse is recognized as one of the best tracks in the country for a racing experience, alongside Ascot, Aintree and Cheltenham.

The traditional Ladies’ Day of the course is the highlight of the Beverley racing calendar and widely hailed as one of the best in the country. A perfect opportunity to get back on track and have a fun and exhilarating day with friends, this year’s Ladies’ Day takes place on Wednesday August 11, with limited capacity, after having to cancel the year’s outing altogether. last.

The Premier enclosure and the Grandstand and Paddock enclosure are now sold out; Limited tickets for the course are on sale until Tuesday August 10 at midnight. No tickets will be available on the day at the gates.

York Road, Beverley, HU17 8QZ

Beverageley minster

Beverageley minster
Beverageley minster

One of East Yorkshire’s most iconic landmarks is Beverageley minster. Dubbed Westminster Abbey on shows like ITV’s Victoria and the BBC’s hit show One Gunpowder, in 2017, Beverley Minster is an architectural spectacle.

Starring in other favorite television films, from Antiques Roadshow to Songs of Praise, the cathedral is a major tourist attraction, housing a Saxon shrine chair and a large collection of medieval sculptures.

Reports of miracles that took place at the tomb of John, Bishop of York, on which the current church is built, have seen people making pilgrimages to the site since the Middle Ages.

38 Highgate, Beverly HU17 0DN

Beverley Westwood

The sun is shining in Beverley Westwood on Saturday June 5, 2021
The sun is shining in Beverley Westwood

The picturesque Beverley Westwood is one of the four beautiful grazing areas around the city. The welfare of the common land is overseen by the Masters of the Pastures, a group of people elected from among the free men of Beverley each March.

The open space is a magnet for walkers and for picnic families and has been previously described by the Sunday Times as “a wonderful piece of green space, great for cyclists and dog walkers, with a racetrack. and a golf course “.

York Road, Beverly, HU17 8RG

Mega pleasure

You'll be spoiled for choice with slides, a ball pool and more at Mega Fun
You’ll be spoiled for choice with slides, a ball pool and more at Mega Fun

There are three floors of fun to choose from at Mega Fun at Jack in the Box. There’s a four-lane wavy slide, mega slide, interactive play floor, and double sky slide, plus a large ball pool and pirate cave to explore.

The facilities offer fun for everyone, from babies to older children up to the age of 12.

Annie Reed Road, Grovehill Industrial Estate, Beverley, HU17 0LF


Head to Brick Wonders at the Beverley Art Gallery, in the Treasure House
Head to Brick Wonders at the Beverley Art Gallery, in the Treasure House

Free visit on treasure houses a museum, art gallery, library, archives, tourist information office, souvenir shop and café, all put together.

It currently hosts Brick Wonders, an exhibition of incredible Lego reconstructions of sites around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore.

A Toys Through Time exhibition also opens a window into childhoods of the past with a colorful display of historical toys and photographs from the East Riding collections.

Chemin Champney, Beverley, HU17 8HE

St. Marie’s Church

Bishop of Hull Alison White blesses a statue of Aslan, a character from the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, at St Mary's Church, Beverley
Bishop of Hull Alison White blesses a statue of Aslan, a character from the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, at St Mary’s Church, Beverley

In the north aisle of the chancel is a medieval sculpture of a basking hare, made famous by Lewis Carroll’s publication Alice in Wonderland in 1865. Carroll is believed to have visited Sainte Marie, and after seeing the sculpture, made between 1330-40, asked its illustrator, John Tenniel, to copy his drawing for the white rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.

In 2020, as part of the restoration of the openwork of the north nave, 14 new character engravings from The Chronicles of Narnia, also by CS Lewis, were made especially for St Mary’s.

North Bar Within, Beverley, HU17 8DL

Eastern Theater

East Riding Theater, Beverley
East Riding Theater, Beverley

An old Baptist chapel, Eastern Riding Theater The 2014 launch was led by Beverley-based Hollywood actor Vincent Regan, the theater’s creative director.

The venue is run by artistic director, actor Adrian Rawlins, who played Harry Potter’s father, James, in blockbuster movies.

Beverley’s Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson visits the theater, where her father, TV actor Malcolm Tomlinson, had starring roles.

Audiences return to the theater for the first in-house production since 2019, with Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter performed September 9-25.

10 Lord Roberts Road, Beverley, HU17 9BE

Let go

Let Loose in Woodmansey, Beverley reopens this Saturday for thrill seekers and families looking for a fun day out
Let Loose is for thrill seekers and families looking for a fun day out

This adventure activity site is for all ages and levels of adrenaline junkies, from archery and courses from low ropes to high ropes, climbing walls, super slides. and 150m zip lines, as well as archery and roller skating.

Let go is also open to party bookings for children and adults.

Woodmansey Garden Center, Hull Road, Woodmansey, Beverley, HU17 0RS

Parkway Cinema

Beverley's Parkway Cinema
Beverley’s Parkway Cinema

There is more to Beverly promenade cinema than movies – its largest auditorium (6 screen) is also known as the Hayward Theater and is fully equipped to host live performances including comedy, music, theater and more.

On Tuesday, August 10, the live pantomime Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be performed, courtesy of TaleGate Theater Productions, featuring pop songs, magic and puppets in this family marquee extravaganza.

Many family films are now also bookable for the summer holidays.

Armstrong Road, Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0PW

Leisure East Riding Beverley

East Riding Recreation Center, Beverley
East Riding Recreation Center, Beverley

With activities ranging from badminton to tennis court and five-a-side football, there are plenty of sports to keep families fit while having fun at Leisure East Riding Beverley. In the swimming pool there are intensive courses for swimming beginners and there is a junior gym for 14-15 year olds.

Flemingate, Beverly, HU17 0LT

Beverley Beck

Comment from Beverley Beck
Comment from Beverley Beck

The ¾ mile canal of the Hull River in the heart of Beverley is ideal for a leisurely stroll.

There is a lot to see and do around Beverley Beck, with pretty moored boats, a shipyard and fishing yard.

The canal is home to the historic Syntan tannery barge, owned by the Beverley Barge Preservation Society, now a museum, heritage center and community resource. The Syntan was 70 years old in 2019 and Beck’s festivities saw the waterway lined with boats, including many historic sailing barges from the past

Beckside North, Waterside Road, HU17 9BA

Inflata Nation

Inflata Nation Brings Large Double-Decker Inflatable Theme Park to Beverley
Inflata Nation offers bouncy fun

This inflatable theme park offers bouncy fun for the whole family. With features like Inflata Drop, Inflata Wave, Inflata Wall and Inflata Bubbles, there are challenges and activities for all age groups. Keep boredom at bay and let the kids burn off some of that excess energy while on vacation.

Flemingate Shopping Center, Beverley, HU17 0NQ

Beverley Breakout

Beverley Breakout's escape rooms present a challenge for all ages
Beverley Breakout’s escape rooms present a challenge for all ages

This family independent escape room adventure is all about fun, exciting, challenging and family friendly escape rooms.

It’s time to put your phones down, pull yourself together and most importantly, work together to see if you can escape Beverley Breakout!

117-119 Walkergate – First Floor, Beverley, HU17 9BP

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