Experience live music for the very first time at Lightwater Valley Theme Park as they host a number of tribute artists throughout August. See a Little Mix Tribute act perform on Saturday 10th August, a Bruno Mars Tribute artist on Saturday 17th August, an Olly Murs Tribute act on Saturday 24th August, and an Ed Sheeran Tribute performer on Saturday 31st August as part of their Summer Saturday Sessions. If you prefer making music, join Harewood House this August for crafts, clay, music making and more. Take the Making Music Trail around the Lakeside Path and listen as the gardens come alive with music. Discover their full events listing here.
Magna Mayhem is back for the summer school holidays at Magna Science Adventure Centre, from Monday 5th – Friday 9th August and Monday 12th – Friday 16th August. Bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 minutes of high adrenaline fun. Plus, Borris and Norris’ Magic Laboratory will be heading to Magna between Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd August. Can you help them win the prestigious ‘new magical marvel cup’ at the annual Hogglefwarts Magic Cup Challenge? Spend your summer at Diggerland, Yorkshire as children and adults alike are invited to ride, drive and operate real full size construction machinery. With 20 rides and drives to choose from, a day out at Diggerland really is the best place to enjoy an action packed family day out.
If you’re looking for an awe-inspiring animal day out, why not head to Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre this July. Meet the lovely lemurs, mischievous meerkats, awesome owls, adorable otters, slithering snakes and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters throughout the day. Plus with Yorkshire Attractions you can get £5 off a family day pass when you download this voucher! AND don’t miss out on a turtle-y awesome summer at The Deep. Get hands on in The Deep’s very own ‘Turtle Hospital’ where you can get up close with a giant (cuddly) turtle and find out what it takes to look after their friendly flipper-ed friends. Take part in the turtle trail and find out more about the species that live all around the world and the challenges they face.
What’s better than a day out at Cannon Hall Farm? A day out at Cannon Hall Farm with 20% off admission prices. Join them throughout the school summer holidays for a jam-packed agenda of exciting farm activities including sheep and ferret races, milking demos, tractor trailer rides, and meerkat talks. Or, experience an action packed, animal filled day out at Tropical World as you adventure through rain forests, mangroves, deserts and the nocturnal world to discover your inner explorer. Each week throughout August will be themed including Big Bug Bonanza, Green Planet, Desert Week and more! Click here for to discover more.
Enjoy a packed programme of activities throughout the school summer holidays at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. Their Big Summer Festival includes explosive science shows, outdoor activities, special guest performers, tech tinkering and lots, lots more! Plus, why not grab your bucket and spade and join National Coal Mining Museum throughout August as you travel back in time to see how miners spent their summer holidays at Seaside @ Pit?
Cruise along the Ouse with City Cruises York. Sit back and relax on a daytime or evening sightseeing cruise whilst you take in the scenic sights and learn about the fascinating history of York. Save £5 on a daytime or early evening family ticket. Or, take the helm of your own self-drive red boat as you take the same route navigated by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago! Save £5 on self-drive red boat hire. Why not stop off at JORVIK Viking Centre. Discover the city’s fascinating Viking legacy as you get up close to some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts. Make sure to visit their latest temporary exhibition ‘The Pagan Lady of Peel’ which showcases the importance of the mystical Viking role of ‘seer’.
Step into the drama at The Emmerdale Studio Experience to discover industry secrets and get an insider look into how Emmerdale’s gripping storylines are created. Why not then treat yourself to Friday Afternoon Tea in The Woolpack, a perfect way to kick off the weekend. For just £19.50 pp you can tuck into a selection of sandwiches and pastries while you take in the set of the famous Woolpack pub. If you’re looking for a sweet day out, York’s Chocolate Story is the place to be. Throughout August they’ll be hosting (chocolate filled) buckets of fun – including masterclasses, truffle rolling and later tour times. You’ll also get to uncover The Story of KitKat, the world’s most popular confectionary brand, in their latest exhibition.
Each Wednesday throughout the Summer School Holidays join Bronte Parsonage Museum for free drop-in craft workshops. Activities run 11am-4pm and are free with admission to the Museum. Workshops include, Come and See! A day for all the family, Paper Globes, Origami Boats and more! Or, enjoy a Royal Family Day Out at the Royal Armouries Museum this August. Activities include a free outdoor maze, live combat demonstrations, dramatic performances, the opportunity to get your hands on history and a museum full of spectacular treasures to explore. Plus do not miss the chance to Meet the Monarchs for the final time this summer. Monarch Charles II will be ruling supreme over the August bank holiday weekend and will host a spectacular cavalry riding skills horse show.
Plus, don’t miss a fantastic day out at William’s Den this August where you’re in for a treat at this indoor-meets-outdoor adventure attraction. Come rain or shine they’ll be putting on an action packed daily summer programme, including den building, story time, wacky races and a den disco! Launch your summer into the stratosphere with epic experiences for the whole family at Xscape, Yorkshire. Enjoy the ultimate day out with a variety of fun-fuelled activities, places to eat and shop all under one roof.