School Holiday Activities & Camps Selby, Tadcaster and Goole

February Half Term 2021 COMING SOON

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  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!

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We’re busy building a super School Holiday Special for you, we’ll let you know via social media when it’s ready. 

  • Local Events

  • Super Discounts

  • Childcare and Holiday Clubs

  • Crafts and fun things to do, we’ll have it covered!

While our Easter Holiday Special is packed full of super local events, don’t forget to check out our Days Out Page too, it’s packed full of suggestions of places you might like to visit on a family day out.


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

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

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£10 for 10 swims

It’s time to save some money!

£10 for 10 swims to help encourage our junior swimmers to get back in the water and practice in between their lessons.
Only available to purchase between 10th – 23rd February. all purchases must be made at reception.

One voucher per child, limited offer for children currently on our swimming lesson programme only.

Calling all Leeds pooches!

Our ‘Bark in the Park’ event is back for another woof-tastic year! Explore the grounds of Temple Newsam of Saturday 22nd February 2020 with your human, with the choice of either a 1 mile, 3 mile or 6 mile route, whilst raising vital funds for St Gemma’s Hospice.

Registration is now open. To book your place, please visit our website website,

Please note that we have introduced a registration fee for this event of £5 for 1 dog and £2 for each additional dog, with a maximum of 6 dogs per group, to cover the costs of running the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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City Cruises

Service Update: In line with Government guidance, we are planning on reopening for sightseeing cruises and self drive boat hire on Saturday 4th July 2020.

If you are planning to sail with us from the 4th of July 2020, you can find out about the new measures for social distancing pre-boarding, and whilst on board, along with our cleaning procedures and hygiene facilities supplied on board, by clicking here.

For all other cruises including our dining and party cruises, we are awaiting Government advice with regards to indoor hospitality venues reopening, and will update regarding future operation of this cruise then.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email on

Use code MUMBLER20 for 20% off daytime sightseeing, early evening cruises and self drive boat hire between 4th-31st July.

T: 01904 628324

0871 22 77 007


Suitable for all ages – regardless of weather!

Creepy Crawlies is the indoor play area within the park. Filled with separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over fives.

We have a new baby area to allow the little ones their own space, see the recent Mumbler blog exploring the new area HERE. It includes a black and white room, a coloured room, an illuminated ball pool and plenty of soft floor space to explore and play.

High Ropes Course
Wired is an amazing and challenging high ropes course in York comprising 22 activities of varying difficulty all of which are designed to test your nerve and ability. The course is 8 metres at the highest point and you are harnessed and secured by a safe roller and lanyard system, with qualified and experienced staff on hand should you need them. It is suitable for children aged 7 years and above, right up to active older people. Find out about our great passes on offer HERE.

Holiday Club
We have an amazing holiday club every holiday – with access to all of the park and includes high ropes for the older guys – and nursery facilities for younger children. Find out more HERE.

 01904 692221

February half term will be fun at East Riding libraries with activities for younger children and their families.

Jungle Dance Storytimes will be a chance to find waltzing warthogs and rock n’ rolling rhinos. The Storytimes will feature ‘Giraffes can’t Dance’ with songs, stories and craft activities.

The events are free and will be held at:

Tuesday, 18 February : Flamborough Library : 2.30pm
Tuesday, 18 February : Hornsea Library : 11am
Wednesday, 19 February : Beverley Library : 10.30am : Booking required
Wednesday, 19 February : Anlaby Library: 10.30am
Wednesday, 19 February : Hedon Centre : 10am : Booking required
Wednesday, 19 February : Bridlington Central Library : 10am
Wednesday, 19 February : Leven Library : 11am
Thursday, 20 February : Goole Library : 10am
Thursday, 20 February : Withernsea Library : 2.15pm
Thursday, 20 February : Hessle Centre : 10am
Thursday, 20 February : Cottingham Centre : 10.45am : Booking required
Thursday, 20 February : South Cave Library : 3pm
Thursday, 20 February : Pocela Centre, Pocklington: 10.30am
Friday, 21 February : Driffield Centre : 10.30am

In addition, East Riding Libraries will also be hosting ‘Dear Zoo’ Bounce and Rhyme sessions, a chance to find out what is the perfect pet, listen to ‘Dear Zoo’ and enjoy Bounce and Rhyme, with stories, songs and fun.

These free sessions will be held at:

Friday, 14 February: Beverley library : 10am and 2.15pm : Booking required
Monday, 17 February: Withernsea Library : 9.30am
Monday, 17 February : Market Weighton Multi Service Centre : 11am
Tuesday, 18 February : Anlaby Library : 9.30am
Tuesday, 18 February : Willerby Library : 9.30 am
Wednesday, 19 February: Goole Library : 10am
Thursday, 20 February : North Bridlington Library : 2.15pm
Thursday, 20 February : Cottingham Centre : 10am : Booking required
Thursday, 20 February : Snaith Library : 11am
Friday, 21 February : Howden Centre : 11am
Friday, 21 February: Anlaby Library : 9.30am.

For the majority of events, booking is not required, and people can simply turn up. If booking is required, please contact the library involved.

This February half-term, there’s fun for all the family at Stockeld Park! The park is open from 15th – 23rd of February with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Get active in the Yorkshire fresh air and whizz around the real ice-rink, it’s covered so you can skate in any weather!

Venture into the Forest and take on the four, large Adventure Playgrounds that are guaranteed fun for all! Get lost in the maze whilst discovering some playful surprises or join in on the indoor fun and jump on the indoor pillow and play on the inflatable slide!

Add that extra bit of fun to your day by booking onto the Science & Slime workshops! Stockeld Park are welcoming Dragons Den winners, Sublime Science, who will be hosting 35-minute Science & Slime shows that will be full of scientific surprises, smoke, flying things and of course, plenty of slime! Limited tickets are available for the Science & Slime shows and are only £2 per child when pre-booked online! The Stockeld Rangers have also organised activities including arts & crafts,
den building, forest walks and build a teddy! Half term is covered at Stockeld Park!

15th-23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm

Pre-book online HERE and quote: MUMSELBYGOOLE for an extra 10% discount!

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.

Join us every Saturday for our weekly Lego Club 10am -10.45am

Design, create and swap ideas. Take part in weekly challenges and show us your super builder skills!

This is a FREE activity (donations to the library very welcome) and suitable for ages 4+.

Selby Library, 52 Micklegate, Selby, YO8 4EQ

Click here for more info.

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Moo Music Half Term Fun

We can’t wait for some half term fun next week!

Remember to book your space!

💜Tuesday 18th February Osgodby Institute
Mixed Moo 10am
Baby Moo 10.50am
Moo-Born 11.40am
💜Wednesday 19th February Selby Superbowl
Mixed Moo 10am
Baby Moo 10.50am
Moo-Born 11.40am

💜Thursday 20th February Tadcaster Methodist Church
Mixed Moo 10am
Baby Moo 10.50am

💜Friday 21st February Garforth Kidzone
10am Mixed Moo
10.50am Baby Moo
Don’t delay, book today message or email Payment is required to secure your space.


February: 18th-19th February 2020

Easter: 7th-8th April & 14th-15th April 2020

May: 26th-27th May 2020

SCS Sports Coaching Services provide multi-sports camps for children aged between 4 and 13.
Simon Scholfield, founder of SCS Sports Coaching Services is also Head of Prep PE at Gateways School. The camps provide a range of sports experience and activities including Unihoc, Softball, Tag rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Dodgeball, swimming (8 and over) and short tennis.

If you’re looking for something fun, educational and active for your kids to do during the holidays, look no further! Below are testimonials from parents who have used SCS camps before:

We genuinely cannot recommend SCS coaching enough, we have two boys aged 8 and 6 and they look forward to the school holidays so much just so that they can go to the sports camp. They love the staff and the variety of activities that they have each day, swimming is a highlight for my eldest child. They also enjoy meeting children from other schools as well as their own, so we cannot thank you enough for providing such a rewarding, reliable and trustworthy camp for our boys, we would be lost without you! Mr & Mrs Burnley
The camp is run by experienced sports coaches who have worked in schools and are DBS checked. The camps are held at Gateways School, Harewood with swimming sessions at Wetherby Leisure Centre (transport included). The camps run from 9.30-4.00pm with wraparound care available from 8.00 to 5.30pm. Individual days can be booked.

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Selby Library

It’s HALF TERM! Hurrah – and if youre looking for some fun things to do locally that dont cost the earth then do pop along to the library.

Our Escape Room event has SOLD OUT and is going down a storm! But if you’ve missed out on that you can still join us for:
⭐️Storytime, Wednesday Morning from 10.30am.
⭐️Or come and meet the Owls, Friday from 10am until 4pm (no need to book)
⭐️And don’t forget we have author, James Nicol joining us on Friday for lots of magical, witchy fun (4pm-5pm) last few spaces available to book now £2.50 per child.

For booking for events please call 01609 534521 or email

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Sport Activity Camps

The holidays are nearly here 
Looking for activities for your children? Why not check out our active camps at Selby Summit, for children aged 5-14. Activities include adventure play, bowling, climbing, swimming and multi-sports. 8:45 – 3:00 or 8:45 – 6:00. Contact Summit Reception on 01757 293292 to book or why not try our new online booking system for Active camps?

The first Friday of each month, we host our Mumbler Monthly Meet Up at Summit Indoor Adventure, Selby. Here we do a toy exchange/giveaway, where parents can drop off/swap or take items.

If you have items to donate, pop along and donate on the day.

Can’t stop? No problem, just let us know a time and we’ll meet you in the car park and collect items.


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Summit Creche

February Half Term lessons available to book from 9am Monday 27th January

Due to popular demand we are releasing the lessons early, classes available;

  • Non Swimmers
  • Nearly Swimmers
  • Improvers
  • One to ones
  • Block one to ones

Something for our big kids too, why not take the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification?
Take your first steps in the industry for your first job or to fill some spare time in your retirement.

And don’t forgot our CRAZY fun swims!!

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Tots Play

Every Class Your Baby Needs in One!

At Tots Play, our Award Winning classes provide not only age appropriate learning experiences for your child but also exciting, interactive play sessions for you both. They’re also a lovely way to get out and make new friends, with class sizes limited to ensure a warm welcome and friendly, supportive atmosphere.

“Tots play taught me a lot, I would absolutely recommend it! I went with my second baby and learnt so many ways I can play and keep baby happy and entertained, I wish I’d of done this with my first son. Alison is really lovely and you are never made to feel rushed, everything is done at baby’s pace.” KB, Feb 2020

Choose from:

Baby Development (from birth)

Learn fun ways to play, interact, communicate with and calm your new baby on this friendly, relaxed and informative 6 week course for our youngest babies.

The course introduces you to:
Massage, yoga, sign language and sensory play plus tummy time and calming techniques and lots more. It’s a great place to spend special time with your new baby and meet other parents.

Discovery Tots (from 8 weeks to crawling)

Stimulate, delight and boost the development of all baby’s senses at this fun, interactive class with yoga based movement, music, sensory play, sign language, lullaby massage and more!

Social Tots (from crawling to 2.5 years approx)

With the emphasis on fun, Social Tots includes a mix of structured and free play activities including yoga movement and music, sign language, instruments, sensory, cognitive and physical play

Class times: 
10:00-10:40 Social Tots
11:00-11:40 Discovery Tots
12:00-1:00 Baby Development Course
Brayton Community Centre, Foxhill Lane, Brayton, Selby YO8 9EL
Class times: Thursdays
10:00-10:40 Social Tots
11:00-11:40 Discovery Tots
12:00-1:00 Baby Development Course
Old Girls’ School Community Centre and Tearoom, 18 Kirkgate, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6BL
Class times: Saturday (monthly) – Special half term session on Saturday 22nd February 2020.
10:00-10:45 Saturday Tots (3 months to 3 years)
Venue: Old Girls’ School Community Centre and Tearoom, 18 Kirkgate, Sherburn in Elmet, LS25 6BL
Please check the website for dates.

A CBBC Games Half Term – National Science and Media Museum

This February half term, discover the world of video games with CBBC. Try brand new games, have a go at coding and play along with the experts!

What does it take to digitise the wild antics of the Operation Ouch! doctors? How do you bring the exciting adventures of The Dumping Ground online? And just how does a cartoon about a secret agent mouse come to life as a game? Come along to our CBBC Games half term and find out!

There’ll be play zones previewing the latest CBBC game releases from Danger Mouse, The Worst Witch and The Next Step. Play along in a new coding gameshow in Wonderlab, get top tips from the experts, and learn how user testing helps improve CBBC’s amazing games. Or just chill out with one of the CBeebies apps, packed with games, stories and activities from your favourite CBeebies friends.

Tadcaster Spring Half Term 2020 Basketball & Multi Sports Camp

Hosted once again at Tadcaster Grammar School by Coach Gunn Basketball!  Thursday 20th February 2020 from 9am-4pm (with FREE 8am drop off and 4:45pm pick up available) Open to Boys & Girls aged 5-13 (Reception through to Y8) Half days available for children aged 3-4 (9am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4pm) £20 per child per day

City Cruises York

Daytime and evening sightseeing cruises plus self-drive boat hire, parties and seasonal events.

Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP
T: 01904 628324

Clay Fever Ceramic Studio – Tadcaster

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

East Riddlesden Hall – Bradford

Gingerbread Making:

We’ll be following a 400 year-old recipe that uses bread and honey to taste how different traditional gingerbread was to today’s recipe. You’ll have your own gingerbread to take home and share with the family.

The 30 minute sessions will run at: 12noon-12.30pm, 12.30-1pm, 1-1.30pm, 1.30-2pm. Please buy your ticket from the shop upon arrival – limited numbers. General admission prices also apply.

Fab Feb Family Fun at Lightwater Valley

Lightwater Valley is inviting families with younger children the chance to enjoy a fun-packed February Half Term – whatever the weather. Aimed at the Under 8s and running from Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd, Fab Feb Family Fun features a host of fantastic indoor and outdoor events and activities on offer throughout the holidays.

Tickets cost £7.95 per person.Under 3’s are Free.

Family Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser

Follow our fun Easter trails, solve the clues and exchange for a prize!
Plus homemade cakes & hot drinks, kids crafts, face painting, beer tent & prosecco bar and tombola.
Please arrive no later than 3pm so you have time to do the trail.

Raising money for Appleton Roebuck PreSchool.

Parish Rooms, Daw Lane, Appleton Roebuck, York YO23 7DJ

Sunday 5th April 2020 – 1pm – 4pm

Farmageddon February 18th at Selby Superbowl 10.30am

Farmageddon February 18th at Selby Superbowl 10.30am start includes sweets and a drink, tickets £4.

February Fun at Stockeld Park – Wetherby

Join us this February half term for some weird science experiments and lots of slime!

We are joined by Dragons Den winners Sublime Science who will be hosting some workshop style shows throughout the day. Those geeky scientists will be presenting a 35 min workshop full of scientific surprises, smoke, flying things & plenty of slime. The fun takes place throughout each day from 15th – 23rd Feb 2020. Show times are 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm.

February Half Term Fun at Harlow Carr

Youngsters can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities at RHS Garden Harlow Carr including a chance to make sun catchers and windsocks during half term and discover more about the wild weather of the UK on a daily garden trail. 10-4pm from 15th – 23rd February.

Forest School for ‘Big Kids’ February Session at Rowntree Park

Join us for our monthly Saturday Forest school/bushcraft session aimed at children aged 6-12 on Saturday 15th of February 1-2.30pm. The sessions will take a Forest School approach – fire lighting and campfire cooking, bushcrafts which include using tools, knives, drills and saws to create, nature based arts and crafts and more! All sessions include hot chocolate and marshmallows (or suitable alternatives) that the children will make on the open fire or using the Kelly Kettle.

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

Half Term Hullabaloo at Eureka!

Packed full of extra activities including special guest performers! It’s go-go-go this February half-term with extra activities galore. New exhibitions, special guest performers, and the latest in hands-on digital tech.

Have a go on our NEW Ludus interactive gaming wall. Experience this giant digital touch-screen to get physical and play a range of games.

Ever fancied experiencing zero-gravity? Now’s your chance! Find out what it’s like to train as an astronaut in our human-sized gyroscope. How fast can you go? An ideal activity for children aged 5+ to enjoy.

AND that’s not all! We’ve got guest performers from Same Difference Arts, who will be here with their huge periscope.

Half Term Trail at Oakwell Hall Country Park

Pick up your activity pack from the Visitor Centre shop and enjoy a winter walk around the park this half term.
£1.50 per pack Please note the shop is closed on Mondays.

Harrogate Indoor Funfair

Saturday 15th February until Sunday 23rd February 2020

The Indoor funfair returns to Harrogate this February Half Term. This fantastic family orientated event includes all your family favourites including the Waltzers, Dodgems, Cup and Saucers, Fun House, Inflatable Slide with rides for all ages of the family.

There is no need to worry how many times the children wish to ride as for £10 they can go on as many times as they can within the 3 hour sessions that are daily 10-1 2-5 from Saturday 15th February until Sunday 23rd February. The doors open 30 minutes before each session so that you don’t miss out on any time on the rides and sessions are limited in capacity to stop large queues.

There is a cafe on site also serving hot and cold food as well as toilet and baby changing facilities. Tickets are available online at or you can pay on the door by cash or card subject to availability. Parking is FREE on site at the Yorkshire Event Centre within the Great Yorkshire Showground. So come along and have a memorable family experience with rides to suit all ages of the family including parents.

Lambing Festival at Cannon Hall Farm

February 15th – 23rd 2020

Join us for lambing season – our shepherds will be caring for 300 pregnant ewes who will all be having lambs over the two week holidays. Join us and help us welcome our new lambs with our packed agenda: Daily talks from our shepherds, 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.


Love Birds at Lotherton Hall

Love is in the air at Lotherton as we celebrate the wonderful birds at Wildlife World this February half term.

Learn more about our Humboldt penguins, take part in feathered crafts and follow the Love Birds trail. Create a bird box or feeder to take home and put in your own garden, activities take place daily 11am – 3pm in the Nestbox Education Centre.

On Sunday 16, Wednesday 19 and Sunday 23 Feb you can make your own nest box to take home with you!

The ground floor of the hall will be open throughout the half term holiday for you to explore, take part in dressing up and get involved with crafts.

Join us at the penguin pool for feeding time at 11am and 3pm daily.

Love Birds is a free event with normal admission into Lotherton.

Murton Park -Yorkshire Museum of Farming

February Half Term 2020

After the great success of the last two years we are once again welcoming you to come and visit our reconstructed Viking village on the outskirts of historic York.

Take part in a multiple award-winning Viking experience. You will get to dress as a Viking, learn how to use a spear and shield, play and make a Viking game to take home with you, and see what it was really like to live in a Viking Longhouse.

The experience is £7.50 per child and will last for approximately 1 1/2 hours and is outside so sensible shoes and coat are advised. This event is not included in the year ticket.* There will be two slots each day and they will be at the following times: 10:00 – 11:30 and 13:00 – 14:30.

The café and playground will be open but please note the museum galleries will not be for this event. *There must be at least one adult in your party to supervise but they will not be charged.

National Centre for Birds of Prey

‘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
T: 08447422035

National Coal Mining Museum – Wakefield

15th-23rd February – For Families, For Everyone!

This February Half Term @ Pit join us as we celebrate 100 years of Miners’ Welfare and get hands-on with our activities with a mining twist: Miniature Miners’ Magnificent Playground (Monday-Friday), games, reconstructions,interactive tours,adventure playground,underground tour and pit ponies!

National Railway Museum

15 February 2020 – 23 February 2020
09.00 – 17.00

Take a step into the clever world of coding in our future-focused half term, with robots, dancing, toys and stories.

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

Owls in the Library (Magick and Mayhem)

February 21st 10am-4pm

Come and meet the beautiful owls from York Bird of Prey Centre, have photos taken and pretend you are a
Hogwarts Student all part of our Magick and Mayhem half term events.
Our friends from York Bird of Prey will be on hand to answer any questions you might have, intorduce you to the owls and show you how to handle the birds that inspired Hedwig!

February Frolics at Piglets Adventure Farm

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

Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST
T: 01904 499700

Premier Sports

Send your kids on an adventure this holiday with fun and exciting activities for 4-12 year olds! Our holiday camps offer a full range of activities to entertain your kids whatever their interests. We provide a safe, friendly and fun environment to keep the kids entertained all day long!

‘My son has gone to Premier Sports Holiday Club for the last few years at Barlby High – they do lots of activities with them and my son always enjoys his time there. It’s also very reasonably priced!

JF, March 19

T: 01953 499 040


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

Sunflower Planting at Temple Newsam

February 19th 1pm-3pm

We’re getting ready for spring with FREE sunflower planting in the gorgeous Walled Garden 1pm till 3pm. Get your green-finger on and see your tiny creation grow into a bright and beautiful flower. Don’t forget to make the most of your visit with a trip to the playground and a stroll through our parks and woodland. Spot the babies! Farmyard friends are waiting for you to say hello and mini tractors are not doing to ride themselves! The house is open ready for little visitors to tour and discover the hidden wonders through the ages.
Home Farm is open daily during the school holidays from 10am till 4pm. The house is closed on Mondays but be sure to come see us every other day of the week from 10.30am till 4pm!

Superheroes at The Royal Armouries

We have speeding bullets and a tall building, so where better to discover your inner superhero than at the Royal Armouries this spring. But not all of us are made of steel, so come design and build your superhero armour (evil masterminds also welcome).

Meet your favourite superheroes, see combat demonstrations and take part in have-a-go activities this February half-term (15th – 23rd February)

The Apprentice Witch Escape Room (Magick & Mayhem)

Monday 17th February 10am-4pm

Do you love puzzles and escape rooms? Do you love stories full of magic and adventure? Then we have the perfect half term event for you! Apprentice witch Arianwyn is trapped by a magic spell and needs to escape. Solving the puzzles, can you find the right combination of spells and free Arianwyn and yourself from the room?
Suitable for ages 7-11. Places are £2.50 per child.
If you book for this event you can book onto our author event with James Nicol for just £1 (instead of £2.50)
For more information or to book please contact the library direct on 01609 534521 or email

The Deep – February Half Term

The Deep – Critical Chemistry – February Half Term 2020

Join us this February half term and explore our exciting new exhibit featuring Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish, Leopard moray eels and more! Learn about how climate change is affecting our oceans and what this means for the animals who live there. Take part in our ocean acidification challenge, and find out how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting our sea creatures – you might be surprised what you find!

Enjoy the family activity trail, interactive presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, as well as face painting in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm.

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

The Deep – Hull

‘The Deep, one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world’ TD, Jan 19

The Deep, Tower Street, 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 York Viking Festival

The annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage.

Visit York in February 2020 for an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances. Whether you’re well-versed in the sagas or looking for a thrilling half-term break, there’s something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

Wildlife World at Lotherton Hall – Leeds

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

Woodland Adventurers at Carlton Towers

Come and enjoy outdoor activities, such as learning how to safely light a fire, build a den, climb trees, make tree swings or even use a bushcraft knife to carve something to take home. For 8 year olds upwards. For more information contact Creative Curiosity or Carlton Towers.

York Art Gallery

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

York Castle Museum – February Half Term


Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February

A Victorian feline thief is on the loose at York Castle Museum this February half term and the Police need your help to put the hoodlum behind bars. The thief has struck on the Victorian street Kirkgate, stealing the defenceless moggy – which belongs to the Lord Mayor – with no apparent motive. We need visitors to become ‘young detectives’ and help police to return the cat to its owner and catch the thief. Included in admission.

A trip down our Victorian Street, Kirkgate, is something you will never forget. Meet the local characters, visit authentic shops and discover the weird and wonderful collections from this bygone era.Swing by the Sixties gallery, discover toys from days gone by, venture into the original prison cells that held Dick Turpin and surround yourself with a spectacular costume collection from the past 400 years.With family-friendly activities and fascinating exhibitions, there is something for everyone at York Castle Museum.

York Theatre Royal – York

St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD

Always lots of super shows and live theatre going on here.

T: 01904 623568

Yorkshire Museum

Saturday 15 February – Sunday 23 February

Viking Rune Making

The Vikings had their own system of writing called Runes. Join us this half term as we celebrate the Viking Festival with Rune Making. Learn the Runic Alphabet; it’s as easy as A, B, C! Choose your stones and write your name or make a simple message for a friend. Pick up a hessian drawstring bag on the way out to take them home and keep them safe. Museum admission applies. £1.50 charge. No need to book.

Viking Voyages

Imagine travelling back 1000 years in time to experience Viking life first hand in this interactive storytelling journey. Act out a saga of a perilous voyage to Jorvik wearing Viking costumes and role play setting sail in a longboat for a new life. Included in museum admission. No need to book.

Kids Collections Corner: Vikings
Tuesday, 18 February 12.30pm – 1pm

Join us for our new style of Kids Curators Talks. Taking place in a dedicated room, the talk takes the form of participatory involvement including hands on activity or a demonstration. It is led by curatorial and learning members of staff and suitable for 7 – 11 year olds with provisions included for our early years visitors. Included in museum admission. No need to book.