What’s On in Harrogate for Kids on WEEK FIVE of the Summer Holidays

Are you looking to find out what’s on in Harrogate for the Summer holidays for kids?  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 FIVE!

Week five

Whats on in Harrogate for Kids WEEK FIVE: 22nd to 28th August

Monday 22nd August

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


Tuesday 23rd August

Mercer Art Gallery  Collage Landscapes
Create a collage landscape in the style of landscape designer Capability Brown.

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 Harrogate Ladies College 23-25th 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. £38.00 per child from 9am to 3.30pm, there is an offer of extended hours 8-5.00pm. If you quote SUMMER20 at the checkout you’ll get 20% off your booking price.

Big Friendly Storytime at Starbeck Library

Stories and activities (make a beard or a fabulous door hanger inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories). Suitable for 5-11 year olds, £1 charge per person, please book in advance.


Wednesday 24th August

Storytime Trail from the library to the Royal Pump Room Museum

Stories in Valley Gardens to finish. Free, booking is required. 5-11 yrs, 2.30-4pm

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 25th August

Royal Pump Rooms Museum Ancient Egyptian Fun
Discover Egyptian objects and have a go at mummification with a mummy doll. Just drop in. Usual admission fee applies (children £2.35, Adults £4 – family ticket, two adults and three children £11.50) 12-4pm

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.


Friday 26th 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 26th  – Monday 29th August 

StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival in the Valley Gardens

The fun starts at Noon and continues until 10.30pm every day.
Some of the UK’s best Street Food traders, Street Performers, Music, Children’s Activities, a Vintage & Artisan Marketplace plus a Fine Dining and Craft Beer TeePee village. Visit their Water Spa, arriving from Holland, boogie with the Bagdhaddies, hug our Human Hedges, get creative with Splat O Matic, drink tea with The Tea Ladies or simply eat, drink and kick back in our Vintage Deckchairs.

It’s the final countdown! Hang in there Mamas only two weeks to go! The finishing line is in sight! Gin at the ready!

Lucy xx

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