School Holidays & Special Events York

Summer Holidays

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Murton Park Summer 2018

22/23 July Vikings on the Village – Find out how they lived 1000 years ago

Historical Family Activities throughout the Summer Holidays
See the tractors and animals, play in the sandpit and new soft
play area for under 5’s, find the Trolls instruments and Fairy Garden
Take a train ride on the Blackberry Line
DVLRS will be running trains on Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday

29 July MG Car Club display their vehicles in the afternoon

1 August Yorkshire Day – Family Activities

Come along for some Welly Wanging,
Complete the Giant Jigsaw and follow
the Tractor Ted Activity Trail

Bank Holiday Weekend 25th – 27th August
The Trailblazers our resident western re-enactors will be transforming the fort into a Western Town – meet the cowboys and be ready for a shoot out!

Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, York YO19 5UF
T: 01904 489966


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The Deep – Slime Time

It’s all about slime this summer at The Deep from 21 July to 2 September. Join us at 11am, 1pm and 3pm for ‘The Slime Show’ where your little scientists can help with exciting experiments as we explore which animals use slime in their everyday lives. There’s props galore, and of course, lots of gooey green stuff. And if that’s not enough, you can even make your own pot of slime (12-4pm) to take home for just £1 – the question is, what colour will yours be? Don’t forget to take a picture at the mad scientist photo board too and share it with us at #thedeephull.

Runs 21st July to 2nd September.
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.

Visit The Deep’s website here for full details.

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

Adolescent Festival York 2018

Saturday, August 11th at 11 AM – 8 PM

Family friendly music festival with attractions, thrill rides & street food. Tribute bands that have appeared on the BBC’s Better than the real thing! Tickets are £5 & under 5’s are FREE! Find us on FB!

York Knavesmire, York YO231EX

Barley Hall – Magical Crafting Summer 2018

28 July – 26 August 2018 – 10.00 – 16:00

Join us at Barley Hall every weekend through the summer and get hands-on with history with some fun magic-inspired crafting activities for all the family.

Coffee Yard, Off Stonegate, York, YO1 8AR
T: 01904 615505

Dunnington Fayre

July 28th 11am – 9.30pm

The first part of the day brings people and groups together to organise a fun filled time for all the family – have a go’s, displays, dog show, horse show, stalls, competitions etc. The second part of the day is a mini music festival over 2 stages.

Rhythm Time – Multi-sensory music class – Summer 2018

40mins of Rhythm Time, followed by 15min juice and biscuit. (£6 per session, siblings under 1 free in Family class, other siblings £3)
Dunnington Readiing Rooms- Thursday 26th July, Thursday 23rd Aug. Family class 10am(all ages) Baby class 11am.
St Aelreds Community Centre, Tang Hall- Friday 27th July, Friday 17th Aug, Friday 31st Aug. Family class 10am. (all ages) Baby class 11am.

T: 07847717403 (Rachel)

Tennis for All

30th July-3rd August and 13th -17th August.

Tennis coaching at Rowntree Park. All abilities -fully inclusive sessions with LTA coach Andy Crockett.
Ages 4-9 years 10-11am, ages 10-15 years from 11-12pm. Cost £5 per session-please book in advance.

T: 07926 172939

The Fox – Family Fun Day 2018

Sunday, August 12th at 2 PM – 8 PM

Live music in the beer garden and burgers on the BBQ! With a wide selection of real ales, wines and premium lagers there will be plenty to keep the adults occupied! We will also be holding raffles, alongside other activities for the kids, cakes and games!

The Fox, 168 Holgate Road, YO24 4DQ

Unicorn and Fairy Party

Saturday 28th July 2018 2pm – 4pm

Hosted by our Green Fairy and Twilight Sparkles! With a special visit from a real Unicorn! We will be running an action packed party. Full of dancing, singing, adventures, games and of course a fairy dust wish. Held at Haxby Memorial Hall.

T: 01482 762761

York Minster Summer 2018

10am – 3pm Age guide: Suitable for 4+ years (accompanied by an adult) £2.50 per child.

24th, 25th & 26th July – Sowing seeds
31st July, 1st Aug & 2nd Aug – making Suncatchers
7th, 8th & 9th Aug – Canvas bag decorating
14th, 15th & 16th Aug – Mask making
21st, 22nd & 23rd Aug – Clay animals
28th, 29th & 30th Aug – Bird feeder making

17th, 18th & 19th Aug – Stone calving festival

Plus various family workshops throughout Summer.

York Minster, Deans Park