We have compiled a list of free things to do in Yorkshire with the family over the Easter break.
Weston Park Museum, Sheffield
This museum mainly sheds light on the interesting history of Sheffield, from the archeological discoveries to the fixed displays on Egypt and Natural History.
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 4pm
Saturdays: 10am to 5pm
Sundays: 11am to 4pm
Although during the Sheffield school holidays and bank holidays, it is open from 10am to 5pm
Address: Weston Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP.
Leeds City Museum
While browsing through this historic building, you can get up close and personal with fascinating species of animals, discover buried archeological treasures and explore the amazing history of Leeds.
Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am to 5pm
Address: Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 8BH.
York Art Gallery
With a collection of paintings that date back 600 years, this gallery displays both contemporary art and ancient masterpieces.
The artwork ranges from 14th century Italian panels and 17th century Dutch works of art to Victorian narrative paintings and 20th century works by LS Lowry and David Hockney.
Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesday to Sunday: 11am to 5pm
Address: Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW.
The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
The Institute is part of The Henry Moore Foundation which was founded by sculptor Henry Moore in 1977 to encourage people into appreciating arts and sculptures.
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Address: The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AH.
Easby Abbey, Richmond
Located on the quaint River Swale near Richmond, North Yorkshire, the abbey which is run by English Heritage is free for visitors to have a wander.
It was established in 1152 and was suppressed in 1536.
Monday to Thursday: Closed
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 10am to 6pm
Address: Easby, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7EU.
Bishops House, Sheffield
This building was once a yeoman’s farm which is steeped in history and hosts regular events, weddings and school visits.
Monday to Friday: Closed
Saturdays and Sundays: 10am to 4pm
Address: Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9BE.
Jervaulx Abbey, Ripon
The Abbey is part of the remains of the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century and it is now a quaint and atmospheric ruin.
Monday to Sunday: From dusk until dawn
Address: Jervaulx, Ripon, HG4 4PH.
Valley Gardens, Harrogate
Valley Gardens provides a variety of formal gardens, open areas and stunning woodland.
It spreads from Harrogate Town Centre to RHS Harlow Carr and there is a wide range of outdoor activities including crazy golf, a playground for children, tennis courts, a paddling pool and a boating pool.
It is open all year round, 24 hours a day.
Address: Valley Drive, Harrogate, HG1 2SZ.
Beaumont Park, Huddersfield
The historic park has been restored and renovated by the Friends of Beaumont Park and offers some incredible and unique features.
Monday to Sunday: Open 24 hours
Address: The Depot, Beaumont Park, Huddersfield, HD4 7AY.
Pannett Park, Whitby
With its stunning views, a vibrant play area and a planting haven for all seasons, the park is perfect for a fun day out with the family.
Monday to Sunday: Open 24 hours
Address: Whitby, YO21 1RE.
York Cat Trail
Cat statues have been dotted around York on buildings for around 2,000 years and were originally placed to scare off rodents which may carry plague and illnesses. According to legend, they were thought to ward off evil spirits and provide good luck to the public.
The statues now provide a great trail for visitors to learn all about York’s history.
Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Sundays: 10am to 4.30pm
Address: 34 Shambles, City Centre, York, YO1 7LX.