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


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 Commission, 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


New for 2021 Easter holidays…

Harminis on the Farm, Lambing time!


Book directly through

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



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!)

Webpage link:

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)

Webpage link:


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


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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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


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


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.

THread and Press summer holiday clubRunning Online for Easter 2021

Thread and Press CIC are running children’s ONLINE craft workshops in the Easter holidays. Each session is run via Zoom by an experienced teacher. Sessions should be booked via their website .

Thursday 1st April 10am – 12.30pm: Fabric Collage and Hand Embroidery

£17 (All materials included. Cost is per child). Create a beautiful collage and hand embroidery artwork in a hoop to keep and treasure. We show learners how to do basic stitching and create a personal and wonderful artwork. A kit of everything you need is posted to you (excluding scissors). Ages 7+ (learners aged 7-9 will require adult support and supervision throughout).

Friday 2nd April GOOD FRIDAY 1.30pm – 4pm: Collage Pet Portrait

£15 (All materials included. Cost is per child). Create a wonderful collage portrait of your pet’s face! We help learners to create a colourful portrait of a pet or animal. You can email a photo for us to print and send in your kit or print your own (A4). We provide a fantastic kit of everything you need (excluding scissors). Ages 5+ (ages 5-8 will need adult support and supervision throughout).

10% sibling/friend discount available, please notify at the time of booking.

We also offer a FREE children’s online art club every weekend for residents in York, East Riding of Yorkshire , North Yorkshire and Hull areas. Find out more here.

For more info or details of how to book, contact Holly on 07919404498 or Sarah on 07547663453 or visit our website. You can also find us on Facebook here


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.


Opening from March 29th 2021

Woldie Willows Easter Trail. 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

Improved takeaway area. 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 – 5pm)

Wolds Way Lavender
Wintringham, Malton
YO17 8HW

Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough

01944 758641


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

Open for Easter 2021

Between 27th March and 11th April 2021, the gardens, café (takeaway-only, no seating available), play area and toilets will be open, and admission prices will reflect the limited offer. Tickets are available on their website, advance booking is advised to guarantee admission.

If Government restrictions allow, the next phase of reopening is 12th April, with the zoo reopening and the outdoor seating policy returning to the café.

Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.