Yorkshire Day: Our guide to the best days out in England’s largest county

It’s that time of year again, when the nation comes together to celebrate all things Yorkshire. When the calendar marks 1st August, we recognise the region’s rural beauty, rich history and everything that comes with it. The county that’s home to Dame Judi Dench, the Arctic Monkeys and of course JCT600, celebrates its very own existence.

With some of the prettiest green spaces in the country, it’s no wonder Yorkshire folk are proud of their region. From castles to caves, Yorkshire is home to many magnificent attractions.

As a day that’s been around for over 40 years, we’ve seen our fair share of celebrations. And whilst the official host of this year’s Yorkshire Day celebration is Halifax, we think there are some other places in Yorkshire you’ll enjoy just as much.

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Yorkshire Day: Our top five family days out

We asked our colleagues to vote for their favourite family days out in the Yorkshire Dales. So, whether you live in the area, you’re visiting for the day or you’re on holiday, this list will help you discover some of the delights Yorkshire has to offer.

1.      Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a walk-through wildlife park adventure, with over 300 different animals and over 60 different species. Occupying 70 acres, it’s the fastest growing wildlife attraction in the UK.

2.      Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land is a theme park and zoo, set over 375 acres of North Yorkshire countryside. With the option of camping or caravan rental, it provides the ideal location to spend some quality time with your family.

3.      The Deep

Home to over 3,500 fish, including magnificent sharks and rays, The Deep is a futuristic aquarium set in Kingston-upon-Hull, in East Yorkshire.

4.      Lightwater Valley

With 175 acres of action-packed adventures, Lightwater Valley is a theme park situated in North Stainley, North Yorkshire. The park is perhaps best known for being the home of Europe’s longest rollercoaster – The Ultimate. It’s definitely worth a visit.

5.      Brimham Rocks

You can enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding countryside when visiting Brimham Rocks.  Sculpted over centuries by ice, wind and rain, make sure you pay a visit to this amazing collection of natural balancing rock formations on Brimham Moor (North Yorkshire).

If it’s a day out at the seaside you’re after. Here are our top five seaside resorts…

Yorkshire Day: The county’s top five seaside resorts

1.  Whitby
2.  Scarborough
3.  Bridlington
4.  Filey
5.  Robin Hood’s Bay

As a county with so much on offer, we hope you gain some inspiration from the options we’ve suggested here at JCT600.

Happy Yorkshire Day!

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