Fascinating Heritage Days Out…
Get up close with some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts in the world, from delicate earrings and socks to frying pans and padlocks at JORVIK Viking Centre. Dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre and the opportunity to handle real artefacts whilst talking to our friendly Viking hosts.
Visit York’s Chocolate Story for an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. Three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.
A new exhibition – The Field of Cloth of Gold – opens on 27 March at the Royal Armouries Museum, marking the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s spectacular festival of Tudor power and glory. Admission to the museum and exhibition is free. An action-packed season of Tudor-themed events will run from Easter to September, including an international jousting tournament (23 – 25 May).
Visit Bronte Parsonage Museum this March to learn more about the inspirational Brontë sisters, including a Parsonage Unwrapped talk on the often overlooked Anne: Anne Brontë Reimagined. Save £2 off the price of one adult admission until the end of the month.
Join Harewood House this Mother’s Day for the opening weekend of the brand new 2020 season. Across the weekend there’s a Makers’ Market in The Courtyard and family friendly activities around the House and grounds of Harewood. Visit the house to see the brand new exhibitions and displays for 2020, take a springtime walk around the grounds and see the gardens in bloom, and for a real treat, book a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in the Billiard Room.
Join City Cruises York for Mother’s day, and experience a delightful 1 hour and 30 minute cruise with a selection of dainty home-made sandwiches, fruit scone with preserve & cream and delicious finger desserts. Or take the helm of your own self-drive Red Boat as you plot a course along the same route navigated by the Vikings over 1,000 years ago!! Save £5 off a daytime or early evening family ticket.
Amazing Animal Adventures…
Join Cannon Hall Farm in March for farm activities each weekend including sheep and ferret racing, tractor and trailer rides and milking demonstrations.
Visit their award-winning farm shop with on site bakery that serves home-produced beef, pork and lamb, homemade bread and pies, jams, chutneys, biscuits, cookware and fine teas and coffees.
Come along to Flamingo Land before official park opening on 28th March and you can enjoy zoo weekdays for only £8 or zoo plus weekends for only £12.50. There is so much fun to be had, as you can explore their award winning zoo and Peter Rabbit’s Adventure playgrounds. So, don’t delay and visit today!
Visit The Deep, Hull’s amazing aquarium and encounter over 5,000 animals including sharks, rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, turtles and penguins. Enjoy exciting presentations, dive shows, penguin feeds and much more. Plus, see their brand new Changing Seas exhibit, home to an array of toxic species.
Visit the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre this March to discover a rainforest like environment home to many exotic free-flying species and see a world of exotic creatures, from rainbow-colour lorikeets to leaf cutting ants. Save £5 off a Family of 4 or 5 Day Pass.
Discover your inner explorer and embark on an unforgettable journey through tropical forests, desert mangroves and various other exciting habitats at Tropical World. Visit this March and meet our exotic animals along the way including crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, meerkats and much more.
Venture to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the UK’s fastest growing wildlife attraction in March! Celebrate World Polar Bear Day by paying a visit to the UK’s only Polar Bears, including their brand new arrival, Rasputin. And get ready for the Easter Peter Pan event, starting next month, with family entertainment, colourful characters, live shows plus lots more.
With 20 rides and drives and over 100 machines, the whole family is bound to have an unforgettable day at Diggerland, Yorkshire! Ride and drive real diggers and dumpers, take a head-reeling turn or two on the Spindizzy, rise to lofty heights and enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle!
Escape to Lightwater Valley Theme Park in the heart of North Yorkshire when it opens for the Easter holidays on 4th April. With over 35 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages,Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with adventures for the whole family.
William’s Den is an indoor-meets-outdoor adventure attraction that gives families the freedom to play and experience the best day ever. The Den has been designed and handcrafted by a team of highly skilled play experts. From the Tree House to the Forest Glade and the Eagles Nest to the Rainmaker, it is sure to thrill! Save 25% off a child’s admission.
Dare you conquer the Volcano falls atXscape Yorkshire this March? Experience an unforgettable golf experience set on a mysterious island amid dense jungle with a ferocious T-Rex, exploding volcano and a plunging waterfall! Take part in 2 challenging courses of 18 holes waiting to be defeated, providing an incredible adventure for all the family. Get 2-for-1 Volcano Falls tickets until the end of the month!
Genius Scientific Days Out…
Visit Eureka! The National Children Museum for drop in family activities this British Science Week. Explore the rest of the museum, with six unique zones, each filled with hundreds of interactive, hands-on exhibits designed specially to inspire enquiring minds to find out about themselves and the world around them.
Set in the former Templeborough steelworks Magna Science Adventure Centre is an amazing world of science adventure. At 1/3rd of a mile long and 150-ft high, Magna Science Adventure Centre is an incredible building, home to over 100 hands-on exhibits. Enjoy 10% off admission at Magna Science Adventure until the end of the month.