1) Geek Trader Video Game Festival
Stalls of retro video games, comics and film merchandise, alongside the biggest gaming tournament in Hull, are among the attractions at the Geek Trader Video Game Festival. Now in its fifth year, the event at Prince Quay will also include a gaming room with an “old school” arcade and retro games, alongside the best in new gaming.
Saturday, March 30, 10am-4pm. Princes Quay, Hull. Entry to the market free, entry to the games room and arcade is £1-£3. Visit www.princesquay.com
2) Lambing Weekend
Meet the newborn lambs, help out at feeding time and give them cuddles in the lambing tent, with the return of this Sledmere House event, where you’ll also be able to watch “lambing live” streamed from the sheds.
Saturday, March 30, to Monday, April 1, 10am-5pm. Sledmere House, Sledmere, near Driffield. Normal admission prices apply. For more information, visit www.sledmerehouse.com
3) CSI Seashore
Join The Deep’s special agents as they explore what can be uncovered at the seaside, and take part in Inspector Sharky’s trail. Other events in The Deep’s CSI Seashore activities include interactive presentations at 11.30am and 3.30pm, and the chance to make your own sand art.
Saturday, March 30, to Sunday, April 28. The Deep, Tower Street, Hull. Normal admission prices apply. Visit www.thedeep.co.uk
4) Are You Hungry Hull?
The shopping centre’s first ever food festival will see 15 food stalls and traders, with everything from Mexican street food and sweet treats to vegetarian and oriental food on offer.
Saturday, March 30, noon-8pm and Sunday, March 31, 11am-5pm. St Stephens, Hull. Free. For more information, visit the Are You Hungry Hull Facebook page.
5) Mother’s Day Card Making
Make a Mother’s Day card with a variety of flower foam accessories and craft essentials at this free workshop. Aimed at children aged four and above, all materials will be included.
Saturday, March 30, 10.30-11.30am, noon-1pm. Hobbycraft, Kingston Retail Park, Hull. Free but booking required. Visit www.hobbycraft.co.uk
6) Birds of Beverley Parks
This bird-watching walk around the nature reserve will be led by a guide from Yorkshire Coast Nature, with the chance to see birds in a varied landscape of field, hedgerow, orchard and parkland.
Sunday, March 24, 10am-12.30pm. Beverley Parks Nature Reserve, off Long Lane, Beverley. Cost £2.50-£3.50, family £9. Booking essential, visit www.bridspa.com/events
7) Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children
Award-winning musical comedian Jay Foreman presents this devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages.
Saturday, March 30, 2pm. Junction, Paradise Place, Goole. Tickets £5-£6.50. Call 01405 763652 or visit www.junctiongoole.co.uk
8) Mother’s Day tea
Give your mum a treat with these Afternoon Tea events at Hull Minster, which are being run during March and April at the Minster Kitchen. Booking is available online or by calling 07940 536305.
Until Saturday, April 6. Hull Minster, Trinity Square, Hull. Visit hullminster.org
9) Mother’s Day Activity
You can make a Victorian-style Mother’s Day card – decorated with paper cut-outs – in the Servants Hall at this craft event.
Saturday, March 30, 11am-3pm. Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby. Day ticket £5.70-£7.90. Visit sewerbyhall.co.uk
10) Any Old Rag Bone
The call of “rag bone” can be heard down the city’s tenfoots and passages to this day. Now photographs of three generations of Hull’s rag and bone men are on display in this intriguing glimpse into the city’s history. The evocative images, from the Norris family collection, date from 1968 to the present day.
Until Friday, June 7. Streetlife Museum, High Street, Hull. Free entry. Visit www.hcandl.co.uk/museums-and-galleries
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