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Summer Holiday Activities and Events

What’s on for families during the school summer holidays in Leeds 2019. Includes free activities, days out and events for families, babies, children and teenagers.  We have also included rainy day and indoor activities.

 

 

 


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23rd July -30th August 2019.  Sessions 10am-12pn & 2-4pm

Normal admission applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

*Closed Mondays, open Bank Holiday Monday*

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


0113 378 4079
museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/abbey-house-museum/

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Summer Baby Boogie Sessions!

Come and have a boogie with you baby and socialise with other parents at our friendly and fun disco sessions over this summer. Designed for ages 4 months to 2 years.

Disco lights, soft play, nursery rhymes, ball pit, toys, parachute and music.

Baby Boogie poster

Sessions still available:

  • Monday 19th August @Kirkstall Leisure Centre 10:00am-11:00am
  • Tuesday 20th August @Armley Leisure Centre 09:30am-10:30am
  • Friday 23rd August @Fearnville Leisure Centre 9:30am-10:30am
  • Tuesday 27th August @Pudsey Leisure Centre 8.45am-9.45am

Price: Full £4/ Leeds Card or Breeze £3.50/ Leeds Extra £2.50

To book please contact the relevant leisure centre directly (you can turn up and pay but places limited so not guaranteed entry).


It’s back!

The Summer Holiday Activity Sheet in North Leeds has been refreshed with some new things to do and it’s now available to download!

If you want a simple plan for the summer, with a good mix of free, paid for and at home options then just download our summer holiday activity sheet by clicking on the links below.

The idea is to print it out, stick it on the fridge and complete all the activities, colouring them in as you go!

Whatever you do, I hope you and the mini mumblers have fun this summer!

If you also need ideas for holiday camps and clubs over the summer break we also have these listed in one place on the website here.

Both sheets are available as PDFs to download and print below (click the link).

Summer Activity Ideas 2019 – Free Downloadable PDF


If you’re wondering how you are going to fill the time when your regular baby and toddler classes have stopped for the summer – fear not lots of class providers are running baby, toddler and pre- school specials.  Click here for all the details.


20th July – 1st September 2019, 10am-5pm

The Dinosaurs are coming to Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm all through the Summer! There is lots for everyone to see and do with many extra activities to take part in.

Bring the kids to the farm for a fun-filled day out!

From the 20th July to 1st of September (excluding the 3rd August) you can meet this giant T-Rex and his friends at the farm and join in all the roarsome dino activities we have lined up including fossil dig, dino excavation and lots more.

Normal admission applies.

No booking required.

Fiddlers Green, Harrogate HG3 3HB.


01423 779759
info@brimhamrocksadventurefarm.co.uk

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22nd – 31st August 2019

The full event guide for the festival can be downloaded here.

FREE Events but booking required.

Chapel Allerton Library


www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Lively, exciting toddler dance music and movement classes for children from 18 months to 5 years.


07796 135199
dancingtotsleeds@sky.com
dancingtots.net/

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Enjoy 20% off standard pay on the day admission prices for Diggerland!

Diggerland is the UK’s most unique attraction whereby ‘little adults’ and ‘big kids’ have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full size construction machinery, under the guidance of fully trained staff – no driving licence required!

Diggerland truly is the perfect place to go for an action packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s testing your driving skills on a Dumper Truck, hanging tight on the world famous Spindizzy ride, or hooking a duck using the controls of a digger all whilst sitting in the cab, there really is something for all ages!

Just a 40 minute drive from North Leeds, you will find the Diggerland Yorkshire theme park in Castleford, WF10 5NW.

You can download the 20% voucher HERE. 

Diggerland Yorkshire, Willowbridge Lane, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW.


0871 22 77 007
www.diggerland.com/

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20th July – 1st September 2019

Deer Watching

In June and July, see the beautiful summer coats of the Red, Fallow and Sika deer and spot the recently born fawns and calves.
In August, spot the stags and bucks resting before the exertion of the autumn rut with their fully grown antlers which have lost their velvet. Meanwhile, the growing young deer will be finding their feet and confidence.

“It’s A Monk’s Life” Family Tour

21st August 2019: 2 – 2.45pm

Pull on your monks robes before setting off on a journey around the monastic landscape to learn all about how the monks lived in the abbey’s heyday.

Pond Dipping

23rd August 2019: 11am – 3pm

Newts, water lice, water boatmen, molluscs, pea mussels…there’s an extraordinary world waiting to be discovered under the surface of the still ponds in the water garden. We’ll provide the nets, identification charts and the pots so you can see what you might find. Pop along to the water garden moon ponds to have a go at this drop-in session.

Fountains, Ripon HG4 3DY


01765 608888
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden

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20% OFF on holidays and weekends for 1-hour Open Play sessions use code LEEDSMUM when booking online.

With an incredibly interactive layout, the indoor inflatable theme park is specifically designed for people of all ages and all fitness levels.  Funzy provides a safe, clean, and stimulating environment as well as place for physical activity for children and families to play and explore.

Leisure Exchange, Vicar Lane, Bradford BD1 5LD


01274 307130
bradford@funzy.co.uk
funzy.co.uk/

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Climb. Bowl. Trek. Skate. Play. Dine all under one roof at Summit Indoor Adventure. Enjoy more exciting activities during your visit to Summit Indoor Adventure and enjoy a generous discount this summer with the below packages:

Adrenaline Package: (5 years+): £16

Scramble on the cargo net, tread the horizontal tyres and cross the swinging bridge.

This exhilarating indoor ropes adventure course will see you tackle 16 different stages as you trek along the course. You’ll be safely clipped in – of course – and you’ll be given a full induction but then you’re on your own.

Available Thursday and Friday throughout the summer. Includes:

  • Adventure Climb (1 hour)
  • Aerial Trek (1 hour)

Play and Climb: (for 5 to 11s): £14

Adventure Play at Summit Indoor Adventure has been designed for youngsters aged 11 and younger.  There are dedicated play spaces for both babies and toddlers, in addition to the sprawling adventure zone featuring a huge range of climbing and sliding experiences for those a little older.

Includes:

  • Adventure Play (2 hours)
  • Adventure Climb (1 hour)

Play and Scramble (for 5 to 11s): £14

Includes:

  • Adventure Play (2 hours)
  • Adventure Trek (1 hour)

Scott Road, Selby.


01757 293292
info@summitindooradventure.co.uk
www.summitindooradventure.co.uk/

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Go Ape’s first high-ropes experience in West Yorkshire, set within 1500 acres of parkland, the aerial adventures at Temple Newsam can be found in the heart of Menagerie Wood Featuring challenging obstacles as increasing heights, a free-fall Tarzan Swing, four tree-to-tree zips and a 46ft sheer drop called The Plummet. It is a vertical drop experience that will leave you feeling seriously exposed. It’s a true leap of faith!

Treetop Adventure – Elevate your experiences to new heights with Temple Newsam’s Tree Top Adventure. There’s no minimum age limit with this high ropes course so with a buildable feature that allows you to custom-make your experience, there’s something for groups of friends and families alike (as long as you’re over 1m tall).

Treetop Adventure + – This course is designed for both budding adventurers looking to challenge themselves and adult first-timers. If you’re over 1.2m tall and up for tackling an ambitious circuit with complete security – the dizzying high ropes will give you the adrenaline rush you’re after!

Treetop Challenge – Are you unwilling to compromise on the ultimate experience? Then this feat of endurance and skill is perfect if you’re brave enough and tall enough (minimum 1.4m). With 15-metre-high platforms, you’ll need to engage both your mind and body as you scale the tree to tree crossings that make up this high ropes course.’

Participation and supervision ratios apply – see goape.co.uk for more details.

Read our Mumbler review here

Temple Newsam Estate. Tel: 01603 895500


01603 895500
goape.co.uk/days-out/north/temple-newsam

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28th -31st October 2019 – Terror-ific Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt

Get your teeth into the FREE terror-ific trick or treat treasure hunt this half term at Grass Hoppers! Solve creepy clues, find the lurking letters and unmask our wicked word to be in with the chance of winning a fang-tastic hamper full of spooky sweeties!

Terms apply, normal Grasshoppers entry applicable. 


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.

Read our Mumbler review here.

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY


0113 285 3506
grasshoppers@tonggardencentre.co.uk
grasshoppersplay.co.uk/index.php/indoor-outdoor-play

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Daily, 10am -6pm

If you’re looking for somewhere local to burn some energy off the kids Harewood House has so much to offer for children of all ages.

Younger children will love the penguins, farm experience and bird garden whilst older children always find themselves drawn to the Adventure Playground and stepping stones in the Himalayan Garden! A Ferry launched last summer so if little legs can’t walk all the way around the lake there is now a way to get across to the picnic area and pop-up Horsebox café.

New for 2019 is Curosity Cabin a place where younger children can have some ‘chill’ time and there is a chance to do some creating!

The Useful/Beautiful exhibition in the house has a child-friendly trail to accompany it and the ‘handling baskets’ mean children can handle materials from different makers and physically touch what is on display!

Daily activities include:

  • 11am – Penguin feeding
  • 12pm – Meet the farm animals
  • 2pm – Discovery talk:Useful/Beautiful
  • 3.30pm – Penguin feeding and talk
  • 101m-5pm – The Ferry runs across the lake

Find out more on the website here

Twitter/Insta/Facebook @HarewoodHouse

Special Events:

27th June–29th September 2019: Pleasure Garden – A listening garden by Genevieve Lacey

21st–25th August 2019. Luna Kids Open Air Cinema

Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG. Tel: 0113 218 1010. (Accessible by the No 36 bus from Leeds)


0113 218 1010
harewood.org/

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Free activity

Events Space, Leeds Kirkgate Market.


23rd July – 29th August 2019

FREE Activities.

Closed Monday’s.

Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3EH.


0113 378 4079
museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/kirkstall-abbey/

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Every Sunday from 21st July – 1st September 2019. 

Sunday is fun day for families in Leeds City Centre this summer!
Pick up a Family Trail from Leeds Central Library every Sunday 11-3pm and find out about the amazing FREE events and special offers that are happening in Leeds City Centre and beyond. 
There will be activities ranging from arts and crafts, Lego building, climbing walls, circus skills, roller disco in St Johns Centre, Peace Garden, Jurassic Trail, Wonderdome, LS-ten skate and scoot day to name just a few!
Download the full progromme of events for each week here.

FREE Events.

No booking required. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Calverley Street, Leeds LS1 3AB. Tel: 0113 378 5005

 

24th July -1st September 2019. Sessions 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

All events are FREE. Closed Mondays.

No booking required, drop in events (unless stated). Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH. Tel: 0113 224 4370


0113 378 5001
museumsandgalleries@leeds.gov.uk
www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/leedscitymuseum

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13th, 20th, 27th August 2019


0113 265 6662

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27th July -1st September 2019

Leeds Kirkgate Market with have a whole host of activities centred around the Leeds Jurassic Trail  running over the summer holidays and most of them are FREE!

Discovery Dino Trail, around the market – A fun educational dinosaur trail around the market. Collect the map from the information centre,  go around the market collecting 9 clues, hand the form back at the information centre for a small prize!  27th July – 31st August 2019, 10am-4pm.

Carnta”Drawus”-Colour and drawing Station – FREE drop-in colouring station with a selection of dinosaur themed pictures.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 11am- 4pm and Thursday 2-4pm in Leeds Kirkgate Market Kitchen.

Dino Crafty Fridays – FREE. Different craft activities every Friday with a dinosaur theme. Every Friday from 2nd-30th August 2019, 11am-2pm in Leeds Kirkgate Market Kitchen.

Fossil Salt Dough & Crafts – FREE drop-in session to recreate your very own Kirkgate fossil. Every Wednesday & Friday, 11am-2pm in Leeds Kirkgate Market Kitchen.

Pick N Mix – Daylight stars – FREE creative sessions bringing parents, children and people of all ages together to stop loneliness and bring together diverse communities.  Every Thursday 10.30am-12pm in Leeds Kirkgate market in the Event space

Interactive Large Scale Games – FREE 4 large scale games, Scaletrix, Operation, Buzz wire, Penalty Shoot out- Bring out your competitive streak and beat the kids! Running 19th August till 23rd August 2019, 10am-4pm in Leeds Kirkgate Market Kitchen.

Kidz Film Club  –  FREE. Enjoy the magic of the movies in the Event Space @ Kirkgate Market. All movies start at 11am and are FREE. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  27th July & 31st August 2019.

It’s a Young World – A drop in FREE craft session for children using recycled items. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from the 29th July, 11am in unit 282 or 278.

For more details on events and activies visit the Leeds Markets Facebook Page.

FREE, drop-in events. Suitable for toddlers.

Leeds Kirkgate Market, main entrance – Vicar Lane, Leeds City Centre LS2 7HY

 


0113 378 1950
www.leeds.gov.uk/leedsmarkets/whats-on-at-kirkgate

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The Xplorer Summer Programme is an educational fun family friendly navigation challenge. All sessions are FREE just turn up at the locations below!

 

 

FREE Activity.



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FREE. Drop-in Sessions 10am-3pm


311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ


0113 268 4211
ljwb.co.uk/

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14th, 21st & 28th August 2019, 11am-2.30pm

FREE Event

Woodhouse Cricket Club, Meanwood Road.


07877 394816

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20th July – 1st September 2019, 10am-5.30pm

This Summer Holiday, you have been accepted at Mother Shipton’s School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Visit the Wuthering Woodland, be sorted into a school house and meet your magic teachers. Attend all your lessons including Broomstick Training and Potions to become a qualified Witch or Wizard!

The attraction will be transformed into a mystical and magical event for all the family. Saturday 20th July to Sunday 1st September, 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

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

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


01423 864600 
www.mothershipton.co.uk/

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The outdoor heated swimming pool at Rudding Holiday Park is open to the public for selected sessions Sunday -Thursday during July & August 2019. The outdoor heated swimming pool and children’s paddling pool is located next door to the Deer House Pub, within Rudding Holiday Park.

The pool will be open to the general public during the summer at selected times from 9.30am-5.30pm for 90 minute sessions.

Sessions available:

  •  9.30am-11am
  •  11am-12.30pm
    (12.30pm-1pm Closed)
  • 1pm-2.30pm
  • 2.30pm-4pm
  • 4pm-5.30pm

N.B Swimmers will be asked to leave the pool 10 minutes prior to the end of the session to allow time for changing. Children under age 10 must be supervised by a responsible adult by the poolside at any one time. Maximum of 40 swimmers permitted in the pool at any time. Management reserve the right to close the pool at any time.

£4.75 per session. Under 5 free. Booking essential. To book contact Holiday Park reception on 01423 870439, option 1.

For more information visit the Rudding Holiday Park website here

 


01423 870439
www.ruddingholidaypark.co.uk/park-facilities/swimming-pool/

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20th July 2019 – 1st September 2019, 10am-5.30pm

NEW for 2019, explore The Beach at Piglets Adventure Farm! From 20th July – 1st Sept, Piglets Adventure Farm is full of unmissable family fun, with amazing magic shows and incredible circus acrobatics, you won’t want to miss it!

Grab your swimwear and sunhat as Piglets Adventure farm is bringing the beach to you this summer! Splash your way through 2 acres of sand and water fun, take a selfie in the giant deck chair, climb Truffles Lifeguard tower and laze in a hammock. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a delicious ice cream or milkshake at Beach Bites café. Plus, enjoy a full day of family fun and hire your own private Beach Hut!

The fun doesn’t stop there, get foam fever as you boogie on down with end of day Foam Parties daily, watch hilarious Pig Racing in the Pork-shire Hurdle, soak friends in Water Wars and explore the Maize Maze challenge- will you make it on to the leader board?

Hold on there’s more! Follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail through the woodland to find out which fairy or wood elf you are, it’s such a magical enchanting experience.

Plus, the Magic Hatter is back and will be conjuring up colourful comedy magic, amazing tricks and summertime silliness! Circus at the Farm is back too with crazy upside-down juggling, death defying stunts and amazing acrobatics from the famous Fatt Matt!

There’s also all the usual adventure farm fun, including Tractor & Trailer rides to the amazing Bale Play Baaarn with giant drop slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, rope swing & dig ‘n’ play. Explore giant Sandpit, Bouncing Pillows, Crazy Golf, Barrel Rides 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. Get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky you might see one being born!

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

Come on down to Piglets Adventure Farm this Summer for a day of unmissable family fun.  Get your discounted tickets online today

Open daily from 10am – 5:30pm. For each event date, take a look at the website pigletsadventurefarm.com

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


01904 499183
info@pigletsfarmpark.co.uk
pigletsadventurefarm.com/

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16th, 23rd, 30th August 2019, 11am-3pm

FREE Activities

Booking required for roller disco www.rollergirlgang.co.uk/learn

PlayLab Upstairs in St Johns Centre



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If you fancy picking your own strawberries or other fruit over the summer holidays we have ideas of places to go in and around North Leeds here.


northleeds.mumbler.co.uk/5-places-to-pick-your-own-strawberries-in-and-around-north-leeds/

Join us for a Summer of Fun at the Rainbow Factory. With 6 weeks fun-filled weeks of activities, you won’t have to worry about keeping the kids entertained this summer.

Check out what’s coming up at the Rainbow Factory this summer:

Heroes Assemble: Super Hero Training: 19th – 23rd August 2019

Superheroes Assemble! We have FIVE fun-filled days filled with crafts, science and hero training. Meet your favourite heroes, learn how to catch bad guys, make a hero emblem, try out some super gadgets plus much more!

Toy Rescue: 26th – 28th August 2019

Jump into the toybox and help find Buzz! Woody and friends are very concerned as they can’t find Buzz anywhere, can you help the toys bring him back?

Ben and Holly’s Garden Adventure: 29th – 30th August 2019

Little fairies, princesses and elves will love this magical adventure, filled with spells, fun & enchanting activities.

Please check the website for event times, recommended event ages and prices.

Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, LS28 5LY Leeds


0113 257 5750
info@rainbowfactorykids.com
www.rainbowfactorykids.com/

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20th July – 2nd September 2019, 10am – 6pm

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

Stockeld Park is nature’s playground, where nothing is quite as it seems! With magical surprises at every turn, this is a place to spark even the wildest of imaginations! Our Park is home to an Enchanted Forest, Giant Maze, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts, boats, inflatables and more!

We have a whole summer of adventure ahead! Check out our special family fun events schedule, round up your adventurous young explorers and make this summer one to remember!

Stockeld ROX  – Bank Holiday Weekend – Sunday 25th August & Monday 26th August

  • Stockeld Park’s annual tribute music festival including the likes of Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Ed Sheeran!

On the Day Prices
• Individual Day Pass: £15.50
• Under 2s: Free
• Car Parking: Free
• Late Entry (after 3pm): £10 per person
• Laser Tag Taster 15 min session: £4 (7 yrs+)


01937 586333
enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
stockeldpark.co.uk

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20th & 27th August 2019, 2pm

Every Tuesday in the Summer holidays join the Crag House Farm storyteller who will explore a fun, new theme each week.

FREE Event. Drop-in.
Crag House Farm, Otley Old Road, Leeds.

0113 230 3618
www.craghousefarm.com/events

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Sessions are for children under the age off 11 unless specified.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in sessions.

 

 


0113 281 7829

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20th July – 1st September 2019

From jumping through the hay bale maze at Lotherton to being inspired by Yorkshire Sculpture International at Leeds Art Gallery, there’s fun-filled days out across Leeds Museums & Galleries this summer. We’ve picked out some of our highlights for the holidays, so you can spend more time enjoying your visit.

Make marvellous music at Leeds City Museum and encounter monsters in the mansion at Temple Newsam. Take part in roarsome crafts and swashbuckling trails at Abbey House Museum, then pack a picnic and head across to Kirkstall Abbey to meet Barry the dragon.

Leeds Industrial Museum and Thwaite Watermill are joining up for the Vintage Bus Day once again, jump on board to discover Leeds’ industrial heritage. Book a spot on a free weekly workshop at the incredible Leeds Discovery Centre and be amazed by some of the 1.3million objects in the collection.

To see the full list of events, exhibitions and activities, visit museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/whats-on/

 


museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/whats-on/

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20th July – 1st September 2019, 10am-4pm

Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel 01423 565418


01423 565418
www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr

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24th July – 1st September 2019,10am -5pm

This summer, Lotherton is celebrating 50 fabulous years, and to mark the big birthday the attraction is taking visitors back to the swinging sixties! With Flower Power trails, sixties-inspired crafts, and specialist artist workshops on selected dates, there’s plenty to keep coming back for.

Each week throughout the holidays there will be a different theme which celebrates Lotherton, from fashion crafts to their very own groovy zoo.

19 August – 25 August – Groovy Zoo Week

26 August – 1 September – Love Lotherton Week

Visit Wildlife World to see our latest residents, a pair of rescued porcupines! These prickly customers are making themselves at home here at Lotherton, and are fast becoming a firm favourite with visitors. Also just arrived are hornbills, spectacular birds known for their magnificent beaks which are part of an international breeding programme along with a pair of Stanley cranes, the national bird of South Africa.

Don’t miss our exhibitions: End of an Era, 50 Years in the Making, and Fashion Forward are open and showcase the past, present and future of Lotherton as a part of the history of Leeds.

These events are free with normal admission into Lotherton.

Pre-booking advised.  Suitable for toddlers.

Lotherton Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB


0113 378 2959
lotherton.hall@leeds.gov.uk
museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/lotherton/

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Join Leeds Libraries this summer for the Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge 2019 for children from 4 to 12 years old.


whatson.leeds.gov.uk/Pages/events-results-libraries.aspx

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20th July -1st September 2019,10am-5pm

Get ready for some fantastical summer fun at Temple Newsam! Meet amazing animals from all over the globe at Home Farm including rare breed farmyard friends, tropical species and beautiful birdlife.

Take a trip to Temple Newsam House, grab a monster pack and follow the monster map, uncovering beastly creatures hidden in the walls and furniture. Hear fantastical stories of awesome animals and become a creative creature in our own beastly lair. Make your own unicorn, dragon or griffin and design a marvellous monster mask to take home.

21st August: Clay Creatures – Go on an adventure around the house in search of fantastical beasts with our friendly Learning Officer. Then, learn some clay skills in order to create your own beast to take home.

With beastly crafts, mystical tales, games and dressing up, there’s plenty of fantastical fun to keep you entertained whatever the weather.

If you fancy delving a little deeper then go under the ropes and behind the scenes on a Temple Newsam tour and if the weather’s fine, pitch a picnic spot nearby.

Monsters in the Mansion is free with normal admission into Temple Newsam, and there is no need to book.

Temple Newsam Road, Selby Road , LS15 0AE


0113 336 7460
temple.newsam.house@leeds.gov.uk
www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/templenewsamhouse

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20th July – 1st September 2019, 10am-6pm

It’s going to be a turtle-y awesome summer here at The Deep, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Get hands on in our very own ‘turtle hospital’ where youngsters can get up close with a giant turtle (a cuddly one, of course) and find out what it takes to look after our flipper-ed friends. Learn all about turtle anatomy and even help the team carry out a turtle health check. Inspect their eyes, nose and mouth, as well as checking their flippers and shell then report back to us on your vet examination form.

Take part in the turtle trail and find out about more about the species that live all around the world and the challenges they face. Enjoy interactive presentations from our guiding team at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and get your face painted in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm. Plus we will be giving you the chance the put your questions to our Turtle Keepers via our Facebook page each week. So get your thinking caps on!  Visitors to the turtle hospital will also receive exciting discounts in the shop, so it’s the perfect time to take home your own cuddly turtle to care for!

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.

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

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

 


01482 381000
info@thedeep.co.uk
www.thedeep.co.uk/

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22nd July – 1st September 2019

During the 6 week holidays The Little Gym Leeds are running classes and camps 6 days a week.

A lot of places stop during the summer but here at The Little Gym Leeds we are going to be having serious fun until school starts again in September.

If you’re at a loose end over the break why not take advantage of our SUMMER PASS. We are offering unlimited classes over summer for just £82.

For more details and to see the summer holiday class schedule click here.

Unit H, Moor Allerton Centre, Leeds LS17 5NY. Tel: 0113 335 9915


0113 335 9915
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20th July to 2nd September 2019

Roll Up and Stay Cool with some Summer Water Fun! Squelch, squish and splish-splash with our NEW water activities this summer including:

  • Family fun and games led by our Splashtastic Activity Co-ordinator
  • Water battles – think balloons and supersoakers!
  • Water Sling Challenge (small additional charge)
  • Giant inflatable Unicorn with water spray
  • Stocks sponge throwing

Visit the NEW Farmyard Fun Area and take a turn on the NEW Ride-on Pedal Tractors for budding farmers. Take the challenge on our Wired High Ropes course and Summit vertical climbing challenges (aged 7 and over) for extra thrills!

There’s loads to do every day, with our summer tickets and passes giving even greater value!
• 10 Visit Pass for just £40
• Adventure Pass (lap of Wired High Ropes + Play) £12.50
• Ultimate Adventure Pass (the above + Summit vertical climbing challenges) £19.50
• Crafty Corner Crafts (from £2)

All the usual indoor and outdoor attractions are open, with daily visits from the Web Adventure Park mascot. Unbeatable fun!

For more information or to purchase our special tickets visit www.webadventurepark.co.uk or call 01904 692221

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH.


01904 692221
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20th July – 1st September 2019, 10am-6pm

Discover your inner explorer and embark on an unforgettable journey through rainforests, mangroves, deserts and the nocturnal world.

Meet our exciting and exotic animals along the way including crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, meerkats and much more!

Join us over the summer holidays where our keepers will be delivering expert talks and sharing interesting facts on your favourite animals. There will be lots to see and do including our little explorer trail and learning about lots of different butterfly spices as part of the big butterfly count.  Enjoy weekly themed activities, including:

Week 4 and 5 (12th – 25th August) – Green Planet Fortnight! Help the kids discover their inner explorer as they complete our ‘Little Explorers’ trail. If completed correctly they will receive a special badge!

Week 6 (26th August – 1st September) – Explore the Desert Week! Meet our meerkat mob and friends as you learn about inhabitants in our Desert House enclosure (Keeper talks at 11:30pm and 2:30pm).

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, call in at the Tropical World café for some well-earned refreshments and enjoy our beautiful view of the Canal Gardens. Our stylish conservatory and extensive outdoor seating area mean you can enjoy Tropical World whatever the weather.

Book your tickets online at www.tropicalworldleeds.co.uk

Suitable for toddlers. Under 5’s are free.

Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 2ER

 


0113 237 0754
parks@leeds.gov.uk
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Running until 29th September 2019, 10am-4pm

Our unique family run Lavender Farm has evolved over the years to provide an amazing day out for all the family.

Our Giant Games Maze, Nature Trails, Mini Foot-Golf, Mud Kitchen and Giant Sandpit, Mini and Junior Timber Trails, nature quiz and seasonal activities will ensure there are lots to keep the whole family entertained.

Take a ride on our Miniature Railway, enjoy the wildflowers and inhale the intoxicating aroma of the lavender.

NEW FOR 2019!

Season Tickets to enable you to enjoy the farm all season long and get 10% off in our tea-room!!!

Den Zone- build your own den, use your imagination and skills to create your own grand designs play Den.

Willow Warren – play, run, hide!

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

Open DAILY from 30th March until 29th September.

For more details have a read of our Mumbler review here. 

Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW


01944 758641
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We have lots more days out ideas, family walks and bike rides in and around North Leeds listed on the Mumbler website here


Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Also onsite is a caravan site and camping area.
Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL. Just off the A1079 Pocklington services roundabout, approx 50 mins from North Leeds. Tel: 01759 301444

Artspace: Sculpture Experiences at Leeds City Art Gallery

Running until 29th September 2019, 10am-5pm.

Leeds Art Gallery’s popular creative space for families and others hosts imaginative activities inspired by YSI artist-work within the gallery making links between sculpture and everyday experience of a world full of objects.

Join the team at Artspace every Wednesday in the school holidays for themed pop-up sculpture making activities, inspired by the artists and artworks on display as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International.

Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park – Summer Holidays

29th June – 1st September 2019

Find out all about the incredible world of invertebrates at Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park this summer. Learn about super snails, amazing ants and cuddly cockroaches! Join in the daily event programme, and get crafty to make a brilliant bug to take home.

– Meet the Bugs sessions every day
– Brilliant Bugs Arts & Crafts
– Snail Trail sculptures (August)
– Play Park

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan College, York, YO23 3FR. Tel: 01904 772270

Beningbrough Hall Summer Days

1st -30th August 2019, 10.30am- 5pm

Enjoy summer days at Beningbrough with a fun filled holiday programme this August.

Mondays – become a garden apprentice and learn a new skill with the gardening team

Tuesdays – head to the hall for some bug busting with the conservation team

Wednesdays and Fridays – go ‘artrageous!’ designing your own garden and inventing your own creature in the hayloft

Climb the pyramid tower, pick up an explorer backpack or dress up as lord or lady of the hall, there are activities inside and out, come rain or shine.

Normal admissions apply.

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York. Tel:01904 472027

Birchfield Maize Maze (Harrogate)

20th July – 1st September 2019, 10am – 5pm, last admission 4pm.

As well as the Maize Maze there are plenty of other things to do at Birchfield Farm:

  • Sunflower mini maze
  • Woodland Walk and Den Building Area
  • Pedal Go-Karts
  • Sandpit
  • Straw Bale Mountain
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Crazy Caterpillar Barrel Ride
  • Guinea pig petting
  • Hot and cold food and refreshments available at café and Ice Cream Parlour

No booking required.

Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4JS. Tel: 01423 781792

Bolton Abbey – Pirate Ship and Pop Up Beach

13th July – 1st September 2019

The magnificent pirate ship will once again be moored on the ‘pop-up’ beach on the bank of the River Wharfe, outside the Cavendish Pavilion.

Little pirates can enjoy the ship’s slide, climbing net, climbing wall, pirates’ pole and ship’s wheel! And of course there is space to build sandcastles galore! Don’t forget your bucket and spade!

Normal admission applies.

No booking required, Drop-in event. Suitable for babies, toddlers & pre-schoolers. 

Skipton BD23 6EX. Tel: 01756 718 000

Bolton Abbey Welly Walk

25th May – 3rd November 2019

The woodland adventure trail leads you from the stepping stones to the Cavendish Pavilion. Little ones can navigate balance beams, wobbly stirrups, tunnels, scramble nets, the maze and much more. (New surprises for 2019!)

Some obstacles are not suitable for all age groups. Children must be supervised at all times. The path is steep in places, so it is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

This is a free event. The Estate’s usual admission fee will apply.

No booking required.

Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AL. Tel: 01756 718000

Easingwold Maize Maze

20th July – 1st September 2019, 10am -5pm

Easingwold’s famed maize maze is arguably Yorkshire’s most eco-friendly family fun day out! Attractions for 2019 include:

  • Football golf (9 holes)
  • Giant inflatable slide
  • Go-Karts
  • Football
  • Swingball
  • Large sandpit & outdoor games & toys
  • Inflatable fun zone
  • Animal pen

Children aged 2 and under go free.

Northern roundabout (A19), YO61

Children’s Summer School Workshops at Workshop

19th August 2019. 10-11.30am. Embroidered Monsters

Use stencils to mix and match different pieces to create your own monster! We’ll then learn simple embroidery stitches to sew them up.

29th August 2019. 3-4.30pm. Sleep Well Pouch

Sew together and decorate felt shapes to create your own hanging decorations. We’ll fill them with wheat so they can be heated up in the microwave along with some lavender to make them smell beautiful too!

Pre-booking required. Book online. £10 each

24 Otley Road, LS6 2AD

Cycle North – Learn to Ride Sessions

29th October 2019, 9.30am, 10.45am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm 

Cycle Leeds Beginners Learn to Ride sessions are fun, relaxed lessons for children who’d like to learn how to ride their bike without stabilisers. This session is for those who can’t ride at all or who are still very wobbly when trying to ride without support. Open to ages 5+ years.

Sessions are FREE and bikes can be provided.

Booking Required. 

For more information and to book click here.

Carr Manor Community School (Secondary Phase), Carr Manor Road, Leeds, LS17 5DJ

 

Diddly Oms Summer Outdoor Yoga

30th August 2019

We will be holding a fantastic outdoor class every Friday throughout August (excluding the bank holiday weekend) where you can experience the wonderful world that is yoga. There will be a wet weather alternative so classes will be on come rain or shine!

10.00-10.45 babies and toddlers (from 12 weeks up to 3 years)

11.00—11.45 children (from 3 – 9 years)

These classes are for parents and children to learn yoga together, bonding, having fun and relaxing

£6 per child and £3 per additional sibling or do all 4 classes for £20

Contact Helen on 07764963312

Eureka – The BIG Summer Festival

20th – 1st September 2019. 10am – 5pm 

Packed programme of different activities every day. Including explosive science shows, outdoor activities, special guest performers, tech tinkering and lots more.

Drop-in event, no booking required.  Suitable for toddlers.

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

Farmer Copley’s Maze

20th July – 2nd September 2019. 10:30am – 5:30pm

7 acres of amazing fun, including many other activities:

  • Jumping pillow
  • Mini wagon ride
  • Bale mountain
  • Tyre mountain
  • Corn maze slide
  • Dino carts
  • Corn café

No booking required. 

Farmer Copleys, Pontefract, WF7 5AF. Tel: 01977 600200

Farsley and Calverley Children’s Centre Summer Activities

Tuesday 27th August 2019: Play time @ Farsley Calverley Children’s Centre 10:30-11:30am. For adults and children aged 2-5 and their siblings. £1.50 a child.

Booking is essential 0113 2058134

Fearnville Leisure Centre School Holiday Timetable

20th July – 1st September 2019

A fun range of activities for children over the Summer holiday.  Download the full timetable for holiday activities and camps here.

Flamingo Land

There are a variety of junior and family rides with 8 themed areas.

You can explore the Peter Rabbit Adventure playground and meet Peter Rabbit himself.

Enjoy a tot’s party celebration that includes singing, dancing and face-painting.

Tel: 0800 40 888 40

Flamingo Land – Party in the Park 2019

31st August 2019. 5pm onwards

Party in the Park has become a firm Flamingo Land favourite, so don’t rush home after an amazing day exploring the Theme Park & Zoo. Get in a party mood instead and stay for an evening packed with sensational live entertainment, with headliners as follows:

31st August: Rak-Su

Booking required.

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX. Tel: 0800 40 888 40

Go Wild at Bramley Park

Every Thursday and Friday during the summer holidays join Go Wild and explore the great outdoors! Meet new friends, face mini beasts, make 3D natural art and more? Join in the Room On A Broom themed days by making broomsticks, witches hats and more.

Thursday- Sessions 10am-12pm and 1-3pm at Bramley Falls Park, meet at the Pollard Lane entrance

Friday:  Sessions 10am-12pm and 1-3pm at Bramley Park, meet at the Broad Lane entrance

FREE to attend but booking essential.

Tel: Groundwork on 0300 303 3292 (Option 0)

Hello Universe the National Science & Media Museum, Bradford

20th July -1st September 2019

This summer, blast off on a mission to explore space with fantastic free shows and activities. The galleries and across the museum will be bringing the family exhibition Hello Universe to life.

Activities will include building Lego spacecraft, discovering what makes a good satellite or rover, get stargazing tips and delve deeper into the science of space in the action-packed Hello Universe family show.

FREE Event. No booking required.

National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ

Holt Park Leisure Centre School Holiday Timetable

20th July – 1st September 2019

A fun range of activities for children over the Summer holiday.  Download the full timetable for holiday activities and camps here.

Hope Pastures – Pony 1-2-1s & Pony Days

Pony Pampering: Every Wednesday from 31st July – 28th August 2019. 10.30am-12pm 

Meet the ponies and spend time pampering/brushing them. £5 donation per person/child to pamper a pony and receive a rosette.  The visitor centre will be open for refreshments.

Pre-booking advised.

Pony Days: Every Thursday from 1st – 22nd August 2019. 10am-3pm

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.

£30 donation per child.

Pre-booking advised.

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

Jorvik Viking Centre Summer 2019

With an updated ride experience and state-of-the art galleries showcasing our unique collection of 1,000 year old artefacts, visit JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy.

Get up-close with some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts in the world.

Dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre and the opportunity to handle real artefacts whilst talking to our friendly Viking hosts

Coppergate Centre, York, YO1 9WT

Kids Quiz Mornings at Yard & Coop

Every Sunday from 4th August – 1st September 2019. 11am

For just £1, bring your kids to the coop for a fun-filled themed quiz and they’ll even feed your hungry little chicks too!

Available for ages 5-16 years.

Booking required.

6-8 Merrion Street, Leeds, LS1 6PQ. Tel: 0113 430 0285

Leeds City Beach, Victoria Gardens

10th August – 1st September 2019, 10.30am – 6pm

Adults can sit back and relax on deckchairs whilst children enjoy the FREE real sand beach (don’t forget your buckets and spade!).  Access to the beach is free but there is a charge for the beach side entertainment*

For its seventh year, the urban beach will be taking place on Victoria Gardens outside Leeds Art Gallery bringing the excitement of the seaside right in the heart of the city centre, with a wide range of family friendly activities such as MiamI Surf, Train ride, Bamboo Trampolines and more.

Event media partner Heart Yorkshire will be playing a wide range of summer hits throughout the days with its very own ‘City Beach Radio’. Plus, every Sunday morning, the ‘Heart Angels’ will join in the fun with various beach games and activities.

Whilst visiting the beach, visitors will also be able to sample a selection of delicious treats and refreshments such as traditional seaside sweets, icy slush and hot food from a beach style BBQ swing grill.

Situated just outside Leeds Art Gallery

No booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers. 

*Entry to the site and beach area is completely free with seating and deck chairs provided on a first come, first served basis. Individual admission fees will apply to all rides and attractions. Discounts will also be available for LEEDSCard and Breezecard holders.

Leeds City Centre ‘Pop up Parks’

10th July – 10th September 2019, Cookridge Street Pop-up Park:  returns for a 3rd year outside Radisson Hotel.  The street is closed to traffic and nearly 1000 square metres of artifical grass laid out to create a temporary green space for everyone to enjoy.

3rd June – 30th August, Leeds Town Hall Pop–up Park: A small temporary greenspace is laid out at the front of the Town Hall

FREE events. Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Leeds City Centre Summer Holiday Jurassic Trail

27th July – 1st September 2019

Full-size dinosaurs are coming to life all over Leeds this summer and the whole family can have a monster day out hunting them down! If you are in search of things to do this summer, there are five to find around the city – all you need to do is follow the Jurassic Trail to track them down. You can start at any point and it’s an easy walk, so young and old alike can join in

This fantastic FREE child friendly event, bought to you by LeedsBid will take families on a trail through Victoria Leeds, Leeds Kirkgate Market, The Merrion Centre and Trinity Leeds.  Making it perfect for dino spotting whatever the weather!

For more details and to download your mp visit the website here leedsjurassictrail.co.uk

FREE Event.

Leeds City Centre.

Leeds Cookery School – Kids Summer Classes 2019

Junior Chefs Cookery Course – 14th – 16th August 2019, 10am – 12:30pm.

A great introduction to cookery for junior chefs (aged 12+), this 3 session course will teach students some really useful skills and should ignite a passion for food! Students will learn 6 great dishes across the 3 sessions and leave ready to create wholesome fresh food to feed the family.

Family Session – Indian. 29th August 2019, 10am-12pm. 

Family Session – Pasta Making. 30th August 2019, 10am – 12pm.

Great sessions for some fun family time! Tickets sold are for one adult & child (aged 8+) working as a pair. You’ll leave with some delicious food and the skills to keep creating wholesome fresh food to feed the family.

Booking required on Leeds Cookery School website

Leeds Cookery School, The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, LS9 6NL

Leeds Discovery Centre Summer Sessions

Selected dates 2019 (see below)

Come along to our free discovery sessions with a different theme each week and find out more about the world around us through the objects in our collections.

21 August – Marvellous Minerals

28 August – Magnetic Toys and Games

FREE activities.

Carlisle Road, Leeds LS10 1LB

Leeds Piano Trail

The Leeds Piano Trail celebrates the return of the Leeds International Piano Competition to the city this September.
The Piano Trail – 12 beautifully decorated pianos across the city – gives everyone the chance to play and enjoy the piano for free this summer.

Leeds City Centre

Leisure Centre Summer Holiday Programmes

There are children’s holiday activities and camps running at Wetherby, Kirkstall, Holt Park, Scott Hall Pudsey and Fearnville Leisure Centres during school holidays. Click here to view the full timetable. 

My Pet Pals Activity Club – Pets at Home Crown Point

Cool Pets (Various dates)

Visit your local Pets at Home store for a FREE My Pet Pals Cool Pets Workshop, taking place every Monday – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11.30am during the school holidays.

Aimed at kids aged 5-11, helping to teach them how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them, making sure you and your kids are all clued up on pet welfare and responsible pet ownership. They’ll meet friendly small furries whilst learning how to keep them happy and healthy in the summer during a fun and hands-on experience!

Booking required. Book your slot here

Nearest stores are: Leeds Crown Point, Kirkstall Bridge, Meanwood.

Mystery Matinee at The Palace Picture House Leeds Industrial Museum

Selected dates, 2-4.30pm

Running every Saturday and weekday (except Mondays) in the school holidays enjoy a family favourite film shown in the beautiful 1920’s cinema.

Film screenings are included in the museum admission charge.

No booking needed.

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Canal Rd, LS12 2QF Leeds

National Railway Museum York – Summer Holidays

20th July – 1st September 2019. 10am-4pm

Enjoy stimulating science-packed shows, games and puzzles that will get the whole family working together to solve problems this summer.

Discover the best way to get from A to B in Screwball Signals. Pit your wits against gravity with Marble Run. Enjoy interactive Science Shows and a classic Steam ride.

Outdoor play area now open in the South Yard next to the Miniature Railway.

Entry is FREE, a charge applies for some activities.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. Tel: 03330 161 010

Northwood Trail – England’s Fairy Sanctuary

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.

Pre-booking required.

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP

Summer at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Every Tuesday from 23rd July – 27th August 2019. 11am & 1:30pm – Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the park. Each session will last approx. 1hr.

Booking required. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Every Saturday from 27th July – 31st August 2019. 11am-4pm -Hidden Forest Open Days

Magical Hidden Forest Open Day for under 5s. Drop-in any time to play, make sculptures, share stories, explore mark-making while under the canopy of some magnificent trees.

No booking required. Drop-in event. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Sundays – Tuesdays from 24th July – 2nd September 2019. 11am – 3.30pm – Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Pop into the family friendly creative space at YSP Learning. Make, draw, construct, play, imagine and have fun in our Garden Studio.  A £4 contribution for the Arts Award activity sheet covers the certification costs.

No booking required. Drop-in event. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG (SatNav WF4 4JX). Tel: 01924 832631

Outside Art at Kirkstall Abbey

28th August 2019, 1-3pm

Visit the Abbey cloister and create your own artwork outside in the beautiful surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey.

All abilities and all ages are welcome. Head down to have an informal play with lots of different materials, and get to grips with a variety of techniques.

FREE event.

Kirkstall Abbey.

Professor Humboldt’s Chamber of Time at Merrion Centre

13th July – 1st September 2019

A magical new pop-up visitor attraction the whole family can enjoy. The 45 minute immersive experience whisks you through 5,000 years of British history, from the mythical origins of Stonehenge through to the tournaments of the Tudor dynasty. Professional actors and state of the art special effects will catapult you into the past where you’ll be able to experience history first hand.

Perfect for ages 6+ and adults alike.

Booking required via Merrion Centre website.

Merrion Centre,  Merrion Way, Leeds LS2 8NG

Pudsey Leisure Centre School Holiday Timetable

20th July -1st September Summer 2019

A fun range of activities for children during the Summer holidays at Pudsey Leisure Centre.  Download the full holiday timetable here.

Market Place, LS28 7BE. Tel: 0113 3367686

Royal Armouries Museum – Monarchs

Shadwell Studio Summer Yoga Sessions

Shadwell Studio is running family and children’s yoga workshops throughout the summer holidays for all ages.

Back to School Yoga Special Events

  • Tweens: Thursday 29th August 2019, 1-2:30pm
  • Teens: Thursday 29th August 2019,  3-4:30pm

Booking required.

55 Main St, Shadwell, Leeds LS17 8HQ. Tel: 0113 265 3773

Shipley Glen Tramway

Every Wednesday, 31st July – 28th August 2019

Pop along for a tram ride and also visit Bracken Hall Countryside Centre and get involved with their “Wild Wednesdays” which run from 2pm to 4pm.

Friends of Shipley Glen Tramway, Prod Lane, Baildon, BD17 5BN

Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure Trail

20th July – 1st September 2019, 10.30am-5pm

Use your imagination to find the delightful tiny coloured fairies and pixies that help make Studfold’s award winning adventure trail. Dress up or put on Studfold’s fairy wings and pixie hats, make a Studfold fairy badge, discover poems, stories and explore 25 tiny fairy/pixie houses.

Don’t forget to take a picnic and something to leave in the treasure swap box.

No booking required. Normal admission fees apply.

Studfold, Lofthouse, Harrogate, HG3 5SG. Tel: 01423 755228

Oakwell Hall Country Park Summer Explorers Trail

20th July – 1st September 2019, 10am-5pm

Pick up your seasonal explorer pack from the Visitor Centre Shop to start your adventure. Add new activities to your pack each week when you visit both Oakwell and Bagshaw Museum.

£4 per pack then £1 for additional elements.

No Booking Required. Toddler Friendly.

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

Summer at Magna Science Adventure Centre

22nd July – 1st September 2019

Make a splash in AQUA-TEK, one of the region’s largest splash parks or race to the finish line on a GIANT Scalextric track! Each week during the summer holidays there will be a different hands-on workshop from Slime to Rockets, and Volcanoes to Hot Air Balloons.

Normal admission applies, works free with admission.

Special Events: (require advance booking)

20th-23rd August 2019: Borris & Norris Magic Laboratory Show

Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX. Tel: 01709 720002

 

 

Summer Holiday Activities at The Little Bookshop

Storytime – Interactive storytime for all ages daily at 11am.

Craft Hour – Sessions will run twice a day, every day, from 10am to 11am and 3pm to 4pm, from 22nd July through to the 31st August 2019. During the workshops, children will have a chance to get their craft on and also enjoy a drink and a snack, all for £3.50 per child. No booking required. Suitable for ages 3 to 9 years old.

Slime Workshops –  Every Tuesday & Thursday from 1.30pm, from 22nd July to the 31st August 2019 take part in a hands-on fun slime making workshop. Recommended for ages 6 +, younger children may need help from their adult. Booking is essential. £6 per child.

47 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3PD. Tel: 0113 212 3465

Summer Family Fun Workshops at Armley Mills

30th July – 1st September 2019, 12-3pm

During the summer holidays enjoy family fun workshops linked to the museum collection at Armley Mills. Try your hand at printing and wool felting in the surroundings of the historic mill space. Friendly staff will be on hand with helpful tips and fascinating facts!

Workshops will take place during the holidays on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Normal admission applies.

Canal Road, Leeds, LS12 2QF

Summer Holiday Let’s Ride Pop Up Brownlee Centre

28th August 2019, 11am -2pm

The pop-up events are ideal for the whole family to enjoy cycling together – The Brownlee Centre provides a safe and friendly space for cyclists of all abilities to ride at a pace they want, as many times as they want. Experienced HSBC UK Go-Ride coaches on hand to help improve your cycling skills.

For this event only, there will be an additional training session for young people held on a closed bottom loop between 12pm – 1pm. This will be delivered by a British Cycling Go-Ride coach.

Bike hire available.

Free event, booking required.

Bodington Avenue, Adel, LS16 8NA

Summer Holiday Special Sessions at Bramley Baths

Superhero swims – w/c 26th August 2019.

Dinosaur swims – w/c 19th August 2019.

Race against your fellow Pirates of the Bramley-bean to recover hidden treasure in underwater treasure hunts, or check out our adventure-themed sessions which feature heroic superhero-themed swims or battle inflatable dinosaurs in our own Jurassic pool.

22nd & 29th August 2019, 1-1.30pm – Merminnies sessions

A fun 30-minute creative movement and swimming session to music where children alongside their parents/ carers can have fun building their water confidence and learn floating and aqua-batic moves. Suitable for 4 -7 year olds and parents.

22nd & 29th August 2019, 1.30pm – 2pn – Junior Mermaids 

A creative swimming and water-dance class using synchronised swimming techniques to combine exercise, creativity and fun. These are weekly, one-hour sessions. Suitable for 8 -12 year olds.

The Baths are also putting on their popular week-long crash courses, aimed at boosting kids’ confidence in water.  Contact directly for session timings.

Booking required.

 414 Broad Lane, Leeds LS13 3DF. Tel: 0113 256 0949

Movies at The Core Shopping Centre

FREE Summer Holiday Movies at The Core

Relax on a deckchair in our special ‘Movie Lounge’ on the ground floor near the food court and enjoy some of the kids favourite films throughout the summer holidays.

Films start at 2pm.

Sunday 25 August – Dumbo (1941) – U

Sunday 1 September – Aladdin (1992) – U

Booking required via Eventbrite (See Core Facebook page for more details)

The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6JE.  Tel: 0113 244 0416

Summer @ Pit at National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield

27th July – 1st September 2019, 10am-5pm

Up at Hope Pit, grab your bucket and spade and travel back in time to the 1960s to see how miners spent their summer holidays.

All through the summer holidays, not only will we have a huge sandpit for you to come and explore, but we will be welcoming donkeys, hosting summer crafts, delving into history with our living history interpreters and firing up the barbecue.

11th August: Archery

21st August: Wacky Wednesday Seaside Special (Under 5’s session)

Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton,WF4 4RH. Tel: 01924 848806

 

Summer Savers at Cannon Hall Farm

20th July – 1st September 2019

Enjoy a daily agenda of exciting farm activities which include sheep and ferret races, milking demos, tractor trailer rides, and meerkat talks.

Book your online tickets* in advance and get 20% off the gate price. Your ticket gets you all day farm entry and is a freedom ticket which means it can be used to get all-day admission on any day (one use) between July 20 and September 2.

Farm admission with the online ticket will be slashed from £9.95 per person to just £7.95 per person – only a limited amount available.

Pre-booking advised. Suitable for toddlers.

Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT. Tel:  01226 792746

Summer Storytime at The Myrtle Tavern

Every Saturday in August 2019, 12-2pm

Free storytime with free cordial for children

Myrtle Taven, Meanwood

Swithens Farm Summer Activities & Events

Starting 30th July and every Tuesday in the summer holidays there will be Circus workshops for children from 11am until 3pm. £1 per child to take part.

Normal admission applies.

Drop-in events.  Suitable for toddlers.

Swithens Farm,  Swithens Lane, Rothwell, LS26 0BT. Tel: 0113 282 8828

 

The Forbidden Corner

Open everyday from 1st April – 4th November 2019. Monday – Saturday 12pm-6pm. Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am-6pm

The Hepworth, Wakefield

With free activities for families every weekend and school holiday, The Hepworth Wakefield is your space to explore, play and create together. They also have a picnic area, outdoor playground and changing facilities for a fun-filled family day out.

Explore & Draw Stations. Everyday 2019. 10am-5pm. Suitable for all ages. FREE

Explore & Draw Totes. Every Monday, Friday, Saturday 2019. 10am-5pm. Suitable for ages 2-12. FREE

Art Pods. Every Monday, Friday, Saturday 2019. 11am-4pm (closes for lunch between 1-1:30pm).  Suitable for ages 2-12. FREE

Drop-in Family Workshops. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 2019. 11am-4pm. Suitable for ages 2-12. FREE

Booking required for clubs and classes.

The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW. Tel: 01924 247360

Thornton Hall Country Park Summer Holiday Activities & Events

20th July – 1st September 2019, Open Daily from 10am

Join in with seasonal farm activities as well as indoor and outdoor play areas with giant slides, rope swings, hay maze, ride-on tractors, sandpits, jumping pillow (new for 2019) and pedal go-karts.

Other activities (small additional charge) include Pony Rides, Junior Quad Bikes (ages 6+), Caterpillar Ride and Farm Safari to the Deer Park!

Entertainment and special guests each week-day during the holidays:

Mondays: Professor Pumpernickel’s Science Shows!

Tuesdays: Character Appearances!

Wednesdays: Circus Workshops!

Thursdays: Pony Club!

Fridays: Special Guests Critters 2 You!

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

Thorp Perrow Arboretum Summer 2019

20th July – 1st September 2019. Summer Trail

Children of all ages can also run wild and free in the adventure play area, meet exotic birds and animals in the Bird of Prey & Mammal centre.

Join in a summer treasure hunt which will lead you all around the arboretum.  £1 per child – includes a prize (standard entry charges apply)

No booking required, drop in event, suitable for toddlers.

Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 2PS. Tel: 01677 425323

Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum

Creative Tuesdays. 30th July – 27th August 2019, 1pm – 5pm

Enjoy creative craft filled Tuesdays at Thwaite Mills Watermill Museum. Come rain or shine there’s plenty to see and do with lots of lovely craft materials to keep your young ones entertained during the summer holidays.

Experimental Thursdays. 1st – 29th August 2019. 1pm – 3pm

Come along and take part in silly science experiments from colour changing creative fun to explosive volcanic eruptions and mixing magic potions! There’s different activities each and every week to keep summer time scientists busy during the holidays!

Events are FREE with standard admission.

No booking required, drop in events. Suitable for toddlers.  

Thwaite Lane, Stourton, Leeds LS10 1RP. Tel: 0113 378 2983

Summer at Kirklees Railway

17th July – 1st September 2019 – Life’s a Beach, 10am-5pm

Have fun in the giant sandpit throughout the summer holidays.

23rd July – 23rd August 2019, 10am-5pm (Tuesday’s)

Join the Kirklees Light Railway every Tuesday during the summer holidays for Tuesday Tales storytelling and craft sessions.

26th July – 30th August 2019, 10am-5pm (Friday’s)

Get creative this summer with Friday Rocks at the Kirklees Light Railway!

Standard fares apply, drop-in sessions.

You must be the holder of a valid day ticket to participate in the above then activities are FREE.

Clayton West, HD8 9XJ Tel: 01484 865727

York Maze

13th July – 2nd September 2019, 10am – 6:30pm (last admission 4:30pm)

York Maze is so much more than a maze, it is the largest Maize Maze in Europe at over 15 acres of fun! The 20 active fun attractions are an ideal way to burn off some energy, bouncing, sliding and racing your way around. Have a laugh on the Crowmania tractor trailer ride, the new Crowbot 5000 show, Kernel Kernel’s House of Cornfusion and the famous pig racing.

No booking required. Suitable for all ages

Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York,  YO19 5LT. Tel: 01904 607 341

Yorkshire Museum of Farming Summer 2019

Activities run every day on weekdays starting from 29th July until 30th August 2019.

27th – 30th August 2019, 11:30 – 3pm: PREHISTORIC School Holiday Activities: Make a clay beaker, try prehistoric hunting techniques and listen to the story of Otzi the Iceman. For children aged 7-11 years.

19th – 23rd August 2019, 11:30 – 3pm: VIKING School Holiday Activities: Make a clay lamp, train with spear and shield, and see what it was actually like to live in a Viking longhouse. For children aged 7-11 years.

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

Yorkshire Wildlife Park – Wild Live Safari Nights

Every Saturday in August 2019. 5-9pm

Come to Yorkshire Wildlife Park for a full day of fabulous family time, including entertainment around the park and extended opening into the evening, and also get access to the concert area for the evening’s brilliant live music and bangless fireworks finale!

Saturday 24th August. Rak-Su, Saara Aalto

Booking advised. Tickets include Park access from 10am and concert. Children under 3 go FREE.

Warning Tongue Lane, Branton DN4 6TB. Tel: 01302 535057