If you fancy a day out over the summer holidays we have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas either on the coast or within an hours drive (ish?!). Hopefully, the amazing weather will continue over the holidays but if not, we’ve also included indoor activities too.
1.Piglets Adventure Farm – Summer Family Fun
Unmissable Summer family fun is back at Piglets Adventure Farm from 21st July – 3rd September!
You can have a boogie with bigger and better foam parties, explore the maize maze challenge, watch hilarious pig racing and follow the magical fairy tale trail. There is also entertainment with Fatt Matt’s Circus and The Magic Hatter’s summertime silliness. There’s stacks of indoor and outdoor fun and lots of adorable animal activities too.
Open 21st July – 3rd September. Piglets, Nr York, YO32 9ST
Rotunda Museum have a great new exhibition, Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast. The Rotunda Museum is full of fascinating objects, from fossils found on East Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast to Gristhorpe Man, the skeleton and coffin of a Bronze Age man, which is the best example of a tree burial in Britain.
Fossil Handling – Every Tuesday of the Summer Holidays. 10.30am-12pm & 1.30pm-3pm and the All about series….Every Thursday of the Summer Holidays 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
FREE with an Annual Pass (costs £3) & U18s go FREE. Drop in, no booking required.
Closed Mondays | Open Bank Holiday Mondays Rotunda Museum Vernon Rd, Scarborough YO11 2PS 01723 353665 Website
Scarborough Art Gallery has some lovely events throughout the summer where adults and kids can get involved. Great for a rainy day!
FREE with an Annual Pass & U18s go FREE. Drop in, no booking required.
Scarborough Art Gallery Closed Mondays | Open Bank Holiday Mondays The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW 01723 374753 Website
It’s all about slime this summer at The Deep! There will be a daily ‘Slime Show’ where little scientists can help with exciting experiments and explore which animals use slime in their everyday lives. There will be props galore, and of course, lots of gooey green stuff. And if that’s not enough, you can even make your own pot of slime (12-4pm) to take home for just £1.
Running 21st July – 2nd September. Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).
Create memorable experiences this summer holiday (21 July – 2 September) with the whole family! Take a trip behind a steam engine, visit five heritage stations, see stunning views of the North York Moors National Park and explore the Yorkshire Seaside Town of Whitby!
Remember all our day return tickets are ‘hop-on’, ‘hop-off’ which gives you the chance to explore all our stations along the line for a great family day out:-
Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed station that will transport you back in time to the steam era.
Let off Steam at Levisham and explore the heart of the North York Moors National Park!
A must-see is the celebrity station, Goathland, which became Hogsmeade Station in the first Harry Potter film.
Explore Grosmont Station which is home to the operating and engineering world of the NYMR. If you are lucky you might be able to catch a sneaky peak at the work taking place on our engines!
Visit Whitby with its narrow streets and bustling harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby Abbey.
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6. William’s Den
William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS. 01430 472230.
William’s Den is a new and exciting adventure attraction, giving children the chance to connect with nature and get active as they explore a custom designed complex that brings the great outdoors inside. A unique environment, inside and out, where children can play, explore, run, climb, build dens and learn, all in an open, rural and natural setting with a range of facilities tailored to families. Also run lots of special events and activities both term time and in the school holidays.
‘Experience the sights sounds and smells of life on the Home front and the Front Line, all set in the original buildings and grounds of a prisoner of war camp. A great value, day out for all the family. Quizzes running throughout the year and junior assault course (weather permitting). Dog friendly.
A great venue for a visit in wet weather as our displays are mainly indoors.
Looking for a day out for all the family? We’ve been busy building fun play areas for all ages.
Try out our NEW Giant Sand Pit and get your feet wet in our NEW Mud Kitchen.
Test your balance on our Timber Trail play area and NEW Toddler Timber Trail.
Take a ride on the Miniature Railway(additional charge applies).
Challenge your friends and family to a game of our NEW Mini Football Golf.
Tackle our Living Willow Maze and find the Giant Games hidden throughout it including NEW Accessible Games Stations.
Complete the Quiz, which changes through the year.
All set in our relaxing 12 acre site, enjoy the Lavender Fields, Wildflower and Woodland Walks and find out how we extract our 100% pure lavender essential oil on site in our wood fired Distillery. Discover a variety of wildlife and see the honey bees at work in our Giant Bee Hive.
Enjoy savoury and sweet treats, including delicious ice cream, served by our friendly staff in our Tea Room or bring a picnic. Find our lavender products, plants and other treats for sale in our Gift Shop.
Dogs welcome on leads.
Family Ticket (2+3) £15.00
Visit twice this year and get your 3rd visit free!
Sewerby put on lots of extra activities and events in school holidays. Standard admission charges apply unless otherwise stated:Yorkshire day: 1st August, 11am-3pm. A celebration of all things Yorkshire including music, Morris dancing, flag making, fun and games and go on a Rusticus Adventure – Great Yorkshire Moments. Donkey rides (£2). Food Festival: 12th August, 11am-4pm. Cookery demonstrations plus a range of organisations, a Rusticus Adventure, swing boats, music and fruit kebab workshops in the zoo. Donkey rides (£2). Summer Family Fun Day: 19th August, 11am – 4pm. Fun and games including giant inflatables, Punch & Judy, face painting, Bougie Bounce fitness, car rallies and music. Donkey rides (£2). EYTCC Summer Gathering: 26th August, 11am-4pm. A gathering of various vehicle clubs, visitors can view many historic and classic vehicles. Also a craft fair and music. Rusticus Encounter – Greek Storyteller: Every Monday from 23rd July to 27th August at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Exciting outdoor performance with activities. Rusticus Storytime – Robin Hood: Every Tuesday from 24th July to 28th August at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Choose sides as the woodland creatures create a performance from their trunk of epic adventure stories. Magic Day: Every Wednesday between 25th July and 29th August, 11am-4pm. Balloon modelling and face painting. Interactive magic show at 12.30pm, Donkey rides (£2). Rusticus Adventure – Shipwreck: Every Thursday between 26th July and 30th August at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Energetic adventure walks with games and activities inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Sport, Play & Arts Activities: Every Friday from 27th July to 31st August, 11am-3pm. Fun and educational activities. Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, YO15 1EA. Website
10. York Maze
As well as the maze (Jurassic themed for 2018!) there are over 20 rides attractions and shows for all ages, including a large sand and water adventure playground, three exhilarating tube slides, birds of prey centre and the House of Cornfusion where rooms magically begin to shrink, fall over, and even turn upside down! You can also watch the amazing racing pigs, get a soaking in “Angry Crows”, take the tractor and trailer ride to experience Crowmania or watch the new Crowbot 5000 show.
Running 14th July – 3rd September. Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York