School Holiday Educational Fun For Children in Yorkshire

With the school holidays in full bloom now, it can be hard of things to do each day to get the children away from their screens and out doing something exciting, seeing something fun and learning something new.  

And I don't mean, sitting in the garden watching them kick a football at the fence - not in this ever changing weather anyway! I mean things that will entertain the kids, educate them and having them going to sleep knowing they've had a great day.

So what can you do?

Visit Local Attractions
Now I can't talk about what it's like in your area but here in Yorkshire we have some great attractions so you can fun filled days out with the kids. Places that are not only fun for kids but are educational too and will help your children to learn historical facts, see artefacts and try out some of the attractions in immersive fashion. 

The Royal Armouries in Leeds is a wonderful place for children, and adults alike, to visit. It displays over 8,500 objects throughout its six themed galleries and there is also the outdoor Tiltyard where live shows take place, especially during the school holidays. The Hall of Steel is a vertical wonder and shows the history of weaponry, which can be viewed from each and every floor. It's not all about weapons though, some floors showing armour for humans and animals, self-defence and peace.

We have visited York National Railway Museum a few times and are planning another jaunt there too in a few weeks. They are home to over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects. With the Great Hall housing some of the biggest locomotives and an indoor mini train for children to ride on too. And, if the weather cheers up at all, there is also a steam train which can take you on a small ride on the tracks for a few pound. 

A must visit for train enthusiasts. And during the school holidays, they always put on something for children. Usually this would be around those famous kids train shows and will feature ways for children to play whilst learning a new skill. 

In Bradford, there is the National Media Museum which is home to over 3.5 million items of historical significance of cinematography. The UK's first IMAX theatre is there too, as is the science of light gallery which is a must see and there is a games lounge where you can learn about old games and probably get a little mad trying to outdo each other on the scoreboard. A lovely day out learning about the wonders of television and films.

It's easy to find things to do in Yorkshire as there are so many museums, these three are just the tip of the iceberg, but there is Leeds Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park just to name a few. All great days out, and the perfect way for children to learn about the world around them. 


  1. Haven't been to a museum for years - thanks for the idea