Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Pickering Walking Festival 2010.

Between 16 – 18 April 2010 Pickering will play host to its first Walking Festival which it is hoped will become an annual event.

Over the weekend there will be walks ranging from 1½ to 15 miles to suit all fitness levels. The escorted walks are a mix of circular and linear, making use of the excellent Coastliner bus service on the Saturday and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on the Sunday.

For all walks registration is at the Black Swan Hotel in Pickering. The cost of walks range from £2 to £11 per person, some include transport.

For further details of walks and of the evening entertainment click here.

Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley, North Yorkshire Spring Exhibition

On Friday 12th March the Spring Exhibition opens at the Saltbox Gallery in Helmsley with a display of paintings by Claire West

The Spring exhibition is a celebration of colour and seeks to explore the boundaries and freedom of painting. Claire is an exciting artist who juxtaposes unusual colours, in her paintings of nature, to create refreshing and uplifting artworks.

The Saltbox Gallery offers contemporary art and fine crafts and is situated in the centre of the pretty market town of Helmsley

Let's go fly a kite in North Yorkshire.

Join the forestry team at the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre near Pickering in North Yorkshire to try your hand at making kites and if successful, flying them.

The event takes place on Sunday 14 March from 10.00 – 12.00. All ages are welcome. A fee of £3 applies.

For further details about Dalby Forest click here.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

See Peter Rabbit and friends at Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire

At the National Trusts Nunnington Hall in North Yorkshire is a display of original water colours and drawings by one of history's greatest and most popular authors and illustrators, Beatrix Potter.

The exhibition starts on 27 February 2010 and is included in the normal admission charge for the house.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Jorvik Viking Festival in York

The 25th Jorvik Viking Festival takes place in York from 13th – 25th February 2010.
Events take place in locations throughout the centre of this beautiful city.

The action packed week of events offers something for everyone. The diverse activities include readings, music, re-enactments on the battlefields, boat burning, art and crafts, combat through the ages, music, film’s and theatre. Additional highlights for children include play fighting, special face painting, story telling and creating beards for the annual best beard competition.

For further details about the Jorvik Viking Festival click here.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

A skipping we will go in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

The girls and I are already licking our lips at the thought of all those pancakes on Shrove Tuesday here at Flamborough Rigg cottage B&B near Pickering in North Yorkshire.

Phil and Caroline have decided that we will need all the exercise we can get that day and plan to take us along to the Skipping Festival at South Bay Sea Front, Scarborough.

This wonderful and quirky, low key event has been taking place to celebrate Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough since 1903. Families will turn up informally to skip on the afternoon of 16 February. The road along the foreshore will be closed off between noon and 17.00 to allow people to skip safely.

I wonder if any other dogs will be joining in. Lily and I are going to practice up and down the lane so we don’t embarrass ourselves on the big day.

The Forestry Commission starts a major tree planting initiative across North Yorkshire.

In an effort to replace trees that have been harvested for timber, to help broaden wildlife habitats and also making good loses sustained during storms in 2005, the Forestry Commission plans to plant 400,000 trees across North Yorkshire over the next four months.

The forest workers will hand-plant the 400,000 trees on 390 acres in Langdale Forest, near Pickering, Ingleby Greenhow, near Stokesley, Gilling, near Helmsley, Sneaton, near Whitby and Harwood Dale, north of Scarborough.

Learn about Animals Intuition in North Yorkshire

Another great family activity by the Forestry Commission, this time they invite you to learn more about our native animals. Join Marie from Animals Intuition to discover the world of reptiles, mammals and minibeasts, includes handling animals.

The event meeting place is the Dalby Forest Visitors Centre in North Yorkshire.

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Wednesday 2 June 2010
Thursday 28 October 2010

10.30am until 12.00pm and 1.00pm until 2.30pm.

Booking is essential. Suitable for anyone 5 years of age or over. Tickets are £6 per person.

Landscape and photography exhibition - Masters of Light

The North Yorkshire Moors National Park are presenting an exhibition of inspiring landscape and contemporary photography of the North York Moors and northern England by local professional photographers Mike Kipling, John Devlin and Brian Jobson.

Date: 12th Feb 2010 - 22nd Feb 2010

Venue: Sutton Bank National Park Centre, 11.00am - 4.00pm