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Amelia’s Chocolate

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Driffield Show

Explore the magic of the woodlands here at Scampston with our Fairy Godmothers. Hear the incredible tales of witches, princesses, princes, giants and fairies in a very interactive story telling walk with the chance to spot one of Scampston’s very own fairies!
All children wearing magical costume will gain free entry.

Dates to follow

No booking necessary. Please contactinfo@scampston.co.uk to find out more

More information about these events, and many more can be found on the website:

http://www.scampston.co.uk/whats-on/events-diary

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Lottie is a little girl who loves books. Lottie adores stories. Lottie often gets lost in the adventures of the characters in her books.

So…imagine her surprise when one morning she wakes up to find herself lost in Bookland. Books everywhere. Every person she meets wants to share a new story with her.

Amazing! But Lottie needs to get back in time for school.

Today is ‘new book day’ and she definitely doesn’t want to miss that.

Oh gosh! Can you help Lottie find her way through Bookland and get her home in time for school?

All the usual Tiny Time Tales interactive fun and nonsense, spread over five episodes throughout the Summer.


We will be hosting a children’s book swap – so bring along your pre-loved books!

Saturday 27 July 2019, 10.30am
Saturday 3 August 2019, 10.30am
Saturday 10 August 2019, 10.30am
Saturday 17 August 2019, 10.30am
Saturday 24 August 2019, 10.30am

Price: £3.50. Age guidance 0 years plus. Under 18 months go free, but they do need a ticket. Please book via the Box Office.

Stephen Joseph Theatre. Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1JW


01723 370541
www.sjt.uk.com/booking

Scampston’s Learning and Heritage Centre in the Conservatory has a jam-packed programme of events this summer, all in collaboration with Natural England. Each activity day aims to encourage children to get outdoors and explore the natural world around us. From owls to beetles, newts to pond skippers, there’s plenty to uncover in the grounds of Scampston Estate.

Booking is essential. £6.00 per child. Two sessions per day (10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm).

Details to follow

Make bookings and find more information on our website: www.scampston.co.uk/whats-on/events-diary

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Piglets Adventure Farm

Unmissable Summer family fun is back at Piglets Adventure Farm from 21st July – 3rd September!

All included in entry, boogie on down with bigger and better Foam Parties, explore the Maize Maze challenge, watch hilarious Pig Racing and follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail.  Plus, get ready to be entertained 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, you won’t want to miss it!

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 pigletsadventurefarm.com or call 01904 499183

Piglets Adventure Farm Park, Towthorpe Grange, York, YO32 9ST
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Rainy Day

Festival of Archaeology
Sat 20 July 10am-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Celebrate Scarborough’s local Archaeology with us this year for a day jam packed with fun for all the family!

Travel back in time at the Rotunda and handle real artefacts from the past, be an archaeologist and go on a mini dig, get crafty with ceramics and see how flint tools are made.

Make your way to the Art Gallery to try your hand at cave painting and get messy printing your own designs from nature… Don’t forget to dress to mess!

Go behind the scenes at Woodend and visit our usually unseen archaeology collections with store tours and expert-led talks. Then experience life in the wild, learn bushcraft skills, build a shelter and dress up in Stone Age clothes.

Fossil Handling
Every Tuesday of the holidays
10.30am-12pm & 1.30-3pm
Drop in |FREE
Explore Prehistoric times and find out about dinosaur footprints in hands-on sessions with our geologists.

Sea Monsters
Thurs 25 July 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Dare to investigate ancient monsters of the deep, find out how they moved and behaved and be inspired to make your own fantastic sea creature.

Minibeast Mayhem
Thurs 1 August 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Enjoy hands-on learning with Sam’s Safaris, meet and handle (if you dare!) real minibeasts and relatives of the dinosaurs and create a marvellous minibeast using natural materials.

In partnership with Sam’s Safari.

Terrifying Teeth
Thurs 8 August 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Can you guess the animal? Investigate and handle weird and wonderful teeth and skulls and be inspired to make your own toothy animal!

Beautiful Birds
Thurs 15 August 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Let your imagination take flight! Meet our amazing taxidermy birds, learn loads of bird facts and make your own Lari the Scarborough seagull.

 

Cave Art Rocks
Thurs 22 August 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE

Anybody for cave art? Dare to discover which prehistoric animals roamed the local landscape and made their homes in caves, then make your own cave art.

Funky Feltosaurus
Thurs 29 August 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Booking essential, please call 01723 374753 | £2 per child | Suitable for children aged 7 +
Make your own fabulous, fun, felt stegosaurus.  Designed and led by artist Jennifer Weston

Closed Mondays | Open Bank Holiday Mondays
Rotunda Museum
Vernon Rd, Scarborough YO11 2PS


01723 353665
www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/whats-on/

Sea Sounds
Wed 24 July

10am – 12pm Drop in
2pm – 4pm Sensory session for children with visual impairments or physical disabilities with accompanying support workers.*
Booking essential, please call 01723 374753.
FREE
*The Art Gallery has full access to the ground floor and shop only. We regret that wheelchair users cannot currently access our temporary exhibition space or toilet facilities on the first floor.

Make, decorate and play your own simple instrument with vibrant colours and textures and hear the sounds of the sea.

Playing with Light
Wed 31 July
10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Experiment with light and colour to make your own colourful summer lantern.

Paint Summer
Wed 7 Aug 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Inspired by paintings in the gallery make your own vibrant summer painting.

Own it!
Wed 14 Aug 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Booking essential, please call 01723 374753 |FREE
Design and make your own original textile print – no one else will have one!  Print a cotton bandana or bring your own t-shirt or tote bag.

Inspired by Print
Wed 21 Aug 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Booking essential, please call 01723 374753 |FREE
Inspired by prints in the art gallery make your own monoprints using grass, seaweed and feathers.

Wall of Good Wishes
Wed 28 Aug 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Booking essential, please call 01723 374753 |FREE
What do you want for the world?  Come and decorate a cardboard brick and help build our wall of good wishes in the art gallery.

Scarborough Art Gallery
Closed Mondays | Open Bank Holiday Mondays
The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW


01723 374753
www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/whats-on/

Hands on History: Castles: Sat 20 Jul – Sun 1 Sep 2019 (daily) 11am – 5pm
Discover what it was like to live, work and fight in a real-life castle. Test your jousting and sword skills against your opponents and see if you have what it takes to become legendary.

Victorian Sports Day: Sat 27 – Sun 28 Jul 2019 11am – 5pm
Enjoy a cracking day of historical sports in the magnificent setting of Scarborough Castle. Hear the whack of cricket bat on ball, and see sprinters compete as live music plays. Think you have what it takes to challenge the Victorian athletes? Come and enjoy activities designed for all the family.

Tournament: Joust and Melee at Scarborough Castle: Sat 10 – Sun 11 Aug 2019 11am – 5pm
Jousting goes back to its roots in this no-holds-barred tournament of strength, skill and horsemanship. Charging at each other at full speed with only chain mail for protection, each knight will attempt to knock their opponent from their horse. It’s every man for himself in this thrillingly authentic 13th century tournament, inspired by the brutal early days of jousting.

The encampment will be alive with the sights, sounds and smells of medieval life. Listen to merry music, join in with the jester’s jokes and learn about cookery and crafts from centuries ago. You can even meet the knights as they prepare for battle. Make sure to book your tickets before 9th August to receive 10% discount.

Medieval Myths & Legends: Sat 24 – Mon 26 Aug 2019 11am – 4pm
England’s past is bursting with tales of brave heroes, formidable foes and weird and wonderful happenings. Join us to uncover these myths and legends for yourself this summer at Scarborough Castle.

Witness the skills of our fighting knights in live action throughout the day, and laugh as our jolly Medieval Jester entertains you with his silliness and foolary.

Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY


01723 372451
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/scarborough-castle/events/

Sledmere House, Driffield, YO25 3XG. 01377 236637

The Grounds, Gardens, Stables, Café, Shops and Play Park open all year round 10am – 5pm Tuesdays to Sundays. CLOSED MONDAYS (except bank holiday Mondays).

The Spotty Pig Play Farm is home to some of the rare breeds kept on the estate. Staff on hand to introduce you to all the animals. Lovely adventure play ground where the kids can let off steam.

Don’t forget to pick up your ‘Friends Membership’ from the Farm Shop this entitles you to FREE ENTRY throughout the year including certain event days and also discounts and offers. ONLY £30 per adult – under 5s are free.

For more info please visit their website here.

20th July – 2nd September 2019

In addition to our usual main attractions such as the Enchanted Forest, Giant Maze and all of the magic they hold within, we also have the following special events, exclusive to the Summer Adventure!

Adventure Week with the Stockeld Rangers – 20th – 28th July
Family Sports Challenge – We are looking for the BEST family in Yorkshire – could that be you and your tribe!? Date tbc.
Visit from the Wetherby Fire Engine – 27th & 28th July
Stunt Mania – Bike & Quad stunt show! 3rd & 4th August: 1pm & 3pm shows
Stockeld ROX – Tribute Music Festival – Show starts at 2pm
Sunday 25th August – Taylor Swift – Bruno Mars – Spice Girls
Monday 26th August – Ariana Grande – Ed Sheeran – Little Mix

MORE details on our Summer Adventure to come soon! Visit our website and subscribe to the mailing list to be the first in the know, AND get access to the pre-sale and discounts of up to 50% off!

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN

Pre-book online HERE for the best price and quote: MUMSCARBOROUGH for an extra 10% discount!


01937 586333
enquiries@stockeldpark.co.uk
stockeldpark.co.uk

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Swim Safe

FREE outdoor swimming and safety sessions for 7 – 14 year olds.
Several sessions each day
Book your session in advance at swimsafe.org.uk
Take part, have fun, stay safe

Details to follow

South Beach, Bridlington

North Bay, Scarborough

Children love swimming outdoors, but swimming in the sea, rivers and lakes is very different to swimming in a pool. Swim safe offers a unique oppourtunity for children aged between 7-14 year olds to learn how to keep themselves safe when swimming outdoors and what to do if they get into trouble.
Take part in a fun, interactive practical Swim Safe session at North Bay, Scarborough and learn all about how to stay safe by the sea.
Each hour long session is completely free and included safety advice provided by qualified lifeguards and up to 30 minutes in-water tuition with accredited swimming teachers.

Visit swimsafe.org.uk to book your place or visit us on the day

With Swim England and the RNLI

Dracula: Sat 20 Jul – Sun 1 Sep 2019 (weekends only (except 24-25 August)) 11am – 3pm
Think you know the story of Dracula? Think again. To truly understand Bram Stoker’s gothic icon, you need to watch his tale performed live in the setting of the writer’s inspiration, Whitby Abbey. Take in the gothic splendour of one of the most atmospheric abbeys in England, as three actors bring the famous story of Dracula to life before your eyes. Move throughout the abbey with the high-energy actors as the story unfolds. Promenade performances suitable for all the family.

Hands on History: Myths & Legends: Sat 20 Jul – 1 Sep 2019 11am – 5pm 
England’s past is bursting with tales of brave heroes, formidable foes and weird and wonderful happenings. Join us at Whitby Abbey to uncover these myths and legends for yourself. Get hands on with legendary times past, enrol in our sword school and listen to stories of fantastic happenings.

Vikings: Sat 24 – Mon 26 Aug 2019 11am – 5pm
Come and face our marauding Vikings as they continue their wave of terror along the north east coast.

Explore their encampment and witness spectacular displays of combat. Hear tales of daring conquests and learn about the weapons and skills that made the Vikings feared throughout Europe. There will even be a chance for your young warriors to learn some battle skills and take part in their own Viking skirmish. Make sure to book your tickets before 23rd August to receive 10% discount.

Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT


01947 603568
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey/events/

Our unique family run Lavender Farm has evolved over the years to provide an amazing day out for all the family.

Our Giant Games Maze, Nature Trails, Mini Foot-Golf, Mud Kitchen and Giant Sandpit, Mini and Junior Timber Trails, nature quiz and seasonal activities will ensure there are lots to keep the whole family entertained.

Take a ride on our Miniature Railway, enjoy the wildflowers and inhale the intoxicating aroma of the lavender.

NEW FOR 2019!

Season Tickets to enable you to enjoy the farm all season long and get 10% off in our tea-room!!!

Den Zone- build your own den, use your imagination and skills to create your own grand designs play Den.

Willow Warren – play, run, hide!

Free Parking. Gift Shop. Tea-room. Plant Sales. Toilets, Disabled Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities. Dogs welcome on a lead.

Open DAILY from 30th March until 29th September.

Wolds Way Lavender
Wintringham, Malton
YO17 8HW


01944 758641
admin@woldswaylavender.co.uk
woldswaylavender.co.uk/summer-fun

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Hunt the Treasure!
Fri 26 July Starting at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm

Drop in | FREE
We’re going on a Treasure Hunt. Where has Lari our Seagull been? Make your own telescope, then follow the bird splats to find the treasure!*
*This activity involves walking around two venues and walking up stairs.

These four walls…
Fri 2 Aug 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE | Suitable for children aged 7 +
Take a look at our tiny model of Scarborough and then be inspired to help make a giant model of The Crescent, using just paper!
In partnership with Animated Objects

Teddy Bear Hunt
Fri 9 Aug Starting at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

Drop in |FREE | Perfect for Under 5’s*
We’re going on a bear hunt and we’re going to catch a big one…! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved book with us at Woodend. Bring along your favourite teddy bear for an hour of fun. Join in storytelling and crafts then come along on a bear hunt adventure!
*This activity involves walking outside on uneven ground and some steps.

Our Town
Fri 16 Aug Starting at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm. Each session lasts for 1 hour.

Booking essential, please call 01723 374753 | £2 per child | Suitable for children aged 7 +
Inspired by our tiny model of Scarborough ‘Our Place Now’ make and animate your own Scarborough streetscape using simple stop-frame animation.
In partnership with Animated Objects.

Tiny Towns
Fri 23 Aug 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Taking inspiration from our primary school exhibition ‘Our Place Now’ have a go at making your own 3D mini cardboard town to take home, once made you can even use it as a home for your favourite toys!

Walking with Royalty
Fri 23 Aug Starting at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm*

Booking essential, please call 01723 374753 | FREE
Join us for a family-friendly walk in the footsteps of Royalty and discover fun facts about the local people and the architecture around us.
In Partnership with Heritage Adventures. Starts and finishes at the Art Gallery.
* This is a circular walk.  Activity involves some gentle slopes, uneven ground and steps. Walk will last approximately 30 minutes.

Woodend
Open every day 9am-5pm
The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
01723 384500


01723 384500
www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com/whats-on/

Active Coast Events

Active Coast run a range of fun sport and fitness activities during school holiday for families in Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea, including beach boot camp, beach tennis, volleyball, cricket, dodgeball and much more. This summer:

Have A Beach Day: 26th July and 30th August at Bridlington South Cliff Beach, Yo15 3QN and 16th August at Bridlington South Beach, YO15 3LG. Come and try volleyball, tennis, art wall, play activities, hit the drums with Louder than Life, and much more.

Have a Field Day: 2nd August 11am-3pm at Graingers Field, South Promenade, Hornsea, HU18 1QB, 9th August 11am-4pm at Sewerby Cliff Top, YO15 2LX and 23rd August 11am-3pm at Valley Gardens, Witernsea, HU19 2DN. Have fun on giant obstacles, clip ‘n climb, storytelling, dance and a range of sports and activities.

Beach Cove at Hornsea Freeport – Summer Activities

Beach Cove, Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT.

Beach Cove is a large indoor soft play and outdoor play area at the shopping outlet. They have some extra events on this summer –

  • Details to follow

While you’re at Hornsea Freeport why not pop into Bugtopia, another great family attraction at the shopping outlet.

 

Eden Camp

‘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.

Café, gift shop and ample free parking.’’

Eden Camp, Malton, YO17 6RT
Telephone: (01653) 697777

Festival of Fun

Every Monday and Wednesday until 29th  August there will be Punch and Judy 12.30pm- 1.30pm followed by free summer shows 2pm-4pm.

Every Tuesday and Friday until 31st August there will be puppet and circus workshops and parades in Peasholm Park at 11.30am and 2.30pm, as well as a treasure hunt.

There is also wrestling Friday 3rd August, Tuesday 14th August, Friday 24th August and Friday 31st August at 1pm-2pm.

No need to book, its all FREE.

Peasholm Park, Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7TS

Filey Pitch & Putt Footgolf

Opening Dates for 2019

30th March to 28th April (Daily)

May – 1st – 24th (Weekends & Bank Holidays)
25th – 31st (Daily)

June, July, August & September (Daily)

Monday to Friday 10.30am – 5.30pm
Weekends / School Holidays 10am – 6pm

Please note the final round of the day will begin 90 mins before the specified closing time

West Avenue, Filey. YO14 9BQ
07935 281772

Hidden Horizons – Fossil Hunting

Join in for a fossil hunting trip at Cayton Bay, Reighton Sands, Runswick Bay and Boggle Hole. Each trip is different, but we should find a wide range of fossils from the Jurassic, around 160 million years ago.
These events are suitable for all the family as the access is very easy. We do suggest wellies or stout footwear and a bag or bucket to put your finds in. As part of your ticket you will receive a FREE Beach Finds Guide.

Cayton Bay Fossil Hunting Trips:
13th July 11:00am
20th July 3:00pm
27th July 10:30am
31st July 11:00am
3rd August 1:30pm
7th August 3:30pm
10th August 10:00am
14th August 1:00pm
17th August 1:00pm
24th August 10:00am
28th August 11:00am
31st August 1:00pm

Meet outside the main entrance to the Beach View Holiday Park at the top of the main path down to Cayton Bay.
Cayton Bay
Filey Road
Cayton
YO11 3NP

Reighton Sands Fossil Hunts Trips:
26th July 10:00am
2nd August 1:00pm
16th August 1:30pm
23rd August 9:30am
30th August 1:00pm

Meet at the car park at the bottom of Sands Road, Reighton. Look out for our large flag. Do not enter Haven Holidays Reighton Sands Holiday Park.
Reighton Sands
Reighton Gap
Filey
YO14 9SH

Runswick Bay Fossil Hunting Trips:
30th July 10:00am
6th August 3:00pm
13th August 11:00am
27th August 10:00am

At the top of the slipway that leads to the beach.
Runswick Bay
Whitby
TS13 5HT

Boggle Hole Fossil Hunting Trips:
1st August 1:00pm
15th August 1:00pm
29th August 12:00pm

Meet in the car park at the top of the path down to Boggle Hole (please note there is no vehicle access beyond the car park towards the Youth Hostel)
Boggle Hole
Nr Robin Hoods Bay
Scarborough
YO22 4UQ

All sessions 1 hour 30 mins long

Tickets: Booking essential
Adults: £8
5 – 16yrs: £5
Under 5s: FREE
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 children): £24
All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

For more information call: 01723 817017

Hornsea Freeport School Holiday Activities

Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT. 01964 534211.

Details of the next school holiday activities at the shopping outlet coming soon.

Plus Bugtopia and Beach Cove open every day, free parking and facilities, great places to eat, and up to 50% off this season’s top brands.

Hull Museums Summer Activities

The Hull Museums put on extra activities and events in the school holidays. Summer holidays:

  • Details to follow

All of the Hull Museums are free entry and a good, indoor place to visit during school holidays.

Libraries – Summer Reading Challenge

Most local libraries run extra, free activities during the school holidays.

During the summer holidays the libraries are running the Summer Reading Challenge, a free weekly activity to keep your children reading through the school holidays. This year it’s Mischief Makers. Contact your nearest library to sign up. More details here

North Bay Railway

Family Fun DaySunday, July 22 at 11 AM – 4 PM
Lots to see and do at our annual fun day. Magic Mike will be doing shows from 11am, Live music with David Nicholson and the Twilight Choir from 2pm. Bouncy Castle, craft and cake stalls pus lots more

North Bay Railway GalaSep 22 to Sep 23 at 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Come along to North Bay Railway and see all our locomotives in action, great day out for the enthusiast

Teddy Bear ExpressEvery Friday, Jul 6 – Aug 24 at 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Every Friday during July & August. Each child aged 10 or under, who brings their own bear can travel FREE when accompanied by an adult.(maximum 2 children per adult)

Meet NorBeRt the NBR Bear – Every Wednesday and Friday 27th  July – 31st August 11AM to 4PM, come along and meet NorBeRt the NBR Bear.

North Bay Railway, Scarborough
Burniston Rd, YO12 6PF Scarborough, North Yorkshire

North York Moors Railway – Harry Potter Family Fun

25th to 27th August

The summer holidays are almost over but you can still enjoy a day out filled with thrills and family fun on the railway!

Travel along our 24 mile scenic journey and encounter walks, wildlife, beaches and more! PLUS, there’ll be something a little bit magical going on in Goathland…

Be sure to stop at Goathland Station where we will be joined by the North Yorkshire Moors Birds of Prey team and their live display of owl species, which are the same as those that appear in the first Harry Potter film. Learn more about your favourite character’s feathered friends from the team, before turning yourself into your favourite Witch or Wizard! You will have the opportunity to dress up in a themed wig and cloak and your photograph taken with the owl of your choice against a themed backdrop (a small donation will be taken to go towards the NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey appeal.)

Your day out doesn’t have to be in just one place – all of our day return tickets are ‘hop on, hope off’ so make the most of it and explore all of the station stops along the line:
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.

Planet Protectors

Aged between 5 and 11?

Want to do something fun and creative?

Come and explore the stories of Creation with us from July 23rd to 27th

10am – 12pm in the hall

Contact Mike or Alison on 01723 363205.

Places allocated on a first come, first served basis

St Mark’s Church, Scarborough

Playdale Farm

Situated near Scarborough on the outskirts of the village of Cayton, the farm is packed with things to do to entertain your children whatever the weather. The huge indoor play area includes soft play area, tractor zone, adventure trail and much more!

The Animal Barn and Interactive Paddocks are designed so the children can see animals in a natural farm environment. Come and get to know all our animals up close and join in with feeding.

Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, YO11 3AT
Tel 01723 586351

Scarborough Market Hall

Summer Holiday Events at Scarborough Market Hall

Summer Make & Take
Join us every Wednesday 11am – 2pm throughout the school holidays for Children’s make & take  in the main market & vaults, fun activities. For children from 3yrs to 10yrs (children must be accompanied by an adult) £1 per child

Summer Craft Fair
Sunday 5th August Scarborough Market will be staging a Summer Craft
Fair with individual craft and art specialists selling gifts for that unique gift or
something bespoke for your home

Family Fun Day
Sunday 19th August we will be hosting a Princess and Pirates Family fun day
with face painting, music, craft making and lots of special surprises (fees
apply to some activities) dress up in your best costumes for a photographic
opportunity.

Telephone: 01723 373579 or Email scarboroughmarkethall@scarborough.gov.uk

Market Hall, St Helen’s Square,
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
YO11 1EU

Scarborough SEA LIFE

25th May – 8th September 2019

Join us for our Pirates and Mermaids event this Summer! With fun activities, free transfer tattoos and the chance to have your photo taken with a Mermaid and a Pirate, there is lots of fun to have this summer at SEA LIFE Scarborough!

Don’t forget to stop at our brand new Turtle Rescue Centre where you can rescue your very own interactive turtle, and make sure you head over to our walk-through penguin enclosure where you can learn to waddle with our adorable penguins literally at your feet!

With over 1,000 incredible creatures in over 50 indoor and outdoor displays including Yorkshire’s only Seal Hospital, there is fun to be had for the whole family on a trip to SEA LIFE Scarborough!

Read our review here

Pay once and visit throughout 2019

Open daily from 10am
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP. 0871 4232110

Scarborough Seafest

26th – 28th July 2019

Fun children’s activities, trails and much more to help with the celebrations

Scarborough Market Hall

Scarborough Town Library – Playsongs in the Library

Get set for a morning of music and storytelling fun with an animal theme!
For children age 0-6 years and their parents/carers.
Music & storytelling sessions with Playsongs’ Nicola Carpenter on August 21 at 10.30am & 11.30am
Easy animal crafts to make and take!
A FREE event!
No need to book – just turn up!
Sponsored by Trinity Church Scarborough
Hosted by Scarborough library (NYCC)
Find us the children’s section at Scarborough town library, Vernon Road, YO11 2NN Scarborough

Sewerby Hall & Gardens Summer of Fun

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.

Teddy Bears’ Picnics with Scarborough Spa Orchestra

We will be hosting a Picnic outside in the Suncourt every Tuesday afternoon from 5 June-11 September on Tuesday afternoons at 1.30pm.

The concerts are aimed at introducing young children to music and musical activities.

A great opportunity for everyone to get involved- sing along, play along and dance along with the Spa Orchestra- The UK’s last remaining professional seaside orchestra.

Lots of audience participation and a chance to look at the musicial instruments and how they work.

Don’t forget Teddy for 90 minutes of musical fun!

Don’t worry if the weather is wet, we simply move inside!

Refreshments are available to purchase from the Sun Court Cafe.
Tickets:

£4 per person
£7 Parent & Child (under 16) ticket

Free entry for toddlers up to the age of 12 months (no ticket required)

Group booking?: Contact us on (01723) 376774 (option 2) to find out about our discounts for Schools, Playschools and Large Groups.

Scarborough Spa,
South Bay, YO11 2HD
Scarborough, North Yorkshire

The Beach Team – Scarborough

19th to 24th August – North Bay
Games 11am & Holiday Special 2.30pm

Monday – Family Sand Modelling 1.45pm
Tuesday – Its a Knockout 4pm
Tuesday – Music Night at Blue Crush 7pm
Wednesday- Smugglers Trail 4pm
Thursday – Family Fun Time 4pm
Thursday – Quiz Night at Ebenezer Church 7pm

The Beach Team – We’re back in Scarborough from 20-25 Aug with activities for children and families. Find details here http://www.thebeachteam.org. (Beach Team: sharing the good news of Jesus)

The Deep Summer Activities

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000

Runs 20th July – 1st September 2019. It’s going to be a turtle-y awesome summer here at The Deep, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Get hands on in our very own ‘turtle hospital’ where youngsters can get up close with a giant turtle (a cuddly one, of course) and find out what it takes to look after our flipper-ed friends. Learn all about turtle anatomy and even help the team carry out a turtle health check. Inspect their eyes, nose and mouth, as well as checking their flippers and shell then report back to us on your vet examination form.

Take part in the turtle trail and find out about more about the species that live all around the world and the challenges they face. Enjoy interactive presentations from our guiding team at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and get your face painted in Craft Corner from 11am to 4pm.

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.

 

Whitby Library – Summer Activities

Events at Whitby Library over the summer holiday:

  • Monday 30th July – Mischief Makers Yoga 3pm to 4pm, £1.00 per child. A yoga session for children aged 4-7.
  • Monday 6th August –Mischief Makers Story Time 3pm to 4pm. Come along for a free mischievous stories and craft session.
  • Monday 13th August – Cartooning 2pm to 4pm, £1.00 per child. Learn to draw cartoons in our family session.
  • Tuesday 28th August 1– Mischief Makers Gnasher Crafts 10.30am to 11.30am, £1.00 per child. Gnasher model making and crafts. Children aged 6-11.

Whitby Library
Windsor Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1ET

Woodend

Hunt the Treasure!
Fri 26 July Starting at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm

Drop in | FREE
We’re going on a Treasure Hunt. Where has Lari our Seagull been? Make your own telescope, then follow the bird splats to find the treasure!*
*This activity involves walking around two venues and walking up stairs.

These four walls…
Fri 2 Aug 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE | Suitable for children aged 7 +
Take a look at our tiny model of Scarborough and then be inspired to help make a giant model of The Crescent, using just paper!
In partnership with Animated Objects

Teddy Bear Hunt
Fri 9 Aug Starting at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.

Drop in |FREE | Perfect for Under 5’s*
We’re going on a bear hunt and we’re going to catch a big one…! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this beloved book with us at Woodend. Bring along your favourite teddy bear for an hour of fun. Join in storytelling and crafts then come along on a bear hunt adventure!
*This activity involves walking outside on uneven ground and some steps.

Our Town
Fri 16 Aug Starting at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm. Each session lasts for 1 hour.

Booking essential, please call 01723 374753 | £2 per child | Suitable for children aged 7 +
Inspired by our tiny model of Scarborough ‘Our Place Now’ make and animate your own Scarborough streetscape using simple stop-frame animation.
In partnership with Animated Objects.

Tiny Towns
Fri 23 Aug 10am-12pm & 2-4pm
Drop in |FREE
Taking inspiration from our primary school exhibition ‘Our Place Now’ have a go at making your own 3D mini cardboard town to take home, once made you can even use it as a home for your favourite toys!

Walking with Royalty
Fri 23 Aug Starting at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm*

Booking essential, please call 01723 374753 | FREE
Join us for a family-friendly walk in the footsteps of Royalty and discover fun facts about the local people and the architecture around us.
In Partnership with Heritage Adventures. Starts and finishes at the Art Gallery.
* This is a circular walk.  Activity involves some gentle slopes, uneven ground and steps. Walk will last approximately 30 minutes.

Woodend
Open every day 9am-5pm
The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW
01723 384500

York Maze

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

Open for the school holidays! Open daily 14th July to 3rd September ’18.

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