The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website here. You can also find them on Facebook here.
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).
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.
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.
End 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
For more info and to book call 01482 231707 or visit their website here.
St Stephens Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull.
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.
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.
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!
Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 3RE. 01724 844466
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, email@example.com. For more information visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.
If 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 –
One Off Events:
Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.
There’s lots going on at Sledmere over the summer holidays 2019 –
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out their website here or their facebook page here.
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!
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.
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!
**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.
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333.
Who’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:
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.
William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, HU15 2LS.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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:
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
Free Skateboarding Sessions across Hull this 2019 summer holiday:
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 email@example.com or call 07454785661.
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:
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
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:
The Greenway, Anlaby High Road, Hull HU4 6XH 01482 614483
Burnby Hall are holding several children’s activity days across the summer holidays 2019. All 11am – 4pm, event included in the admission price:
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.
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:
For more information about these events call 01964 562400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, HU11 4LN
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 are hosting a variety of activities for children this 2019 summer holiday:
For more information on times, prices and to book please call 01482 840290.
Cottingham Sports Centre, King George V Playing Fields, Northgate, Cottingham.
Activities by the Countryside Access Team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council this Summer 2019:
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.
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.
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 Centre||Tuesday 30 July||1.00pm – 2.00pm|
|Goole Library||Wednesday 31 July||10.00am – 11.00am|
|Withernsea Centre||Monday 5 August||1.00am – 11.00am|
|North Bridlington Library||Tuesday 6 August||2.30pm – 3.30pm|
|Beverley Library||Tuesday 20 August||11.00am – 12.00pm|
|North Ferriby Library||Tuesday 20 August||2.00pm – 3.00pm|
|Swanland Library||Wednesday 21 August||10.00am – 11.00am|
|Driffield Centre||Wednesday 21 August||1.00pm – 2.00pm|
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 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:
Far Ings Road, Barton, DN18 5RG
Ferens Art Gallery has an exhibition running throughout the Summer holidays and a short programme of events linked to the exhibition:
Ferens, Queen Victoria Square, HU1 3RA
Flemingate Shopping Centre in Beverley have regular family themed events running throughout Summer 2019:
Flemingate Shopping Centre, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 0NQ
Weekly craft sessions every Thursday from 3-5pm at Fred Moore Library, to ‘make and display’, facilitated by #WeMadeThis.
Themes are as follows:
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 Hull are hosting a number of in store workshops for children over the Summer 2019 holidays, details as follows:
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 and Leisure are offering unlimited swimming and fishing this 2019 school holiday if you purchase a summer pass:
For more information call 01482 300300
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:
Lots of family activities happening over Summer 2019 across the Hull libraries:
Also happening at selected libraries across Hull:
For more information about locations & dates of these events, please contact your local library, or download the full brochure here
Hull museums are holding a variety of Free events this 2019 Summer Holiday. All are free, just drop in:
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.
Family events happening over Summer 2019 at Humber Street, Fruit Market, Hull:
At Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street –
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 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):
For more information about any of these events contact:
Surestart are hosting a range of activities for families during the Summer 2019 school holidays at the Marfleet Children’s Centre:
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
Summer 2019 activities at Mega Fun and Jack in the Box:
For more information about any of these events call 01482 880091.
Annie Reed Road, Grovehill Industrial Estate, Beverley HU17 0LF
Park admission applies, or just display your Normanby annual membership.
Normanby Rd, Normanby, Scunthorpe DN15 9HU.
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.
Free activities at Pearson Park throughout the 2019 summer holiday:
No booking required, just turn up.
Beverley Road, Hull HU5 2TQ 01482 300300
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:
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.
You can find a list of all the workshops, camps and clubs running across the school holidays on the Holiday Clubs & Workshops page here.
Family activities this 2019 summer school holiday at Spurn Nature Reserve:
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 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 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.
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:
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 are hosting a variety of family events this 2019 summer holiday:
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
Lots of children’s activities happening at Water’s Edge throughout the Summer 2019 school holidays:
Any activities that require booking, please call 01652 631500.
Waters Edge Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR.
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.
Admission to the exhibition is free.
Champney Rd, Beverley HU17 8HE
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.