Things to do with the kids during half term

Activities and things to do with the kids during half term in Yorkshire.

If you are looking for ideas or things to do with the kids during half term, we have the perfect day out for you!   Young and young at heart can experience the thrills at Harrogate’s Indoor Funfair.

The Yorkshire Event Centre is set to host Harrogate’s first ever indoor funfair. Providing family fun throughout the October half term.

Bringing you a range of traditional fairground rides.  The best bit is that it is all under cover!  So there is plenty of fun to be had whatever the weather. Hall 1 will have a range of fairground rides predominantly aimed at younger children, like Cup and Saucers and Helter Skelters but also with dodgems and Waltzers for bigger kids. A great indoor idea when looking for things to do with the kids during half term.

Paul Ashton from the Yorkshire Event Centre said: “We’re really excited about hosting the first indoor funfair for Harrogate in Hall 1 here at YEC. There will be rides to suit all the family, whatever the weather everyone will be able to enjoy great value fun packed rides, and experience all the fun of the fair over the school holidays!”

There’s something for the whole family to participate in.

If you prefer to stay grounded you can enjoy a variety of fun fair stalls.  Try your luck on a selection of traditional prize and game stalls including hook-a-duck and the classic coconut shy.  Please note all these stalls will be priced per go.

YEC is located just outside Harrogate town centre with plenty of free parking. Pay £10 admission for either the morning session (11am – 2pm) or the afternoon session (3pm – 6pm).  Once inside all funfair rides are free.   The perfect opportunity to let the kids have some fun before heading into town or enjoying the local countryside.

John Lowery from Show Organisers, Events and Attractions Limited said. “As a Yorkshire based company we are looking forward to providing Harrogate’s First ever indoor funfair. We hope families come and enjoy as many rides as they want within the 3 hour session.  All indoors away from the muddy fields and cold weather. Plenty of rides for the younger generation from Chair O Planes to a Toy set.  We will even have a large children’s roller coaster!”

The funfair will run from Saturday October 27 to Sunday November 4.  Food and drink is available from our onsite café.  For further information see

Funfair Details

A £10 riding wristband allows you to ride as many rides within the 3 hour session as possible.  Visitor numbers for each session will be limited, advanced tickets can be purchased to guarantee entry.

Rides will include:-

Balloon Ride
Children’s Mini Miami
Children’s Cup and Saucer
Children’s Octopus Ride
Chair O Planes (small and large)
Dodgems (mini and full size)
Formula Children’s Ride
Fun House
Helter Skelter
Jumping Jack Children’s Ride
Roller Coasters
Tiger Inflatable Play Centre

Spectator tickets will be available for £2 which will allow access to the hall but not admission onto any of the rides.  Children under 3 years enter for FREE.  If children under 3 wish to go on any rides they must be accompanied by someone who has purchased a riding wristband. This is a family event and all teenagers must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking access will be available 30mins before each session starts.  Please note, for safety reasons there will be some height/age restrictions on some rides. Plan your visit to the Yorkshire Event Centre.

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