What’s On over May Half Term in Yorkshire 2021?

Looking for ideas for things to do in Yorkshire with kids over May half-term 2021?  Here’s a round-up of local family events and activities.   For lots more year round ideas and reviews have a look at our big post on Family Days Out in Yorkshire.  But for May Half-Term in Yorkshire, have a look … Read more

Fireworks Display and Bonfire Night in and Near York 2020

Fireworks displays and Bonfire Night in and around the York area in 2020.  As you can probably imagine, so many bonfire and fireworks events have been cancelled this year.  I have left all the previous events below and updated whether they will be going ahead.  I will bring the ones that should still be going … Read more

Fabulous New Year’s Eve Events in Yorkshire

Flamborough Fire Festival New Years Eve

Flamborough Fire Festival This year’s Flamborough Fire Festival promises to be the most spectacular ever! The Festival organisers plan to burn their Viking Longship by setting fire to it with a ring of two thousand flaming Viking torches!  The Festival, now in its fifth year, will take place at 10.30pm at the Festival Arena in … Read more

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2019

Ice skating rink at Lotherton

Festive Christmas ice-skating in Yorkshire – there are few things more Christmassy that ice skating round a beautifully lit Christmas tree with Christmas tunes playing in the background and a promise of hot chocolate to come! Here is my list of ice skating venues in Yorkshire at Christmas.  I shall update the list as venues … Read more

Outdoor Baking with the Woodland Adventure Company

We first came across the Woodland Adventure Company several years ago when we were invited to a birthday party hosted by them. Adam was great with the kids and it was a fabulous mix of magic (tiny bells on a hidden string tinkling throughout the forest) to popcorn making and fire lighting. More recently we … Read more

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure – Review

Stockeld Park Christmas Adventure – We love Stockeld Park at Christmas, there are so many festive activities! A Great Place for a Get Together This time we planned our trip to coincide with a reunion – meeting up with old friends with similar aged children and it worked really well. The children had a fabulous … Read more

Giant Singing Pumpkins, Halloween at York Maze

I asked Master T what his favourite thing about our Halloween trip to York Maze was and he told me it was carving his pumpkin. [singlepic id=464 w=470 h= float=center] Golden Ticket Pumpkin He saw the ‘Golden Ticket’ notice that somewhere in York Maze’s pumpkin patch there was a pumpkin that contained a golden ticket, … Read more

Halloween Fun at Flamingo Land, Yorkshire

Flamingo Land have really got into the Halloween spirit this week (did you see what I did there – out with the Halloween puns in the very first sentence!).  They’ve gone to town decorating the park and so many of the staff were dressed up (and looking like they had a good time doing so … Read more