School Holiday Activities & Camps Selby, Tadcaster and Goole

February Half Term

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February Half Term Fun

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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Aerial Trek at Summit Indoor Adventure

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

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Bowling – Summit Indoor Adventure

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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Skate Park – Summit Indoor Adventure

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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Active Camps – Selby Leisure Centre and Summit Indoor Adventure

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

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The First Cut is the Deepest: Anti-Valentine Heart Dissection at Thackray Medical Museum – Leeds

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.

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Beningbrough Hall – York

Make sounds with Stories Alive

Pull on your wellies and wrap up warm for a story walk not to be missed!

Sat 23 Feb 2019

11:00 – 15:00

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East Riddlesden Hall – Bradford

Where will your wellies take you this half term?

Pull on your wellies, wrap up warm and step into the fresh air this February half term.

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).

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Energi Trampoline Park

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

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Family Cinema Listings at Junction – Goole

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Cert TBC)

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)

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February Fun at Stockeld Park – Wetherby

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 & CraftBrick Building FunWall ConstructionIndoor 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!.

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Goole Docks Boat Trips – Goole

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

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Grandad’s Island – York Theatre Royal

Back by popular demand!

Tue 26 Feb – Sat 02 Mar

Time: 11am & 1.30pm | 6pm (Friday only)

Running Time: 50mins (no interval)

Venue: Studio

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…

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Half Term Hullabaloo at Eureka – Halifax

Special themed events at the Half Term Hullabaloo!

16th – 24th February 2019

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE
T:01422 330069

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Lambing Festival at Cannon Hall Farm

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.

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National Coal Mining Museum – Wakefield

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.


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Day at the Museum: Step into the Stories at Leeds City Museum

Free event!

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

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Wildlife World at Lotherton Hall – Leeds

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

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Yorvik Viking Festival – York

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.


Barlow Common Nature Reserve – Selby

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

Barlow Common Rd, Selby, YO8 8JF

Beetle Bank Farm – York

‘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

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

‘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

Bert’s Barrow – Hillam

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 Family Dairies – Harrogate

‘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

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


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

Crazy Tykes Indoor Play Centre – Wetherby

Recommended by RR, Jan 18

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

Eden Camp

‘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

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

Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, Malton, YO17 6UX
T: 0800 4088840

Horrible Histories (Brand New Barmy Britain) – Harrogate Theatre

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

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

Yorkshire Museum – Jurassic World

‘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

Keithley & Worth Valley Railway

‘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

Monk Park Farm

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

Mother Shipton’s Cave

‘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

Murton Park – The Home of Yorkshire Museum of Farming

‘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

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 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

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

‘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

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

There are lots of special festive events taking place at Piglets this winter.

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

RHS Garden – Harlow Carr

‘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

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

Ryedale Folk Museum

‘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

Smile Cafe – Pocklington

‘We love the smile café at Pocklington for little ones under 4’

KT, Jan 18

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

Stockeld Park – Between Harrogate and Leeds

‘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

The Bowes Museum – Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8NP
T: 01833 690606

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 – Bradford

‘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

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 Theatre Royal – York

St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD

Don’t forget their fabulous annual Christmas Panto!

T: 01904 623568

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

Zog – Harrogate Theatre

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 Dragon’s 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