We all need a bit of Wow right now…

Holidays may feel like a distant memory, but at last there is light on the horizon, and one destination in particular is aiming to inspire visitors with a bit of ‘wow’ and promising a warm ‘welcome back’ in 2021.

Visit East Yorkshire has launched a social media and online campaign with a simple message… “We all need a bit of Wow right now.”

Along with a social media ‘holiday snaps’ initiative encouraging people to share photos from past travels in East Yorkshire that make you go ‘Wow’, destination chiefs have also come up with ‘10 things to add to your 2021 East Yorkshire bucket list’.

It ranges from walking the Wolds Way, with 79 miles of tranquil, ‘not-too-strenuous’ countryside trails perfect for those who have become passionate about exploring the great outdoors during lockdowns, to climbing the 113 steps of Beverley Minster on a rooftop tour to discover things normally hidden from public view.

Or how about spotting a puffin or two?

The impressive chalk cliffs of the RSPB Bempton Cliffs reserve, on the spectacular Yorkshire coast, is home to one of the UK’s top wildlife spectacles. Around half a million seabirds gather here between March and October to raise a family on towering cliffs which overlook the North Sea. There are plenty of ‘wow’ moments – not only from the sight and sound of so many nesting birds, but from the smell too!

While you’ll spot Gannets, Kittiwakes and Guillemots, all of them offering spectacular sights, the most popular bird must be the iconic puffin, which can be seen between March and June.

Meanwhile, for a bit of ‘wow’ in the kitchen, learn to cook like a chef by booking yourself onto one of the courses at the Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School. Surrounded by panoramic views of the East Yorkshire Wolds countryside, it’s the perfect place to relax, socialise and improve your cookery skills.

For more experiences in the ‘Great Outdoors”, follow in the footsteps of one of Britain’s greatest living artists… by discovering a Hockney site.

The big skies and wide-open spaces of the Yorkshire Wolds have inspired some of the most iconic images by David Hockney, who lived in the area for many years, offering the opportunity to hunt down the spots that so heavily influenced his artworks.

To discover more about East Yorkshire’s 2021 bucket list, as well as a few more ideas for ‘book now, travel later’ short breaks and days out, see www.visiteastyorkshire.co.uk/blog

For news and updates on East Yorkshire as a destination: www.visiteastyorkshire.co.uk