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Children's events in and around Thirsk
– August 2014

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Up to
 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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

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

Carlton Miniott Playing field. Party with disco, magic, live music, BBQ and more. 4pm till late. £3 - under 12's free. tickets: Village Post Office or Vale of York

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

Newfield, Mickley, Ripon HG4 3JH. Mickley Show. web: http://www.mickley-show.co.uk

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

Sat 23 Aug to
 Mon 25 Aug

Start Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold. A narrated audio-walk with installations One map, one audio headset, one girl’s heartfelt story. £10. web: http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Sun 24 Aug to
 Mon 25 Aug

Dent. Dentdale Show. 10.30am. tel: 01539 625450 web: http://www.dentdaleshow.co.uk/

Sun 24 Aug

Lightwater Valley. Mr Men & Little Miss live- Children's book characters in the Theme Park. 10am-4pm. Usual Park entry prices or 30% discount online (at least 24 hrs in advance). tel: 0871 720 0011 tickets: At gate or online web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Sun 24 Aug to
 Mon 25 Aug

West Witton. Feast. 9am - 9pm Sat, 12 - 5pm Sun. tel: 01969 622218 web: http://www.wittonfeast.org.uk

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. Bug Bonanza. In the Enchanted wood. Story telling, bug hunting, bug trails etc. 11am - 4pm. Charges for some activities. Vehicle entrance charge.

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/

Tue 26 Aug

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. 'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' (U). 14.30. tel: 01609771230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.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

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Earth to Echo (PG). After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs help. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm on Wed & Sat). £5 (Monday & matinees £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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

St Johns Chapel, Bishop Auckland DL13 1RR. Weardale Agricultural Show. Members £5.00 Adults £6.00 Children £2.00. tel: 01388 537606 web: http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/weardaleagriculturalsociety

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 Stokesley & Helmsley on B1257, TS9 7JS. Bilsdale Show. £6, child £3.

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

Fri 5 Sep

Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Guardians of the Galaxy (12A). Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb. 7.30pm. £5 (Monday £4), Under 15 and Seniors £4. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.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/

Sun 7 Sep

3 Pilmoor Cottages, Pilmoor YO61 2QQ. NGS Open Garden. 2-acre garden round C19 cottages. Miniature railway. 11am-5pm. £3.50 children free. tel: 01845 501848 web: http://www.ngs.org.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

Fri 19 Sep

Not Sun. Ritz Cinema, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Unbeatables. Magical family animation about a football-mad boy who triumphs against the odds. 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 20 Sep

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

Sun 21 Sep

Raby Castle. Autumn Market, Featuring Local Food, Gifts & Craft. 1pm-4.30pm. Adults £6.Concessions £5.00 Children free with adult. tel: 01833 660202 email: admin@rabycastle.com web: http://www.rabycastle.com

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 27 Sep to
 Sun 28 Sep

Masham HG4 4DY. Sheep fair.

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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