A short break to the Yorkshire coast is pretty idyllic at any time of the year, but autumn can be particularly special, with the beautiful coastline and surrounding countryside bathed in gorgeous autumnal hues.
Take time out and realign your body clock to the late sunrises and early sunsets on crisp, autumn days. Breathe in the cool sea breeze and enjoy the refreshing beach walks before celebrating the early nights with fireside chats in cosy pubs, enjoying a glass or two of the local brew.
An autumn break in Yorkshire also provides the perfect time to get out and explore local attractions, without the crowds of summer. Kids are safely back in school and the roads are quieter – it’s a pleasure to drive and explore the countryside and coastline!
Here are our top five reasons to enjoy a break away on the Yorkshire coast this autumn, including attractions that can be easily reached from our Yorkshire holiday park.
1. Local attractions perfect for autumn visits
Discover the hidden secrets of the Constable family by visiting Burton Constable. This 700-year-old stately home claims to be ‘one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive complete with its historic collections’. A visit around the home and gardens here makes for a lovely day out and events throughout the autumn include cream teas, craft and gift fair and pumpkin classes! Plus they also hold a Vintage and Classic Car Rally each September.
Step back in time at another Yorkshire attraction – Fort Paull. Fort Paull is Yorkshire’s only remaining Napoleonic Fortress and a fantastic day out for all the family. Explore 500 years of history set in 10 acres with magnificent views over the Humber estuary.
Fort Paull also attracts the car enthusiasts with their annual classic car rally. Enjoy a retro fun day on September Sunday 29th, 2019 with the American Classic Car Rally.
Fort Paull is located just outside of the village of Paull in East Yorkshire, not far from our Yorkshire holiday park.
2. Visit Hull
Hull has a reputation as a busy industrial metropolis, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that this city has a fascinating history.
There are a couple of museums worth a visit including the Hull and East Riding Museum and the Streetlife Museum. The Hull and East Riding Museum displays remnants of Iron Age village life, Roman bathhouse and mosaics, Viking treasures and wooden warriors whilst the Streetlife Museum features transport displays from cycles to cars, horse-drawn carriages, trams and a simulated 1940s street.
Hull, being the former UK Capital of Culture, also has some hidden gems, such as Ferens Art Gallery – an extensive collection of European artworks and children’s gallery. It’s free to enter and also has artistic activities for children. Wilberforce House, home of a man whose faith and determination changed the world, is also fascinating to visit. This museum focuses on the slave trade with themes including West Africa, plantation life and the abolition of slavery.
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3. Beach walks
Autumn seems the perfect time of year for contemplative walks and there’s no better place that the Yorkshire coast if you’re feeling that way inclined. There are over 250 interesting routes waiting to be discovered, routes passing through the towns, nature reserves and coastal villages of East Yorkshire.
And nearby, the wonderful Yorkshire Wolds are also perfect walking country. The lush grass paths through the dry valleys, and the rolling hills offer a great range of walks to suit any ability, with gorgeous views thrown in.
Alternatively, create your own route along the region’s footpaths and bridleways.
4. Cosy autumn accommodation
Of course, to fully enjoy an autumn holiday you’ll need a cosy place to stay and Sand le Mere Holiday Village, our Yorkshire holiday park, has just the thing. Our luxury lodges are stylish, spacious and modern and they come ready prepared with full linen and towels. Choose options with two or three bedrooms, flat screen TVs, dishwasher, veranda and selected models also come equipped with a private hot tub. Bliss!
5. Keeping entertained
The best aspect of a holiday village, over and above a hotel or B&B, is the great facilities on the park that are free to use. Enjoy a relaxing swim in Sand le Mere’s own indoor pool complex complete with sauna and steam room. Don’t worry about the cooking (and the washing up!) and head to the on site restaurant and bar. Plus there is nightly entertainment, varying from shows to visiting bands and artists.
A popular activity at the village is fresh water fishing in our well-stocked fishing lake plus beach fishing at Tunstall beach. And for the fitness fanatics there is an onsite gym, plus you can try your hand at other activities such as archery. Take a look in more detail at our holiday park in Yorkshire here treat yourself to an autumn escape today.