Top 5 things to do in Hull and East Yorkshire this bank holiday weekend

Published: Friday 26th May 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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Bank holiday weekend is fast approaching. If you missed out on Big Weekend tickets, here is a roundup of alternative things to get up to.

Beverley Early Music Festival

Set in the beautiful medieval surroundings of Beverley, this four-day event brings enchanting sounds from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

There’s something for the whole family, such as stunning performances, recitals and workshops. Budding vocalists can head to the minster on Saturday morning to develop their skills with expert Patrick Craig.

Meanwhile, little ones can enjoy the magical Dr Dee’s Daughters & the Philosopher’s Stone. And for a dramatic take on the Middle Ages, pop along to The Marian Consort at East Riding Theatre.

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Wetwang Scarecrow Festival

Kapow! Wetwang Scarecrow Festival is back with a bang and this year’s theme is comic book characters.

With over 50 sculptures of straw, the exciting trail is fun for all the family. Kids will love seeing their favourite characters come to life with this farmyard decoy, whilst older ones can take a selfie with their childhood heroes.

Best of all, it’s completely free! Just grab a map from the Village Hall and see if you can spot every homemade mannequin.

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Hullzapoppin Swing Ball

Dust off your dancing shoes and Lindy hop your way over to Hull City Hall for a night of 1920s frolicking.

Throughout the bank holiday weekend there will be a plethora of events, which welcome both experienced jitterbuggers and those who are new to the genre.

Saturday evening will be full of glamour and style, whilst two of the best live swing dance acts perform at the venue. Pete Long’s ‘Echoes of Ellington’, a 16-piece big band, and USA’s Gordon Webster Octet will be gracing the stage.

Alternatively, learn to dance the vintage way for free in the outdoor marquee at Queen Victoria Square.

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World of Fun at East Park

Thrill-seekers will love the chance to hop on fairground attractions at East Park’s World of Fun.

The much-loved family-friendly event boasts a fantastic selection of rides, activities and amusements. You can whiz around again and again for up to three hours for just £6.99 each.

Whether you choose a drive on the dodgems, a whirl on the waltzers or fancy something more adrenaline-inducing, this attraction caters for all ages.

Affordable, fun and inclusive, the fair is a popular choice for families on a budget.

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Craft Market at Sand Le Mere Holiday Village

Those with crafty fingers will be pleased to hear that Sand Le Mere Holiday Village is hosting an artisan gift market on Monday 29 May.

From 10am until 5pm creatives can get their paws on much-needed supplies, take a peek at what others are making, and find bespoke gifts for friends and relatives.

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Published: Friday 26th May 2017 by Courtney Farrow

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