Top Yorkshire attractions to visit during the Easter holidays

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Top Yorkshire attractions to visit during Easter holidays

If you’re looking for somewhere new to venture this Easter, look no further. We have created a helpful introduction to just a few of our recommended places right here in Yorkshire. 

Malham Cove

One of the most stunning natural attractions in the whole of Yorkshire, Malham Cove is an absolute must-visit.

Formed along the line of the Middle Craven Fault by the action of water and ice over millions of years, the 70 metre high, gently curving cliff of white limestone has amazed visitors for centuries.

A popular spot for walkers, climbers and nature lovers alike, Malham Cove is a natural beauty for all, perfect for a sunny day to see it at its best.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The only one of its kind, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in West Bretton, Wakefield. It is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.

YSP is a ‘gallery without walls’ set on 500 acres of historic parkland and has a constantly changing exhibition programme showing work by British and international artists.

There are up to 80 sculptures that sit installed in the open-air gallery, combining art, heritage, learning, space and landscape. Set in a beautiful place for a walk, picnic and place to spend time with friends and family. There really is something here for everyone.

Salts Mill

Salts Mill is a gigantic Victorian Grade II listed former textile mill, now an art gallery, shopping centre, and restaurant complex in Saltaire, Bradford.

Filled with art, books, flowers, food and 21st century industry this is a lovely place to venture for a day out with everything you might need in one place.

Harewood House

Harewood sits in the heart of Yorkshire and is one of the Treasure Houses of England. The House was built in the 18th century and has art collections to rival the finest in the land. It’s a place filled with art, culture and heritage which continues to develop and thrive today.

As well as tours of the house and grounds and exhibitions of contemporary art, Harewood has more than 100 acres of gardens. On these grounds includes a Himalayan garden and its stupa, an adventure playground, farm experience and the historic All Saints’ Church with its alabaster tombs.

There is also an educational bird garden, which is home to a small collection of exotic bird species, Humboldt penguins, Chilean flamingos, and macaws.

Daily Penguin feeding 

Get up close to the Humboldt Penguins at Harewood House by helping the keepers to feed them and enjoy an experience you will never forget. Find out more here.

National Media Museum

Located in Bradford, West Yorkshire, this museum has seven floors of galleries showcasing permanent and touring exhibitions. These focus on photography, animation, television, the internet and videogaming.

The media museum also maintains a collection of 3.5 million pieces in its archives, has three cinemas, including an IMAX screen and regularly hosts festivals dedicated to widescreen film, video games and science.

Having been voted the best indoor attraction in Yorkshire by the public in September 2011 it is well worth the visit.

Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale is one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful landscapes, with 30,000 acres of beautiful countryside boasting over 80 miles of footpaths to walk and explore, there is something for all ages.

The Abbey takes its name from the ruins of the 12th century Augustinian monastery now known as Bolton Priory, open to visitors explore the ruins of the Priory and discover a landscape full of history and legend.

Walk along the riverside, woodland and moorland paths and enjoy local produce in the excellent restaurants, tea rooms and cafes, treat yourself in the quality gift shops or simply relax beside the river with a picnic, there is something for everyone.


Knaresborough is a market and spa town in the Borough of Harrogate. Sights in the town include the remains of Knaresborough Castle, the Courthouse Museum in the castle grounds, Mother Shipton’s Cave, the House in the Rock, St Robert’s Cave (dating from the Middle Ages), and the railway viaduct over the River Nidd.

The best thing to do on a sunny day is to rent a rowing boat to take out on the river, enjoy an ice cream by the riverside and take a walk up the warren of streets to the remains of the castle overlooking the town.

We hope that you found this blog useful and that you manage to visit some of the place during the Easter Holidays. Fingers crossed, we will continue to have lovely weather to make your visits even more enjoyable.