East Riding of Yorkshire Council announces the reopening of more of its tourist facilities and attractions

Following the government’s announcements on 23 June, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is now able to issue updates on the reopenings of more of its facilities for residents and visitors.


Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we are now able to offer chalet bookings from 4 July, and to reopen South Cliff Holiday Park from the same date. It is also great news that we can reopen the house at Sewerby Hall as well.

“These are all big steps towards restarting the local economy in Bridlington and the East Riding coast. We now look forward to welcoming visitors back, whilst reminding everybody to continue to observe social distancing and regular hand washing, and adopting a common sense approach.”

 The details of the reopenings are as follows :

 Sewerby Hall and Gardens

 Sewerby Hall and Gardens will continue with their phased reopening. The next phase will begin on Saturday, 4 July, 2020, and will include the house and the play area.

The cafe will remain a takeaway service only; however, on 4 July, benches will be placed on the patio area of the Clock Tower cafe and also the grassed area in front, for use by customers.

The venue will also be taking bookings for the holiday cottages from 4 July.

This second phase follows the earlier reopening of the zoo, the gardens (including the walled garden), the Ice Cream parlour, the Welcome Centre and the toilets.

For the time being, the putting green, golf course, giant games, and Worklink will remain closed, as will Flamborough Lighthouse.

Marie Gascoigne, general manager of Sewerby Hall and Gardens, said : “This latest phase of reopening is great news, and we would like to thank all our customers for their continued support. I would advise all customers to book online at least one day in advance to ensure entry to Sewerby Hall and Gardens on your chosen day.”

For full details of the facilities available, opening hours, and admission prices, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

Coastal Services

The council’s Coastal Services team will be able to welcome customers back into the chalets in Bridlington and Hornsea from Saturday, 4 July. Customers should be advised that there will be amended terms and conditions associated with bookings, and the coastal services team will advise all customers to make themselves aware of them.

However, the chalets are fully booked during the summer period. The coastal services team will announce a date for winter lets in due course. Customers can keep up to date on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CoastalServicesEastYorkshire/   and at https://eastridingcoastandcountryside.co.uk/ 

South Cliff Holiday Park

South Cliff Holiday Park will be reopening its gates to its Holiday Home owners and holidaymakers for all forms of accommodation from 9am on Saturday, 4 July. This will include the opening of amenity blocks, although the Park is encouraging the use of personal facilities (ie in touring caravans) where available, to reduce the number of users within the amenity areas. The play area, pump track and woodland walk will also be open.   

Further announcements as to what measures will be in place will be announced through social media and via letters to holiday home owners and booked-in holiday makers.

Justin Davies, general manager, South Cliff Holiday Park, said : “We are delighted to be able to reopen on 4 July and to welcome customers back.

“We continue to urge all of our customers to continue to contact us via the phone, and to book online where possible. If our phones are busy, please leave a message, and one of our team will contact you at the earliest opportunity.” 

Visit www.southcliff.co.uk  or call 01262 671051.




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