Fun Ways to Spend Time With Your Family Across Yorkshire This Summer
Play dress up, join the circus, and get stuck in with fun workshops
PIRATES & MERMAIDS
22ND JULY–3RD SEPTEMBER
Mother Shipton’s Cave, Knaresborough
Meet a fin-tastic mermaid and a swashbuckling pirate at England’s Oldest Tourist Attraction this summer. Follow the enchanting trail decorated with nautical scenes, dress up and grab an ice cream for a whale of time.
26TH JULY–3RD SEPTEMBER
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
0113 220 1916
This summer, Royal Armouries Museum is the place to be for combat, demonstrations and drama. Every day will be different, but there’ll be two equestrian shows each day (you can also visit the stables and meet the horses and their grooms). Visitors can take part in archery, sword-fighting, cannon-firing and axe-throwing, and don’t miss ‘The Smashes’ as England take on Australia in a jousting battle for honour and trophies on August Bank Holiday.
NATIONAL FESTIVAL CIRCUS
Thorp Perrow Arboretum, Bedale
Enjoy a fun-filled family show in a traditional Big Top as the circus comes to Thorp Perrow. You’ll meet clowns, contortionists, jugglers and acrobats, and refreshments will be available throughout.
LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND
Eden Camp Modern History Museum, Malton
01653 697777 edencamp.co.uk
Learn all about life on the Home Front and Front Line with uniforms, military equipment, memorabilia and vehicles as well as demonstrations, live music and military displays at Eden Camp this summer. Their brand-new play area will be open and all visitors are encouraged to dress up in period costume.
BRICKLIVE: ANIMAL PARADISE
26TH AUGUST–24TH SEPTEMBER
Sewerby Hall and Gardens
Don’t miss this all new outdoor exhibition as a wildlife kingdom made of bricks takes over the gardens at Sewerby Hall. Some of the world’s most endangered species will be on display, hand-built using 556,086 bricks, offering families an interactive experience and bringing important animals and habitats to life.
HUMBER SCIENCE FESTIVAL
University of Hull
With events being held on the university’s campus, and in venues across the city, this science festival will be holding demos, workshops and shows for all the family this summer. Organisers are currently putting together an exciting programme of events, so watch this space.