School Holidays Wakefield

May Half Term

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Diggerland Parks 20% off

MUMbler has secured a 20% discount for MUMblers at any Diggerland UK park.

Just print off the voucher and take it with you!

To find out more about our trip to Diggerland Yorkshire and our top tips to prepare for your visit read our review blog.

 

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Diggerland is the UK’s most unique digger-themed adventure park where children and adults have the chance to ride, drive and operate REAL full-size construction machinery, under the guidance of trained staff – no driving licence required!

It really is the perfect place to take your kids for an action-packed family day out. Experience the variety of rides and drives on offer – whether it’s enjoying the view on Sky Shuttle, hanging tight on Spin Dizzy, going for a bumpy ride in the Groundshuttle or digging dirt with a 6-tonne digger, there is something for all ages!
There are indoor and outdoor play areas, sandpits, coin-operated rides and much more where the younger guests can let off steam whilst parents can relax and just watch the fun… or join in!

 

 

 

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With four Diggerland theme parks located in Devon, Durham, Kent and Yorkshire, you can dig until your heart’s content!

Also available at Diggerland for over 17’s only is Dumper Racing, JCB Racing, JCB Experience Days and Monster Digger Experience Days.

Open most weekends and school holidays (closed Nov to early February) openings times vary check the website.

Call: 0871 22 77 007

Regular competitions and discounts on Facebook and Twitter


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The Deep – Love Your Aquarium


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The Hepworth Gallery May 2017

Visit The Hepworth Wakefield this May half term to turn yourself into a sculpture, explore our forest of oversized jumpers, enjoy dance performances in the gallery and create colourful printed artworks – all for FREE.

FREE ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES

FAMILY WORKSHOPS
SUITABLE FOR 3 – 12 YEAR OLDS

WEARABLE SULPTURES
Sun 28 May, 11am – 4pm, FREE
Kids will love to transform themselves into a sculpture by making wearable pieces of artwork.

PRINTED PATTERNS
Tue 30, Wed 31 May & Thurs 1 June, drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Make your very own roller-printing tool and create a colour printed artwork to take home with you.

BEAT IT, BEND IT, BUILD IT
Sun 4 June, drop-in 11am – 4pm, FREE
Make some noise while building your own 3D metal sculpture.

EXPLORE & DRAW

EXPLORE & DRAW BAGS
Available daily, 10am – 3.30pm, FREE
Suitable for children aged 2 – 12
Borrow one of our Explore & Draw bags to discover our exhibitions and try out new drawing techniques and activities.

EXPLORE & DRAW STATION
Available daily, 10am – 5pm, FREE
Suitable for children aged 0 – 12
Find the Explore & Draw station in Gallery 4 to experiment with looking tools, build your own sculptures and try out drawing activities to get creative as a family.

ART, FASHION, DANCE

28 JUMPERS
Part of Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson curates The Hepworth Wakefield
Open daily during half term, 10am – 5pm, FREE
Suitable for all ages
Visit our room of twenty-eight oversized jumpers – suspended from the ceiling to the floor – to experience a forest of knitted patterns and colours. Become part of the material to create shapes, forms and have fun.

DANCE PERFORMANCE
Sat 3 June, 11am, 2pm & 4pm, FREE
Dancer and choreographer Jack Thomson will be performing a brand new dance piece in the gallery, devised in response to Disobedient Bodies.

HALF TERM COURSE FOR CHILDREN

FASHION SCHOOL
Mon 29, Tue 30, Wed 31 May & Thurs 1 June, 10am – 3.30pm
For 11 – 16 year olds
Calling all budding fashion designers. Discover printing, felt making, sewing and embroidery techniques to create your own fashion masterpiece. £150 for four sessions – a 15% discount is available for siblings also attending.


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Williams Den May Half Term – Super Hero Challenges May 2018

William’s Den, Castle Farm, Wold Hill, North Cave, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU15 2LS.


Gravity Trampoline park (year round)

Parent and Toddler sessions

You and your toddlers have the full use of the park without older kids so they have more space and can play as they learn, building confidence at their own pace. There are other toddlers around too so it’s good to mix.
Toddlers must be over 18 months but under 5 years and accompanied by an adult. One adult can accompany up to two toddlers

TERM TIMES EVERY: Mon & Wed 10:00 | Tue & Fri 13:00 | Sat 09:00
HOLIDAY TIMES EVERY: Sat 09:00
P&T THEMED SPECIALS: last Friday of every month 10:00 & 13:00 – TERM & HOLIDAYS


National Coal Mining Museum Spring Bank 2018 @’Pit

Meet our living history characters bringing our mining stories to life Monday – Friday.

FREE family learning activities. Creating the Museum of the future with junk modelling and design commemorative plates to help mark our 30th anniversary.

Lots of activities with our lovely volunteer team. Something different every day.

The Caphouse Colliery Coal Race Sat 26th May
Traditional coal carrying races for all the family.
Book your places on 01924 848806.

30th Birthday Celebrations.
It’s 30 years since we opened our doors as the Yorkshire Mining Museum. Join in the fun on Sunday 3rd June. Bring a picnic and enjoy FREE family-friendly activities. Plus there will be CAKE!

Discover our large object store where the big mining machinery and vehicles are kept. Open Monday-Friday.


Pontefract Castle (year round)

Dungeon Tours Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional Tours in school Holidays (Adults £3, Children £1.50)

School Holiday Activities and workshops, check out our events calendar for details

Castle Entrance is FREE


The Hepworth Gallery School Holidays (year round)

The Hepworth Gallery always has activities on for children during term-time and weekends but also during school holidays.

You’ll find their art camps listed on our school holiday and fun clubs page, all other events at the Hepworth are on our events calendar.

Many events are free although some incur a charge.


Theatre Royal Wakefield 2018

The Theatre Royal has a number of Family shows planned for 2018. Check our events calendar for more details.

Grandad’s Island

Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon

Thumbelina

Christopher Nibble

Panto: Cinderella


Trinity Walk 2017

Lightening McQueen Visits Trinity, 29th May

Meet our cosplay Lightening McQueen AND get a free framed souvenir picture of you with the famous car character!

Join us for this free, fun bank holiday event  11am -3pm in the big square by Burger King.

Free souvenir picture while stocks last.

 

Feel the Force- Darth Vader comes to Trinity, 31st May

Lightsabers – and phones – at the ready. Darth Vader and co will be a Force to be reckoned with as these famous cosplay characters land here this half term.

Meet the dark lord of the Sith and grab a picture while you can as we celebrate six months until The Last Jedi hits the screens and shops.

The free fun takes place Wednesday May 31 from 11am to 3pm around our various malls (with breaks every 40 minutes to recharge blasters).


Wakefield Museums May 2018

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th May
Siege Event @Pontefract Castle
11am – 4pm
With a climbing wall, archery and siege engines, enjoy an exciting weekend of medieval siege warfare.
Tuesday 29th May
Circuit Makers @Castleford Museum
10am – 4pm
Learn how to make a simple electrical circuit.
A Day in YOUR Life @Wakefield Museum
10am – 2pm
All ages. Make a special work of art inspired by a day in YOUR own life!
Wednesday 30th May
Sale of the Century: Retro Retail @ Pontefract Museum
10am – 3pm
Create some retro retail crafts!
Medieval Tile Making @Pontefract Castle
11am – 3pm
Create your own medieval tile using original tile designs and clay slip.
Thursday 31st May
The World of Colour @Castleford Museum
10am – 4pm
Explore the world of colour to understand what it might be like to only see in black and white.
Monkey Madness* @Wakefield Museum
10am – 11.15am & 1.30pm – 2.45pm
Ages 2-5
Swing on by to create lots of monkey related crafts.
*Booking essential
Friday 1st June
Kinetic Magnetics @Castleford Museum
10am – 4pm
Discover what magnetite is and how it relates to coal mining and explore how magnets work in the everyday world.
A Day In The Life: Making Clay Models* @Wakefield Museum
10am – 11.30am &
1.30pm – 3pm
Ages 6-11
Make a 3D clay model inspired by the A Day in the Life Exhibition.
*Booking essential
Saturday 2nd June
How to Build a Catapult @Castleford Museum
10am – 3pm
Learn about some of the different weapons the Romans used in war and experiment with materials to create a working model.