School Holiday Activities & Camps Selby, Tadcaster and Goole

May Half Term

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Are you running a May Half Term event or club?

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

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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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STAG Mumbler Monthly Meetup at Summit Indoor Adventure


Come along and join us for our monthly meetup at Summit Indoor Adventure, Selby!

Why do we host meet ups?

Finding the courage to attend a parent and child group (particularly as a new parent) can be really tough.  Who will be there? Will anyone chat to me? are all thoughts we know many parents and carers have, this is why we host meet ups. At each event you’ll find the STAG Mumbler Team (in our purple hoodies) so you have the choice to come along and simply enjoy the benefit of 1/2 price play, alternatively, if you fancy a natter and a cuppa while your mini mumbler plays, then you can come and sit with us.  We love meeting our mumblers face to face.

If you have any questions about the meet up, or would like to drop us a message to say you’re coming  so we can look out for you, please contact us at  Booking is not necessary.

The STAG Mumbler Toy Exchange 

We’ll also be using our meet-ups as an opportunity to host a toy exchange.  We all know how quickly children seem to grow out of their toys, but it can expensive buying new ones, this is why we have the toy exchange. We’ll come along with our baskets of pre-loved toys and you can bring along yours. Leave yours with us (for someone else to swap) and help yourself to something new to take home.  Perhaps you’re a parent who’s struggling financially….no problem at all, simply take a toy, there’s no need to swap it with one of your own.  There’s no need to feel guilty, we all have times when things can be tight, perhaps at some point in the future, you’ll have the opportunity to donate. Raising children can be expensive, so the more we can help each other, the better.

Craft Corner or Local Business Showcase

Each meet up we also have either a lovely local business showcasing what they have to offer, or a mini craft station where we bring along our special box of crafts and let our Mini Mumblers get creative with something to take home. We’ve had some beautiful cards and paintings done over the last few events.



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Diggerland Parks 20% off


MUMbler has secured a 20% discount for MUMblers at any Diggerland UK park.
Just print off the voucher and take it with you!
To find out more about our trip to Diggerland Yorkshire and our top tips to prepare for your visit read our review blog.

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Diggerland is the UK’s most unique digger-themed adventure park where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full-size construction machinery, under the guidance of trained staff – no driving licence required!

It really is the perfect place to take your kids for an action-packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Sky Shuttle, hanging tight on Spin Dizzy, going for a bumpy ride in the Groundshuttle or digging dirt with a 6-tonne digger, there is something for all ages!
There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin-operated rides and much more where the younger guests can let off steam whilst parents can relax and just watch the fun… or join in!

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Do you love going to the theatre?

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

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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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Get, Set, Grow at RHS Harlow Carr – Harrogate

Kids can get hands-on at our Children’s Gardening Weekend (25 – 26 May 2019) and the whole family can enjoy a seasonal garden trail and Get Set, Grow activities running throughout the week (25 May – 2 June 2019). Children’s Gardening Weekend (25 – 26 May)

Watch children’s entertainers, the Garden Detectives, perform throughout the weekend on the main lawn and get hands-on in the activities marquee 11am – 4pm:

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May Half Term at William’s Den

Get marvellously muddy and hang out with the bugs at William’s Den this May Half Term!

Brew up magnificent mud pies, create brilliant bug masks and play Bug Bingo with plenty of indoor and outdoor fun. With a mini bug puppet show and mud pit challenge you’ll enjoy a day out where the bugs become your buddies and mud is marvellous!

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Northern Ballet: Puss in Boots – Junction Theatre Goole

25th May
2pm, 4pm & 6pm

Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck. Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty!

Bringing this much-loved children’s story to life, Puss in Boots is the purr-fect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre. This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes.

Little dance fans can also get involved with the Northern Ballet Workshop, before or after the show.

TICKET PRICES: £6.50 (adult) /£5 (child) BUY TICKETS

Click here for more info

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PIGLETS May-hem Circus

May-Hem Circus is back this May Half Term with unmissable fun for the entire family!

Roll up, roll up to the big top tent and be wowed by the amazing Fatt Matt! With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, it’s jaw-dropping entertainment every day over half term. We can’t wait! Amazing activities, indoor bay play baaarn, adorable animals and tasty treats!


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BOOK NOW for the PQA York Summer School

If any of you have been following our journey, you’ll know that our 6 year old mini mumbler spends her Saturday afternoons at the fabulous Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) York.  You can read our first blog detailing her first day and the second following her journey during the first few weeks.

Well today, she was devastated. Around lunchtime, she did her usual popping upstairs and re-appearing minutes later with her PQA uniform on. We’d forgotten to tell her, but explained that as it’s the holidays, she wouldn’t be going. You should have seen her face, it was like we had just given her the worse news possible.

There was only one thing for it……we decided it was time to tell her where she’d be spending some of her Summer holiday.

She was unclear what we meant by a Summer School, so it went something like this…..

Mummy: Eva, do you know how you go to PQA every Saturday afternoon?

Eva: Yes mummy

Mummy: Well guess what you’ll be doing in the Summer holidays?

Eva: What mummy?

Mummy: You’re going to PQA for a whole week!!! and you’ll create a whole show that mummy and daddy can come and watch at the end. Does that sound good?

To say she was ecstatic is an understatement. PQA is the highlight of her week and it has been amazing to see her confidence grow week on week.

School holidays can be hard to plan for and we’re required to place such trust in those who we leave them with, well we have absolutely no hesitation in leaving our mini mumbler with this wonderful team of talented and caring individuals.

WANT TO KNOW THE GREAT NEWS? Anyone can attend the Summer School, you don’t need to be a PQA student.

Click here to find out more about the Summer School

Click here to find out more about the PQA weekly classes

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Relax Kids – Relax and Restore Family Workshop

Join us for a 2 hour family workshop to relax and re-balance as the month comes to an end. Spend some quality time together as we work through the 7 steps of Relax Kids.

There will be fun sensory activities and games, including arts and crafts – as well as some top tips for encouraging relaxation and emotional regulation in children through bonding massage, fun breathing activities, yoga inspired stretches and a blissful visualisation section.

The activities in the workshop are designed with ages 5+ in mind, however younger children (ages 3/4) will be able to do a variation of these with parental support.

£5 per adult/child
£17 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children)
Booking Essential – PM or email to book your place

Click here for more information

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SCS Multi-Sports Camps at Harewood Ages 4-13

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Sounding Out Selby – Free 3 day music workshop

Amazing May half-term activity – 3 days of fun creative music workshops for young musicians aged 10-18, led by stunning contemporary jazz quartet Tipping Point. All abilities welcome! Learn new instrumental techniques, explore jazz styles & free improvisation and perform in concert with quartet.

Dates: Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st May

Book your FREE place at:

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Stockeld Park Spring Adventure – Jurassic Week!

Jurassic Week at Stockeld Park!

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Unicorns and Dinosaurs at Mother Shipton’s Cave

This Half Term trot to Mother Shipton’s for a day of Unicorn magic and have a roarsome time searching for Dinosaur footprints. Unicorns and Dinosaurs are in the park, follow the adventure trail and you never know what you might find!

The park will be transformed, creating an engaging May Half Term event for all the family. 25th May to 2nd June, 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

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York Mumbler Children’s Activity Day

Our amazing colleagues at  are hosting a fantastic activity day at the Mount School in York. Entry is completely free as are all of the activities.

Activities on the day will be suitable for babies and toddlers as well as primary school ages but everyone is welcome. York Mumbler and the activity providers want you all to have a fantastic day as well to see what brilliant classes, clubs and activities and party providers are on offer in this great city.

We will post a schedule of events closer to the time so you can see all the great things on offer but they will include activites from Rugby tots, Pauline Quirke Academy, Tink Talk, Tatty Bumpkin, Kindeermusik with Cath, My Baby Can Dance, Reading Fairy, Baby Sensory & Toddler Sense, Rhythm Time, Yorkshire Rose Academy of Dance, iBalance Yoga and many more. 

We will have stalls & craft activities from some of the above too as well as Kixx, X Martial Arts, Energi Trampoline Park, Ingenues, Pinatas York, York Army Museum, Mini First Aid and loads more.

On top of all of this there will be some lovely goody bags for the first 200 families through the door.

We will be taking donations for our chosen charity (to be announced) at various locations on the day including for face painting.

Please note that children must be supervised at all times on the day and during the activity sessions. 


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

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom – Hull New Theatre

“Somewhere, hidden amongst the thorny brambles is a little kingdom where everyone is very very small…”
From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! – HNT

18 May 2019 to 19 May 2019

Beningbrough Hall

Beningbrough’s extensive gardens and parkland are packed with hidden corners waiting to be explored. Join us for a host of organised events:

Sunday 26 May – Have fun with sticks

Monday 27 May – Discover what’s in a pond

Wednesday 29 May – Build a den

Friday 31 May – Go cloud watching and create some wild art

Sunday 2 June – Get to know a tree

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

Best of York Music Festival

After the success of our first year, we will be returning for it second year! Same time, same place. This year we have The 5:15’s, Flatcap Carnival, The Mother’s, Van Der Neer, Supermoon, The Recivers, The Honours and many more.

Date: May 26th

Time: 11am

Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour – Bolton Abbey

‘Not close by but definitely worth the trek especially when weather is nice. If you want just ice cream no need to book but if you want a table and yummy food then book in advance. The ice creams are divine and so many flavours.’

SL, Jan 18

Calm Slate Farm, Halton East, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6EU
T: 01756 711826

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


Bolton Abbey Welly Walk

Saturday 25 May – Sunday 3 November 2019

With a couple of exciting new surprises coming this year, come and join us for our most loved trail!

Prepare for lots of fun and mud! Our woodland adventure trail leads you from the stepping stones to the Cavendish Pavilion.

Your little ones can look forward to navigating an igloo shaped climbing wall, tunnels, scramble nets, balance beams, wobbly stirrups, the maze and many more obstacles – it really is great fun!

Burton Constable Hall and Grounds

‘Whales, Wonders & Wildlife – there’s so much to discover inside and out! Home to the Constable family for over 700 years, Burton Constable is one of the most fascinating English country houses to survive with its historic collections.’ – BC, Aug 18

A great day out for all the family – includes onsite tearoom and gift shop and baby changing facilities.

Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN
T: 01904 562400


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

Dino Fun Day – Boston Park Farm

Tricksy the Dinosaur will be making appearances throughout the day plus two baby dinosaurs will also be here for you to meet. There will also be Dinosaur crafts, a dinosaur hunt and face painting too.
The farm and tearooms will also be open as usual. This event is ticket only.

Date: Friday 31st May 2019

Time: 10am – 4pm

Disney Themed Disco

Come and join us on Friday the 24th May from 5pm – 7pm for a magical party full of fun and excitement. We have a fancy dress competition, characters visiting, party bags, lots of games and a disco with exclusive entry into our Kids Inn. All this along with a children’s meal voucher for only £6.50 per child.

The Wishingwell, Oakney Wood Rd, YO8 8LZ Selby

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

Edible Slime Workshop

Come and join us for some super edible sweetie slime making .

Wednesday 29th May
12.30pm -2.30pm only £6.50 per child

Ticket price includes
-Exclusive Kids Inn entry
-Children’s meal voucher
-All ingredients to make slime and take it home

The Wishingwell, Oakney Wood Rd, YO8 8LZ Selby

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is 30 years old

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is 30 years old this year, and there will be a chance for all children up to seven years old to join East Riding Libraries during the May half term holiday.

David McKee’s children’s picture book, ‘Elmer’ was first published in 1989 and tells the story of a patchwork multi-coloured elephant and his adventures with friends, with an underlying theme of celebrating diversity. Thirty-nine book titles have been created since then, and the series has sold over eight million copies in fifty languages around the world.

Penny Chaloner, librarian, said: “These free events in East Riding Libraries will be a chance for us all to celebrate our own true colours with the brand new book, ‘Elmer’s Birthday’ and fun activities.”

Children are welcome to dress in bright colours to celebrate the theme.

The events will be held at:

North Ferriby Library : Tuesday, 21 May : 2.45pm – 3.15pm
Swanland library: Wednesday, 22 May : 9.15am – 9.45am
Flamborough Library : Tuesday, 28 May : drop in any time during opening hours
Pocela Centre, Pocklington: Tuesday, 28 May : 10am -11am
Hornsea Library : Tuesday, 28 May : 11am-11.30am
Driffield Centre : Tuesday, 28 May : 11am- 11.45am
Petuaria Centre, Brough : Wednesday, 29 May : 9.30am-10am
Bridlington Central Library : Wednesday, 29 May : 10am-11am
Goole Library : Wednesday, 29 May : 10am-10.30am
Haltemprice Library and Customer Services : Wednesday, 29 May : 10.30am-11.15am
Petuaria Centre, Brough : Wednesday, 29 May : 11am-11.30am
Cottingham Centre : Thursday, 30 May : 10am – 10.30am
Hessle Centre : Thursday, 30 May : 10am – 10.30am
North Bridlington Library : Thursday, 30 May : 11am
Snaith Library : Thursday, 30 May : 11am-11.30am
Stamford Bridge Library : Thursday, 30 May : 1.45pm-3.15pm
Withernsea Centre : Thursday, 30 May : 2.15pm-3pm
Beverley Library : Thursday, 30 May : 2.30pm – 3.30pm
South Cave Library : Thursday, 30 May : 3pm-3.25pm
Willerby Library : Thursday, 30 May : 4pm-4.30pm
Howden Centre : Friday, 31 May : 11am-11.30am
Wicstun Centre, Market Weighton : Monday, 3 June : 11am-11.30am

Places should be booked in advance, by contacting your local library.

Enchanted Woodland – Friends of Rowntree Park

Make your own mystical woodland creatures and create them a home in our enchanted woods! Follow the trail and find the doors of our magical woodland folk. The event is suitable for 2-10-year-olds and is £2 per child for Friends of Rowntree Park members and £3 per child for non-members. The park has a library cafe and is perfect for lunch and snacks, as well as reading with the children.

Date: May 25th

Time: 10m – 12pm

Escapologist Escape Rooms – Selby

‘What better date night than lock yourself in a room with them?! Just a really nice bar actually…’

SG, Jan 18

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

Flamingo Land

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

Football Camp – Tadcaster Albion

30th May- – 1st June from 10am – 3pm (with early kick off and additional time available for extra small charge)

Football training camps include FA and UEFA qualified coaches and medals will be awarded for outstanding performances.

£15 a day or £40 for three days.

Suitable for ages 5-12.

Forbidden Corner – Leyburn

Tupgill Park Estate,Coverham,Middleham,Leyburn,North Yorkshire, DL8 4TJ

T: 01969 640638

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

Groovy Moo Ice Cream Company – Howden

‘Groovy Moos in Howden does the best icecream around without a doubt.’

SC, Jan 18

‘I agree!! Always fresh and lovely unusual flavours.’

SOS, Jan 18

‘Groovy Moos in Howden for Icecrean (very generous helpings);

CL, Jan 18

Unit 2 Highgate House, 80 Hailgate, Howden, DN14 7ST
T: 01653 228090

Hamilton Pre-School presents….

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

Lightwater Valley

‘Lightwater Valley is set in over 175 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with rides, attractions and entertainment for a great family day out. Thrill rides, family fun, animal encounters’ – LV, Aug 18

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT
T: 01765 635321

Madagascar the Musical – Hull New Theatre

‘Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular.

This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.’ HNT

28 May 2019 to 1 June 2019

Mires Beck Nursery Family Day 2019

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

Moon Mission – Eureka

25th May – 2nd June

Celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the moon by seeing a NEW space show and take part in astronaut training in a human gyroscope.

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

Northern Ballet Puss in Boots – Hull New Theatre

‘Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty! Bringing this much-loved children’s story to life, Puss in Boots is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.

With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.’ HNT

15 May 2019

Picnic in the Park- Goole

The 5th annual picnic in the park raising funds and awareness for pulmonary fibrosis as well as other charities.

Date: Monday 2nd June

Time: 12 – 6pm

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


Ripon Museums

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

Offer: Under 5’s free

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

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

Royal Armouries – Leeds

Armouries Dr, Leeds LS10 1LT

T: 0113 2201999

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

Scampston Hall & Gardens

‘Revel in the tranquility of the award-winning contemporary Walled Garden here at Scampston, designed by renowned Dutch Plantsman Piet Oudolf.’ – SH, Aug 18

YO17 8NG
T: 01944 759111

Sense-ational Sharks – The Deep

May 25, 2019 – June 2, 2019

Dive in and learn more about super shark senses this May half term! It’s sure to be sense-ational!Join us in the Endless Oceans Gallery at 11am, 1pm and 3pm for our interactive shark senses work shop and discover the amazing senses that sharks have used to survive for over 450 million years. Visit Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm to make you own finger puppet, choose from a shark, stingray or sawfish.

Sensory Room at Leeds City Museum

For families who might find a trip to the museum a little overwhelming. A pop-up sensory room with bubble tube, dark tents and tactile toys, for a calmer moment on your museum trip in the holidays.

The room will be open from 10.30am-12pm so you can stay for the full time or drop in for part of it. The room is located on the lower ground of the museum – turn left out of the lift on the lower ground.

Thursday 30th May 2019

Skelton Grange Bushcraft Days, Leeds

Come and set up camp and spend your day in the woods. We try to vary the activities as much as possible on each session, so the kids can try out new things with each visit. Past Bushcraft events have included: shelter building, fire lighting, campfire cooking, field games, hammock making, wild food walks, wood work crafts, string making, bows and arrows, stalking and tracking, pyro-carving, and charcoal making.

Thursday 29th-30th May 10am – 4pm

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 – The Spring Adventure

Dinosaur Hunting

Come and take a walk on the wild side with us this May Half Term!

This is no ordinary forest walk…this is the Stockeld Park Enchanted Forest and somewhere deep inside, dinosaurs are on the loose and we need your help to find them!

Report to the ticket office for your trail map and help the Stockeld Rangers to track down all of the missing Dinosaurs. Learn some fun dinosaur facts along the way and enjoy a wonderful day out with the whole family!

Sunnybank Gardens – Doncaster

‘Sunnybank gardens, it has an ice cream parlour plus an eatery, garden centre, outdoor play area, crazy golf, inflatable slide and bouncy castle.’

LN, Jan 18

Bawtry Rd, Hatfield, Doncaster DN7 6PH
T: 01302 842954

Swinton Bivouac – Ripon

Bivouac at Druid’s Temple, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JZ

T: 01765 535020

The Bowes Museum – Barnard Castle

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

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

The World of James Herriot

23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 1PL

T: 01845 524234

The York Dungeon

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

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

Toys Day Out at Kirklees Light Railway

Can the next school holidays REALLY only be three weeks away?!
All kids who bring their favourite toy along for the ride between 25 May & 2 June will travel for HALF PRICE! That’s just £2.75 for unlimited rides on the ‘big’ train, all-day access to the playgrounds & FREE craft activities!

Traction Engine Rally – Castle Howard

25th and 26th May 2019

There will be a full programme of top steam fair attractions including tractor pulling, steam engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, classic motorcycles, fairground organs, miniature steam engines, stationary engines and vintage commercials. You will also find an array of trade stands, autojumble, craft and fine food marquee, old time and modern funfair, non-stop arena entertainment, catering outlets and a fully licensed bar.

Unicorn Festival – Cannon Hall Farm

Sparkle our unicorn has lost her magic – can you complete the challenges to make it to the Wood Wizard to restore it?

Join us for Cannon Hall Farm’s very first Unicorn Festival, which has been deliberately designed to keep kids enchanted and amazed.

We’ve teamed up with the kids entertainment experts at The Copycat Party Company to provide a farm full of themed fun and frolics.

* Complete the challenges with our fabulous party hosts

* Enjoy the Sweetie Sparkle Show

* Meet Sparkle the Unicorn