There are lots of terrific days out for children of all ages to enjoy this bank holiday weekend.

Fancy a free boat ride in Mirfield? A trip back in time to see the Saxons? Or how about enjoying a bit of beach life and a funfair at Greenhead Park?

There's no shortage of cultural activities, including an arts trail for all the family in nearby Saltaire.

For music fans there's a ukulele festival in Huddersfield and, if you fancy trying something new, how about a free introduction to French bowls, also known as petanque?

If it rains, there are plenty of indoor events - most of them free - at museums across West Yorkshire.

Friday May 27

Warrior Treasures: Saxon gold from the Staffordshire Hoard. At the Royal Armouries, Leeds, from 10am. Runs until October 2. A special exhibition featuring around 100 spectacular items. Some of the objects have never been on show before. Free.

The Saxons are coming to The Royal Armouries in Leeds

Nature Tots from 10.30am at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's Stirley Farm, Stirley Hill, near Castle Hill, HD4 6TU. Advance booking is essential. Event aimed at pre-school children. Donation of £3 per child (member) or £5 (non-member).

Saturday May 28.

Holiday beach and funfair in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield - Daisy (7) and Leo (5) Blyth enjoy the sand.

Greenhead Park fair. Last year's beach-themed funfair returns for the Spring Bank half-term holiday. There is a charge for entry to the site for a four-hour session, inclusive of all rides. 1pm to 8pm. Runs until Sunday June 5. There willl be children's entertainment during the event's first Saturday and Sunday. Details from www.friendsofgreenheadpark.org.uk

Holiday beach and funfair in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

Kirkheaton's 10th Arts Festival is running alongside the historic Yetton Rant fair. Arts event takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend from 2pm to 5pm. Hosted by Kirkheaton Church. Free entry.

Get Animated! Familiy activities inspired by animation, at the National Media Museum, Bradford. Entry to the museum is free. Runs all week.

Saxon Style. Crafts and activities from 10am to 5pm at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Includes re-enactments on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 May.

Eureka
Eureka

Back in Time at Eureka! Museum, Halifax. Meet people who shaped history, from Florence Nightingale to the Vikings. Admission charge.

Great British Food Festival, Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LG. Admission charge. Runs all weekend.

Heroes and heroines at National Coal Mining Museum, near Wakefield, WF4 4RH. Living history characters, activities and crafts. Free. All week.

Salts Mill, Saltaire
Salts Mill, Saltaire

Saltaire Arts Trail, Victoria Road, Saltaire, BD18 3LF. Over 150 artists are showcasing their work. Includes Open Houses in which artists allow visitors to view art inside their homes. Free family activities. All weekend.

Slung Low at The Knowledge Emporium. City Park, Bradford city centre. Free sweets in a converted caravan for those who who can 'trade' a fact or anecdote. From 10am to 5pm. All ages. Free. Part of the Bradford Literature Festival.

Boat trips from 10am at Shepley Bridge Marina, Steanard Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9HR. No charges but donations gratefully received.

Anchor Trust open weekend youngsters aboard the Lady Victoria canal boat prepare to cast off for a free trip down the canal from Shepley Bridge Marina, Mirfield

Odd One Out - Half-term trail at Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall, WF17 9LG, from Noon. Admission charges apply.

Battyeford Fun Day. Battyeford playing fields, Huddersfield, Mirfield. From 1pm.

Grand Northern Ukulele Festival. Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queens Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP, from 3pm.

National Children's Gardening Week and half-term crafts at Kershaw's garden centre, Halifax Road, Brighouse, HD6 2QD. Crafts and free growing activities. Various tiimes. A small charge for materials.

Sunday May 29

Holiday beach and funfair in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

Greenhead Park funfair continues. See entry above. Closes at 7pm on the Sunday.

Beat it, Bend it, Build it at The Hepworth, Wakefield, WF1 5AW. Free family event where children can create their own sculptures. From 11am.

Spen Mini Railway at Royds Park, Cleckheaton, BD19 2LL. Ride a mini railway from 1pm.

Boat trips at Shepley Bridge Marina, Steanard Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9HR. No charges but donations gratefully received.

Bike ride: Calder Valley Circular. From Mirfield Library, Eastthorpe Lodge, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AN. Free, just book a place online.

Grand Ukulele Festival continues from Noon at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield.

Open Day at Stirley Hill Community Farm. Cattle form a queue to welcome visitors to the farm.

Stirley Farm presents Mikron Theatre Company at Stirley Community Farm, near Castle Hill, HD4 6TU. No need to book. From 1pm.

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Monday May 30

Animal Magic at National Coal Mining Museum, near Wakefield. Follow the new Animal Trail and then create animal crafts to take home. Meet some costumed characters. Free.

Dinosaur tours and hands-on activities for children of all ages at Leeds City Museum, Cookridge Street, LS2 8BH. Continues all week.

Boat trips from 10am at Shepley Bridge Marina, Steanard Lane, Mirfield, WF14 9HR. No charge.

Greenhead Park funfair continues all week. Includes the "biggest beach in Kirklees". Admission charge.

Petanque players in the sun at Greenhead Park, Huddersfield, on the hottest day of the year.

Petanque open day at Greenhead Park. Try French bowls for free. 11am to 4pm. Near the Marsh gate entrance.