Summer Specials! Find Days out, events and activities in and around Wharfedale & Craven and all perfect for the kids this Summer.

With the 2021 summer holidays fast approaching I know you will all be on the lookout for things to do with your Mini-Mumblers! We’ve already started pulling together all of the fabulous Summer Holiday Camps and Day’s out and now I’ve created a FREE downloadable PDF for you to print out. It’s brimming with ideas and things to do with your Mini-Mumblers over the summer holidays in Wharfedale & Craven.

Whether you’re looking for activities to do at home, to get you out of the house, things for good weather or bad … it’s all covered!

Get the kids to colour the activity in once it’s done and make it an activity in itself!

There is also a blank version for you to add your own activities to- remember all events and activities are listed on the website too with more being added every day!

Just click on the link below and you can download your free activity sheet and start looking forward to the Summer Holidays!

Hop along to Grass Hoppers indoor and outdoor play area at Tong Garden Centre for a proper playtime!

You’ll find a huge outdoor adventure playground with sand pits and bouncing pillows and a large indoor play area, with sports court, big play frame and a baby and toddler zone, where your young ones can enjoy playtime – whatever the weather!

There’s also great grub including pizzas, toasties and award winning ice cream in Woody’s Kitchen!

For more information and to book your playtime session, CLICK HERE

Booking required.  Suitable for babies and toddlers.

Tong Lane, Bradford, BD4 0RY

0113 285 3506
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Looking for something fun and active for all ages and abilities?

Welcome to Gravity Active Entertainment, Leeds. The perfect day out.

Arrive to be greeted by a welcoming member of the Gravity Team, who will allocate you in the right direction of your visit. Next step, socks! We take great pride in our safety, so grab your Gravity Socks and wristbands and get bouncing.

For those who are looking to relax, head upstairs to our Newtons café. Coffee, cake, ice cream and a full view of the park, what more is there to offer! Fancy something cold and refreshing grab one of our UNLIMITED slushes for just £4.95 with over 6 flavours to choose from.

An hour passes by, and lockers are emptied, but that’s not all… why not head over to our NEW premier Fun Box Arcade Gravity at the tap of a card. With around 35 games to play, why not give them a go and see if you can beat any og the high scores.

We take pride on entertaining so there’s something for everyone. Come see us soon! We don’t disappoint.


Cardigan Fields Leisure Park, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds LS4 2DG


0330 159 5815
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22nd July – 5th September

Like glittering dust on fairy wings, children’s dreams are magical things! There’s something truly magical happening this Summer in Knaresborough for all the family. Explore an enchanted wood filled with fairy houses, giant toadstools, and fairy-tale themed displays.

Second star to the right, and straight on ‘til morning. To follow the fairy door trail, all you’ll need is faith, trust, and pixie dust! Dressing up in your sparkliest fairy wings or pointiest elf hat is thoroughly encouraged, prizes will be awarded to Mother Shipton’s favourites when you share them on Instagram #mothershiptons.

Whether you’re a gnome, a fairy, an elf or a pixie, there’s something for everyone. See what curiosities are hanging from the Petrifying Well, make a wish in the Wishing Well, and step inside the cave where Mother Shipton was born. Visit the museum to see petrified celebrity items and browse the unique attraction gift shop.

Go wild in the Adventure Playground or have your own woodland tea party with artisanal coffee, cakes, sandwiches, and ice cream available to purchase from our vintage style coffee kiosk. There are plenty of picnic benches with scenic views of the River Nidd and Ancient Royal Forest.

Dogs are welcome everywhere except the children’s adventure playground and must be kept on a lead at all times.

01423 864600
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01937 586333
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23 July to 4 September 2022

Breakfast & Cave Tour with the Cavewoman

Having your breakfast with the Cavewoman is an experience you’ll never forget! Meet in the Time Café and our Cavewoman will entertain you with tales of the caves, whilst you eat a delicious home-cooked breakfast. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Tuesdays, 9 am to 10 am

Fossil Dig with Cavewoman

Our Fossil Digs are hugely popular with young explorers. Don’t forget you can take home anything you find in our huge sandpit!

When: Every day, 9 am to 6 pm and late-night Thursday until 9 pm

Guided Cave Tour with the Cavewoman

Book in on our Wonderful Wednesday events, where the Cavewoman will guide you through the caves, bringing the history of the caves alive for every member of the family.

When: Wednesdays, 4 pm – 5 pm (maximum 12 people)

Cavewoman on the big screen

It’s not every day you get to see a blockbuster film with a Cavewoman, well, now is your chance. Book in to guarantee your place in our cave cinema, it’s an experience of a lifetime.

When: Thursdays, 4 pm- 6 pm

Caves colouring-in competition

Put your artistic talents to the test in our colouring-in competition. You’ll find lots of inspiration in and around our glorious caves – have you got what it takes?

When: Fridays, 11 am to 12noon

Caves & Time Cafe are open as normal throughout the holidays!

01756 752780
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The Great Garden Adventure

23rd July – 4th Sept 2022

During the summer holidays, come along and take part in our wellbeing Wednesdays and The Great Garden Adventure activities at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. There will be fun for all the family including a host of Forest school workshops, and firm favourites The Garden Detectives will be on hand for some summer mayhem.

Weekly activities during summer:

  • Every Monday: Forest School, 10 am–12.30 pm and 1 pm–3 pm
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday: The Garden Detectives, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
  • Every Wednesday: Wellbeing Wednesday, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm

Look out for our special activities taking place on specific dates during summer:

  • Friday 29 July: Outdoor bubble show, 10 am, 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
  • Friday 2 August: Orienteering, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Friday 19 August: Ukulele workshop, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm
  • Friday 26 August: Dance workshop, 10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2 pm

RHS Harlow Carr, Crag Ln, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB
Phone: 01423 565418

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Art in the Park at Lister Park

Thu 20 Jan 2022 – Sat 30 Sep 2023

Stroll around Lister Park to view sculpture and public artwork, some on loan by the artists, others from Bradford’s own collections.

See Bingley based artist Marcus Levine’s steel clout nail sculpture ‘Hung Out to Dry’ and family favourite, fibreglass ‘Hochlandbew’ by Otmar Alt.

New to the Art in the Park series:
As if by magic on Yorkshire Day, a statue of Peter Pan has appeared in Bradford’s Lister Park as a gift from philanthropist Sir Trevor Pears.

The present cast is one of an edition of only eight full-scale versions made by the celebrated Morris Singer Foundry for the Fine Art Society from a bronze in Sefton Park, Liverpool.

The original, placed in London’s Kensington Gardens, was produced by renowned artist George James Frampton in 1912 in which the popular JM Barrie character is lifted up on a swirling rock populated by fairies, rabbits, squirrels and mice.

Other models and casts of the monument are to be found as far afield as Brussels, New Jersey, Toronto and Perth, Australia. Parts of the original plaster model are in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

(Pick up the trail leaflet at Cartwright Hall reception to guide you or print off a copy from Bradford Musuems website.)

Birchfield Maize Maze

Opening end of July 2022
Join us this summer at the farm and try and beat the Maize maze!

Our corn maize is ready and waiting for you to weave your way through the maze and try to find the 10 hidden items along the way, if you manage to find all 10 then you’ve completed the maze.

Collect your quiz sheet from the entrance hut on arrival. Please bring a pen or pencil with you.

Not only do we have the corn maze but we have our gorgeous mini sunflower maze.
This will be out in flower in August, with over 10,000 sunflowers it makes for a beautiful photo opportunity.

We have lots of things to do and see at the farm including:

Giant outdoor sandpit
Bouncy castle
And Lots of animals to see and get up close to in the animal barn.
This is all included in your admission price.

Please dress for the weather – most activities are outdoors.

Bolton Abbey iSpy

Download your free I Spy card or collect a card from the Cavendish Shop. Spot the pictures on the card as you follow one of the trails around Strid Wood. Who will be the first to get four in a line?

Cards 1 & 2 ▸
Cards 3 & 4 ▸
Cards 5 & 6 ▸
Cards 7 & 8 ▸
Cards 9 & 10 ▸

I Spy has been created with Natural England as part of their One Million Children Outdoors Campaign. Natural England is working on a range of projects to encourage an interest in nature amongst children; helping them to enjoy the natural environment.

Find out more at

Bolton Abbey Welly Walk

Saturday 28 May – Sunday 30 October 2022

Prepare for lots of fun and mud! Our 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.

Useful Information

  • This is a free activity. The usual Estate admission fee applies
  • Tickets must be booked in advance
  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • This path is steep in sections with unguarded steep drops. It is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.
  • Dogs are welcome, however we do ask that you remember not all children like dogs, so please keep them on a lead.
  • Please wear appropriate footwear, especially when it has been wet – it’s not called the Welly Walk for no reason! A spare set of clothing is recommended!

Curious About Leeds

Curious About Leeds:

Have fun (re-)discovering Leeds, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks – a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air.

Visit our website to buy in printed booklet or instant download format, using code Mumbler20 for 20% off all purchases.

Studfold’s Fairy and Pixie Adventure

Saturday 23rd July until Sunday 4th September 2022

1 mile of countryside activities
30 fairy houses many with a story to tell – new fairy houses have been added!
New play area!
Bespoke Picnics in a basket are available at reception!
Suitable for preschool to primary aged.
Dog friendly on leads.
All-terrain pushchairs.

Booking is essential

Studfold Adventure Nature Trail, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5SG

Summer at Hesketh Farm Park

Time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy a picnic in our beautiful surroundings.

Lots to keep everyone happy with our go-karts, Spiders Web, Outdoor sandpit and our large playhouse.

On a hot day, as well as enjoying a carrot, our Shetland ponies love to be brushed.

Hesketh Farm Park
Bolton Abbey, Skipton
North Yorkshire BD23 6HA
01756 710444

Thornton Hall Country Park: Summer Holidays

Here at Thornton Hall Farm, we have a full SIZZLING SUMMER lineup and tickets are ON SALE NOW!

Farm Fun                      23rd July – 29th July
Princess and Pirates    30th July – 12th August
Super Slime                 13th August – 27th August
Big Machines                28th – 29th August
Dino Live!                      30th August – 4th September

01282 841148

Yorkshire Wildlife Park: School Holidays

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a unique walk-through wildlife park located just outside Doncaster. The wildlife attraction brings families face to face with some of the world’s most beautiful – and at-risk – species. The indoor and outdoor play area offers a fun-filled day whatever the weather. Open daily, special events throughout the year. Accessible site. Admission charges apply.

Tongue Ln, Branton, Old Cantley, Doncaster DN4 6TB. Tel 01302 535057