10 ideas for days out & things to do in Harrogate and Knaresborough during May half term
The 2019 May half-term is upon us and for children and parents in Harrogate and Knaresborough it is a fantastic opportunity to get outside & visit some fantastic local attractions. If the weather doesn’t hold or you’re looking for childcare during the May school holidays then don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too.
Family friendly attractions are usually busier during this week-long school holiday and there is also a public holiday on Monday the 27th of May 2019…so what is required are days out that all the family can enjoy together at minimal cost and maximum fun!
This May half term trot to Mother Shipton’s for a day of Unicorn magic and have a roarsome time searching for Dinosaur footprints.Unicorns and Dinosaurs are in the park and you never know what you might find!
The park will be transformed, creating an engaging May Half Term event for all the family.
Date : 25th May to 2nd June | Event times: 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).
Children are being encouraged to get, set, grow at RHS Garden Harlow Carr during half term. Enjoy a daily garden trail, storytelling with the Garden Detectives, indoor crafts and outdoor workshops – activities vary daily.
Date 25 May – 2 June| Event times: 9.30am–5pm
Free for members | Normal Garden Admission for Non Members
3. Childcare Activity Camps – Sporting Influence at Harrogate Ladies College
A typical day at camp will consist of up 5 hours of fun activity including games, sports and arts & crafts. Every hour we offer up to 4 different activities and in a day there will be around 10–15 activities taking place at camp. These activities vary from traditional sports such as football, netball and tennis, to more modern sports such as tchoukball and klask.
For children in School Years 1 -9 Venue: Harrogate Ladies’ College Standard Day: 9:00am – 3:30pm Early Drop Off From 8:00am Late Pick Up Until 5:30pm Phone: 01423 522999/07517973417 Email: Sportinginfluence@gmail.com
4. Childcare Grange Partnership – May Half Term at Bilton Grange School
The holiday club is based at Bilton Grange CP School and is open from 8am – 6pm every holiday excluding Bank Holidays.
May Half Term starts on Tuesday 28th May – Friday 31st May (Monday 27th =Bank Holiday)
Puss in Boots is no ordinary cat. Clever and charming, he takes life in his stride and befriends everyone he meets. The only thing is, he always seems to bring his master, Jack, bad luck. Join Puss and Jack on their adventure as they meet a flurry of lovable characters, and even come face to face with royalty! This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes.
Dates : 30th May 2019 to – 31st May Age recommendation: 3+
6. Dino Hunt around the Enchanted Forest – Stockeld Park
25th May – 2nd June
This is no ordinary forest walk…this is the Stockeld Park Enchanted Forest and somewhere deep inside, dinosaurs are on the loose! There will also be fossil dig, Dinosaur art & craft and fun with The Stockeld Rangers.
A journey back to the 15th Century during the Wars with the Red Wyvern Society. A recreation of a medieval campsite within the castle grounds. It is June 1460. Henry VI is King of England and Lord John Clifford is master of Skipton Castle . However, the country is in the grip of a civil war between the supporters of the King, known as Lancastrians because Henry VI is also Duke of Lancaster; and his rival, Richard, Duke of York, whose supporters are known as Yorkists. Lord John Clifford is a prominent Lancastrian.
Saturday 26 May to Monday 28 May | Normal entry prices apply
The weather during this May Half Term is expected to stay warm and try so why dont you visit Plumpton Rocks for 30 acres of parkland with tranquil lakeside walks, dramatic Millstone Grit rock formations, romantic woodland trails winding through bluebells and rhododendrons. Queen Mary described Plumpton Rocks as “Heaven on Earth”!
The gardens are open on weekends March to the end of October, 11.00am to 6.00pm
Adult £3.50 | Concessions £ 2.50 (children and senior citizens)