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Children's events in and around Thirsk – April 2014

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 Tue 2 Sep

Dalby Forest. 'Gruffalo Comes to the Forest'. Dalby Forest will be getting its very own Gruffalo Trail in the woods for children to search for the character. tel: 01751 472771 web: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

Fri 18 Apr to
 Sat 26 Apr

Boroughbridge & the Lower Ure Valley Walks. Easter Walking Festival. Walks, Talks, Music, film, Dance. These walks are for everyone - no need to book - just turn up. For full programme see website. web: http://www.boroughbridgewalk.org.uk

Fri 18 Apr to
 Mon 21 Apr

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Ripon, HG4 3DY. Easter Egg Trail. Follow the clues & find the hidden giant Easter eggs on our Cadbury's Easter egg trail, then claim your chocolate Egghead prize. Start at Visitor Reception. £2 per child. tel: 01765 608888 email: fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountainsabbey

Fri 18 Apr to
 Mon 21 Apr

Kiplin Hall, Nr Scorton, Richmond, DL10 6AT. Easter Fun for Families. Hunts, mask making, colouring & more. Fun in the gardens & Play Ship. Come in your Easter hat; bring a hard boiled egg to decorate. Gardens from 10am, Hall from 2pm, closes 5pm. tel: 01748 818178 email: info@kiplinhall.co.uk web: http://www.kiplinhall.co.uk

Fri 18 Apr

Middleham Stables, Middleham. Annual Open Day. Opening Ceremony 9.15, Stables open 9.30am. £10 inc. Programme (accompanied children free). tickets: On the day or in advance by cheque, see poster or website web: http://www.middlehamstablesopenday.co.uk

Fri 18 Apr to
 Mon 21 Apr

The Bull Inn, Church Street, West Tanfield, Ripon. Kids' Easter Egg Hunt (under 11s) Easter Pizzas! Kids' "Design a Pizza" competition and, weather permitting, own home made pizzas in the garden. £15.50 (3 course Easter Sunday Lunch). tel: 01677 470678 web: http://www.thebullinnwesttanfield.co.uk

Fri 18 Apr

Thirsk/Sowerby. Good Friday Walk of Witness organised by Churches Together, starting at Sowerby War Memorial. 9.30am.

Fri 18 Apr to
 Fri 27 Jun

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

Sat 19 Apr

Aquatic Finatics, Thirsk Rd. Northallerton, DL6 3SB. Easter Fun Day. Enjoy a fun filled day at Aquatic Finatics this Easter. Featuring the Great Chick Challenge. Also feed the goats; play all our Easter Games; and even wash the pigs. We also have delicious Easter refreshments throughout the day. 12noon - 4pm. tel: 01609 780475 web: http://www.aquaticfinatics.co.uk

Sat 19 Apr

Lotherton Hall, LS25 3EB. Dawn Chorus Walk. Adults £7.50, Children £5, inc. full English Breakfast. tel: 0113 3782966 tickets: Must be booked in advance

Sun 20 Apr

Thirsk Market Place. Come & celebrate Easter Good News, Words & Music, organised by Churches Together. 3pm.

Wed 23 Apr

Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, YO42 2QF. Special Children's Day, Bigger Bertie's Burnby Bound, arrival of Yorkshire's Giant Rocking Horse & other activities. 10am to 5.30pm, arrival of Bertie 11.30am. Adults £4.80, Seniors £4.10, Children (5-15) £2.60, Families £13.65. tel: 01759 307125 email: info@burnbyhallgardens.com web: http://www.burnbyhallgardens.com

Thu 24 Apr

Thirsk High School, Topcliffe Rd YO7 1RZ. Phoenix Dance Theatre. REfinded is a mixed programme packed with solos, duets, trios and quartets plucked from some of Phoenix's most popular pieces from the last five years. 7.30pm. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: book online web: http://www.ruralarts.org

Sun 27 Apr

Scotch Corner Chapel,Near Olstead. Open Day of Scotch Corner Chapel, talk to relatives of artist and sculptor John Bunting map ref SE 526 814. 12noon to 4pm. Free. web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Thu 1 May to
 Mon 5 May

Northallerton. May fair.

Fri 2 May to
 Thu 8 May

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Muppets Most Wanted (U). While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Sat & Sun). £5 (Monday & matinee £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 3 May to
 Mon 5 May

Leyburn, Wensleydale. The Dales Festival of Food & Drink. Yorkshire Dales Real Ale Festival & Farming for Food. 10am-5pm each day. Adult £8-3 day ticket £14. Under 16s free. web: http://www.dalesfestivaloffood,org

Sat 3 May

The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton. Playing for a Cure, in Aid of Cancer Research UK featuring music talent from North East of England. Doors open 6.30pm/7pm start. £10. tel: 07792709111 / 01845 587543 email: playing4ac@gmail.com

Mon 5 May

Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith YO26 7QH. Food, Flower and Fun Day. 11am-4pm. £4, under 16s free. web: http://www.tockwithshow.org.uk/diary

Mon 5 May

Lotherton Hall, LS25 3EB. May Day Garden Party- live music, dancing, games & activities. 11am - 3pm. web: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall

Sat 17 May to
 Sun 18 May

On A169 south of Pickering: YO18 8EA. Game and Country Fair & UK Tractor Show. 9am - 5.30pm. £8, with concessions & family tickets. Free parking. web: http://www.outdoorshows.co.uk/pickering-game-and-country-fair.html

Sat 24 May to
 Sun 1 Jun

Lotherton Hall, LS25 3EB. Half term fun- Teddy Bear Trail. 11am-4pm. web: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall

Sun 25 May to
 Mon 26 May

Newby Hall, Skelton-on-Ure HG4 5AJ. Yorkshire Game Fair. Hunting, Shooting, Fishing and love for the countryside. 9am-6pm. Adults £10.50, Child £5 (4-16), Family £25 (2 Adults,3 Children). tel: 07557 948785 email: yorkshiregamefair@hotmail.co.uk web: http://www.yorkshiregamefair.co.uk

Mon 26 May

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Country fair. Adult £7, Child £3, Conc £5. tel: 01653 668313 web: http://www.dpcountryfair.co.uk/

Wed 28 May

Lotherton Hall, LS25 3EB. Teddy Bears' Picnic. 12noon-3pm. web: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/lothertonhall

Wed 28 May

Nidderdale Llamas. Llama Walks around Brimham Rocks. Pre-booking essential along with pre-payment. 10am-4pm. £3.50. tel: 01423 711052 /  07743 690770 email: suzanne@nidderdalellamas.org web: http://www.nidderdalellamas.org/book-a-trek/treks/mini-walks-at-brimhamrocks/

Sat 7 Jun

Dalby Forest. Gruffalo's 15th Birthday Celebrations. The Gruffalo is coming to Dalby Forest to celebrate his 15th birthday. Sign up now to get your free Gruffalo pack to get involved. tel: 01751 472771 web: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

Sun 8 Jun

Alne, York YO61 1RY. Street Fayre. Noon-4.30pm. web: http://www.alnestreetfayre.co.uk/

Sat 14 Jun

Great Ayton. Village fete. email: clerk@great-ayton.org.uk

Sat 14 Jun

Northallerton town square DL7 8QR. History of the Cycle: a display of vintage and veteran cycles. 10am-4pm. tel: 01609 771109

Sat 14 Jun

Ripon Racecourse HG4 1UG. Tastes of Yorkshire food & drink family festival. £5 children free. tel: 01765 600400 web: http://tastesofyorkshire.co.uk

Sat 14 Jun

St Oswalds church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Yorkshire Young Musicians Showcase. YYM brings on the very best talent to university and conservatoire level under the careful and holistic guidance of a large staff headed up by Penny Stirling. 7.30pm. £10 in advance, £11 on door. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe or online email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.sowerbymusic.org.uk

Sun 15 Jun

Northallerton town square DL7 8QR. Le Tour de Northallerton. Grand Depart of Boneshakers, Penny farthings, Trycycles, Loop frames, High cycles and others. tel: 01609 771109

Sun 15 Jun

Otterington Hall, DL7 9HW: on A167 ½ mile north of South Otterington. North Yorkshire County Show. From 8am. Adult £8, Child/Student/Seniors £6, under 5s free. tel: 07521 485060 tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information email: jandrew152@btinternet.com web: http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Sun 29 Jun

Scampston Park, Ryedale (4½ miles East of Malton). Malton Show. 8am - 5.30pm. £10, conc £7. tel: 01653 693382 web: http://www.maltonshow.com/malton-show.html

Sat 5 Jul

Grand Depart of the Tour de France day 1. Starts in Leeds, goes through the outstanding scenery and breathtakingly peaceful atmosphere of Yorkshire Dales finishes in Harrogate,. web: http://letour.yorkshire.com/

Sat 5 Jul to
 Sun 6 Jul

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Steam and vintage rally. tel: 0870 777 4324 web: http://gytec.weebly.com

Sun 6 Jul

Grand Depart of the Tour de France day 2. Starts in York. A blend of iconic climbs and countless, short, sharp climbs, finishing in Sheffield. web: http://letour.yorkshire.com/

Tue 8 Jul to
 Thu 10 Jul

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. £25 (£24 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/

Sat 12 Jul to
 Sun 13 Jul

North Yorks Moors Railway. Classic Cars and Vehicles Weekend. tel: 01751 472508 web: http://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 12 Jul to
 Sun 13 Jul

Skipton. Skipton Clogfest. web: http://www.clogfest.org

Wed 16 Jul

Driffield YO25 9DN. Driffield Show. Adult Advance tickets. £13, senior £11, child £5. On gate £16/£13/£6. tel: 01377 257494 web: http://www.driffieldshow.co.uk

Sat 19 Jul to
 Sun 20 Jul

Hampsthwite. Hampsthwaite Feast, Scarecrow Trail & Show. web: http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/249

Sat 19 Jul to
 Sun 20 Jul

Masham HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine & Fair Organ Rally. £9 & concessions. tel: 01765 689569 web: http://www.mashamsteamrally.co.uk

Sun 20 Jul

Dishforth Airfield SatNav YO7 3EZ (new location). Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. £6 Adults, £5 Concessions, 5-16´s £1, under 5´s free. tel: 01423 339062 web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Fri 25 Jul to
 Sun 27 Jul

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk. Deer Shed Festival: Johnny Marr, British Sea Power and Stornoway. Independent festival “run by a family for families” on three stages in the countryside. 10am each day. Adult £99, child £30. tickets: book online email: tickets@deershedfestival.com web: http://deershedfestival.com

Sat 26 Jul

Birstwith, Harrogate. Birstwith Show. noon-5pm. £5, under 16s free. tel: 07783 728476 web: http://www.birstwithshow.com

Sat 26 Jul

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR. Cleveland Show. tel: 01642 312231 web: http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2802

Sun 27 Jul

Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. Huby and Sutton Show. web: http://www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk

Sun 27 Jul

Weeton LS17 0AN. Weeton Show. tel: 01423 733404 web: http://www.weetonshow.com

Tue 29 Jul

Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale Agricultural Show. Gates open 8.30am. £8, child 11-16 £7, 5-10 £3, Seniors £7. Free parking. tel: 01653 697820 web: http://www.ryedaleshow.org.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

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

Sun 3 Aug

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

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

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