The abbey ruins are laid out in a grassy bowl – perfect for kids to run around in or roll down the hill into! There are small rooms to explore and a stream flows past on one side. Fountains Mill is a hands-on museum where you can try your hand at milling and see what life was like on the site many years ago. There are beautiful water gardens, follies, woodland to explore and a visit to the deer park is highly recommended. The new playground is fantastic! Built from timber it is much bigger and more beautiful than the last playground there with a zip wire, rope nets, bridges and climbing walls. After all that you definitely deserve a visit the cafe for a cup of tea! Check the website before going to see if there are any additional activities on offer such as den building or sewing and knitting.
Location: Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY
Things to do/see: In the Spring and Summer months there are hundreds of beautiful wild flowers surrounding the abbey ruins well worth a visit to see these alone. They also have tearooms on site that provide a wonderful afternoon tea.
Location: Park House, Jervaulx, Ripon HG4 4PH
Things to do/see: Beautiful ancient woodlands with a water feature (gravity-fed fountain that spouts water about every 20 mins), ruined follies to play in and around, waterfalls, numerous footpaths, small beach along the river – great for picnics.
Location: Hackfall is at the Masham end of the village of Grewelthorpe. Nearest postcode to car park HG4 3DE
11th February 2018
11am – 3pm
A chance to learn about the environment, use natural materials and tools and learn bushcraft skills in the beautiful setting of Brimham Rocks. Bring a packed lunch. Call to check this activity is still running.
Bird Box Making
16th February 2018
11am – 3pm
Build your very own bird box to take home for your feathered friends. Booking essential. £5 per bird box.
Events free unless otherwise stated however, admission charges apply.
Brimham Moor Road, Summerbridge HG3 4DW
High Jervaulx Farm, Masham, HG4 4PG
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Saturday 10 February – 18 February
11am – 4pm
Bring the family along to get stuck into candleholder making – medieval style!
Monday 12 February – 14 February
10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm
Get creative and make your very own lantern to light up the winter months. £5 BE Tel: 01765 643189
*Admission costs apply
Click here for details.
Come and visit our farm at one of the busiest times of the year, the lambing shed will be filled with expectant ewes ready to give birth. Come and help bottle feed a pet lamb and if you are lucky witness a sheep giving birth!
There will always be a farmer on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Check out our website www.birchfieldicecream.co.uk for more information
or Facebook Birchfield ice cream farm
We will be open from 10th February everyday except Mondays (Excluding 12th February)
Entrance £2 per person
(Lamb feeding will take place at 11am and 2pm daily)
Includes access to the lambing shed, small area of the farm yard and also the woodland walk.
No Dogs allowed in the farm
Please note that this event is NOT suitable for pregnant women.
Come along to our Victorian mop fair! Find out how servants, labourers and craftspeople found work in days gone by and what amusements were in store at these popular events!
In the past Victorian domestic servants and agricultural workers would hire themselves out for a year at these early ‘job’ fairs. Make a “Mop” or badge of your trade (e.g. a shepherd would have a crook or piece of wool pinned to his clothes, a gardener a piece of cord or twine, a housemaid would have a mop and a milkmaid a milking stool or bucket) then have a go at gardening, milking, chores, baking bread and finding the “sheep” around the museum.
If successful, we will “hire” your children by giving them a “penny” and a piece of bright ribbon – as a mark of the contract.
Half term weekdays, Mon 12th – Fri 16th February 11am-4pm
Activities are included with admission
A woodland full of family fun for all ages 1-11yrs
Enjoy running free in the private woodland, building dens, collecting fire wood and learning to light the fire. Find and identify bugs and build them a home. Climb trees, create natural art and crafts and enjoy being in nature together.
Twigs n’ Stix Forest School is based in the Nidderdale AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) 2 miles from Pateley Bridge and 14 miles from the Harrogate. We have sole use of a unique and beautiful 11 acre ancient woodland where we provide inspiring and creative activities for children of all ages.
Snacks and hot drinks provided.
£10 per child or £18 per family
Harewell Woods Farm, Glasshouses, HG3 5QQ Contact Liz on 07715 001394
Read our Mumbler review on our Forest School session.
13th February 2018
Starting point: Ripon Cathedral at 11am with the race going along Kirkgate.
Registration on the day… individuals, businesses and organisations welcome.
Pancakes made by chefs from 21 Regiment from donations from local businesses.
February 14th – February 17th
David Walliams Awful Auntie Live on Stage at Grand Opera House, York
Grand Opera House, Cumberland Street, York
Box Office 0844 871 3024
Eden from Stories Alive!
Sunday 11th & Wednesday 14th 2018
Owl-themed Beningbrough stories.
Artrageous! Craft Workshop
Tuesday 13th & Thursday 15th 2018
Make your own Artrageous! origami owl.
Friday 16th 2018
Learn about owls and their habitats on a walk with Mark the Gardener.
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens, Beningbrough YO30 1DD
10th – 18th February 2018
Solve the mystery of the dish and the spoon and find out why nursery rhyme ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ is thought to have originated at Bolton Abbey.
Free event. Admission charge of £10 per vehicle applies.
Park in Riverside car park near the Cavendish Pavilion. Last admission is at 4pm. Trail open from 9am to 4pm.
Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD236EX
Try out their NEW indoor and outdoor playground – and get an ice cream sundae while you’re there!
High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham HG4 4PG
10th – 18th February 2018
10am – 5:30pm
Tractor and trailer rides, see animals in the Animal Barn, Lambing Live, Piglet Maternity Ward, Sheep Show Live stage show!
Bale Play Barn with straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, giant drop slide, rope swing, dig’n’play – there’s a heated seating where you can grab some delicious food and drink too!
Piglets Adventure Farm Park, Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST
Wednesday 14th February
10am – 12pm
A walk around the reserve to look at some of our nest boxes and to discuss how they have been used, then building bird boxes to take home! Suggested donation is £2.50 per participant plus £3.50 per box built to cover the cost of materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.
Friday 16th February
10am – 12pm
Please bring wellies for wet, watery adventures! Have fun with water and find lots of it on a walk around the reserve. Suggested donation is £3 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential.
Read more about upcoming events at the nature reserve here.
14th – 18th February
Petting zoo, indoor and outdoor rides. Perfect for 8s and under. Please note that only select rides are open as full park doesn’t open for the 2018 season until 28th March.
Prebooking tickets online required – no tickets will be sold on the day.
Lightwater Valley Theme Park
14th February 2018
Starring your favourite Milkshake characters including Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Little Princess with two Milkshake! presenters singing and dancing through fairytales.
12th February to 18th February 12pm – 3pm
Follow the Feathery Friends’ Garden Trail, make a fat feeder and bird box making.
Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York YO62 5UY
Mud & Machines Trail Monday to Friday photo opportunities with giant digger 11m – 3pm
Muddy Craft Activities Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30am – 3.30pm
Garden Detectives Tuesday 10.30am – 3.30pm
Worm Day Thursday 11am – 3pm.
Great British Mud Pie Off Friday 10.30am – 3pm.
Normal garden admission.
Crag Ln, Harrogate HG3 1QB
A brand new arts venue for Ripon offering workshops, family-friendly activities, parties and more.
Opening for half term with a week of FREE entrance to the studio (small fee for some activities):
12th February 11am Colour Bombs
13th February 11am Swing Thing
14th February 11am Spray It
15th February 11am Hubble Bubble
16th February 11am Frothy Kanikaze
10th – 18th February
Kids eat free!*
*For every adult lunch receive a kids lunchbox meal for FREE! (Minimum spend for adult lunch £5)
Lunch is served from 11.30am to 3pm every day
Follow the trail to discover more about the 24 varieties at Thorp Perrow
Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale DL8 2PS