Hot air balloons drifting over the East Yorkshire Wolds in the United Kingdom

Things To Do In Yorkshire

by Northern Life

Yorkshire is one of the best regions in the UK because there is so much to see and do while you’re there. However, like many other places, because there are tons to check out, it can be overwhelming what to choose to do. The great news is that we have listed some of the best attractions Yorkshire has to offer below.

Visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, which is based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has quickly established itself as one of the top attractions in the Yorkshire region and the UK. It opened its doors in 2009 and continues to grow, giving visitors the chance to experience a walk-through wildlife adventure like no other. The animals at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park include polar bears, lions, sea lions, tigers, giraffes, red pandas, leopards, rhinos, and many more.

Have a flutter at a casino

Yorkshire is undoubtedly a ready-made region for those who enjoy a flutter. There are some excellent casinos to check out, especially in the cities of Sheffield and Leeds. And the great news is that if you visit one of the many brilliant gaming venues, only to discover a new found love for a particular game; it will most likely be possible to continue playing via a licensed casino online, even as you carry on exploring the northern county.


Go to the races

Horse racing is a sport that is very much synonymous with the north. So, it will come as no surprise to learn that there are several excellent race tracks to visit for a day out. Catterick, Doncaster and Wetherby specialise in jump racing, but there are also tracks at Beverley, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon, Thirsk and York to check out too. A day at the races is an experience that everyone is sure to enjoy, especially at big meetings when the weather is good.


Take in some history

If a museum is fun, it’s an excellent opportunity for people, young and old, to learn. And there are several places where this kind of experience is on offer in Yorkshire. But, one of the picks of the bunch is the National Coal Mining Museum. Visitors will head 140 metres underground to discover nearly two 200 years ’worth of history. And everything is presented in a fun and interactive way. There’s even an adventure playground to explore.

Become a Viking

Well, you’re not quite going to become a Viking, but there is the opportunity to learn everything there is to know about them if you visit the Jorvik Viking Centre in York. It’s an attraction that many people living in Yorkshire will have enjoyed at some point, so those visiting the area should make sure they check it out too. You can even take a tour of the centre as part of the group, to make the experience even more enjoyable. It’s one of York’s best attractions, bar none.