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
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 www.happity.co.uk/harminis
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!)
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?
(Suitable for ages 3-7)
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”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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
Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough
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
Scampston, YO17 8NG.
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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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.