School Holidays

Summer School Holiday Activities

Activities and events running across the School Summer Holidays 2020 in Hull and the East Riding

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Balloon Tree Farm PYO

balloon tree farm logoThe Balloon Tree is open for PYO.

This year it is a matter of booking you “Picking Slots”.  Days will be released slowly to control the number of pickers on site at anyone time and to ensure there are enough strawberries ready. As the fruit ripens, more and more will be released. Booking page, with more details here. Check their Facebook for updates too.

Currently, they have Gooseberries 🍈 and the King of the PYO, the quintessential sign of British Summer… the Strawberry 🍓 are available for PYO. Sadly, the café and the play area remain closed, but we are look forward to returning in the future. For now, enjoy some lovely treats from the shop before heading home.

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.


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Cook Stars Workshops

cookstars hull and holdernessSummer 2020 workshops running online.

Cookery workshops for children in the school holidays. The Cookstars Summer programme starts with an Afternoon Tea workshop 25th July, 1-2.30pm.

We will then be running our summer workshops across the 6 weeks of school holidays –

  • Every Tuesday 1-2.30pm – For all ages
  • Every Thursday 1-2.30pm – Academy summer workshops for children aged 10+

28th July marble cake, 4th August stuffed crust pizza & tiramisu, 11th August pinata cakes, 18th August make your own picnic, 25th August rainbow cupcakes, 1st September chocolate truffles.

Workshops are via zoom (we also provide a video of the session so if you cant make the online session you can make it in your own time). £8.50 per session or 6 for the price of 5.

For all sessions a shopping and equipment list is sent out prior to the session so that people can prepare for it. We then send the zoom invitation and all they need to do is click on it to join us. There is more information about all of our sessions and booking on their website here. To book a class or for more information call Sarah 07555757605, or email sarah.pittaway@cookstars.co.uk.


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Great Yorkshire Maze

great yorkshire mazeThe Great Yorkshire Maze is a brand-new attraction for all the family nestled in beautiful countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, just off the A64 in Sherburn (between Malton and Scarborough, YO17 8QL).

We have a field full of fun with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore in the Yorkshire Rose Maze, and for younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Scarecrow Mini-Maze. The Vintage Funfair offers thrills for adults and children alike aboard the 1930s Speedway, Dodgems and Chair-o-plane, while the Hush Hush Train ride 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. There’s a lot of fun to be had in the field!

Open every day from 22 July to 6 September 2020, 10am to 6pm, last admissions at 4.30pm.

Tickets:  Adult £10.95, Child ages 3-15 £9.95, Babies (2 and under) FREE, Concessions £9.95, Family of 3 £28.50, Family of 4 £38, Family of 5 £47.50. Disabled and Carers 50% discount. Half price admission to NHS staff, Care Workers and their families.

Ticket price includes: Entry to the Yorkshire Rose Maze and Scarecrow Mini-Maze, 2 Rides per person at the Vintage Funfair (dodgems, speedway, chair-o-plane, hush hush train or swing boats) and access to big top entertainment. Game Stalls and Football Darts (to include a prize every time) £3 per person. Additional Funfair rides £3.

COVID-19 INFORMATION: All Public Health England COVID-19 guidance followed. Maze paths allow for 1m social distancing. Hand sanitisers at entrance and funfair rides/stalls. Rides/stalls cleansed after each use. Perspex screen used at food cabin. All staff wear masks and regularly use hand gel. Visitors are advised to wear masks on funfair rides.

For more information visit their website here.


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Northwood Trail Fairy Sanctuary

northwood fairy trail

Open for Summer 2020 (with restrictions)

This Summer join us at Northwood and enjoy the beautiful outdoor fairy trail in the sunshine, the perfect combination of imagination and fresh air. Our fairy museum will also be showing an exhibition of spring fairies and have an additional scavenger trail of spring hares.

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.

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


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Piglets Adventure Farm

Open for Summer 2020 from 1st August

Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun. Aptly named an adventure farm, scramble up the Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, tackle the Olym-Pig Assault course, race friends on pedal Go Karts, bounce high on Big Pigs Pillows and jump aboard the Trailer Ride or pink Barrel Train. Not forgetting the Giant Sandpit, Bale Play Baaarn, Crazy Farm Golf and explore the Farmyard Trails.

Booking essential. Visit their website (tickets open for booking from 10th July) – pigletsadventurefarm.com

Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST. 01904 499183.


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Sewerby Hall – Open for Summer

sewerby hall

Open for Summer 2020

Grounds, gardens and play areas all fully open. Car park and toilets open. Zoo and House both open with a one way system around them. Mumbler visited just before the summer school holidays started (read the review here), I was impressed with the measures they had in place for covid19. Lots of friendly staff on hand to help and ensure people were distancing.

For more information please call 01262 673769 or visit their website here.

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


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Stockeld Park Easter Activities

stockeld summer 2020COVID-19 Update: Stockeld Park will re-open on the 18th July 2020.  Capacity will be restricted in order to maintain the Government’s safety standards.   Steps to ensure a COVID secure site – handwashing and sanitising stations have been installed throughout, and social distancing measures are in place.  For more details on the opening click here.

Gold Card members will be given priority access to book tickets and if you had tickets booked for the Easter Adventure, you will be contacted with details on how to redeem these.

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, adventure playgrounds galore, go karts and outdoor inflatables!

In order to stay in line with Government guidance, some facilities such as indoor play, the maze, boats and skate won’t be available, as we are unable to safely open these activities while adhering to social distancing measures. This is reflected in the reduced ticket price for the Summer Adventure. The indoor cafe will be closed but there will be outside catering (contactless payment only) and toilets.

Pre-booking of tickets required.

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333. For more information visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.


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Wolds Way Lavender

wolds way lavenderOpen for Summer 2020

Come and take a walk with Woldie Willow, at Wolds Way Lavender and Nature Farm, for a day out all the family can enjoy together.

Help Woldie spot butterflies, birds and bees. Discover his living games maze, foot golf, den building, timber trail and sand kitchen, miniature railway and more. Set in 12 acres of lavender, wildflowers and woodland.

Free Parking. Gift Shop. Tea-room. Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead. Picnics allowed. Limited takeaway drinks/snacks/ice cream.

Open DAILY (10am – 5pm). Book admission tickets online at www.woldswaylavender.co.uk

For more info call 01944 758641, email  admin@woldswaylavender.co.uk or visit their website.

Wolds Way Lavender, Wintringham, Malton, YO17 8HW (just of the A64)


Culture Tots Summer Specials

Culture Tots Summer Specials are open for booking! Magical music and sensory adventures that you can enjoy from your own home, via Zoom and catch-up videos.

Suitable for everyone aged 0-5 and their families, these energetic, engaging sessions feature interactive, fun songs, rhymes and classical music, plus live music on the violin and ukulele. We usually meet throughout the summer in the World of Wonder, Newland Avenue, Hull… But since these are online classes, your child can join in with friends and family from anywhere… Who could you invite?  Summer Specials on Tuesdays at 10.00am throughout the school holidays:

  • 7th July – Pirates’ Island!
  • 14th July – Off to Space!
  • 28th July – All Aboard!
  • 11th August – Under the Sea!
  • 18th August – On the Farm

Find out more and book – contact Anna on anna@culturetots.co.uk or 07946 746 967. Early booking is recommended as places are limited to ensure every child gets individual attention!


East Riding Libraries – Summer Reading Challenge

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

For more information contact your local library.


Enigma Escape Rooms

Reopening on 14th July 2020 for household groups. All rooms are open, but will be on an appointment only basis. Hand Sanitiser and Face Masks provided on entry. Household bubble players only (2-6 players). Increased room cleaning. Includes family Chocolate factory escape room! Call to book 0333 3661002.

Enigma Escape Rooms, Princes Quay Ground Floor, Hull, HU1 2PQ.


Far Ings Nature Reserve Activities

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

Often run school holiday activities, contact direct to find out about Summer 2020.

Call 01652 637055 or email faringseducation@lincstrust.co.uk

Far Ings Road, Barton, DN18 5RG


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.


Outdoors – Walks & Bike Rides for Families

There are lots of outdoor places to go across our area, check out the list of walks & the great outdoors here.

Most are bike/pram friendly and all are in Hull or East Yorks. If you have a favourite place to walk or cycle with your family that’s not already on the list please drop me a line 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.


Scrapstore – Creative Hub Workshops

Check direct with them for details of any summer 2020 workshops

Email workshops@hullscrapstore.org.uk or call 01482 328750.

Dairycoates Avenue, Hull, HU3 5DB.


Skyball Club Beach Volleyball – Bridlilngton

Check to see if running for Summer 2020.

Super exhilarating and fun sport for all. For ages 8+ including adults seasonal training (April – Sept) on the South Cliff beach in Bridlington. Fun and very energetic training days. We will teach you the sport so you can play it with friends and family, on holidays or to improve your technique to be more competitive. In partnership with Active Coast. They also run a free 5 day camp in last week of August.

Contact Marzena Makowska 07423061633


York Maze

Currently closed for the 2020 season.

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

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