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what’s on in Yorkshire in august 2018?

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August 15, 2018

Kilnwick Percy Resort is Darwin Escapes’ newest holiday destination, surrounded by 180 acres of the jaw-dropping Yorkshire Wolds and home to a Championship Golf Course. The unique two-storey lodge accommodation offers floor to ceiling windows to be able to admire the stunning views of the surrounding magical woodland.

it’s a pockout!

At: Pocklington Football Club Fields, YO42 2NZ
When: 18th August. 12noon – 5pm
Prices: Free

A fantastic free family day out based on ‘It’s A Knockout’ (get what they did there?) Plenty of games, rides and stalls for the whole family to enjoy, there will also be food and beer tents for a fabulous day out! The events are raising funds for a number of local charities, make sure to have a go at the amazing inflatable assault course with your chosen team!

hands-on history: knights & princesses

At: Scarborough Castle, YO11 1RD
When: 21st July – 2nd September. 11am – 5pm
Prices: Adult £6.50 / Child £3.90 / Family £16.90

There will be fabulous Knight and Princess activities to get stuck into everyday. Ride a hobby horse and test your jousting skills at our special course, or opt for a sword class to brush up on your sword play so you’re always ready to defend your castle. Don’t forget to dress up a knight, lord or a lady and feel the weight of the armour that knights of old would have worn back then. You’ll even get to see some fascinating historic artefacts up close and personal!

brick flicks lego

At: Nunnington Hall, YO62 5UY
When: 14th August – 2nd September. 10.30am – 5pm
Prices: Adult £10.75 / Child £5.50 / Family £26.95

Warren Elsmore is a well known artist and his medium is LEGO bricks, come along and marvel at the exhibition at Nunnington Hall where Warren has created some of the most iconic and memorable moments from well-loved movies, including The Matrix, West Side Story, Wayne’s World, Life of Pi and even Mary Poppins! Who doesn’t love LEGO and movies? This exhibition is fun for all the family.

sherlock holmes garden theatre

At: Nunnington Hall, YO62 5UY
When: 18th August. 7.30pm – 10pm
Prices: Adult £16 / Child £10

Enjoy this extraordinary theatre piece from the fabulous Chapterhouse Theatre Company who will be captivating you with a tale of Sherlock Holmes. Dr Watson’s wife has gone missing, and Sherlock must help find her, all while coming face to face with his mortal enemy! A night not to be missed all in the beautiful surroundings of the Nunnington Hall garden.

adventure summer

At: Stockeld Park, LS22 4AN
When: 21st July – 3rd September. 10am – 6pm
Prices: Individual day ticket £14/ Family £52

Back by popular demand! Enjoy the adventure playground at Stockled throughout the summer holidays with activities including the outdoor inflatable zone, farmer foster’s adventure playground, a rural and farmyard themed area complete with hen house and tractor. Have a blast in the Buccaneer Boats and take an electrically powered spin on the lake in the Enchanted Forest. Take a roll around the outdoor rolling rink and follow the trail on the electric scooters. Test your skills on the Go Karts and don’t get lost in the maze! Explore the magical woodland of the Enchanted Forest, filled with mysterious characters and brand new for Summer 2017, the beautiful Tinkerdale fairy village, where the fairies spend their days creating mischief and mess, which fairy house is your favourite?

summer fun

At: Piglet’s Adventure Farm, YO32 9ST
When: 21st July – 3rd September. 10am – 5.30pm
Prices: Adult £8.95 / Child £9.95

Enjoy all that Piglet’s Adventure Farm with lots of summer fun to be had, including foam at the farm parties every day from 4pm! Follow the brand new fairy trail to find the home of the magical fairies who will help you find your destiny, visit Hesta Honeysuckle and Gelina Goldfinch and all their friends! Enjoy a jaw-dropping show from the Magical Hatter with two daily shows until 11th August. Roll up to Fatt Matt’s Circus, with death defying stunts, acrobatics and upside-down juggling, you can watch two shows daily from 12th August until 3rd September. As well as water wars, tractor rides, go karts, a giant sandpit and the Bale Play Baaarn offering brand new activities with a shaded area including Piggy Poo Ice Cream and wood fired pizzas from the York Pizza Co.

slime time

At: The Deep Aquarium, HU1 4DP
When: 21st July – 2nd September. 10am – 6pm
Prices: Adult £13.50 / Child £12.50 / Family £45

Known as one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, The Deep offers daily talks and presentations, daily dive shows where you can watch the beautiful animals being fed in the Lagoon of Light, Amazon Flooded Forest and the Endless Oceans exhibits. Kids love the touch-pool sessions and handling some of the smaller species including starfish, velvet swimmer crabs and sea urchins, and test their skills on the interactive magic floor. See the penguins being hand-fed by the team every day and get creative with The Deep and celebrate Hull Cities Year of Culture. But it’s all about the Slime this summer at The Deep, between 11am and 3pm you can watch the Slime Show and all the little scientists will be able to get stuck in and help with the experiments taking place, and they can even make their own pot of slime to take home!

Book your holiday at The KP Resort and be surrounded by the stunning Yorkshire Wolds, then head out to explore the stunning local area while having family fun days out!

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