The Humber Bridge and country park

Hull seems to have a bit of a rep for not really being the most exciting/happening place to visit. I find it okay, ive spent a fair few days there as a teen shopping with friends and on dates. The odd day out with the kids to the deep or the museums, but its never on the top of my list of places to visit, especially when there are so many more beautiful spots to go around Yorkshire that just seem more attractive. However a couple of weekends ago, on a Saturday my parents invited us to join them for the afternoon at The Humber Bridge and Country park and I was pleasantly surprised. Nath was away for the day with some of the men from the family for a stag do and everyone else busy with various things and so we accepted and enjoyed some family chats, playing out, exploring and a generally lovely day out.
WP_20150801_14_07_59_ProThe kids loved first climbing the stairs up to the Humber bridge – an impressive sight anyway, but when you are 3 & 4 it is mind blowing! The day was cool but sunny and clear so we had amazing views over the river and over the country park. My dad, as always was the group leader and the one with all the know about these things and as a result kids always flock to him for adventure, despite him seemingly not a natural kid person. They love him and as kids we loved all of the cool places he took us on adventures!
InstagramCapture_3881a7f3-e348-4770-9e0b-573e4e762676 WP_20150801_12_52_47_ProWe then took a walk around the woods, through the old chalk quarry and ended up sat chatting but the old quarry pits that say “no swimming” despite being the perfect location to exactly that. Again at 3 & 4 this means nothing and with the excuse of them not yet able to read and being little rebels they took a dip and absolutely loved it, at least until Megs lost her Peppa Jellies! Also they all went home naked with our jumpers and fleeces for cover as we hadn’t anticipated an afternoon dip!
WP_20150801_15_02_36_Pro WP_20150801_14_17_51_ProThere are butterfly fields, bird watching spots and info boards all over, little paths to explore and an okay play area. It was a diamond in the rough, free parking and entry and a great afternoon out. Who ever knew it was there! I really want to go again for a chilled walk, exploring sess and picnic!
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6 Comments

  1. August 14, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Looks lovely – always good to find new places, another to add to my list (if it ever stops raining!)

    • August 14, 2015 / 1:04 pm

      Yeah that’s fine as long as you link it to my blog you may use the content..thanks x

      • August 15, 2015 / 7:58 pm

        Thanks Mary i have signed up to your blog too to see your furute posts keep up the good work, i am going to share this on my website on Tuesday morning. Thanks Lee & Keely

  2. August 14, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    My brother used to live in Hull and I really wish we had done more exploring when we went to visit him. Sounds like a good day out and I love the photo of all the kids in your clothes, great to let them just get outside and have fun! xx

  3. erinalice
    August 15, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    What a fun day out with grandma & grandpa! I love that the kids too a dip too! Adventurous spirits! Thank you for linking up with #YorkshireFamily

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