1. Visit one (or more) of the many Play areas and parks

Selby Community Land, on Scott Road, boasts not one but three play areas, an enclosed area for young children, a super sized space net for the more adventurous older children and a wooden trail area.

There are also 2 large fields to play ball games, picnic (inclusive picnic tables) and a community wildlife pond to view the ducks and pond life.

Wooden trail

Exciting Double Space Net

Enclosed Play area

Young children's play equipment

2. Bondgate Community Woodland

The Community Woodland on Bondgate, Selby was officially opened in 2012.  The woodland is managed by Selby Town Council on behalf of Selby Community Trust. The Big Lottery Fund – Groundwork Community Spaces gave funding for trees in the woodland. It is a fabulous facility with lots of different trees and walks, sculptures are dotted around the area along with benches for you to sit, relax and enjoy nature.

There is a separate enclosed dog walking area, with dog bins provided on site.

Dog walking area

There is a small car park, but the woodland is short walk from Selby Town Centre. Come along and spend a lovely hour or two walking through the trail, exploring the bug hotel or enjoying a picnic.

3. Selby Family Fun Day

This years Family Fun Day has been scaled down due to Covid restrictions. This has meant that this year the Fun Day falls in the summer holidays on Sunday 22 August

All the fun will be on Scott Road Community Land between 12noon and 4pm. All the usual fun activities will be available including Free Family Funfair rides, bouncy castles and donkey rides.


Children's rides

Children’s entertainers, tombola, raffles and lots of games and prizes to be won! Community Information stalls, Dog Show (organised by Holmefield Vet Group) and much more!

Lots of food, drinks, snacks and ice cream available at the event.

Fab free family afternoon!!

4. Selby Markets

Have you visited any of our markets lately? 

Throughout the summer holidays the weekly market will have children’s entertainment available.

Keep an eye out on @selbymarket on facebook for weekly information.

The Farmers and Craft market is held on the 3rd Saturday every month. Lots of food and craft stalls and usually live music. Follow @selbyfarmersmarket on facebook for stall information. The next market will be on Saturday 21 August 9am to 2pm.

Selby Food and Drink Festival is on Saturday 31 July. Fab selection of street food, specialty foods and drinks. Live music and street entertainers throughout the day. Selby Abbey are holding their summer fair alongside the festival with lots more stalls inside the Abbey and fun children’s activities in the Abbey grounds.

And finally the Bank Holiday Market is back. Monday 30 August, lots more stalls on Market Place, Finkle Street, Micklegate and James Street.

Weekly market stalls

5. Visit the Apiary at Selby Cemetery

Selby & District Beekeepers Association were looking for a suitable area to build an Apiary where they could have a safe observation area for groups to learn about honey bees. The Town Council agreed to an area in the Cemetery that wasn’t suitable for future burial ground. We are very excited by the area that the beekeepers have developed which along with the apiary includes a bug hotel. The Town Council have a wildflower planting scheme in place for the cemetery to encourage wildlife including bees. The apiary is open during cemetery open hours for unaccompanied visits and the beekeepers have provided lots of fantastic information, an observation hive, a drawing corner and a visitors book for you to leave comments. 

You may drop lucky and be able to purchase some of the honey from the hives.

Follow @selbybees for more information