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The countryside of Yorkshire has acquired the common nickname of "God's Own County". Yorkshire includes the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, and part of the Peak District National Park.


Local Events 2019

Below are our hand picked choices for Skirlington Leisure guests in 2019




Dinostar - Hull's Dinosaur Experience

Dinostar - Hull's Dinosaur Experience - 24th July to 1st September

Visit Dinostar - Hull's Dinosaur Experience - the exciting, interactive dinosaur museum. A children's museum with dinosaurs! Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull, Triceratops bones you can touch and our interactive Sand Box where you can build a volcano!

Dinosaurs you can see, touch, hear and even smell! Hull's own natural history museum. Ideal for children of all ages!

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Yum! Food Festival - Hull City Centre

Yum! Food Festival - Hull City Centre 9th & 10th August 2019

Yum Food Festival Hull city centre. 2 days of fresh local produce and tasty street food around the Rose Bowl and Queens Gardens.

With over 70 stalls of delicious hot and cold food, a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks, as well as free children’s entertainment ranging from face painting to cupcake decorating and healthy cookery classes.

Whether you want something to eat or drink ‘on the go’, to sit and savour your food in our picnic area, or to stock up on an array of exciting ingredients to make your own dishes at home, Yum! is the place to be.

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Filey Food Festival 2019

The Filey International Food Festival 2019

Filey Evron Centre 10th - 11th August

Eat Yorkshire and the Filey Evron Centre present Filey International Food Festival. A foodies delight with the likes of artisan pates, homemade cakes, gluten free food, fresh seafood, artisan chocolates, Yorkshire gin and vodka, real ale, prosecco bars and many more!

Please note that baby changing facilities are located in the public toilets adjacent to the Concert Hall

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Whitby Regatta

Whitby Regatta 2019

The Whitby Regatta 2019, is to be held on the 10th, 11th & 12th August, which gives you a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment as published in the official programme, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display.

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BBC Countryfile Live at Castle Howard 2019

15th - 18th August 2019

Join your favourite Countryfile presenters! Plus Brian Turner and his celebrity chef friends who will be cooking up a storm in our Countryfile Kitchen Theatre, whilst a packed programmes of talks featuring your favourite TV personalities and friends of BBC Countryfile will be taking place in theatres around the show.

Countryfile Live loves dogs and there’ll be a packed schedule of demonstrations over at the Dog Lovers’ Arena for you and your furry friends to enjoy.

You can also shop Great British Crafts or just sit back and relax with a drink in our very own Craven Arms.

There’s so many activities for the family too!  Enjoy boat rides, family fishing, foraging, tree climbing, bug hotel building, mud pie making, maypole dancing and more – all against the stunning backdrop of Castle Howard.

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Whitby Folk Week 2019


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Whitby Folk Week 2019 at Whitby Town

From 17th August 2019

We have lined up a series of extra special events for you this year. Come along to experience several unique and spellbinding events where you can choose from over 300 concerts over seven days spread across 50 venues and over 100 fantastic concert artists ready to entertain you.

Dance until you drop. We have Ceilidhs for everybody led by some of Englands best callers. Family ceilidhs, late night ceilidhs, Playford dances, themed ceilidhs, the Northumbrian ceilidh, the Contra ceilidh. Take your pick!

Try your hand at anything from Melodeon to Medieval Dance, Banjo to Border, or join the Festival Orchestra. We endeavour to cater for all skill levels and abilities. Perform your new found skills at the Workshop Showcase in our main venue, the SPA pavillion.Your season ticket covers all this and plenty more.

The young’uns are the future of our festival. Drop them off at the ‘Kids club’ with Ray & Bev Langton or while you go and see a concert or two. Or see your kids transform a folk tale into a piece of drama at our ‘Children in Performance’ club. We have something amazing for the young’uns almost all day, every day.

Whitby Folk Week is great fun for youths and teenagers. This year we have Yoof Club with Bryony & Will (working with dance teams and artists), a 3-day ceilidh band workshop for teenagers, and a special youth ceilidh with Polkaworks.

During the week, Whitby’s best pubs and clubs are jam packed with music sessions and singarounds of all genres. Whether you’re a beginner Irish fiddle player or a seasoned sea shanty singer, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect session for you.

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Sledmere Music Festival 2019

Tribfest, the world's biggest tribute music festival! - 18th August 2019

Sledmere House, Sledmere, Driffield, East Yorkshire, Y025 3XG

With amazing tribute bands travelling to East Yorkshire from all over the world, first class entertainment and delicious food we promise to bring you the best tribute festival ever! This year Tribfest Music Festival was voted best entertainment and leisure venue in East Yorkshire 2018 -2020 (Best Bar None Awards)

With 170 Acts including Comedy, Unsigned, Acoustic, Under 20s, Kidzone, Silent Disco, VIP big top, and 2 Bars with the new Gin Bar plus the best food stalls in the UK, it is the festival to be at! So... If you're looking for a family friendly music festival that doesn't take itself too seriously, then you're in the right place!

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Bridlington Vintage Fair

Bridlington Vintage Fair 

25th August - 10:00am to 4:00pm

50 Stalls of Pure Vintage, Live Entertainment, Hair Salon, Naafi Cafe, Vintage Tea Room, Social Dancing Area, Dedicated Hi-Fi Room, Punch & Judy Shows, Free Workshops, Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes. (Assistance Dogs Only Allowed)

Proud to Support Cancer Research, our dedicated charity.

Admission: £3 / Conc's £2.50 / U12s FREE.

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Goldwing Light Parade - Saturday 7th September 2019

The Scarborough GoldWing Light Parade - the UK’s best Glittering GoldWing weekend ever returns in September  There is a Goldwings Preview on West Pier between 10 am and 4 pm. At 8.00pm, the dazzling GoldWings will parade along Scarborough’s North and South Bays promenades to the delight of thousands of spectators who now turn up especially to see this brilliantly illuminated spectacle Finishing the day off with a Fireworks Display on South Bay Beach at 9.15 pm... and it’s all in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


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P1 Powerboat Championship

P1 returns to Scarborough’s beautiful South Bay in September, for the  SuperStock UK Championship finale!

The North Yorkshire coast will be the final P1 SuperStock destination at the beginning of September as Scarborough hosts a championship round for a third successive year. With its historic harbour and castle headland, the town’s South Bay offers a natural amphitheatre for racing and for spectators.

South Bay, Scarborough


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Whitby Goth Festival.

Festival: 25th-27th October 2019

Over the past few decades, Whitby has become synonymous with goth culture with its biannual Goth Festival bringing fans of the darker side of life flocking to the town. This October's Goth Weekend will also see Whitby Pavilion host the first Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival, which will comprise of bands, film, theatre and markets over three days from 26th to 28th October.

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Car Shows In East Yorkshire 2019

There is a huge array of car and motor shows across the region. Whether you like classic convertibles, hot rods, Morris Minors or American muscle cars, there's something to get you revved up this summer with lots of classic car events throughout the region. Details will be posted here as they become available.



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