What's on for kids in York this week – May Half Term Special (26th May)!


We’re in the thick of May half term now and it’s all going on. There’s lots for kids of all ages, from little train fun at the NRM (free!) to dragons at Nunnington Hall, Lego-themed activities at York Castle Museum (free with a YorkCard!) and the Spring Adventure at Stockeld Park. Oh, and if you’ve not yet picked up your free copy of the Little Vikings magazine, please do. It’s flying out of the door of loads of York businesses (cafes, restaurants, shops, schools, nurseries…) so keep your eye out for it and catch it while you can.


National Railway Museum YorkMonday 26th May

Big Fun with Little Trains – National Railway Museum – 10am to 6pm – Free (small charge for some activities)

Get hands on with play areas, workshops and rides. Family-friendly model railway layouts, big brand toys to play with and rides behind a working steam engine too.


Beningbrough Hall - Little Vikings50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾ – Beningbrough Hall – 11am to 5pm – Normal admission charges apply

Little Vikings can try their hand at accompanied pond-dipping, geo-caching, tree climbing, wild art, den building and hunting for bugs.
 


Stockeld ParkSpring Adventure – Stockeld Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 6pm (to 8pm on Saturdays) – Prices vary

Lots of fantastic, spring-themed fun at Stockeld Park this half term. Read all about it here.
 


Piglets YorkMay-Hem – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 5.30pm – adult £5.95, child £6.95

Welly-wanging, crazy clay modelling, hoopla and sheep-shearing demonstrations are just some of the special activities at Piglets this half term (on top of all the usual fun stuff). More information here.


Nunnington Hall - Little VikingsDiscover the Nunnington Dragon – Nunnington Hall – 11am to 5pm – adult from £7.50, child from £3.75

Have you face painted like a warrior and practice your sword fighting. Lots of other fun activities too.
 


Yorkshire Museum Grayson PerryAll about bears – Yorkshire Museum – 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; £7.50 adult, under 16s free

Lots of teddy-themed fun at the Yorkshire Museum including making your own ceramic teddy bear, bear storytime and teddy bears’ picnic. Dates and times of specific activities vary so check the website or call for more details.


Lego Castle MuseumLego fun – York Castle Museum – 9.30am to 5pm, 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; adults £8.50; under 16s free

Play with Lego and watch Lego jelly bricks being made.
 


National Railway Museum YorkTuesday 27th May

Big Fun with Little Trains – National Railway Museum – 10am to 6pm – Free (small charge for some activities)

Get hands on with play areas, workshops and rides. Family-friendly model railway layouts, big brand toys to play with and rides behind a working steam engine too.


Stockeld ParkSpring Adventure – Stockeld Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 6pm (to 8pm on Saturdays) – Prices vary

Lots of fantastic, spring-themed fun at Stockeld Park this half term. Read all about it here.
 


Piglets Adventure Farm ParkMay-Hem – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 5.30pm – adult £5.95, child £6.95

Welly-wanging, crazy clay modelling, hoopla and sheep-shearing demonstrations are just some of the special activities at Piglets this half term (on top of all the usual fun stuff). More information here.


Yorkshire Museum Grayson PerryAll about bears – Yorkshire Museum – 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; £7.50 adult, under 16s free

Lots of teddy-themed fun at the Yorkshire Museum including making your own ceramic teddy bear, bear storytime and teddy bears’ picnic. Dates and times of specific activities vary so check the website or call for more details.


Lego Castle MuseumLego fun – York Castle Museum – 9.30am to 5pm, 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; adults £8.50; under 16s free

Play with Lego and watch Lego jelly bricks being made.
 


National Railway Museum YorkWednesday 28th May

Big Fun with Little Trains – National Railway Museum – 24 May to 1 June – Free (small charge for some activities)

Get hands on with play areas, workshops and rides. Family-friendly model railway layouts, big brand toys to play with and rides behind a working steam engine too.


Stockeld ParkSpring Adventure – Stockeld Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 6pm (to 8pm on Saturdays) – Prices vary

Lots of fantastic, spring-themed fun at Stockeld Park this half term. Read all about it here.
 


Piglets Adventure Farm ParkMay-Hem – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 5.30pm – adult £5.95, child £6.95

Welly-wanging, crazy clay modelling, hoopla and sheep-shearing demonstrations are just some of the special activities at Piglets this half term (on top of all the usual fun stuff). More information here.


Yorkshire Museum Grayson PerryAll about bears – Yorkshire Museum – 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; £7.50 adult, under 16s free

Lots of teddy-themed fun at the Yorkshire Museum including making your own ceramic teddy bear, bear storytime and teddy bears’ picnic. Dates and times of specific activities vary so check the website or call for more details.


Lego Castle MuseumLego fun – York Castle Museum – 9.30am to 5pm, 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; adults £8.50; under 16s free

Play with Lego and watch Lego jelly bricks being made.
 


Cinema for kids - YorkBig Scream (parents/carers and babies under one) – City Screen Picturehouse – 11am – normal admission prices apply

This week’s film is Godzilla.
 


National Railway Museum YorkThursday 29th May

Big Fun with Little Trains – National Railway Museum – 24 May to 1 June– Free (small charge for some activities)

Get hands on with play areas, workshops and rides. Family-friendly model railway layouts, big brand toys to play with and rides behind a working steam engine too.


John Lewis YorkFamily day – Vangarde Shopping Centre (John Lewis etc, at the new Monks Cross development) – 9am to 5pm – Free

Mystery gift card competition, face painting, free food samples and personal shopping.


Stockeld ParkSpring Adventure – Stockeld Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 6pm (to 8pm on Saturdays) – Prices vary

Lots of fantastic, spring-themed fun at Stockeld Park this half term. Read all about it here.
 


Piglets YorkMay-Hem – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 5.30pm – adult £5.95, child £6.95

Welly-wanging, crazy clay modelling, hoopla and sheep-shearing demonstrations are just some of the special activities at Piglets this half term (on top of all the usual fun stuff). More information here.


Yorkshire Museum Grayson PerryAll about bears – Yorkshire Museum – 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; £7.50 adult, under 16s free

Lots of teddy-themed fun at the Yorkshire Museum including making your own ceramic teddy bear, bear storytime and teddy bears’ picnic. Dates and times of specific activities vary so check the website or call for more details.


Lego Castle MuseumLego fun – York Castle Museum – 9.30am to 5pm, 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; adults £8.50; under 16s free

Play with Lego and watch Lego jelly bricks being made.
 


National Railway Museum YorkFriday 30th May

Big Fun with Little Trains – National Railway Museum – 10am to 6pm – Free (small charge for some activities)

Get hands on with play areas, workshops and rides. Family-friendly model railway layouts, big brand toys to play with and rides behind a working steam engine too.


Stockeld ParkSpring Adventure – Stockeld Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 6pm (to 8pm on Saturdays) – Prices vary

Lots of fantastic, spring-themed fun at Stockeld Park this half term. Read all about it here.
 


Piglets YorkMay-Hem – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 5.30pm – adult £5.95, child £6.95

Welly-wanging, crazy clay modelling, hoopla and sheep-shearing demonstrations are just some of the special activities at Piglets this half term (on top of all the usual fun stuff). More information here.


Yorkshire Museum Grayson PerryAll about bears – Yorkshire Museum – 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; £7.50 adult, under 16s free

Lots of teddy-themed fun at the Yorkshire Museum including making your own ceramic teddy bear, bear storytime and teddy bears’ picnic. Dates and times of specific activities vary so check the website or call for more details.


Lego Castle MuseumLego fun – York Castle Museum – 9.30am to 5pm, 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; adults £8.50; under 16s free

Play with Lego and watch Lego jelly bricks being made.
 


National Railway Museum YorkSaturday 31 May

Big Fun with Little Trains – National Railway Museum – 10am to 6pm – Free (small charge for some activities)

Get hands on with play areas, workshops and rides. Family-friendly model railway layouts, big brand toys to play with and rides behind a working steam engine too.


Stockeld ParkSpring Adventure – Stockeld Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 6pm (to 8pm on Saturdays) – Prices vary

Lots of fantastic, spring-themed fun at Stockeld Park this half term. Read all about it here.
 


Piglets YorkMay-Hem – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 5.30pm – adult £5.95, child £6.95

Welly-wanging, crazy clay modelling, hoopla and sheep-shearing demonstrations are just some of the special activities at Piglets this half term (on top of all the usual fun stuff). More information here.


Yorkshire Museum Grayson PerryAll about bears – Yorkshire Museum – 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; £7.50 adult, under 16s free

Lots of teddy-themed fun at the Yorkshire Museum including making your own ceramic teddy bear, bear storytime and teddy bears’ picnic. Dates and times of specific activities vary so check the website or call for more details.


Lego Castle MuseumLego fun – York Castle Museum – 9.30am to 5pm, 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; adults £8.50; under 16s free

Play with Lego and watch Lego jelly bricks being made.
 


Cinema for kids - YorkKids’ Club – City Screen Picturehouse – 10.45am – £3 non-members/£1 members. Membership is £4.

This week’s film is The Lego Movie. It’s bound to be popular, so book in advance and get there early to make sure you can all sit together.
 


NRM - Duchess of HamiltonSunday 1st June

Big Fun with Little Trains – National Railway Museum – 10am to 6pm – Free (small charge for some activities)

Get hands on with play areas, workshops and rides. Family-friendly model railway layouts, big brand toys to play with and rides behind a working steam engine too.


Stockeld ParkSpring Adventure – Stockeld Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 6pm (to 8pm on Saturdays) – Prices vary

Lots of fantastic, spring-themed fun at Stockeld Park this half term. Read all about it here.
 


Piglets YorkMay-Hem – Piglets Adventure Farm Park – 24th May to 1st June, 10am to 5.30pm – adult £5.95, child £6.95

Welly-wanging, crazy clay modelling, hoopla and sheep-shearing demonstrations are just some of the special activities at Piglets this half term (on top of all the usual fun stuff). More information here.


Yorkshire Museum Grayson PerryAll about bears – Yorkshire Museum – 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; £7.50 adult, under 16s free

Lots of teddy-themed fun at the Yorkshire Museum including making your own ceramic teddy bear, bear storytime and teddy bears’ picnic. Dates and times of specific activities vary so check the website or call for more details.


Lego Castle MuseumLego fun – York Castle Museum – 9.30am to 5pm, 24th May to 1st June – Free to YorkCard holders; adults £8.50; under 16s free

Play with Lego and watch Lego jelly bricks being made.
 


 

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