Here at STAG Mumbler, we are always keen to hear your recommendations for great days out. From soft play centres to the great outdoors, from woodland walks to farms, we want to hear about them all. If you have any to recommend, simply drop us an email telling us all about them at

Call before you go

As you will be aware, some classes, events and local businesses have been temporarily cancelled, or closed as a result of the pandemic. While we are delighted to see so many back open, some do still  have restrictions in place.  Please call in advance if you are heading anywhere, just to ensure they are open and to check on any restrictions that might be in place.

Until we are back to the new norm,  we have pulled together a whole new webpage dedicate to keeping children busy and entertained here 


Have a wonderful Summer break

Filling the 6 weeks can be hard, as can finding new and exciting things to do, while watching those pennies.  Here at STAG, we want to try and help make things a little easier and offer you some inspiration.

Check out our STAG Mumbler – Summer Holidays Special

It’s never too late to tell us about great local events, clubs or groups.  So if you’re a local business or one of our lovely mumblers heading somewhere great this Summer, do let us know about it at and we’ll make sure we add it for other mumblers to see.

This scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway. Along it you can find scale models of all the planets in our solar system as well as  models of the Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.

It’s a perfect opportunity to spend quality time together as a family, or head off and enjoy a little me time exploring on your own.

Click here for more information.

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Summer Scavenger Hunt

50+ Easy Indoor Activities for Kids

If you’re looking for fun things to do indoors, here’s some great suggestions from hell, Wonderful

Art Attack

Whether you do it outside or inside, a giant art attack can be great fun and great exercise.

First, decide what they are going to make. It could be a character from a book, a landscape, their favourite superhero, the list is endless. Having a photo or picture to copy can be a huge help. Decide whether you’re going to do it outside or inside. Depending on age, they could be left to their own devices, or it could be a family effort. Work through each part, asking them to look for an item that would be great for each part of the picture.

Once complete, you can also have great fun taking pics with their art.

Once finished, you can squeeze even more excercise in, by setting a timer, putting on a super fast song……Benny Hill Theme tune aways works at STAG HQ, and see how fast they can pop everything away.

Lots of fun, great exercise, picture memories and no tidying up for mums and dads.

Barlow Common Nature Reserve – Selby

A beautiful walk all year round with all kinds of wildlife to observe.  A number of different events taking place each year, which in the past have included scavenger hunts for the family, guided butterfly walks and magical woodland trails.

Barlow Common Rd, Selby, YO8 8JF

Bishop Wood

Bishop Wood is a large, peaceful wood a few minutes’ drive from Selby, North Yorkshire, Sherburn in Elmet and South Milford. There is free parking and the main paths are wide and flat. Some were a bit muddy but otherwise it is gentle terrain for disabled people or those wanting a relaxing walk. Would be good for cyclists.


Community Cycle Hub – Selby

Selby Park is now home to a brand new Community Cycle Hub – a focal point for a broad range of cycling activity, from informal support and advice to led rides, cycle training and supervised activities.

The Hub aims to get more people in the district riding their bike. There will be guided rides, training and volunteering opportunities, bike ability and bike maintenance sessions to look forward to throughout the year.

Click here to find out more and discover your local cycling routes

Eastrington Ponds – Goole

Goole Museum – Free admission

Discover the history of the UK’s most inland port town, Goole. Experience the life, love and loss of the people and their industrial heritage at this community museum. From boat builder’s models and ship paintings to domestic life and leisure pursuits, transport yourself into the past.

If you’re visiting with children there’s plenty to do alongside exhibitions to make your visit fun and interesting. Enjoy interactive exhibits about living and working in Goole, diving, and docks.

Under 5s can play with sea themed activities or borrow Explorer resources to make fascinating discoveries around the exhibition spaces. Spot ‘5 Things’ activities to do and collect a sticker.

Carlisle Street, Goole, DN14 5DS

Naburn Locks Walks

Why not enjoy a beautiful stroll along the river? You can even stop off and enjoy the culinary delights of York Marina and their super cafe. There’s indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views of the passing boats on the river.

Find out more here 

National Railway Museum – York

‘With giant halls full of steam and Diesel engines and railway legends including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive, we have something for everyone.’ NRM


Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
T:0844 8153139

Royal Armouries – Leeds

‘Explore arms and armour from across the world and through time over five floors of stunning displays.
Only a short distance from the city centre at Leeds Dock.’ RA, Aug 20

Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT
T: 0113 2201999

Selby Canal Walk

If you fancy a nice canal walk, why not follow the 6 mile Selby Canal Walking Route. There’s canal, locks and tree lined footpaths.

Find out more here

Selby District Council – Three Themed Selby District Trails

Selby District – Your Home at the Heart of Yorkshire 

Now, more than ever, is a time for local discovery and we’re very fortunate to live in a district that has a fascinating mix of bustling market towns and charming villages, with medieval history, stunning architecture and beautiful countryside. 

To showcase the many places to experience and enjoy, three themed Selby District trails have been developed – aimed at encouraging residents and visitors to explore the district and experience must-see landmarks and attractions, whilst supporting local businesses.

The Three Themed Selby District Trails 

The trails focus on landscape, green open spaces, heritage stories and family adventure.  

The self-guided Selby District Trails will help you explore and discover all that the district has to offer, whether you’re new to the area, visiting, (re)discovering what’s on the doorstep.

1. Escape in your own backyard 

If you’re looking for an hour’s escape, a slow Sunday jaunt or an adventure off the beaten trackSelby District is an outdoor wonderland. 

It is filled with ancient woodlands, waterways, acres of lowland heath, nature reserves and a wealth of flora and fauna. This is complemented by quiet country lanes, historic market towns and wideopen spaces. Enjoy discovering what is on the doorstep with this wonderful mix of gardens, woods and nature reserves. 

2. Discover your home’s history 

Encompassing the historic market towns of Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn in Elmet, Selby District is one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. It is rich in history, overflowing with heritage and brimming with stories that bring our home to life. Explore breath-taking heritage, medieval history and beautiful countryside – and discover how it all began with this wonderful mix of attractions, churches, historic sites and battlegrounds. 

3.Young – at the Heart of Yorkshire 

From fruit picking and solving puzzles to escape, to gliding in unique thermals and learning how electricity is generated, there are many exciting and unique things to do as a family in our District. Spend some quality family time together – and enjoy discovering what’s on the doorstep with this wonderful mix of family days out, activities and things to do – come rain or shine! 

The trails can be found online at: 



Skipwith Common

With Grandma Mumbler based here, we are regular visitors to Skipwith Common. It’s a beautiful woodland escape, with fabulous walks, lovely scenery and endless wildlife.

Find out more here 

The National Science and Media Museum

‘Exploring the transformative impact of image and sound technologies on our lives. 8 floors of FREE galleries and 3 cinemas including the UK’s first IMAX.’   NSMM, Aug, 20

Pictureville, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
T: 01274 202 030

York River Walk

Why not take a bus into York and then enjoy a beautiful riverside walk? There are so many wonderful things to see, you could even tie it in with a walk of the famous City Walls.

More info here 

Yorkshire Dales – Hudswell Woods

‘These ancient woodlands, over 400 years old, have a maze of footpaths. In spring, you’ll find yourself walking through a carpet of bluebells.’ NT

Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4TJ
T: 01729 830416

Yorkshire Dales – Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley, footpaths weave through hay meadows, drystone walls and riverside woodland.’ NT

North Yorkshire, BD23 5JA
T: 01729 830416

Yorkshire Lavender

‘Lavender farm and gardens.  Plant nursery. Gift Shop. EJ’s Tearoom.  Deer Park. Play Area and much much more.’ – YL, Aug 18

Free admission during certain months – visit website for more information.

Terrington, York, YO60 6PB
T: 01653 648008