Things to do in Bridlington
Many people visit Bridlington just to relax and enjoy the surroundings of the local area including the magnificent South Bay Beach with its beautiful sands, but, if you wish to venture further a field, we have listed below some ideas for days out: –
BondVille Model Village
Town and countryside in miniature, a masterpiece in landscape which has been met with international acclaim. Lasting pleasure for young and old, complemented by hundreds of handmade model figures – an amazing assortment of characters.
The Forum Leisure Complex
The “Bridlington Forum” is one of the East Coast’s largest and most varied entertainment centres under one roof. Multi-screen cinema, Bar Utopia and Carvery, Ten-pin Bowling, Prize Bingo and an extensive amusement arcade with all the latest games and videos. [Visit Site]
John Bull Confectioners
Making of rock, toffee, fudge, sweets, novelties and more. New chocolate experience making all types of chocolates. [Visit Site]
The Spa has been recently redeveloped and is now the east coasts premier venue. The Royal Hall and Spa Theatre hosts the very best in drama, music, dancing, comedy, sports and more. [Visit Site]
MV Yorkshire Belle
One-hour, non-landing coastal cruises from Bridlington harbour to Flamborough Head and longer cruises (at least 2 hours) non-landing to the Bempton Cliffs RSPB reserve. Vessel also available for private charter, for which cruises of any length or format can be arranged.
Bridlington Harbour Heritage Museum
Photographs, harbour history models, diorama of the fishing techniques, video presentation and art gallery where paintings by local artists can be purchased. Exhibits include features on the ‘Great Gale of 1871’ and the history of Bridlington harbour with special emphasis on ‘Three Brothers’ historic sailing coble restored and sailed by BSCPS.
Bridlington Priory St Mary’s Parish Church
Large ancient church, part of former priory. Pre-Reformation, but with later decoration and furnishing. Fine organ. Shop and exhibition of local history. Many interesting windows (the largest west window in the North of England).
Burton Agnes Hall
Burton Agnes Hall is a magnificent example of Elizabethan architecture built in 1598 by Sir Henry Griffith and still lived in by his descendants. The Hall is fitted with treasures collected and commissioned by the family over the centuries – original Elizabethan carving and plasterwork and a marvellous collection of Impressionist paintings. The Hall is surrounded by lawns and yew topiary bushes while the old walled garden is filled with collections of roses, clematis, herbs and perennials contained in a potager, maze, jungle garden and coloured gardens with giant board games. [Visit Site]
Discover the story of the world’s oceans on a dramatic journey back in time and into the future! Wonder at the tank containing 2.5 million litres of water and 87 tonnes of salt. See 7 species of shark, huge marine dinosaurs, Conger Eels, Rays and hundreds of other stunning sea creatures. Witness the waters of the world from the world’s only underwater lift and Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel! Learn of the history of the seas and the threats they now face. [Visit Site]
Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park
Bridlington Birds of Prey & Animal Park is set in 3.5 acres of natural woodland. Twenty five aviaries along a woodland walk displaying variety of owls plus birds of prey. Guided information tours and flying displays take place daily throughout the summer season. School educational visits available on request. Educational information also available.
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
A family favourite, and easily the best place in England to see, hear and smell seabirds and one of the top places in the UK to see Puffins! More than 200,000 birds at any one time (from April to August) make the cliffs seem alive with adults bringing food to their nests, or young chicks making their first faltering flights. [Visit Site]