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 stag@mumbler.co.uk

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 

 

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Junction – Goole

Your connection with Arts, Theatre and Film in Goole

Junction combines three purposes – the administrative and civic base for Goole Town Council, a community centre and a busy mixed use arts facility, hosting a wide range of live events, cinema and satellite screenings, a workshop programme and activities that reach out into our community.

Everything we do is intended to inspire and develop the way all of our communities enjoy the arts.

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Paradise Place, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5DL
T: 01405 763652

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 stag@mumbler.co.uk and we’ll make sure we add it for other mumblers to see.

Creepy Crawlies is the huge indoor play area with lots of activities including huge slides and climbing. There are separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, a sensory baby area, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over 5s. We have a wonderful role play village “Bugginton” with a shop, cottage, a vets and a DIY store and a Crafty Corner for children who feel creative. Term time, midweek activities for babies and toddlers, such as crafts, sensory play and music and movement all included in the off-peak admission!

Outdoors there a large park to explore which includes a mini beach, water play area, ride-ons (including pedal tractors), den building zone, tractor area, jungle bridge, wacky swings, quad bikes, go carts and more.

Our Animal Zone houses friendly chipmunks, rabbits, ponies, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens. For older children and adults we have two large high ropes courses – Wired!

We have plenty of seating indoors and out and a café which serves scrumptious homemade, freshly prepared dishes! Ample parking on site.

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

 



01904 692221
info@webadventurepark.co.uk
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Come to the newly renovated Clayfever, now under new ownership and enjoy the kitsch creativity! Take part in one of our many amazing art classes, or pop in for a relaxing paint session and choose one of the many pottery options to paint. We truly have something for everyone, and for all ages! Why not try a spin on the pottery wheel and learn to throw down with a 1:1! Release your inner kid, have an American coke float, sno-cone, or a luxury coffee whilst you channel your inner artist! You don’t have to be artistic to enjoy Clayfever!

“We had a fab time and believe it or not it was the big kid that took the longest 😂. Lovely selection of items to paint, fantastic drink and a brilliant atmosphere. (Mainly the fabulous lady who runs the studio sorry I’m rubbish with names). We will be back.” DT, July 22

“My friend and I brought our two toddler boys this morning (and my 7month old) To the toddler session. Great relaxed atmosphere, perfect length of time for them. Danielle was lovely with the children (and us adults) very welcoming. A little snack and juice included and hot drinks for the adults, great value for money. Will definite attend a session again.” GH, June 22

We also host many parties including birthdays, Hen-do’s, Baby Shower’s and more! We offer several amazing party packages and aim to make your special event even more special!

At Clayfever we specialise in Belly Casting for Mums-to-be, baby clay prints and painted prints as well as personalised memories for the nursery!

We also cherish all our furbabies at Clayfever, which is why we also specialise in personalised pet portraits, animal clay paw prints, and painted prints! We will literally do any print for any animal that’s how much we love it! We can come to you or you can bring your furbabies to the studio!

Clayfever also has a range of adorable takeaway kits and gifts readily available!

Come see what all the fuss is about and become a Clayfever convert! We promise you’ll love us!

30 High Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9AT

T: 01937 918100
E: Danielle@clayfever.co.uk

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Then check out our new Local Theatre page.  Here we’ll list all the great family friendly shows on in and around STAG. Are you hosting or performing in a show? Tell us about it at stag@mumbler.co.uk

https://stag.mumbler.co.uk/whats-on/local-theatre/

Can you find the missing Gargoyle Grobblenook at The Hole In Wand Wizard Golf?

Visit the World’s Most Magical Golf Course in York’s Coppergate Shopping Centre in York, and take on 9 magical golf holes.

Along the way there will be bubbling cauldrons, magical portals, a giant picture frame where you become part of the painting…and can you do a Light Spell to illuminate the way in our dark hole?

At the end of your adventure you will find out if you have the magical powers of a Serpent, Basilisk, Unicorn or Wizard and every player will receive a magic potion gift to take home, plus hopefully find Grobblenook and maybe get a Hole In One badge!

After a magical 9 hole adventure you can relax in our Wizard Tavern with a Cauldron Cake or Uni-Pop-Corn, and a delicious potion with poisonous options for grown up spell makers.

Wizard golf with a potion drink for every player is £6.99 per person and you can book now via the website. Minimum age is 3 and the maximum group size is 6 Wizard with wands.

Use the magic password MUMBLER to get our secret discounted Coffee in our Wizard Tavern.

T:01904 623505
E: york@theholeinwand.com
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Swimming pools and a top-of-the-range gym with everything you need to get fit, tone up and feel fantastic. Dozens of exercise classes every week. Dedicated indoor cycling studio. Relaxation suite.
And as a member, you get it all for one low monthly price.

You can book all your classes online.

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Scott Rd, Selby YO8 4BL
T: 01757 213758

Fitness centre offering exercise, pilates and spinning classes, a gym and a multi-use sports hall.

You can book all your classes online.

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Station Rd, Tadcaster, LS24 9JE
T: 01937 834375

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Tadcaster Swimming Pool

Summer Holiday timetable available here.

There is always so much going on at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. Click here to explore it all.

‘My daughter and I also had a brill time at a party, recently held at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. Lots of fun.’

HB, Jan 18

‘Wonderfully maintained beautiful pool with fabulous staff.’

RP, Nov 19

‘My son has had some 1 to 1 lessons with Lauren in the holidays she has been amazing with him. Really patient and she has helped him so much.’ 

AM, April 19

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T: 01937 833001
32 Westgate, Tadcaster, LS24 9AB

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The Potions Cauldron

The Potions Cauldron is the World’s most magical drinks emporium and serves magic every day on Shambles in York. You can enjoy a potion drink that comes to life if you do the potion spell, a delicious Spellbound Butterscotch Beer, or mix your own slush potion that comes with magical powers.

You can also try their Potion Experience with a chance to see the all new Secret Potion room and have a potion mixed for you by a Wizard with a few surprises as the room comes to life and you learn the secrets of potion making!

Find out how Basilisk Blood, Tears of A Wizard, Serpents Venom and Unicorn Essence are made and see if you can taste the magic.

Grown up Wizards can event try some poison in their potion.

The Potions Experience at The Potions Cauldron lasts 25 minutes and is £5.99 per Wizard.

The experience may not be suitable for Wizards under 6 years old or anyone of a very nervous disposition.

There is a date night version of the experience for grown up Wizards that lasts 50 minutes.

You can book your magical potions experience online

9 3/4 Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ

T: 01904 692192
E: shop@thepotionscauldron.com
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50+ Easy Indoor Activities for Kids

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

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Agility Indoor Adventure Fitness Park

AGILITY is one of the most exciting and unique centres for fitness in the UK. The main feature is two ninja warrior style obstacle courses catering for the whole family.

T: 01904 340495
London Ebor Business Park, Millfield Lane, York, YO26 6QY

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.

Clip ‘n’ Climb – Garforth

From Toddlers to School Groups, Kids to Adults, Special Needs and Corporate Groups – Clip’n Climb Garforth has healthy and fun activities for all.

Unit 2A1 Aberford Road, Garforth, LS25 2EB
T: 0113 4572699

Crazy Tykes Indoor Play Centre – Wetherby

‘Play area fitted with the latest play equipment designed to cater for children from 0 – 13 year old
4 Lane Astra Slide, twisting spiral slide, multi sports area, basket ball nets, soft ball cannons, ball pools. Separate toddler area for the under 4’s. Café serving food, plus a comfortable seating area.’ CT, Aug 20

650, Thorp Arch Trading Estate, Wetherby, LS23 7FJ
T: 01937 541007

Crown Garden Centre – Whitley, Goole

Garden Centre and Cafe

Doncaster Road, Whitley, North Yorkshire, DN14, 0JW
T: 01977 661643

Escapologist Bar, Eats, Escape – Selby

Our flagship location in Selby offers friends and family some of the most exciting and immersive things to do in Yorkshire today. Nested in the heart of Selby, near the Abbey, we offer escape rooms, one of the top restaurants in Selby and a Steampunk themed bar offering drinks for every taste and a superb cocktail menu

Unit C & B2, 8 New Ln, Selby YO8 4QB
T: 01757 247500

Eureka, the national children’s museum – Halifax

An extraordinary family day out for children aged 0 to 11. Hundreds of hands on exhibits.  Lots of specially trained staff to help you get the most out of your visit.  Six unique zones each with a different theme to explore. Play once and play free all year!’ E

Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE
T: 01422 330069

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

Grand Opera House – York

Grand Opera House York, the home of live entertainment in the region. From West End musicals to stand up comedians, live bands to family shows, we present an irresistible mix of shows for all tastes. Check out our website for what’s on information, or pick up one of our brochures.

Grand Opera House, Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW
T: 0844 8713024

Hillam Potting Shed

Hillam Potting Shed is a unique pottery cafe located in the rural village of Hillam & Monk Fryston.

Priory Roses, Hillam Common Lane, Leeds
T: 07802 335269

Jorvik Dig

‘From the creators of Jorvil Viking Centre comes a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to become trainee diggers and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of history.’ – YD, Aug 18

Access: Wheelchair access to all areas and facilities and baby changing facilities

Offer: Pay once and visit for a whole year and Under 5’s free

DIG, St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, Yo1 8NN
T: 01904 615505

Museum and Gallery Virtual Tours

Stuck in and looking for something to do? Why not take a virtual tour of some of the top Galleries and Museums in the world?
 

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

FREE ENTRY!

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

Ripon Museums

‘Three Museums, One Great Day Out. Discover what life was like in the Victorian Workshouse, Prison and Police Museum and Liberty Courthouse.  Find out why people ended up here and what happened to them.’ – RP, Aug 18

Offer: Under 5’s free

All three museums are just a short walk from each other in the centre of Ripon.

Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 1LE
Courthouse Museums, Minster Road, Ripon, HG4 1QS
Prison and Police Museums, St Marygate, Ripon, HG4 1LX
T: 01765 690799

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

SEA LIFE Scarborough

‘Journey beneath the seat at SEA LIFE Scarborough.  We offer a unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions which make us the perfect family day out whatever the weather.’ SLS

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP
T: 0871 4232110

Smile Cafe – Pocklington

‘Smile Cafe is a 29-seater cafe, based within Pocklington Mile Farm Shop, with a fantastic indoor play area designed for children aged five and under.’ SC, Aug 20

The Mile, Pocklington, York, YO42 1TW
T: 01759 305420

The Deep – Hull

‘Enjoy a fun-packed day out for the whole family at The Deep, Hull’s spectacular aquarium.’ – TD, Aug 18

Accessibility: Offers an accessible family day out for visitors with disabilities and additional needs.
Offer: Save 10% buying online and pay once and visit for a whole year!

Tower St, Hull, HU1 4DP
T: 01482 381000

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

The World of James Herriot

‘Like millions worldwide, you’ve probably read his books or watched All Creatures Great and Small, or maybe you’ve heard of James Herriot on the TV series The Yorkshire Vet. Well why not come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and wrote his incredibly successful series of books based on his experiences as a young North Yorkshire vet.’ Aug 20 WJH

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL
T: 01845 524234

The York Dungeon

‘A uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to Yorkshire’s most perilous past. See, hear, feel and smell the chillingly amusing characters of the bad old days as they come to life before you.’ – TYD, Aug 18

12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
T: 01904 632599

Things to do with kids when you’re shattered

Guest Blog from Sally – Harrogate Mumbler.

Treasurer’s House

A National Trust house, garden and cafe in the centre of York.

Minster Yard, York, YO1 7JL
T: 01904 624247

William’s Den – Nr Hull

A unique indoor play space for children of all ages, constructed from responsibly sourced wood, and housed inside a huge barn, The Den has been designed and hand crafted by a team of highly skilled play experts. From the Tree House to the Forest Glade and the Eagles Nest to the Rainmaker, The Den is sure to thrill.

Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS
T: 01430 472230

York Sport Village

We went swimming here today and had such a lovely time, the staff were very helpful and friendly, lovely warm pool for our youngest and a bigger pool for our eldest to practice her swimming. Nanny was able to watch us swim through the viewing glass in the cafe. Afterwards we finished off with coffee and snacks which were delicious, a lovely day out.’

MH, Aug 19

 

University of York, Campus East, Lakeside Way, Heslington, York, YO10 5FG
T: 01904 325751

York’s Chocolate Story

‘A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.’ – YCS, Aug 18

Access: The attraction has ramps, a lift and written tracript and wheelchair accessible toilet.

King’s Sqaure, York, YO1 7LD (Top of the Shambles)
T: 01904 527723

Yorkshire Air Museum – York

‘Located on the site of former RAF Elvington, a World War 2 airfield used extensively by Allied bomber crews during the war, we are one of the largest independent aviation museums in the UK.’  – YAM, Aug 18

Offer: Free for under 5’s

Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AQ
T: 01904 608595

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