Last Updated on May 4, 2023 by Suzy
Following on from my epic post of 20 Great Things to do in Bridlington I am now bringing you a big list of things to do near Bridlington. Honestly, there is just so much to do I couldn’t possibly put it all in just one post. Some of these things to do are really close to Bridlington, literally just a mile away. Some are further afield but I have tried to keep everything within a 20 minutes drive away.
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Bondville Model Village – Sewerby – 1.1 miles, approx. 3 mins drive
About – Bondville is exactly what it says it is – a model village. It is located on the Bridlington/Sewerby border by the sea. There is a pay and display car park with plenty of parking. Bondville is also one of the stops for the north beach land train. It’s a really cute little place. It won’t take you a huge amount of time to walk around so make sure you stop every few steps to have a really good look at everything. There is a tearoom and gift shop on-site. Find Out More
Sewerby Hall and Gardens – Sewerby – 1.3 miles, approx 4 mins drive
About – Sewerby Hall and Gardens is a really lovely place to visit for a day out. We like it so much we have an annual pass. They have so many great events throughout the year plus plenty to do there. It’s located by the sea and they have a playground, a mini zoo with penguins, goats and more. Plus you can look around the house and the grounds. We love to have a play of mini-golf whenever we visit which has a suggested honesty box price of £2.00 each. Find Out More
Bridlington Birds of Prey and animal park – Carnaby – 4.8 miles, approx 12 mins drive
About – Bridlington Birds of Prey and animal park is one of the smallest animal parks I’ve ever been to. But we love it. There are some lovely unique things to do there and the staff are so passionate about the place and their animals. Our highlight is being allowed into the wallaby enclosure and being able to feed them.
They have lots on throughout the day including reptile handling, a bird of prey flying display, owl handling and more. There is no cafe on-site but you can pop next door during your visit which does have a cafe. You can also book animal experiences at the park. Find Out More
Candy Kingdom Soft Play – Carnaby – 4.3 miles, approx 10 mins drive
About – This is my son’s favourite after-school activity. He really likes it at Candy Kingdom soft play, although we haven’t been in ages. It’s located on the edge of the Carnaby Industrial estate and has an area for toddlers, one for babies and another for older kids. Plus a mini football/basketball court. There are plenty of tables and there is also a cafe on-site. Find Out More
John Bull World Rock – Carnaby – 4.3 miles, approx 10 mins drive
About – John Bull World of Rock is located next to Candy Kingdom soft play. You can make your own chocolate lolly and personalise a stick of rock. Plus you will hear all about the factories, smell all sorts of wonderful aromas, see how the products are made and more. Find Out More
Dane’s Dyke – 3 miles – approx 9 mins drive
About – Dane’s Dyke is a beach located just north of Bridlington/Sewerby and just south of Flamborough. I was always led to believe that Danes Dyke was named as such because of its Viking visitors long ago. In fact, the bank and ditch earthwork ‘wall’ which cut off Flamborough peninsula from the mainland is said to date back to Iron Age times. It may even be post-Roman and was intended as a defensive structure to protect headland settlements.
It is the most northerly outcropping of coastal chalk in Britain. The walk down to the gorgeous pebble beach is short but if you take a left when you leave you can take a one-mile woodland walk back to the car park. There is a small kiosk open for snacks and drinks from 10 am on most days. Find Out More
Flamborough Lighthouse – 5.2 miles, approx 13 mins drive
Flamborough Head – North Beach – 5.2 miles, approx 13 mins drive
About – The main highlight of a visit to Flamborough Lighthouse is to spend some time at Flamborough Head. There is an on-site cafe, gift shop and toilets. The main draw though is the views. The cliffs surrounding Flamborough Head are stunning and you can enjoy great views in either direction.
This is also a good place to spot wild sea birds nesting on the cliffs. If you are really lucky you may even spot a puffin. If you can make the steep walk down to Flamborough’s north beach (at Flamborough head) it is a beach worth visiting. You will need to check the tide times though. When the tide is out there are mini caves and rock pools. There are a lot of steps down and back up again though, but it is worth it.
Fraisthorpe Beach – 7.7 miles, approx 17 mins drive
About – Fraisthorpe Beach is a popular beach along the Yorkshire coast. It only has a cafe there but people flock to this beach. It’s a flat, sandy beach and dogs are allowed on the beach all year round. Unlike the north and south beach in Bridlington, there is no lifeguard at Fraisthorpe Beach. Find Out More
RSPB Bempton Cliffs – 4.3 miles, approx 10 mins drive
About – RSPB Bempton Cliffs is a nature reserve on the cliffs of the Yorkshire coastline. It is a very popular place for nesting sea birds including gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills and more. It’s a lovely spot to go for a walk along the cliff edges and to see what birds you can spot. Make sure you pick a nice clear day for your visit though as the mist can easily block your view. For children, they have self-guided trails (including a Puffin Trail, Gannet Trail and Scavenger Bug Hunt Trail) and Discovery Backpacks for hire throughout the year. Find Out More
Burton Agnes Hall – Burton Agnes – 6.6 miles, approx 14 mins drive
About – Burton Agnes Hall was built in 1610 and it is an Elizabethan stately home. You can look around a lot of the house when you visit. They also have some lovely grounds to wander around in. There is a mile-long woodland sculpture walk, a new adventure playground and lots of big garden games to be found in the grounds of the hall. Find Out More
Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park – 11.4 miles, approx 18 mins drive
About – Like a few places on this list Filey Bird Garden and animal park is not a full day out. It is, however, a lovely little park to spend a couple of hours. They have quite a few animals that you can feed, there’s a lovely new fort-themed playground and we love chatting to their parrots and 2 macaws. Find Out More
Glen Gardens Filey – 11 miles, approx 20 mins drive
About – Glen Gardens in Filey has a playground. They also have a wildlife garden, boating pond, crazy golf and a putting green. In the summer they also have mini electric bikes, trampolines and more. Find Out More
Scarborough Fair Collection – 16.8 miles approx 20 mins drive
About – Scarborough fair collection is located at the Scarborough Flower of May caravan park a few miles south of the town which is how it’s made this list. It’s a lovely indoor attraction full of vintage fairground rides, vintage organs, cars and old arcade machines. We love rides and this place had some we’d never come across before. They also have a fun hall of mirrors which our son had never experienced before. Find Out More
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