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 Fri 31 Aug 2018

All over North York Moors. Sea the Sheep! - over 50 sheep are making their way across the National Park to the seaside for their summer holiday. Can you find them? Share your sightings on social media using #SeatheSheep. web: http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/seathesheep

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 Mon 3 Sep 2018

Easingwold bypass northern roundabout. Maize maze opens until September. Maze, animals, gocarts - great family day out. 10am-6pm. £8, £7 child, £25 family. tel: 07837 866094 web: http://www.easingwoldmaze.co.uk

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 Sat 25 Aug 2018

Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York, Y07 1HD. 'The Secret Garden' with a delightful score & a menagerie of puppets Jessica Swale's richly imagined adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's much loved classic is a summer must-see for all ages. 7pm. £25 -£16/ Family ticket £50 (2 a + 2ch). tel: 01904 623568 web: http://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

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 Mon 20 Aug 2018

Only Mon. Thirsk & Sowerby Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR. Summer of Science for 5 - 11 year olds. Mondays in the Annexe. 4 weekly sessions, each one stand-alone. See website for further details. 10am - noon. tickets: website web: http://www.loveScience.co.uk

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 Thu 23 Aug 2018

Only Thu & Sun. Wensleydale Railway from Leeming Bar station. Princess Carriage- with book loving princess Belle, singing crafting, story writing and games with magical fairy cupcakes (also Buffet car). 9,45am. Adults £17, children ££17, Family 2+2 £60 - under 1,s free must be pre booked. tel: 01677 425805 10am-4pm weekdays tickets: Phone or website web: http://www.wensleydalerail.com

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 Tue 28 Aug 2018

Only Tue. Wensleydale Railway from Leeming Bar or Bedale stations. Preschool and primary school children's Crafts and activities with Harriet Ward, children must be accompanied by an adult (max. 2 per adult). 9.45am. Adults £15, Children £8, Family (2+2) £40 must be pre-booked. tel: 01677 425805 (10am-4pm) tickets: phone or or online web: http://www.wensleydalerail.com

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 Sun 19 Aug 2018

Kettlewell. Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival, one of the original, biggest and best in the country. Themed trails with clue sheets, refreshments in Village Hall. All proceeds to local primary school, village hall & community projects. Car Parking £3 for whole day. web: http://www.kettlewelscarecrowfestival.co.uk

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 Thu 23 Aug 2018

The Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk, Y07 1QS. 'Incredibles 2' (PG). 7.30pm, Matinees Sat. & Sun. 2.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s & seniors £5. tel: 01845 524751 web: http://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Frankland Arms, Ingramgate, YO7 1DF. Family Fun Fundraising Day for Thirsk Clock- Tombola, music, Hog Roast, Photo Booth etc. 1-5pm. Free. tel: 01845 524494

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Gargrave. Gargrave Show. £8, Over 60s £5, 12-18yrs £5, up to 12 free. tel: 07802 695041 email: showsecretary@gargraveshow.org.uk web: http://www.gargraveshow.org.uk

Sat 18 Aug 2018

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

Sat 18 Aug 2018 to
 Sat 1 Sep 2018

St Marys Church, Thirsk YO7 1PR. Hat Tricks, An exhibition of hats of many kinds (and many things hat-related) Refreshments served on Mondays 20th & 27th August. The church is open daily 10am-4pm. Free admission, donations to the church welcome.

Sun 19 Aug 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Animal & Reptile Roadshow. A variety of animals will be there, all of which can be held & photographed. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York YO41 4AU. Thunder Day: live jet and propeller aircraft. From 10am. £12, £10 Concession, £5 Child, £30 family. tel: 01904 608595 tickets: Online, or on the day web: http://yorkshireairmuseum.org

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. 'All Creatures Great and Small' Family Day racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Tue 21 Aug 2018 to
 Thu 23 Aug 2018

Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts, 2a Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Summer Workshops - are you as bouncy as Tigger or more of an Eeyore? Well, either way we've got lots of bouncy fun planned this week. Our bouncy theme this week will include ball games, singing, acting, dancing, craft and of course having fun on our indoor bouncy castle!. Half day 9am - 12noon for age 3+; Full day 9am - 4pm for age 5+. £10 per morning, £25 per day. tel: 01845 522570 tickets: To book, please contact us at Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com web: http://www.butterfliesdance.com

Wed 22 Aug 2018

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

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Knayton Village Hall, Knayton YO7 4AS. 'As You Like It' by Wiliam Shakespeare, Open Air Theatre. Bring a Picnic. 7pm. Adults £11.50 Children under 16 £5.50. tel: 01845 537653 tickets: Book online web: http://www.thepantaloons.co.uk

Sat 25 Aug 2018

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

Sat 25 Aug 2018

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

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Richmond Road, Leyburn, DL8 5JG. The Wensleydale Agricultural Show, featuring The West Lancs Dog Display Team and Black Watch - London Pipes & Drums. Free car park, free bus from Leyburn Station & Market Place. 9.30am. Adults £10, Children 5-16 £5, under 5s free, Family Tickets 2 adults + 3 children £25, Advance Tickets online. tickets: www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk web: http://www.wensleydaleshow.org.uk

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Thirsk Market Place, YO7 1EY. Thirsk Artisan Food & Drink Market. 8.30am onwards. tel: 01609 779977 web: http://www.hambleton.gov.uk/markets

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Thornhill Farm, Chop Gate, Bilsdale TS9 7JS. Bilsdale Show. 8.30am-4.30pm. £6 with concessions. tel: 07958 569298 web: http://www.bilsdaleshow.co.uk

Sun 26 Aug 2018 to
 Mon 27 Aug 2018

West Witton, Leyburn DL8 4LP. The Witton Feast, a fun weekend based around the old tradition of the Burning of Bartle. 9am-9pm Sat, 1pm-5pm Sun. tel: 01969 622218 web: http://www.wittonfeast.org.uk

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Aysgarth, DL8 3TH. Aysgarth Fete. 1.30pm.

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Church Houses, Farndale,YO62 7LF. Farndale Show. email: gill.farndaleshow@gmail.com

Mon 27 Aug 2018

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

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, Thirsk, YO61 4AS. Plant Fair, Quality plants from highly respected nurseries and growers ready to plant out for autumn and winter colours and spring bulbs. 11am-4pm. £4 adults, children free, dogs welcome. web: http://www.flowerpowerfairs.co.uk

Mon 27 Aug 2018

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

Tue 28 Aug 2018 to
 Thu 30 Aug 2018

Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts, 2a Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Summer Workshop - Inspired by 'Matilda', join us this 3 day workshop inspired by the popular book and film, to include a final day performance. Open to children aged 7+. 9am - 4pm. £60 per person. tel: 01845 522570 tickets: To book, please contact us at Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com web: http://www.butterfliesdance.com

Tue 28 Aug 2018 to
 Thu 30 Aug 2018

Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts, 2a Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Daily Summer Workshops - nearly back to school time, but forget the sums for now, this week we'll be exploring lots of famous schools - from Hogwarts to Mallory Towers, let's see what everyone is getting up to when the bell rings! Singing, dancing, acting, crafts, games - lots of fun - come along join us!. Half day 9am - 12noon for age 3+; Full day 9am - 4pm for age 5+. £10 per morning, £25 per day. tel: 01845 522570 tickets: To book, please contact us at Butterflies Dance and Performing Arts email: info@butterfliesdance.com web: http://www.butterfliesdance.com

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Kilnsey. The Dales' foremost agricultural show. £10, child (5-16yrs) £2. tel: 01756 753259 email: info@kilnseyshow.co.uk web: http://www.kilnseyshow.co.uk

Fri 31 Aug 2018

Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road Thirsk, YO7 1QL. Pirates Family Day racing. tel: 01845 522276 web: https://www.thirskracecourse.net

Sat 1 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 2 Sep 2018

Fangfoss school YO41 5QG. Fangfest- a celebration of traditional crafts with wood, basket making and much more with live music and food all day plus children's activities. Free entry.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

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.btik.com

Sat 8 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 9 Sep 2018

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 8 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 9 Sep 2018

Stanhope, Co Durham. Agricultural Show. From 8am each day. £7, OAPs £5, child £3, parking £2. email: sec.stanshow@gmail.com

Sat 15 Sep 2018

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

Mon 24 Sep 2018

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

Fri 28 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 30 Sep 2018

North York Moors Railway. Steam Gala. A combination of guest locomotives and the home fleet in steam over the weekend. Stations along the line are hosting exciting events of their own. web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 29 Sep 2018 to
 Sun 30 Sep 2018

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 12 Oct 2018 to
 Sun 14 Oct 2018

North York Moors Railway. Railway in Wartime. Hop on board steam and heritage diesel trains and relive the amazing spirit and camaraderie of World War II, whilst enjoying various war-themed entertainment and vehicle displays. web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 13 Oct 2018 to
 Sun 4 Nov 2018

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PS. Halloween Trail. tel: 01677 425323 web: http://www.thorpperrow.com

Fri 26 Oct 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. Halloween Disco for children up to age 11. £3. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Mon 29 Oct 2018 to
 Sat 3 Nov 2018

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd., Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Sweet Charity' - Northallerton Musical Theatre Company. A warm-hearted comedy musical. tel: 01609 776230 web: http://www.forumnorthallerton.org.uk

Thu 1 Nov 2018

Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Three Little Pigtails - Children's Performance. A brand new version of the classic story of the 3 little pigs set in Paris. Funny, warmhearted and interactive, this rustic tale will make you squeal with laughter - all with puppets, and live music!. 2pm. Adult: £8, Under 18s: £6. tel: 01845526536 tickets: in house/ online / phone email: marketing@ruralarts.org web: http://www.ruralarts.org

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