What’s On for Kids in Harrogate for WEEK FOUR of the School Holidays

Are you looking to find out what’s on in Harrogate for week four of the school  holidays?  Each week I’ll share what I’ve discovered from places to go, to things to do, where’s holding what and how much it costs! This week it’s WEEK FOUR!

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Whats on in Harrogate for Kids WEEK FOUR: 15th – 21st August

Monday 15th August

Free family crafts in the Courtyard at Harewood House
Available from 11.00am – 3.00pm. Free with normal entrance admission prices.

Tuesday 16th August

Mercer Art Gallery Natural Art Session
Create art from natural materials they’ve collected and bring along some of your own.
£1 from 10am – noon

Story Time at Knaresborough Castle
Join the storytelling trail with Knaresborough Library 2.30 – 4.30pm (Booking in advance required 01609 533610)

Falconry Displays at the Royal Armouries Museum
Be amazed by the speed and elegance of these magnificent birds of prey as swoop overhead and demonstrate the ancient art of falconry. Great photo opportunities with the birds after the show. 12noon and 2.30pm. Adults £5 / Concessions £2.50 / Family £10.

Bird-themed Craft Activities at the Royal Armouries
Drop in sessions 11am – 3pm. £2.50 per person.

Intergalactic Storytelling at RHS Harlow Carr
Join the intergalactic, mad-capped Garden Detectives on a space exploration and enjoy space-themed stories. Normal garden entry applies.

Stir Krazy Kids Summer Workshop Ilkley Grammar School 16-18th August
Their Summer cooking and baking workshops provide an exciting, creative environment for children to learn to make yummy, nutritious food, taste different cuisines and make new friends! At the end of the day, participants can take home what they’ve cooked, along with new knowledge and skills. If you quote SUMMER20 at the checkout you’ll get 20% off your booking price. 9am to 3.30pm £38.00 per child. There is an offer of extended hours 8-5.00pm

Wednesday 17th August

Art and the Castle at Knaresborough Castle
Discover beautiful paintings and drawings inspired by Knaresborough castle then create your own. £3 per child (please book children over 8 can be left unattended) 1-3pm.

Warrior Wednesdays at the Royal Armouries
Meet warriors from history, watch live combat demonstrations and dramatic presentations, plus get your hands on history at special object handling sessions.

Warrior-themed craft activities at the Royal Armouries
Drop in sessions 11am – 3pm. £2.50 per person.

Cosmic Crafts at RHS Harlow Carr
Make a range of ‘rocket science’ accessories for your summer space adventure, from stars, sundials and comets to astronaut helmets and rocket launchers. Normal garden entry applies.

Stop Motion Animation at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library
Book onto a family learning workshop to make and animate a scene inspired by a Roald Dahl book. 10-12.30 and 1.30-4.00pm. Suitable for age 7 years+. The event is free but you need to phone to book a place for this event.

Delumptious Delights Party at Harrogate Library
Grab your gold ticket and join in with a candy floss race and giant sweet tossing! £1 for 7-11 year olds. Please book a place for this event. 2.30 – 3.45pm

Thursday 18th August

Holiday Forest School at Hookstone Woods (18th and 19th August)
This new forest school for children aged 5-11 years  will contain the usual fun mix of games, den-building and crafts, all rounded off with a campfire. From 10am -3pm each day. Tickets are £20 per day and are available from the website: http://www.getoutmorecic.co.uk/events/ For further information contact Ruth McBain: ruth@getoutmorecic.co.uk or 07970 956177.

Free children’s talk at Harewood House
The talk starts at 2pm (free – normal entry tickets applies).

Sports Day at the Royal Armouries
Visit to have a go at ancient Olympic sports – archery, fencing, and martial arts plus don’t miss their dare-devil horse shows.

Birds-of-Prey Flying Displays at RHS Harlow Carr
See the effects of gravity and aerodynamics up close and find out how the study of our feathered friends has influenced flight and space exploration during spectacular birds-of-prey flying displays with ‘Owl Adventures’. Normal garden entry applies.

Giant Bubble Making Workshop at Knaresborough Market Place

At 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Friday 19th August

Free family crafts in the Courtyard at Harewood House
From 11.00am – 3.00pm – normal ticket entry applies

Cosmic Crafts at RHS Harlow Carr
Make a range of ‘rocket science’ accessories for your summer space adventure, from stars, sundials and comets to astronaut helmets and rocket launchers. Normal garden entry applies.

Friday 19- Sunday 21 August

Ripley Castle Foodies Festival

Feast in the Street Food Avenue; learn to bake in the Cake and Bake Theatre; enjoy afternoon tea in the Vintage Tea Tent; taste wine, champagne and craft beer in the Drinks Theatre; buy from local producers in the Artisan Market; kids enjoy the Childrens Cookery Theatre; live music on the Unsigned Music Awards Stage; enter the Chilli Eating Competition; refreshing cocktails from the Bar Bus, Pimms Teapot & Appleton Estate Rum Bus and have a fun day out in the Deco Noir VIP experience. Between £10 – £14 per ticket.

Saturday 20th August

Henshaw’s Fairytale Day 

A day of enchantment and fairy tale as Freyja the fairy joins with Henshaws once again, storytelling , arts and crafts, colorful fairy tale characters including Meet the mermaid, goblin, pirates, fairies, fire show, circus workshops, treasure hunts, songs and games together with a marketplace selling magical themed merchandise. 11am – 4pm. Tickets £5 per child. Booking in advance.

Sunday 21st August. 

Knaresborough Castle Discount entry day for Knaresborough’s Feva Festival
Enjoy the Castle, Sallyport and Museum for only £2 adults and £1 children to celebrate Knaresborough’s Feva Festival.

Hang in there Mamas, officially half way through!! Whoop! Hope you have nice plans for the week! Only three weeks to go, and only two at the end of this one!!

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