School Holiday Ideas

Summer School Holidays

Activities and events for children and families running across the School Summer Holidays 2022. In Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and surrounding areas.


talegate theatre jack and the beanstalk panto at boston farm park this summer23rd & 24th August – Boston Park farm are excited to welcome Talegate Theatre to the farm on 23rd and 24th August for a GIANT pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk! Follow our hero, Jack and daft Mum, Dame Trott, as they climb the Beanstalk, defeat the Giant and save their best friend Daisy the Cow. Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness, audience participation and all the fairytale magic of a traditional pantomime. Book your tickets now and join the Fe-Fi-Fo-FUN!’

Tickets £9.95pp (under 2’s are FREE). 4.30pm arrival and the show starts at 5.30pm. Early arrival tickets £12.95pp – to arrive from 2pm and includes maize maze and farm admission. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

The show is all outside with limited seating so please bring your own blankets, chairs, umbrellas etc. There will be limited areas under gazebos for cover in bad weather. The show WILL NOT be cancelled for bad weather so please come prepared!

Also this summer – the maize maze is open now! Come along and explore the miles of pathways to find hidden flags throughout the maze.  Also lost in the maze is Maize Maize, she doesn’t have a flag so is a little harder to find! If you find all five then you win a lollipop

 

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

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City Cruises York

york city cruises, family day out idea, river cruise or self drive boatTake a trip with City Cruises – with some EXCLUSIVE Mumbler discounts!

Our Sightseeing Cruises are fun for ALL the family, you’ll have a great view of the city and our captains will share parts of the history of our ancient city and the immense impact the River Ouse has had on its development! Book a Daytime Sightseeing or Evening Sightseeing trip online, using MUMBLER10 for 10% off!

Or how about being the captain of your very own boat? With our Self-Drive Boats, you’ll receive full instructions on how to operate the boat along with our safety and river rules, whilst life jackets will be provided for children. Book a Self-Drive Boat Trip online, using MUMBLER5 for £5 off on a weekday!

For more information and bookings call 02077 400 400, email infoyork@citycruises.com or visit their website here.

crafty cat play cafe in anlaby common logoDuring the Summer 2022 school holidays there will be lost of crafty sessions for all ages including Crafternoon Tea, which consists of sandwiches, sausage rolls, veg sticks, crisps and sweet treats. Then choose a fun pot to paint, or model with foam clay. Visit their website for dates and for the other activities on this Summer.

The NEW play cafe is also open daily! This is a fabulously fun, interactive session for children under 6 years old, run by our friendly chaos coordinators, and includes role play toys, messy play, outdoor play and more! Sessions run at 9.15am, 11.15am, 1.15pm & 3.15pm most days throughout the school holidays and last for 1.5 hours (please book in advance). Children will be supervised throughout the session whilst parents can relax with a cuppa at our shared parents table, however children still remain the responsibility of their parent at all times.

The NEW Sweet Treat Bar is also open serving milkshakes, smoothies, pancakes and waffles!

For more info and bookings call 07398 149182, email info@crafty-cat-events.com. More info on their website here or follow them on facebook here.

272 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU4 7RR.

web adventure york

Summer 2022: Summer fun starts here! The Web offers so much for all ages, whatever the weather!

Our amazing value all inclusive ticket allows you to play in our huge playcentre – the biggest indoor play area in York, splash in our water play and paddle in our pool, meet our lovely animals in our animal park, make sandcastles, bounce on our two bouncy pillows, pedal our tractors and bikes, ride as many times as you want on our twelve fairground rides, play golf and watch our Amazing Magic shows! Everything is included so you can relax knowing that don’t have to say no!

Scheduled events start with our first two weeks “Summer Starts Here Festival! We will start with the opening of our new ride – The Vortex – guaranteed laughs but maybe for the braver ones! Two magic shows and a family game show with Dazzling Darren and Friends. The Reptile Roadshow will be here with the Ranger Christine, which will offer two educational “creepy crawlies show” – come meet snakes and spiders, lizards, tortoises and other small creatures! Scheduled animal talks with our team, fun sports games on the field and lots of other games and crafts. A great way to start the holidays!

More information on their website here. Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

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Dalby Forest

superworm trail at dalby forestDalby Forest, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park offers the perfect place to escape, relax and adventure this Summer.

Home to 8,000 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails and Gruffalo adventures, a great day out awaits at Dalby Forest.

A visit to Dalby will uncover many magical things such as The Gruffalo orienteering courseSuperworm trail, some of the very best mountain biking trails and endless stunning views. Keep your eyes peeled along the way for our unique sculptures which are dotted throughout the forest, get the adrenaline pumping at Dalby Activity Centre or test your nerve and swing amongst the trees on their Go Ape courses.

Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, where you can experience the magic of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye.

If one day leaves you wanting more, extend your forest adventure with a stay at the Forest Holidays cabins .

Please note that barbeques and fires are not currently allowed anywhere in the forest.

Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT (just off the A169 Pickering to Whitby road). 01751 472771. Visit the website here.

fast food megaverse, freedom festival show from the herd theatre, family showBrand New Audio Adventure Fast Food Megaverse To Premier At Freedom Festival, Created By Local Children And Starring Lucy Beaumont.

Mo is a takeaway delivery rider. Mo is stuck in a parallel universe. Mo needs your help. Put on headphones, grab a map and join Mo on an adventure through the multiverse. Packed with wild characters, unruly technology and a few tasty surprises, this interactive audio walk through Hull City Centre is a delicious treat for humans aged 7+.

A Freedom Festival commission, brought to you by critically acclaimed local theatre company, The Herd ( ‘A howling delight’ The Guardian), written in collaboration with children from Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University’s Letterbox Club, Fast Food Megaverse is an epic celebration of young imaginations.

Saturday 27th August to Sunday 4th September 2022 (not 30 & 31 August)
11am & 2pm (4pm on 1 & 2 September). At East Arcade, Princes Quay, Hull.

FREE, TICKETED. Book and find out more at www.freedomfestival.co.uk or www.theherdtheatre.co.uk

Commissioned by Freedom Festival, Arts Council England with support from Hull City Arts Partners: Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University, Hull Truck Theatre, supported through the National Lottery Project Grants- an open access programme for arts, libraries and museums projects.

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Forest Rider

forest rider at dalby forest, family cycling in the forest This year Forestry England are taking some time to celebrate their fantastic cycling offer at Dalby Forest. Cycling is one of the key activities at Dalby and they already have really brilliant, well established cycling trails and facilities, and something for everyone when it comes to navigating the forest on two wheels.

As well as keeping children physically fit, research has shown that cycling can bring about a feeling of greater self-esteem, self-control and the ability to rise to a challenge. The NEW Forest Rider pack has been designed to challenge children to complete a series of off-road rides, to help build their confidence and to enjoy the fantastic network of trails the nation’s forest have to offer. Aimed at children aged 7-11, the Forest Rider pack will encourage children to get out and about on their bikes in the forest and be safe and responsible forest riders!

In your pack, you will find:

  • A logbook to record your rides
  • A cool Forest Rider neck buff
  • Pro cycle skill cards to help you be the best forest rider you can be. These include QR codes which, when scanned, will take you to videos teaching you how to do the tricks
  • Stickers and activities
  • The chance to solve a puzzle to enter a prize drawer to win £350 Halfords voucher, a family experience with Go Ape, a Forestry England Membership and more!

Packs are £5 from the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, or £6.50 if bought online. You can find more information here.

We’ve put together some Mumbler ideas to help keep the cost down this Summer.

Read our article 50 Ideas to Entertain the Kids at Home this Summer here.

Read our article Free things to do and places to go in Hull & East Yorkshire here. 

gullivers valley rotherham, family day out idea, theme park for young childrenGulliver’s Valley Resort is one of the UK’s newest theme parks having opened in 2020. Discover rides and attractions designed for children aged 2 to 13, located next to Rother Valley Country Park in South Yorkshire. Enjoy a giant selection of adventures as you travel through multiple themed areas including The Lost World of Living Dinosaurs.

Tickets start from just £20pp* and Gulliver’s Valley is open every day throughout the summer… there’s so much to look forward to in the Yorkshire sunshine!

Want to enjoy theme park entry with your short break? Look no further than Stay & Play packages! Gulliver’s Valley is home to the Megalodon Lodge, Western Cabins, Princess Suites and more terrifically themed accommodation units… you can find a perfect room for any adventurer!

There’s plenty of indoor attractions at the heart of Gulliver’s Valley. Discover interactive play areas, YooHoo Playzone and many more family activities within the main indoor complex.

And don’t forget to make memories down at the mini-farm. Meet all your favourite farmyard animals and even take Llamas, George and Dave, on a woodland walk!

Book at least two days in advance to save even more on your Gulliver’s Valley adventure. There’s free parking and special offers popping up throughout the year.

Book your tickets here

Mansfield Road, Rotherham, S26 5QW

hull healthy holidays fee activities for children in hull during school summer holidaysLots of FREE activities for families across the summer 2022 holidays, including:

  • Sportsability Swim school are running swimming lessons, junior lifeguard, water games and family fun sessions for 5-11 year olds at various venues including Hymers pool, Frederick Holmes and Everlast, fully funded and safe for HU1 to HU9 city of Hull families.
  • They are also running sessions specifically for SEND families including swimming and also cooking, forest school, sports and games, music, ice skating and rock climbing at various venues including Frederick Holmes, Acorns Children’s Centre and Rock Up.
  • Sportsability are also running free, Weekly Sports Sessions in various Hull parks – no booking required just turn up and play:
    • Mondays 12-2pm Bude Park
    • Mondays 2.30-4.20pm King George V Playing Field, Cottingham Road
    • Wednesdays 12-2pm West Park
    • Wednesdays 2.30-4.30pm Pearson Park
    • Fridays 12-2pm Wymersley Park
    • Fri 2.30-4.30pm Pickering Park

For more information and booking visit the website here.

There are also 3 National Play Days, large, free events, just turn up and join in:

    • 3rd August 11am-3pm Queens Gardens Hull,
    • 10th August 11am-3pm Alderman Kneeshaw Playing Field
    • 17th August 11am-3pm Pickering Park.

jorvik in york, family day out ideaSummer 2022: With an updated ride experience and state-of-the-art galleries showcasing our unique collection of 1,000-year-old artefacts, visit JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy. Travel around 10th century York, experiencing what it was like living in the city. The sights, sounds and even the smells of the Viking Age are brought vividly back to life as you journey back 1,000 years.

At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site which revealed some of the most astounding discoveries in modern archaeology. Get up-close with some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts in the world, from delicate earrings and socks to frying pans and padlocks and even a fossilised Viking poo! Dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre and the opportunity to handle real artefacts whilst talking to our friendly Viking hosts. Ask them what a Viking would have had for tea or if they had to do homework after school!

Plus, new for 2022 one of the largest hoards ever found in the UK, has arrived at JORVIK. Discover over 200 pieces of silver rings, hacksilver and coins of Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Arabic origin.

Book now at jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk.

Call 01904 615505 or email jorvik@yorkat.co.uk. 19 Coppergate, York, YO1 9WT

lost city golf hull, new adventure crazy golf family day out in hullThe jungle-themed golf venue, based in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre Hull, is the perfect destination for adventure-seekers of all ages this Summer, with two 18-hole courses packed with interactive features and awesome special effects.

To mark the school holidays it has introduced children’s meal options at its popular Caribbean-style Tiki Bar. For £4.75 kids can choose either a pizza or chicken and chips, plus a soft drink, to restore their energy levels after dodging the dangers and treading the treacherous trails of the Snake Canyon or Skull River courses. For adult thrill-seekers, the Tiki Bar’s new drinks menu offers a selection of 16 cocktails and alcohol-free mocktails to celebrate the height of summer.

Bookings for Lost City Adventure Golf can be made online here, or players can just turn up and pay on the door. Discounts for group bookings of over 10 people. One of its 18-hole courses is completely accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs so all adventurers can get involved and play. Open 7 days a week. Suitable for players aged 3yrs+. Find out more on their website here.

Located on the first floor (Leisure Terrace) in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Ferensway, Hull.

summer at murton park, family day out near yorkWe’ve got the summer holidays sorted at Murton Park! With a new theme each week throughout the holidays, we’ve got loads to keep your little ones entertained and engaged.

Each week, there will be a craft activity on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday and, on a Tuesday & Thursday there will be a take part sessions with our Living History team (apart from Space week when we will have a planetarium event!).

  • Prehistoric week – Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July.
  • Roman week – Monday 1st – 5th August
  • Space week – Monday 8th – 12th August
  • Viking week – Monday 15th-19th August
  • Homefront week – Monday 22nd – 26th August

Crafts are £2 per child and the take part sessions are £8 per person.

Call 01904 489966, email enquiries@murtonpark.co.uk or visit their website here.

Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, York, YO19 5UF

northwood trail, englands fairy and hobgoblin sanctuary, family day out near yorkNorthwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy and hobgoblin 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. The intriguing Fairy and Hobgoblin Museum displays what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy and hobgoblin artefacts.

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. The woodland kitchen serves organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.

Mumbler User who visited Easter 2022:

“I took my 7 year old granddaughter and 3 year old grandson to Northwood during the school holidays on one of the days that I was looking after them. It was such an easy day out – a nice drive through the countryside and straight forward to find from the instructions, easy to park and find our way in and I felt very safe and relaxed going around the trail with the two of them. The woodland was absolutely magical, both of my grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed it and so did I. It was lovely to go around together and spend the time making memories in somewhere so peaceful and enchanting. I’d highly recommend this as a day out for other grandparents to do while looking after their grandchildren.”

Buttercrambe Wood, YO41 1AP. For more info please visit their website here, or follow the on facebook here. Mumbler visited in August 2021, read the review here!

soccer kings football centre hull ocyober half term 2020 pay and playLooking for somewhere indoors but spacious and airy to go during the 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 info@soccer-kings.co.uk, 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.

sewerby hall summer family activities and eventsSix weeks of fun over the Summer:

  • Yorkshire Day, 1st August:  traditional celebrations including Yorkshire Pudding and spoon races, flat cap flinging, make a Yorkshire flag, local music, Makara Morris Dancers, Rusticus Encounter with the charismatic Pirate Captain.
  • Every Monday: Rusticus Encounters with the Pirate Captain
  • Every Tuesday: Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre with King Arthur. Tuesdays in August (except 2 August) will also include Creative Music Workshops for ages 6 to 14.
  • Every Wednesday: face painting and magic shows
  • Every Thursday: Rusticus Adventures, Myths and Monsters
  • Every Friday: Wildcats events and zookeeper talks and activities
  • Every Saturdays: Rusticus Adventure Trail
  • Every Sunday: Punch and Judy shows

In addition, the zoo, the house and the gardens will be open every day, with activities including mini golf, outdoor games and putting. Visitors will also be able to explore the gardens and download the Love Exploring app to enjoy a dinosaur safari, and other trails: Mega Mini Beasts during July and then Butterflies and Moths in August. They can also see a giant puffin as part of the Puffins Galore trail across the East Riding.

For details of all events and facilities, plus opening times and admission prices, visit www.sewerbyhall.co.uk. Follow Sewerby on facebook here for more updates.

There is no need to book, but visitors can save money on admission prices by booking online in advance. Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ED. 01262 673769.

sledmere maize maze summer family day out near driffieldSledmere Maize Maze and summer fun returns for the summer holidays from 25th July to 4th September 2022, 10.00am – 5.00pm.

The fantastic Sledmere maize maze is back this summer holiday for even more fun and adventures. Come and explore the 4 acres of maize maze and enjoy the activities in the play paddocks such as Frisbee golf, footpool, sandpits, footgolf and more, there are also designated picnic areas and lots of free parking available. This years summer adventure takes you all the way through the Maize Maze, Farm Park, Grounds and Gardens to complete tasks and quizzes in order to win your adventure stickers. Book your combined ticket for a full day of family fun!

Maize Maze only tickets along with combined Maze, Grounds and Gardens tickets are available. Please book tickets online. FREE for Sledmere Friends members.

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

back tp school and starting school photos in Hull with Alison Joanne PhotographyStarting School & Back to School Mini’s – This is perfect for any of you with little one’s starting school in September as a special keepsake or for any parents with children returning to primary school.

What’s Included?

  • 15 minute photo shoot session
  • A personalised chalkboard photo with your son/daughters photo included (digital image provided)
  • A sweet treat for your son or daughter

All for the fantastic price of £20. PLUS 10% OFF Usborne books with Katherine Wilkinson at Little Fish Bookstack

Limited Dates available – 16, 17, 22 August 2022. Secure your preferred date & time by booking now. If you’d like to know more you can contact me via facebook here or WhatsApp 07917 802631, or visit the website here.

stockeld park wetherby family day out idea, summer superhero adventureSuperheroes of the world unite as Stockeld Park prepares to open for Summer! They don’t want to miss out on all of the fun so look out for the likes of Spiderman, Thor, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hulk and Iron Man as you enjoy all that our Enchanted Forest has to offer! You can also head into the magical maze to take on the superhero quiz! The Superhero Summer will be open from 23rd July to 5th September 2022.

Don’t forget to stop by the Superhero Academy Show. Lead by Sargent Sirius and lead astray by Captain Shenanigans, Join the world-famous training duo and graduate a real-life hero! Filled to the brim with family fun and silly humour, this 30-minute show is jam packed with audience participation! Tickets for the Superhero Academy Show are £2pp, babes in arms are free.

Adventure Park tickets grant you access to: Superhero Trail, Batman Meet and Greet, Superhero quiz in the maze, Enchanted Forest, Farmer Foster’s Playground, Teepee Encampment Playground, Tangle Tree Climb Playground, Woodsands Cove Playground, Spider’s Lair Playground, Magical Maze, Outdoor Inflatables, Pedal Go Karts, Playhive Pizzeria, Cafe and outdoor catering outlets

The Playhive opens on 23rd July! Add even more fun to your day by visiting the Playhive! Select an Adventure Park & Playhive ticket to get access to the Adventure Park and the Playhive.

EXCLUSIVE PLAYHIVE LAUNCH OFFER: BOOK BEFORE THEY OPEN FOR 15% OFF PARK AND PLAYHIVE ENTRY! USE THE CODE: BLASTOFF. Offer valid 12th-23rd July 2022

BOOK NOW! For more info call 01937 586333, email  enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk or visit the website 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 Farmshop and Cafe look forward to welcoming you through its doors. The cafe is serving a new Summer menu with seasonal specials, along with all the delicious home baked cakes and children’s menu.

Pick Your Own fruit open now! Check the website for all up-to-date information on which fruits are ready or follow them on facebook.

Children can also enjoy the new super fun attraction ‘the track out back’! This is a new Jeep ride suitable for children ages 3+ (below 7 years, adult assistance may be required). A great way to entertain the kids at a bargain price of £3 per ride. Parents have a dedicated viewing point from the side for photo ops.

The farmshop is open daily so come and get stocked up with tasty local meats for your BBQ and super-fresh vegetables and salads to accompany any mealtime. It is also asparagus season so get it while its super-fresh and super delicious!

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge). 01759 373023, info@theballoontree.co.uk. Open seven days a week with seasonal variation on opening times.

deep summer 2022 event about sharks, family day out idea in hullHave you ever wondered how a shark works? Dive into The Deep this summer (23rd July – 26th August 2022) and find out exactly that!

Join our crew as we journey through the toothy jaws of sharks and discover jaw’some facts through hands on activities. Explore the mouth of a shark and find out some of the strangest objects which have been found in a shark’s stomach and learn why a shark doesn’t sink! Take part in our fin’tastic shark workshop and uncover the mysteries of this charismatic animal and what we can do to help protect this magnificent species.

The Shark Summer event is included in standard ticket entry, no additional booking is required. Prebooking is essential for all visits. ‘Sea’ you soon! More info and booking on their website here.

Tower Street, Hull, HU9 1TU 01482 381000

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The Great Ryedale Maze

ryedale maze summer maize maze for familiesThe Great Ryedale Maze returns for its third year to the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, offering a wonderful day out for all ages in beautiful countryside!

We have a field full of fun with nine acres of maize plants and never-ending paths to explore in the Giant Maze, and for younger adventurers there’s the two-acre Dinosaur Mini-Maze.

The action-packed Vintage Funfair is bigger and better than ever, offering thrills for adults, teenagers and children alike. And this year your ticket allows you as many rides as you like, as many times as you like!

For some competitive fun have a go at Football Darts, Sharp Shooters rifle range or Hot Shots basketball (additional cost) and win a prize every time! Be sure to visit our Big Top for live family entertainment at set times during the day. And after all that enjoy a barbecued bite, a cuppa and cake or a Berry Best Ice Cream from our Cabin Cafe.

We are a dog-friendly event! Located just off the A64 in Sherburn, midway between Malton and Scarborough, YO17 8QL.

For more info visit the website here. Follow them on facebook here.

Open every day from 16th July 2022 until Early September.

This year there will be 2 mazes – the main maze with the quiz boards, and a mini maze for little legs. There is also a large play area with games, bouncy pillow, sledges, nerf gun zone, crazy golf plus much more.

For more info email thorntonabbeymaze@gmail.com or call 01469 540230.

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

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

woldies nature and lavender farm near malton, family day out in nature this summerSpend a Summer Day at Woldies Lavender & Nature Farm. Tranquil yet packed full of activities for young and old to enjoy together, an ideal day out for all the family. Explore nature in a unique way among lavender, wildflowers and woodland.

  • Woldies Nature Mission – NEW for 2022. Complete the 5 missions to become a Nature Hero.
  • Queen Bee Quest – NEW for 2022. Find the bees secret code in Woldies Bees & Friends Garden.
  • Join in the BIG Butterfly Count – 15th July – 7th August 2022
  • Miniature Railway, Giant Games Maze, Den Building Zone, Timber Trail, Sand Kitchen, Foot Golf
  • Woodland Walk, Lavender, Wildflowers, Nature Gardens & Trails
  • Enjoy savoury and sweet treats in the Teahive Takeaway.

Open DAILY (10am – 4pm) April until end of September then closes for the season. Tel. 01944 758641. More info on their website 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.

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

Active Coast School Holiday Activities

Active Coast have a full programme of events running throughout the Summer 2022 school holidays at several locations, including Humber Bridge Country Park, Hessle Foreshore, Beverley Parks Nature Reserve, Eastrington Nature Reserve, Hornsea, Withernsea, Bridlington and Danes Dyke.

Events include Beach Sports, Kids Go Wild activities, Stone Stacking Art, Beach Yoga, Fossil Hunts, Bushcraft, Play and Create Sessions, Rusticus outdoor interactive performances, Beach Cleans.

For more information and dates, times please visit the East Riding Coast and Countryside website here.

Active East Riding #SchoolsOut

The East Riding’s Health and Well Being Team are providing plenty of ways to have fun and get active with #SchoolsOut this Summer 2022.  They are running Multi Sports and Activity sessions for children aged 7-16 years at venues across Beverley, Market Weighton, Pocklington, Driffield & Bridlington.

For more information and to book a session call 07887 653489, or email laura.hutchinson@eastriding.gov.uk or find the timetable on their website here.

Active Sports Summer Sessions

Active Sports are providing an action packed summer of free alternative sporting activities. Once your child has signed up you can attend any session, based on a first some first serve basis. Sessions will be running over a 4 week period starting on 25th July 2022 and include Boxing, Skateboarding, Art & Dance, MMA and Ju-Jitsu. These will take place at Wymersley Park in Hull, and The Hut in Withernsea.  Find out more details and how to sign up here.

Animal Education Centre Activities

East Park Animal Education Centre (Holderness Road, HU8 8JU):

  • 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd August, 11am-1pm. A picnic, walk and crafts. These are free events, lunch will be provided, but they must be pre-booked.
  • Daily keeper talks at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and a free butterfly trail around the centre.
  • Craft Activities including Rock Painting, Build a Butterfly House, Bug Hotel etc. Just turn up and pay a small charge on the day.

Pickering Park Aviary (Pickering Road, HU4 7AB):

  • Special picnic sessions – crafts, picnic and you can watch the meerkats being fed. Every Friday throughout August, 11.30am-1.30pm. A free lunch is provided, places are limited so please book online.

For information on how to book these sessions please call 01482 300300

Anlaby Park Library Summer Craft Sessions

Children’s craft sessions during the summer school holidays will be held on 30th July, 13th & 27th August 2022 from 10-11am.  The themes will be linked to the Summer Reading Challenge and cost £1.5o per session. Please book in advance.

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

Baysgarth House Museum Summer Activities

Baysgarth House is re-opening to the public every weekend from 2nd July to 28th August 2022.  The Georgian Room will be open where families can take part in free craft activities, and there will be a pop-up cafe from The Ropewalk.

Family friendly (and also free) performances in the park will be returning for this Summer:

  • 17th July – Barton Community Band
  • 14th August – The Pantaloons Theatre Company presents: War of the Worlds
  • 21st August – Illyria Theatre Company presents: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • 28th August – Assembleth Theatre presents: The Shodyssey

Open 11am-3pm Saturdays and 11am-2pm Sundays.

Caistor Road, Barton upon Humber DN18 6AH 01724 297055

Bempton Cliffs Summer Activities

The Big Wild Summer Trail runs from 4th July to 4th September 2022. Solve the mystery of the Big Wild Summer at Bempton Cliffs. Activity Packs are available from the Visitor Centre for £3.50, they include a 12-page activity booklet, pencil, cut-out and keep face mask, keepsake recipe card, Night & Day gaming wheel, certificate, and a Bempton Cliffs detective trail.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Ln, Bridlington YO15 1JF

Brick City LEGO Exhibition at Treasure House

Come and see cities from around the world made in LEGO! Following last years successful exhibition, artist Warren Elsmore returns to Beverley with his new exhibition – 16th July to 10th September.

Find the exhibition at Beverley Art Gallery, located in the Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley. Admission is free. Open daily. Also running while the exhibition is on – Minifig-a-gram Trail, a free trail around treasure house to hunt for LEGO mini-figures.

Also Brick City Drop-in Sessions to build your own – 6th August 10am-12noon, 20th August 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm in the Education Room, First Floor, Treasure House.

Burnby Hall Summer Activities

Children’s activities in the 2022 summer school holidays at Burnby Hall:

  • 27th July: Punch and Judy Day – A mixture of Punch and Judy, Magic and Circus in our marquee.
  • 2nd, 16th & 30th August: Crafty Tuesday – Children’s Craft Activities in the Marquee
  • 10th August: Pirate Day – Performed by Rusticus Arts.
  • 12th August: Cinderella – Performed by Chapterhouse Theatre. Tickets must be booked online.
  • 24th August: Things That Fly – A celebration of things that fly with Owl displays during the day by Owl Adventures.

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

Burton Constable Summer Events

Family activities for the 2022 summer school holidays at Burton Constable Hall:

  • 29th July, 6pm: Rapunzel, Fast-paced, outdoor performance of Rapunzel. Suitable for children aged 4 years+
  • 31st July & 28th August: Craft and Gift Fair
  • 12th to 21st August: Live on the Lawn, a series of Summer Shows from the North Garden, including classics such as Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Goldlilocks, plus much more.

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

Burton Constable, Skirlaugh, HU11 4LN

Clowes Church Family Fun Days

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

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

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

East Riding Leisure Centres School Holiday Fun

There’s lots to do during the Summer 2022 holidays at East Riding Leisure centres, activities include:

  • Crash Course Swimming Lessons
  • Fun Floats and Inflatables
  • Bouncy Castles & Soft Play
  • Multisports Camps
  • Junior Gym – Supervised gym sessions for 14 & 15 year olds
  • Junior Lifeguard

The range of activities available varies across the sites. To find out more contact your local Leisure Centre.

Endorphins East Riding – SEND Summer Holiday Clubs

Fun and Inclusive Groups for SEND Children’s and Young People. Our safe and supportive, inclusive groups are a great way for SEND children and young people to have fun, make friends and flourish.

We run both term time and holiday sessions for 8-15 years and 16-25 years. These sessions are available over Summer at Beverley, Bridlington, Hedon or Goole.

Book online or call 0330 1332642 or email bookings@endorphins.uk

Ferens Art Gallery Summer Art Workshops & Brick by Brick Exhibition

Brick by Brick International Lego Brick Art exhibition runs daily to Sunday 11th September 2022, from 10am. They have 2 ‘Quiet Opening’ Days for Disabled and Neurodivergent people on 4th & 21st August. Entry is free.

Lego Workshops run at 10am & 11.30am, suitable for accompanied children aged 5-11 years:

  • 27th July – Make a Mosaic
  • 5th August – Fantasy Island Lego
  • 10th August – Mini Bridge Building

Art Workshops:

  • 2nd & 16th August, 10am-12pm. Mini Masterpieces – Messy art activities for the under 5s. Free drop in event.
  • 3rd, 6th & 11th August, 11am-1pm. Monsters of Hull – Try out hand embroidery and create your own 3D, funky, unique monster in this workshop with Erin Ledsom. For young people aged 14-25 years.

All activities are free, but tickets must be booked for the Lego Workshops and Monsters of Hull on Eventbrite.

Ferens Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Square, HU1 3RA 01482 300300.

Festival of Words, East Riding Children’s Festival

The annual Children’s Festival will present terrific tales, creative crafts, and fantastic facts in a varied programme which will celebrate children’s love of reading and stimulate their imagination. 21 different children’s events are taking place at various East Riding Libraries between 30th July and 9th August 2022. Ask at your nearest library for details, tickets need to be bought in advance for most events.

The libraries in the East Riding are also hosting some special events to go along with the Summer Reading Challenge and Festival of Words – Lego Art, Lion Learners, Dear Zoo, Lab Rascals Science Workshops. Please contact your nearest library for more details on booking and prices (some events are free).

Flemingate Summer of Fun – Free Activities

Free activities every Wednesday in the school holidays at Flemingate Shopping Centre Beverley.

3rd Aug Circus Avago, 10th Aug Hula-hooping fun, 17th Aug Crazy Games, 24th Aug Punch & Judy and make a puppet, 31st Aug The Magic Circus. No booking required just turn up.

Freedom Festival Family Shows

The Freedom Festival is back for Summer 2022 and runs from 26th August to 4th September, around Hull city centre and the marina, lots of family friendly shows and events.

Hidden Horizons Fossil Hunting

Guided fossil hunting trips on Yorkshire Beaches this Summer 2022.  Sessions usually last about 2hours.

  • Cayton Bay, 1st August, 11.30am, 5th August, 1.00pm, 17th August, 1.00pm, 31st August, 11.30am. Meet at the top of the main path down to Cayton Bay, near the signs for Lucy’s Beach Shack. Nearest postcode is YO11 3NP.
  • Filey, 20th July, 2pm, 3rd August, 12.30pm, 19th August, 2.30pm, 2nd September, 1pm. Meet on the beach by the Filey Boat Club and walk towards the Brigg. Nearest postcode YO14 9LF.

Tickets must be booked in advance, prices start at £10 for children aged 5-16 years, £10 for adults. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 01723 817017.

Hull Libraries Summer Activities

Lots of children’s activities happening at libraries across Hull:

  • Beats Bus workshops from 25th to 30th July at various libraries for kids aged 7+
  • Imagination Gaming, learn how to play some of the coolest, smartest, fast witted and amusing games in the world. Various dates and locations throughout summer.
  • What’s The Story Summer Writing Competition, for kids aged 7-10 years and 11-14 years. Enter for a chance to win a special writing workshop and book tokens – and have your entry published in a specially produced book, distributed in Hull Libraries. Email Hull.CentralLibrary@hcandl.co.uk for more info.
  • Mama G back is returning to Hull after a successful visit to The Big Malarkey, on August 11th and 12th at Central & Freedom Centre Libraries.

For more information about any of these activities contact your local library, or call Hull Central Library on 01482 210000. You can also book sessions here.

Hull Minster Summer Activities

Family Friendly Activity Days at Hull Minster on 28th/29th July and 4th/5th August 2022, 10am-4pm. Explore the finds from our archaeological excavations at Trinity Square and Castle Street. See objects that people used in their daily lives as seen on BBC’s Digging for Britain. Make replica objects to take home, try out a mini-dig, have a go at calligraphy and see extraordinary items that have been restored and recreated in 3D print. These are free drop-in activities.

Hull Minster, S Church Side, Hull HU1 1RR 01482 224460

Hull Museums Summer Activities

Streetlife Museum:

  • 26th July, 1-3pm. Life on the Home Front – Meet a character from wartime Britain and handle historic objects to discover what life was like during the Second World War
  • 8th & 30th August. Family Craft Activities
  • 22nd August, 1-3pm. The Victorians – Meet a Victorian character and handle objects from the past to discover what life was like in Victorian Britain.
  • 3rd September, 10am-4pm. Big Bus Day.

Hull and East Riding Museum:

  • 1st & 15th August, 1-3pm. The Romans – Meet a Roman character and handle objects from the past to discover what life was like in Roman Britain.
  • 4th & 24th August, 1-3pm. Family Craft Activities.

These are all free drop in activities, just turn up and join in.

Museum’s Quarter, High St, Hull HU1 1PS 01482 300300

Launch Pad Summer Holiday Activities & Camps

Summer activities and camps at Launch pad Hull:

  • Teddy Bear Picnics: 15th and 31st August, 10.30-12noon. Bring your bear to play, bounce on the trampoline and try gymnastic skills (picnic provided).
  • A Taste Of – sessions to try different activities. 2nd August gymnastics, 9th August tumbling, 16th August trampolining, 23rd august double-mini trampoline, 30th August ninja taster. All 2-4pm. £12 pp.
  • Stay and Play – fun activities and trampolining. 26th July 2-3pm, 11th August 11am-12noon, 22nd August 1-2pm. £3 pp.

Also running over summer is their Activity Camp, 10am-3pm (with breakfast option from 8.30am). 27th July, 1st, 12th, 18th, 26th August, 1st Sept. Trampolining, crafts, games, gymnastics, freestyle and more. £15 per day (plus £6 for breakfast).

For more information and booking call 01482 327332 or email info@launchpadacademy.co.uk.

Unit 5 Trackside Business Park, 261 Hawthorn Avenue, Hull, HU3 5EN

Little Bunny Bakers Summer Adventure Workshops

Come and join me for lots and lots of baking fun with Little Bunny Bakers at our Baking Studio at Molescroft Farm, Beverley. 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 11th August and 3rd September.

From Rainbow Adventures with pizza and cupcakes and pinata cakes to Space Adventures with scones and doughnuts, to Diggers, Dinosaurs and more delights! Summer inspired Ice Cream…cupcakes and Italian Pasta making! There is something for everyone. Suitable for ages 3 to 11.

Get booked in and have a Summer Adventure at Little Bunny Bakers! Limited spaces, email littlebunnybakers@gmail.com for more info.

One Off Summer Events

Find a handy list of daily one off events this summer on the Events Calendar here.

Piglets Summer Adventures

Runs 23rd July to 4th September 2022. Piglets will be a great family day out this summer, with rockpools, a beach, indoor play, foam parties, fairy tale trail, and the incredible maize maze. Not forgetting the animals, and refreshments at the cafe and Ice-cream parlour.

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

Pink Pig Farm Foam Parties

Pink Pig are doing a Summer pass for £25 (£10 for children under 2) which allows you to enjoy indoor and outdoor play (including the new imaginary play area) and animal trail from 23rd July to the 1st September 2022. And they will also be having a Foam Party at the end of each day during the Summer holidays.

Plus there is all the usual Outdoor and Indoor play, Animal Trail, Piggy Tail Lane (imaginary play)

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

Powerboat Trips on the Humber

Do you want a day out with a difference? Then why not treat yourself 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 qualified RYA powerboat instructor. Trips are available 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).

For 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 also run 30 minute powerboat ‘Taster’ sessions to give you an introduction to the world of powerboating.

For more information and to book, visit the website or call us on 07811 827209.

Priory Children’s Centre Summer Activities

During Summer 2022 there will be themed events within the Centre and within the community, aimed at children 0 -5 years:

  • 27th July, 9.30am – Day Trip to Sewerby Hall and Gardens. £5 per person
  • 27th July, 1.30pm – Lets Get School Ready, a one off session for kids starting school in Sept.
  • 4th August, 10am – Space themed crafts for children 0-2 years.
  • 8th August, 11am – Picnic at Pickering Park, Family play session, packed lunch will be provided.
  • 11th August, 1.30pm – Lab Rascals workshop at Priory CC
  • 18th August, 10am – Messy play for children aged 0-2 years
  • 26th August, 10am – An introduction to Mini Athletics for kids 2-5 years
  • 31st August, 11am – Priory Festival (no booking just turn up)

All sessions are booking only, unless stated otherwise, please call us on 305770 to book your place.

Priory Rd, Hull HU5 5RU

Puffin’s Galore Trail

The Puffins Galore Trail is open now until October 2022. 42 artist-decorated puffin sculptures in locations from Flamborough to Spurn Point to attract visitors to raise the profile of Hull and the local coastline, as well as encouraging them to spend time tracking down Puffins around larger resorts.

Spotters Trail Guides are available from local libraries, leisure centres, or independent shops, or you can download one here.  There is also a ‘Puffin Spotter’ app which is available from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Rewilding Youth Summer Activities

Practice your bushcrafting skills, fire-lighting, den-building, animal tracking, foraging, whittling, green woodwork, nature art and lots more, from 11am-3pm.

  • 2nd & 9th August, East Hull Community Farm
  • 3rd & 10th August, Snuffmill Fields, Bricknell Avenue
  • 4th & 11th August, Pickering Park and Boothferry Road Woodland

Two beach trips, setting off from East Hull Community Farm, 10am-6pm.​

  • 23rd August, Cave Art and Beach Crafts & 25th August, Fossil Hunting and Stone Age Tool Making.

Wild Camps for 11-16 year olds taking place in a beautiful wild location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. £150 for 4 days of den-building, fire lighting, campfire cooking, green woods work, nature crafts, wild walks and much much more.

  • 1st-4th August & 30th August-2nd September 2022, and must be booked in advance.

For information on how to book find them on Facebook (Rewilding Youth) or email les@rewildingyouth.co.uk.

Scarecrow Festivals 2022

Local 2022 Scarecrow Festivals running throughout the Summer Holidays, all free to go along and spot some scarecrows!

  • Skidby – 2nd to 3rd July
  • Thorngumbald- 2 to 3rd July
  • Nafferton – 13 to 14th August
  • Garden Villages – 13th to 14th August
  • Cottingham – 27th to 29th August
  • Sproatley – 11th September

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

Activities at Spurn Nature Reserve during Summer 2022:

  • 6th August & 3rd September, 1.30pm – Waves of Waste Beach Clean
  • 21st August, 1pm – Guided Fossil Hunt (from £6)
  • 27th August, 12pm – Mud Magic (from £8)

The Unimog Safari will also be running on selected days (call 01904 659570). Events require booking in advance, for more info email spurn@ywt.org.uk or call 01904659570.

Spurn National Nature Reserve, East Yorkshire, HU12 0UH

Summer Reading Challenge

The theme for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 is Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local library this summer. Gadgeteers will feature amazing books, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for cool experiments and activities to discover the science all around you. The Challenge will be brought to life by top children’s writer and illustrator Julian Beresford.

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.

Swim Safe

Swim safe offers a unique opportunity for children aged between 7-14 years old to learn how to keep themselves safe when swimming outdoors and what to do if they get into trouble. Several sessions per day are available:

  • Scarborough, North Bay – 8th to 12th August 2022
  • Bridlington, South Beach – 15th to 19th August 2022

These sessions are completely free, but must be booked in advance. Each hour long session includes safety advice provided by qualified lifeguards and up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with accredited swimming teachers. Visit the SwimSafe website to book a session.

The Hull Tour – Open Top Bus

Runs from 9th April to 2nd November 2022. A family friendly, 60 minute guided open top bus tour of Hull. Departs from the Cenotaph at 9.45am and then at 45 minutes past the hour until 4.45pm. Tickets are £5 per child (under 5s are free), £8.50 per adult, valid for 24 hours, and it is a hop on and hop off service. Stops are at the following locations – Hull City Hall, Hull Minster, Hull Marina, Wilberforce House, The Deep, Queen’s Gardens and Hull New Theatre.

Water’s Edge Summer Activities

There are regular themed Pottery Workshops and new Art Workshops for children running throughout the school holidays on selected dates – please contact the Visitor Centre for more information.

Other events include:

  • 25th July to 4th September – Nature Trail (50p per child)
  • 26th July, 10.30am – Lion Learners. Suitable for kids aged 4-11. £10, booking essential.
  • 31st July, 10am-4pm – Wildlife Day. Free Entry.
  • 11st & 25th August, 10am – Pond Dipping, £3, booking essential
  • 28th August, 10am – Classic Car Show

For more information about any of these activities, please call 01652 631500

Maltkiln Rd, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5JR

Wheeler Children’s Centre Summer Activities

The Wheeler Street Children’s Centre has lots of events and activities going on over the 2022 Summer holidays:

  • 26th July & 9th August at 10am – Mini Athletics for 2-5 year olds at West Park. Free, just turn up
  • 11th August, 10am – Messy Play for babies to crawlers, booking required.
  • 15th August, 1.30pm – Sensory Play for babies to crawlers, booking required
  • 19th August, 1pm – Down to Earth nature inspired activities for 4-11 year olds. Free, just turn up
  • 23rd August, 10.30am to 3pm – Rainbow Summer Fair. Free, just turn up.
  • 25th August, 10am – Mini Beasts for kids aged 0-4 years. Booking required.
  • 30th August, 10am, 11am, 12pm – Wild Science for all ages. Booking required.
  • 1st September, 10am – Space for kids 0-4. Booking required.
  • 2nd September, 11am – Mini Cheer for kids aged 3-5 years. Just turn up.

To book any of these events please call 01482 502466

Wheeler Street Children’s Centre, Wheeler St, Hull HU3 5QE

Willerby Methodist Church Summer Family Fun Days

Summer Family Fun Days, Wednesdays 1.30-3pm during the school holiday:

  • 27th July – Teddy Bears Picnic, £1.50/child
  • 10th August – Outside sports and games, £1.50/child
  • 17th August – Summer crafts and ice creams, £1.50/child (includes craft materials and ice cream)
  • 24th August – Dinosaur Treasure Trail, £1.50/child
  • 31st August – Film and popcorn afternoon, £2.50/child

For toddlers, pre-schoolers and primary age children (older siblings welcome). For more information email mandy.andrews@methodistyouth.org.uk

Carr Lane, Willerby, HU10 6JP. 01482 650287

William’s Den Summer Activities

Come and join us for a fun filled day of adventure play. This Summer get a full Summer pass for £24.95. There is also a brand new ice cream parlour opening during August and September 2022, with 26 flavours to choose from.  The sunflower field will be ready for PYO in August.

For more info contact the team for more information on 01430 472230 or hello@williamsden.co.uk,

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

York Maze

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

York Maze is open daily from Saturday 16th July – Monday 5th Sept 2022.

Open 7 days a week from 10am until 6.30pm (Last admission 3.30pm).

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

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