To 3 November Nunnington. Hall. Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds. Exhibition of paintings by wildlife artist Robert E Fuller.

1 Whitby. Pavilion. Tea Dances with Ray Kirk. 1.30pm-4pm. Continues every Tuesday. 01947 458899.

1–5 Skipton. Little Theatre. ‘Woman in White’ Mystery play with the Skipton Players. 7.30pm.

2–19 Kirkstall. Abbey. Mindfulness, Wellbeing & Spirituality Festival. 10.30am-3pm.

2–22 Harrogate. Theatre. Comedy Festival.

3–6 Harrogate. Convention Centre. The Northern Antiques Fair. 01797 252030.

4 Bradford. Latvian Club. Jazz evening with The Horse Puppets. 8.30pm. 01274 271114.

4–5 Harrogate. Yorkshire Event Centre. Gift & Fashion Fair. 01423 544544.

4–6 Halifax. Festival of Words.

4–6 Skipton. Various venues. Puppet Festival.

4–13 Brighouse. Various venues. Arts Festival.

4–20 Ilkley. Various Venues. Literature Festival.

5 Rotherham. Magna Science Museum. Yorkshire Elvis Festival. 01729 720002.

5 Settle. The Folly. Family History Research Workshop. 10am–1pm. 01729 822854.

5 to 3 November Grewelthorpe, Ripon. Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park. See the fabulous autumn colours. 01765 658009.

5–6 Masham. Sheep Fair.

5–6 Sheffield. Festival of Words.

5–6 Whitby. Seaside Vintage Fair.

5–31 Pontefract. Farmer Copleys. Pumpkin Festival. 9.30am-4.30pm.

5–16 Richmond. The Station. Sandra Parker Art Exhibition.

5–30 Pontefract. Castle. Archaeology Daily Tours. From 2pm.

10–13 Bradford. Science and Media Museum. Widescreen Weekend. Large-screen formats and cinema technologies celebrating the past, present and future of film.

10–13 Ripon. Various venues. Poetry Festival.

11 Grassington. Town Hall. Between You and Me with Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss. 7.30pm. 01756 770350.

11–12 Halifax. The Piece Hall. The Big Calderdale Sleep Out. In support of homeless people.

11–13 Pickering. North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Railway in Wartime. War-themed entertainment and vehicle displays.

11–13 Marsden. Jazz Festival.

11–20 Wetherby. Festival.

12 Penistone. Paramount Cinema. Organ Concert. 2.30pm.

12 Ripon. Cathedral. St Cecilia Orchestra Concert. 7.45pm.

12 Whitby. Blues Rhythm and Rock Festival.

12 Tockwith. Village Hall. Jazz in the Village Concert. 8pm. 01423 358808/358626.

12–13 Harrogate. Convention Centre. The Wildlife & Safari Show. 01423 500500.

15 Middleham. Key Centre. Middleham and the Dales Local History Group Talk: Melmerby in Coverdale – Glimpses of the Past. 2pm. £3. 01969 640436.

15–20 East Riding Festival of Words. Various venues.

17–20 Harrogate. Literature Festival.

18 Reeth. Memorial Hall. Fell-Foss Theatre present ‘Crusoe’s Island’. 7pm.

18 to 26 Halifax. Victoria Theatre. Comedy Festival.

18–20 Whitby. Musicport Festival. 01947 603475.

19 to 3 November. Bolton Abbey. Pumpkin Trail. 01756 718000.

19 Richmond. Influence Church. Royal Northern Sinfonia Concert. 7.30pm.

19 Bradford. Cathedral. Eco Extravanga. Find out about the ways you can make a change – variety of stalls, children’s activities, guest speakers.

19–20 Barnsley. Cannon Hall Farm. Pumpkin Festival. Continues 26-31.

19–20 nr Driffield. Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens. Autumn Festival. 01262 490324.

19–20 Harrogate. Showground. Countryside Live. Free kids’ activities, animals, shopping, live entertainment. 01423 541222.

19–20 Skipton. Christ Church. Exhibition of local art, photographs and textiles. 10am–4pm. 01756 792642.

25 Harrogate. Convention Centre. The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Swan Lake. 01423 502116.

25–27 Whitby. Goth Weekend.

26 Leeds. Town Hall. BBC Philharmonic Concert. 7.30pm.

26 to 3 November. Knaresborough. Mother Shipton’s. Halloween.

26 to 3 November. Wetherby. Stockeld Park.  Halloween Adventure with a Monster Mash panto show. 01937 586333.

27 Bedale. Hall. Antiquarian and Second-hand Books and Postcards Fair. 10am–3.45pm.

27 Scarborough. Vintage Fair.

28 to 1 November. Leeds. Royal Armouries. Spooky Science – Half-term activities. 10am–5pm. 0113 29233734.

29 to 2 November. Leeds. Playhouse. Dracula. Northern Ballet bring a gripping vampire tale to the theatre.

31 Danby. North York Moors National Park Centre. Make ghoulish, ghostly Halloween Crafts. 10.30am–2.30pm.

31 to 2 November Ilkley. Christ Church. Jigsaw Festival. 10am–4pm.


5 York. Racecourse. Yorkshire Whisky Festival.

10–13 Appletreewick. Craven Arms. Beer Festival.

12–13 Filey. International Food Festival.

17–20 Haworth. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Beer & Music Festival. 01535 645214.

19–20 Barnsley. Elsecar Heritage Centre. Flavours Food Festival. 01226 740203.

26 Leeds. New Dock Hall. Sausage & Cider Festival.


2 Dacre Banks. 9.5 miles. Meet 10.30am, car park opposite Royal Oak.

2 Pickering. 7 miles. Meet 10.30am, Pickering roundabout car park.

3 Sword Point. Easy miles. Meet 10.30am, Stack point car park Swinsty.

4–6 Holmfirth. Walking Festival.

5 Kirkby Stephen Circular. Strenuous 13.5 miles. For meeting point and time

6 Boston Spa Circular. Moderate 7.8 miles. Meet 10.45am, High Street near Fox and Hounds Public House. (GR: SE435453).

6 Botton. 2½ miles. History walk whilst taking in the surrounding views. Meet 10.30am, Botton village car park.  Booking essential 01439 772738.

6 Upper Swaledale. Moderate 7 miles. Meet 11.35am, Keld, Tall Hill Lane End.

6 Grassington to Kettlewell. Moderate 6 miles. Meet 11am, Grassington.

10 Grimwith, Appletreewick and Trollers Gill. Moderate 10.5 miles.  Meet 10am, Grimwith Reservoir car park (GR: SE063640).

12 Grassington Circular. Easy 7 miles. For meeting point and time.

12 Bentham Circular. Moderate 12 miles. For meeting point and time.

12 Grassington Moor & Linton Falls. Moderate 10 miles Meet 10am, Hebden village. (GR: SE 026 630).

13 Pontefract Racecourse. Leisurely 5.5 miles. Meet 2pm, racecourse, near the roundabout (GR: SE447223).

16 Jervaulx Abbbey. 10 miles. Meet 10.30, Abbey tea rooms.

17 Grassington. Woodland Walk. Strenuous 6 miles.  For meeting time and booking details. 015242 51002.

19 Aire Valley Woodland & Water. Moderate 5.5 miles. Meet 11am, bottom of Victoria Road, Saltaire (GR: SE 139 381).

19 Hellifield Circular. Moderate 10 miles. For meeting point and time.

19 Otley Chevin. Moderate 10.5 miles. Meet 9am, Trinity Methodist Church, Harrogate (GR: SE302544).

24 Whitby & Ruswarp Circular. Moderate 9 miles. Meet 10am parking area outside Whitby Holiday park (GR: NZ915107).

26 Settle Circular. Easy 7 miles. For meeting point and time.

27 Abbey Amble. Moderate 10 miles. Meet 9am, Kilburn (GR: NZ167011).

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