Why East Yorkshire offers SO much holiday for your money!

Why super affordable East Yorkshire offers SO much holiday for your money! From stately homes and stunning coastlines to puffins and fish and chips!

  • WIN a family holiday to East Yorkshire! Scroll down for details 

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Imagine a holiday that is as affordable as it is packed with glorious scenery, delicious food and drink, and fantastic activities for all the family. A family holiday with fabulous accommodation whatever your budget, from camping, caravans and cosy B&Bs to self-catering cottages and welcoming hotels.

Even better, this holiday means you won’t have to compromise on anything, no matter how much – or how little – you have to spend on it.

Whether you’re after a traditional seaside holiday with the family, a fun glamping break with friends, exhilarating nature with your dog by your side, culture, shopping, gastronomic delights, or a mix of ALL of these, you’ll find it in East Yorkshire. And it won’t break the bank!

You’ll all love a trip to pretty Bridlington Old Town – quaint, pretty, and steeped in history

Enjoy the scenery

Sweeping golden sands, pretty seaside towns and villages, dramatic cliffs dotted with seabirds including puffins, gannets and kittiwakes, and the beautiful rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds. It’s all just so beautiful.

Walking’s the thing to do here – and if you have a dog, bring them, as they’ll be welcome!  Take a picnic with you – it’s cheap and satisfying, and nothing tastes as good as food eaten outdoors after a bracing walk, particularly when enjoyed with a view over such glorious countryside.

Proper seaside fun: Children will love the clean sandy beaches of East Yorkshire 

Or take your packed lunch to one of East Yorkshire’s picture-perfect parks for an al fresco feast. Humber Bridge Country Park is free to enter, dog-friendly, and offers a lovely place to walk and for children to explore. 


How about a family holiday in East Yorkshire this May/June half-term?

Visit East Yorkshire is offering a free holiday for one family of five people at South Cliff Holiday Park, Bridlington, to be won by one lucky MailOnline reader – read on for more details!

This fabulous prize includes accommodation in a luxury lodge, only five minutes’ walk to the award winning beach and a short walk to Bridlington, and family day passes to the following fabulous East Yorkshire attractions:

  • Burton Constable Hall 
  • Bridlington Animal Park 
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens

And a family session at William’s Den, an indoor/outdoor play adventure park that everyone will love!

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply click here – good luck! 

Beverley has beautiful pastures, so pick up something delicious and head out to enjoy the food in the grassy glades on the edge of the town -the Westwood also boasts a golf course and racecourse. 

Or take the dog to Millington Woods, a rich botanical woodland with views, paths and plenty of places to sit and enjoy a picnic or flask of tea.

Spot a puffin!

Seabirds are big news in East Yorkshire, which boasts two stretches of Heritage Coast; Flamborough Head and Spurn Point. Flamborough Head is a twitcher’s paradise, with windswept paths, glorious views and one of the most important seabird colonies in Europe. 

Spurn National Nature Reserve has an international reputation for wildlife, an iconic black and white lighthouse, and an ever-changing landscape with birdlife to match.

Spurn Point, known as ‘Yorkshire’s Land’s End’, boasts highly protected flora and fauna

RSPB Bempton is also on the stunning Heritage coastline, and visitors flock here every year to see thousands of migrating seabirds including the very popular puffins, who come here to nest and hatch their eggs. 

As well as real puffins to see in East Yorkshire, you can also explore the free and now famous puffin trail which has giant, artist-decorated puffins across the area for you to find, until the end of April. The young – and young at heart – will love spotting these colourful beacons across the landscape, and if you go at the right time of year, you’re in with a good chance of spotting the real thing, too.

Enjoy some culture

Locally-inspired artist David Hockney immortalised the Yorkshire Wolds with his artworks, many of them done on an iPad, and there’s so much more you can see in the region’s diverse and eclectic museums and galleries, many of them free to enter. 

From the Harbour Heritage museum in Bridlington and the museum in Withernsea Lighthouse (one of only a handful in Britain to be built inland) to the East Riding Treasure House and Robert Fuller Gallery in Thixendale, there’s art, history and culture for everyone to enjoy.

The glorious Sewerby Hall sits in a commanding clifftop position above Bridlington

The pretty market town of Beverley is steeped in history and best known for its towering Gothic Minster, one of the largest and most beautiful parish churches in Britain. It’s also fabulous for shopping, restaurants and wine bars!

Then there’s a raft of beautiful stately homes to visit, from the Elizabethan Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens and the spectacular Burton Constable Hall, to the Georgian beauty of Sledmere House and the dramatic Sewerby Hall, high on the cliffs outside Bridington.

Fun family days out

Traditional seaside towns such as Bridlington are the perfect choice for a family holiday, a weekend break with the dog, or a day trip. Bridlington’s bustling harbour lies at the heart of this seaside gem – and it’s a lovely spot to enjoy fish and chips while admiring the pretty fishing boats and views out to sea.

Enjoy a paddle on the beach, a walk along one of its elegant promenades, or how about some good old-fashioned fun at the amusement arcades. 

Bridlington beach: There’s nowhere like East Yorkshire for good, old-fashioned family fun

None of these activities is expensive, and it’s a joy to rediscover the pastimes of yesteryear. Hop on the land train which runs along the main promenade from South Beach to Sewerby Hall at North Beach, explore the Georgian High Street, and browse the independent boutiques and tea rooms. 

A little further south, Hornsea and Withernsea are two other charming seaside resorts offering family fun, sandy beaches, and relaxing days out that won’t bust the budget.

Tuck in! 

Nothing makes a holiday quite like fabulous food and delicious drink – two things East Yorkshire has in abundance, with tempting local produce wherever you look. 

Freshly caught dressed crab is a local speciality, perfect with some buttered bread and a squeeze of lemon. Berries in season are delicious – pick your own and enjoy just as they are.

Why not try East Yorkshire-made luxury ice creams, artisan pizza, locally produced single malt whisky, or even a glass of local wine? There is so much to try, whatever your budget.

Eating out is a pleasure here, with everything from a really good pub lunch beside a roaring open fire to gourmet fine dining in the beautiful surroundings of a stately home. Tea in a tea room won’t break the bank and will keep everyone happy, or how about a sugary doughnut or stick of candyfloss at the seaside? 

You’ll have change from a £5 note, happy children and holiday memories to last for ever.


From budget-friendly seaside caravan parks and family campsites to boutique hotels and woodland cottages, East Yorkshire has something for everyone and every wallet.

There’s no need to spend a fortune, and you’ll be surprised how far your money will go. Kids will love the many seaside caravan parks, some of which offer swimming pools and playgrounds – giving the grown ups a welcome chance to relax!

Thrills and spills: Children will love the Promenade Amusement Park in Bridlington

Or how about bringing your own tent and pitching it at one of the family campsites? Camping really keeps the cost down, leaving you more money to spend on the fun stuff you and your loved ones want to do!

There are woodland lodges with hot tubs glamping yurts in the grounds of stately homes, grand hotels in historic towns and rolling countryside, holiday homes of all descriptions and even a luxury tree house you can stay in!

Pets are often welcome – some accommodation will even let you bring your horse! – but what doesn’t change is the warm welcome, the beautiful surroundings, the fun, the delicious food and drink, and the authentic East Yorkshire welcome.

You’ll never want to go abroad again! 

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Click here to start planning your fantastic – and affordable – trip to East Yorkshire 

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