It only really dawned on me about two-weeks ago, that our half term in Yorkshire is different to most of the rest of the country. As a family we aren’t going away this half term. So when I was looking for things to do during half term week, I decided to put a request out on our local Facebook residents group, asking about classes, workshops or events that are being help during half term. I was so excited to ‘discover’ so many amazing events that are planned. There is no way we will be able to get through even half of them! Here is a great list of things to do in Yorkshire this half term week.
Workshops and Classes
Hillam Potting Shed
Or you could take them along to get them to start working on your Mother’s Day Plant Pot! These workshops are running on 25 February, 27 February and 1 March.
Please check out their facebook page by clicking on the links above to find out more.
ClayFever in Tadcaster
ClayFever are hosting a number of ceramic painting sessions in their studio based in Tadcaster. They also have weekly storytelling sessions for toddlers. Please do book to avoid disappointment.
And did you know that they even offer adult painting session in the evenings. That sounds quite fun to me!
Stage Door Performing Arts Workshops
Is your little one a drama queen, a budding actor, a future star of the screen! Stage door performing arts club are running half term workshops. You can book by the day or for the whole week. This looks like a lot of fun! My youngest would be in her element!
SmartyPants Art Workshops
SmartyPants in Garforth are running a series of workshops that are perfect for school ages children. Think: Slime, Playdough and even Fashion!!
Please check out their Facebook page for more details.
Painting Pots Knaresborough
Pop along to Painting Pots in Knaresborough for some awesome crafting at very reasonable prices.
Places To Visit – Days Out With Kids
I’m a huge fan of Lotherton Hall. Although the house itself is still closed, the rest of the grounds are open.
Love Birds: From now until the 3rd of March celebrate spring with our annual Love Birds event. Keep the family entertained with Wildlife World themed crafts, the Love Birds trail and keeper talks. You can even go along on the 21st of Feb and make your very own nest box.
Don’t forget daily Penguin Feeding at the Bird Park at 11.30 and 15.00.
Madagascar The Musical At The York Theatre Royal
I think the highlight of our week is going to be taking the girls to their first theatre experience. Madagascar The Musical is on at the York Theatre Royal. We booked tickets a few weeks ago. I am super excited. The girls don’t really know what to expect. Look out for a full review when everyone has gone back to school!
Other Ideas of places to visit over the Yorkshire Half Term Holidays:
- A day trip to The Deep in Hull, with a
- Visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park – by the way, have you seen their hilarious InstaStories! It’s definitely my favourite one to follow!
- Take a road trip to Bolton Abbey and if the weather is nice, why not take the kids to Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour near Skipton.
- If the weather isn’t so good, you could always take them to the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. My girls LOVED it there!
- Bishops Wood is also a lovely place to take a walk! Just don’t get lost!
- We also checked out Brimham Rocks recently. It’s definitely a great day outdoors with the kids. Here are my 10 Tips for visiting Brimham Rocks with Kids.
If all else fails, there’s always the option to load everyone in the car and take a trip to the coast! Don’t forget to pack … everything! Wellies, change of clothes, bucket & spade, another change of clothes, the sandwiches and the sunblock! It’s be worth it in the end.
Is There More?
I’d be happy to add to this post with more activities. Please email me with your workshops or activities to be included.
If you end up going to any of the attractions or workshops I’ve mentioned above, please do let me know how it goes, and tag me in your Instagram Pictures or Facebook reviews using @momoftwolittlegirls.
Let’s hope Half Term in Yorkshire is going to be a warm and dry week, that the kids don’t use ‘that word’ [bored]! I guess if all else fails, we’ve always got Netflix and YouTube as backup!
Stay strong! And Pin This Post for when the kids are bouncing off the walls and you’re eyeing out the bottle of win at 10.00am.