Enrichment Events, Activities and Places to Visit

Enrichment doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are many places in and around Hull that provides new opportunities and experiences. A large number of them are free.
Take a look at our list below!

SPURN POINT NATURE RESERVE:

Spurn Point is a nature reserve not far from Hull. It has a long, sandy spit stretching out for 3 miles. You can roam the grasslands, follow the lighthouse trail, check out the war bunkers or look out for wildlife. Learn about ecology and the coast.

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THE FREEDOM FESTIVAL:

The Freedom Festival is an annual event in Hull. It takes place all over the City centre, Marina, Dock Street and Queen’s Gardens. It happens every September and includes a range of parades, exhibitions and productions, many of which are free. Learn about freedom, anti slavery and William Wilberforce in addition to ways of expression and the arts.

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MUSEUMS IN HULL:

There are many museums in Hull, many of which don’t charge entrance fees. The Streetlife Museum teaches you about life in days gone by, whereas the Maritime museum demonstrates Hull’s fishing industry and relationship with the sea. Wilberforce house is a museum dedicated to MP William Wilberforce, its explains his role in the abolition of slavery and the impact and history of slavery. There is much to learn in Hull, about Hull and the wider issues.

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ART GALLERIES – FERENS ART GALLERY:

Ferens Art Gallery is centrally located in Victoria Square. It has a range of exhibitions. You can learn about 18th Century Masters or Victorian and Edwardian Art. There’s also a children’s section and special exhibition presented.

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,632171&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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EAST PARK AND EAST PARK ANIMAL ENCLOSURE

East Park is a public park. It even won Yorkshire’s best park in 2008. It has sports fields and boating lakes in addition to an animal enclosure, where you can learn about different species and their care.

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/portal/page?_pageid=221,655674&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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THE HUMBER BRIDGE COUNTRY PARK

The Humber Bridge Country park has a range of trails and walks for all abilities to enjoy and take part in. There are nature trails for children to follow and play parks on route. There are water reserves and wildlife to observe. All this adjacent to and running under the Humber Bridge, which was once the largest single span suspension bridge in the world. A good opportunity to learn about nature and engineering.

http://www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/thedms.aspx?dms=3&feature=3&venue=1581063

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THE FISH TRAIL

The fish trail takes you around Hull’s old town, through key streets and locations. It can be done in parts and broken up with visits to shops or lunch.

Eel on the River Hull board walk part of the fish trail

Eel on the River Hull board walk part of the fish trail

http://www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/thedms.aspx?dms=3&venue=2298110

FORT PAULL

Fort Paull is easy to get to and just outside of Hull. You can learn about 500 years of history within its walls and is a great, low cost family day out.

According to the website (Nov 14), costs are: Adults £6; Children: Family 2+2 £18

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TEA AND BISQUE

Tea and Bisque is a cafe near Willerby who also provides pottery painting classes for individuals, children and families. They run special school holiday classes too. Classes start from as little as £4.

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THE DEEP

The Deep is a fantastic Aquarium; it’s easy to get to from the town centre and is a great place to learn about our ecosystem in the sea and the creatures, which inhabit it.

According to the website (Nov 14), costs start at £8.55 for a child.

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