Things to do

For Children

This section is for parents to share their favourite local things, such as a day out or activity your child particularly enjoyed, a good party you went to or something for mums. Please send in your recommendations here

Betton Farm (near Scarborough)

Sent in by Clare….Wow brilliant outdoor play area for young children with a little farm. Tea room with lovely food and a couple of shops too to look around. Didn’t get to explore it all as I was feeding my baby for sometime. My 2 year old loved it! Definitely recommend a visit!

Find Betton Farm at Racecourse Roadd, East Ayton, Scarborough, YO13 9HT. 01723 863143.

East Park

Yvette from East Hull: ‘I seem to spend my life at East Park in the summer, there’s so much to do. I have five boys and its a great place for them to let of steam!’

East Park, Holderness Road, Hull

Humber Street Gallery

Humber Street, Hull (part of the new Fruit Market area).

This gallery is a great addition to the new fruit market as a dedicated family friendly gallery. They frequently hold special family events and run exhibitions aimed at children as well as grown ups. Its all free to go around and Mumbler has spent a lot of time there since it opened! Gallery open Tuesday to Sunday, cafe open every day.

Read the Mumbler blog here about the things we’ve done there.

Jolly Babies music classes

Kate from Kirkella: ‘I loved taking my baby to this music class in Swanland. There are lots of new songs each term, instruments and a really nice group of mums’

Jolly Babies is part of ‘Music with Mummy’ aimed specifically at 0-15 month olds. Classes are held in Swanland and also North Ferriby, Brough, Beverley, Hull and Hedon. Contact Mun Wah Wong for details – 01482 627938

Murton Park

Sent in by Jayne….I would just like to recommend Murton Park near York. I went with my 4 year and my friend and her children. There is a vintage train that runs on a Sunday, and there is some great play things for the children with a small farm. There’s a pretend shop, a toy farm and a smal soft play. There’s also a great playground and picnic area as well as cafe.

Pickering Park

Sam from Anlaby: “What a lovely day I had on my own with my 2 youngest! We parked up and fed the birds – the man who works in the aviary gave  us some bird seed and we fed them and talked to the parrots. Then we played in the lovely park, walked around the large pond and fed geese all our old bread, played on the new extended park and fitness equipment, basket ball courts and had a picnic! Then topped it off with an ice cream! I can’t wait to come in the 6 weeks holidays when the water is in the splash pool. Lovely day out that cost only a ’99’ with a flake!!”

Located between Pickering Road and Hessle Road, Hull.

Pre-school Swimming Lessons at Haltemprice

Caroline from West Hull: ‘These lessons are absolutely great for introducing toddlers to swimming and getting them confident in the water, my little girl has progressed really quickly and the instructors are brilliant with children’

Lessons on most days at Haltemprice Leisure Centre, Springfield Way, Anlaby. 01482 652501

Rock Up

Rock Up, St Stephens (on the Leisure Terrace upstairs), 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN. 01482 968000.

Rock Up is a new indoor climbing and soft play experience in Hull. Mumbler loves a visit here with my kids!

Read all about our family afternoon out on the blog here and all about the toddler climb session on the blog here.

Smile Cafe & The Mile Farm Shop, Pocklington

The Mile Farm Shop & Feed Shed, Pocklington, YO42 1TW. 01759 305420

Smile cafe is a great cafe serving excellent food (especially kids food) with a soft play inside and a good play are outside. They also sell excellent produce in their farm shop and do kids birthday parties. Mumbler goes often as its a great half way point from Hull to York and I put a blog up with more details.

You can read the blog here.

Storytime at Swanland Library

Pam from Skirlaugh: ‘I look after my granddaughter in Kirkella once a week and this is a lovely group that I take her too, its free and different each week’. 

Storytime is at Swanland Library on Wednesdays at 9.15. Swanland Village Hall, Main Street, Swanland, HU14 3QR. 01482 634896

The Bay Horse Pub

Vicky from Long Riston: ‘We love going for a meal at the Bay Horse in Arnold. There’s a great outdoor play area for kids and in the summer a bouncy castle to keep them entertained.’

The Bay Horse, Black Tup Lane, Arnold, HU11 5JA. 01964 500305

Walking at Noddle Hill Nature Reserve

Paul from Sutton Park: ‘Noddle Hill is a fabulous area for taking my grand children and the dog. The nature reserve has lots to see and the paths are all great for the pushchair.’

Noddle Hill is a nature reserve and lake in North Bransholme, located behind Noddle Hill Way where Bransholme Road branches off.

Williams Den

Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS.

Mumbler had a great day out visiting Williams Den to do a review of the new attraction near North Cave. Read the full review here.