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Children's events in and around Thirsk
– March 2017

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Events children might like

Up to
 Sat 25 Mar

Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA. "Annie" presented by York Musical Theatre Co. Evenings 7.30pm Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. Tickets from £16, family ticket offer available. tel: 01904 501935 web:

Mon 3 Apr

Not Sun. Thirsk museum, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. The museum re-opens today for the summer. 10am-4pm, Mon-Sat. Free, donation appreciated in lieu of entry charge. email: web:

Thu 6 Apr

THIRKLEBY LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY,Thirkleby Village Hall. "Friarage Hospital" Speaker Ingrid Walker. Refreshments/Raffle. Visitors Welcome. 7.30pm. £2. tel: Ann Stoney 01845 501365

Fri 7 Apr to
 Thu 13 Apr

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Hidden Figures (PG). Based on true events, about a group of African-American women who were hired by NASA for their skills in mathematics to be a part of America's space programme in the 1960s. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web:

Sat 8 Apr

Hornby Castle, Bedale DL8 1NQ. Bedale Point to Point races. tel: 07930 073065 web:

Sat 8 Apr to
 Wed 26 Apr

Not Thu or Fri. Kiplin Hall, Nr. Scorton, Richmond. DL10 6AT. A strange new creature has been seen in the Kiplin Woods. Use our 'Eggsplorer' packs, search the woods for clues to help us track it down. best solution wins a great, big egg. & there are lots of little eggs for runners-up. plus on Easter Sunday North Yorkshire Vintage Machinery Society will show items from their collection. 10am - 5pm. tel: 01748 81818 email: web:

Fri 14 Apr to
 Tue 18 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton DL6 1LP. 'Beauty & The Beast'. Fri.14.30/ Sat.10.00/ Sun.18.00/ Mon.14.30 & 17.30/ Tues.12.00 & 14.30. tel: 01609 776230 email:

Sun 16 Apr to
 Mon 17 Apr

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Easter Egg Hunt. Search for chocolate & meet the Easter Bunny. tel: 01262 490324 email: web:

Sun 16 Apr

Thirsk Royal British Legion Club, Kirkgate. Easter Day Extravaganza, Grand Easter Draw, Decorated Egg Competition, Kids Bingo & Games. 2pm - 4pm.

Mon 17 Apr

Sessay Village Hall. Easter Extravaganza- morning tractor run, various afternoon Easter activities- Easter Bonnet, decorated Easter Eggs & cakes etc opened by Yorkshire Vet, Peter Wright. Tractor run 10am, Afternoon events 1pm. tel: Doreen 01845 577906 email:

Wed 19 Apr to
 Sat 22 Apr

The Forum, Bullamoor Rd, Northallerton, DL6 1LP. Snow White - The Easter Pantomime. Benidorm star Asa Elliott will be joining our cast of panto favourites in a brand new professional production bursting with sensational singing, beautiful scenery, stunning costumes and much more. 5.30pm Wed, 7pm Thu, 6.30pm Fri & 1.30pm matinees Wed, Fri & Sat. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: online & boxoffice web:

Sun 23 Apr

Marton Hotel & Country Club, Middlesbrough, TS7 8DS. Pirates & Fairies presented by Teesside Mini-Con, a comic-con for the junior geek!. 11am-3pm. £4, under 12s £3. email:

Fri 28 Apr to
 Sun 30 Apr

Tour de Yorkshire. Cycle race. It doesn't pass through Thirsk this year but is within easy reach, e.g. Ripon on Saturday afternoon. Be aware of traffic delays. web:

Sun 30 Apr

Thirsk Racecourse YO7 1QL. Flat horse racing. Discover Racing Family Day. From 11am, first race 2.15pm. tel: 01845 522276 email: web:

Sun 7 May

Aldborough YO51. Mayday celebrations: Maypole dancing etc. 12.30pm, Procession & Crowning of the May Queen: 1pm. email: web:

Sun 7 May

Moor House Farm, Raskelf YO61 3LR. Raskelf Show and Gymkhana. tel: 01347 822516 email: web:

Sat 13 May

St Oswald's Church, Sowerby, Thirsk YO7 1JG. Sowerby Music: The Wand of Youth - A showcase of skill and artistry from Chetham's specialist music school . 7.30pm. £12, £11 in advance, 18yrs & under free. tel: 01845 518001 tickets: White Rose Bookcafe, online or phone. email: web:

Sat 20 May to
 Sun 21 May

Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG. Game and Country Fair & UK Tractor Show. 9am-5pm. £8, also concessions & family tickets. Free parking. email: web:

Sat 20 May

Thirsk Market Place. Royal British Legion Brass Band. Noon.

Sat 27 May to
 Sun 28 May

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. Hambleton District Show. The largest horse show in the north of England. tel: 01347 848986 email: web:

Mon 29 May

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Country fair. Adult £8, Child £3, Conc £6. tel: 01653 668313 email: web:

Sat 3 Jun

16 St Mary's Walk, Thirsk, YO7 1BR. Thirsk RBL Band garden party. Everyone welcome. 2pm. web:

Thu 8 Jun to
 Sun 11 Jun

Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. Bramham International Horse Trials.

Sat 10 Jun to
 Sun 11 Jun

Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. Tractor Fest. On Sunday at 5pm March of the Tractors to Ripon, returning 2hrs later. 10am-5pm. £10, seniors £9, child £8, under 4s free. web:

Sun 11 Jun

Alne, York YO61 1RY. Street Fayre. Noon-4.30pm. email: web:

Thu 15 Jun to
 Sun 18 Jun

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton. Willowman Music Family Festival with headline act Soul II Soul and many other big name acts. Various prices with spring savers for as little as £70. tel: Steve Williams 01609 780190 & 07980 023154 email: web:

Sat 17 Jun to
 Sun 18 Jun

Filey. Sailing regatta. tel: 01723 512529 web:

Sun 18 Jun

Camp Hill Estate DL8 2LS between Carthorpe and Kirklington. North Yorkshire County Show. From 8am. £10, £8 child/conc, £30 family. tel: 07521 485060 tickets: online email: web:

Sat 24 Jun

Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. Huby and Sutton Show. £8, £6 OAP & concessions, £4 child, £18 family. tel: 07805 084979 email: web:

Sat 24 Jun to
 Sun 25 Jun

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart & Rural Business Centre, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. 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. 10am. Adults £7, Children £4, family ticket £20 (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children. tel: 07801 581882 tickets: on the gate email: web:

Sat 1 Jul to
 Sun 2 Jul

Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. Steam and vintage rally. web:

Sat 1 Jul

Main Street, Wath, nr Melmerby, HG4 5ET. Street Fair & Food Festival. 2pm. web:

Sat 1 Jul

St Oswald's Church, Front Street, Sowerby, YO7 1JG. Thirsk RBL Band summer concert. 7.30pm. Free, retiring collection. web:

Sun 2 Jul

Scampston Park, Malton YO17 8NG. Malton Show. 8am - 5.30pm. £10, conc £5, under 12s free. tel: 01653 693382 (Thu only) email: web:

Fri 7 Jul to
 Sun 9 Jul

Kilburn, near Thirsk (YO61 4AG). Kilburn Feast. Village Fete and road race. Friday: quiz evening. Saturday: Village Picnic, Treasure Hunt, and More. 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. email: web:

Sat 8 Jul

Thirsk Hall Grounds, Thirsk YO7 1QP. Picnic in the Park 2017 in the fabulous setting of Thirsk Hall grounds and park lands. The headline acts are Michael, the Show a fantastic Michael Jackson tribute concert and Lareena Mitchell who performs a superb tribute to Adele. Fireworks finale. 5pm-11.15pm. £24 (Early Bird £20). 12-16yrs £16 (Early Bird £12). email: web:

Tue 11 Jul to
 Thu 13 Jul

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Great Yorkshire Show. £28 (£24 in advance). Child, concessions & family tickets available. tel: 01423 541000 web: