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 Wed 26 Apr 2017

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 28 Apr 2017 to
 Thu 4 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Beauty and the Beast (PG). A young woman, Belle, is imprisoned in an enchanted castle by the fearsome Beast, a prince cursed by a sorceress as penance for his callousness. 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat & Sun). £5 (£4 Mondays, matinees & concessions). tel: 01845 524751 web:

Fri 28 Apr 2017 to
 Sun 30 Apr 2017

Tour de Yorkshire. The cycle race doesn't pass through Thirsk this year but is within easy reach, e.g. Ripon on Saturday afternoon. Be aware of traffic delays in several area of Yorkshire over the three days Fri 28 Apr to Sun 30 Apr. web:

Sun 30 Apr 2017

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

Mon 1 May 2017

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. Springtime Live, with Mr Bloom from Cbeebies, bread making, Punch and Judy and lots more. 9am- 4-30pm. Book in advance only- online. tel: 01423 541000 tickets: web:

Thu 4 May 2017

St, Mary's Church, Thirsk. Thirkleby Local History Society - 'A Guided Walk Round St Mary's Church, Thirsk'. 7pm (please note earlier time). £2 visitors welcome. tel: Ann Stoney 01845 501365

Sat 6 May 2017

Galtres Centre, Easingwold. Carmina Burana, Carl Orff Conducted by Sarah Reece with Hannah Kerr - Soprano and John Dunford - Baritone. 7.00pm. Adults £10 children under 16 free. tel: 01845524795 tickets: Tempo and Williamsons Estate Agents, Easingwold, White Rose Books, Thirsk, web:

Sun 7 May 2017

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

Sun 7 May 2017

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

Wed 10 May 2017

Pilmoor Cottages, Pilmoor YO61 2QQ. Garden open for Charity, train rides for children, tea and cakes, plants for sale. 12-5pm. Adults £3.50, child free. web:

Sat 13 May 2017

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:

Fri 19 May 2017 to
 Thu 25 May 2017

Not Sun. Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. The Boss Baby (U). A man named Tim Templeton (Tobey Maguire) narrates and describes his imaginative and adventurous seven-year-old self (Miles Christopher Bakshi) as being envious of his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby brother named the "Boss Baby" (Alec Baldwin). 7.30pm (& 2.30pm Sat). £5, £4 concessions. tel: 01845 524751 web:

Sat 20 May 2017 to
 Sun 21 May 2017

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 2017

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

Sun 21 May 2017

Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Silent Film Festival at the Ritz, but also all over the county. Accompanied by live music. 6.30pm Silent cartoons, including Felix the Cat. 8pm The Lodger (Hitchcock). £7 (£5 concession) one performance, £12 & £9 for both. tel: 01845 524751 web:

Sat 27 May 2017 to
 Sun 28 May 2017

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 2017

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

Sat 3 Jun 2017

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

Sun 4 Jun 2017

Rainton Village YO73PH. Rainton street Market and vintage vehicles. Stalls selling all sorts of treasures: jewellery, bric a brac, household items, books, toys, art and crafts. Teas and cakes. BBQ. Children's stalls and bouncy castle. 11am - 3pm. Free inc. parking, stall £10. tel: 01845 578349 / 07585 151910 email:

Thu 8 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. Bramham International Horse Trials. tel: 01937 846005 email: web:

Sat 10 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2017

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 2017

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

Thu 15 Jun 2017 to
 Sun 18 Jun 2017

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 2017 to
 Sun 18 Jun 2017

Filey. Sailing regatta. tel: 01723 512529 web:

Sun 18 Jun 2017

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 2017

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 2017 to
 Sun 25 Jun 2017

Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart & Rural Business Centre, Blakey Lane, Thirsk, YO7 3AB. Thirsk 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. 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 2017 to
 Sun 2 Jul 2017

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

Sat 1 Jul 2017

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

Sat 1 Jul 2017

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

Sun 2 Jul 2017

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 2017 to
 Sun 9 Jul 2017

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 2017

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 2017 to
 Thu 13 Jul 2017

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

Sat 15 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 16 Jul 2017

Masham HG4 4PB. Masham Steam Engine and Fair Organ Rally. Spectacular Engines and Fair Organs with vintage cars and commercial vehicles and tractors. Arts and Crafts and many stalls for you to browse round. 10am-5pm. £10 & concessions. Free car parking. tel: 01765 689569 email: web:

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Picton TS15 0AG. Sports, Gymkhana & Horticultural Show. tel: 01642 714034 email: web:

Fri 21 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 23 Jul 2017

Baldersby Park, Topcliffe, Thirsk. Deer Shed Festival 8 - The Wilderwild, family friendly festival. tickets:

Sat 22 Jul 2017 to
 Sun 23 Jul 2017

Hampsthwaite HG3 2EU. Hampsthwaite Feast, Scarecrow Trail & Show. tel: 01423 771059 email: web:

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR. Cleveland Show. 9am-5pm. £6, £4 conc. free parking. tel: 07930 314552 web:

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, E Yorks. YO25 4NB. Burton Agnes Annual Children's Party! Superhero & Princess Party. Enjoy a fun-packed day with magic shows, balloon modelling, face painting, bouncy castles, fancy dres & much more. 11am - 5pm. tel: 01262 490324 email: web:

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Newby Hall HG4 5AE. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show. £7 Adults, 5-16s £1, under 5s free. tel: 07539 041803 web:

Tue 25 Jul 2017

Wellburn Park Nr Kirbymoorside YO62 7HQ. Ryedale Agricultural Show. From 8.30am. £10 (£9 advance), concessions & family tickets. tel: 07984 939701 email: web:

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Hillside Rural Activities Park, Knayton, Thirsk Sat Nav YO7 4AX or YO7 4AN. Borrowby Show. tel: 07592 518848 email: web:

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Birstwith, Harrogate HG3 3AG. Birstwith Show. email: web:

Fri 4 Aug 2017 to
 Sun 6 Aug 2017

Only Fri Sat Sun. Hawsker Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JR (next to Whitby Abbey). Traction Engine Rally, vintage cars, motorcycles, camping, live band. Fri 10am -5pm,Sat 10am-11pm, Sunday,10am-5pm. Adults £10, over 65s £8, under 16s £5, under 5s free, Family (2+3) £25. tel: 01751 200839 web:

Sun 6 Aug 2017

Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith, York YO26 7QH. Tockwith show. tel: 07976 268012 email: web:

Sun 6 Aug 2017

Thirsk and Sowerby Festival.The Flatts, Sowerby, YO7 1LU. Fun for all the family - a free festival which will include dog show, re-enactment society, archery, drum band, bouncy castles, soap box racing. Plus food and craft stalls and a beer tent. 10am-4pm. Free entry. To take a stall or advertise, email Hazel:, or Trish: tel: 07920 018521

Sun 13 Aug 2017

Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate HG3 3EA. Ripley Agricultural Show. tel: 01943 466654 web: