School Holidays

Summer School Holiday Activities

Activities and events running across the School Summer Holidays 2019 in Hull and the East Riding

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Balloon Tree Farm – Pick Your Own Trail

balloon tree farm pick your ownThe Pick Your Own trail is now open with lots of juicy fruit and vegetables to pick. The multi-award winning Balloon Tree Farmshop and Cafe have been growing soft fruit and vegetables for over 20 years so they know how to get the best fruit possible! Come and PYO or buy ready picked strawberries fresh that morning from the farm.

All the varieties we grow have been chosen for their taste – we can do this because everything is picked and sold within minutes or hours, not days. We have PYO strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, red currants, black currants, white currants, blackberries, blueberries, plums, rhubarb and have some vegetables such as pulling peas, broad beans and runner beans. (All subject to availability – you can always phone to check if you are coming from a distance.)

We have introduced the new Summer menu which has a host of tasty home cooked meals, including paninis, summer time salads, daily specials with seasonal variations. The farmshop and newly extended cafe are open 7 days a week. A great day out for all the family – entertain the children in the play area while you relax in the cafe garden but still able to keep an eye on them. Sample the other superfresh homegrown produce, local meats, homemade award winning cakes and chutneys, and lots more.

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge). 01759 373023. For more information email info@theballoontree.co.uk or visit their website here. You can also find them on Facebook here.


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Beetle Bank Open Farm – Summer Activities

beetle bank farm yorkThere is loads going on at Beetle Bank Farm this summer:

  • Wildlife Workshop Week – Thursday 22nd to Monday 26th July 2019. Learn about the animals we look after. Did you know that we look after and nurture wild animals and where possible help them back into the wild. For more information about who we look after including extended ‘touch and tell’ sessions in the barn and activities in the education centre come join us for this week of education and fun!
  • Teddy Bears Picnic – Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August 2019. We don’t have any bears on the farm, so we really want you to bring yours for a week long Teddy Bears Picnic. Join us with our Teddies for a picnic at 11am and 2pm. Best of all it’s all part of your admission fee!
  • Summer Safari – Monday 5th to Friday 9th August 2019. We have lots of farm animals but we also have some special animals you may not have seen before. Best of all you can interact and come touch and tell with some of our exotic animals too.
  • Family Fun Week – Monday 12th to Friday 16th August 2019. We will have lots of inflatables out for bouncy fun, with a couple of surprises too. Join in games galore outside in our play area. Come meet our resident animals, large or small.
  • Camping Weekend – Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August 2019. It’s Beetlefest our annual camping weekend! A weekend pitch is £90. Saturday evening is disco night, complete with the always crowd-pleasing rodeo bull and children entertainment. For food we will be having an all-you can eat hog roast and buffet at £20 per adult and just £10 per child.

Open 9.30am/10am to 5pm. £6 per person, under 2s free. Family of 4 £22 (annual pass £120), family of 5 £26 (annual pass £150).

Beetle Bank Open Farm Moor Lane, Murton, York YO19 5XD. 01904 488796. info@beetlebankopenfarm.co.uk. For more info visit their website here.


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Beverley Racecourse Family Racedays Summer 2019

Beverley Racecourse 2019 family races days out The popular family racedays are back at The Racecourse, Beverley for this 2019 racing season. There are 2 family race days in the summer holidays@

  • 30th July – Paw Patrol Family Raceday
  • 25th August – Circus Day

Under 18’s go free, adult entry is from just £4 and much of the extra fun at the family racedays is free.

The Racecourse, Beverley is located at York Road, Beverley, HU17 8QZ. For more info and to buy tickets visit their website here.


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Culture Tots Summer Specials

culture tots classes hullCulture Tots are unique classes for those who want a musical experience with their babies and children in a warm and welcoming environment. They have some summer specials, all welcome –

  • 22nd July – Teddy Bear Special! World of Wonder (Hull Community Church), corner of Newland Avenue and Cottingham Road, Hull, 10am (ages 1-4), 11am (babies). We’ll be dressing up in cute teddy bear ears and singing some lovely songs with our teddies, as well as a musical picnic and bear hunt!
  • 23rd July – Rock Up, St Stephens, Hull.  10am Sensory Songs (babies) – Teddy Bear’s Picnic theme. 10.45 Tiny Maestros (0-7 years) – 600 Years of Music. Join us on a whistle-stop tour of music from the last 600 years, in an active and lively class full of beautiful colours and lots of imagination!
  • 25th July – Teddy Bears Picnic at Tower Hill Methodist Church, Hessle , 11am – 1pm.  Join us in a beautiful garden for yummy food, songs, live music, artistic fun with PaintTots, messy play and lots more! For families with under 5s. 
  • August at World of Wonder Newland Avenue, Hull. Each is 10am for Toddle Songs (ages 1-4) and 11am Sensory Songs (ages 0-1):
    • Monday 5th August – Pirates’ Island
    • Monday 12th August – Under the Sea
    • Monday 19th August – Off to Space

To find out more or book a place please contact Anna at anna@culturetots.co.uk or 07946 746 967. Or you can visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.


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Diggerland Yorkshire – 20% Off This Summer

Enjoy 20% off standard pay on the day admission prices for Diggerland! Diggerland Yorkshire is the only place where kids & adults alike have the chance to ride, drive & operate REAL diggers!

You’re probably thinking, how on earth can untrained people including children operate a REAL digger? Not to worry, all machines are specially restricted and adapted, as well as HSE compliant. 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, enjoying a super fun and bumpy ride on the Groundshuttle, or driving a JCB 3CX. There are indoor and outdoor play areas, a cafe and gift shop all on site!

Diggerland Yorkshire is located on Willowbridge Lane, West Yorkshire, WF10 5NW, just an hour’s drive or so from Hull. Find out more on their website here.

To claim your 20% off with Mumbler visit the offers page here for your voucher (expires 3/11/19)

Open weekends only from March to October, but open every day during the school holidays.


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Freedom Festival Hull 2019

freedom festival hull 2019End the school summer holidays on a high – Freedom Festival returns to Hull city centre this year from 28th August to 1st September 2019. Hull will see artists from across the world converge in the maritime city to delight, challenge and mystify audiences with jaw-dropping circus, weird and wonderful street theatre, thought-provoking performances and talks, music from all over the world, and mischievous projects that engage all ages.

While the vast majority of Freedom Festival is free, there will be five indoor ticketed shows at this year’s festival. Tickets are available from the Hull Truck Box Office on (01482) 323638 or visit www.hulltruck.co.uk. 

LOUD AND PUNKY FREEDOM FRIDAY : Taking audiences into the weekend, Freedom Festival Friday will see more happening during the afternoon in the lead up to the evening’s performance.

GET READY FOR A CARNIVAL! Sunday will see an international carnival take over the city, including bands from Freetown and the Rio.

For more information about the festival and the full programme, visit www.freedomfestival.co.uk


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Gravity Trampoline Park VIB Summer Pass

gravity trampoline park hullGravity Trampoline Park has a VIB Summer Pass! From 21st June to 13th September 2019 you can bounce all summer long for just a one off payment of £19.95.

For more info and to book call 01482 231707 or visit their website here.

St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull.


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Kinderland Playzone – Summer Holiday Play Dates

Kinderland is a fun, play and learning destination for all the family located at Priory Park, Hull, just past the Village Hotel (Unit 5 Banner Court, Priory Road, Hull, HU4 7DY).

Summer Play Dates With Kinderland – Why not arrange a catch up with your friends between 1st July – 31st August 2019 (available Mondays to Fridays only). Book a play date for up to 10 children and enjoy a hot buffet style lunch and unlimited juice. Only £80, and adults go free. To book call 01482 508811, payment is required on booking.

For more info please call 01482 508811. Or visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.


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Piglets Adventure Farm – Unmissable Summer Family Fun

piglets york

NEW for 2019, explore The Beach at Piglets Adventure Farm! From 20th July – 1st Sept, Piglets Adventure Farm is full of unmissable family fun, with amazing magic shows and incredible circus acrobatics, you won’t want to miss it!

Grab your swimwear and sunhat as Piglets Adventure farm is bringing the beach to you this summer! Splash your way through 2 acres of sand and water fun, take a selfie in the giant deck chair, climb Truffles Lifeguard tower and laze in a hammock. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a delicious ice cream or milkshake at Beach Bites café. Plus, enjoy a full day of family fun and hire your own private Beach Hut!

The fun doesn’t stop there, get foam fever as you boogie on down with end of day Foam Parties daily, watch hilarious Pig Racing in the Pork-shire Hurdle, soak friends in Water Wars and explore the Maize Maze challenge- will you make it on to the leader board? Follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail through the woodland to find out which fairy or wood elf you are, it’s such a magical enchanting experience. Plus, the Magic Hatter is back and will be conjuring up colourful comedy magic, amazing tricks and summertime silliness! Circus at the Farm is back too with crazy upside-down juggling, death defying stunts and amazing acrobatics from the famous Fatt Matt!

There’s also all the usual adventure farm fun, including Tractor & Trailer rides to the amazing Bale Play Baaarn with giant drop slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, rope swing & dig ‘n’ play. Explore giant Sandpit, Bouncing Pillows, Crazy Golf, Barrel Rides and Go Karts too, and that’s all before you see the cute animals! You’ll find lots out in the paddocks and in the Animal Barn. Get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky you might see one being born!

You can even enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious snacks in the Piglets Coffee House with small soft play area or try a piggy poo ice-cream in the Ice-Cream Parlour! Come on down to Piglets Adventure Farm this Summer for a day of unmissable family fun.  Get your discounted tickets online today

Open daily from 10am – 5:30pm.  Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST. For full information please visit their website or call 01904 499183.


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Pink Pig Farm Summer Holiday Activities

pin pig farm easter 2019The Pink Pig Farm is set to hold its biggest & best summer holidays event yet, from 20th July – 3rd September.

Visitors are in for a treat this year with three exciting themes to enjoy, which will be split over the summer break. What’s in store? Lots of beach & water play, including; water pistol wars, bubble party, sandcastle & sand sculpture competitions, build paper boats & sail them, plus loads more!

Keep an eye on our facebook page for exciting announcements & exclusives. Find more info and pre-book tickets on their website here.

Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 3RE. 01724 844466


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Saramique Studio Summer

saramique studio pottery painting hullThere are so many reasons to visit Saramique Studio this Summer!

  • No compromises – no matter the size and shape of your family or friendship group, ALL of you can enjoy your visit. Blank ceramic choices for all ages, abilities and personalities.
  • Rain or shine – your activity isn’t dependent upon the Great British weather! Paint indoors or outside, in our lovely painting garden…the choice is yours.
  • Creating pots of memories – aside from the fun of the experience itself (including a behind the scenes look at our workshop processes) you are creating unique pottery as well as making wonderful memories, with your crew!
  • Feel good factor – our summer long ‘smile collections’ are weekly offers that combine money saving with fundraising for Oscar’s Chance, a local charity that we support. Half price studio fees on different pottery collections for each week of the 6 weeks, with the half you do pay being donated to Oscars Chance Charity. Week 1 (24th-27th July) – crockery, week 2 (30th July-4th Aug) – lanterns, week 3 (6th-11th Aug) – moneybanks, week 4 (13th-18th Aug) – vases and planters, week 5 (20th-25th Aug) – ornaments, week 6 (27th-30th Aug) – animals. More info here.
  • Also check out our workshops, Kids Clay Club, on the School Holiday Workshops, Clubs & Camps page.

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm…walk-in or pre-book…we cannot wait to meet you! 9 South Lane, Hessle, HU13 0RS. 01482 641419, enquiries@saramiquestudio.co.uk. For more information visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.


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Sewerby Hall – Summer Holiday Activities

sewerby summer 2019If you’re looking for ways of keeping your children entertained this summer look no further, as Sewerby Hall and Gardens’ Summer of Fun returns from 20th July to 1st September with six weeks of holiday activities to suit all ages.

Event highlights include Yorkshire Day on 1st August, Wizard of Oz Day on 11th August, and a Summer Family Fun Day on 18th August. There will also be many other events running throughout the summer, including a Rusticus Adventure: The Cliff-top Mansion Mystery; a Festival of Archaeology; Magic Days and face painting; zoo activities; Active Coast events; and a butler school. The Clock Tower Café, zoo, adventure playground, pitch n’ putt and footgolf, and the house itself will be open every day and, in the Walled Gardens, there is a Wizard of Oz garden trail every day. Full events program: Recurring events –

  • Mondays from 22nd July to 26th August – Rusticus Encounter: Sewerby Pirate!
  • Tuesdays from 23rd July to 27th August – Rusticus Woodland Creature Theatre: The Three Musketeers
  • Tuesdays from 30th July to 20th August – Creative Music Workshop
  • Wednesdays from 24th July to 28th August – Magic Day, Face Painting & Donkey Rides
  • Thursdays from 25th July to 29th August (excluding 1st Aug) – Rusticus Adventure: The Clifftop Mansion Mystery
  • Fridays from 2nd August to 23rd August –  Zoo Activities including talks, handling & crafts. Plus Parrots & Pirates and Active Coast Activities.

One Off Events:

  • 20th July – Rusticus Lantern Making Workshop
  • 21st July & 25th August – Craft Fair
  • 24th & 26th July – Archaeology: Shelter Building and Object Handling
  • 1st August – Yorkshire Day. Rusticus Adventure: Up in the Air! Swing Boats & Donkey Rides.
  • 4th August – Parrots & Pirates, Sheepdog Display, Swing Boats & Donkey Rides
  • 11th August – Wizard of Oz themed events
  • 18th August – Summer Family Fun Day, Face Painting, Swing Boat & Donkey Rides, Parrots & Pirates & Morris Minor Car Rally
  • 19th August – Wildcats: Nature’s Music
  • 26th August – Wildcats: Mini Beasting
  • 27th August – Wildcats: Building a Reserve

Standard admission fee applies for all these events. For more information please call 01262 673769, visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.

Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.


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Sledmere House

sledmere summer activities 2019Sledmere House, Driffield, Yorkshire YO25 3XG. 01377 236637.

There’s lots going on at Sledmere over the summer holidays 2019 –

  • NEW Maize Maze
  • Pick up an explorer kit and go on a scavenger hunt around the grounds
  • Meet our rare breed animals with our stables team, every Thursday at 11am throughout the holidays
  • Try out our top ten favourite things to do at Sledmere
  • Gorgeous grounds and garden to explore
  • Spotty Pig Adventure Play area

You’ll find so much to do you’ll want to come and see us again and again!

Sledmere House, Driffield, YO25 3XG. 01377 236637.  For more info please visit their website here.


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Smile Cafe Summer Activities

The Mile is a farmshop, gift shop and campsite in Pocklington with a great cafe, Smile Cafe. For younger children under five, there’s a lovely indoor soft play area within the cafe plus an outdoor play area. There is also a quieter seating area in the farm shop for older children and families. They also now have a drinks license and there is a picnic & prosecco option to have outside.

The Mile have lots of extra activities over the summer holidays: Outside they have new ride-on toys to use and some exciting new outdoor games to play. Inside the have a Summer Quiz and Colouring sheets for your little ones to do in the cafe. All of these are free of charge.

Smile Café Opening times throughout the summer are 9am – 4pm (just drinks and snacks 3-4pm) Monday to Saturday, 9.30am – 12.30pm Sundays.

The Mile, Pocklington, YO42 1TW. On the road out of Pocklington towards Millington. For more information and bookings please call Jo on 01759 305420, email info@themilefarmshop.co.uk, or check out their website here or their facebook page here.


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Splashtastic Summer at the Web Adventure Park

web adventure creepy crawlies york summer 2019Roll Up and Stay Cool with some Summer Water Fun! Saturday 20th July to Sunday 1st September. Squelch, squish and splish-splash with our NEW water activities this summer including:

  • Family fun and games led by our Splashtastic Activity Co-ordinator
  • Water battles – think balloons and supersoakers!
  • Water Sling Challenge (small additional charge)
  • Giant inflatable Unicorn with water spray
  • Stocks sponge throwing

Visit the NEW Farmyard Fun Area and take a turn on the NEW Ride-on Pedal Tractors for budding farmers. Take the challenge on our Wired High Ropes course and Summit vertical climbing challenges (aged 7 and over) for extra thrills! There’s loads to do every day, with our summer tickets and passes giving even greater value!

  • 10 Visit Pass for just £40
  • Adventure Pass (lap of Wired High Ropes + Play) £12.50
  • Ultimate Adventure Pass (the above + Summit vertical climbing challenges) £19.50
  • Crafty Corner Crafts (from £2)

All the usual indoor and outdoor attractions are open, with daily visits from the Web Adventure Park mascot. Unbeatable fun! For more information or to purchase our special tickets visit their website here , follow them on facebook here or call 01904 692221.


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Stockeld Park Summer Adventure

stockeld summerThe Summer Adventure at Stockeld, runs 20th July to 2nd September 2019, 10am – 6pm.

Stockeld Park is nature’s playground, where nothing is quite as it seems! With magical surprises at every turn, this is a place to spark even the wildest of imaginations! Our Park is home to an Enchanted Forest, Giant Maze, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts, boats, inflatables and more! We have a whole summer of adventure ahead! Check out our special family fun events schedule, round up your adventurous young explorers and make this summer one to remember!

  • Adventure Weekend – 20th -21st July – With the Stockeld Rangers
  • Family Sports Challenge – 27th & 28th July – Including 125ft inflatable obstacle course
  • Stunt Mania – 3rd & 4th August – Bike & Quad Show
  • Sam & Mark’s Lawn Party – 11th August – Family fun afternoon with this CBBC duo! Live DJ set and BBQ too
  • Have you got talent? Auditions – 10th August – Stockeld Park talent show auditions! Could you be joining X Factor’s Sam Bailey and Wagnor live on stage!?
  • X Factor’s Sam Bailey and Wagner LIVE – 18th August – Set up your picnics for an afternoon of entertainment from these X Factor stars!
  • Stockeld ROX  – Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday 25th August & Monday 26thAugust – Stockeld Park’s annual tribute music festival including the likes of Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Ed Sheeran!

**Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets** Pre-book online for 10% discount off your day passes, and use the Mumbler code MUMHULL for an additional 10% off!! Click here to book tickets.

For more information visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.

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


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Summer Fun at The Williams Den – Come rain or Shine!

williams den summer 2019Who’s excited for Summer Fun at The Den?! Team William certainly are! William’s Den will be the place to be between 20th July – 2nd September as Summer Fun will be our top priority! Come rain or shine – with a huge indoor den and acres of outdoor play, coupled up with amazing summer activities – you will make some magical memories with family and friends.

Our unique indoor den is the stuff of dreams – from the Tree House to the Forest Glade and the Eagles Nest to the Rainmaker, it’s sure to thrill! The adventure continues outside with a vast and beautiful landscape to explore. Run wild in our summer meadow, whizz on the zip wires, enjoy water and sand play, create your very own mud pie and much more!  To help refuel, head to our very own restaurant, The Kitchen Table, which is full of amazing homemade and hearty food. Top up those energy levels with a delicious wood fired pizza or cool off with a scrumptious ice cream, fresh from our parlour. Check out our daily summer programme:

  • 11:30am – 12:00pm – Den Building Challenge. Can you build the best den using the materials provided?
  • 1:45pm – 2.00pm – Storytime. Join us for our interactive Storytime. From puppet shows to character themed tales…join us for an adventure!
  • 2:15pm -2:45pm – Wacky Races. From classic sports day races to water fun- there’s wacky races whatever the weather.
  • 3:15pm-3:45pm – The Den Disco. It’s time to move and groove to your favourite tunes, if it’s hot get ready for the ‘Super Splash Party’

Plus on 3rd August – The Big Camp Out! A fun-filled evening of live music, delicious food, disco dancing, adventurous outdoor play and camping under the stars with family and friends! Full details on Mumbler here.

For more info about Williams Den and to pre book tickets check out their website here. Contact the team for more information 01430 472230 or hello@williamsden.co.uk.

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS.


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The Deep – Turtle-y Awesome Summer

the deep summer 2019Runs 20th July – 1st September 2019. It’s going to be a turtle-y awesome summer here at The Deep, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Get hands on in our very own ‘turtle hospital’ where youngsters can get up close with a giant turtle (a cuddly one, of course) and find out what it takes to look after our flipper-ed friends. Learn all about turtle anatomy and even help the team carry out a turtle health check. Inspect their eyes, nose and mouth, as well as checking their flippers and shell then report back to us on your vet examination form.

Take part in the turtle trail and find out about more about the species that live all around the world and the challenges they face. Enjoy interactive presentations from our guiding team at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and get your face painted in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm. Plus we will be giving you the chance the put your questions to our Turtle Keepers via our Facebook page each week. So get your thinking caps on!  Visitors to the turtle hospital will also receive exciting discounts in the shop, so it’s the perfect time to take home your own cuddly turtle to care for!

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


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The Three Kingdoms at East Riding Theatre

she productions 3 kingdoms ert summer 2019This summer holidays at ERT (East Riding Theatre) Beverley, She Productions presents The Three Kingdoms. Runs 14th to 24th August 2019.

Let us enter The Three Kingdoms, where anything is possible; what you want you’ll always get. But just be warned to think it through; a wish forever stays with you.  Join Salmon Ella, Umbar Ella and Acapp Ella in their quest to conquer: they have just inherited The Three Kingdoms; one third each. This modern day fairy-tale filled with original songs, will have you laughing, singing and casting spells  as you are immersed into a tale of teamwork, togetherness and the power of three.

An ideal introduction to theatre for young children and fun for older children too. Tickets: £6 child, £6.50 adults, under 2s go free, relaxed performances on certain dates, more info and book online here. Read more about She Productions and all of the children’s shows they are performing at ERT this year on the Mumbler blog here.


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Wolds Way Lavender Summer Fun

wolds way lavender Our unique family run Lavender Farm has evolved over the years to provide an amazing day out for all the family.

Our Giant Games Maze, Nature Trails, Mini Foot-Golf, Mud Kitchen and Giant Sandpit, Mini and Junior Timber Trails, nature quiz and seasonal activities will ensure there are lots to keep the whole family entertained. Take a ride on our Miniature Railway, enjoy the wildflowers and inhale the intoxicating aroma of the lavender.

NEW FOR 2019!

  • Season Tickets to enable you to enjoy the farm all season long and get 10% off in our tea-room!!!
  • Den Zone- build your own den, use your imagination and skills to create your own grand designs play Den.
  • Willow Warren – play, run, hide!

Free Parking. Gift Shop. Tea-room. Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead. Open DAILY from 30th March until 29th September.

Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW. 01944 758641, admin@woldswaylavender.co.uk. For more info visit their website here – woldswaylavender.co.uk/summer-fun


Active Coast – Summer Holiday Activities

Active Coast offers activities designed to explore, join in and enjoy the iconic East Yorkshire coastline. In Bridlington, Withernsea, Hornsea and Hull, they have a fun packed programme running throughout the 2019 summer holidays. They have some regular weekly sessions happening in July & August, and they are as follows:

  • Sport and Play Sessions – Every Wednesday from 24th July to 28th August, 12-3pm. Free and open to all. Withernsea Memorial Gardens HU19 2DN.
  • Sport and Play Sessions – Every Monday from 29th July to 19th August, 11am-3pm. Free and open to all. Hornsea Graingers Field, HU18 1QB.
  • Beach Cricket – Every Friday from 26th July to 30th August, 10am-12pm. Come along and join Active Coast and the Yorkshire Cricket Board for fun skills, drills, and games. Enjoy beach cricket on our fantastic mats with qualified coaches and plenty of fun on the sand. Ages 6-16 years. Bridlington South Cliff Beach.
  • Beach Tennis – Every Friday from 26th July to 23rd Aug, 3-5pm. Get involved with weekly beach tennis coaching sessions in the holidays. Join us for fun skills, drills and games to help you learn and play the game. Come along if you are aged 6-16 years it’s great fun. Bridlington South Cliff Beach.
  • Beach Yoga – Every Tuesday from 30th July to 27th August, 10-11am (family sessions for ages 6+) Free. Bridlington South Cliff Beach, YO15 3QN.
  • Family Beach Bootcamp and Games – Every Tuesday from 30th July to 27th August, 1-3pm for ages 5+. Free. Bridlington South Cliff Beach, YO15 3QN.

They also have a loads of other one off events happening, such as Beach Days, Field Days, Sand Art, Yoga Classes, plus lots more, visit our Events Calendar and search for all the ‘Active Coast’ listings. Or you can download their full Summer Programme here.

For more information call 01482 395320/678255


Active Sports – Free Skateboarding Sessions

Free Skateboarding Sessions across Hull this 2019 summer holiday:

  • Abbey Park (HU9 1HB) – Most Fridays, 11am-2pm
  • Wymerlsey Park (HU5 5LJ) – Most Tuesdays & Fridays, 1-3pm
  • Gower Park (HU4 7LH) – Thursday 25th July, 1st, 8th & 29th Aug, 1-3pm & Saturday 3rd, 10th, 24th & 31st Aug, 1-2pm.
  • West Park (HU3 6HU) – Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout August, 10am-12pm.
  • Hornsea Skate Park (HU18 1DP) – Tuesday 23rd & 30th July, 6th & 27th Aug, Thursday 25th July, 1st, 8th & 29th August, 10am-12pm.

Just turn up on the day and register, helmets, pads and skateboards all provided. Ages 5+. Under 18s must be registered by an adult. For more information email info@active-sports.co.uk or call 07454785661.


Animal Education Centre – Summer Activities

The Animal Education Centre, located at East Park are hosting different activities Monday to Friday every week during the 2019 Summer Holidays. You can expect things like:

  • Keeper Talks
  • Building Bug Hotels/Critter Houses
  • Craft Sessions

Some are free and some have a small charge. For more information about any of these events call 01482 300300 or have a look on our Events Calendar.

Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU


Anlaby Park Community Library – Summer Activities

Summer 2019 workshops for children aged 4-11 years (under 8s must be accompanied by an adult). Come and join us for stories, reading and crafts linked to our Summer Reading Challenge:

  • Saturday mornings throughout the school holidays from 10.30am-12pm
  • Free of charge and refreshments available

The Greenway, Anlaby High Road, Hull HU4 6XH 01482 614483


Burnby Hall Gardens Summer Activity Days

Burnby Hall are holding several children’s activity days across the summer holidays 2019. All 11am – 4pm, event included in the admission price:

  • August 7th – Teddy Bears Picnic
  • August 14th – Percy’s Adventures
  • August 21st – The Great Fairy and Pixie Gathering
  • August 28th – Circus, Circus

Also on 9th August – Chapterhouse Theatre present Cranford. Starts at 7.30pm, must book tickets in advance. For prices and booking please call 01759 307125.

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF. 01759 307125.


Burton Constable Summer Holiday Activities

There is so much for visitors to see and do at Burton Constable Hall & Grounds, its the perfect day out for families of all ages. Family Events happening during Summer 2019 are as follows:

  • Craft and Gift Fair, 18th August: A range of stalls selling handmade crafts & gifts.
  • Countryside Day, 1st August: A lovely day out for all the family with Mini-Beast Safaris, Storytelling, Crafts, Face Painting, Orienteering & much more besides!
  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic, 26th August: Bring your favourite teddy bear for a picnic. Also Magic Hayley, craft activities, storytelling, face painting and a teddy bear hunt.

For more information about these events call 01964 562400 or email joyswift@burtonconstable.com

Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, HU11 4LN


Clowes Church Family Fun Days

Clowes Memorial Church, corner of Greenwood Avenue and 1st Avenue, Orchard Park, Hull.

Wednesdays in school holidays run a fun day, 10am – 2pm.

All welcome. There is no booking needed and no fee to come, there is a donation welcome box if anyone wants to put something in. Call/text 07984441781 for more info.


Cottingham Sports Centre – Summer Activities

Cottingham Sports Centre are hosting a variety of activities for children this 2019 summer holiday:

  • Mondays – Rounders, Circus Skills, Treasure Trail, Mini Soccer Skills
  • Tuesdays – Ukulele Club, Cookery Club
  • Wednesdays – Mini Soccer Skills, Multi-Sports, Soft Play
  • Thursdays – Theatre, Spectac-U-Lab, Lion Learners
  • Fridays – Soft Play, Circus Skills, Treasure Trail

For more information on times, prices and to book please call 01482 840290.

Cottingham Sports Centre, King George V Playing Fields, Northgate, Cottingham.


East Riding Countryside – School Holiday Activities

Activities by the Countryside Access Team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council this Summer 2019:

  • 1st August, 10am & 1.30pm – Bumble Bee Safari: Discover more about our buzzing friends in the orchard and enjoy making a crafty bee to take home. £2.50 per child. Beverley Parks Local Nature Reserve, HU17 0RN
  • 8th August, 10am & 1.30pm – Amphibious Adventures: Explore the world from an amphibian’s point of view and find out facts about their metamorphic life cycle. Plus crafts. £2.50 per child. Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle Foreshore entrance, HU13 0HB
  • 13th August, 11am – Pond Safari & Picnic: Take park in a children’s safari looking at the wildlife living in the large pond. Pond dipping and art activities. Bring a picnic for lunch. Suitable for children aged 5 to 11 years old. £2.50 per child. Oakhill Nature Reserve car park, DN14 6XL
  • 15th August, 1am & 1.30pm – Minibeast Safari: Take part in a bug hunt in the woods and discover who is hiding in the undergrowth! Have a go at making your favourite bug. £2.50 per child. Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle Foreshore entrance, HU13 0HB

Booking is essential for all of these events, go to www.bridspa.com/events. and search for ‘Sports Play and Countryside Events’ or for general enquiries call 01482 395320.


East Riding Leisure – Summer Holiday Activities

Stuck this Summer Holiday? Not sure how you can entertain the kids? Or do you need to plan activities for the kids while the grandparents take over?

East Riding Leisure are here to help with fun filled activities and programmes available across our nine sites in the East Riding, including: Crash Course Swimming, fun floats and swims, soft play, inflatables, Jet Ski’s, Sea Scooters, and much, much more!

You can also buy a Junior Swim Card for £22 – Six weeks unlimited swimming for 3-16 year olds. For more details contact your local East Riding Leisure Centre. Promotion Ends 8th September 2019 (not available at Bridlington)

East Riding Leisure Centres in – Bridlington, Beverley, Driffield, Francis Scaife, Goole, Haltemprice, Hornsea, South Cave, South Holderness and Withernsea. Ask at your local leisure centre for details.


East Riding Libraries – Dogs Trust Activity Sessions

Join us for an hour with Emma-Jo from the Dogs Trust for crafts and activities all about dogs! Learn about safety with dogs. FREE activity session for children aged 6 to 11. Please contact the library directly to book a space (find a list of all libraries contact details here). Sessions at the following libraries:

Hedon CentreTuesday 30 July1.00pm – 2.00pm
Goole LibraryWednesday 31 July10.00am – 11.00am
Withernsea CentreMonday 5 August1.00am – 11.00am
North Bridlington Library Tuesday 6 August2.30pm – 3.30pm
Beverley Library Tuesday 20 August11.00am – 12.00pm
North Ferriby LibraryTuesday 20 August2.00pm – 3.00pm
Swanland LibraryWednesday 21 August10.00am – 11.00am
Driffield CentreWednesday 21 August1.00pm – 2.00pm

East Riding Libraries – Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge, produced by the Reading Agency, returns to East Riding Libraries with the theme of ‘Space Chase’ inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969. Aimed at primary school children, the challenge is to read six books over the summer holidays. Participants can collect special stickers and other rewards along the way, all for free!

Alongside The Challenge this year, there will also be an opportunity to take part in ‘Space Craft’ sessions for just £1 per child per session, or £5 for six weeks

Places are limited, so you can book online or pop into your local library or mobile. Space Craft can also be booked and paid for at your first Summer Reading Challenge session at your local East Riding Library.


Far Ings Nature Reserve Summer Activities

Far Ings is a Nature Reserve just over the Humber Bridge near Barton. They are hosting a variety of nature activities aimed at children throughout the summer 2019 holidays:

  • Wild Play – 8th, 22nd August 10am-12pm & 15th, 29th August 1-3pm: Drop in activities and crafts exploring the habitats and wildlife of Far Ings. Wild Play activities are aimed at 6-11yr olds and children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities are free but donations welcome.
  • Pond Dipping – 8th, 22nd August 1-3pm & 15th, 29th August 10am-12pm: Drop in to have a go at dipping in the pond to see what amazing creatures live under the water. All equipment supplied. Wild play activities are aimed at 6-11yr olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities are free but donations welcome.
  • Junior Wardens – 13th, 20th August 1-3.30pm: From habitat conservation to woodland adventures and pond exploration to bird surveys, Junior Wardens has everything for the young naturalist (for young people aged 11 to 18). £2 per person. Please book to let us know you are coming phone 01652 637055 or email faringseducation@lincstrust.co.uk

Far Ings Road, Barton, DN18 5RG


Ferens Art Gallery – Summer Holiday Activities

Ferens Art Gallery has an exhibition running throughout the Summer holidays and a short programme of events linked to the exhibition:

  • Microbes – Runs to 1st September 2019 – The Gallery will be transformed by a glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes. This interactive family friendly exhibition is inspired by the beautiful microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us.
  • Musical Microbes – 21st August, 10.30am-12noon. This workshop will lead you on a journey, exploring the human body through movement and music. Suitable for families with young children age 5+. Children are to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Free event but booking is essential.
  • Sensory Explorers – 20th August 1-2.30pm. A fun-filled, multi-sensory workshop to sing, dance and play your way through our landscape of inflatable microbes. Suitable for children and young people with autism. Free event but booking is essential.

Ferens, Queen Victoria Square, HU1 3RA


Flemingate – Summer Holiday Activities

Flemingate Shopping Centre in Beverley have regular family themed events running throughout Summer 2019:

  • Little Penguins – Every Saturday and Sunday at 10.15am they run the little penguin club. Only £2.50 a ticket.
  • Inflata Nation Family Fun – The first weekend of every month between 12-4pm. Glitter tattoos, colouring stations, games on the arena & arena treasure hunt with prizes!
  • Lab Rascals Science Workshops – 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th August – pre-booking required through Lab Rascals.

Flemingate Shopping Centre, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 0NQ


Free Craft Sessions with #WeMadeThis

Weekly craft sessions every Thursday from 3-5pm at Fred Moore Library, to ‘make and display’, facilitated by #WeMadeThis.

Themes are as follows:

  • July – Random Acts of Kindness
  • August – Journey into Space

The sessions are free, including all materials, and open to all (children under the age of 8 need to be accompanied by an adult). There is no need to book.

Fred Moore Library, Wold Road, Hull, HU5 5UN. Every Thursday until the end of August 2019


Hobbycraft Craft Workshops – Summer Holiday Activities

Hobbycraft Hull are hosting a number of in store workshops for children over the Summer 2019 holidays, details as follows:

  • Slime Saturday – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th August: Making textured slime, 30 minute sessions.
  • Decoupage – 2nd August: Learning how to decoupage, 1 hour sessions.
  • Kids’ Suncatchers – 5th, 7th & 9th August: Decorating a suncatcher, 1 hour sessions.
  • Paint Your Own Ceramics – 12th, 14th, 16th August: Painting a ceramic character, 30 minute sessions.
  • Make Your Own Windchime – 19th, 21st, 23rd August: Making a windchime, 1 hour sessions.

All of these workshops are free of charge but do require booking in advance, visit their website to find out more.

Hobbycraft, Kingston Retail Park, Hull, HU1 2TX


Hull Culture & Leisure – Swimming & Fishing Passes

Hull Culture and Leisure are offering unlimited swimming and fishing this 2019 school holiday if you purchase a summer pass:

  • Junior Swim Card – £12.50: Children can swim during Summer Holidays at any of the Hull Leisure Centres and Pools.  For ages 5-15yrs, children under 8 must be accompanied by a paying adult.  Available to purchase at any of our Leisure Centres or pools, valid until 1st September.
  • Junior Fishing Pass – £12.50: Exclusive to the Summer Holiday and allows children to fish at East Park, Noddle Hill Nature Reserve and Pickering Park. For ages 12-16yrs, under 12s are free but must be accompanied by an adult.  Available to purchase from East Park reception or from a park ranger at East Park, Noddle Hill or Pickering Park.

For more information call 01482 300300


Hull Play Rangers – Free Summer Play Sessions

Hull Play Rangers are aimed at young people (activities are for all ages but under 9s need to be accompanied by an adult), activities in school holidays at a park or public area near you! All sessions are FREE to participate, with snacks and drinks provided. For further information regarding Hull Play Rangers activities contact:

Summer 2019 activities:

play rangers free park activities hull summer 2019


Hull Libraries – Summer Activities

Lots of family activities happening over Summer 2019 across the Hull libraries:

  • The fREADom Quest 2019 Summer Reading Challenge – 6 weeks, 6 books, 6 adventures. Pick up a special fREADom Quest booklet from your local library.
  • On the 20th July, 10.30am-4pm (45 minute sessions) Lab Rascals will launch fREADom Quest 2019 with their planetarium show.

Also happening at selected libraries across Hull:

  • fREADom Quest Crafts/Make & Take Craft Sessions/Family Maker Days
  • Clubs – Lego/Coding/Ping Pong/Chess/Gardening
  • Sam’s Safari/Lab Rascals Workshops
  • Learn to Draw with Calvin Innes/Create a Story with Phil Earle
  • Dance Sessions
  • Reading Rooms

For more information about locations & dates of these events, please contact your local library, or download the full brochure here


Hull Museums – Summer Holiday Activities

Hull museums are holding a variety of Free events this 2019 Summer Holiday. All are free, just drop in:

  • 19th August, 1-3pm: Please Touch Object Handling Session, Hull and East Riding Museum
  • 7th, 14th & 28th August, 1-3pm: Coastal Discovery with CITiZAN – Join the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeology Network to discover what you didn’t know about our beaches, estuaries and cliffs along the British coast. Museums Quarter.
  • 1st August, 1-3pm: Brilliant Buoyancy, Hull Maritime Museum.
  • Every Thursday in August, 11am-3pm: Wild Challenge Trail with the RSPB – Visit the RSPB stand, take part in a free wild challenge trail and chat with RSPB staff about how everyone can give nature a home. Museums Quarter.
  • 9th August, 1-3pm: Astronomical Art. Wilberforce House.
  • 10th August, 1-2.30pm: Victorian Gardens. Hands on History Museum.
  • 14th August, 1-3pm: Toilet Paper Ropes. Hull Maritime Museum.
  • 23rd August, 1-3pm: Bubbles Galore. Wilberforce House.
  • 30th August, 1-3pm: Racing Cars. Outside in Museums Quarter.

For more information call 01482 300300. Wilberforce House, HU1 1NE. Hands on History Museum, HU1 1RR. Hull and East Riding Museum and Streetlife, HU1 1NQ.


Humber Street Summer Family Events

Family events happening over Summer 2019 at Humber Street, Fruit Market, Hull:

At Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street –

  • Early Bods (for 0-5yrs): Every other Wednesday 10.30am-12pm (31st July, 14th, 28th August, 11th, 25th September). Artist Rachel Elm will be leading the sessions and sharing an aromatic playdough recipe that parents and children can take away. Tickets are £3 per child. Booking is via Eventbrite.
  • Fruit Factory Art Session (for 11-15yrs): 10th August 11am-1pm. Session to explore nature and plant life as participants are taught how to build recycled planters and irrigation systems inspired by Frances Disley’s exhibition. Tickets are £10 and need to be booked in advance via Eventbrite.
  • Fruit Factory Art Session (for 6-10yrs): 14th September 11am-1pm.  Artist Rachel Elm leads the session which delves into the excitement and aesthetics of fairgrounds through creative drawing. Tickets are £10, book through Eventbrite.

At Temple Gym, 27 Humber Street – Mums and Babies Class: Every Friday 12.30-1.30pm. A workout for mum which babies and tots can join in with. Suitable to bring babies 6 weeks old (as long as they have had injections) to 3 years old. Classes delivered by an experienced instructor qualified in post natal fitness. Member £1, non-members £4. Limited spaces so please call to book – 01482 327253.

At Ambiente Tapas – if you want a stop for something to eat check out this Mumbler exclusive offer at Ambiente Tapas on Humber Street for £20 off your bill! Details on the Mumbler offers here.


Lark in the Parks – Free Activities for Older Children

Lark in the Parks is a full programme of free activities across the city in the parks. Play sport, be creative, or just ‘lark’ with friends all summer long. Aimed at children aged 10-19 years with additional activities for 5-9 year olds (must be accompanied by an adult):

  • Mondays, 12-2pm – Wymersley Park, 1-3pm – East Park
  • Tuesdays, 11-12.30pm – Pearson Park, 1-3pm – King George V Playing Fields (Cott Rd)
  • Wednesdays, 1-3pm – Grasby Road Park, 7-8pm – Peter Pan Park
  • Thursdays, 1-2.30pm – West Park, 1-3pm – Rosemead Playing Fields

For more information about any of these events contact:

  • Child Dynamix on 01482 781121 (for Rosemead, East Park & Grasby Park)
  • Sportsability on 01482 223676 and Scrapstore on 01482 328750 (for other venues and creative sessions)

Marfleet Children’s Centre Summer Activities

Surestart are hosting a range of activities for families during the Summer 2019 school holidays at the Marfleet Children’s Centre:

  • Big Chef Little Chef – 1st, 8th, 13th, 20th & 27th August, 1-2pm: Come and join us for a summer cooking session. You and your child can have fun making something tasty together and learn about healthy eating. 3-11yrs, £1 per family.
  • Scrap Store – 16th August, 1-3pm: Festival themed scrap store session in preparation for our Marfleet Fest Event. Making head dresses, giant props, decorations and much more. 0-11yrs, £1 per child.
  • Marfleet Fest – 29th August, 1-3pm: Festival themed event including face painting, festival glitter, entertainer, smoothie bike, sports, fair games, bouncy castle, karaoke, BBQ and a buffet. Festival dress up encouraged. 0-11yrs, £1 per person (including parents).

All of these events require pre-booking, to book & pay call into the Marfleet Children’s Centre. 01482 705333.

Marfleet Children’s Centre, 348 Preston Road, HU9 5HH


Mega Fun – Summer Activities

Summer 2019 activities at Mega Fun and Jack in the Box:

  • Character Events – 25th July – Paw Patrol Day, 7th August – Minion Day, 20th August – Unicorn Day (appearances throughout the day from 10.30am-3pm)
  • Teddy Bears Picnics – 2nd & 13th August 10-11.30am: Children aged 1-4 yrs can bring their favourite teddy for lots of fun and games in the Gymnastics Hall, followed by a picnic in the party room and then a play in Mega Fun. £8.50 per child, £1 per adult. Booking required.
  • Gymnastics Workshops – for beginners and advanced level children aged 3-5yrs (includes free entry to Mega Fun). Prices are between £7.50-£9.50. (Booking required, various dates – call number below for info)

For more information about any of these events call 01482 880091.

Annie Reed Road, Grovehill Industrial Estate, Beverley HU17 0LF


Normanby Hall – Summer Holiday Activities

Summer 2019 events at Normanby Hall:
  • Dowse’s Funfairs present: Scunthorpe by the Seaside – 2nd-4th August, 10am-6pm: Giant free sandpit with deck chairs, buckets and spades, sand castle building, donkey rides, free Punch and Judy show, pony adventure, fairground rides and games, seaside food and sweets.
  • Summer Booknic – 6th August, 11am-3pm: Join North Lincolnshire Libraries for their annual summer booknic. Bring your picnics and blankets and enjoy book themed activities on the main lawn.
  • Country Fayre – 26th August, 10am-4pm: Enjoy traditional games and entertainment for the whole family at the Normanby Hall Country Fayre.

Park admission applies, or just display your Normanby annual membership.

Normanby Rd, Normanby, Scunthorpe DN15 9HU.


One-Off Events & Activities

You can also find details of all one-off family events and activities happening over the school holidays by day in the Mumbler Events Calendar here.


Pearson Park – Summer Holiday Activities

Free activities at Pearson Park throughout the 2019 summer holiday:

  • Lawn Bowling – Every Monday and Thursday from 10am-12pm. Join us at the bowling green to learn new skills and make friends. Ages 10+
  • Create and Craft – Every Thursday from 1.30-3.30pm. Different craft activity every week.

No booking required, just turn up.

Beverley Road, Hull HU5 2TQ 01482 300300


Priory Children’s Centre Summer Activities

Priory Children’s Centre, Priory Road, Hull, will be running some themed events during the 2019 summer holidays. These are aimed at children aged 0-5 but older siblings may also be able to attend:

  • Mondays – Dinky Diggers: Outdoor family growing session, various themes (Priory CC).
  • Tuesdays – Jolly Tots: Play and learning session for 0-5 years (Priory CC).
  • Wednesdays – Babbling Babies: Play sessions for babies 0-18 months (Priory CC).
  • Thursdays – Costello Kids: Active play session for 0-5 years at Costello Stadium, various themes.

They are also hosting their Family Fun Day at Costello Stadium on 24th July, more info on the events calendar.

For more information about any of these sessions and to book your places please call 01482 305770.


School Holiday Childcare – Camps, Workshops and Clubs

You can find a list of all the workshops, camps and clubs running across the school holidays on the  Holiday Clubs & Workshops page here.


Spurn Nature Reserve – Summer Holiday Activities

Family activities this 2019 summer school holiday at Spurn Nature Reserve:

  • 1st August –Yorkshire Day at Spurn: Sample local honey, food and crafts. Meet ‘Cliff’ the Puffin and have fun finding out about wildlife. Free.
  • 10th August – The Sharks Of Spurn: In collaboration with the Deep we will be looking at everything sharks. Take part in fun activities to find out more about these fascinating creatures. Free.
  • 15th August – Mud Magic: Come and get very muddy whilst finding out about the creatures that live in the Humber. £6 per person.
  • 18th August & 1st September – Maritime Safari: A special Safari to find out about the maritime history of Spurn. £18 adult, £9 child.
  • 23rd August – Marine Special Safari: Join the Spurn Safari for a special trip on the Unimog to study the wildlife found along the shoreline at Spurn. We intend to walk all of the way round the point and finish with a look in the lighthouse. £20 adult, £10 child.
  • The Unimog Spurn Safari will be running regularly throughout the 2019 Summer holidays, for more information on dates & times please call 01904 659570.

All of these events require booking in advance, visit their website here or call 01904 659570.

Spurn National Nature Reserve, Spurn National Nature Reserve, East Yorkshire, HU12 0UH


Swim Safe – Water Safety Sessions, Bridlington

Swim Safe is a fun and free water safety activity for children, created by Swim England and the RNLI.  Children get to enjoy a fun, structured swimming session and learn all about how to stay safe in the water. The 60-minute session is run by qualified instructors and lifeguards, and includes:

  • Open water safety advice provided on land.
  • Up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with qualified instructors.
  • All the right kit for swimming outdoors (including swimming hats, wetsuits, and flotation equipment).

Open to children aged 7-14, and to take part they must be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres. A parent or guardian must be present throughout the session.

The nearest session is at Bridlington South Beach, YO15 3LG and is running from 12th-16th August. Click here to book your free session.


The Parks and McMillan Children’s Centres Summer Activities

There are lots of fun sessions and events planned at the The Parks & McMillan Children’s Centres, these will be running from 26th July until 30th August, 2019:

  • 5th, 12th & 19th August, 1.30-2.30pm: Multi Sport – Under 6 Years & 6-11 years £1 per family, booking is essential. The Parks Children’s Centre.
  • 2nd, 16th & 30th August, 10-11.15am: Discover and Play – Fun muddy play session for children 0—5. £1 per child. McMillan Children’s Centre.
  • 5th & 19th August, 9.30-10.30am: Babbling Babies – Play for babies 0-12 months. £1 per child. McMillan Children’s Centre.
  • 8th August, 11am-2pm: Family Fun Day – Fun activities including visits from Purple Pig Farm, Sam’s Safari and Lab Rascals. The Parks Children’s Centre.
  • 13th August, 11am-2pm: Noddle Hill Trip – Bring a picnic. £1 per person, booking essential.
  • 20th August, 9.30am-2.30pm: North Pool Party – Pool party at Woodford and trip to East Park. £1 per person, booking essential.
  • 29th August, 11.30am-1.30pm: The Parks BBQ – Food and fun activities. £1 per person, booking essential. The Parks Children’s Centre.

For more information and to book your places please contact:

The Parks Children’s Centre, Courtway Road, HU6 9TA, 01482 803978

McMillan Children’s Centre, 21st Avenue, HU6 8HS, 01482 850200


The Rainbow Centre Summer Activities

The Rainbow Centre are hosting a variety of family events this 2019 summer holiday:

  • 5th August, 10am-12pm: Seaside Session. For ages 0-11yrs.
  • 8th August, 1-2pm: Gymnastics. For ages 18months-5yrs.
  • 12th August, 1-3pm: Gardening Session. For ages 5-14yrs.
  • 15th August, 1-2pm: Parents & Tots Dance Session. For ages 18months-5yrs
  • 20th August, 1-2pm: Balance Bikes, all equipment provided, for ages 2-7yrs.
  • 22nd August, 10am-12pm: Den Building Session, for ages 3-11yrs.
  • 27th August, 10am-2pm: Summer Fayre – Grab a bargain in the stuff for sale, fun activities, cooking, outdoor games, Sam’s Safari, sport, face painting and a visit from the Fire Brigade.

All sessions are either £1 or £1.50 (apart from the Summer Fayre) and require advance booking, please contact:
The Rainbow Centre, Wheeler St, Hull HU3 5QE 01482 502466


Waters Edge – Summer Holiday Activities

Lots of children’s activities happening at Water’s Edge throughout the Summer 2019 school holidays:

  • Habitat Hunters – 10.30-11.30am. Habitat run every Friday until the end of August with different themes – Imprint Rocks, Twig Men, Journey Sticks, Nests, Nature Bracelets. Suitable for ages 3-8. £3 per child, booking essential.
  • 1st & 8th August, 11am-3pm: Crafty Creations: The Weather / Wildflower Crown & Wands – £1 per child, drop-in activities.
  • 11th August, 10am-11am: Family Hands – Make your own hand print dinosaurs, unicorn, flamingos, mermaids and more. £10 per person. Booking essential. Also on 11th & 13th August from 11am-3pm: Create your own unique art using hand prints on a variety of materials. Prices from £2 to £35 dependent on what you make. Drop-in Activity.
  • 15th August, 11am-3pm: Crafty Creations: Clay Butterflies – £1 per child, drop-in activity.
  • 29th August, 11am-3pm: Crafty Creations: Leaf Printing/ Life Cycle – £1 per child, drop-in activity.

Any activities that require booking, please call 01652 631500.

Waters Edge Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

2019 sees the return of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which will be back for a third year at Treasure House in Beverley. It runs from 22nd June – 14th September and is open Sundays.

  • On loan from the Natural History Museum in London, the exhibition will feature 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.
  • Also in the Treasure House, an exhibition of ‘Sculpting British Wildlife’ by Emma Stothard. Life-size wicker and wire animals by the renowned Yorkshire sculptor – some specially commissioned – will be taking over the Treasure House and mingling with the Gallery collection.
  • There will also be a programme of events for adults and children to accompany the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. A wide range of merchandise relating to the exhibition will also be on sale.
  • The cafe in Treasure House will also be open throughout the exhibition.

Admission to the exhibition is free.

Champney Rd, Beverley HU17 8HE


York Maze

The UKs biggest maize maze. Over 20 rides, attractions and shows. Open for the summer school holidays! 2019 opening dates: 13th July to 2nd September 2019, 10am – 6.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT.