02/06/2012 - Where to go this weekend
No plans yet for the bank holidays? There are loads of events happening around our region, so there's no excuse not to get out and about!
Before setting off, make sure you check the attraction/event opening times - some attractions may have admission costs. Also, remember our buses will be running to Sunday times on Monday and Tuesday.
Hull sparkles for Diamond Jubilee
From 1pm on Monday 4 June Hull city centre will host a day of family fun to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. There'll be lots going on, including a huge Jubilee picnic, traditional family sports and the Lord Mayor's Parade.
Don't struggle to park in the city centre - get the bus! We've got loads of buses to Hull.
Hessle Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Hessle are holding events on Saturday, Sunday AND Monday. Saturday sees the Humber Bridge Soap Box Derby - come along and see the teams with their soap boxes of all shapes and sizes race down into the Humber Bridge viewing area.
Sunday is Hessle Feast in Hessle Square, with chefs from Japan, Portugal, Latvia, Venezuela and Brazil!
Monday is the Humber Diamond Jubilee Flotilla, at 6pm on the River Humber - a sight not seen for 115 years. Park & Ride is available from Priory Park.
Buses to Hessle
Royal Family and Crown Jewels at Fort Paull!
Fort Paull will be exhibiting the Crown Jewels this weekend, and the Royal Family will be there! That's the replica Crown Jewels, with waxworks of the Royal Family... See the Fort Paull website for more details.
Get Service 78 to Paull.
Sewerby Hall & Gardens
Sewerby Hall & Gardens has a picnic with a difference on Sunday 3 June, with visits from the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter, Penny Farthing riders, donkey rides and much more.
On Monday 4 June is The Queen's Tea Party, with loads of children's activities.
And on Tuesday 5 June is Diamond Jubilee Magic Day, with magic shows, face painting, balloon modelling and a chance to get a picture with Cinderella.
See the Sewerby Hall website for more information.
Get the bus to Bridlington, then it's a 40 minute stroll to Sewerby from the town centre, or get the Land Train.
Burnby Hall & Gardens, Pocklington
Burnby Hall & Gardens in Pocklington has a falconry display on Saturday, from 11am-3pm. On Sunday, the East Riding of Yorkshire Brass Band will be playing, from 2pm-4pm. On Monday they'll be hosting a 1950's themed Diamond Jubilee Garden Party from 10am-4pm - there's free entry to residents from the YO42 area. See the Burnby Hall website for details.
Birds at Bempton!
The RSPB at Bempton Cliffs are holding their Jubilee Day celebrations on Monday 4 June. They will have special 'Puffin Patrols' running, as well as other fun and games. See the RSPB website for more details. Get one of our buses to Bridlington, then you may have to change on to another operator's buses or a train to get to Bempton, then walk to the Reserve from there.
The biggest Jubilee lunch in town will be happening at Bridlington Spa on Sunday 3 June, in the amazing Spa Ballroom. Following lunch, there will be a party atmosphere created by local swing band Room 21.
Get the bus to Bridlington.
Burton Agnes Hall
The Cunliffe-Lister family are inviting visitors to join them for a day of celebrations at Burton Agnes Hall on Sunday 3 June.
The fun kicks off with a 'Big Lunch' on the topiary lawns surrounding the Hall, followed by open air music and song. There's be games, competitions and races with a royal theme, including 'pin the tail on the corgi'!
Children in royal-themed fancy dress can enter the grounds for free, and the magnificent Hall and gardens will be open for visitors to explore.
Get the bus to Burton Agnes.
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