Active Coast is back for the May half term, with free activities and self-led exploration.
Now is the time to reconnect with the outdoors and rediscover the coast. The mini programme of activities is aimed at people of all ages, with fun for families, adults and the young at heart.
Feel inspired by the East Yorkshire coastline and get creative at the Stone Art Workshop, hosted by James Brunt of Responsible Fishing. Let your imagination run wild as you use natural materials from the beach to create your own artistic masterpieces. The pre- bookable classes take place on Wednesday, 2 June at Bridlington North Beach between 9.30-11.30am and at Hornsea Beach on the same day between 1.30pm-3.30pm.
For adults looking to relax and take a bit of me time, book a place on one of the beach yoga classes, delivered by Hull Hot Yoga. It's the perfect way to start your day and recharge those batteries. The hour long classes take place on Tuesday, 1 June, starting at 8am and 9.15am on Bridlington South Beach. The classes are repeated at the same times on Thursday, 3 June at Hornsea Beach.
For some self-led adventure that can be enjoyed all year round at leisure, download the Love Exploring app, where walking trails of a different kind await. Go on a journey out of this world and become an astronaut as you learn more about space as you virtually roam around Hall Garth Park, Hornsea. Other trails take you through some of Bridlington's breathtaking scenery and clifftop walks. To get started, download the Love Exploring app free of charge from the Active Coast website.
All Ride will relaunch on Friday, 4 June, 10.00am - 3.00pm for the summer. Located on Bridlington North Promenade, the bike hire service operated by cycling charity R-evolution provides specially adapted bikes for hire to fit all needs and abilities, giving everyone the chance to enjoy the thrills of cycling. All Ride will be here at the same time every Friday up until the October half term. Please note opening times may vary throughout the summer.
Whilst it's great fun exploring the coast, Active Coast is encouraging local residents to do their bit to protect our coastal environments and ecosystems. Drop in and support Plastic Free Hornsea and help clean up the beach on 30 May and 6 June. The Eco Hub, sponsored by Longbeach Leisure Park, located on the seafront (post code HU18 1NJ) will be open between 10am - 2pm, and participants will be supplied with all the kit they need.
Join in with weekly walks, for anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of improving their health and wellbeing. From 3 June, every Thursday at 10am, a one hour walk will start at East Riding Leisure Bridlington. Try out the one hour walk that starts off from East Riding Leisure Hornsea at 11am every Wednesday. Walks also set off from East Riding Leisure Withernsea - an hour's stroll every Wednesday from 9.30am or take on the two hour long fortnightly walks that begin at 9am. The Walking for Health initiative has a number of walks at other locations around the East Riding - find out more online.
Councillor Mike Medini, portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets, said : "I am delighted to see that the hugely popular Active Coast is back! Although we can obviously only run limited events at the moment, it's great to see outdoor activities returning, which will of course all be run in the safest possible way."
All activities will adhere to current COVID-19 safety measures and are free of charge. Places are limited on bookable events, so book at the earliest opportunity is advisable to avoid disappointment.
To keep up to date with the latest information and book your place on the activities, visit www.activecoast.org and check out the what's on section. Alternatively, follow Active Coast on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
More information on the Active Coast summer programme will be announced in the coming months.