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The Best May Half Term Activities in Yorkshire | 2022

May half term is one of my favourite school breaks. Weather permitting you can try a family walk, visit a new park, or even spend the day at a theme park! There are also some fun family events to pick from here in Yorkshire!

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Enchanted Stories at Mother Shipton’s

Wander into a world of Enchanted stories at Mother Shipton’s this May Half Term! 

See giant story books and a Wonderland of fairy-tale themed displays with fantastical photo opportunities throughout the ancient woodland. Watch out for the pesky dragon, The Wicked Witch of the West and the Big Bad Wolf, peek into miniature fairy houses, and sit on the Wishing Chair throne. 

Go wild in the Adventure Playground, or have your own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with artisanal coffee, cakes, sandwiches and ice cream available to purchase from vintage style coffee kiosk. There are plenty of picnic benches with scenic views of the River Nidd and Ancient Royal Forest.

Festival of Natural Art

Pay a visit to Twisted: Barnsley Festival of Natural Art with Love Barnsley town centre in the May Half Term! The festival will kick off on Saturday 28th of May with Barnsley’s Fantastical Beasts Trail Part II with six NEW willow sculptures inspired by local legends. The trail will be on until June 12

Follow the trail, track down the beasts, complete the challenges & send your photos to the Love Barnsley Town Centre Facebook page for a chance to win a Barnsley Gift Card.


You can also watch giant sand sculptures being built in the Glass Works Square during the week & admire the completed sculpture from June 3rd – 12th .

Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security at National Science and Media Museum

Free
May 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 05/06/2022

National Science and Media Museum
United Kingdom

Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security has been created alongside expert advisors from the UK’s intelligence, security and cyber agency, GCHQ, and will open to the public from Friday 11 February...

Paulos Circus

£8
May 27 @ 12:00 am
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Farmer Copleys
Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road
Purston, WF7 5AF
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Everyone can dream but for 2022 we want to take you inside one, inside “One Clown’s Dream.” Rocket, Isabelle & Teddy’s journey have all been seen. This conceptualisation comes ...

York Spring Fair & Food Festival

£7.50
May 27 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Clocktower Enclosure, York Racecourse
Clocktower Enclosure, York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road
York, York YO23 1EX United Kingdom
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York Spring Fair & Food Festival returns to the Knavesmire for its second year this May, bringing together one of the largest vintage funfairs seen in North Yorkshire, and a Food Festival which wi...

Festival of Fairies

£2 – £35.00
May 28 @ 12:00 am
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Constable Burton Hall Gardens
Constable Burton
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 5LJ United Kingdom
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Festival of Fairies – A magical woodland adventure! Discover a mystical trail of spectacular willow sculptures throughout the gardens. Do you believe in fairies? Come and witness the magic with your...

Welly Walk 2022

May 28 @ 12:00 am
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Bolton Abbey
B6160
Bradford, BD23 6EX United Kingdom
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Prepare for lots of fun and mud! Our woodland adventure trail leads you from the stepping stones to the Cavendish Pavilion. We would advise pre-booking a Bolton Abbey Car Park ticket for this activity...

Dino Live!

May 28
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 05/06/2022

Thornton Hall Country Park

Dino Live!  Dino Live brings live life-like dinosaurs and a live-action stage show with our very own park rangers. Full-on fun for the whole family. Get up close and personal with our Jurassic di...

Platinum Jubilee at National Railway Museum

Free
May 28
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 05/06/2022

National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York, North Yorkshire YO26 4XJ United Kingdom
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Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with our special May half-term family activities, royal carriages you can peep inside and a new exhibition all about the royals’ love of train trave...

May half term – The Power of Superbees

May 28
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 05/06/2022

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane
Harrogate, HG3 1QB United Kingdom
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May half term – The Power of Superbees 28 MAY – 5 JUNE 2022 10am – 4pm, daily Activities & times vary – see below Take a peek into the secret life of bees with a week of fun activities at ...

Spring Adventure at Stockeld Park

£2 – £16.50
May 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stockeld Park
LS22 4AN Wetherby, UK
Wetherby, Wetherby LS22 4AN United Kingdom
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Roll up roll up… the circus is coming to town for the Spring Adventure! Join us this Spring for endless family fun and magical adventures! The Spring Adventure will be open from 28th May –...

Out for the Count: The Story Of Dracula

£1 – £29.00
May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Whitby Abbey

Get ready for a celebration of all things Bram Stoker and Dracula this May half term. Join us in the grounds of Whitby Abbey as we look to the origins of Dracula and the inspiriation behind Bram Stoke...

Kide Rule! @ May Half Term at Scarborough Castle

£1 – £22.60
May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Scarborough Castle

KIDS RULE! @ MAY HALF TERM AT SCARBOROUGH CASTLE Get ready for a right royal knees-up at our Kids Rule events this May half-term. Join us in the grounds of Scarborough Castle to celebrate the Queen’...

Bloody Romans!

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Royal Armouries
Armouries Dr
Leeds, EC3N 4 United Kingdom
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What did the Romans ever do for us? Charge down to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and find out. This action-packed week of Roman themed activities, including live combat demonstrations and lots o...

May half term: Superhero Museum Mission

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Leeds City Museum
City Museum Cookridge St
Leeds, LS2 8BH United Kingdom
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This May half term at Leeds City Museum we are putting your superhero skills to the test! Pick up a mission sheet to complete challenges around the museum. Test out your family’s creativity, strengt...

Pop Up Circus

Free
May 28 @ 11:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until 04/06/2022

Leeds City Centre

The circus returns to town as it pitches back up on Briggate for a second run as part of the forthcoming May Bank Holidays. Young would-be clowns, acrobats and jugglers can once again try their hands ...

JORVIK Viking Festival 2022

Free
May 28 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00 pm, repeating until 02/06/2022

JORVIK Viking Centre
Coppergate
York, York YO1 9WT United Kingdom
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Europe’s largest Viking Festival returns in May 2022. Join us for marches, living history, crafting, beards and biceps, and our Battle Spectacular. Five days of Viking celebrations across York c...

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