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To find out more about What's On Events in Ryedale North Yorkshire you can search for all Ryedale events using the menu on the left hand side.  To see all major events go to our Ryedale major events page.

The Ryedale, North Yorkshire Events and What's On calendar is packed with exciting events and fun-filled days out to suit all tastes and pockets, you can have a completely different experience everyday.  Our agricultural shows offer a great day’s entertainment and celebrate the traditional way of life. Where else can you see all kinds of livestock, show jumping, onions the size of footballs and buy outdoor clothing often at reduced prices? If you enjoy the outdoors, events include festivals, open gardens, carnivals, fetes, steam trains and traction engines. The classic and the modern are represented in local theatres and arts centres and many of Ryedale’s attractions organise special events. Demonstrating the cultural side of Ryedale, local craft fairs, antiques and collectors fairs and art exhibitions are held regularly. From traditional pastimes to more contemporary gatherings, there is something for everyone.

Further afield you can choose to spend your day on one of the many beautiful, golden beaches along te Yorkshire coastline. Or you can visit historic castles and abbeys or stately homes. Or simply enjoy the great outdoors and the glorious hills and dales of North Yorkshire.  There are also great visitor attractions to enjoy, where you can choose to follow in the footsteps of TV and film heroes such as "Heartbeat" and "The Royal", "Brideshead Revisited" or visit Herriot country.

Event Highlights

High on anyone's What's On in Ryedale list is Castle Howard. This magificent stately home is one of the most famous historic houses in the country. Every August, Castle Howard is host to the Last Night of the Proms, one of the most popular events on the North Yorkshire events on the calendar.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering hosts special events throughout the year, including the annual Wartime Weekend in October. This weekend involves other popular attractions along the line from Pickering to Whitby.

A number of English Heritage sites lie within our region. These include world-famous locations such as Rievaulx and Byland Abbey's, Castle's at Pickering and Helmsley where exciting re-enactments and displays are staged.

Helmsley Steam RallyNorth Yorkshire is synonymous with the best in agricultural shows and some of the most long-established are held within the district.  Ryedale Show at Kirkbymoorside and Malton Show at Scampston are two of the many such events held throughout the year.

Cycling is a favourite activity in North Yorkshire where cyclists can enjoy some of country's most diverse routes.  The area also stages road racing at its very best with the Ryedale Grand Prix, British Cycling's Premier Calendar Road Race held at the majestic Ampleforth Abbey.

Ryedale is also home to a number of unique music festivals throughout the Summer.  The Quarry Festival in Hovingham showcases local bands in a family friendly environment.  It takes place annually in July.  Staxtonbury Festival takes place in early July each year.  It has become a popular festival for families, as it takes place in a safe 24 acre site near the A64.

For fans of literature, the annual Ryedale Book Festival in October stages workshops, readings, performances, book signings, storytelling, music, comedy, art, poetry, film and much more! 

We hope you have gained just a flavour of the many events and activities available to you when you visit Ryedale - North Yorkshire.

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  • Start date: 23/03/2017
  • End date: 21/06/2017
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  1. Winter Zoo

    26/11/2016 to 31/03/2017
    Whilst the theme park area is now closed from 31st October 2016 to 31st March 2017 inclusive, our amazing animal collection is open daily from 26th November onwards (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). ...
    Christmas at Flamingo Land
  2. Dalby Parkrun

    There are 13dates matchingyour search
    Every Saturday 9.00amThe place to be on a Saturday morning is Dalby Forest Parkrun, dust off your trail shoes and head to Dalby Forest. This is a free timed 5k run event (discounted parking applies between 8.30-10.30am) and is open to all. ...
    Dalby Visitor Centre
  3. Paper Panda and friends – paper cut art

    25/03/2017 to 07/05/2017
    See how a simple piece of paper can be transformed into an intricate work of art. Renown for exquisite paper cut artwork, this charming exhibition takes story telling through imaginary to a new level. ...
    Nunnington Hall
  4. Garden Design for Small Spaces

    30/03/2017
    Many homes have small outdoor spaces that need to fulfill many requirements from relaxation to dining and play areas. Come along and find out more about planning, planting and making the best of your small space. Garden Designer Cami ...
    Garden Design for Small Spaces
  5. Ryedale Book Festival - A Day of Books for all the Family

    01/04/2017
    Visit the romantic National Trust property at Nunnington Hall for free on Saturday 1st April and take part of a range of activities that are designed to appeal to book lovers of all ages. ...
    Ryedale Book Festival at Nunnington Hall
  6. Needle Felting Workshop: Easter Rabbit

    01/04/2017
    Learn how to make a charming Easter Rabbit, ideal as an Easter gift. All materials are supplied. Craft extraordinaire Jessica Barron of 'Proud as Punch Studios' will lead the workshop. ...
    Needle felting
  7. Simply Vintage

    08/04/2017
    Give your home that Vintage style. Learn the techniques and skills to give your home a vintage look, using recycled fabrics. Why not come along and make a unique item as a special gift? Ideal for the beginner and fun for adults of all ...
    Simply Vintage
  8. Brocken Spectre

    12/04/2017 to 15/04/2017
    Immerse yourself in an exclusive sound and light spectacle at one of Yorkshire's finest abbeys. Over four nights Rievaulx Abbey will be transformed by artist Charles Monkhouse, to bring a unique phenomenon to the majestic ruins - Brocken Spectre. ...
    Brocken Spectre
  9. Slow Walks for Busy People

    13/04/2017
    Guided by Madeleine Wuidart, these slow walks will help you learn to slow down and perceive the world around you in a different way, leaving you relaxed and refreshed. The parkland at Scampston offers a wonderful space to walk, listen and ...
    Slow Walks for Busy People
  10. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts

    14/04/2017 to 23/04/2017
    Join Bunny while he explores the woodland for friends hiding amongst the trees to claim your Cadbury prize. £2 ...
    Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT)
  11. Easter Egg Hunts

    14/04/2017 to 23/04/2017
    The Nunnington scarecrows have been trying to protect our crops from cheeky Bunny who has been trying to gobble them up. Will you help us to save them?* £2 per Easter Egg Hunt. ...
    Nunnington Hall
  12. Meet Scamp's Fairy Friends!

    14/04/2017
    We would like to introduce you to Scamp the Mole's new fairy friends! A fun and fairy-filled day of story-telling, crafts, games and fairy cakes. To celebrate the arrival of a new fairy trail at Scampston, we will be offering a number ...
    Meet Scamp's Fairy Friends!
  13. Easter Scarecrows

    16/04/2017 to 17/04/2017
    Come lend a hand as we build a host of Nunnington scarecrows! Create and dress your own wicker scarecrow, take part in the Easter bonnet parade, plant crops to take home and complete the cheeky Bunny Easter Hunt. Small charge involved. ...
    Nunnington Hall
  14. Traditional Stained Glass Creations

    20/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
    During this two day programme: Participants will be tutored in the skills of glass cutting, leading, soldering and cementing. Each student will produce a bespoke stained glass panel to their own design. Note, we suggest old clothes an ...
    Traditional Stained Glass Creations
  15. Walking in the Footstep of Capability Brown

    20/04/2017
    Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here. Discover the vision of Capability Brown at Scampston ...
    Walking in the Footstep of Capability Brown
  16. Ryedale Community Weekend

    22/04/2017 to 23/04/2017
    The first of our bi-annual community weekends! All those with a Ryedale postcode are invited to explore the Walled Garden and Parkland for FREE. Visit our Garden Cafe for delicious refreshments. Our plant nursery and gift shop will als ...
    Ryedale Community Weekend
  17. Willow Craft

    22/04/2017
    Create a beautiful willow owl to grace your home or garden. All materials will be provided. ...
    Willow Craft
  18. Tour De Yorkshire 2017

    Malton
    28/04/2017 to 30/04/2017
    It's official: The Tour de Yorkshire will visit Ryedale on the 28th April 2017.  It will visit market towns and villages in Ryedale, as well as going through the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds and North York Moors National Park. ...
    Tour de Yorkshire Norton
  19. Woodland life by Carol Sterritt

    29/04/2017 to 18/06/2017
    See the woodland in a new light as you walk through bluebells and wild garlic to discover beautiful metal sculptures inspired by woodland wildlife. ...
    Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT)
  20. British Falconry & Raptor Fair

    30/04/2017 to 01/05/2017
    New for 2017! We are delighted to be hosting the 27th annual British Falconry Fair. Held within the centre on April 30th and May 1st 2017, the British Falconry Fair is the oldest and biggest fair of it’s type. ...
    International Centre for Birds of Prey
  21. Decoupage Planters & Pots

    05/05/2017
    Design a lovely planter for your home! A fun crafting class suitable for beginners to those with more experience in the art of decoupage! All materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring along any special paper if you a ...
    Decoupage Planters & Pots
  22. An Introduction to Tai Chi

    12/05/2017
    Learn the art of Tai Chi, the Chinese Martial Art. Regular practice of Tai Chi improves confidence, health and wellbeing. Just a few minutes a day will help you to reclaim your vitality and zest for life. This beginner's programme is ...
    An Introduction to Tai Chi
  23. British Wildlife Photography Awards Exhibition

    13/05/2017 to 09/07/2017
    Returning for another year, enjoy seeing the winning entries from this prestigious national photographic competition. ...
    Nunnington Hall
  24. Slow Walks for Busy People

    16/05/2017
    The parkland at Scampston offers a wonderful place in which to walk, listen and dream. Madeleine is passionate about the beauty of the natural world and the healing potential found through relaxation and reconnecting with nature. ...
    Slow Walks for Busy People
  25. Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

    18/05/2017
    Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here. Discover the vision of Capability Brown at Scampston ...
  26. Felting Landscapes

    19/05/2017
    Following the huge popularity of Jo Hunter's felt-making course last year, she returns in May. Create a bespoke piece of artwork based on a picture of your favourite landscape. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those w ...
    Felting Landscapes
  27. Pickering Game & Country Fair

    20/05/2017 to 21/05/2017
    We are pleased to announce that this year, the event will be moving from its original location – Pickering Showground, a few miles down the road to its new location – the stunning parkland at Scampston Hall, set within the Scampston Estate. ...
    Pickering Game & Country Fair
  28. Vista paint

    20/05/2017 to 21/05/2017
    The woodland vistas provide stunning views to the ruined Abbey below. Whether you’re a passionate artist with a flair for design or a carefree doodler, take a break to put paint to paper. ...
    Rievaulx Terrace & Temples (NT)
  29. Jewellery Design & Creation

    20/05/2017
    This jewellery making course will show participants the full process of designing and making a bracelet using the wire wrapping method. Ideal for the beginner, you will create a lovely bracelet, using a range of natural materials, charms ...
    Jewellery Design & Creation
  30. Willow Craft

    26/05/2017
    Create a beautiful willow fish to grace your home or garden. All materials will be provided. ...
    Willow Craft
  31. Malton Food Lovers Festival

    27/05/2017 to 28/05/2017
    Malton, Yorkshire’s Food Capital, will welcome its 8th annual Malton Food Lover’s Festival on 28 – 29th May 2016. ...
    Malton Food Lovers Festival
  32. Nature @ Nunnington

    28/05/2017 to 29/05/2017
    Come and explore the natural world and meet unusual creatures with the Lion Learners animal encounters. Plant place your bets on a snail race, plant seeds and go bird watching. ...
    Nunnington Hall
  33. Duncombe Park Country Fair

    29/05/2017
    A fantastic day out for all the family. Established in 1982 - the original country fair of North Yorkshire in the beautiful grounds of Duncombe Park. ...
    Duncombe Park Country Fair
  34. Horsetown Beer Festival

    Malton
    03/06/2017
    Horsetown Beer Festival selling 6 real ales on draught with live entertainment. ...
    Horsetown Beer Festival
  35. Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

    15/06/2017
    Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here. Discover the vision of Capability Brown at Scampston ...
    Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown
  36. Yorkshire Modified Car Show

    18/06/2017
    Welcome to the Yorkshire Modified Show, one of the best car show events in Yorkshire and the North of England. Established over 10 years ago, the show is held in the grounds of Pickering Showground, North Yorkshire. ...
    Yorkshire Modified Car Show
  37. A-Mazing Workshops

    There are 2dates matchingyour search
    The Friends of Dalby Forest are working with Mark Ellis, a local dry stone waller, on creating the world’s largest Dry Stone Wall Maze in the middle of Dalby Forest.   ...
    A-Mazing Workshops

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What's On & Events

What's On Events Ryedale

To find out more about What's On Events in Ryedale North Yorkshire you can search for all Ryedale events using the menu on the left hand side.  To see all major events go to our Ryedale major events page.

The Ryedale, North Yorkshire Events and What's On calendar is packed with exciting events and fun-filled days out to suit all tastes and pockets, you can have a completely different experience everyday.  Our agricultural shows offer a great day’s entertainment and celebrate the traditional way of life. Where else can you see all kinds of livestock, show jumping, onions the size of footballs and buy outdoor clothing often at reduced prices? If you enjoy the outdoors, events include festivals, open gardens, carnivals, fetes, steam trains and traction engines. The classic and the modern are represented in local theatres and arts centres and many of Ryedale’s attractions organise special events. Demonstrating the cultural side of Ryedale, local craft fairs, antiques and collectors fairs and art exhibitions are held regularly. From traditional pastimes to more contemporary gatherings, there is something for everyone.

Further afield you can choose to spend your day on one of the many beautiful, golden beaches along te Yorkshire coastline. Or you can visit historic castles and abbeys or stately homes. Or simply enjoy the great outdoors and the glorious hills and dales of North Yorkshire.  There are also great visitor attractions to enjoy, where you can choose to follow in the footsteps of TV and film heroes such as "Heartbeat" and "The Royal", "Brideshead Revisited" or visit Herriot country.

Event Highlights

High on anyone's What's On in Ryedale list is Castle Howard. This magificent stately home is one of the most famous historic houses in the country. Every August, Castle Howard is host to the Last Night of the Proms, one of the most popular events on the North Yorkshire events on the calendar.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering hosts special events throughout the year, including the annual Wartime Weekend in October. This weekend involves other popular attractions along the line from Pickering to Whitby.

A number of English Heritage sites lie within our region. These include world-famous locations such as Rievaulx and Byland Abbey's, Castle's at Pickering and Helmsley where exciting re-enactments and displays are staged.

Helmsley Steam RallyNorth Yorkshire is synonymous with the best in agricultural shows and some of the most long-established are held within the district.  Ryedale Show at Kirkbymoorside and Malton Show at Scampston are two of the many such events held throughout the year.

Cycling is a favourite activity in North Yorkshire where cyclists can enjoy some of country's most diverse routes.  The area also stages road racing at its very best with the Ryedale Grand Prix, British Cycling's Premier Calendar Road Race held at the majestic Ampleforth Abbey.

Ryedale is also home to a number of unique music festivals throughout the Summer.  The Quarry Festival in Hovingham showcases local bands in a family friendly environment.  It takes place annually in July.  Staxtonbury Festival takes place in early July each year.  It has become a popular festival for families, as it takes place in a safe 24 acre site near the A64.

For fans of literature, the annual Ryedale Book Festival in October stages workshops, readings, performances, book signings, storytelling, music, comedy, art, poetry, film and much more! 

We hope you have gained just a flavour of the many events and activities available to you when you visit Ryedale - North Yorkshire.