Keep the kids occupied over the summer holidays with the range of family friendly activities.with the range of family friendly activities.
Leeds Bear Hunt | Various Locations |Until 28th September
Explore the city with the whole family! Leeds Hospitals Charity is working with creative producers Wild in Art to present Leeds Bear Hunt – a large-scale public art trail set to splosh its way across Leeds for 10 weeks until 28th September. Search the city with the handy app and find 35 giant bear sculptures will hide in plain sight on the streets of Leeds. The bears will form a family-friendly trail of discovery, bringing Michael Rosen’s iconic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt story to life, and taking you on adventures around the city and surrounding open spaces. Designed to celebrate the vibrancy, culture, and creativity of Leeds, and to raise money for Leeds Children’s Hospital, the trail will be deeply rooted in the local community. Leedsbearhunt.co.uk
Action Packed Summer | Royal Armouries | Until 3rd September
This summer is going to be a full-on action-fest as The Royal Armouries showcases its most exciting and popular combats, demonstrations, and dramas. Every day will have different attractions and who knows which characters and heroes from history you’ll meet on your visit! You can also check out two daily horse shows in the outdoor arena, completely for free, and a jousting tournament from 26th to 28th August as England takes on Australia in ‘The Smashes’! Royalarmouries.org
Harlow Carr Gardens | Harrogate Until | 3rd September
Harlow Carr Gardens has a tonne of fun events going on over the summer holidays to get the family back into nature. Check out wellbeing yoga, forest school, and even animation workshops. There also a bug-themed trail for the kids. Lloyd the housefly and friends have booked a stay at The Grand Bug & Pest Hotel, but Lloyd has lost the map. Let the kids help them reach their fabulous vacation destination, and follow the trail on the interactive app.
Curiosity & Wonder | Yorkshire Sculpture Park | Until 3rd September
Everything from clay and wax sculpting to huge foam bubbles experiences and sound wave colliders are included in Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s packed holiday programme this summer. The usual landscape will be temporarily transformed with vast foam bubbles which will be activated twice daily. There are also a lot of activities to get stuck into, including calligraphy sessions, outdoor sculpture building, and even a family rave! Ysp.org.uk
Woodland Festival | Harewood Estate | 5th August and 2nd September
As well as all of the usual attractions of Harewood House, this summer the estate will be holding a Woodland Festival with loads of attractions to entertain both kids and adults! You can visit some of the animals that call the estate home, take part in campfire cooking, splash around with paddling and pond dipping in the stream, and occupy the little ones with face painting, nature crown making, bubbles, nature crafting, and more! Busybirds.co.uk