We are very lucky that this half term, we’ll have a lot more freedom to do that things we enjoy. Plus, with the warm weather, we’ll all be wanting to get out a bit! Here are a few things that you can do around Hull this half term…
Visit The Deep
Probably Hull’s most famous attraction; The Deep is a wonderful place to go with friends and family to have fun and enjoy the marine life. It’s home to 5000 animals, including sharks and over 3500 fish! Not only will this be a fun and educational visit, but The Deep also prides itself on its conservation, which will protect the future of the ocean. The Deep is now open and free to book your visit beforehand here.
Go to the Zoo
If you prefer animals above the sea, then you will love all of the zoos you can now visit in and around Hull.
If you don’t want to travel far, there’s the East Park Animal Education Centre which is free and a really good activity. There’s also the East Hull Community Farm.
But if you’re happy to travel a bit further afield, there’s Sledmere House, Sewerby Hall, and Bridlington Animal Park which has 21 acres of natural habitats of an extremely varied list of animals, ranging from rabbits and sheep to camels and zebras.
There are even more amazing zoos on this list of 12 Zoos & Farms Near Hull, which has a full round up and links to buy tickets!
Holderness Road, East Hull
A bit closer to home, East Park is Hull’s largest park and it has a ton of activities that are perfect for a day out this half term. They have recently refurbished their play area, which is a perfect place for children to enjoy. There is the Animal Education Centre, which is an educational zoo with animals from all around the world. East Park also has a lot of water-based activities (which will be great for the summer weather) such as the new water play area, the Children’s Splash Pad, their popular Splash Boat ride which first appeared in 1929, and you can also go for a swan boat pedalo on the Ferens Boating Lake. And there’s so much more!
Watch Something in Cinema
All the cinemas are open again and we are fortunate to have so many so close to Hull. You can enjoy yourself and have an abundance of popcorn and sweets at Odeon Luxe, Vue, Reel and Cineworld, and get lost in the big screen experience. They will be playing some of the new releases, such as Peter Rabbit 2, Cruella, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and Raya and the Last Dragon. Some of them will also be replaying old favourites. Check out our recent guide to the Cinemas that have now reopened around Hull.
Escape Rooms were the big craze of 2016, but they’re still exciting and fun games that will challenge your puzzle solving skills and your ability to work as a team and co-operate. You and your group will have to work together in difficult and sometimes frightening rooms in order to escape.
Hull City Centre has plenty of choice on offer for the various escape rooms. Firstly, Escape Room Hull on Anlaby Road/Carr Lane has four unique escape rooms available. If this is your first escape room, you may want to try The Aviator’s Study, which revolves around the 1920s pilot Amy Johnson. There’s the slightly more difficult The Lad, which is based off of the TV show Breaking Bad. The Bank Job allows you to pretend to rob a bank and has the Adult Version or the easier Family Version. Lastly, the one that is perfect for experienced groups is Prison Break. You can book your escape room here.
Also available is Escape Hull, which has two different sites. In Dock Street, you can choose from these escape rooms: The Cabin (which may not be as safe as it appears), or you could be locked in the brig of the ship in Escape the Seven Seas and The Darker Side of Hull, where you are doing the night shift at Hull History Museum’s. Then, in Parliament Street, you can do the international space station Operation: Odyssey, Witchcraft and Wizardry- a magical school, and, based off of Sherlock Holmes, 221 Baker Street. You can book online here.
Hollywood Bowl at Kingswood Leisure Park is a great place to go and have fun this half term. Not only does it have 26 bowling lanes, but there’s also an American themed diner full of tasty things to eat and drink, a fantastic amusements arcade are with all sorts of games and prizes and a bar for the adults. Under 16s pay £5.30 per game, adults £6.30 per game and families £22.00 per game.
There is also Superbowl UK in Hull. It has 12 lanes, some marked VIP for privacy, and the latest scoring system to keep the experience exciting. It also has lots of arcade games and pool tables so that you can enjoy all kinds of activities indoors. You can book online here, which also gives you the option to book for Superbowl’s Laser Quest or soft play Crazy Club if you wanted to add more activities to your visit.
Like buses, you wait for ages and then all of a sudden two new adventure golf places open in Hull.
Putt Club Crazy Golf opened early 2020 but have been closed for most of the pandemic. But it’s now open and features a 9 hole, motorsport themed golfing adventure that includes elements of Indoor Go Karting. Booking ahead is necessary, which you can do online here.
Most recently, and on a bigger scale, you might have heard about the new Lost City Adventure Golf that opened in St Stephens which features 2x 18 hole mini courses and a tiki bar to relax in after. As the name suggests, it’s an aztec jungle lost city theme which has been executed really well. See inside on our Facebook Tour…
This time last week, we were taking a look around Hull’s latest attraction The Lost City Adventure Golf Hull ? Here’s the tour, but make sure you go and check it out for yourselves… Great fun!Posted by Hull What’s On on Monday, 24 May 2021
If you’d prefer to stay outdoors in this week’s sunshine, then check out the Pirate Adventure Golf inside One Stop Golf on National Avenue too!
Gravity is a wonderful place to go as a family and have a bounce about. It has lots of different activities available, such as the open trampoline area, dodge ball court, air bags and slam dunk zones. There will also be a safety video beforehand so you will be able to enjoy yourselves without worrying bout getting hurt.
You can book online here, and you can choose between Free Jump, 2hr Bounce or Family Bounce depending on what you want. Make sure you remember your orange safety socks!
You can also try Rebound on Sutton Fields too!
Take the Bus!
If you fancy a day out during the sunny weather this week, then have a think about taking the bus to somewhere. Most kids love it if they’re used to being in the car for every journey and there are loads of great places you can reach by bus from Hull. Check out this list of amazing places to go by bus this half term.
With the weather getting warm, you might enjoy going sailing at Brough’s own Welton Waters Adventure Centre. Here, you can do all kinds of water sports, such as sailing, powerboating, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing. They also offer family and team activity days in which the activities are designed to develop skills. So, you could be learning how to do orienteering or raft-building whilst also learning more about teamwork. If you want higher pressure activities to increase the thrill, you can try and do obstacle courses or canoe courses. You can call or book ahead to make a booking, and their details can be found here.
Go to the Beach
The classic half term holiday destination will always be the beach! Whether you want to go rock pooling or swimming in the sea, or making sandcastles, there will always be something to do. The seaside is always full of fish and chip shops, ice cream and rock candy, and there’s always an arcade or amusements nearby to keep you entertained. There are lots of beaches near and around Hull with their own specific attractions, which has been talked about in previous articles.