The start of summer is upon us…but whatever the weather get the most out of your June days out with Yorkshire Attractions

Discover new adventures at Yorkshire Attractions this month at the best theme parks, museums, animal attractions and adventure sites Yorkshire has to offer.

Monarch's Weekend at Royal Armouries

For a RAWRsome weekend with a BIG difference join Cannon Hall Farm for their Dino Disco on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June. Boogie away with some prehistoric pals as you take part in challenges led by the Copycat Party Company’s team of rangers! Tickets cost £12.95 per child and £9.95 per adult with sessions happening throughout the day. If you’d like to get up close and personal with some more recent relatives of these dancing Dino’s, then join Cannon Hall Farm for their ever-popular Falconry Weekend on 22nd and 23rd June. Over the weekend there will be flying displays and handling sessions where you will be able to hold these special guests. Step back into history with the Royal Armouries Museum this June as they continue with their fascinating Monarchs Weekends. Join them on 22nd and 23rd June for a hands-on exploration into the life of Tokugawa Leyasu, the unifier of Japan. Through live combat demonstrations, talks and tours learn about this fearless warrior, statesman and founder of the Tokugawa shogunate (a dynasty which lasted almost 300 years.)

Take some time for yourselves this June before the mad rush of the summer holidays begins. York’s Chocolate Story are putting on a taste-bud tingling Whisky and Chocolate Pairing Experience on Friday 14th June that you won’t want to miss! This adult only (25’s and over) event treats you to five whisky samples with full commentary provided by Gordon and MacPhail, York’s Chocolate Story‘s own handmade chocolate to pair with the whiskeys and an exclusive box of whiskey chocolates to savour at home… all for just £24.95 pp! For an active adult day out with a difference, join Diggerland Yorkshire for their Adult Experience Days! Get stuck in and have some muddy fun, choose from dumper racing (£44.95 pp), Formula JCB Racing (£129.95 pp), Monster Digger Experience (£169.99) and more. Plus don’t forget to use our Yorkshire Attractions 15% off Diggerland admission vouchers for general Diggerland days-out this month.

William’s Den have so many fun-sized activities for your little monkeys this month! Why not settle down for their Storytelling Club every weekday during term time? Maybe get mucky with their Messy Play experience on Monday 10th, 17th and 24th June? Or, dare to delight the ears with their Moo Music event with Leila every Tuesday from 4th June – 16th July? PLUS have you heard… you can now get 25% off a child’s admission to William’s Den with our exclsuive Yorkshire Attractions offer! Summer means its Lightwater Valley‘s time to shine and boy do they have some surprises lined up for you this summer. As well as their hair-raising 35 rides and attractions (indoor and out), UV Magic Lights Puppet Show; they also have live music every Saturday from 27th July in their Summer Saturday Sessions!

World Ocean Day

World Oceans Day is coming up this June and its up to us to protect it! Experience and educate yourselves about the wonders of the sea with The Deep‘s World Oceans Weekend on 8th and 9th June. Their interactive presentations, taking place throughout the weekend, will talk you through how to collectively protect our oceans from plastic and pollution, as well as the giant Loggerhead sea turtles, sharks, playful Gentoo penguins and remarkable jellyfish who live within it. From the watery world of ocean life to the stunning vistas of Roundhay park, where you can experience an unforgettable journey through rain forests, mangroves, desert and the nocturnal world with Tropical World Leeds. Tropical World Leeds is open 7 days a week so you can get close to their cheeky meerkats, slithering snakes and beautiful butterflies every day of the week!

Afternoon Tea at Emmerdale Studios

What’s more Yorkshire than a cuppa tea while you watch Emmerdale? We’re pretty sure we can beat that… how about a spot of tea on the replica set of Emmerdale itself?? Join The Emmerdale Studio Experience for their 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. Some beautiful and historically important artefacts are on display at the Jorvik Viking Centre this June. The Pagan Lady of Peel is an exhibition on loan from the Isle of Man and explores the untold story of women in viking times and the mystical role of the ‘seer’. Pop on over to see these rare artefacts and to experience a hands-on visitation into Viking history.

Race on down to Harewood House this June for The Yorkshire Post Motor Show and Classic Car Rally 2019 on Father’s Day 16th June! This action-packed event not only features classic cars but it also hosts a stunt motorcycle display team,  funfair for children, petting farm and street food stands celebrating Yorkshire’s finest ingredients! Perhaps you’d prefer to jump into a mystical world of enchanted forests and sprightly fairies as Harewood House hosts a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in their stunning grounds on 20th June. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are putting on one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies in celebration of their 15th year… it’s sure to be absolutely magical! Summer wouldn’t be summer without Rotherham’s brightest and most colourful event! Glow with the Flow is a charitable sponsored night walk starting at Magna Science Adventure Centre and taking place on Friday 21st June. There is a 6.5k and 10k route depending on how adventurous you’re feeling, so join in with the fun this June and raise funds for Rotherham Hospice while you’re at it. PLUS there’s a new addition of a 70 foot inflatable assault course to help you JUMP to the challenge.

For a stress-free summer make sure you check out our offers page for fabulous discounts to your favourite attractions. Why not cool down with a spot of sledging at Snowzone, Xscape Yorkshire. For just £4.99 pp children and adults can have real fun in totally safe fun environment, great for all ages! Download this voucher and you’ll soon be sledging down their REAL snow slopes for a not-so steep price! From snowy slopes to the tropics, make sure you find some time to explore the vibrant Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre this June! Meet the lovely lemurs, mischievous meerkats, awesome owls, otterly 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!

City Cruises York

With summer starting its the perfect time to take a cruise on York’s river Ouse with City Cruises York and take in some much-needed sunshine. Whether you opt for a daytime cruise, a dining cruise with lunch or afternoon tea or a relaxing evening cruise, you can spend some quality time afloat with your family. Plus with Yorkshire Attractions save £5 on a family ticket for a daytime or early evening cruise by downloading this voucher! Summer might be upon us but the holidays haven’t started yet… make the most of National Coal Mining Museum for England‘s Wacky Wednesdays, taking place Wednesday mornings during term time 5th – 17th June. This under 5’s friendly event combines storytelling, signing and craft activities for a truly feel-good creative morning with your little ones.

For those planning for the summer holidays already there are some marvellous events and activities coming up to entertain the kids! Why not head over to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum for some summer fun like no other with their Big Summer Festival. From 20th July – 1st September get involved in a packed programme of different activities every day. Including explosive science shows, outdoor activities, special guest performers, tech tinkering and lots more. If you’re looking to express you creative side this summer, take the little ones along to the Bronte Parsonage Museum for their Summer Holiday Activities, suitable for the whole family. Join them on any Wednesday in the summer holidays for their free drop-in craft workshops. Activities run 11am-4pm and are free with admission to the Museum. With workshops such as sun prints, secret maps, oragami boats and even a Falconry display, there’s lots to get stuck into.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park‘s Wild Live Safari Nights are sure to add a sparkle to your summer, with four Saturdays of amazing outdoor concerts with live performances from fantastic artists, its sure to be a wild night to remember. As well as awesome artists such as S Club 3, Gabrielle, Collabro, Rak-Su and more you can also enjoy extended opening hours to see some of the world’s rarest and most amazing animals after hours at YWP. Taking place on 4th, 10th, 17th and 24th August. Are your little ones obsessed with PJ Masks? Well why not make their day with a trip to Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire to see Catboy and Luna Girl from PJ Masks during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator on Saturday 20th July! The Story Time will take place at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm at their Riverside One area, at no additional charge!