Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Summer holiday activities on a budget...

While virtually every school kid counts the days to the school summer holidays, for virtually every parent it’s the most demanding six weeks of the year. If money is no object keeping the kids entertained is pretty easy – but if you’re on a budget (as most of us are these days!) fear not, we’ve come up with a great list of low-cost, fun things to do in and around Bridlington over the summer.

Firstly the obvious choices in a seaside resort:

  • Have a sandcastle competition – Bridlington’s award winning North and South beaches offer miles of golden sand with shallow water for paddling
  • Rockpooling – grab a bucket and a net and go hunting in the rock pools around the base of the promenades – just after high tide is the best time so visit for more information
  • Bridlington South Promenade Kiddies Corner – rides, slides and other games
  • Bridlington Harbour Spy Mystery Trail – download and print kids treasure trail maps from - they’ll love competing to find the clues on buildings in and around the town
  • Flamborough Head – watch the emergency services practising their clifftop rescues, watch seals swimming just off the shore, or take a tour of the lighthouse for just £10.50 for a family ticket.
  • If the weather isn’t so great…
  • Pot-a-doodle Doo – Prospect Street, Bridlington
  • Paint your own pottery and craft studio, with onsite cafĂ©, toilets, and baby facilities
  • Bridlington Sports Centre – go swimming in the Olympic size swimming pool, recently built to provide the town’s swimming facilities while Leisure World is undergoing redevelopment
  • Bridlington Bird of Prey & Animal Park – Family run attraction with daily activities including pig racing, flying displays, and small animal holding. Winners of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014

All of the suggestions above are within easy reaching distance of South Shore Holiday Village, which is an ideal base for a summer holiday in this beautiful and historic seaside town. For more information on what’s on locally over the summer holiday period, visit our website

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