The seaside town of Hornsea is perfect for a family day out, with lovely sandy beach and a busy promenade to stroll along. There are plenty attractions for the whole family with an abundance of quality fish & chip shop, amusements and Hornsea Leisure Centre.
The town has retained a pleasant village atmosphere and people come from miles around to visit. Hornsea’s colourful history of smuggling, a trade which was aided and abetted by the entire town, has since been replaced with quant independent shops and cosy tea rooms.
At the north end of the promenade, Hornsea’s Floral Hall stages festivals, concerts, plays and dances throughout the year and Hornsea Freeport Shopping Village offers everything from big name fashion brands to kitchenware and china at hugely discounted prices. The award-winning Hornsea Folk Museum is housed within a historic farmhouse in the town centre, with a Victorian farm kitchen, dairy, blacksmith`s shop and large gardens. Pottery, spinning and lace-making demonstrations take place regularly.
Just outside the town, Honeysuckle Farm is an ideal outing for the family and children have great fun helping to feed the sheep, horses and a host of other farm animals. A trip to Hornsea Mere, the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire, is also recommended, whether it’s a picnic on the lake, a sneaky coffee in the Café or having a go at the gentler watersports, like sailing, rowing and fishing around the lake, this is definitely a place to visit.
Wassand Hall, situated just outside of Hornsea on the B1244, contains a collection of 18th and 19th century paintings and portraits of past owners of Wassand Hall; a collection of English and European silver, furniture and procelain from the same period. The house, gardens and parks are open on selected days during the summer, when teas are available in the fine conservatory in Wassand’s beautifully planted walled gardens.