Take a look through our calendar for inspiration on the many things to do in Yorkshire throughout the year. From how best to while away a winter’s weekend away to plotting your days’ activities with the family during the school holidays, there are plenty of adventures to be had.

Discover what’s on…

Easter Days Out


More Easter fun in Yorkshire…

Monk Park Farm – Easter event 1-7th April

Bon Coeur – Supper Club – 4th April

Fountains Abbey – Easter Egg Hunt – 1st-7th April

The Station – Hanging wooden sign workshop – 5th April

Cross Lanes Farm – Cocktail Masterclass – 6th April

Newby Hall and Gardens – Yorkshire Voices – 21st April

The Station Cinema – Royal Ballet – 24th April

Castle Howard – MasterChef Professional Finalists, six course tasting menu – 24th April

Whitby Goth Weekend – 26th-28th April

Raby Castle – Spring Season Market – 27th & 28th April

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Springtime in North Yorkshire…

Malton Food Festival – “Food Fest Of The North” – 25-27 May

Castle Howard – Spring Afternoon Tea – 4th – 5th May

Newby Hall and Gardens – Sports Cars in the Park – 5th May

Thorp Perrow – Car and Motorcycle show – 8th May

Swaledale Festival – 25th May for 2 weeks.

Monk Park Farm – Wild Wild West – 25th May for 1 week

Richmond Parade – Town centre – 26th May

Raby Castle – The Great British Dog Walk 5th May

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Bon Coeur Fine Wine – Cheese and Wine Tasting – 6th June

Whitby 60’s Festival – 7th, 8th, 9th June

Catterick Racecourse – Catterick Beer Festival & Racing on 8th June, Afternoon Racing featuring Royal Ascot on 18th June

Masham Family Fun Day – June 8th

Newby Hall and Gardens – Tractorfest – 8th & 9th June

Raby Castle – Classic Car Show on 30th June, Open Farm Sunday on 9th June

Castle Howard – Fathers Day Classic Car and Motor Show – 16th June

York Races – Mid-summer Raceday coinciding with Royal Ascot – 14th June

Green Howards Museum – D-Day stories – 11.30am on Thursdays and Saturdays

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Keep the kids happy during the school holidays in Yorkshire…

Ellerton Lake – SUP Activity Paddle Boarding

Newby Hall and Gardens – Open Air Theatre on 6th July, Generation Groove Band Sunday on 7th July

Great Yorkshire Show – 9th to the 12th  July

Raby Castle – Outdoor Cinema showing Harry Potter, Greatest Showman, Encanto, Pretty Woman & Mamma Mia – 12th-14th July

Newby Hall and Gardens – Historic Vehicle Rally – 21st July

Raby Castle – Italia Car Day – 21st June

Newby Hall and Gardens – Aldborough & Boroughbridge Show – 28th July

Yorkshire Food and Drink Festival – Skipton – 19/20/21st July

Catterick Racecourse – Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival – 24th July

Castle Howard – Outdoor Cinema – 26th, 27th, 28th July

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The perfect plan for a Summer holiday in Yorkshire…

Raby Castle – Children’s Interactive Theatre: Pirates – 3rd August

Newby Hall and Gardens – Hamlet, Open air theatre – 16th August

Newby Hall and Gardens – Fireworks Championships – 24th August

Catterick Racecourse – Family Sports Day  – 19th August

Raby Castle – Harvest Seasonal Market – 24th – 26 August

Catterick Racecourse – Ladies Day – 28th August

Ellerton Lake – Sup Activity – Paddle Boarding

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An Autumn escape to North Yorkshire…

Raby Castle – Children’s Interactive Theatre: Thumbelina – 1st September

Kiplin Hall – Forage and Feast – 12th September

Newby Hall and Gardens – Harrogate Autumn flower Show – 13,14,15th September

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal – Deer Walks – 14th September

Staithes – Festival of Art & Heritage – 13,14,15th September

York – Food & Drink Festival – 20-29th September

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Raby Castle – Children’s Interactive Theatre: A cosmic mix-up – 12th October

Kiplin Hall – Halloween Ghost Hunt – 26th October

Thorp Perrow – Halloween spooky Autumn trail – 8th-31st October

Spilmans, Thirsk – Pumpkin picking & festival – throughout October

Raby Castle – Autumn Wreath Workshop – 26th October



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Polar Express – Throughout November (book early!)

Raby Castle – Christmas Market – 30th Nov-1st Dec

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal – Deer Walks – 2nd September

RHS Harlow Carr – Winter Illuminations – from 22nd November-30th December

Mother Shipton’s Cave – Christmas village & experience – Throughout December



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York Christmas Festival – A market and range of festive events

Polar Express – Throughout December (book early!)

Raby Castle – Fireside Stories with Father Christmas – throughout Nov-Dec

Castle Howard – Christmas at the Castle & Illuminations- throughout December

Stockeld Park – Christmas Adventure and Santa’s Grotto – December

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There is plenty to keep you and the family entertained this Easter in Yorkshire.

Fountains Abbey – Easter egg hunt – 23rd March for 2 weeks

The Station – Titanic the Musical – 7th March

Catterick Racecourse – Ladies Day 6th March

The Station – Mothers Day Lunch – 10th March

The Station – Quiz Night – 16th March

Georgian Theatre Royal – Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 16th March

Castle Howard – Easter Animal Trial – 23rd for March

Raby Castle – Easter egg Hunt – 29th March

High Force – Easter egg trial – 29th March for 2 weeks

Castle Howard – House and Garden Tickets from 29th March

Newby Hall and Gardens – Easter holiday Yorkshire event 31st March