School Holidays in Ryedale

February Half Term

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Early Man Quest at Scarborough Castle

Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th February 2018 10am – 4pm

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the Earth, Early Man, in cinemas 26 January, tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. Explore Scarborough Castle in search of Dug, Hognob and the rest of the Early Man tribe. Follow the clues and complete the quest to uncover centuries of History in one day.
There is an Early Man Mini Model Making Kit for successful adventurers.

All children are welcome to join in the event. An additional £1 will be charged for every child, member and non member, to help fund this entertainment activity. Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day and not in advance.

Scarborough Castle
Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY
Website


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February Frolics at Piglets Adventure Farm

With lots of undercover fun including Lambing Live, there’s so much February Frolics family fun at Piglets Adventure Farm.

Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every day throughout half term from 10th to 18th February 2018, what will you do first? Jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride, see cute animals in the Animal Barn and if you’re lucky you might even see some baby animals being born in Lambing Live and Piglet Maternity Ward.
Plus, be amazed at the hilarious Sheep Show Live stage show! Featuring amazing dancing sheep, each with their own special theme tune, you’ll learn lots about sheep and their wonderful wool- you’d be baaarmy to miss it!
Don’t forget to explore the Bale Play Baaarn with straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, giant drop slide, rope swing, dig’n’play- there’s a heated seating where you can grab some delicious food and drink too!
Discounted prices when booked online.

For full information please 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.

Piglets Adventure Farm Park, Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST. 01904 499700


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Flamingo Land

Winter at Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 6UX
0800 40 888 40

Whilst our theme park attractions will be closed from 30th October 2017 until mid March 2018, our award-winning zoo will be open to visitors every day*.

The Splash Zone will also be open to all this winter. More details here.
Weekdays

Flamingo Land Zoo will be open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, allowing you to enjoy over 140 species of reptiles, mammals, fish, amphibians and birds. This extends to Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail’s playgrounds, Children’s Planet, Reptile River, Muddy Duck Farm, Treetop Walkway and The Aquarium.

Our lemur and lorikeet aviary walkthroughs will be open from midday until 2:00pm. These provide truly unrestricted views and the opportunity for up-close encounters. You can visit the Wallaby Walkway between 10am and 4pm.

Access to the sea lion area will be available from 12:30pm until 2:00pm each day.

There will be Keeper Talks too, plus Meet a Creature sessions in the Education Centre at 3:15pm.

Weekends & School Holidays

On Saturday, Sunday and throughout the school holidays we will be adding further attractions and events to our weekday offer. These include a Sea Lion Show at 2:00pm and a Bird Show at 12:00pm.

Our Peter Rabbit™ and Lily Bobtail characters will also be out and about, with two meet and greet sessions available each day at 12.00pm and 2.00pm. So, don’t forget to join them at the Peter Rabbit™ Adventure playground.

A small selection of rides for younger children will be available too, including the Muddy Duck Tractors, Jungle Carousel, Mischief Mansion and Wacky Races. We’re sure this will provide another great way to keep them entertained.


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Awful Auntie

David Walliams Awful Auntie Live on Stage at Grand Opera House, York

February 14th – February 17th

Grand Opera House, Cumberland Street, York
Box Office 0844 871 3024


Beck Isle Museum

Monday 12 February, 11am -3pm
Valentine’s Crafts
Get creative and make something special for Valentines Day! Suitable for all the family.

Wednesday 14 February, 11am -3pm
Traditional Craft Day
See the museum brought to life as our skilled volunteers demonstrate traditional rural crafts, from paper quilling and rag rugging to crocheting and butter making.

Friday 16 February, 11am -3pm
Museum Explorers: Fossil Hunters
Do you fancy being a dinosaur detective? Take part in our family fun activities and find out more about fossils, search for clues in the ground and learn more about dinosaurs.

Normal admission prices apply, but your ticket will give you 12 months admission to the museum.

Beck Isle Museum, Beck Isle, Pickering YO18 8DU Phone: 01751 473653


Dark Skies: Star Trekking Treasure Hunt

Saturday 10 February – Sunday 25 February 2018
The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Join us on a space themed treasure hunt. Use your starry map to locate the clues to claim your ‘out of this world’ treasure! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sorry, no dogs. Not wheelchair accessible. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking not required, drop in any time. For more information call 01439 772738

Time: 11am until 3pm (drop in anytime)
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £3 (including prize)


Feathery February at Nunnington Hall

12th February to 18th February 12pm – 3pm

Join in with fun activities this February half term as we get ready for spring! From feathery friends’ garden trail to fat feeder and bird box making, we’ve plenty to get hands on with.

Nunnington Hall – 01439 748283


Ferdinand at Helmsley Arts Centre

Wednesday 14th February 2.30pm

‘After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.’

£7.50 adults
£5.50 under 16s

Helmsley YO62 5DW
Tickets: 01439 771700


Grandad’s Island at York Theatre Royal

This February Half Term (Tue 13 – Sat 17 Feb) 11am and 1.30pm (6pm Friday 16 Feb only) Grandad’s Island is coming to the studio at York Theatre Royal. Suitable for ages 5-8 years.

Syd’s favourite person in the whole wide world is Grandad. And Grandad’s favourite person is Syd. Join the intrepid duo as they head off on a heart warming adventure filled with songs, laughter and jungles that will change their lives forever…

Approximately 50 min, no interval. For ages 5-8.
Tickets £12 adults / £7 children

Book via the York Theatre Royal website


‘Have-a-go’ Holidays – Dark Skies

Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 February 2018
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH

Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Brighten up your half-term with themed crafts, trails, treasure hunts, walks and talks, and more. Let our dark skies inspire a galaxy of events and activities. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for all the family. Booking not required, drop in anytime. For more information call 01439 772738

Time: 11am – 4pm (drop in anytime)
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: Free


Helmsley Arts Centre

Ferdinand
Wednesday 14th February 2.30pm

‘After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.’
£7.50 adults
£5.50 under 16s

Little Red Riding Hood’ by Moon a Stick
Thursday 15th February 2.30pm

Moon On A Stick mix charming storytelling and side splitting comedy to tell a story of bravery, friendship and overcoming all the odds. A fun and fabulous fairy tale with a twist.’
£8 adult
£7 under 18

‘Circus Skills with Mr Dan the Circus Man’
Saturday 17th February 10.30am – 3.30pm

Spend a day learning how to juggle clubs, perfect the plate spin, master the stilts and even walk on a tight wire! A jam packed day of circus skills to entertain and amaze! Please bring a packed lunch. Children will be supervised, no need for parents to stay!
Parents invited at 3pm for a sharing.
Ages 8-12 years
£25

Helmsley YO62 5DW
Tickets: 01439 771700


JORVIK Viking Festival 2018

12th to 18th February 2018
With an exciting programme of events that explore the impact of the Viking invasion on Anglo-Saxon England, including living history encampments, walks, talks, tours and of course, dramatic combat performances, there is something for everyone.
Both FREE and paid for events available, including:
Parliament Street Viking Encampment 12th – 17th Feb – 10:00 – 16:00 | Parliament Street | FREE
Viking Age Crafting 12th – 15th Feb – 10:00 – 16:00 | St Sampson’s Square Yurt | £2 per craft or 3 for £5
Have-a-Go Sword Combat / Archery – 12th – 16th Feb- 10:00 – 16:00 | Parliament Street Marquee | £5 per child
Annual Strongest Viking Competition – 17th Feb -From 10:00 | Coppergate Square (outside JORVIK) | FREE
Book your tickets via Jorvik Viking festival website or Festival Box Office on:
T: 01904 615505.


Land of Iron: Interstellar Ironstone – A starlit walk in Rosedale

Friday 16 February 2018
Land of Iron: Interstellar Ironstone – A starlit walk in Rosedale
As part of the Dark Skies Festival 2018, a guided walk and talk with experts on hand to help you learn about the history of the Ironstone Railway and the starlit dark skies above Rosedale. The walk is 3.5 miles, Level 3 and involves a fairly steep hill up to the Rosedale Railway. You are advised to have sturdy walking footwear, warm clothing, hat and gloves, waterproof jacket and a torch. Binoculars would be beneficial. A welcome hot drink and cake at Dale Head Farm rounds off the evening. Not accessible by wheelchair. Minimum age 8. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Cost: Adult: £3 Child: £3 (includes hot drink and cake)


‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by Moon a Stick at Helmsley Arts Centre

Thursday 15th February 2.30pm

‘Follow the courageous Little Red through the forest to her grandmother’s house. With the help of the audience Little Red finds her way through the trees along with her trusty friend Felix the fox who can’t stop sneezing! Will she deliver her food parcel and what will she discover when she arrives at the cottage? Will we meet the big bad wolf and is he as bad as everyone says he is? Moon On A Stick mix charming storytelling and side splitting comedy to tell a story of bravery, friendship and overcoming all the odds. A fun and fabulous fairy tale with a twist.’

£8 adult
£7 u18

Helmsley YO62 5DW
Tickets: 01439 771700


Malton Library

Love Science to deliver a children’s science workshop in February half term at Malton Library.
Monday 12th Feb, 10.30am – 11.30am

The cost is £2 per child which needs to be booked at the library and places are limited to 20.

St. Michaels St, Malton YO17 7LJ
Phone: 01609 534565


Pickering Library

Love Science to deliver an “electrically themed” children’s science workshop in February half term, at Pickering Library.

Monday 12th February 2.00pm – 3.00pm

The cost is £2 per child which needs to be booked at the library and places are limited to 20.

The Ropery, Pickering
Phone: 01609 533624


Stargazing – Dark Skies Festival Event

Thursday 15th February, 7-9pm at Ryedale Folk Museum

Stargazing – Dark Skies Festival Event

Join Hidden Horizons for a guided tour of the night sky above Ryedale Folk Museum, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and beyond. View a range of constellations and the objects that reside within them, including deep sky objects such as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. The Hidden Horizons immersive star dome will also be available for you to enjoy space-related film and a virtual tour of the night sky. Adults £12 / Under 16s £8. Booking essential, call 01723 817017


Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Wednesday 14 February 2018
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH
Dark Skies Family Fun: Little Boots Star Party
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Make sparkly stars, balloon rockets and glittering galaxies. We finish with a starry story and a chocolate star or two. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sorry, no dogs. Minimum age 3. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 11am to 12:30pm
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £4.50

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Dark Skies Family Fun: Young Explorers: Planets and Aliens
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Discover some fascinating facts about our planets and make amazing aliens to take home. Minimum age 6. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £4.50

Thursday 15 February 2018
Family Fun. Dark Skies – Lantern making workshops
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Join us to create your very own lanterns. You will need to bring an empty 2 litre drinks bottle. PMinimum age 3. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 10:30am to 12noon
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £4.50


The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

Monday 12 February 2018

Dark Skies Family Fun: We are all stars
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Inspired by ancient star maps featuring constellations of beautiful hybrid creatures, use printmaking techniques and collage to create your very own hybrid star creature. Booking not required, drop in anytime. For more information call 01439 772738

Time: 11am until 3pm
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £4.50

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Dark Skies Family Fun: Little Boots Star Party
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Make sparkly stars, balloon rockets and glittering galaxies. We finish with a starry story and a chocolate star or two. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 11am to 12:30pm
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £4.50

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Dark Skies Family Fun: Young Explorers: Nocturnal animals
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Why do some animals come out at night and what do they get up to? Search the grounds on our animal hunt and make your favourite animal to take home. Minimum age 6. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £4.50

Thursday 15 February 2018
Family Fun. Dark Skies – Young Explorers – Rockets
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Today we’ll be making rockets and telescopes to take home. Minimum age 6. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £6

Thursday 15 February 2018
Family Fun: Dark Skies – Lantern making workshops
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Join us to create your very own lanterns. You will need to bring an empty 2 litre drinks bottle. Minimum age 3. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Cost: Adult: Free (with child) Child: £4.50

Saturday 17 February 2018
Dark Skies at Danby
Part of our National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018. Come and explore the wonders of the winter night sky, observing stellar nurseries, galaxies, jewel like star clusters and a supernova remnant. Members of the Whitby and District Astronomical society will guide you around the heavens. You can also take part in the scale solar system demonstration and find out just how enormous space really is. If conditions are not conducive for observing outside, the universe will come indoors with a presentation on the winter night sky and a look back at the Cassini mission to Saturn. PAll children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Call 01439 772738.
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Cost: Adult: £4.00 Child: £2.00

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sorry, no dogs. Not wheelchair accessible. Minimum age 4. All children to be accompanied by an adult.