School Holidays York

May Half Term

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

Half Term at the Zoo!

Celebrate BIAZA Love Your Zoo Week at Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park this half term.

Open 25th May – 2nd June inclusive.

Find out all about our amazing animals, learn about conservation and discover how we can help endangered creatures around the world. Find out all about BIAZA and what it takes to be a zookeeper.

– Animal Arts & Crafts
– Keeper Talks and Meet the Animals sessions
– Explore the beautiful arboretum
– Go wild in the play park

Open from 10am – 5pm (Last Entry 4pm)

Find out more at:

T: 01904 772270

Just on the outskirts of York with its leafy wilderness play area and magical walled garden, Beningbrough’s extensive gardens and parkland are packed with hidden corners waiting to be explored and you can discover its delights with the National Trust’s essential 50 things play list. Join us for a host of free, organised events:

Sunday 26th – Have fun with sticks anytime between 11am – 3pm on the south lawn.
Monday – Discover what’s in a pond at one of the drop-in sessions in the American Garden at 11.30am and 2pm.
Wednesday – Build a den in the American Garden undergrowth. Sign up to a session on the day at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
Friday – Go cloud watching at one of the sessions at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
Friday – Drop into a creative wild art session in the hayloft* anytime between 12 – 3pm
Sunday 2nd – Get to know a tree. Sign up to a session on the day at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm

We’re open every day 10.30am – 5pm with all the usual children’s activities around the gardens, over in the wilderness play area or in the hall.

* The hayloft is accessible by stairs only

For further details:
T: 01904 472027

Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm – Nature Week 2019

25th May – 2nd June 


Explorer Packs

Want to get out and about this May half term? Rewild your child the Castle Howard Explorer Packs.

Castle Howard’s children’s backpacks are full of fun activities to help your family discover nature at Castle Howard.
Become a mini explorer and head off on an adventure with bug hunting kits, mini binoculars, tree rubbing, explorer stickers and more.

Inside each pack you’ll find:
 The Castle Howard children’s book, full of puzzles and trails
 Activity sheets including I Spy, tree rubbing, bird spotting and bug hunting
 Garden bird ID guide and binoculars for bird watching
 Garden bugs and beasties ID guide, bug scoopers, bug pots and tweezers to help you on your bug hunt
 Crayons
 Castle Howard Explorer stickers

To hire your Explorer’s Pack simply ask at the Ticket Office on your next visit.
(Suitable for children aged 6+)

Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333

Sat 25th May 2019 to Mon 27th May 2019

Castle Howard has a long history of holding traction engine rallies until the early 1980s and almost 40 years later Outdoor Shows Ltd and Castle Howard are jointly relaunching a traction engine rally on 25th and 26th 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!

There will be a full programme of top steam fair attractions including tractor pulling, steam engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, classic motorcycles, fairground organs, miniature steam engines, stationary engines and vintage commercials. You will also find an array of trade stands, autojumble, craft and fine food marquee, old time and modern funfair, non-stop arena entertainment, catering outlets and a fully licensed bar.

Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333

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.

Book your slot on our WEBSITE

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


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!


Mansion HouseVenture behind the scenes of one of York’s best kept secrets this half term, and explore four floors of hidden corridors and grand halls at York Mansion House, the oldest official home of a Lord Mayor in the country!

With stories to discover at every turn, bring your little ones to walk in the footsteps of Georgian lords and ladies, dress up in their finery, unleash their creativity, and explore the incredible State Room. Then head down to the Georgian kitchen where delicious treats are made at 11:30 and 2:30 every day, or perhaps try whipping something up with our incredible digital cooking experience.

Grab an interactive guide on your way in, and be led on a journey through York’s past, with special facts, challenges, and stories for little eyes only! Don’t forget to look out for hidden extras in each room, and watch as history comes to life around you…

29th May – 2nd June / 10.30am – 4:30pm
£3.50 Children / £6.50 Adults / £17 Family ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children) / 50% discount for York residents

T: 01904 553663



This Half Term trot to Mother Shipton’s for a day of Unicorn magic and have a roarsome time searching for Dinosaur footprints. Unicorns and Dinosaurs are in the park, follow the adventure trail and you never know what you might find!

The park will be transformed, creating an engaging May Half Term event for all the family. 25th May to 2nd June, 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

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

Mother Shiptons Cave, Knaresborough


Half Term Holiday Fun

The half term holidays starts with a bang the Cowboys and Viking Event. (25th, 26th, 27th May) See what it is like to live in a Western Town, you may event see a gunfight! Wander through the reconstructed Viking Village talking to the people who live there.

Time to get the laundry done on Wash Day. (29th May) Fun for the whole family as you can help our curator washing clothes using a range of washing equipment from the museum collection. Some of the grandparents may have even used them before.

The holidays finish with the Join the Roman Army! event. (1st and 2nd June) We are looking for young people to see if they have what it takes to join the Roman Army. It will be a chance to have a go at activities usually only available to school groups.

The Derwent Valley Light Railway will be running passenger trains on the ¼ mile of track. (May 25th, 26th, 27th and June 2nd)

There is also a newly updated child friendly gallery, playground, pedal tractors, nature trail, animals, mini soft-play and more….

T: 01904489966



May-Hem Circus is back this May Half Term with unmissable fun for the entire family!

Roll up, roll up to the big top tent and be wowed by the amazing Fatt Matt! With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, it’s jaw-dropping entertainment every day over half term. We can’t wait!
So much fun! Tractor trailer rides, bouncing pillows, go karts, barrel rides, crazy golf, giant sandpit, and loads more. And of course, lots of cute animals to meet in the paddocks, the animal barn and piglet maternity ward!
Take a tractor & trailer ride to our amazing Bale Play Baaarn…with NEW slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, giant drop slide, rope swing and dig’n’play.
Are you ready to make furry, fluffy and fleecy friends this May Half Term? Get close to farmyard friends in the Animal Barn and join in petting & feeding sessions daily. Don’t forget to say hello to our alpacas Juno & Bandi and see adorable baby piglets in The Piglets Maternity Ward!

It’s unmissable fun for all the family!

To book discounted tickets online, go to

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.

T: 01904 499183


Poppleton Children’s Sports Day is a fun day for all the family. It’s on Monday 27th May and starts at 12.30pm with Fancy Dress (the theme for this is Environment and is open to anyone) and the May Queen Procession. This is followed by Maypole Dancing, Children’s Races, Stalls, Miniature Train, Food and Drink and lots of other activities. There are also handicrafts classes (open to anyone) and all entries need to be dropped off in All Saints Hall between 9 and 10am. Details of categories can be provided to those who would like them.
Contact our Facebook page with any questions.

25 May – 2 June
‘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. Normal garden admission applies.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, HARROGATE, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB



25th May – 2nd June 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!

Hunting Dinosaurs in the Enchanted Forest – daily
Walking with Dinosaurs – Get a selfie with the Stockeld Walking Raptor! – 25th & 26th May, 1st & 2nd June
Fossil Making with the Stockeld Rangers – daily
Dino craft with the Stockeld Rangers – daily

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 MUMYORK for an additional 10% off!! Click here to book

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


The award-winning farm shop and newly expanded café specialises in home-grown fruit, veg, and local and rare breed meats, plus the finest homemade food including quiches, scones, soups and seasonal dishes. Pick your own in the summer. A great day out for all the family.

Animal Corner
The animal field is situated across from the Children’s play area. This gives children the opportunity to see the animals in their natural habitat and even feed them. Bags of feed can be bought from the shop and a special feeding point has been designed in order to make sure the goats eat the food. Currently we have 2 Pygmy goats and chickens.

Children’s Play Area
The children’s play area is outside, situated next to the cafe garden, so you can supervise. There’s a wendy house, a mini digger, a tractor for them to enjoy pretending to drive and a fantastic climbing frame based around the agricultural theme.

You can do Pick your own – from the first strawberries of the summer in May to the last pumpkin in October.(phone to check availability).

Opening Hours
Farmshop: 9 – 6 Mon – Sun
Cafe: 9 – 5 Mon – Sun

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley, York, YO41 1NB
T: 01759 373023

11:30 – 20:30

After the success of our first year, we will be returning for it second year! This year we have The 5:15’s, Flatcap Carnival, The Mother’s, Van Der Neer, Supermoon, The Recivers, The Honours and many more. Fair rides, food stands and outside bar. All funds raised will go to the Ambulance Wish Foundation, to help terminally ill & elderly people fulfil a final wish, with the support of our specialised vehicle and volunteers.

£15 adult, £30 family (2adults & 2 kids) & £5 child ticket.
Use code YLL for 25% off all tickets.

York Sports Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, York, YO30 5RE


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 our WEBSITE.

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


With all of our usual indoor and outdoor fun – including rides, climbing frames, mini beach, ball park area, role play village and crafty corner – there’ll be plenty to enjoy whatever the weather!

The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH
T: 01904 692221

The Anthony Shaw Collection: Children Curate

Anthony Shaw’s impressive collection of art was assembled over a 40-year period and is on long-term loan to York Art Gallery.

Anthony believes his collection looks best displayed in domestic spaces, allowing for dialogue between artists. Visitors to his intimate domestic display space are invited to imagine what it is like to live alongside a collection of art.

In this remarkable new display, Anthony invited 28 Year Six children from Burton Green Primary to become Guest Curators and create their own exhibition using his collection.

The children also made their own artwork in response as part of a series of workshops led by artist Susan Halls. This imaginative and surprising new work sits alongside the items that inspired their creation.

York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
T: 01904 687687


New exhibition for 2019: Museum of Broken Relationships
Just as Britain is set to break up with the European Union, York Castle Museum brings a collection of stories and symbolic possessions to the city which relate to the ways we fall out of love.

Other current exhibitions include:
Shaping the Body: 400 Years of Fashion, Food & Life
1914: When the World Changed Forever
Kirkgate: The Victorian Street
Toy Stories
York Castle Prison
The Sixties

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, YO1 9RY
T: 01904 687687


York’s Chocolate Story is the place to be this May

Throughout May, the attraction has got your family covered as we are the ultimate trip for your little ones (or big ones.)

Take a fully interactive journey, unearthing fascinating chocolatey facts along the way. Travel back in time to uncover the secrets of Cocoa and why York is the city of Chocolate. Come along to the tour and try many different chocolates from over the decades with the experience of making your own chocolate lolly!

We are proud to showcase high quality chocolate makers and provide a unique selection of products from York, Yorkshire and the United Kingdom in our retail shop. Treat yourself to one of our delicious hot chocolates created with chocolate love in our café.

New to this year and not to be missed this May is our new exhibition that explores the history of the KitKat. Launched this spring, Breaking the Mould: The Story of KitKat® Exhibition uncovers the secrets behind the world’s most popular confectionery brand.

York’s Chocolate Story is an unforgettable experience for all the family with there being something for everyone.

Book your tickets today at

It’s a totally free day but you MUST get tickets from HERE in advance as numbers are limited and we will be asking for a £1 donation towards the charity on the door. (Martin House Childrens Hospice) but if you can’t afford this then please don’t worry – you’ll still be allowed to come and enjoy the day.

Entry is completely free as are the activities. Thanks to our hosts The Mount School, our sponsors Water Babies and all of the local companies taking part for making this possible!

I just ask that you only get tickets that you’re going to use – this will ensure that everyone who wants to come can come and enjoy the day.

Water Babies are helping make this event possible again by sponsoring it and you can book in a free taster session with them at one of their regular venues for another time by e-mailing

The Mount School are hosting the event and will be giving tours of the fabulous grounds through the day too.

Activities on the day will be suitable for babies and toddlers as well as primary school ages but everyone is welcome.

The Schedule of events is below – no need to pre-book these, as long as you have registered to come along then you can just turn up at the activity areas 5 – 10 minutes before they are due to start.

Activity day 2019 timetable

We will have stalls & craft activities from some of the above too as well as Kixx, X Martial Arts, Energi Trampoline Park, Ingenues, Pinatas York, York Army Museum, Mini First Aid and loads more.

On top of all of this there will be some lovely goody bags for the first 200 families through the door.

Click HERE for all the information

Martin House provides family-led care for over 400 babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions in York and across North, West and East Yorkshire.  The hospice in Boston Spa is a place where children, young people and their families can come to stay along their journey and find support, rest and practical help.  Our community nurses offer practical and emotional support to families in their own homes and hospitals and, for families whose child has sadly passed away, we offer specialist bereavement support through counselling and group sessions.  

Thank you for your support – you are making a real and tangible difference to many families in York and across the region.

1-2 June 2019

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

From 1 – 2 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.

Please visit for a full programme of events.

Visit the Yorkshire Museum to discover York’s Roman history through some of Britain’s greatest Roman treasures. Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor; see the statue of Mars – the finest example of a Roman statue ever found in Britain; marvel at the marble head of Constantine and stand at the tombstone of Lucius Duccius Rufinus, Standard Bearer of the Ninth Legion. Special family-friendly activities will take place throughout the museum; see if you measure up for the Roman Army, make mini catapults and more!

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR
T: 01904 687687


Acklam Sports and Gymkhana

1st June 2019 9am onwards.

Lots of fun for the family, children’s races, a bucking bronco competition, sheep shearing demonstrations, pony events, face painting live entertainment, art competition and much more. You can find us at our Facebook page Acklam Sports and gymkhana.

Acklam Sports and Gymkhana YO179RG

Best of York Music Festival 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12noon – 8.30pm

After the success of our first year, we will be returning for it second year! Same time, same place. This year we have The 5:15’s, Flatcap Carnival, The Mother’s, Van Der Neer, Supermoon, The Recivers, The Honours and many more.

York Sports Club, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, York, YO305RE

Bishopthorpe Pre Schools 1st Fairy And Troll Garden Trail

May 25 at 10 AM – May 27 at 4 PM

Fairies and Trolls are taking over the village of Bishopthorpe and we need your help to
Find them.
Trail Map are available to buy at £1.50 each from The Marcia, Twisted Cogs and Tamar’s Toyshop in the village and all money raised goes to Bishopthorpe Pre School.

Dringhouses Library – Map Attack!

Tuesday 28th May 3.30-5pm

Description: Our Lego club is being taken over by buildings – look at our giant floor-map of York, and create some of York’s best buildings in Lego, or create new ones of your own!

Tickets £2, book at Dringhouses or any Explore library
T: 01904 552 674


Saturday 1st June
12.00pm – 17.00pm

Goodfest is Goodricke College’s annual family music festival featuring live music, food vans, face painting, hair braiding, tie-dye and many more family-friendly activities. This year the college also celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

Goodricke College, University of York, Heslington, YO10 5DD

Hoglets Theatre Presents A Midsummer Night’s Mischief

York Explore Library – Weds 29 May 2-2.45 and 3.15-4 T: 01904 552828
Clifton Explore Library – Thurs 30 May 10.30-11.15 T: 01904 552662
Acomb Explore Library – Weds 29 May 10-10.45 and 11-11.45 T: 01904 552651

All is not well in the woods. The Fairies are at war. The battle lines are drawn so it’s time to pick a side. Suitable for age 2-9 £4 per person under 2’s free. booking essential.

Holgate Windmill – Open Day

May 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and visit to see inside this fascinating piece of our nation’s heritage. The last working mill in York and the oldest five-sailed mill in the country. Explore each floor to discover how grain is milled and flour produced. Entry to the mill is £3 for adults, £1 for Children (aged 5-18).

Holgate Windmill, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York, YO26 4TX

Kindermusik – Bank Holiday ‘Family Time’ and Flash Sale

Monday 27th May

10.00-10.45am – Family Time Class (0-5yrs) – PRE-BOOKING
11.00-11.30am – Flash Sale – ALL WELCOME
Come and make music with your babies, toddlers, preschoolers & big kids.
£7/child or £9/two siblings.
After class, bag a bargain.
**Great value children’s percussion, CDs, books, balls, scarves, puppets**

Vestry of St.Clement’s Church, Scarcroft Road YO23 1NE
Tel: 07982 607674

Messy beans- Dinosaur and Volcano messy and sensory session 2019

Wednesday 29th May 10am till 11am

Range of messy and sensory experiences with some creative activities for 0-8’s
£6 per child, an adult must attend. Please bring a towel and change of clothes.

New Earswick Methodist church Hall
Call 07903309408 for more information and to book.

National Railway Museum – Move Faster

25 May – 2 June 10am – 6pm

Discover the challenges of moving faster as you experiment with shapes, materials and magnets in our hands-on workshops and live shows which will get you using the science of streamlining to move and think in unexpected ways.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4XJ
T: 03330 161 010

Play with your food!

Wednesday 29th May 10am – 2pm

Join us for a morning of food exploration and creative cooking, followed by the big picnic.
All ages welcome. FREE of charge.

Tang Hall Community Centre.

Psych! York

Thursday 30th May, 11am-4:30pm

*Free, family-fun, demos, activities, learning*

Sight-loss simulation goggles, rubber hand illusion, can you speak ape? And much more!

Come and meet Psychology researchers from the University of York for a day of fun *free* activities and interactive demos for the whole family.

The Hospitium, Museums Gardens.

Revise it Right English Language Revision session

Thursday 30th May 9am-12pm

Revise it Right English Language Revision session at the University of York. This is an opportunity to go through what’s required in the GCSE English Language exam and get some last minute tips. Tickets cost £25 and can be bought through Eventbrite.

Contact Kate Rose on 07399540247 for more information.

Rowntree Park – Enchanted Woodland 2019

25th May 2019
10am – 12pm

Join us in the ‘Enchanted Woodland’ area of Rowntree Park…it is rumoured that elves and fairies live here! Make your own mystical woodland creatures and create them a home! Follow the trail and find the doors of our magical woodland folk (Age 2-10). Pre Book via FB/website.
£2 members and £3 non members (Per child).

Rowntree Park, York, YO23 1JQ

Rowntree Park Free Youth Activities

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Free Youth Activities at Rowntree Park. Age 11+
Football, Arts & Crafts, Sport, Glitter Tattoos & Much Much More

Rowntree Park (on the old bowling green near the skate park)

Song box / St Nicks – RRRRRmazing Teddybears’ Picnic

Fri, 31 May 2019 10:30 – 12:00

Join Song Box musical play groups to deliver your RRRRRmazing “tricky plastics” recycling and share a musical Teddybears’ picnic. We’ll be sharing hot tips for rejecting, reducing, recycling, reusing & redesigning so we can all reduce our environmental impact for a better future. Booking essential via Eventbrite.

St Nicks – Nature Reserve & Environment Centre,Rawdon Avenue, York,YO10 3ST
T: 07765574564

The Yorkshire Arboretum – May Half Term

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
10:00 AM 3:00 PM

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

The Yorkshire Arboretum, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY
T: 01653 648598

Trafalgar Bay – Half-Term Rock Painting fun

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11 AM – 1 PM

Suitable for any age, there will be images and examples available to copy or you can create your own personalised mini works of art for your garden.
We’ll be using paint pens for less mess and more control.
£5 per person.

7 Nunnery Lane, York, YO23 1AB
T: 01904 653336

Walk Cycle Festival

May 26 at 10 AM – May 31 at 1 PM

Join walks, rides and workshops that will inspire, entertain and guide you around beautiful green spaces, transform routes and streets, and plunge you into York’s cultural world of sculpture, music, painting, Shakespeare, and local food and drink. All free. Everyone welcome! Hosted by One Planet York.

Waterstones – Happy Birthday to the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Saturday 25th May
10 AM – 6 PM

There will be lots going on all day to enjoy. Caterpillar races, colouring in, craft activities, make your own caterpillar to take home, card games and of course, our interactive story times throughout the day.

This a FREE and unticketed event hosted in our Children’s section.

Waterstones York, 15 Coney Street, YO1 9QL York

West Bank Park – Big Lunch

Sunday 2nd June 12 noon – 4pm

A bring and share picnic, with live music, story telling and outdoor games.
Please bring your own food and dishes to share, drinks (including plenty of water), picnic blankets and bunting to decorate the area – recycled and odd sock bunting welcome!

West Bank Park, Holgate, off Hamilton Drive and Acomb Road (YO24 4PJ)

York Cemetery, York – Family Wildlife Fun

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 1 PM

Join The Beautiful Burial Ground for a morning exploring the wildlife of York Cemetery. Drop in anytime between 10:30 and 1pm to explore and discover. Children must be accompanied. Free wildlife activities.

York Cemetery, Cemetery Road, York

York City Knights – Future Knights – May Half Term

Our sessions take place on Wednesday 29th May 9.15-12 noon @Heworth and Friday 31st May 1:00-4:00pm @ All New Earswick All Blacks, £6/ event. For further information and details of how to book please visit our website or call 01904 876527.

York City Knights – May Half Term

29th May 1-2.30pm – The Knights Area @ Chapelfields Park, Grange Lane
30th May 1.30 – 3pm – The Skatepark @ Foxwood Community Centre

Free fun for all in Westfield. Either with the Knights arena playing fun games or testing your skills on our skatepark.
No need to book, FREE of charge, just turn up.

T: 01904 876527

Yorkshire Air Museum – Open Cockpits Day

Sunday 2nd June

A unique chance to climb aboard the Museum’s amazing collection of aircraft. So if you’ve ever wanted to climb aboard the Nimrod and experience her unique aroma, or sit inside a jet cockpit on top of an ejector seat, then this is your chance.

Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4A
T: (0)1904 608595