Bank Holiday weekend in Yorkshire
It's the last big weekend of the summer holidays and there's lots to enjoy throughout the August bank holiday. Here's a few suggestions of the best things taking place across Yorkshire.
Have a go at orienteering on the Yorkshire Coast on Saturday 23 August. Find points marked on a simple map and write down the name of the secret animal or colour. Take part in a mini adventure with the whole family - no experience of map reading is necessary.
Royals: then and now is a brand new collection of contemporary royal portraits from the National Portrait Gallery including the first official showing off the christening portrait of Prince George of Cambridge.
This unique collection on display at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens features work on loan from the National Portrait Gallery to mark the 300th anniversary of the accession of the House of Hanover.
Perfect for the summer, we've got an exhibition feature work by some of the most well-known children's literature illustrators. Familiar work by Quentin Blake, Rebecca Cobb, Nick Butterworth and Gillian Taylor are on display at Nunnington Hall and will complement a great day out.
In partnership with British Cycling, we've got lots of Sky Ride local bike rides taking place across the weekend. Join a ride with an experienced leader and discover more of places including Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Nostell Priory and East Riddlesden Hall.
On bank holiday Monday discover the Menagerie Garden and Summer House at Nostell Priory and Parkland. Built in the 1770s, the Summer House was used for summer picnics by the Winn family. It was also home to the Menagerie Keeper and his family, who tended to the animals and birds once kept here, including turkeys, geese and ducks! Bring a picnic and explore this special place. Children can also tick things off their list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ with fun and activities in the gardens and parkland.
It's been a bumper year for butterflies and other small bugs, and this weekend you can find out why at Nunnington Hall. On Saturday and Sunday come and learn all about the natural world with butterfly and bug hunts, snail racing and face-painting.
There's lots for children to do at Treasurer's House this summer. Our children's trail will have them looking in every corner of the house, following clues, whilst in the garden, they can hunt for former owner, Frank Green. We've hidden a 'mini Frank' in the garden - will you be the first to find him. Frank's hiding place changes every day, so hunt high and low to see where he might be.