As we’re getting into Summer, it’s time to start planning a few days out. If there’s a few of you in the family, it can really add up and become an expensive day out. I’ve teamed up with Cash Lady who has got a new consumer credit index tool to help with short term credit solutions to put together 15 free days out in and around Yorkshire. These suggestions could really help save a few pennies throughout Summer.
- Starting with the National Railway Museum in York. One of the county’s favourite museums housing some iconic trains and it’s completely free to visit. I went a couple of months ago and saw Tim Peak’s Spaceship! Keep an eye on the website as there always have some really great exhibition and events going on.
- Another Museum which is free to visit is the National Coal Mining Museum which is on the Caphouse Colliery site near Wakefield. You can meet a miner and explore England’s last deep coalmine. Throughout the Summer there is additional events and activities going on to celebrate the seaside, more information can be found here.
- Experience the true beauty of Yorkshire and explore the Yorkshire Dales. Obviously as it’s a National Park, it’s free to visit and there’s obviously so much to see and do. There are lots of suggestions of places to visit over on the Yorkshire Dales website.
- One thing that’s on my list of places to visit in the Yorkshire Dales this Summer is Malham Cove. You might recognise this spot from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I do like hunting down different Harry Potter Filming Locations and Malham Cove looks extremely beautiful.
- If you’re looking for a challenge then, tackle The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge! The route is a tough one which is around 24 miles and includes Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. If it sounds like you can conquer this challenge then find out more information on routes here.
- One of my favourite places to relax in York is Museum Gardens and it doesn’t cost a penny. On a Summer’s Day, it’s just such a lovely area to chill and even take a picnic. The gardens are also home to The Yorkshire Museum although it’s about £7 for adult’s entry.
- Cusworth Hall Museum and Gardens are free to visit and you could spend a whole day exploring the grounds and gardens. The historic hall is near Doncaster and has some beautiful countryside views from the walking trails. The Park is free and open to visitors all year round.
- I didn’t even know that the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was free to visit until I did a little bit of research. I visited the Sculpture Park a couple of years ago when I was at college. The open-air gallery has different exhibitions throughout the year, when I went there was a lot of Jaume Plensa pieces. You can find more information about what’s going on at the moment on the website here. The YSP is definitely somewhere I want to visit again soon!
- It’s been so many years since I last visited The Royal Armouries in Leeds but this is another place which is completely free to visit. The Museum is on Leeds City Dock and is home to the National Collection of Arms and Armour. It’s actually a really interesting visit and there’s always some really fun events going on. See the What’s on the guide here.
- I’m always in York City Centre, it’s like my second home but I’ve never actually walked around all of the city walls. I’ve only really walked around little bits but it’s a free activity which gets you exploring on the most beautiful cites. The whole York City Walls route is 3.4km long.
- The Hepworth Gallery near Wakefield is somewhere I’ve not visited and I’d really like to. The building itself is pretty spectacular and has many different exhibitions going on. The museum is open daily and you can find more information here.
- One of my favourite parks in Yorkshire is Roundhay Park in Leeds. It’s just so beautiful and a great park to explore on a Summer’s Day.
- The National Science and Media Museum is also another one of Yorkshire’s free museums. Based in Bradford, there’s so much to see, do and explore in the media world. I found it really fascinating when I visited a few years ago and it’s highly recommended, especially as entry is free. Check out their website for information on upcoming events and exhibitions.
- Bempton Cliff’s Reserve isn’t too far from me and it’s home to many different types of birds. The RSPB reserve is famous for spotting puffins and is also a pretty nice area for a picnic or exploring a few walking trails.
- My last suggestion is a visit to the beach in Scarborough. I may be biased as it’s my hometown but it’s still a pretty fun day out to go to the seaside. There’s always something going on and you could always bring your own picnic or try some local fish and chips!
Hopefully, this has given you a few ideas of where to go this Summer if you are wanting to save some money. There are some amazing museums in the county which are free and I think that’s pretty amazing. I’m hoping to get out around Yorkshire in the next couple of months and see some myself.
Have you been to any of these places before?
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