School Holidays South Leeds


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Easter at Mother Shiptons


Monday 1st April to Sunday 28th April 2019

Hop along to Mother Shipton’s during the Easter Holidays for a hoppingly fun time. Follow the trail and on your way, help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! You can also meet bunnies Betty and Clover and solve puzzles and clues for a chocolatey treat.

See lots of little chicks and decorate an egg (small extra charge) in our Easter cabin.

The park will be transformed creating an engaging and interactive Easter event suitable for all the family. Every day from 1st to 28th April, open 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

You will also see the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and gift shop and museum. For discounted tickets book online HERE.

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Easter Holidays at Leeds Museums and Galleries

Head over to Leeds Museums and Galleries for an eggcellent Easter, from golden egg hunts to springtime babies and mystery matinees to mask making.

Abbey House Museum will be celebrating all things superhero with crafts, murder mysteries and silly science. The Easter bunny will be stopping off to hand out sweet treats over the bank holiday weekend and his furry friends have hidden all around Kirkstall Abbey too!

For techno themed fun check out Temple Newsam and their Fantastical Beasts exhibition. On 4 April they will be joined by MiRo the robot companion pet. No visit to Temple Newsam would be complete without a trip to Home Farm and there’s loads of baby farmyard friends to meet and greet as part of Springtime babies!

For a creative holiday head to Leeds Industrial Museum and learn all about Letterpress at Armley Print Fest on 30 March. On drizzly days be sure to check out their Mystery Matinees too.

If you’re heading by the city then Leeds City Museum has a whole load of warrior themed activities, from shield making to swashbuckling storytelling and visits from real life weaponry experts!  There’s messy family fun at Leeds Art Gallery’s Artspace and tours galore at Leeds Discovery Centre every Thursday at 11am and 2pm. On 3 April there’s a free family friendly workshop and behind the scenes tour for any wannabe inventors out there.

Meanwhile, Lotherton is planning a whole month of fairy tale themed family fun. Fall down the rabbit hole, follow the white rabbit’s trail and get creative with kooky crafts. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be taking place each Wednesday during April along with Flamingo Fun in the Nestbox Education Centre.

Speaking of wildlife, head over to Thwaite Watermill, grab an adventure pack and take in the sights and sounds of the nature trail. There’s plenty of family activities to keep everyone entertained with Creative Tuesdays and Experimental Thursdays.

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Leeds Young Film Festival 2019

8th -22nd April 2019

Leeds Young Film Festival 2019Leeds Young Film Festival is the UK’s largest film event of its kind, where the whole family can watch, make and learn.

Join over 13,000 children and their families this Easter (8th – 22nd April) to explore the world of film, animation and virtual reality through screenings, workshops and special events across the City.

Make screen time shared time as you WATCH family favourites and brand new films from around the world, and explore virtual reality in the UK’s first VR Family Cinema.

MAKE your stories come to life with one (or many!) of our Animation Central and Screen Craft workshops and LEARN new skills with our Special Events programme featuring guests from the industry including LEGO, Aardman, Disney and many more.

The full line-up for 2019 is now available at, where you can also sign up for our newsletter, and follow LYFF on social media @leedsyoungfilm using #LYFF2019.

Some events require booking, some are drop-in

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SCS Multi-Sports Camps at Harewood

Easter: 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th April 2019

SCS Sports Coaching Services provide multi-sports camps for children aged between 4 and 13.

Simon Scholfield, founder of SCS Sports Coaching Services is also Head of Prep PE at Gateways School. The camps provide a range of sports experience and activities including Unihoc, Softball, Tag rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Dodgeball, swimming (8 and over) and short tennis.

If you’re looking for something fun, educational and active for your kids to do during the holidays, look no further! Below are some testimonials from parents who have used SCS camps before:

  • ‘Best Camp Ever’ was the definitive verdict on today from my two! Both loved it and asked if they could go back tomorrow. They’ll definitely be back in the summer holidays – thank you! Parent following May camp.
  • Daniel really enjoyed his day at SCS. He played lots of games, made some new friends and said “I’d like to go back, but I’m quite tired now daddy” – bonus he slept well that night!

The camp is run by experienced sports coaches who have worked in schools and are DBS checked. The camps are held at Gateways School, Harewood with swimming sessions at Wetherby Leisure Centre (transport included). The camps run from 9.30-4.00pm with wraparound care available from 8.30 to 5pm.

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Springtime Live, Great Yorkshire Showground

13th April 2019, 9am -4.30pm

From mini tractor rides to live entertainment, once inside all activities and workshops are FREE. This fun family day out celebrates farming, food and the countryside. Children can also get close to farm animals from chicks to lambs, piglets to calves, goats, sheep and alpacas.

There will be stage show entertainment throughout the day including Mr Bloom from CBeebies and his band. Ripon Farm Services have donated mini tractors which youngsters can ride around an indoor circuit, there will also be an outdoor bike track, climbing wall, Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle and Digger Den. Youngsters can also hold and learn about chicks thanks to Eggucation, there will be reptiles and bug encounters, forest crafts and a Poppets Theatre Workshop with PQA (Pauline Quirke Academy).

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children or a family ticket (2 adults and 3 children) for £27. Tickets are on sale at or in Fodder and next door in the Showground’s offices at the Regional Agricultural Centre on Railway Road, Harrogate.

Due to the popularity of Springtime Live, entry is by advance ticket only.

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

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Stockeld Park at Easter