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 School Holiday Activities

easter egg trailDetails of the next school holiday activities coming soon.

For more information email info@theballoontree.co.uk or visit their website here. You can also find them on Facebook here.

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge) 01759 373023


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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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Piglets Adventure Farm – Summer Holiday Activities

piglets york

Details of 2019 summer holiday activities coming soon.

Step right up as the fun just keeps getting better! Take a tractor ride to the amazing Bale Play Baaarn with giant drop slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, rope swing and dig’n’play. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s even a heated seating area with delicious food from the Piggy Pizza Parlour or try a tasty treat in Truffle’s Trough. You can also enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious snacks in the Piglets Coffee House with small soft play are or try a piggy poo ice-cream in the Ice-Cream Parlour!

Plus, don’t miss all the usual adventure farm fun, including Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, giant sandpit, bouncing pillows, crazy golf, barrel rides, magical fairy tale trail 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. See adorable rabbits, goats and ponies plus get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky see piglets being born, such a memorable experience.

Tumble on down to Piglets Adventure Farm this Summer and enjoy an amazing family day out. Get your discounted tickets online today on their website here.

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

pink pig farm may half term 2019Details of 2019 Summer Holiday Activities coming soon.

Events tend to be very busy, so visitors are strongly advised to pre-book tickets online to save disappointment nearer the time.

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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Sledmere House

Details of Summer holidays 2019 half term activities coming soon.

Also at Sledmere – The Spotty Pig Play Farm is home to some of the rare breeds kept on the estate. Staff on hand to introduce you to all the animals. Lovely adventure play ground where the kids can let off steam. Don’t forget to pick up your ‘Friends Membership’ from the Farm Shop this entitles you to FREE ENTRY throughout the year including certain event days and also discounts and offers. ONLY £30 per adult – under 5s are free.

Sledmere House, Driffield, YO25 3XG. 01377 236637. The Grounds, Gardens, Stables, Café, Shops and Play Park open all year round 10am – 5pm Tuesdays to Sundays. CLOSED MONDAYS (except bank holiday Mondays). For more info please visit their website here.


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Smile Cafe Pocklington – Summer Holidays

The Mile, Pocklington, YO42 1TW. On the road out of Pocklington towards Millington.

Details of summer holiday activities coming soon.

Also for younger children under five, there’s a lovely indoor soft play area within the cafe with double slide, mats and building toys, plus an outdoor play area with climbing frame, swings and ride-on toys. There is also a quieter seating area in the farm shop for older children and families. Check out the new cafe menu too!

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.


Featured Listing

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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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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Williams Den – Summer Holiday Activities


williams den may half term
Details of 2019 Summer holiday activities coming soon.

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, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS.


Active Coast – Summer Holiday Activities

Active Coast offers activities designed to Explore, Join In and Enjoy the iconic East Yorkshire coastline. Get out and about, take part in activities, and experience sport and cultural events on the stunning East Yorkshire coast, in Bridlington, Withernsea, Hornsea and Hull.

  • Beach Cricket – Every Friday from 26th July to 30th Aug, 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.
  • Have a Beach Day – 1st August, 11am-3pm: Come along and join us for these sport, play and art themed beach days. This will include plenty of fun activities for all and provide a real beach culture vibe. So bring your picnic, get involved and have fun on the beach! Football, Dodgeball, Play, Artwall, Beach Volleyball, Sand Art
    and so much more. Bridlington South Beach, Foreshores YO15 3LG

For more information call 01482 395320/678255

Check the events calendar for more coastal themed events from Active Coast.


Active Sports – Skateboard Coaching Sessions

Coaching sessions in some school holidays. Details of summer coming soon.

Just turn up and register, all equipment provided, ages 5+ if under 18 years old you’ll need a parent or guardian to register you.

  • Gower Park Hull, HU4 7LH
  • Hall Garth Park, Hornsea, HU18 1DP

Beverley Rocks

A facebook group set up to inspire and delight children through the holidays. Paint some rocks and hide them, if you find them share the pics and re-hide them. We’ve really enjoyed finding and re-hiding them! All details on facebook here.

Other groups are launching too. Sproatley Rocks can be found on facebook here and a group covering the Haltemprice area (West Hull villages) on facebook here.


Burton Agnes Summer Holiday Activities

Details of Summer 2019 activities coming soon.

The gardens and grounds offer a large yew tree maze (perfect for letting off steam), giant board games including chess, draughts, quoits, snakes and ladders and hop scotch, while the nature garden is a charming place to relax, perhaps with a coffee, and spot butterflies and bees emerging to enjoy the spring flowers. The courtyard café will be open for visitors to enjoy homemade meals, light bites and indulgent treats. Meanwhile, the Gift Shop and Home & Garden Shop will be stocked with the new season’s gifts. Plus new adventure playground!

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, YO25 4NB. 01262 490324.


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. Extra events happening over the summer coming soon…..

Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, HU11 4LN. 01964 562400


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.


East Riding Countryside – School Holiday Activities

Details of summer events coming soon from Countryside Access Team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

All of these events are held at Humber Bridge Country Park HU13 0HB and booking is essential, go to www.bridspa.com/events. For general enquiries call 01482 395320.


East Riding Leisure School Holiday Activities

East Riding Leisure have fun filled activities and programmes available across nine sites in the East Riding for the Easter holiday break – Bridlington, Beverley, Driffield, Francis Scaife, Goole, Haltemprice, Hornsea, South Cave, South Holderness and Withernsea.

Leisure services manager Adrian Walters said : “If you are a bit stuck for ideas this May School Holiday, or not sure how you can entertain the kids, or maybe you need to plan activities for the kids while the grandparents take over – this programme of events can really help them to have fun and stay fit at the same time!”

Including: Crash Course Swimming, table tennis, fun floats and swims, soft play, inflatables, Jet Skis, Sea Scooters, and much more.


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

Details of Summer holiday 2019 activities coming soon. In the meantime Ferens has this ongoing exhibition:

  • Microbes – 18th May – 1st September 2019 – The Gallery will be transformed by a glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes. This interactive exhibition is inspired by the beautiful microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us. Visitors can walk through the pods causing them to sway and bump into each other. Every few minutes the suspended forms will slowly deflate and then inflate as if breathing, creating a mesmerising spectacle. This exhibition promises to be a fascinating family friendly exhibition and not one to be missed! Free.

Ferens, Queen Victoria Square, HU1 3RA


Flemingate – Summer Holiday Activities

Details of Summer 2019 activities coming soon.

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 – 20th, 27th July, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th August: Making textured slime, 30 minute sessions.
  • Make Your Own Windsock – 22nd, 24th & 26th July: Making a windsock creature, 1 hour sessions.
  • Decoupage – 29th, 31st July, 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


Hornsea Freeport – Summer Holiday Activities

Hornsea Freeport is a factory outlet village with great places to eat and drink and 50% off this season’s top brands. Bugtopia and Beach Cove are also part of the outlet and these are open every day:

  • Beach Cove – an indoor play area known as ‘The Caves’ is ready for you all to enjoy, and outside there is an adventure playground featuring a zip wire, bouncing pillow, giant sand pit and electric car racing track.
  • Bugtopia – a tropical rainforest experience with a jungle trail and lots of interesting animals to spot. Animal encounters run daily from around 11am and are roughly every hour (check exact timetable on the day). No need to book in advance, just turn up.

Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT. 01964 534211.


Hull Play Rangers – Free 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:

Details of Summer 2019 play sessions coming soon.


Hull Leisure Centre’s School Holiday Activities

The Hull Leisure Centres run extra activities during school holidays.

Call your local leisure centre for full details. See the Days Out section for a full list of Leisure Centres in our area and their contact details.


Hull Museums – Summer Holiday Activities

Details of Summer 2019 activities coming soon.

For more information call 01482 300300


Normanby Hall – Summer Holiday Activities

Details of Summer 2019 events coming soon.

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.


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.


Sewerby Hall – Summer Holiday Activities

Details of Summer 2019 events coming soon.

Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA (01262) 673769


Spurn Nature Reserve – Summer Holiday Activities

Details of Summer 2019 events coming soon.

For more information please call 01904 659570

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


Waters Edge – Summer Holiday Activities

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

  • 23rd July, 11am-12.30pm: Textile Beanbag Chicken – Design and make your very own ‘Stress Chicken’ All materials are provided. £6 per child. Booking Essential.
  • 26th July, 10.30-11.30am: Habitat Hunters – Nature Weaving, 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.
  • 25th July, 11am-3pm: Crafty Creations: The Sea -£1 per child, drop-in activity.
  • 28th July, 10am-4pm: Wildlife Day – Join us for a fun, educational day out for all the family with animal charity displays, activities and craft workshops in the visitor centre & around the country park plus lots more. Find out more on the Events Calendar.
  • 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

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

The UKs biggest maize maze. Over 20 rides, attractions and shows. Open for the summer school holidays! 2019 dates coming soon.