Yorkshire is a huge region with many attractions, from award-winning beaches to the world's first seaside resort, to some of the UK's finest historic remains, by way of the most modern theme parks. There's so much to enjoy, a short break is never enough.
Yorkshire coast holiday parks
Parkdean Resorts has four holiday parks covering the length of the Yorkshire's coast. In the north is Cayton Bay, near Scarborough. Head south towards the seaside resort of Bridlington for Barmston Beach and Skipsea Sands, with Withernsea Sands on the East Yorkshire coast close to the Humber River.
World's oldest seaside resort
Holidaymakers have been flocking to Scarborough for more than 400 years, attracted to the superb beaches and spa waters. Today, Scarborough's lively South Bay is packed with attractions, while North Bay is more genteel. The ruins of Scarborough Castle overlook the town and the two Victorian cliff railways provide a glimpse back to the past. The Sea Life centre is another fascinating attraction for families.
For a nostalgic British beachside break head to Bridlington, where the elegant promenades, two golden beaches and historic working harbour will bring back memories of holidays from your youth. There's a funfair, amusements and donkey rides, and the old town has remained unchanged for centuries.
This seaside town close to Hull and the Humber will help to blast away your cobwebs. There's a great beach and one of the UK's only inland lighthouses. Head past the seafront to find plenty of surprise attractions, including a Napoleonic fortress, tour a huge nuclear bunker or enjoy the nature reserve at Spurn Point.
Beverley day trips
While York is the region's most famous city, Beverley is a grand town that rewards a visit. The most striking sight is the elegant 13th century Minster, but the town is awash with medieval buildings, cobbled streets and courtyards. Beverley has been a centre of horse racing for hundreds of years, a tradition that is enthusiastically maintained today.
Spend a day in beautiful York and be wowed by exquisite sights. York Minster is among the world's most stunning cathedrals, but there are many more attractions that tell stories of city's fascinating past. Clifford's Tower was built by William the Conqueror to subdue invaders from the north, and York Dungeon remembers the final horrible days of a selection of no-good inmates.
The Deep is a spectacular, award-winning aquarium on the outskirts of Hull. With more than 3,500 inhabitants, including sawfish, sharks, rays and rare penguins, it reveals the mysteries of the world's oceans. All the money taken by The Deep is ploughed back into research and conservation projects.