School Holiday & Seasonal Events North Leeds

May Half Term Activities & Events

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Get, Set, Grow: May Half Term Family Fun at Harlow Carr

26th May – 3rd June

Pop along on Saturday and say ‘Ello!’ to CBBC’s Mr Bloom who will launch RHS Garden Harlow Carr’s new Children’s Gardening Weekend (Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May). During the weekend children can make their own Thumbelina-style rock garden, learn about bees and pot up sweet peas seeds to take home.

Monday 28 May – Garden trail  
Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30am–3pm

Tuesday 29 May – Garden trail
Garden Detectives: shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Wednesday 30 May – Garden trail
Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30am–3.30pm

Thursday 31 May – Garden trail
Birds of prey with flying shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Friday 1 June – Garden trail
Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30am–3pm
Vegetable Olympics: 1pm–3pm on The Main Lawn – come and take part in the Vegetable Olympic Games

Visit the website for more details.

No booking required.


Crag Ln, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel:  01423 565418

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Great British Food Festival at Harewood House

26th – 28th May 

Great British Food Festival attracts lots of producers showcasing the best in local, seasonal and speciality food and drink.

The main chef demo area hosts great local and tv chefs, including demos in baking, drinks tasters and tips to grow your own food! All demos are free (as part of your admission ticket) to enter so everyone can pick up top tips. There are also regular Artisan Foodie talks and the popular Great British Cake off and Men V’s Food challenges!

Activities for Children: There is plenty for kids to do including a free circus skills workshop, arty workshops, treasure hunts, giant bubble making, drumming workshops, food olympics and a children’s dog show!  Children 3-12 years old can also take part in cooking workshops throughout the day (booking required in advance).

Harewood House

For more details and ticket information click here. 

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Hansel and Gretel at Mother Shipton’s – May Half Term

26th May – 3rd June (10 am to 4.30 pm (last admission 3.30pm).

Join Hansel and Gretel at Mother Shipton’s during May Half Term, as they journey through the woods trying to find their way home. Don’t be tempted to eat the house made of cakes and sweets, the wicked witch might see you!

Actors will be stationed as characters in the park to interact with children and help families complete a themed adventure quiz sheet. Fun for all the family every day from Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June. The Park opens 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). Standard admission prices apply which can be found on our website.

See the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park also has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop.

No booking required.

Normal admission applies.

Prophecy Lodge, Harrogate Rd, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD. Tel: 01423 864600 



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Piglets Adventure Farm – May-Hem Circus

Roll up roll up! From 26th May – 3rd June, be amazed at Piglets crazy May-Hem Circus this May half term.

With death-defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, all in the big top tent, it’s unmissable fun for the entire family.

Step right up as the fun just keeps getting better! Take a tractor ride to the amazing Bale Play Baaarn with giant drop slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, rope swing and dig’n’play. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s even a heated seating area with delicious food from the Piggy Pizza Parlour or try a tasty treat in Truffle’s Trough.

You can also enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious snacks in the Piglets Coffee House with small soft play are or try a piggy poo ice-cream in the Ice-Cream Parlour!

Plus, don’t miss all the usual adventure farm fun, including Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, giant sandpit, bouncing pillows, crazy golf, barrel rides, magical fairy tale trail and go karts too. And that’s all before you see the cute animals! You’ll find lots out in the paddocks and in the animal barn. See adorable rabbits, goats and ponies plus get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky see piglets being born, such a memorable experience.

Tumble on down to Piglets Adventure Farm this May Half Term and enjoy an amazing family day out. Get your discounted tickets at

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.

Tel: 01904 499183

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The Deep – Love Your Environment

26th May to 3rd June

Join us for fin-tastic family fun this May half term as we find ways to protect our local environment and the wildlife that calls it home. Plant your own wildflower seeds to take home for your own garden, get creative in craft corner, follow the save our seas trail and much more. There’s lots to keep your little ones entertained. Don’t miss our daily dive shows and touch pool sessions too!

Also during half term week on 2nd June: Shark Egg Case Hunt. Join us at Spurn Point for our second Egg Case Hunt of the year! Taking place along the East Coast, these free events are being delivered in partnership with the Shark Trust and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in a bid to involve local people in shark conservation. Ideal for children aged 3 upwards, you can support marine life whilst enjoying a great day out. All participants are asked to wear suitable sturdy footwear. The event is expected to finish by 3pm. All under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register your place please email

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. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

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

Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

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Days Out Ideas

We have lots more days out ideas in and around Leeds here

Abbey House Museum – May Half Term

28th May – 1st June.  Sessions 10am -12pm & 2pm-4pm

Enjoy different fantastical fairy tale activities each day in half term!

On Monday follow the fairy tale trial to find the Three Bears, Cinderella’s lost shoe and discover who cut off Rapunzel’s hair. On Tuesday try crafts inspired by different fairytale villains, Wednesday is silly science magical foamy fun and don’t miss the fairy tale inspired murder mystery on Thursday!  On Friday make a unicorn or dragon in fairy tale creature crafts.

Normal admission applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

*Closed Mondays, open Bank Holiday Monday*

Abbey Walk, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079

Anything Could Happen Storytelling Sessions with a Twist at Heart

30th May, Show 1-2pm. Workshop 2.30-3.30pm

Unique storytellers with a twist. Improvising children’s ideas on the spot and bringing their stories to life before their eyes. Engaging, creative and hilarious events.

Headingley Enterprise & Arts Centre. To book tickets visit

Birchfield Ice Cream Farm – Half Term Fun!

 26th May -4th June, 10am – 4pm

Pop along to the farm and see what life is like on a real working farm.

11am -Have a go feeding the pet lambs
12pm – Meet Sheila our Gloucestershire old spot show pig and have a go getting her brushed up ready for a show .
1pm- Pig racing !! Watch our little oinkers racing down the field !
2pm – Lamb feeding
2:30 pm- Get up close to the Shetland pony Murphy and give him a brush .

The cafe is open as usual.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Oakmount, Harrogate HG3 4JS. Tel: 01423 781792

Bolton Abbey Welly Walk

Opens 26th May until 1st October

Follow the Welly Walk signs and enjoy a free woodland adventure trail from the Stepping Stones to the Cavendish Pavilion. The walk includes tree climbing, tunnels, slides, bridges and lots more! Children must be supervised at all times.

Normal estate admission applies.

Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AL

Boomchikkaboom Presents : The 4-11 Lock In Rave

30th May, 10.30am 

Join Boomchikkaboom for a fun filled Rave aimed at ages 4-11 at Revolucion De Cuba, Leeds.

With all the current dancefloor fillers, face painting, snow party, dance battles, karaoke and more.

Visit Boomchikkaboom website for tickets

Revolucion de Cuba Leeds, 64-68 Call Lane, LS1 6DT Leeds

Bright Sparks at Carriageworks Theatre

1st June, Showings 2pm & 5pm, free pre-show activity hour

Links and Rex are complete opposites. Links is logical, she likes order and fact. Rex is different, she is imaginative, a daydreamer. Watch these two opposites get their wires crossed as they strive to find ways to work and play together.

Recommended age 3-7 years.

Booking Required.

Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318


Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm Sow ‘N’ Grow Event

25th May – 3rd June

Join in the plating fun and sow Sunflower and Pumpkin seeds.  The competition will then run throughout the year for the tallest sunflower and largest pumpkin to win two annual family passes!

Also enjoy all the usual fun on the farm.

Fiddlers Green, Brimham Rocks Road, Hartwith, Harrogate, HG3 3HB.

Bushcraft Days at Skeleton Grange Environment Centre

30th & 31st May, 10am -4pm

Set up camp and spend your day in the woods!  Past Bushcraft events have included: shelter building, fire lighting, campfire cooking, field games, hammock making, wild food walks, wood work crafts, string making, bows and arrows, stalking and tracking, pyro-carving, and charcoal making.

Skelton Grange Environment Centre Skelton Grange Road, Leeds, LS101RS. Tel:  0113 243 0815

Castle Howard’s “The Tales of Beatrix Potter”

26th May – 3rd June

Gobbledigook Theatre and Frederick Warne & Co Limited will present ‘The Tales of Beatrix Potter,’ a fantastic interactive theatre production for all ages.

Beatrix Potter’s animal friends will be taking up residence throughout the House as part of an indoor trail and the live characters from the show will be on hand for you to meet in the gardens before each performance. Plus, take part in an outdoor hunt around our very own ‘Mr McGregor’s’ walled garden.

The indoor and outdoor trails are included in standard admission price, free to members.

Castle Howard, York ,YO60 7DA.

Club Strider at The Works Skatepark

Tues 29th May – Fri 31st June, 9am-10am

Teaching kids to safely ride the skatepark, using balance bikes and bikes – but no stabilisers!  Helmets and bikes included.  For children 8 years and under only.

The Works Skatepark, Kitson Road, LS10 1NT. Tel: 0113 244 6015.

Egyptology Holidays at Leeds City Museum

29th May – 1st June, 10am-12pm & 1pm- 3pm

If you have children fascinated by the Ancient Egyptians every day of the May half term holiday they can follow hieroglyphic clues hidden around the museum on the Egyptian trail and see if you can crack the code.  Also, visit the gory Mummification Station and have a go at free craft activities to learn more about Nesyamun the mummy and treasures of the tomb.

FREE Events, No booking required.

* The museum is closed on Mondays, except bank holidays.

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

Enchanted Wood Trail at Thorp Perrow

26th May – 3rd June

Follow the trail through the enchanted wood, home to fairies, pixies and a host of other magical creatures. Fancy dress, wings, magic wands and elves are encouraged.

Visit on Sunday 3rd June when Fairy Peaseblossom will be there with some fairy magic shows, face painting and fun for all ages. Normal admission applies. Trail sheet £1 per child.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS. Tel: 01677 425323

Fairytale Fun at Lotherton Hall

26th May – 3rd June

Follow the trail to find all of the fairytale characters hidden around the house and grounds. Dress up like a fairy tale character, or have a go at magical crafts in the House and Wildlife World. On Thursday 31st May, there will be a Fairytale Picnic, with storytelling, garden games, face painting, and a visit from the Lotherton fairy!

Normal admission into the estate applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB. Tel:  0113 378 2959

Family Bike Mechanics

29th & 30th May, Sessions 10am – 1pm and 1.30pm -4.30pm

3-hour course including: bike fit, puncture repair, gear and brake adjustments.

Adults learn together with children, suitable for ages 8+.

Bring your own bike or borrow one.

Tune up your skills and leave with new ones.

Booking required. (Call or search on Eventbrite)

Mabgate Green, LS(. Tel: 07729 895510

Family Fun during May Half Term at St Johns Centre

29th May – 1st June, 11am – 4pm

BIRDS OF PREY – Tue 29 May & Fri 1 June, 11am-4pm
Static falconry display.

BALLOON JAM – Wed 30 May, 11am-3pm
Captain Calamity’s balloon shows at 11am, 12.30pm & 2.15pm, balloon modelling and free face painting!

Exotic animals including snakes, lizards & minibeasts.

FREE CRAFT WORKSHOP– Thu 31 May & Fri 1 June
Located in Leeds Play Network.

St Johns CentreMerrion Street, Leeds, LS2 8LQ

Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land Theme Park, Zoo and Resort is open daily from 10am.

There are a variety of junior and family rides, including the new Flamingo 1 racing cars, where both children and adults can test their driving skills. You can explore the Peter Rabbit Adventure playground and meet Peter Rabbit himself, located by the Mansion House & Tea Rooms at 12.30pm and 3pm.

Come and see your favourite characters, for no additional cost:
Ben & Holly – 26th May
Peppa Pig & George – 6th June
Enjoy a tot’s party celebration that includes singing, dancing and face-painting.

Tel: 0800 40 888 40

Gnome Trail at Kirkstall Abbey

29th May – 3rd June, 10am – 3pm 

Find all the gnome’s hidden around the abbey and answer some questions for a sweet little treat!

Free event, no booking required.

Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079

Hard Times at West Yorkshire Playhouse

22nd May – 26th May 

Imagine a world where imagination is forbidden. Coketown is such a place.  Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences – especially when the circus comes to town?

Recommended Age 8+

 Playhouse Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UP. Tel: 0113 213 7800

Holt Park Leisure Centre May Half Term Holiday Timetable

29th May – 1st June

A fun range of activities for children.

Hope Pastures Pony 1-2-1s & Family Fun

30th May

Meet the ponies and spend time grooming them. The visitor centre is open for refreshments and we also run tours and fun activities for the family.

10am-12noon. £3 donation per person/child if you wish to brush a pony

Pre-booking advised.

Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PH. Tel: 0113 261 4344

Hope Pastures Pony Days

31st May

On a Pony Day children learn how to care for ponies under expert supervision. The emphasis is on fun and on building confidence and skills. The day includes activities such as leading and grooming the ponies, feeding and mucking out, as well as quizzes, games and pony puzzles.

10am – 3pm. £30 donation per child.

Pre-booking advised.

Hope Pastures, Weetwood Lane, Leeds LS16 5PH. Tel: 0113 261 4344

Jackrabbits Pottery at Temple Newsam during May Half Term

29th & 30th May

Jackrabbits Pottery will be at Temple Newsam this half term! They will help children to paint their own ceramic tankard to drink from.
Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The workshops run 11.30am – 12-30pm or 2.00-3.00pm.

(Please note Jackrabbits will glaze, fire and wrap the tankards in paper. Please allow a maximum of 28 days from workshop date to allow mugs to be ready for collection from Temple Newsam).

Tankards cost £13

Call 0113 3367460 to book tickets

Leeds Pretty Muddy Kids 2018 at Temple Newsam

2nd June, Slots at 9.45am and 10am

Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids is a NEW brilliant muddy obstacle course just for little ones at Temple Newsam. Children can take on the obstacles, crawl through the mud pit and have fun with friends, all the while helping raise valuable funds for UK Cancer Research.

To book on click here. 


Leeds Wool Festival, Leeds Industrial Museum

2nd June, 10am -5pm

Back for a fifth year, this year’s Leeds Wool Festival brings together a jam packed programme of textile workshops, talks, special performances, a pop up cafe, livestock, weaving demonstrations and more.  Something for all the family to enjoy!

Book early bird tickets for just £3 on eventbrite

Leeds Industrial Museum – Armley Mills

May Half-Term Amazing Authors’ Week at Rainbow Factory

28th May – 1st June

Celebrate the magical worlds created by some of your favourite authors this May Half Term – with a jam-packed timetable of events at Rainbow Factory.

Children will love diving into the stories through exciting, hands-on activities such as storytelling, games, story dice a brand-new Unicorn Hunt and much more!

Booking Required.

May Half Term Events at The Little Bookshop, Chapel Allerton

29th May – 2nd June, 11.30am Free sunshine themed Storytime and Crafts every morning during half term.  FREE, Drop-in event, Suitable for all ages.

29th May – 2nd June,  2pm, Half Term Crafternoon, every afternoon in half term for sunshine and summer themed crafts. FREE, Drop-in event, Suitable for all ages.

30th May, 10am, Mermaid Slime Workshop,  special Mermaid Slime making workshop. Take home two kinds of slime and the know how to make slime at home yourself! Booking required, All ages.

31st May, 10am, Space Slime Workshop,  special Space Slime making workshop. Take home two kinds of slime and the know how to make slime at home yourself! Booking required, All ages.

31st May, 4pm,  Harry Potter Illustration Workshop, one off workshop to work on your illustration skills, practising with all things Harry Potter! Come and take tips from talented artist, Alison. Booking required, Ages 6-10

47 Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD. Book via The Little Bookshop website.

Mini Beasts and Muddy Hands at Knaresborough Castle

Moo Music Half Term Special

1st June, 9.45am

An active multi sensory session for 0-5 year olds. We’ll do a Moo Music session and include crafts too. We’ll Sing, Dance, Dress up and play.

You can book this as a one off session. No need to be a regular Moo Music attendee.

Big kids are welcome to come along and watch too. £6 per child. Sibling £3.

Tel: 07932 501904

National Railway Museum, York

26th May – 4th June, 10am – 4pm

Put your brains and hands to work this half term with free entry for the whole family.
Experiment with magnetic-powered travel, discover over 200 years of history in a whole new way with our new Treasure Hunters app, and imagine how you would build the railway of tomorrow.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

North Yorkshire Water Park

26th May – 3rd June

There is endless fun to be had with lots of activities to try! Challenge your friends on our inflatable AquaPark and bounce your way to victory on the trampolines and blast bags! Try kayaking around the lake, put your balance skills to the test on the stand up paddle boards or take a cruise on one of the mini ports or pedalos. There is something for everyone!

Wykeham Lakes, Long Causeway Road, Wykeham YO13 9QU. Tel: 01723 865052

Northern Short Story Festival at Carriageworks

2nd – 3rd June

The Festival promotes the short story form through workshops, panel discussions and events. Popular and published authors, editors and small press publishers will come together to share their stories, expertise and wisdom.

For full details of performances and workshops click here.

Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318


Outdoor Sculpture Building: Yorkshire Sculpture Park

29th May, 11am

Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the park this May Half Term. Stack, balance, join, arrange. Always outdoors, Come Rain, Come Shine is about playful making in the fresh air.

All materials provided – including branches, stones, pipes and other found materials.

Tickets for this event can be booked via the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website.

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG Tel: 01924 832631

Paw Patrol at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

26th – 28th May

Chase and Marshall from Paw Patrol are coming to the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway!  The heroic pups will be appearing at times throughout the day.

The Hambleton Valley Miniature Railway (not included in ticket price, fares are £1) will also be in operation over the weekend.

Pre-booking required

Tel: 01756 710614

Penguinpig at Carriageworks

28th May, Showings 11am and 2pm and free pre-show activity hour

Phoebe reads about an exciting creature called a penguinpig on the internet. Filled with delight and intrigue, she sets off on an adventure to find a penguinpig of her very own.

A fun-filled show about the internet for 3-8 year olds and their grown ups.

Booking Required.

Carriageworks Theatre, The Electric Press, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD. Tel: 0113 376 0318

Pop Up Sensory Room for families with additional needs at Leeds City Museum

31st May, 10.30am – 12pm

A pop up sensory room with bubble tube, dark tents and tactile toys, for a calmer moment on your museum trip in the holidays.

FREE Event, booking essential on Eventbrite. 

Leeds City Museum, Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 8BH. Tel: 0113 3787122

Rosie’s Boomchikkaboom Family Lock In

30th May, 10.30am- 11.30am

Join in the Boomchikkaboom Madness… from dance off battles, parachute mayhem, bubbles, crafts and MORE at a new venue Rosie’s Diner in Kirkstall.

Aimed at 0-8 years.

Tickets are at an introductory price of just £2.50 per child! (Limited places available).  Book via Boomchikkaboom website.

Pre-booking required 

Rosie’s Diner, Cardigan Fields Kirkstall Road

Roundhay Park Fun Fair

25th May – 3rd June

Scott Pullen and Sons bring the Mary Half Term fair to Roundhay park.

Special character appearances Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Open 12pm – late

Roundhay Park

Royal Armouries Museum Forts & Firepower

26th May – 3rd June

Make this half term go with a bang ay the Royal Armouries! It’s all about gunpowder, castles and siege warfare, delving back through history to show you the most incredible explosions and battles.

Children can have a go on the artillery range and join in with some explosive science workshops.

FREE Event, no booking required. 

Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT. Tel: 0113 220 1999

“Singalonga” Beauty and the Beast at City Varieties Music Hall

29th May, Showings at 2pm and 7pm

Singalonga Productions invite you to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Celebrate with a screening of Disney’s brand new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!

City Varieties Music Hall,  Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW. Tel:  0113 243 0808

Spectacular Science Shows at Lightwater Valley

26th May – 3rd June

Don’t miss the Sublime Science shows which are taking place daily on the new stage this May Half Term. Prepare to be amazed with spectacular experiments, big bangs, magical smoke effects and lots and lots of slime! Enjoy two shows a day at 12 and 2pm.

With over 35 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, there is something for all the family to enjoy.

Pre-booking advised.

Water Ln, North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT. Tel: 01765 635321

Stockeld Park Laser Adventure

Opening 26th May 2018 – mid October

Stockeld Park is now home to a brand new adrenalin fulled activity: The Laser Adventure!

The Laser Adventure offers you and your friends the chance to shoot your way to victory in our purpose-built woodland arena using state-of-the-art laser tag guns. The guns emit a harmless infra-red beam which means that, unlike with paintballing, there’s no mess and best of all no bruises!

Ages 7+.

Action packed kids’ party packages available.

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333

Stockeld Park Spring Adventure

26th May – 3rd June

Enjoy the enchanted forest and adventure playgrounds, magical maze, inflatable play, go-karts, roller skating, Buccaneer boats (additional charge), den building with the Stockeld Rangers and indoor play and crafts this May Half Term.

Special events include:

  • National Festival Circus – Filled with thrills, laughs & excitement
  • Inflatable assault course – Jump, slide, bounce and hop as you make your way over and under obstacles!

** Also check out the new Laser Adventure opening 26th May**

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333

Studfold Trails: Bluebell Fairy Experience

26th May – 3rd June

Enjoy a fairy adventure at Studfold Trails as the last swathe of bluebells can be glimpsed and the buttercups are beginning to bloom in the meadows. Add-in the ride-on tractors, sandpits and the existing nature trail and there’s plenty to keep youngsters occupied for a day out.

All the family can get hands-on with the bluebell-inspired crafts being lined-up over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Loft house, Harrogate, HG3 5SG. Tel: 01423 755228

Superhero Tales at Eureka!

26th May – 3rd June

Meet some of your favourite Superheroes this Half term and join them in a museum wide adventure to test your Superhero skills. Have a go at stop motion filming to create your own Superhero movie and take a seat in the director’s chair and explore the key elements needed for a Superhero blockbuster.

Drop-In event, no booking required.

Normal admission applies.

Discovery Road, HX1 2NE Halifax. Tel: 01422 330069

The Moon Illusion at Riley Theatre

30th May, 11am & 2pm

With fast-paced and mind-boggling juggling, a set that changes shape and slapstick comedy, The Moon Illusion is guaranteed to delight.  This funny and touching show for all ages is performed by Samuel Gustavsson and Petter Wadsten, two of Scandinavia’s most important modern circus artists.

Recommended Age 6+

98 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds LS7 4BH. Tel: 0113 219 3018

The robots are coming – May Half Term Holiday at Thackray Museum

28 May to 1st June

Find out how are robots are used in surgery, meet a walking, talking robot and have a go at programming.  Children can also craft their own robot to take home!

Drop-in event, no booking required (10% off tickets booked online)

Normal admission applies, activities included in admission price.

Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN. Tel: 0113 244 4343


Thornton Hall Country Park: May Half Term

Sunday 27 / Mon 28 May – Pony World

Pony rides, demonstrations and farm fun.
Price: Normal Admission – no advance ticket required.

Please note – Season Tickets, online offers, free passes and discount vouchers are not valid on these special event days.

Tues 29 May – Superhero Day
Special guests – Batman & Wonderwoman (11-2pm)

Weds 30 May – Free Face Painting
Farm Fun plus FREE Face Painting (11-3pm)

Fri 1 June – Critters 2 You 
Farm Fun plus special guests – Critters 2 You.

Normal Admission applies Tues – Fri.

Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148

Toy’s Day Out at Kirklees Light Railway

26th May – 3rd June

Bring your child’s favourite toy along for a ride on the railway and enjoy HALF PRICE fares for the children! That’s a children’s rover ticket, valid ALL DAY on ALL TRAINS and playgrounds for just £2.75!

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727

TuttiFrutti Summer Special at The Little Bookshop

29th May, 3pm – 3.45pm

Run by a teacher with over twenty years experience of children with special needs TuttiFrutti brings music, creativity and fun for all children. A TuttiFrutti session is designed to encourage communication, play and early learning skills in children of all abilities, and to be accessible for those with special needs. Expect noise, movement, some annoyingly catchy songs and maybe a little mess

The Little Bookshop, Chapel Allerton.

To book visit

Unicorn Festival at Cannon Hall Farm

26th May – 3rd June

Sparkle the unicorn has lost her magic – join The Copycat Party Company for themed fun and frolics!  Can you complete the challenges to make it to the Wood Wizard to restore it? Enjoy the Sweetie Sparkle Show and meet Sparkle the Unicorn herself!

Admission ticket to the Unicorn Festival includes all day farm admission, including the soft play, plus a packed agenda of races, farm talks, reptile handling sessions and the tractor trailer ride.

Pre-booking advised.

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4AT Barnsley. Tel:01226 790427

Wetherby Leisure Centre May Half Term Holiday Timetable

29th May – 1st June

A fun range of activities for children.

Williams Den May Half Term – Super Hero Challenges


Yorkshire Museum of Farming, York

29th May – 1st June

Come and have a go at making your own mini field of cress to take away and grow at home. Design your own scarecrow to keep those pesky birds away! This activity shall take place inside and will run from 10.30-12.30 and 1.30 till 3.30 on 29th May – 1st June.

25th – 28th May – there will Vikings and Cowboys living on site.

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