What's on in Calendar-land?

Enjoying the weather Martin Williamson
Shibden Hall in Halifax, one of the oldest Manor Houses in the country. Photo: Martin Williams, viewer

For a great family day out, Shibden has it all - a miniature railway, boating lake, pedalos, mini fun fair, adventure playground, cafe, visitor centre - and the historic hall itself. All set in rolling parkland with picnic benches aplenty and parking is only a pound all day! Just outside Halifax, well-signposted.

– Sally Simpson, Calendar Daybreak Presenter
Shibden Hall Halifax
The Boating Lake at Shibden Hall in Halifax Credit: Calendar

Perfect timing... the summer holidays have begun and at last we have some sun! Here's our little look-around the region for fun and games to keep the family entertained over the next six weeks. Enjoy!

THEME PARKS

Harewood House
Harewood House in Leeds, one of the many attractions that appeals to all of the family Credit: Calendar

MUSEUMS

National Media Museum, Bradford
National Media Museum, Bradford - 'It's inside & it's free and loads of stuff for the kids to do.' Credit: Calendar

York Maze has just unveiled its new design...

FESTIVALS

Leeds Festival
Leeds Festival is still going ahead, August Bank Holiday weekend in Leeds Credit: Calendar

ANIMALS & MORE...

Our latest report from the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield: The Countess of Wessex officially opens the Hepworth in March 2012.

CITY CENTRE SIGHTS

Come rain or shine: the Bradford Mirror Pool has been drawing in visitors since it was completed in February this year.

LOVELY WALKS

This weekend will be great for a wander around the North York Moors. Park at Grosmont, walk to Beck Hole,have a pint at the Birch Hall Inn. Wander to Mallyan Spout Waterfall then Goathland and catch the steam train back to Grosmont. A perfect day.

– Jon Mitchell, Calendar Weatherman

Jon Mitchell's last Calendar 'Breath of Fresh Air' was a trip to Lastingham... feeling inspired?

ACTIVE

FOOD & DRINK

Magna centre Rotherham smile
'Keeping Britain Smiling' is a new exhibition at the Magna Centre teaching children about dental hygiene Credit: Magna Centre

The Magna Science Adventure Centre is housed in the former Templeborough steelworks in Rotherham