May Half Term 2023 Leeds Activities and Things to Do with kids this Half Term.

Ideas for family days out, May Half Term activities around Leeds and events for our Spring school holiday 2023 in and around Leeds.


Bawtry Paintball Fields is Europe’s biggest outdoor activity centre, voted Europe’s Best, and the UK’s highest rated on Trip Advisor with over 1500 5-Star reviews!

Looking for a family day out, an awesome birthday, stag or hen party, or a fantastic team build event – BPF has something for everyone. Our lovely little café serves hot and cold food and drinks, ice cream and slush all day, so you can stay fuelled and relax in one of our picnic areas between activities.


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The Three Bears | Sun 26 May, 11am & 2pm | Age Guidance: 6 and under

Deep in the forest live Mammy, Daddy, and Baby Bear. Each day the Three Bears head into the woods to collect interesting things to re-use in their home. Soon their cosy house is turned upside down by a colourful whirlwind that threatens to sit in their chairs, eat their porridge and sleep in their beds. It’s Goldilocks!


Comedy Club 4 Kids | Tue 28 May, 2pm | Age Guidance: 6+

Like the name says, it’s a comedy club for kids!


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly | Fri 31 May, 2:30pm | Age Guidance: 3+

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly… I don’t know why she swallowed a fly… but The People’s Theatre Company does!
And now you can too as this much-loved story is brought to life with a stunning combination of live action, animation, and puppetry.


You Choose | Sat 1 – Sun 2 Jun | Age Guidance: 2-7

Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, Nonsense Room Productions (Shark in the Park and Hairy Maclary) brings you an interactive musical show for all the family. But in this show – YOU CHOOSE what happens!



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Free May half term activities can be hard to find- so read more for our roundup of all the fantastic things to do in and around Leeds that are either FREE or low cost for families.


There is something for everyone at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre in Doncaster, the number one place for those seeking fun in the great outdoors! 

We host a range of water-based activities on our very own lake, including kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding. We also have an inflatable Aquapark, which has recently expanded and will soon be open for bookings from May 19th 2023. You can also enjoy a swim in our natural lake pool, the newest addition to our growing number of water activities.

For those who prefer to stay dry, you can challenge yourself to reach new heights on our 14-metre-high climbing wall; we have plenty of aerial challenges and obstacle courses for you to complete off the ground. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can find your thrills at an axe-throwing or archery session. You can learn how to throw axes at a target and how to use a bow safely. Awe-throwing is available to book now and archery will be available very soon.

All our sessions, both water and land, are taught by experienced instructors in a safe and welcoming environment. For anyone wishing to extend their visit and wake to another exciting day of activities, we have a campsite too.

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Piglets Adventure Farm

Indoor, Outdoor & Animal Fun! Fantastic family day out nr York.

Things to see and do:
Animal Petting Barn, Animal Farm Trail, Bouncing Pillows, Crazy Farm Golf, Olympigs Obstacle Course, Ride-on-Tractors, Tractor and Trailor Rides, Maize Maze (seasonal), Build ‘n Play Sand Pit,
Barrel Train Ride, Pedal Go-Carts, Nature Trail, Truffles Trough, Cafe, Kiddie-bine, Farmyard, Playground

Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST

Pugneys Light Railway

Pugneys Light Railway is the scale miniature railway operating within Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield.
Our opening hours are 11am until 5pm on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, weather permitting.
Fares are £2.00 return and £1 single.

Swinton Estate Parkland & Gardens

Stunning parkland and gardens. Enjoy a peaceful stroll around the gardens, lakes and ponds.

Entry: £5 per adult| £.2.50 per child| Unser 5s free| £12.50 for a family of four.

Or enjoy a yomp through the woodland to the Druid’s Temple at Swinton Bivouac. £3 car parking charges apply.

Ripon HG4 4JH

The Gruffalo and Friends, Blackpool

Come face to face with your favourite characters in this story book world of enchanted play. This experience is perfect for all adventure-seekers under 10.


Tropical World

Journey through Tropical World’s various exotic and interesting zones. Take a trek through the rainforest, desert, aquarium and waterfall areas and see some fascinating animals and creatures along the way including butterflies, crocodiles, rare birds, meerkats and many many more!

Tropical World will be open daily 10am to 4pm with last entry at 3.30pm. Online advance booking is preferred.



York Dungeon

Journey through 2000 years of York’s darkest history, bringing together iconic characters, immersive sets and thrilling special-effects in a unique and exciting actor led experience that you see, hear, feel and smell.

Lots of fun and SCARES!

Recommended age is 8+. Children under 5 are not permitted to enter.