The Summer holidays might still feel a little different this year, but don’t worry, we’ve got some great suggestions for things to do and they’re all listed below

Check out the links below (to our all year round pages) or head on down the page to see all the specific events and attractions available this holiday.

Spirit Of Christmas poster offering free toys

Boston Park Farm

Don’t have any plans for Summer Holidays? At work and need childcare?

Dance Elite have organised a Summer Dance Camp for children ages 4 and upwards.

Tuesday 27th (4-8yrs) & Wednesday 28th (9+yrs) July.
Wednesday 1st (4-8yrs) & Thursday 2nd (9+yrs) September

Drop off 9:00-9:15am & Pick up time between 3:00-3:15pm at Brotherton Parish Hall.

Summer is an exciting time for all children, so we’ve put together dance routines, arts & crafts, lots of games and outdoor activities.
We only have a limited number of spaces – 15 all together.
All children will be put into age groups so they can make new friends within their years.

Bring a pack lunch!

Derwent Danceworks logoAt Derwent Danceworks, we are holding a variety of exciting workshops over the Summer Holidays, for children aged between 5 and 12, of all abilities and experience! Action-packed days of dance and drama activities, with some theatre and art work too, we promise some memorable, energetic Summer Holidays!

Derwent Teachers are qualified, DBS cleared and First Aid trained, with years of experience!

Our classes have remained Covid compliant throughout the pandemic and we are proud to continue to offer provision throughout the Summer.

Book soon to avoid disappointment –

Email kate@derwentdance.co.uk

OR caroline@derwentdance.co.uk

07985 687 807
derwentdanceworks@hotmail.com
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We are celebrating our third year of Summer Schools.

School’s out…Kip’s in! Catch up with Kip ahead of the new school year.We’re running weekday sessions between Tuesday 27th July to Tuesday 24th August 2021 covering English and Maths.

With Kip McGrath Tutoring Selby your child can continue their tuition uninterrupted during the Summer break to ensure they consolidate and develop/progress the knowledge they’ve learnt in the previous school year.

To book please contact Ruth Hodgson on

Telephone – 01757 428008
Website – http://www.kipmcgrath.co.uk/book-assessment?centreld=979

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Little Messys Goole

Classes running thoughout the holidays 
Little Messys Goole have spaces for their fun filled football sessions for boys and girls from ages 18 months up to 15 years. The sessions are focused on children having fun, making friends and gaining confidence with supportive coaches who are passionate about children’s development.

All abilities welcome, whether your child is a natural footballer or complete beginner they will have a home at Little Messys.

  • Mondays, Goole and Howden: Baby Messys
  • Tuesdays, Goole: Ages 4-7 and 8-11
  • Wednesdays, Goole: Ages 4-7
  • Thursdays, Goole: SEND all ages
  • Fridays, Goole – Baby Messys and Mixed Age Group
  • Saturdays, Goole: Ages 3-6, 7-9 and 9-14
  • Sundays, Goole: Baby Messys, age 4-7 and 7-9
Contact goole@littlemessys.co.uk to find out more information on days and times for your child’s age group. Or you can visit their website here, or follow them on facebook here.

If you have children or grandchildren who would enjoy two hours of fun golf games and activities, these camps at Scarthingwell Golf Course are perfect!

All equipment is provided and any levels of experience are welcome.
Plus, if you want to stay, you can relax with a drink and a snack on the Spikes Bar patio.

Dates, costs and how to book are on the flyer, or contact Katherine on 07766 053825

* Pre-booked tickets only *

Discover a magical wonderland in the ancient forest at Mother Shipton’s this Summer! Follow us down the rabbit hole for a fabulous adventure trail with intricate scenes inspired by the classic children’s stories Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass.Discover a magical wonderland in the ancient forest at Mother Shipton’s this Summer! Follow us down the rabbit hole for a fabulous adventure trail with intricate scenes inspired by the classic children’s stories Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass.

We’re all MAD here! There’s something for all ages; go wild in our Adventure Playground, see what curiosities are hanging from the Petrifying Well, make a wish in the Wishing Well, and step inside the cave where Mother Shipton was born.

There are plenty of picnic benches with scenic views of the River Nidd and Ancient Royal Forest. Ice creams and refreshments are available to purchase from our vintage tea vans and we have toilets on site. Dogs are welcome everywhere except the children’s adventure playground and must be kept on a lead at all times.

Don’t be late for this very important date! Tickets are limited and booking is essential.

24th July – 5th September 2021


01423 864600
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PQA Hull & Beverley present their fantastic 2021 Summer School for 4 – 18 year olds… MATILDA JR – SHOW IN A WEEK

Monday 16th – Thursday 19th August 2021 10.00am-4.00pm

Friday 20th August 2021 10.00am-7.00pm (with a performance for family & friends at 5.30pm)

Hull Collegiate School, Tranby Croft, Anlaby, HU10 7EH

Join our team of industry professionals as we explore, cast, rehearse and perform the hit musical MATILDA JR. Our creative team will lead sessions in singing, dance and drama as we prepare the show for performance on the last day. This is your chance to appear in our very own version of the amazing show MATILDA JR and we’re sure it’ll be an experience you won’t forget!

For more info or to book

PQA York present their fantastic 2021 Summer School for 4 – 18 year olds… FAME JR – SHOW IN A WEEK

Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th August 2021 9.30am – 4.30pm

Friday 6th August 9.30am – 7.00pm (Performance at 5.30pm)

The Hive – Manor Church of England Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, YO26 6PA

Join our team of industry professionals as we explore, cast, rehearse and perform the hit musical Fame Jr. Our creative team will lead sessions in singing, dance and drama as we prepare the show for performance on the last day. This is your chance to appear in our very own version of the amazing show Fame Jr and we’re sure it’ll be an experience you won’t forget!

For more info or to book

Summer Camp Fun at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (QE) is keeping its doors open this summer, with a series of high-quality Summer Camps

Nestled in 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside QE’s state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional, the independent-school coaching staff will ensure that children have a safe, enjoyable and fun summer adventure that they’ll remember always.

Musical-in-a-Week Workshops

9- 13 August, 9am to 4pm daily

Our Musical-in-a-Week workshops will give students with a passion for Performing Arts an opportunity to take to the stage this summer.

Taking place in The King’s Theatre, QE’s full-scale professional venue, budding performers can take on the challenge of learning and performing some well-known musicals in just one week, working alongside industry professionals. The two workshops running will be Shrek The Musical (9-13 August, 5-11 years), or Mamma Mia (9-13 August, 11-18 years).

KS3 Science Camp

9-13 August, 9am to 4pm daily

For students aged 10-14 years

Our KS3 Science Camp will be an explosion of fun, giving an opportunity for children to develop practical application skills and knowledge through fun experiments to help prepare them for GCSE Science.

They will carry out a range of different experiments and the theory behind them. Activities will include things such as investigating a crime scene and learning how to collect evidence to solve a ‘murder mystery’, looking at how the body moves through dissections and looking at forces involved in building cars.

Queen’s Art Academy Art Club

9-13 August, 9am to 4pm daily

For children aged 9-13 years

For students with a love of creative arts or for those who want to try something new this summer, our Queen’s Academy offers a unique opportunity to hone their skills in Visual Arts.

The week-long Art Club will include themed days for Fine Art (including forest school activities, Graphic Design & Illustration, Fashion & Textiles, Photography and 3d Sculpture.

All our summer camps can be booked on a non-residential (day camp) or a residential basis.

Day (non-residential): £200 per child, per week This includes lunch, snacks and wrap-around care (8am-9am and 4pm-5pm each day).

Residential – £500 per child, per week This includes Sunday to Friday boarding and all meals, snacks and evening activities.

QE’s resident multi-activity day camp Camp QE will also be running on various weeks throughout the summer holidays: Camp Q-lympics Week (2-6 August); Cartoon Week (9-13 August); International Week (16-

20 August), and Jungle Week (23-27 August). Camp QE is open for children aged 5 – 13 years (from Year 1 upwards).

01423 33 33 30
info@qe.org
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To find out full details and to book places for our summer camps, visit qe.org/summercamps

Swimming pools and a top-of-the-range gym with everything you need to get fit, tone up and feel fantastic. Dozens of exercise classes every week. Dedicated indoor cycling studio. Relaxation suite.
And as a member, you get it all for one low monthly price.

You can book all your classes online.

WEBSITE

Scott Rd, Selby YO8 4BL
T: 01757 213758

Here’s the details of the online events we have planned for children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge.
All activiites must be pre-booked via eventbrite:
You will receive a meeting link closer to the date for the activity.
Children can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at their local library from 10th July.

For booking for events please call 01609 534521 or email selby.library@northyorks.gov.uk

Saturday 14th August 2021

Stockeld Rox posterStockeld Park’s annual family music festival, Stockeld Rox, is returning this August bank holiday and is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever before!

Stockeld Rox has been running over the August bank holiday for the last few years, providing an evening of family fun and live entertainment.

This year, on the evenings of 29th and 30th August, Stockeld Park have prepared an amazing line up of some of the most renowned tribute acts, including the likes of Madonna, Jessie J, Rita Ora and Take That. On each night there will also be a live DJ supported by presenters from Your Harrogate Radio, and delicious food and drinks. Stockeld Rox will be an evening of live entertainment and fun that you and your family will not want to miss!

On both nights, Take That will be closing the show with a spectacular firework finale!

There will be a variety of ticket options available to purchase, from socially distanced VIP boxes to general admission tickets. Stockeld Rox tickets will be launching online on 29th May on the Stockeld Park website – mark your calendars!

Sunday 29th August 7pm – 10pm Madonna – Jessie J – Take That – Firework Finale

Monday 30th August 7pm – 10pm Rita Ora – Lady GaGa – Take That – Firework Finale

There will be three different ticket types available:

  • VIP FRONT ROW Box – £120 per box – capacity up to 6 people.
  • Gold Box – £80 per box – capacity up to 5 people.
  • General Area Admission – £14 per person

BOOK YOUR TICKETS FROM SATURDAY 29TH MAY HERE.

Pre-book online only: CLICK HERE
24th July- 6th September, 10am-6pm 

 

It’s time to come out of hiding this summer! The dinosaurs are back at Stockeld park for a Jurassic event like no other!

Reawaken your sense of adventure with our 5 adventure playgrounds, but oh wait, what’s that sound?

As you Swing and as you soar, be sure to listen out for those loud ROARS! 

Take a walk on the wild side through the Enchanted Forest and become an explorer for the day.

How many dinosaurs can you find, be honest! 

Can you escape the maze before it’s too late? 

Make sure there’s no T-Rex’s lurking behind the gates! 

And if you dare to get so close, 

Take a picture with the Stockeld raptor,

 it will make the perfect Instagram post! 

Oh, what’s that something new? 

Jurassic mini golf,

Will be it a hole in one or two? 

Fun will never go extinct at Stockeld park!

 01937 586333
 enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk

 PRE-BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW

Small Mammal Breakfast

Sat 7th and Sun 8th August 2021

Take part in this citizen science event and learn all about our small mammals and help us record their population.

Many voles, mice, shrews and other creatures are making their home in the wood-meadow. Meet experts Ann Hanson and Rob Masheder from the Yorkshire Mammal Group for breakfast, and help them to find and survey the number, type and weight of small mammals that live in the woodmeadow.

Time: 09.30am to 11.30am
Venue: Three Hagges Woodmeadow, York Road, Escrick, York, YO19 6EE
Cost: £5 for adults. £3 for children, Friends and volunteers

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW 

Bat Night and Wood-Fired Pizza

Sat 7th August 2021

Join us for woodfired pizza in Bodgers’ Den, then as the sun sets pick up a bat detector and take a guided stroll with Ann Hanson and Rob Masheder from the North Yorkshire Bat Group

Bats are a vital part of our native wildlife, accounting for almost a third of mammal species in the UK.

Enjoy a fun evening as well as helping us record the bat population at Three Hagges Woodmeadow. Numbers are limited and sure to go fast so please book your place early by using the button above.

Time: 19.00 to 22.00
Venue: Three Hagges Woodmeadow, York Road, Escrick, York, YO19 6EE
Cost: £10 per adult. £7 for children, Friends and Volunteers

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW 

Wild Wednesday

Wed 11th August 2021 – Wed 1st September 2021

We have an exciting series of wild challenge sessions this summer for over 5’s in Three Hagges Woodmeadow and at the end you will be awarded the RSPB Wild Challenge Bronze Award.

Explore and learn about habitats, mini-beasts, planting, ponds and all things nature of the way, and get a RSPB certificate awarded at the end.

These sessions are for children only.

Time: Morning Session 10.15am to 11.45am or Afternoon Session 13.15pm to 14.45pm
Venue: Three Hagges Woodmeadow, York Road, Escrick, York, YO19 6EE
Cost: £20.00 for block booking of four sessions, or £7 per session

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

Summer Haggelettes: Outdoor Stay and Play

Mon 9th August 2021 – Mon 30th August 2021

Friendly outdoor play sessions for families with children from 18 months to 5 years.

Join us for outdoor exploration, play, art and storytelling surrounded by nature in beautiful Three Hagges Woodmeadow.

All sessions will have something homemade to take home.

Babies are welcome to accompany their siblings.

Time: Morning Sessions 10.15 to 11.45 or Afternoon Sessions 13.15 to 14.45
Venue: Three Hagges Woodmeadow
Cost: £20.00 for block booking of four sessions or £7 per session

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

For everything going on at Three Hagges Woodmeadow, take a look here

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Summer Scavenger Hunt

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Tadcaster Swimming Pool

There is always so much going on at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. Click here to explore it all.

‘My daughter and I also had a brill time at a party, recently held at Tadcaster Swimming Pool. Lots of fun.’

HB, Jan 18

‘Wonderfully maintained beautiful pool with fabulous staff.’

RP, Nov 19

‘My son has had some 1 to 1 lessons with Lauren in the holidays she has been amazing with him. Really patient and she has helped him so much.’ 

AM, April 19

 

 

WEBSITE

T: 01937 833001
32 Westgate, Tadcaster, LS24 9AB

United Adventure Camps is a school holiday camp full of adventure for children aged 3-14. Held at various locations across Yorkshire, our unique holiday day camps give children and young adults an exciting multi-activity experience with the chance to enjoy loads of activities like team sports, craft, archery, games, drama and bushcraft to name a few. Get back to nature and have fun with friends at United Adventure Camps as our programmes engage and excite, our staff inspire and guide, our standards are high, and we always put the children first in everything we do.

ENJOY A 10% MUMBLER DISCOUNT USING BOOKING CODE MUMBLER10

Be brave, be excited, be wild.

Covid-19 Secure: We’ve added a lot of changes to United Adventure Camps to make sure our explorers are safe during their time with us. For more information, visit our website.

Visit the United Adventure Camps website here for more information and to find your nearest session

An exciting summer ahead with some amazing new offerings from July 24th 2021 through to September 5th 2021!

Large indoor play area
New ninja / obstacle course
NEW OBIE interactive game wall
New animal area
Entertainment- midweek with “dazzling Darren” – weekends tbc
Water play area
Sand play
Adventure park

Plus FREE UNLIMITED rides on the following :

Double Carousel
Apple coaster
Pony express
Balloon Ride
Formula
Bucking Bulls
Sizzler
Huge Helterskelter
Cups and Saucers
Mega Miami
PLUS

🦖Dinosaur miniature golf (8 holes) (All included)

We know you will all have fun- whatever the age – whatever the weather!!!
All the fun of the existing park with these additions make the Web the best value park in Yorkshire!

BOOK YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY TICKETS HERE 

 T: 01904 692221 

www.webadventurepark.co.uk 

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10 ideas to make your family walks extra fun

We’ve come up with 10 ideas to help make getting some much needed fresh air and exercise a little bit more fun…

Our first tip is to try and add some variety to your walking route so you are not doing the same old circuit again and again. If possible try and change your route as much as you can to try and see new things. Play some of the games below whilst walking along or have an I spy list so you have something to look out for. That always seems to make sure little legs don’t get as tired.

1. Play a game 🎰🎰🎰family doing trail

This idea is pretty similar to how you might pass time on a long car journey. Try and think of different games you can play together whilst walking along. Here are a few suggestions:

  • I spy – needs no explanation!
  • Going on a picnic – one person says an item you’d take on a picnic. The next person then repeats that item and adds a new one to the list. It carries on until someone forgets the whole list!
  • Alphabet hunt – look for the letters of the alphabet in order on road and street signs
  • Counting game – count 10 cars, 10 trees, 10 dogs…you get the idea!
  • Create a story together – each person takes it in turns to say make up a story by saying one line at a time
  • Think of an animal – the rest of your family has to guess what animal you are by asking you questions that you can only say yes or no to!
  • Ghost – a good spelling game for older kids. The challenge is to add letters to form a word but not be the one that completes the word. Start with a random letter, then each player takes turns adding new letters.

2. Make your own ‘I spy’ list 👀 👀 👀Homemade ispy list

Make up your own simple ‘I spy’ lists to take out on your walk and tick off. You can do a new list each time you go out. You can include anything from road signs to nature! We’ve listed some ideas below:

  • Tick off different types of vehicles
  • Tick off different road signs
  • Tick off numbers in sets
  • Tick off and identify different types of trees or flowers
  • Tick off a list of things you know you’ll see but your children might not have noticed…letterbox, manhole cover, bus stop, park bench etc

3. Go looking for bugs 🐞🐞🐞insect hunting

If you have a magnifying glass, why keep your eyes on the ground and go looking for some bugs in your street. Just remember not to touch or pick anything up. Just look at the insects if you are out in public. If you want to do some real bug hunting, and if you have a garden, then that is the safest place for a full bug hunt.

 


4. Take some photographs 📸📸📸child taking pictures outside

Letting your child take some photos can add some variety to your daily walk and they will probably love being in charge of the camera. Try writing a list before you go out of things to photograph. It’s also a good way to ‘collect’ the items on your ‘I spy’ lists.

You could set a theme for the photos you take on your walk and print them off when you get home to turn into a collage.

Of course, you also get to enjoy ‘editing’ 3 million photos from your camera/phone when you get home. 😂


5. Turn your walk into an obstacle course 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️father and child walkin

Ok, so it’s not going to be as fun as a trip to the park, but why not try balancing on any lines you see, not standing on the cracks or jumping over any covers in the pavements. Please engage in this activity responsibly, and remember to keep at least 2 metres apart from others not in your family at all times.

 


6. Play what does the sign mean? 🚫🚫🚫road signs-

As a lot of us are simply walking around our local neighbourhoods at the moment there are probably plenty of road and street signs to see. Ask your child to read the signs or ask them what they think they mean.

 


7. Design a trail 🗾🗾🗾children walking

You could design your own trail for your children around your local streets. Decide on a simple circular route and write down basic directions and clues for them to solve. The clues can be based on street signs, road signs or shop names, even manhole covers – there are plenty of words out there when you start looking. The answer to the clue should reveal one letter and then all the answers (letters) make up an anagram your child needs to work out at the end.


8. Beat your step count⌚️⌚️⌚️step count

Why not try to beat your previous day’s step count…another lap around the block anyone? 😂

Or you could do the same walk a few times and see if you can beat your time! Might get everyone moving along to try and shave a few seconds off your personal best!

 


9. Map reading 🗺🗺🗺child with map

Give your child a map (either print off a map of your local area or use your phone). You can teach your child how to read the map, identify north and south, and try to navigate. Maybe you can encourage your child to plan a route or draw a map of your route before you head out.

You could also use a mapping app on your phone and show your child how to use it.


10. Do one of our themed Scavenger Hunts…simply write a list of things to find and tick them off as you go.

With special thanks to our lovely sister site, York Mumbler for this super blog.

101 Things To Do With Kids Indoors (and your own garden)

If you’ve decided to spend more time indoors this week – then this blog is for you!

Barley Hall – York

Reopening 11th July. Prebook only. One-way system will be in place.
Barley Hall is a stunning medieval town house, a true hidden gem of York.
Bring the kids to explore this fascinating 15th century home, where everyone is encouraged to sit on the chairs, handle the objects and immerse themselves in medieval life.
Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR
T: 01904 615505

Letters from Betty 27th – 30th August 2021

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We tell stories, provide artistic opportunities and inspire the next generation of creatives through unique and explorative performance.

LETTERS FROM BETTY- A PERFORMANCE BASED ON REAL LOVE LETTERS BETWEEN TWO WARTIME SWEETHEARTS

Be Amazing Arts are excited to be working in partnership with Eden Camp on a very exciting project for August Bank Holiday weekend.

After hundreds of wartime love letters between Naval Sailor Bert and his sweetheart Betty were loaned to Eden Camp, the team at Be Amazing Arts were so touched by the content of the letters that they needed to bring this story to life.

Letters from Betty is a promenade performance in which the audience will be completely immersed in the show whilst experiencing the sights and sounds of the amazing venue, Eden Camp. There will also be multimedia elements incorporated into the show, audience members will receive headsets to listen to the cast and will also have the opportunity to watch various bespoke films throughout the performance.

Ann, daughter of Bert and Betty said: ‘‘I originally placed my parents’ love-letters at Eden Camp for their safe-keeping. My father gave them to me shortly before he died. They were in two lots. Betty’s letters to Bert were in a big, jumbled pile in the loft in an open box and could easily have been thrown out with other paper rubbish up there. But Betty had organised all hers from Bert into a sealed metal box, which were kept under their bed until they died. Bert gave them to me as I am a writer and he hoped I would write about them, knowing they were an important record of the time. Both of them would have loved opportunities being given for youngsters to learn performing skills, with professionals through Be Amazing Arts. They greatly enjoyed the theatre themselves and would have welcomed young people being encouraged away from their TVs phones etc. Encouraged to make a contribution to live dramatic art and to engage with people outside of themselves. To work alongside professionals means they will have to maintain high standards, integrity and commitment, and Betty believed that was the way to live.’’

Letters from Betty runs from 27th- 30th August 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm each evening at Eden Camp, Malton.

27th- 30th August 2021 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm each evening
Adults: £16.50 Concessions: £15
All tickets include twilight access to Eden Camp Museum 6pm-10pm

BOOK NOW

 

Bolton Abbey Welly Walk 2021

Saturday 22 May – Sunday 31 October 2021

Prepare for lots of fun and mud! Our woodland adventure trail leads you from the stepping stones to the Cavendish Pavilion. We would advise pre-booking a Bolton Abbey Car Park ticket for this activity. Let your little ones put their balance skills to the test, scramble up nets, navigate the pole-to-pole and try their hardest to keep clean as they come down the slides! With many more obstacles in-between – it’s fun from start to finish!

This is a challenging adventure and some obstacles are not suitable for all age groups. Children must be supervised at all times.

Please note that in order to meet social distancing guidelines, each piece of equipment on the Welly Walk can only be used by one family at a time, please wait until the equipment is empty before using. Please also be sure to social distance while you are waiting. The Welly Walk will be disinfected daily, however we do recommend carrying hand sanitiser and washing your hands at the lavatories before and after using the Welly Walk.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD236EX
T: 01756 718000

Cinderella on Ice – Tuesday 17th – Sunday 22nd August 2021

THE LIVE CINDERELLA EXPERIENCE IS ON ITS WAY TO YOU!
Will Cinderella make it to the Royal Ball?
World-Class International Skaters deliver a Dazzling Interpretation of this enchanting story, loved by all ages. A Great Family Treat! The high-speed combination of Extraordinary Skating, Beautifully Choreographed. Breath-Taking Aerial Feats will have you Mesmerised!
www.fairytaleonice.com/schedule-and-tickets
Taking place at Rawcliffe County Park – York

Cycle the Solar System – York

This scale model of the Solar System is spread out along 6.4 miles of the old East Coast main-line railway. Along it you can find scale models of all the planets in our solar system as well as  models of the Cassini and Voyager spacecraft.

Click here for more information.

Get ready for Wild World Heroes, arriving in East Riding Libraries this summer!

Pack your binoculars and your books and head for Wilderville… It’s already a pretty cool place, but there are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there. Join the Wild World Heroes at East Riding Libraries for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021 and discover how to make a difference to the environment, too.

The Reading Agency have teamed up with WWF for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire East Riding children to stand up for the planet.

To take part, simply visit your local East Riding Library to sign up for FREE and get your Wild World Heroes collector poster and stickers.

It’s free to join the library – just go online to www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk or pop in to your local branch or mobile (www.eastridinglibraries.co.uk/find-a-library)

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

Homestead Park – Clifton

Homestead Park is located 1.5 miles west of York City Centre at 40 Water End, Clifton, York YO30 6WP.

There is pedestrian access from Water End and Shipton Road. Vehicular access is via Shipton Road only (use postcode YO30 5RE for satnavs).

CANCELLED Howden Show – Sunday 18th July 2021 

Join the much loved annual agricultural show. Fantastic entertainments lined up for what promises to be a fun filled day out for the whole family to enjoy.
More info coming soon
*The show will only go ahead should all restrictions have been lifted as per the Coronavirus Roadmap*
Treeton Road, Goole, DN14 7

Northwood Trail Fairy Sanctuary

Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world. The eco-aware sanctuary is off grid and, quite uniquely, designed to appeal to adults as much as children. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.

Buttercrambe Wood, YO41 1AP

SEA LIFE Scarborough

‘Journey beneath the seat at SEA LIFE Scarborough.  We offer a unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions which make us the perfect family day out whatever the weather.’ SLS

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP
T: 0871 4232110

Sewerby Hall and Gardens’ Summer of Fun

Set in fifty acres of stunning parkland, this historic country house and estate has a great deal to offer to visitors of all ages. A House, Gardens, zoo, shops and a café.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1EA.

T: 01262 673769

Sledmere House and Gardens Summer Activities

Sledmere Maize Maze and summer fun returns for the 2021 summer holidays. Come and explore the 4 acres of maize maze and help find clues in the maze to work out the hidden message.

Your Maize Maze ticket includes: Entry into the Maize Maze, your activity play card, lots of summer fun activities in the play paddocks such as Frisbee golf, footpool and footgolf and there are also designated picnic areas and free parking available.

Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire, YO25 3XG
T: 01377 236637

Spilman’s Farm Summer PYO

All our soft fruits are grown uncovered in the fresh air and ripen naturally in the sunshine. Spread across 15 acres, there is plenty of space to bring the whole family.
We grow strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, potatoes and sunflowers that are ready to pick from June – September at different times. Check out our website for ‘What’s going on’ at the farm to plan your visit and book tickets.

NEW FOR 2021
Kids Fun Zone visits Spilmans on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June & 3rd, 4th July.
Unlimited Rides, Bouncy Castles, Crazy Golf, Giant Slides, Garden Games and much more.

T: 01845 501 623

Summer at The Wishing Well – Selby

5pm-7pm  27th August 2021
We have teamed up with GP princess appearances. Join our princesses for a royal tea where you will be transported on a magical journey of live singing, dancing and of course a royal tea!
Tickets on sale and selling fast.
Oakney Wood Rd, Selby, YO8 8LZ

T: 0871 200 3363

The Great Ryedale Maze

Located at Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton, it is open daily from 14 July to 5 September from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

We have a field full of fun for all the family, with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore in the giant Yorkshire Dragon Maze, and for younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Mini-Maze with an environmental theme.

The action-packed Vintage Funfair is bigger and better than ever, offering thrills for adults, teenagers and children alike aboard the 1930s Speedway, Octopus, Twister, Dodgems and Chair-o-plane, while the Hush Hush Train ride, Muffin the Mule and Swing Boats will delight the little ones.  Test your skills at the game stalls and win a prize every time!

07985 331802

The World of James Herriot

‘Like millions worldwide, you’ve probably read his books or watched All Creatures Great and Small, or maybe you’ve heard of James Herriot on the TV series The Yorkshire Vet. Well why not come and see where James Herriot, the world’s most famous vet, lived, worked and wrote his incredibly successful series of books based on his experiences as a young North Yorkshire vet.’ Aug 20 WJH

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

Things to do with kids when you’re shattered

Guest Blog from Sally – Harrogate Mumbler.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum Trail

Join us for our annual Summer Trail!

Pick up one of our ‘Arboretum Spotter Sheets’ at the admissions window and explore! This adventure will lead you all around the Arboretum, maybe even to places you haven’t yet discovered! Find out facts about the history of Thorp Perrow and play I Spy along the way!

Trail sheet free of charge (standard entry charges apply)

William’s Den – Nr Hull

A unique indoor play space for children of all ages, constructed from responsibly sourced wood, and housed inside a huge barn, The Den has been designed and hand crafted by a team of highly skilled play experts. From the Tree House to the Forest Glade and the Eagles Nest to the Rainmaker, The Den is sure to thrill.

Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS
T: 01430 472230

YO1 Beach Club – York

The brand-new YO1 Beach Club is a fun and safe urban oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, with peaceful views of the river and passing boats.

Located in Tower Gardens, next to the River Ouse, we are open every day from 24th June to 5th September, from 9.30am – 6.00pm Monday – Friday, and 9.00am – 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

The Club comprises a wood-panelled covered café and veranda with a boardwalk entrance across a beach area with picnic tables.  Completing the nautical look, there are colourful beach huts, lobster pots, surfboards and even a boat for the kids to play in.

York FootGolf

Come and enjoy the UK’s fastest growing sport right here in York. Situated just 3 miles from the city centre York FootGolf is the perfect outdoor activity for the whole family. Set on a lovely 17 acre golf course, FootGolf is played by kicking normal size footballs into large golf holes using the same scoring system as crazy golf. No experience or equipment is needed to play and it’s suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Pre-booking only. Please reserve your start time online.

Call or book online!

York FootGolf, Shipton Road, York, YO30 1XW

York Theatre Royal – Summer Special

Fri 06 Aug – Sat 28 Aug 2021 

Around the World in 80 Days By Jules Verne. Adapted and directed by Juliet Forster

Join York Theatre Royal’s raggle-taggle band of travelling circus performers as they embark on their most daring feat yet: to perform the story of Phileas Fogg and his faithful companion Passepartout as they set off on their race around the world. But will the performers be able to recreate every country, character and mode of transport in the book? Will they all agree on what story should be told? Will this madcap adventure reach its final destination in one piece? If it does, will they all still be friends? And just who is Nellie Bly..?

Full of fun and frivolity for all the family, a perfect holiday substitute!

T: 01904 623568

 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Tickets must be pre-booked.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, commonly referred to as YWP, is a wildlife park located just outside Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in England.

Warning Tongue Ln, Branton, Old Cantley, Doncaster DN4 6TB
T: 01302 535057

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