School Holidays York

February Half Term

February Half Term School Holidays in York 2020  – Things to do with your kids. Events, activities, family days out, free things to do, childcare & clubs. It’s all covered – York Mumbler

See below for all the details but here is a quick video for inspiration of what you can do this February Half Term in York with your kids…

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February Half Term 2020

Visit our brand new fitness Park in Nether Poppleton opposite Manor CE Academy on Millfield Lane, YO26 6QY

Book an hour long session on our 2 State of the art obstacle courses:
Ninja Course – for primary school age children
Warrior Course –for big kids & grown ups
Selection of Children’s Fitness classes
Parkour for ages 7+ years / Ninja Gymnastics including babies and pre school age Taking bookings now for new term!

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday – 7am to 9pm
Saturday – 7am to 7pm
Sunday – 7am to 8pm

Age Ranges:
Babies to 4 years
Mini Agility Course (Under 1’s free, 1-4 year olds £1.95 to £2.95)
Ninja Course Toddler (£3.95)
5-11 year olds
Ninja Course (£6.95 – £8.95)
12 years to Adult
Warrior Course (£6.95 – £8.95)

See the recent Mumbler blog HERE to find out more about Agility

Download the  Spring Schedule here

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15th – 23rd February 2020 inclusive

10am – 4pm (Last Entry 3pm)

#FindingDarwin at Askham Bryan Wildlife Park

Find out about fossils at Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park this February. We’re celebrating Darwin Day with a week of evolutionary events, including:

– Themed talks and hands-on activities

– Evolutionary Arts & Crafts

– Our #FindingDarwin competition – with a prize to win each day!

Come and learn about the history of life on earth, explore our amazing arboretum and get closer to all our incredible creatures.

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham Bryan College, York, YO23 3FR

01904 772270


The magic of trees

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February 2020 (closed Monday), 11am–3.30pm

Experience the magic of trees this half term and follow the trail as a tree detective. On selected days join a ‘naked tree walk’ to look at the trees without their leaves and spot the first signs of spring or get creative in an artrageous workshop. It’s also the last chance to experience Gerard Hobson’s Winter Wildlife in Print exhibition. Depending on the weather the snowdrops should be opening more and more creating a carpet of white along the ha-ha walk.

Trail and Winter Wildlife in Print exhibition – every day.

Naked tree walk – Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20, 11.30am and 1.30pm. Head out exploring for this 30 minute session with the gardeners looking closely at the bare branches of the trees as they give away their seasonal secrets. Spaces limited so sign up on arrival.

Artrageous! – Wednesday 19 and Friday 21, 12 noon – 3pm. Get hands-on and create tree silhouettes in the family workshop, please note the room is accessed by stairs only.

The events are free, but normal admission charges apply for Beningbrough or free to National Trust members and under fives.

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February Half Term 2020

We stock a wide range of Pottery (ceramic Bisque), Animals, Fantasy, Plates, Mugs, Bowls, Jugs and lots more ready for Pottery Painting in York.

Use your imagination and create something amazing.

Wide range of Paints, tools, Stamps and sponges available.

We glaze and fire your piece ready for you to collect in 7 days. We will also send you a text message to remind you!

We have events running throughout half term. Please phone 01904 654114 to book on.

Monday: Slime Time

Tuesday: Nature Tiles

Wednesday: Read & Paint

Thursday: Slime Time

Friday: Coil Pot Workshop

See the poster below for more information.

Bish Bash Pot, 64 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL

01904 654114


February half term at Cineworld York, we have a number of great films on show to keep your family busy over half term with Playing with Fire from £2.50 pp and Paw Patrol – Ready, Race, Rescue from £4.50 pp. We also have Sonic the hedgehog, Emma, Dolittle and many more!

Take advantage of our family ticket at just £20! (for 4 people up to 2 adults)

For the Adults on Valentine’s day we have Ghost 30th Anniversary and The Lost Boys both in VIP, For Ghost we have a special event pottery wheel to recreate the romantic moment with your partner.

Also come see the latest Oscar winners 1917 and Parasite showing from Friday 14th February.
1917 – Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual EffectsParasite – Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Picture

Also come to the IMAX FILM FEST at £3 each on Saturday 22nd February

Book your tickets now

0330 333 4444


Cruises for all ages and all occasions this February Half Term

City Cruises have a host of daytime and evening cruises for you to choose from this February:

Valentine’s: Daytime Valentine’s packages for daytime sightseeing cruises can be pre-booked online for the 14th, 15th and 16th of Feb. Click here for details.

Alternatively relax aboard a romantic Floodlit Evening Cruise on the 14th or 15th of Feb, sailing at 7:30pm or 9pm. Click here for details.

Sightseeing: Kids sail free with discounted daytime sightseeing family tickets (up to 3 children free with up to 2 adults) from the 17th to 23rd Feb. Click here for details.

Or join an Early Evening Cruise on the same dates and take advantage of the same offer! Click here for details.

Self Drive: One hour self drive motor boats return to the river in time for Half Term too! Pre book online up to one day before here.

Afternoon Tea: And finally Afternoon Tea cruises return from Saturday 15th of February, sailing daily at 2:45pm. Pre-book in advance here.

Enjoy a different view of York with City Cruises this February Half Term.

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February Half Term 2020

Suitable for all ages – regardless of weather!

Creepy Crawlies is the indoor play area within the park. Filled with separate Play Zones incorporating baby and toddler areas, sports arena, disco area, ball canons and a huge play frame for over fives.

We have a new baby area to allow the little ones their own space, see the recent Mumbler blog exploring the new area HERE. It includes a black and white room, a coloured room, an illuminated ball pool and plenty of soft floor space to explore and play.

High Ropes Course
Wired is an amazing and challenging high ropes course in York comprising 22 activities of varying difficulty all of which are designed to test your nerve and ability. The course is 8 metres at the highest point and you are harnessed and secured by a safe roller and lanyard system, with qualified and experienced staff on hand should you need them. It is suitable for children aged 7 years and above, right up to active older people. Find out about our great passes on offer HERE.

Holiday Club
We have an amazing holiday club every holiday – with access to all of the park and includes high ropes for the older guys – and nursery facilities for younger children. Find out more HERE.

01904 692221


Return to Days Out We have loads of family friendly attractions, parks, days out ideas etc. in our year-round ‘Days Out’ area here.

Click on the image if you want to have a look around.

Rethink your next family day out at Energi Trampoline Park York.

Whatever the weather, our 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.

Current offers: ***2nd hour half price offer and £27.99 Family Ticket***

Book your slot on our website.

01904 360 500


family walk There is nothing like getting outside for a bit of fresh air!

We’ve listed 50 great family friendly walks HERE – based on the distance from York so you don’t have to travel far if you don’t want to!

We let you know which are buggy friendly and dog friendly too as well as details on any costs, parking and how long (roughly) each one takes.

Happy Walking!


 It’s a classic great (Free!) thing to do with the kids and we have loads of great places to feed the ducks in York.

We’ve put them all on a blog HERE so take your pick – or make a full day of it and do a few! If you know of any more great duck feeding spots then let us know HERE and we can add them to the list.

Saturday 15th February until Sunday 23rd February 2020

The Indoor funfair returns to Harrogate this February Half Term. This fantastic family orientated event includes all your family favourites including the Waltzers, Dodgems, Cup and Saucers, Fun House, Inflatable Slide with rides for all ages of the family.

There is no need to worry how many times the children wish to ride as for £10 they can go on as many times as they can within the 3 hour sessions that are daily 10-1 2-5 from Saturday 15th February until Sunday 23rd February. The doors open 30 minutes before each session so that you don’t miss out on any time on the rides and sessions are limited in capacity to stop large queues.

There is a cafe on site also serving hot and cold food as well as toilet and baby changing facilities. Tickets are available online at or you can pay on the door by cash or card subject to availability. Parking is FREE on site at the Yorkshire Event Centre within the Great Yorkshire Showground. So come along and have a memorable family experience with rides to suit all ages of the family including parents.

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15th-23rd February 2020

Half Term is full of family friendly events at the Jorvik Viking Festival.

Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe; visit York in February 2020 for an exciting programme of events, including living history encampments, markets, workshops, talks, tours and dramatic combat performances. Whether you’re well-versed in the sagas or looking for a thrilling half-term break, there’s something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

There’s a range of events, lots are free and some are to pay for. There’s events to suit all age groups.

Family friendly events include:

Viking crafting: Try your hand at Viking crafting! With pottery, wool-braiding, beard making, coin pouch making and flag painting all on offer, there’s plenty to choose from and get creative.

Have-A-Go Sword Workshops

Little Diggers: Viking-themed activity sessions for ages 2-5! 4 themes to try

Viking Encampment: Meet the Vikings who have gathered in Jorvik – learn about their trades, see their crafts in action and get a selfie or two!

There’s so much more too!

Visit the Mumbler Blog or Jorvik Viking Festival WEBSITE for more information about all the different events happening throughout Jorvik Viking week.

NB: Due to weather predictions some venues have changed, so please double check before you visit. The Viking Encampment
will now be held at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall from Saturday 15th-Monday 17th, moving back to Parliament Street on Tuesday 18th. Saga Storytelling is now taking place in Spark on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th, it may return to St Sampsons Stage at a later time (tbc). The Viking Costume Competition will now be at Spark and Have-A-Go Sword fighting will take place at DIG from Saturday 15th-Monday 17th. Returning to St Sampson’s Square on Tuesday or Wednesday – tbc. Poo Day at DIG on Tuesday 18th will also start at 12.00 (12.00-16.00) now.

City Tours
Cancelled Saturday 15th-Monday 17th. People with tickets will be rebooked/refunded.


February Half Term at York Mansion House – 15th to 22nd February

The Dragon’s Trail

Siggy, the Lord Mayor’s dragon has gone missing – and needs your help to find him before it’s too late! Where is he hiding? Can you solve the puzzles and track him down?

From Wednesday-Sunday throughout half term, bring your little ones, and join us at the Mansion House for an immersive, guided trail as you look for clues, discover secrets, and answer puzzles, to discover the hiding place of little Siggy. Running at 10.45am and 3pm each day, immerse yourselves in this beautiful building, and don’t forget to stick around for dressing up and cooking demonstrations!

Can’t make it to the house this half term? No problem! Our brand new self-guided trail (Little Majors Trail) is now a permanent fixture, and will run throughout the year. Don’t forget to pick up your annual pass if you’re a York resident!

York residents are entitled to 50% off admission, and have access to annual passes so you can come back as often as you like. The house is fully accessible, with lifts and ramps throughout, and excellent accessible toilets on each floor.

The Dragon’s Trail is free with admission, but booking onto the tour is essential. Due to space restrictions, each booking is valid for ONE child and ONE accompanying adult only. Admission to the Mansion House is payable on entry.


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Dates for your Diaries!!

Weekends of the 15th – 16th and 22nd – 23rd February 2020

York Bird of Pray Centre will be at Murton Park giving hands on demonstration where you will have the chance to fly one of their birds of prey, this will be a one of a kind experience.

Flying demonstrations will take place at 11.00am and 2.00pm each day.

Certainly not one to be missed.

Standard Murton Park admission applies.



February Half Term 2020

After the great success of the last two years we are once again welcoming you to come and visit our reconstructed Viking village on the outskirts of historic York.

Take part in a multiple award-winning Viking experience. You will get to dress as a Viking, learn how to use a spear and shield, play and make a Viking game to take home with you, and see what it was really like to live in a Viking Longhouse.

The experience is £7.50 per child and will last for approximately 1 1/2 hours and is outside so sensible shoes and coat are advised. This event is not included in the year ticket.* There will be two slots each day and they will be at the following times: 10:00 – 11:30 and 13:00 – 14:30.

We strongly recommend either calling us on 01904 489966, emailing or private messaging us on Facebook to book a spot as places are limited and we expect to sell out.

The café and playground will be open but please note the museum galleries will not be for this event.

*There must be at least one adult in your party to supervise but they will not be charged.



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

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

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

Please note, as car parking is limited tickets are only available online, with pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.

See the Mumbler review HERE

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP


Parks & PlaygroundsWant a change of scenery from your local park? HERE are are some great parks and playgrounds in York for you to explore this school holidays.

Let us know HERE if you know a great one that you think we should include.

15th February – 23rd February 2020.

Get ready to watch NEW Fleecy Fun Shows with The Magic Hatter, bottle feed adorable new-born lambs and whizz down giant slides in the undercover Bale Play Baaarn, there’s so much February Frolics family fun at Piglets Adventure Farm.

Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every day throughout half term from 15th – 23rd February 2020, what will you do first? Bottle feed adorable new-born lambs, jump aboard the tractor and trailer ride, see cute animals in the Animal Barn and if you’re lucky you might even see some baby animals being born in Lambing Live and the Piglet Maternity Ward.

Plus, don’t miss out on NEW Fleecy Fun Shows. The Magic Hatter will be bringing hilarious comedy magic and unbaaa-lievable February fun, you’d be baaarmy to miss it!!

Spend the whole day at the farm and explore the Bale Play Baaarn with straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, giant slides, dig’n’play. There’s even a heated seating area where you can grab some delicious freshly baked sourdough pizza from the Piggy Pizza Parlour.

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.

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

Booking advised. Visit the website HERE


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February Half Term 2020 at Rainbows

Pop in with your little ones over half term for some pottery painting fun!

New in especially for Half Term is our Frozen range. Consisting of a Gecko, Moose and Elsa Princess paint up your own little Frozen family. In addition to these we of course have our standard collection of Animals, Fairies, Princesses, and Money Banks to name but a few. All the aprons, stencils, stamps and tools are provided to help you and your little ones create some shiny ceramic masterpieces.

Rainbows is based in the city centre, across the road from York Art Gallery. We’re open 7 days a week. Pay and Display parking can be found on Bootham Row behind the shop. Alternative the larger Marygate Car Park is 5mins walk away.

For more info please log on to the website or browse our photo’s on Facebook.

Oh and don’t forget to mention Mumbler for 10% off!

Rainbows Ceramics 15-17 Bootham, York YO30 7BW

01904 675533


February Half Term Fun – ‘Whatever the weather’ – Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February 2020

Join us this half term come rain or shine with for activities for all the family. Youngsters can enjoy a range of fun all-weather activities including a chance to make weather wheels, wind socks during half term, and discover more about the wild weather of the UK on a daily garden trail. The garden detectives will also be joining us and sharing their weather-inspired stories. They have also left a trail in the garden for you to explore and learn.

Garden detective weather trail – Daily

Become a weather hunter this half term and take part in our weather trail throughout the garden. Find out about different types of weather – from sun and snow to hurricanes and hailstorms – and learn about the different weather systems that affect the planet.

Whatever the weather crafts – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10.30 – 12.30 & 1pm – 3pm

Bramall Learning Centre Make a rainbow windsock so you can test if it’s calm and clear or blowing a gale. Create your own weather chart so you can keep track of the weekly forecast.

Intergalactic, mad capped Garden Detectives –Tuesday 10.30 – 3.30pm Storytelling sessions at 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Bramall Learning Centre Enjoy tales of wild weather and stormy seas during out storytelling sessions led by the Garden Weather Detectives. Our intrepid weather hunters will wow you with tall tales of meteorological mayhem.

Tomato planting – Thursday 11am – 3pm

Join us to plant some tomato seeds, take them home and watch them grow!

Outdoor workshop – Friday 10.30 – 12.30 & 1pm – 3pm

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Want to be a Nature Adventurer? Meet at St Nicks Environment Centre to go wild in the 24-acre nature reserve, just 1 mile from the city centre.

Come and have fun in all weathers:

– build a den

– make yourself a willow wand or heart

– play nature games

– learn about nature

– enjoy snacks and stories round the fire

Entry: £10 per child/ £7 concession rate including siblings. Please book via Eventbrite or call 01904 411821.

Nature Adventurers (for 5-8 year olds) Monday 17 Feb 2020 at 10 am – 12 noon BOOK HERE

Nature Adventurers (for 8-12 year olds) Fri 21 Feb 2020 at 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm BOOK HERE

Booking is recommended and children between 5 – 8 years old must be accompanied.

Please note car parking is limited. If you can, please walk, cycle (route 658) or take the bus (no. 6, 8 or 20) to reach us.

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3FW

01904 411821


15th-23rd February 2020, 10am-5pm

This February half-term, there’s fun for all the family at Stockeld Park! The park is open from 15th – 23rd of February with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Get active in the Yorkshire fresh air and whizz around the real ice-rink, it’s covered so you can skate in any weather!

Venture into the Forest and take on the four, large Adventure Playgrounds that are guaranteed fun for all! Get lost in the maze whilst discovering some playful surprises or join in on the indoor fun and jump on the indoor pillow and play on the inflatable slide!

Add that extra bit of fun to your day by booking onto the Science & Slime workshops! Stockeld Park are welcoming Dragons Den winners, Sublime Science, who will be hosting 35-minute Science & Slime shows that will be full of scientific surprises, smoke, flying things and of course, plenty of slime! Limited tickets are available for the Science & Slime shows and are only £2 per child when pre-booked online! The Stockeld Rangers have also organised activities including arts & crafts, den building, forest walks and build a teddy! Half term is covered at Stockeld Park!

Pre-book online HERE and quote: MUMYORK for an extra 10% discount!

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN

01937 586333


Open Tuesday til Saturday 9-5

Come and check out my new craft corner.

Lots of fun activity packages to do…..

Lego Challenge
– Lego Play (get creative)
– Lego to take home
– Lego outdoor fun hunt
– Lego sweet treat

Bird Play
– Making a Bird feed
– Going on a bird hunt
– Making chocolate bird nests

Stickman on Tour
– Make your own stickman
– Get a map and stickers
– Go on an outdoor stickman hunt
– Receive a stickman treat

Tickets on sale on now, either phone 07717466733 or pop into the shop to book.

26 Acaster Lane, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2SJ



The Deep – Critical Chemistry – February Half Term 2020

Join us this February half term and explore our exciting new exhibit featuring Red lionfish, Dog faced pufferfish, Leopard moray eels and more! Learn about how climate change is affecting our oceans and what this means for the animals who live there. Take part in our ocean acidification challenge, and find out how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is affecting our sea creatures – you might be surprised what you find!

Enjoy the family activity trail, interactive presentations at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, as well as face painting in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm.

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)

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

01482 381000


February Half Term 2020

WW2 Day Tuesday 18th February 10-4: Find out what life was like in WW2: try your hand at our Codebreaker Challenge with Bletchley Park recruiter Mrs Taylor, you’ll learn about Morse code and send secret messages. Meet Albert a WW2 local defence volunteer and listen to his stories. Join in with WW2 object handling and try out our Make Do and Mend crafts with local artists.

The Codebreaker Challenge will also run 10:00-16:00 on Wednesday 19 February and Thursday 20 February.

Our Sword Trail and design a sword activity, part of the Jorvik Festival Fringe, run 10:00-16:00 Tuesday 18 February to Saturday 22 February.

Included in admission price. With a York Card: £1.25 per child, £2.50 per adult, £6 family ticket. Without a York Card: £2.50 per child, £5 per adult, £12 family ticket. All tickets valid for 12 months from date purchased.

Open Tuesday – Saturday.

York Army Museum, 3 Tower Street, York, YO1 9SB

01904 461010


Prop Making, Characters from the Snail and the Whale
Saturday 15th & 16th February
11am- 1pm & 2pm- 4pm
Join our prop making workshops where we will be inspired by characters from the Snail and the Whale. Why not come back during the week with your hand made prop to play the part of one of the characters in our interactive storytelling sessions held Monday to Friday. Enjoy our week day storytelling sessions based on the Snail and the Whale surrounded by our Coast to Coast sea images! Perfect for snails with itchy feet! Free family friendly drop in work shop. All material included. Gallery admission applies.

Weekdays Interactive Storytelling, The Snail and the Whale
17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 February
10:45am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Join explorer Sailor Sally as she tells this heart- warming adventure, based on Julia Donaldson much loved picture book, The Snail and the Whale.
At the end of the storytelling there will be the opportunity to stay and play, meeting the characters and perhaps creating your own adventure! So why not come and enjoy our week day interactive storytelling sessions surrounded by our Coast to Coast sea images in the Upper North Gallery. Perfect for snails with itchy feet!
For story lovers aged 3+ and their families. Free drop in. Gallery admission applies.

Painted Pebbles-ART ROCKS!
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 February
11am- 1pm & 2pm- 4pm
In celebration of the last weekend of our Coast to Coast exhibition, join us in these free Family Friendly drop in sessions in the learning studio. Decorate your own beach pebble in this creative activity suitable for both adults and children, and discover that ART ROCKS!
All material included. Gallery admission applies.

Click the more information tab below to find out even more about all these events.

Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

01904 687687



Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd February

A Victorian feline thief is on the loose at York Castle Museum this February half term and the Police need your help to put the hoodlum behind bars. The thief has struck on the Victorian street Kirkgate, stealing the defenceless moggy – which belongs to the Lord Mayor – with no apparent motive. We need visitors to become ‘young detectives’ and help police to return the cat to its owner and catch the thief. Included in admission.

A trip down our Victorian Street, Kirkgate, is something you will never forget. Meet the local characters, visit authentic shops and discover the weird and wonderful collections from this bygone era.Swing by the Sixties gallery, discover toys from days gone by, venture into the original prison cells that held Dick Turpin and surround yourself with a spectacular costume collection from the past 400 years.With family-friendly activities and fascinating exhibitions, there is something for everyone at York Castle Museum.

Open 9.30am – 5pm.

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, YO1 9RY

01904 687687


Don’t forget we list all the one off events throughout the holidays on the York Mumbler Events Calendar.

Click HERE to see what other family friendly events are happening.

York Mumbler’s first nearly new sale for children’s items aged 3-10 years. Come and grab some bargains! For pre-loved clothes, toys, games and books.

Saturday 22nd February 2020 10.30-12pm at Poppleton Community Centre.

£1 entry
Limited Parking available at the centre.
These sales are always very busy so please, if at all possible, bring slings to carry babies rather than push chairs. There will, of course, be enough space to push a pram round if needed though.

If you are interested in a stall for selling please compete the following form:
Trade Stands are £20+VAT and Private Sellers are from £10+VAT

View the Facebook Events HERE


February Half Term 2020

York Theatre Royal have two fantastic family friendly shows this February half term.

In the Main House: Oliver! (12-22 February)

Following their much-loved production of Grease, York Light Opera Company are back with family-favourite classic musical Oliver!

The streets of Victorian England come to life with the timeless story of a boy who dared to ask for more. ‘Consider yourself’ at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical, with all your favourite songs: Food, Glorious Food, You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two, Oom-Pah-Pah, and As Long As He Needs Me.

Family tickets from £72 available. Tickets and further information click HERE.

In the Studio: The Boy Who Bit Picasso (19-22 February)

A hands-on and hilarious family show for everyone aged 4 and upwards. Introduce your kids to one of the 20th century’s most influential artists through storytelling, music and lots of chances to make your own art.

Inspired by Antony Penrose’s well-loved book, this United Artists production follows a boy called Tony who becomes friends with Pablo Picasso, telling the true story of how Tony spent his childhood with one of the greatest artists who ever lived.

£12 Adult | £8 Child Tickets and further information click HERE.

01904 623568


Yorkey Dads are launching their latest fantastic initiative this Easter – this time for dads with their daughters & sons. Working in association with Complete Life Fitness,  it’s a fun fitness initiative which will run in every school holiday this year.

This is completely FREE to attend and is for children aged 11+ and their dads.

It is running on the following dates this Easter holiday 2020:

· 7 & 9 April
· 14 & 16 April

Booking is essential for this as spaces are limited.
Contact steve on: or 07921 919441

Click ‘more info’ for the dates for the rest of the year.

07921 919441

Saturday 15 February – Sunday 23 February

Viking Rune Making

The Vikings had their own system of writing called Runes. Join us this half term as we celebrate the Viking Festival with Rune Making. Learn the Runic Alphabet; it’s as easy as A, B, C! Choose your stones and write your name or make a simple message for a friend. Pick up a hessian drawstring bag on the way out to take them home and keep them safe. Museum admission applies. £1.50 charge. No need to book.

Viking Voyages

Imagine travelling back 1000 years in time to experience Viking life first hand in this interactive storytelling journey. Act out a saga of a perilous voyage to Jorvik wearing Viking costumes and role play setting sail in a longboat for a new life. Included in museum admission. No need to book.

Kids Collections Corner: Vikings
Tuesday, 18 February 12.30pm – 1pm

Join us for our new style of Kids Curators Talks. Taking place in a dedicated room, the talk takes the form of participatory involvement including hands on activity or a demonstration. It is led by curatorial and learning members of staff and suitable for 7 – 11 year olds with provisions included for our early years visitors. Included in museum admission. No need to book.

Viking Trail
Everyday 1 February – 29 March
50p a trail. No need to book.

Viking Play Area
Everyday 1 February – 29 March

Vikings Sword & Drill
Weekends (8th February – 22nd March)
11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

01904 687687


Winter Season 4th November 2019 – 6th March 2020

The prices for the Winter Season apply week days and weekends from the 4th November 2019

Click HERE for winter opening times & prices.

Built on a former riding school and farm, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has come along way since it opened in April 2009. A dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, the park has over 400 animals and over 70 different species of animal.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Brockholes Lane, Branton, DN4 6TB


National Railway Museum – February Half Term

15 February 2020 – 23 February 2020
09.00 – 17.00

Take a step into the clever world of coding in our future-focused half term, with robots, dancing, toys and stories.

Leeman Rd, York, YO26 4XJ
T: 03330 161 010