What’s on guide for families during the school summer holidays in Leeds and Wetherby 2021.
With an easing of lockdown restrictions, some of our favourite outdoor attractions and gardens are re-opening over the coming weeks. Lots do still have some restrictions in place and require pre-booking, I have included a roundup HERE but please check out details directly before travelling.
It is extremely important that everyone adheres to social distancing guidelines. Please also stick to the Government Guidance on what you can and can’t do – you can find that HERE.
Online Summer Holiday Events
Abbey Walk, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079
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 links).
After the success of our themed Craft Packs we have been working on offering further fantastic At Home Packs!
Our Process Art At Home Pack contains everything that your little artist will need to complete at least ten different process art activities at home – including paint! From shaving foam marbling to spray painting, bouncy ball paint patterns and magic tissue paper art, process art activities are BRILLIANT for providing our little ones with the opportunity to explore and create whilst learning and having fun!
The packs are suitable for artists aged 18 months plus, cost just £20 and contains full guidance notes on how to get the maximum benefit and fun factor from the activities AND some more arty ideas for you to try at home too! Contactless delivery to North Leeds postcodes included. Order HERE.
As so many of us continue our homeschooling adventures, we’ve been inundated with requests for art lessons and art activity ideas to build into your homeschooling timetables.
Our Famous Artists at Home Pack contains everything needed to complete TEN different art projects, each inspired by a famous artist and their work. From Picasso to O’Keefe, Warhol pop art to Monet’s waterlillies, it’s a fantastic learning journey that’s creative, educational and fun, perfect for artists age 4 years plus.
You can order an ARTventurers Famous Artists at Home Pack for just £20 including free contactless delivery to all North Leeds postcodes. Order HERE.
Tuesday 11th August 2020, 10-11am
This “Rainbow”class is suitable from 18 months to 5 years! Tuesday 11th August, 10-11am, tickets are £8 per child.
Tuesday 25th August 2020, 10-11am
Join us this August at our new venue where we are will exploring Nature art. This class is suitable from 18 months to 5 years! Tickets are £8 per child.
Like everything at the moment our classes will look a little different, we have worked hard to adapt them to ensure they are COVID-19 safe but the essence of what we are all about, offering award winning art opportunities to children is still at our heart, we will probably be getting even painty than before, to be honest!
Rest assured our new venue has all the appropriate COVID-19 infection control measures in place and it is a fab space with a very welcoming atmosphere, there is ample parking and plenty of outdoor space as well.
Leos Rugby Club, Crag Lane, Alwoodley. LS17 7p
Lots of class providers are running baby, toddler and pre- school specials. Click here for all the details.
10th -28th August 2020
Throughout August the Greatest Breeze Show will be touring Leeds to bring you something magical in place of our normal Breeze summer activity programme.
The performance will include singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and more. It’s completely free and you can bring up to six members of your household.
The show will last 60 minutes and each venue will have 3 shows at the following times: 13:00, 14:45, 16:30
Tickets required, see the Breeze website for more details.
Dancing Tots are back with Summer Holiday OUTDOOR sessions!! Lively, exciting toddler dance music and movement classes for children from 18 months to 5 years.
Classes will be held at Leos Rugby Club, Alwoodley on:
£6.50 per class (£4.50 for siblings). Class numbers are reduced so please book with Sarah on email@example.com or 07796 135199.
Each Dancing Tot and adult will share their own socially distanced station where they can boogie along together.
I can’t wait to see your wonderful smiley faces and groovy moves again!
Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.
Pre-book your Diggerland tickets – click here
The outdoor play area at Grass Hoppers re-opened on 8th July 2020, indoor play remains closed.
For more information and to book your playtime session, click here grasshoppersplay.co.uk
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.
As always, our priority is the safety of you and our team, so we have taken steps to ensure this continues to be the case.
|Monday – Saturday||Sunday|
|Session 1||09:00 – 10:45||09:45 – 11:30|
|Session 2||11:00 – 12:45||12:00 – 13:45|
|Session 3||13:15 – 15:00||14:15 – 16:00|
|Session 4||15:30 – 17:15|
The sessions will be £5 per child (under 1s remain free), per session and only 2 adults allowed per child.
Booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.
Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY
Check Facebook page for weather closure updates before you travel.
This summer why not join us for some special Saturday Science sessions!
I’ll be running our amazing, fun, interactive classes on Zoom, to ensure everyone’s ongoing safety, until government guidelines allow us to be back in venues. Classes will cover Flowers, Hands, Water and Energy, and you can book all four classes at a discounted amount or book classes individually on a PAYG basis.
You’ll need some things from around your home, and lots of enthusiasm!
Saturday 1st August : 🌺 Flowers
Saturday 8th August : 👍🏽 Hands
Saturday 15th August: 🌧 Water
Saturday 22nd August: 🚀Energy
Online classes are suitable for 3-7 year olds and are around 45 minutes long. Each class is very interactive and includes hands-on experiments, a themed story and a bespoke 2-minute video.
Within current guidelines, I can also offer online parties, sessions for nursery, reception and KS1 ‘Bubbles’ and online Home Ed sessions on specific topics – contact me for more information on all of these at: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 UPDATE: MOTHER SHIPTON’S ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND REOPENS ON THE 4TH JULY!
Have you ever dreamt of stepping into an utterly enchanted realm? Deep in the captivating woodland of Mother Shipton’s, filled with fairy rings and secret doorways, pixies are waiting to play!
Tread carefully through the land of the woodland people and keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail to see their tiny houses. Play in the Adventure Playground like real pixie folk, dance like a fluttering fairy and discover the secrets of forest folklore.
Mother Shipton’s is an outdoor attraction with continual movement of people through the mile-long park, with plenty of outdoor seating and space for visitors to enjoy a picnic; ice creams and hot drinks are also available.
Dogs are welcome in the park for a picturesque mile-long walk along the River Nidd. Toilets are open and safety measures, including signage and screens, are in place.
There’s something for everyone with the Cave, Petrifying Well, Adventure Playground and Museum & Gift Shop.
Open for pre-booked cars only. Time slots available from 9.30am to 3pm. Book online www.mothershipton.co.k
There are three sets of steps in the attraction which are not wheelchair accessible and pushchairs must be parked at the bottom of these steps – we recommend bringing a sling.
Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton’s Cave, the birthplace of Yorkshire’s famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England’s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the water which turns objects to stone.
The park is a unique, unspoilt remnant of the Royal Forest of Knaresborough. The estate was sold by King Charles I in 1630 to a local gentleman, Sir Charles Slingsby; his family landscaped and created the park and the pathways visitors walk along today.
During a visit it is an old tradition to make a wish. The Wishing Well is fed by the same magical waters as the Petrifying Well and has been wished upon for over 300 years. Many visitors have been in touch to tell us their wishes have come true!
The park has several scenic picnic areas, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. Dogs are welcome in all areas, apart from the playground.
Themed events run during school holidays. For more information about family events visit our website.
Please check the website for up-to-date opening times and any unforeseen park closures. Open weekends in March and daily from April – November 2020.
Take part in your biggest ever game of hide and seek on your visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Hide in all corners of the large abbey ruins before following the river to the water garden. Race around the moon ponds, see the swans swimming and discover the winding dark tunnel. Emerge from the tunnel to find three fun buildings called follies along this woodland path.
Be sure to have a playground adventure. There are things to wobble along, jump over and climb on…you’ll find a wooden abbey, a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman’s poles, a slide, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all.
Have a well-earned sit down with a seasonal meal in the newly refurbished restaurant, tuck into tea and cake with a lakeside view at Studley tea room or a sweet treat at Mill Café.
If there’s still oodles of energy left visit the deer park. Admire the views down to Ripon Cathedral and see if you can spot the deer. There are three different types from small fallow deer to the largest of them all: red deer.
There’s lots to do but don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in this time – we’ll be here another day! Become a member on your first visit and come back for free as many times as you like. Plus, get the feel-goods about it as every time you scan your membership card, you’re contributing towards the essential conservation work we do.
Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
Photos by Chris Lacey
We love getting out and about in the fresh air and exploring the great outdoors with our family!! We bought a National Trust Family Membership when our youngest was born and have used it so much!
Come and join us for some Phonics Fun!
I will be offering Starting School workshop week beginning 13th July. This 3-week course is a fabulous introduction to phonics for both the parent and child. The course is specifically designed to give your child confidence in phonics before they start school and will focus on the first 6 sounds, they will learn when they start reception. We work on blending and segmenting skills which will help your children to begin to read simple words. We will also work on fine and gross motor skills, writing skills and listening skills. Spaces are limited to allow interaction and engagement with the children. Classes are delivered via zoom. The course cost is £15 for the 3 classes.
As well as the Starting School Workshop we are also running Phonics classes all summer. We have classes for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, Reception and Year 1 children. Our classes run 5 days a week and can be watched live via Zoom or as a playback via our membership site. The membership site is run through Facebook and is £30 for the summer term. Our classes are fun, educational, energetic and interactive. Your children will love them!
Re- Opening 1st August 2020
Piglets Adventure Farm are excited to welcome visitors back from 1st August, when they reopen for unmissable Summer Fun!
What will you do first? Visit The Beach to sit back and relax whilst your little piggies explore acres of sand and water fun, you can even hire your very own Beach Hut* for the day. Reach for the sky on the Bouncing Pillows, have a swing at crazy golf or meet lovable furry friends! Discover the Farmyard Trail to see adorable alpacas, cute curly tailed pigs and perfect ponies. Plus, get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky you might see one being born!
With 20 new fairies to find, don’t forget to follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail through the woods. Enjoy a well-earned refreshment, from fresh Sourdough Pizzas to the famous Piggy Poo Ice Cream in the Ice Cream Parlour, or why not pack a picnic?
Please Note: Due to government guidelines Piglets Adventure Farm will be reducing the amount of visitors on site. Tickets are limited and MUST be booked online in advance by visiting www.pigletsadventurefarm.com
Piglets Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm.
*Extra charge for booking a beach hut. Visit www.pigletsadventurefarm.com to find out more.
Piglets Adventure Farm is only 15mins from the centre of York on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST.
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.
NO HOLIDAY WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES THIS YEAR? Don’t worry – you can still enjoy some SUMMER FUN with our SPECIAL ONLINE SUMMER MUSIC CLASSES! For little ones from 0 – 6 years!
We are online throughout the summer, supporting parents with our fun, flexible, and developmental MUSIC classes.
Our classes are designed to help provide you with some routine and familiarity in the comfort of your home/garden during these uncertain times! All whilst having FUN!
AND with every booking, you’ll have access to our EXCLUSIVE Members Hub, where you’ll find an ARRAY of fantastic music-based resources to both ENTERTAIN and DEVELOP your child at any time of the day, including our regular Usborne Story Time!
We’ll bring the sunshine to YOU when you join our FABULOUS Rhythm Time Summer Classes, even if you’re lucky enough to get away, you can take Rhythm Time with you!
Book your online class at www.rhythmtime.net/pg78 or call 07426 869985.
18th July – 7th September 2020, 10am – 6pm
COVID-19 Update: Stockeld Park will re-open on the 18th July 2020. Capacity will be restricted in order to maintain the Government’s safety standards. Steps to ensure a COVID secure site – handwashing and sanitising stations have been installed throughout, and social distancing measures are in place. For more details on the opening click here.
Gold Card members will be given priority access to book tickets and if you had tickets booked for the Easter Adventure, you will be contacted with details on how to redeem these.
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, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts and outdoor inflatables!
In order to stay in line with Government guidance, some facilities such as indoor play, the maze, boats and skate won’t be available, as we are unable to safely open these activities while adhering to social distancing measures. This is reflected in the reduced ticket price for the Summer Adventure
The indoor cafe will be closed but there will be outside catering (contactless payment only) and toilets.
Pre-booking of tickets required.
The following is open at Lotherton
Tickets can be purchased online now and we encourage pre-booking as numbers will be limited each day. Tickets are available to pre-book until 8am on the day of your visit in order to manage capacity.
The following do not need to pre-book:
The following is open at Temple Newsam Estate
To see the full list of events, exhibitions and activities, visit museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/whats-on/
Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel 01423 565418
The Summer Reading Challenge will return for 2020 with a new website, where children aged 4 – 11 can take part in the Challenge and a “Let’s Get Silly” virtual launch event that the whole family can enjoy.
With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge with its Silly Squad theme will launch earlier than usual to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. This year it will be running from June to September 2020.
This year’s theme will also offer families a chance to have fun and just “GET SILLY!”, with children being encouraged to read anything that makes them happy – whether it be a comic, joke book, poetry, fiction or non-fiction, in digital or print format, from e-book lending through the public library service or from what they already have at home, with the Summer Reading Challenge official book collection as a guide.
We are excited to announce that we will be opening our doors to visitors again from Monday 27 July 2020!
We can’t wait to welcome all our visitors back to Hull’s amazing aquarium and enjoy a fin-tastic day With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there’s something for everyone.
The Deep crew have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure government guidelines are adhered to, offering a safe and clean environment for visitors to enjoy. Noticeable changes will include new opening times of 9am- 6pm (last entry 5pm), directional signage, hand sanitising stations and timed ticket slots which will require pre-booking on-line.
Please note, to avoid crowds gathering, the dive show, touchpool sessions and scheduled feed presentations will be suspended for now.
Find out more about our safety measures, what a visit with us will look like and how to book your timeslot and tickets at www.thedeep.co.uk
Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000. Open daily 9am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).
Bookings being taken now for our next round of 4 week classes. Classes will run for 4 weeks consecutively at same time each week (dates will be postponed if weather requires).
COURSE START DATES:
Tuesday 4th August
Wednesday 12th August
Classes are run in a quiet, secure garden location, adhering to COVID guidelines in Collingham, near Wetherby. They are taught by Gemma Mercer, qualified reflexologist and IAIM infant massage instructor, in a well ventilated yet weather protected gazebo. We have outdoor heating available if needed.
Course of 4 weekly classes costs £45.
Booking can be made via https://10to8.com/book/ngrush-free/604678
Babies (and parents) that have attended previous courses have responded really well to relaxed, outdoor environment.
Please message Gemma @WetherbyReflexology or call 07443 548 010 if you would like to know more
Open daily until the 27th September 2020, 10am – 5pm. (July & August 10am – 5pm)
Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW (Just off the A64)
27th July – 26th August 2020
Join us for lots of outdoor family fun this summer holiday. With your help, we will be creating an enchanted woodland trail with dragons, fairies, wizards and unicorns. We will be playing, crafting, exploring, learning about the farm and nature, enjoying stories and lots more! All activities will be in-line with the government social distancing regulations at the time.
Dates and times with be confirmed and more details will be added in the next few weeks. Check Facebook Page for more details.
Unit 11 KVDT and Kirkstall Valley Farm
Re-open 5th July 2020, 10am-5pm
Sandpit, bouncy castle and playhouse remain closed. Only 2 groups at a time with 15-minute slots to be booked with the Barn Staff. Please bring a face mask (unless you are exempt from wearing one) and gloves for feeding and handling the animals.
Beetle Bank Open Farm Moor Lane, Murton, York YO19 5XD
From the 3rd of June 2020, the gardens, parkland, car park and toilets will be open. You must pre-book tickets before arrival with tickets being released every Friday.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – 11am-4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday – 10:30am-5pm
Further Summer holiday information tbc
Normal admissions apply.
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, York. Tel:01904 472027
18th July – 6th September 2020, 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm (Closed Monday’s)
Will be open for the summer months from 18th July 2020 (except Mondays). They have measures in place to ensure a safe trip for everyone:
The toilets will be open from the 18th July and the cafe will serve a reduced take out menu for both food drinks and ice creams.
No booking required.
Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4JS. Tel: 01423 781792
Re-opened post Covid-19 but ALL visitors to the Estate, including Season Ticket holders, staff passes and other pass holders receiving complimentary admission MUST pre-book their visits. (See website)
Welly walk and pirate ship beach currently closed.
Download your free I Spy card or collect a card from the Cavendish Shop. Spot the pictures on the card as you follow one of the trails around Strid Wood. Who will be the first to get four in a line?
Normal admission applies. £10 per car.
Skipton BD23 6EX. Tel: 01756 718 000
18th July – 6th September 2020, 10.30am -4.30pm
DUE TO THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS BECAUSE OF COVID-19 THE GIANT SLIDE, INFLATABLES, GO-KARTS AND KIOSK SELLING HOT AND COLD DRINKS WILL NOT BE ON SITE THIS YEAR. HOWEVER, THE MAZE, FOOT GOLF, SANDPITS, OUTDOOR GAMES, DOG WALKING, FOOTBALL, BADMINTON WILL ALL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR MASSIVE 16 ACRE SITE.
Easingwold’s famed maize maze is arguably Yorkshire’s most eco-friendly family fun day out! Attractions include:
All admissions £5. Children aged 2 and under go free
Northern roundabout (A19), YO61
A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.
Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.
Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.
Covid-19 update: Pre-booking required.
Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333
A circular walk is the perfect walk when coping with little legs, there is no going back on yourself or having to traipse back to the car! These are Mumbler’s favourite circular walks for families in and around North Leeds, click HERE for the full roundup.
Fairy’s, Gnome’s & Borrower’s have moved into Paul’s Pond and the surrounding woodland! Can you find all 91 hidden doors?! Find out more on the trail in the Facebook group here Cookridge Hidden Doors
We would recommend creating a sheet to take with you with the numbers on then the children can fill in the names on the doors as they find them.
You can access Paul’s Pond from both Cookridge, Bramhope and Golden Acre, more details here
Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 7AN
Running until 6th September 2020, 9.30am -6.30pm
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.
Every Wednesday, 5th August – 26th August 2020, 10.30m -11am
Baby Yoga is BACK! Every Wednesday morning in August we will be holding an outdoor baby yoga class.
Sessions are suitable from 12 weeks old to walking but places are limited so get in touch to book your spot!
Classes will be taking place in Horsforth (venue given at booking) and are £20 for 4.
Tel: 07764 963312
1st August – 6th September 2020, 10.30am-5.30pm
The maize maze is back again with one of the largest in the UK as well as mini maze for smaller children!
Loads of fun family activities including: Corn Maze, Finger Fortune Maze, Jasper’s Pedal Carts, Tractor Barrel Rides, Wooden Maze, Copleys Corn Slide, Jumping Pillow, Field Games
Farmer Copleys, Pontefract, WF7 5AF. Tel: 01977 600200
The theme park and holiday resort will open for the 2020 season on Saturday 4th July 2020. (Zoo already opened)
For the safety of guests and team members we have completed thorough risk assessments for each area of our business and have implemented safety measures accordingly around the resort. To ensure guests are able to comply with social distancing advice we have introduced a limited capacity and require all guests to book their visit online in advance.
Tel: 0800 40 888 40
Friends of Roundhay Park (FORP) FREE adventure trails in Roundhay Park have been designed by local children!
The trials are free to use by all park visitors, with clue sheets being accessible in the Lakeside Cafe, Tropical World and the Mansion art gallery. You can also download the trail sheets here forp.org/little-friends-trails/
There are two trails, the first is an imagination trail called The Magical Fountains of Roundhay and is aimed at under 6s.
Designed for pre-schoolers this trail route is fully accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs. The route is split into 3 sections (ranging from 1km -1.5km in length) which can all be done together or split over several visits – children will need your help to read and understand what to do. Imaginations at the ready
The second is an adventure trial where older children (6+) have to solve The Secret of Roundhay Castle by undertaking various tasks.
Designed for children of ages 6 and older, this trail is longer and more challenging. The route is split into 3 sections (ranging from 1.5km – 2.5km in length) which can be done together or split over several visits.
FORP are encouraging children to undertake the trail and upload a photo to social media with the hashtag #littlefriendstrails. The answer sheets, certificates of completion and further information can be found on the FORP website – forp.org/little-friends-trails
Harewood’s Grounds, Gardens and Bird Garden will officially reopen to the general public on Monday 6 July. (Open to members and limited general public tickets until 5th July). 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/
Re-opening 11th July 2020
Hesketh Farm Park is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Bolton Abbey and 5 miles from the market town of Skipton. There’s loads to do, including feeding and stroking the animals, having fun inside – maybe in the giant sandpit or playing hide and seek with your friends in the straw maze.
You can reserve tickets online (you don’t need to reserve a ticket for under 1s). The reservation system is free. You’ll pay for your tickets when you arrive at the Farm via cash or card. There’s no limit to how long you can stay at the farm.
Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6HA. Tel: 01756 710444
COVID-19 Update – Small classes, size of 5, early booking advised
Slime Workshops: 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th July 2020, 10am & 11.30am. Children get to make two batches of slime
Sewing Workshops: 2nd August 2020
Clay Build Workshops: 6th & 20th August 2020, 10am-12pm
Tie-Dye T-Shirt: 9th,16th,23rd, 30th July 2020, 10am-11.30am. Age 8+
131 New Road Side, Horsforth. Tel: 0113 345 1211
Simon Dowling with the help of the local community has created two Fairy Door walks in Horsforth! There are 50 doors in Hunger Hills woods and 49 in Hawksworth wood. For more details join the Horsforth Fairy Doors Facebook group.
Hunger Hills – Park in the car park nearest the children’s playground at Hall Park and cross over the road and walk up the footpath entrance there. The doors are all in one specific area near the rope swing.
Hawksworth Woods – Park near the Bridge Inn and cross over into the woods there. The doors are along the footpath
Covid-19 Update: Reopening 11th July 2020 with pre-booked entry only and safety measures in place.
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.
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 host.
Coppergate Centre, York, YO1 9WT
Footgolf is a concept which blends golf with football. With six specially designed holes ranging from 39 to 90 yards, players kick balls into holes in as few shots as possible. It’s easy to play and a great experience for all the family
£6 for 6 holes, £9 for 12 holes.
Wike Ridge Lane, Shadwell, Leeds, LS17 9JW. Tel: 0113 288 6000
Open from 4th August 2020
Staff across the Science Museum Group have been working hard to provide safe, clean spaces for you to enjoy the museum you know and love.
We are introducing free, timed ticketing to manage visitor numbers, in addition to guided routes around the museum to ensure you have a relaxed visit and can maintain social distancing.
Free tickets will be available on the website from 20 July at 10am. For more information about opening times, facilities and guidance on planning your visit, visit the website.
National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ
During lockdown a local family have transformed Rodley Park by adding BRILLIANT fairy doors to the park and surrounding woodland. Each door is individually named, numbered and hand decorated, you really need to visit to understand how great the decorations to each door are.
You can download a sheet to tick the doors off as you go HERE.
They have also created a “Community Tree” where children and families can add their own fairy magic.
For more details join the Fairies of Rodley Facebook Page.
You can find out more about the family that set up the trail in the Yorkshire Evening Post article here.
I would recommend wellies at the minute as it is a bit slippy underfoot in places.
Rodley Park, LS13 1HP
Friday 7th August 2020, 10am (*fully booked*) & 11.30am (*fully booked)
Friday 14th August 2020. 10am & 11.30am
Come along to the Shake Rattle & Boogie Outdoor Summer Special Event! A high energy dance and music class for 0-5’s. There will be song singing, instrument ringing, Pom Pom shaking & scarf dancing as well as all the magical elements that come with a Shake Rattle & Boogie workshop!
Pre-booking required. £7 per child, plus £3 per sibling. See Facebook page for details.
If it rains the event will be postponed and your purchased tickets can be transferred to a future event!
Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club, Hall Park Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5JY
2nd July – 27th September 2020, 10.30am-5pm
The wonderful Studfold Fairy Adventure Trail will be open from 2nd July! The fairies and pixies are moving to their miniature homes, each with a magical story!
Discover the NEW Rainbow Fairy Castle in Studfold’s magical wood!
Booking now is ESSENTIAL! Please read terms and conditions and trail information when booking as some activities are postponed until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted and there are items you need to bring too!
Picnics and take away food/drinks will be available from Nidderdale Way Cafe
Normal admission fees apply. Pre-booking required.
Studfold, Lofthouse, Harrogate, HG3 5SG. Tel: 01423 755228
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, shop and visitor centre on-site.
Located on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington and open seven days a week (9am-6pm).
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.
Re-opening 11th July 2020
There will be a limited capacity on trains to ensure a distance of at least 1.2m between ‘social bubbles.’ Until further notice, face masks will be compulsory for anyone over the age of 11 years old travelling on the trains (unless medically exempt). This is a compulsory measure made by the UK Government as heritage railways are classed as a mode of public transport.
There will be restrictions on the number of people allowed in the playgrounds and a time limit to your play. The Clayton Flyer (miniature train ride around the duck pond) will be open but only contactless payments will be accepted.
Refreshment both takeaway and limited dine-in options available.
Visitors must book their visit online in advance via the KLR website.
Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727
Re-opening Wednesday 22nd July 2020
Entry by pre-bookable tickets only available via their website
Magna Science Adventure Centre is a hands-on experience packed with interactive exhibits. Explore the wonders of science and technology in our four pavilions – Air, Earth, Fire and Water.
Magna, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX. Tel: 01709 720002
Re-opens Wednesday 5th August 2020
You will need to pre-book in advance with NCM opens again – more details to follow on their website.
Learn about the history of coal mining & the science behind it at National Coal Mining Museum. You can travel 140m underground with a past local miner to explore England’s last deep coalmine (charge applies). See the pit ponies, run around the new adventure playground, check out the indoor soft play and take a walk around the beautiful countryside!
Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton,WF4 4RH. Tel: 01924 848806
Re-opening Saturday 4th July 2020
Cannon Hall Farm opened to the public for the first time in 1989. Since that time there has been adventure playgrounds, gift shop, farm shop, two restaurants and an indoor playground added. It is now one of the largest farm attractions in the UK and the winner of many awards.
Pre-booking required. Suitable for toddlers.
Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT. Tel: 01226 792746
Swithens Farm has a range of animals for you to see and interact with, including cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, emus, meerkats, turtles, rabbits and guinea pigs.
Will be open Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 10am to 4pm. Online tickets only. These will be available on the website from 1st July and we are very restricted on numbers to ensure social distancing. Check website for more information.
Swithen’s Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0BT. Tel: 0113 282 8828
Open everyday until 4th November 2020. Monday – Saturday 12pm-6pm. Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am-6pm
COVID-19 Update – Pre-booked tickets only.
22nd July – 6th September 2020, 10am -6pm **NEW FOR 2020**
Enjoy a field full of fun with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore, and for younger adventurers there’s a two-acre Scarecrow Mini-Maze. There is also a vintage funfair, football darts and live entertainment in the Big Top!
Just off the A64 in Sherburn, midway between Malton and Scarborough. Tel: 07985 331802
Opening 4th July 2020, 10.30am – 5pm
The NEW Drive Thru Farm Safari will open on Saturday 4th July! You can see drive through 160 acres of land and see 100 animals, play the Drive Thru quiz and have food and drink delivered to your vehicle! There will also be themed events running through the summer, including Drive-In cinema (see website for details)
All tickets must be pre booked via the website. Covid 19 secure.
Thornton-in-Craven, near Skipton North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS. Tel: 01282 841148
Thorp Perrow’s Bird of Prey & Mammal Centre is OPEN again 7 days a week 10am-5pm alongside the Arboretum and playground. There is no need to pre-book an entry ticket.
The tearoom will be operating a take-away service with sandwiches, sausage baps, soups, cakes and hot & cold drinks. Toilet facilities will also be available.
Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 2PS. Tel: 01677 425323
As of Saturday 4th July the outside areas at Murton Park, The Four Season Gallery and Playground will be open.
There will be a few changes to keep everyone safe:
Hand sanitiser points, Cough screens, Social distanced queuing, One- way system in Four Seasons Gallery, Staff PPE, Café open Wednesday to Sunday (eating outside only), One entrance to playground (to enable cleaning of hands), No passenger trains, Soft-play closed.
Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, York, YO19 5UF Tel: 01904 489966