Bridlington is gearing up for a bumper summer season in 2017, as the school holidays get under way.
Sewerby Hall and Gardens has unveiled a 60-event programme for the summer holidays, one of its largest ever summer programmes. Bridlington Spa has a wide range of concerts and events and its summer show, ‘Myths and Legends’, a story-led musical variety show written and produced by Bridlington Spa to form part of its summer producing season.
East Riding Leisure Bridlington – the £25 million leisure centre opened in 2016 – has extended the opening hours of its hugely popular Splash Zone throughout the holidays.
Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of the council, said: “Bridlington is poised once again to make the most of another brilliant summer season. With the significant rise of the staycation, and the huge investments made by this council – and other partners – in the regeneration of the town, Bridlington is buzzing!
“The new leisure centre is already a massive success, along with the summer season at The Spa and its unrivalled programme of events and entertainments, and of course there was the superb restoration just a few years ago of Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
“Add to those the jewels in the crown of the magnificent award-winning beaches with RNLI lifeguards, the walks on the promenades, and all the facilities of the traditional seaside resort, plus many events in the town, and our Active Coast programme, and you have an unbeatable destination!”
At South Cliff Caravan Park, which is owned and run by the council, senior facility manager Alex Crutchley said: “I would encourage customers to book now for this summer – we are filling up fast! Touring pitches now have very limited availability for the whole of the summer holidays, so book now to avoid disappointment.
“There is no doubt we are seeing an increase in people staying locally for their holidays, and taking advantage of the other facilities we put on for them in Bridlington, including the Park and Ride bus service, which will again be extended until 8pm each evening during the summer holidays.”
The Park and Ride also runs to East Riding Leisure Bridlington every day during the summer school holidays. The 1000 space car park for Park and Ride is situated at South Cliff, and the service costs £4 per car (for up to five people).
For full details of events and facilities in Bridlington this summer, visit www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com
The Met Office are predicting more warm sunshine for Yorkshire on Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday: A fine and warm day with plenty of sunshine. Some fair weather cloud may bubble up through the day, but it will remain dry. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.
Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: Dry, with plenty of warm sunshine Thursday. Another dry start Friday, but clouding over with strengthening wind and rain later. Breezy with sunny spells Saturday, but also heavy, blustery showers.