13 Indoor Days Out on the Yorkshire Coast
Don't fret if the weather has spoilt your plans, we have 13 days out to enjoy across Yorkshire
Bram Stoker’s Dracula Experience
Meet Bram Stoker, Wrenfield and Dracula’s victims in this unique attraction in Whitby. Animations, special effects and live actors lead you through the experience, and the property it’s housed in has an amazing history of its own – the first title deeds show Sir Isaac Newton to be one of the original owners. Spine-chilling for younger members of the family, adults should suspend their disbelief.
9 Marine Parade, Whitby YO21 3PR
01947 601923 draculaexperience.co.uk
Sea Life Scarborough
Located on North Bay, the Sea Life centre offers a mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits. Discover some of the world’s most incredible animals, including sharks, seals, rays and otters. You can get your hands wet in the rockpool experience, as well as enjoying Europe’s only walk-through penguin enclosure.
Scalby Mills, Scarborough YO12 6RP
01723 373414 visitsealife.com
Whitby Museum & Pannett Art Gallery
Pannett Art Gallery, adjoining Whitby Museum in Pannett Park, houses much of Robert Pannett’s collection, while in the museum you can explore major collections including costumes, fossils, photographs and militaria. There’s plenty to learn about the coast’s history here.
Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE
01947 602908 whitbymuseum.org.uk
Blandscliff Gallery & Open Studio
In 2001, three artists set up Blandscliff Gallery and Studio to promote and sell their own work and the work of others. The gallery is still artist-run with the same emphasis on quality and variety, so there’s plenty to see here. The theme for their 2022 exhibition is ‘Land Sea and Sky’ – a great way to celebrate the coast.
9 Blands Cliff, Scarborough YO11 1NR
01723 367252 blandscliffgallery.com
Slightly inland from Filey, but definitely worth the effort, Eden Camp is a must-visit if you’re close by. There’s nowhere else quite like it. In the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp, weave through the huts and experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the home front and the front line. It offers you a fascinating insight into our history. New for 2022, don’t miss The Blitz Experience in the Heritage Hall, featuring an exclusive Falklands display.
Malton YO17 6RT
01653 697777 edencamp.co.uk
Scarborough Art Gallery
Scarborough Art Gallery is an art-lover’s dream. It houses the borough’s permanent collection of fine art, reflecting its cultural heritage. But it also hosts regular temporary exhibitions, displaying work by local, national and international artists.
The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
01723 374753 scarboroughmuseumstrust.com
Robin Hood’s Bay Museum
Once a Coroner’s Room and mortuary, this museum displayed its first temporary exhibition in 1980 and, since then, has been a go-to for those looking to browse the fascinating collection of items of local interest, and learn more about the history of the village.
Fisherhead, Robin Hood’s Bay YO22 4ST
01947 880260 museum.rhbay.co.uk
The Arches Cookery School
As a classically-trained cook, Sarah Muir serves food that meets the most demanding standards, and now she can teach you to do the same. Based in a converted barn at Grinkle Park Farm, this cookery school is a must-visit for any foodie. Local suppliers deliver the ingredients and there are a large range of great courses to choose from (from Foods of the Sun to the Vintage Tea Party) so no matter how experienced you already are in the kitchen, you can give it a try.
Grinkle Park Farm, Loftus,Saltburn TS13 4UD
01287 644231 archescookeryschool.co.uk
Terror Tower is a haunted house attraction that promises to give you a fright. Live actors, animated scenes and special effects combine to bring you 11 different scenes (over three storeys in two buildings) featuring some of the most terrifying characters from your favourite horror movies. Will you dare to step inside?
21–22 Foreshore Road, Scarborough YO11 1PB
01723 375975 terrortower.co.uk
Hull’s Museums Quarter
Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum, Streetlife, and the Arctic Corsair trawler make up Hull’s Museums Quarter – the perfect place to start to discover Hull’s history. Although Wilberforce House is currently closed, don’t miss 235 million years of history brought to life at the Hull and East Riding Museum, an insight into the transport of the past at Streetlife and your chance to see the Arctic Corsair which is being fully restored – new displays tell its story.
Home to some of Europe’s best aquatic displays, there are so many ways to explore the seas and oceans at The Deep. Stand nose-to-nose with fearsome sharks and stingrays, get hands-on in the touch pool, and descend 10 metres deep in an underwater lift.
Tower Street, Hull HU1 4DP
01482 381000 thedeep.co.uk
Rock Up Hull
If your kids need to burn off some energy, Rock Up Hull has you covered. There are climbing sessions to suit everyone here (26 fun climbing walls, towering over eight metres). Meanwhile, little ones can take on slides, swings and obstacles before diving into the ball pool in the soft play area.
St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, 110 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LN
01482 968000 rock-up.co.uk
Six buildings with 19 display areas mean you’re not short of choice when it comes to exploring Hornsea Museum. There are Victorian rooms, exhibition areas, more than 2,000 pieces of Hornsea pottery and a model railway and model fishing boat, plus plenty of chances for your little ones to get involved in crafts.
11–17 Newbegin, Hornsea HU18 1AB
01964 533443 hornseamuseum.co.uk