October half term will look a little different this year but there's still plenty of fun to be had in Yorkshire.
Experience art in the dark. Over two incredible nights in October some of Leeds' most recognisable indoor and outdoor spaces are transformed by spectacular artworks and captivating performances by local, national and international artists. Light Night invites people to see the city in a new light and discover free arts events across Leeds city centre. From large-scale light projections and interactive installations, to music, dance and street performances.
Throw all the leaves in the air like you just don't care – because it's the half-term holidays in North Yorkshire. There's plenty of adventure to be had at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal with a family trail and heritage crafts.
This October the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be holding a Virtual Dark Skies Week from 23 October to 1 November as a taster for their Dark Skies Festival in February (12 to 28 February). They will be co-hosting a variety of online events in partnership with the North York Moors National Park and Go Stargazing, led by astronomers and aimed at anyone with an interest in the night sky!
Museums across Yorkshire are working with Walker Books to celebrate the release of the new Where’s Wally? book, Double Trouble at the Museum, and encourage families to visit their local museum during the October half term. Families can join in the search for Wally at 50 museums across the UK. Each museum will host its own search for Wally between 12 October to 3 November. Can you find Wally hidden amongst their amazing artefacts and exciting exhibitions? Families will also have the chance to enter a grand prize draw competition to win an Art Fund Family Membership and a bundle of Where’s Wally? goodies.
The Bradford Science Festival is a week of surprising science and fascinating fun at the National Science and Media Museum and online. To help keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing, this year’s festival will have a different format to previous years’ events. As well as shows and activities at the museum, we’ll also be offering online resources, radio shows, and fun things people can do at home.
Discover the joy of small things at Leeds City Museum this half term. There will be a scavenger hunt to spot the teeny, tiny things around the big museum. Collect a craft activity from the museum shop that can be taken home to enjoy. Tune in to the Leeds City Museum Facebook page to take part in some fun online craft activities throughout the week.