Discover your inner explorer and encounter the exotic at Leeds’s favourite zoo, Tropical World. It’s all about Slime this summer at The Deep, join us for ‘The Slime Show’ where little scientists can help with exciting experiments and make your own slime to take home. Head to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on 28th-29th July for an action-packed weekend featuring Mulan, the brave young warrior woman who became one of China’s greatest heroines.
Why not head to York and experience a delightful dining with City Cruises York? Sit back, relax and learn about York’s fascinating and colourful history as you take in the sights and sounds of York from the Ouse! Plus, you can save 10% on dining cruises through Yorkshire Attractions. Discover a wild family day out at Tropical Butterfly House! Meet lemurs, meerkats, snakes and more during their unforgettable Animal Encounters – and even better, save £5 off a family of 4 or 5 pass.
Or, enjoy buckets of fun at Diggerland Yorkshire this June. The only place where kids & adults can ride, drive & operate REAL DIGGERS! – save 15% on admission. Visit Eureka! The National Children’s Museum from 21st July for a boredom-busting BIG Summer Festival of of tech, science, performance and play, including Fusion: Adventures in digital art, the latest interactive tech exhibition to take over the Spark gallery for a limited time only.
Some exciting dates for your diaries – Magna Mayhem, South Yorkshire’s best indoor inflatable adventure zone is back for ten days only this summer. Kids can bounce, boing, jump, slide, bop and boogie for a full 75 mins of high adrenaline fun. In Doncaster, Yorkshire Wildlife Park will welcome an exciting array of artists to the park during their Wild Live Safari Nights this August. See S Club 3 on Saturday 4th August, Shane Filan on Saturday 11th August, Heather Small on Saturday 18th August and Russell Watson on Saturday 25th August. On 1st August, The Hepworth Wakefield will celebrate National Play Day with artists Peter & Rossi in the gallery garden. Explore, play and create together as a family. Join Cannon Hall Farm on 15th September for their first ever pop star party that’s been especially designed for kids. LMX – an award-nominated Little Mix tribute act will perform Little Mix’s best tunes – and then take to the crowd and teach everyone a dance routine.
In Haworth, July marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Emily Bronte and celebrations at the Bronte Parsonage Museum include free walks, talks, falconry displays and family activities as well as ticketed events for the most dedicated of Brontë fans. Take a step back in time with Keighley and Worth Valley Railway as they offer passengers the chance to travel on a selection of their Vintage Trains on successive Sundays from 8th July. Order your commemorative coin when you pre-book your tickets to JORVIK Viking Centre to discover the sights, sounds and smells of Viking-age York and experience a real-life Viking demonstrating how coins were created in the Viking-age, taking home the one struck just for you! Take a trip to York’s Chocolate Story to indulge in the deliciously rich story of Chocolate in the heart of York.
Head to Harewood House as they open Seeds of Hope, a participatory and immersive work of imagination, rooted in historical fact, exploring the life and food production of Harewood’s Bothy and Walled Garden, between 1914-18. Experience the ultimate entertainment destination at Xscape Yorkshire – eat, play and shop all under one roof! Journey behind the scenes of television making, showing you how the characters you love and the stories you remember are brought to life at The Emmerdale Studio Experience.
Visit the National Coal Mining Museum throughout the Summer holidays for Seaside @ Pit, travel 140m underground, visit the stable yard and meet their horses, take the ‘Seaside Special’ train ride to Hope Pit and visit their beach. Or, enjoy a family day out at Thornton Hall Country Park on 15th July for their Magical Unicorn Day.