Sunday, 29 May 2011

A week off with the little angels ..... (demons?)

A week to fill - panic not- there is lots to do.

Clifford's Tower in York there is a Tudor Trail, just for the children. Hunt around and see if you can find all of Henry VIII six wives, hopefully complete with all their heads. It's on all week (28 May - 5 June) from 10am to 6pm. Then a spot of retail therapy for the grown ups.

On the North side of York there is a fantastic children's play park, Creepy Crawlies has the usual indoor ball pits and stuff but also a great outside bit with more play areas, some animals and go karts, perfect if the weather is unreliable and does a yummy hot chocolate.

Half Term Fun with Horrid Henry! Tuesday 31st May at 10am at Simply Books in Pocklington.
Come along and listen to stories about Horrid Henry.
Make your own drum to really annoy your parents with!
Make a door hanger to keep out annoying brothers or sisters or parents.
Eat enough sweets and biscuits to make you SICK!
Then take home a Horrid Henry book to read when you don’t feel like talking to ANYONE!
£5 per child. Booking essential!

The Hull Museums have come up with some different events....

Wednesday 1st June there are two potentially interesting events for the kids - "Cool Cave Painting" 11am-1pm at Hull and East Riding Museum and "Tailor Your Own Trash" 12 noon - 2pm at Wilberforce. Both should give them chance to show off their creative talents.

Thursday 2nd June  1-3pm- For those that are planning on being the next Alan Sugar at Hands on History Museum there is "Bank on it!" where you can design your own money.

For the artists at Hull History Centre there is session  on Friday 12-2pm where you can create your own Victoria style self portrait.

The seaside has to be visited at least once every holiday. Fish and chips at the harbour and a boat trip, make a great day out. At Bridlington the Pirates ship is perfect as you can even buy pirate flags to wave on the trip.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Bank Holiday Fun in East Yorkshire

Bank Holiday Weekends.....
You either think that they are three fantastic days off or nightmare with an extra day to entertain the kids. If you are the latter then this Bank Holiday is also the start of the May Half term!

This weekend why not visit the Wetwang Scarecrow Festival which never disapppoints with some amazing scarecrows. But best still are the really reasonably priced tea and cakes in the village hall. Hmmm Yummy.

If you're up early on Sunday, why not see if you can pick up a bargain at North Cave car boot sale. 

Sunday also marks Giant Bradley Day in Market Weighton, a celebration of the life of William Bradley, born in 1787 who, at 7ft 9ins is Britain's tallest ever man. There is varied live music, a traditional Punch and Judy, clowns and numerous other activities on throughout the day.

A Bank Holiday weekend isn't the same without a trip to the seaside. Instead of the usual trip to Bridlington, how about Withernsea and on the way pop into Fort Paull and see the Home Front Weekend which is taking a look at the Blitz and the role of the Land Girls in the war.

For more details check out the Calender of Events page.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Puffins and Flowers

Now there has been a bit of rain, it seems to be time to try to beat the neighbours with fantastic displays of hanging baskets and pots, rather than face the packed garden centres, Leven Allotment Association is holding a sale of summer pots and hanging baskets 10.30am - 2pm in the Hare and Hounds car park in Leven.

To see how it should be done Linden House in Cottingham (sat and sun) and Beacon Garth in Hessle (sun only) are part of the RGS Open Gardens Scheme with yummy home made teas at both of them.

For something other than plants, how about a Puffin Patrol at RSPB site at Bempton Cliffs, booking is advised they are running patrols both Saturday and Sunday and most weekends up to mid July. To book check the website or phone the Visitor Centre on 01262 851179.
Whatever you decide, have a great weekend.
More events in and around East Yorkshire next week.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Red Faces, Culture and Trees

If seeing lots of middle aged runners take to the streets in Beverley made you feel pleased you weren't insane enough to join them, there is the chance to feel smug again, this time in Hull. The Jane Tomlinson's 10k will take place on Sunday 15th May at 9AM setting off from the Guildhall.

If you have seen enough panting red faces then try something different on Saturday 14th May at Beverley Minster where Black Dyke Band is playing a charity concert to raise money for Help for Heroes, Dove House, Marie Curie and Jacobs Well.

If you want to improve your knowledge of the 'world outside' then try the Tree Identification Event at Humber Country Park at 10AM on Saturday 14th May. The Humber Country Park is well worth a visit just to see the hidden art works.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Need something to do?

Need some ideas for something to do this weekend?

If your idea of something fun is looking at lots of middle aged people trying to see how fit they are, then come to Beverley and watch the Beverley 10k. The race starts at Beverley Minster at 11.15am and a fun run earlier at 10.15. In the Saturday Market there will be the Beverley Brass Band and RockHouse will be playing in the Wednesday Market, to try to entertain the weary runners and spectators.

If you fancy something more historical then at the Yorkshire Farming Museum is a Bushcraft and Woodland Craft Skills, where they will show you how your great great great great great great grandad lived off the land without all the advantages of chainsaws and tractors.

Lets just hope the weather holds.