Thursday, 3 June 2010

North York Moors - Cycling weekend

Cyclists of all abilities are converging on North Yorkshire this weekend for a weekend of amazing cycling. The meeting place is the Sutton Bank National Park Centre near Thirsk.

On Saturday 5th June there are three off road routes, making the most of the spectacular countryside, of between 15 and 30 miles.

On Sunday 6th June the routes are along quiet country roads and lanes with several climbs up hills and droping into valleys.

Four routes are on offer: Fun – 12 miles, Short – 30 miles, Medium – 60 miles, Long – 90 miles

Don’t forget your helmets!

To register and for more information click here.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Dalby Forest boat race.

The arts and crafts team at the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre in North Yorkshire are inviting children to join them on Thursday 3 June 2010 to design and build a boat from recycled materials. They will then head outside to test them in the stream.

They are holding two sessions: 10.00am until 12.00pm or 1.00pm until 3.00pm

For further details click here.

Staithes Gallery Delights again.

Staithes Gallery, North Yorkshire are once again featuring an exciting exhibition, this time the work of Paul and Chris Czainski.

Paul's highly-skilled, often a little off-beat artworks, deliver a gently surrealist twist to the absolute mastery of his craft that he demonstrates over and over again in deceptively real paintings on both traditional and quirky post-modern themes.

Chris's work uses beach finds and scavenged materials to create images that are quite wonderful - in the sense that they stimulate wonder: wonder about the images themselves, but also about the materials used to make them.

Rockpool dipping at Runswick, North Yorkshire.

We have just returned from Runswick Bay on the North Yorkshire coast where we have been dipping our noses into rock pools with the lovely people at the North York Moors National Park Authority.

I am not sure if they appreciated all of our input but we had a brilliant afternoon splashing around with the children in search of crabs, star fish and sea monsters.

Lily has returned with a sore nose after getting a little too close to a small crab…………..