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Yorkshire Events 2017

Click on the relevant month below to find out what’s on in Yorkshire with our comprehensive events calendar from the pages of Dalesman magazine.


To 7 January. York. Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland. Skate, play, shop and dine. www.yorkshireswinterwonderland.com

To 15 January. York. National Railway Museum. Tim Peake’s Spacecraft. Visitors to the museum can get up close to Soyuz TMA-19M and learn about Tim Peake’s mission aboard the International Space Station. Ages 13+ can also retrace Tim’s 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS in Space Descent VR, an out-of-this-world virtual reality experience narrated by Tim Peake himself. 0844 8153139. www.nrm.org.uk

To 21 January. York. Beningbrough Hall and Gardens. “Oh Wise Owl” Art Trail. Get outdoors and closer to nature. Find fourteen sculptures in unexpected places. 01904 472027. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

To 27 January. Leeds. West Yorkshire Playhouse. The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, a stunning retelling of C.S. Lewis’ treasured classic www.wyp.org.uk

To 3 February. Leeds. University of Leeds. The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery. Now Then: Peek into the Dales. Showcase of artworks and books by Dales author Marie Hartley (1905-2006). https://library.leeds.ac.uk/art-gallery

1 Scarborough Spa. New Year’s Day Concert. 3pm. 01723 821888.  www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

1 Reeth Village Green. New Year Fireworks. 7pm. www.wherecanwego.com

1-7 York. Castle Howard. Magic Show. Noon and 2pm daily. www.castlehoward.co.uk

1 Barnsley. Astoria Centre. New Year’s Day Concert with the Mighty Compton Cinema Organ. 2.30pm. 07944 566972.

2-7 Wakefield. Nostell Priory and Parkland. Winter adventures outdoors plus creative crafts. From 11am. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/

3 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Ballroom and Latin American Dancing. Continues throughout January. 7.15pm. www.victoriahallsaltaire.co.uk

6-7 Castleford. RSPB Fair Ings. Binocular and Telescopes Hands On weekend. www.rspb.org.uk

7 Halifax. Square Chapel. New Year Gala Concert. 3pm. £12. www.squarechapel.co.uk

9-13 Sheffield. Lyceum Theatre. The Nutcracker. An enchanting treat for all the family. 0114 2495999. www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

13 Hull. Spurn National Nature Reserve. Star Gazing Safari. 5pm. www.ywt.org.uk

13 to 2 February. Richmond. The Station. Beside the Meadow. Exhibition of watercolours by Anne Miller. https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/event/beside-the-meadow/

13 Doncaster. The Dome. The Glen Miller Orchestra directed by Ray McVay. 7pm. www.dclt.co.uk/whats-on

14 Wetherby. Kirk Deighton Village Hall. Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing. £6 includes refreshments. 2pm-5pm. www.wherecanwego.com

14 Rotherham. Magna Science Museum. Wedding and Prom Fair. www.visitmagna.co.uk

16 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group AGM followed by talk by Val Slater – a Coverdale Clergyman. 2pm. 01969 640436.

16 Leeds. Unity Court, Meanwood Road. The Life and Times of Catherine Cookson. Inspiring talk. Hot buffet included. £3. Noon. www.wherecanwego.com

17 Skipton. Swadford Street Centre. Craven U3A Talk: The Raikeswood Camp: German POWs’ experiences 1918-1919. 1.30pm. Continues every Wednesday to March. www.welcometoskipton.com

17 Halifax. Victoria Theatre. An Evening with Geoffrey Boycott & Jonathan Agnew. 7.30pm. 01422 351158. www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

19 Pontefract. Central Methodist Church. Pontefract & District Archaeological Society talk: Infrared Aerial Photography in Archaeology. www.pontarc.org.uk

19 York. Barbican. Dance to the Music with Strictly Come Dancing’s Kristina Rihanoff. 7.30pm. 0844 852757. www.yorkbarbican.co.uk

19-20 York. Racecourse. Stamp and Coin Fair. www.conferenceandeventsyork.co.uk

20 Harrogate. Convention Centre. Icons of the 80s. Pop Concert. www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk

20 Leeds Town Hall. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. 7.30pm. www.leedstownhall.co.uk

20 Hull City Hall. A Brass Band Spectacular. www.hulltheatres.co.uk

20-21 Leeds. Royal Armouries. East Meets West. Traditional and Historical Martial Arts from around the world. www.royalarmouries.org

21 Helmsley Arts Centre. Bolshoi Ballet Live: Romeo and Juliet. 3pm. www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

21 Harrogate. Old Swan Hotel. Classical Chamber music. Starts 11am. Continues Sundays. www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

21 Skipton Town Hall. Record and CD Fair. 10am. www.premierfairs.co.uk

22-27 Huddersfield Observatory. Open Week. View the night sky and moon. www.huddersfieldastronomy.org

25-26 Leeds. First Direct Arena. Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour. 7.30pm.  www.strictlycomedancinglive.com

27 York. Theatre Royal. 7pm. Burns Night Ceilidh. The Great Northern Ceilidh Band.  www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

27 Richmond Influence Church. Richmondshire Classical Concert with Laura Snowden and Joo Yeon Sir. 7.30pm. www.rsconcerts.org

27 Ripon. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden. Winter Abbey Tours. Start 1.30pm. Continues to February. 01765 608888. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/

27-29 Region-wide. Big Garden Birdwatch. Take a closer look at the birdlife on your doorstep and let the RSPB know what you have seen. www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

27-28 Pontefract. New College. Model Railway Exhibition. Adults £5, accompanied children under 16 free. www.nprms.org

27-28 Hebden Bridge. Northlight Art Space. Free Exhibition in stained glass with live demonstrations. www.northlightstudio.co.uk

31 to 3 February. Harrogate Theatre. Made in Dagenham – The Musical, presented by The Harrogate Phoenix Players. Based on a true story. Performances 7.30pm and 2.30pm. www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk


1 Ilkley Circular. Moderate 10 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

1 Ripon. Studley Royal. Leisurely 5 miles. Meet 1pm. Hellwath football ground. 01765 604431. www.ramblers.org.uk

3 Fridaythorpe, Yorkshire Wolds. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Fridaythorpe Pond. www.ramblers.org.uk

3 Wetherby Area. Moderate 11 miles. Meet 10am Spofforth Castle. www.ramblers.org.uk

3 Vale of York. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.30am Copmanthorpe Sports Field. www.ramblers.org.uk

6 Settle Circular. Strenuous 14 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

6 Gildersome and Tong. Moderate 7.5 miles. Meet 10.30am Moorland Road, above Drighlington library. www.ramblers.org.uk

7 Yorkshire Wolds. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am Towthorpe Corner layby, A614. www.ramblers.org.uk

7 Kilnsey to Kettlewell. Strenuous 8 miles. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

9 Masham. Leisurely 4 miles. Meet 9.30am High Cleugh, Ripon. www.ramblers.org.uk

10 Kilburn White Horse. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Kilburn White Horse bottom car park. www.ramblers.org.uk

13 Otley and the Chevin. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am Cattle Market Street car park, Otley. 01943 876713. www.ramblers.org.uk

14 Ryedale and the Moors. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Beadlam, layby west of village. www.ramblers.org.uk

20 Harlow Carr Harrogate. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 11am roadside beyond entrance to RHS Harlow Carr Gardens. www.ramblers.org.uk

20 Haworth to Hebden Bridge. Strenuous 13 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

20 Rylstone to Grassington. Moderate 10 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

21 Kettlewell, Moor End and Starbotton. Moderate 6 miles. Meet Kettlewell YDNP car park. 07967 250543. www.ramblers.org.uk

27 Ribblehead Circular. Easy 7 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

To 28. Hull. City of Culture Event 2017. Lines of Thought uncovers the genius behind the drawings of some of art’s most prominent masters. From Dürer to Degas, Michelangelo to Matisse, Rembrandt to Riley, this exhibition gives a fresh insight into the creative impulse of some of the world’s greatest artists.

2 Helmsley. Art Centre. Amadeus. Live from the National Theatre, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. 7pm. Details www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

2 Halifax. Victoria Theatre. The Great Big Dance Off.  National dance competition for primary and secondary schools across the country. Each school can perform for up to three and a half minutes to a piece of music and style of their choosing. Details www.calderdale.gov.uk

3 Barnsley. Civic Theatre. Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror Show. From the producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music, the campest cult classic of all time gets the Sing-a-long-a treatment it’s been screaming for. Recommended for 12+ Details www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

3 Haworth. St Michael & All Angels Church. Jorvik Theatre present The Importance of Being Earnest. 7.15pm. Details 0759457350.

3 Beverley. East Riding Theatre. Poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music and improvisation, climaxing in a brand new musical created from the neighbourhood. 7.30pm. Details 01482 874050. www.eastridingtheatre.co.uk

3 York. Farmer’s market. Now part of the Yorkshire Farmers’ Market Group which includes the markets at Otley, Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby. All the markets in the group are widely recognised by stallholders and visitors for the variety and quality of the produce. Continues first Friday every month. 9am-4pm. Details www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

4 to 5 March. Driffield. Burton Agnes. Snowdrop Spectacular. The snowdrop walk makes a truly memorable day out. Details 01262 490324. www.burtonagnes.com

4-5 Castleford. RSPB Fairburn Ings. Binocular and Telescope Hands-on Weekend. Volunteers will give you expert advice. Opportunity to try products outside on the reserve. Details www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events

4-5 Whitby. Pavilion. Steampunk Weekend. Unique and colourful performers plus attractions and traders. Entry is free. Details www.whitbyevents.co.uk

7 Hull. City Hall. Cannon and Ball: The Dressing Room. Comedy play, written by Bobby Ball that combines sitcom with variety and comedy. Part play, part variety show – a whole night of great entertainment. Details www.hullcc.gov.uk

8 Bridlington. The Spa. Ballroom dancing. Join Pat and Keith Taylor for their social afternoon of modern ballroom and Latin. 2pm. Tea and biscuits included in the price of £6.50. Details www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

8 Halifax. Square Chapel. Illustrated talk by Historian David Glover who looks at the wives of women working in local mills, and “in service” in Calderdale early in the twentieth century. Details 01422 394422. www.squarechapel.co.uk

9 Pocklington. Arts Centre. Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show. 7.30pm. Details www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk

9 & 16 Ripon. Cathedral. Lunchtime concerts. Free. 1pm. Details www.riponcathedral.info

11 Morley. Town Hall. Grimethorpe Colliery Band.  7.30pm. Details www.leedsconcertseason.com

11 Halifax. Square Chapel. Simon Weston: My Life, My Story. A truly inspirational show about one man’s journey from the front line of the Falklands War, to today being a happy and contented father, grandfather and national treasure. 7.30pm. Details  www.squarechapel.co.uk

11-12 Doncaster. St Mary’s Church, Kirk Bramwith. Snowdrop Festival. 10am-4pm. Details 01302 846128.

11-19 Leeds. Royal Armouries. Eastern Warriors: China. Explore the warrior cultures of ancient china. Storytelling, martial arts, music, crafts, lion dances, have-a-go sessions. Free admission. Details www.royalarmouries.org

12 York. Merchant Adventurers Hall. York Does Vintage. Immerse yourself in forgotten traditions, trades, experiences and ways of life. A vast array of stunning hand-picked vintage items – a great day out for all the family. 11am-4.30pm. £2 adults, children under 11 free. Details www.britaindoesvintage.co.uk

12 & 19 Goldsborough. Goldsborough Hall. Snowdrop Day. Spectacular display of snowdrops, featuring over forty different types. You can also enjoy a stroll down the Lime Tree walk planted by royal visitors to the hall in the 1920s. Details 01423 867321. www.goldsboroughhall.com

15 West Bretton, Wakefield. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Family-friendly sculpture workshops plus various heritage trails and creative drop-ins. 10.30am and 1.30pm. Adults £3, children £3.

17 Pontefract. Central Methodist Church, Newgate. The Archaeology of the A1 Leeming to Barton motorway in North Yorkshire, with Dr Steve Sherlock, archaeology clerk of works to the project. 7.15pm. Details www.pontarc.org.uk

17-19 Wakefield. Rhubarb Festival. Details www.wakefield.gov.uk/residents/events

18-26 North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Dark Skies Festival. A star-filled festival of fun, with events and activities for all ages. Events include stargazing, children’s activity trails, exhibitions, painting, workshops, geocaching, caving, storytelling, lantern parade, astronomy evening and much more; booking essential for some events. Details www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk

18-26 York. National Railway Museum. Family Fun. From steam rides to storytelling, lots of hands-on fun for the whole family. Join in with Flying Scotsman model-making, take a ride on the miniature railway. Details www.nrm.org.uk

17-19 Scarborough. Coastival – The Unexpected.  There will be the usual mix of music, performance and fine art – a three-day programme of more than 100 events. Music and performances in unusual locations. Details www.coastival.com

18-26 Whitby. Abbey. Half term family fun. www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/half-term-fun-Whit-18-02-2017/

18-26 Doncaster. Brodsworth Hall & Gardens. Victorian Butler School. Have you got what it takes to be a butler? Make sure your shoes are polished, your clothes are immaculate and you’re standing up straight – learn about the etiquette of a country house. Adult £10.40, child £6.20. Details www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/brodsworth-hall-and-gardens/

20-26 York. Jorvik. Viking Festival. Programme of events including living history encampments, talks, and dramatic combat performances. Details 01904 615504. www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk

21 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group. The Life of a Proper Theatre: the archive collections of the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond. 2pm. £3 for visitors, annual memberships available. Details 01969 640436.

21 Bridlington. Sewerby Hall and Gardens. Family Archery. Just turn up and have a go! Minimum age eight years old. Noon-3pm. Details www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

21-22 Haworth. Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Take a ride on the railway and meet Sid and Scrat from the film Ice Age. Details www.kwvr.co.uk

21-25 Huddersfield. Lawrence Batley Theatre. Grim Up North. The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their head in this speedy, boisterous ride for all the family. Performances 7.15pm and 2pm. Details www.thelbt.org

22 Hull. The Deep. Junior Experience Day. Children can carry out some of the daily activities including a visit to the turtle tank, before getting up close to some of its residents. Suitable for children 8-11 years. Full details of all events happening during
the City of Hull Culture year, visit www.hull2017.co.uk

24-25 York. Barbican. Gin Festival. The UK’s biggest and oldest Gin Festival. Over 100 gins, new brands, cocktails and masterclasses from industry experts. Drink responsibly. Details www.ginfestival.com/events/gin-festival-york-2017

24-26 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Spring Quilt Festival. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

26 Bramhope, Leeds. Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel. The Harrogate Orchid Society Annual Show.  Extensive displays by leading orchid societies will feature many species. Opportunity to buy plants, equipment and general orchid supplies. Details 01535 657158.

26 Bedale. Hall. Wedding Fair. Meet a range of specialists from the North East and North Yorkshire. Noon to 3pm. Details 01642 714771.

26 Masham. Sutton Garden. Open Gardens Day for NGS. 12pm-4pm. Details www.ngs.org.uk

28 Skipton. Town Hall. Skipton Music Season – Concert 5, Aurora Wind Ensemble. 7.30pm. Adult £17, accompanied schoolchild £1. Details www.skiptonmusic.org.uk

For all racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk

Book Signings

Friday 24 February: Gervase Phinn will be signing copies of his new book Grandchildren at the Barnsley Chronicle Bookshop, Barnsley – 11.30am; Waterstones, Doncaster – 3pm


4 Long Preston to Settle via Malham and Pike Daw. Strenuous 13 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

4 Clapham to Bentham via Newby and Ingleton. Moderate 10 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

5 Rough Hey Woods and Moor Edge. Moderate 6.5 miles. Meet 10.40am Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, grid reference SE062235. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking

11 Settle Circular via Winskill, Catrigg Force, Stainforth, Smearsett and Giggleswick Scar. Moderate to strenuous 13 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

12 Up to Beacon Hill and Southowram, looping back to Shibden Park. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am Shibden Park lower car park, grid reference SE108261. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking

19 Bridestones from Blackshaw. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.40am Old Shaw bus stop, Blackshaw Head, grid reference SD958275. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking

18 Skipton to Steeton via Pinhaw Beacon and Lothersdale. Strenuous 16 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

25 Dent to Sedbergh. Strenuous 10 miles. Meet 10.20am Dent Station. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

26 Coniston to Kettlewell. Strenuous 7 miles. Meet 11.10am Conistone Lane End. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

26 Lower Ryburn Valley Circuit. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 11.15 Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, grid reference SE061234. Details www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To December. West Bretton, Wakefield. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Special 40th Anniversary events throughout the year. Poet, playwright and novelist Simon Armitage will take up a 12-months residency, curating a series of readings and events. Details www.ysp.co.uk

1 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Ballroom and Latin American Dancing. Opportunity to learn a few dance steps. Popular, friendly classes. Continues throughout March. 6.45pm. Details www.victoriahallsaltaire.co.uk

1 Hull. The Deep. Wedding Fayre. 45 exhibitors, catwalk shows, demonstrations and much more – it will be an evening to remember. 7pm. Details www.thedeep.co.uk

3 Bradford. Glyde House. JATP Jazz evening – Valia Calda. 8.30pm. Tickets £7/£5. Details 01274 271114. www.valiacaldaproject.co.uk

3-12 Bradford. Forster Square’s Retail Park. Gandy’s Circus. Highlights include ramps of steel, springboard, wheel of death, flying trapeze and Chico Rico the clown. Details www.gandeycircus.com

4 Barnsley. Astoria Centre. Penistone Cinema Organ concert with Robert Wolfe. 2.30pm. Plus every Wednesday you can join in for an afternoon tea dance to live music of the Compton Cinema Organ. Details 07944 566972.

4 Ripon. Holy Trinity. St Cecilia Spring Concert. 7.30pm. Details www.st-cecilia.org.uk

4-5 RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Nr Bridlington. Binocular and Scope Demonstration. Continues 25th-27th and 8th-9th. 10am-4pm. www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

4-5 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall. Orchid Festival. Spectacular displays of orchids around the Great Hall and ground floor, with sales and advice about growing orchids. 11am-4pm. Details www.burtonagnes.com

4-19 Huddersfield. Literature Festival. Details www.litfest.org.uk

4 to 23rd April Golcar. Colne Valley Museum. Exhibition. Who Do You Think You Were? Exhibition staged by the Huddersfield & District Family History Society, looks at the families who built and lived in the rows of handloom weavers’ cottages such as those at Spring Rock, Cliffe Ash, where the museum is housed, and also offers the opportunity for people to explore their own family roots. Details 01484 659762. www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

5 Ripon. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Water Wheel Workshops. See how a water wheel works. Continues 12th, 19th and 26th. Booking advisable, spaces limited. Plus there are lots more activities going on in March, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden

5-19 Nunnington Nr York. Nunnington Hall.  A book by its cover. Artistic exhibition uncovering work by some of the most famous illustrators spanning two centuries. 10.30am. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

6 Barnsley. Cooper Gallery. Poetry Workshop with Ian McMillan. Booking essential. 6pm-8pm. £5 per ticket. Details www.cooper-gallery.com

6 Wetherby. Town Hall. Strictly Ballroom. Absolute beginner and improver adult ballroom and Latin dance classes. 7pm. £7. Details www.wherecanwego.com

6 to 10th April. Hebden Bridge. Town Hall. Exhibition- “How the Hippies Saved Hebden Bridge”, organised by the Hebden Bridge Local History Society. The Society also meet every Wednesday evening for lectures, 7.30pm-9.30pm. £3 for visitors. Details www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk

10 Giggleswick. School. BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions. Live from The Richard Whiteley Theatre. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, one of Britain’s best known journalists and broadcasters, the programme attracts over 1.5 million listeners every week. Booking essential. For tickets email rwt@giggleswick.org.uk or call the Richard Whiteley Theatre box office on 01729 893180.

10-11 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. The Great Create Extravaganza. An event bringing together the finest papercraft retailers, plus educational workshops and demonstrations. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

11 Saltaire. Caroline Social Club. Record & Retro Fair. Up to 20 stalls of cool collectables including music, film, pop culture, the quirky and the offbeat. Expect vinyl, CDs, DVDs, comics, vintage toys, books, vintage gadgets and more. 10am-3.30pm. 50p entry.

11-12 Keighley. University Academy. Keighley Model Railway Club 42nd Exhibition. Collection of quality layouts in many scales, plus demonstrations and specialised trader support. Details www.keighley-mrc.org.uk

12 Bedale Hall. Antiquarian, second-hand book and postcard fair. Thirty-two stalls, refreshments all day, ample free parking. 10am-4pm. Details 01677 422863. www.bedalebookfair.co.uk

12 Collingham. Tea Dance. Afternoon of social dancing including tea and homemade cakes. 2pm-5pm. £6. Details www.wherecanwego.com

13-18 Skipton. Various Venues. Music Festival. Details skiptonmusicfestival.co.uk

16-30 York. Literature Festival. Details www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk

16 Mirfield. St Mary’s Church. Black Dyke Band. 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Details www.wherecanwego.com

17 Ilkley. Clarke Foley Centre. St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh, with a traditional Ceilidh band. An Irish supper will be served. Details www.wherecanwego.com

17-18 Harrogate. Pavilions. Book Fair. Over 70 exhibitions from all over the country selling books of all kinds. Details www.pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk

19 Middlesbrough. RSPB reserve at Saltholme. Sunday Birdwatchers invite you to join them on a birdwatching day out to mark their 40th anniversary. Coach from Leeds at 8.15am. £12. Details 01132 571184.

21 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group Members’ Presentations – Leyburn Remembered and World War One Research. £3 for visitors. Details 01969 640436.

21-25 Leeds. Carriageworks Theatre. Kiss Me Kate. Performances at 7.30pm and 4.30pm. Details 0113 3760318. www.leedsgrands.org.uk

22-25 Sheffield. Cirque Berserk! A danger-filled spectacle to amaze audiences of all ages. Details 0114 249 6000. www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/cirque-berserk

24-25 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. The Yorkshire Motorhome and Accessory Show. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

24-26 Scarborough. Spa. Top Secret Blues Festival. Details www.scarboroughbluesfestival.co.uk

24 to 29 October. Leeds. Harewood House. Victorian Harewood. Visitors will get a close-up view of the stunning costumes worn by many characters in ITV’s “Victoria”. Details www.harewood.org

25-26 Ilkley. The King’s Hall. Complementary Medicine Festival. Healing therapies, products and fascinating talks. 10am-5pm. Details www.icmf.co.uk

25 Bramhope. Methodist Church Hall. An evening with multi-instrumentalist Simeon Wood. Tickets £10. Details 0113 2672906.

25 Scarborough. Westborough Methodist Church. Scarborough Choral Society ‘Come and Sing’ workshop – The Crucifixion by John Stainer. 5pm. Admission £5. Details www.scarboroughchoral.com

25 Bridlington. Sewerby Hall and Gardens. Mothers’ Day Card Making. Plus Craft Fair on 26th. Details 01262 673769. www.sewerbyhall.co.uk

26 Danby. The Moors National Park Centre. Acrylic Painting Workshop. For beginners and more experienced artists alike. Artist James McGairy will demonstrate his methods, and at the end of the day you will leave with your own painting. Minimum age 16. £45 includes all materials, lunch and refreshments. 10.30-4.30pm. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

25-26 Hawes. The Market House. Wensleydale Craft Fair. Home-made refreshments plus free entry.

25, 26, 28, 29, 30 Grosmont. North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Royal Scot Visit. For all ages to enjoy. Fares will include a return journey from Grosmont to Pickering. Details 01751 472508. www.nymr.co.uk

27 to 6th April. Bradford. Film Festival. One of the country’s most respected and eclectic celebration of cinema. Details www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

29 to 1st April. Cottingham. Civic Hall. Haltemprice Art Group 70th Annual Exhibition. Open daily 10am-5pm. 170 framed works and a selection of unframed paintings and greetings cards. Details 01482 633397.

29 to 2 April. Ilkley. Film Festival. Details www.ilkleyfilmfestival.co.uk

For all Racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk

For a full list of events in the North York Moors, go to www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on


4 Malham to Settle. Moderate to strenuous. Meet 10.25 Malham. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

5 Burnsall to Grassington. Easy 3.5 miles. Meet 10.45 Burnsall. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

11 Gargrave to Malham. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 11.05am Gargrave Station. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

11 Skipton Circular. Moderate to strenuous 12 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

12 Bolton Abbey to Darley Head. Moderate to strenuous 9.5 miles. Meet 10.50am Bolton Abbey Green. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

18 Rylstone to Grassington. Moderate 10 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

19 Buckden to Kettlewell. Strenuous 6 miles. Meet 11.30am Buckden. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

25 Dent to Sedbergh. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10.20am Dent Station. www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

25 Skipton to Grassington. Strenuous 15 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

26 Buckden Circular. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 11.30am Buckden. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

There is a full list of rambling clubs throughout Yorkshire who offer a variety of walks for all ages. Details www.ramblingclubs.com/ramblingclubs.php/west_yorkshire/70/2/

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To October. Flowers of the Dales Festival. Guided walks, courses, exhibitions, children’s activities – something for everyone. Details www.ydmt.org

1-9 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. The Flying Scotsman will join the KWVR fleet for nine days. Details kwvr.co.uk/flyingscotsman/

1 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Vintage Home and Fashion Fair. Over 40 stalls selling genuine vintage items including 1940s tea dresses, 1950s prom gowns, jewellery, furniture, books, toys and many more. Details www.wherecanwego.com

1 Sedbergh. People’s Hall. Spring Show. Exhibition of crafts, handmade toys, plants, home produce, art and photography. Listen to the town band and enjoy homemade refreshments. £1. Under 16s free. 1pm. Details www.sedbergh.org.uk

2 Leeds. Town Hall. Shaken and Stirred – The Music of James Bond with Orchestra of Opera North. 3pm. Details www.leedsconcertseason.com

8 Pudsey. Civic Hall. Pudsey Doll and Teddy Fair. Over 84 exhibitors displaying antique, collectable, artist, reborn and reproduction dolls, plus bear making supplies, doll kits and accessories, free valuations and restoration advice. www.dollandteddyfairs.co.uk

8 Ripon. Cathedral. Spring Garden & Food Show. Details www.riponcathedral.info

8-9 Hawes. The Market House. Wensleydale Craft Fairs. Continues April 29 to 1 May. Details www.wensleyfairs.co.uk

8-9 York. Racecourse. Health and Healing Festival. Exhibition stands including therapies, psychic mediums, aura photography, gemstones and jewellery, health and nutritional products, books, music CDs and more. Details www.healthhealingfestivals.co.uk 

8-23 Knaresborough. Wizard of Oz Adventure. A magical enchanting adventure awaits – meet Dorothy and her friends. 10am-4.30pm. Details 01423 864600. www.mothershipton.co.uk

April 8-23 Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s Cave. Wizard of Oz Easter adventure, somewhere over the rainbow a magical and enchanting adventure awaits! Will you help the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly lion in their quest? Children’s adventure sheet. Details: www.mothershipton.co.uk/events

9 Skipton. Craven Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre. Triathlon. Competitors of all ages and abilities welcome. Details 01756 700600. www.cravendc.gov.uk

9 to September. Leeds. York Gate Garden. A beautifully maintained one-acre garden of ‘rooms’ providing pleasure and inspiration to visitors. Adults £5, under 16s free. Details www.yorkgate.org.uk

14-17 Danby. The Moors National Park Centre. Easter Egg Hunt. Search the visitor centre grounds with your maps and work out the code to claim your tasty Easter treat. 10am-4pm. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on/

11 to 21. Ingleton. Easter Egg Hunt. 9am, starts at Seasons Bakery, Ingleton. Details 015242 41202.

14-17 York. Chocolate Story. New exhibition celebrating 250 years of one of history’s most iconic confectioners. Discover how Terry’s became world famous and created an enduring legacy in the city of York. The exhibition will showcase a selection of the most interesting products from throat sweets to some of the most decadent chocolate boxes. Chocolate Story also offer tours throughout the year. Details www.yorkschocolatestory.com

14 to 25 June. Grewelthorpe, Ripon. Himalayan Garden. North of England’s largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias all set in a beautiful valley with scenic woodland walks. From 1 June, the new twelve-acre “Hutts Arboretum” planted with over 300 species of trees will be open for the first time. Details www.himalayan.com

15 to 1 May. Sheffield. Crucible Theatre. World Snooker Championship. Details www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

15-17 York. Racecourse. Model Railway Show. Details www.yorkshow.org.uk

15-17 Flamborough. St Oswald’s Church. Easter Celebrations. Second-hand books, bric a brac, raffle, tombola, home-made refreshments.10.30am-4.30pm. Details 01262 671917.

15-17 Kilnsey. Park Estate. Easter in the Dales. Family entertainment – face painting, pony rides, duck racing and traditional egg decorating and rolling. Details 01756 752150. www.kilnseypark.co.uk

15-17 York. Racecourse. Model Railway Show. Details www.yorkshow.org.uk

16 & 17 Skipton. Castle. Re-Enactment: The Governor of Skipton. 10am-5pm. Meet Sir John Mallory Governor of Skipton Castle during the English Civil War and hear about the castle’s siege. Details www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

17 Gawthorpe. World Coal Carrying Championships. Men’s, Women’s and Children’s races. Details www.gawthorpemaypole.org.uk

17 Hebden Bridge. Easter Monday Duck Race. Starts 3.15pm. There’ll be live music, charity stalls and family entertainment. Details www.wherewecango.com

19 Haworth. Brontë Parsonage. Family friendly drop-in workshops. 11am-4pm. Details www.bronte.org.uk

19 Buckden. National Park Centre. Geocaching and Den Building in Upper Wharfedale. Adults £5, child £3.50. Details 01729 830416. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

20-22 Skipton. Ermysted’s Grammar School. CAMRA Beer Festival. Over 70 different British real ales, cider, perry, bottled foreign beers, food, prize draws and souvenir merchandise. Details www.skiptonbeerfestival.camra.org.uk

20 Settle. Victoria Hall. Country rock and American vibe concert with Police Dog Hogan. 8pm. Details www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

20-23. Harrogate. Spring Flower Show. Visitors can expect to be wowed by dramatic displays, programme of talks, demonstrations, Kitchen Garden Live, play area, and thousands of high-quality garden products, crafts, gifts and specialist food – a great day out for garden lovers. Come and say “hello” to the team from Dalesman magazine too! – you’ll find us at the Richard Austin Garden stand. Details www.flowershow.org.uk

21 Pontefract. Central Methodist Church. The Amazing History of Wentworth Woodhouse with Trevor Moody, National Trust speaker. 7.15pm. Details www.pontarc.org.uk

21-23 Whitby. Goth Weekend. Join the thousands of Goths and alternatives of all ages and walks of life for an amazing long weekend. Whether you spend the nights watching fantastic live music or the days shopping in the various ‘Bizarre Bazaar’ locations, it’ll be a weekend you’ll never forget. Details www.whitbyevents.co.uk

21-23 Hebden Bridge. Waterfront Hall. Piano Festival. Suitable for all ages, including a children’s concert. Festival includes three free events. Details www.hebdenbridgepianofestival.com

22 Hawes. Dales Countryside Museum. The Show Must Go On! Tales from a Country Show. Life behind the scenes at a traditional Dales country show. Humorous tales about the local characters who helped Kilnsey Show survive world wars, a hurricane and the infamous beer tent. An illustrated talk and book signing with author Jamie Roberts. 2pm. Details www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

22-30 Horsforth. The Studio. Horsforth Arts Spring Exhibition. Details www.horsforthartsociety.wordpress.com

22 to 13 August. Hull. Ferens Art Gallery. SKIN. Exhibition of major works by one of the most significant painters of the twentieth century, Lucian Freud. Various opening times. Free entry. Details www.hullcc.gov.uk

25 Middleham. Key Centre. The origins and history of Yorkshire dialect with Ruth Dent from the Middleham Dales Local History Group. 2pm. Details 01969 640436.

25 to 1 May. Ride2stride Walking Festival. Walks, talks and music in the Yorkshire Dales. Walks start and finish at railway stations on the Settle-Carlisle line and are timed to meet trains. Live music by local musicians and singers. Details www.ride2stride.org.uk

26 to 1 May. Scarborough. Books by the Beach: Scarborough Literature Festival. A chance to meet authors, including Yorkshire Rows – four mums who rowed the Atlantic; they appear on Friday 28th April at 7.30pm and our very own Gervase Phinn, who appears on 30 April. Details www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

27 Halifax. Victoria Theatre. An evening with Gervase Phinn. Details www.calderdale.gov.uk/victoria/

28-30. Tour de Yorkshire. Millions of spectators will line the route for this three-day men’s cycle race and one-day women’s cycle race. A colourful race caravan and a fleet of Yorkshire cycling legends will pass through Bridlington, Scarborough, Tadcaster, Harrogate, Bradford and Sheffield. There’s also entertainment planned across the county and fans will be treated to a host of promotional goodies at stop off points. For a full schedule including race timings, visit www.letour.yorkshire.com

29 to 1 May. York. Spring Toy Fair and Steam Gala. An abundance of stalls and traders selling everything from steam trains to superheroes. Details www.nrm.org.uk

29 to 13 May. Pocklington. Burnby Hall Tulip Festival. Spectacular display of colourful flowers. Details www.burnbyhallgardens.com

29 to 1 May. Skipton. Annual Waterway Festival. Dozens of narrowboats and other craft will line the canal basin, plus full programme of entertainment over the three days. Details www.welcometoskipton.com

For all Racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk


12 Grassington to Conistone Circular. 6.8 miles. Meet 11am Grassington National Park Centre. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

25 Along the Ribble. 7 miles. Meet 9.50am Settle Railway Station. Details www.yds.org.uk

26 Settle Caves and Waterfalls. 9 miles circular. Meet 10.45am Settle Railway Station. Details www.yds.org.uk

26 Richmond. Flower Recording Walk at Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve. Join volunteers in recording flowers in bloom across the 100 acres of the reserve. 10am-12pm. Details www.foxglovecovert.org.uk

For a full list of summer walks and walking groups visit: www.walkinginyorkshire.co.uk, www.friendsofdalesrail.org and www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To September. York. National Railway Museum. “Mystery on the Rails”. Series of free activities, workshops and a new exhibition, giving visitors the chance to unleash their inner detective. Details www.nrm.org.uk

To 13. Pocklington. Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum. Tulip Festival. Details www.burnbyhallgardens.com

1 and 29 Treasurer’s House. York. Open cabinets, 11am – 4pm. Take a peek inside some of our most fragile pieces of furniture as we open up our cabinets for the day. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/treasurers-house-york

1 Halifax. Shibden Hall. Traditional Craft Fair. Pole lathing, blacksmithing and rag-rug demonstrations. Take part in May Day dancing and listen to traditional folk tales. Details www.museums.calderdale.gov.uk/visit/shibden-hall

1 Carleton. Traditional May Day festivities with maypole and morris dancing. 2pm.

1 Northallerton. May Fair.

1 Pocklington. Burnby Hall Gardens. May Day celebrations. Tel. 01759 307125. burnbyhallgardens.com

1 Burnsall. Charities Day. Duck race, charity stalls, bouncy castle, children’s games and races, barbecue. 12pm-4pm. Free admission.

1 Copmanthorpe nr York. Annual Street Fair. New stall holders welcome. Details 07968 366117.

4 to 21. York. Circus. All tickets £7. Circus will be in the grounds of Roko Health Club, Clifton Moor. Box office 07702 1125454. www.Paulos.co.uk

4, 11, 18 and 25 Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. York. Clock Tower Insight. 10.30am – 5pm. Join the visitor experience team for a short insight into the history and mystery of the Beningbrough clock tower, with the opportunity to see the space not usually open to the public. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

5-7 Harrogate. Convention Centre. BBC Good Food Show. Antonio Carluccio and Lorraine Pascale join Michelin masters Tom Kerridge and Michel Roux Jr cooking seasonal dishes live, plus huge range of local experts and producers. Details www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk

6 Gawthorpe and Ossett Maypole Feast and Procession. Details www.gawthorpemaypole.org.uk

6 Saltaire. Roberts Park. Bradford Dragon Boat Festival. Details www.lmabradforddbf.co.uk

6 Tockwith. Village Hall. May Fair. Stalls, maypole dancing, café and bar and the crowning of the May King and Queen. 11am-4pm. To raise funds for building conservation in the area. Details 01423 358808. www.yorkshirevenues.org.uk/venues/tockwith-village-hall

7 North Yorkshire Moors Railway. East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club. Tel. 01751 472508. nymr.co.uk

11-28 Leeds. Indie Food Festival. Details www.leedsindiefood.co.uk

12 Birstwith, nr Harrogate. St James’s Church. Nidderdale Community Orchestra with soloist Jen Berry (flute). Music by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Doppler. Details www.nidderdalecommunityorchestra.org

12-14 Leeds. Harewood. Antiques & Fine Art Fair. Details www.harewoodfair.com

12-14 Whitby. Pavilion. Ironstone Line Dancing Weekend. Tel. 01947 458899. whitbypavilion.co.uk

13 May. Robin Hood’s Bay. Fylingdales Village Hall. The Walmsley Society presents Turn of the Tide, the 1935 film version of Leo Walmsley’s novel Three Fevers. 7.30pm start, with a presentation of slides taken by the original cameraman during the filming in Robin Hood’s Bay. Admission £5 to include wine and soft drinks which will be served following the film.

13 Beverley. Toll Gavel United Church. Welsh Hymn Singing Festival. Various times, refreshments available. Details 01535 665829 or 0113 2694268.

13 Scarborough. Westborough Methodist Church. Scarborough Choral Society perform Haydn’s oratorio The Creation. 7.30pm start. Tickets £10. Details www.scarboroughchoral.com

13 Golcar. Lily Day. Details www.golcarlilyday.co.uk

13-14 Cullingworth. Brontë Vintage Gathering. Details www.bronte-vintage-gathering.co.uk

13 and 14 Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. York. Spring Plant Sale, 10.30am – 5pm. Take a bit of Beningbrough home from the annual spring plant sale with many varieties propagated from the gardens. The garden team will be happy to answer your green fingered questions or pick up some decorations or tools in the recently refreshed outdoor shop. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

14 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall. Vintage Car Rally. 11am-4pm. Details www.burtonagnes.com

16 Middleham. Key Centre. The Archaeology of the A1 Upgrade: Recent discoveries at Scotch Corner, with speaker David Fell, for Middleham and the Dales Local History Group. 2pm. £3 per meeting for visitors. Details 01969 640436.

20 Ripon. Cathedral. St Cecilia Gala Concert. 7.30pm. Details www.st-cecilia.org.uk

20 Clapham. The Cave Rescue Organisation Ingleborough Challenge. Marathon (run or walk) to raise funds for the Cave and Mountain Rescue team. Entry details www.cro.org.uk/challenge

20 Sedbergh. Artisan Market. 9.30am-3pm.

20 Mirfield. St Mary’s Church. Annual Model Railway Exhibition. 10am-4pm. Adults £4, children £2, refreshments available all day. Details 01924 495929.

20 Grosmont. Victorian Fair. Craft stalls, teas, games and archery plus music. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

20 Hawes. Dales Countryside Museum. Illustrated talk by author David Joy on railways in the Dales. Details www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

20-21 Harrogate. Great Yorkshire Showground.  Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fair. Over 350 stands, admission £6. Details 01274 588505. www.antiquesfairs.com

21 Little Ouseburn. Open gardens with home-made lunches, afternoon teas. Plant stalls, book and bottle stall plus display of owls and a selection of classic cars and motorbikes. 10am-5pm. Adults £5, children free. Disabled parking, with limited wheelchair access to some of the gardens. Details www.opengardens.co.uk

21 Halifax. Square Chapel. Don’t Dribble on the Dragon, a show for children over the age of two. 2.30pm. Details 01422 353073. www.squarechapel.co.uk

23 and 24 Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. York. Conservation in action – step into the shed, 11am – 4pm. Explore the contents of the Potting Shed as the conservation team undertake the annual clean. Find out more about the work involved caring for the varied collection, as well as gaining insight about the kit and equipment once used in the gardens. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

24 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. The Beach Boys. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

25-31 Beverley. Minster. Through the Looking Glass. Illustrated manuscript exhibition. Details 01482 868540, www.beverleyminster.org.uk

26 Goddards House and Garden. York. A taste of Terry’s: 10 minute bite sized chocolate talks, 12 noon and 2pm. A bite sized ten minute talk which races through the 250 years of the Terry’s of York business from their origins as chemists to the hugely successful chocolate orange range and beyond. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards-house-and-garden

27 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. The Kaiser Chiefs. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

27 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Big Diesel Saturday. Details 01535 645214, www.kwvr.co.uk

27-31 Clapham. Village Hall. Clapham Art Group’s 66th Annual Exhibition. 11am-6pm each day.

27-29 Cononley. Village Institute. Art Exhibition. 10am-4pm. Refreshments available.

27 Todmorden. Carnival. Details 07778 614128, todmordencarnival@live.co.uk

27-4 June. Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. York. Half-term play week, 10.30am – 5pm. Grab a brand new explorer backpack for adventures a plenty to be had and a chance to tick off your ’50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ ‘ play list. There are sessions running on selected days where you can go on a barefoot walk, hunt for bugs, plant it, grow it, eat it, discover what lives in a pond and build a raft. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

27-4 June. Goddards House and Garden. York. Gardens and Games, 10.30am – 5pm (closed Tuesday). Enjoy croquet and tennis in the garden and explore the newly planted paddock orchard garden and learn more about how the garden grows and what’s special about the glasshouse over this half-term holiday. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards-house-and-garden

28 Gargrave. Village Hall. Flea Market. Lots of stalls selling collectables, bric a brac and crafts plus outdoor plant sale, refreshments available. 50p admission. 10am-3.30pm.

28 Hawes. Dales Countryside Museum. Traditional knitting demonstration. Join Dales knitting expert Kate Trusson for a demonstration of traditional knitting with four needles and knitting sticks using traditional Dales patterns. Included in museum admission. 2pm-4pm. Details www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

28 Raby Castle. Flower Power plant fair. Details 07730 859441, www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

28 to 1 June. Malham Safari. Face painting, duck racing, coconut shy, stream dipping, archery and axe throwing – a great day out for all the family. Details www.malhamdale.com

27-29 Skipton Castle. Fifteenth-century War of the Roses – re-enactments with The Red Wyvern Society. 10am-5pm. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

29 Harrogate. Ripley Castle. Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show and Land Rover Display. 10am-4pm. Details 01423 770152. www.ripleycastle.co.uk

29 Hornsea. Wassand Hall. Vintage Car Rally. Details 01964 534488, wassand.co.uk

29-4 June. Goddards House and Garden. York. Chocolate challenges, 10.30am – 5pm (closed Tuesday). Want to work off a bit of steam in the school holidays? Try your hand at our chocolate challenges – build a chocolate box in the fastest time, get the highest score at bagatelle, try our blindfold taste test or try your hand at tennis or 1930s exercises in the gardens! Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards-house-and-garden

29-4 June. Treasurer’s House. York. Garden fun! 11am to 4pm. Celebrate the school holidays and have fun with croquet, hoopla and an outdoor kids trail in our small but perfectly formed garden. Garden free to enter. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/treasurers-house-york


1 to 1 September. Ingleton. Overground Underground Festival. A summer of unique and exciting events. Details www.ogug.co.uk

2 to October. Flowers of the Dales Festival. Details www.ydmt.org

April to 1 May. Scarborough. Books by the Beach: Scarborough Literature Festival. Friday 28. Details www.scarboroughspa.co.uk

April to 1 May. Ride2Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival. www.skyware.co.uk/scwf/default.html

April to 5 May. Scarborough. Bowls Festival. www.scarboroughbowlscentre.co.uk/bowls-festival-2017

1 Harrogate. Springtime Live. Details www.springtimelive.co.uk

1 Wath-upon-Dearne. Wath Festival. Details 07982 658467. wathfestival.org.uk

5-7 Huddersfield. Great Northern Ukulele Festival. Details www.northernuke.com

5-7 Holmfirth. Festival of Folk. Details www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.org.uk

5-7 Saltaire. Roberts Park. Dragon Boat Festival. Details www.bradforddragonboatfestival.co.uk

12-14 Hebden Bridge. Hebden Bridge Folk Roots Festival. Details www.hebdenfolkroots.org

12-14 Doncaster. Folk Festival. Details 01302 328756 (ticket enquiries). www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk

19-21 Haworth. 1940s Weekend. Meet the Dalesman team – we’ll be at two different stands throughout the weekend. www.haworth1940sweekend.co.uk

19-21 Shepley. Spring Festival. Tel. 01484 604704. Details www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk

20–26 Holmfirth. Film Festival. Details 01484 684094/681388, www.holmfirthfilmfestival.com

20 Otley Show. The oldest one-day show in the country. Details www.otleyshow.org.uk

20-21 Pickering. Game and Country Fair. http://10times.com/pickering-game-country-fair

25-29 Beverley. Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. Details 01904 658338, ncem.co.uk/bemf

26-29 Botton. The Great North Folk Festival. www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk

27-28 Malton. Food Lovers’ Festival. www.maltonyorkshire.co.uk/food-lovers-festival/

27-29 North York Moors. WalkFest 2017. A varied programme of guided themed walks in some very special places over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend. Walks for all ages and abilities, with expert guides, afternoon tea walks with cake or evening strolls with beer, children’s treasure hunts to moorland hikes, a chance to walk linear stretches of the Cleveland Way or Esk Valley Walk (with transport provided). Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/enjoy-outdoors/walking/walking-festival

27-29 Barnoldswick. Bands on the Square Music Festival. Details www.visitbarnoldswick.co.uk

27 to 10 June Arkengarthdale, Swaledale and Wensleydale. Swaledale Arts, Music and Walking Festival. Details 01748 880018, www.swaledale-festival.org.uk

27 to 4 June. Wetwang. Scarecrow Festival. www.wetwang.org.uk

27 to 4 June. Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s Cave. Join us to face the challenges of the Goblin King’s Labyrinth, will you make it through? Fun for all the family. Children’s adventure sheet. Details www.mothershipton.co.uk/events

29 Helmsley. Duncombe Park Country Fair. Details www.dpcountryfair.co.uk/

29 Austwick. Street Market and Cuckoo Festival. Details www.austwick.org

29 to 3 June. Heptonstall. Pennine Spring Music Festival. Details www.penninespringmusic.co.uk

29 West Burton. May Fair. Details www.westburton-yorkshire.co.uk

29 Sutton-on-the-Forest. Sutton Park. Flower Power Plant Fair. Details 07730 859441. www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk


1 Highway to an ancient woodland. Moderate 5½ miles, meet 10.45am Settle Railway Station. Details www.skyware.co.uk

3 Canine Caper. 3.75 miles. Meet 1pm, Cloughton, Station House Tea Room. A walk just for dogs and their owners. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

3 Bloomin’ Thirlby. 4.5 miles. Meet 1pm Thirlby Village Hall. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

7 Bluebells in Springtime. 3 miles. Meet Great Ayton car park, near TIC, 10am. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

14 & 17 Spring Flowers of Wensleydale. Easy 6 miles. Meet 11am Aysgarth Falls. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

17 Falling Foss for Tea? 5.48 miles. Meet Falling Foss car park, 10am. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

14 Coach ramble to High Cup Nick. Meet 9am Skipton Town Hall. Coach £16, meal in Appleby £15. Details 01756 795455.

23 Linton Heritage Trail. Easy 4.3 miles. Meet 2pm Grassington National Park Centre. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

24 Castles, Churches and Mines. 7 miles. Meet 11am, Swainby Black Horse pub. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

27 Ampleforth Amble. 6.5 miles. Meet 10.30am at archway outside Ampleforth College. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

28 Springtime in Oxenber Woods. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 10am Stainforth YDNP car park. Details 07773 529178/07855 202315.

28 Sunnyside and Moneyside. Easy 4 miles. Meet 1.30pm Dent car park. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

28 The Manor of Spaunton. Meet 10.30, Appleton le Moors Village Hall. Reservations essential, call 01439 772738. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

29 The Power and Industry of the Ribble. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 10.30am Settle Tourist information Centre. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

29 A Moor Gate Meander. 8 miles. Meet 10am Moor Gate car park www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on

30 Red squirrels and other wildlife of Snaizeholme. Gentle 1½ miles. Meet 2pm Dales Countryside Museum.

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To 12. Holme Moss. Framing the Landscape with Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson. See the free-standing over sized metal picture frame installed at Holme Moss capturing the landscape of Yorkshire. Details www.framingthelandscape.co.uk

1 Wetherby. Town Hall. Tea Dance. Afternoon of social dancing to music. £5 per person including refreshments. Continues every Thursday. Details www.wherecanwego.com

1 Pickering. Beck Isle Museum. Easy Peasy Printing. Take a look at the museum’s magnificent Columbian printing press and try your hand at some basic printing techniques in the activity room. 11am-3pm. Details www.beckislemuseum.org.uk

2-3 Bingley. Arts Centre. Five Rise Beer Festival. Details www.bingleyartscentre.co.uk

2-4 Harrogate Pavilions. Antiques and Fine Art Fair. Details www.pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk

3 Gargrave. Village Hall. Book Fair. Thousands of second-hand books, refreshments available. Details 01756 748778.

3 Horsforth. With Rhythme Aire Band. Details www.horsforthfarmersmarket.co.uk

3 Hull. Walton Street Leisure Centre. Summer Model Railway Show. Working model railway layouts of various scales, displays, sales, demonstrations. Details www.hullmrs.org

3-4 Brighouse. 1940s Weekend. Details www.brighouse1940sweekend.co.uk

3-4 Leyburn. Bolton Castle. Medieval Household (Battle of Towton). Activities for all the family. Details 01969 623981. www.boltoncastle.co.uk

3-25 Thixendale. The Robert Fuller Gallery. Bringing Up Baby: An artist’s perspective on how youngsters are raised in the wild, from clucky ducks to pushy owls. A new series of paintings on show. Details www.robertefuller.com

4 Malton. Scampston. Spring Plant Fair. 10am-4pm. Details www.scampston.co.uk

4 Leeds. Town Hall. Black Dyke Brass Band Festival. Gala Concert featuring various artists. 4pm. Details www.wherecanwego.com

4 Skipton. Car Show. Over 180 spectacular cars and 40 bikes. Details www.skiptoncarshow.com

6 Selby. Abbey. Organ recitals. Continues every Tuesday until August. 12.30pm. Details www.selbyabbeyorgan.org.uk

6-18 York. Festival of Ideas. World-class speakers, performances, exhibitions. Details www.yorkfestivalofideas.com

7-10 Bradford. Playhouse. Calamity Jane. Musical presented by the Bradford Players. Performances 7pm and 2pm. Details 01274 800415. www.thebradfordplayers.co.uk

8-11 Wetherby. Bramham Horse Trials. Details www.bramham-horse.co.uk

8-14 Appleby. Horse Fair. Details www.applebyfair.org

8-18 Sedbergh. Food and Drink Festival. Details www.sedberghfoodfestival.co.uk

8-28 Leyburn. The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre. Independent Art Summer Exhibition. Details 01969 624510.

9 Tockwith Village Hall. Murder Mystery entitled ‘Borley Rectory ….. Revisited’ Hosted by – Tockwith Players Entertainment Society. Doors open 7pm for start at 7.30pm. £12.50 for 3 course dinner followed by coffee/tea. Phone Karen on 01423 358 665 or send email to coombes.k@googlemail.com

9-11 Whitby. 1960s Music Festival. Details www.whitbyevents.co.uk

9-11 Robin Hood’s Bay. Folk Weekend. Details www.folkweekend.rhbay.co.uk

10 Skipton. Gala. Details www.skiptongala.org.uk

10 Knaresborough. Bed Race. A fancy dress pageant. A gruelling trial over 2.4 mile course, ending with a swim through the River Nidd. www.bedrace.co.uk

10 Halifax. Gala. Details www.halifaxgala.org.uk

10 Hawes. Gayle Mill. Summer Fayre and Beer Festival. Details www.gaylemill.org.uk

10-11 Filey. International Food Festival. Details www.folkweekend.rhbay.co.uk

10-11 Skipton. Castle. Stone Carving Demonstrations. Try having a go with the Stone Carving Association team. 10am-5pm. Details 01756 792442. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

10-11 Driffield. Showground. Yorkshire Trucking Spectacular. Huge variety of trucks on display, plus products, equipment, celebrity guests from the world of trucking. 9am-5.30pm. Details www.yorkshiretruckingspectacular.co.uk

10-11 Ripon. Newby Hall & Gardens. Tractor Fest. Celebrating 100 years of the Ford Tractor. Family fun activities, mini-tractor drives, trade and food stands – a perfect family day out. Details www.newbyhall.com

10-11 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens. Gardener’s Fair. 11am-5pm. Details www.burtonagnes.com

11 June, 8 July & 12 August. Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. York. Going Digital Photography Workshops, 10am – 4pm. If you’ve ever wanted to get off auto, join a workshop with Going Digital to develop the skills needed using the gardens as your palette. Booking essential via Pandora 07802454637 from £70. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

15 Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. York. Tansy Thursday, 10.30am – 5pm. Take a walk down by the riverside to explore the conservation work of the parkland team, as they clear and maintain the protected habitat of the rare Tansy Beetle. Find out more about this colourful beetle and why it chooses to live on the Beningbrough riverbank. Parkland free to explore, normal admission charges apply for gardens and facilities. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

16 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. The Charlatans. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

16 to 1 July. Grassington Festival. Grassington comes alive in a myriad of colours and creativity with artists, bands and art enthusiasts. Live performances, music, street theatre, workshops, and walks. On the 23rd June at 3pm, former Dalesman magazine editor David Joy will talk about the railways in the Yorkshire Dales. Artists at the festival include 1980s group Bananarama, Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra. www.grassington-festival.org.uk

16-17 Ormisgill Wood near Airton. Woodland Open Day with the YDMT. Details 015242 51002.

16-18 Beverley. Racecourse. Folk Festival. Music, dance, comedy, film, workshops, food stalls and real ale. Camping is available. Details www.beverleyfestival.com

17 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. The Jacksons. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

17 Leeds. Temple Newsam. Let’s Rock Leeds. Fabulous line-up of artists from the 1980s, including The Human League, Tony Hadley, Howard Jones, Nick Heyward, Roland Gift, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and many more. Details www.letsrockleeds.com

17 Buckden. Gala. Details www.buckdengala.co.uk

17 Ingleton. Community Centre. Dance to the music of Blackpool Tower Organist John Bowdler. 8pm. Tickets 01729 822959/822364.

17-18 Leyburn. The Dales Festival of Food and Drink. Showcasing the best food and drink the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. www.dalesfestivaloffood.org

17-18 Cawthorne Church. Special Biennial event. Over 23 gardens will be open to the public, plus children’s competitions, organ recitals, and quality refreshments at several locations in the village. Details 01226 792067.

18 Treasurer’s House. York. Father’s Day, 11am– 4pm. Is your dad going to be the lawn mowing champion? We challenge him to mow the straightest line with the push mower and he could win himself a croque monsieur. Then head indoors to join a guided tour to discover more about Frank Green’s vision for Treasurer’s House. If he didn’t win lunch, you can always treat him in the Below Stairs Café. Normal admission charges apply for house, café and garden free to enter. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/treasurers-house-york

18 Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. York. Dad’s day out, 10.30am – 5pm. Entertainment for dad and all the family is provided by local Scout and Guide groups with regular gang shows and band performances around the garden (11am – 3pm). Plan a picnic and settle in or visit the walled garden restaurant to treat the dad in your life – we’ll do the washing up. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

18 Goddards House and Garden. York. Father’s Day Fun, 10.30am – 5pm. Bring dad along to enjoy a day of relaxing with the Sunday papers, a gin and tonic on the terrace, a game of tennis in the garden or stretch your mind with chess in the drawing room. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards-house-and-garden

20 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group. 1950s Yorkshire village and farming life in early black and white cine films, by David Atkinson. 2pm. Members and visitors welcome, annual membership is £10, or £3 per meeting for visitors. Contact Tony Keates on 01969 640436, dotandtonyk@btinternet.com

21 Birstall. Oakwell Hall Country Park. Jane Eyre. Open Air Theatre with Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Details 01522 569777

23-25 Harrogate. RHS Harlow Carr. Flower Show. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr/RHS-Garden-Harlow-Carr-Flower-Show

23-25 Dentdale. Music and Beer Festival. Details www.dentmusicandbeer.com

23 to 2 July. Hebden Bridge. Open Weekend. A feast of music, comedy, spoken word, dance and visual arts plus family fun, street entertainment and much more. www.hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk

24 Kettlewell. Three Peaks Challenge with the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue. The challenge has three routes across Birks Fell, Buckden Pike and Great Whernside. All events start and finish in Kettlewell. Details www.uwfra.org.uk

24-25 Haworth. 1960s Weekend. Details www.haworth-village.org.uk/events/

24-25 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Vintage Home & Fashion Fair. 1940s tea dresses, prom gowns, jewellery, furniture, vinyl, toys, books and collectables from the 1920s. Details www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk

24-25 Leeds. Waterfront Festival. Fun for all the family. Details www.leedswaterfrontfestival.com

24-25 Settle and District. Open Gardens. Various gardens will be open, plants for sale and refreshments available. Details 01729 822090.

24 and 25. Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens. York. Choc Affair Tasting, 12 noon – 4pm. Love chocolate? Then come along and explore the botanical range of Choc Affair Chocolate. With ingredients from the garden, vote for your favourite flavours for the Beningbrough Bar and give this chocolate a taste with a difference. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

25 Middleham. Open Gardens. Refreshments in church. 11am-5pm. Details 01969 625715.

25 Barwick in Elmet. Open Gardens. 1pm-5pm. Entrance £3, free parking.

25 Northallerton. Home Grown Food Festival. Cookery demonstrations, stalls, street food, live music. Details www.homegrownfoodfest.co.uk

26-27 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Fine Food Show. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

28 Leeds. Harewood House. Sir Cliff Richard with supporting act Collabro. Details www.harewood.org

28 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

29 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Cliff Richard. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

30 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. UB40. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

30 to 2nd July. Cleckheaton Folk Festival. Details www.cleckheatonfolkfestival.org

30 to 9 July. Bradford. Literature Festival. www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk

30 to 2nd July. Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall. Jazz and Blues Festival. Expect wonderful headline performers. Camping available. Details www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival

30 to 2nd July. Ingleton. Operation Homeguard: 1940s weekend. 1940s vehicles, parades, dances and entertainment, parachute display plus traditional fun fair. Details www.ingleton.co.uk


10 Honley Show. Details www.honley.co.uk

10 Askwith & District Show. Details 01943 850883

17 Eastrington Agricultural Show. Details www.eastringtonshow.co.uk

17 Todmorden Agricultural Show. Details www.todshow.org

18 North Yorkshire County Show. Details www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

24 Huby & Sutton Show. Details www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk

25 Horbury Show. Details www.horburyshow.co.uk


For all Racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk


For a full list of Yorkshire market days, visit www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk or www.yorkshire.com/inspiration/food-and-drink/city-town-and-farmers-markets


3 Bibles, Books and Beer walk. 3.5 miles. Meet 11am Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre. Details www.keld.org.uk

3 Bingley to Hebden Bridge. Strenuous 15 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

4 Delightful Dentdale. Moderate 6½ mile. Meet 10.30am Dent car park. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

7 Kisdon Classic. Moderate 6½ miles. Meet 11am Farmers Arms. Muker. Details www.swalefest.org

10 Frostrow Fells. Moderate 10 miles. Meet Loftus Hill car park, Sedbergh. Details 01274 596846. www.cravenramblers.org.uk

10 Dent to Garsdale. Moderate to strenuous 13 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

11 The Erratic boulders of Norber and a secret dale. Moderate 5½miles. Meet 11am National Park car park, Clapham. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

17 Leadmining Archaeology on Grassington Moor. 4.3 miles. Meet 2pm Yarnbury car park, Grassington. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

18 By Castle and Byway. Easy 7 miles. Meet 10am Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

24 Lower Malhamdale. 6 miles. Meet 11am Malham National Park Centre. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

24-25 North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Rosedale Walking Festival. Great choice of themed walks for all the family. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

25 Malham Classic. Moderate to Strenuous 9 miles. Meet 10am Street Gate, near Malham. Details 01756 795455. www.cravenramblers.org.uk

25 Threshfield Quarry, nr Grassington. 3.7 miles. Meet 10.30am quarry entrance, Threshfield. Details www.grassington-festival.org.uk

25 Bordley Bash. Moderate 8.25 miles. Meet 10am Street Gate, near Malham. Details 01535 959908. www.cravenramblers.org.uk

28 Littondale Wildflower Meadow walk. 5 mile walk from Halton Gill with a wildflower expert. Starts 10am. Booking essential. Suggested donation £15 (excludes lunch). Details 015242 51002. www.ydmt.org

29-3 July. Goddards House and Garden. York. Chocolate Trails, 10.30am – 5pm. Enjoy family trails around the house and garden during the school holidays and have a go at tennis or croquet in the garden whilst you are with us. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards-house-and-garden

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

To 2 July. Hebden Bridge. Arts Festival. Feast of street theatre, visual arts, music, comedy, spoken word. Details www.hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk

1 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. George Benson. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

1-2 Meltham. Wartime Weekend. Details www.melthammemories.co.uk

1-2 Helmsley. Duncombe Park. Steam Rally. Steamers, miniatures, commercials, tractors, vintage cars, motorcycles plus crafts, trade stands, licensed bar, food, evening entertainment. Details gytec.weebly.com

1-2 Keighley. Worth Valley Railway and Keighley Model Railway Club Festival at various venues along the railway line. Details www.kwvr.co.uk

1-2 Bridlington. Sailing Coble Festival. 100-year-old vessels will take part. www.bridlingtonharbour.com

1-2 Sedbergh. Cycling Festival. Great weekend of cycling events and entertainment for the whole family. Details www.sedberghgateway.org.uk/cyclingfestival

1-2 Appleton Wiske. Scarecrow Festival. Treasure hunt, prizes, stalls, cakes in the village hall. 11am-5pm. Entrance £2 includes scarecrow map; children free. Details 01609 881875. www.appletonwiske.com

1-13 Richmond. The Station. Heritage Uncovered by Sarah Dodds. Exhibition of textile art inspired by the art and architecture of Syria. Free entry. Details 01748 850123. www.thestation.co.uk

1-30 Ingleborough. Community Centre. Archaeology Exhibition. 10am-4pm. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

2 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Tom Jones. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

2 Oxenhope. Straw Race. Teams complete the course in fancy dress whilst carrying a bale of straw. Details www.strawrace.com

2 Skipton. Auction Mart. The Yorkshire Flea. Over 300 stands full of vintage and retro collectables. Details 01274 588505. www.themarttheatre.org.uk

2 Skipton. Sheep Day. Fun and educational show looking at different breeds of sheep, shearing and even sheep dancing – a great day out for all the family. Details www.welcometoskipton.com

2 Halifax. Manor Heath. K9 Party in the Park. Dog-themed activities, games, stalls, dog products. Free admission. Details www.skiddle.com

2 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Sir Tom Jones. www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

2 Carperby. Open Gardens. Twenty gardens will be open to view; home-made refreshments in village hall. £4.50, children free. Details 01969 663689.

2 Mickley Nr Ripon. Open Gardens Day. Refreshments, lunches and afternoon teas available in the village hall, plus cake, plant and produce stalls. Entry £5, children free. 11am-5pm. In aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Ripon Walled Gardens. Details www.opengardens.co.uk

4 to 29 October. Settle. The Folly. ‘Mud & Misery’ Exhibition looks at the lives of people of North Craven who were affected by the Great War of 1914-18. Open 1.30pm-4.30pm on Thursdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Tuesdays from 10.30am-4.30pm. Details www.ncbpt.org.uk

5-8 Hornsea. Music Festival. Various venues. Details hornseamusicfestival.org.uk

6 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Little Mix. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

6 Birstwith. St James’s Church. Harrogate International Festivals Young Musicians Series. Recital by Maria Marshall (cello). £10. Details 01423 562303. www.birstwithchurch.co.uk

6-9 Settle. Victoria Hall. Beer Festival. Showcasing at least 20 real ales. Details www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

7 Harrogate. Wesley Chapel. Early Stroll Songs with Ian McMillan. Most mornings, well-known poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan takes an early morning stroll and shares what he sees and hears through his extremely popular and funny Early Stroll tweets. Presented by Ian McMillan, the afternoon recital features songs from composer Richard Barnard. 1pm. Details www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

7 Helmsley Castle. Outdoor Theatre: Twelfth Night. An unforgettable evening of theatre under the stars. Musical Shakespeare play. Bring your blankets and picnics. 7pm. Details www.english-heritage.org.uk

7 Pocklington. Burnby Hall & Gardens. ‘Wind in the Willows’. Magical family show presented in beautiful traditional costume and features a woodland parade during the interval. Details 01759 307125. www.burnbyhallgardens.com

7-9 Hunsworth Nr Bradford. The Yorkshire Wartime Experience. A spectacular wartime event with over 500 military vehicles plus re-enactments, trade stands, music, beer tent. Meet the team from Dalesman and Down Your Way magazines. Details www.nelz60.moonfruit.com

7-9 Wetherby. Food Festival. Hot street food, speciality bars, live music, children’s entertainment, and fun fair. Details www.pjjevents.co.uk

7-19 York. Early Music Festival. Details www.ncem.co.uk

8 Barnsley. Astoria Centre. Afternoon tea dance to the live music of the Compton Cinema Organ. Continues throughout July. Details www.penistone-compton.co.uk

8 Cottingley. Recreation Ground. Fairy Fun Day. Celebrating the centenary of the Cottingley Fairy photographs. 12pm-4pm. Details www.cottingleyconnect.org.uk

8 Sedbergh. St Andrew’s Church. Somme 100 Project: performed by Sedbergh Orchestra. Professional and amateur orchestras perform to accompany the silent film taken during WW1 and put together by the War Museum. Details 015396 21196. www.sedbergh.org.uk

9 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Olly Murs. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

9 Sessay. Beautiful gardens. Open Gardens, delicious teas, plants stall etc. Money raised goes to Butterfield Church. Starts 1.30pm followed by hymns and readings in a garden. Details 01845 501491.

9 Pontefract. Liquorice Festival. Enjoy an array of liquorice food and drink whilst browsing 80 food, craft and gift stalls, plus musicians, street entertainers and fairground rides. Details www.experiencewakefield.co.uk

11-15 Hull. Jazz Festival. Various venues. Includes some of the freshest names in UK jazz alongside internationally-renowned artists, including Snake Davis and his Classic Sax Solos show. www.hull2017.co.uk

13 York. Castle Howard. BBC Antiques Roadshow. Dust off your treasures for a great, free day out as BBC One’s ever-popular programme comes to Castle Howard. 9.30am-4.30pm. Details 01653 648333. www.castlehoward.co.uk

13-16 Gargrave. Village Hall. Summer Art Exhibition. Details 01756 749686. www.gargravearts.webs.com

14-30 Ryedale. Festival. Programme of concerts, talks and much more. Details www.ryedalefestival.com

14-16 Whitby. Sea Festival. A weekend of sea songs, shanties, art, performance, crafts and folk music of the sea. Details www.whitbyseafest.co.uk

15 Ingleton. Gala. Details www.thisisingleton.co.uk

15-16 Middlesbrough. Mela. Fabulous mix of world-class music, wide range of entertainment, family fairground, stalls, workshops. Details www.visitmiddlesbrough.com

15-16 Masham. Steam Engine Rally. Spectacular engines and fair organs with vintage cars, commercial vehicles and tractors, plus many stalls. Details 01765 689569. www.spanglefish.com/MashamSteamRally

16 Ripon. Newby Hall & Gardens. Historic Vehicle Rally. Up to 1500 cars on display. www.newbyhall.com

20-22 Bradford. Cathedral. ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ performed in the grounds (indoors if wet). Performances 7.15pm and Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £10/7. Details www.bradford-cathedral.ticketlight.co.uk

20-23 Harrogate. Old Swan Hotel. Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Details www.harrogatenationalfestivals.com

21 Goddards House and Garden. York. Five Years Open! 10.30am – 5pm. On this day five years ago the house, with the gardens and the dining room was open altogether for the first time to enjoy. In recognition of our fifth birthday, come and enjoy chocolate tasters round the house, chocolate talks and whilst you are with us, indulge in a piece of celebratory chocolate orange cake in the dining room. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards-house-and-garden

21-22 Bingley. Arts Centre. Broadway Musical Showcase. An evening of Broadway hits. 7.15pm. Details 01274 567983. www.bingleyartscentre.co.uk

21-23 Leeds. Harewood Estate. Championship Dog Show. Details www.highampress.co.uk

21-23 Barnsley. Cannon Hall. Underneath the Stars Festival. 3-day family festival with live music, street art performers, street food, crafts, workshops, stalls, real ales, 9am-11pm. Details 01226 790427. www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk

21-23 Bedale. Sausage and Beer Festival. Samples of the finest sausages, demonstrations, real ales, trade stands, stalls, BBQs, bouncy castle, face painting, vintage tractors. Details www.camphill.co.uk

21 to 6 August. York. The Great Yorkshire Fringe. Comedy, variety, family entertainment. Full line-up of artists. www.greatyorkshirefringe.com

22 Ripon. Newby Hall & Gardens. Fireworks Championships. Stunning displays choreographed to music and the audience. Details www.newbyhall.com

22-23 Danby. ParkFest. Two-day summer art and music festival. Events, workshops, family attractions, children’s activities spread across the Moors National Park Centre. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

22-23 Leyburn. 1940s Weekend. Music, singing, dancing, military vehicles, farm machinery, buses, vintage cars, steam traction engines. Details www.leyburn1940sweekend.org

22-23 Skipton. Castle. 15th Century Castle Life. Details 01756 www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

22-23 Skipton. Funkirk Farm. Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival. Weekend packed full of cookery demonstrations with celebrity chefs John Torode and James Martin. Delicious samples, shopping, dancing, kids’ entertainment and lots more. Details 01756 228399. www.yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com

22-23 Leyburn. 1940s Weekend. Details www.leyburn1940sweekend.org

22-23 Whitby. Abbey. ‘Dracula’ Live performance in the Abbey. Continues 29 & 30. Details www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/whitby-abbey/

22-23 North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Celebrating 60s Fest. Head back to the swinging sixties with events taking place at Pickering, Levisham, Goathland and Grosmont stations. Details www.nymr.co.uk

23 Whitby. The Great Seaside Vintage Fair. Over 50 stalls of genuine vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920s to the 1980s. 9.30am-5pm. Details www.visitwhitby.com

25-1 September. Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s Cave. Join us for a swashbuckling adventure with perishing pirates and marvellous mermaids. Follow your map and search for the secret lost treasure. Fun for all the family. Children’s adventure sheet. Details www.mothershipton.co.uk/events

28 Hardcastle Crags. Tree Climbing Challenge. One-hour tree climbing experience. £20, booking essential.10am-3.45pm. Details www.bigtreeclimbing.co.uk

28-30 Bradford. City Park. Bradford Festival. A vibrant, colourful and multicultural programme of the very best international, British and local theatre, art, music and dance. Details www.bradfordfestival.org.uk

28-31 Malton. Scampston Hall & Gardens. Atlas Festival. Celebration of music, food, entertainment from around the world, readings, opera, theatre, workshops. Details www.scampston.co.uk

29 Haworth. The Old School Rooms. Craft & Gift Fair. 10am-4pm. £1 admission with a free cuppa! Details www.wherecanwego.com

30 Ilkley. The Craiglands Hotel. The Yorkshire Pudding Run. 160 classic cars from all over the country leave Ilkley for a 100-mile trip around the Yorkshire Dales returning to The Craiglands for a traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. Details 0113 2671123.


2 Arthington. 100th Show. www.arthingtonshow.co.uk

2 Howden Show. www.howdenshow.co.uk

2 Malton Show. www.maltonshow.com

11-13 Harrogate. Great Yorkshire Show. www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

16 Crowle Show. www.crowleshow.org.uk

19 Driffield Show. www.10times.com/driffield-show

22 Bingley Show. www.bingleyshow.co.uk

22 Cleveland Show. www.middlesbrough.gov.uk

23 Aldborough & Boroughbridge Show. www.newbyhall.com

25 Ryedale Show. www.ryedaleshow.org.uk

26 Borrowby Show. www.borrowbyshow.org.uk

30 Weeton Show. www.weetonshow.co.uk


For all racing fixtures go to www.goracing.co.uk


For a full list of Yorkshire market days, visit www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk or www.yorkshire.com/inspiration/food-and-drink/city-town-and-farmers-markets


For details of all gardens open to the public this summer visit www.ngs.org.uk


To 2. Otley. Walking Festival. Details www.otleywalkingfestival.co.uk

1 Flowers of Upper Swaledale Ramble. Flower identification walk. Easy 3½ miles. Meet 10.30am Keld Countryside and Heritage Centre, Richmond. Details www.ydmt.org

1 Lady Anne Clifford’s Way and Pendragon Castle. Moderately strenuous 13 miles. Alight Garsdale 10.21am, return Kirkby Stephen. Details www.foscl.org.uk

1 Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale. Moderately strenuous 12 miles. Alight Kirkby Stephen 10.21am, return Garsdale. Details www.foscl.org.uk

2 Sheriff Hutton and Mowthorpe Hill. Easy 7 miles. Meet 10am Sheriff Hutton crossroads in village centre. Details www.ryedalewalking.com

2 Dent Circular. Crag Hill and Great Coum. Strenuous 8 miles. Meet 11am Dent village. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

8 Rosedale and Hartoft Moor Circular. 9 miles. Meet 10am Rosedale Abbey village near green. Details www.ryedalewalking.com

9 Aysgarth Falls to Middleham. Moderate 10.5 miles. Meet 12.15pm Aysgarth Falls. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

9 Addingham to Bolton Abbey. Easy to Moderate 5 miles. Meet 10.20am Addingham. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

12 Hutton-le-Hole Circular. Easy 4 miles. Meet 6.30pm Hutton-le-Hole car park. Details www.ryedalewalking.com

12 Dent. Sunnyside and Moneyside. Join Dales volunteers for a walk in Dentdale. Easy 4 miles. Meet 1.30pm. www.ydmt.org

16 Discover Aisgill Force. Moderate 4 miles. Meet 1.30pm Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

16 Silton Forest & Oakdale. Moderate 7.75 miles. Meet 10.30am car park, 1 mile north-east of Nether Stilton and south of Osmotherley. Details www.ryedalewalking.com

22 Ampleforth, Byland Abbey and Oldstead. Moderate 10.3 miles. Meet 10am roadside near Mill Farm, near Ampleforth. Details www.ryedalewalking.com

23 Grassington Moor and Linton Falls. 10 miles. Meet 10am Hebden village, GR SE 026 630. Details 07941 045498.

For a full list of summer walks and walking groups visit: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk; www.friendsofdalesrail.org and www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

Every Monday and Wednesday. Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. York. Artrageous!! 12.30pm – 3pm. Join our popular free family art and craft workshop and use a selection of exciting materials to make your very own creative masterpiece, with a different activity each week. Normal admission charges apply, room accessed by stairs only. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

To 22 Ripon. Cathedral. Organ recitals. Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm.

To 1 September. Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s Cave. Join us for a swashbuckling adventure with perishing pirates and marvellous mermaids. Follow your map and search for the secret lost treasure. Fun for all the family. Children’s adventure sheet. Details www.mothershipton.co.uk/events

To October. Halifax. Eureka! Children’s Museum.  digiPlaySpace Exhibition. Hands-on children’s activities with the most creative uses of technology – celebrating the museum’s twenty-fifth anniversary. Details 01422 330069. www.eureka.org.uk

1 Halifax. The Piece Hall re-opening ceremony. Britain’s last surviving cloth hall reopens with a mix of independent cafes, bars, shops, heritage spaces and a world-class events programme. Details www.thepiecehall.co.uk

1 Egton Bridge. Gooseberry Show. Details www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk

1 Whitby. The Old Mill. Littlebeck annual crowning of Rose Queen ceremony. Stalls, raffle, games, cream teas, gates open 1.30pm, plus dominoes drive in village hall at 7.30pm.

1 to 27 September. Bainbridge. Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Photographic Grid Project Exhibition. Details www.yorkshirephotowalks.com

1 Sheffield. Yorkshire Day Celebrations. Civic leaders and members of the Yorkshire Society will assemble at the town hall followed by a procession to the cathedral. Details www.yorkshiresociety.org.uk

3 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. Madness. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

3-6 Huddersfield. Food and Drink Festival. Over 80 stalls, demonstrations, sampling sessions. Details www.foodanddrinkfestival.org.uk

4-6 Whitby (nr the Abbey). Traction Engine Rally. Also includes motorcycle and quad street style stunts and much more. Details www.outdoorshows.co.uk

4-7 Flamborough. St Oswald’s Church. Hobbies and Pastimes Flower displays, children’s quiz, refreshments, second-hand books, gifts, plants, woodwork and much more. Details 01262 671917.

4-20. Harrogate. The twenty-fourth International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival. Details www.gsfestivals.org

4, 11, 18 and 25. Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. York. 50 Things Fridays, 11am – 4pm. Drop in and join a free led workshop to help tick off those activities. It’s all about bugs this August and a chance to discover the rare Tansy Beetle and other creepy crawlies. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

5 Scarborough. Open Air Theatre. 80s vs 90s. Details www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com

5 Scarborough. St Andrew’s United Reformed Church grounds. Strawberry Fayre and tea. Various stalls, and the Jelly Roll Jazz Band will be performing. 1pm. £2.50. In support of Feed the Minds. Details www.scarborough-urc.org.uk

5 Horsforth. Farmers’ Market. 9am-12.30pm. Details www.horsforthfarmersmarket.co.uk

5-6 Hebden Bridge. Vintage Weekend. Cars, motorcycles, military commercial vehicles, craft and gift stalls plus food and drink. Details www.hebdenbridge-vintageweekend.org.uk

6 Leeds. Harewood. Rolls Royce North of England Car Rally. 10am-6pm. Details www.harewood.org

10-30 Leyburn. The Old Schoolhouse Art Centre. Social Art Group Exhibition. 10am-5pm. Free admission. Details 01969 624510.

9 & 23 Bridlington. The Spa. Ballroom Dancing. Elegant afternoons of dancing style for everyone.  £6.50. Ticket price includes tea/coffee and one of the spa’s fabulous scones. Details www.thespabridlington.com

11 Pocklington. Burnby Hall and Gardens. Creative Music Workshops. Two free one-day workshops for ages 7-12. Explore many creative music making activities including singing, song writing, percussion, composition and writing development. Workshops will lead to a short performance at the end of the day. Details 01759 307125. www.burnbyhallgardens.com

11-12 Hawes. Market House. Wensleydale Craft Fair. Details www.wensleyfairs.co.uk

11-12 Hull. The Rose Bowl & Queen’s Gardens. Yum Festival of Food and Drink. Street food, culinary talent and a bustling market of world flavours. Details www.yumfestival.co.uk

12 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Mobility – One Big Day. See a range of vehicles for disabled people. Opportunity to discover everything you need about worry-free motoring. 9am-4pm. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

12 Filey. Evron Centre. International Food Festival. Details www.scarborough.gov.uk

12-13 Hull. East Park. Hull Show. Funfair, food stalls, trade stands, medieval jousting and much more. Free entry. Details www.skiddle.com

12-13 Hutton le Hole. Countryside Crafts Weekend. Variety of rural crafts, from bookbinding, wood turning to weaving. 10am-5pm. Details www.ryedalefolkmuseum.co.uk

12-13 Sheffield. Arena. Comic Con. Exhibitors selling unique and official merchandise covering all aspects of TV and films, plus comic zone where you can meet comic writers and artists and video game zone. Details www.sheffieldarena.co.uk

12-13 Doncaster. South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. Open Cockpit Days. Details 01302 761616 www.southyorkshireaircraftmuseum.org.uk

12-13 Skipton. Auction Mart. Art in the Pen. Art fair with over one hundred selected artists. Cattle pens are transformed into miniature galleries. 10am-5.30pm, closes 4pm on Sunday. Admission £3. Details 01756 709666. www.artinthepen.org.uk

12-20 Kettlewell. Scarecrow Festival. Annual display of scarecrows around the village with themed trail. Details www.kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk

13 West Burton. Village green. Reeth Band. Details 01969 663481.

13 Sheffield. Wortley Hall. South Yorkshire Festival. Craft stalls, live music, donkey rides, bouncy castle, children’s rides, outdoor bar and refreshments.  Free entry. 12 noon to 5pm. Great day out for all the family. Details 0114 2882100. www.wortleyhall.org.uk

17-20 Driffield. Sledmere. Tribfest. The world’s biggest tribute band music festival. Over fifty bands will play throughout the weekend, plus there’ll be a comedy marquee, acoustic marquee and Kidzone. Details www.sledmerehouse.com

18-21 Whitby. Regatta. Weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races, plus a spectacular firework display. Details www.outdoorshows.co.uk

19 Langcliffe. Show. Exhibits on display in the village institute and church. Admission £1, children free. Details 01792 823453.

19 Whitby. The Coastline Festival. Celebrating the best of disco, funk and soul. Great bands and a host of sensational food and drink. Details www.whitbyevents.co.uk

19 Bainbridge. Lake Semer Water. Open swimming. Races marshalled by safety kayakers. Details www.mytrievents.co.uk

19 Burley-in-Wharfedale. Methodist Church. Wharfedale Chamber Ensemble Concert. An evening of various classical pieces. 7.30pm. Details www.wharfedalechamberensemble.org.uk

19 Castle Howard. Proms. Spectacular classical concert.  The evocative sound of the last remaining Spitfire with its original wartime service engine will open the proms in patriotic style. Details 01653 648333. www.castlehoward.co.uk

19-20 Richmond. Castle. Medieval Mayhem.  Experience living history, duelling displays, have-a-go-archery and get involved in interactive plays. Details: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/richmond-castle/

20 Skirlaugh, Nr Hull. Burton Constable. Antique and Collectors Fair. Browse up to 100 stalls in the historic stables at Burton Constable Hall including furniture, ceramics, clocks, watches, and local history items. 9am-4pm. Details 01964 562400. www.burtonconstable.com

20 Elvington, York. Yorkshire Air Museum. Pioneers of Aviation Day.  Celebrating the life of Sir George Cayley and other aviation pioneers with live propeller aircraft engine runs and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts by the Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane. Details 01904 608595. www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

25-28. Goddards House and Garden. York. Moving In to Goddards, 10.30am – 5pm. Discover a new small display of pictures, letters and plans which explain more about the Terry’s new home, finished 90 years ago by the famed architect, Walter Brierley. Enjoy a luggage tag trail for the family over this August Bank Holiday to find out more about the house and garden. Normal admission charges apply. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards-house-and-garden

26 Hornsea. Market. 9.30-am-1.30pm. Continues every fourth Saturday to October.

26-27 Skipton. Castle. Pirate Captain. Meet the stranded captain and hear his tales. Details 01756 792442. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

26-28 Kelbrook. Village Hall. Annual Art Exhibition. Details 01282 549989.

26-28 Bolton Abbey. Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. National Festival Circus. Fun-packed event for all the family. www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk

29 Danby. The Moors National Park Centre. Kite Making. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Adult free, child £4.50. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

31 to 3 September. Settle. Folk Gathering. Musical entertainment, dance displays, pub sessions, workshops, Morris teams. Camping available.  Details www.settlefolk.co.uk


5 Emley Show. Details www.emleyshow.co.uk

5 Osmotherley Show. Details www.osmotherleyshow.co.uk

6 Sykehouse Show. Details www.sykehouseshow.org.uk

6 Tockwith Show. Details www.tockwithshow.org.uk

8 Lunesdale Show. Details www.lunesdaleshow.org.uk

9 Thornton Le Dale Show. Details www.visitthorntonledale.co.uk

10 Appleby Show. Details www.applebyshow.co.uk

11 Hinderwell Show. Details www.hinderwellshow.org.uk

12 Halifax Show. Details www.halifaxshow.org.uk

12 Boon Hill Show. Details www.boonhillshow.co.uk

12 Sedgefield Show. Details www.sedgefieldshow.co.uk

13 Ripley Show. Details www.ripleyshow.co.uk

16 Danby Show. Details www.danbyshow.co.uk

17 Brough Show. Details 01768 372091. www.brough-show.org.uk

19 Rosedale & District Show. Details www.rosedaleshow.co.uk

19 Gargrave Show. Details www.gargraveshow.org.uk

19 Burnsall Sports. Details www.burnsallsports.co.uk

20 Mirfield Show. Details www.mirfieldshow.com

23 Egton Show. Details www.egtonshow.co.uk

26 Malham Show. Details www.malhamdale.com

26 Wensleydale Show. Details  www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

26 Bilsdale Show. Details www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

28 Reeth Show. Details www.reethshow.co.uk

28 Burniston & District Show. Details www.burnistonshow.org

28 Farndale Show. Details www.farndaleshow.co.uk

29 Kilnsey Show. Details www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

Racing fixtures www.goracing.co.uk

Market Days www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk or www.yorkshire.com/inspiration/food-and-drink/city-town-and-farmers-markets

Open Gardens www.ngs.org.uk


2 Secrets of Urra Moor. 3.5 miles. Meet 10am, Clay Bank car park. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

2 Sing As You Go. Forge Valley. 1.5 miles. Meet 2:30pm, Old Man’s Mouth car park. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

5 Spaunton Moor from Lastingham. 10 miles. Details www.ryedalewalking.com

5 Horton Circular. Strenuous 16 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

5 Canal to Sowerby Bridge. Leisurely 7.5 miles. Meet 10.45am Brighouse railway station car park. www.ramblers.org.uk

6 Whorlton and Swainby. 4.5 miles. Meet 11am, Swainby Church. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

6 Explore a Twelfth-Century Village. 1 mile. Meet 10.45am, Appleton le Moors Village Hall. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

6 Sinnington History Walk. 1 mile. Meet 2pm, Sinnington Village Hall. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

6 Ripponden to Norland Moor. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 10.30am The Old Bridge pub, Ripponden. Details www.ramblers.org.uk

9 Pictur-Esk Lealholm. 6.3 miles. Meet 10am, Lealholm village car park. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

12 Top Withens. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10.15am Clough Foot car park, near Widdop reservoir. Details www.ramblers.org.uk

12 Haworth Circular. Moderate to strenuous 12 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

12 Appleby Circular. Easy 7-8 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

12 Barbondale Bash. 8.5 miles. Meet Barbon 10am. Details 01535 959908.

20 Back of the Moon. 9.5 miles. Meet 10am Shibden Park main car park. Details www.ramblers.org.uk

24 Buckden. Bats of Upper Wharfedale. 2 mile circular walk at dusk to see, hear and learn about these special creatures. 8pm. Details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upper-wharfedale

26 Skipton Circular via Flasby, Cracoe and Rylstone. Strenuous 16 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

27 Skipton Circular via Lothersdale and Pinhaw Beacon. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

27 Rocking Stones. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am Ogden Reservoir car park, Causeway Foot off A629. www.ramblers.org.uk

27 Baht ’at. 8.5 miles. Meet Silver Well Cottage, off Keighley Road, Ilkley. Details 07788 755860.

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

1-3 Hull. Freedom Festival. Over 200 free events across the city alongside a small ticketed programme. Details www.freedomfestival.co.uk

1-3 Escrick, Nr Selby. Escrick Park Estate. Aircooled VW Festival. Details www.classicvolks.com

1-3 Harrogate. Showground. Yorkshire Event Centre. Great Northern Quilt and Needlecraft Show. Over 300 quilts on display, trade stands and mini workshops. Details 01423 544544. www.eventcentre.co.uk

2 Ripon. Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall. Ripon City Photographic Society Annual Exhibition. 9.30am-4pm. Details www.riponcityphotographicsociety.co.uk

2-3 Leeds. Harewood. Steam Fair. Details 0113 2181010. www.harewood.org

2-3 Staveley. Village Hall. Art Exhibition. Featuring many world-famous bridges plus photographs of local festivals and events and a display of Victorian walled kitchen garden equipment as seen on the BBC. 10am-4pm. Free admission.

2-22 & 2 October. Ripon. International Festival. Featuring Orchestra of Opera North and Royal Northern Sinfonia. Details www.riponinternationalfestival.com

2-24 Ripon. Cathedral. Great North Art Show. 10am-4pm. Free entry. Details www.greatnorthartshow.co.uk

3 Huddersfield. Kirklees Light Railway. Classic Vehicle Rally. Details www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

4 to 2 October. Hebden Bridge. Various venues. Fawcett 200. Variety of events celebrating the life and legacy of The Revd Dr John Fawcett. Details http://fawcett200.org.uk

7-10 Leeds. International Beer Festival. Details www.leedsbeer.com

8 Settle. Victoria Hall. ‘No Petticoats Here.’ Story of inspirational, real-life women from the First World War. 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Details 01729 825718.

8-10 Kettlewell. Boots and Beer Walking Weekender. Enjoy guided walks, fantastic views and social evenings. Details www.walkingweekenders.co.uk

8-17 Saltaire. Festival. Variety of pop-up stands with family activities. www.saltairefestival.co.uk

9 Lastingham. St Mary’s Church. Organ recital by Dr Roy Massey. 11am, coffee in the village hall from 10am. Tickets £10. Details 01751 417345.

9 Malton. Harvest Food Festival. Details www.maltonyorkshire.co.uk

9-10 Hawes. The Market House. Wensleydale Craft Fair. Details www.wensleyfairs.co.uk

9-10 Hunton. Steam Gathering. Details www.huntonsteamgathering.co.uk

9-10 Romaldkirk, Teesdale. Music Festival. Musicians, singers, candlelit concert, masterclasses. Details 01833 650096.

9-10 Skipton. Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. 1940s weekend. Details www.embsayboltonabbeyrailway.org.uk

9-10 Golcar, Huddersfield. Colne Valley Museum. Tea for Two or More – scone-baking and cream teas. Free entry, 2pm-5pm. Plus Traditional Craft weekend 30 September to 1 October. Noon to 5pm. Details www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

9-10 Harrogate. RHS Harlow Carr. Food and Drink Festival, with live music. 10am-6pm. Details www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr

9-10 Staithes. Festival of Arts and Heritage. Exhibition of artwork in temporary galleries in cottages, houses and public spaces throughout the village. Details www.staithesfestival.com

9-17 The Wolds. Various venues. The Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoor Festival. Details www.theyorkshirewolds.com

9-24 South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. Variety of events for walkers and cyclists. Details www.walkandridefestival.co.uk

10 Driffield. Sledmere Estate. Festival of the Horse. Celebrating all things equestrian. Refreshments available. A fantastic day out for all the family. Details www.sledmerehouse.com

10 Skipton. Battle of Britain Parade. Details www.welcometoskipton.com

10 Hawes. The Green Dragon Inn at Hardraw Scar. Brass Band Festival. As featured on Channel 4’s The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes narrated by Ian McMillan. Starts 10.15am. Details www.yhbba.org.uk

15-16 York. York Racecourse. National Book Fair. Open 12 noon to 7pm Fri, and 10am-5pm Sat. Details 01904 624414. www.yorkbookfair.com

15-17 Harrogate. Great Yorkshire Showground. Autumn Flower Show. Giant vegetable show, leading UK plant nurseries, demonstrations, cookery theatre, crafts and gifts. Details 01423 546157. www.flowershow.org.uk

15-17 Otley. Black Sheep Otley Folk Festival. Details www.otleyfolkfestival.com

15-17 Grassington. 1940s Weekend. Includes flypast from a Second World War Lancaster bomber. Tickets 01756 753537. www.grassington1940sweekend.co.uk

16 Sedbergh. Artisan Market. 9.30am.

16 Harrogate. International Convention Centre. Lesley Garrett – the Magic of The Opera. Show also features the English National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conducted by Ben Crick. Details www.harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk

16-17 Church Fenton. Village Hall. Sherburn in Elmet 42nd Art Exhibition. Paintings and crafts for sale. Home-made teas available. Free entry.

16-24 Scarborough. Angling Festival. Details www.scarboroughanglingfestival.co.uk

18-24 Leeds. Thought Bubble Comic Art. Everything from superhero comics to small-press artists and writers. Details www.thoughtbubblefestival.com

19 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and The Dales Local History Group Lecture. Senior Historic Environment Officer Miles Johnson will discuss ‘Managing the physical cultural heritage of the national park’. Details 01969 640436

21-24 Pateley Bridge. Walking Festival. Details www.visitharrogate.co.uk

22 to 1 October. York. Food and Drink Festival. Demonstrations, cookery classes,
food stands, entertainment. Details www.yorkfoodfestival.com

22-24 Scarborough. Yorkshire Fossil Festival. Lively and engaging programme of events, including dinosaur walks and hands-on workshops. www.yorkshirefossilfestival.co.uk

22-24 Scarborough. Jazz Festival. Details www.jazz.scarboroughspa.co.uk

22-24 Ripon. Newby Hall & Gardens. StrEat Food and Family Fun Festival. A gastronomic global journey of discovery for food lover. Details www.newbyhall.com

23 Tockwith. Village Hall. An evening of entertainment with The Tockwith Players. 7pm. Details 01423 358626/358063.

23-24 Holmfirth. Food and Drink Festival. Details www.holmfirthfoodanddrink.org

23-24 Skipton. Yarndale. Creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful. Details www.yarndale.co.uk

23 to 1 October. Wakefield. Literature Festival. Details www.wakefieldlitfest.org.uk/contact

23 to 1 October. Richmond. Walking and Book Festival. Day time walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors. Details www.booksandboots.org

24 Beverley. World Barge Pulling Championships. Plus live music, food and a range of stalls. Starts 11am. Details www.syntanbarge.org.uk

29 to 15 October. Ilkley Literature Festival. Alan Bennett and Gervase Phinn will be appearing at the festival. Details www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

29 to 1 October. Skipton. Puppet Festival. Various venues around the town. www.welcometoskipton.com

30 to 1 October. Masham. Sheep Fair. Sheep racing, fleece stalls, wool competition, Demonstrations, entertainment, children’s fair. Details www.mashamsheepfair.com

27 to 13 October. Morley Arts Festival. Featuring Gervase Phinn. Details www.morleyartsfestival.co.uk

29-30 Harrogate. Great Yorkshire Showground. Yorkshire Event Centre. Gift and Fashion Fair. Details www.eventcentre.co.uk

30 to 8 October. Horsforth. The Studio. Art Society Autumn Art & Craft Exhibition. Refreshments available. Details www.horsforthartsociety.wordpress.com


2 Bentham Show. Details www.nwshows.co.uk

2 Lealholm Show. Details http://www.gonorthyorkshire.co.uk/agricultural-shows-north-yorkshire/

2 Kildale Show. Details www.kildaleshow.co.uk

2 Keighley Show. Details www.keighleyshow.co.uk

3 Moorcock Show. Details www.moorcockshow.co.uk

6 Muker Show. www.mukershow.co.uk

9 Bowes Show. Details www.bowesshow.org.uk

9 Castleton Show. Details www.castletonshowrun.btik.com/CastletonShow

9 Penistone Show. Details www.penistoneshow.com

9-10 Rotherham Show. Details www.rotherham.gov.uk/rotherhamshow

23 Stokesley Show. Details www.stokesleyshow.co.uk

25 Nidderdale Show. Details www.nidderdaleshow.co.uk

Racing fixtures in September www.goracing.co.uk

Market Days in September www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk; www.yorkshire.com/inspiration/food-and-drink/city-town-and-farmers-markets

Open Gardens www.ngs.org.uk


2 Garsdale Circular. Strenuous 15 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

2 Bentham Circular. Easy 8 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

3 Scaling Dam. 3.8 miles. Meet 11am Scaling Dam Sailing Club car park. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

3 Branch line. 2-mile walk on site of a disused railway line, with views of Newburgh Priory. Meet 2pm Coxwold Village Hall. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

6 Ampleforth Abbey. 1.5 miles around the extensive grounds. Meet at the Abbey 1.30pm. Details www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

5 Hawes Town Trail. Meet 2pm Dales Countryside Museum. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

9-17 The Wolds. Various venues. The Yorkshire Wolds Walking and Outdoor Festival. Packed programme of activities every day. Details www.theyorkshirewolds.com

9-24 South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. Details www.walkandridefestival.co.uk

10 Coach ramble to Hole of Horcum. Meet 9am Old Bridge, Ilkley. Details 01756 795455.

10 Landscapes of Upper Ribblesdale. Meet 10.15am National Park car park, Horton in Ribblesdale. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

10 Lead mining history on Grassington Moor. 4 miles. Meet 2pm parking spot, 2 miles up Moor Lane, Yarnbury, Grassington. Details www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

10 West Burton to Aysgarth. Moderate 4.5 miles. Meet 12.10pm West Burton. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

10 Brimham Rocks to Fountains Abbey. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.40am Brimham Rocks. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

16 Abbeys Amble: West Tanfield to Ripon. Easy 7.5 miles. Meet 12 noon West Tanfield. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

23 Ribblehead Circular. Moderate 12 miles. Details www.friendsofdalesrail.org

23 Strid Wood to Burnsall. Moderate 6.5 miles. Meet 10.45am Strid Wood. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

24 Newbiggin to Cray. Strenuous 8.5 miles. Meet 12 noon Newbiggin. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers

24 Pateley Bridge Circular. Easy-moderate 3 miles. Meet 11.50am Pateley Bridge. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

24 Reeth to Gunnerside. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 11.45am Reeth. Details www.dalesbus.info/ramblers/

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey. Email your events for inclusion in this guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

27 September-13 October. Morley. Arts Festival. www.artsjobs.org.uk

28 September-22 October. Beverley. Literature Festival. www.litup.org.uk

29 September-15 October. Ilkley. Children’s Festival. www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

29 September-15 October. Ilkley. Literature Festival. Big name guests this year include Alan Bennett, pictured, Sarah Millican, Armando Iannucci and Jeremy Vine. www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk

To 29. Settle. The Folly. Mud & Misery Exhibition. www.ncbpt.org.uk/folly/

To 18. York. Pyramid Gallery. Exhibition by Dales artist Piers Browne. www.pyramidgallery.com

1 Beverley. Food Festival. www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

1 Huddersfield. Town Hall. Yorkshire Brass & Voices for Parkinson’s UK. www.kirkleestownhalls.co.uk

1, 3 & 8 York. Beningbrough Hall. Apple Celebration Week.  01904 472027. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

1 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Ultra Con. Comic/sci-fi experience. www.eventcentre.co.uk

1 Elvington, York. Yorkshire Air Museum. Heritage Bus Rally. www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

5 Leeds. First Direct Arena. Neil Diamond Anniversary Tour. www.firstdirectarena.com

5 to 6 October. Leeds. Light Night. Annual free multi-arts and light festival. 6-11pm. http://whatson.leeds.gov.uk

6 Helmsley. Art Centre. Bomb Happy. www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

6-8 Marsden. Jazz Festival. www.marsdenjazzfestival.com

6-14 Hull. Fair. One of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs. www.hullcityfair.com

7 Northallerton. North Yorkshire County Record Office. The Big Draw Festival. www.northyorks.gov.uk

7-18 Sheffield. Off the Shelf Festival of Words. www.offtheshelf.org.uk

7-18 Whitby. Pavilion. Seaside Vintage Fair. www.whitbyevents.co.uk

7 & 21 Ripon. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden. Autumn Deer Watch. 01765 608888. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

8 Bedale Hall. Antiquarian and Second-hand Book & Postcard Fair. www.bedalebookfair.co.uk

8 Bradford. Valley Parade. Comic Con Super Hero. www.eventgoat.co.uk

11-15 York. Goddards House and Garden. National Chocolate Week. 01904 771930. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

12-13 Filey. Evron Centre. Food and Drink Festival. www.foodfestivalfinder.co.uk

13-15 Pickering. North Yorkshire Moors Railway. 1940s Wartime Weekend. www.nymr.co.uk

14 Leeds. Town Hall. BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. 0113 3760318. www.leedsconcertseason.com

14 Harrogate. The Royal Hall. A Gala Night of Opera. 01423 502116. www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

14 Pocklington. Burnby Hall & Gardens. The Big Draw. 01759 307125. www.burnbyhallgardens.com

14 Whitby. Pavilion. Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival. www.whitbybluesfestival.co.uk

14 Doncaster. Deaf College Sports Hall. Family and Local History Fair with crafts. www.doncasterfhs.co.uk

14 Ripon. Walled Garden. Apple Day. www.riponwalledgarden.org.uk

14-22 Kirkbymoorside. All Saints’ Church. Flower Festival. www.kirkbymoorsideparish.org.uk

15 Leeds. Lotherton Hall. Young Artists Recitals. www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/

17-21 Wakefield. Theatre Royal. My Fair Lady 01924 211311. www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk

18-21 York. Joseph Rowntree Theatre. ‘Something Wonderful’ The enchanting Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Box Office 01904 501935. www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk

19-22 Harrogate. Convention Centre. The Northern Antiques Fair. www.northernfair.com

19-22 Harrogate. Literature Festival. Star-studded programme of events. www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

20-21 Skipton. Town Hall. Skiptoberfest. Beer Festival. www.skiptoberfest.com

20-22 Whitby. Musicport Festival. www.musicportfestival.com

19-22 Appletreewick. The Craven Arms. Beer Festival. 01756 720270. www.craven-cruckbarn.co.uk

19-22 Harrogate. Theatre. The Paper Birds’ tour of Mobile. Explores our sense of home, belonging, aspiration, and the realities of social mobility. Powerful true stories and dreams for the future are revealed through video projection, recorded interviews and original music – a treasure trove of magical theatre and digital wizardry. www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

21 Ripon. Cathedral. Special Gala Concert. www.riponcathedral.info

21-22 Stokesley. Town Hall. Art exhibition. Paintings by Mike Corbyn. 10am-4pm. Free admission.

21-22 October. Harrogate. Great Yorkshire Showground. Countryside Live. www.countrysidelive.co.uk

21-29 Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s Cave. Halloween event. www.mothershipton.co.uk

21-31 Barnsley. Cannon Hall. Pumpkin Festival. www.cannonhallfarm.co.uk

24 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and The Dales Local History Group Illustrated talk with Eric Houlder. 2pm. 01969 640436.

24 Castleford. Civic Centre. Halloween Dance. 01924 305830.

24-26 Wakefield. West Yorkshire History Centre. Half Term Family Activities. 01924 782030.

25-31 Whitby. Abbey. Halloween Half Term. www.english-heritage.org.uk

26 Harrogate. Royal Hall. The Elvis Years. www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

26 Skipton. Town Hall. Black Dyke Band. 01756 799163. www.skiptonrotary.org

26 Buckden. Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Geocaching and Den Building in Upper Wharfedale. www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

27-29 Bridlington. Scooter Rally. www.thespabridlington.com

27-29 Whitby. Goth Weekend. www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk

28 Marton. Captain Cook Birthplace Museum. Annual Captain Cook Society Study Day. www.captcook-ne.co.uk

28 Pudsey. Civic Hall. The Pudsey Doll & Teddy Fair. www.dollandteddyfairs.co.uk

28-31 Ilkley. Christchurch, The Grove. Jigsaw Festival. www.christchurchilkley.org.uk

28-29 Haworth. The Old School Rooms. Craft & Gift Fair. www.haworthcraftfairs.co.uk

28-29 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens. Michaelmas Fair. www.burtonagnes.com

29 Clapham. Village Hall. Book Fair. 015395 35125.

30-31 Scorton Nr Richmond. Kiplin Hall. Ghost Tours. www.kiplinhall.co.uk

31 to 4 November. Hull. New Theatre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. www.hulltheatres.co.uk


1 Wild Boar Fell. 11 miles. Alight Garsdale, return Kirkby Stephen. www.foscl.org.uk/guided-walks

1 Flamborough Head Circular. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 11am Flamborough village. www.ryedalewalking.com

1 Mytholmroyd, Churn Milk Joan, High Brown Knoll. Strenuous 10 miles. Meet 10am Mytholmroyd Railway Station. www.ramblers.org.uk

7 Masham Meander. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 9am Trinity Methodist Church, Harrogate. www.ramblers.org.uk

7 Appleton-le-Moors & Hutton-le-Hole circular. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10am, Main Street, Appleton-le-Moors. www.ryedalewalking.com

7 Kirkby Stephen circular via Ravenstonedale. 12 miles. Alight and return Kirkby Stephen. www.foscl.org.uk/guided-walks

7 Kirkby Kanter. 18 miles. Meet 9am Main Street, Kirkbymoorisde by Ryedale Grange. 01723 368932. www.ldwa.org.uk

7 Garsdale circular. Moderate 10 miles. Book, alight and return Garsdale. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

7 Ripley to Pateley Bridge. Strenuous 14 miles. Book, alight and return Harrogate. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

11 Cleveland’s Three Peaks. Challenging 11 miles. Meet Gribdale Gate car park 10am. Donation £2. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

14 Coldstones. 8 miles. Meet 10am Showground car park, Pateley Bridge. 01274 822370. www.cravenramblers.org.uk

14 Wetwang. 20 miles. Meet 8.30am outside Nicholas church off A166. www.ldwa.org.uk

14 Ribblehead to Settle. 15 miles. Alight Ribblehead, return Settle. www.foscl.org.uk/guided-walks

14 Settle Circular. Moderate to strenuous 13 miles. Book, alight and return Settle. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

15 Lower Wharfedale. 19 miles. Meet 8.30am Coach Street, Skipton (outside Old Fire Station café). www.ldwa.org.uk

15 Bolton Abbey and back. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am by telephone box into Draughton off A65. www.ramblers.org.uk

15 Farndale and Rudland Rigg. Easy 6 miles. Meet 10.30am Farndale, Low Mill car park. www.ryedalewalking.com

22 Sutton Bank and Boltby Circular. Moderate 7.5 miles. Meet 10.30am Sutton Bank visitor centre. www.ryedalewalking.com

22 All a Bordley. 6 miles. Meet 10am car park Long Ashes Park, Threshfield. 01756 795455. www.cravenramblers.org.uk

24 Stainforth. Salmon Walk. 5 miles. Meet 10am. www.ydmt.org

28 Brimham Rocks to Pateley Bridge. 8.4 miles. Meet 11am. Booking essential. 01423 780688.

Events compiled by Linda McFadzean. Email your events for inclusion in this monthly guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey.

1 to 3 December. Hebden Bridge. Town Hall. Winter Showcase Exhibition. www.visitcalderdale.com

1-16 Leeds. International Film Festival. www.leedsfilm.com

1-30 Doncaster. Various venues. Right Up Our Street Bingo Bonanza. Charming and chaotic blend of club entertainment, pub quiz, theatre and bingo. With musical accompaniment, this will be a lively show for people of all ages. Details 01302 558043. http://rightupourstreet.org.uk/whats-on

2 Ripon. Cathedral. Free lunchtime concert. Continues weekly. www.riponcathedral.info

2-22. Hull. Comedy Festival. Featuring Katherine Ryan. www.hullcomedy.co.uk

3 Skipton. Town Hall. Wuthering Heights with live music. 7.30pm. 01756 792809. www.welcometoskipton.com

4 Scarborough. YMCA, St Thomas Street. DJ-ing workshops. www.sjt.uk.com

4 Farsley. St John’s Church. West Yorkshire Brass Band Concert.  0113 2290704/0113 2553859. www.westyorkshirebrass.co.uk

4-5 Masham. Town Hall. Arts and Crafts from contemporary makers. www.by-handevents.com

4-5 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Yorkshire Antiques & Art Fair. 01274 588505. www.antiquesfairs.com

4-26 Thixendale. The Robert Fuller Gallery. “Wildlife in Winter” Christmas Exhibition. www.robertefuller.com

6-11 Otley. Courthouse. Science Festival. www.otleysciencefestival.co.uk

7 Wakefield. St Catherine’s Church. Classic Tea Dance. 01924 211130.

7-29 Various locations. Gervase Phinn book signings:
7 Pocklington. Readwell & Wright. 11.30am-1pm; 9 Ripon. Little Ripon Bookshop. 11.30am-1.30pm; 11 Knaresborough. Castlegate Books. 11.30am-1pm; 15 Hebden Bridge. The Bookcase. 3pm-4.30pm; 17 Barnsley. Chronicle Book Shop. 11.30am-1.30pm; 22 Hessle. Bookshop. 11.30am-1pm; 29 Sedbergh. Westwood Books. 3pm-4.30pm.

8-12 Bradford. Science and Media Museum. Yorkshire Games Festival.

9 to January. Saltaire. Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery. Exhibition of work by graduates from the Glasgow School of Art. 01274 599790. www.kathlibbertjewellery.co.uk

10-11 Grassington. Town Hall. Wharfedale Beer Festival. www.wharfedalebeerfestival.com

11 Penistone. Paramount. Organ concert with BBC Radio Two’s Nigel Ogden. www.penistoneparamount.co.uk

11 Richmond. The Station. A Victorian Intrigue with actress and author Irene Lofthouse. Free event. www.thestation.co.uk

11 to 23 December. Skipton. Town Hall. Craven Arts Christmas Exhibition. www.welcometoskipton.com

12 Gargrave. Village Hall. Flea Market, Collectables and Vintage Fair. 01756 749235.

12 Skipton. Remembrance Sunday. Annual parade on High Street. www.welcometoskipton.com

16-18 Helmsley. Duncombe Park. Christmas Fair. www.nspccduncombeparkchristmasfair.co.uk

16-19 Harrogate. Traditional Christmas Market. www.harrogatechristmasmarket.org

17-18 Pudsey. Civic Hall. Stamp Fair. 01943 465235.

17-18. Collingham. Collingham and Linton Squash Club. Boston Spa Hockey Club Beer Festival. beer.bostonspahockey.co.uk

17-19 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre, Yorkshire Showground. North of England Woodworking and Power Tool Show. www.eventcentre.co.uk

18 Malham Tarn. Beginners’ Night Sky. Introduction to star gazing and constellations. 8pm. Booking essential. 01729 830416. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events

18 to January. York. Designer Outlet. Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland. www.yorkshireswinterwonderland.com

18 Mytholmroyd. Christmas Market and Lights Switch On. www.visitcalderdale.com

18 Elsecar Bandfest. Variety of bands and soloists. http://www.elsecar-heritage.com/bandfest-

18 Danby. The Moors National Park Centre. Craft Fair. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

18 Tockwith. Village Hall. Irish Ceildh Night. Tickets £10 per person. Details 01423 358808.

18-19 Skipton. Auction Mart. Crafts in the Pen. www.craftsinthepen.org.uk

18 to 23 December. York. Castle Howard. Magical Christmas garden. www.castlehoward.co.uk

19 York. Racecourse. Dolls House & Miniatures Fair. www.yorkdollshousefair.co.uk

21 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group talk, with collection of period clothes. 01969 640436.

21 Hebden Bridge. Picture House. Exhibition on Screen: David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Arts. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney. 7pm. Details www.hebdenbridgepicturehouse.co.uk

23-26 Harrogate. Convention Centre. Knitting & Stitching Show. 0844 5811319. www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/harrogate/

24 Leeds. Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, 1pm. Lunchtime Talk: Arthur Ransome.

24-26 Haworth. Steampunk Weekend. An array of entertainment. www.haworth-village.org.uk

24-26 Thirsk. Christmas Fayre Weekend. www.christmasinthirsk.com

25 Bolton Percy. All Saints’ Church. Christmas Market. www.allsaintsboltonpercy.co.uk

25 Hawes. Gayle Mill. Christmas Fayre. www.gaylemill.org.uk

25-26 Brighouse. Victorian Christmas Festival. www.visitcalderdale.com

25 Richmond. The Flower Studio. Christmas Wreath Making Workshop. 2pm-5pm. Call 01748 824144 to book.

25 Wetherby. Stokeld Park Santas on the Run. 8.30am. www.martinhouse.org.uk

26 Skipton. Santa Fun Run. Starts and finishes Aireville Park. www.skiptonsantafunrun.com

26 Middlesbrough. Stewart Park Farmers Market 9am-2pm. northerndalesfarmersmarkets.com

26 Ingleton. Ingleborough Community Centre. Arts & Crafts Fair. www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

To 22 December. Hawes. Dales Countryside Museum. Voices from the Land exhibition about farming in the Dales, featuring audio recordings and photographic portraits of farmers. www.dalesfarmers.co.uk


3 Leeds. Bramley Park. www.leeds.gov.uk

3 Birkenshaw. www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/event

3 Ripon. www.ripon-races.co.uk

3 Redcar. Rugby Union Football Club. facebook.com/redcarfireworks

4 Harrogate, Rudding Park. www.ruddingpark.co.uk

4 Selby. selbytowncouncil.gov.uk

4 Skinningrove. Beach. facebook.com/Skinningrove-Bonfire

4 Thirsk. Racecourse. www.thirsk.org.uk/thirsk-events

4 Thornton in Craven. Thornton Hall Country Park. thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk

4 Elland, nr Halifax. www.ellandbonfire.com

5 Leyburn. www.welcometoleyburn.co.uk

5 Ripon. Lightwater Valley. www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

5 Northallerton. Applegarth Car Park. northallertontowncouncil.gov.uk

5 York Maze. www.yorkmaze.com

5 Wetherby, Stockeld Park. www.stockeldpark.co.uk

5 Bolton Abbey. www.boltonabbey.com

5 Reeth. www.wherecanwego.com

Events compiled by Linda McFadzean. Email your events for inclusion in this monthly guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk

The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey.

To 23 December. Wakefield. Meet Santa and his elves 460 feet (140m) underground at the subterranean grotto at the National Coal Mining Museum. www.ncm.org.uk

To January. Ripon. Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal. See the abbey ruins lit up with bright, colourful lights. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

To 7 January. York. Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland. Skate, play, shop and dine.

1 to January. Settle. Geocaching Tale Trail. Discover the story of Christmas. Free family fun. settlestories.org.uk/geocache

1 to 3 Kirkby Lonsdale. Christmas Fair. www.kirkbylonsdale.co.uk

1-24 Skipton. Alexander’s. Off Piste. A magical pop-up restaurant, bringing alpine action to Skipton, with its very own winter wonderland. Delicious food, with an Alpine-inspired menu. Pre-bookings only. 01756 228030. www.alexanders-skipton.com

1 to 31 December. Various venues. Christmas at Opera North. Highlights include a Festive Box of Delights at Leeds Town Hall on 9 December with the Orchestra of Opera North and Leeds Festival Chorus. www.operanorth.co.uk

2 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Vintage Home and Fashion Fair. 9.30am-4pm. www.victoriahallsaltaire.co.uk

2 Leyburn. Christmas Festival. 10am-5.30pm. www.welcometoleyburn.co.uk

2 Ingleborough. Cave. Santa’s Grotto. Continues weekends in December. 015242 51242. www.ingleboroughcave.co.uk

2 Malham Cove. Christmas Concert with Skipton Brass Band, plus mulled wine and mince pies. 01729 830416.

2 Saddleworth. Uppermill. Santa Dash and Winter Wonderland. Start 2.30pm.

2 Ripon. Cathedral. The Story of Christmas with Carols. 7.30pm. www.riponcathedral.info

2 to 3 Skipton. St Andrew’s Church. Christmas Tree Festival. 10am-4pm.

2 to 3 Grassington. Dickensian Festival. Entertainment, choirs, magicians and more. Continues 9-10. www.grassingtondickensian.co.uk

2 to 23 Thornton in Craven. Thornton Hall Country Park. Christmas Wonderland. thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk

2 to 3 Dewsbury. Christmas Canal Festival. Funfair, food stalls and much more. 01924 467976. www.wherecanwego.com

2 to 3 Knaresborough. Christmas Market. knaresboroughchristmasmarket.co.uk

3 Cononley. Village Institute. Christmas Fair. 11am-4pm.

3 York. Racecourse. Toy Fair. www.yorkracecourse.co.uk

3 Otley. Victorian Fayre and Christmas market. www.victorianfayre.co.uk

3 Bradford. Lister Park. Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede. www.epilepsy.org.uk

3 Dalby Forest. Santa Fun Run. 9.30am yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk

3 Huddersfield. Santa Dash and Reindeer Run. 9.30am. www.huddersfieldlions.org

3 Pocklington. Allerthorpe Lakeland Park. Santa Dash. 10am.

3 & 10. Skipton. Christmas Market. facebook.com/skiptonchristmasmarket

5 Skipton. Town Hall. Tea Dance. 1.30pm-4pm. £8 includes refreshments. www.welcometoskipton.com

6 to 16 Various locations. Gervase Phinn book signings: 6 Saltburn by the Sea, Holly Blue Gift Shop 11.30-1pm; 7 Guisborough, Book Shop 11.30am-1pm; 7 Whitby, Holman’s Book Shop, 3pm-4.30pm; 8 Malton, Hopper’s. 11.30am-1pm; 9 Horbury, Rickaro Books. 11.30am-1pm; 14 Thirsk, White Rose Books 3pm-4.30pm; 15 Helmsley, Claridges Book Shop, 11.30am-1pm; 15 Richmond, Castle Hill Book Shop, 3pm-4.30pm.

8-9 Harrogate. Convention Centre. Gin Festival. harrogateconventioncentre.co.uk

8 to 16 York. Early Music Christmas Festival. Various concerts. www.ncem.co.uk

8 to 17 December. Malton. Dickensian Festival. Highlights include Victorian street theatre and horse and carriage rides on 9 December and Christmas Carol Gala on 10 December. www.dickensgifttoyorkshire.com

9 Bolton Abbey. Outdoor Nativity Play for the whole family. Performances 11am and 1.30pm. www.boltonabbey.com

9 Gargrave. Village Hall. Book Fair. 10am-4pm. Details 01756748778.

9 Penistone. Paramount. Festive organ music. www.penistoneparamount.co.uk

9 to 10. York. Ice Trail. York is transformed into an ice sculpture city. www.visityork.org/Ice_Trail.aspx

9 to 7 January. York. Minster. Experience Christmas Trail. Free with admission. www.yorkminster.org

10 Doncaster. Santa Dash. 11am doncastersantadash.co.uk

10 Leeds. Centre. Santa Dash. 9.30am. events.st-gemma.co.uk

12 Reeth. Evangelical Congregational Church. Carols by candlelight. 7pm.

14 Beverley. Toll Gavel United Church. Candlelit Christmas Concert. 7.30pm. 01482 395320. www.events.eastriding.gov.uk

14 to 15 York. Minster. Carol Concerts. www.yorkminster.org

16 Scarborough. Methodist Church. Scarborough Choral Society perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. 7.30pm. www.scarboroughchoral.com

17 Driffield. Showground. Wolds Christmas Festival. www.driffieldshow.co.uk/wolds-christmas-festival.html

23 Kettlewell. Village Hall. Cinderella. 2pm. www.kettlewellvillagehall.co.uk


2 Bishop Wilton. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am playing fields car park. www.ramblers.org.uk

3 Horton, Clapham, Austwick, Feizor, Settle. Moderate 12 miles. Alight train Horton-in-Ribblesdale 10.20am, return Settle. www.foscl.org.uk

3 Low Laithe to Pateley Bridge. Moderate 7.5 miles. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

5 Ampleforth, North York Moors. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 9.30am White Swan, Ampleforth. www.ramblers.org.uk

5 Leyburn. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 9.30am High Cleugh, Ripon. www.ramblers.org.uk

6 Helmsley. 1½ miles around the historic market town. Meet 1.30pm Market Cross, Helmsley. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

6 Horton, Sulber, Pennine Bridleway, Ling Gill, Cam End, Ribblehead. Moderate 11 miles. Alight Horton-in-Ribblesdale 9.58am, return Ribblehead. www.foscl.org.uk

9 Canalside & Pennine Way Walking. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10am North Street car park, Gargrave. 01756 461228. www.ramblers.org.uk

10 Burnsall to Grassington. Strenuous 8 miles. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

13 From Sutton Bank. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Sutton Bank VC car park. www.ramblers.org.uk

16 Harrogate to South Stainley. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 9am Trinity Church, or Harrogate bus station 9.15am. www.ramblers.org.uk

16 Settle, Langcliffe, Stainforth Force, Feizor, Giggleswick Scar, Settle. Moderate 10 miles. Alight Settle 9.50am. www.foscl.org.uk

16 Will you spot an otter? Moderate 5.5 miles. Meet 10am North Street Car Park, Gargrave. 01535 959908.

17 Grassington. Christmas Mystery Walk. Bring mince pies and mulled wine. Easy 4 miles. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

19 Castle Howard area. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am Whitwell-on-the-Hill, opposite church. www.ramblers.org.uk

21 Otley evening walk. Easy 3 miles. Meet 7.30pm clock tower in market
square. www.ramblers.org.uk

24 Kettlewell to Grassington. Moderate 7 miles. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

28 Pool Bank, Otley & Chevin. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 10.30am car park, Fox & Hounds, Bramhope. www.ramblers.org.uk

Events compiled by Linda McFadzean. Email your events for inclusion in this monthly guide to linda@dalesman.co.uk. The above information was believed to be correct at the time of going to print. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or changes. Contacts are given where known so details can be checked before embarking on any journey.