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Yorkshire Events 2018

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 Leeds. Fitness Firehouse. Money Fit Gym Challenge. 20p given for every calorie you burn during the 20-minute challenge. Full details: https://www.giffgaff.com/money/giffgaff-money-fit-gym-challenge/sign-up

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

GUIDED WALKS

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 June. Wakefield. Hepworth Gallery. School Prints. Includes 1940s work by artists such as Henri Matisse, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso. 01924 247360. www.hepworthwakefield.org

To March. Leeds. Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery at Leeds University. Display and the story of the region’s crockery heritage. library.leeds.ac.uk/art-gallery

To 10 March. Leeds. Craft Centre and Design Gallery. Exhibition explores the romance of British craft. www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk

To 18. York. Nunnington Hall. Bird-themed activities. Noon-3pm. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/yorkshire

1, 8 & 22 Ripon. Cathedral. Free lunchtime concerts. 1pm. www.riponcathedral.info

2 Settle. Victoria Hall. Megaslam Wrestling. Wrestling stars from Japan, Australia, Mexico, the USA and England. 7.30pm. 01729 825718. www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

2 Bridlington. Spa. Brian Blessed OBE introduces Henry V. 6.30pm. www.bridspa.com

2 Leyburn. Arts and Community Centre. Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss. Words, music, glee and delight. 7.30pm. www.uktouring.org.uk/ian-mcmillan/

2-25 Leeds. Millennium Square. Ice Cube. Undercover ice rink, café and winter-themed attractions. www.millsqleeds.com/millennium-square/

3 Hull. The Deep. Junior Experience Day. Fun-filled day for children who have a passion for marine animals. 01482 381000. www.thedeep.co.uk

3 Grassington. Octagon Theatre. Community Cinema presents Captain Underpants. Children’s movie. 4.30pm. www.grassington.uk.com

3 Tockwith. Village Hall. Red Carpet Quiz and Curry Night. 7pm. Tickets £8 including supper. Details 01423 358808.

3 & 17 Scarborough. Westborough. Food and gift fair. www.wherecanwego.com

7 Pocklington. Arts Centre. Royal Opera House Live: Tosca. 7.15pm. www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk

9 Huddersfield. Moldgreen United Reformed Church. Simeon Wood and Spot On Musical Theatre present an evening of music and sketches. 7.30pm. Tickets £8/£6. 01484 604471. www.spotonmusicaltheatre.co.uk

9 Halifax. Victoria Theatre. Chinese New Year Extravaganza. 01422 351158. www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

9-18 Leeds. Leeds United Car Parks. Fun Fair. Rides and attractions. www.visitleeds.co.uk

9-25 North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. Dark Skies Festival. A night zip wire experience is just one of the new events in this year’s festival. www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk

10 to 4 March. Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens. Snowdrop Spectacular. 11am-4pm. 01262 490324. www.burtonagnes.com

10 Barnsley. The Astoria Centre. Penistone Cinema Concert with Howard Beaumont. 2.30pm. 07944 566972.

10 Morley. Town Hall. Grimethorpe Colliery Band. 7.30pm. 0113 3760318. www.leedsconcertseason.co.uk

10 Robin Hood Bay. Ghost Walk. 6.30pm. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

10 Orton. Farmers’ Market. 9am-2pm. www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

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

10-11 Whitby. Pavilion. Steampunk Weekend III – Just Like Heaven. www.whitbypavilion.co.uk

10-18 Doncaster. Brodsworth Hall & Gardens.  Victorian Fairies Week. 11am-4pm. www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

10-18 Harrogate. RHS Harlow Carr. Half Term Family Fun. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr

11 Bridlington. Spa. Tea Dances. 2pm. www.bridspa.com

11 Hebden Bridge. Comedy Club Night. 8.30pm. www.hebdenbridgecomedy.co.uk

11 Danby. The Moors National Park Centre. Love in the Air. Exhibition, jewellery, enjoy free chocolates, music by harpist Sarah Dean. 2pm-4pm. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

11-13 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Fine Food show. Exclusive collection of new and established food and drink. www.eventcentre.co.uk

12-18 York. Jorvik. Viking Festival. The most important Viking hoard found on British shores will be joining the displays. www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk

13-15 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Ice Cream Expo. Huge assortment of ice cream. www.eventcentre.co.uk

14 Halifax. Square Chapel, Copper Auditorium. Brief Encounter. 7.30pm. www.squarechapel.co.uk

15-17 Tockwith. Village Hall. ‘Chase me up Farndale Avenue…..S’il vous plait’ Curtain up 7.30pm. Tickets £6.50. Details 01423 358626.

16 Bradford. Cathedral. Chamber Music concert. 7.30pm. 01274 777720. www.bradfordcathedral.org

17 Knaresborough. Farmers’ Market. www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

18 Richmond. The Station. ChopArts. Exhibition of creative skills expressed by adults with learning disabilities. 9am-9pm. blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk

18 Leeds. St Edmund’s Church, Roundhay. Food and Flavours Festival. 11.30am-4.30pm. 0113 2680899. www.stedmundsroundhay.org.uk

18 Harrogate. The Old Swan Hotel. Sunday Series with pianist Steven Osborne. 11am. 01423 562303. www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

20 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group talk – Churches of Dale and Vale with Revd. William Thackray. 2pm. 01969 640436.

23-24 York. Barbican. Gin Festival. www.ginfestival.com

23-25 Wakefield. Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb. www.experiencewakefield.co.uk

24 Northallerton. Town Hall. Handcrafted Boutique Fair. 9.30am-4pm. www.wherecanwego.com

25 Harrogate. Pavilions. Orchid Show and Fayre. Orchids, demonstrations and craft stalls. 10am-4pm. www.harrogateorchidsociety.co.uk

26 to 3 March Bingley. Little Theatre. Billy Liar. 7.30pm. 01274 567983. www.bingleyartscentre.co.uk

28 Harmby nr Leyburn. The Village Hall. Upper Dales Family History Group. Farm buildings of the heart of Teesdale – talk with Jennifer Deadman. 2pm. www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk

GUIDED WALKS

3 Washburn Valley and Thruscross Reservoir. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 9am Trinity Methodist Church, Park Road, Harrogate. www.harrogateramblers.org.uk

3 Long Preston to Settle. Strenuous 14 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

3 Harewood to Otley. Moderate 10 miles. A public transport walk, starts 9.11 Northern Rail from York to Harrogate. www.yorkramblers.org.uk

4 Howardian Hills, Hovingham Hobble, Bulmer. Moderate 10.5 miles. Meet 9.30am Hovingham VH car park. www.eastyorkshireramblers.org.uk

4 Yorkshire Wolds. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10am Wayrham picnic site, A166, west of Fridaythorpe. www.scarboroughramblers.co.uk

4 Brimham Rocks. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.50am Low Laithe. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

10 Rylstone Safari. Moderate 7.5 miles. Meet 10am Rylstone Duck Pond. 01535 635989.

10 Temple Newsam Circular. Moderate 6.5 miles. Meet 11am Temple Newsam Farm car park. www.leedsramblers.org.uk

10 Horton to Settle. Moderate to strenuous 13 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

10 Grassington Circular. Easy 7-8 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

11 Grassington and Hebden Gill. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 11am Grassington. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

17 Dent to Horton via the Three Ways. Strenuous 14 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

17 Tong Park Dam. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 11am bottom of Victoria Road, Saltaire. 01943 876713.

17 Swinsty and Fewston. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 9am Trinity Methodist Church, Park Drive, Harrogate. www.harrogateramblers.org.uk

24 Ribblehead to Ingleton. Easy 8 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

25 Burnsall to Embsay. Strenuous 8 miles. Meet 10.45am Burnsall. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

25 Attermire Cave. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10am Viaduct car park, Settle. 01943 830580. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

To April. Danby. North York Moors National Park Gallery. Dark Skies Art Exhibition. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

To 7 April. Barnsley. The Civic. Beehives, Bobs and Blow-Dries. Exhibition of hairdressing from the 1950s onwards. www.barnsleycivic.co.uk

1 to June 24. Settle. The Folly. Exhibition: Farms, Flags, Forges. 01729 822854. www.thefolly.org.uk

1-8 Leeds. Woodhouse Moor. Netherlands National Circus. International cast of performers in heated Big Top. www.thenetherlandscircus.com

2 Bradford. Glyde House. Open Jazz evening. £7/£5. 8.30pm. Includes bar. http://jatpjazz.blogspot.co.uk

3 Ripon. Holy Trinity Church. St Cecilia Orchestra Concert. 7.30pm. 01765 677413. www.st-cecilia.org.uk

3 Beverley. Minster. Wedding Fair. Free entry. www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

3–4 Castleford. RSPB Fairburn Ings. Binocular and Telescope Hands-on Weekend. 9am-5pm. www.rspb.org.uk

3–4 Huddersfield. Town Hall. Yorkshire Brass Band Championships. www.kirkleestownhalls.co.uk

3–4 Clayton West, Huddersfield. Kirklees Light Railway. Volunteer Recruitment Weekend. www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

3–4 Spurn Point. Nature Reserve. Safari. Take a trip on the Unimog to see the lighthouse and have a guided tour of the point. Continues on 17 March. www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com

3–4 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall. Orchid Festival. Displays and expert growing advice. 01262 490324. www.burtonagnes.com

3 to November 4. Beningbrough. Beningbrough Hall. Judi Dench, Amy Winehouse and J K Rowling feature in a new exhibition of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. 01904 472027. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough

4 Halifax. Square Chapel. Q&A with Actor Reece Dinsdale. 7.15pm. www.squarechapel.co.uk

8–18 Huddersfield. Literature Festival. Celebration of books and authors, poetry and performance. Star attractions include Sir Patrick Stewart and Jeremy Vine. huddlitfest.org.uk

9–10 Harrogate. Cedar Court Hotel. Planet Juniper Gin Festival. www.gin-festival.co.uk/events

10–11 Keighley. University Academy. Model Rail Show. Over 15 working layouts. 10am–4.30pm. www.keighley-mrc.org.uk

10–11 Wakefield. National Coal Mining Museum. British Science Week. www.ncm.org.uk

12–18 Pateley Bridge. Methodist Church. Easter Story Trail. The church is transformed into a series of rooms and scenes depicting the days leading up to the crucifixion of Christ. www.pateleybridgemc.org.uk

12–17 Skipton. Various venues. Music Festival. www.skiptonmusicfestival.co.uk

14 Saltaire. Methodist Church Hall. British Cactus and Succulent Society talk. 7.15pm. www.bradford.bcss.org.uk

15–26 York. Various venues. Literature Festival. Authors, readings, talks and events. Featuring leading authors including Fiona Mozley. www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk

16–17 Harrogate. Showground Pavilions. Book Fair. www.pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk

16-18 Scarborough. Top Secret Blues Festival. scarboroughbluesfestival.org.uk

17–18 Harrogate. Showground. Yorkshire Event Centre. International Yorkshire Antique Home and Vintage Fair. www.eventcentre.co.uk

18 Skipton. Town Hall. Record and CD Fair. www.premierfairs.co.uk

20 Middleham. Key Centre. “Death Comes to Eelmire” by Barbara Dixon. Talk by Middleham and the Dales Local History Group. 2pm. £3. 01969 640436.

23–25 Harrogate. Showground. Yorkshire Event Centre. Yorkshire Motorhome and Accessory Show. www.eventcentre.co.uk

23 to November. Leeds. Harewood House. Daily penguin feeding. www.harewood.org

24 Sedbergh. People’s Hall. Annual Spring Show. blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/event/

24 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Vintage Home & Fashion Fair. www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk

24 to 22 May. York. Museum. Yorkshire’s Jurassic World. Discover lost giants. New exhibition. www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

24 to November 4. Whitby. Captain Cook Memorial Museum. Whitby in the Time of Cook. Exhibition to mark the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk

24 to 24 June. Barnard Castle. The Bowes Museum. Watercolours from The Royal Collection. Exhibition created for and by Queen Victoria to remember the events of her visit to Paris in 1955. 01833 690606. www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

24 to April 15. Bedale. Thorp Perrow. Easter Trail. Plus Kids Craft Days (2–8). www.thorpperrow.com

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

26 to 15 April. Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s Cave. Peter Rabbit Easter trail. 01423 864600. www.mothershipton.co.uk

27 Bolton Abbey. Devonshire Arms Hotel. Tennants Valuation Day. 11am–3.30pm. Free event. www.yorkshire.com

29 to 2 April. York. Chocolate Festival. www.yorkfoodfestival.com

30 Skipton. Mart Theatre. The Story of the Beach Boys. 7.30pm. www.themarttheatre.org.uk

30 to 25 May. Ripon. Newby Hall & Gardens. Dolls’ House Exhibition. www.newbyhall.com

30 to 1 July. Grewelthorpe, nr Ripon. Himalayan Garden. See the new Floating Giant Lily Pads and sixty-strong permanent sculpture collection. www.himalayangarden.com

30 to 15 April. Sutton Bank. National Park centre. When Dinosaurs Roamed. Learn about fossils and dinosaurs. Family fun. 11am–4pm. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

3 to 1 April. Emley. Band Room. Real Ale Festival. www.emleybrassband.co.uk

31 Harrogate. Showground. Yorkshire Event Centre. Springtime Live. www.eventcentre.co.uk

31 to 2 April. York. Racecourse. Model Railway Show. www.yorkshow.org.uk

GUIDED WALKS

1 Up and Down the Tabular Way Hills. Moderate 8.5 miles. Meet 10am Helmsley Castle car park. www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

3 Easingwold Circular. Moderate 10 miles. Meet Trinity Methodist Church, Harrogate. www.harrogateramblers.org.uk

3 Grassington Circular. Moderate 10 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

3 Clapham to Settle. Strenuous 16 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

4 North York Moors, Sinnington. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.30am Sinnington Village. www.eastyorkshireramblers.org.uk/groups/ryedale

4 Reservoirs. Moderate 5 miles. Meet 10.30am Swinsty Reservoir. www.ramblers.org.uk

4 Nidderdale: Dacre to Darley. Moderate to strenuous 6.5 miles. Meet 10.50am Darley. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

7 Walk from Wetwang, Yorkshire Wolds. Moderate 11 miles. Meet 10am Wetwang Church. www.eastyorkshireramblers.org.uk/groups/ryedale

7 Views around Bilsdale. Strenuous 6 miles. Meet 10am Chop Gate Village Hall car park. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/

7 Walk near Helmsley. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10.30am Cowhouse Bank car park, north of Helmsley. www.ramblers.org.uk

10 Ribblehead to Bentham. Moderate to strenuous 14 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

10 Ripon and Sutton Grange. Moderate 11 miles. Meet 9.45am Ripon bus station. www.harrogateramblers.org.uk

11 Upper Wharfedale: Buckden Pike and Cray Gill. Strenuous 6 miles. Meet 11.30am Buckden. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

17 Settle to Horton. Moderate 10 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

18 Dacre Banks to Darley Head. Moderate 7.5 miles. Meet 10.55am Dacre Banks. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

25 Horton & Crummackdale Circular. 7.5 miles. Meet 10am Horton in Ribblesdale car park. 07920 522422.

25 Burnsall, Hebden Gill and Grassington Moor. Moderate to strenuous 9 miles. Meet 10.45am Burnsall. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

25 Fewston. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 9.30am High Cleugh, Ripon. www.riponramblers.org.uk

To October. Flowers of the Dales Festival. Hundreds of wildflower and nature events across the Yorkshire Dales. www.ydmt.org

To 2 September. Wakefield. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Art, Games and Play exhibition. ysp.org.uk

To May. Halifax. Shibden Hall. The Brontës. Costumes on display from the recent Brontë television drama To Walk Invisible. museums.calderdale.gov.uk

To 15. York. Castle Howard. Easter holiday activities. www.castlehoward.co.uk

To 15. Kilnsey Park Estate. Easter holiday activities for all the family. 01756 752150. www.kilnseypark.co.uk

To 15. Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s Cave. Easter trail and meet actors dressed as characters from Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories. 10am–4.30pm. www.mothershipton.co.uk

To 15. Halifax. Eureka! Meet steampunk scientists, who will blow your mind with their theatrical science demonstrations. www.eureka.org.uk

To 8. Ingleton. The Great Ingleton Easter Egg Hunt. 8am–4pm. http://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk

1 Aysgarth. St Andrew’s Church. Vacation Chamber Orchestra. Tickets £10 adults, under 16s free. 07974 698264. www.vaco.net

1 Stourton. Thwaite Mills Watermill. Fete. Free boat rides on the Aire & Calder Navigation, traditional fair, Easter bonnet competition, field games and sack races. www.leedsinspired.co.uk

1–2 Skipton. Castle. Meet Sir William Petty, a 17th century mathematician. 10am–5pm. 01756 792442. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

2 Gawthorpe. World Coal Carrying Championships. Men’s, women’s and children’s races. www.gawthorpemaypole.org.uk

2 Bedale. Thorp Perrow Hall. Easter craft day. www.thorpperrow.com

2 Hebden Bridge. Easter Monday duck race. Entertainment for all the family. www.hebdenbridge.co.uk

2, 5 & 10 Malton. Scampston. Fairy stories in the Garden. Stories and activities. 01944 759111. www.scampston.co.uk

3 Hawes. Countryside Museum. Drystone Walling Demonstration. 11am–3pm. 01969 666210. www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

5 Danby. The Moors National Park Centre. 10am to noon. Young Explorers: Jurassic Park. Make fossil casts and a dinosaur head. Booking essential. 01439 772738. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

5–29 York. Roko Health Cub, Clifton Moor. Paulos Circus. www.greatestshowman.co.uk

6-8 Settle. Settle Stories Festival. More than seventy artistic experiences for the whole family. See the fifty-foot inflatable whale in the market place and don’t miss the The Queen and the Jester, a festival premiere that will leave you in stitches. 0871 9764350. www.settlestories.org.uk

7 Harrogate. Wesley Centre. Vintage fair. www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com

7 Halifax. Piece Hall. The Book Corner. Meet Yorkshire romance author Mary Jayne Baker, who will be signing copies of her new book, A Bicycle Made for Two, 2pm. www.bookcornerhalifax.com

8 Skipton. Mart Theatre. The Yorkshire Flea Market. Up to 300 stands of vintage and retro collectibles. 01274 588505. www.themarttheatre.org.uk

11–14 Cottingham. Civic Hall. The Haltemprice Art Group 71st annual exhibition and Sale. 10am-5pm.

11–15 Scarborough. Various venues. Books by the Beach Literature Festival. Authors appearing at the festival include Yorkshire TV vet Julian Norton, broadcaster Jeremy Vine, and writer and comedy star Ruth Jones. www.booksbythebeach.co.uk

12–14. Skipton. Ermysted’s Grammar School. Skipton Beer Festival. skiptonbeerfestival.camra.org.uk

13 Malham Tarn. A Beginner’s Night Sky. Introduction to stargazing. £5 Call 01729 830416 to book. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

14 Ripon. Cathedral. Spring garden and food show. 10am–4.30pm. More than fifty stalls. www.riponcathedral.info

14–15 York. Racecourse. Health and Healing Festival. 01423 873259. www.healthhealingfestivals.co.uk

14 Reeth. Memorial Hall. Table top sale. 10am–12.30pm. Stalls and refreshments. 01748 884759.

14 Helmsley. Rievaulx Terrace. Inspired by Nature sculpture trail through the woodland by wood sculptor and chainsaw artist Simon Archer who has created unique artworks from dead or fallen trees. 10am-5pm. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

14 Penistone. Cinema Organ Trust Anniversary Concert. 2.30pm. www.penistone-compton.co.uk

14–15 York area. Open Studios. A mix of arts and crafts. Continues 21–22. www.fangfosspottery.co.uk

17 Hawes. Countryside Museum. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group talk – The Cultural History of the Yorkshire Dales. 2pm. 01969 650774

18 Long Preston. Village Hall. Illustrated Talk. £2 per person. www.northcravenheritage.org.uk

19 Leyburn. St Matthew’s Church. The Dad’s Army Radio Hour. An evening of comic inspiration. 7.30pm.

20–22 Hebden Bridge. Town Hall. Piano Festival. hebdenbridgepianofestival.com

21 Ripon. Cathedral. St Cecilia Concert. 7.30pm. www.st.cecilia.org.uk

21–22 York. Racecourse. Festival of Vintage. Celebrating the fashion of the 1930s-1960s. www.festivalofvintage.co.uk

20–21 Skipton. Town Hall. Gin festival. 01274 888588. www.ginfestival.com

21–29 Horsforth. The Studio. Horsforth Society Spring Art, Print and Craft Exhibition. www.horsforthartsociety.wordpress.com

21 to 7 May. Sheffield. Theatre. World Snooker Championship. www.cruciblesnooker.com

24–28 Bradford. Alhambra Theatre. Evita. www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

26–29 Harrogate. Spring Flower Show. A must-see event for all garden lovers. Come and meet the team from Dalesman and Down Your Way magazines. www.flowershow.org.uk

27–29 Whitby. Goth Weekend. Thousands of goths, punks, steampunks, emos, bikers and metallers descend on Whitby to celebrate the town’s Dracula connections. www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk

28 Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Three Peaks Fell Race. 37.4km challenge traverses the famous mountains of Penyghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. 01943 872020. www.threepeaksrace.org.uk

28 Sedbergh. Artisan Market. 9.30am–3pm. 015396 20504. www.sedbergh.org.uk

28 to 12 May. Leeds. International Festival. leedsinternationalfestival.com

29 Elvington, York. Yorkshire Air Museum. Thunder Day Live jet and propeller aircraft engine runs. Celebrating sixtieth anniversary of Yorkshire’s Blackburn Buccaneer. 01904 608595. www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

29 to 13 May. Pocklington. Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum. Tulip festival. www.burnbyhallgardens.com

GUIDED WALKS

1 Upper Wharfedale. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 11.25am, Starbotton.
www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

7 Ingleborough and the Caves of Kingsdale. 18 miles. Meet 8.30am car park Ingleton, by Tourist Information. www.ldwa.org.uk

7 Saltaire to Skipton. 22.7 miles. Meet 8am, Saltaire Station. www.ldwa.org.uk

7 Clapham to Feizor. Easy 8 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

8 Wharfedale: Mossdale Scar and Grassington Moor. Strenuous 9 miles. Meet 11am, Grassington. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

8 Winterburn Reservoir. Easy 6 miles. Meet 11.30am, Hetton Village. 01756 795455.

9 Spalding Moor, Yorkshire Wolds. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 1pm, Station Lane, Spalding Moor. www.eastyorkshireramblers.org.uk

14 Long Preston to Settle. Moderate to strenuous 13 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

14 Austwick & Moughton Scars. Moderate 8.5 miles. Meet 10am, Austwick main street. 0113 2632172.

15 Dacre Banks to Pateley Bridge. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.55am Dacre Banks. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

15 Amble Along the Nidd. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 10.30am, Hampsthwaite Village Green. www.ramblers.org.uk

21 Waterfalls of the Swale. Easy 2-mile guided walk. Meet 1pm, Keld Resource Centre. £3.50, children free. Booking essential. www.eventbrite.co.uk

21 Dent to Garsdale. Strenuous 13 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

22 Down the Dales Way to Ilkley. Moderate 9.5 miles. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

28 Goathland and Beck Hole. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am Mallyan Spout Hotel, Goathland. www.ryedalewalking.com

28 Ilkley Circular. Easy 7 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

29 Hetton, Flasby and Winterburn Reservoir. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 10.35am Rylstone. www.friendsofdalesbus.org.uk

1–7 Settle-Carlisle railway line. Ride2Stride: Settle-Carlisle Walking Festival. www.skyware.co.uk/scwf/

3–6 Tour de Yorkshire. International cycling event taking in Beverley, Doncaster, Barnsley, Ilkley, Richmond, Scarborough, Halifax and Leeds – and many locations in between. www.letour.yorkshire.com

4–5 Skipton Library. Computer help. 10am to noon. Continues every Fri–Sat. Booking required. 01609 534548

4–6 Harrogate. Pavilions. Decorative, Antiques and Fine Art Fair. 11am–5pm.
www.pavilionsofharrogate.co.uk

4–7 Goathland. The Hut and other local venues. Music on the Moors. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

5 Long Preston. May Day Activities on the village green. 1pm.

5–7 Goole. St John’s Parish Church. ‘In Stitches’ Exhibition. 10am–4pm. £2.50. 01405 839546.

5–7 Skipton. Waterway Festival. www.welcometoskipton.com

5–7 Leeds. Royal Armouries. Legends: Robin Hood. Action-packed themed weekend. www.royalarmouries.org

6 Beadlam. Tractor Run. For entry forms go to www.beadlamtractor.co.uk

6 Wetherby. Town Hall. Gin Fayre. www.ginfayre.co.uk

6–7 Leeds. Open Studios with Roundhay Artists Group. www.roundhayartists.co.uk

6–11 Scarborough. Bowls Festival. scarboroughbowlscentre.co.uk

7 Nunnington. Nunnington Hall. Majestic motorbikes. www.wherecanwego.com

7 Ripon. Cathedral. Beer Festival and family entertainment. www.riponcathedral.info

8–27 Various venues. Yorkshire Silent Film Festival. Founded in 2016, the festival is the UK’s largest celebration of live-scored silent film. Each May, YSFF collaborates with cinemas, theatres and community venues across Yorkshire to present three weeks of live music with film. www.yorkshiresilentfilm.com

10–12 Hull. Truck Theatre. Grow Festival. www.hulltruck.co.uk

10–28 Leeds. Indie Food Festival. A celebration of independent food and drink. www.leedsindiefood.co.uk

11 Darley. Memorial Hall. An evening of words, songs and comedy with Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss. 7pm. £10. 01423 780970. www.darleymemorialhall.com

11–12 Bramhope. Methodist Church. Spring Plant Fair. 9.30am-6.30pm Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday. bramhopemethodist.org.uk

11–13 Huddersfield. Great Northern Ukulele Festival. www.northernuke.com

11–13 Holmfirth. Festival of Folk. www.holmfirthfestivaloffolk.co.uk

11–13 Doncaster. Doncaster Folk Festival. www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk

11–13 Cowling. Holy Trinity Church. Weekend of events. 07500 340980. www.ubscl.org.uk

12–13 Cullingworth. Brontë Vintage Gathering. www.bronte-vintage-gathering.co.uk

12–13 Scarborough. Food and Drink Festival. www.jpeventsnorth.co.uk

12–13 Hebden Bridge. Folk Roots Festival. www.hebdenfolkroots.org

12–13 Bridlington. ArtWaves Festival. www.bridspa.com/artwaves

12-13 Hebden Bridge. Town Hall. Vintage Fair. www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com

13 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall. Vintage Rally. 01262 490324. www.burtonagnes.com

13 Little Ouseburn. Open Gardens. 10am–5pm. 01423 339622. www.opengardens.co.uk

13 Golcar. Colne Valley Museum. Lily Day – fabulous family fun day. www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

13 Halifax. Eureka! The National Children’s Museum. National Children’s Day. www.eureka.org.uk

13 Gargrave. Flea Market. 01756 749235.

13 & 28 Darlington. Thornton Hall Gardens. Open Days. www.thorntonhallgardens.co.uk

15 Middleham. Key Centre. 10th John Rettie Memorial Lecture. Kiplin Hall – Past, Present and Future. 2pm. 01969 640436. www.middlehamkeycentre.co.uk

16–28 Cononley. Village Institute. Art Exhibition. Refreshments. 10am–4pm.

17–19 Malton. Beertown. Celebration of beer. www.beertownmalton.com

18 York. Walls Walk. Starts and ends at York Theatre Royal – 4pm-6pm. To raise funds for York Mind. https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/events/york-walls-walk/

18–19 Shepley. Spring Minifest. www.shepleyspringfestival.co.uk

19 Mirfield. St Mary’s Church Community Centre. Annual Model Railway Exhibition. 01924 495929.

19 Otley. Otley Show. otleyshow.org.uk

19–20 Haworth. 1940s Weekend. Fun for all the family, and meet the teams from Dalesman and Down Your Way. haworths1940sweekend.com

19–20 Pickering. Scampston Hall. Game and Country Fair. www.scampston.co.uk

20 Lotherton. Lotherton Hall. Young Artist Recitals. 2pm. 0113 3782966.

20 Halifax. Sailing Club. Try out sailing or windsurfing. Free. 12pm–4pm. www.halifaxsailingclub.org.uk

20 Ripon. Racecourse. Traditional Family Day. Circus, fair and more. www.ripon-races.co.uk

24–27 Beverley and East Riding. Early Music Festival. www.ncem.co.uk

25–27 Holmfirth. Film Festival. www.holmfirthfilmfestival.co.uk

25–28 Botton nr Danby. The Great North Folk Festival. www.festivalonthemoor.co.uk

26 to June 3. Clapham. Village Hall. Clapham Art Group’s Annual Exhibition. 11am-6pm. 01729 822476.

24–26 Todmorden. Carnival and Fun Fair. www.todmordencarnival.com

26–28 Skipton. Castle. Fifteenth Century Wars of the Roses. Re-enactments. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

26–27 Malton. Food Lovers’ Festival. www.visitmalton.com

26–28 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. The StrEat Food & Family Fun Festival. www.eventcentre.co.uk

26–28 WalkFest 2018. www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

26–28 Barnoldswick. Bands on the Square Music Festival.

26–28 Leeds. Harewood. The Great British Food Festival. www.harewood.org

26–30 Malham. Safari. Entertainment for all the family. http://malhamdale.com/safari.htm

26 to June 3. Wetwang. Scarecrow Festival. www.wetwang.org.uk

26 to June 9. Swaledale. Swaledale Festival. www.swaledale-festival.org.uk

27 Huddersfield. Love 4 Music Festival. www.love4musicfestivals.com

28 Austwick Cuckoo Festival and Street Market. www.visitsettle.co.uk/austwick-cuckoo-festival.html

28 Helmsley. Duncombe Park Country Fair. www.dpcountryfair.co.uk

28 West Burton. May Fair. www.westburton-yorkshire.co.uk

28 Harrogate. Ripley Castle. Yorkshire Classic Vehicle Show and Land Rover Display.
www.classiccarevents.uk

28 Hornsea. Wassand Hall. Vintage Car Rally. www.classicshowuk.co.uk

28 to June 2. Heptonstall. Pennine Spring Music Festival. www.penninespringmusic.co.uk

30 to June 13. Sheffield. Gallery 35. Walk This Way. Art exhibition by John Hewitt. www.35chapelwalk.com

Farmers’ Markets in Yorkshire:
www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/visit-the-dales/eat-drink-shop/markets
www.yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk/market-dates/

GUIDED WALKS

1 Settle Circular. Strenuous 15 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

1 Feizor. Courtyard Cheese Centre to Settle. Easy 5 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

2 Appleby Circular. Strenuous 14 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

3 Kirkby Stephen Circular. Strenuous 14 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

3 Ribblehead Circular. Moderate 8 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

4 Kirkby Stephen to Garsdale. Strenuous 13 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

5 Ripley Bluebells. Leisurely 7 miles. Meet 12.30pm car park south of Ripley Village. 01937 520549. www.ramblers.org.uk

5 Ribblehead to Dent. Strenuous 14 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

6 Horton Circular. Strenuous 10 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

7 Bingley. Walking Festival. www.bingleywalkersarewelcome.org.uk

13 Thixendale, Yorkshire Wolds. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10am Thixendale Church. www.ramblers.org.uk

14 Twilight Studley. Leisurely 4 miles evening walk around Studley Park and Studley Roger. www.ramblers.org.uk

19 Wharfedale Wander. Easy 6 miles. Meet 2pm Old Bridge, Ilkley. 07730 718205.

26 Lazonby to Langwathby. Easy 8 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

27 Fountains Abbey. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10am National Trust Visitor Centre. 07513 474575. www.ramblers.org.uk

26 Brimham Rocks. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 12pm car park opposite Royal Oak P.H. Dacre Banks. www.leedsramblers.org.uk

30 Sutton Bank. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 10.30am Sutton Bank VC car park. www.yorkramblers.org.uk

30 Sinnington on the North York Moors. Moderate 11 miles. Meet 10am Sinnington Village Green. www.ramblers.org.uk