The wild animals of Kirkstall Abbey have taken over Abbey House Museum for half term!
The washer woman has found bats on the bloomers, there are pigeons on the piano and salmon in the sink!
We’re taking inspiration from nature this half term as we invite the outdoors in and welcome you back to our Museum including the re-created Victorian streets and Sounds of Our City exhibition.
Book a ticket to come along and explore this whimsical wonderland. Ticket includes general entry to the Museum and all children will receive a goodie bag of crafts to take home.
How The Koala Learnt To Hug: Tue 1 June | 2pm
Everyone knows that koalas love a cuddle but, the truth is, that wasn’t always the case. So how exactly did the koala learn to hug?
Karen The Koala and her fabulous furry friends are here to answer that age old question and remind us once again why there’s nothing quite as wonderful as a nice warm hug.
So Much :Wed 2 Jun & Thu 3 Jun, 10.30 am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 4pm
tutti frutti theatre company brings to life the much-loved multi award-winning book So Much by Trish Cooke with a performed reading and make-a-long craft activity especially for children aged 3+ and their families and carers.
The Dark Room (For Kids!) : Sun 6 June | 2pm
Part stand-up comedy show, part theatre; all interactive and insane – this award-winning, genre-defining, mixture of improv comedy and retro gaming all combines to become a deranged rock n’ roll game show.
Families will find themselves trapped inside a live-action videogame! How will they escape, or will they?
All prices include booking fee
29 May – 6 June 2021, Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-4pm
Visit Kirkstall Abbey this May half term to find the cheeky gnomes that have escaped and are hiding all over the Abbey. Pick up a trail from the Visitor Centre to track them down and tick off the list as you explore the ruins.
Free event, no booking required. Suitable for toddlers.
Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3EH. Tel: 0113 378 4079
*Sessions will be released one week at a time. For more information and to book your playtime session, click here grasshoppersplay.co.uk
Grass Hoppers is a safe and secure play space for families set in the grounds of Tong Garden Centre. You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground and a large indoor play area where children up to the age of 10 years old can enjoy proper playtime!
The outdoor play area includes Jumping Pillow’s, Giant Sandpit, Water Play, Race Track, Zip Wire, Adventure Play Area and under 4’s pre-school area with playhouses and outdoor toys.
Booking required. Suitable for babies and toddlers.
Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY
Check Facebook page for weather closure updates before you travel.
Join Leeds City Museum in person and online for May half term as we say a big ‘I Love Leeds!’ to welcome you all back to our Museum.
If you’re planning on visiting you don’t need to book but please check our Visit page for opening hours before you travel.
Remember to stop off at the café to take advantage of 50% off until the end of May!
May Half Term: Love Your Zoo Week
29 May-6 June 2021
Join us at Lotherton Wildlife World during May half term to celebrate Love Your Zoo Week!
Now that Wildlife World is open, visit and discover the many reasons to LOVE our zoo. On certain dates and times, there will be the opportunity to help create some enrichment activities including feeding devices and enclosure extras for our amazing zoo animals in our Nestbox Activity and Learning Centre.
For those keen animal enthusiasts, we will also have a spotters trail to help you identify some of our exotic animals, including some of our newest residents.
Our brand new Nocturnal House will be open so you will have even more to see when you visit!
We will also be releasing some keeper videos with behind-the-scenes footage of our animals in their enclosures so you can tune in on facebook to find out more about our residents during the week. Keep an eye on our facebook page for updates on activity dates and times.
We won’t be ticketing the activities but will have limits on the number of people in the Nestbox to support social distancing. All activities are included in your general admission ticket.
OPEN Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday WITH RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE, lovely open air destination.
MAY HALF TERM – Open Monday 31st May and Tuesday 1st June 2021 during half term as well as normal days.
Join us at Northwood and enjoy the beautiful fairy trail in spring 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.
Limited pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.
Take a ride on the miniature railway at Pugneys Country Park! It’s a great addition to a walk around the lake and play in the adventure playground!
11am – 5pm on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays (weather permitting)
Fares are £2 return and £1 single.
Asdale Road, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield WF2 7EQ
Follow Temple Newsam’s nature trails to see it in full bloom and download their online activity pack for crafts inspired by your visit to the estate. The free packs are available to download via the Temple Newsam website and include lots of creative family fun to keep the little ones busy, including nature weaving and floral crafts. The packs are also available to collect from Temple Newsam House. They are free with general admission and include all the resources to make your own creations from natures palette. Also be sure to stop off at Home Farm to meet all your favourite farmyard friends including pigs, goats, sheep and friendly donkeys. Get up close to the animals and explore the historic surroundings of Home Farm with outbuildings that date back to the 16th century.
Please don’t forget to pre-book ahead of your visit. Tickets are limited with reduced visitor numbers and there’s plenty of measures in place to keep you safe during your visit to Temple Newsam. Head to the Temple Newsam website to pre-book your tickets today.
Superheroes of the world unite as Stockeld Park prepares to open for Spring Half Term! They don’t want to miss out on all 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 will even have the change to meet Iron Man himself in person!
You day pass will include full access to the Enchanted Forest and all it has to offer including our five large adventure playgrounds, go karts, outdoor inflatables and our famous giant maze!
Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333
The perfect family day out in the pennine hills with hundreds of animals, an amazing adventure playground, huge indoor play, farm shop and restaurants. Open daily, special events throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission charges apply.
Bark House Lane, Hawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT. 01226 790427.
Have fun (re-)discovering Leeds, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks – a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air. Visit our website to buy in printed booklet or instant download format, using code Mumbler20 for 20% off all purchases.
Saturday 29th May- Tuesday 1st June, Friday 4th June to Saturday 6th June, 11-3pm
Ponderosa Zoo is currently open. Online pre-booking is essential.
Off Smithies Lane Liversedge, Heckmondwike WF16 0PN. Tell: 01924 235276.
29th May – 6th June 2021
‘Get up and Grow’ May Half Term Family Fun including the Children’s Gardening Weekend.
Families are being encouraged to Get up and Grow with a range of activities to inspire people of all ages following a year which has seen millions more people take up gardening than ever before.
NORMAL GARDEN ADMISSION APPLIES.
Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. Tel: 01423 565418
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June 2021
Part mystery, part scavenger hunt & treasure trail, this interactive event is fun for the whole family. The interactive event will take place across both Clayton West Station and Shelley Station sites and it will take you at least one hour (excluding your train ride!) to seek out the suspects and solve the mystery. The Fairy Tale Villains will be on site from 10am to 5pm.
Tickets on sale now. Booking essential and available online only.
Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield HD8 9XJ
29th May – 6th June
Follow us down the rabbit hole for a magical adventure at Mother Shipton’s! You’ll be grinning like a Cheshire Cat when you explore the Wonderland of themed displays and fantastical photo opportunities. A great day out with an Adventure Playground, and vintage style coffee van for refreshments, as well as plenty of picnic benches. Tickets are limited and booking is essential.
Dogs are welcome everywhere except the children’s adventure playground and must be kept on a lead at all times.
Knaresborough, HG5 8DD. Tel: 01423 864600
29th May – 6th June
Free to attend and running all half term from Saturday to Sunday, the beach will feature a dinosaur egg hunt and traditional beach activities such as frisbees, beachballs, and bucket and spades, as well as all important deck chairs for parents to relax on.
29th May – 6th June
We hope you will enjoy exploring our amazing national collection of arms and armour, and especially these highlighted treasures.
FREE Event, no booking required.
Royal Armouries Museum, Armouries Drive, Leeds, LS10 1LT. Tel: 0113 220 1999
We are excited to announce that we will be opening our doors to visitors again from Monday 17th May 2021! 9am-6pm (last entry 5pm)
We can’t wait to welcome all our visitors back to Hull’s amazing aquarium and enjoy a fin-tastic day With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there’s something for everyone.
Please note, to avoid crowds gathering, the dive show, touchpool sessions and scheduled feed presentations will be suspended for now.
Situated just a 5 minute walk from Hull Marina on Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP. Tel: 01482 381000
Tuesday 1st June & Thursday 3rd June, 11am-3pm
Thwaite Ln, Leeds LS10 1RP.
Dinosaur adventure, Totally Roarsome Yorkshire Opening May 2021 at Hazlewood Castle.
A socially distanced outdoor adventure for all the family.
In an untouched woodland, just outside of Leeds, dinosaurs, bears, lions, and tigers roam free. There may even be a unicorn or two. They are joined by their friends from down on the the farm, creatures from under-the-sea and a gang of superheroes. – It’s much more than just dinosaurs.
Hazelwood Castle, Tadcaster, LS24 9NJ
Nature Themed Gardens, Trails & Play at Wolds Way Lavender & Nature Farm
Enjoy the outdoors together at the Beautiful Lavender & Nature Farm, with seasonal activities ensuring lots to keep the family entertained.
May 29th – June 6th.
All children who complete Woldie Willow’s Half term quiz will receive a chocolate treat!
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the UK’s leading open-air art gallery, with 500 acres of beautiful historic parkland and six indoor galleries
Now open – advance booking essential.
West Bretton, Wakeﬁeld WF4 4LG (SatNav WF4 4JX). Tel +44 (0)1924 832631
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a unique walk through wildlife park located just outside Doncaster. The wildlife attraction brings families face to face with some of the world’s most beautiful – and at risk – species. Indoor and outdoor play area offers a fun filled day whatever the weather. Open daily, special events throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission charges apply.
Tongue Ln, Branton, Old Cantley, Doncaster DN4 6TB. Tel 01302 535057