The Yum! Festival of Food and Drink in the Rose Bowl. Picture: Yum! Festival

5 FREE things to do in Hull this weekend

A feast of free family entertainment is being staged in the city this weekend.

Get down to the city centre and gorge yourself on street food made from fresh local produce. Local traders will also be selling their wares at the huge Hull Show, while visitors and residents can also head over to the Old Town for a community event featuring fun, frolics … and more food. We have picked out two strong exhibitions for those seeking more than a fun day out followed by a stomach ache …

Here are 5 things to do in Hull this weekend:

1. Yum! Festival of Food and Drink
Queens Gardens and Rose Bowl
Friday and Saturday 11am-7pm
Free

The ninth two-day festival features fresh local produce and tasty street food across more than 70 stalls.

Delicious hot and cold food, alcoholic and soft drinks and free children’s entertainment including face-painting, cupcake decorating and healthy cookery classes. Learn more here.

2. Hull Show
East Park
11am-8pm
Free

This huge event promises to exhibit the city’s real community spirit through local traders, live entertainment, food and drink and a mega funfair.

Almost 30,000 attending last year’s event, with organisers expecting another big year this time around. Get details here.

3. Hull Minster Community Fun Day
Hull Minster
11am-3pm
Free

Family fun featuring games, stalls, music, rides and delicious food from the Minster Kitchen, all in the shadow of the magnificent Hull Minster, the largest parish church in the country.

Tickets are free but visitors should sign up for the event here.

4. Is It My Fault?
The University of Hull Wilberforce Institute
Until Saturday 1 September, 10am-3pm
Free

This hard-hitting exhibition is being staged to dispel myths of rape and sexual assault, including provocative dress being a factor in violent sexual crimes.

Behind the shocking statistics, data and quotes are real people left to deal with the aftermath of sexual violence. Book or learn more here.

5. Wildlife Photographer Of The Year
Beverley Treasure House
Until Saturday September 14
Free

This world-renowned exhibition in neighbouring Beverley is back for a third year by popular demand, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London.

The exhibition features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes. Learn more here.