School Holiday Ideas

Summer School Holidays

Activities and events running across the School Summer Holidays 2021. Across Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

active east riding schools out, east riding council summer holiday digital guideLooking for ways to keep your children entertained this summer? Look no further then Active East Riding #SchoolsOut. This year’s #SchoolsOut programme will be delivered online, packed with ideas and activities to help keep children of all abilities active during the six-week summer holidays.

For parents and carers of children with a disability, there will also be a number of activities they too can take part in. Visit the Active East Riding #SchoolsOut website to find activities taking place near you and make bookings online. As well as following the Active East Riding Facebook page to keep up to date. This year’s #SchoolsOut will feature:

  • East Riding Leisure Centres
  • East Riding Libraries and Museums
  • Brick Wonders Lego exhibition at the Treasure House Beverley
  • Sewerby Hall and Gardens
  • Bridlington Spa
  • Active Coast events
  • Visit East Yorkshire
  • East Riding Fostering
  • Families Information Service Hub (FISH)
  • Change 4 Life
  • Countryside events
  • Holiday Activities and Food (HAF)

Join us for an exciting summer of fun! Visit the website now. Delivered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

beetle bank open farm summer events, farm park near yorkA Summer of fun at Beetle Bank Farm, near York:
  • 2nd-6th August Wildlife workshop
  • 9th-13th August Safari Week
  • 16th-20th August Build a Scarecrow
  • 28th-30th August Beetlefest/Scarecrow comp
28th & 29th August – BEETLEFEST 2021! Camping, Entertainment, Hog Roast, Bouncy Castles, Rodeo Bull, Adventure Playground, Star Gazing.

Open daily 9.30am/10.00am to 5.00pm. £7.50 per person, £6 a concession, £28 a family of 4, £32 a family of 5. For more info please visit their website here.

Beetle Bank Open Farm, Moor Lane, Murton, York YO19 5XD. 01904 488796.

boston farm park maze near doncaster maize maze open this summer

Boston Park Farm is a fun day out for all the family! A traditional working farm with the farm park which allows children to get up close with a wide range of farm animals. You can pet and feed most of the animals and also join in with animal handling sessions.

We have outdoor climbing frames, swings, slides, go-karts, mud kitchens and a bale pyramid to climb. Also inside there is an indoor soft play area which is suitable for children up to 8 years old, an indoor bouncy castle, play kitchen and a large indoor sandpit. Our cafe, serving hot and cold meals is open everyday as well as our brand new outdoor Snack Baa, serving ice creams and other snacks.

From 17th July you can also do our Maize Maze, which is included in your general admission ticket.

Don’t miss our Summer Pantomime on 20th & 21st August! 

Boston Farm Park is open every day from 10am-4pm (until 5pm in summer holidays). Tickets must be booked in advance.

Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster DN7 6DS. 01302 844818. Visit their website here, or follow them on facebook here.

brick wonders, lego exhibition at beverley art gallery this summer 2021, free family activityCome and see the wonders of the world in LEGO! This exciting new touring exhibition, ‘Brick Wonders’, curated by artist Warren Elsmore, comes to Beverley Art Gallery this summer – 3rd July to 2nd October 2021.

Brick Wonders features recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world. It takes visitors from an Egyptian pyramid to the natural pyramid of the Matterhorn, the bustle of Old London Bridge to the awesome night skies of the Aurora Australis, and those everyday marvels we forget to wonder at, such as electricity and the Internet. The centrepiece is a 2×3 metre installation of the Great Barrier Reef, complete with underwater lighting and sound effects, and LEGO recreations of everything from corals and sponges to turtles and reef-dwelling fish such as blue tangs, angel fish and a ray. Over 40 other LEGO models are included, from tiny models to inspire building at home, to large mosaics and dioramas, and the exhibition is built from over 500,000 LEGO bricks.

Tickets to the exhibition are free but must be booked in advance here. There is no need to book in advance to visit the café or the Red Gallery (which includes the permanent collections in the Art Gallery), or for the rest of the Treasure House.

Beverley Art Gallery is located in the Treasure House in Champney Road. Admission is free. Opening hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.30-4.45. Tuesday, Thursday 9.30-7.45. Saturday 9.00-3.45. More info on their website here.

burton constable live on the lawn family showsThe Hall, Stables Cafe and Grounds are open all summer. Extra family shows you can watch at Burton Constable as part of their ‘Live on the Lawn’ this summer 2021 and other events:

  • 26th July – The Jungle Book. Immersion Theatre Company will be bringing their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand-new musical adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling family favourite, recommended age 4+.
  • 13th August – Alice in Wonderland
  • 14th August – Cinderella
  • 15th August – Peter Pan
  • 18th and 19th August – How to Draw Stuff with Calvin Innes
  • 25th August – Gary & Jeddy Bear’s Picnic

Full details on their website here. Please book online in advance. For further information email or call 01964 562400.

Burton Constable Hall & Grounds, Skirlaugh, HU11 4LN

CGX group Hull childrens fitness classes from les millsLes Mills Born to Move Children’s Fitness Classes in the Community.

At CGX we believe all children should have access to exercise in a fun safe and inclusive environment regardless of their abilities or circumstances. We are so proud and excited to be bringing Les Mills Born To Move children’s fitness classes for ages 3 – 12 in the community. Our classes are all about empowerment and inclusion. Children learn foundation movement skills, improve fitness and build their confidence and self-expression.

Summer Sessions: we are holding 4 family fitness sessions at Cottingham Sports Pavilion on Wednesday afternoons in August at 1pm. £6 per class for one adult and up to two children, or £20 for all 4 sessions.

Deliciously Crafty in Anlaby (272 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU4 7RR) have drop in crafts’ available every day over the Summer with no need to book. They also have a range of summer workshops (please book in advance for these):

  • 27th July: Read & Create, Augustus & his Smile
  • 27th July: Fabulous Fairy Lanterns
  • 28th July: Tie Dye Tote Bags
  • 3rd August: Project Potter, Altered Playing Cards
  • 11th August: Read & Create, Lunch on a Pirate Ship
  • 12th August: Flower Crowns
  • 13th August: Mache Madness
  • 16th August: Flying Unicorns
  • 18th August: Project Potter, Door Hangers
  • 19th August: Badge/Keyring making
  • 20th August: Read & Create, Hibernation Hotel
  • 25th August: Read & Create, Knock Knock Hotel
  • 31st August: Project Potter, Storage Jars

Full details of each session, including age suitable for, is on their website here. Please book a place in advance via the website. You can follow them on facebook here.

visit doncaster, lots to do for familiesDoncaster is a great place for all and has plenty to offer families with children of all ages. Mumbler ran an Instagram takeover for Visit Doncaster, with an A-Z tour of family friendly places to visit. It includes a range of venues and attractions on offer in and around Doncaster, what you can expect from the venues, the facilities, activities that you can do there and more. Read the A-Z guide here.

Hull CC Healthy Holidays bannerA summer schedule packed with activities is heading to Hull. From bug-hunting and den-building to street dance, story-telling and circus skills and everything in between, there really will be something to get everyone excited.

The city’s annual Healthy Holidays programme is back and bigger than ever for 2021. Starting on July 26th and running right through the summer break, every activity includes a nutritious food offer and is completely FREE. There are sessions aimed at all age groups, to be held right in the middle of local communities in all parts of Hull. From smaller-scale activities offering the chance to get active or learn new skills, to family fun days with entertainment, fair rides and petting zoos.

Visit to find full details of every activity happening this summer. You can also book online, find activities to do at home and get healthy recipes.

Highlights include: this year there are 3 Play Day events taking place, all 11:00am-3:00pm, lots of free activities to do:

  • 28th July – Alderman Kneeshaw Playing Fields,Hull, HU9 4JG
  • 4th August – Queens Gardens, Hull, HU1 3AR
  • 25th August – Pearson Park, Hull
Beach Days are back too at:
  • 30th July – King George V Playing Fields
  • 7th August – Bellfield Playing Fields
  • 11th and 18th August – Lothian Way, North Bransholme

messy play sessions for babies and toddlers in hull and surrounding areasMini Messers is a messy play group ages 0 to 5. We have tuff trays with different ingredients and activities. We have themed sessions each month.

The theme for our summer sessions is Mini bakers! Where little ones will explore flour pastry, coloured rice custard and much more! All sessions are 10-11am, £7.50 per child.

  • Wednesday 4th August at Victoria Dock Village Hall, Hull
  • Tuesday 17th August at St Marks Church Hall, Anlaby
  • Monday 23rd August at Active+, Little Monkeys, National Ave Hull (includes free entry into Little Monkeys soft play after!)

For more info and bookings please call Kelsey on 07538128093 or contact her through their facebook page.

national rail museum yorkIgnite your family’s curiosity this summer at National Railway Museum, with exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities located among engineering marvels that changed the world.

Fresh for 2021 experience Power It. Through demonstrations and crafting activities, explore the different types of energy used in the past, present, and the future of the railways. Just drop in at our Inspiration Station to explore the future of our railways (no additional booking required).

Explore Station Hall and Great Hall which are both packed with the giants of the railways including our superstars Mallard and Rocket. For something a bit special, hop aboard our Miniature Railway or re-live Mallard’s record-breaking run on the Mallard Experience.

Children with energy to burn will enjoy our under-5s play area and outdoor play area.

From 24 July to 5 September we’ll be open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm. Book your free admission tickets now via our website here.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ. 0844 815 3139

northwood fairy trail

Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world. The eco-aware sanctuary is off grid and, quite uniquely, designed to appeal to adults as much as children. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. There is also a natural play area for smaller children and den building for older kids.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food. Please note, as car parking is limited tickets are only available online, with pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience. Covid restrictions in place, lovely open air destination.

Buttercrambe Wood, YO41 1AP. For more info please visit their website here, or follow the on facebook here.

soccer kings football centre hull ocyober half term 2020 pay and playLooking for somewhere indoors but spacious and airy to go during the summer school holidays? Why not get a group of friends together and book a pitch at Soccer Kings, the soccer centre on Sutton Fields, Hull.

We can take bookings of up to 15 children aged 0-16 years to hire a pitch to play football on. You simply pay to play – £5 per person. Book by calling 01482 822848 or email, or check out their website here for more info.

Or need some childcare? Our Kids Football Camps are running daily Monday-Friday throughout the summer, details here. 

Oslo Road, Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Hull, HU7 0YN.

ultramarine powerboat trips along the humber, family days out on the river humberDo you want a day out with a difference this Summer? Then why not treat your family to a RIB charter on the River Humber.

Operating from Hessle Foreshore under the iconic Humber Bridge, we can take you on a unique tour of the river. Experience views of Hull, the East Riding and North Lincolnshire that can only be seen from the water. You can even take the controls under the supervision of our skipper and Royal Yachting Association (RYA) powerboat instructor. Trips can be booked from 1 to 6 hours duration, with a maximum of 4 people (age 5 and up). Prices start at £120 (per boat, not per person).

If you want a more ‘hands on’ experience, why not consider taking a powerboat handling course?
We are sole agents for Humber Rescue, who offer RYA Powerboat level 1 and level 2 courses from
their base at Hessle. We can also offer 30 minute powerboat ‘Taster’ sessions to give you an introduction to the world of powerboating.

  • Taster Sessions: £48 per person.
  • Level 1 courses: £165 per person.
  • Level 2 courses: £280 per person.

For more information and to book, visit our website here, email or call us on 07811 827209. You can also follow them on facebook here.

rustic riddle at ulrome, nature trail with clues for families and childrenRustic Riddle is a lovely cafe in Ulrome (near Skipsea) with indoor and outdoor seating. Also on the site for customers to explore is a nature trail, woodlands and pond, paddock and lots of animals to see. Walks surround the site and it is close to the beach.

For Summer – follow the clues around the nature trail and see what you can find! Can you spot any fairies along the way? No need to book. Open to all cafe customers as part of your visit.

Find out more about Rustic Riddle on their website here, or follow them on facebook here.

Rustic Riddle, Bugg Lane, Ulrome, YO25 8TN.

sewerby summer 2019The house, zoo, cafe and grounds are fully open. Plus extra family events and activities this summer:

  • Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre: various shows across the summer.
  • Outdoor Games, Punch & Judy, Magic Shows, Face painting and Wildcats Craft Sessions: various dates across the summer.
  • 25th July, Yorkshire Morgan Car Club – view the historic and classic vehicles on display and chat with their owners.
  • 15th August, East Yorkshire Morris Minors Club Rally – unique cliff top classic car rally.
  • 28th and 29th August, Adventure Cinema outdoor cinema is showing Grease Sing-a long and Greatest Showman Sing-a-long

Events and activities are included in the admission fee but please book online in advance and book events at the Welcome Centre.

Visitors can also download the free Love Exploring app from ether the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and enjoy the Dinosaur Safari.

Please book your visit online in advance. For more information please visit the Sewerby Hall website here. Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.

sledmere house and gardens driffield logoSummer activities run Saturday 24th July to Sunday 5th September 2021, 10am – 5pm

Sledmere Maize Maze and summer fun returns for the 2021 summer holidays. Come and explore the 4 acres of maize maze and help find clues in the maze to work out the hidden message.

Your Maize Maze ticket includes: Entry into the Maize Maze, your activity play card, lots of summer fun activities in the play paddocks such as Frisbee golf, footpool and footgolf and there are also designated picnic areas and free parking available.

Why not make a full day of it? Stay and play all day across the whole site with a combined ticket giving you additional access to the spacious grounds, beautiful gardens, farm park and adventure play area along with your maize maze and play paddocks admission. Book online in advance.

You can buy Sledmere friends membership online now for 12 months free entry and other offers and discounts. For more info and to book tickets please visit their website here.

Sledmere House, Driffield, YO25 3XG. 01377 236637.

stockeld park wetherby summer adventure Runs 24th July- 6th September, 10am-6pm 

It’s time to come out of hiding this summer! The dinosaurs are back at Stockeld park for a Jurassic event like no other!

Reawaken your sense of adventure with our 5 adventure playgrounds, but oh wait, what’s that sound? As you Swing and as you soar, be sure to listen out for those loud ROARS!  Take a walk on the wild side through the Enchanted Forest and become an explorer for the day. How many dinosaurs can you find, be honest! Can you escape the maze before it’s too late? Make sure there’s no T-Rex’s lurking behind the gates! And if you dare to get so close, take a picture with the Stockeld raptor, it will make the perfect Instagram post! 

Oh, what’s that something new? Jurassic mini golf, will be it a hole in one or two? Fun will never go extinct at Stockeld park! 

For the full details on our events, prices and opening times please visit

Mumbler had a great day out here in 2020, read the review here.

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN

pick your own fruit this summer at the balloon tree farm stamford bridgeThe Balloon Tree is OPEN for Pick Your Own!!

Currently available on their PYO site; they have Gooseberries 🍈 and the King of the PYO, the quintessential sign of British Summer… the Strawberry 🍓. Plenty more fruit is to come, with all announcements featured on their social media.

Just like last season, this year it is a matter of booking your “Picking Slots”. During none school holidays, walk-in pickers are welcome Monday to Friday, but pre-booking is essential for weekends. Days will be released slowly to control the number of pickers on site at any one time and to ensure there are enough strawberries ready. As the fruit ripens, more and more slots will be released.

Pre-booking page with more details is here. And keep an eye on their facebook page for updates.

The Farmshop, Café and children’s play area are all open, so there is plenty of things to do and enjoy.

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge). 01759 373023, Open seven days a week with seasonal variation on opening times. Check the website for all up-to-date information.

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The Great Ryedale Maze

ryedale maze summer maize maze for familiesThe Great Ryedale Maze (formerly known as The Great Yorkshire Maze) makes a welcome return to North Yorkshire this summer, following its hugely popular debut in 2020.  Located at Sherburn, midway between Scarborough and Malton, it is open daily from 14th July to 5th September 2021 from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

We have a field full of fun for all the family, with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore in the giant Yorkshire Dragon Maze, and for younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Mini-Maze with an environmental theme. The action-packed Vintage Funfair is bigger and better than ever, offering thrills for adults, teenagers and children alike aboard the 1930s Speedway, Octopus, Twister, Dodgems and Chair-o-plane, while the Hush Hush Train ride, Muffin the Mule and Swing Boats will delight the little ones.  Test your skills at the game stalls and win a prize every time! For some competitive family fun and more prizes have a go at Football Darts, then enjoy live entertainment in our Big Top with a cuppa and cake, a Berry Best Ice Cream or a barbecued bite from the Cabin Café.

Tickets are priced at £10.95 for adults and £9.95 for children (aged 3-15, under 3s free), with concessions available. Find out more on their website here.

web adventure yorkThe Web Adventure Park have an exciting summer ahead with some amazing new offerings from July 24th through to September 5th!

  • Large indoor play area
  • New ninja / obstacle course
  • New OBIE interactive game wall
  • New animal area
  • Entertainment- midweek with “dazzling Darren” – weekends tbc
  • Water play area
  • Sand play
  • Adventure park

Plus FREE UNLIMITED rides on the following: Double Carousel, Apple coaster, Pony express, Balloon Ride, Formula, Bucking Bulls, Sizzler, Huge Helterskelter, Cups and Saucers, Mega Miami. PLUS Dinosaur miniature golf (8 holes).

All included. We know you will all have fun- whatever the age – whatever the weather!!! All the fun of the existing park with these additions make the Web the best value park in Yorkshire!

Book your summer holiday tickets here. For more info visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.

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

Open for Summer 2021 – Every day from 17th July to early September.

Large maze to explore plus mini mazes and games, wheely sledges, bouncy pillow, crazy golf, water pistol tractor ride, NEW nerf gun area.

Fantastic family day out, Mumbler went last summer – read the review here.

Open daily from 17th July to early September, 10am-5pm. Adults and children entry £7.50 each, family ticket £27.99.

More details on their website here, facebook page here, or please email or call 01469 540230.

Abbey Farm, Thornton Abbey, Ulceby, North Lincolnshire, DN39 6TU. Approx 30 minutes drive from Hull.

THread and Press summer holiday clubThread and Press CIC are back providing more creative sessions this summer!
  • Sew a Shoulder Bag (ages 8-16 years) running at Wilberfoss Community Centre York Thursday 29th July 10am -1pm and Driffield Community Centre Thursday 26th August 1pm – 4pm, £22.50.
  • Collagraph and Relief Printing (ages 7-14 years) running at Melbourne Village Hall (near Pocklington), Thursday 12th August 10am – 1pm, £20.
  • Notebook Cover (ages 8-16 years) running at The Courtyard, Goole on Tuesday 17th August 10am – 1pm, £22.50.
All sessions run by an experienced teacher with Enhanced DBS, fully adhering to Covid Guidelines. 10% sibling discount available. Great for beginners who want to learn new creative skills, or more confident creatives who want to learn more!  Book now to secure your place – please visit our website here, or contact Holly on 07919404498 or Sarah on 07547663453. Or find us on Facebook here

Also in HULL this summer: Thread and Press CIC are running lots of online and in-person £1 creative sessions from July to November, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund for residents of Hull. The sessions are for adults and children and there are a huge range of things to choose from including screen-printing, embroidery, painting, drypoint etching, relief printing and drawing.

  • Online sessions, a kit of everything you need is posted to your house.
  • In-person sessions, all materials and equipment are provided on the day.

You need to be resident in Hull to participate, or if you live within 5km of the course venue. To allow as many people as possible to have the opportunity to participate, we only allow you to book one session initially but places may become/remain available and be opened up to wider booking one week prior to the course start date. For all terms and conditions and to see what is on offer and book, please visit the website here.

wolds way summerNature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play: Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring a brilliant day out for all the family.

Join in with The Big Butterfly Count. July 16th – August 8th: Make sure to join in and complete the Big Butterfly Count whilst visiting. Pick up you spotter sheet, complete your count and upload the results online. Every sighting helps build up a better picture of the butterfly populations health and numbers.

Spend the day: With the giant willow games maze, football golf, den zone building, miniature railway and much more, give yourself plenty of time to visit.

New for Summer 2021: Now serving a delicious selection of sandwiches (including children’s options), tray bakes, ice creams, coffees, tea & hot chocolates.

Pre Booking required. Tickets can be purchased online on the day of your visit. Book tickets here 

Wheel chair & Pram friendly paths and walks. Free Parking. Gift Shop & Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Tel. 01944 758641. Open DAILY (10am – 4pm)

Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW (Just of the A64 between Malton & Scarborough).

Active Coast School Holiday Activities

Active Coast usually hold nature-themed events for budding environmentalists and their families across the East Riding as part of their Coastal Explorers programme. Summer 2021 ‘Kids Go Wild’ activities:

  • 27th July – Butterfly Safari at Humber Bridge Country Park.
  • 3rd August – Bumblebee Safari at Beverley Parks Nature Reserve.
  • 10th August – Woodland Art at Humber Bridge Country Park.
  • 17th August – Pond Safari at Eastrington Ponds Nature Reserve.
  • 24th August – The Magical Kingdom Adventure Trail at Humber Bridge Country Park.

£2.50 per child (accompanying adults free), lots of time slots available, but must be pre-booked online here.

For more information call 01482 391441.

Animal Education Centre Activities

Lots of animal and nature themed activity sessions running most days from 26th July to 3rd September 2021 at the Animal Education Centre at East Park. Activities include Bird Box making, Butterfly & Bee Feeders, Plant Pot making, Bug Hunts, Nature Detectives, picnics and story time.  Full details of all sessions can be found on the Events Calendar here.

East Park, Holderness Road, Hull, HU8 8JU. 01482 300300

Anlaby Park Library Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Anlaby Park Library are running a Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Bear Hunt throughout the Summer 2021 school holidays. Purchase a map for £1 and receive a prize at the end. If the weather is fine, bring along your teddies and a picnic blanket and have your own picnic on the Green or you can purchase refreshments including a children’s picnic box from the library during normal opening hours.

Library open Saturday, Tuesday & Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm, and Monday & Thursday 1.30 to 5.30pm.

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

Back to Ours

Details of Summer 2021 Back to Ours events coming soon.

Far Ings Nature Reserve Wild Wednesdays

Far Ings is a Nature Reserve just over the Humber Bridge near Barton.

This Summer 2021 they are having Wild Wednesdays where you can have a go at pond dipping, minibeast hunts and some other wild activities.

Running 28th July, 11th, 18th & 25th August from 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Activities are free, but donations welcome.

Call 01652 637055 or email

Far Ings Road, Barton, DN18 5RG

Freedom Festival Family Shows

The Freedom Festival is back for Summer 2021!

Full details of the family shows coming soon.

Hidden Horizons Fossil Hunting

Guided fossil hunting trips at Cayton Bay and Runswick Bay, running regularly throughout July and August 2021. You will be taken on a 2hr fossil hunting trip where you should find a wide range of fossils from the Jurassic period, around 160 million years ago.

Family friendly event – £15 per adult, £10 per child, under 5s free.

Booking is essential, call 01723 817017 for more details.

Hull City Centre Summer Quiz

Runs all summer to 6th September 2021. Covering a 4.5km route around the city centre, this FREE to enter quiz takes in some of Hull’s best-known sights, snaking through its rich independent shopping culture and making you look closer at things you may not have spotted before.

Download a quiz booklet from our website, or visit White Rabbit Chocolatiers in Paragon Arcade and Form Studio on Humber Street to pick up a hard copy.

To be in with a chance of winning a Hull themed hamper, make sure to check out the entry details on the reverse of the booklet. Good luck!

Hull Libraries – FREE Activities Summer Activities

There’s lots of free online events from Hull libraries this  Summer! Here’s a flavour of what we have going on:

  • Rubbish robots with Makerspace (under 5s sessions)
  • Author visits with Steve Skidmore
  • Interactive poetry word play sessions with Paul Cookson
  • Live drawing tutorials with Calvin Innes
  • Creative writing sessions with Grimm & Co
  • Pottery sessions with Studio 11
  • Artist workshops with Artlink
  • Animal Conservation and habitats talk with Sam’s Safari
  • Street Dance
  • Cooking up a picnic with Groundworks

Pick up a copy of the summer programme from branches of Hull Libraries. All activities are free and places can be booked via EventBrite here.

Hull’s Magical Museums

Our museums and gallery are full of amazing objects and artworks dating from pre-history to the modern day and best of all entry to all our sites is absolutely FREE! What will you discover?

  • The Ferens Art Gallery is packed full of exciting artwork, stories and objects. From paintings of royal faces, artwork Inspired by the sea and portraits of people young and old, to a gigantic painting of a family of lions, there’s lots to see!
  • The Streetlife Museum, here you can explore an amazing selection of vehicles, from carriages, railways and cars, to buses and trams, as you discover the different kinds of transport people have used over the past 200 years.
  • The Hull and East Riding Museum you can take an exciting trip into the past, coming face to face with a woolly mammoth, exploring stunning Roman mosaics and learning what life was like in medieval Hull.

Plan your visit and explore our exciting summer activities, click here to find out more and book your visit. For more information call 01482 300300.

Learn How To Skateboard

Free Skateboard sessions delivered by Active Coast:

  • 28th July 2021, 11am to 3pm – Gower Park
  • 30th July 2021, 11am to 3pm – King George Playing Fields

If you are under 18 you will need consent from a Parent or Guardian, you can sign up and register on the day. Helmets and skateboards are provided. Suitable from ages 5 and upwards.

For more information email or call 07454785661

One-Off Events & Activities

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

Pathfinder Trails in Hull, Beverley & Whitby

This summer holiday, Pathfinder Trails UK have four outdoor trails across Beverley, Hull and Whitby. Complete our self-guided family friendly trails in Hull and Whitby: The Old Town and Humber Street Trail in Hull and The Whitby Trail. Your team will follow routes through these fantastic and historic Yorkshire locations, finding facts, snapping pictures and completing tasks along the way. Points mean prizes with these trails, we have cinema tickets and meal vouchers to give away for teams who think outside the box and get creative and imaginative with their answers. You will be taken to important landmarks and hidden gems, making them the perfect day out for locals and tourists alike!

We are also running two outdoor escape room experiences, “Beverley- A Murder Most Foul” and “Hull- One Hull of a Mystery”. Your team must solve puzzles and use the locations app What3words to uncover the details of these grizzly crimes! These trails are more challenging, yet still suitable for families to enjoy. Entries to these trails will also be put in to a draw for some exciting prizes!

Trails can be booked online on our website here.

Piglets Summer Adventure

The Summer Adventure at Piglets! Runs across the school holiday.
Don’t miss out – tickets are selling fast. Online bookings only on their website.

Mumbler had a family day out at Piglets in May half term 2021, read the review here.

Piglets Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm. Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST. 01904 499183.

Scarecrow Festivals 2021

There are some local scarecrow festivals running throughout the Summer Holidays, all free to go along and spot some scarecrows!

  • Withernsea Scarecrow Trail – 6th to 9th August
  • Nafferton Scarecrow Festival – 7th to 8th August
  • Bridlington Scarecrow Trail – 14th to 21st August
  • Garden Villages Scarecrow Trail – 14th & 15th August
  • Wetwang Scarecrow Trail – 27th to 30th August

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 Activities

The Unimog Safari will be running most days throughout the Summer 2021 school holidays. Events require booking in advance, call 01904 659570.

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

St Marys Church Summer Narnia Sessions

Enter the magical world of Narnia with Storytelling and Craft activities this summer in St. Mary’s Church, Beverley. The activities will be aimed at children aged 5-11 yrs and based on the story of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by CS Lewis. Sessions are FREE. Sign up for them online here.

There are 6 different sessions in total to attend, all 10.30-11.30am. If you manage to make it along to 4 sessions you will receive a reward. The sessions take place on:

  • 28th July – Lucy enters the wardrobe
  • 4th August – Edmund meets the White Witch
  • 11th August – The Beavers
  • 18th August – Peter’s Battle
  • 25th August – The Triumph of the Witch
  • 1st Sept – Deeper Magic

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge runs every summer in the 6 weeks holiday at most libraries in Hull and the East Riding.

This Summer 2021 is Wild World Heroes.  The Reading Agency have teamed up with WWF for a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire children to stand up for the planet. It’s FREE, FUN and LOCAL! Read books and collect rewards along the way. To take part, simply visit your local Library to sign up for free and get your Wild World Heroes collector poster and stickers.

Tiny Talk Summer Sessions

Tint Talk, baby signing classes, are running 4 summer specials in two venues across the summer:

  • North Ferriby Parish Hall on Thursdays throughout August
  • Cottingham Civic Hall on Wednesdays throughout August.

School age siblings are welcome for the same price of £6.50 per family. For booking and info please contact Emma at


Rainy Day Ideas

wallpaper drawing, at home craft activities and ideas for childrenIf we get some wet, rainy days this summer (I hope we don’t!), we have some Mumbler top rainy day ideas to help entertain little ones at home, including:

  • Wallpaper drawing
  • Junk Modelling
  • Treasure Hunt Around the House
  • Make Your Own Slime
  • Make Your Own Play Dough
  • Baking (Rocky Road Recipe)
  • Lego Challenges
  • Painting – geometric patterns, painting rocks and using household items
  • Messy Play
  • Home Movie Day
  • Indoor Picnic or an Indoor racetrack

You can read the full article with details of how to do each one on Mumbler here.

Waters’ Edge Summer Activities

Water’s Edge Nature Reserve (on the South Bank of the Humber) have lots of events & activities in the Summer 2021 school holidays:

  • Nature Trail running during the school summer holidays 2021. Collect a sheet from reception, 50p per sheet, then complete the trail around the nature reserve.
  • Children’s Pottery Clubs 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd August – book in advance, call 01652 631500 to reserve a place.
  • Cars & Coffee 1st August, 3pm to 7pm
  • Wildlife Day 15th August, 10am
  • Classic Car Show 29th August, 10am

Waters Edge Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR. 01652 631500

Wilderspin National School Museum

The Wilderspin National School Museum reopens on 22nd July 2021 with new child friendly displays. Explore the recreated Victorian and Wartime classrooms. Enjoy our summer family activities and visit the award winning Old School Canteen café.

Open Thursday to Sunday 10am-4pm for visits. FREE  entr (just a charge for events).

Wilderspin National School, Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5QP. 01652 635172

Willerby Methodist Church Summer Family Fun

Crafts, activities, games in the church community garden for families (weather permitting). Dates:

  • Wednesday 28th July 2-4pm, outdoor games and sports
  • Thursday 12th August 2-4pm, where in Willerby hunt
  • Saturday 21st August 11.30am-3pm, family beach day
  • Wednesday 1st September 2-4pm, family crafts

£2 donation per family. Please register your interest for these events by emailing or messaging the churches facebook page.

Willerby Methodist Church, Carr Lane, Willerby.

York Maze

The UKs biggest maize maze. Over 20 rides, attractions and shows.

York Maze is open daily from 17th July to 6th September 2021.

Open 7 days a week from 10am until 6.30pm (Last admission 3.30pm). To stagger arrival times, tickets are sold in 30 minute timeslots, starting at 10am, once on site you can stay as long as you wish. There are a limited number of tickets available for each timeslot, so you are advised to book early to guarantee the date and time you want!

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