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Sat 25 Mar 2023

Event imageA crescent moon with Venus, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk YO7 2EH. We'll use our powerful telescopes to take you a step closer to the Cosmos and unlock its many treasures. The Hub provides a warm indoor space for colourful presentations with a purpose built viewing area alongside. If it's cloudy we will still see stars thanks to a brilliant computer based planetarium show. The event is suitable for adults and children over six years old and is perfect for novices. 7.30-9.30pm. £17, Child £11. Price includes warm refreshments. tickets: Book early online web:

Wed 29 Mar 2023 to
 Thu 30 Mar 2023

Event imageTeechers Leavers '22, Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. (11+) A hilarious, high-energy, full-blooded comedy that brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the eyes of Salty, Gail, and Hobby. 7.30pm. £14.50-£22.00, age 11 to 21 £12.00. tel: 01325 405405 tickets: Book online or phone web:

Thu 30 Mar 2023

Event imageLife of Pi (PG), The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. National Theatre Live. Puppetry, magic and storytelling combine in a unique, Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the best-selling novel.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a 16-year-old boy named Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?
Filmed live in London’s West End and featuring state-of-the-art visuals, the epic journey of endurance and hope is bought to life in a breath-taking new way for cinemas screens. 7pm. £15, child £10, seniors £12.50. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door email: web:

Sat 1 Apr 2023

Event imageSpringtime Live, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. There'll be Peppa Pig as well as Peter Rabbit who will be making his debut and both will be on stage throughout the day. Diggerland will also be at Springtime Live for the first time.
Families can get up close to farm animals including rabbits, goats and sheep. There's lots of activities to choose from, including ride on tractors, cookery workshops, face painting, felting, moosical fun with Moo Music, wizard wand whittling and much much more! . £12, child £7, family (2+3) £33. tickets: Online only web:

Mon 3 Apr 2023

Event imageThirsk Museum reopens, 14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PQ. Experience the history of Thirsk in the house where Thomas Lord, founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground, was born in 1755.
Explore rooms full of exhibits featuring local life and industry, cricketing memorabilia, farming equipment, furniture, costumes and toys. Marvel at the bones of our Saxon Giant and shudder at the legend of the Busby Stoop Chair!. 10am. Free, donation appreciated. web:

Tue 4 Apr 2023 to
 Thu 6 Apr 2023

Event imagePuss in Boots, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Only Thu Sat Sun. Film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (U). Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: He has burned through eight of his nine lives, leaving him with only one life left. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives. Tue 11am, Wed 2.30pm, Thu 5.30pm. £6, £5 child & concessions. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door email: web:

Tue 4 Apr 2023

Event imageEaster Family Day, Thirsk Racecourse, Station Road, Thirsk YO7 1QL. The flat is back at Thirsk, come and join us for our Season Opener! Falling in the Easter Holidays, expect everything Easter themed for the children, including an Easter egg hunt!. Gates open 11am, first race 1.10pm. £14, with senior, family and premium tickets available. tel: 01845 522276 tickets: Book online web:

Fri 7 Apr 2023

Middleham Stables Open Day, Middleham, Leyburn: parking DL8 4PP or DL8 5SG. A unique chance to look behind-the-scenes in Middleham stables, 8 racing yards will be open. There will be a shuttle bus service running from each car park to each yard location throughout the morning. 9am-4pm. tickets: Book online

Sat 8 Apr 2023 to
 Sun 9 Apr 2023

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. Only Thu Sat Sun. Film. A unique retelling of the much loved fairytale ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ cram packed with amazing circus acts, hilarious comedy and the most adorable three bears in the whole of story book land!. Sat 1pm & 4pm, Sun 2pm. £6, £5 child & concessions. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door email: web:

Wed 12 Apr 2023

Event imageUnbelievable Science, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. After a decade of magic shows delighting young and old alike, Morgan & West are one of the most recognisable conjuring acts on the UK touring circuit. In 2023 they are heading back out on tour and are ready to bring half-term fun to venues across the country! They present captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics, and bonkers biology in a fun for all the family science extravaganza!. 2pm. £12, child £10. tel: 01609 776230 tickets: Book online, at The Forum or on the door email: web:

Thu 27 Apr 2023 to
 Mon 1 May 2023

Northallerton May Fun Fair, Northallerton High St DL7 8LP. The High Street will be filled with rides and side shows. Noon to 10pm. web:

Thu 27 Apr 2023 to
 Sat 29 Apr 2023

Disney Magic, The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP. A real salute to the wonders of Disney. Although in 'medley' form Northallerton Musical Theatre Company are covering all Disney's well loved films and stage shows - "Lion King", "Aladdin", "Jungle Book", "Encanto", "Mary Poppins, "Little Mermaid" - to mention just some!
Although the Company are not allowed to wear Disney type costumes for the show they promise it will still look good. The Company are joined by their talented team of juniors who will bring their own magic to the production. 7.30pm. £16, child £14. tel: 01609 776230 email: web:

Fri 28 Apr 2023 to
 Sun 30 Apr 2023

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby (park & ride YO21 1TL). email: web:

Mon 1 May 2023

Duncombe Park Country Fair, Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. £35 family (2+2), £12.50 adult, £10 OAP, £5 under 16s, under 5yrs free. Plus booking fee. tel: 01845 537888 email: web:

Sat 20 May 2023 to
 Sun 21 May 2023

Filey Sailing Regatta, Filey YO14 9EW. First race 1pm. tel: 01723 512529 email: web:

Sat 20 May 2023 to
 Sun 21 May 2023

Game and Country Fair, Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG. Game and Country Fair & UK Tractor Show. 9am-5pm. £10 until 11 May, also concessions & family tickets. Free parking. More on the day. tel: 01751 200839  tickets: Online or at gate email: web:

Sat 27 May 2023 to
 Sat 10 Jun 2023

Event imageSwaledale Festival, Richmond, Leyburn, Arkengarthdale, Grinton, Reeth etc. Music, Arts & Walking in the Yorkshire Dales. As well as concerts by fantastic local choirs, bands and soloists, there are poetry walks in the landscape with poet Mary-Jane Holmes, puppetry for children and families with Lempen Puppet Theatre, a talk on the Northern Dales night skies, late-night moon-gazing on Reeth Green and comedy, film screenings and exhibitions by local artists. . tickets: Book online web:

Sat 27 May 2023 to
 Sun 28 May 2023

Hambleton District Show, Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1DP. The largest horse show in the north of England. tel: 07894 856810 email: web:

Tue 6 Jun 2023 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2023

Bramham International Horse Trials, Bramham Park, Bramham, Wetherby LS23 6ND. 7am-6pm. £15 to £30 plus £5 parking. tel: 01937 846005  tickets: Online or at gate email: web:

Sat 10 Jun 2023 to
 Sun 11 Jun 2023

Tractor Fest, Newby Hall, Ripon HG4 5AJ. The UK's largest vintage tractor & engine show. Each year the show attracts over 1,600 exhibits as well as in excess of 12,000 visitors who also get access to the award winning gardens and other attractions. Features over 1000 tractors. 10am-4pm. £56 family, £18 adult, £15 child, under 4s free. tel: 01423 322583 tickets: Online web:

Sun 11 Jun 2023

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

Sun 25 Jun 2023

Malton Show, Scampston Park, Malton YO17 8NG. 8am - 5.30pm. £12 adult, £8 OAP, £6 12-16s, under 12s free. tel: 01653 915103 (Thu only) email: web:

Sat 1 Jul 2023 to
 Sun 2 Jul 2023

Steam and vintage rally, Duncombe Park, Helmsley,YO62 5EB. tel: 07989 810104 email: web:

Sun 2 Jul 2023

Huby and Sutton Show, Sutton Park 8 miles north of York, YO61 1DP. 9am-5pm. £10 adult, under 16s free but must be with an adult, plus booking fee. tel: 07973 894909  email: web:

Fri 7 Jul 2023 to
 Sun 9 Jul 2023

Kilburn Feast, Kilburn, Thirsk YO61 4AG. Village Fete. free. email: web:

Tue 11 Jul 2023 to
 Fri 14 Jul 2023

Great Yorkshire Show, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. 8am-6pm. Adult £32, Child (5-18yrs) £13, Family (2+3) £80. tel: 01423 541222  tickets: Online or phone web: