18 wonderful things you must do in Hull during 2018

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Now the Christmas decorations are down and the new year hangovers are just about over it is the time to get planning for a great 2018.

We’ve taken a look at some fun and fascinating things you can do in and around Hull over the next 12 months.

Now, we aren’t saying you have to do all 18 things, or even that all of them will be your thing, but hopefully at the very least there some things which take your fancy.

We’ve looked at everything from the frivolous and indulgent to the challenging and fulfilling.

Take a look at our Hull 2018 bucklist.

18) Go to a gig at Zebedee’s Yard

Zebedee's Yard has welcomed gigs by The Flaming Lips, Primal Scream and Ocean Colour Scene this year
Zebedee’s Yard has welcomed gigs by The Flaming Lips, Primal Scream and Ocean Colour Scene this year

The Inner City Live gigs at the Old Town venue proved to be a huge highlight of Hull’s 2017. We welcomed performances by The Flaming Lips, Primal Scream and Ocean Colour scene.

This year we’ve already had Happy Mondays and Orbital confirm huge outdoor Zebedee’s Yard shows.

To get tickets visit www.hullboxoffice.com.

17) Sky dive 10,000ft above the coastline

You can sky dive and look down at the region
You can sky dive and look down at the region

From 10,000 feet above the East Yorkshire coastline. The tandem skydives offered at Skydive GB – the only centre of its type in Yorkshire – will see you joined by an instructor. At 120mph, the first 5,000ft will take 30 seconds – before the main parachute opens, and a floating descent back to earth begins.

As an extra option, you can get a DVD and photo package – so your grinning, if slightly wind-wrinkled, face on descent can be replayed forever.

To find out more visit www.skydivegb.com.

16) Take on a food challenge

Dope Burger has launched a monster eating challenge
Dope Burger has launched a monster eating challenge

If you’ve got the stomach for it we have some great Hull venues who’ll let you indulge in a little man (or woman) versus food action.

At Craft & Dough you can attempt to overcome a metre of pizza while Dope Burger has just launched their own mammoth meal.

15) Walk more

Winter weather at East Park, Holderness Road, Hull
Winter weather at East Park, Holderness Road, Hull

This one particularly applies to anyone who takes on a food challenge!

Hull and the surrounding area has some wonderfully scenic routes take on.

We’ll be here by your side to offer suggestions like our idyllic list of great winter walk destinations.

14) Run the Humber Bridge Half Marathon

Could you cope with Cardiac Hill? The one-mile climb – just past the nine-mile mark – is one of the most gruelling challenges of the Humber Bridge Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile run, which takes place in June, is the chance to shift yourself off the sofa, and get your own Kodak moment as you cross the finishing line.

To sign up visit www.humber-half.org.uk.

13) Try a pizza cone

The pizza cone we got from Trinity Market
The pizza cone we got from Trinity Market

Yes, pizzas are flat no more! Part pizza, part ice cream cone (without the ice cream) this new dish has launched at Trinity Market.

On the menu, at Cone Queen, you can order four different pizza cones which vary between £3.50 and £3.80.

Cone Queen offers a chicken, garlic and mushroom cone, a goat’s cheese, roasted pepper and onion cone, a chicken and chorizo cone and a feta cheese and red onion cone.

What’s more they are delicious!

12) Visit the cat café

Hull's first cat cafe Catisfaction on Spring Bank is proving a huge success
Hull’s first cat cafe Catisfaction on Spring Bank is proving a huge success

Okay maybe not one for anyone with allergies but for the rest of us a visit to Catisfaction is a must.

You can relax with friends or even crack on with a little work in the company of lots and lots of kitties at the Spring Bank venue – which opened in 2017.

11) See Yorkshire’s skies

You can see Yorkshire's skies this year
You can see Yorkshire’s skies this year

In the distance you’ll see the Yorkshire Moors, with the East Riding like a vast green baize below you.

Wolds Gliding Club offers the chance to get far up above the landscape – carrying on an activity first popularised in the 1920s.

The Pocklington centre, which has a two-seater glider fleet for training, offers day membership, for those who want to give it a go.

If your taste runs more towards motorised flight, then you can take trial lessons and flight training in microlights at RM Aviation, at Linley Hill Airfield, near Leven.

To find out more visit www.rmaviation.co.uk and www.wold-gliding.com.

10) Visit Burton Constable

The rather grand Burton Constable Hall
The rather grand Burton Constable Hall

Whether you want to bask in memories of Radio 1’s Big Weekend or just admire the beautiful sounds, Burton Constable Hall, is a great place to visit.

A magnificent Elizabethan mansion with Capability Brown landscaped parkland and historic stables.

The grounds will reopen to the public on Thursday, March 1 and stay that way until Friday, December 21.

To find out more visit www.burtonconstable.com.

9) Eat out more

Hull has some amazing eateries to try
Hull has some amazing eateries to try

Over the last year, Hull has welcomed lots and lots of great new restaurants.

From the regeneration of the Marina area to lovely independent treats in Princes Avenue you’ll find something to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you are looking for a little inspiration you can always take a look at our list of 12 restaurants to visit in the next 12 months.

8) Pay a visit to the drive-in cinema

A night at the movies with Moonlight Drive-In Cinema
A night at the movies with Moonlight Drive-In Cinema

You and your family can recreate all the magic of this American movie past time when Moonlight Drive-in Cinema returns to the KCOM Craven Park in February.

The attraction was last in the city at Christmas and, proving to be incredibly popular, and is likely to hold a host of events throughout 2018.

To find out more visit www.moonlightcinema.com.

7) Enjoy a rooftop cocktail

A hint of the cocktails on offer at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hull
A hint of the cocktails on offer at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hull

The Lexington at Hull’s new Hilton is an ideal destination for date night or a catch up with the girls.

The menu is bursting with lavish options with some inspired by the region.

And, what’s more you get a cracking view of the city too.

6) Visit a celeb restaurant

Gino D'Acampo talking with the Mail's Hannah Robinson
Gino D’Acampo talking with the Mail’s Hannah Robinson

Okay, so celeb restaurants are a little like buses. You wait a long old time for one and then two come along at once.

In 2017, Hull welcomed the opening of Gino D’Acampo’s My Restaurant, based at Kingswood Retail Park, and Marco Pierre White’s new steakhouse at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Marco Pierre White is brings a new steakhouse and grill to Hull
Marco Pierre White is brings a new steakhouse and grill to Hull

Both aim to give customers a glamorous, first class dining experience.

5) Take on the world’s biggest inflatable course

The world's biggest inflatable obstacle course is coming to Hull
The world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course is coming to Hull

You’ll be able to take on the world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course when it comes to Hull for the first time.

The huge fun-filled course includes giant mazes, walls, gauntlets and slides amongst other obstacles.

The Gung-Ho! Seriously Fun 5k is sure to be a must for people who have been fans of adventure gameshows such as Total Wipeout, Fun House and It’s a Knockout.

Here's one of the inflatable obstacles on the course
Here’s one of the inflatable obstacles on the course

It will be taking place at East Park on Saturday, September 29.

Tickets for the family event start at £30.

For more information and to buy tickets visit www.begung-ho.co.uk.

4) Don’t forget 2017

Fahrenheit 451 was such an awesome spectacle at Freedom Festival
Fahrenheit 451 was such an awesome spectacle at Freedom Festival

So, the milestone City of Culture year might be over but there are still lots of great events to first especially in the summer where we have some great festivals coming.

For instance, you can see at host of up-and-coming bands at Hull Marina during Humber Street Sesh.

Humber Street Sesh had 14 stages and welcomed thousands of people
Humber Street Sesh had 14 stages and welcomed thousands of people

While, some of the best arts and culture events in the UK will take place at the annual Freedom Festival.

And, Hull’s LGTB celebrations are something to behold.

Hull Pride parade

Keep an eye on www.hulldailymail.co.uk/whats-on to find out all about this year’s festival line ups and announcements.

3) Enjoy all the fun of the fair

Hull Fair will return in 2018
Hull Fair will return in 2018

No list of things to do in the city could be complete without including Hull Fair.

And, quite frankly, your year in Hull would be lacking without a visit to the world famous attraction.

Hull Fair is Europe’s largest and oldest travelling fair, dating back to the 13th century.

How Hull Fair looks during the day
How Hull Fair looks during the day

Based at Walton Street car park in west Hull, the fair takes place every year in early October. There are more than 300 attractions from rollercoasters and white-knuckle rides to hook-a-duck and bingo, along with 80 rides for children.

Quite simply, it is amazing!

2) Catch a gig at Hull Venue

Artist impressions of the new Hull Venue
Artist impressions of the new Hull Venue

This year will be a very exciting one for music in Hull.

The £36m 3,500 capacity city centre venue is set to open this summer. It will host top class music, comedy and family events.

We are all eager to see which acts will be confirmed to play.

1) Volunteer

The volunteers were the Pride of City of Culture
The volunteers were the pride of City of Culture

Undoubtedly, the true stars of City of Culture were those volunteers who donated thousands of hours to ensuring 2017 put Hull on the map.

As part of the year’s legacy, plans are in place, to recruit more volunteers to ensure the city’s feel-good factor continues for decades to come.

So, once you’ve enjoyed a few thrills and spills, perhaps you could take some time in 2018, to help make Hull even better.

We’d love to get your suggestions so please feel free to comment below or let us when on our what’s on Facebook page. While you are there please feel free to give it a like as it brings you great lifestyle news from across the city and beyond.



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