200+ fabulous family days out – Summer 2019

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200+ fabulous family days out – Summer 2019

The ultimate list of summer family days out in & around West Yorkshire

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Ah summertime..fun, sun and the pressure to keep the kids entertained for six weeks!  If you’re looking to fill your days with family fun, we not only have plenty of Yorkshire Days out to recommend, we also have you covered with over 200 events and activities happening in and around West Yorkshire this summer. 

This year our summer round up starts with weekend round ups for the first two weeks in July, and then covers daily events from July 20th.

Please check with event organisers before setting off for any changes/cancellations.

West Yorkshire family events July 6-7

West Yorkshire family events July 6-7

FREE Daily | Gateway to Eternity at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

Daily | Peter Rabbit: Mischief And Mayhem at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Daily | Family Cycle Zone and Welly Walk at Bolton Abbey

Daily | Digital Dimensions at Eurkea! Halifax

Daily | Farmer Copleys PYO Strawberry Experience at Farmer Copleys Farm Shop, Wakefield

June 28 – July 7 | Bradford Literature Festival at Bradford City Centre

FREE July 6 | Heptonstall Festival, Heptonstall

FREE July 6 | Sensory Stories at The Hepwoth, Wakefield

July 6 | Wakefield Armed Forces Day at Pontefract Racecourse, Pontefract

July 6 | Hade Edge Gala 2019, Holmfirth

July 6 | Seussical the Musical at Bradford Playhouse, Bradford

FREE July 6-7 | Picnic & Play at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

July 6-7 | Saturday Diesel Trains and Sunday Steam Trains at Middleton Railway, Leeds

July 6-7 | Time Travellers Weekend at Temple Newsam, Leeds

July 6-7 | The Yorkshire Wartime Experience 2019, Hunsworth

July 6-7 | Cleckheaton Folk Festival 2019, Cleckheaton

July 6-7 | Into the Cellar Theatre at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

FREE July 7 | Pontefract Liquorice Festival at Pontefract Precinct, Pontefract

FREE July 7 | Wheels in the Park – vehicles and live music in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield

FREE July 7 | Big Butterfly Count, Brighouse

July 7 | Craft Fair at Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West

July 7 | Mercedes Benz Car Rally at National Coal Mining Museum, Huddersfield

July 7 | Thurstonland & Stocksmoor Gala 2019

July 7 | PJ MASKS (TM) Visit to Thornton Hall Country Park

West Yorkshire family events July 13-14

West Yorkshire family events July 13-14

FREE Daily | Gateway to Eternity at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

Daily | Peter Rabbit: Mischief And Mayhem at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Daily | Family Cycle Zone, Pirate Ship and Pop-up Beach and Welly Walk at Bolton Abbey

Daily | Digital Dimensions at Eurkea! Halifax

Daily | Farmer Copleys PYO Strawberry Experience at Farmer Copleys Farm Shop, Wakefield

Daily | YORK MAZE, York

July 12-13 | Summer Nights Film Festival at National Trust Nostell, Wakefield

FREE July 12-14 | Bradford Festival at City Park, Bradford

FREE July 13 | SEND Friendly Sessions at The Hepworth, Wakefield

July 13 | Belgrave Feast, Leeds

July 13 | Kirkstall Festival: Kirkstall on t’Farm, Leeds

July 13 | Pride and Prejudice Outdoor Theatre at Harewood House, Leeds

July 13 | Garforth Feastival 2019, Garforth, Leeds

July 13 | Mirfield Arts Festival 2019, Mirfield

July 13 | Emergency Services Show 2019, Birkenshaw

July 13 | Kumon Y’all – Let’s Unite family fun day 2019, Dewsbury

July 13 | Denby Dale District Lions Scarecrow Trail 2019, Huddersfield

July 13 -14 | Saturday Diesel Trains and Sunday Steam Trains at Middleton Railway, Leeds

July 13 -14 | Hebden Bridge Steampunk Weekend 2019, Hebden Bridge

July 13-14 | Day Out with Thomas at Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West

July 13-14 | Leeds Health Healing and Wellbeing Festival, Leeds

FREE July 14 | Let’s Ride Pop Up – Brownlee Centre, Leeds

FREE July 14 | Kirklees Model Boat Club Open Day at Wilton Park, Batley

FREE July 14 | Mirfield Carnival Parade 2019, Mirfield

July 14 | Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Rides, Huddersfield

July 14 | Autism and SEND Friendly LaserZone sessions at LaserZone, Castleford

West Yorkshire family events July 20-21

FREE Daily | Gateway to Eternity at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

FREE Daily | Summer @ Pit at National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield

Daily | Peter Rabbit: Mischief And Mayhem at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Daily | Family Cycle Zone, Pirate Ship and Pop-up Beach and Welly Walk at Bolton Abbey

Daily | Digital Dimensions and Big Summer Festival at Eurkea! Halifax

Daily | YORK MAZE, York

Daily | Childrens Summer Trail at Thorpe Perrow, Bedale

Daily | Create : Sculpt : Play at Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Daily | Copleys Corn Maze & Fun Park at Farmer Copleys Farm Shop, Pontefract

July 18-25 | Bradford Science Festival at Bradford City Centre, Bradford

July 19-21 | The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Victoria Theatre, Halifax

FREE July 20 | Live Acoustic Music in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

July 20 | ABBA Sensation at Thorpe Perrow, Bedale

July 20 | Bingley Show at Myrtle Park, Bradford

July 20-21 | Saturday Diesel Trains and Sunday Steam Trains at Middleton Railway, Leeds

FREE July 20-21 | A Journey Through Time at Kirstall Abbey, Leeds

FREE July 21 | Peace Day Celebrations at Bradford Industrial Museum, Bradford

July 21 | ¡VAMOS! Leeds 5 at Millennium Square, Leeds

July 21 | Xploring Science at Xplore, Castleford

July 21 | Butter Making in the Barn at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

Summer events – On every day

FREE Daily | Gateway to Eternity at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

FREE Daily | Summer @ Pit at National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield

FREE Daily | Create : Sculpt : Play at Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

FREE Daily | Art Pods at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE Daily | Visit the amazing Wonderlab at National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

FREE Daily | Take a walk through  Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Headsfollowat Yorkshire Sculpture Park

FREE Daily | Artspace: Sculpture Experiences at Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

FREE Daily | Leeds Jurassic Trail, Leeds

Daily | Peter Rabbit: Mischief And Mayhem at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Daily | Digital Dimensions and Big Summer Festival at Eurkea! Halifax

Daily | YORK MAZE, York

Daily | Monsters in the Mansion at Temple Newsam, Leeds

Daily | Professor Humboldt’s Chamber of Time, Leeds

Daily | Childrens Summer Trail at Thorpe Perrow, Bedale

Daily | Copleys Corn Maze & Fun Park at Farmer Copleys Farm Shop, Pontefract

Daily | Life’s a Beach @ Kirklees Light Railway , Clayton West

Daily | Peter Rabbit & Friends Woodland Adventure Trail, Swinton Estate, Masham

Every Tuesday | Tuesday Tales @ Kirklees Light Railway

Every Wednesday | Circus Workshops at Thornton Hall Country Park

Every Friday | Friday Rocks @ Kirklees Light Railway

West Yorkshire family events July 22-28

West Yorkshire family events July 27-28

June 18 – July 29 | The Lost Words Treasure Hunt at The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby

July 18-25 | Bradford Science Festival at Bradford City Centre, Bradford

July 22 | Professor Pumpernickel Shows at Thornton Hall Country Park

July 22 – August 13 | School’s out for Summer at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

FREE July 23 | Family Activities at Bradford Cathedral at Bradford Cathedral, Bradford

FREE July 23 | Mini Museum Explorers at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

July 23 | Make a journey stick at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

FREE July 23-25 | Sound Sculptures at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE July 24 | Geocaching Taster at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

FREE July 24 | Games Galore at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

July 24 | Wild Wednesday Workshops at Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

July 24 | Bug Hunts and Worm Whispering with Superworm (children up to 8) at Slaithwaite Library, Huddersfield

FREE July 24 -26 | Peace OUT at The Peace Museum, Bradford

July 24 – September 1 | A Sixties Summer of Fun at Lotherton Hall, Leeds

FREE July 25 | How to heal your dragon at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

FREE July 25 | Family Activities at Bradford Cathedral at Bradford Cathedral, Bradford

July 25 | It’s a monks life family tour at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

July 25 | Bug Hunts and Worm Whispering with Superworm (children up to 8) at Kirkheaton Library, Huddersfield

July 25 | Make a journey stick at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

July 25 | Poster Creators at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

July 25 | Little Explorers for Under 5s at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

FREE July 25-27 | Writing Through the Ages at Castleford Museum, Castleford

FREE July 25 – August 30 | School Holidays – Musical Museum at Leeds City Museum, Leeds

FREE July 26 | Egyptians! at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

July 26 | Pond Dipping at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

July 26 | Chow Down at The Piece Hall, Halifax

July 26-27 | Zog at St George’s Hall, Bradford

FREE July 27 | Dewsbury Canal Festival 2019, Dewbury

FREE July 27 | Kidz Film Club at Kirkgate Market, Leeds

FREE | Summer Lion Event, Huddersfield

July 27 | Hopton Village Fete 2019, Hopton

July 27 | BEATLEMANIA at Thorpe Perrow, Bedale

FREE July 27-28 | Clarence Park Festival Celebration! at Clarence Park Bandstand, Wakefield

July 27-28 | North Parade Street Festival at North Parade, Bradford

FREE July 27 – September 1 | Keighley by the Sea at Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley

FREE July 28 | Concerts in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE July 28 | Musical Sculptures at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE July 28 | Let’s Ride Pop Up – Brownlee Centre, Leeds

July 28 | Steam Toys North at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds

July 28-31 | Toddler Time – Octonauts: Hot in the Sun at Picturehouse at NSMM, Bradford

West Yorkshire family events July 29 – August 4

FREE Daily | Keighley by the Sea at Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley

June 18 – July 29 | The Lost Words Treasure Hunt at The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby

July 22 – August 13 | School’s out for Summer at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

July 24 – September 1 | A Sixties Summer of Fun at Lotherton Hall, Leeds

FREE July 25 – August 30 | School Holidays – Musical Museum at Leeds City Museum, Leeds

July 28-31 | Toddler Time – Octonauts: Hot in the Sun at Picturehouse at NSMM, Bradford

July 29 | Professor Pumpernickel Shows at Thornton Hall Country Park

July 29 | Game Design in a Day: Ocean Spark (teenagers / young adults) at Batley Library, Batley

July 29 | Try It Archery (Cliffe House, Shepley), Huddersfield

FREE July 29 – August 3 | Victorian Historians at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE July 30 | Family drop in activity: Exotic Birds at Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley

FREE July 30 | Mini Museum Explorers at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

FREE July 30 | The Lost Words Storywalk (for families with children aged 6+) at Holmfirth Library, Holmfirth

July 30 | Around the World Crafts at Bagshaw Museum, Batley

July 30 | Game Design in a Day: Ocean Spark (teenagers / young adults) at Huddersfield Library, Huddersfield

July 30 | Bread Making in the Barn at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighely

July 30 | Make a min folly at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

July 30 | Egyptian Jewellery at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

FREE July 30 – August 1 | Big Sculpture at The Hepworth, Wakefield

July 30 – August 27 | Summer Holidays at Thwaite Mills Watermill, Leeds

FREE July 31 | Games Galore at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

FREE July 31 | Money, Money, Money at Leeds Discovery Centre, Leeds

July 31 | Wild Wednesday Workshops at Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

July 31 | Kids Outdoor Day at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

July 31 | Mid-Week Opening at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Shipley

July 31 | Forest School Club at Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse, Wakefield

July 31 | Wuthering Heights at Oakwell Hall, Birstall

July 31 | Wakefield District Cycle Forum cycle skills at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

July 31 | Fun and frivolous Georgians family tour at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

FREE July 31 – August 2 | Peace OUT at The Peace Museum, Bradford

FREE August 1 | Yorkshire Day! Family Drop In at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

FREE August 1 | In a League of Their Own at Castleford Museum, Castleford

FREE August 1 | Yorkshire Day – A Victorian Garden Party at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 1 | Potwallopers: A Town Centre Performance at Pontefract Museum, Pontefract

August 1 | Make a min folly at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 1 | Yorkshire Day at Bolling Hall, Bradford

August 1 | Lammas Celebrations – Dough Making at East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford

FREE August 1-4 | Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival 2019, Huddersfield

August 1-31 | Ilkley Summer Festival at Ilkley Town Centre, Ilkley

FREE August 2 | Make A Miniature Mummy Case at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

FREE August 3 | Bradford Family Film Festival – Dumbo (PG) at Oastler Shopping Centre, Bradford

FREE August 3 | Live Acoustic Music in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

August 3 | Family Outdoor Day at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

August 3 | Emley Show 2019, Emley

August 3 | Pirate Pearl & the Big Blue Monster at LBT, Huddersfield

August 3 | Festival in the Field, Gomersal

August 3 | Moor Fest 2019, Dewsbury

August 3 | Britpop 90’s Night at Thorpe Perrow

August 3-4 | Hebden Bridge Vintage Weekend 2019, Hebden Bridge

FREE August 4 | Sound Sculptures at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE August 4 | Sunday Street Festival at The Piece Hall, Halifax

FREE August 4 | Concerts in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

August 4 | Butter Making in the Barn at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

August 4 -31 | Bradford Family Film Festival at Bradford City Centre, Bradford

West Yorkshire family events August 5-11

FREE Daily | Keighley by the Sea at Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley

Daily | Ilkley Summer Festival at Ilkley Town Centre, Ilkley

July 22 – August 13 | School’s out for Summer at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

July 24 – September 1 | A Sixties Summer of Fun at Lotherton Hall, Leeds

FREE July 25 – August 30 | School Holidays – Musical Museum at Leeds City Museum, Leeds

July 30 – August 27 | Summer Holidays at Thwaite Mills Watermill, Leeds

August 4 -31 | Bradford Family Film Festival at Bradford City Centre, Bradford

FREE August 5 | The Lost Words Storywalk (for families with children aged 6+) at Shepley Library, Huddersfield

August 5 | Try It Archery (Cliffe House, Shepley), Huddersfield

August 5 | Professor Pumpernickel Shows at Thornton Hall Country Park

FREE August 5-6 | A Roman Industry at Castleford Museum, Castleford

FREE August 5-10 | A Week Of Tomfoolery at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 6 | Mini Museum Explorers at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

August 6 | Around the World Crafts at Bagshaw Museum, Batley

August 6 | Water Wheel Workshops at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 6 | Bug Hunts and Worm Whispering with Superworm (children up to 8) at Honley Library, Holmfirth

FREE August 7 | Games Galore at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

FREE August 7 | Bradford Family Film Festival – Double Bill at City Park, Bradford

FREE August 7 | Castle Crafts at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 7 | National Playday at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE August 7 | A day at the seaside at Leeds Discovery Centre, Leeds

August 7 | It’s a monks life family tour at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 7 | Bug Hunts and Worm Whispering with Superworm (children up to 8) at Crows Nest Park, Dewsbury

August 7 | SCRAPtastic Summer Crafts at Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield

August 7 | Drop-in Family Art Day at Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield

August 7 | Xploring Science at Xcape, Castleford

August 7 | Wild Wednesday Workshops at Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

August 7 | Wakefield District Cycle Forum cycle skills at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

August 7 | Forest School Club at Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse, Wakefield

August 7 | Mid-Week Opening at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Shipley

FREE August 7-9 | Peace OUT at The Peace Museum, Bradford

August 8 | Bradford Family Film Festival – Peter Rabbit (U) at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

August 8 | Water Wheel Workshops at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 8 | Pirate Day at Shibden Hall, Halifax

August 8 | Try It Archery (Cliffe House, Shepley), Huddersfield

FREE August 8-10 |A Roman Industry at Castleford Museum, Castleford

FREE August 8-28 | Outside at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

August 9 | Under 18s Kids go Free Family Race Day ‘All Creatures Great and Small‘, Thirsk

August 9 | Stream Dipping at Jerusalem Farm, Halifax

August 9 | Fun Friday: Face Painting and Dressing Up at The Piece Hall, Halifax

August 9 | Bug Hunts and Worm Whispering with Superworm (children up to 8) at Denby Dale Community Library, Huddersfield

August 9 | Pond Dipping at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

FREE August 9-11 | Bradford Food and Drink Festival at City Park, Bradford

FREE August 10 | Seaside In Castleford at Castleford Precinct, Castleford

FREE August 10 | Cliffe House Classic Car Show 2019, Huddersfield

FREE August 10 | Birstall Beach Day 2019, Birstall

FREE August 10 | Fairy & Fantasy Festival, Oakworth

FREE August 10 | Bradford Family Film Fest – Secret Lives of Pets 2 at Oastler Shopping Centre, Bradford

FREE August 10 | Family Fun – Tracks & Trails at Ilkley Manor House, Ilkely

FREE August 10 | Live Acoustic Music in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

August 10 | Under 18s Kids go Free Family Race Day ‘Caribbean Carnival‘, Redcar

August 10 | Halifax Agricultural Show 2019, Halifax

August 10 | Family Parkland Walk at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

August 10-11 | Get Medieval at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 10-11 | Family Fun Weekend at Thorpe Perrow

August 10 -18 | Amazing Animals at Temple Newsam, Leeds

FREE August 11 | Folk Music Concert at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 11 | Let’s Ride Pop Up – Brownlee Centre, Leeds

FREE August 11 | Bright Light Sculptures at The Hepworth, Wakefield

August 11 | Archery at the Mining Museum, Wakefield

West Yorkshire family events August 12-18

FREE Daily | Keighley by the Sea at Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley

Daily | Ilkley Summer Festival at Ilkley Town Centre, Ilkley

July 24 – September 1 | A Sixties Summer of Fun at Lotherton Hall, Leeds

FREE July 25 – August 30 | School Holidays – Musical Museum at Leeds City Museum, Leeds

July 30 – August 27 | Summer Holidays at Thwaite Mills Watermill, Leeds

August 4 -31 | Bradford Family Film Festival at Bradford City Centre, Bradford

FREE August 8-28 | Outside at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

August 12 | Try It Archery (Cliffe House, Shepley), Huddersfield

August 12 | Professor Pumpernickel Shows at Thornton Hall Country Park

August 12 | Making Monday: Weave A Bookmark at The Piece Hall, Halifax

FREE August 12-13 | Vintage Summer Fun at Castleford Museum, Castleford

August 12-15 | Summer Art Club at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE August 12-17 | Civil Wars Attack & Defence at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 13 | Mini Museum Explorers at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

August 13 | Build a mini raft at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 13 | Bug Hunts and Worm Whispering with Superworm (children up to 8) at Golcar Library, Huddersfield

August 13 | Special Guests at Thornton Hall Country Park

August 13 | Around the World Crafts at Bagshaw Museum, Batley

August 13 | Bread Making in the Barn at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighely

FREE August 13-15 | Sound Sculptures at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE August 14 | Bradford Family Film Festival – Spirited Away at City Park, Bradford

FREE August 14 | Indian Summer at Leeds Discovery Centre, Leeds

FREE August 14 | Talk: The Exotic Beasts of the Natural Sciences at Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighely

FREE August 14 | Games Galore at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

FREE August 14 | Cambridge Hands-on Science FREE kid-friendly demonstrations, Barnsley Markets, Barnsley

August 14 | Wakefield District Cycle Forum cycle skills at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

August 14 | Fun and frivolous Georgians family tour at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 14 | Create a Kite at Calder Holmes Park, Hebden Bridge

August 14 | Forest School Club at Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse, Wakefield

August 14 | Kids Outdoor Day at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

August 14 | Mid-Week Opening at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Shipley

August 14 | Wild Wednesday Workshops at Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

FREE August 14-16 | Peace OUT at The Peace Museum, Bradford

FREE August 15 | Suffragette March Story Walk (aged 6+) at Wilton Park, Batley

FREE August 15 | Picnic with Barry the Dragon at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

August 15 | Build a mini raft at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 15 | Try It Archery (Cliffe House, Shepley), Huddersfield

August 15 | Family Gardening – Plant a Pot of Pleasing Plants at Manor Heath Park, Halifax

August 15 | Faries, Elves and Goblins at Shibden Hall, Halifax

FREE August 15-17 | Vintage Summer Fun at Castleford Museum, Castleford

FREE August 16-18 | Bradford Classic at City Park, Bradford

FREE August 17 | How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) at Oastler Shopping Centre, Bradford

FREE August 17 | Bradford Family Film Festival – The Great Race (U) at City Park, Bradford

FREE August 17 | Live Acoustic Music in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

August 17 | Family Outdoor Day at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

August 17 – 24 | Burley Summer Festival at Burley-in-Wharfedale

FREE August 17-18 | Seaside in the City at Wakefield Precinct, Wakefield

FREE August 17-18 | The Hepworth Wakefield Summer Fair at The Hepworth, Wakefield

August 17-18 | Archery in the water garden at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 17 – September 1 | Make a pom-pom in Swanley Grange at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

FREE August 18 | Concerts in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 18 | Music in the Garden: New Orleans Wiggle Band at Tolson Memorial Museum, Huddersfield

August 18 | Under 18s Race Free Family Race Day, Pontefract

August 18 | Butter Making in the Barn at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

August 18 | Day Out with Thomas at Kirklees Light Railway, Clayton West

August 18 | Mirfield Show 2019, Mirfield

August 18 | Vintage Bus Day at Leeds Industrial Museum, Leeds

FREE August 18 – 22 | Civil Wars Attack & Defence at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

West Yorkshire family events August 19-25

FREE Daily | Keighley by the Sea at Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley

Daily | Ilkley Summer Festival at Ilkley Town Centre, Ilkley

July 24 – September 1 | A Sixties Summer of Fun at Lotherton Hall, Leeds

FREE July 25 – August 30 | School Holidays – Musical Museum at Leeds City Museum, Leeds

July 30 – August 27 | Summer Holidays at Thwaite Mills Watermill, Leeds

August 4 -31 | Bradford Family Film Festival at Bradford City Centre, Bradford

FREE August 8-28 | Outside at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

August 10 – September 1 | City Beach 2019, Leeds

August 17 – 24 | Burley Summer Festival at Burley-in-Wharfedale

August 17 – September 1 | Make a pom-pom in Swanley Grange at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

FREE August 18 – 22 | Civil Wars Attack & Defence at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 19 | Space Chase: Summer Reading Challenge (aged 7+) at Birstall Library, Batley

FREE August 19 | Ancient Egyptian Animals at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

FREE August 19 | SEND Friendly Sessions at The Hepworth, Wakefield

August 19 | Under 18s Kids go Free Family Race Day ‘ Carnival Day‘, Catterick

August 19 | Professor Pumpernickel Shows at Thornton Hall Country Park

August 19 | Messy play Mondays for little ones at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

FREE August 19-20 | Rugby Week at Castleford Museum, Castleford

FREE August 19 – 24 | Witches & Wizards at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 20 | Mini Museum Explorers at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

August 20 | Make your own bread at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 20 | Around the World Crafts at Bagshaw Museum, Batley

August 20 | Special Guests at Thornton Hall Country Park

August 20 | Wildlife Hero Tuesdays at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

FREE August 20-22 | Outdoor Play at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE August 21 | Bradford Family Film Festival – Toy Story 1 at City Park, Bradford

FREE August 21 | Games Galore at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

FREE August 21 | Marvellous Minerals at Leeds Discovery Centre, Leeds

FREE August 21 | The Imagination Museum: Fact or Fiction? at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 21 | Tykes’ Coffee Mornings at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

August 21 | Outdoor Theatre – A Midsummer Night’s Dream at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

August 21 | Clay Creatures at Temple Newsam, Leeds

August 21 | It’s a monks life family tour at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 21 | Let’s Make and Fly a Kite! at Roils Head Road, Halifax

August 21 | Wakefield District Cycle Forum cycle skills at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

August 21 | Wild Wednesday Workshops at Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

August 21 | Forest School Club at Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse, Wakefield

August 21 | Mid-Week Opening at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Shipley

August 21 | Drop-in Family Art Day at Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield

August 21 | Bio Blitz Day: The Mini Beast Hunt at Victoria Tower , Huddersfield

FREE August 21-23 | Peace OUT at The Peace Museum, Bradford

August 21 – 25 | Luna Kids Open Air Cinema at Harewood House, Leeds

August 22 | Art in the Park at Shelf Hall Park, Halifax

August 22 | Make your own bread at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 22 | Mini tech jam (aged 8+) at Slaithwaite Library, Huddersfield

August 22 | Xploring Science at Xcape, Castleford

August 22-23 | Craft sessions for children and families – every Thursday and Friday at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

FREE August 22-24 | Rugby Week at Castleford Museum, Castleford

August 23 | Pond Dipping at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 23 | Magical Trail at Calverley Wood

August 23-26 | Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival 2019, Barnsley

August 23-26 | Charity Jigsaw Festival at St. Martin’s Parish Church, Brighouse

FREE August 23-28 | Museum Of The Moon at Wakefield Market Hall, Wakefield

August 23 – September 8 | The Festival Of The Moon in Wakefield

FREE August 24 | Bradford Family Film Festival – Frozen (U) at Oastler Shopping Centre, Bradford

FREE August 24 | Bowl Up Bradford at City Park, Bradford

FREE August 24 | Live Acoustic Music in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefracts

August 24 | Family Outdoor Day at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

August 24 – 26 | Monarchs – Charles II at Royal Armouries, Leeds

FREE August 25 | Concerts in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 25 | Big Sculpture at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE August 25 | Let’s Ride Pop Up – Brownlee Centre, Leeds

FREE August 25 | Family Art Workshop: Scrapheap Pattern Printing at The Tetley, Leeds

August 25| Under 18s Kids go Free Family Race Day ‘Circus Family Race Day‘, Beverley

August 25 | Feast & Fiesta at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

West Yorkshire family events August 26 – September 1

FREE Daily | Keighley by the Sea at Airedale Shopping Centre, Keighley

Daily | Ilkley Summer Festival at Ilkley Town Centre, Ilkley

July 24 – September 1 | A Sixties Summer of Fun at Lotherton Hall, Leeds

FREE July 25 – August 30 | School Holidays – Musical Museum at Leeds City Museum, Leeds

July 30 – August 27 | Summer Holidays at Thwaite Mills Watermill, Leeds

August 4 -31 | Bradford Family Film Festival at Bradford City Centre, Bradford

FREE August 8-28 | Outside at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

August 10 – September 1 | City Beach 2019, Leeds

August 17 – September 1 | Make a pom-pom in Swanley Grange at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 23-26 | Cannon Hall Farm Food Festival 2019, Barnsley

August 23-26 | Charity Jigsaw Festival at St. Martin’s Parish Church, Brighouse

FREE August 23-28 | Museum Of The Moon at Wakefield Market Hall, Wakefield

August 23 – September 8 | The Festival Of The Moon in Wakefield

August 24 – 26 | Monarchs – Charles II at Royal Armouries, Leeds

FREE August 26 | AFLOAT: A Creative Parade Of Boats at Castleford Canal, Castleford

August 26 | Messy play Mondays for little ones at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

August 26 | Deer Drop In at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 26 | Ascents of Wainhouse Tower, Halifax

August 26| Under 18s Kids go Free Family Race Day ‘Bank Holiday Family Day‘, Ripon

August 26 | Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade, Leeds

FREE August 26-30 | Medieval Mêlée Week at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE August 27 | Family Drop in Activity: Hieroglyph Bookmark at Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighely

FREE August 27 | Mini Museum Explorers at Wakefield Museum, Wakefield

FREE August 27 | Handsome Hats at Castleford Museum, Castleford

August 27 | Bread Making in the Barn at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighely

August 27 | Make a mini statue at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 27 | Special Guests at Thornton Hall Country Park

August 27 | Wildlife Hero Tuesdays at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

FREE August 27-29 | Big Sculpture at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE August 27-31 | Handsome Hats at Castleford Museum, Castleford

August 27 – September 1 | Mr Montgomery’s Circus Spectacular at Yeadon Town Hall, Yeadon

FREE August 28 | BFFF – The Red Balloon & Gene Wilder’s Willy Wonka at City Park, Bradford

FREE August 28 | SEND Friendly Sessions at The Hepworth, Wakefield

FREE August 28 | Games Galore at Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

FREE August 28 | Magnetic Toys and Games at Leeds Discovery Centre, Leeds

FREE August 28 | The Imagination Museum: Museums for the Future at Pontrefract Museum, Pontefract

FREE August 28 | Tykes’ Coffee Mornings at Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

August 28 | Wild Wednesday Workshops at Bronte Parsonage Museum, Haworth

August 28 | Forest School Club at Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse, Wakefield

August 28 | Mid-Week Opening at Shipley Glen Cable Tramway, Shipley

August 28 | Fun and frivolous Georgians family tour at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 28 | Wakefield District Cycle Forum cycle skills at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

FREE August 28-30 | Peace OUT at The Peace Museum, Bradford

August 29 | Make a mini statue at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire

August 29 | Little Explorers for Under 5s at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

August 29 | Bug Hunts and Worm Whispering with Superworm (children up to 8) at Meltham Library, Holmfirth

August 29-30 | Craft sessions for children and families – every Thursday and Friday at Nostell Priory, Wakefield

FREE August 29-31 | Handsome Hats at Castleford Museum, Castleford

August 30| Under 18s Kids go Free Family Race Day ‘Pirate Family Fun Day‘, Thirsk

August 30 – September 1 | Huddsfest 2019, Huddersfield

FREE August 31 | Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit at Oastler Shopping Centre, Bradford

FREE August 31 | Kidz Film Club at Kirkgate Market, Leeds

FREE August 31 | Pomfret 60 at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

August 31 | Wilton Park Bioblitzes at Wilton Park, Batley

August 31 | Mini Beast Day at Thorpe Perrow

FREE August 31 – September 1 | Standedge Summer Fair 2019, Marsden

FREE September 1 | Concerts in the Bandstand at Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

FREE September 1 | Sensory Stories at The Hepwoth, Wakefield

September 1 | Fun Dog Show at Oakwell Hall, Birstall

September 1 | Vintage Vehicle Rally at Kirklees Light Railway

September 1 | Butter Making in the Barn at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

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200+ fabulous family days out – Summer 2019

About Erin at Yorkshiretots

I'm an American mum of two Yorkshire tots who love adventures! I run www.yorkshiretots.com, a website for events, news & fun for families in West Yorkshire.

3 Responses to 200+ fabulous family days out – Summer 2019

  1. This is such a comprehensive guide for the Summer, we will definitely be checking out some of these events!

  2. Ophelia Chan says:

    wow didn’t know there can be so many things to do for the summer! thanks for sharing! x

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