10 Things To Do In And Around Hull this Autumn
Summer’s over, the clocks are going back and the rainy days aren’t coming as a surprise. Thankfully Hull still has plenty to do, so you don’t have to hibernate until the colder seasons are over! Pull your woolly socks up, put a scarf on and embrace that Hull Fair weather which we all know and love, with these 10 fantastic things to do in Yorkshire.
1) York Maze Hallowscream
Scares and screams await at York Maze this Halloween. Open from 11th October- 2nd November for ages 14+, this terrifying attraction is not for the faint-hearted. With 5 horrifying mazes designed to scare and unsettle, as well as a range of street food stalls and even on-stage entertainment throughout the night, this is not one to be missed.
2) Pick your own pumpkin at Scalby Grange Farm
For both kids and adults alike, the “Pick your own Pumpkin” event at Scalby Grange is hoping to open Saturday 5th October, giving you plenty of time to choose that perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween!
3) Hull Fair
Anyone from Hull knows the excitement of the run up to Hull Fair. This year it’ll be running from Friday 4th October until Saturday 12th, giving you plenty of time to go and enjoy the fun of the fair!
This year features the return of the XXL, a ride which first came to the fair in 2018 and is not for nervous attendees as it swings 45 metres high! Those with a less daring disposition need not worry, and can enjoy classic rides such as the Waltzers and the Dodgems or take a walk up Walton street to enjoy some of the tempting food stalls.
Nothing screams Hull Fair like eating Bob Carvers in the rain!
4) Visit one of the many museums Hull has to offer
Walk through a 1940’s street and enjoy a horse ridden carriage ride in the Streetlife museum. Get up close and personal with a polar bear and a woolly mammoth in the Maritime museum, or take the kids to ‘Eureka!’ for a hands-on learning experience, perfect for rainy days.
5) Enjoy a theatre performance
For the adults, the Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to Hull New Theatre from the 30th September. Whether you’ll dress up or not, it’s sure to be an incredible performance! For the kids, see the toe-tapping “Snow Dragon” in Hull Truck Theatre on October 30th. One night only so don’t miss out! There’s something for everyone, with comedy shows and tribute acts performing regularly throughout the later months.
6) York Dungeons
York Dungeons is amping up the fear factor ready for Halloween 2019! With live actors, 360-degree sets and real-life stories, you’ll be fully immersed in the darkest parts of York’s history, meeting historical figures such as Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin, as well as many others. Be careful not to get sentenced by the Judge or let the Plague Doctor get his hands on you!
7) The Deep
The Deep is an award winning aquarium home to 3,500 fish including jellyfish, sharks, turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins. Go enjoy the daily dive shows and animal presentations, where you can see the divers hand-feed the animals, or join in with the touch pool sessions available in the Lagoon of Light. Walk under swordfish and sharks in the glass tunnel and take a ride in the iconic glass lift for the ultimate Deep experience. There’s also a restaurant in case you get peckish after all the excitement!
8) See the Bonfire & Fireworks Display at Beverley Westwood
Each year the Beverley Lions Club present their annual bonfire and fireworks night, featuring a huge array of jaw dropping firework displays. Wrap up warm and see the skies light up – there’s also hot food and drink available all night long, as well as a few family-friendly funfair rides to keep the kids entertained!
9) Inflatanation Inflatable Theme Park
For both kids and adults alike, this inflatable theme park is situated on Flemingate, in the heart of Beverley. You can race your friends on the two-lane assault course, dual them on the Inflata Duel or drop down a slide into the UK’s biggest ball pool (filled with over 200,000 balls!). Perfect for when it’s wet and cold outside.
10) Farmers Market and Craft Fair at Humber Bridge Country Park
Occurring on the first Sunday of every month, the Humber Bridge Farmers Market features around 90 stalls of local food, crafts and more, making it ideal for the whole family to enjoy. Just in time for October!