School Holidays Harrogate

Easter Holidays

Planning your School Holidays? When are the North Yorkshire term dates 2019/20


2019 February Half Term: Monday 25th- Friday 1st March (note this is a week later than many other local authorities- take advantage and book a cheap getaway!)

2019 Easter: Monday 15th April – Friday 26th April (Good Friday is Fri 19th, Easter Mon is 22nd April)

2019 Early May Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May

2019 May Half Term: Monday 27th May (Bank Holiday Monday)- Friday 31st May

2019 Summer Holidays: Tuesday 23rd July- Tuesday 3rd September

2019 October Half Term: Monday 28th October- Friday 1st November

2019 Christmas Holidays: Monday 23rd December- Monday 6th January 2020

Visit the official North Yorkshire Council website here

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Birchfield Easter Holidays Activities

🐣🐣 Easter Holidays on the farm 🐣🐣
Starting 30th March 2019 – Sunday 28th April

With spring finally here we have lots of new life on the farm for you to meet . There will be baby lambs to bottle feed , new born calf’s , fluffy chicks for you to hold , visit the hatchery and see all the eggs in the incubators waiting to hatch and of course some very cute piglets !

The Easter egg trail will be held on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th April , Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April . Easter bunny will be here to hand out your chocolate prize once you have completed the trail . The Easter egg hunt is optional and is an
extra £2.50 per person .

Usual admission of £2.50 for the farm still applies .

Farm opens at 10:30-4pm
Cafe opens at 10am-5pm
The woodland walk and den building will be open (please remember wellies or outdoor shoes )
Check out our website for more details

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Easter Activities at Mother Shiptons


Monday 1st April to Sunday 28th April

Hop along to Mother Shipton’s during the Easter Holidays for a hoppingly fun time. Follow the trail and on your way, help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! You can also meet bunnies Betty and Clover and solve puzzles and clues for a chocolatey treat.

See lots of little chicks and decorate an egg (small extra charge) in our Easter cabin.

The park will be transformed creating an engaging and interactive Easter event suitable for all the family. Every day from 1st to 28th April, open 10am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm).

You will also see the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and gift shop and museum. For discounted tickets book online HERE.

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Easter at Thornton Hall Country Park

There’s something for everyone this Easter at Thornton Hall Country Park!  Egg-citing Special Events include …

Toddler Easter Party (Mon 1st & Fri 5th April).  Come to a special Toddler Easter Party with Thornton Hall Farm’s Easter Bunny!  Entertainment, games, egg-hunts, crafts and farm fun!

The Great Show Spectacular (Good Friday).  See some amazing aerial performances and live signing to everyone’s favourite soundtrack. Plus take part in some fabulous Circus Workshops!

Easter Family Fun Day (Easter Sunday).  Easter Fun for all the family!  Egg-hunts with Thornton Hall Farm’s Easter Bunny!  Plus lots of Easter themed activities.

Superhero & Princess Party (Easter Monday).  It’s a Superhero & Princess Party!  Live Shows, Meet & greets with the Glass Slipper Princess, Flips & Tricks Spiderman and Transformer!

Not forgetting THREE WEEKS of extra activities during the school holidays (Monday 8th – Friday 26th April):

Mondays.  Magical Unicorn Rides & Tractor Madness!

Tuesdays.  Science shows with ‘Professor Pumpernickel’!

Wednesdays.  Circus Workshops with ‘The Rapide Brothers’!

Thursdays.  Special guests ‘The Bee Centre’!

Fridays.  ‘Critters 2 You’ with spiders, lizards, snakes & mini-beast!

Daily farm fun to be had too including animal feeding, animal petting, egg collecting & more!

Open daily from 10am.  Normal farm admission prices apply. Visit the website for information on the daily activities.

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Easter Camps at The Little Gym Harrogate

School’s Out.
Fun’s In.

Themed sessions that change every week stimulate physical and motor-skill development with games and gymnastics, all in the care of our qualified and dedicated team of instructors.

Easter Camps 16th – 18th April 2019

3hrs OFSTED Registered Camps

Members £25

Non-Member £35

7hrs OFSTED Registered Camps

Members £40

Non-Member £50

Do call us on tel: 01423 701560 or email us at to make your booking.

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Easter Fun At Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal 2019

Hop, skip and swing your way into a full day out for Easter this year. Pick up the bird detective trail from the admissions team to discover about the life of a baby bird on this interactive family trail. Listen closely by the bird hide and see which birds you can hear singing away, find eggs from lots of different birds, add to a giant nest and discover all sorts of feathers as you follow the trail around the estate.


Hop along to Swanley Grange to make your very own lavender bag to keep your clothes smelling fresh and floral, just like the monks would have in medieval times. On select dates you can make a bird feeder to keep your fluttery friends well fed in your garden at home, too.




Come along for an action packed Easter weekend. Look out for signs of spring on the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt to win your chocolate prize. Search high and low for the elusive golden egg but shhhh, if you find it don’t tell anyone else! Let us know and you could win a behind the scenes tour as a prize. Bring your hardboiled egg and join in with the egg rolling competition on the abbey green. The fastest three eggs will win a prize from each age group so get boiling!


Zip your way through the play area on the zipline, swing as high as you can on the swings and spin round and round on the roundabout before indulging in a well earned cup of tea  in the new visitor centre restaurant.


For all events details and timings please see the website

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Enjoy-a-Ball Easter Camps

15th-18th April from 9.30am-3.30pm

Ashville College Pre-prep School

Break up the school holidays with our fun-packed clubs for girls and boys aged 3 to 9. The day will kick off with some team building games and activities where the children are encouraged to make new friends. Thereafter, we ensure plenty of variety and children try out a wide range of sports, games and creative activities as they rotate through different activity stations. Fun-packed activities vary from day-to-day and week-to-week, so there’s something for everyone. They include:

  • A wide range of ball sports such as basketball, hockey, football, tag rugby, handball, dodgeball, volleyball, and many more.
  • Creative games guaranteed to capture your child’s imagination – lots of fun, running and laughter
  • Fun activities such as parachute games and giant snakes and ladders
  • Children are divided into small groups according to age

If you would like more information please visit our website

Booking Form

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#GirlAlmighty A One Day Self-Esteem Workshop for Girls aged 7-9 years in Harrogate

Building self-esteem can be a difficult journey for young girls, but it’s much easier to plant this seed at a young age and tend to it as your daughter grows. If you are a parent or any other valued adult in the life of a young girl, I hope you will come to our workshops to seize the moment and begin cultivating a healthy sense of self-worth for your daughter.

We’ll provide several methods and activities for building self-esteem in the following workshops:

  • Getting to know yourself (increase emotional IQ), with Francesca Hepton (MA Hons – Modern Languages, Reiki II, Crystal Healer)
  •  Things that make you beautiful (self-image, inside and out), followed by natural DIY recipes to nourish your skin with Hannah Sanpher-McDowell
  • Toot your horn (positive journalling), with Francesca Hepton
  • Recipe for making friends (decisions and actions), followed by bonding exercises with Life Coach Alice Danke (BA Arts Cert. Ed SRN SCM NIP, CIBTAC City and Guilds A1/V1, Life Coach Dip)
  • The importance of confidence and fitness (how martial arts can help), presentation by Master James Hudson (5th Degree Black Belt)


Emotionally: memories of a great day, optimism, focusing on the positive and a strong foundation for building a healthy sense of self-esteem.
You are also welcome to stay.

For more information visit our full blog here.

When: Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Where: The West Park Hotel, 19 West Park, Harrogate, HG1 1BJ
Cost: £55

To book visit: Eventbrite

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Harlow Carr Gardens Easter Activities

Hop on down for a great garden adventure with The Rhyming Rabbit at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this Easter.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Rhyming Rabbit on a hop about the garden trail and enjoy craft activities based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks and brought to you in association with Macmillan Children’s Books.

Activities vary daily. Normal garden admission.

Children can get their creative juices flowing and create rhymes for our Rhyming Tree, enjoy storytelling and rhymes with the Garden Detectives, make rabbit hand puppets and watch birds-of-prey demonstrations. Over the Easter weekend, there’s a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself as well as real-life versions of some of the book’s best-loved animals. The Rhyming Rabbit Hop About Trail starts on 30 March.

Daily, 30 March to 29 April:

The Rhyming Rabbit Hop About Trail
Hop about the garden on a daily garden trail in search of animals from the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.

Hunt the Golden Carrot Competition
A golden carrot has been hidden in the garden. Use clues to guess its whereabouts and post your entries in the competition post box for the chance to win a giant Centenary Imperial Easter Egg from Bettys worth almost £500 – that’s 5.8kg of Grand Cru Swiss Chocolate.

Rhyming Tree (13–29 April only)
Create a rhyme and hang it on our Rhyming Tree in the Learning Centre.

Monday, Wednesday & Friday (outside of Easter weekend):
Easter Crafts
Head to the Learning Centre between 10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm to make your own rabbit hand puppet.

Storytelling and Poetry Workshops with the Garden Detectives
Enjoy tall tales and rhymes with the Garden Detectives 11am, 1pm & 3pm in the Learning Centre.

Easter Crafts
Create a bunny plant pot and plant it up with bunny tail grasses. Take it home and watch it grow! Sessions from 11am–3pm in the Learning Centre.

See a birds-of-prey demonstration on the Main Border at 11am and 1pm

Easter Weekend only (Friday 19 to Monday 22 April)
Meet the Easter Bunny
Pop to the garden from 11am to 2pm and see if you can spot the Easter Bunny on your trip around the garden…who knows where he’ll be hiding?

Easter Farm
Visit our farm near the Bath House between 11am and 3pm and meet rabbits, lambs, goats, ducklings and more.

Easter crafts
Make bunny masks in the Learning Centre from 10.30am–12.30pm and 1pm–3pm.


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Leeds Camps at Harrogate High School – win a free day at camp!


With the Easter holidays just around the corner, here at Leeds Camps we are working alongside Mumbler Harrogate to give away a completely free day at camp to one lucky person!

Choose from any workshop Monday 15th to Friday 26th April at Harrogate High School from Football & FIFA, Dance & Gymnastics, Minecraft, Kids Kitchen, Super Science, Greatest Showman, VR & Gaming, Tournaments, Magnificent Magic, Circus camp and new this Easter – MARY POPPINS!

To enter simply follow these three steps:

1) LIKE the Leeds Camps Facebook Page
2) LIKE this Mumbler competition
3) SHARE this Mumbler competition

One winner will be chosen at random on Thursday 11th April so be sure to enter soon!

Bookings can still be made at! Good luck everyone!

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Minskip Farm Shop – Unique Lambing Experience

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Newby Hall Easter Activities – Wonderland comes to Newby!

Newby opens for 2019 on Saturday 30th March and with the start of the opening season so close to Easter, Newby has sought inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s much-loved classic, Alice in Wonderland.

Throughout the school holidays there is an enchanting trail throughout the Woodland Walk and Gardens, where children will love solving the clues on the way to finding the Cheshire Cat! Every day throughout the holidays Alice will be placing a golden ‘flamingo egg’ within the gardens which will contain a family season ticket for anyone who finds one of the elusive eggs!

On Easter Sunday and Monday, the Queen of Hearts, Alice, The Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit courtesy of the magical Make a Wish Events will be on hand to help with solving the clues on the trail and to help explain the rules to Flamingo Croquet!

The fun continues as there is the legendary Adventure Playground to explore, miniature train to ride on, pedalo boats to (well, pedal!) and fountains to splash in! Not forgetting the Dollshouse and Teddy Bear Exhibitions to have a look in!

And don’t forget…under 4s are FREE!

Newby opens on 30th March-27th September 2019.

Alice in Wonderland Trail 13th-28 th April

Alice in Wonderland Easter Family Fun Days – Easter Sunday & Monday

The Trail, Family Fun Days and Sculpture Park are all included with the price of admission

Please see website for prices and opening times

For more information go to

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Swimming and diving intensive lessons by Harrogate School of Swimming

Harrogate school of swimming are doing Easter and Summer swimming and diving intensives.

Easter intensive dates are Tuesday 23rd- Friday 26th April 2019 between 9-11:30 at Harrogate Ladies college. Lessons are half an hour. 

We also do weekly term-time lessons, starting from 4 months old through to adult lessons.

Please contact me for more info🐳🐠

Louise Aikman 

07973 182224

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The Grange Partnership – Easter Holiday Club

Exciting news for The Grange Partnership Holiday Club this Easter! Online booking is here, visit our website to book your Holiday Club sessions.


Come and join us for our Animal Rescue Centre role play week from 15th to 18th April.  Playing with shaving foam and jelly, baking animal treats for the beloved pet in your life, making sensory buddies and decorating pet treat bags are just some of the fun we will be getting up too! The highlight of the week is Thursday 18th April when Noah’s Ark Exotic Pets are coming in to wow us with some exotic animals for us to get up close too.


23rd to 26th April sees us enjoying Billy’s Pick ‘n’ Mix Week. We will be celebrating all things chocolate on Tuesday 23rd, making some giant art on Mega Messy Day Wednesday 24th, flexing our culinary skills on Mini Master Chefs on Thursday 25th and a Fish and Chip Lunch is on the menu on Friday 26th April. Join us for some much needed R & R on Monday 29th with our Chillax Day before you head back to school.


As always, we will have some exciting role play set up all week, the Animal Rescue Centre for week one and Betty’s tea room and dressing up for week two. We always have a wide range of outdoor activities in the playground and our fantastic garden as well as the home corner and comfy cushions in the reading nook. There are rumours that the pool table will be making a reappearance again after its popularity in the February Half Term.


All children need to bring a pack lunch and a drink. We provide breakfast and snacks and water is available throughout the day. Please wear old clothes as we love to get messy! Don’t forget your coat and wellies too in case the weather is against us.


Children from 3 to 11 are welcome, please contact us if your child is preschool age and we will arrange a trial session for you. for more info and to book online

tel 01423 509333


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The Great Knaresborough Bunny Hunt

The Bunnies are Back!

From the 13th to the 28th April 2019, Painting Pots Knaresborough presents ‘The Great Knaresborough Bunny Hunt’.

15 Ceramic bunnies will once again be exploring Knaresborough town centre. Can you find them?!

With an mini treat for each Bunny Hunter, and entry into a draw to win one of three goody baskets full with treats from all the businesses involved…. You’ll need to pick up your map by The Relentless Crafter for just £2, available from Painting Pots Knaresborough and The Black Mulberry.

All proceeds going to two amazing charities -Henshaws arts and crafts centre and Harrogate and Knaresborough Toy Library.

Last easter, over £1,200 was raised for two charities and hundreds of families got involved! With more bunnies and local independent businesses involved ….. this year promises to be just as good- let’s hope the weather is on our side. So, pull on those cotton tails and twitchy noses and come and join us!

Check out The Great Knaresborough Bunny Hunt face book page for any more information!