Yorkshire, North: Latest News

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Bolton Castle near Leyburn, North Yorkshire, Opens 2 March 2024: 

13th February 2024

2024 Programme of Visitor Events  One of the country’s best preserved medieval castles, Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire, offers a great day out for visitors. Just 10 minutes’ drive from the market town of Leyburn, the castle and gardens open for the new season on Saturday 2 March...

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OXYGEN ACTIVEPLAY IS OPENING IN YORK

12th January 2024

  Clifton Moor Centre Retail Park will be home to leading indoor activity and trampoline park, Oxygen - offering big-time family fun all year round!   JANUARY 2024: Oxygen Activeplay, the next generation concept in UK indoor leisure, is set to open a flagship indoor activity and trampoline...

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Grue is back!

6th December 2023

Extraordinary immersive experience built by the community. Grue opens on Saturday December 2nd and runs until Saturday 23 December www.hello-arcade.com/grue Back for its third year, popular immersive installation, Grue by Wintercroft, returns! Produced by ARCADE, with funding from Arts Council England,...

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Craven Museum wins Family Friendly Museum Award 2023

25th October 2023

Run by charity Kids in Museums, the national award is awarded annually to one museum, gallery or heritage site in the UK that provides a great visitor experience for families. Craven Museum was shortlisted in the Best Accessible Museum category, going onto win the category and the overall...

The Kumon York, Clifton Study Centre - FREE ASSESSMENT

5th September 2023

  The Kumon York, Clifton Study Centre is based at Clifton Parish Church, Clifton. The Kumon Maths and English Study Programmes are designed to help each child fulfil their potential, by developing their abilities in these subjects, helping to build confidence, and fostering academic independence. Students...

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Pupils inspired by futuristic images of Harrogate

9th August 2023

*James McKay’s futuristic drawings of Harrogate in 2100  Pupils at a Highfield Prep School were inspired to focus on climate change solutions when they were shown futuristic drawings of how Harrogate could look by 2100.    In an inspirational speech, James McKay, showed...

Sculpture in Scunthorpe: 20-21 Visual Arts Centre presents 'Repetition is a Form of Change'

1st August 2023

    Former Grade II* listed church is home to an exciting mix of sculpture and robotics “Autogene” Credit - Peter William Holden 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is delighted to present the first major UK gallery exhibition by contemporary kinetic sculptor Peter William...

York Maze

12th July 2023

  York Maze is Yorkshire's multi award-winning a-maze-ing summer attraction. Home to the largest Maize Maze in Europe plus over 20 rides, shows and attractions, many under cover or indoors. Take your seat for the Crowmania tractor & trailer ride to experience amazing animatronics...

Newcastle Ladies Day (Saturday 29th July 2023)

6th July 2023

    Ronan Keating Live We are thrilled to announce that the Irish singer is to perform at Newcastle racecourse as part of his Ronan Keating tour on Saturday 29th July 2023! 🏇🎤 Ronan Keating promises a superb night of entertainment, to get the party started after an epic...

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Craig Johnson named as regional award winner in JTL National Awards

24th May 2023

 Craig Johnson Scarborough-based apprentice, Craig Johnson, has been named as a regional award winner in the JTL Regional Awards.   JTL, one of the leading apprenticeship providers in the building services engineering sector in England and Wales, runs the JTL Regional and National...

KELDMARSH PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPLETES BELLWAY HOMES ART COMPETITION

29th April 2023

*Grand designs - Keldmarsh Primary school's winning artists  Bellway Homes marked the opening of its new Beverley site, Bishop's Gate by challenging pupils from Keldmarsh Primary School to get creative and design their dream home in an art competition.   Bellway's Bishop's...

WANTED! New CEO of an adventure park, aged 12 or under, no experience necessary, just an ability to have fun!

19th April 2023

Lightwater Valley, in North Yorkshire, is looking for a new (temporary) CEO to help them craft the season ahead and give an insight into what children aged under 12 look for in an adventure park. Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park, near Ripon welcomes families and specialises in the under 12s...

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There are so many egg-cellent reasons to be hopping up and down with egg-citement this Easter, as Raby Estates becomes an Easter egg-plorers paradise.

14th March 2023

    Between 1st to 16th April, Raby Castle, the Deer Park, Plotters’ Forest and High Force Waterfall, will be fit to bursting with Easter activities and a series of spectacular new trails for families to discover. Makes sure to visit the magnificent High Force Waterfall and see...

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A First-class Musical Production at Harrogate School

13th March 2023

Dozens of talented school children from a leading Harrogate school took part in the musical ‘Annie’ this week. Pupils from Harrogate Ladies’ College took to the boards in the school’s first major production since they performed Fantastic Mr Fox last year. More than 50...

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A First-class Musical Production at Harrogate School

13th March 2023

Dozens of talented school children from a leading Harrogate school took part in the musical ‘Annie’ this week. Pupils from Harrogate Ladies’ College took to the boards in the school’s first major production since they performed Fantastic Mr Fox last year. More than 50...

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Prestigious writing competition returns to Harrogate

8th March 2023

  A prestigious writing competition which celebrates inspirational women will be launched this week to coincide with International Women’s Day.  Organised by Harrogate Ladies’ College, the competition is open to primary schoolchildren in the local area.  The competition...

Dark Skies Festival - half term family fun without costing the earth

25th January 2023

  This year’s Dark Skies Festival, across both the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, will include plenty of ways to enjoy a star-studded half term that don’t cost the earth. The Festival, which takes place within the International Dark Sky Reserves of both...

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THE MINSTER VILLAGE AT YORK MINSTER OFFERS REFRESHMENTS WITH THE BEST VIEW IN THE CITY OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

6th December 2022

    The Minster Village has returned for its second year over the festive period, with decorative wooden cabins offering food, drinks and gifts and the best place to sit and admire the view of York Minster.   Without...

Junction Classical Music Series

22nd November 2022

Join us at Junction Goole for a season of classical music concerts performed by star soloists and one of the country's finest ensembles. Each concert is performed 'in the round', meaning the stage is in the centre with audiences on all sides. In our intimate venue you will be sat just metres...

THE YORKSHIRE COAST'S CURE FOR THE WINTER BLUES

27th October 2022

If you thought that the Yorkshire Coast was all about summer days at the seaside with a bucket and spade, think again! As the temperature drops, al fresco dining is replaced by comfort food by the fire, and shorts and t-shirts make way for warm knitwear that is a stylish as it is functional. And without...

Rock’n’Roll with Two Pianos

24th October 2022

They’re coming back to Goole! Join the sensational David Barton and Al Kilvo, along with their top-class band as they battle it out to deliver the best rock 'n' roll piano experience audiences have seen. Feel the energy and witness the foot stomping performance of Two Pianos as...

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Why Bolton Castle is Great Value for Halloween!

18th October 2022

  As one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles, Bolton Castle has many a tale to tell. Owned by the same family for over 600 years, the scars of the castle’s turbulent history are brought alive at Halloween with tours, trails, story times and interactive activities for...

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Why Bolton Castle is Great Value for Halloween!

18th October 2022

  As one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles, Bolton Castle has many a tale to tell. Owned by the same family for over 600 years, the scars of the castle’s turbulent history are brought alive at Halloween with tours, trails, story times and interactive activities for...

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Why Bolton Castle is Great Value for Halloween!

18th October 2022

  As one of the country’s best preserved medieval castles, Bolton Castle has many a tale to tell. Owned by the same family for over 600 years, the scars of the castle’s turbulent history are brought alive at Halloween with tours, trails, story times and interactive activities for...

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Pupils achieve coveted Eco-schools Green Flag

12th October 2022

Pupils at a Harrogate school have won worldwide recognition for their environmental efforts. Youngsters at Highfield Prep School have been widely praised by the international education programme Eco-Schools for their action plan which included recycling, litter picking and even creating their own...

Harrogate Ladies’ College is finalist for Girls’ School of the Year

28th September 2022

    Harrogate Ladies’ College has been shortlisted in a national schools’ competition. It is the only school in the North to be nominated in the prestigious Independent School of the Year Awards 2022 for the Independent Girls’ School of the Year category. Principal...

Christmas at The Bowes Museum

6th September 2022

Celebrate the sights, sounds, smells and taste of Christmas at The Bowes Museum. Santa has made time in his busy schedule to return to the Museum in Barnard Castle again this year.  He'll be in residence in his winter wonderland woodland grotto from Thursday 1st December until Saturday 24th...

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Hands up, who’s coming out to play this summer

27th August 2022

Fill up your holidays with challenges and adventures at National Trust places in Yorkshire.   Head to Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, just outside York, for nature adventures. There are themed activities on different days throughout August to find out what lives in a tree, why do bees...

Scarborough College celebrates record-breaking school and individual results

25th August 2022

Scarborough College is celebrating outstanding GCSE results today. While almost half (49%) all grades awarded were grades A* and A (9-7), 20% of all grades awarded were 9s. The overall pass rate was 96%. Students, their parents and staff of the College came together this morning to find out GCSE results...

Summer of Fun at Lightwater Valley

3rd August 2022

Make the most of your summer at Lightwater Valley’s summer of fun. ​​​​​​With over 40 rides and attractions for the whole family to enjoy, you’ll find mega adventures around every corner at Lightwater Valley Family Adventure Park. We offer fun for all the family, with new rides...

NEW ADVENTURE TRAIL LAUNCHED AT HIGH FORCE WATERFALL

3rd August 2022

A new exploratory trail has been introduced at a local natural landmark to encourage children to engage with nature and see the benefits of outdoor play. Situated within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Geopark, the new woodland experience forms part of...

New Early Years Head Joins Highfield Pre-School

3rd August 2022

Harrogate Ladies’ College has appointed a new Head of Early Years to further enrich the teaching and learning at Highfield Pre-School, the school’s associated nursery setting.   Kathryn Wilson, who is originally from Ripon, is returning to her Yorkshire roots after a spell teaching...

Yorkshire Based Stockeld Park Launches Playhive

25th July 2022

Stockeld Park, the Wetherby based adventure park has launched their latest creation, the £3.5m Playhive set to open to the public from 23rd July with tickets on sale from 18th June. The Playhive is the brain child of Stockeld Park owners Peter and Susie Grant – who wanted to create...

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Breathtaking live show to be staged on six summer Saturdays

1st July 2022

Kynren – an epic tale of England - returns to its spectacular Bishop Auckland stage this summer, with six Saturday performances from 6th August to 10th September.   The open-air show offers enthralling live summer entertainment which delivers thrills, shocks, tears, laughs, goosebumps...

ALL THAT (FREE) JAZZ AS ST PETER’S SCHOOL & YORK MINSTER UNITE TO PRESENT DUKE ELLINGTON’S MUSIC FROM THE SACRED CONCERTS

28th June 2022

Any service or concert in York Minster is always special but jazz aficionados are in for a real treat on Wednesday 29 June when Duke Ellington’s Music from The Sacred Concerts – a spectacular Jazz Eucharist - will delight the eyes and ears from 5.30-7.15pm. Open to all, with no tickets...

St Wilfrid’s Procession- 30th July Ripon’s big day is back

24th June 2022

Gather all your friends and family and head to the market square from 1.45pm on Saturday 30th July to witness the triumphant return of the St Wilfrid’s procession. With free entertainment from local singers and performers, children’s funfair rides and much more, the procession is reawakening...

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Thirsk Races includes two perfect family days out for your little ones this summer!

22nd June 2022

Throughout Thirsk’s racing season which rolls from early April right through to September, Thirsk stages 15 days of fabulous, competitive flat racing with two perfect family days out for your little ones this summer!   With six race meeting throughout the school holidays, Thirsk offers...

Roller-skate into summer at the new YO1 Beach Club & Roller Rink at York Designer Outlet!

15th June 2022

  Enjoy a taste of the seaside with the all-new roller rink, a beautiful vintage carousel and funfair game stall, a sandy beach and even a boat for kids to play in! Completing the nautical look, there are lobster pots and surfboards, as well as colourful beach huts selling ice creams and...

CEMEX launches educational program to raise awareness of the Circular Economy

6th June 2022

A new educational program for UK schoolchildren has been launched by global building materials supplier CEMEX, aiming to help children better understand and contribute more to sustainable development, through the transition to the Circular Economy and by promoting a responsible and sustainable lifestyle. 'A...

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SUMMER IN FULL BLOOM AT YORK MINSTER VILLAGE

6th June 2022

YORK, 30 MAY 2022: Summer has arrived in full bloom at York Minster. Following its popular winter debut, CMJ Events return with the Minster Village at the majestic South Piazza for the summer, transforming the area into a village green with a colourful spectacle of floral arches, a café and bar,...

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ST PETER’S SCHOOL SCOOPS 17 GOLDS AT WORLD SCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

6th June 2022

St Peter’s Sports Department is proud of its Swim Team who were awarded over 50 medals, including 17 Gold, at the World School Swimming Championships, held at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The amazing haul of 52 medals in total was broken down into 17 Gold, 16 Silver and 19 Bronze. The...

Emotional Resiliance

16th May 2022

  The last few years have been tough on our children, particularly considering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been a global trauma and we are only just starting to see the toll it has taken. For example, nursery settings are being asked to focus upon developing speech and literacy...

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Yorkshire's Epic Indoor Play Centre to Open this Summer

4th May 2022

  The final phase of a £3.5 million project to create one of Europe's biggest indoor children's play centres is underway. The Playhive at Stockeld Park is now set to open in Yorkshire in July 2022. Set in the 2,000-acre Stockeld Estate near Wetherby, the Playhive features...

LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN BECOME RABY REBELS FOR THE AFTERNOON WITH EXCLUSIVE FIRST VISIT TO NEW ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

26th April 2022

    An entire class of students from Cockfield Primary School in Bishop Auckland were the first children in the county to test drive Raby Castle’s much-awaited new playground in the trees, The Plotters’ Forest, before it opens to the public at Easter.     Over...

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SEASON EXTENSION FOR YORKSHIRE'S WINTER WONDERLAND AT MCARTHURGLEN DESIGNER OUTLET YORK!

6th January 2022

The organisers have announced that the popular attraction will extend its season at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York by one week, now closing on Sunday 16th January instead of Sunday 9th January 2022. Since its opening on 19 November, Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland has proved more popular...

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Award-winning Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York experiences most successful opening in 16 years

10th December 2021

York’s favourite festive destination – Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York – is back and better than ever. The popular attraction, which comprises an outdoor rink of real ice, a Santa’s Grotto, as well as a vintage funfair, has returned with...

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Award-winning Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York experiences most successful opening in 16 years

10th December 2021

York’s favourite festive destination – Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York – is back and better than ever. The popular attraction, which comprises an outdoor rink of real ice, a Santa’s Grotto, as well as a vintage funfair, has returned with...

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St Peter’s School noted as top-ranking in The Sunday Times

7th December 2021

 The Sunday Times Parent Power list has once again ranked St Peter’s School, York in the top 100 independent schools in the UK, second across the North of England and the top-ranked independent school in the City of York. St Peter’s School’s ranking for 2022 is based on A...

FIZZY FINN FINDS HIS FEET

1st December 2021

  With its magical blend of vivid story-telling, original music and creative puppetry, you're in for a treat!   Finn is a fidget. His brain is ablaze with an unbreakable buzz that fizzes to his fingers and tickles his toes... or it would do if he could only find his feet. “I...

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It's turning icy at York Designer Outlet as construction begins on Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland!

9th November 2021

There's a chill in the air at York Designer Outlet as construction of York's popular festive event, Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland gets underway.  The Ice Factor outdoor skating rink, vintage funfair and Santa's Grotto make a welcome return to York, opening on Friday 19th November.   The...

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Embrace Your Inner Elf

20th August 2021

  Get the trees up early, don the floppy hat and shoes, and let the festivities begin as Elf The Musical rides into Hull New Theatre with a sleigh full of magic and merriment later this year.   Based on the hit movie starring Will Farrell, this spectacular show sees Christmas come...

Musicport Festival - Friday 22nd Oct 2021, 18:00 – Sunday 24th Oct 2021, 23:00

16th August 2021

    Whitby Pavilion, North Promenade, West Cliff, YO21 3EN www.musicportfestival.com   Musicport in Whitby is a rarity among the country's music festivals this year, in that it hasn't been cancelled.   Organiser Jim McLaughlin said: "We're...

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RYEDALE SCHOOL WINS FIRST SECONDARY SCHOOL ‘GOLD HEALTHY SCHOOLS AWARD’ IN NORTH YORKSHIRE

26th July 2021

    Leading secondary school, Ryedale School in Nawton, has been awarded the Gold Healthy Schools Award for the Active Lives and Emotional Health and Wellbeing by North Yorkshire County Council. The School is the first secondary school in North Yorkshire to be awarded Gold....

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YO1 BEACH CLUB EXTENDS WEEKEND HOURS AND ADDS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR A CHILLED IBIZA VIBE!

21st July 2021

     York's residents and visitors can now head to the beach for fish 'n' chips and a wine or beer, or just soak up the Ibiza vibe, without having to go as far as the coast or endure a traffic jam!  The newly opened YO1 Beach Club is extending its hours and adding...

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HERITAGE RAILWAYS JOIN FORCES FOR NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN #LoveYourRailway

20th July 2021

  Credit. Alison Rawson The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is spearheading a new nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the many heritage railways across the UK, collaborating with over 35 other organisations from as far afield as Cornwall, Suffolk, North Wales, North East Scotland...

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Summer of Fun at Lightwater Valley

16th July 2021

  Lightwater Valley is celebrating a Summer of Fun during the school holidays with a series of brand new themed games and attractions from 19th July to 12th September.   Throughout the holidays, families can enjoy the park’s more than 30 rides and experiences, including the...

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Summer of Fun at Lightwater Valley

16th July 2021

  Lightwater Valley is celebrating a Summer of Fun during the school holidays with a series of brand new themed games and attractions from 19th July to 12th September.   Throughout the holidays, families can enjoy the park’s more than 30 rides and experiences, including the...

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NEW YO1 BEACH CLUB OPENS ON YORK RIVERSIDE!

24th June 2021

 A brand-new summer attraction opens in York today, bringing a touch of beach life to the riverside.  The YO1 Beach Club is a family-friendly space located in Tower Gardens at the foot of Skeldergate Bridge, and is open every day until Sunday 5th September from 9.30am until 6.00pm...

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NEW YO1 BEACH CLUB OPENS ON YORK RIVERSIDE!

24th June 2021

 A brand-new summer attraction opens in York today, bringing a touch of beach life to the riverside.  The YO1 Beach Club is a family-friendly space located in Tower Gardens at the foot of Skeldergate Bridge, and is open every day until Sunday 5th September from 9.30am until 6.00pm...

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NEW YO1 BEACH CLUB OPENS ON YORK RIVERSIDE!

24th June 2021

 A brand-new summer attraction opens in York today, bringing a touch of beach life to the riverside.  The YO1 Beach Club is a family-friendly space located in Tower Gardens at the foot of Skeldergate Bridge, and is open every day until Sunday 5th September from 9.30am until 6.00pm...

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Design Ventura announces the the 2020 winner for the design and enterprise competition

15th June 2021

        Students from Heckmondwike Grammar School from West Yorkshire awarded overall prize     Design Ventura is the annual international design and enterprise competition for schools run by the Design Museum in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s...

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TUTTI FRUTTI // SWEET DREAMS

13th June 2021

  ‘Creative, enchanting and dreamlike’: New audio play set to inspire young imaginations and break the mould of children’s theatre   Leeds-based children’s theatre company Tutti Frutti has launched ‘Sweet Dreams’, its first ever audio play -...

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Family theatre is back at PAC this summer!

11th June 2021

  All the fun of live family theatre will be returning to Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) this August with a big top pantomime extravaganza that’s just right.   Goldilocks and The Three Bears will be performed live on stage by TaleGate Theatre Productions, featuring pop songs,...

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OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERTS ARE HERE AT LAST SEE THEM THE SAFE WAY AT SCAMPSTON HALL – LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS!

4th June 2021

        It seemed a distant dream during the long winter months of lockdown but now glorious summer evenings of great live music with a picnic and a glass in hand are finally here!  Next weekend Sounds in the Grounds returns to the spectacular setting...

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It’s A Musical With Bedknobs On!

4th June 2021

  The magical new musical of Disney’s classic Bedknobs and Broomsticks flies into Hull New Theatre next spring. Enter a world of magic and fantasy from 12 - 16 April, 2022 as the show lands on the stage as part of its first ever tour. The show is packed full of the original songs...

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Let’s Runaway To The Circus

2nd June 2021

Prepare for death defying feats, awe-inspiring acrobatics and breath-taking physical theatre when The 7 Fingers circus stars take over Hull New Theatre’s big top later this year   The companies’ jaw-dropping show Passagers will roll-up on 28 September, 2021 with an unforgettable...

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YORK SPRING FAIR & FOOD FESTIVAL COMES TO YORK RACECOURSE 28 MAY – 6 JUNE 2021

28th May 2021

  York Spring Fair & Food Festival OPENED their event this morning at York Racecourse, with the new Lord Mayor of York Cllr Chris Cullwick and the Town Crier Ben Fry.   Rachael Maskell MP was also in attendance to mark English Tourism Week. Photo credit  : Lisa Stonehouse. Two...

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Your chance to thank an inspirational educator or school on billboards across Yorkshire

26th May 2021

People across Yorkshire are being asked to send in messages to thank schools and members of the education community that they think have gone the extra mile during the pandemic. These messages will then be placed on billboards across the city, to show appreciation and raise awareness of everything...

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SCHOOL ADVOCATES SAFE PATH

26th May 2021

    Leading secondary school, Ryedale School in Nawton, is working with the Ryedale Cycle Forum to promote support for their Crowdfunding project to create a safe path for cyclists and pedestrians on the A170. Approximately 800m long, leading west from Kirkbymoorside CP School and up...

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SCHOOL ADVOCATES SAFE PATH

26th May 2021

    Leading secondary school, Ryedale School in Nawton, is working with the Ryedale Cycle Forum to promote support for their Crowdfunding project to create a safe path for cyclists and pedestrians on the A170. Approximately 800m long, leading west from Kirkbymoorside CP School and up...

Businesses embrace open air opportunities as outdoor performances are confirmed for the summer

26th May 2021

A surge of interest in open air concerts by the general public is driving competition amongst brands to secure lucrative supply deals, according to the organisers of some of North Yorkshire's largest al fresco concerts.  The team behind this summer's musical weekend...

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Horrible Start To Hull’s Half-Term

21st May 2021

    It’s going to be the barmiest bank holiday in Hull, so don’t go anywhere else! Hull New Theatre is kick-starting half-term with a gag-filled gallop through Britain’s nasty past with Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain.   The show will be the second production...

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Celebrate May Half Term At Lightwater Valley

20th May 2021

  Lightwater Valley in Ripon will be open daily this May Half Term giving families the chance to enjoy a well-deserved fun day out from Saturday 29th May – Sunday 6th June 2021.   In line with government guidelines Lightwater Valley's indoor play areas including...

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New Campaign Aims to Create a New Generation of Indiana Jones'

17th May 2021

  Yorkshire-based sister act on a mission to save the world by inspiring the next generation   Yorkshire-based geospatial professionals, Elaine Ball (43) and Elly Ball (33), have today announced the launch of their new Get Kids into Survey global recruitment campaign to help save the...

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Hull New Theatre First In Line To Stick It To The Man

12th May 2021

Tickets for are on sale now at www.hulltheatres.co.uk Hull's 'in the band'! This September the first ever UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's critically acclaimed School of Rock kicks off at Hull New Theatre.   In a major coup for the venue the smash hit musical will rock...

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Camp QE The Ultimate Adventure for Yorkshire's Young Secret Agents this May Half Term

11th May 2021

    Budding spies can join a hub of Secret Agent activity this May Half Term as Camp QE, based at Thorpe Underwood Estate and home of leading Independent School Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate, returns for Spy Week from 1 – 4 June.     As well...

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A-MAZE-ING SUMMER FUN RETURNS TO NORTH YORKSHIRE

19th April 2021

       With the easing of lockdown restrictions, The Great Ryedale Maze (formerly known as The Great Yorkshire Maze) is preparing to make a welcome return to North Yorkshire this summer, following its hugely popular debut in 2020.  Nestled in beautiful...

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Bolton Castle near Leyburn, North Yorkshire: Events 2021  

11th April 2021

  With the gardens at Bolton Castle reopening from 29 March, plans for a season of events are now confirmed.  Set with views across the Wensleydale Valley, the gardens will host events from 1 May with a programme of activities, re-enactment days and outdoor theatre opportunities for all...

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WHO LET THE CREEPS OUT? THE YORK DUNGEON ANNOUNCES SPOOKY WALKING TOUR AROUND THE HISTORICALLY (IN)FAMOUS CITY

9th April 2021

  The darkest history of York will be coming to light this April as The York Dungeon announces its brand-new, frighteningly fun and family friendly city walking tour.   Starting from Friday 16th April 2021, tours will be running Friday to Sunday, with a range of start times throughout...

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It’s About To Get Barmy And Beastly At Hull New Theatre

6th April 2021

    Hull New Theatre embraces Barmy Britain as it joins Dragons and Mythical Beasts in the latest shows to be announced as part of the venue's The Prologue Series: A Covid Safe Season. Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain will stand and deliver a gag-filled gallop through...

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Fundraising champion aims to raise £10,000 and give young carers a break with YHA

6th April 2021

Just one man and his Everest set to go coast-to-coast for Project90     A fundraising champion is hoping to raise a whopping £10,000 to give young carers a much-needed break away with the youth hostelling charity YHA (England & Wales).   To raise the money, YHA’s...

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The North York Moors National Park welcomes responsible visitors

25th March 2021

    The North York Moors National Park Authority is delighted that from Monday 29 March it can once again welcome people to experience its cherished landscapes. However, it is reminding all those that choose to visit the area to act responsibly and with great consideration for the wildlife...

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The North York Moors National Park welcomes responsible visitors

24th March 2021

    The North York Moors National Park Authority is delighted that from Monday 29 March it can once again welcome people to experience its cherished landscapes. However, it is reminding all those that choose to visit the area to act responsibly and with great consideration for the wildlife...

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The Show Will Go On! PAC’s Youth Theatre project extended

23rd March 2021

Following the success of its first series of online drama classes for children Pocklington Arts Centre has announced the continuation of its youth theatre partnership with Thunk-It theatre next month. The all-levels Drama Sessions for Years 2-6 (ages 6-11) will be taking place 10-11am every...

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The Show Will Go On! PAC’s Youth Theatre project extended

23rd March 2021

Following the success of its first series of online drama classes for children Pocklington Arts Centre has announced the continuation of its youth theatre partnership with Thunk-It theatre next month. The all-levels Drama Sessions for Years 2-6 (ages 6-11) will be taking place 10-11am every...

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Lightwater Valley Set to Re-Open in April

18th March 2021

    Lightwater has confirmed it is planning to re-open to visitors on Saturday, 17th April.   In order to manage numbers, and ensure social distancing guidelines are maintained, the North Yorkshire theme park will initially be operating with reduced capacity and all visitors...

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We will be back in schools for May half term!

17th March 2021

We are delighted to announce Primary Times will be back in schools for May half term and we are so looking forward to being back in the children's book bags! If you are a business who would like to target families of 4-11 year old's in North & East Yorkshire then please get in touch. We...

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Bolton Castle near Leyburn, North Yorkshire:          Hurrah - We’re Opening from 29th March!

9th March 2021

  We’re delighted to confirm that our lovely country gardens surrounding Bolton Castle, near Leyburn, North Yorkshire, will re-open on Monday 29th March.  In line with current Government guidelines, we look forward to welcoming visitors to enjoy our gardens, including our maze, vineyard...

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THE WIZARD OF OZ IS COMING TO A VENUE NEAR YOU THIS MAY HALF TERM….Oh yes it is!

2nd March 2021

  USE YOUR BRAIN AND PLUCK UP THE COURAGE TO BOOK A TICKET FOR THE MUCH-LOVED CLASSIC CLOSE TO EVERYONE’S HEART - THE WIZARD OF OZ. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion on a magical adventure to find the Emerald City. This fun-packed pantomime twist on the original...

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Thunk-It Theatre & PAC join forces to create a Youth Theatre

24th February 2021

York based theatre company Thunk-It Theatre and Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) have created a new partnership to bring youth theatre to young people in the East Riding. The all-levels Drama Sessions for Years 2-6 (ages 6-11) will be taking place 10-11am every Sunday during term time (on zoom, until...

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Pocklington Art Centre brings magic of free live theatre to families in lockdown

15th February 2021

PAC brings magic of free live theatre to families in lockdown   Families can enjoy the magic of live theatre for free from the safety of their own homes thanks to the next of online streaming event from Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) this February half term. Once again families who access...

Supermarket vouchers for families eligible for free school meals

15th January 2021

Arrangements remain in place to ensure children and young people in receipt of free school meals receive nutritional lunches. When schools closed to all pupils except children of critical workers and vulnerable students, arrangements were put in place to provide lunches to those eligible for school...

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Announcing the Pixo Pillow; The Homeschool accessory you didn't know you needed…

7th January 2021

  Announcing the Pixo Pillow; The Homeschool accessory you didn't know you needed…     As the nation's parent community have found themselves back in the throes of homeschooling with no clear end in sight, Armadillo sun (the beanbag experts) is here...

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Keeping kids active, the Plum Play Uk way

7th January 2021

Generational Play Plum Play was founded by Jonathan and Diane Schaffer in 1988, they balanced their time running a successful family business and enjoying their three young children. They knew by keeping their children active it would help their imaginations run wild. Their son Paul Schaffer...

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The Magic Hatter Presents The Night Before Christmas Online

12th December 2020

  The Magic Hatter Presents The Night Before Christmas Online Looking to recapture the MAGIC this Christmas? How about a digital Magic Hatter festive family magic show inspired by The Night Before Christmas! A great alternative to panto, packed with festive fun…   “Definitely...

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NIGHTFALL 2020 ONLINE – THE STARS GUIDE YOU HOME; FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

10th November 2020

NIGHTFALL 2020 ONLINE – THE STARS GUIDE YOU HOME; FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW NIGHTFALL 2020 ONLINE – THE STARS GUIDE YOU HOME; FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW Stellar Projects bring families, a VERY special star-studded online edition of their annual outdoor Nightfall event, The Stars...

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BELLWAY DIGS DEEP TO DEVELOP GREEN FINGERS AT KINGS MILL SCHOOL

3rd November 2020

BELLWAY DIGS DEEP TO DEVELOP GREEN FINGERS AT KINGS MILL SCHOOL Green fingered pupils at Kings Mills School in Driffield will be enjoying a busy new term in the garden after the Yorkshire division of national homebuilder, Bellway Homes, donated several tonnes of topsoil. Green fingers –...

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Chapter House Preparatory School and King's Magna Middle School Open Evening MONDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2020 – FROM 4PM

30th October 2020

Chapter House Preparatory School and King's Magna Middle School Open Evening MONDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2020 – FROM 4PM We warmly invite you to our Chapter House and King's Magna Open Evening, for children from 3 months old to Year 9.   This virtual event will provide an opportunity...

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LTE Music Smart Watchphone for Next-Gen Kids and World’s First Bone Conduction Wireless Headphones for Kids

28th October 2020

LTE Music Smart Watchphone for Next-Gen Kids and World’s First Bone Conduction Wireless Headphones for Kids 27th Oct, Singapore – myFirst release two new child tech devices; the 4G LTE Music Smart Watchphone, myFirst Fone R1, and the world’s first Bone Conduction...

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Father Christmas brings Festive Fun to Junction this December

20th October 2020

Father Christmas brings Festive Fun to Junction this December Offering some much needed festive fun after a challenging year, panto favourites TaleGate Theatre return to Junction with family musical Father Christmas Needs a Wee from Friday 18 December! Adapted from Nicholas Allan’s original...

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Spooky Goings On at Bolton Castle

16th October 2020

Spooky Goings On at Bolton Castle Come and enjoy a spooky Halloween at award winning Bolton Castle, near Leyburn, from Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st October Included in the usual admission price, we’re offering a range of fun experiences suitable for the whole family to blow away those cobwebs...

See preview of Earth Photo finalists in Dalby Forest

16th October 2020

See preview of Earth Photo finalists in Dalby Forest Forestry England is offering the chance to see a selection of prints of the Earth Photo finalists’ work at a limited exhibition in Dalby Forest from 17 October to 31 December, ahead of the winners being announced in December.   Earth...

See preview of Earth Photo finalists in Dalby Forest

16th October 2020

See preview of Earth Photo finalists in Dalby Forest Forestry England is offering the chance to see a selection of prints of the Earth Photo finalists’ work at a limited exhibition in Dalby Forest from 17 October to 31 December, ahead of the winners being announced in December.   Earth...

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Take a stroll through Great Little Trading Company's new Autumn range featuring woodland wonders, intergalactic accessories, and lots of exciting treasures to help you create a happy home

7th October 2020

First look at NEW arrivals for Autumn Take a stroll through Great Little Trading Company's new Autumn range featuring woodland wonders, intergalactic accessories, and lots of exciting treasures to help you create a happy home   Great Little Trading Company's (GLTC) small, passionate,...

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Rubik’s Box of Magic Tricks.

1st October 2020

Rubik’s Box of Magic Tricks. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the world-famous Rubik’s Cube, Marvin’s Magic has joined forces with Rubik’s to create a stunning box of magic tricks. Marvin’s Magic have partnered with Rubik's to celebrate the 40th anniversary...

Supporting your children in their return to school

24th September 2020

By Kirsty Lilley, Mental Health Specialist at CABA, the wellbeing charity The majority of children and young people have been away from their schools since lockdown, therefore it is unsurprisingly that they may be feeling anxious or worried about returning to ‘normality’. There...

Famous faces to help primary pupils back to school with BBC Live Lessons

14th September 2020

Footballers Theo Walcott and Georgia Stanway kick off the new term. His Dark Materials-themed lesson features young star Lewin Lloyd (Roger Parslow). Following on from its successful home schooling initiative, Bitesize Daily, BBC Education continues to support pupils and teachers throughout...

Butterflies and birds fill the Coppergate sky for the last Brollywalk of 2020

28th August 2020

Butterflies and birds fill the Coppergate sky for the last Brollywalk of 2020   The summer holidays may be coming to an end, but the skies above the Coppergate Centre in York are displaying blue skies, butterflies and birds in the final display of suspended umbrellas for 2020 – the...

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BECOME A YOUNG AMBASSADOR FOR OUR PETS: NATIONAL PET MONTH LAUNCHES SEARCH

7th April 2020

BECOME A YOUNG AMBASSADOR FOR OUR PETS: NATIONAL PET MONTH LAUNCHES SEARCH National Pet Month – April 1 – May 10, 2020: Help UK Pet Charities And Rescues with the #NPMOnline Challenge National Pet Month launches this week (April 1-May 10) and is on the look-out for young UK pet fans...

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Scarborough Museums Trust takes Easter family fun online!

6th April 2020

Scarborough Museums Trust is taking its fun Easter activities online this year. The Trust has had to suspend its usual drop-in activities at the Rotunda Museum, Scarborough Art Gallery and Woodend this year, so is making them available via its website (www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.com) and social media....

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KIDS AT HOME? ‘ONLINE OCEANS’ LAUNCHES JUST IN TIME TO SAVE PARENTS (AND THE OCEAN)

2nd April 2020

To help parents manage the new reality of weeks at home with the kids, Ocean Wise Conservation Association has launched a free online ocean literacy resource called Online Oceans, bringing all that is ocean to families around the world. The new site includes ocean-inspired crafts, activities, DIY...

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Homeschooling tips from children's author & founder of The Storymakers Club

1st April 2020

Ideas to help with home-schooling... & 5 tips to help children come up with a story ideas By Nikki Young The rapid spread of the coronavirus has meant events moving very quickly indeed. I think we all knew, deep down, that schools would close eventually, but I don't know about you, I thought...

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Latest updates for residents

27th March 2020

Stay up to date with the latest news, services and information from East Riding. The council is doing all it can to maintain the most essential and high-priority services as it deals with the impacts of COVID-19 and is prioritising resources on where they are needed most. To find out...

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Keeping children safe when schools are closed

23rd March 2020

NCB supports the momentous decision to keep schools and childcare settings running only for vulnerable children and the children of key workers. We now urge the Government to provide the resources and the clarity required to limit the damage of that closure, so together we can do our utmost to...

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Emergency consultant provides guide to help parents understand fevers in their children

2nd January 2020

Tis the season of coughs, snuffles and viruses so Hull’s emergency team have produced a handy guide if your child develops a high temperature over the next few weeks. The 10 facts guide will be posted on Facebook and Twitter by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust over the coming days...

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Love trees and the environment?

12th November 2019

Love trees and the environment? There aren’t many industries planting trees these days, but the paper industry plants and grows far more than it consumes. As the most recycled product in the world paper remains one of the more environmentally friendly products due to its ability to be recycled...

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