Please be aware of our Days Out Section which also has a comprehensive list of other places you may wish to visit during the half term holiday.
If you know of any events that are being held during half term that would be of interest to our Mumblers then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook on our STAG Mumbler What’s On Page or STAG Mumbler Chat Group and we will add your event to this page.
Thank you and have a wonderful half term!
Scramble on the cargo net, tread the horizontal tyres and cross the swinging bridge.
This exhilarating indoor ropes adventure course will see you tackle 16 different stages as you trek along the course. You’ll be safely clipped in – of course – and you’ll be given a full induction but then you’re on your own.
It’s a breathtaking experience and one we’re sure you’ll come back to time and again – just don’t look down…
Who will enjoy Aerial Trek?
Everyone aged 5 and over will love Aerial Trek at Summit Indoor Adventure.
T: 01757 293292
Will you be king of the pins or queen of the gutter ball?
How could we build this fantastic centre without a bowling lane – and a boutique one at that.
‘Strike’ out and grab a ‘spare’ pair of friends for an evening out or book a lane for a lunchtime laugh or some fun family time.
Bowling is for everyone of all ages and because you’ll be right next door to the bar and diner you can focus on your game while enjoying drinks and snacks.
We have six full length lanes each for up to six people per lane. Just make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Who can bowl?
Whether you can strike every time or are giving it a go for the first time, it’s great fun for all.
T: 01757 293292
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If you’re an inline skater, scooter fan, skateboard addict or can’t get enough of life pulling stunts on two wheels, you’re going to love Summit Ride and Skate – North Yorkshire’s friendliest indoor skate park.
Complete beginners and pros will go mad for our mix of rails, ramps and pipes.
Here’s the techy bit. Our park has a 1.8m quarter pipe, a 1.5m street spine, a hipped street spine and hipped quarter-pipe, couple of jump boxes, a flatbank, grind boxes and rails.
Who will love Summit Ride and Skate?…..You gotta be 5 or over to be in the game.
T: 01757 293292
Looking for fun and exciting half term holiday activities for your children aged between 8 and 14?
Look no further. Welcome to Active Camps at Selby Leisure Centre and Summit Indoor Adventure!
Active Camps run from 8.45am to 3pm each weekday and feature a wide range of fun-packed experiences.
All sessions are fully supervised meaning you can go and enjoy your day comfortable in the knowledge we’re looking after your children in a safe and fun environment.The day starts with a swim every morning from 9am to 10am. These sessions Include fun floats and inflatables.
After that children get the chance to try their hand at ten-pin bowling or head for the amazing Adventure Play zone or indoor skate park.
All activities are fully supervised.
Each afternoon features a different theme.
Move it Monday includes energetic activities such as aerobics and junior gym
Tackle it Tuesday is sports time – with team activities such as football, hockey and touch rugby
Whack it Wednesday, featuring short tennis, table tennis and rounders
Throw it Thursday is all about handball, netball, dodgeball and frisbee
Friday is Tournament Day – where everyone of every ability gets the chance to show off everything they’ve learned during the week.
Active Camps run from 8.45am to 3pm
Active Camps cost just £18 per day, per child. Alternatively book a week (5 days) for just £75 – a saving of £15 on daily prices!
For more information or to book a place call 01757 213 758 or email email@example.com.
What does a broken heart really look like? Dissect animal hearts with our expert to find out
This hands-on, guided dissection, will enable you to explore the anatomy of the heart and look in detail at its structure and function. Whether you are looking to get away from the romance of Valentine’s Day or you’re simply curious, the workshop is open to everyone, with no prior knowledge required.
6.15pm or 7.15pm. Includes admission to the museum. Attendees must be 18+
£6 / £5 Concessions (Concessions are: unwaged, over 60, students and disability). An essential companion is admitted free with a CEA card.
Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00 – 15:00
Booking not needed
Find the secret tunnel to take you to the Wild Play Garden, get muddy in the mud pie kitchen and build your own hideaway den.
Warm up or dry out in the house with nature-inspired arts and crafts on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays. Choose from either a cheerio willow bird feeder or a woven willow birds nest. You can also get hands on making traditional gingerbread on Mondays and Thursdays (£1 for gingerbread making).
Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces.
With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.
3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU
T: 01904 360 500
Friday, 6pm; Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 2pm
After becoming the chief of the Viking town of Berk, Hiccup has fulfilled his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia. His dragon companion Toothless on the other hand, is lured away by the sudden discovery of a wild and elusive mate. When danger threatens their village and Hiccup’s reign as village chief, both dragon and rider are forced to leave the only home they know. As they travel to a hidden world thought to only exist in legends, both dragon and rider will fight together to the very end to protect everything they love in this animated adventure sequel.
Ticket info: £6 (full) /£5 (conc) / £4.50 (child) /£16 (family)
16 February – 3 March 2019, 10am – 5pm
With our fabulous Outdoor Covered Ice Skating Rink as well as The Enchanted Forest with large Adventure Playgrounds and the Maze to be explored and Electric Scooter trail*, there is plenty to keep the whole family busy this February half term.
We’ve even got rainy days covered with a jumping pillow in our indoor play area. Plus join in as we #makeit !! – Art & Craft, Brick Building Fun, Wall Construction, Indoor Den Making & new for 2019 ‘Build a Teddy*‘. The Stockeld Rangers will be hosting fun activities everyday this coming February half term. We hope you can #makeit.
*additional charges apply to Electric Scooters & also to our Build a Teddy Session – Where you can build your very own teddy to take home! Add a heart, stuff it and then receive a birth certificate for your new furry friend! Only £8 online including teddy!.
Our Goole Docks Boat Trips usually happen only on Weekends without being pre-booked. However as this is school holidays our Dock Trips are also available Monday – Friday during this period. Come and take a trip on our boat!
Adults £5 Children £3 Families £15 (2 Adults & up to 3 Children)
Trips last approximately 40 – 45 mins.
Departure times : 10.15pm 11.15pm 12.15pm 1.15pm 2.15pm 3.15pm
Maximum of 12 passengers per trip.
Pre booking not essential, however please feel free to book by calling 01405 768730 and quote Dock Trip
Trips may be cancelled due to bad weather etc – to avoid disappointment please call on the day to confirm they are running
Back by popular demand!
Tue 26 Feb – Sat 02 Mar
Time: 11am & 1.30pm | 6pm (Friday only)
Running Time: 50mins (no interval)
Ticket Information: Adult £13 | Child £8
Age Recommendations: 5 – 8 year olds
Syd’s favourite person in the whole wide world is Grandad.
And Grandad’s favourite person is Syd.
Join the intrepid duo as they head off on a heart warming adventure filled with songs, laughter and jungles that will change their lives forever…
Special themed events at the Half Term Hullabaloo!
16th – 24th February 2019
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE
February 16th – 24th 2019
Join us for lambing season – one of Cannon Hall Farm’s most exciting times in the farming calendar.
Our shepherds will be caring for 300 pregnant ewes who will all be having lambs over the two week holidays – and our farmers will be keeping everyone up to date with live Facebook broadcasts.
We want to share the action with your family – as well as provide education and entertainment for our younger visitors.
Join us and help us welcome our new lambs (and hopefully see a brand new life brought into the world) with our packed agenda.
* Daily talks from our shepherds about the lambs and sheep
* Lamb bottle-feeding demonstrations
* Tractor trailer rides plus sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, Shire horse talks and meerkat feeding sessions.
* Access to our amazing soft play centre.
Tickets are £8.95 per person for all day admission or £34 for a family of four.
FREE Science Show
Sat 16th to Sunday 24th Feb
Performances at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Join us for a half term full of fun with our FREE explosive Science Show. This entertaining 30 minute show introduces you to some famous inventors and explains how the safety-flame lamp was invented and why it was so important to miners. Explosions guaranteed!
No need to book just drop in and enjoy. Suitable for all the family.
Bring to life the characters in the stories by crafting finger puppets, kites and animal masks. There’ll also be limited tickets for puppet making and writing workshops handed out on the day. Sponsored by and run in partnership with the Grammar School at Leeds. Free, drop in. 10am-12pm & 1-3pm
Also visit the Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories free Special Exhibition
Lotherton Hall’s new Wildlife World attraction officially opens during half term week.
Meet playful Humboldt penguins as they splash about in their pool. See our flamingos in their new habitat and say hello to newly arrived tapirs and capybaras.
Enjoy a great value family day out, with a country house, fashion galleries, bird garden, café, woodland walks, adventure playground, and much more!
Lotherton Wildlife World will tell the story of our natural heritage, while drawing on the travels of previous owners of the estate, the Gascoignes. Come and get to know our animals, how they live and what we can do to protect their future.
Our new Wildlife World will contribute to conservation initiatives and aim to raise awareness of endangered animals and plant species through an exciting learning and events programme.
T: 0113 281 3259
The theme for JORVIK Viking Festival 2019 is ‘The Untold Story of Women in the Viking Age’
Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage.
Visit York in February 2019 for a week-long commemoration of a seminal moment in British history, the arrival and conquest of England by the Great Viking Army in AD 866.
With an exciting programme of events that explore the impact of the Viking invasion on Anglo-Saxon England, including living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, there is something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.
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
‘We visited Beetlebank farm at Murton this weekend, our lg loved it and they were really friendly. Lots of animals to hold too!’
SR, Jan 18
Moor Ln, Murton, York, YO19 5XD
T: 01904 488796
‘Not only do you get a glorious garden, but also a grand country house.’ NT
Now dog friendly.
Near York, North Yorkshire, YO30 1DD
T: 01904 472027
Berts Barrow, lovely fresh fruit and veg, coffee, brownies and tractors for kids to play on, plus goats and chickens!
RS, Jan 18
Austfield Farm, Austfield Lane, Hillam, LS25 5NQ
T: 01977 261412
‘Birchfield Ice Cream Farm is a lovely day out with amazing ice cream. There’ll be lots of baby lambs to see soon🍧🍨🍦🐑
LB, Jan 18
Oakmount, Harrogate, HG3 4JS
T: 01423 781792
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.
You can have a nice walk around Bishop Wood, but you usually need your good wellies! Good for those whose kids like to splash in lots of mud!
LM, Jan 18
Daytime and evening sightseeing cruises plus self-drive boat hire, parties and seasonal events.
Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP
T: 01904 628324
Ceramic painting is an activity which can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You don’t have to be an artist to achieve great results. We have a large variety of products to paint, ranging from small animals, plates and mugs to large vases.
Give us a call, email us or take a look at our website.
Mention Mumbler Offer: Mention STAG Mumbler and receive 10% off
30 High Street, Tadcaster, LS24 9AT
T: 01937 918100
Recommended by RR, Jan 18
650, Thorp Arch Trading Estate, Wetherby, LS23 7FJ
T: 01937 541007
‘Experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line during WWII. Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp.’ – EC, Aug 18
Malton, North Yorkshire,YO17 6RT
T: 01653 697777
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
Kirby Misperton, Malton, YO17 6UX
T: 0800 4088840
25th February 2019 to 26th February 2019
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!
So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before – featuring all new scenes!
Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QF
T: 01423 502116
‘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
‘Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in this brand new major exhibition. From the depths of the deepest seas to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows; meet the dinosaurs and sea dragons that once roamed our vast and ever-changing landscapes.’ – YM, Aug 18
Offer: Kids under 16 go free with a paying adult
Access: Fully accessible to wheelchair users except for the library and reading room.
Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR
T: 01904 687687
‘Whatever the weather you can guarantee a great day out. Step back in time and enjoy a journey of nostalgia while you simply sit back and relax on the five mile branch line.’ – K&WVR, Aug 18
Railway Station, Haworth, West Yorkshire, BD22 8NJ
T: 01535 645214
Family run purpose built farm which was home to the Monks, now a great day out for everyone. Bootle feed calfs – unusual breeds – friendly animals – playgrounds – tearoom – gift shop – pet lamb feeding
Green Lane, Bagby, Moor Lane, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2AG
T: 01845 597730
‘Discover the legend of the famous prophetess. Step into England’s oldest visitor attraction open since 1630.’ – MSC, July 18
Offer: Under 3’s free
Prophecy House, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD
T: 01423 864600
‘It’s more than just a museum. What will you discover? Children’s playground, nature trail, picnic area, free parking, shop and refreshments, baby changing facilities. Under 3s free.’ MP
Murton Park, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
T: 01904 489966
‘Set in 10 acres of ancient woodland and rolling parkland. This is the largest collection of birds of prey in the north of England.’ – NCFBOP, Aug 18
Offer: Children under 4 free
Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB
‘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
‘The NYMR is one of the worlds greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Railway conservations, run by volunteers, not for profit.’ NYMR, Aug 18
T: 01751 472508
Lambing live, tractor and trailer rides, Meet the Vet sessions, bottle feeding lambs, and the Sheep Show Live stage show featuring dancing sheep!
‘Treat the kids to a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun inc Bale Play Barn, Bouncing Pillows, Crazy Golf, Pink Barrel Train, Tractor rides and more!’ – PAF
There are lots of special festive events taking place at Piglets this winter.
Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
T: 01904 499700
‘Open all year round, this family friendly garden on the outskirts of harrogate will inspire and delight all ages. Get the children exploring the natural play features in the garden including the Logness Monster and the cradle Top Tree House.’ – HC, Aug 18
Harlow Carr is a big favourite here at STAG Mumbler.
Harlow Carr is also home to a Betty’s Tearoom.
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, HG3 1QB
T: 01423 565418
‘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
‘Nestled in the beautiful village of Hutton-le-Hole, in North York Moors National Park. RFM is Yorkshires leading open-air museum.’ – RFM, Aug 18
Offer: Pay once and visit for a whole year!
Hutton-le-hole, YO62 6UA
T: 01751 417367
‘We love the smile café at Pocklington for little ones under 4’
KT, Jan 18
The Mile, Pocklington, York, YO42 1TW
T: 01759 305420
‘Adventure day pass activities include: 5 adventure play areas, roller skating, enchanted forest, fun filled maze, indoor inflatables, outdoor giant slide, outdoor jumping pillow, go karts and more’ SP
SAT Nav: LS22 4AN
T: 01937 586333
Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8NP
T: 01833 690606
‘The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world’ TD, Jan 19
The Deep, Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP
T: 01482 381000
‘Get hands on with the science and technology behind TV, film and photography. Discover the inventions, objects and stories that have transformed the way we make and see images.’ – NMM, Aug 18
Offer: Entry to the museum and exhibitions is free but TNS&MM asks you to donate to support the work they do.
The National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
T: 0844 8563797
Award winning art gallery in the heart of the City of York. Special events and exhibitions on all throughout the year.
Offer: Under 16 FREE with a paying adult
Access: Is fully accessible to wheelchair users. A wheelchair is available to borrow on request.
Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
T: 01904 687687
St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD
Don’t forget their fabulous annual Christmas Panto!
T: 01904 623568
‘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
‘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
28th February 2019
By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragons school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.
Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QF
T: 01423 502116