What’s on guide for families during the school summer holidays in Leeds and Wetherby 2021. 

Our School Holiday What’s on Guide has ideas for family days outs (including free options), childcare, events and activities including outdoor, indoor and rainy day ideas suitable for all ages in and around Leeds.

 


Fairies Take Over the Museum

28th July- 5th September

This summer holidays Abbey House Museum will welcome some of your favourite fairy tale characters and creatures as the Victorian Streets are taken over by them! Captain Hook has managed to stop the clocks ticking in the pub, a marvellous pumpkin patch has sprung up in the middle of the street and there are a mischief of magical mice helping Cinderella make a ball gown before the clock strikes twelve! Beware old ladies offering apples, we’d recommend sticking to ice cream from the café, just to be safe! You can pick up a bumper craft bag to take home filled with activities to keep the kids entertained. Don’t miss the Sounds of Our City temporary exhibition on the first floor which explores the history of music and sound in Leeds and looks at some of the most famous places and artists to come from the city.

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


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SUMMER OF FUN
2nd-6th Aug Wildlife workshop
9th-13th Aug Safari Week
16th-20th Aug Build a Scarecrow
28th-30th Aug Beetlefest/Scarecrow comp
BEETLEFEST 2021
28th & 29th August
 
Camping, Entertainment, Hog Roast, Bouncy Castles, Rodeo Bull, Adventure Playground, Star Gazing. 

Open 9.30am/10.00am to 5.00pm

Beetle Bank Open Farm Moor Lane, Murton, York YO19 5XD

£7.50 per person £6 a concession £28 a family 4 £32 family of 5.


01904 488796
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Clip ‘n Climb Garforth is a healthy, action-packed climbing experience. We use state-of-the art automatic belaying technology so that climbers can simply clip into the safety system and climb the Challenge in front of them. We have over 25 different Challenges and our amazing Vertical Drop Slide, something for everyone, regardless of age or aptitude.

 Some of our facilities and offers:

  • Specific toddler sessions (2-4 year olds) – Teddy Bear Picnic every Wednesday & Thursday 1pm
  • Birthday Parties and Celebrations
  • Specific Home Education sessions
  • School visits and after school clubs
  • Climbing for all ages
  • Costa Café with a full range of cakes and hot & cold food
  • Loyalty card – earn half price and complimentary climb

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An exciting summer ahead with some amazing new offerings from July 24th through to September 5th!

  • Large indoor play area
  • New ninja / obstacle course
  • NEW OBIE interactive game wall
  • New animal area
  • Entertainment- midweek with “dazzling Darren” – weekends tbc
  • Water play area
  • Sand play
  • Adventure park

Plus FREE UNLIMITED rides on the following :

Double Carousel Apple coaster Pony express Balloon Ride Formula Bucking Bulls Sizzler Huge Helterskelter Cups and Saucers Mega Miami

PLUS

🦖Dinosaur miniature golf (8 holes)

(All included)

We know you will all have fun- whatever the age – whatever the weather!!!

All the fun of the existing park with these additions make the Web the best value park in Yorkshire!

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01904 692221

Re-opening Monday 12th April 2021

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.


01634 711711
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Thwaite Watermill is nestled on a tiny island by the canal, a short distance from Leeds City Centre.

This summer they celebrate the joy of nature and the outdoors with family fun activities including mini-beast magic and Green Week. There’s story time and crafts with Matthew Bellwood and willow weaving on 26 August. Head down to craft and create a willow fish or bird feeder in workshops delivered by Twigs & Sprigs. Get up close to mini beasts with handling sessions delivered by Lion Learners on 12 August and explore insects and creepy crawlies from the Leeds collection. There’s free trails and activity packs too, plus plenty of places to pitch a picnic in the sunshine!

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PLUS enjoy DOUBLE the fun this summer- buy entry to Thwaite Watermill and get FREE entry to Leeds Industrial Museum– two great days out for the price of one!! Read more here.

Read the Mumbler Review of Thwaite Watermill here. 




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Doncaster is a great place for all and has plenty to offer families with children of all ages. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO FIND A SUPER HANDY LIST OF FAMILY FRIENDLY PLACES TO VISIT!

The days are long and the sun is shining. Grab a picnic and spend a full day running, jumping and exploring here at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Rosy cheeks and muddy knees are the aim of the day and families can spend hours together discovering the huge abbey ruin and hidden pathways in the Studley water garden. No need to book in advance – just turn up and have fun!

Are you ready to get creative this summer with our new exhibition ‘These Passing Things’

Pick up an activity sheet at admissions – there’s one for kids and one for grown-ups too! Follow the map and let your imagination run wild as you discover vibrant new artworks in the landscape. You’ll even be able to cross a bridge which has been missing for hundreds of years!

You’ll be full of beans and out of puff in the huge adventure playground

There’re things to wobble along, jump over and climb on in the natural play area. You’ll find a wooden abbey, a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman’s poles, slides, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all!

Fountains, Ripon HG4 3DY


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Tickets are now available for the INDOOR and OUTDOOR play area at Grass Hoppers! 🤩
Grass Hoppers is once again an ACCESS-ALL-AREAS ticket with the opportunity to play inside and outside!

*Sessions will be released one week at a time. For more information and to book your playtime session, click here grasshoppersplay.co.uk

FAQs here

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 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.

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY

Check Facebook page for weather closure updates before you travel.

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0113 285 3506
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Tickets go on sale  Wednesday 14th July at 6pm!

The funfair will be open daily from July 27th – August 2nd – with two sessions running daily from 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.   Harrogate Indoor Funfair will offer climate controlled, comfortable surroundings including cafe and baby changing facilities for families during the holidays – ensuring fun no matter the weather outside!   The entry fee of £10.00 (when purchased in advance) gets the rider UNLIMITED goes on all attractions for 3 WHOLE HOURS! 

Once again, our Autism Friendly Session will be making a return suitable for those with additional/sensory needs, this will be held on Monday 2nd August 10-1 session. More information about the measures we take for these sessions can be found on our website www.indoorfunfair.org

ADVANCE TICKETS

Under 0.9m Wristband – FREE ENTRY 

Riding Wristband – £10 

Spectator Wristband – £3 

Family of 4 Riding Wristbands – £36 

*Carers Riding Wristband – £6 

*Carers Spectator Wristband – £2 

ON THE DOOR TICKETS (IF AVAILABLE)

Under 0.9m Wristband – FREE ENTRY 

Riding Wristband – £12 

Spectator Wristband – £4 

Family of 4 Riding Wristbands – £44

*Carers Riding Wristband – £7 

*Carers Spectator Wristband – £3 

*Proof of carer needs showing on arrival

TICKETS ON SALE FROM WEDNESDAY  14th July 

Prepare to finally have some fun indoors!

All rides at Indoor Funfair are available for hire anywhere in the United Kingdom visit www.hireafunfair.com for more details.


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Horsforth Pick Your Own at Kemps Farm, Leeds  is now open until the end of August with PYO strawberries ready for picking now and raspberries will soon be available (please contact us to ensure availability of raspberries).

Open every day but tickets must be booked online in advance to limit visitor numbers, off peak tickets are free.  Peak tickets £2 adults, £1 children

All our fruit is grown outdoors, both in the ground and in table tops, ripening naturally in the sunshine which we think gives the fruit a superior flavour.  Several varieties are grown, ripening at different times, to ensure as long a season as possible for picking.

In addition we have farm animals to see, tractor and trailer rides (please check availability), a play area for the children and a small shop selling drinks, ice creams and snacks.


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Summer of Sheep

27 Jul – 5 Sept

Join us for a wooly great summer of sheep themed activities in the abbey! Cistercians loved their sheep and we have decided to celebrate that fact with a baa-tastic trail. Pick up or download a trail to find the whole flock and discover the different types of sheep that the UK call home. Did you know there are over 60 breeds of sheep in the UK?! We also have art packs to use around the ruins to create your own sheep themed masterpiece!

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FREE Activities.

Closed Mondays.

Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3EH.


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Leeds City Museum is travelling to a land of myths and legends for the summer holidays and we want you to join us!

Pick up or download a trail to explore marvellous magical myth stories from different cultures around the world at the Museum this summer.

We will be hosting different activities each week throughout summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays and free tickets will be available soon, where applicable.

Summer Holidays: Myths and Legends : 29 Jul – 3 Sept

Follow our trail through the different galleries to discover myths and legends from across the world and through time, including some you may not have thought of!

Family Crafts in the Museum: 3 & 5 Aug, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm

Make a Medusa Headband and a Myth Storyteller to take home. Free, spaces limited, drop in.

Sensory Story Myths for Families: 10 & 12 Aug, 11.30am & 1.30pm

Touch, smell, hear and feel a mysterious mythical story! Watch out this story is interactive and you might get splashed! Free, drop –in. Spaces limited. Duration: 30 min

Animal Handling with Lion Learners :19 Aug, time tbc – FREE booking essential, see website for booking info.

Touch or hold real animals, with safety measures in place. What does a corn-snake feel like? And then explore animals in mythology around the museum with our free family trail.

Myths and Legends – World Myths Family Crafts: 24 & 26 Aug, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm

Family Crafts in the Museum. Join us to create some world myth masterpieces to take home. Free, spaces limited, drop in.



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Love Exploring is a NEW, FREE fun way for families to get active and explore their local area.

Dinosaur Safaris are available in parks across the city and along the Leeds waterfront; it’s an augmented reality (AR) game where you encounter life-like Dinosaurs along the route that roar and swish their tails so you can take and share photos of the family with them.

Simply download the Love Exploring app onto your smartphone and select Leeds; then click on the local trail or game you want to start and you’re off!

The map on your smartphone will guide you to the nearest dinosaur, you’ll get an alert when you are close, then view it on your screen and take a photo to remember your fun day out! There’s even a dinosaur quiz to play, so you can test your knowledge of the Jurassic age.

As well as the Dinosaur Safaris, there are other well-loved walking trails; discover the Street Art Trail in the city centre or relax and unwind on one of trails in Roundhay Park.

Find out more and download the app here


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Discover a magical wonderland in the ancient forest at Mother Shipton’s this Summer! Follow us down the rabbit hole for a fabulous adventure trail with intricate scenes inspired by the classic children’s stories Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass.

We’re all MAD here! There’s something for all ages; go wild in our Adventure Playground, see what curiosities are hanging from the Petrifying Well, make a wish in the Wishing Well, and step inside the cave where Mother Shipton was born.

There are plenty of picnic benches with scenic views of the River Nidd and Ancient Royal Forest. Ice creams and refreshments are available to purchase from our vintage tea vans and we have toilets on site. Dogs are welcome everywhere except the children’s adventure playground and must be kept on a lead at all times.

Don’t be late for this very important date! Tickets are limited and booking is essential.

24th July – 5th September

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


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Ignite your family’s curiosity this summer at National Railway Museum, with exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities located among engineering marvels that changed the world.

Fresh for 2021 experience Power It. Through demonstrations and crafting activities, explore the different types of energy used in the past, present, and the future of the railways. Just drop in at our Inspiration Station to explore the future of our railways (no additional booking required).

Explore Station Hall and Great Hall which are both packed with the giants of the railways including our superstars Mallard and Rocket. For something a bit special, hop aboard our Miniature Railway or re-live Mallard’s record-breaking run on the Mallard Experience.

Children with energy to burn will enjoy our under-5s play area and outdoor play area.

Open 10am to 5pm. From 24 July through to 5 September we’ll be open seven days a week.

Book your free admission tickets now via our website.


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SUMMER INFORMATION

OPEN Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, lovely open air destination.

MAY HALF TERM – Open Monday 31st May and Tuesday 1st June 2021 during half term as well as normal days.

Join us at Northwood and enjoy the beautiful fairy trail in spring sunshine, the perfect combination of imagination and fresh air. Our fairy museum  will also be showing an exhibition of spring fairies and have an additional scavenger trail of spring hares.

Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world. The eco-aware sanctuary is off grid and, quite uniquely, designed to appeal to adults as much as children. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. There is also a natural play area for smaller children and den building for older kids.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.

Limited pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.


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At Church Farm, we are here to spoil you. When you are visiting our family farm, we pride ourselves in going above and beyond to make sure your day is the very best it can be.

Visit our farm from June – August for safe, socially distanced PYO

All our soft fruits are grown uncovered in the fresh air and ripen naturally in the sunshine. Spread across 15 acres, there is plenty of space to bring the whole family.
We grow strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries, potatoes and sunflowers that are ready to pick from June – September at different times. Check out our website for ‘What’s going on’ at the farm to plan your visit and book tickets.

1. CHOOSE YOUR DATE & BOOK YOUR ARRIVAL TIMESLOT – There are multiple time slots per day. We will release dates a week in advance. There is a booking fee of £1.50.
2. CAR PARKING Entry onto the farm is £10 per car. Please allow 15 minutes to park and enter the fields. On arrival, please follow signs directing you to the strawberry fields.
3. HAVE YOUR QR CODE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO HAND. OUR TEAM WILL SCAN YOU ENTRY INTO THE PYO FIELDS. You will receive an order confirmation email as proof of your ticket entry. As part of your ticket purchase we are giving you £10 credit to spend anywhere on the farm during your visit; either the PYO Fruit Shop, our Farmshop or the Take Out kiosks.
4. PUT THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY AND WE WILL SEE YOU THERE! We are excited to welcome you back to the farm. We have made some changes to ensure that we can keep all our visitors and our team as safe as possible.

NEW FOR 2021
Kids Zone is coming to SPILMANS for selected dates during PYO season.
Kids Fun Zone visits Spilmans on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June & 3rd, 4th July.
Unlimited Rides, Bouncy Castles, Crazy Golf, Giant Slides, Garden Games and much more for children to enjoy for just £8.99 per session per child.
Adults charged at 50P (plus booking fees).

Don’t forget to book your PYO tickets – for a great day out!


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24th July- 6th September, 10am-6pm 

It’s time to come out of hiding this summer! The dinosaurs are back at Stockeld park for a Jurassic event like no other!

Reawaken your sense of adventure with our 5 adventure playgrounds, but oh wait, what’s that sound?

As you Swing and as you soar, be sure to listen out for those loud ROARS! 

Take a walk on the wild side through the Enchanted Forest and become an explorer for the day.

How many dinosaurs can you find, be honest! 

Can you escape the maze before it’s too late? 

Make sure there’s no T-Rex’s lurking behind the gates! 

And if you dare to get so close, 

Take a picture with the Stockeld raptor,

 it will make the perfect Instagram post! 

Oh, what’s that something new? 

Jurassic mini golf,

Will be it a hole in one or two? 

Fun will never go extinct at Stockeld park!


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Stump Cross Caverns is an ancient natural cave formation deep underneath the Yorkshire Dales. As well as the caves, they’ve also got a cinema, cafe, time out private dining pod, shop and visitor centre on site.  They are located  on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington and open seven days a week (9am-6pm).  They run special offers throughout the year – so check out their website for latest offers!

The caves and shop are open daily from 9am-6pm and The Time Cafe serves delicious hot and cold food and drink from 10am – 5.30pm.

You can rent our cinema for your own private viewing – only £6 per person.  We have hundreds of movies for you to choose from or feel free to bring your own!  Order from the Time Cafe and we’ll serve it straight to your chair!  The ultimate movie experience!

There is a brilliant fairy trail to keep little ones entertained whilst down the caves – as well as a huge outdoor sandpit to search for old dinosaur bones!

For something a little special, why not rent out our Time Out Pod for private dining with some spectacular views.

We have late night openings for UV Thursdays – where you can enjoy self guided UV tours of the cave from 4pm – 6pm.

We also have the Stumpy Van serving delicious ice creams – weather dependent!

Something for all the family – even the dog is welcome!


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Industry had a huge impact on our natural environment. We plan to do something about it and put a little bit of nature back into our urban landscape! To celebrate our partnership with the Natural History Museum our expert entomologist has chosen some very interesting insect examples from the Leeds collection for you to explore! Make a simple bug home and some wild flower petal pods to take away and create your own urban nature corner at home.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during August from 12.30-3.30pm

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Ever considered why we need billions of neurons, what causes a headache, or how many thoughts we have a day? This summer, we’re getting inside your head with our programme of events exploring the science behind thinking, feeling, seeing and doing.

Why not join Professor Pumpernickel as he brings his mind-blowing science show to the museum! Think experiments, imagine illusions and maybe the odd explosion or two and you’ve just about guessed what’s in store. This is a bookable event and you can purchase tickets through our website in addition your admission ticket which lasts 12 months.

We’ll also be exploring the brain across three themes this summer with activities and crafts – we’re the perfect place for you and your brain this summer!

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28th July- 5 September

Plan a day out to Lotherton and become a summer explorer for a day! All summer holidays the estate will be open for outdoor fun on the two playgrounds, animal spotting in Wildlife World, museum wanderings in the hall and picnics in the gardens. Outdoors you will find a lovely new trail of willow sculptures made by a local artist, along with plenty of areas for the kids to let off steam in the playgrounds and woodland. At Wildlife World you can visit the new Nocturnal House to see bats, a kinkajou, Gaston the armadillo and a pair of giant cloud rats.

Explore the museum to find out about the history of the estate and see some of the quirky objects that the Gascoigne family owned. Upstairs you will be transported to Asia in the Making Japan exhibition which looks at the art, life and culture of the country through different themes and objects. The hall also has a selection of Florence Nightingale items on display, highlighting the lady with the lamps incredible contribution to nursing and her connection to Lotherton.

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Here at Swithens Farm, we have a huge range of animals for you to see and interact with. Your little ones, and probably you also, will be happy as the pigs in muck as you get involved with feeding and learning about the care and husbandry on a real working farm. We have a whole host of stars for you to meet including cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, emus, meerkats, turtles, rabbits and guinea pigs.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our cheeky long-time friend Bilbo. He is likely to race you up the paddocks! A truly up close and hands-on experience. A fun day for all.

Open Tuesday to Sunday in term time and Monday to Sunday in the school holidays and on bank holidays, 10 till 5.

Farm Admission Price £7 per person, 2 and under go free. You can even buy a tub of carrots for 50p and feed the animals as you go round. Tubs are recycled daily, helping the environment.  You can buy your tickets online using the Tickets tab at the top of the page. Farm entry is strictly Pre-paid tickets only due to the current covid-19 situation.

We are adhering fully with the current covid-19 rules which includes social distancing, plenty of hand washing and hand gel stations. For the moment the café is take out only and we have an outside marquee for you to sit and enjoy your takeout.

Our soft play area is normally open 10 till 5 . Admission is £3 per child up to 10 years old. Adults are free.


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Head to Temple Newsam for the summer school holidays and make a full day of it with a trip to the house and farm. Follow the Faith Hardwick trail through Temple Newsam House, finding objects along the way and unlocking the secrets of the historical mansion. Get up close to rare breed animals at Home Farm and explore the cobbled streets and outbuildings. There’s two large playgrounds and lots of outdoor space including stunning spots by the lakeside, perfect for family picnics.

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Our exhibition ‘Through Our Eyes’ is an interactive, multi-media exhibition following the lives of sixteen Holocaust survivors and child refugees who made new lives in Yorkshire. Visitors will see poignant personal photos of the survivors and their families and their original artefacts and documents, together with an original prisoner uniform and other artefacts from the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora. The survivors tell their stories of discrimination, persecution, escape, hiding, ghettos, forced labour, concentration camps and liberation through filmed testimony on six interactive touchscreens. Text and images put their experiences in context, supported by animated maps and an immersive audio-visual experience driven by survivor testimony.  There is a reflective space at the end of the exhibition where visitors can find out about the survivors’ experiences of rebuilding their lives in the UK and explore a digital memorial to local families.

The exhibition is suitable for those over 10 years of age. For those studying the Holocaust or interested in local and global history the exhibition is a must-see.

From the 28th July we will be open every Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 5pm. Entry is free but please be aware masks are mandatory unless medically exempt. We will also have activities available for children to take around the exhibition to help grow their understanding.


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Nature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play

Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring a brilliant day out for all the family.

Join in with The Big Butterfly Count. July 16th – August 8th.

Make sure to join in and complete the Big Butterfly Count whilst visiting. Pick up you spotter sheet, complete your count and upload the results online. Every sighting helps build up a better picture of the butterfly populations health and numbers.

Spend the day.

With the giant willow games maze, football golf, den zone building, miniature railway and much more, give yourself plenty of time to visit.

New for 2021

Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches (including children’s options), tray bakes, ice creams, coffees, tea & hot chocolates.

Pre Booking required. Tickets can be purchased online on the day of your visit.

Wheel chair & Pram friendly paths and walks.

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Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Tel. 01944 758641

Open DAILY (10am – 5pm)

Wolds Way Lavender
Wintringham, Malton
YO17 8HW

Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough


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Breeze in the Park

Get caught up in sun, fun, chills and thrills with, a new interactive play system, revamped arts zone, fun fair, food and, of course, our classic inflatables. All at a Breeze In The Park near you.

Booking is essential! Admission is free with a £1.50 booking fee.

All events are funded by local Community Committees

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Curious about Leeds

Have fun (re-)discovering Leeds, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks – a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air. Visit our website to buy in printed booklet or instant download format, using code Mumbler20 for 20% off all purchases.

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Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover, including the Grand Father Oak play area for children, family BBQ and picnic areas, adrenalin activities for the thrill seekers and walking and cycling trails for all.

Admission free, just pay to park (£9 per car)

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT. Tel: 01751 460295.

Harewood House

Harewood’s Grounds, Gardens and Bird Garden is officially reopened to the general public. Slots will be released every Thursday evening for the following week until guidance around capacity and social distancing alters.

All visitors (including under 5s) will need to pre-book tickets.

The Courtyard Café will be open with a takeaway service. All the toilets in the Grounds and Gardens will be open with a queuing capacity in place. There are also additional hand washing facilities around key areas of the site, and hand sanitisation stations at regular intervals around the site.  More details can be found here harewood.org/visit/welcome-back/faqs/

Leeds City Centre Holiday Jurassic Trail

FIND THE LARGE ANIMATRONIC DINOSAURS ACROSS THE CITY – BEFORE THEY FIND YOU!

Saturday 24th July – Sunday 12th September

Collect your free Leeds Jurassic 2 Trail map and find the 13 large animatronic dinosaurs across the city. Prizes available for the best photographs and for catching as many dinosaurs as you can using the Leeds Jurassic Trail app!

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FREE Event.

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Royal Armouries Museum Summer

Oakwell Hall Country Park – Summer

The play area and Oak Tree Café at Oakwell Hall are open with take out service between 10am and 4.30pm with a one-way system in place.  There is also a fantastic mountain bike trail for more confident riders. All other facilities on site are still closed, including toilets in the courtyard.

Free. No Booking Required. Toddler Friendly.

Oakwell Hall Country Park, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG

Summer at Whistlestop Valley

🥳 OPEN DAILY UNTIL 5 SEPTEMBER 🥳

Jump about the steam train between Clayton West and Shelley Station, with play grounds at each end, a GIANT sandpit at Shelley Station, a bouncing pillow, a miniature steam train and a new indoor activity area ‘the Shed’.

Tickets must be booked online.

Tel 01484 865727. Email info@whistlestopvalley.co.uk

LEGO PAW Patrol at White Rose Shopping Centre

White Rose Shopping Centre, Dewsbury Road, LS11 8LU

Summer Family Workshops at Left Bank

Monday 2nd August- Friday 3rd September

Our 2021 Summer holiday programme at Left Bank is packed with tons of fun activities to boost creative skills and get kids moving. The sessions run over 5 weeks and you can attend them all or just one. Each child will receive a FREE packed lunch at the session they attend. When booking your session please let us know of any dietary requirements.

Please note that parents must stay on site with their children, all our workshops are family friendly!

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Summer Holiday Learn to Ride sessions – Cycle North UK

Our Summer holiday childrens’ Beginners Learn to Ride lessons are now open for booking. Sessions are available in Leeds, Wakefield and Pontefract. We are fortunate in being able to to provide these sessions for FREE, but please only book in for one session.

To book click here. If a session becomes fully booked, please keep checking back for cancellations, using the same links.

Various dates. Times: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12:30pm & 13:45pm

The National Science and Media Museum

23 July- 5 December 2021

Sound Season is a series of exhibitions and events, at the museum and online, exploring how sound fills our world, how it’s created, and how we can experiment and play with it.

Throughout Sound Season, there’ll be exhibitions, events and activities to enjoy at the museum, on this website and across our social media channels. Join us to explore how sound is created, how it moves, how we hear it and how we can play with it.

Totally Roarsome Yorkshire

Dinosaur adventure, Totally Roarsome Yorkshire Opening May 2021 at Hazlewood Castle

A socially distanced outdoor adventure for all the family.

In an untouched woodland, just outside of Leeds, dinosaurs, bears, lions, and tigers roam free. There may even be a unicorn or two. They are joined by their friends from down on the the farm, creatures from under-the-sea and a gang of superheroes. – It’s much more than just dinosaurs.

Book tickets here

Hazelwood Castle, Tadcaster, LS24 9NJ

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