School Holidays Ryedale

Easter Holidays

In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings and crowded places, many of our local family days out are looking at closing to the public. For any of the listings on here please check with the venue if it is open or closed before attending.

I am endeavouring to keep the listings as up to date as possible but please check with venues first, thanks for your understanding at this crazy time, Team Mumbler.

Grounds and Skelf Island are open with restrictions in place. You must BOOK ONLINE prior to going

Castle Howard is a magnificent historic house in the north of England, the 18th century residence is set within 1,000 acres of breath taking landscape in Ryedale.

The grounds include lakes, fountains, temples and woodland (with children’s trails) as well as formal walled garden and children’s adventure playground making Castle Howard the perfect family day out.

The Boathouse is a lovely place for an ice cream, tea and cake – near the playground too!

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA





01653 648333
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COVID19 restrictions in place – Due to the changing nature of the situation, visitors to always check our website for the latest info.

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry England, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.
Great play area for children, accessible walking and cycling trails for all.
Cafes and bike hire centre.
Dalby Activity Centre, Go Ape and Forest Segway is also here.
Adderstone Field has the Enchanted Wood and the Gruffalo Trail which are also fantastic for kids.
Staindale Lake is great for picnics.
£9 per car in summer, £5 in winter

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New for 2021 Easter holidays…

Harminis on the Farm, Lambing time!


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Located just outside of Scarborough at the top of Racecourse road / Stepney Hill YO12 5NL

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Noise Next Door: Controlled Chaos (Children’s Show) #SpringWatchlist
Saturday 3rd April 2pm
£8 per household

It’s time for YOU to take control in the comedy show where anything can happen. Join the stars of Britain’s Got Talent and The One Show for an hour of songs, scenes and gags all based on what the audience want to see. Join comedy’s most exhilarating act for an online show that’s fun for literally everyone.

The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, and Harry Hill.

(Suitable for ages 6-106!)

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Lost Bunnies! Eggbox Art Workshop
Thursday 8th April 2021 11am-11.45am

£5 per household

Where are those naughty bunnies? In the cress forest, that’s where! And where is the cress forest you ask? It’s in an egg box…of course! Using some cress seeds, an egg box and some decorations,  let’s make a magical land of lost bunnies and growing forests! Pop it in the window, keep it watered and you can even eat the forest one day!

This workshop will be held via zoom

What do you need?

  • An Egg box (any size you like from 6 up)
  • Paper in various colours
  • Paint/Pens/Glitter/Decoration of choice!
  • Cotton wool
  • Cress seeds
  • Glue stick
  • Safety scissors
  • A grown up to help with the tricky bits

(Suitable for ages 3-7)

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Hoglets Theatre: A Sea Storm in a Teacup #SpringWatchlist
Sunday 11th April 2021 2pm

£3.50 per household

Hoglets Theatre: A Sea Storm in a Teacup- Via Zoom

A mermaid is an amazing gift, but what do you do when it just won’t stop growing?

A chance meeting, an act of kindness and an unusual present lead a lonely young girlon the most unexpected journey.

This new play by Gemma Curry (The Sleep Pirates) will take you on an epic adventure of mystery, magic and mermaids.

Using interactive storytelling, music, movement and puppetry Hoglets Theatre bring this original tale of finding friendship to life for young imaginations.

A ‘How to Make a Paper Mermaid Puppet’ craft workshop will follow the show. Download the template and instructions here.

“With gorgeous mermaid puppets, shadow play, and music on toy saxophones, squeezeboxes and kazoos, this production is truly accessible and inspiring to young audiences”

Webpage link:

01439 771700
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Explore Helmsley for FREE with your family.

Helmsley Creativity Trail is resource that sets out to encourage people to explore our beautiful market town and all that it has to offer. It provides mindful and creative ideas for children and young people to enjoy in collaboration with adults.

Download the Helmsley Creativity Trail HERE

This is an easy terrain and follows a circular 1 mile route around Helmsley, providing full directions to each location included within the Creativity Trail.

Visit Helmsley Discovery Trail HERE

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Murton Park this Spring.

The outside areas of Murton Park will open on 12th April*

Get fresh air walking around 16 acres of parkland which includes stepping back into the past in the Viking village and Roman Fort, outdoor museum collection such as tractors, meet the animals and burn of energy on the playground. There will also be a range of outdoor events and the café serving takeaway food and drink.

The inside areas of Murton Park will open on 17th May*

All of the above as well as being able to visit the museum galleries, go inside the recreated historical buildings and full café.

Covid measures

To ensure everyone stays safe we ask that people follow the rules of the government ‘Roadmap’. Including: 2m social distancing at all times, adults to wear face coverings when inside (unless exempt) and use the onsite sanitising points.

*These dates are subject to change inline with the government easing of restrictions.’

Murton Lane, Murton YO19 5UF

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OPEN Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, lovely open air destination.

MAY HALF TERM – Open Monday 31st May and Tuesday 1st June 2021 during half term as well as normal days.

Join us at Northwood and enjoy the beautiful fairy trail in spring sunshine, the perfect combination of imagination and fresh air. Our fairy museum  will also be showing an exhibition of spring fairies and have an additional scavenger trail of spring hares.

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.

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. There is also a natural play area for smaller children and den building for older kids.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.

Limited pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP

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Rainy Day Ideas

Enjoy the Freedom without the Worry

Ryedale Dog Field is an enclosed two acre field offering dog owners the space to let their dogs exercise off the lead, allowing users the sole use of the field for their booked slot. Booking the field gives the user exclusive access to the area for their allotted time of either 30 or 60 minutes.

Children are welcome with adults and dogs. They can bring a football too or enjoy a picnic whilst the dogs play.

Manor Farm
YO17 6QJ
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Join us from the 30th March to the 11th April for half term fun with a special Easter Trail around the gardens and grounds.

​The Easter Bunny has left you a secret message, can you find all the eggs hidden in the grounds and gardens reveal what it is?

Collect your activity sheet from the new ticket office and you can write down all the letters you find to help you work out the secret message.

Normal admission applies, FREE FOR SLEDMERE FRIENDS MEMBERS.

** Please remember the Farm Park and Play Park will unfortunately remain closed due to government guideline but feel free to bring a football or scooter so you can play in the grounds. The retail shops and takeaway are open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Dogs are always welcome, we just ask they are kept on leads.

Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, YO25 3XG

01377 236637
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27 March- 18 April

Giant Easter Egg Trail Follow our magical Easter egg trail around Stockeld Park this Easter.

Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers


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

We have pulled together a list of when the local attractions open after Covid 19 closure.

Lots do still have some restrictions in place and require pre-booking.

Please check out details directly before travelling.


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Nature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play at Wolds Way Lavender & Nature Farm

Pre Booking required.

Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring lots to keep the family entertained.

Help Woldie Willow with his Butterfly count, bee keeping and bird spotting.

Weave through Woldie Willows Living Willow Maze.

Miniature railway, Football golf, Giant games, Timber trail, Den zone Building, Giant sandpit and much more!

New for 2021

Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes & tray bakes. Variety of Coffee’s, Tea’s & Hot Chocolates.


Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Tel. 01944 758641

Open DAILY (10am – 4pm)

Wolds Way Lavender
Wintringham, Malton
YO17 8HW

Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough

01944 758641
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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.

What’s more, FootGolf is the ideal activity for current social distancing guidelines as the course is spread out over such a large area. Strict Covid secure guidelines are also in place to make your trip as safe as it is enjoyable. York FootGolf – The new way to play ball!

Prices: (Off peak/Standard)

  • £8-£10 Adults
  • £5-£7 Juniors
  • £20-£28 Family 4 Ball (2 adults max)
  • £23-£32 Family 5 Ball (2 adults max)
  • Mini’s (0-5 yrs) Free
  • £1 Ball Hire
  • £6.50-£8 Concessions (NHS, Emergency Services, HM Armed Forces, Over 60’s, Students)

Safety measures:

  • Pre-booking only. Please reserve your start time online.
  • Social distancing rules must be followed
  • Footballs and scorecards are all sanitised (please bring pen/pencil) immediately after your round

Call or book online!

York FootGolf, Shipton Road, York, YO30 1XW

01904 470549
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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens – Easter Activities

Beningbrough’s extensive gardens and parkland are packed with hidden corners waiting to be explored. In line with government guidance, only the outdoor spaces at Beningbrough are open for local visitors to access for walks. You will need to book your visit in advance and will be turned away if you arrive without a booking.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York, YO30 1DD

Easter Bunny Trail at Scampston

Wednesday 31 March 2021 – Sunday 11 April 2021 10am – 5pm
Easter Bunny Trail that takes you on a quest around the Walled Garden and Parkland!
This trail is suitable for both children and adults!
£1.00 per entry (Walled Garden entry not included)

Scampston, YO17 8NG.


Easter Excitement at Nunnington Hall

29 March – 11 April 2021 (whilst stocks last), 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm) £3

Collect your trail pack from reception and complete the 10 activities around the garden to earn your chocolate treat.

Before visiting, please check local and national government guidance on travelling.

Book your visit via the Nunnington Hall website

Nunnington Hall, York YO62 5UY. Tel: 01439 748283

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North Yorkshire Water Park

🌈 Our charity Rainbow Walk is now open over the Bank Holiday weekend to raise donations for

Saint Catherine’s Scarborough


Come on down to the park from today and take a ramble around the watersports lake at your leisure. 🚶 Find all seven poles, reveal the hidden word and pick up a prize from our team at reception.
Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Wykeham YO13 9QU

Sewerby Hall

The house, zoo, cafe and grounds are fully open from 17th May. Extra Half Term activities:

The fox trot trail will be on display in the walled gardens, with visitors challenged to find 20 Foxes that are hidden in the gardens. Visitors can also download the free Love Exploring app from ether the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, and enjoy the Dinosaur Safari.

Rusticus are back with family events! Each event is included in admission price but needs to be booked:

  • 31st May – Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre will present Frog and Rabbit performing The Three Musketeers; brim-full of French Royals, swashbuckling swordsmen and featuring Rabbit’s legendary carrot collection in an outdoor interactive performance.
  • 1 June – Fox and Mole will perform The Odyssey, featuring powerful Gods, fearsome monsters, and distracting singing, in an outdoor interactive performance.
  • 3 June – Badger and Dormouse will perform Robin Hood, with campfire silliness, musical interludes and an epic tournament! Help the Sherriff get lost in the forest as you discover the greatest legend of our time – Robin Hood! This will also be an outdoor interactive performance.

To book please contact the Welcome Centre (by phone or in person) to book a pod for each performance – each pod can accommodate up to four people.

Please book your visit online in advance. For more information please visit the Sewerby Hall website here. Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.