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FAB5: Best things to do in Hull and East Yorkshire


Whether you're looking for exciting family days out, top-class food and drink, or great shopping, there is so much to do in Hull and East Yorkshire! We've picked out five of the best available...

Driffield, Capital of the Wolds

Umbrella Plaza, Driffield, East Yorkshire

Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Visit Driffield and you can be sure of finding plenty to keep you occupied.

The traditional market town and capital of the Yorkshire Wolds is home to a wonderful variety of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs.

Much of the excitement is centred on Driffield’s Umbrella Plaza: both outdoor space and an original art installation of suspended rainbow umbrellas, where live street entertainment can often be found.

Easy road and rail links to nearby towns and cities, and its central location in the heart of Yorkshire, make Driffield a perfect destination for a day out.


Bond Street Restaurant & Bar

Bond Street Restaurant, Hull, veggie dish

56-58 Bond St, Hull HU1 3EN

There’s really something for everybody at this restaurant on the cutting-edge of the sustainable plant-based food revolution.

Pick up the menu at Bond Street Restaurant & Bar, and not only will you find a delicious assortment of meat, vegetarian, and vegan dishes, but chefs will be happy to make plant-based versions of almost any dish on the menu!

Take a seat, either inside or in the spacious outdoor dining area, and experience a masterclass in sustainable, environmentally-friendly cuisine.

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Escape Room Hull

Escape Room Hull, exterior

Escape Room Hull, Ground Floor, Ferens Court, 16-18 Anlaby Road, Hull HU1 2PA

Pit your wits against fiendish puzzles and crack the codes to conquer any of Escape Room Hull’s four unique scenarios.

The fully-themed settings will test the limits of your mystery-solving and code-breaking skills.

Jump into the world of hit drama Breaking Bad, or find out if you’ve got what it takes to escape from prison! Or – if you want a serious challenge – why not try robbing a bank?

If it’s your first time in an escape room, then see if you can solve a mystery surrounding 1930s aviator Amy Johnson – also perfect for families!

Can you beat the puzzles in time to make your escape?

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Game King

Game King in Withernsea, East Yorkshire

7 Memorial Avenue, Withernsea, East, Yorkshire HU19 2DN

What’s a trip to the beach without a visit to the seaside amusement arcade?

Game King at Withernsea promises fun for the whole family with a staggering array of arcade game machines, go-kart track and its six-lane bowling alley, soft play area, and on-site bar and café.

Children (and adults!) of all ages are sure to find plenty to do here, with Game King’s focus on making sure visitors can enjoy a fun-filled yet affordable day out.

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Al Porto

Al Porto restaurant, Hull, interior

13 Hull Marina Warehouse, Hull HU1 2DQ

You will undoubtedly expect a first-class time when you opt for one of Hull’s leading fine-dining Italian restaurants, and Al Porto does not disappoint.

From its prime location in the heart of the city’s thriving renovated port, to its new cocktail bar and up-market yet rustic interior décor, the restaurant’s emphasis on quality is evident throughout.

Boasting a menu full of classic Italian dishes, steaks, fish, and mouth-watering specials, Al Porto will find favour with anyone looking for an authentic and elegant dining experience.

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