Summer holiday adventures in Yorkshire

Keep the kids entertained this summer in Yorkshire. There's something to do every day of the week - build dens or mini rafts, hunt for bugs in the woods, cycling, campfire cooking or even rock pooling to choose from. Here's the best of what's going on during the school holidays.

Three children looking down from a wooden tower.

Fun for families at Fountains Abbey 

Have a full day out exploring this amazing place. Get stuck into monastic inspired activities in the abbey and wear a monk's robe, or come and imagine life as a Georgian in Studley Royal water garden. There are different activities throughout the holidays and you can also have a go at pond dipping, making a raft or making your own bread - just like the monks did.

Rolling down the bank on Beningbrough's south lawn

Summer days out at Beningbrough Hall 

Unleash your wild ones in the wilderness play area - home to a giant 7 metre pyramid tower with climbing wall, two slides and a 5 metre swing bridge. Visit throughout August for a packed programme of activities including 'bug busting Tuesdays' and Artrageous on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Children playing in the Rose Garden at Nostell, near Wakefield

Summer at Nostell 

There's a packed programme of activities including sensory play for little ones, nature adventures and creative workshops inspired by Thomas Chippendale’s mystical mirror. Bring all the family for cycling, walking and games on the vista, and book on to artist-led mosaic making and creative writing sessions, perfect for older children.

Girl skipping on the grass

Play outdoors at East Riddlesden Hall 

Get closer to nature hunting for bugs or cook up a feast in the mud pie kitchen. In the wild play area come and build a den and hunt for natural materials to weave with. There's also traditional gingerbread making demonstrations on Mondays and Thursdays (£1 per person).

Family walking up to the Sun Monument

Days of adventure at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Whether your kids want to be king or queen of the castle, or just let off steam in the outdoors - Wentworth Castle Gardens has a little bit of everything to keep them busy. Bring your family to explore the adventure play area, race up to the castle folly, or simply find the perfect place to build a den.

Family playing garden games on the south lawn

Nature at Nunnington this summer 

Nunnington Hall is chock full of adventure this summer with events and activities to suit all ages. Check out the Bare Bones exhibition and get up close to skeletons from the likes of the Burmese python, a wallaby in mid run, and the delicate bones of a crow. Get out in the garden for weekly Wild Wednesdays and you can also take part in our family yoga Fridays - will you find your inner cobra?

Young girl enjoying archery

Summer of Sport at Ormesby Hall 

Challenge your family to games and sports at Ormesby Hall this summer. Who's the best at archery? Is there a Jenga genius amongst you? Come along for football, tennis, cricket, badminton and more this school holiday.

Visitors on the beach at Robin Hood's Bay paddle in the sunshine with the cliffs of Ravenscar in the distance

Seaside summer on the Yorkshire Coast 

Head to the Yorkshire coastline for summer holiday adventures in places like Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar. See what lives in a rockpool, set off in a canoe or kayak and enjoy a fun filled day beside the seaside.