Five trips in Yorkshire where you can learn something new

1 month ago Wed 23rd Jun 2021

A picture of Professor Brian Cox

Keep your brain engaged over the summer with these ideas for days out when you can learn something interesting, as well as having fun!

National Railway Museum, York

Find out all about the history of Britain's railways, as well as getting to pretend you're a train driver!

Plan a journey to the National Railway Museum.

Scarborough Castle

Experience 3,000 years of history at this castle looking out over Scarborough's bay.

(Please note, advance booking is required at the moment).

Plan a journey to Scarborough Castle.

Filey Bird Garden & Animal Park

Find out all about the birds and animals at the park, from alpacas to zebu, and giant rabbits to miniature ponies.  You're bound to learn something new, even if it's just what a zebu is!

Plan a journey to Filey Bird Garden & Animal Park

Dinostar - The Dinosaur Experience, Hull

If your kids (or you!) love dinosaurs, then Dinostar is a must-visit.  It's an exciting, interactive children's museum with dinosaurs!  Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull, triceratops bones you can touch, and an interactive sand box where you can build a volcano.  Plus, there's a dinosaur and fossil shop too.

Plan a journey to Dinostar.

Professor Brian Cox at the Bonus Arena (5-6 October)

Who better to learn from than an actual professor!  Professor Brian Cox's new arena show visits Hull 5-6 October, and you can explore the deepest of questions, such as the nature of space and time, how life began, and why the universe exists.

Buy your tickets in advance.

Plan a journey to see Professor Brian Cox at the Bonus Arena.