Six Helmsley Must-Dos For Kids

It’s holiday time!

But what can our little Black Swan fans to get up to before it’s time to head back to the classroom?

This week we have a very special mission for them…

Our black swan mum’s babies have all swam away – and we’re hoping half term adventurers can help her find them all!Six of her little ones are hiding at well-known spots across Helmsley, starting at our reception desk.

If you can find all six cygnets you’ll be popped into our prize draw for a Sunday lunch. A maximum prize of lunch for two adults and two children.

There is also an optional bonus golden egg which leads to a special little something too.

Simply snap a pic with each cygnet and post them to our Facebook page. There will be clues to help you on your search.

As well as that there is so much more to enjoy with kids in Helmsley this half term.Here are five more of the best:

· Take a Dip!

Visit our sister hotel The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa to have a half-term splash about. This week it is offering lunch-time diners the chance to preview their summer hols – in chilly February! Thankfully the pool is heated…To learn more visit this link.

· Helmsley Castle

Visitors can unlock 900 years of life at this must-see site. Guests can see how the castle has evolved over the centuries and let little ones dream about a life very different to ours.

· Rievaulx Abbey

A brand-new visitor experience brings to life Rievaulx Abbey’s fascinating past for young history buffs. You can also learn about the lives of the monks who called Rievaulx their home.

· Rievaulx Terrace

Hop over to nearby National Trust property Rievaulx Terrace to let the kids blow off some steam in one of Yorkshire’s finest 18th-century landscape gardens.

· National Centre for Birds of Prey

You can’t visit Helmsley during half term without a visit here…there are breath-taking demonstrations for young and old alike.

If you do take part in our half term Little Lost Cygnet Search event you can celebrate reaching the end of the trail with a special afternoon tea for little ones and their parents.It’s served between 12noon and 5pm daily. £21.95 per adult and £10.95 for children.