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Children's events in and around Thirsk
– February 2017

See also Children’s attractions, accommodation etc.

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Events children might like

Up to
 Sun 26 Feb

North York Moors & Yorkshire Dales. Dark Skies Festival. All about discovering, learning and enjoying the dark and the stars you can see as a result. See website for events. web:

Up to
 Thu 2 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Lego Batman Movie (U). Batman goes on a personal journey to find himself and learn the importance of teamwork and friendship in hopes to save Gotham City from a hostile takeover set by The Joker. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sun & Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web:

Wed 1 Mar

St Peter's School, Clifton, York, YO30 6AB. Public lecture: Growing and Regenerating Human Tissue: A New Frontier in Medicine. Prof. Kevin Shakesheff. 7pm. Free but book ahead. tel: 01904 527322 web:

Fri 3 Mar to
 Thu 9 Mar

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Lion (PG). A drama in which a five-year-old Indian boy finds himself lost in Kolkata, thousands of miles from home. After being sent to Australia for adoption, he returns to India as a young adult in order to find his real mother and brother. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Wed). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinee & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web:

Sat 11 Mar

Thirsk Town Hall YO7 1QR. Thirsk Mini - Con, Come and meet Darth Vader. Movie costume characters, fancy dress competition, Tombola and Geeky Traders. 11am- 2pm. £3, under 12's - £2. email:

Tue 21 Mar 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

Thirsk museum, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. The museum re-opens today for the summer. 10am-4pm, Mon-Sat. Free, small donation expected. email: web:

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 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:

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:

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:

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. 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:

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:

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: