• Handpicked Harrogate


There is plenty to do in Harrogate over the half term period, and here are the top picks for keeping the children busy, educated and entertained.

Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm

Lambing Live from 01 - 03 March. Put on your wellies and come to see adorable lambs being born. Find out more about the farm here.

Lambing Live at Birchfield Ice Cream Farm

Opening 1st February 10.30 – 4pm

Tuesday – Sunday (Closed on Mondays except bank holidays and school holidays)

With spring just around the corner we will be opening up the lambing sheds once again for the ever so popular Lambing Live.

Visit our real working farm and see what life is like at one of the busiest times of the year. If you are lucky enough you may even see a lamb being born.

Help feed the pet lambs at 11 am and 2pm

There will be other new born animals during spring to see too.

The woodland walk and den building area will be open for your little ones to explore.

The café will be open serving Hot & Cold food, drinks and yummy Ice cream (Café opening times 10-5pm)

This is a working farm so put on your wellies and wrap up warm for a fun day at the farm!

The cost is £2.50 per person (under 2’s are free)

Find out more here.

February Fun at RHS Harlow Carr.

Be an Eco Hero at Harlow Carr!

Get your hands dirty with a range of family themed activities, whatever the weather! There will be a garden trail and drop-in family craft workshops. All included free with normal garden admission,

Eco Super Hero Garden Trail 16 Feb - 3 March - Explore the garden with this specially devised trail. Other activities will take place between 23 Feb - 1 March, including

Make your own superhero mask

Plant some sweet pea seeds

Make your own bug house

Make your own wormery and learn about composting

Garden Detectives madcap storytelling sessions

Find out more here.

Harrogate Indoor Funfair

From 25th February – 3rd March The Yorkshire Event Centre will be transformed into an indoor funfair ensuring that whatever the weather it won’t ruin your plans or dampen your spirits!

You can expect to find your favourites again including Dodgems, Waltzers, Cup and Saucer, Mini Miami and an Inflatable Play Centre as well as new rides for you to try including Go Gator, Twister, Frozen Swing and the Ghost Train plus many more as well as prize winning games stalls (extra charges apply) including Hook a Duck and Whack a Minion!

Ride as much as you like for £10 per person.

Find out more here.

Tangled Tales and Far Flung Fables

Presented by the Strange Twig Theatre company

The storytelling event takes place on 01 March and is aimed at children aged 6 - 12 years and takes place at Ripon Library at 1030 am and Knaresborough Library at 2.30pm and costs £1 per child. For more information about children's events at your local library, go here.

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