Top 5 Summer Activities

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Struggling with ideas for things to do with your foster children this summer holiday? Struggle no further – we’ve got you covered. Here at Unity we’ve narrowed down the hotspots of Yorkshire this summer, which are fun for the whole family! If you want some more ideas, take a look at the in depth list posted on the ‘Welcome to Yorkshire’ website.

1. Eureka!

About:  Eureka! is a unique place for families and groups to visit, where children aged 0 to 11 are inspired to learn all about themselves and the world around them by playing, imagining, experimenting and – above all – having fun, with the caring grown-ups in their lives.’

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire


  • Aged 0-11 months: Free!
  • Aged 1-2 years: £5.25
  • Children aged 3+: £12.95
  • Grown-ups: £12.95

You can book your tickets here. 

2. The Deep 

About: ‘The Deep tells the amazing story of the world’s oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations making it a fun-filled family day out for all ages. See sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and more at this fantastic aquarium.’

Location: Hull, East Yorkshire


Type of ticket Buy online Buy on the day
Adult £10.80 £12.00
Child (aged 3 to 15) £9.00 £10.00
Children under 3 FREE FREE
Student (in full time education, valid NUS, University card or proof of age is required for school and Sixth form students) £9.90 £11.00
Senior (60+) £9.90 £11.00
Family of 4 (maximum 2 adults) £35.55 £39.50
Family of 5 (maximum 2 adults) £42.75 £47.50

You can book your tickets here.

3.  York Maze

About: ‘Created from over one million living, growing maize plants, York Maze is not just the largest maze in the UK it’s an award winning fun filled, day out in the country. With over 20 different rides, attractions and shows to enjoy York Maze offers an amazing fun-filled full family day out.’

Location:  York, North Yorkshire


The column on the far right shows the price of tickets if you pay online, and the middle column shows prices of on-the-gate tickets.

Adult £14.50 £13.50
Senior £14.00 £13.00
Child (3 to 15) £13.50 £12.50
Family of 4 – 2 Adults & 2 Children
or 1 Adult & 3 Children
£54.00 £49.00
Family of 5 – 2 Adults & 3 Children
or 1 Adult & 4 Children
£66.50 £61.50
Family of 6 – 2 Adults & 4 Children
or 1 Adult & 5 Children
£79.00 £74.00
Under 3 FREE
Disabled** Half Price  Half Price
Groups of 10-29 £1 off the Gate Price  n/a

You can book online here.

4. Yorkshire Sculpture Park

About: ‘The only one of its kind, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. Explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, enjoy fascinating exhibitions throughout four stunning galleries, be inspired by the natural beauty of an historic estate, and get involved in a dynamic line up of events and activities.’

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Price: Entry is free but there is a cost for car parking.

5. National Media Museum 

About: ‘Looking for something to keep your family inspired and entertained during weekends and school holidays? Choose from our activities and events, or wander through seven floors of free galleries exploring photography, film, television, gaming and the world wide web – you’ll find something to interest everyone.’

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Price: Entry is free for all!

Have a great summer!

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