Indoor activities in Hull
Looking for options if the weather has taken a turn for the worse? Hull boasts a wide range of activities come rain or shine, suitable for adults and children. No matter if you’re passionate about museums, want to take your kids to a garden centre or are in the mood for an adventure – Hull has it all. Whether you’re travelling from Scarborough, Harrogate or Nottingham, we’ve picked some of the best indoor activities in and around this East Yorkshire powerhouse.
Found along Hull’s Marina, The Deep opened in 2002 and had a massive impact on East Yorkshire. The innovative architecture and peculiar shape have attracted thousands of visitors worldwide and still make the Aquarium one of Hull’s most popular attractions. Here you can find over 3,500 creatures, including turtles, green sawfish and seven species of sharks.
Hull Dinosaur’s Experience
Found in the Fruit Market area in Hull’s city centre, Hull’s Dinostar offers an experience like no other. From Tyrannosaurus rex skulls, Triceratops bones and the interactive Sand Box where you can build a volcano – this museum will take you back in time. Your children will be able to see replica fossils and explore the shops selling a wide range of dinosaur toys.
With various climbing sessions and different heights to suit all ages and abilities, Rock Up is a great place to go if you have children. The gym boasts 26 climbing walls towering over 8m with multiple routes up to the top. Try Rock Up the Twister, climb the Stairways to Heaven or be ready to set a record on the Speed Climb. There are also Autism and SEN friendly sessions and toddler climb sessions.
Ferens Art Gallery
Located opposite Hull’s Townhall, Ferens Art Gallery was established in 1927 and today hosts a stunning collection of paintings and sculptures by worldwide-renowned artists such as Antonio Canaletto, Frederic Lord Leighton, Stanley Spencer and Gillian Wearing.
Ready to experience the thrill at Hull Karting? This state-of-the-art 400m track is the largest in the UK and is suitable for adults and children. You can take part in the Grand Prix and Mini Grand Prix or try one of the endurance races – designed for groups between 8 and 18 people. If you love adrenaline, you’ve come to the right place.
One Stop Golf
Sitting on the western outskirts of Hull city centre, One Stop Golf is a great place if you want to test your golf skills. From top tracer range, golf coaching sessions, Pirate golf and Footgolf, here you can learn all about this beautiful sport. Will you be the next Tiger Woods?
Hull Museum of Transport
The museum of transport was established in 1989 and today is situated along the banks of the River Hull, a stone’s throw from the Old Town. The collection dates to the early 20th century and includes Veteran cars, horse-drawn carriages and other vehicles. It also hosts the Bicycle Gallery, dedicated to the city’s bicycle history and development, and the Motor Car Gallery.
Located in Hull’s marina, Superbowl UK Hull is your go-to place if the weather takes a turn for the worse. Equipped with 12 state-of-the-art lanes, ramps and bumps suitable for all ages, this place has something to keep everyone entertained. For children aged 7+, try the thrilling laser tag battle at Quasar. Zap your opponents and see who will get the upper hand!