Located just 27 miles southeast of York, Beverley is famous for its cobbled streets, gothic style architecture, and bustling marketplaces. However, with one of the largest aquariums in the UK and an outdoor activity adventure park just a stone’s throw away, this market town is also a perfect place for family fun. So whether you’re just visiting over the summer holidays, or are considering moving to a new home in Beverley, you’re bound to find a host of fun activities perfect for children (and adults!) nearby.
Our favourite places for children and families…
In Hull, rather than Beverley, but not too far away. Home to over 3,500 fish and animals, including sharks, stingrays, and penguins, The Deep aquarium is one of the most popular child-friendly attractions in the area. As well as incredible dive shows and a glass lift that rises through a 10-metre Endless Ocean tank, kids can enjoy an interactive magic floor, design their sea creature at Digi:Sea, and even brush their own fossils. Better still, the aquarium is just 10 miles outside of Beverley in Hull, meaning you can get to the aquarium in just 20 minutes by car or via direct train.
Let Loose Adventure Park
With enough outdoor activities that even the fussiest member of the family will find something they want to do, Let Loose Adventure Park is a guaranteed fun day out for all. The park offers both a High Ropes and a Low Ropes course, group archery for Robin Hood enthusiasts, and two zip wires that see only the most adrenaline-filled junkies soar from a 12-metre tower and race across the park’s perimeter.
Beverley Art Gallery
Hidden within the town itself, Treasure House Museum and Beverley Art Gallery is another great stop for all members of the family clan. Parents can learn more about the local history of Beverley, including an impressive collection of works by Frederick Elwell (a local artist in the town.) While children can dress up in historic costumes, lose themselves in interactive exhibits, and the smallest can become explorers and make their own discoveries around the gallery spaces.
For a true taste of Yorkshire charm, families can visit Yorkshire’s last working windmill in Skidby. Just five miles south of Beverley town, this awe-inspiring construction reminiscent of Dutch architecture was built in 1821 by Norman and Smithson from Hull. After taking in the windmill’s breath-taking form, kids can enjoy a range of interactive exhibits including children’s trails and history-filled information sheets available free from the mill reception. All in all, this little slice of The Netherlands makes for a great day out for the family.
With a host of activities perfect for all ages, the local market town of Beverley makes for a winning location for a family adventure. No matter what you’re interested in, this Yorkshire gem is guaranteed to have something to do that everyone will enjoy.