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Experience a thrilling day out at Yorkshire’s very best theme parks, enjoy an awe-inspiring animal encounter or journey back in time with a fascinating historical day out. Get ready for a spectacular September as we round up some of the best events and activities taking place this month…

Make and Migrate at The Deep
Spud-tastic weekend at Williams Den

Our Yorkshire Attractions have lots of arty activities taking place this September for your budding artists to explore their creativity. Join The Deep on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September as they welcome Lisa Brown, illustrator of children’s book ‘Marti the Hammerhead Shark’ by Galapagos Conservation Trust to help your little ones draw the characters from the book and learn why animals migrate. Or, head to William’s Den on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September for a Spud-tastic Weekend. There’s sure to be lots of potato related crafts and play, including a potato stamping activity and a potato throwing challenge!

The Viking at JORVIK Viking Centre
Monarch's Weekend at Royal Armouries

This September, lots of our Yorkshire Attractions are celebrating their fascinating local and national heritage. From Friday 13th September, JORVIK Viking Centre will host The Viking, a replica of the Gokstad which sailed across the Atlantic from Norway to Chicago in 1893. This incredible artefact has resided in Chicago ever since, hear its story, from construction to present day. Royal Armouries Museum’s fascinating Monarch Weekends event series will conclude on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September with Ranjit Singh, The Lion of Punjab. Head back to 1838, as you explore the life and times of this remarkable ruler with live costume characters, live authentic combat demonstrations, talks, tours and more!

Digging Deep at NCMME
Bronte Parsonage Museum

Join National Coal Mining Museum of England, from Saturday 21st September as they uncover the stories of African Caribbean coal miners whose industrial past has been left untold. Their exhibition, Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage explores black miners’ migration memories adjusting to life in the UK; finding work in the collieries and their legacy and life after mining. Why not join Brontë Parsonage Museum for their Festival of Women’s Writing between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd September. As Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were pioneering women writers, continuing to inspire contemporary literature, the festival will showcase women’s writing, welcoming a packed line up of writers and readers alike.

Story Weekend at Eureka!
Princess Weekend at Cannon Hall Farm

The storytelling continues at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September as your little ones are invited to meet some of their favourite characters from classic stories and join an interactive storytelling session with a difference during their Story Weekend. Head to Cannon Hall Farm for a Princess Party like no other on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September. Fancy dress is actively encouraged, so make sure your little ones don their best tiara as they get up close and personal with four princess to take part a series of fun challenges and party games.

Tropical World
Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Looking for an action packed, animal filled day out? Head to Tropical World as you adventure through rain forests, mangroves, deserts and the nocturnal world to discover your inner explorer. There’s so much to see, from slithering snakes to beautiful butterflies. Or, venture to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the UK’s number one walkthrough wildlife adventure, as seen on Channel 5 Big Week at the Zoo, home to more than 400 animals including Amur Leopards and Tigers, Painted Hunting Dogs and the UK’s only Polar Bears. Experience an unrivalled view of their nature reserves including, Lemur Woods, Land of the Tiger, Leopard Heights.

Diggerland, Yorkshire
Flamingo Land

Experience a thrilling day out with a difference 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. Save 30% on weekend admission! Or, head to Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire for a fun packed family day out! Choose from over 100 rides and attractions and explore their award winning zoo, home to giraffes, lions, tigers and even cheetahs! Save money on your next day out – buy two admissions and receive a third free of charge.

City Cruises York

If you’re looking for a great value day out, our Yorkshire Attractions have plenty to offer. Sit back and relax on a City Cruises York 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. Head to Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre this September for an awe-inspiring animal day out. 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!

Lightwater Valley

Escape to Lightwater Valley Theme Park to discover an exciting day out for all the family this September. Take to the skies in the grip of the Eagle’s Claw and enjoy wet ‘n’ wild fun on the Wild River Rapids. Dare you experience The Ultimate, the longest rollercoaster in Europe? Or, head to Xscape Yorkshire, the ultimate family day out destination. From urban climbing, laser tag and adventure golf to skiing, sledging and riding the skycoaster, Xscape is bursting with all your favourite pastimes as well as something a little more adventurous.


Join Harewood House for a weekend full of Autumn celebrations, during their Harvest Festival, Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd September, as they kick off the official start of the autumn season. Visit their craft market in the Courtyard, enjoy tasty seasonal treats from the Courtyard Cafe and Kiosk, watch live music with the fabulous Hope & Social, get crafty with autumn family activities, and much more. Head to Magna Science Adventure Centre, home to over 100 hands-on exhibits. Each of its themed galleries are based on the elements needed for steelmaking – air, earth, fire and water. Explore and learn about the fascinating science behind steelmaking in the former Templeborough steelworks. Save 10% on admission

Afternoon Tea at Emmerdale Studios
KitKat Exhibition at York's Chocolate Story

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, the 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. Or, if you’re looking for a sweet day out, York’s Chocolate Story is the place to be. Uncover The Story of KitKat, explore the history, origins and impact of the world’s most popular confectionary brand in their latest exhibition.