If you have a child who isn’t that keen on the Ghosts & Ghouls of Halloween you might be thinking “What on earth am I going to do with the kids over half term??” Fear not, after a great question in the Wharfedale & Craven Mumbler Chat Group we got to thinking and have found 5 Days Out which you can enjoy this October half term scare-free!
October Half Term Family Fun at RHS Harlow Carr
Have an awesome autumn at RHS Garden Harlow Carr – Under 5’s go free!
Head to RHS Harlow Carr this half term for a fun-packed outdoor adventure for all the family.
Enjoy the glorious colours and fresh autumn air, kicking up the leaves and collecting conkers in the Woodland and exploring our new sculpture trail. Young imaginations can run wild in the Logness Monster and Craggle Top Tree House play areas. Why not finish your day out with treats and hot drinks from Betty’s Café?
In order to effectively manage social distancing measures, we’re asking all visitors and members to pre-book a time slot ahead of their visit. We ask that everyone visiting Harlow Carr please familiarise themselves with the latest Government advice, avoid meeting in groups greater than six, unless they are part of the same household or support bubble and maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres from people outside of your household.
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB 01423 565418
We are so happy to be welcoming all our visitors back to Hull’s amazing aquarium and enjoy a fin-tastic day. With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there’s something for everyone.
The Deep crew have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure government guidelines are adhered to, offering a safe and clean environment for visitors to enjoy. Noticeable changes will include new opening times of 9am- 6pm (last entry 5pm) on weekends and school holidays (10am – 6pm Monday – Friday during term time), directional signage, hand sanitising stations and timed ticket slots which will require pre-booking on-line.
Please note, to avoid crowds gathering, the dive show, touchpool sessions and scheduled feed presentations will be suspended for now. Find out more about our safety measures, what a visit with us will look like and how to book your timeslot and tickets atwww.thedeep.co.uk
Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU). 01482 381000. Open daily 9am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).
Prepare for lots of fun and mud! The woodland adventure trail leads you from the stepping stones to the Cavendish Pavilion. We would advise pre-booking a Bolton Abbey Car Park ticket for this activity.
Let your little ones put their balance skills to the test, scramble up nets, navigate the pole-to-pole and try their hardest to keep clean as they come down the slides! With many more obstacles in-between – it’s fun from start to finish!
This is a challenging adventure and some obstacles are not suitable for all age groups. Children must be supervised at all times.
Please note that in order to meet social distancing guidelines, the trail is now one way from the Priory Church to the Cavendish Pavilion, each piece of equipment on the Welly Walk can only be used by one family at a time, please wait until the equipment is empty before using. Please also be sure to social distance while you are waiting. The Welly Walk will be disinfected daily, however, we do recommend carrying hand sanitiser and washing your hands at the lavatories before and after using the Welly Walk.
Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD236EX 01756 718009
Leeds City Museum: The Joy of Small Things
Explore Leeds City Museum this October half term and discover the joy of small things across the galleries and at home! Please be advised that the Museum is closed on Mondays.
Scavenger Hunt for Super Small Things
We’re a big museum, with big open spaces and big objects. But don’t forget the small things!
Follow our simple scavenger hunt to spot the joy in the teeny, tiny and tiddly things in the museum. You can print or write out the Scavenger hunt or pick up a sheet at the museum shop. Hand sanitiser is available near the pick-up point. Bring your own pencil!
Takeaway Tiny Craft Activity- Pick up a bag from the museum shop to do a teeny museum craft at home. We’ll do everything we can to minimise the risk with this, packing bags ahead of time, and making hand sanitiser available near the pick-up point.
Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.
Diggerland with its 20 different rides and drives and an array of additional activities is the ideal theme park for small to large groups looking for something exciting and truly unique. Get to grips with real JCBs and 180/360 excavators, take a head-reeling turn or two on the Spindizzy, rise to lofty heights and enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle, enjoy an off-road ride on the Groundshuttle, or have a go on the Dodgems and Go-Karts!
There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin-operated rides and much more where younger visitors can let off steam while their parents can just sit back, relax and watch the fun… or join in! All parks boast a Diggerland Goodie Store where visitors can mark their day with a memorable souvenir as well as buy gifts, toys and other merchandise.