Places to visit, food businesses open near Humble Bee Farm!*

1st August 2020

Over the last few months, we have all had to make changes in our everyday lives. We’ve had to adjust the way we shop, have fun, make memories and enjoy our holidays.

With this in mind, we wanted to create a guide of ‘things to do’ in the local area, that we understand to be open, and running as safely as possible with measures in place. We will add to this as we are made aware of more places! (all of the below are open from 4th July onwards if not before). *Please note all details are subject to any additional Covid-19 lockdown measures.


Dalby Forest – Enjoy a family day out creating memories surrounded by the forest! With their walking and cycling trails, picnic and Bbq areas being open at present. There is something for everyone! Please check their website for the latest updates.

The North Bay Railway and its facilities are now open, located in Scarborough’s North Bay.

Sewerby Hall & Gardens – Situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of parkland, Sewerby Hall and Gardens offers something for everyone, from the magnificent gardens and zoo to the deep rooted heritage of the house. Please check their website for the latest updates.

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park in Filey is open again to visitors.

Wykham Lakes, Watersports lake and Aqua park – Make a splash and challenge yourself at one of the largest expanses of water in North Yorkshire. Part of The Dawnay Estates in Wykeham, offering a range of fun and exciting activities for everyone to enjoy! Please check their website for further updates.

Scarborough Castle – With its stunning location and panoramic views over the dramatic Yorkshire coastline, the castle will be the highlight of your visit to Scarborough. Experience 3,000 years of history, play on the grassy headland, and grab a take away coffee from the coffee shed. Please check their website for further updates.

Flamingo Land Zoo – With mammals, birds, farm animals and reptiles, this zoo has every animal you could think of! Now ope but please check their website about booking and opening times.

Peasholm Park: located on the north side of Scarborough, close to the North Bay and Open Air Theatre. This historic and beautiful attractions includes a lake, island, Tree Trail, wooden sculptures and a takeaway cafe.

As far as we know Sealife Centre in Scarborough are due to open early July and Wolds Way Lavender is also set to re-open from July.

Whitby Abbey is set to open soon and like Scarborough Castle is cared for by English Heritage.

Cleveland Way and Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trails: these are long distance walks close to Humble Bee that can be tackled in sections. The Yorkshire Wolds Way can be joined from Humble Bee (staff can advise to its location) and the Cleveland Way National Trail can be joined from Filey.

The Captain Cook Memorial Museum is open in Whitby.

We understand the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway is set to open in August.

The stunning Castle Howard Stately Home includes gardens which are open daily however the house remains closed.

Places to eat:

We also wanted to tell you about some lovely local places to eat! Currently operating as takeaways or with restricted seating …

Olivers on the mount a cafe based at the picturesque Olivers Mount, offering light lunches & coffee and cake. Currently they do have some festive options and also a take away kiosk for those passing by!

Sally Middlewoods Farm Shop A cafe/bakery/farm shop, situated close to Humble Bee on the A64. Also offering festive afternoon tea!

Trotters Farm Shop (just off the A64) is open subject to social distancing measures.

Seamer Fisheres in nearby Seamer village is set to open for takeaway fish and chips.

The Yew Tree, a cafe based in Scalby in Scarborough, just a 15 min drive from us! With a new festive menu now available!

Scarborough Market Hall, in Scarborough Town centre selling a wide range of local produce! Open with safe measures in place.

The Farrier, in Cayton a short drive from Humble Bee ! Perfect for a festive treat.

Richardsons Old Town Bakery now has a shop at Reighton Nurseries, near Bridlington, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

Local restaurants including The Copper Horse, Seamer and The Farrier at Cayton are set to open, bookings only as far as we know. There is also the Mayfield in Seamer, which has recently reopened.

The Foxhound pub in Flixton has also opened its doors again.

Filey Food Festival returns with outdoor stores only on 8th and 9th August 2020, subject to any updates with Covid-19 restrictions.