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Yorkshire's Reopening Dates

As lockdown begins to ease and summer is on the horizon we’re sure you’re raring to get started with ticking off our Yorkshire Wishlist and making even more plans to explore the county!

Here are just some of the fantastic attractions and more across Yorkshire and their opening dates. Check their individual websites for the latest information in terms of opening times and booking requirements.

 

Open Now!

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal 

Veiled in a secluded valley, this National Trust property promises to surprise and captivate with its vast Cistercian abbey ruins, Georgian water garden, a medieval deer park, Elizabethan Hall and Gothic church.

Wolds Way Lavender

Wolds Way Lavender and Herb Farm is a wonderful and relaxing place to visit. Our family-run 12-acre site is currently planted with over six acres of lavender ranging from rich hues of purple to the purest white. 

Bridlington Spa

Bridlington Spa is the Yorkshire’s coast’s premier venue for meetings and events even hosting The Rolling Stones previously! Their café is now open for takeaway to drink or eat as you stroll along the coastline.

The Piece Hall

A big reopening at The Piece Hall is planned with live entertainment and light shows! The immense, open-air square is enclosed by a mix of independent bars, restaurants, shops and cafes.

Burton Constable Hall 

The grounds will be open from April the 12th - explore the historic parkland designed by 'Capability' Brown with our walks and nature trails or relax and find your favourite spot to picnic and play in this glorious setting.

Water Lane Boathouse

Water Lane Boathouse is a contemporary waterside pub sitting by Lock Number One at Leeds’ Canal Wharf with the beer garden and outdoor dining back on from the 12th!

Swinton Park 

Open for outdoor dining - Swinton Park is a luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of landscaped parkland near Masham, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It has been a family home since the late 1800s and has played host to country house parties of legendary style and grandeur. 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park 

The award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park is open once again and is home to amazing walkthrough enclosures which allow you to get closer to the animals than ever before.

Middlethorpe Spa

Middlethorpe Hall stands in 20 acres of gardens and parkland yet is only two miles, five minutes by car, from York’s city centre will be opening their indoor leisure and spa facilities.

Newby Hall

Visitors to Newby Hall can enjoy the 25 acres of award-winning gardens full of rare and beautiful plants. The famous double herbaceous borders are flanked by numerous compartmented gardens such as the rose and autumn gardens and the water garden.

The Hall itself will reopen on the 17th of May.

Grantley Hall 

Grantley Hall will reopen on Monday 12th April for alfresco dining on the Norton Courtyard and EightyEight Terrace, as well as exclusive wellness experiences in the Spa & Gym. The hotel will then fully reopen on Monday 17th May.

Ripon Museums 

The grounds of museums across Ripon will be open for visitors from the 12th with the museums themselves opening on the 17th of May.

Oulton Hall

With their Golf courses already open their outdoor dining will begin from the 12th of April with the spa and health club from the 17th of May then events will be back from the 21st of June.

William’s Den

Opening from the 15th of April, inspired by kids and loved by grownups, William’s Den makes the perfect day out for parents, grandparents and children where families can spend quality time together, whatever the weather. 

Lightwater Valley Themepark 

Lightwater Valley is offering rides and experiences suited to a younger family audience, with over 30 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is bursting with fun and adventures for the family to enjoy!

 

Opening from the 17th May

Stephen Joseph Theatre & Eat Me

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing the highest possible standard of theatrical experience for audiences worldwide and Eat Me Cafe sits quietly in a backstreet of Scarborough behind the world-famous Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Sandburn Hall 

Sandburn Hall, set amongst lakes and woodland, on the outskirts of York. Sandburn Hall & Griffon Forest is an ideal place to relax, hold your celebration, play a round of golf or impress your corporate clients and colleagues. A unique venue with a fresh approach. 

Ox Club 

Ox Club will be opening from the 21st of May and is an award-winning contemporary British solid-fuel grill restaurant showcasing the best of Yorkshire produce, opened in December 2016 at Headrow House in Leeds – a multi-use venue housed within a former 20th Century textile mill.

Castleford Museum 

Castleford Museum opens on May 17th. Castleford is home to a wealth of treasures, fascinating stories and is a place for fun, imagination and play. Discover why the Castleford area was a great and important meeting place for Bronze Age people and view a unique and special Iron Age chariot.

Wakefield Museum 

Step into a world of mystery at Wakefield Museum to discover stories of people and their lives, some over a thousand years in the making, others only just beginning.

Pontefract Museum

Step inside the beautiful art nouveau building to discover a world where liquorice and voting collide, where we celebrate the captivating stories of Pontefract, its people, and the history of its once-mighty castle. Find lots of fun for families with regular craft activities, colourful costumes to try on and a vibrant play market to inspire the imagination. 

JORVIK Viking Centre

Get ready for an unforgettable trip to Viking-Age York. With an updated ride experience and state-of-the-art galleries showcasing our unique collection of 1,000-year-old artefacts, visit JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy.

Lotherton Hall Museum

Enjoy a fantastic day out at Lotherton, a beautiful Edwardian country hall and estate set on the outskirts of Leeds. Lotherton houses an expansive collection of artefacts, furniture and artworks in a traditional Edwardian country hall.

The Deep

Visit Hull’s award-winning aquarium The Deep, which is home to over 5,000 animals. Marvel at amazing marine life including magnificent sharks and rays, the UK’s only pair of Green sawfish, a colony of Gentoo penguins, Loggerhead sea turtles and hundreds of tropical fish to name but a few.

Alpamare Scarborough

One gigantic wave pool, four state-of-the-art long water rides, 35 degrees of heat and 14,400 seconds of the best fun you’ll ever have. See for yourself what makes Alpamare a waterpark unlike any other.

National Railway Museum 

Opening once again on May 19th, the National Railway Museum is home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering firsts, the National Railway Museum celebrates the past, present and future of innovation on the railways.

Eureka! The National Children's Museum

They're opening their doors from 21st May, and advanced bookings are required so head to their website to secure your tickets. The only fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children aged 0-11 anywhere in the UK. Nothing is behind a glass cabinet! They have over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire enquiring minds to find out about themselves and the world around them.

Kelham Island Museum 

The museum showcasing Sheffield's industrial story is reopening from May 20th. Enjoy a great family day out full of nostalgia and innovation as our interactive galleries follow the growth of the Steel City.

Dales Countryside Museum 

Discover how Dales has developed from prehistoric times to the present day. Themes include archaeology, local crafts and industry, lead mining, textiles and knitting, farming, school days, home life, leisure time, religion, transport, communication and tourism.

 

Opening from the 21st of June

City Varieties Music 

At the Varieties, the usual stellar line-up of live comedy, music and variety will run alongside an exciting new film programme presented in collaboration with Hyde Park Picture House as part of its On The Road line-up from May.