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Our Mega What's On Guide for May Half Term


Cragside National Trust
Cragside

We are almost into May half term, so we have put together an extensive half term what's on guide. I have gone with half term dates covering 25th May - 2nd June


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Please make sure you check full details for an event, things change so it is best that you do this on the day of your visit!


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Beamish Museum

AD | Timeless Toys 25th May - 2nd June

Try your hand at Georgian games, experience an Edwardian childhood, learn circus skills and play with traditional toys. Plus, the museum will have a fantastic display of toys through time that is sure to bring back memories for visitors of all ages.

From domestic toys of the 1900s and blow football to ET and Astro Invader, will you spot your favourite childhood toy?

Timeless Toys is included in admission and is free for Beamish Unlimited Pass holders and Friends of Beamish members, pay once and visit free for a year!

You can also enjoy:

Skiffle session & Uke club 26th May

Eastern European Car Show - 26th May

Easington colliery band - 27th May

Dunston Silver Band - 2nd June




Ryedale Folk Museum

AD| Half Term Fun

There's lots to see and do at Ryedale Folk museum this Half term including:

*Hobtastic Trail - Join Ryedale for a hobtastic new trail to discover their hiding places! Perfect for all the family. Count the hobs, collect a little prize from reception and enter the prize draw for the season. The number will change each week and you can enter the prize draw again.

*Believe it or not exhibition - A fascinating look at magic and witchcraft with some really interesting items to look at.

*Outdoor games

*Feed the Pigs and Chickens

*Celebrating 60 years exhibition

Re enactment camp 25th-26th May

There's even a kids activity trail around the village created by the museum





7 Stories

Elmer Storytime - 25th May

Happy Birthday Elmer Crafts

Captain Hook needs a hand - 26th-2nd

Plank Walking Pirates - 26th

Pirates & Mermaids Storytime 26th-2nd

Create your own magic Mermaid 26th

Pirates & Mermaids afternoon tea 31st




WWT Washington

Guide in the hide - 27th & 1st

Children's art workshop 25th

Pond Dipping 26th & 31st

Wild Walk Bees & Bats 27th

Mini Beast Hunt 28th

Storytime 29th

Natural Painting 30th

Make clay faces & Animals 1st

Wild Walk Bird Calls 2nd

Decorate a Cookie 2nd




Durham Wildlife Trust

Seashore Nature illustration - Rainton Meadows 25th

Wildlife Watch Low Barnes & Rainton Meadows 26th

Wild Yoga - Rainton Meadows 28th

Wild Wanderers Holiday club Rainton Meadows 30th


Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Wonderful Worms family activity 28th Northumberlandia

Family conservation crafts - Bird Box 30th Hauxley Nature reserve


North Yorkshire Moors Railway

PAY ONCE for the year at £49.50 for 16+ each with kids going free. You can also explore the loco sheds and try out the brand new station stories app INFO


Half term with English Heritage INFO

Kids Rule 25th May - 2nd June

Tynemouth Priory

Belsay

Chester's Roman Fort

Warkworth castle

Birdoswald

Scarborough castle

Whitby abbey - Dracula

Other English Heritage Events this Half term include

Evening Garden Tour - Belsay - 30th May

Medieval Meet at Barnard Castle - 25th - 27th May




Ripon Museums

Half Term fun at The Workhouse Museum - 25th - 2nd

Baking at The Workhouse - 28th -30th

May Ghost Walk 30th Meet at Market Square


Hancock Museum

The Secret life of nature- crafts 28th, 29th, 30th

Meet a curator - 29th

Listen to under water sounds 29th

Pond dipping 29th


Hexham Old Gaol

Mini Museums Activity Trollies 29th (running until November)

Scratch art 25th 2nd




Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Young Curators Collection Find - 21st My - 1st June

Aurora The polar bears Adventure 21st May - 1st June

Wildlife Spotters 21st May - 1st June

Wildlife photography of the year Until 1st June

Root Notes - until 2nd September

Family Wellbeing day 25th May

Community Garden - Kids Heritage Trail - 25th May

Creature Collections - 28th May

Community Garden Food is fun - 29th May

Bears museum Adventure - History Heroes 29th May

Garden Mania - 31st May





Bowlees Visitors Centre

Info

North Pennine Nature Fest:

Adder-ation 26th May

River Dipping - 28th May

Outdoor Toddlers - 28th May (Harehope Quarry )

Bee Walk - 29th May

Outdoor Toddlers - 30th May

Nature Camp - 31st May - 2nd June


Events running throughout Half term 25th May - 2nd June

Kids Fun Zone - Ridley Park

Deadly Seas - Tynemouth Aquarium ( ends on the 1st June)

Pirate Take over - Lightwater Valley

Enchanted Trail - Thorp Perrow

Dino Week - Adventure Valley

H2O Heroes - The Deep

Kids go wild at Williams Den

Half term fun at Eden Camp

Mayhem Circus at Piglets Farm

Discovery Days - Stump Cross Caverns

Queen Bee at Woldies

Spring Spectacular - Sewerby Hall

Around the world in 80 days - Lotherton Hall

Wildflowers & Pollinators trail - Nostell

Spring adventures - Stockeld park

Big wild playout - Skelton grange

Half Term at Murton Park - Princess & Knights theme

Peter Pan & The Lost Boys - Mother Shipton's

The witches Hex at The Hole in Wand - York

RHS Family Garden Fest - Harlow Carr

Feathered Friends Half Term Trail - Beningbrough

Daily Glass demos - National Glass Centre

Farmyard Fun Trail - Plotters Forest

Mini Mindfulness trail - Raby Castle deer park

May HT at Locomotion

May HT at York Cathedral

Runic Codebreakers 25th - 2nd - Berwick Museum


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National Trust

Wallington -

Insect Trail - 25th-2nd

Incredible insects in the house 25th-2nd

Duck Race - 27th

Storytelling & Crafts 29th


Gibside

Festival of blossom - 25th-2nd

Moth & Bat Trail 25th - 2nd

Meet the beekeepers 1st


Ormesby Hall

Musical Mayhem 25th-2nd

Pond Dipping 25th, 27th, 29th, 31st


Other National Trust Events running throughout Half Term

Park Play 25th & 1st Souter Lighthouse

Feathered Friends trail - Beningbrough Hall

Washington Old Hall - Fact, Fiction & Folklore 25th-2nd

Spring Crafts - Fountains Abbey 25th-2nd

Herbal Histories - Nostell 25th-2nd

Pond Dipping - Brimham Rocks 31st

Fun at the Fete - Nunnington Hall 25th-2nd




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Saturday 25th May

Free Learn to row session - Sunderland Rowing Club

Sunniside Market Sunderland

Tales from the trail - York Castle museum

Steam Days - Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Small & Mighty Family Art & Craft session - Arts centre Washington

Ushaw Car Show

Celebrating Durham Pride at Oriental Museum

New Hall Opening event - Locomotion

Opening Celebration - Upper walled garden Auckland Castle

Durham Pride

Children's Face Painting at Wynyard Garden

Wandering words trail - Pontefract Castle

Station Safari Activity trail - Richmond

Viking Re enactment - Bamburgh Castle

Dino & Dragon Weekend - Whitehouse Farm

Dino & Transformer invasion - Blyth Beach

Whitley Bay Carnival

Rome Transformed - Hancock Museum

York Fossil Fest

Family Activities at Locomotion

Bear Trail - Darlington Town centre

Family Festival ARC Stockton

Bank Holiday Family Fun - River walk Durham

Planet circus OMG - Sunderland training farm




Sunday 26th May

Science museum live on stage - Middlesbrough town hall

Bear Trail - Darlington Town Centre

Family Activities - Locomotion

Bank Holiday Family Fun - River walk Durham

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Planet circus OMG - Sunderland Training Farm

Whitley Bay Castle

Dino & Transformer invasion - Blyth Beach

Dino & Dragon Weekend - Whitehouse Farm

Viking re enactment - Bamburgh Castle

Durham Pride

New hall opening event - Locomotion

Eastern European Car show - Beamish

New Marske Car Show - Sports club

Kids club - Lorcana - Geek Retreat Sunderland

Steam days - Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Living History - Civil War Re Enactment at Bolton Castle





Monday 27th May

Exercise & Play for Toddlers - Ryhope Community Centre (Under 5s)

Steam Days - Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Roman Army Day - Binchester Roman Fort

Nostalgia day - Durham City

New Hall opening event - Locomotion

Wizard Walk of York

Whitsun - NYMR

Teddy Bears Picnic - Stephenson Railway

Mosaic Making - Segedunum

Wallington Duck Race Viking re enactments - Bamburgh Castle

Dino & Dragon Weekend - Whitehouse Farm

Dino & Transformers Invasion - Blyth Beach

Planet Circus OMG - Sunderland Training Farm

Family Activities Locomotion

Spring Adventure Stockeld Park

Wildflowers & Pollinators trail - Nostell

Living History - Civil War Re Enactment at Bolton Castle




Tuesday 28th May

Tractors and Digger Day - Darlington Market Square

Forest Club Hardwick Park

Build a Bridge - Discovery Museum

Wallington Duck Race

Hoedown - Whistle stop Valley

Whitsun - NYMR

Creative Coliseum - St peter's School - York

Play with Prints - Ushaw

Creative You Junior - Arts centre Washington

Science Museum The Fire Station Sunderland

Spring Adventure Stockeld Park

Wildflowers & Pollinators trail - Nostell

Queen Bees - Woldies




Wednesday 29th May

Little monkeys cookery club - Blackfriars Restaurant

Art Club for ages 11-16 Laing Art Gallery

Build a City - A Lego build. Discovery Museum

Tales from the trail - York Castle Museum

Ceramic Coaster Painting National Glass Centre

Creative You Junior - Arts centre Washington

Play with Prints - Ushaw

Crafty Romans - Seed Bomb Making - Arbeia ( Free)

Unicorns & Dragons - Warton Park

Stone-age family craft session - Land Of Iron

Build a city Lego - Discovery Museum

Planet Circus - Hartlepool

Birds of Prey at Woodhorn Museum

Build day - Baltic

High & Mighty Crafts - Oriental Museum Durham

Dino Fun Day - Boston Park

Whitsun - NYMR

Hoedown - Whitslestop Valley

Peace Doves - Durham Cathedral

The Gruffalos Birthday Trail - Hamsterley Forest

Deadly Seas - Tynemouth Aquarium

Spring Adventure Stockeld Park

Wildflowers & Pollinators trail - Nostell

Queen Bees - Woldies




Thursday 30th May

Glass Painting Pets - National Glass Centre

Creative You Junior - Arts centre Washington

Peace Dove - Durham Cathedral

Creative Coliseum - St Peters School York

Hoedown - Whistlestop Valley

Wizard walk of York

Whitsun - NYMR

Planet Circus Hartlepool

Trainmaster - Discovery Museum

Deadly Seas - Tynemouth Aquarium

Spring adventure - Stockeld Park

Queen Bees - Woldies

Half Term Fun - Eden Camp

May Half Term - Locomotion




Friday 31st May

Curious takeover - Kirkleatham Museum

Deadly Seas - Tynemouth Aquarium

Superhero day - Hull

Wizard Walk of York

Hoedown - Whistlestop Valley

Spring Adventure Stockeld Park

Wildflowers & Pollinators trail - Nostell

Queen Bees - Woldies

Half Term Fun - Eden Camp

Creative Coliseum - St Peters School York

Creative Kitchen - Hey Tiger Lanchester

Peace Doves Durham Cathedral

May Half Term - Locomotion

Mythical Beasts - Oriental Museum

Daily Glass Demos - National Glass Centre

Fused Glass Fish - National Glass Centre

The Witches Hex at The hole in Wand - York

Kids Dig York - Willow House

Half Term Movie Night - Beacon Of Light




Saturday 1st June

It's the start of 30 days wild with The Wildlife Trust

Gosforth Wild Web Bioblitz - Gosforth Nature Reserve

Family Picnic day - Backhouse Park

York Pride

Kids Day York - Willow House

Mother Shiptons - Peter Pan & The Lost Boys

Tales from the trail - York Castle Museum

Craft Fair - National Glass Centre

Perfect Perfume - Oriental Museum Durham

Peace Doves - Durham Cathedral

Sacriston Party In the park

Half Term Fun - Eden Camp

Discovery Days - Stump Cross Caverns

Queen Bee - Woldies

Spring Spectacular - Sewerby Hall

Around the world in 80s Days - Lotherton

Wizard walk of York

Whitsun NYMR

Deadly Seas - Tynemouth Aquarium

Planet Circus - Hartlepool

Emergency services day - Darlington Market Square





Sunday 2nd June

Peace Doves - Durham Cathedral Sacriston Party In the park

Half Term Fun - Eden Camp

Discovery Days - Stump Cross Caverns

Queen Bee - Woldies

Spring Spectacular - Sewerby Hall

Around the world in 80s Days - Lotherton

Wizard walk of York

Whitsun NYMR

Deadly Seas - Tynemouth Aquarium

Planet Circus - Hartlepool

Emergency services day - Darlington Market Square

Enchanted trail Thorp Perrow

Dino week Adventure Valley

Planet Circus - Hartlepool





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