May Half Term Activities Within an Hour’s Drive of Calderdale
Fancy a day out over the May half term holidays? We have listed our ‘Top Ten’ ideas which are within an hour’s drive of Calderdale. Hopefully, there’ll be plenty of Spring sunshine over the holidays but if not, we’ve included indoor activities too
1. Huddersfield Beach
If it’s the seaside you’re after, look no further than Greenhead Park, which is playing host to a beach and funfair.
It’s £7.99 for unlimited rides (there will be more than 20), including waltzers, a rollercoaster and dodgems for the big kids, and little train rides, flying chairs and tea cups for the smaller ones.
There will be deckchairs and seaside rock too.
Open May 26-June 3, 1pm-8pm. Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, HD1 4HS
2. Piglets Adventure Farm -May-Hem Circus
With death-defying stunts, upside down juggling and amazing acrobatics, it’s all happening in the big top tent this May half term.
Take a tractor ride to the amazing Bale Play Baaarn with giant drop slides, straw bale mountain, junior tractor drivers’ area, rope swing and dig’n’play. Plus, don’t miss all the usual adventure farm fun, including Truffles Farmhouse & Barn, giant sandpit, bouncing pillows, crazy golf, barrel rides, magical fairy tale trail, go-karts and animals too.
Open 26th May – 3rd June. Piglets, Nr York, YO32 9ST
4. Get, Set, Grow: May Half Term Family Fun at Harlow Carr
Mr Bloom will launch RHS Garden Harlow Carr’s new Children’s Gardening Weekend (Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May), which is designed to inspire the gardeners of the future to grow. During the weekend there’s the chance to see Mr Bloom perform live on stage, make your own Thumbelina-style rock garden, learn about bees with the Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers, or pot up your own sweet pea seeds to take home and enjoy all summer.
The fun continues during the half-term holiday, activities include garden trail, garden detectives, crafts, grow your own grass heads, birds of prey demonstration, vegetable Olympic games and much more!
Join Hansel and Gretel at Mother Shipton’s during May half term, as they journey through the woods trying to find their way home. Actors will be stationed as characters in the park to interact with children and help families complete a themed adventure quiz sheet.
Also, see the famous Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park also has several scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground and museum.
Running 26th May – 3rd June.
Prophecy Lodge, Harrogate Rd, High Bridge, Knaresborough HG5 8DD.
Enjoy the enchanted forest and adventure playgrounds, magical maze, inflatable play, go-karts, roller skating, Buccaneer boats (additional charge), den building with the Stockeld Rangers and indoor play and crafts this May half term.
Special events include:
National Festival Circus – Filled with thrills, laughs & excitement
Inflatable assault course – Jump, slide, bounce and hop your way over and under obstacles
Running 26th May – 3rd June. Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN.
Opens for 2018 from the 26th May. Follow the Welly Walk signs and enjoy a free woodland adventure trail from the Stepping Stones to the Cavendish Pavilion. The walk includes tree climbing, tunnels, slides, bridges and lots more!
Admission is £10 per vehicle, payable on arrival at the car park kiosk (Riverside car park).
Open 26th May until 1st October. Bolton Abbey, Skipton BD23 6AL
8. Abbey House Museum – Fantastical Fairy Tale Activities
Enjoy different fantastical fairy tale activities each day in half term!
On Monday follow the fairy tale trial to find the Three Bears, Cinderella’s lost shoe and discover who cut off Rapunzel’s hair. On Tuesday try crafts inspired by different fairytale villains, Wednesday is silly science magical foamy fun and don’t miss the fairy tale inspired murder mystery on Thursday! On Friday make a unicorn or dragon in fairy tale creature crafts. Normal admission applies.
lots of inicorn fun down on the farm this May half term! Sparkle the unicorn has lost her magic, join The Copycat Party Company for themed fun and frolics! Enjoy the Sweetie Sparkle Show and have the chance to meet Sparkle the Unicorn herself.
Admission ticket to the Unicorn Festival includes all day farm admission, including the soft play, plus a packed agenda of races, farm talks, reptile handling sessions and the tractor trailer ride.
Running 26th May – 3rd June. Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley