Seven ideas for things to do in Yorkshire (and get money off with your bus ticket!)

4 weeks ago Wed 19th May 2021

Looking for things to do now that lockdown restrictions are easing?

Here are seven great ideas for days out, whether you're by yourself, with friends, or trying to entertain the kids.

A miniature steam train runs at North Bay Railway in Scarborough

North Bay Railway, Scarborough

One of Scarborough’s top seaside attractions the North Bay Heritage Railway, Sky Trail and Historic Water Chute is a great family day out. The locomotives, scenery and history of the railway all add up to a fantastic day out for all the family. The railway is also a great way to travel to Scarborough Sea Life Centre with regular journeys taking place throughout the summer. It's more than just a heritage railway though, bring your family to explore the dizzying Sky Trail or experience thrills on the historic Water Chute and if you've still got the energy, face the challenge of the Water Balls before taking things more leisurely on the boating lake.

Go by bus and save!  Get 10% discount on full price entry tickets when you show your East Yorkshire bus ticket.

Find out more and plan your journey to North Bay Railway.

An East Yorkshire bus outside Withernsea Lighthouse

Withernsea Lighthouse

Visit this unusual lighthouse, standing 127 feet tall in the middle of a seaside town.

The base of the lighthouse features RNLI and HM Coastguard exhibits, displays and old photographs.

There's also a local history room with photos, documents and models from Withernsea's past.

Climb the 144 steps to the top for breathtaking views over Withernsea and East Yorkshire - on a clear day, you can even see the towers of the Humber Bridge.

Go by bus and save!  Get 50p off admission when you show an East Yorkshire bus ticket.

Find out more and plan your journey to Withernsea Lighthouse.

Walkers sit on a bus, looking at an ordance survey map

Lavender's Tea Room & Delicatessen, Thornton Le Dale

Catch Service 128 to the lovely village of Thornton Le Dale, then stop off at Lavender's Tea Room for a tasty treat.

Situated on the side of the beck in the heart of the village overlooking the village green, if you call into the tea room you choose from a delicious range of locally sourced products, and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of its sumptuous, cosy interior, or watch the world go by outside on the courtyard terrace.

Get to Thornton Le Dale on Service 128.

Go by bus and save!  Get 5% discount in the tea room and delicatessen when you show an East Yorkshire bus ticket.

Princes Street in HullHull Old Town Guided Walks

See Hull's Old Town in a fascinating new light with a guided walk. With fascinating factoids and astonishing anecdotes, Hull Old Town Guided Walks are a must-do for any history buff. These guided walks take place daily from Hull City Hall Box Office at 2pm from 1 May 2021.  Meet at 2pm at the Queen Victoria Statue.

Hop on any bus into Hull City Centre.

Go by bus and save!  Get 50p off when you show an East Yorkshire bus ticket.

The view from the top deck of a bus as it approaches Hutton Le Hole

The Forge Tea Room, Hutton Le Hole

Hutton Le Hole is a beautful village, and The Forge Tea Room and Ice Cream Parlour is the perfect place to stop for lunch, or one of their many flavours of ice cream.

Travel there on Moors Explorer, our bus from Hull and Beverley up to the beautiful North York Moors, which runs on selected summer Sundays and bank holidays.

Go by bus and save!  Get 10% off any purchases in the tea room when you show an East Yorkshire bus ticket.

The beautiful Helmsley Walled Gardens

Helmsley Walled Garden

Wander the five beautiful acres of Helmsley Walled Garden, only a short walk from the centre of Helmsley and the Service 128 bus stop.

The grounds have a collection of over one hundred apple trees, spectacular double herbaceous borders and a range of themed garden rooms to enjoy.

Go by bus and save!  Get 20% off garden entry and children go free when you show an East Yorkshire bus ticket.

Find out more and plan a journey to Helmsley Walled Garden.

A photo of the model village, showing the lighthouse

Bondville Model Village

With over 200 miniature buildings including a ruined abbey and a harbour, Bondville Model Village has something to interest everybody.  Originally developed in 1987 with lovingly crafted miniature cottages, shops and houses, the model village is sure to keep everyone entertained.

Bondville Model Village is set on one acre of land and is easily accessed by our seasonal Beachcomber Blue service, or the year round Service 14.  There's a tea room on site too.

Get 10% off admission with EY Perks by showing a valid bus ticket when you arrive.

Find out more and plan a journey to Bondville Model Village.