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Norton-on-Derwent

Norton is the gateway to the Yorkshire Wolds, renowned for its olde worldlye charm and unspoilt tranquillity, with top attractions like Wolds Lavender and Scampston Hall on the doorstep.

It’s also passionate about horses: once home to chariot-driving Celts, today it’s celebrated racehorse country. You can go behind-the-scenes at local racing each September during the annual Festival of Racing, watch horses training on the thrilling wold-top gallops, or enjoy your own exhilarating ride or ramble through Ride Yorkshire.

And if that’s not exhilarating enough, there’s nearby Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo - a fantastic family day out with over 100 rides, shows and attractions, and over 140 species of animals in the zoo.

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Infinite Texture

Justine Warner Exhibition

Malton (5 miles, 8 km)

Tue 16 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition of work by local mixed-media and textile artist Justine Warner.

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Pickering Market is held every Monday in the Market Place and is popular with both locals and tourists.

Thornton-le-Dale Acoustic at the Buck Inn

Thornton le Dale Acoustic

Scarborough (8 miles, 12 km)

Tue 23 Oct 2018

The monthly Thornton-le-Dale Acoustic night will be on the 4th Tuesday of the month as usual so that's this coming Tuesday 25thm September at 8.00 pm at the Buck Inn.

Pirates V Zombies

Halloween at Castle Howard

York (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Join us at Castle Howard this October half term for a Halloween experience like no other. The House and Grounds have be taken over by a gang of ghostly pirates and ghoulish zombies and they're on the lookout for new recruits!

Children's Pumpkin Hunt & Halloween Experience

Children's Pumpkin Hunt & Halloween Experience

Bridlington (9 miles, 15 km)

Sat 27 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Join us during the half term for a day of fun and frights for all the family with our 'Petrifying Pumpkin Trail' in the Walled Garden from the 27th October - 4th November.

Halloween Train 2018

Halloween Train 2018

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 27 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Start: 27th October, 2018 at 6:00pm

Fossil at Beck Isle Museum

Fossil Hunters

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Be a dinosaur detective for the day and discover more about fossils.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets and in December it’s our Christmas Special!

Moment of Silence at Pickering Parish Church

Moment of Silence

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Sun 11 Nov 2018

Pickering’s Parish Church are making preparations now for a special art installation around the Town’s War Memorial, in church.

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

York (9 miles, 15 km)

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Discover the Hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the Georgian era to the war years and after.

Christmas Light Stwich On at Pickering

Christmas Light Switch On

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 1 Dec 2018

For a small town, Pickering makes a big deal out of its Christmas Lights switch on, with a special celebratory event held each year, packed with music and family friendly, festive entertainment.

Christmas Wreath & Garland Making - Scampston Hall

Christmas Wreath & Garland Making

Malton (5 miles, 8 km)

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Join Liz Wattrus to learn how to create a beautiful wreath for your door and garland for your mantelpiece.

Distillation of the Lavender usually takes place t

Lavender Harvest & Distillation 2019

Malton (5 miles, 8 km)

Thu 1 Aug - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Distillation of the Lavender usually takes place throughout August. The distillery allows the precious oil stored within the lavender plants to be separated and collected.