How to be happy in Hull and East Yorkshire

Published: Monday 20th March 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Today is the International Day of Happiness. It got us thinking about all of the wonderful things that make us smile in Hull and East Yorkshire.

A trip to Bob Carver’s

There’s not much else that could brighten our day more than a pattie from Bob Carver’s.

A taste of the delicious recipe will solve all of your problems, or at least let you forget about them for a few minutes.

Find Bob Carver’s on Trinity House Lane, and you can bet your last chip that they always have American Chip Spice available!

The chippy has been there almost 130 years, bringing mouth-watering flavours to the lips of people in Hull.

Coffee on the marina

Hull Marina is one of the city’s most picturesque sites and you can enjoy it over a cuppa at Thieving Harry’s.

Next time you’re in, sit upstairs, gaze over the harbour and take in the beautiful view of the pleasure boats.

A good cup of your favourite beverage is a great way to perk yourself up if you’re feeling down. Luckily, Thieving Harry’s prides itself on serving speciality coffee from local roaster The Blending Room, as well as some alcoholic drinks.

Find out more about their yummy menu on the Thieving Harry’s website.

The Town Crier

Michael Wood says that he’s “probably the best town crier in the world” and we have to agree.

His huge, heartwarming voice is a great sound to hear as you’re walking through the city centre.

He usually pops up during the University of Hull’s graduation week, as well as other extremely happy occasions.

Discover more about Hull’s Town Crier on the I Ring My Bell website.

The Bee Lady

Jean Bishop has become one of the happiest sights in Hull.

Regularly dressing up in her unique bee costume to raise money for Age UK, she is an absolute delight to be around.

At 93, she’s still making a huge difference to the city and we love her for it.

A picnic in Queen’s Gardens

Even on a dull day, the blooms in Queen’s Gardens are vibrant.

Our favourite thing to do during a lunch break is grab some sandwiches and sit by the fountain.

Although it’s in the middle of town, the area can be strangely peaceful and relaxing.

Our go-to shop for lunch is family-owned deli Herby’s just inside the Primark entrance to Princes Quay.

They serve all sorts of scrumptious nibbles and snacks that will set you up for the rest of the day.

Their wide choice of super sandwiches can be found on the Herby’s website.

A walk in Beverley

If you want to fully escape the mundane, we recommend heading to Beverley Westwood.

The green space is ideal for long refreshing walks and appreciating nature. There’s definitely something about the fresh air and exercise that gets our happy endorphins flowing.

Afterwards, head into the town centre for some pub grub, cocktails, coffee or an amble around the historic streets.

Ice cream on Bridlington seafront

It’s true, a lot of people turn to ice cream when they’re feeling sad.

We must admit that tucking into a double cone of the stuff whilst sat on Bridlington seafront is almost unbeatable.

Visit Vanilla Ice Cream Parlour and choose from a huge selection of treats.

For a menu, visit the Vanilla Ice Cream Parlour website and prepare your taste buds for a real treat!

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Published: Monday 20th March 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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