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Children's events in and around Thirsk
– July 2014

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 Fri 17 Oct

Only Fri. White Rose Bookcafe, Thirsk Market Place. Pre-school Storytime, suitable for children up to 5 years. Every Friday 10-10.30am. Free. tel: 01845 524353 web: http://www.whiterosebooksnews.com

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 Sun 31 Aug

Only Fri. North Yorks Moors Railway, Pickering. Summer Story Trains & Tracker Jack Trails. Live characters entertain kids & adults alike. Be sure to get your themed Fancy Dress on as family vouchers are up for the best dressed Fairies, Pirates or Hogwarts characters. web: http://www.nymr.co.uk/special-events/summer-story-trains/

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 Sun 24 Aug

Only Sun. Shire Horse Farm, Staintondale, Scarborough YO13 0EY. Open day for charity. Horses, Shires, Cowboy tricks, Shetland ponies. Farm & woodland walks. Picnic areas. Adult: £5.50, seniors £5, Child: £3.50. Family reductions. tel: 01723 870458 web: http://www.shirehorsefarm.co.uk

Up to
 Thu 31 Jul

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Fault in our Stars (12A). Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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 Fri 1 Aug

Bolton Castle, Near Leyburn, DL8 4ET. Birds, Boar and Bees. Falconry displays, wild boar feeding, bee hives, mask making etc. 10-5 daily. Normal admission charges apply. Children's costume hire included. tel: 01969 623981 tickets: Bolton Castle email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk

Wed 30 Jul

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton, Thirsk YO7 4AX. Borrowby Show. tel: 01845 537557 email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: http://www.borrowbyshow.org.uk/

Thu 31 Jul to
 Sun 3 Aug

Pickering. Traction Engine Rally. web: http://www.pickeringsteam.com

Thu 31 Jul to
 Sun 3 Aug

Stockton Town Centre. Stockton International Riverside Festival- street theatre, dance, music and pyrotechnics from all over the world- see website for full programme. evening of 31st July to Evening of Sunday 3rd August. Free. tickets: For "Artica" available from Festival Info point web: http://www.sirf.co.uk

Fri 1 Aug to
 Sun 31 Aug

Only Thu. Swinton Bivouac, High Knowle Lane, Ilton, HG4 4JZ. Crafts & Pottery Painting. from 2pm. tel: 01765 353020 email: hello@thebivouac.co.uk web: http://www.thebivouac.co.uk

Fri 1 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Comedy Night. David Knight, comedy hypnotist, comes to the Forum with his fabulous family show. 8pm. tel: 01609 711230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Fri 1 Aug

White Horse Lodge Hotel, Sutton Rd, YO7 2ER. For Yorkshire day Wilson, the White Horse Lodge’s very own white horse, is available for families to come and visit. 4pm-8pm. tel: 01845 522293 email: enquiries@whitehorselodgehotel.co.uk

Sat 2 Aug

Home Farm, Thimbleby, Northallerton DL6 3PY. Osmotherley Show. 9am-4pm. Adult £5, under 12 £3. tel: 01609 882752 web: http://www.osmotherleyshow.co.uk

Sat 2 Aug

Ripon Market Place. St Wilfrid's Procession- parade of floats behind St Wilfrid and his monks- Music, rides & entertainment on the square. 2pm. Free.

Sun 3 Aug

Scampston Walled Garden, Malton YO17 8NG. Story walks for children 4+. Hoglets Children's Theatre. Mama Hoglet will take you on a tour of the fascinating and surprising grounds of the Hall where you will meet some of the characters who lived and worked at Scampston in the past. 11am and 2pm. web: http://www.scampston.co.uk/gardens.html

Sun 3 Aug

Tockwith YO26 7QH. Tockwith & District Agricultural Show. 9am. tel: 07702 264715 web: http://www.tockwithshow.org.uk

Mon 4 Aug to
 Fri 15 Aug

Not Sat or Sun. Bolton Castle, Near Leyburn, DL8 4ET. Mary Queen of Scots - a captive queen. 10-5 daily. Normal admission charges apply. Children's costume hire included. tel: 01969 623981 tickets: Bolton Castle email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk

Mon 4 Aug

Dalton Play Area (next to Village Hall). Fun in the Park. Activities for children aged 1 to 14. Please bring a picnic. 11am-1pm. £1/family. tel: 01609 533068 email: thirskcc@northyorks.gov.uk

Tue 5 Aug to
 Sun 31 Aug

Only Tue Wed Thu. Bempton Cliffs R.S.P.B. Big Birds & Mini Beasts. tel: 01262 851179 web: http://www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs

Tue 5 Aug

St. Hedda´s Primary School, Egton Bridge YO21 1UX. Gooseberry Show. Open to the public from 2 pm. web: http://www.egtongooseberryshow.org.uk

Wed 6 Aug

Dalby Forest. Discovery Club - Woodland Experience. Explore your senses. Learn to see like a rabbit & hear like a fox. Drop in between 1pm & 4pm. £3 per child. Free for Discovery Pass holders. (max 2 free per pass). tel: 01751 460295 email: learning.yorkshire@forestry.gov.uk web: http://www.noegochallenge

Wed 6 Aug

Maltongate, Thornton-le-Dale YO18 7AE. Thornton-le-Dale Show. All day from 9am. £9, 5-16yrs £5, under 5s free. tel: 01751 476500 email: show@thorntonledale.com web: http://www.thorntonledale.com

Thu 7 Aug

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Teddy Bears' Picnic. Dress up & bring your favourite bear to a day of family fun in the Hall & Grounds (all indoors if wet) Children & bears must be with an adult. 11am - 4pm. £4 adut or child (under 2's free). tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 8 Aug

Hinderwell. Horse & Agricultural Show. tel: 01947 841126 email: aelfleda@btinternet.com web: http://www.hinderwellshow.co.uk

Fri 8 Aug to
 Thu 14 Aug

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. How to Train your Dragon 2 (PG). Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Sat & Sun). £5 (Monday & matinees £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 9 Aug to
 Sun 17 Aug

Kettlewell BD23 5QZ. Scarecrow Festival. 10 - 5pm. Adult's trail sheet - £1, Children's - 50p. tel: 01756 761307 web: http://www.kettlewellscarecrowfestival.co.uk

Sat 9 Aug

Kirkby Fleetham, Northallerton DL7 0SA. Kirkby Fleetham Feast. 2-5pm. adult £1, child/conc 50p. web: http://www.kirkbyfleethamfeast.org

Sat 9 Aug

Sedgefield TS21 2BX. Sedgefield Show. Gates open 10am, marquees open noon. £6, child & conc £4, under 5s free. tel: 01740 629716 web: http://www.sedgefieldshow.co.uk

Sun 10 Aug

Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Ripley Agricultural Show. Adult £8. Child (5-16) £4. Under 5s free. tel: 01943 466654 web: http://www.ripleyshow.co.uk

Sun 10 Aug

Thoralby, Leyburn DL8 3SU. Village Fete. 2 - 5pm.

Mon 11 Aug

Hillside Rural Activity Park, Knayton. Fun in the Park for children aged 1 to 14. Activities include sports, games, arts & crafts & bike maintenance. Please bring a picnic. 11am-1pm. £1/family. tel: 01609 533068 email: thirskcc@northyorks.gov.uk

Wed 13 Aug

Dalby Forest. Discovery Club - Woodland Art Attack. Sculptures, clay, faces & leaf prints. Let your imagination run wild. Drop in between 1pm & 4pm. £3 per child. Free for Discovery Pass holders. (max 2 free per pass). tel: 01751 460295 email: learning.yorkshire@forestry.gov.uk

Wed 13 Aug

Danby, Whitby YO21 2NP. Agricultural Show. Adult £5. Conc £4. Child (5-16) £2, Under 5s free. tel: 01287 660416 web: http://www.danbyshow.co.uk

Sat 16 Aug

Gargrave. Gargrave Show. web: http://www.gargraveshow.org.uk

Sat 16 Aug

Milburn Arms Field, Rosedale Abbey. Rosedale Show: Presentation of trophies on completion of Ring Judging approx 4pm. Opens 9am. Adults £5,S.C's£4,Ch.£3,under5 free. tel: 01751 417740 web: http://www.rosedaleshow.co.uk

Sun 17 Aug

Stalling Busk, Askrigg DL8 3DH. Stalling Busk Fete. 3pm in the school room. Free. tel: 01969 667050

Mon 18 Aug to
 Fri 29 Aug

Not Sat or Sun. Bolton Castle, Near Leyburn, DL8 4ET. A Spanish Invasion - the Spanish Armada, make a galleon or English Flag Ship. 10-5 daily. Normal admission charges apply. Children's costume hire included. tel: 01969 623981 tickets: Bolton Castle email: info@boltoncastle.co.uk web: http://www.boltoncastle.co.uk

Mon 18 Aug to
 Fri 22 Aug

East Thirsk Community Hall (off Hambleton Place YO7 1DS). Holiday Club 5-11 year olds by the Family Life Church. Games, activities, drama, quizzes, prizes, stories, snacks, arts, crafts and lots of fun. Mon-Thu 10am-noon, Fri 10am-2pm (party). tel: 01609 772868 web: http://www.flcthirsk.co.uk/events.html

Mon 18 Aug

Sowerby play area (5m walk from Market Place). Fun in the Park for children aged 1 to 14. Activities include sports, games and arts & crafts. Please bring a picnic. 11am-1pm. £1/family. tel: 01609 533068 email: thirskcc@northyorks.gov.uk

Mon 18 Aug

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat racing - Family Day. First race 2.15pm. tel: 01845 578392 web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Wed 20 Aug

Dalby Forest. Discovery Club - Woodland Adventure. Make mini-shelters & try your hand at tracking & camouflage. Drop in between 1pm & 4pm. £3 per child. Free for Discovery Pass holders. (max 2 free per pass). tel: 01751 460295 email: learning.yorkshire@forestry.gov.uk

Wed 20 Aug

Egton, Whitby YO21 1TZ. Horse & Agricultural Show. 8.30am-5pm. Adult £6, child £2. tel: 01947 604329 web: http://www.egtonshow.co.uk

Thu 21 Aug

Popping Lane, Kaber, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4EF. Brough Agricultural Show. tel: 01768 342073 web: http://www.brough-show.org.uk

Fri 22 Aug to
 Sun 24 Aug

Duncombe Park, Helmsley, YO62 5EB. Galtres Parklands Festival. email: Info@galtresfestival.org.uk web: http://galtresfestival.org.uk

Sat 23 Aug

Leyburn DL8 5JG. Wensleydale Show. 10am- 5.30pm. Adult £8, child £4 (£1 less in advance). tel: 01969 623750 web: http://www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 23 Aug

Malham, Skipton BD23 4DA. Malham Show. From 9am. £8, Children under 16 free. tel: 01729 830702 web: http://www.malhamdale.com/showindex.htm

Sat 23 Aug to
 Sun 24 Aug

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Carriage driving. 11.00am - 5.30pm. Normal admn applies. tel: 0845 4504068 web: http://www.newbyhallandgardens.com

Sat 23 Aug

Preston Park, Eaglescliffe, TS18 3RH. Walk for Wards, The Friarage MRI Scanner Appeal, Stroll, Walk or Cycle, Fun Family Day, RAF parachute display. Registration from 8am, cycle ride 9.30am, walks 10am. tel: 01609 764936 email: charity.enquiries@stees.nhs.uk web: http://www.walkforwards.co.uk/join/purplewalk

Mon 25 Aug

Aysgarth, Leyburn DL8 3AE. Village fete. 1.30pm.

Mon 25 Aug

Church Houses, Farndale. Farndale Show. From 8am. £4+£3 to park on field. tel: 01751 432788

Mon 25 Aug

Dalby Forest, Adderstone Field. bank Holiday Monday Bug Bonanza. In the Enchanted wood. Story telling, bug hunting, bug trails, tombola & many more things to keep the kids amused. 11am - 4pm. Charges might apply for some activities. Forest vehicle entrance charge applies. tel: 07765 243672 web: http://www.forestry.gov.uk

Mon 25 Aug

Flatts Farm, Nr Scarborough YO13 0DA. Burniston Show. Adult £5, child £3. tel: 01723 890046 web: http://www.burnistonshow.co.uk

Mon 25 Aug

Reeth in Swaledale DL11 6AR. Reeth Show. 9.30am-5pm. Adult £6, child £2. Free parking. tel: 01748 885571 email: enquiries@reethshow.co.uk web: http://www.reethshow.co.uk

Tue 26 Aug

Kilnsey. The Dales' foremost agricultural show. £10 Adults, £2 child, under 5s free. Parking at £5 & £15. tel: 01756 753259 email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: http://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk/

Wed 27 Aug

Dalby Forest. Discovery Club - Woodland Wonders. Find out fascinating facts about our forests & marvellous minibeasts. Drop in between 1pm & 4pm. £3 per child. Free for Discovery Pass holders. (max 2 free per pass). tel: 01751 460295 email: learning.yorkshire@forestry.gov.uk web: http://www.noegochallenge

Fri 29 Aug

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat racing - Pirates Family Day. First race 2.10pm. tel: 01845 578392 web: http://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 30 Aug

White Rose BookCafe, Thirsk YO7 1ET. Saturday Storytime. Suitable for children age 3 to 6. 10.30-11.00am. Free. web: http://www.whiterosebooksnews.com/

Sun 31 Aug

Chop Gate: Between Stokesly & Helmsley on B1257, TS9 7JS. Bilsdale Show. £6, child £3. web: http://www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

Mon 1 Sep

Topcliffe play area. Fun in the Park for children aged 1 to 14. Activities include sports, games and arts & crafts. Please bring a picnic. 11am-1pm. £1/family. tel: 01609 533068 email: thirskcc@northyorks.gov.uk

Wed 3 Sep

Muker, Richmond DL11 6QG. Muker Show. From 10am. Adult £6. Child (5-15) £1. Under 5 free. Free parking. tel: 01748 886564 email: info@mukershow.co.uk web: http://www.mukershow.co.uk

Sat 6 Sep

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7HF. Agricultural Show. 9-5pm. £6, child £1. tel: 01524 261606

Sat 6 Sep

Kildale. Kildale agricultural show. tel: 01642 724214 web: http://www.kildaleshow.co.uk/

Thu 11 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

All over England. Heritage open days. Many places which normally charge and some not usually open to the public may be visited free of charge. web: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk

Fri 12 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

Ripon Racecourse HG4 1UG. Darlington Dog Show. Judging from 9.30am. tel: 0191 581 0381 web: http://darlingtondogshowsociety.weebly.com

Sat 13 Sep

Castleton. Castleton Show. tel: 01287 660409 web: http://www.castletonshowrun.btik.com

Sat 13 Sep

Home Farm, Gilmonby, Nr. Bowes DL12 9LX. Bowes Agricultural Show. Adults £5, child £2, under 5s free. Parking £5. tel: 01833 628342 web: http://www.bowesshow.org.uk

Sat 13 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

Hunton, Bedale DL8 1QF. Steam Gathering. Ploughing match Sunday 11am. tel: 01325 717995 email: nickwhite.wkd@btconnect.com web: http://www.huntonsteamgathering.co.uk

Sat 13 Sep to
 Sun 14 Sep

Stanhope. Agricultural Show. tel: 01388 529116 web: http://www.stanhopeshow.com

Sun 14 Sep

Hardraw Scar, Hawes DL8 3LZ. Brass Band Festival. 10am. £9. tel: 0113 286 0005 web: http://www.yhbba.org.uk/hardraw1.html

Sat 20 Sep

Stokesley TS9 5LJ. Stokesley Agricultural Show. 9am-5pm. tel: 01845 587158 web: http://www.stokesleyshow.co.uk

Mon 22 Sep

Pateley Bridge HG3. Nidderdale Show. 7.45am - 6pm. Adult £10, children under 12 free. tel: 01969 650129 web: http://www.nidderdaleshow.co.uk

Sat 18 Oct to
 Sun 19 Oct

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Countryside Live. tel: 01423 541222 email: info@yas.co.uk web: http://www.countrysidelive.co.uk

Sun 26 Oct to
 Wed 29 Oct

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. 'Halloween Happenings at the Haunted Hall'. Spooky fun, trails & more in the Hall &. Gardens. Dress up & come & play. Gardens from 10am, Hall from 2pm, closes 5pm. £4 Adult or child. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Sat 1 Nov

Thirsk racecourse YO7 1QL. Fireworks Extravaganza. £10 family, £5 adult, £3 child. tel: 01845 578392

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