Ideas for virtual family days out, activities and events for May Half Term school holiday 2020 in and around Leeds.
Each day of the week Abbey House Museum will be sharing content for families via their Facebook Page.
Mondays are all about music, taking inspiration from our exhibition Sounds of Our City that unfortunately people can’t see at the moment we thought we would bring bits of the exhibition to Facebook! We will be posting about our star objects from the exhibition including our glass piano, special characters such as Padtoeski, the performers who played 3 instruments at once including the piano with his feet! And songs from our jukebox.
Tuesdays are for toys, we will be posting videos about old and new toys (the first one went up yesterday). Putting up pictures, asking for drawings and poems inspired by the toys.
Wednesdays are all about questions, we will be asking families to send us history homework questions and we will be posting mystery objects.
Thursdays are throwback Thursdays posting old pictures from how the museum used to look.
Fridays are all about fun, we will be making, doing, drawing crafting etc.
Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.
Pre-book your Diggerland tickets – click here
FREE daily entertainment from Froggle Parties. Visit their Facebook Page for more details of the live shows.
Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre. You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground and a large indoor play area where children up to the age of 10 years old can enjoy proper playtime!
The indoor play area includes a bespoke play frame equipment with slides, swings, rope bridges and tunnels, challenge decks and a mirror infinity deck and sport’s court! There is a separate zone for babies and toddlers including a role play and big interactive piano for everyone to enjoy!
The outdoor play area includes Jumping Pillow’s, Giant Sandpit, Water Play, Race Track, Zip Wire, Adventure Play Area and under 4’s pre-school area with playhouses and outdoor toys.
There’s also great food including pizzas, paninis and award-winning ice cream in Woody’s Kitchen! You can also take your own picnic to eat in the outdoor area.
For feeding mums they have introduced a mother and baby feeding zone and there’s a pram store. Remember to take a change of clothes and towel as children can get wet in the sand and water play area!
Bookable sessions are: 09:15-11:30, 12:00 – 14:15, 14:45 – 17:00.
Booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.
Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY
Explore Leeds Museums and Galleries though exciting objects and fascinating facts, with Leeds Discovery Centre’s Learning Officer, Emily Nelson. Join Emily as she takes viewers through the collections with a new theme each week. Museums from Home is a series of short videos which highlight a range of historical artefacts in the Leeds collection. Themes include the Romans, Chocolate and Industry in Leeds. Videos are hosted on Youtube and social media every weekday.
There’s also a brand new area of the website, jam-packed with fun activities and learning resources for kids. Download craft and activity sheets and get involved with Lotherton’s weekly drawing challenge. Craft a crown, sew your own woolly sheep and take inspiration from the beautiful artworks and drawings of Leeds Art Gallery. There’s extra links and activities for home learners including MyLearning resources and the Leeds Curriculum too. You can also step into our online exhibitions from Leeds City Museums Fast x Slow Fashion, Temple Newsam’s Below the Salt and Lotherton’s Making Japan. From Samurai to Nintendo and Kimonos to Manga, Making Japan celebrates the history of Japanese culture with loads of interesting facts and photos!
Make sure you check the website out here museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/virtual-visit/
Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest goings on via social media and keep an eye out for more fun ideas and activities along the way!
The Royal Armouries Museum has launched a new online resource to support parents and teachers as they battle to keep children engaged in learning at home.
Our Learning Team brings history to life for thousands of school pupils every academic year at our museums, and no global pandemic is going to stop them in their quest to educate and entertain.
Our valiant band of educators will bring history to life at home through interactive videos and downloadable resources, available through a new digital Home Learning Hub. Part of Royal Armouries From Home, a wider series of online activities, including behind the scenes stories, expert insights and treasures from the collection in close up, our education sessions bring the best of our schools workshops into the home.
A new lesson will be posted twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays, on both Facebook and YouTube. So far our home learners have encountered Viking warriors, Tudor knights, Romans soldiers and Greek heroes, with more exciting topics on the way – all supported by activity-packed, downloadable worksheets. royalarmouries.org/royal-armouries-from-home/
Follow on social media channels for regular videos, quizzes, activities and more!
Every MONDAY MORNING at 9am, The Deep will be posting some of their Deep themed resources for you to enjoy at home on The Deep Facebook Page. Resources are both educational and fun, from colouring sheets, to puzzles and informative quiz sheets.
All of the resources from each week can also be found on their website page here.
The theme park and holiday resort will open for the 2020 season on Saturday 4th July 2020. (Zoo already opened)
For the safety of guests and team members we have completed thorough risk assessments for each area of our business and have implemented safety measures accordingly around the resort. To ensure guests are able to comply with social distancing advice we have introduced a limited capacity and require all guests to book their visit online in advance.
Tel: 0800 40 888 40
Thursdays 10am – 10.30am
We will be uploading a range of home craft activities suitable for adults and older children, to help keep your mind busy and create something new for your home and garden.
Monday – Friday, 9.45am
Join us for our regular story and rhymetime over on Leeds Libraries Twitter and Facebook pages every weekday. We’ll be sharing some of our favourite authors, illustrators and storytellers with accompanying rhymes and activity ideas from Leeds 50 Things to do before you’re 5.
Every Friday on our Leeds Libraries Facebook and Leeds Libraries Twitter pages we will be sharing a weekly Lego teaser challenge based around a children’s book available to borrow with your library card on our Leeds Libraries Borrowbox.
These Friday teaser challenges will reveal the book and theme for our monthly online Lego club (Lego @Leeds Libraries).
Monday & Saturday 11am
For anyone who wants to get fit and have fun doing so with a mix of styles to make you smile and get you moving.
RJC Dance will not be stopped. We’re coming to you, wherever you are, to bring high energy dance, exercise and a place among our special community.
RJC Dance work comes from a Black British perspective, with a truly broad appeal to a diverse audience both culturally and socially.
See Facebook Page for more details