Open every day from 10am-4pm (until 5pm in summer holidays)
Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster DN7 6DS
29th March – 9th April 2021
Here at STAG Mumbler, we are always keen to hear your recommendations of things for our Mumblers to do during the holidays. If you have any suggestions, or you’re running an activity, simply drop us an email telling us all about it at email@example.com
Our first tip is to try and add some variety to your walking route so you are not doing the same old circuit again and again. If possible try and change your route as much as you can to try and see new things. Play some of the games below whilst walking along or have an I spy list so you have something to look out for. That always seems to make sure little legs don’t get as tired.
Please put safety first on your family walks and keep at least 2 metres apart from other people when you are out at all times. Full safety advice and Government guidelines are shown at the end of this post or you can click here to read.
Please take time to read and follow the guidelines to keep your family and everyone else safe.
This idea is pretty similar to how you might pass time on a long car journey. Try and think of different games you can play together whilst walking along. Here are a few suggestions:
Make up your own simple ‘I spy’ lists to take out on your walk and tick off. You can do a new list each time you go out. You can include anything from road signs to nature! We’ve listed some ideas below:
If you have a magnifying glass, why keep your eyes on the ground and go looking for some bugs in your street. Just remember not to touch or pick anything up. Just look at the insects if you are out in public. If you want to do some real bug hunting, and if you have a garden, then that is the safest place for a full bug hunt.
Letting your child take some photos can add some variety to your daily walk and they will probably love being in charge of the camera. Try writing a list before you go out of things to photograph. It’s also a good way to ‘collect’ the items on your ‘I spy’ lists.
You could set a theme for the photos you take on your walk and print them off when you get home to turn into a collage.
Of course, you also get to enjoy ‘editing’ 3 million photos from your camera/phone when you get home. 😂
Ok, so it’s not going to be as fun as a trip to the park, but why not try balancing on any lines you see, not standing on the cracks or jumping over any covers in the pavements. Please engage in this activity responsibly, and remember to keep at least 2 metres apart from others not in your family at all times.
As a lot of us are simply walking around our local neighbourhoods at the moment there are probably plenty of road and street signs to see. Ask your child to read the signs or ask them what they think they mean.
You could design your own trail for your children around your local streets. Decide on a simple circular route and write down basic directions and clues for them to solve. The clues can be based on street signs, road signs or shop names, even manhole covers – there are plenty of words out there when you start looking. The answer to the clue should reveal one letter and then all the answers (letters) make up an anagram your child needs to work out at the end.
Why not try to beat your previous day’s step count…another lap around the block anyone? 😂
Or you could do the same walk a few times and see if you can beat your time! Might get everyone moving along to try and shave a few seconds off your personal best!
Give your child a map (either print off a map of your local area or use your phone). You can teach your child how to read the map, identify north and south, and try to navigate. Maybe you can encourage your child to plan a route or draw a map of your route before you head out.
You could also use a mapping app on your phone and show your child how to use it.
With special thanks to our lovely sister site, York Mumbler for this super blog.
Knowing how much Mini Mumblers love to have a giggle and enjoy silly things, we’ve put together a list of our Top 10 April Fool’s Day ideas. So whether you’re pranking the kids or looking to help the kids play a trick on another grown-up, we hope these help give you some inspiration.
April Fool’s Day Top Ten
The list of possible pranks are endless, but whatever you get up to, have fun and stay safe.
Humpty Dumpty and his storybook friends are all here for an EGGCITING event sure to put a SPRING in your step!
Join us down the rabbit hole and discover the whimsical Wonderland trail where you will see plenty of CRACKING photo opportunities and fascinating Easter scenes throughout the beautiful woodland. From a giant vegetable garden to Humpty Dumpty’s house, you’d be as MAD as a RABBIT to miss this!
27th March to 18th April, booking essential.
*TICKETS GO ON SALE FROM 24TH FEBRUARY *
Knaresborough, HG5 8DD
These Easter biscuits from Cassie Best look great fun and the perfect treat to enjoy at home or pop in the post to a loved one this Easter.
Full recipe available here
These super easy to make Chocolate Pots from Tom Kerridge look absolutely delicious and we love the idea of choosing your own toppings.
Full recipe available here
If your Mini Mumblers love their morning porridge, then this lovely and simple decoration idea from Kitchen fun with my 3 sons.com could be perfect to kickstart their Easter weekend.
Full recipe available here
We adore pancakes at STAG HQ and it’s Pancake Saturday here every week, so these gorgeous bunny inspired pancakes by the Good Food Team are right up our street. Short on time, why not buy and cut pre-made pancakes?
Full recipe available here
Easter can be a super time for getting the whole family involved in fun, Easter crafts and egg hunting adventures. Everyone celebrates differently and don’t put pressure on yourself, whatever you get up to, we hope you have a super time.
Top 5 Favourite Easter Craft Ideas
1.An Easter Wreath by theresourcefulmama.com
2. Easter bookmarks by the wonderfully talented Cori at Let’s make stuff
3. Easter Bunny Headband by I Heart Crafty Things It’s a wonderful site, we use it all the time.
4. Sock Bunnies by A Pumpkin and a Princess
5. Bunny Bunting by Paper Mill Direct
10 Easter Egg Hunt Hiding Clues as used at STAG HQ
1. With this clue, you’ll have to follow your nose, where does mummy put all your stinky clothes?
2. In this place, daddy puts his toes, take a big breathe though and cover your nose!
3. In this place you’ll find hundreds of pages, reading them all would take you ages!
4. In this place it’s very cold, “Close the door properly!!” you’re always being told
5. In this place, it’s very wet, it’s where you and the duckies very first met
6. In this place we’re supposed to rub our feet, open the door to see who to greet
7. Where do you go when it’s time for sleep? Take a look here, there’s some treats to keep
8. You put this on when you’re feeling cold ‘Fasten it up properly” you’re always being told
9. You tell her to play it when you want a song, she doesnt understand what you’re asking for, so always get’s it wrong
10. This is where you eat you’re dinner, find the hidden clue and you’re the winner!
How cute are these!! If you’re looking for a nice, simple Easter snack for your Mini Mumblers, then these healthy hatching chicks from Hungry Happenings are perfect.
Full recipe available here
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Annoyed with the pile of Easter Egg boxes and fighting with the kids over how many they can eat in a day? Take out the stress with these easy recipes and turn those chocolate treats into milkshakes, fudge, dips and more!
Who doesn’t love fruit dipped in yummy chocolate? There are all kinds of different things you can use to dip: strawberries, chopped bananas, marshmallows, skewers (try a mix of fruit and marshmallows). Once dipped, you can add toppings too, such as sprinkles or chopped nuts. Melt down the Easter Eggs and stir in some cream (although just plain melted chocolate is delicious).
This is a great one for using up Easter sweets too. Simply melt down the chocolate and spread in a thin layer onto a cookie sheet spread with parchment paper. Sprinkle with sweets (Mini Eggs, Smarties or just sprinkles from the baking cupboard) and chill. Once set, break up into pieces and enjoy! If you have different kinds of chocolate eggs, you could make it two layer, or drizzle the second type over the top.
An oldie but goodie. Melt the Easter Eggs, mix with Rice Krispies or Cornflakes, spoon into bun cases and chill. Add your favourite toppings and enjoy!
Fudge is easy to bake with children and super delicious to eat. You can also add topping such as chopped nuts, sweets, edible glitter, sprinkles – anything that takes your fancy.
This recipe from Carnation is an easy one:
Easter Egg Milkshakes
Easter Egg Brownies
Make your favourite brownie recipe, but substitute the chocolate for the same amount of Easter Egg. Our favourite is Jamie Oliver’s recipe.
A good one for children who like to get their hands into the mixture. Hard to resist popping one into your mouth every time you open the fridge though!
Here’s a recipe from www.allrecipes.co.uk:
With special thanks to our wonderful sister site, Calderdale Mumbler for this super blog
Monday 29th March 2021
From 10am – Trinity Methodist Church, Clifton Gardens, GOOLE
From 3pm – Portholme Church, Portholme Road, SELBY
Tuesday 30th March 2021
From 11am – Sherburn in Elmet Methodist Church, behind Tesco Express
This is being done in line with current COVID 19 restrictions and with permission from Humberside/North Yorkshire Police (log number available on request).
If you do plan on coming along, please follow signs and instructions from our volunteers.
Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone.
The park is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. During a visit it is an old tradition to make a wish. The Wishing Well is fed by the same magical waters as the Petrifying Well and has been wished upon for over 300 years. Many visitors have been in touch to tell us their wishes have come true!
The park has several scenic picnic areas, a coffee and ice cream kiosk, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Dogs are welcome in all areas, apart from the playground.
Themed events run during school holidays. For more information about family events visit our website.
Please check the website for up-to-date opening times and any unforeseen park closures. Open weekends in March and daily from 29th March – 31st October 2021.
LEARN HOW TO DRAW – LEARN HOW TO MAKE A BIRD FEEDER – LEARN HOW TO MAKE A BIRD BATH – HAVE FUN ON A TREASURE HUNT – LEARN ABOUT WILDLIFE – PLAY GAMES – AND SO MUCH MORE!
Brought to you by local organisation, Project: Wild, this activity pack aims to inspire young people to retain an awareness and consideration of nature during the harsh winter months, which can often put families and young people off going outside and appreciating what our local environment has to offer!
Project: WILD C.I.C. is a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to addressing declining biodiversity and mental illness in young people. We do this by engaging young people with the natural world on their doorstep.
Junior Tennis Club over the Easter Holidays
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In the heart of Yorkshire is Stockeld Park, a place where magic is made and adventures begin! Nestled in a woodland within 30 minutes of Leeds, York & Harrogate, Stockeld Park is the home of adventures and original family fun!
Stockeld Park is open every school holiday, and most weekends throughout the warmer months, and offers wonderful family days out across different adventure seasons, with different themes and events throughout the year.
Step into the magical world of the Enchanted Forest where every path leads to a different adventure. The forest contains interactive play that encourages the imaginations of all, as well as five large Adventure Playgrounds that have something for everyone from small children to the grandparents!
In addition to the adventure playgrounds, Stockeld Park is also home to an impressive giant yew tree maze! Climb the castle viewing tower to look out over the tops of the trees or cross bridges and discover playful surprises, musical instruments and some unexpected obstacles!
Along with all these exciting activities, there are also different seasonal activities such as jumping pillows, indoor inflatables, pedal go-karts and the Laser Adventure. The Laser Adventure is also available to hire exclusively for birthday parties, with a range of party packages on offer!
Stockeld Park has a large café, outdoor food outlets and picnic area. There is also an amazing gift shop where you can buy different, seasonal goodies throughout the year!
For the full details on our events, prices and opening times please visit www.stockeldpark.co.uk
Some activities and aspects of the park may change at short notice, to stay in line with Government guidance and COVID restrictions. All details will be kept up to date on our website.
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.
‘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
T: 01937 833001
32 Westgate, Tadcaster, LS24 9AB
With special thanks to our sister site, Wakefield Mumbler, for this super blog.
Mostcraft – Originally founded by a crafty husband and wife duo, Mostcraft began as a hobby that soon flourished into a mecca for all things knitting, sewing, gluing, and DIY related.
Check out their 51 Fun & Easy Paper Craft Ideas for Kids blog
We took our blackboard, created a snack shop list and told the kids that they could spend 50p per day in the shop. “Once your 50p has gone, it’s gone, so spend it carefully.”
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.
Are you interested in providing your children with opportunities to make art with things you already have in the house? VISIT WEBSITE
Beningbrough’s extensive gardens and parkland are packed with hidden corners waiting to be explored. In line with government guidance, only the outdoor spaces at Beningbrough are open for local visitors to access for walks. You will need to book your visit in advance and will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York, YO30 1DD
We love this idea from The Manc, so simple, so much fun. As an alternative to the hosepipe, spray bottles could be used or paint brushes with water.
It’s also a great opportunity to teach a few skills in fire safety and how to protect the home, what to do in the event of a fire and so on.
A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.
Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.
Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.
Covid-19 update: Pre-booking required.
Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA.
T: 01653 648333
Orgami can be a great activity to focus children and give them something fun and creative to do. This super resource from Easy, Peasy & Fun gives them lots of options to choose from.
Enjoy wonderful footage from the Cirque Du Soleil shows
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.
Jamie delivers her sessions in a fun and interactive way, with themes to suit all ages, including Frozen, Harry Potter, Trolls and many more.
I don’t think we would be brave enough to let our Mini Mumblers use real nail polish (perhaps felt tips or crayons as an alternative) but we certainly love this idea from hello, Wonderful.
This site is packed full of fun and educational topics, covering so many themes and answering endless questions we might have on a daily basis.
“At SciShow, we’re endlessly curious about what makes the universe tick. If you’re passionate about quenching your curiosity about… everything, you’re in the right place. Join us ever day to learn about the world around us and beyond.” Scishow
Thursday 1st April 2021 at 14:00
If you’re looking for something fund and crafty to do, tune into the Selby Library Facebook Page at 14:00 on Thursday 1st April 2021 and the lovely Debby will show you how to make a lovely Easter chick from paper.
Gates, grounds and gardens open from 8am – 6pm. Café (takeaway) available from 10am – 4pm, toilets 9am – 5pm and playgrounds 10am – 5pm. Last admission is 45 minutes before closure.
Please be aware that the gates to the grounds are locked at 6pm. In order to protect everyone who visits and works at Lotherton they have a timed-entry booking system in place.
All visitors, including members, Leeds and MAX card holders require a free ticket to visit between 9am – 4pm.
Book by phone on 0113 376 0318 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm)
Bolton Abbey,Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD236EX
Saturday 27th March until Sunday 18th April, 10am-4pm
Spring has sprung at Thorp Perrow and the Easter Bunny has been busy baking some yummy treats; but oh no! he seems to have lost some of the ingredients… can you explore the Arboretum to find them and complete the recipe?
Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS.
Tel: 01677 425323
29th March – 11th April 2021
This Easter, walk into a land of mystery, mayhem, and madness on the hunt for magical easter eggs as you enter EggVenture in Wonderland. Walk thru 160 acres of Magical Wonderland with live characters, special FX, and a chocolate egg at the end.
Grab your map of wonderland and voyage forward into the land of wonders as you visit 6 bonkers areas on the hunt for Easter eggs but be warned, all is to what it seems.
Runtime 40-60 minutes
Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS.
Tel: 01282 841148
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
We love this easy craft shared by hello, Wonderful
Our Mini Mumbler had great fun doing this and Nanny and Pops were thrilled to receive it.
Wednesday 31st March 2021 between 11:00am – 11.45am
Wednesday 7th April 2021 between 11:00am – 11.45am
Saturday 10th April 2021 between 2.30pm-3.30pm
In line with government guidance, only the outdoor spaces at Nostell are open for local visitors to access for walks.
You will need to book your car parking space in advance of your arrival to Nostell. Members will be able to book a space for free, while non-members will need to pay in advance for their space. If you arrive by car and haven’t booked, you will be turned away. Bookable car park slots are proving popular. More availability will be released each Friday so please visit the website regularly.
Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wragby, Wakefield, WF4 1QE
Easter is just around the corner and we don’t want to miss out due to restrictions, so why not come along to our belated outdoor Easter Egg Hunt?
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 trails can be enjoyed at leisure, by social or household bubbles, as and when appropriate.
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 track – Selby 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 wide–open 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 will be available as postcards and, when the time is right, they will be available to collect across the District, from information points, key attractions, shops and cafes. For the time being, they will be available to view and download via the Selby District Council website.
We love this simple idea shared by hello, Wonderful.
27 March – 18 April 2021
Why not take a trip to Temple Newsham this Easter?
Although the House and Home Farm are closed, grounds and gardens are open with cafe takeaway available daily between 10am-4pm and toilets open between 9am-5pm. Most car parks are open at all times. The Lakeside and Walled Garden car parks close at 4.30pm.
The estate is open to visitors travelling by car and on foot. Please continue to follow guidance around social distancing during your visit.
Temple Newsam Road, Leeds LS15 0AE
T:0113 336 7460
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
Tickets must be pre-booked.
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, commonly referred to as YWP, is a wildlife park located just outside Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in England.
Warning Tongue Ln, Branton, Old Cantley, Doncaster DN4 6TB
T: 01302 535057
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