School Holidays Ryedale

Easter Holidays

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Acklam Farm Stays Lambing Experience

Our pregnant mother sheep will be giving birth to their baby lambs, it’s a special time of year and an experience not to be missed!

Our 1 hour sessions involve:

  • Feeding the lambs
  • Possible sighting of birth
  • And a cup of hot chocolate!

Sessions will be running at 3pm on the following dates in April:
Saturday 13th April
Sunday 14th April
Monday 15th    April
Tuesday 16th April
Wednesday 17th April
Thursday 18th April
Friday 19th April

Prices are £10 for an adult (16+) and £6 for children (3+). Children under 3 years of age go free. Full payment is required at the point of booking.

Places are limited to 10 people per session, so book in advance on:
Tel: 01653 658281 / 07846 269 128
Email: alice@acklamfarmstays.com
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Manor Farm, Thrussendale Road, Acklam, Nr Malton. YO17 9RR


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Balloon Tree Easter Egg Trail

5th – 22nd April 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Looking for something to do over the Easter holidays? We are holding an Easter egg trail for the whole 2 weeks over the Easter holiday. Follow the ‘wabbit’ around the farm to find the clues, answering questions on the fruit and vegetables that we grow in order to claim an easter egg prize. All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.

£3 per child and £1 per adult.

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley
YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge)
01759 373023

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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens – Easter Activities 2019

Saturday 13 – Sunday 28 April, 10.30am – 5pm (Closed Monday 15 April)

Romp through the gardens looking for signs of nature waking up from its winter slumbers. Can you find the baby animals as you go? Pick up a new trail through the gardens for the holidays.

Help a plant grow – Tuesday 16 & 23 April 11.30am & 1pm
Put your green fingers to the test and help plant a vegetable patch in the garden

Tiny things trek – Wednesday 17 & 24 April 11.30am & 2.30pm
Join a member of the gardening team on an exploration of life’s littlest things. Book on the day.

Discover what’s in a pond – Thursday 18 & 25 April 11.30am & 2.30pm
Leave your waders at home but grab a net to see what might be living in the wildlife pond in the American garden.

Easter weekend with Cadbury – Friday 19 – Monday 22 April 10.30am – 4pm
The popular Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt returns over the bank holiday weekend with a new trail to follow and a chocolatey treat for your efforts. The trail sheet costs £2 with each one getting a Cadbury chocolate prize.

Artrageous! – Easter weekend and Friday 26 April, 12 noon – 3pm in the Hayloft Room (access by stairs only)
Have a go at an Easter themed craft activity and once you’ve created your masterpiece, why not enter it into the competition for your chance to win a prize. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance at 3pm to pick her favourite.

All activities are free of charge (except for the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt). Normal admission applies.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York YO30 1DD
T: 01904 472027

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Birds Nest Billy at Helmsley Arts Centre

Thursday 18 April 2019, 2.30pm

I wish for an adventure!  Billy is a little boy with a big brother called Bo. Billy and Bo both have big hair. Big, curly bird nest hair. They play together: building, racing, dancing pretending. They’re the very best of brothers.

Then one day Bo gets a haircut and starts going to school. Billy plays on his own, but it isn’t the same. Billy misses his big brother all day long. But then out of Billy’s bird nest hair chirps a little bird. The little bird grants Billy three magical wishes…

Bird’s Nest Billy is an imaginative, fantastical adventure story for children aged 3-7 and their families.

Adult £9
Under 18 £7

Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley YO62 5DW
Tickets: 01439 771700
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Burton Agnes at Easter

Throughout the Easter holidays, Burton Agnes Hall will be hosting a jolly feast of activities for families to enjoy.

From 6th – 22nd April, children are invited to take part in an Easter trail around the wonderful gardens and grounds of the Hall, solving clues while exploring the extensive gardens. Once the trail puzzle has been solved, every child will receive an Easter treat.

On Easter Sunday and Monday, children can hunt for little chocolate Easter eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny in the Hall’s woodland, and even meet the bunny himself!

The gardens and grounds also offer a large yew tree maze (perfect for letting off steam), giant board games including chess, draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders and hop scotch, while the nature garden is a charming place to relax, perhaps with a coffee, and spot butterflies and bees emerging to enjoy the spring flowers.

The courtyard café will be open for visitors to enjoy homemade meals, light bites and indulgent treats. Meanwhile, the Gift Shop and Home & Garden Shop will be stocked with the new season’s gifts.

Simon Cunliffe-Lister, who lives at Burton Agnes, says: “Our five young children hugely look forward to the Easter egg hunt each year – they just love searching for chocolate Easter eggs through the woodland and chatting with the Easter bunny. We join so many others who make a family tradition of visting our home at Eastertime, enjoying the celebrations as much as we do.”

Burton Agnes Hall,
Burton Agnes,
Driffield,
East Yorkshire,
YO25 4NB
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Castle Howard at Easter

Saturday 13th April 2019 to Sunday 28th April 2019

Egg-splore the Castle Howard grounds this Easter on an egg hunt like no other! The Castle Howard bunnies have lost their eggs around the grounds and we need your help to find them. Collect a price from the Boathouse once you have reunited the eggs with the bunnies!

This trail, along with Castle Howard’s high-energy adventure playground, boat trips on the Great Lake (weather permitting), rides on the land train and delicious ice cream make for a great Easter day out!

Included in standard admission, book your admission ticket here.

Don’t miss our Easter Weekend Fairground Rides!

Castle Howard is celebrating Easter with good old-fashioned fun for all the family, from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April, a traditional children’s fun fair including a train ride and swing boats.

Castle Howard
The Estate Office
Castle Howard
York YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333
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Castle Howard Fun Fair

Castle Howard is celebrating Easter with good old-fashioned fun for all the family, from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April.

We will be hosting a traditional children’s fun fair including a train ride and swing boats and join our giant Easter egg hunt to win prizes.

These activities, along with Castle Howard’s high-energy adventure playground, boat trips on the Great Lake (weather permitting), rides on the land train and delicious ice cream make for a great Easter day out!

Castle Howard
The Estate Office
Castle Howard
York YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333
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Cedarbarn Farm Shop – Easter

Farm shop, café and miniature railway situated between Pickering and Thornton le Dale.

The miniature railway is OPEN 11th – 28th April 11am – 4pm

The Easter Egg Hunt is £3.00 per person, to include a Train Ride, Treasure Hunt & a Chocolate Egg.

Cedarbarn
Pickering
YO18 7JX
T: 01751 475 614
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Easter Activity Trail – Yorkshire Arboretum

Saturday 13th April – Sunday 28th April 2019
During opening hours

Follow our fun Easter trail, collect the clues and earn your sticker! Or ask for a collecting strip and set off on your own adventure.

Free

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY
01653 648598
For bookings: www.yorkshirearbreotum.org
Email: education@yorkshirearboretum.org


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Easter Adventure Quest at Scarborough Castle

Saturday 6th – Sunday 28th April 2019 11am – 5pm

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail through the castle. Intrepid adventurers who track down the dragon egg will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it, and there’ll be a chocolate treat too!

You can get questing at Scarborough Castle every day of the school holidays. There’s no need to book.

The quest costs £1 per child (Members and Non-Members) in addition to the normal admission price.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
01723 372451

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Easter Adventure Quest at Whitby Abbey

Saturday 6th – Sunday 28th April 2019  11am – 5pm

Join the hunt for ammonites on a legendary quest this Easter holiday. Crack the clues as you and your family follow the trail through the abbey grounds. Intrepid adventurers who track down the ammonites will get a certificate and a sticker to prove it. And there will be a chocolate treat too!

The quest costs £1 per child (member and non-member) in addition to the normal admission price. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the site on the day.

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, YO22 4JT
01947 603568
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Easter Egg-stravanganza Fun at Piglets Adventure Farm

With new egg-citing activities, cute baby animals and lots of family fun, there’s plenty to see and do this Easter at Piglets Adventure Farm.

From 30th March – 28th April 2019, little egg hunters can take part in the new Easter Egg Hunt. Bigger & better than ever before, collect eggs from hidden chicks around the farm to earn a special treat.

There’s also new Live Animal Shows from 30th March – 22nd April packed full of fluffy, fleecy & furry fun. From 18th – 28th April The Magic Hatter returns with comedy magic and Springtime silliness too!

The fun doesn’t stop there, take a tractor & trailer ride to the Bale Play Baaarn  with 3 incredible new slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area and dig’n’play. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s even a heated seating area with delicious food from the Piggy Pizza Parlour or try a tasty treat in Truffle’s Trough.

Other egg-citing activities include lambing live, lamb bottle feeding, baby chicks, bouncing pillows, animal barn and piglet maternity ward, giant sand pit and so much more.

You can also enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious snacks in the Piglets Coffee House with small soft play area.

It’s eggs-hilarating fun for all the family!

To book discounted tickets online, go to pigletsadventurefarm.com

Piglets Adventure Farm is located 15 minutes from the centre of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For full information please go to pigletsadventurefarm.com or call 01904 499183


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Egg rolling and painting in the Walled Garden

Monday 22nd Apr 2019 11.30am – 12.30pm

Get crafty and have some fun with this traditional Easter activity!

Join us on Easter Monday as we get creative with this traditional Easter activity – painting eggs!

We’ll then be rolling our eggs down the Mount – whose egg will win the race?

Usual entry fees apply. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Advance booking not required, please turn up on the day and join in.

www.scampston.co.uk
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Scampston, YO17 8NG.

***All paying visitors in April will receive a free return visit voucher redeemable later in the season.***


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Eggstraordinary Easter Weekend

Fri 19th April to Mon 22nd April  (10.00 am – 5.00 pm)

Located in and around the Walled Garden, and Grounds, Stables and Spotty Pig Play Farm, children can explore and take part in our Easter Trail, have a go in our crafting area, and play games, whilst the grown-ups can enjoy some of the spring flowers which are just beginning to come through.
Normal admissions apply.

FREE entry for ‘Sledmere Friends’.

Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG.
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Fairy Stories in the Garden

Scampston’s Fairy Godmothers return with some new stories and lots of activities for little ones!

Explore the magic of the woodlands here at Scampston. Listen to captivating stories of witches, magical creatures, princes and princesses, giants and imps, as told by our resident Fairy Godmothers. They’ll also be some stinky, messy tales too to give you a giggle!

Fairy Stories in the Garden will take place on:
Tuesday 16th April 11.30am – 12.30pm
Friday 26th April 11.30am – 12.30pm

Admission will be free for all children in costumes on these days.

No booking required. Please turn up on the day and join in.

www.scampston.co.uk
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Scampston, YO17 8NG.

***All paying visitors in April will receive a free return visit voucher redeemable later in the season.***


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Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

17th, 18th, 24th & 25th April 2019 10am – 4pm

Dalby Adventure Club for children aged 8-16 years.

Different activities each day with outdoor activities experts (DBS checked, and first aid trained)

Activities include…

Bushcraft and survival skills
Den building
Fire lighting
Woodwork
Orienteering and maps
Environmental art
Wildlife watching
Food foraging
Camp fire cooking
River dipping and mini-beasts

…plus many more.

The sessions have been designed to suit families with children aged 8 and above, all under 16s must be accompanied by one adult and any one adult can have upto 4 children with them.

Drop off at the Hidden Horizons Office in the courtyard at Dalby Forest by 10am. They will need a packed lunch and drink, outdoor clothing and waterproofs.

Cost – Adult £20 and Child £15 per day. This includes the price of the Dalby Toll Road.

Book on 01723 817017 or via Hidden Horizons Facebook here.


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Malton Easter Bunny Hunt

Saturday 13th to Saturday 27th April 2019

Once again some naughty little bunnies have scampered off around Malton Town centre. See if you can find them during the School Easter Holidays in the shop windows! Get your bunny map for £1 at Peagreen Pottery or Kemps General Store.

Return your entry for a sweet reward & a chance to win Egg-ceptional Easter Prizes donated by all the lovely local businesses! Prize draw to take place on 27th April

All proceeds to Malton, Norton and District Lions Club

Hosted by Peagreen Pottery
3 Market Street, Malton, YO17 7LY


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Minskip Farm Shop – Unique Lambing Experience

6th – 28th April
10:00am and 3:30pm daily

Join us for an incredible Lambing Experience this Easter.

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the unique opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our little baby lambs this Easter holidays!

You will be able to:

Spend time with the lambs inside their pen
Bottle feed them
Skip and jump with them
Feel their super soft wool
Learn about where their mothers are and what a pet lamb is
Take as many pictures as you want
Make memories for a lifetime

Book your place HERE – the cost is 5 pounds per person and places are strictly limited.

Our lambs can’t wait to meet you and your little ones…

Minskip Farm Shop, Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, YO519HY

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Parent and Child Lino Printing Workshop

Friday 26th April 9.30am – 12.30pm

Chance to use and explore the different media and tools used in Lino printing to creat a design that’s unique and personal to them.

Design your own price of art or bunting to take home

£30

To book, contact Wath Court Craft Rooms on 01653 628224 or visit the website HERE


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Primrose Ramble

Sunday 21st April & Sunday 28th April 10am – 5pm 2019

A one off opportunity (two?!) to go on a ramble around unseen parts of the ancient woodland and estate to enjoy the first signs of spring with the arrival of the Primroses.

Join us for a 3 mile ramble and go off the beaten track to explore areas of the estate that are usually not accessible to the general public.

Normal admission applies
Contact Name: Lindsey Karavics
Contact Number: (01377) 236637
Sledmere, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG.


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Ripon Races – Family Days

‘Easter Family Day’ on Thursday 18th April 2019

Not only do we have thrilling racing, on our Children’s day we have lots of FREE activities to make the children’s experience of Ripon even more enjoyable.

We have lots of free fun for the Children including:

  • Easter Bunny Hunt
  • Free Chocolate
  • Mini Farm
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Modelling
  • Bouncy Castles

Traditional Family Day on Sunday 19th May 2019

Family Brick Adventure (Lego day) Monday 5th August 2019

Bank Holiday Family Day Monday 26th August 2019

Ticket Office 01765 530530
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Ryedale Community Weekend

Scampston’s ever-popular Ryedale Community Weekend will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April. Ryedale residents are invited to explore the gardens at Scampston for FREE over the course of the weekend. All you will need is proof of address, such as a driving license or utility bill.

Discover the Natural World
Whilst you are here for the Community Weekend, why not take part in our Spring Wildlife Day on Sunday 14th April? Wildlife experts from Natural England, RSPB, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and more will be offering some fantastic activities, including bird ringing, an insect safari and pond dipping. There will also be a variety of stalls to learn more about the local organisations that work to protect our countryside.

www.scampston.co.uk
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Scampston, YO17 8NG.


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Sandburn Hall Easter Fun Day

Monday 22nd April 2019

11am – 3pm

Join us for a day of fun for all the family to include:

Face Painting, Easter Egg Hunt, Fun Crafts, Hog Roast, Bouncy Castle, Lamb Petting, Tombola and Easter Treats.

In association with Candlelighters

 

T: 01904 469911

E: Tykes@sandburnhall.co.uk

W: www.sandburnhall.co.uk

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton, York YO60 7RB


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Sheriff Alpaca Walking Experience

Wednesday 10th and 17th April 2019

Come and take one of our lovely Alpacas for a walk through our Organic farm. The walk will take you through fields and woodland and will give you a unique opportunity to get to know and love these wonderful creature. We’re taking booking for the Easter holidays – £20 per adult and £5 per child, for more information visit the website, for group booking discounts please contact us.

Alternatively if you would just like to meet the alpacas and learn a little about them (no walking, cuddling instead!) then why not book to go at 3pm on either Wednesday. (30minutes) £5 per person.

Sheriff Alpacas run walks all year around so if you would like to book a spot please contact Sheriff Alpacas.

They are also organising children and adult parties and bespoke experiences!

Gift vouchers also available

Goodness Farm. Sheriff Hutton Road. Strensall. YO32 5TP

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Smile Cafe Pocklington – Easter Trail

Pop in to the Smile Cafe at The Mile this Easter holidays. There is an Easter trail to complete around the play area, find the clues and receive a chocolate lolly. Plus Easter colouring inside the cafe. All free for children to do, runs 8th to 26th April 2019.

Also for younger children under five, there’s a lovely indoor soft play area within the cafe with double slide, mats and building toys, plus an outdoor play area with climbing frame, swings and ride-on toys. There is also a quieter seating area in the farm shop for older children and families. Check out the new cafe menu too!

The Mile, Pocklington, YO42 1TW. On the road out of Pocklington towards Millington.
T: 01759 305420 (Jo)
E: info@themilefarmshop.co.uk

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Springtime Live 2019

From mini tractor rides to live entertainment, once inside all activities and workshops are FREE. This fun family day out celebrates farming, food and the countryside. Children can also get close to farm animals from chicks to lambs, piglets to calves, goats, sheep and alpacas.

There will be stage show entertainment throughout the day including Mr Bloom from CBeebies and his band. Ripon Farm Services have donated mini tractors which youngsters can ride around an indoor circuit, there will also be an outdoor bike track, climbing wall, Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle and Digger Den.Youngsters can also hold and learn about chicks thanks to Eggucation, there will be reptiles and bug encounters, forest crafts and a Poppets Theatre Workshop with PQA (Pauline Quirke Academy).

Due to the popularity of Springtime Live, entry is by advance ticket only and can be purchased either online here or in Fodder, the Showground’s farm shop and café.

Charles Mills, Show Director, said: “This will be our sixth Springtime Live and it gets more and more popular every year. This is a real family event which showcases farming and rural life through hands on activities and entertainment. Make sure you book your tickets now to ensure entry and once inside, everything is free! We look forward to seeing you!”

Springtime Live will be at the Great Yorkshire Showground, in Harrogate, on Saturday April 13, from 9am to 4:30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children or a family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) for £27.


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Stockeld Park Easter Adventure

30th March -28th April 2019, 10am -6pm

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

Come and join us at Stockeld Park this Easter for some Eggstra Special Events!

Daily Giant Easter Hunt in the Enchanted Forest with free chocolate treat for all! Other activities running during the Easter Adventure include:

  • Hatching chicks – help the ‘Hatch-it Team’ with their fluffy new arrivals: 1st – 4th & 8th – 11th April
  • The Easter Circus – roll up, roll up for the Greatest Show! 13th – 22nd April
  • The Songbugs Easter Show – 30th & 31st March, 5th, 6th, 7th & 12th April
  • Lambs in the paddock – Daily
  • Easter arts and crafts – Daily

Don’t forget the wonderful Enchanted Forest, Adventure Playgrounds, Interactive Play, Roller Skating Rink, Electric Scooters through the forest, a huge Yew-Tree Maze and Woodland Laser Tag arena. Indoor jumping pillow, plus Peddle go-karts, large inflatable slide, outdoor jumping pillow, and our Buccaneer Boats on the lake, and MORE!

Mumbler Offer: For an extra 10% off online prices quote: MUMRYEDALE 

Book tickets here stockeldpark.digitickets.co.uk/tickets    

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Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333


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The Deep, CSI Seashore

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

This Easter join The Deep’s special agents as they take a trip to our native coastline to find out what can be uncovered at the seaside. Help the team solve the crimes as they go and you might even earn a CSI badge of your own!

Lend a hand in our interactive presentation at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, follow Inspector Sharky’s trail (available all day) and make your very own sand art (charge applies for our craft activity)

Runs 30th March – 28th April 2019.

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

 


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The Hare and The Tortoise

‘Tortoise small… Hare tall…
Tortoise slow… Hare fast…
Tortoise sleeeping… and Hare wants to race!’

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock…

Join us on a journey through the seasons and witness the most exciting race between two competitors who couldn’t be more unevenly matched. A lively, fun and interactive version of the Aesop’s Fable about an impossible race. Who will win? Speedy Hare or slow Tortoise? Your guess is as good as ours!

Brought to you by the same team as previous hit shows The Night the Moonchild Smiled, Stig of the Dump and Thumbelina.

Ready, steady, go!

Age guide: 3+

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1JW

Website Booking here
01723 370541
tickets@sjt.uk.com


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Vanessa’s Mini Musicians

Thursday 10.30am at Westow Cricket Pavilion

For 18 months to 4 years.

A fun introduction to music where we will sing songs, play real instruments and start writing tunes together! It will be great preparation for learning an instrument when your child is slightly older. Read the Mumbler Review here

Tea and coffee will be available. £4 a session. Booking essential.

Call Vanessa on  07850 422155
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Wolds Way Lavender – Easter

All aboard – our Easter Hunt Quiz is back!!!

Explore our natural 12 acre site and hunt down the clues to solve the mystery puzzle!

A free prize egg for the winners.

The Quiz is running from 5th – 25th April 2019, we are open daily 10am – 4pm.

Our Giant Games Maze, Nature Trails, Mini Foot-Golf, Mud Kitchen and Giant Sandpit, Mini and Junior Timber Trails, Miniature Railway, nature quiz and seasonal activities will ensure there are lots to keep the whole family entertained.

 

NEW FOR 2019!

Season Tickets to enable you to enjoy the farm all season long and get 10% off in our tea-room!!!

Willow Warren – play, run, hide!

Den Zone- build your own den, use your imagination and skills to create your own play den.

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

 

www.woldswaylavender.co.uk

Tel. 01944 758641

 

 


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Yorkshire Arboretum

Mini Beast HuntWednesday 24th April 2019 – Junior Rangers
10 am – 3 pm
£7.50 per child

A fun-packed Spring day for children aged 4-11, with seasonal indoor and outdoor nature-inspired activities, including frog life cycle and pond dipping. Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session. Booking via Howardian Hills AONB website (howardianhills.org.uk). This session will be based at the Arboretum.

Friday 26th April 2019 – Explorers Club

Lots of nature based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including orienteering, owl pellet dissection and shelter building. £15 and £12 for second and subsequent siblings. Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session.

Booking essential.
Please bring a packed lunch.

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY
01653 648598
For bookings: www.yorkshirearbreotum.org
Email: visit@yorkshireaboretum.org


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Zog at Dalby Forest

Zog is a loveable, if somewhat clumsy dragon at Dragon School who is always striving to win a golden star. Zog is learning lots of essential dragon skills at school including flying, roaring, breathing fire and capturing princesses! Forestry Commission England are now inviting children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack. Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

Further details of trails and free downloadable activity sheets are available from www.forestryengland.uk/zog

Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT
01751 472771


Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Open:

Monday 8th April
Monday 15th April
22nd Easter Monday
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 5pm

Our Easter egg hunt and activities will be taking place

Melbourne Rd. Allerthorpe YO42 4RL
01759 301444

Beck Isle Museum

Beck Isle Easter  Trail – daily from 13th to 28th April 2019 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Find the clues around the museum for a chance to win a chocolate treat!

Normal Museum admission price applies.

Beck Isle Museum, Pickering YO18 8DU · 01751 473653


Black Swan Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday 21st April 12pm – 3pm

Bring the family and join us this Easter Sunday.

Enjoy Sunday lunch and keep everyone entertained with our Easter Sunday chocolate hunt. Explore the hotel grounds to find hidden chocolates and goodies after filling up on Sunday roast.

£35 per person

Black Swan Hotel, Market Place Helmsley, YO62 5BJ
01439 770466


Captain Barney’s Easter Holiday Fun

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM

Come and enjoy our outdoor area, hosting FREE arts, crafts and messy play for all ages 10-2pm.
Also, (same day only)…… HALF PRICE entrance to the ball pool 10-2pm.
Our cafe will be open 9-4pm for drinks/snack purchases as usual.

Captain Barney’s
14 Railway Street, Malton. YO17 7NR
01653 692100


Easter at Burnby Hall Gardens

Easter Monday 22nd April 11am – 3.30pm

Easter Art and Crafts and meet our real lambs, chicks, ducklings and bunnies, along with an Easter themed trail around the Gardens.

Burnby Hall Gardens
The Balk
Pocklington YO42 2QF
01759 307125


Easter Egg Trail at Helmsley Walled Garden

Sunday 21st April 2019 at 10am

Come and follow the Easter Egg trail to find the Egg at the End. Fun for kids from 4 years plus.

Normal admission charges apply

Helmsley Walled Garden, Cleveland Way, Helmsley YO62 5AH

T: 01439 771427


Easter Excitement at Nunnington Hall

13th April – 28th April 2019

Opens 10.30am

Join Captain Compost and Lieutenant Leafmould on their crusade to save the Nunnington soil.  Through a series of trails and puzzles discover if they and their earthworm warriors have the knowledge to defeat Colonel Chemicals from contaminating the earth, and celebrate victory with a Cadbury chocolate treat.  £2.50

Captain Compost and the compost club – 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd April 

Can you help Captain Compost in his final battle to defeat Colonel Chemicals?  Solve the puzzles, complete the garden obstacle course and jump in deep, feet or hands first. Compost Club runs 12 – 3pm

Nunnington Hall – 01439 748283


Eden Camp – Easter

20th – 21st April  2019 at 10 AM to 5 PM

World War II Living History Weekend

Several small groups of re-enactors including WW2 Days Gone By and Armed Forces Movement Control, will be on site over the bank holiday weekend. The groups will be portraying both military and civilians, helping to enhance the 1940s theme and allowing visitors to get up close to uniforms, clothing and kit of the period.

All visitors to the museum are invited to join in with the fun and get dressed up in either civilian or military period clothing. All weapons (including but not limited to deactivated rifles, blank firing weapons, knives, bayonets) are NOT permitted on site. Costume must be respectful and SS/Gestapo uniform (or similar) is strictly prohibited. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please note: The museum will be open as normal on these days. Outdoor events or activities may be affected by the weather.

Eden Camp, Malton YO17 6RT
01653 697777


Flamingo Land Easter

Flamingo Land Theme Park, Zoo and Resort opens again fully from Saturday 6th April, and is open daily from 10am.

Flamingo Land Resort has an award winning zoo with 140 species of reptiles, mammals and birds. Over the Christmas and New Year period, Flamingo Land welcomed 3 Rothschild’s giraffe calves, alongside some new Lorikeet chicks. So, what are you waiting for? Come and visit us today!

Kirby Misperton, Malton YO17 6UX. 0800 408 8840

Call 0800 40 888 40 for info.


Howsham Mill

Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 2 PM
Easter Eggstravaganza – for children aged 11 and under

Take part in an Easter egg hunt, learn how to dye and decorate eggs, join in with some Easter crafts and compete in an egg drop competition!

Children must be accompanied by an adult. £5 per child, accompanying adults go free.
Come prepared for all weathers and bring a packed lunch!

Howsham Mill
Howsham, YO60 7PA
07880 341 914


MakeMore Arts

Crazy Clay
Ayton Village Hall (Wilson’s Lane, East Ayton, YO13 9HY)
Thursday 18th April @ 1.30 – 2.30pm

A family-friendly ceramics session where we’ll be experimenting with texture and shape with an Easter theme, making Easter decorations to hang around the house. Take home your clay creations at the end. All materials and equipment provided. Suitable for children aged 5+.  If the weather’s lovely, why not come early to enjoy the playground with a picnic.

Early-bird price £3 per child, £1 per adult.

Carnival Mask-Making
Two classes:
Pickering Memorial Hall (Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA) on Wednesday 17th April @ 1.30 – 3.30 and
Ayton Village Hall (Wilson’s Lane, East Ayton, YO13 9HY) on Wednesday 24th April @ 2.00 – 4.00pm

Leave the kids to make a mess and create exciting carnival-style masks. Staff are DBS checked and first-aid trained. All materials provided.
Early-bird price: £7 per child (suitable for children aged 7 – 13)

Call Rosie on 07909 558142

Find makemorearts on Facebook for more information.


Malton Library

Starting Monday 15th April (whilst stocks last) – Easter Bunny Trail
Find the Easter bunnies hidden around the library and win a chocolate Easter egg!

Tuesday 23 April 2.30pm – 3.30pm – Knights, Princesses and Dragons
Make and decorate a Knight’s visor, a tiara for a Princess or a dragon for St George’s Day!
£1 entry per child– Age 5+
Please book a place at Malton Library


National Railway Museum

Easter 2019

Get on the footplate of Flying Scotsman and make your own paper version of the iconic green locomotive this Easter. All your favourite family activities, live demonstrations and explosive science shows return along with steam rides in South Yard.

Find out more on our website or call 03330 161 010 (Monday-Friday, 09.00-17.00).

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ


Playdale Farm

Situated near Scarborough on the outskirts of the village of Cayton, the farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes soft play area, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more!

The Animal Barn and Interactive Paddocks are designed so the children can see animals in a natural farm environment. Come and get to know all our animals up close and join in with feeding.

Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3AT
Tel 01723 586351


Ryedale Folk Museum

Get out with the dog, get in with the dog.

Come join in with the new walking event.

Sunday 14th April, starts 10am and 12pm

4 mile circular walk to Lastingham and back

£10 per adult, £2 per dog, under 16s free. Includes day entry to the museum and tea / coffee.

Book in advance for a doggy goody bag 01751 417367

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, North Yorkshire, YO62 6UA
Phone: 01751 417367


Sand Art Picture Workshop

Thursday 25th April 2pm until 4pm
Kirkbymoorside Libary

£6 per child/adult for 1hr of Sand Art 1 picture, juice and a biscuit
or
£10 per child/adult for 2hrs of sand art fun includes 2 pictures, juice and a biscuit
Contact Virginia for Sibling discount

Our sand art is a fabulous award winning sensory art activity. Sand art is a very calm activity. The calm and repetitive nature of the sand art, coupled with the pre-cut, pre-glued sections means that anyone, regardless of physical abilities, or attention span, can create a fabulous picture.

Open to all ages under 3’s are full responsibility of a parent/guardian.

Parents must remain for the duration, can join in or enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

Contact Missy Moo’s Mischief Crew on 07506 712034


Scarborough SEA LIFE

23rd March – 6th May
Jawsome Sharks – Help Professor Finn find the missing sharks’ teeth to become a Jawsome Shark Ranger.

New for 2019 – Visit the rescue centre and learn all about how to save incredible turtles!

Read our review here

Pay once and visit throughout 2019

Open daily from 10am
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110


Sutton Bank National Park Centre – Easter 2019

Saturday 6th April to Sunday 21st April Discover National Parks

19th – 22nd April – Easter Egg Hunt. Search the grounds  with your map, work out the code to claim your tasty treat!

13th – 28th April – Tremendous trees! Tree themed crafts and games including ‘make a journey stick’. Native trees for sale too!

17th April (10:30 -12:00) – ‘Natural Windows’. Collect materials around the grounds and make your own natural window. (Booking essential at 01439 772738.)

17th April (13:30 – 15:00) – ‘Treemendous’ – Get up close and personal to trees in the grounds! Sculpt faces from to stick to your favourite tree! (Booking essential at 01439 772738)

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH


The Moors National Park Easter Holiday Fun

Saturday 6th April to Sunday 21st April Discover National Parks

Friday 19th April – Monday 22nd April 
Search the grounds  with your map, work out the code to claim your tasty treat!

Tuesday 16th April 10.30am – 12pm
The Great Stick Hunt. We are going to show you how to make stick people, woodland monsters and fishing rods to creating stick art, spiders’ webs, natural mobiles and star wands. Adult Free, Child £4.50.

Thursday 18th April 10am – 3pm
Drop your young explorers off for a day of wild adventure with us! You’ll learn bushcraft and navigation skills and then use them out in the wild! Learn old and forgotten fire lighting and shelter building skills as well as how to navigate using traditional and modern means. Minimum age 8. Consent form required. Child: £10

Booking is essential for all of the above.
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB
01439 772738


The Woodland Adventure Company

The Woodland Adventure Company run adventures every school holidays!

Wednesday 10th April 10am – The search for the Gruffalo’s child, 2-4 years

Thursday 11th April 11am – Campfire cooking and Easter egg smores, 3-11 years

Tuesday 16th April 10am – Bogbabies, 2-6 years
Tuesday 16th April 1pm – Elf rockets, 2-6 years

Wednesday 17th April 11am – Campfire cooking and Easter egg smores, 3-11 years.

Tuesday 23rd April 10am – The search for the Gruffalos child, 2-4 years
Tuesday 23rd April 1pm – Den building and fire lighting, 6-11 years

Wednesday 24th April 11am – Campfire cooking and Easter egg smores, 3-11 years
Wednesday 24th April 2:30pm – Dragon fire rockets with swords – 3-7 years

Thursday 25th April 11am – Campfire cooking and Easter egg smores, 3-11 years

Primrose Hill, Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1AW
T: 07788713393 (Marie)


Thornton le Dale Easter Bunny Trail

7th – 29th April 2019

Easter bunny trail and raffle
£2 a trail and £2 a raffle ticket

Trails available from Wardill Bros, The New Inn, Clothes for Comfort

Raffle drawn 3:30pm on Easter Monday

Raising much needed funds for Little Stars Stay ‘n’ Play Group