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Great Local Events For All The Family

Finding an event or festival to go to in our local area is easy! Choosing which event to go to is the difficult part. Here is a small selection of some of the events we think are worthwhile going to within a few miles of the cottage. It's not an exhaustive list by any means, but what it shows you is that planning your holiday to take in some of the festivals and events will make your trip that little bit more special.

The Malton Agricultural Show, July

Running for over 127 years, the Malton Show is a must see if you're interested in the rural life, agrcultural attractions, farm exhibits and class entries such as vegetables and baking as well as every type of farm animal. A great family day out.

The BBC Proms at Castle Howard, August

A truly British celebration, this is a magical evening in the grounds of the Castle enjoying the best of British, pomp and circumstance. Fireworks and Spitfire flypast round the evening off. Bring your friends and a picnic dinner!

Dalby Forest Concerts, July

Unique music concerts in the heart of beautiful Dalby Forest. With past years showing Blondie, Paloma Faith, UB40, Status Quo and many other popular bands and artists. Make sure you book your tickets well in advance, these are popular events.

The Whitby Regatta, August

Running for over 173 years, the Whitby Regatta is the town's celebration of it's seaside heritage with acquatic competitions of all kinds and entertainment from the carnival floats, to the rowing races, to the greasy pole competition and the Red Arrows. Drawing large crowds this is a fun day out for all the family.

Pickering Wartime Weekend, October

Every year the town of Pickering steps back in time to recreate the war years. There are parades of military vehicles, eveyone joins in with their own period costume and in the nearby village of Levisham the town is occupied by German troops. Truly an event to be experienced!

The York Viking Festival, August

A city-wide celebration of all things Viking attracting visitors, sightseers and re-enactors from all over the world. A programme of family events, lectures, guided tours and battle re-enactments means there is plenty going on all around the city centre. Great fun.

The York Christmas Markets, November

York is a buzzing Christmas destination. Both the St Nicholas Fayre and the York’s Festival Fayre are situated in Parliament Street and with market traders dressed in traditional clothes there is a sense of stepping into a Dicken's novel making the markets one of the most atmospheric. It's impossible not to get into the Christmas spirit when browsing the stalls.

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