School Holidays Ryedale

Summer Holidays

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Archery and Climbing Wall Weekend at Castle Howard

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 

Become an archer for the day, take aim and watch your arrows soar through the air to hit their targets. Learn the basics and put your new skills to the test. Then, race to the top of the climbing wall, find the fastest route up and see what you can spot from your vantage point before abseiling back down.

Suitable for all the family (children aged 5+), included in standard grounds admission.

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
01653 648333

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Balloon Tree Farmshop & Cafe this Summer

The Pick Your Own Trail is now open with lots of juicy fruit and vegetables to pick. The multi-award winning Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe have been growing soft fruit and vegetables for over 20 years so they know how to get the best fruit possible! Come and PYO or buy ready picked strawberries fresh that morning from the farm.

All the varieties we grow have been chosen for their taste – we can do this because everything is picked and sold within minutes or hours, not days. We have PYO strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, red currants, black currants, white currants, blackberries, blueberries, plums, rhubarb and have some vegetables such as pulling peas, broad beans and runner beans. (All subject to availability – you can always phone to check if you are coming from a distance.)

We have introduced the new Summer menu which has a host of tasty home cooked meals, including paninis, summer time salads, daily specials with seasonal variations.

The farmshop and newly extended cafe are open 7 days a week. A great day out for all the family – entertain the children in the play area while you relax in the cafe garden but still able to keep an eye on them. Sample the other superfresh homegrown produce, local meats, homemade award winning cakes and chutneys, and lots more.

Visit or call 01759 373023 for more information

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Beach Cove at Hornsea Freeport – Summer Activities

Beach Cove, Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT.

Beach Cove is a large indoor soft play and outdoor play area at the shopping outlet. They have some extra events on this summer –

  • 21st & 22nd July: Picnic Weekend. For this weekend only bring a picnic to Beach Cove (normal cafe menu still available)
  • 7th & 25th July and 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th August: Facepainting. £1.50 per child.
  • 23rd & 30th July and 6th, 13th & 20th August: Rock Hunting. Free
  • 21st & 22nd July and 11th 12th 25th & 26th August: Ice Cream Decorating. £2 each
  • 27th July and 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st August: Tattoo Friday. Free
  • 29th July and 26th August: Fancy Dress with spot prizes
  • 22nd August: Teddy Bears Picnic
  • 27th August: Beach Part – including BBQ, face painting, disco and fancy dress.

While you’re at Hornsea Freeport why not pop into Bugtopia, another great family attraction at the shopping outlet.

For more information please visit their website here.

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Beck Isle Museum Summer Activities

Normal admission prices apply. Your ticket will give you 12 months admission to the museum.

Beck Isle Museum, Bridge Street, Pickering, YO18 8DU Tel: 01751 473653


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Beverley Races – Family Days

Tuesday 31st July 2018 – Paw Patrol Family Raceday featuring the Bark de Triomphe
A brand new family day for 2018 featuring characters from Paw Patrol and the hilarious Bark de Triomphe. Join us for this midsummer family raceday including appearances by Chase and Marshall from the hugely popular Paw Patrol as well as the return of the fabulous Bark de Triomphe, a hilarious race for jockeys’ dogs! There’ll be plenty of fun for kids and a fabulous afternoon of racing.

Thursday 16th August 2018 – Join us for an afternoon of fun and racing at Beverley Racecourse, featuring the return of the RB Save the Children Camel Derby!
It’s afternoon racing at Beverley Racecourse…with a twist! Today will also feature camels returning to the Westwood in the Reckitt Benckiser Save the Children Charity Camel Derby.

Sunday 26th August 2018 – Our bank holiday family raceday with funfair rides and stalls is a great day out for all the family.
Relaxation is the name of the game on this laid back Sunday afternoon. Fun for kids includes funfair rides and side stalls from The Beverley Lions.


Under 18s go free at all races and you can enjoy some fantastic discounts when you book in advance, with tickets starting at just £4 into the Course Enclosure. Pack a picnic and this makes for a great value family day out. To pre-book tickets just visit or call 01482 867488. Remember, tickets booked in advance are much cheaper so make sure you book before the day!

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Castle Howard Dog Festival

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 

In continuing our celebration of the year of the dog, we will be hosting a summer dog festival. With plenty to entertain all the family, and of course our canine visitors too! Join us on the 11th & 12th August for a packed programme of dog themed events.

The ‘Incredibly Clever Canine Circus’ will be on hand to assist you in bringing out the performer in your dog. Take part in a 45 min training session which will finish with a 5 – 10 minute show in which your dog will perform to the visiting public!

Ryedale Dog Rescue will be running a Family Dog Show, with prizes being awarded for categories including Best in Show, and Most Handsome Hound.

‘Hounds With Hannah’ will be performing a gun dog display during the day, and also running a drop in Dog Clinic to advise on any of your dog related queries.

Don’t miss the chance to have a go at an agility course with Ryedale Canine Agility, who will welcome dogs of all ages and abilities.

All activities during the Dog Festival are included in the cost of a standard admission ticket.

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
01653 648333

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Castle Howard – Lets Go Fly A Kite Festival

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July

Join us for a weekend of spectacular Kite displays and Family fun. Come and catch the wind on the North Lawn at Castle Howard and enjoy spectacular kite displays coordinated by Infinite Arts. There will be a number of professional Kite Artists on hand with an array of amazing kites that have been flown all over the world. Bring your own kites to fly or if you don’t have a kite – well why not come and make your own in our kite making tent on site.

Prepare to be dazzled as the sky above Castle Howard is filled with colour!

All activities during the kite festival are included in a standard Gardens admission tickets

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
01653 648333

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Vikings at Whitby Abbey


Sat 25 – Mon 27 Aug 2018

Come and face our marauding vikings as they continue their wave of terror along the north east coast. Explore their encampment and see spectacular displays of combat. Hear tales of daring conquests, and learn about the weapons and skills which made the vikings feared throughout Europe. There will even be a chance for your young warriors to learn some battle skills and take part in their own viking skirmish!

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Phone: 01947 603568

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Clash of Knights – Helmsley Castle

Clash of Knights!

Sat 4th – Sun 5th Aug 2018

Experience this all-action contest as teams of knights battle it out for victory armed only with clubs and shields, strength and skill. In this adrenalin-fuelled combat only one team will triumph. Soak up the atmosphere in the medieval encampment as food cooks over an open fire, colourful banners flutter and the musicians play. There are battle drills for budding young knights so that they can also enjoy a moment of triumph.

Handy long stay car park behind!

Castlegate, Helmsley, YO62 5AB

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Didi Rugby Summer Holiday Sessions

didi rugby holiday sessions are running in Beverley and Pocklington during the summer and spaces are available to book now! During the sessions your little one will be coached a variety of rugby skills such as throwing, kicking and running with the ball as well as the core values of the game – Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship! We will be doing activities and games to promote active, healthy lifestyles whilst they make new friends, develop confidence and most importantly have some fun!!

Sessions are open to members (£10) and non-members (£20) aged 18mths to 6yrs; those 3yrs and above can be dropped off and collected at the end, younger children do need a grown up to stay with them. Children can wear whatever they are comfortable running around in as well as suncream and hat as we will be outside whenever possible. A drink is essential and please ensure they bring any snacks required too!

  • Beverley RUFC – July 25th, 10am to 1pm
  • Pocklington Scout Hut – August 14th, 15th, 16th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 9am to midday

Book online at here or contact Emma Cutress on or 07730 596663. You can also find them on facebook here.

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Dracula at Whitby Abbey


Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September

Think you know the story of Dracula? Think again. To truly understand Bram Stoker’s gothic icon, you need to watch his tale performed live in the setting of the writer’s inspiration, Whitby Abbey. Take in the gothic splendour of one of the most atmospheric abbeys in England, as three actors bring the famous story of Dracula to life before your eyes. Move throughout the abbey with the high-energy actors as the story unfolds. Promenade performances suitable for all the family.

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Phone: 01947 603568

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Eden Camp

‘Experience the sights sounds and smells of life on the Home front and the Front Line, all set in the original  buildings and grounds of a prisoner of war camp. A great value, day out for all the family. Quizzes running throughout the year and junior assault course (weather permitting). Dog friendly.

A great venue for a visit in wet weather as our displays are mainly indoors.

Café, gift shop and ample free parking.’

Mon 23rd July to Sun 2nd SeptSummer Fun

Sat. 25th & Sun. 26th August – WWII Living History Bank Holiday Weekend

Sunday 09 September, 2018 – Eden Camp All Services Parade

Home page –

Tickets –

Eden Camp, Malton, YO17 6RT
Telephone: (01653) 697777

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Energi Trampoline Park


Rethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.

Whatever the weather, our gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces – treat them to an experience they’ll be talking about for days.

With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.

3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU
01904 360 500
Book your slot at on the WEBSITE

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EquiBalance Pilates

Kids Pilates Class

24th July & 23rd August at 2-2:30pm

Physio led Pilates
£3.50 per child
Ages 4 – 11
This is not a drop off class

Contact Sophie on 01653 690067 or

Norton College, Sixth form Drama Studio

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Fairy Stories in the Gardens of Scampston Hall

Explore the magic of the woodlands here at Scampston with our Fairy Godmothers. Hear the incredible tales of witches, princesses, princes, giants and fairies in a very interactive story telling walk with the chance to spot one of Scampston’s very own fairies!
All children wearing magical costume will gain free entry.

Friday 27th July, Friday 10th August, Tuesday 14th August, Friday 24th August at 2pm.

No booking necessary. Please contact to find out more

More information about these events, and many more can be found on the website:


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Go Ape

Live life adventurously! Life would be dull without adventure. Escape the everyday and get the blood pumping with an awesome experience at Go Ape.
Fierce terrain and far-reaching views make Dalby an international hotspot for adventure.

We have high-speed zipwires, freefall tarzan swings and daring crossings on our Treetop Adventure course. High up in the canopy, our tree top obstacles are the ultimate test of balance and nerve. Get your tribe’s blood pumping with 2-3 hours of action packed adventure. Join us if you’re aged 10+, over 1.4 metres and under 130kg.

Experience the forest like never before with our one-hour off-road Forest Segway safari. Master new skills in our training area before hitting the trails on an all-terrain, self-balancing Segway. Join us if you’re aged 10+, over 45kg and under 125kg.

Our classic adventure has been re-imagined for mini-Tarzans. Watch their confidence reach new heights as they spend an hour conquering wobbly bridges and awesome zipwires. You’ll be amazed at how much taller your little monkeys walk after completing the Treetop Junior course. Join us if you’re over 1 metre tall and under 130kg.

Participation and supervision ratios apply – see for more details.

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Hands on History: Ahoy at Whitby Abbey

Hands on History: Ahoy

Monday 23rd July to Monday 3rd September – every day EXCEPT event weekends.

Hear tales from life at sea, including Whitby’s most famous seafaring captain James Cook. Have a go at sea themed crafts and learn navigational skills to help you get home after a great day at the abbey.

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT
Phone: 01947 603568

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Hands on History: Knights & Princesses at Scarborough Castle

Hands on History: Knights & Princesses

Sat 21 Jul – Sun 2 Sep 2018, everyday EXCEPT event weekends

Join the Hands on History Crew at Scarborough Castle this summer holiday and enjoy family-friendly Knights and Princesses activities every day.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
Phone: 01723 372451

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Hawaiian Beach Party with Toddler Sense

Thursday 16th August

10am – 11am: 13 months to 2 years 1 month
11.15am – 12.15pm: 2 years  to 5 years
Ryedale Indoor Bowling Club (next door to Dance Expression), Bowling Lane, Scarborough Road, Malton, YO17 8EG
£7.50 for an hour long class, siblings half price.

In addition,
Friday 10th August, Pocklington Cricket Club, ‘Tiger Feet’ jungle themed hour long sessions 9.45, 11am & 12.30 varying age groups

Friday 17th August, Pocklington, 9.45, 11am & 12.30am, ‘Hawaiian Beach Party’
Discount if you book onto both.

For more information, visit Facebook or the website or call Steph on 07725 481334

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Hornsea Freeport – Beach Cove and Bugtopia

Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT. 01964 534211

If you’re looking for a fun family day out why not head to Hornsea Freeport. There are 2 great children’s attractions there, along with the usual range of shops and discount outlets.

Discover Beach Cove, the fantastic play experience at Hornsea Freeport.  Swing, slide, zip, bounce, climb, dig and twirl in the AWESOME outdoor activity park… and explore the AMAZING soft play zone indoors. Time for a break? Relax in the Rockpool Café and terrace overlooking the play areas. Lots of extra activities on for summer 2018, see the full list here.

Head into Bugtopia, the hands-on tropical nature attraction featuring Huge Bugs, butterflies, birds, spiders, and MORE! INCREDIBLE leafcutter ants have arrived at Bugtopia too!

For more info visit their website here

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Little Rascals in the Country

Monday 23rd July – Scientots will be there creating Slime and Sherbert!

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Little Woodland Explorers

Continues through the summer holidays – do book in with Donna

10am – 12pm Wednesday & Friday at Malton Castle Garden
Forest School sessions for parents and carers with young children

Join us at Little Woodland Explorers throughout the seasons at Malton Castle Garden.  This is a relaxed free flow community space in the centre of town. The weekly sessions exist to heighten seasonal awareness amongst parents and carers with young children, develop outdoor confidence and forge friendships.

Our forest school activities include nature walks where we observe wildlife in their natural habitats and hunt for seasonal treasures.  Our activities include, painting using our traditional or mud based paints with a variety of natural handmade brushes.  We make our own natural dyes to print using the leaves, fruits and flowers, we find in the garden. Other activities include journey sticks, den building, making rivers and lakes in the muddy area.  We cook over open fires and our wild garlic pesto pasta is a sensation. We spend time in the listening wigwam for traditional nature stories or we read in the reading den.  Whittling provides a fun pastime for both adults and children and encourages good concentration skills.  For the more active there are always our handcrafted hobby horses that will take any willing rider over the finish line.

We wind up each session with a hot drink, the Kelly Kettle is boiled and hot chocolate is served with marshmallows often thrown in for good measure.

PLEASE NOTE NO SESSIONS 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st August

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Donna McAnulty-Rickard
Phone: 07949 008887 or 01653 696232

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Peagreen Pottery – Mermaid Magical Quest

Saturday 11th August 10am – 12pm

Mermaid fans! Come and meet our very own Mermaid with Magical Quests Ltd North and Peagreen Pottery

Our magical adventure includes games, snacks and painting your own pottery Sea Creature or Mermaid to take home and keep!

Tickets only £8 – book now at the shop or call 01653 690502 . Limited Spaces!

Peagreen Pottery
3 Market Street, YO17 7LY Malton

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Natural England Activity Days at Scampston Hall

Scampston’s Learning and Heritage Centre in the Conservatory has a jam-packed programme of events this summer, all in collaboration with Natural England. Each activity day aims to encourage children to get outdoors and explore the natural world around us. From owls to beetles, newts to pond skippers, there’s plenty to uncover in the grounds of Scampston Estate.

Booking is essential. £6.00 per child. Two sessions per day (10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm).

Owl Day – Tuesday 31st July
Winged Wonders – Tuesday 7th August
Damsels and Dragons – Friday 17th August
Things that go Bump in the Night – Tuesday 31st August

Make bookings and find more information on our website:

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

21 July – 2 September 2018

Create memorable experiences this summer holiday (21 July – 2 September) with the whole family! Take a trip behind a steam engine, visit five heritage stations, see stunning views of the North York Moors National Park and explore the Yorkshire Seaside Town of Whitby!

Remember all our day return tickets are ‘hop-on’, ‘hop-off’ which gives you the chance to explore all our stations along the line for a great family day out:-

Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era.

Let off Steam at Levisham and explore the heart of the North York Moors National Park!

A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.

Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines!

Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.

Remember to share your memories with us and tag #RailwayAdventure

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Peagreen Pottery

Sand Art Drop in Sessions

Everyday from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th August at 10:00 – 11:30am

Just add sand to create a magical underwater, seaside or jungle animal scene! Simply peel off the top layer to reveal the sticky surface then add the multi coloured sand.

The cost is £3.50 for a 19cm x 13cm picture. (Pictures subject to availability)

An easy fun activity suitable for 3 and up and for all abilities with instant results.

Peagreen Pottery 3 Market Street, Malton YO17 7LY

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Piglets Adventure Farm

Unmissable Summer family fun is back at Piglets Adventure Farm from 21st July – 3rd September!

All included in entry, boogie on down with bigger and better Foam Parties, explore the Maize Maze challenge, watch hilarious Pig Racing and follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail.  Plus, get ready to be entertained with Fatt Matt’s Circus and The Magic Hatter’s summertime silliness. There’s stacks of indoor and outdoor fun and lots of adorable animal activities too, you won’t want to miss it!

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 or call 01904 499183

Piglets Adventure Farm Park, Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST

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Rievaulx Abbey – Stories and Sword School

Stories and Sword School

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th August
Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September

Join us this summer as our performer runs fun activities for children. The monk in residence will share stories from life at the abbey and encourage young visitors to test their skills in Sword School.

Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, YO62 5LB
Phone: 01439 798228

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Ripon Races – Family Days

Monday 6th August 2018 – Children’s Day. We have lots of free fun for the Children including: Mini Farm, Face Painting, Barrel Train ride, Balloon Modelling, Cup and Saucer Ride, Kub Karts, Bouncy Castles and Interactive Racing Roadshow.

Monday 13th August 2018 – Alice in Wonderland Family Day. We are inviting the young racegoers to experience the ‘Alice’s Magical Wonderland’ with our special secret adventures for FREE!

Monday 27th August 2018 – Bank Holiday. For our Bank Holiday Family Fun day you can expect lots of FREE fun for the Children in our Course Enclosure including: Balloon Modelling, Cup and Saucer Ride, Barrel Train Ride, Kiddie Cub Kart and Bouncy Castles.

Ticket Office 01765 530530

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Rotunda Museum

To celebrate the opening of our thrilling new exhibition, Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast, we are hosting a fun-filled open week with activities for all the family. Picture prehistoric living history, special effects and fossils galore, this is definitely a week to add to your diary.

Saturday 21st July:  Ancient Seas Open Day – Family Fun Day 10am-5pm
Pop in for a fossil-tastic day filled with a range of activities from crafts and face painting to rock pooling and storytelling. Jump into the thrilling underwater world of our Ancient Coast and meet the terrifying monsters of the sea face to face.

Rock pooling times: 2pm and 3.30pm (booking essential)
Call 01723 353665 to book your place.

Drop in and FREE for all.

Fossil Handling – Every Tuesday of the Summer Holidays. 10.30am-12pm & 1.30pm-3pm
24th July
31st July
7th August
14th August
21st August
28th August
Explore prehistoric times and find out about dinosaur footprints in hands-on sessions with our geologists

FREE with an Annual Pass & U18s go FREE.
Drop in, no booking required.

Thursday 26th July:  Could you survive the Stone Age? 11am – 4pm
Learn more about life in the Stone Age – dress up, try your hand at making pots and cave art and meet our living history expert. A day of pre-historic fun for all the family!

FREE for all.
Drop in, no booking required

All about series….Every Thursday of the Summer Holidays 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
2nd Aug: All about… Ammonites!
9th Aug: All about… Ichthyosaurs!
16th Aug: All about… Turtles!
23rd Aug: All about… Plesiosaurs!
30th Aug: All about… Starfish!
Calling all budding fossil experts! Do you know your ammonites from your echinoids? Do you want to find out more? Join us each week of the summer holidays to discover a new ancient creature, inspired by our new exhibition, Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast. Expect fun fossil facts and crafts for all the family!

FREE with an Annual Pass & U18s go FREE.
Drop in, no booking required.

Closed Mondays | Open Bank Holiday Mondays
Rotunda Museum
Vernon Rd, Scarborough YO11 2PS
01723 353665


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Scarborough Art Gallery

Wednesday 25th July:  Frame It! 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Dress up, get into character and jump into our paintings. Using special effects, you can become the subjects of our portraits. Once your photo has been printed you can make your own frame to display your masterpiece at home. We have both adult and child-size costumes!

Friday 27th July: War Toys 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

What did children play with in the First World War? Take a behind the scenes look at our collections and make your own toy to take home!

1st Aug: War Crafts 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

To mark the WW1 centenary, join us to create your own inspired watercolour poppy, then design your own bookmark inspired by Wilfred Owen and Winifred Holtby’s work.

8th Aug: Animal Mania 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Get a behind the scenes look into our collections. Meet the weird and the wonderful creatures in our taxidermy collections up close, then create your own inspired artwork to take home.

15th Aug: War Crafts 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

To mark the WW1 centenary, craft your own mini soldier pegs then create a stained glass soldier silhouette masterpiece to hang on your window.

22nd Aug: Oh I do like to be beside the seaside! 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Before you make your way to the sunny beaches of Scarborough, make sure to stop by to create your own seaside windmills and seashell trinket boxes inspired by Victorian pastimes.

29th Aug: Colours of the Sea 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Get inspired by the seascapes in our art gallery. Spot the colours in the paintings, then create your own seaside collages and characters.

FREE with an Annual Pass & U18s go FREE.
Drop in, no booking required.

Scarborough Art Gallery
Closed Mondays | Open Bank Holiday Mondays
The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
01723 374753

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Sheriff Alpaca Walking Experience

Meet the Alpaca Days

Monday 6th August – Timeslots, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm

Monday 20th August – Timeslots 10am, 1pm, 3pm

  • Meet the Alpacas
  • Learn about there amazing fleece qualities
  • Meet the newly born Cria (baby alpaca)
  • Rummage through some fleeces
  • Get chance to handle an Alpaca

Adults £7.50

Child £5.00

Under 3s Free

Places must be booked & paid for in advance via email to

– payment via Paypal –

Fresh organic produce will also be available to buy from our Veg Barn on the day (open Tues – Fri 10am-4pm all summer so do pop in) so please bring change if you would like to purchase some goodies!


Sheriff Alpacas

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Summer Activity Trail at Yorkshire Arboretum

Sat 21 July – Sun 2 Sept

Follow the fun trails and each clue will lead you closer to your sticker or ask for a collecting strip and see what you can find on your own adventure.

During opening hours. The holiday trails are free for children. Normal admission applies. Children under 12 are free to enter.

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY
01653 648598
For bookings:

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The Deep – Slime Time

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000

It’s all about slime this summer at The Deep from 21 July to 2 September. Join us at 11am, 1pm and 3pm for ‘The Slime Show’ where your little scientists can help with exciting experiments as we explore which animals use slime in their everyday lives. There’s props galore, and of course, lots of gooey green stuff. And if that’s not enough, you can even make your own pot of slime (12-4pm) to take home for just £1 – the question is, what colour will yours be? Don’t forget to take a picture at the mad scientist photo board too and share it with us at #thedeephull.

Runs 21st July to 2nd September 2018.

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.

Visit The Deep’s website here for full details.

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The Rugged Outdoors

Harry Potter Wand Making Course date’s 
Friday 10th August from 10:00 – 2:00pm Age 5 – 7
Friday 16th August from 10:00 – 2:00pm Age 8 – 15
Saturday 17th August from 10:00 – 2:00pm Age 16 +
Cost £20.00 per person

Kids 2 day Basic/intermediate Woodland Survival Course
Basic knowledge of Bushcraft and Survival skills and a platform to go onto more advanced skills. This year we have decided to include intermediate skills for those who have already attended.
10:00am to 4:00pm Packed lunches are required.
23rd-24th July 9-14years cost £50.00
30th-31st July 9-14years cost £50.00
6th-7th August 5-9 years cost £50.00
13th-14th August 9-14years cost £50.00
20th-21st August 5-9 years cost £50.00

Den Building for Kids
17th August
Family activity or you can just drop off the kids.
1pm – 3:30pm 5-9 years cost £15.00

Kids Constructing a base camp
30th – 31st August Cost £75.00 Packed lunch is required each day
Total outdoor experience for 9 years and over but we can stretch to 7 years old depending on the child. They will learn about tarp shelters, how to make a raised bed to sleep on how to build a proper fire pit and how to build a wooden wall that reflects heat towards your shelter and then there are many other survival skills that will be learnt.
10:00am – 4:00pm Packed lunches are required.

Rye House Farm Acres Lane, Helmsley YO62 5JN · 07809 716423

For more info, read the blog here

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Thirsk Races – Family Days

Monday 20th August 2018 – ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Family Day
Friday 31st August 2018 – Pirates Family Day

The Family Enclosure boasts grandstand viewing, a betting ring, Totepool betting windows and a fantastic children’s playground for the youngsters.

Snacks, fast food outlets and bar facilities are available throughout the Family Enclosure, and you are also welcome to bring a picnic to eat alongside the course.

For more information click here or call 01845 522276.

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Tournament: Joust and Melee at Scarborough Castle

Tournament: Joust and Melee at Scarborough Castle (Online tickets)

Sat 11 Aug – Sun 12 Aug 2018

Jousting goes back to its roots in this no-holds-barred contest of strength, skill and horsemanship. Marvel at the power of our four daring knights as they battle it out in this authentic 13th century competition. It’s every man for himself as, with only chainmail and a lance for protection, they compete for victory.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
Phone: 01723 372451


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Wartime Weekend at Scarborough Castle

Wartime Weekend Scarborough

Sat 28 – Sun 29 Jul 2018

Remember Scarborough! Discover history from both World Wars at Scarborough Castle this weekend.

Learn about the 1914 bombardment of the castle and experience living history. Children will be able to take part in interactive activities too.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY
Phone: 01723 372451

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William’s Den

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.

William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. A unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families.
Also run lots of special events and activities both term time and in the school holidays.

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For more information please call 01430 472230, email or visit their website here.

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Wolds Way Lavender

Looking for a day out for all the family? We’ve been busy building fun play areas for all ages.

Try out our NEW Giant Sand Pit and get your feet wet in our NEW Mud Kitchen.

Test your balance on our Timber Trail play area and NEW Toddler Timber Trail.

Take a ride on the Miniature Railway (additional charge applies).

Challenge your friends and family to a game of our NEW Mini Football Golf.

Tackle our Living Willow Maze and find the Giant Games hidden throughout it including NEW Accessible Games Stations.

Complete the Quiz, which changes through the year.

All set in our relaxing 12 acre site, enjoy the Lavender Fields, Wildflower and Woodland Walks and find out how we extract our 100% pure lavender essential oil on site in our wood fired Distillery. Discover a variety of wildlife and see the honey bees at work in our Giant Bee Hive.

Enjoy savoury and sweet treats, including delicious ice cream, served by our friendly staff in our Tea Room or bring a picnic. Find our lavender products, plants and other treats for sale in our Gift Shop.

Dogs welcome on leads.

Family Ticket (2+3) £15.00

Visit twice this year and get your 3rd visit free!

Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW

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York Theatre Royal – The Secret Garden

This summer, York Theatre Royal brings the Theatre by the Lake’s production of The Secret Garden as its big summer family show!

With a delightful score, a menagerie of puppets and a big dance finale, Jessica Swale’s richly imagined adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s much loved classic is a summer must-see for all ages!

The cast includes Steven Roberts – better known as George Smith in C4’s Hollyoaks – as Colin Craven alongside Ella Dunlop (Pieces of String, Colchester Mercury) as Mary Lennox, Matthew Durkan (The History Boys, UK tour), and Chris Jack (Brighton Rock, Pilot Theatre & York Theatre Royal) as Archibald Craven.

“Bursting with Technicolor vitality.” ★★★★ The Stage
Perfect for children aged 6+ and with family tickets (1 adult/3 children or 2 adults / 2 children) for only £50, the Secret Garden is the perfect family treat this summer!

The Secret Garden open Friday 27 July and runs until Saturday 25 August.
Tickets are available from York Theatre Royal’s WEBSITE 

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Yorkshire Arboretum Discovery Day

Mini Beast HuntDiscovery Day.
FREE for children. Normal admission for adults.

Children aged 4-11 will discover the natural world during these hour-long sessions which start on the hour from 10am-1pm.

Wednesday 8th August 2018 – pond dipping and orienteering.
Wednesday 22nd August 2018 – mini-beasts and story sticks.

Indoor options for bad weather.

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY
01653 648598
For bookings:

Beetle Bank Farm

July 28th – Aug 3rd – Teddy Bear’s Picnic
4th – 10th Aug – Summer Safari Week
11th Aug – 17th Aug – Fun Week
17th – 19th Aug – Camping weekend, music and entertainment

Beetle Bank Farm, Moor Lane, York, YO19 5XD
T: 01904 488796

Burnby Hall Gardens Summer Events

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF. 01759 307125.

Burnby Hall are holding several children’s activity days across the summer holidays. All 11am – 4pm, event included in the admission price:

  • 25th July – Big HLF Community Day
  • 1st August – The Great Wizard Gathering
  • 8th August – World War 1 Discovery Day
  • 15th August – Big Beasts; Mini Beasts
  • 22nd August – Summer Seaside Fun
  • 29th August – Picture Book Rhymes

Also on 17th August – Chapterhouse Theatre present the show Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Starts at 6.30pm, must book tickets in advance. For prices and booking please call 01759 307125.


Bushcraft & Beck Adventure

Friday 3rd August 9.30 – 4pm

Bushcraft, den building and wild art. Crawl through boulders, climb waterfalls and cross rivers.

Cost £40 Minimum Age 8
Booking is essential

East Barnby Outdoor Centre, YO21 3SA
01947 893333

Butterflies Chocolates Summer Holiday Chocolate Workshop

Tuesday 14th August, 2pm – 4pm 2018

Using the finest Belgian milk chocolate and professional equipment children will become a chocolatier for the afternoon with chocolatiers Butterflies Chocolates. Children will make and decorate a large bar, a chocolate lollipop and fresh cream truffles. There’s also a dipping pot of melted chocolate with treats for the children, and adults can relax with one of our luxury hot chocolates, tea or coffee with a biscuit. Places are limited so book today!

Claire: 07960 747511

Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham. YO62 4LF

Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Strawberry Express

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

Lovely events including the Strawberry Express, the Pumpkin Express and the Santa Express all incorporating rides on the train.

See the “Party Page” for details of a unique children’s party at Cedarbarn Farm.

Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Thornton Road, Pickering. YO18 7JX
Lunch bookings 01751 475614

“Lovely place with great food and gluten free menu. Kids had a fab time, loved the railway.” KP Apr’17


Dunnington Fayre

July 28th 11am – 9.30pm

The first part of the day brings people and groups together to organise a fun filled time for all the family – have a go’s, displays, dog show, horse show, stalls, competitions etc. The second part of the day is a mini music festival over 2 stages.

Eastfield Showfield, Dunnington, York, YO19 5ND
07703 518290

Easingwold Maize Maze

Enjoy our famous confusing maze puzzle, footgolf, go karts, giant inflatable slide, sand pits, animal tent, picnic area and much more all included in the price.

And don’t forget there is also the opportunity to treat yourselves to our award winning Brymor Ice Cream

Open Sunday 16th July to Sunday 2nd September 2018

Northern Roundabout (A19), Easingwold Bypass
Easingwold YO61 3NG
07974 090323

Helmsley Tennis Club

Junior tennis coaching during the summer holidays at Helmsley Tennis Club, Baxtons Road.

More details to follow or alternatively phone Matt Hillier on 07849 323115

Helmsley Tennis Club Tennis Coaching

Juniors 4pm – 5pm
Adults 5pm – 6pm

26th July and 2nd August

£4 per session per person. Pay on the day
No need to be a club member

The tennis courts are behind the open air pool at Helmsley Sport and Recreation Ground on Baxtons Lane
Phone the club to book on 07849 323115

Howsham Mill

2 August 2018, 10am – 2pm – Family Woodland Art

3 August 2018, 10am – 2pm – Family Forest School

9 August 2018, 10am – 2pm – Renewable Energy Family Event

10 August 2018, 10am – 2pm – Family Minibeast Safari

All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Come prepared for all weathers and bring a packed lunch.

Booking essential. £3 per child. Accompanying adults go free.

Howsham, York YO60 7PA · 01653 619712

Hull Museums Summer Activities

The Hull Museums put on extra activities and events in the school holidays. Summer holidays:

  • 27th July, 11am, 1pm & 3pm (45 minute sessions), Ferens Art Gallery: Story Telling Sessions. Suitable for accompanied children age 3 – 11 years. Drop-in. Places are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
  • 28th July, 11am-4pm, Streetlife Museum: East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club. An exciting and unique vintage vehicle rally with up to 30 of their unique and much-loved vehicles. Entry to view the rally is free!
  • 31st July, 10.30am-11.15am and 8th August 2018, 1.30-2.15pm, Hull and East Riding Museum: Gallery Talk – The Anglo-Saxons. Join a member of our collections team in the Anglo-Saxon gallery for a fascinating insight into Early Medieval life in East Yorkshire. Free, drop in.
  • 31st July, 10am-11.30am, Ferens Art Gallery: Mini Masterpieces – Printing. Create your own printed masterpieces inspired by the artworks in the gallery. Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5.
  • 2nd August and 14th August 2-4pm, and 30th August 11am-1pm, Hull and East Riding Museum: Please Touch object handling session. Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores. Free, drop in.
  • 3rd August, 10.30am-12.30pm, Streetlife Museum: Vehicle Sun Prints. Use special natural photographic paper to create an image of a vehicle you’ve designed. Free, drop in.
  • 7th August, 10am-11.30am, Ferens Art Gallery: Mini Masterpieces – Clay. Join us to create your own clay masterpieces inspired by the artworks in the gallery. Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5.
  • 8th August, 11am-1pm, Wilberforce House Museum: Flower Power. William Wilberforce used to walk around with flowers in his pocket – take inspiration from the Wilberforce garden and create your own flower. Free, drop in.
  • 11th August, 11am-1pm, Streetlife Museum: Time Troopers – Cityscape. Design your own 3D city. Free, drop in.
  • 14th August, 10am-11.30am, Ferens Art Gallery: Mini Masterpieces – Painting. Join us to create your own painted masterpieces inspired by the artworks in the gallery. Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5
  • 15th August, 2pm-4pm, Wilberforce House Museum: Animal Magic. Create your own animal masks inspired by animal folk tales of West Africa. Free, drop in.
  • 16th August and 22nd August, 10.30am-11.15am, Hull and East Riding Museum: Gallery Talk – A Portrait of Classical Women. Explore the Roman galleries with one of our curators, focusing on the depiction and presentation of femininity in our fabulous mosaics. Free, drop in.
  • 17th August, 1pm-3pm, Streetlife Museum: Bizarre Bikes. Be inspired by historic bicycles to design your own weird and wonderful cycle!Free, drop in.
  • 21st August, 10am-11.30am, Ferens Art Gallery: Mini Masterpieces – Drawing. Join us to create your own drawn masterpieces inspired by the artworks in the gallery. Be warned it could get messy! £1.50 per child, payable on the day, drop in. Aimed at children aged 2-5
  • 25th August, 1pm-2.30pm, Hands on History Museum: Puppet Making. Take inspiration from our beautiful Victorian toys on display to create your own puppet. Free, drop in.
  • 29th August, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Hull Maritime Museum: Conservation in Action. Chat to our volunteers about the work the conservation team are undertaking and take a look behind the scenes at our hands on care of collections. Free, drop in.
  • 31st August, 11am-1pm, Hull and East Riding Museum: Cave Painting. Help us create a room full of cave paintings using a variety of art materials. Free, drop in

All of the Hull Museums are free entry and a good, indoor place to visit during school holidays.


Wednesday 1st August

Wednesday 15th August

2.15pm – 3.15pm

Norton Hive & Community Hub

Ages 3 plus

£5 per child including refreshments

Booking required

07506 712034

Libraries – Summer Reading Challenge

Most local libraries run extra, free activities during the school holidays.

During the summer holidays the libraries are running the Summer Reading Challenge, a free weekly activity to keep your children reading through the school holidays. This year it’s Mischief Makers. Contact your nearest library to sign up. More details here

Lightwater Valley Events

Great rides for thrill seekers as well as plenty of rides for the junior thrill seekers too, including Splash Falls with sharp turns and sudden drops, wet’n’wild fun on the Wild River Rapids, and swashbuckling adventures aboard our speedy Skull Rock and the tummy-tickling Flying Cutlass. Plus jump around on our huge Jumpin’ Jacks! bouncy pillow.

Younger guests will love the outdoor and indoor play, the Lightwater Express train ride around the park, Eagles Creek Farm tractor ride, plus a selection of young fun fairground rides, the Adventure Playground and Mini Sand Diggers. Don’t forget to visit our indoor Soft Play & Cafe perfect for under 8’s to run off some energy whilst Mum and Dad have a seat with a relaxing coffee!

25th Jul – 29th Jul 2018 – The Bubble Wizard
8th Aug – 12th Aug 2018 – The National Festival Circus
22nd Aug – 27th Aug 2018 – Sublime Science Shows

Tickets available online.
Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT
01765 635321

Magical Unicorn Baking Workshop

Sunday 5th August 10am-12pm

Age: 6 -11 years

Price: £20 per child

Step into a world of edible glitter, and all the colours of the rainbow, as we create mystical unicorn delights.

Unicorn cupcakes with rainbow sponge, Pink unicorn shaped biscuits and a fantasy fruit shake.

Have fun mixing the cupcake batter from scratch and adding the colours of the rainbow, then once cooled add your own sparkletastic touch!

Make pink biscuit dough, roll out and cut into unicorn shapes.

Smash a choice of strawberries, raspberries or banana to make your personalised fantasy fruit shake.

A workshop sure to wow all unicorn lovers!

Helmsley Walled Gardens, Cleveland Way, Helmsley, York YO62 5AH

Phone number: 07779 340799

Make a Bear Workshop

Wednesday 29th August

Make your own 16 inch bear with love and care. Choose a bear, design their t-shirt, stuff your bear, add a wish heart and seal it with love.

2pm – 3.30pm

Norton Hive & Community Hub

Ages 3 plus

£25 per child

Booking required and paid in full by 19th August

07506 712034

Malton Museum

25th July 2018 1.30pm – 3pm – Life in a Roman Villa

1st August 2018 1.30pm – 3pm– Roman toys and games

8th August 2018 1.30pm – 3pm – How to dye like a Roman

15th August 2018 1.30pm – 3pm – Heads in History! Clay workshop

22nd August 2018 1.30pm – 3pm – Wheels, sails and wings

Adults £1, Children £1

Suitable for ages 5 to 11
Booking is not essential but it helps us to know how many people will be attending. You can do this by:
Call: 01653 691262 to book your places, you can leave a message and we will return your call

Mini Forest Rangers!

Kids, become a Mini Forest Ranger! Bring some grown-ups and join our Forest Ranger on a short woodland walk. You’ll learn loads, in fact – everything you need to be a Mini Forest Ranger!
Catch bugs in our Mini Beasts pots for a closer look, learn all about plants and trees, play games and make forest crafts.
At the end take home a Mini Forest Ranger certificate and badge.
Well behaved dogs on a lead welcome.

Forest Holidays, Forest Holidays, Keldy Cabins, Cawthorne YO18 8HW
Forest Holidays Cropton,  Cropton, Nr Pickering. YO18 8ES


Sunday 29 July, 11am-4pm

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH

Enjoy a whole host of free activities at our annual moorland event in and around Sutton Bank National Park Centre. It’s a celebration of country life, culture and heritage. Accessible by wheelchair.

Here’s a taste of what’s happening and who’ll be there.

  • Askham Bryan College – Discover how to identify different heather varieties and all about moorland management
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • English Heritage
  • North Yorkshire Turtle Dove Project – Sutton Bank is home to a number of our smallest European dove, but they are in big trouble, with massive population declines across Europe. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, find out how this project is helping these birds across the National Park and Howardian Hills AONB
  • Find out about Yorkshire Coast Nature’s wildlife trips and experiences to see some of the National Park’s most iconic wildlife
  • Westfields Honey Farm, Fadmoor – find out more about bees and see the working hive and skeps
  • See felt demonstrations with Margaret Jackson
  • Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team
  • Meet the National Park Volunteer Service
  • Go out on our ‘Ranger Patrol Trail’
  • Guided walks – Join our walk leaders on a short 30 minute guided walk
  • Children’s crafts, trails and local folklore storytelling
  • Tasting table

Murton Park Summer 2018

22/23 July Vikings on the Village – Find out how they lived 1000 years ago

29 July MG Car Club display their vehicles in the afternoon

1 August Yorkshire Day – Family Activities

Bank Holiday Weekend 25th – 27th August
The Trailblazers our resident western re-enactors will be transforming the fort into a Western Town – meet the cowboys and be ready for a shoot out!

Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, York YO19 5UF
T: 01904 489966

National Railway Museum – Summer 2018

Come rain or shine, join us over the summer holidays for a grand day out like no other. Put your heads together, unlock your inner engineers and conquer our hands-on challenges in our Activity Zone every day. We’ll spark your curiosity in our interactive live science shows every weekday, whether we’re journeying underground or speeding up to over 700mph. Feeling super creative? Bring your own inventions to life in our Engineering Hub hosted by Technology in Play, 11:00-15:00 every Wednesday throughout the holiday.

Step aboard our steam rides, miniature railway and Mallard experience to get a taste for the railways, before tasting our delicious sweet treats, snacks and hot meals in our restaurant or café. Discover the secrets of the steam engine that started it all, in our daily Stephenson’s Rocket workshop.

NRM York, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
T: 03330161010

Nawton Grange CC

August Cricket Fun Days

Thursday 10th August & Friday 11th August 2017 10am – 3pm

£12 per person per day

Age 9 – 13 yrs

Contact George Bentley 07899 867852

North York Moors Railway – Harry Potter Family Fun

25th to 27th August

The summer holidays are almost over but you can still enjoy a day out filled with thrills and family fun on the railway!

Travel along our 24 mile scenic journey and encounter walks, wildlife, beaches and more! PLUS, there’ll be something a little bit magical going on in Goathland…

Be sure to stop at Goathland Station where we will be joined by the North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey team and their live display of owl species, which are the same as those that appear in the first Harry Potter film. Learn more about your favourite character’s feathered friends from the team, before turning yourself into your favourite Witch or Wizard! You will have the opportunity to dress up in a themed wig and cloak and your photograph taken with the owl of your choice against a themed backdrop (a small donation will be taken to go towards the NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey appeal.)

Your day out doesn’t have to be in just one place – all of our day return tickets are ‘hop on, hope off’ so make the most of it and explore all of the station stops along the line:
Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era.
Let off Steam at Levisham and explore the heart of the North York Moors National Park!
A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.
Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines!
Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.

Nunnington Hall Summer

Brick Flicks LEGO bricks exhibition, Saturday 21 July, 10.30am – 5pm (until 16 September)

From Wayne’s World to West Side Story, The Matrix to Mary Poppins, and Laurel & Hardy to the Life of Pi, Brick Flicks is an exhibition of some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of all time recreated by Warren Elsmore, the well-known artist in LEGO bricks.

Flutterbies and creepie crawlies, Wednesday 15 August, 2pm – 4pm

‘We’re going on a bug hunt, we’re gonna catch a big one!’ Join fellow nature detectives for a butterfly and beastie hunt round the garden to see what you find.

Nunnington Hall, YO62 5UY – 01439 748283

Pocklington Summer Carnival

Sunday 29th July – 12 – 8pm
Family Fun Day Out for all the family.
Food and drink available, Stalls, Free Kids Crafts and Free Circus Skills for kids and adults! Live Music on all afternoon and evening. Special Guest DJ DIZZY TWILIGHT As Seen on Britain’s Got Talent.
Feel free to bring chairs and picnics. Adults £5. 16yo and under free.
West Green Field, Pocklington, YO42 2NJ

Ryedale Folk Museum

Monday 23 July – From Stone to Iron
Wednesday 25 July – Wonders of Wool
30 July – Anglo-Saxon Farmers
Wednesday 1 August – Toys Through the Ages
Monday 6 August – Viking Settlers
Wednesday 8 August – Marvellous Medicine
Monday 13 August – The Great Victorian Wash Day
Wednesday 15 August – Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Monday 20 August – Homefront Hutton
Wednesday 22 August – Rations and Rag Rugs

Timed activity sessions are available for each date. Normal admission charges to the Museum apply, or visit for free if you bring your valid Ryedale Folk Museum Annual Pass.
Wheelchair accessible. Dogs on leads welcome.

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

Sledmere Summer Activities

Sledmere House, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 01377 236637.

There’s lots going on at Sledmere this summer –

  • Pick up an explorer kit and go on a scavenger hunt around the grounds
  • Meet our rare breed animals with our stables team every Thursday at 11am throughout the holidays
  • Try out our top ten favourite things to do at Sledmere.

Plus keep an eye out for updates on when our brand new Spotty Pig Adventure Play Farm will be opening.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe

19th-29th July 2018

This year is the BEST EVER line up of children’s shows & family friendly events at this years Great Yorkshire Fringe from 19-29th July!

The festival has wowed York with three years of festivities on Parliament Street, and for 2017 took comedy, variety and family entertainment to even more locations in the heart of the city.

For 2018 there are a whole host of family ad children’s shows including the Hyena Lounge Kids Copedy Club (7+) Montesaurus (3+) and lots of Magic shows, performances and even the kids disco!

The Woodland Adventure Company

The Woodland Adventure Company run adventures every school holidays! There are many different adventures to choose from, all of which will provide your child/children with an unforgettable magical experience, as well as the added health benefits of being outdoors and connecting with nature.

Dates include:
Wednesday 8th August
Thursday 9th August
Saturday 11th August
Monday 13th August
Wednesday 15th August
Friday 17th August
Friday 24th August
Tuesday 28th August

Call Marie for more details on 07788 713393
Primrose Hill, Buttercrambe Road, Stamford Bridge, YO41 1AW

Tractor & Engine Day at Ryedale Folk Museum

Sunday 29th July 10am – 5pm

Vintage tractors, engines, agricultural implements and models on show, with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. The exhibits will be judged in various categories – you can vote for your favourite and see if it wins the prize for ‘Best Exhibit’.
Doors open 10am, with awards announced at 2pm. A tractor run from the Museum, around the village of Hutton-le-Hole, will draw the event to a close at 4pm. The Museum buildings will remain open until 5pm, so there’s plenty of time to explore.
Sandwiches, cakes, drinks and snacks will be available from our pop-up café and sausage/veggie rolls served hot from the Victorian range.

Normal admission charges to the Museum apply, or visit for free if you bring your valid Ryedale Folk Museum Annual Pass.
Wheelchair accessible. Dogs on leads welcome.

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

York Maze

Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT.

Open for the school holidays! Open daily 14th July to 3rd September ’18.

The UKs biggest maize maze. Over 20 rides, attractions and shows.

York Minster Summer 2018

10am – 3pm Age guide: Suitable for 4+ years (accompanied by an adult) £2.50 per child.

14th July – 2rd September – Heart of Yorkshire Fesitval – York Minster’s Dean’s Park has been transformed this summer for a two-month long pop-up festival packed with workshops and activities for all ages.
24th, 25th & 26th July – Sowing seeds
31st July, 1st Aug & 2nd Aug – making Suncatchers
7th, 8th & 9th Aug – Canvas bag decorating
14th, 15th & 16th Aug – Mask making
21st, 22nd & 23rd Aug – Clay animals
28th, 29th & 30th Aug – Bird feeder making
17th, 18th & 19th Aug – Stone calving festival

Plus various family workshops throughout Summer.

York Minster, Deans Park