School Holidays Harrogate

May Half Term

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Live for Today – Harrogate’s most exciting Holiday Camp!

Bring your children to our Harrogate Kids Camp this school holidays

School holidays should all be about having fun, trying new things and 100% Adventure. We are so excited to bring back our popular kids camps and 2018 has never looked more Adventurous. Situated at Ripley Castle we have taken our most popular activities and jam packed them into a full week of exciting fun. Our activities include High Ropes, Raft Building, Survival Skills, Body Zorbing, Canoeing, Navigation, Archery and much more.

If you have ever been to one of our kids parties then you will know how much effort our team put into entertaining the group. Fully trained, CRB checked and supportive of all abilities and ages, we have created a week designed to encourage the kids to get outdoors and leave their smartphones at home.

Our days allow your children to be dropped off from 07:45 and collected at the latest of 17:45.  During this time we have made sure that all the activities are suitable for first timers whilst offering new and exciting games for people that have done it before.

Our prices are £40pp for the full day or £150pp for a week. Siblings receive a 10% discount.

All equipment required to run the camps is included and we also provide juice and water all day long. Morning fruit bowls and afternoon treats are also included, you just need to provide a packed lunch or pocket money for the local shop.

Visit the website for more information

To book your camp sessions please click on the link below.

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May half term at Harlow Carr and Children’s Gardening Weekend

There’s lots to do over May Half Term and our Children’s Gardening Weekend at Harlow Carr: 26 May – 3 June

Pop along on Saturday 26 May and say ‘Ello!’ to CBBC’s Mr Bloom, who will launch RHS Garden Harlow Carr’s new Children’s Gardening Weekend (Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May), which is designed to inspire the gardeners of the future to grow. There’s the chance to see Mr Bloom perform live on stage, and three lucky children will get the chance to meet him in person (Saturday only).
During the weekend, kids big and small can take part in a range of activities from 11am to 3pm. Make your own Thumbelina-style rock garden, learn about bees with the Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers, or pot up your own sweet pea seeds to take home and enjoy all summer. Specialist plant societies will be in the garden inspiring the next generation to get growing at home.

Children’s Gardening weekend Mr Bloom: Saturday 26 May

Stage timings:
11.30am: Garden Detectives
12noon: Mr Bloom Show
12.30pm – 1pm: Vegetable Olympics
1.30pm – 2pm: Prize winners meet and greet with Mr Bloom
2.30pm: Garden Detectives
3pm: Mr Bloom Show

Children’s activities
from 11am to 3pm in the marquee on the Lower Tarn:

  • Make your own Thumbelina-style rock garden with the Alpine Society
  • Look at the funny faces of some of our weird and wonderful orchids with the Orchid Society
  • Pot up your own sweet peas to take home with the National Sweet Pea Society
  • Learn more about the role of bees in our gardens with the Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers Association
  • Discover trees the same age as you with the Bonsai Society
  • Plant up tomato plants to grow at home with Plant Heritage
  • Learn more about how to make your garden butterfly friendly and joining the Big Butterfly Count with Butterfly Conservation.
  • Make your own recycled plant labels and create bunting to decorate your garden at home – run by Cone Exchange.
  • Outdoor workshop – Nature House:
  • Make yourself a butterfly and bee seed bomb to throw, sow and grow, watch your garden explode into rainbow colours this summer.

What’s on for the rest of the week:
Monday 28 May – Garden trail: Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30am–3pm
Tuesday 29 May – Garden trail: Garden Detectives: shows at 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Wednesday 30 May – Garden trail: Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30am–3.30pm
Thursday 31 May – Garden trail: Birds of prey with flying shows at 11am and 1pm.
Friday 1 June – Garden trail: Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30am–3pm

For full information visit

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May-Hem Circus at Piglets Adventure Farm

Roll up roll up! From 26th May – 3rd June, be amazed at Piglets crazy May-Hem Circus this May half term.

With death defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, all in the big top tent, it’s unmissable fun for the entire family. Get discounted tickets online at!

The Famous Fatt Matt

Step right up as the fun just keeps getting better! Take a tractor ride to the undercover Bale Play Baaarn with giant drop slides & straw bale mountain. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s even a heated seating area with delicious food from the Piggy Pizza Parlour or try a tasty treat in Truffle’s Trough.

Tasty Pizza in the Bale Play Baaarn

Plus, don’t miss all the usual adventure farm fun, including Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, giant sandpit, bouncing pillows, crazy golf, barrel rides, magical fairy tale trail and go karts too. Plus

see adorable animals plus get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward!

Adorable Piglets in the Maternity Ward

Tumble on down to Piglets Adventure Farm this May Half Term and enjoy an amazing family day out. Get your discounted tickets at

Piglets Adventure Farm is located 15 minutes from the centre of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York.

For full information please go to or call 01904 499183

Win a free family ticket to Piglets (to be taken within 3 months) over on the Harrogate Mumbler News Page now. Competition closes at midday on Friday 25th May 2018.

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Join Hansel and Gretel at Mother Shipton’s during May Half Term 2018, as they journey through the woods trying to find their way home. Don’t be tempted to eat the house made of cakes and sweets, the wicked witch might see you!

Actors will be stationed as characters in the park to interact with children and help families complete a themed adventure quiz sheet. Fun for all the family every day from Saturday 26thMay to Sunday 3rdJune. The Park opens 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). Standard admission prices apply which can be found on our website.

Mother Shipton’s Cave is England’s oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630. Millions of visitors from all over the world have been enchanted by the park’s natural beauty, mesmerised by the Petrifying Well and enthralled by Mother Shipton’s birthplace and her amazing story.

The Park opens 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). The park has several scenic picnic areas, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop. for more information visit or follow us on Facebook

 Knaresborough, HG5 8DD
01423 864600

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Fairytale Fun at Lotherton Hall

26th May – 3rd June

Follow the trail to find all of the fairytale characters hidden around the house and grounds. Dress up like a fairy tale character, or have a go at magical crafts in the House and Wildlife World. On Thursday 31st May, there will be a Fairytale Picnic, with storytelling, garden games, face painting, and a visit from the Lotherton fairy!

Normal admission into the estate applies.

Drop-in event, no booking required.

Off Collier Lane, Aberford, Leeds LS25 3EB. Tel:  0113 378 2959

Harrogate/Wetherby Holiday Forest School  

A fun 2 day programme of den building, woodland crafts, wild games, imaginative play and a campfire on 29th & 30th May at Carlshead Farm, Sicklinghall from 10am-3pm. £42 for 2 days.

For more information ring Julia at Get Out More on 07896649773

Mini Beasts and Muddy Hands at Knaresborough Castle

Visit the Castle and grounds this half term to get up close with nature. Pick up a backpack or trail to explore the creatures, plants and trees found around the Castle site. You can also have a go at craft activities in the museum or visit our activities room, play games and dress up.

Why not take home a planting pack to start your own growing or a craft box to create bug boxes and art inspired by the natural world? (There is a small additional charge for take home resources).

Admission includes the Castle, Museum, and a guided tour of the Sallyport (the Castle’s secret tunnel!) Adults £3.50, Children £2.00, Concessions £2.50, Family tickets £10 (2 adults and 3 children).


Three day poster design workshop

Mercer Art Gallery Harrogate tel: 01423 556188


A three day poster design workshop at the Mercer with artist Jane Carlisle Bellerby for children aged 10+. Experiment with colour, image and lettering to create poster art with impact. Three day course: 10.30 – 13.00 30, 31 May and 1 June. £40. Ring to book 01423 556188.