APRIL EVENTS
Late April to mid-May Pocklington. Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum. Tulip Festival. 01759 307125. www.burnbyhallgardens.com

To 27 Harrogate. RHS Harlow Carr. Daffodil Displays – A Celebration of Wordsworth. Also Easter Family Fun in The Secret Garden (4–19). rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr

2 Skipton. Soroptimist Rooms. Raikes Road Burial Ground: the next instalment. Talk by Jean Robinson. 7.30pm. £3. www.uwhg.org.uk

3 Leyburn. Methodist Hall. East Witton Male Voice Choir Concert, celebrating seventy years. 7.30pm. www.wherecanwego.com

4 Ripon. Cathedral. Spring, Food, Home & Garden Show. 10am–4pm. www.riponcathedral.org.uk

4–19 Whitby. Abbey. Easter Adventure Quest. 11am–4pm. www.english-heritage.org.uk

4 Bingley. Little Theatre. Bradford Magic Circle Family Magic Show. 7.30pm. £11/£10. 01274 567983. www.bingleyartscentre.co.uk

4–5 Scarborough. Spa Complex. Sci-Fi Weekend. www.scifiscarborough.co.uk

4 Guisborough. Bookshop. Gervase Phinn book signing 11am–1pm. Continues at Holly Blue Bookshop, Saltburn by the sea from 3pm.

4–5 Golcar. Colne Valley Museum. Crafts and Easter activities. www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk

4–19 Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s. Easter Activities. 10am–5.30pm. www.mothershipton.co.uk

4–19 Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens. Easter activities. 01262 490324. www.burtonagnes.com

4–19 Helmsley. Rievaulx Terrace. Easter Trail. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

4–19 Harrogate. Studfold Adventure. Easter Adventure Trail. 01423 755228. www.studfoldtrails.co.uk

5 Bedale. Bedale Hall, Antiquarian & Secondhand Book & Postcard Fair. 10am-4pm. www.bedalebookfair.co.uk

5 Ossett. Town Hall. Theatre Organ Concert. Celebrating fifty years of the instrument, with Blackpool’s principle organist Phil Kelsall MBE. 2.30pm. £7. www.philkelsall.co.uk

5 Skipton. Auction Mart. The Yorkshire Flea. Antiques, vintage, shabby chic, art, clothing, accessories. 9am-4pm. £3 entry. www.wherecanwego.com

9–13 York. Parliament Street and Shambles Market. Chocolate Festival. www.yorkfoodfestival.com

10–12 Emley. Emley Brass Band Room. Real Ale Festival. Food and drink. 1pm–11.30pm. www.emleybrassband.co.uk

10–13 Hebden Bridge. Hardcastle Crags. Easter Egg Hunt. Trail sheets £2.50. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

11 York. Citiscreen Cinema. Record and CD Fair. 10.30am. www.wherecanwego.com

11 Ilkley. Playhouse. Vintage Fair. Items from the 1920s–1980s. 10am-4pm. £1 entry. www.wherecanwego.com

11–13 Haworth. The Old School Rooms. Craft Fair. 10am–4pm. www.haworthcraftfairs.co.uk

11–13 York. Racecourse. Model Railway Show. 10am–5pm. www.yorkshow.org.uk

12 Elvington. Yorkshire Air Museum. Thunder Day – Nimrod Anniversary Special. www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

12–13 Skipton. Castle. Meet Sir John Mallory, Governor of Skipton Castle during the English Civil War. 10am–5pm. 01756 792442. www.skiptoncastle.co.uk

13 Gawthorpe. World Coal Carrying Championships. www.gawthorpemaypole.org.uk

14 Wakefield. Cathedral. Lunchtime concert. 1pm. Tea and coffee available. www.wakefieldcathedral.org.uk

15 Reeth. Memorial Hall. Maddy Prior. Former Steeleye Span singer in concert. 7.30pm. www.wherecanwego.com

17–18 Leeds. Rothwell Parish Hall. Beer Fest. www.wherecanwego.com

17–19 Malton. The Talbot. Gin Festival. www.talbotmalton.co.uk

18 Scarborough. St Andrew’s United Reformed Church. U3A Singers present Showtime on behalf of Feed the Minds. 7.30pm. £6.

18 Northallerton. Town Hall. Handcrafted Boutique Fair. 9.30am–4pm. www.wherecanwego.com

18–19 York. Racecourse. Health and Healing Festival. www.healthhealingfestivals.co.uk

18–19 Crayke. Open Gardens & Village Event. 11am-5pm. £5 per adult. www.craykepc.org.uk

18 to 4 May. Sheffield. Crucible Theatre. World Snooker Championship. www.cruciblesnooker.com

19 Saltaire. Victoria Hall. Table Top Sales. 10am–1pm. 50p entry. www.wherecanwego.com

21 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and The Dales Local History Group Lecture: The History of the Swinton Estate of Masham. Talk by Susan Cunliffe-Lister. 2pm. 01969 640436.

23 Harrogate. Convention Centre. Russell Watson in concert. 7.30pm. www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

23–26 Harrogate. Great Yorkshire Showground. Spring Flower Show. 01423 648212. www.flowershow.org.uk

24 Ilkley. All Saints Parish Church. Between You and Me. Dalesman columnist Ian McMillan and composer Luke Carver Goss present a night of words, music and comedy. Free. 01943 816035 or call into the church office, Church Street.

24–26 Hebden Bridge. Town Hall. Piano Festival. hebdenbridgepianofestival.com

24–26 Scarborough. Various venues. Books by the Beach. Various authors and writers, including Jenny Eclair. www.booksbythebeach.co.uk

24–26 Whitby. Goth Weekend. www.whitbygothweekend.co.uk

25 Horton in Ribblesdale. Three Peaks Fell Race. 10.30am. www.threepeaksrace.org

25 Barnoldswick. Festival of Food and Drink. Featuring the World Meat Pie championships. 10am–10pm. www.wherecanwego.com

25 Huddersfield. Honley Playing Fields. Paws for a Cause. Dog show. 12–4pm. www.rspcahalifaxhuddersfieldbradford.org.uk

25 Keighley. Victoria Hall. Comic Con. 10am–4pm. www.wherecanwego.com

26 Leeds. South Milford Garden Centre. Jack Russell Terrier Club of Great Britain Annual Spring Show. Judging starts 1pm. 01226 791999.

28 to 4 May. Various Venues. Ride2Stride – The Settle-Carlisle Walking & Music Festival. www.ride2stride.co.uk

30 to 3 May. Tour de Yorkshire. Beverley to Redcar on Friday 30th April; Skipton to Leyburn on Friday 1st May; Barnsley to Huddersfield on Saturday 2nd May; Halifax to Leeds on Sunday 3rd May. www.letour.yorkshire.com

For a selection of Family Easter events: www.yorkshirewonders.co.uk/kids-events-easter-yorkshire

Open Gardens programme: www.ngs.org.uk

Farmers’ Markets this month: yorkshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk

APRIL WALKS

1–7 Calderdale Heritage Walks. Anne Lister Festival 2020: Series of walks to celebrate Anne Lister’s birthday. Must be pre-booked. calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk

2 Pontefract. Castle. Slow walk and tour around the ruins. 3pm. Adults only, booking essential. 01977 723440. www.pontefractcastle.co.uk

2 Gunnerside history and heritage walk. Moderate 11 miles. Meet 10am Gunnerside village (GR: SD949981). www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

2 Cod Beck. Leisurely 6 miles. Meet 10am Thirsk Garden Centre (GR: SE440813). www.ramblers.org.uk

4 Dent to Ribblehead. Moderate 10 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

8 Ingleborough. Nature Trail Walk. Meet Clapham 9.45am. Donation. Booking essential. 015242 51002. www.ydmt.org

11 Ripley Circular. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10.30am car park HG3 3AZ (GR: SE284603). www.ramblers.org.uk

11 Settle Circular via Malham Cove and Pike Daw. Strenuous 15 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

11 Horton to Settle via Pen-y-Ghent and Stainforth. Moderate to strenuous 13 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

11 Eccup & Harewood. Moderate 9.5 miles. Meet 11am Lakeland Drive and Alwoodley Lane, Leeds (GR: SE296408). www.ramblers.org.uk

11 Pateley and Brimham. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 9.00am Trinity Methodist Church, Harrogate for car share (GR: SE302544). www.harrogateramblers.org.uk

16 Ampleforth views and beyond. Moderate 9.7 miles. Meet 10am Ampleforth Abbey visitor car park (GR: SE596788). www.ramblers.org.uk

16 Bainbridge, Askrigg & Worton. Moderate 8.8 miles. Meet 10am Bainbridge village green (GR: SD933901). www.northallertonramblers.org.uk

18 Gargrave to Skipton via Shar Haw & The Dales High Way. Moderate 7.5 miles. Meet 10.15am coach street car park, Skipton (GR: SD987516). www.cravenramblers.org.uk

18 Embsay and Barden Reservoir. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 9am Trinity Methodist Church for car share (GR: SE009538). www.harrogateramblers.org.uk

19 Luddenden Valley. History of Luddenden Valley. Meet 2.15pm Luddenden Village Millennium car park. www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk

19 Kilburn, Oldstead Byland, White Horse, Sutton Bank. Moderate 11 miles. Meet 10am Nun’s close car park (GR: SE513796). www.ramblers.org.uk

19 Ryedale & Bilsdale. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.15am High Cleugh, Ripon (GR: SE305708). www.riponramblers.org.uk

21 Howardian Hills, Hovingham. Moderate 8 miles. Meet 10.30am Hovingham car park (GR: SE668757). www.ramblers.org.uk

25 Ribblehead to Clapham via Crina Bottom and Cold Cotes. Moderate 11 miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

25 Tong Circular. Moderate 7.5 miles. Meet Keeper Lane, Tong (GR: SE221308). www.ramblers.org.uk

25 Horton to Austwick. Easy 7–8 Miles. www.friendsofdalesrail.org

26 Wetherby Wander. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10am Wilderness car park, over bridge approaching Wetherby from the south (GR: SE432457). www.ramblers.org.uk

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