Half term adventures in Yorkshire

Make the half-term break extra special by discovering what activities you can enjoy at special places near you. Soak up the spring sunshine and get closer to nature in the great outdoors this May. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Get crafty at Fountains Abbey

Enjoy nature inspired crafts at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal  

As spring leads to summer and the days get longer, May half-term arrives at Fountains and Studley Royal with wildlife walks, crafts and scavenger hunts.

A family cycling at Nostell Priory and Parkland

Get active at Nostell 

There’s plenty of fun to be had at Nostell this May half-term from den building and woodcraft, to guided parkland walks and a cycle skills course.

Explore the gardens and have a go at den building at Beningbrough

Tick off your 50 things at Beningbrough  

Discover what’s in a pond, have a go at den building or go cloud watching at Beningbrough. Unleash your wild ones during May half-term play week.

Meeting curious creatures on Wildlife Explorer Day at Ormesby Hall

Wildlife explorers at Ormesby Hall 

Join us at Ormesby for a Wildlife Explorer Day where we will be joined by local wildlife experts and their feathery friends. Tick off one of your ‘50 things’ by finding hidden creatures, and discover which creepy crawlies get up to mischief inside the house.

Exploring the gardens at Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire

Nature fest at Nunnington 

Calling all nature lovers. Embrace the great outdoors this May at Nunnington’s Nature fest, to enjoy a range of activities including bug hunting, nest building and crafts.

Getting messy in the mud pie kitchen at East Riddlesden Hall

Mud pie fun at East Riddlesden Hall 

Kids can have a messy time in the mud pie kitchen and hide in the Hobbit House before working together to build dens in the wild play garden of East Riddlesden Hall. There lots to discover whatever the weather.

Navigating the stepping stones at Hardcastle Crags

Take a wander through the woods at Hardcastle Crags 

Explore enchanting woodland, waterfalls, and wildlife at Hardcastle Crags by taking one of our waymarked trails, before discovering the fascinating history of Gibson Mill. Which walk will you choose?

Exploring the beach at Robin Hood's Bay

Rock pooling at Robin Hood’s Bay 

Grab your nets to join one of our rangers for a rummage through the rock pools of Robin Hood’s Bay and learn about the creatures that inhabit the nooks and crannies of our coastline.

A game of croquet in the gardens at Goddards

Take the Top Tails Trail at Goddards  

Learn more about the weird and wonderful Terry family pets with a fun trail around the gardens at Goddards, then test your precision skills with a traditional game of croquet on the lawn.

Visitors exploring the rocks at Brimham

Family fun at Brimham Rocks 

Climbing, exploring, hiding. There are a variety of activities to enjoy at Brimham for all the family, whether you are looking for some gentle activity or something more energetic in nature’s natural playground.