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Up to
 Sun 28 Apr 2019

Prophecy House, High Bridge Harrogate Road, Knaresborough, HG5 8DD. Hop along to Mother Shipton’s for a hoppingly fun Easter. Follow the trail and help Little Bo Peep find her sheep! Meet bunnies Betty and Clover, plus solve clues for a chocolatey treat. 10am to 5.30pm. tel: 01423 864600 tickets: Online email: info@mothershipton.co.uk web: http://www.mothershipton.co.uk

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 Sun 28 Apr 2019

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT. Lightwater Valley Theme Park will be open for the Easter Holidays from Sat. 6th - Sun 28th April, with Mascot meet and greets, UV Magic Lights Puppet Shows and Pirate Easter Egg Hunt over the bank holiday weekend. 10.00am - 4.30pm. tel: 01765 635321 tickets: book online at lightwatervalley.co.uk email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

Thu 25 Apr 2019 to
 Wed 1 May 2019

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Mega Funpark Funfair. Bigger & better, more rides & attractions. Various session times - see poster or website. web: http://www.funfairridehire.com

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG. Easter Fun Day. Supervised holiday sessions giving kids the chance to get outdoors & be creative, taking inspiration from Spring plants & animals. Booking essential. 10am - 3.30pm. £15 per child. tel: 01944 759111 web: http://outdoorshows.co.uk/yorkshire-game-and-country-fair

Fri 3 May 2019

Bedale. Tour De Yorkshire. Both the women’s and the men’s races finish in the market place after a 137km ride from Barnsley. In Bedale Park there will be big screens, children’s fairground rides, live music, food, drink and charity stalls, a display of vintage racing bikes and the chance to see team buses and race vehicles. Caravan about 4.30pm, men's race finish about 6pm.

Fri 3 May 2019

Ripon. Events and activities in the Market Square throughout the day, and continuing into the evening - with an artisan market consisting of more than 50 stalls, free fairground rides for children, and a free climbing wall. In the afternoon there will be a roving jazz band, a steel band and a Punch and Judy show. From 7pm onwards, there will be a live music stage with performances from Westlife and Spice Girls tribute acts. Fireworks will round off the evening celebrations. 11.30am to late.

Sun 5 May 2019 to
 Sun 1 Sep 2019

Only Sun. Thirsk bus to the Moors. There are three buses each way Thirsk-Helmsley every Sunday and Bank Holiday during the summer. web: http://www.moorsbus.org

Sat 11 May 2019

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Shibori Textile Table Runners with Carol J Allan. Learn to use running stitch combined with folding techniques to create beautiful patterns on fabric,. 10am-4pm. £65. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org.uk

Sat 11 May 2019

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music - Yorkshire and Humber's Finest. An update on the prodigious talent within the Yorkshire Young Musicians portfolio of highly talented students. 7.30pm. £11, £10 in advance. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: online, White Rose Bookcafe or on the door email: tickets@sowerbymusic.org.uk web: http://www.SowerbyMusic.org.uk

Sun 12 May 2019

Moor House Farm, Raskelf YO61 3LR. Raskelf Show and Gymkhana. tel: 01347 822516 email: info@raskelfshow.co.uk web: http://www.raskelfshow.co.uk

Tue 14 May 2019

Painting Pottery Yard, Market Place, Thirsk, YO7 1ET. Read and Paint Session. That's not my Duck by Usbourne books. Storytime and painting session. Keepsake plate with hand/footprint as a duck. Copy of book to keep. 10.30 to 12noon & 1.30pm to 3pm. £15. tel: 07977 787095 tickets: Bookable and deposit email: paintingpotteryyard.thirsk@hotmail.com web: http://www.paintingpotteryyard.co.uk

Sat 18 May 2019 to
 Sun 19 May 2019

Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG. Game and Country Fair & UK Tractor Show. 9am-5pm. £8, also concessions & family tickets. Free parking. Cheaper in advance. email: info@outdoorshows.co.uk web: http://outdoorshows.co.uk/yorkshire-game-and-country-fair

Sun 19 May 2019

Sessay Village Hall. Scarecrow Festival -trail questionaire , refreshments & various activities in the village hall. 1.30pm till 5pm. £3 for Scarecrow Trail Questionnaire. tickets: On the day at Village Hall email: doreentill3@aol.com

Sat 25 May 2019 to
 Sun 30 Jun 2019

Eureka!, Discovery Road, Halifax, HX1 2NE. Moon Mission Celebrate 50 years since humans first landed on the moon by seeing a NEW space show and take part in astronaut training in a human gyroscope. This event continues until 25/9/19. 10am - 5pm. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. tel: 01422 330069 tickets: On the door or online - https://www.eureka.org.uk/buy-tickets/ email: info@eureka.org.uk web: https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/moon-mission/

Sat 25 May 2019 to
 Sun 2 Jun 2019

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT. Enjoy lots of family fun rides and entertainment. See Bubble Max, the master bubbleologist, create bubbles as tiny as ants and as giant as elephants during his shows at the park.. 10am - 5pm. Over 1.3metres - £25 / 1m - 1.3metres - £17 / Under 1m - £10. tickets: https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/ email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk

Sat 25 May 2019 to
 Sun 26 May 2019

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Hambleton District Show. The largest horse show in the north of England. tel: 07766 027006 email: sam@hambletonshow.com web: http://www.hambletonshow.com

Mon 27 May 2019

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Country Fair. Adult £8, Child £3, Conc £6. Free car park. tel: 01653 668313 / 07594 714276 email: nicola.ordidge@outlook.com web: http://www.dpcountryfair.co.uk

Thu 6 Jun 2019 to
 Sun 9 Jun 2019

Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. Bramham International Horse Trials. 7am-6pm. £12 to £60 plus parking. tel: 01937 846005  tickets: online email: horsetrials@bramhampark.co.uk web: http://bramham-horse.co.uk

Sat 8 Jun 2019 to
 Sun 9 Jun 2019

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Tractor Fest. Vintage tractors, engines, commercial vehicles, cars and motorcycles from around the UK and Europe. On Saturday at 5pm ‘March of the Tractors’ to Ripon, returning 2hrs later. 10am-5pm. £14, £11 child inc. gardens. tel: 01423 322583 tickets: online web: http://www.newbyhall.com/events/tractor-fest-2019

Sun 9 Jun 2019

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

Sat 15 Jun 2019 to
 Sun 16 Jun 2019

Leyburn town centre DL8 5BW. A free festival which celebrates the very best food and drink that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. The town centre is traffic-free with shuttle buses provided. Apart from food, four award winning local bands play jazz, traditional band music, swing and popular tunes. 10am-6.30pm (Sun 5.30pm). Free. £5 parking, inc festival programme. web: http://dalesfestivaloffood.org

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Camp Hill Estate DL8 2LS between Carthorpe and Kirklington. North Yorkshire County Show. From 8am. £12, £9 child/conc, £35 family, under 5s free. tel: 07521 485060 tickets: Thirsk Tourist Information, online or at gate email: jandrew152@btinternet.com web: http://www.northyorkshireshow.co.uk

Sat 22 Jun 2019 to
 Sun 23 Jun 2019

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Truck Gathering, yet again our family show, will showcase some of the best trucks in the country, with plenty of entertainment, food and trade stands on offer. Sat 10am-late, Sun 10am-3pm. tel: 07801 581882  tickets: on the gate email: ttgthirsk@btinternet.com web: http://www.thirsktruckgathering.com/

Sun 23 Jun 2019

Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. Huby and Sutton Show. 9am-4pm. £8, £6 OAP & concessions, £4 child, £18 family. tel: 07805 084979 email: rachel25beaumont@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.hubyandsuttonshow.org.uk

Sat 29 Jun 2019 to
 Sat 14 Sep 2019

Only Sat. Flatts Farm, Bishop Auckland DL14 7SF. Kynren - an epic tale of England. UK’s biggest outdoor live 90-minute theatre event performed by a 1,000-strong cast and crew on a 7.5-acre outdoor stage. Family entertainment starting in daylight and finishing in starlight. Also Viking Village, Animal Croft, 1940's Bar - Food Village & Georgian Shop. £25+. £15+ 4-17yrs, under 4s free. tel: 01388 311813 tickets: online email: enquiries@kynren.com web: https://www.kynren.com

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Scampston Park, Malton YO17 8NG. Malton Show. 8am - 5.30pm. tel: 01653 693382 (Thu only) email: office@maltonshow.org web: http://www.maltonshow.com

Fri 5 Jul 2019 to
 Sun 7 Jul 2019

Kilburn, near Thirsk (YO61 4AG). Kilburn Feast. Village Fete and road race.Friday: quiz evening. Saturday: Village Picnic, Treasure Hunt, and Mouse Derby. Sunday: Road Race, Games, Stalls, Live Music, Grand Prize Draw, Tombola, Food, Drink, Duck Race and The Lord Mayor’s Parade. A fun afternoon for all in and around Kilburn Village Square. free. email: Info@KilburnFeast.uk web: http://www.kilburnfeast.uk

Sat 6 Jul 2019 to
 Sun 7 Jul 2019

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Steam and vintage rally. email: gytecwebmaster@gmail.com web: http://gytec.weebly.com

Sat 6 Jul 2019

Thirsk Hall, Thirsk. Thirsk Picnic in the Park, Thirsk Action Group presents 'Beyond Madness' SKA and Two-Tone Smash Hits - 'Pure Abba' Playing Abba Classics & 'Madonna' A Tribute by Tasha Leaper. Fireworks Finale, Hot Food, Pimm's Bar, Ice Cream & Coffee. 5pm. Adults £25, Young person 12-16 £18. tickets: Online, Thirsk's information centre and elsewhere. web: https://thirskpicnicinthepark.co.uk

Tue 9 Jul 2019 to
 Thu 11 Jul 2019

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. Tue & Wed 7.30am- 7.30pm, Thu 7.30am-6.30pm. £29 (£26 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. tel: 01423 541000 tickets: online web: http://greatyorkshireshow.co.uk

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Driffield YO25 9DN. Driffield Show. 9am-5pm. Online advance prices: £15, child 12-15yrs £4, family £32, under 12s free with adult. tel: 01377 257494 tickets: online email: events@driffieldshowground.co.uk web: http://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk

Sat 20 Jul 2019 to
 Sun 21 Jul 2019

Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. Hampsthwaite Feast, Scarecrow Trail & Show. tel: 01423 771904 email: feast@hampsthwaite.org.uk web: http://www.hampsthwaite.org.uk/feast

Sat 20 Jul 2019 to
 Sun 21 Jul 2019

Masham, Ripon HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine & Fair Organ Rally. From 10am. £10, accompanied child £2, under 5s free. tel: 01765 689569 email: oldstation@tiscali.co.uk web: http://www.mashamsteamrally.com

Sat 20 Jul 2019

Picton, Yarm TS15 0AG. Sports, Gymkhana & Horticultural Show. 9am-4pm. £4, children free. tel: 01642 714034 email: pictonshow69@outlook.com web: http://www.picton-north-yorkshire.co.uk/-picton-show

Sat 27 Jul 2019

7 miles on Whitby road from Pickering, YO18 7NW. Saltersgate Farmers Hunt Country Show and sports. from 9.30am. tel: 01751 460468 email: sfhs.sec@hotmail.co.uk web: http://www.saltersgatefarmershuntshow.co.uk

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 3AG. Birstwith Show. email: info@birstwithshow.com web: http://www.birstwithshow.com

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR. Cleveland Show. 9am-5pm. Family (2 adults, 2 children) £19, Adult £8, Oap £6, child £4 (under 3 free). tel: 07930 314552 email: cleveland.show@btinternet.com web: http://clevelandshow.co.uk

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AE. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. 10am-5pm. £7 Adults, 5-16s £1, under 5s free. tel: 07539 041803 email: bbridgeshowsec@gmail.com web: http://www.boroughbridgeshow.co.uk

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Weeton LS17 0AN. Weeton Show. tel: 01423 733233 email: hogroast@weetonshow.co.uk web: http://weetonshow.co.uk

Tue 30 Jul 2019

Wellburn Park Nr Kirbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale Agricultural Show. From 8.30am. £10 (£9 advance), concessions & family tickets. tel: 07984 939701 email: info@ryedaleshow.co.uk web: http://www.ryedaleshow.org.uk

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton. YO7 4AX. Borrowby Agricultural & Horticultural Society's Show & Gymkhana. Equine classes, animals, agricultural, tent exhibits, children's classes. Vast selection of trade stands & catering. Sheep shearing, wool weaving by Thirsk Yarnbombers, stone carving demo, Northallerton Silver Band, Scarecrow competition plus much more. From 9am. £6 concessions £3. Standard parking free. email: info@borrowbyshow.org.uk web: http://borrowbyshow.org.uk

Sat 3 Aug 2019

Home Farm, Thimbleby DL6 3PY. Osmotherley Show. 10am-10pm. £6, child £5, under 5's free. tel: 01609 882752 / 07843 227599 web: http://osmotherleyshow.co.uk

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith, York YO26 7QH. Tockwith show. tel: 07976 268012 email: secretary@tockwithshow.org.uk web: http://www.tockwithshow.org.uk

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Sowerby Flatts, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1LU. Thirsk and Sowerby Festival. Fun for all the family - a free festival including dog show, re-enactment society, archery, drum band, birds of prey, bouncy castles and soap box racing. Plus food and craft stalls and a beer tent. 10am-4pm. Free. tel: 07920 018521 email: info@everthingthirsk.com web: https://www.facebook.com/FestivalontheFlatts/

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Thornton le Dale, Pickering YO18 7RT. Country Show. £9, 5-16yrs £4, under 5s free. tel: 01751 476500 email: show@thorntonledale.com web: http://www.thorntonledale.com

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Runswick Lane, Hinderwell, Saltburn-By-Sea TS13 5HP. Hinderwell Horse & Agricultural Show. From 9am. £5, £3 child,£4 seniors, family £14. web: https://hinderwellshow.org.uk

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Racing: All Creatures Great & Small' Family Day. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@thirskracecourse.net web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Sat 10 Aug 2019

Boon Hill Farm, Newton-Upon-Rawcliffe, Pickering YO18 8QF. Boon Hill Show. £5, £1 child. Free parking. web: http://www.boonhillshow.co.uk

Sat 10 Aug 2019 to
 Sun 11 Aug 2019

Elvington Airfield, Halifax Way. Elvington, York YO41 4AU. Large Model Airshow with big models from WW1 to present day jets. Some with small jet engines. Many other attractions, craft tent and attractions. Great family day out. 9am. £10. Children under 16 free with paying adult. tel: 07927 784528 tickets: online or on the gate. email: chairman@largemodelassociation.com web: http://www.largemodelassociation.com

Sun 11 Aug 2019

Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Ripley Agricultural Show. Adult £10, child 5-16 £5, under 5s free, seniors £8. tel: 01943 466654 web: http://www.ripleyshow.co.uk

Wed 14 Aug 2019

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

Thu 15 Aug 2019 to
 Sun 18 Aug 2019

Castle Howard YO60 7DA. Countryfile Live, the BBC's flagship rural affairs programme. The first time in the North, in the county where presenter John Craven got his first break as a reporter on the Harrogate Advertiser. 10am-5pm. £18.95 with concessions for children, seniors & families. tel: 01653 648333 tickets: online (discounted) or at gate email: house@castlehoward.co.uk web: https://bit.ly/2zVF8oP

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