Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Star Inn the City, York

Whilst enjoying a demonstration given by Andrew Pern in his kitchen at The Star Inn, Harome recently, Phil and Caroline were excited to hear about the progress of The Star Inn the City: This is Andrew's new restaurant on the river bank in the centre of York. From the photos they said it looks stunning, with plenty of outside tables to make the most of the location and the views too. Having checked that it is now open it sounds as though they are making plans for lunch this next week (perhaps an inside table in this weather though!) The only problem is that with Andrew (and The Star Inn the City's head chef Matt) the food will be so good that there will be no chance of any leftovers in a doggy-bag for us...but we live in hope!

Lily x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Chills and Thrills Halloween Spectacular - Castle Howard

30 October 2013

Castle Howard will host its first ever Halloween event when the magnificent grounds of the historic house are transformed into a spooky wonderland for a family friendly ‘Chills and Thrills’ spectacular. Walk the flare lit path and catch glimpses of the house and statues rising out of the mist before encountering the headless horseman and his flame bearing guards amongst the trees. The fire damaged South East wing will be brought to life by our spine-chilling story tellers, whilst terror face painters and magic mirrors will transform you into a frightening sight this Halloween.
The ‘Horses of Halloween’ grand finale will see Yorkshire based Atkinson Action Horses, who have appeared in productions including War Horse, The King’s Speech and Wuthering Heights, perform death defying stunts and breathtaking displays with fire and explosions. Fire eaters and stilt walkers will appear from the darkness and owls, toads and creepy crawlies will take up residence in the eerie grounds of Castle Howard this Halloween,
There’ll be prizes for the most ghoulish costume and best carved pumpkin too. 
Tickets are on sale now and cost £15 for adults, £10 for concessions and Under 5s go free. Gates open at 4.30pm with tasty Halloween treats on offer throughout the evening. |
Castle Howard Estate Limited
Castle Howard
York, YO60 7DA
Tel:       +44 01653 648444

Autumn Arrives...

Seed Gathering Season, Dalby Forest, Pickering
When: 01 October 2013 - 31 October 2013
Call in at the Visitor Centre for instructions and equipment to collect seeds from around the forest. |   
Times & Prices
Opening times:
01 October 2013 - 31 October 2013,
Prices from: No charge (except Parking)

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre
Low Dalby
Pickering, YO18 7LT
Tel:       +44 01751 460295