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Events children might like

Up 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

Up to
 Sun 3 Nov 2019

Eureka! The National Children's Museum. Visit the NEW exhibition in Spark gallery for the latest digital activities for kids. Please note that unaccompanied adults are not allowed- enquire about adult only evenings. Pick up a Eureka leaflet from Thirsk Tourist Information or check online. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. tel: 01422 330069 email: info@eureka.org.uk web: https://www.eureka.org.uk/event/digital-dimensions/

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 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

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 Wed 2 Oct 2019

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley. Visitors to Lightwater Valley will also be able to enjoy live music as part of the entertainment for the first time with the launch of their Summer Saturday Sessions (27th July – 31st August). 10am - 5pm. Over 1.3metres - £25 / 1m - 1.3metres - £17 / Under 1m - £10. tel: 01765635321 tickets: https://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/tickets-prices email: leisure@lightwatervalley.co.uk web: http://www.lightwatervalley.co.uk

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 Sun 1 Sep 2019

Mother Shipton's, Prophecy House, Knaresborough. This Summer Holiday, you have been accepted at Mother Shipton’s School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Visit the Forbidden Forest, try on the sorting hats and meet your magic teachers. Attend all your lessons including Flying and Potions to become a qualified Witch or Wizard!. 10am to 5.30pm. Adult £10; Child £8; Family (2+2) £30; Parking £2. tickets: discounted tickets online or buy on the day email: info@mothershipton.co.uk

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 Sun 1 Sep 2019

The Painting Pottery Yard. Summer holiday activities - paint a pot, cupcake workshops, craft room, chocolate bouquet workshops, foam clay workshops, decoupage workshops. Booking required for workshops. 10 am to 4pm. From £5. tel: 07977787095 email: paintingpotteryyard.irsk@hotmail.com web: http://Www.paintingpotteryyard.com

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 Mon 2 Sep 2019

Thorp Perrow Hall, Thorp Perrow. Discover the Arboretum Summer Trail Solve the clues which will lead you to places within the arboretum you may have never discovered! Free of charge (standard entry charges apply). 10am-5pm. tel: 01677425323 email: hayley@thorpperrow.com web: http://www.thorpperrow.com

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 Thu 22 Aug 2019

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. 'The Queen's Corgi' (PG) The British Monarch's (Dame Julie Walters) favourite dog gets lost. 7.30pm, matinees Sat 17 & Sun 18th 2.30pm. £6 adults, £5 (14 & under & over 60s). tel: 01845 524751 web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

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 Thu 22 Aug 2019

Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts, 2a Westgate, Thirsk, YOY 1QS. 3 day workshop based on the popular musical 'Mary Poppins'. Singing, acting and dancing. For children aged 5yrs+ with a final performance on Thursday for parents. 9am - 4pm daily. £60 per person. tel: 01845 522570 tickets: Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com web: http://www.butterfliesdance.com

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Egton Cross, Egton YO21 1TZ. Egton Horse & Agricultural Show. 8.45am-5pm. £7, child £3. tel: 01947 604329 web: http://egtonshow.co.uk

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Sutton Bank National Park Centre YO7 2EH. Landscape Watercolour Painting. Be inspired by the amazing landscapes and turn your sketch into a watercolour masterpiece. !.30pm - 3pm. Adult free Child £4.50. tel: 01845 597426 tickets: Booking essential web: http://northyorkmoors.eventbrite.com

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Leyburn DL8 5JG. On A6108 road Leyburn to Richmond. Wensleydale Show. £10, Child 5-16 £5, Under 5’s free. web: http://wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 24 Aug 2019 to
 Mon 26 Aug 2019

West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LP. The Witton Feast, a fun weekend based around the old tradition of the Burning of Bartle. Sat: Cottage show in the village hall. 6pm Fell Race. 9pm Burning of Bartle. Sun: Fun Day afternoon. Mon: Quoits knockout competition for the Robert Dent Memorial Trophy at the Fox and Hounds. Register prior to first match at 2pm. tel: 01969 622218 web: http://www.wittonfeast.org.uk

Sun 25 Aug 2019

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

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Church Houses, Farndale,YO62 7LF. Farndale Show. email: gill.farndaleshow@gmail.com web: https://www.farndaleshow.co.uk

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Flatts Farm, Nr Scarborough YO13 0DA. Burniston Show. 9.30am. tel: 07777 627547 email: secretary@burnistonshow.org

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Reeth, Swaledale DL11 6AR. Reeth Show. 9.30am-5pm. £8, £2 child. Free parking. tel: 07506 380393 web: http://reethshow.co.uk

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Kilnsey, Skipton BD23 5PS. Kilnsey show. 8am-7pm. £12, Child 5-16yrs £2, Under 5s free. Free & premium parking. tel: 01756 753259  email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: https://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Early Years Crafts Inspired by Nursery Rhymes. This Week Humpty Dumpty-Paper Characters. For ages 2-5. 10.15-11am. £3.50. tel: 01845 526536 web: http://www.ruralarts.org.uk

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Racing: Pirates Family Day. tel: 01845 522276 email: info@visitthirsk.uk web: http://thirskracecourse.net

Sat 31 Aug 2019

Thornhill Farm, Chop Gate, Bilsdale TS9 7JS. Bilsdale Show. 8.30am-4.30pm. £5, concessions £4, family £15. Free and premium parking. tel: 07958 569298 web: http://www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

Wed 4 Sep 2019

Muker, Richmond DL11 6QG. Muker Show. 8am-4.30pm. £7, Child 5-15 yrs £1, under 5s free. tel: 01748 886564  email: info@mukershow.co.uk web: https://www.mukershow.co.uk

Sat 7 Sep 2019 to
 Sun 8 Sep 2019

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 7 Sep 2019

The Village Hall Field, Kildale, Whitby YO21 2RG. Kildale Agricultural & Horticultural Show. 10am-4pm. £5, child £1. Free parking. tel: 01642 723768  email: kildaleshowsec@hotmail.co.uk web: https://www.kildaleshow.co.uk

Sun 8 Sep 2019 to
 Sun 29 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

Fri 13 Sep 2019 to
 Sun 15 Sep 2019

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Harrogate Autumn Flower Show. 9.30am to 5.30pm (Sun 4.30pm). online: £16.50 to £18. tel: 01423 546157  tickets: online email: info@flowershow.org.uk web: https://www.flowershow.org.uk

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Castleton, Whitby YO21 2EU. Castleton Show & road race of approximately 10k or 6 miles. From noon. £3.00 adults (inc. car park), £1.50 OAP, £1.50 child. tel: 01287 660667 email: castletonshow@yahoo.co.uk web: http://www.castletonshowrun.btck.co.uk

Sun 15 Sep 2019

Stanhope, Co Durham DL13 2PQ. Agricultural Show. 9am-5pm. £4, OAPs £7, child £4, family £20. tel: 07966 516270 email: generalsecretary@stanhopeshow.com web: https://stanhopeshow.com

Sat 21 Sep 2019 to
 Sun 22 Sep 2019

Eureka! The National Children's Museum. Meet some of your favourite characters from classic children’s stories and join us for interactive storytelling sessions with a difference. 10am - 5pm. Standard entry or free with your Annual Pass. tel: 01422330069 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/story-weekend/

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Springfield, Stokesley, Middlesbrough TS9 5ER. Stokesley Show. 9am – 4.30pm. tel:  01845 587158  email: secretary@stokesleyshow.co.uk web: https://www.stokesleyshow.co.uk/

Sat 21 Sep 2019

West Barnley, Eggleston, Barnard Castle DL12 0DS. Eggleston Agricultural Show. £7, child £2. email: theoxbys@btinternet.com web: http://www.egglestonshow.co.uk

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Pateley Bridge HG3 5BD. Nidderdale Show. 7.45am – 6pm. £12,under 12s free. free parking,. tel: 01969 650129 email: info@nidderdaleshow.co.uk web: http://www.nidderdaleshow.co.uk

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Northallerton High Street DL7 8LP. Northallerton hosts the start of one the most prestigious cycle races in the UCI Road World Championships – the men’s elite individual time trial. The High Street will be taken over with riders from across the globe who will cycle through Romanby, Morton on Swale and Bedale. The first rider leaves at 1.10pm before the action concludes in Harrogate at approximately 4.04pm, 54km later. From noon. web: http://www.hambleton.gov.uk/uci2019

Fri 27 Sep 2019 to
 Sun 29 Sep 2019

North York Moors Railway, Pickering. Annual Steam Gala, with a combination of guest locomotives and home fleet engines in steam over the weekend. web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 5 Oct 2019 to
 Sun 6 Oct 2019

Masham, Ripon HG4 4DZ. Masham Sheep Fair. Sheep Show, Sheep Racing, Craft Market, Bishop Blaize Procession, Fleece Stalls, Wool Competition, Sheepdog Demonstrations, Hand Bell Ringers, Morris Dancers, Art Exhibition and Tours of Theakstons & Black Sheep Breweries. 10am-4pm. email: susan@burtonagnes.com web: http://www.mashamsheepfair.com

Fri 11 Oct 2019 to
 Sun 13 Oct 2019

North York Moors Railway, Pickering. Railway in Wartime. Relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II and enjoy the various re-enactments, entertainment and vehicle displays along the line. from 8.30am. web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 19 Oct 2019 to
 Sun 20 Oct 2019

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Countryside Live. Celebrating the very best of the countryside. See Amanda Owen - the Yorkshire Shepherdess, Peter Wright – The Yorkshire Vet, and Olympic British Show Jumper Geoff Billington. 9am-5pm. Online: £14, £7 child, £40 family. tel: 01423 541000 tickets: online web: https://countrysidelive.co.uk/

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate YO7 1QR. Pocket Panto: 'Mother Goose'. Join lovable Mother Goose & her friends as she discovers that while its very nice to be important, it's more important to be nice. With singing, dancing & lots of audience participation. There's something for everyone in this cracking production. 1pm. £6 - £8. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book Online at www.ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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