The best things to do in Hull

East Yorkshire’s maritime city, Hull, is a superb place to live, not only for its rich history but for its great accessibility to adventure spots near and far. With museums aplenty, fascinating art galleries and a bundle of activities for families to enjoy, there is every reason to live in Hull. Every resident may have different interests here, but this metropolis ensures everyone is catered for, whether you’re a family, a couple or a single person.

So, what are the best things to do in Hull for different types of homeowners? And what are the most notable days out in East Yorkshire to try? 

Excellent things to do with kids in Hull

What is great about living in, or near to this city is that there’s an abundance of things to do with kids. In Hull, families can revel in the different opportunities on offer, with the chance to visit the iconic local aquarium, cinema, soft play centres and trampoline parks. But which are the greatest, and which sites should you choose for a day of family fun?

Take the little ones to The Deep

The Deep is one of the greatest things to do in Hull if you’re a family - it’s an immersive aquarium experience for everyone to enjoy. It takes just under 15 minutes to reach by car from our stylish Dream development located down Preston Road, so a world of adventure awaits.

Mega Fun at Jack in the Box

Located at Grovehill Industrial Estate near our new build homes in Beverley is Mega Fun at Jack in the Box, a soft play adventure centre that’s perfect for your smaller children. This is one of the largest indoor play centres, offering three entirely separate play areas for them to explore, which includes two ball pools, crawling tubes and various slides. 

Plus, there’s plenty of room for birthday functions. Parents can get stuck in or simply sit and watch the kids play around with other like-minded children while sitting and enjoying a coffee.

Venture to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

If you’re looking to head a little further afield, there are plenty of things to do around Hull. For instance, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, situated in Branton, provides an excellent day out for the whole family to enjoy. This interesting wildlife park takes just over one hour to reach from Hull city centre by car, and is helpfully located near our new build homes in Doncaster, too.

Cultural things to do near Hull for adults

If you’re looking to settle down in Hull, you will want to know where to head to over the weekend, or even after work. This city has so much to offer for adults, from green forest walks to adventurous day trips. So, what are the most interesting things to do in East Yorkshire?

Visit Burton Constable Hall & Grounds for a stroll

Situated around seven miles north-east of Hull lies Burton Constable Hall & Grounds, located in the quaint village of Skirlaugh. Venture on the many walks and trails available at this exquisite Elizabethan country home. 

Admire this historic, Grade I listed building and walk across 300 acres of beautifully presented land. This provides an excellent day out, especially if you’re a dog owner looking for new places to play fetch. 

And when your walk comes to an end, you can take a seat at Stables Kitchen, a café located on-site, serving delicious afternoon tea, charcuterie platters and classic toasties. Days out near Hull really are filled with exploration.

Enjoy a picnic at Beverley Westwood

When the weather is good, Beverley Westwood is a prime spot for dog walkers and couples looking to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine. This open-space park located on Walkington Road is incredible. Plus, the luxury Westwood Restaurant can be found here, which is an ideal date night spot and a fantastic way to celebrate moving to the local area. Functioning as part of the Michelin Guide 2022 makes a trip here one of the greatest things to do in Beverley. 

It takes under 25 minutes to drive here from Hull city centre, and just three minutes from the centre of Beverley, where the Saturday Market is held.

Evening adventures to embark on

As well as days out in Hull being highly recommended, this metropolis is just as entertaining when the night draws to an end. There are so many quirky things to do in Hull for night owls and couples seeking out new date destinations.

Head to the avenues for an entire world of fun

Not far from our Attraction development in Kingswood is Newland Avenue and Princes Avenue. These streets may sound like residential areas but there is so much more to them than this. Joining onto one another, both streets offer independent eateries such as Malai Thai Street Food, as well as Pie and Mash Hull. And brilliant bars are dotted down both, too, alongside the popular nightclub venue The Piper. Meaning that after a few drinks, you can dance the night away without even needing a taxi.

Homeowners can also book a table at The Boardroom down Newland Avenue, which is a specialist board room café welcoming groups of competitive people to play their favourite games

Watch engaging performances at Hull New Theatre

Hull’s 2017 City of Culture status was awarded for a reason, one being that it’s an area bursting with local talent, with great investments in the arts. Hull New Theatre opened its doors back in 1939, yet it still acts as a great date night location for couples, as well as being a family favourite. 

This is the place to be to watch musicals like Mamma Mia!, but it also hosts iconic gigs from the likes of Jake Bugg and stand-up shows from famous comedians. After a recent £16million refurbishment, this popular theatre is even more special now than it was before. 

Make plans for your move

Discover the best things to do in Hull before you relocate, or for when you move in. In the meantime, view our selection of contemporary homes in Hull. If what you’re looking for isn’t available just yet, uncover our upcoming developments and find your dream home. Then, you can begin trying out all of the days out near Hull and all of the other fun activities we’ve listed nearby.