Category Archives: Yorkshire Dales Events

Find out what’s going on in the Yorkshire Dales and what’s worth a visit while you’re in the area.

29 November 2013

Yorkshire’s Great for Pantomimes, “Oh yes it is!”

The 2012-13 panto at the Theatre Royal

  If you’re looking for a Yorkshire pantomime then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a list of pantomimes in Yorkshire for 2013-14… Location Production Venue Dates Barnsley Aladdin and his Wonderful Lamp The Academy Theatre, 311 Sheffield Rd, Birdwell 2 to 31 Dec 2013 Barnsley GoldiLocks And The Three Bears Horizon Theatre, Dodworth […]

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22 July 2013

Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival 10-18 August 2013

An angelic scene

Since 1994, each year the idyllic Yorkshire Dales village of Kettlewell has played host to a very special and unusual event, the Kettlewell Scarecrow Festival. The event spans 9 days every August and attracts thousands of visitors from far and wide. In preparation for the event, villagers spend lots of time making their scarecrows, and […]

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14 June 2013

2013 Bed Race Review – A Team’s Perspective

3 bed race teams running one after another

I had a dream… After a chance meeting at the fantastic Half Moon pub in Knaresborough, I was invited to race on a team in the Great Knaresborough Bed Race 2013. Growing up in Knaresborough and seeing the beds whiz past each year it has been on my list of things to do for some […]

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7 June 2013

10 Great Yorkshire Agricultural Shows in 2013

Sheep judging

If watching prize-winning livestock competing for coveted trophies is your thing, or just taking the family out for a fun filled summer day, our selection of agricultural shows in North Yorkshire is a great place to start. All of the shows featured have a core farming theme, with either cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and poultry […]

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24 April 2013

The Great Knaresborough Bed Race – Saturday 8th June 2013

Bed Race - ferocious vikings

The historic market town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, not far from the Yorkshire Dales, provides the setting to this unique event. Organised by the Knaresborough Lions, The Great Knaresborough Bed Race is a charity event run by volunteers. It attracts roughly 25,000 people to the town and raises around £90,000 for charity each year and […]

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4 April 2013

12 Great Yorkshire Cycling Events and Sportives 2013

Wiggle Yorkshire Weaver

With the Tour de France’s Grand Départ from Yorkshire just around the corner we felt it was time to explore a selection of Yorkshire’s premier road cycling events. A lot of the events cross the routes taken by the Tour, while some explore other hidden Yorkshire gems. Links have been provided for further information on each event. A full list of British Cycling approved Yorkshire sportives can be found here.

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13 March 2013

10 Egg-stra Special Easter Events and Activities 2013

Easter - chocolate eggs in foil

Easter’s a big deal in Yorkshire, and many of the area’s attractions businesses are hosting special events to celebrate. Activities include Easter egg hunts galore and opportunities to meet the Easter Bunny, plus chocolate egg making, Easter bonnet making and much more!

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