Events near you: Yorkshire and the Humber

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground’s Festival of Play 2019

Date/Time:  07/08/2019 12.30pm -3.30pm
Venue: Pitsmoor Adventure Playground’, The corner of Melrose Road and Burngreave Street, Sheffield S3 9DN
Contact: Patrick Meleady
Open to the public: Yes

Arts and crafts, loose parts, traditional games and open acces play activities

Meadowhall Playday in association with Timberplay and Bakehouse

Date/Time:  07/08/2019 10:30am-3:30pm
Venue: Meadowhall playground (outside of the Oasis food court) Meadowhall Way, Sheffield S9 1EP
Contact: Abbey Kirwin
Open to the public: Yes

In praise of pollinators with Lordy Bird and Polly Nator. Our ecosystems are very precious and are sustained by millions of hardworking pollinators. To celebrate the launch week of our new playground on playday, Lordy Bird and Polly Nator will bring a hive of activity to the playground. Our pollination play will explain how the food we eat makes it from farm to fork, with the help of some little heroes. A bug hunt trail around the playground will help children discover the new space and understand the wide range of creatures that play an important part in the process! Along with this Timberplay will be offering activities to work with nature including oragami making to sail boats in water streams, natural wand making, vegetable sculpturing and wooden animal making.

Riverside View Play Area, Norton – Free play and arts event

Date/Time:  05/08/2019 10.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Riverside View, Norton, Malton YO17 9RB
Contact: Ryedale District Council
Open to the public: Yes


Celebrate the refurbishment of Riverside View Play Area with a free play and arts event.

All materials supplied

Take a holiday back in time

Date/Time:  07/08/2019 11am
Venue: North Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Rd, Scunthorpe DN15 7BD
Contact: Rebecca Reed
Open to the public: Yes

We are holding a seaside themed event with sand and water play.
There will be beach themed crafts available for the children to take part in.

JU:MP Play Day

Date/Time:  07/08/2019 12-3
Venue: Peel Park, Cliffe Road, Bradford BD3 0LT
Contact: Caroline Swain
Open to the public: Yes

Out Door Adventurous Play and Cricket

The Big Swing, New Play Structure Launch

Date/Time:  07/08/2019 12pm - 5pm
Venue: The Big Swing adventure playground, 452 Harrogate Road, Eccelshill Bradford BD10 0EU
Contact: Janet Jewitt
Open to the public: Yes

Open access play day event at the Big Swing Adventure Playground, open from 12pm the 7th August, we intend to launch our new play structure. All welcome from 5 years

Yelena Popova: Townlets

Date/Time:  01/01/1970 11:00 - 15:00
Venue: The Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield, WF1 1DS
Contact: Lucy Norton
Open to the public: Yes

Sculpture and Play.

Yelena’s work is inspired by nuclear history. Yelena was born in the USSR in a closed town where the first soviet nuclear reactor produced plutonium necessary for the realisation of the soviet atomic bombs. During her residency at The Art House, Wakefield in May 2018 her practice took a participatory turn. Inspired by the story of Klaus Fuchs, a ‘nuclear spy’ imprisoned in Wakefield, she developed a new game, ‘Townlets’ . The game combines a split image of a plutonium atom and the traditional Russian game of Gorodki.

Visitors are encouraged to play and arrange elements into balancing ‘figures’ and to knock them down with the plucks sliding on the floor. Through this balancing game, Popova questions the competetive nature of politics and sport, also strives to suggest more collaborative approaches to playing.

This game has also recently been taken to swimming pools across the Wakefield District to become a floating sculpture set for a propositional sycronised swimming performance entitled Her Name is Prometheus.


Date/Time:  07/08/2019 12noon until 4pm
Venue: Ladyhill Park Allerton BD157PU
Contact: David Morrison
Open to the public: Yes

Popup play day

Thinking Spaces in Artspace

Date/Time:  07/08/2019 11am - 4pm
Venue: Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA
Contact: Sheel Douglas
Open to the public: Yes

Den man Chris Harman invites families to take over Artspace to make shelters from washing line, sheets and pegs inspired by Yorkshire Sculpture Festival artist Joanna Piotrowska

Eureka! and Calderdale Play Development Service Playday 2019

Date/Time:  07/08/2019 11am - 3pm
Venue: Eureka! The National Children's Museum, Discovery Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2NE
Contact: Jenny Goodall
Open to the public: Yes

Join Calderdale Play Development Service and Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Eureka’s grounds on Wednesday 7th August for a host of free activities for all the family.
Take part in den building, go karting, hat making and an assault course to name a few!

The day runs from 11am – 3pm.

Admission to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum still applies.