School Holidays Ripon and Nidderdale

May Half Term

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We’re busy collecting all the details of what’s on over May Half Term. We’ve got a few activities listed below but check back often for updates!

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A Day At Diggerland – The Ultimate Adventure Park Experience!

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


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


With 4 sites across the UK located in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire you’re never too far away from digging to your heart’s content.


Diggerland is the perfect place to take your kids for an action packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Skyshuttle, hanging tight on Spindizzy, or digging dirt with a 6 ton digger, there is something for all ages!



Admission to Diggerland includes all day access to as many rides and drives as you dare. Admission charges start for anyone 90 cm’s and taller, but visitors should be aware that height restrictions apply. Minimal charges apply for the coin-operated rides. Little visitors under 90cm’s are limited on the amount of mechanical activities they can go on, even accompanied by an adult.


There are play areas, sandpits, bouncy castles and much more where the younger guests can let off steam whilst parents can relax and just watch the fun.  The food facilities provide for all your meal and drink requirements, or you can take along your own lunch and take a seat at our outdoor picnic tables.


All you have to do is download the 20% off Diggerland voucher (click here) and present it on arrival at the Diggerland Yorkshire Park – WF10 5NW.



Website: Diggerland

Phone: 0871 22 77 007

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

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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens – May Half Term

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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Bring your little nature explorer for a scavenger hunt around the estate this half term holiday. Stick your nature finds to your paper as you go around – we can’t wait to see your masterpiece! Zoom through the play area on the zip wire and swing as high as you can on the swings. Paint with nature, make your own fluffy spring lamb decoration and see all the colourful wool in Swanley Grange. Make sure to say hello to the chickens and see what’s growing in the medieval vegetable garden there, too.

Be sure to pack a picnic to make the most of a full day out exploring the bluebell dappled pathways through the estate. Play hide and seek in every corner of the abbey and spot nesting birds in the cellarium. Follow the river all the way down to the water garden and see if you can spot coots nesting and the new ducklings and cygnets swimming around on the moon ponds.

There are wildlife walks to join, too. Have a go at pond dipping to see what lurks beneath the water’s surface. Come to see if you can spot the deer on a guided walk through Studley Royal park and become a true wildlife detective on the Minibeasts to Mammals guided family walk.

Round it all off with a lakeside ice cream and cup of tea overlooking the deer park. Every penny you spend on your day out goes back into looking after the estate for future families to enjoy, too!

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Harrogate Museums & Galleries May Half Term

At the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate there’s lots of dressing up and craft activities to enjoy during a visit to our new wedding exhibition. Pick up an activity sheet to help you explore and enjoy our new toys and games too.

Inspire your kid’s creative minds with a trip to the Mercer Art Gallery; join in with well-dressing crafts, celebrate this old English tradition and find out more about Harrogate 80+ mineral wells. Discover the art on show in Views of Harrogate and Ian Mitchell’s Linescapes and see the beautiful prints of Yorkshire landscapes for free.

There’s plenty to do at Knaresborough Castle. Join in the activities all about medieval entertainment, designed in partnership with the Young Volunteers group. Bring a picnic to enjoy the grounds and don’t forget to explore the King’s Chamber, dungeon and secret unground tunnel. Dress up and play games to discover what life was like living in the castle.

Find out more about our museums and gallery at

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Jurassic Week At Stockeld Park!

25th May – 2nd June 2019, 10am-6pm

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

Did you think the age of dinosaurs was well and truly over? Think again! Enter through our Jurassic gates this Spring and prepare yourselves for a MONSTER day out because something ROAR-some is happening at Stockeld Park during May half term!

Take a walk through the Enchanted Forest but watch out… somewhere deep inside, dinosaurs are on the loose and we need your help to find them!

You can dig for fossils at our dig site and take part in our dino craft sessions with the Stockeld Rangers too!

Keep your wits about you during your visit because you never know when you might come face to face with our Raptor who will be roaming the park every day! He’s a curious creature and is looking forward to meeting you, so grab a selfie if you dare!

Our adventure playgrounds, boats, maze, skating rink and more will all be open for fun too!

The Jurassic week event is included free with your day pass. Pre-book online for 10% discount off your day passes, and use the Mumbler code MUMRIPON for an additional 10% off!! Click here to book

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

01937 586333

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May Half Term At Birchfield Ice Cream Farm

We will be celebrating National children’s gardening week From the 25th May -2nd June 2019 here at Birchfield 🌳

Come on down to the farm where you will get chance to plant your very own peas , cress, or lettuce to take home with you .

Help us build a “bug hotel “ for the wildlife to use and learn about what creatures use a bug hotel 🐛🐝

Grab a spotters guide and head round the woodland in search of birds ,bugs and other animals who live there 🦔

Don’t forget we also have lamb feeding , goat feeding and lots of new born animals to see around the farm yard .

So grab your coats and wellies and head out for a fun filled day .


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Mother Shipton’s May Half Term

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Nidderdale Pool & Leisure Centre

Our active funday playschemes are fun filled and offer a wide selection of different activities which are planned with children’s needs and interests in mind. Children must be in school years one to six to attend.

The following event(s) are available for booking :

Monday 27 May 2019

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Circus day
Face painting, juggling and everything circus

Wednesday 29 May 2019
Forest adventure
Get out and about and explore the local countryside

Thursday 30 May 2019
Sports mania
Try various team and individual sports

Friday 31 May 2019
Party time
Fun, games and party food

Short day sessions (10am until 4pm) cost £18.00
Full day sessions (8.30am until 5.30pm) cost £22.50
Full day sessions (9am until 5pm) cost £21.00

Please bring a packed lunch, a coat and outdoor footwear.

Bookings can be made until 8pm on the evening before the required session.

Payment must be made when booking to secure your child’s place.

Please call 01423 711442 to book a place.

For more details click here.

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr

25th May – 2nd June 2019, 9.30am-5pm

‘Get Set, Grow’ May Half Term Family Fun including the Children’s Gardening Weekend

Families are being encouraged to get, set, grow at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate during May half term. Enjoy a daily garden trail, storytelling with the Garden Detectives, indoor crafts and outdoor workshops. On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May, a range of fun activities for children will run from 11am to 4pm during the Children’s Gardening Weekend.

Kids of all ages can make their own birdfeeders, plant tomato seedlings and watch beekeeping demonstrations under the expert guidance of the Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers Association. The zany Garden Detectives will also put on family-friendly stage shows throughout the day.

Activities vary daily so make sure you check the website for full details.

For more information visit:

01423 565418

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Ripon Museums

Granny’s Gruesome Cures… Poultices, Pustules & Poppycock!

Monday 27th – Friday 31st May.

Join us at the Workhouse Museum for hands-on fun finding out about Victorian cures.  Make poultices and lozenges and bake invalid biscuits!

It’ll be toadally toadastic!!

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The Deep – Sense-ational Sharks

25th May to 2nd June 2019. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Dive in and learn more about super shark senses this May half term! It’s sure to be sense-ational! Join us in the Endless Oceans Gallery at 11am and 3pm for our interactive shark senses work shop and discover the amazing senses that sharks have used to survive for over 450 million years. You can even try your hand at hunting for prey just like a shark too!

Visit Craft Corner from 10am to 4pm to make you own finger puppet, choose from a shark, stingray or sawfish and don’t forget to follow the sense-ational shark trail as you go round the aquarium to be in with the chance of winning a prize. Find out more about the Shark Trust #Move4Makos campaign and show your support for ending uncontrolled shark fishing by moving 1 mile. Our guides can give you some great ideas on how to do this when you get home.

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).

01482 381000

Bolton Abbey Family Cycle Zone

4th May – 29th September 2019

The Family Cycle Zone is a safe area for children to ride their bikes thorugh the paths cut in the grass with road signs leading the way.

This is a free activity, the normal estate admission fee applies.

Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AL.

Tel: 01756 718000

Bolton Abbey Welly Walk

25th May – 3rd November 2019

Follow the adventure trail along balance beams, tunnels, cramble nets and more through the woodland to the setepping stones and on to the Cavendish Pavilion.

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.

Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AL.

Tel: 01756 718000

Brimham Rocks

Kids Outdoor Day

29th May

10am – 4pm

Join Harrogate Climbing Centre for a day weaseling, climbing and abseiling. No previous experience required. Suitable for children aged 7+


Call 01423815024 to book


Family Fun Day

1st June

10am – 4pm

Join Harrogate Climbing Centre for a day weaseling, climbing and abseiling. Children must be accompanied by an adult (max 2 per adult). No previous experience required.

£40.00 per person

Call 01423815024 to book

Bubble Max At Lightwater Valley

25th May – 2nd June.

Watch in amazement as Bubble Max, the master bubbleologist, creates bubbles as tiny as ants and as giant as elephants during his shows at the park from Saturday 25th – Friday 31st May. He will be creating breathtaking bubble sculptures and even encapsulating individuals and their entire families inside the bubbles themselves. There are three shows a day at 1:30pm, 3pm and 4:30pm included in the admission price. 

Water Lane, North Stainley, Ripon HG4 3HT


Castle Howard’s Traction Engine Rally

25th – 27th May 2019
Performing in the main arena will be the Stannage International Stunt Show, featuring the flaming high fall show, exploding coffin, motorbike stunts, car jumps and trick riding to name a few. This is an exciting, high octane show for the whole family to enjoy. The event will also feature the Scarborough Fair Collection which will be entertaining the crowds at various times over the three days with their stage show, featuring dancers, singers and musicians. This is a musical extravaganza not to be missed!

Castle Howard Estate, York, YO60 7DA

Energi Trampoline Park

Whatever the weather, the gigantic air conditioned, indoor arena will put huge smiles on your kids faces – treat them to an experience they’ll be talking about for days.

With trampolines, reflex games, basketball hoops, dodgeball arena, foampits, balance and agility challenges and a giant airbag to bounce onto, you cannot fail to impress the whole family.

3-7 Rose Avenue, York Business Park, York, YO26 6RU
T: 01904 360 500


25th May – 2nd June 2019, 10am-5pm – Moon Mission

Celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the moon by seeing a NEW space show and take part in astronaut training in a human gyroscope as well as other space related activities.

Drop-In event, no booking required.

Normal admission applies.

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

Fairy Stories At Scampston Hall

Tuesday 28th May at 11.30am: Fairy Stories

Scampston’s Fairy Godmothers will be back in 2018 with some magical tales! Join them in the fairy woodland throughout May Half Term.

Enjoy the playground and nature trails for families to discover the outdoors and the incredible wildlife here at Scampston.

Scampston Walled Garden, Malton, YO17 8NG

01944 759 111

Fairytale Fun At Lotherton Hall

Fairies, Fables & Wild Things
25th May – 2nd Jun 2019
Can you find all of the fairy tale characters hidden around the house, grounds & Wildlife World with the help of our Traditional Tales Trail?

Dress up as your favourite fairy tale character, have a go at magical crafts & activities!

Thursday 30 May: Fairy Tale Picnic, with storytelling, garden games, face painting, and a visit from our own fairy.

Lotherton Hall, Collier Lane, Aberford, LS25 3EB Leeds

Flamingo Land

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

There are a variety of junior and family rides, including the new Flamingo 1 racing cars, where both children and adults can test their driving skills as well as the Peter Rabbit Adventure playground.

Come and see your favourite characters, for no additional cost:
Skye and Chase from Paw Patrol – 1st June
Enjoy a tot’s party celebration that includes story telling, singing, dancing and face-painting.


Call 0800 40 888 40 for info.

Gnome Trail At Kirkstall Abbey

28th May – 2nd June 2019, 10am – 3pm 

Find all the mischievous gnomes who have escaped to explore and are hiding in the abbey ruins.  Follow the trail around the abbey to find them.

28th May 2019, 10 -11am – The usual under 5’s session gets a makeover for half term with lots of gnome based crafts and fun.  Older siblings welcome.

30th May 2019, 2 -2.30pm – Plant a mini garden and add some mini gnomes to look after your flowers.

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


Harewood House Food Festival

25th, 26th + 27th May 2019

The Great British Food Festival at Harewood will be situated on the lawn right in front of the house. Your ticket to the event also includes free on-site parking and FREE access to the gardens and grounds, below stairs area of the house and bird garden, home to over 30 birds from around the world. Visit, and you will see the rare Bali starling, flocks of charismatic parrots and cockatoos as well as an opportunity to feed the Humboldt penguins! Children can also enjoy the excitement and thrills of the Adventure Playground, with its slides, swings and climbing frames! All included in the price of your food festival ticket!

Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE

Italian Cars & Bikes Rally At Newby Hall

2nd June

10.30am – 4pm

See Italian Cars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Fiat, Ducati. There will be a pizzeria, a coffee stall and ice cream on sale on the day.

Newby Hall & Gardens

01423 322 583

Kite Festival At Scarborough Castle

25th – 27th May 2019


Get to grips with the art of kite flying at Scarborough Castle. Expert kite flyers will dazzle you with their skills as they create a spectacle on the headland.

See gigantic kites in flight, watch synchronised demonstrations to music, have a go at making your very own kite and try it out in the family flying area where we’ll also give you some top tips on making it soar.

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

Masham Summer Market Weekend

2nd – 3rd June

9am – 4pm

Food and craft stalls, music and entertainment, demonstrations and more…


Masham Market Place


May-Hem Circus At Piglets Adventure Farm

25th May – 2nd June 2019

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

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

Piglets Adventure Farm is located 15 minutes from the centre of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York.

Nunnington Hall

Nature fest, 25th May & 26th May 2019

11am – 4pm
Discover more about the natural world. Meet local wildlife rescue organisations and keepers and get hands on with animal encounters, bug hunting, nest building and much more.

Nature @ Nunnington, 27th May (until 2nd June) 2019

12pm – 3pm
Get involved with our jam-packed nature inspired week of activities including the ‘nurture and flourish’ garden trail, critter crafts and hear some nature natter.

Nunnington Hall – 01439 748283

Roman Festival At Yorkshire Museum

31st May-2nd June 2019

The Legions of Rome return to invade the ancient city of York for the annual Eboracum Roman Festival.

From 1st – 2nd June, Roman Eboracum comes to life in the beautiful York Museum Gardens with a Roman Living History camp, Kids Army, demonstrations, lectures and activities for all ages.

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR. Tel: 01904 687687

Royal Armouries Museum

A Royal half-term 28th May – 2nd June  (Free)

This half-term week will be packed with Royal-themed activities for all ages including live combat displays, storytelling, dramatic performances, demonstrations with a chance to have a go and much more.

Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive
LS10 1LT

Sheep Shearing Festival At Cannon Hall Farm

25th May – 2nd June 2019, 10am -6.30pmSheep shearing demonstrations will take place every day in the Roundhouse. There will be the chance to see lambs, as well as soft play, races, farm talks, reptile handling sessions and the tractor trailer rides.

Pre-booking advised.

Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, S75 4AT Barnsley.

Tel:01226 790427

Skipton Castle: 15th Century Wars Of The Roses

Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May 2019

10am – 5pm (11am Sun)

15th Century War of the Roses

Journey back to the 15th Century during the Wars with the Red Wyvern Society. See a recreation of a medieval campsite within the castle grounds and the garrison demonstrates their arms and armour.

Skipton Castle, Skipton, BD23 1AW
01756 792442

Studfold Trails: Bluebell Fairy Experience

25th May – 2nd June

Magical Summer Fun at Studfold’s Fairy and Pixie Trail!

A magical experience!
From May half term until the end of the summer holidays. Discover over 25 tiny fairy/pixie houses each with their own poem or story. Use your imagination to find the delightful tiny coloured fairies and pixies that help make Studfold’s Award Winning Adventure Trail a truely magical place. Dress up or put on Studfold’s Fairy Wings and Pixie Hats.

North Yorkshire

T. 01423 755228

Thorp Perrow Enchanted Wood Trail

25th May – 2nd June

Follow the trail through the enchanted wood, home to fairies, pixies, elves and a host of other magical creatures. Don’t forget your fancy dress! On Sunday 2nd June Fairy Peaseblossom and Mr Gnome will be there with some fairy magic shows and join-in fun for all ages. A facepainter will be there too.

Trail sheet £1 per child. (Standard entry charges apply)

Thorp Perrow Arboretum
North Yorkshire
01677 425323

Toys Day Out At Kirklees Light Railway

25th May – 2nd June 2019

Take your child’s favourite toy along for a ride on the railway and enjoy half-price fayres for the kids!

Valid all day on all trains and the playground.

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield, HD8 9XJ

01484 865 727

Tropical World – Love Your Zoo Week

25th May – 2nd June 2019

Join the keepers for expert talks and find out about your favourite animals. Not only does the week-long event ensure a fun-filled day out with lots of extra activities for all ages, it also promotes the important work Tropical Word does with regards to conservation, education and research.

Under 5’s are FREE.

Tropical World, Roundhay.

Tel: 0113 3367553

Williams Den

Yorkshire Arboretum Explorers Club

Tuesday 28th May 2019

Explorers Club. Lots of nature based activities for intrepid explorers aged 6-11 including orienteering, owl pellet dissection and shelter building. £15 and £12 for second and subsequent siblings. Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session.

Booking essential.
Please bring a packed lunch.

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, YO60 7BY
01653 648598

Zog At Dalby Forest

Forestry Commission England are now inviting children to step into the forest classroom to learn lessons just like Zog, including how animals fly, what sounds they make and how they catch their prey!

As well as winning gold stars along the self-led trail, there will be reveal panels which have a hidden image that children can find using a coloured lens in their activity pack. Available to buy for just £3 the activity pack will also include a Zog mask, activity sheets a pencil and stickers.

Dalby Forest, Pickering YO18 7LT
01751 472771