Things To Do
Driffield’s attractive high street includes a varied mix of independent shops and national retailers, interspersed with cafes, restaurants and public houses.
The town’s three picturesque becks (streams) present lovely opportunities for a relaxing stroll, as does the historic River Head canal which also hosts pleasure boats and sailing. A mile-long stretch of the canal towpath from Whinhill Lock to Wansford is now a pretty nature trail.
Driffield has a great range of leisure and sports facilities: the Leisure Centre offers swimming, fitness classes, and fun activities for all ages, and the town’s many clubs include rugby union, golf, football, cricket, lawn tennis, and martial arts. In addition there are also a wide variety of societies for all manner of hobbies and interests, including musical theatre, photography, art and film.
Driffield Musical Theatre company presents musical shows each April and concerts each October. Rehearsals are held every Thursday in the Masonic Hall. The new Community Cinema is now up and running in Market House on Exchange Street and has just aquired an extension to its licence to allow them to open more frequently and flexibly.
The library has recently undergone a £1.2 million renovation programme and now incorporates Community Services.