Summer Newsletter 2016 - Yorkshire & North East

Written by: Elmtree Press

Welcome to the Summer edition of our newsletter, now we are getting geared up for the Summer holidays why not take a look at what's to do over the break with your family and beyond into the Autumn term for schools.

Also remember that if you are thinking of your annual school trip for next year now is a great time to contact us so we can put together a bespoke school trip to your requirements to take the pressure off. Quality accommodation gets booked up well in advance so it's worth taking the time to think about 2017, see our tailor made school trips page for some inspiration or fill out the enquiry form for a quote.

The great British summer is here and whatever the weather, adventure doesn’t stop. Grab your Tribe and come on down to your local forest for some fun at Go Ape. Go Ape is an excellent wet weather activity, and a little bit of rain only makes the course muddier and that extra bit more fun ... read more

Scout Activity Centres have over 100 years’ experience delivering challenge, adventure and fun to young people and welcome thousands of Primary and Secondary school pupils to their network of nine centres across the UK every year ... read more


On Saturday 2nd July Flamingo Land launched the brand new attraction 'The Pirates of Zanzibar’, an amazing live performance show.  The show tells tales of their swashbuckling Tanzanian pirates’ adventures, and features acrobatic sword-fighting action and plenty of special effects.  This will interact around guests in the Metropolis area three times across the day ... read more

Dive into SEA LIFE Scarborough this summer and learn all about blue tangs and clownfish like Dory and Nemo. Join us on an interactive trail where you’ll discover facts about the real life versions of your favourite Disney•Pixar Finding Dory characters ... read more

Over the summer holidays the Skipton Castle is transported back in time with most weekends hosting a medieval re-enactment ... read more

BAFTA nominated Andy Day brings his love of dinosaurs and music to the stage, in an energetic, interactive live show at Lightwater Valley Theme Park. Dance, sing along and join in for over 20 minutes of pure energetic music and madness with Andy's Dino Raps. Oh and mums and dads that means you too! ... read more

Whether you have a budding scientist at home, or you just want to tear the kids away from the sofa, Thackray Medical Museum have lots of fun activities to get involved in ... read more

Let your pupils climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train on one of the earliest and most historic lines in the UK, North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s amazing scenery at this must-see visitor attraction. We will take your pupils on a journey you can’t even imagine! ... read more

Sneaton Castle Centre continues to offer small bursaries to schools that are coming to the Centre for a residential visit. The bursaries are to enable children join their school trip who would otherwise find it difficult without some financial help ... read more

Rain or shine this summer, The Deep have got a fun packed day out for all the family! They're taking the fun outside too so test your skills against their guides with giant seaside games including snakes and ladders and 4 in a row ... read more

Ingleton Waterfall Trail are holding a photographic competition with an adult and junior category ... read more

North East England

Calling all nature explorers – your passport is ready and your summer adventure is waiting at WWT Washington Wetland Centre. Pick up a free Nature Explorers Passport at admissions during the school summer holidays and complete the challenges to receive a special gold sticker and become a Super Nature Explorer! ... read more

Visitors to Durham Cathedral are in for a treat this summer, as the Cathedral unveils its new world-class exhibition experience Open Treasure ... read more

Every day of the summer holidays there are family activities at Gibside to keep the kids amused. Even better, there’s a different theme each week so we’ve put together a handy planner so you know what’s happening, when ... read more

Beamish Museum is a multi-award winning living museum where the past of the North East of England is brought to life. If you are looking for a place to inspire learning and discovery from early years to university students, it is a great place to come ... read more