Rock pools at Robin Hood Bay

100 things to do up north

Hands up if you love the north of England?

Nanded We do.

buy generic Lyrica online So, we’re kicking off 2019 with a list. It’s a MUST DO list of special places, beautiful locations, scrummy food and family events.

Everything on the list can be found ‘up north’ and is oozing with northern charm.

We live on the border of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and South Yorkshire; three beautiful counties, in the centre of the UK. We think we’re in the perfect spot to venture far and wide in our caravan. The plan is to enjoy as many special days out as we can.

Bucket list

Our list is far from complete. It’s in no particular order. And it’s growing all the time.

There is so much to explore up north… watch this space.

We’re on it!


100 things to do up north with kids

#Been there

#Still to visit


1. A day at Beamish

2. Visit the Viking Museum in York

3. Robin Hoods Bay

Rockpools, fossil hunting, and the most perilously parked ice cream van ever found on a beach. Visiting Robin Hoods Bay feels like you’ve stepped back in time and this stunning place has a magnetic quality that will draw you back. We loved our visit.


4. Treak Cliff Cavern, Derbyshire

5. Explore Filey Brigg

6. Bamborough Castle

7. Treck along Hadrian’s Wall

8. Walk the city wall in York

9. Edinburgh Castle

10. Day at Chatsworth

11. Magna Carter at Lincoln Cathedral

12. Cruise Lake Windermere

13. Blackpool illuminations

We had such a fun time in Blackpool we wrote all it here – our weekend in Blackpool.

14. Betty’s Tea Room

15. Bolton Abbey

16. Whitby Abbey and Dracula hunting

17. Fish and chips at Rileys Fish Shack

18. Drive up Wynnats Pass

19. Search for monsters at Loch Ness

20. St Johns Beacon Viewing Tower, Liverpool

21. Bewilderwood, Norfolk

22. Deer Shed Festival

23. Warwick Castle

24. Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

25. Ironbridge Gorge

26. National Space Centre

27. Explore Kielder Forest

28. North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, Pickering

29. York Dungeon. York

30. Diggerland, Durham

31. Forbidden Corner, North Yorkshire

32. Alnwick Castle

33. Alton Towers

34. Matlock Bath

35. Falling Foss Tea Garden

36. Fountains Abbey

37. Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

38. Flamingo Land

39. Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory

This springtime spectacle was simply stunning – take a look.

40. Walk the Tyne Bridge

41. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Forest is a pretty magical place. It’s one of the worlds most famous forests and is the former stomping ground of legendary Robin Hood. Here you can get up close to the magnificent Major Oak – the ancient oak tree is said to be over 800 years old. Well worth a visit.

42. See the Angel of the North

43. Cross the Humber Bridge

44. Visit The Deep, Hull

45. Tropical Butterfly House to see Vincent van Sloth

We recently visited the wonderful Tropical Butterfly House near Sheffield – take a look here.

46. Holy Island Beach

47. National Railway Museum, North Yorkshire

48. Eureka Children’s Museum, Halifax

49. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

50. National Space Centre, Leicester

51. Yorkshire Wildlife Park

52. National Coal Mining Museum, Huddersfield

53. Alton Towers

54. Matlock Bath

55. Cresswell Crags

56. Complete Longleat Safari Park Hedge Maze – the longest maze in the world!

57. Find a fossil at Filey Brigg

58. A day at Bewilderwood

59. TBC


Help us find the most special places up north

We’d love to hear your recommendations.

Tell us about the most special and unique places that the north has to offer. We’d love to go there.