If you're counting down to the weekend, we've got some great ideas for fun family days out in and around Huddersfield.

From the chance to see real-life princess gowns to gross-out science experiments, living cartoons across a park and more, there's plenty going on this weekend.

Here are some ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend.

Fairy Tale Fashion at Bagshaw Museum

Bagshaw Museum, Batley
Bagshaw Museum, Batley

Head to Batley on Saturday for a special history wardrobe presentation exploring story of the princess dress. Admire replica gowns, original historical items and meet a dazzling fairy godmother, who dresses Cinderella for the ball! Tickets for the 2pm event cost £12.50 - to book, call the museum on 01924 324765.

Explore the KAWS exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Take a trip to theYorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) and explore the latest exhibit of giant sculptures in a picturesque setting. The park is hosting the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS, the renowned American artist, whose work has sparked global attention and includes painting, sculpture, printmaking and design. The exhibition, in the Longside Gallery and the rolling fields of the Park, features over 20 works and runs until June 12.

On Saturday 11am-2.30pm, families can take part in a sculpture workshop, making pieces inspired by the four elements - earth, air, fire and water. The sculptures will be build outside - meet at the YSP Learning Cafe. The workshop costs £3.

Bag a bargain at Upmarket Sunday

The second Upmarket Sundays event of 2016 is here. Held on the second Sunday of every month at Huddersfield Open Market, it offers an eclectic mix of local produce, fashion, design, arts and crafts — take a look at our video tour for a taste of what's on offer.

Explore Horrible Science at the National Media Museum

The National Media Museum, Bradford
The National Media Museum, Bradford

The museum's half-term fun includes a gruesome science exhibit packed with experiments and 'disgusting discoveries', from sight-shifting spectacles to microscopic mo0nsters and more. The exhibit promises 'ghastly guests' along its family trail. Admission to the museum, in Bradford city centre, is free.

Learn the language of the miners at National Coal Mining Museum

Historian George Redmonds (right) with miner Eric Richardson at opening of In Our Own Words exhibition at the National Mining Museum.

Was your grandad a keeker? Or maybe your uncle was an onsetter? The National Coal Mining Museum for England is hoping its newest exhibition will help the words of the miners live on. In Our Own Words – the language of coal mining is an exploration of the words used by miners to describe their working world, and looks at how these words and phrases differ around the British coalfields. The museum is open daily 10am-5pm and is free to enter.

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