Summer In Yorkshire 2018

Lightwater Valley

Water Ln | North Stainley | Ripon | HG4 3HT

Welcome to Lightwater Valley – the ultimate family adventure.

With thirty five rides and attractions; from high-octane roller coasters and spinners for adrenaline junkies, to a variety of water rides for little adventurers looking to make a big splash and a number of gentler amusements for aspiring thrill-seekers and guests looking for the collective buzz of family fun. Whatever gets your adrenaline pumping, Lightwater Valley has something for everyone.

Hurtle through the deep, dark forest aboard The Ultimate – Lightwater Valley’s signature ride and Europe’s longest coaster – and experience a perfect cocktail of speed, cornering and airtime, or hold on for dear life as the Eagle’s Claw soars into the sky with you firmly within its grasp. Take the plunge into the churning waters of the Wild River Rapids, or experience an altogether more pleasant sinking sensation and swap your Eagles for Pterosaurs on the Jurassic Adventure Golf Course. Young adventurers, meanwhile, are welcome to enjoy our gentler introduction to the thrilling speed of a rollercoaster on The Ladybird, or by taking a spin with some of nature’s noblest creatures on board Noah’s Ark.

When the day’s fun and excitement is over, guests can expect a warm welcome at the Days Inn Wetherby. We have teamed up with Lightwater Valley once again to offer you some amazing packages for 2018, allowing you and your tired adventurers to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep, either after an action-packed day out for the whole family, or before the adventure begins!

The Royal Armouries, Leeds

Armouries Drive | Leeds | LS10 1LT

Welcome to the Royal Armouries in Leeds, the largest collection of arms and armour in the country. Featuring thousands of items from across the globe, the Royal Armouries’s vast collection is contained in a series of themed galleries including; the War Gallery, the Tournament Gallery, the Oriental Gallery, the Hunting Gallery and the Self-Defence Gallery.

The galleries play host to a series of fixating daily talks, affording guests the opportunity to learn more about the variety of objects on display. In addition, guests can visit the Tiltyard and witness live shows of military and sporting skill-at-arms, in a multitude of disciplines including jousting, fencing and archery. Any aspiring sharp-shooters among you are also welcome to test your accuracy on our crossbow range.

There’s something for everyone at the Royal Armouries, so join us and discover Britain’s armoured history in the present day.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

13th June – 7th July
Leeds Grand Theatre| 46 New Briggate | Leeds, LS1 6NZ

It’s not easy being green …

Join us this Summer as Stephen Schwartz’s record-breaking musical extravaganza lights up the stage at the Grand Theatre, Leeds as part of a new nationwide tour.

Based on Gregory Maguire’s revisionist exploration of the land and characters from L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the foundation of one of the biggest cultural phenomena ever to grace the lively arts, Wicked presents the as yet untold tales of green-skinned misfit, Elphaba, and chronicles her early years, the beginnings of her relationship with Galinda, the girl who will ultimately become Oz’s Witch of the North, and the origin of her choice to seek sanctuary in her role of the Wicked Witch of the West, a long time before Dorothy Gale’s arrival in Oz.

Boasting a magical soundtrack, featuring songs including Popular, For Good, and Defying Gravity, Wicked promises to be the musical event of the year that will enthral audiences nationwide.

Remember – evil may be powerful, but wicked always wins!

Tickets from £20.

Stockeld Park: The Summer Adventure

21st July – 3rd September
Wetherby Rd | Wetherby | LS22 4AN

Keep the kids entertained over the long, hot, Summer holiday and enjoy a feast of family fun as Stockeld Park opens its doors once again  for its latest seasonal spectacular! Welcome to the Summer Adventure!

Explore the mysteries nestled in the depths of the Enchanted Forest, navigate the labyrinthine pathways of our magical maze, get your sea legs floating in one of our Baccaneer Boats, or test your stealth in the Laser Adventure.

Whatever your idea of fun, Stockeld Park is the perfect place for your own Summer adventure to begin!

Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular!

22nd-23rd August
First Direct Arena |Arena Way | Leeds LS2 8BY

The ultimate Prehistoric extravaganza is back, to terrify and enthral audiences in equal measure, for the last time! The dazzling £20 million production has been seen by over nine million people in more than two hundred and counties around the world. Watch them walk, hear them roar, and see their fight for survival and supremacy depicted in almost cinematic realism. It’s the must-see live arena experience for audiences of all ages, and is guaranteed to satisfy an appetite to marvel at the magnificence of the world’s most ancient creatures already whetted by this cinematic release of the Summer blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Tickets from: £26.20.

Leeds Festival

24th-26th August
Branham Park | Branham Lane | Wetherby | LS23 6ND

The UK’s biggest and most popular music festival returns as Leeds welcomes the world to its front door and music fanatics across the globe wrap their ears around the feel good hits of the Summer reverberating around the scenic exteriors of Branham Park. The crowds are preparing to congregate once again to sample the carnival atmosphere associated with Leeds Festival weekend.

Featuring an eclectic mix of the UK’s most popular recording artists, as well as rising stars presenting new sounds on the global stage, Leeds Festival remains the definitive soundtrack to the Summer.

This year’s headliners include American rapper and songwriter, Kendrick Lamar, the 2018 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music for his fourth studio album, Damn. His third album, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015), was also released to significant critical acclaim, winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 58th ceremony.