Wild days, weekends and weeks in East Yorkshire

Go wild in East Yorkshire

(c) Bill Richards

Discover your wild side!

Find your holiday inspiration in East Yorkshire, where you'll find a stunning coastline, picturesque rolling countryside and an epic estuary! Make sure your trip is jam-packed with wildlife, from dolphins to kingfishers and puffins to otters. We've compiled a list of Wild Guides for the area - go wild!

If you're a business owner in East Yorkshire, we have top tips for you to benefit from the opportunities that nature tourism can bring.
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Be inspired!

Our top five wildlife encounters in East Yorkshire


Discover beautiful coastal wildlife across the Flamborough headland. From our clifftops, be amazed by fabulous, close-up views of puffins - no need to go out to sea! Look out for dolphins and harbour porpoises throughout the year. Watch whales making a splash between August to October!

Explore two of Britain's top bird migration hotspots at Flamborough Cliffs and Spurn National Nature Reserve - birds fly here from as far away as Africa!

Gaze upon crystal clear chalk streams at Skerne Wetlands, near Driffield. Kingfishers are spotted regularly and otters have been seen here too.

Visit the once-extinct avocets at North Cave Wetlands. They're now thriving on our shores thanks to tireless conservation work. The avocets at North Cave Wetlands are the most northerly to breed in the UK.

Spot iconic birds of prey including red kites, marsh harriers and hen harriers across the Yorkshire Wolds and on our reserves.

Plan your visit

Our seasonal Wild Guides will help you make the most of a wild day, weekend or week on the coast, Wolds or Humber. They're packed with information and activities to make the most of your time – or even encourage you to stay longer!

Boys rockpooling at Flamborough

(c) Matthew Roberts

For businesses

Are you a business owner near a wildlife watching site? Nature tourism is a rapidly growing sector around the world and worth £24 million to the economy of East Yorkshire annually.

Seize the opportunities of nature tourism development with our free e-toolkit and marketing resources.

Business resources