School Holidays Scarborough & Whitby

May Half Term

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Amelia’s Chocolate Prince & Princess Workshops

Prince and Princess Drop In Workshops in May Half Term – Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June 2018
Join us at Amelia’s Chocolate in Scarborough for a special half term experience. Our Prince and Princess Workshops are perfect for entertaining the family. Just drop in, choose from: making a chocolate crown £8, a chocolate castle £10 or a lolly £5, price per person.

01723 447 110

Amelia’s Chocolate,
122 Victoria Road,
YO11 1SL


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Castle Howard’s-The Tales of Beatrix Potter/

Gobbledigook Theatre and Frederick Warne & Co Limited will present ‘The Tales of Beatrix Potter,’ a fantastic interactive theatre production for all ages. With a national reputation for creating imaginative twists on classic family stories, they’ll bring show inspired by three of Potters favourite tales – The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan, The Tale of Samuel Whiskers and The Tale of Ginger and Pickles. Join Beatrix Potter and her characters on an adventure full of mischief and mayhem around Castle Howard’s iconic grounds.
‘the show is delightfully nostalgic but not dated. Instead it reminds you how wonderful it is to think like a child and to never forget what that felt like’ York Press on The Famous Five (2017 production by Gobbledigook).

Beatrix Potter’s animal friends will be taking up residence throughout the House as part of an indoor trail and the live characters from the show will be on hand for you to meet in the gardens before each performance. Plus, take part in an outdoor hunt around our very own ‘Mr McGregor’s’ walled garden.

Trail activities and show will run Saturday 26th May – Sunday 3rd June.
Peter Rabbit will also be at Castle Howard on SUNDAY 27th and MONDAY 28th.
The indoor and outdoor trails are included in standard admission price, free to members.

BEATRIX POTTER™ © Frederick Warne & Co., 2018. Frederick Warne & Co. is the owner of all rights, copyrights and trademarks in the Beatrix Potter character names and illustrations.

Castle Howard
The Estate Office
Castle Howard
York YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333

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Children’s Wildlife Explorers Event at Scampston Hall

30th May 2018: Children’s Wildlife Explorers Event with Natural England 10am-12noon and 1-3pm

£6.00 per child, discount for siblings

Wildlife explorers day – join us on this adventure day as we head around the grounds tracking small animals and birds and searching for mini-beasts.

Scampston Walled Garden, Malton, YO17 8NG

Contact 01944 759 111

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Dracula at Whitby Abbey

May 26th 11:00am – May 28th 5:00pm 2018

Think you know the story of Dracula? Think again. To understand Bram Stoker’s gothic story, you need to watch his legendary tale performed live in the ruins that inspired him. This unmissable strolling show is back for 2018 – catch a performance at 11am, 1pm or 3pm.

Ticket Prices
Adult: £7.90
Concession: £7.10
Child: £4.70
Family: £20.50
Tickets will be available to purchase at the site on the day.

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

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Fairy Stories at Scampston Hall

29th May & 1st June 2pm 2018: Fairy Stories

Scampston’s Fairy Godmothers will be back in 2018 with some magical tales! Join them in the fairy woodland throughout May Half Term.
New for 2018, there will be a new playground and nature trails for families to discover the outdoors and the incredible wildlife here at Scampston.

On storytelling days, all children wearing magical costumes will come in for free!
There will be a wet weather option.

Scampston Walled Garden, Malton, YO17 8NG

Contact 01944 759 111

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Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land Theme Park, Zoo and Resort isopen daily from 10am.

There are a variety of junior and family rides, including the new Flamingo 1 racing cars, where both children and adults can test their driving skills.

Peter Rabbit arrived at Flamingo Land with a Peter Rabbit Adventure playground. Explore the Secret Tree House and hop along to Jeremy Fisher’s musical pond to explore giant instruments and learn about sounds from the giant lily pads. We are sure fans of all ages will love exploring Lily Bobtail’s Nature Discovery where you can climb on tunnels and find creepy crawly creatures in Bug Log.

You can meet Peter Rabbit himself, located by the Mansion House & Tea Rooms at 12.30pm and 3pm. You can also see Benjamin Bunny in the Sail Away farewell show at the exit of the theme park at 5pm (weather permitting). And brand new for 2018, you can listen to a Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail Story Time (£5pp).

Keep an eye out for Menya, our Sumatran tiger cub that was born last August.

Party in the Park Concerts start with Aston Merrygold on Saturday 2nd June from 6pm.

Come and see your favourite characters, for no additional cost:
Ben & Holly – 26th May
Peppa Pig & George – 6th June
Enjoy a tot’s party celebration that includes singing, dancing and face-painting.

Call 0800 40 888 40 for info.

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Football Fun Days

Full days of football fun for children of all abilities aged 5-14. We offer an all-inclusive, safe and positive environment, for children to come learn, keep fit and enjoy the game of football. The full-day football camps run during school holidays and take place from 9am until 3:30pm with staff on site 8:30am – 4pm

Contact Robbie of Hawkes Health & Fitness on 07584 418403

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Go Ape

Live life adventurously! Life would be dull without adventure. Escape the everyday and get the blood pumping with an awesome experience at Go Ape.
Fierce terrain and far-reaching views make Dalby an international hotspot for adventure.

We have high-speed zipwires, freefall tarzan swings and daring crossings on our Treetop Adventure course. High up in the canopy, our tree top obstacles are the ultimate test of balance and nerve. Get your tribe’s blood pumping with 2-3 hours of action packed adventure. Join us if you’re aged 10+, over 1.4 metres and under 130kg.

Experience the forest like never before with our one-hour off-road Forest Segway safari. Master new skills in our training area before hitting the trails on an all-terrain, self-balancing Segway. Join us if you’re aged 10+, over 45kg and under 125kg.

Our classic adventure has been re-imagined for mini-Tarzans. Watch their confidence reach new heights as they spend an hour conquering wobbly bridges and awesome zipwires. You’ll be amazed at how much taller your little monkeys walk after completing the Treetop Junior course. Join us if you’re over 1 metre tall and under 130kg.

Participation and supervision ratios apply – see for more details.

Quote DAMUM18 for 10% Discount

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Kite Festival at Scarborough Castle

Saturday 26th – Monday 28th May 11am-5pm 2018

Buy tickets for this event online before Friday 25th May and receive 10% off.

Get to grips with the art of kite flying at Scarborough Castle. Expert kite flyers will dazzle you with their skills as they create a spectacle on the headland.

See gigantic kites in flight, watch synchronised demonstrations to music, have a go at making your very own kite and try it out in the family flying area where we’ll also give you some top tips on making it soar.

If you have a kite at home make sure you bring it along to join in the fun!

Adult £8.00
Child, 5-15 years £4.00
Concession £6.40
Family £18.60

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

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May-Hem Circus at Piglets Adventure Farm

Come one come all to Piglets crazy May-Hem Circus this May half term.

With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, all in the big top tent, it’s unmissable fun for the entire family, from 26th May to 3rd June.

Step right up as the fun just keeps getting better! Take a tractor ride to the amazing Bale Play Baaarn with giant drop slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, rope swing and dig’n’play. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s even a heated seating area with delicious food from the Piggy Pizza Parlour or try a tasty treat in Truffle’s Trough.

You can also enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious snacks in the Piglets Coffee House with small soft play are or try a piggy poo ice-cream in the Ice-Cream Parlour!

Plus, don’t miss all the usual adventure farm fun, including Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, giant sandpit, bouncing pillows, crazy golf, barrel rides, magical fairy tale trail and go karts too. And that’s all before you see the cute animals! You’ll find lots out in the paddocks and in the animal barn. See adorable rabbits, goats and ponies plus get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky see piglets being born, such a memorable experience.

Tumble on down to Piglets Adventure Farm this May Half Term and enjoy an amazing family day out. Get your discounted tickets online today.

Piglets Adventure Farm is located 15 minutes from the centre of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York.

For full information please go to or call 01904 499183

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The Deep – Love Your Environment

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Love Your Environment, runs 26th May to 3rd June

Join us for fin-tastic family fun this May half term as we find ways to protect our local environment and the wildlife that calls it home. Plant your own wildflower seeds to take home for your own garden, get creative in craft corner, follow the save our seas trail and much more. There’s lots to keep your little ones entertained. Don’t miss our daily dive shows and touch pool sessions too!

Also during half term week on 2nd June: Shark Egg Case Hunt. Join us at Spurn Point for our second Egg Case Hunt of the year! Taking place along the East Coast, these free events are being delivered in partnership with the Shark Trust and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in a bid to involve local people in shark conservation. Ideal for children aged 3 upwards, you can support marine life whilst enjoying a great day out. All participants are asked to wear suitable sturdy footwear. The event is expected to finish by 3pm. All under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register your place please email

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

Bushcraft & Beck Adventure

Tuesday 29th May 9.30 – 4pm

Bushcraft, den building and wild art. Crawl through boulders, climb waterfalls and cross rivers.

Cost £40 Minimum Age 8
Booking is essential

East Barnby Outdoor Centre, YO21 3SA
01947 893333

Bushcraft For Families

May 30 at 10 AM – 4 PM and May 31 at 10 AM – 4 PM

Join the Hidden Horizons team for a day of bushcraft activities. This family oriented day will include a range of activites, such as animal tracking, plant and tree identification, shelter building, fire lighting, outdoor cooking, sourcing fresh water and foraging.

The sessions have been designed to suit familes with children aged 8 and above, all under 16s mus be accompianed by one adult and any one adut can have upto 4 children with them.

Adult £20.00
Child (8-16yrs) £15.00

Call Hidden Horizons for more information 01723 817017

Dalby Forest
YO13 Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Elmer Day

A whole herd of elephants waiting for their Elmer colours.
Come and join for Elmer stories, crafts and songs on our special Elmer Day.
Wear your brightest colours and join for a celebration of everyone’s favourite patchwork elephant.
Saturday morning 26th May 10:30 -12:30 at Ayton Library, West Ayton.
The children’s library volunteers look forward to seeing you.

Geocaching Treasure Hunt

Saturday 26 May
Geocaching Treasure Hunt
Join the Cleveland Way National Trail, the National Trust and the National Park on a hunt for hidden treasure. Using one of our GPS units, enjoy a 2-3 mile walk searching for clues and goodies in hidden boxes along the way. You pay a charge (per family) for the GPS unit, plus a refundable deposit. The route takes about 2 hours to complete and you can just turn up on the day. Not accessible by wheelchair. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Booking not required, drop in any time. For more information call 01439 772738
Time: 10.30am – 4pm
Cost: Family £5, plus £20 deposit

Ravenscar, National Trust Visitor Centre, YO13 0NE

Half Term at More Than Books

Junk Modelling – Tuesday 29th May 2-4pm
Have a go and be creative, make something crafty out of junk.
Free, all materials provided, all ages welcome.

Beach Crafts – 1st June 2-4pm
Help us decorate the library for summer and make and take your own seashell pots and mosaics.
Free, all material provided

High Street, Eastfield, YO11 3LL

Half Term Fun at Filey Childcare

Come and join in this half term for lots of different activities and fun in the sun (hopefully).
May 28th – June 1st
Monday – Closed for the bank holiday
Tuesday – Bring your bike or scooter day
Wednesday – The Great Filey Bake Off
Thursday – Zoolab Animal Explorers (AM)
Friday – Rock pooling in the Brigg and fish & chip treat

Booking essential, call 01723 516111

Padbury Avenue

Levisham Animal Roadshow

26th May, 2018 at 10:00am – 28th May, 2018 at 3:00pm

Join in this Spring Bank Holiday and travel along the North York Moors Railway heritage line and enjoy the North York Moors National Park scenery and wildlife.

Get up close and personal with Donkeys, Alpacas, Lambs, Guinea Pigs and more…Learn more about each individual breed, what they eat and how they are cared for on a daily basis.
Meet a Horsfield Tortoise and see how they feel different to other animals, as well as the cheeky star attractions the Pygmy Goats.

Remember all North York Moors Railway 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.

Levisham Station , YO18 7NN

Moonlight Cinemas

The event is taking place between Friday 26th of May and Monday the 29th!

The showings are –
Dirty Dancing Friday 26th @ 9:30pm
Beauty and the Beast 27th @ 9:30
The Greatest Showman 28th @ 9:30
Bram Stoker’s Dracula 29th @ 9:30

The events is happening at Abbey Farm, 1A Old Coastguard Cottages, Whitby, YO22 4JR

We are mostly known for our Drive-In Cinema events, which have previously taken place in Scarborough, and all over the UK. However, as a one off Moonlight Cinema is working with the community to host a weekend of fantastic entertainment. There will be food stalls and bars on site, and the menus will all be released very shortly. There will be security on site and they will be checking bags before entry. For security reasons we cannot allow any food or drink to be brought into the events, other than for medical reasons, and this will need to be proven.

03330 064608

Rotunda Museum

25th May to 3rd June 2018 10am-5pm everyday (closed Mondays): Explore and Create – Fossil Hunter Trail
Put your explorer hats on and hunt down the fabulous fossils in our exhibits. The best explorers of all may receive a sticker at the end!

29th May 10.30am – 12pm & 1.30pm – 3pm: Explore and Create – Fossil Handling
Explore Prehistoric times and find out about dinosaur footprints in hands-on sessions with our fossil experts.

1st June, 10am – 12pm & 2pm – 4pm: Explore and Create – Bronze age detectives
Become a forensic scientist and reconstruct a Bronze Age person, then make prehistoric pots and investigate grave goods.

Drop in, no booking required
FREE with an Annual Pass (pay once) & U18s go FREE

Rotunda Museum, Vernon road, Scarborough , YO11 2PS

Scarborough Art Gallery: Explore and Create – Wordy Trail

25th May – 3rd June 2018 10am – 5pm (closed Mondays): Wordy Trail

To mark the WW1 Centenary, visit our new exhibitions, “Winifred’s War” & “Wilfred Owen in Scarborough”, and take a tour through the poems and stories on display with a “Wordy Trail”. Then make a poppy to take home.

Drop in, no booking required
FREE with an Annual Pass & U18s go FREE

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, YO11 2PW

Sewerby Hall May Half Term School Holiday Activities

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, YO15 1EA.

Sewerby put on lots of extra activities and events in school holidays. Standard admission charges apply unless otherwise stated. During May Half Term –

  • 28th May to 3rd June: Amy Johnson Trail. 11am – 4pm daily in the house.
  • 28th May: Rusticus Encounter, Greek Storyteller. Exciting outdoor performance with activities, at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm
  • 29th May: Rusticus Encounter, Robin Hood. Sing songs with the outlaws and feast at the Sheriff’s banquet as you discover the greatest legend of our time – Robin Hood, at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
  • 30th May: Magic Day & Amy Johnson Celebration. Magic – balloon modelling, temporary tattoos and face painting, interactive magic shows in the Orangery at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Amy Johnson activity, paper aeroplane making 11am – 3pm and to celebrate links with Amy Johnson, the volunteer team will be wearing period costumes 11am – 3pm. Plus donkey rides 11am – 4pm (£2)
  • 31st May: Rusticus Encounter, Musical Mayhem. An energetic adventure walk with music-inspired games and activities, at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.
  • 1st June: Sport, Play and Arts- Family Classic Games. Visitors can try out numerous classic outdoor games aimed at all the family, 12 – 3pm. Sport, Play and Arts- Wall Art Session. Get creative and have fun at the same time while colouring in our Active Coast Art Wall; this great family fun activity is suitable for all ages, 12 – 3pm. Plus Amy Johnson Celebration – Amy Johnson activity, paper aeroplane making 11am – 3pm and to celebrate links with Amy Johnson, the volunteer team will be wearing period costumes 11am – 3pm.


The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

Monday 28 May
Have-a-go Archery
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Adult: £4.50 Child: £4.50

Monday 28 May
Young Explorers: Dragonfly Treasure Hunt
Time: 11am – 4pm
Cost: Adult: Free Child: £3

Tuesday 29 May

Little Boots: Hungry Caterpillar’s Party
Time: 10:30am – 12 noon
Cost: Adult: Free Child: £4.50

Tuesday 29 May
Young Explorers: Lords and Ladies
Time: 1:30pm – 3pm
Cost: Adult: Free Child: £4.50

The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, YO21 2NB
For more information call 01439 772738

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival 2018

Scarecrow trail starts at the village hall, café opens daily from 10AM to 4PM. Parking, toilets, tombola, trail, maps, scarecrow goodies and more…
A fun day out for all the family.

Williams Den May Half Term – Super Hero Challenges

Super Hero Challenges From 29th – 31st May.
Open to all age groups with the chance of becoming William’s Den Ultimate Hero on Friday 1st June! Activity times from 1.30-3pm. From Tuesday to Thursday there will be individual challenges for different age groups.

On Friday 1st June all our winners will be invited to take part in the Ultimate Hero Challenge! All the Hero activities are included in the normal ticket price

Build a Den and help Save The Children – On 2nd & 3rd June there will be lots of opportunities to build dens and donate money for Save the Children (activity times from 11am-12.30pm and 1-2.30pm).

For more information and reservations for the Holiday Club please call 01430 472230

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS.

Wolds Way Lavender – Family Fun

25th May – 4th June 10am-4pm

Come and explore the 12 acre site!
Timber trail, tiny tots trail, Maze, Giant games, Giant sand pit & Mud kitchen, Mini foot golf, Nature trail, Childrens quiz, Minature railway, Wildflowers, Nature ponds, Lavender, Distillery, Picnic areas, Tearoom, Plant sales and Shop.

Wolds Way Lavender
YO17 8HW
Malton, York

YCH Fun Bus Roadshow

Thursday, May 31 at 2 PM – 4 PM

Come along to our Fun Bus Roadshow event at Westway Open Arms in Eastfield and chat with our friendly team whilst your children play on the Fun Bus & bouncy castle.

This is a great opportunity to ask our Money team all about Universal Credit as this is being rolled out in our area on the 30th May 2018. They can also give you advice on your finances, budgeting and much more.

If you are job hunting, our My Better Life team (employment) will be there for you to chat with too. They are fantastic at getting people back into work whether that be straight in a new job or sourcing some training or work experience first.

Finally our Community Involvement team will also be at the event- the Fun Bus Roadshow is just one of many YCH events happening this year and the team are always looking for residents who want to become more ‘involved’. Come along and have a chat with them if you want more information about this.

Westway Open Arms
YO11 3EE,
Scarborough, North Yorkshire