Bank Holiday Hustle & Bustle – things to do if you’re not watching the Tour de Yorkshire

With the bank holiday fast approaching it’s always a big decision whether to stay on the site and relax, or get out and about amongst the hustle and bustle of the day-tripping public.


This bank holiday weekend is likely to be busy than ever in the vicinity of both Weir Holiday Park and Allerton Holiday Park as the Tour de Yorkshire is taking place, and whilst it doesn’t pass either of the holiday parks – the Tour is nearby.


If you are going to venture out to watch the professional cyclists then our advice may help:


  • Try to use public transport to access the event – or cycle to a suitable spectating point. If you must drive to watch the event then use the event designated car parks.
  • Avoid standing on bridges to watch the event from overhead.
  • Avoid standing on narrow sections of the route to watch which have no verge or a drop behind them
  • Don’t trespass on private land to access the route – keep to public footpaths, use gates and stiles to cross boundaries and respect the signage
  • Keeps dogs on a short lead
  • Respect the race!
  • Watch the weather forecast and dress appropriately!


The Tour de Yorkshire is near to Weir Holiday Park on Friday 28th April and Allerton Holiday Park on Saturday 29th April.


If you’re looking for something other than cycling to enjoy this weekend then our suggestions are below:

  • Visit York – with tourists flocking to watch the Tour the city centre could be quieter than normal allowing you to enjoy the magnificent history
  • Enjoy a walk in the Wolds – the colours in the countryside are spectacular at the moment – the oil seed rape is in full bloom and the bright yellow contrasts with the green early growth of wheat and barley to create a patchwork of fields
  • Take a walk down the Nidd Gorge at Knaresborough – the bluebells are just starting to open and the Nidd Gorge is a beautiful place to see them.
  • Visit Harrogate – this vibrant town is just 8 miles from Allerton Holiday Park and there’s lots of boutique shops selling everything from craft kits through to designer clothes. You can also visit Bettys tea room.


Information on the Tour de Yorkshire and the rolling road closures can be found at: