Start the warm season off with a spring in your step with Yorkshire Attractions’ delightful days out, offers & events

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

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There’s SO much going on this Month in Yorkshire, from Mother’s Day events to preparations for spring and Easter! So, why not start your March off with a BANG in celebration of British Science Week at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. Meet real life science experts, get involved with interactive Energy Shows, drop-in to their STEM activities in the galleries or find out more about how DNA and genomics will change the world of medicine! We’re sure you’ll be a GENE-ius after this fun-filled weekend, running on 9th & 10th March. For more sensational STEM education, pop into Magna Science Adventure Centre for their Get up to speed with STEM event on Wednesday 27th March. It’s a fantastic chance to see some of the UK’s most exciting science, technology & engineering inventions, and meet the people who design, build and operate them!

Here’s one for the hardworking Mum’s of the world! William’s Den are hosting an array of lovely activities for Mother’s Day this March the 31st. Show your Mum how much you love her with a hand-decorated mug created in their crafty workshop, maybe treat her to a delicious dish at the Kitchen Table with their new Mother’s Day menu; and don’t forget to take these heart-warming memories home with you in the form of a Polaroid snap of this special day. Spoil Mum on Mother’s Day this March with a choice of delightful cruises aboard the River Prince with City Cruises York. The Lunch and Afternoon Tea cruises include delicious food while enjoying a scenic day-out. The Mother’s Day cruises will be sailing on Sat 30th & Sun 31st March OR if your Mum is a busy bee then gift her a City Cruises York gift voucher and she can choose a cruise date that suits her!

Another fabulous way to make the most of Mum’s special day is to take her to Thornton Hall Country Park where they’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mums go FREE offer on Sunday 31st March! Enjoy all their usual Farmyard fun and exciting activities for the little ones as you take in the picturesque grounds and sip a coffee at Harrison’s Cafe! For a more dramatic start to the Mother’s Day weekend, why not book on to The Emmerdale Studio Expreience‘s Meet & Greet event with Tom Lister on Saturday 30th March. For just £34.95 treat your mum (or any other die-hard Emmerdale fan) to this dreamy event where they’ll have an opportunity to pose for a photo with Tom, and the chance to receive an autograph, as well as experience the entire fully-guided tour!

If your planning on making sparks fly this month then you might want to start off with a trip to The National Coal Mining Museum for England for their Blacksmith Demos, running every Wednesday – Sunday up until 27th March. See the Museum’s resident Blacksmiths Jayne & Martin demonstrating their skills through this fascinating spectacle. Perhaps another type of sparkle is on your mind this March? Join Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for their Sparkle & Steam event on 31st March – 26th May. This tasting afternoon tea experience and plenty of bubbles could be the perfect way to show your mum you care this Mother’s Day for just £49 pp. Or if you’re a train enthusiast and looking for the ideal way to celebrate the warmer weather, head over to Keighley & Worth Valley for their Spring Gala extravaganza. From 8th – 10th March an array of fascinating and historical locomotives and coaches will be visiting the Worth Valley Railway.

Parsonage Unwrapped For the Moors at Bronte

It’s International Women’s Day this month, so in celebration of women’s epic influence, creativity and dedication why not discover more about the women that shaped the face of 19th century Literature. Parsonage Unwrapped: Breaking the Mould is being held at the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth on 29th March. This is an insightful event exploring the ground-breaking characters, choices and works of the famous Bronte family. Or for all the younger girls and boys this March, add a touch of magic to their month with Cannon Hall Farm‘s Unicorn Party on the 9th & 10th March. Meet Sparkle the Unicorn and delve into a packed agenda of races, farm talks and the tractor trailer ride from just £8.95 pp.

We know we’re getting ahead of ourselves here but we can’t wait to tell you about Yorkshire Wildlife Park‘s newest event for April – The wildest Wizard of OZ! Put the 13th – 15th of April in your diaries because Dorothy is coming to visit and her ruby red shoes are looking shinier than ever. Experience the amazing LIVE Wizard of OZ show as well as join in with countless crafty activities! If you’re looking for some more immediate fun then Tropical Butterfly House could be the perfect outing for you and your family this March. It’s their 25th anniversary on 23rd March, where they’ll be celebrating with a party atmosphere on the day and plenty of fun to be had! PLUS get a wild £5 off a family day pass when you download this Yorkshire Attractions voucher.

If you’ve got a little monster that needs entertaining this month then you are in luck! Take part in countless toddler events such as The Deep‘s Little Nippers mornings every Tuesday (term-time.) For just £13.50 you and you little-one can enjoy a sing-a-long and story time in The Deep’s soft play area – don’t be crabby, come along! Perhaps The Hepworth Wakefield‘s Mindful Makers may be more up your street! Find your ZEN with them as you and your child (suitable for 2 – 7 yr old’s) partake in some relaxing yoga and meditation, and then get involved in their creative mindfulness activities – taking place on 14th March. If these haven’t given you enough inspiration, then check-out Xscape Yorkshire‘s incredible Parent & Toddler What’s On page for endless entertainment all week long. From Soft Play to Trampoline Parks, its sure to put a bounce in your step this March.

Easter is coming up soon so it’s time to brush up on your chocolate knowledge and impress all the relatives around the dinner table. York’s Chocolate Story provides an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. AND get £5 off a family ticket by downloading the link here, but hurry you’ve got until 31st March to slurp up this delicious deal. From chocolate to mud… make sure you pay Diggerland Yorkshire a visit this year for buckets of fun with the family! Jump on their Spindizzy ride or take a spin on a giant digger, you’re sure to totally DIG it! If Vikings really get your blood rushing then the Jorvik Viking Centre could be the place for you this month! Hop aboard the improved ride experience and  be transported back to the year AD960; Eric Bloodaxe, the last Viking King in Jorvik, has been expelled and the city is transforming itself!

If you’re getting really eggcited for Easter than we have got some events that will make your yolk run. Lightwater Valley‘s Easter Days Out event will be running from 6th – 28th April; there will be Dino meet and greets, treasure trail egg hunts AND a brand new ‘Outer Space’ themed Magic Lights Puppet Show! It’s sure to be really eggcelent fun. Alternatively, Royal Armouries Museum‘s Action-packed Easter will get you hopping with anticipation. There will be special events, live combat demonstrations, have-a-go activities and a chance to meet the Royal Armouries knights, all available from 30th March – 14th April.

We’re so excited for Harewood House‘s grand reopening this month on 23rd March! There’s going to be a brand new exhibition and plenty of family-friendly events and activities to get involved in. Why not spend your spring wandering through Harewood House‘s stunning grounds as you take in some delightful birdsong from their bird garden… oh, and did we mention they have penguins?? Talking of birds, FlamingoLand have a whole host of incredible animals to visit this month! Or, if you fancy exploring your wild side, have a go on their fantastic array of rides and roller coasters as their theme park reopens on 6th April. Last but most definitely not least, Tropical World Leeds is ready to please this month. Leave the urban jungle behind and experience an unforgettable journey through rain forests, mangroves, desert and the nocturnal world.

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