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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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What's on near Norton

2019 Pullman Dining Services Now Available!

NYMR - Afternoon Tea

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Tue 12 Feb - Sat 31 Aug 2019

We are very pleased to announce that our 2019 Pullman Dining Services are now available. Due to the popularity of our dining trains, advance booking is essential. To avoid disappointment book online at

Nest Fest at Nunnington Hall

Nest Fest

York (9 miles, 15 km)

Sat 23 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Head outdoors to follow the ‘Hetty the hibernating hedgehog’ trail, and get ready for spring by making a bird box or building a bug hotel for the smallest of critters in your garden.

Fossil Hunters at the Beck Isle Museum

Fossil Hunters

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Do you fancy being a dinosaur detective? Take part in our family fun activities and find out about fossils, search for clues in the ground and learn more about dinosaurs.

WW2 Living History Weekend

WW2 Living History Weekend - Axis-Allied

Malton (1 miles, 2 km)

Sat 2 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

The Axis-Allied living history group will be on site over the weekend, helping to enhance the 1940s theme, allowing visitors to get up close to uniforms, clothing and kit of the period.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets running on the second Saturday of every month from February through to the two day Christmas Food & Gift Market in December.

Ryedale Festival 2019

Ryedale Festival Spring Weekend

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Mar 2019

Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire.

Murder Mystery Evening at Sandburn Hall

Murder Mystery Evening

York (10 miles, 16 km)

Fri 15 Mar 2019

"This should be the happiest day of their lives as they have just been married at St Oswald’s church, but they are worried that their respective families may not be capable of getting through the reception without physical violence.

John Rutter at St. Peters Church

Come and Sing with John Rutter (Ryedale Festival)

Malton (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Come and join one of the world's most popular composers and conductors for a fabulous day of singing!

Aleksey and Inna at Birdsall House

Aleksey Semenenko and Inna Firsova

Malton (4 miles, 7 km)

Sun 17 Mar 2019

The Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko has been widely praised for his spellbinding virtuosity and passionate commitment.

Willow Obelisk and Dragonfly event

Willow Obelisk and Dragonfly

Malton (5 miles, 8 km)

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Come and make your own willow obelisk and dragonfly to support plants and enhance your garden.

Easter at Castle Howard

The Great Castle Howard Easter Egg Hunt

York (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 13 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Keep the whole family entertained with an Easter Egg Hunt around the grounds of Castle Howard.

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.

Tribfesters always look amazing!

Tribfest Music Festival

Bridlington (9 miles, 15 km)

Thu 15 - Sun 18 Aug 2019

Tribfest is the summer's biggest tribute band music festival in the world! Now in its 13th year! Launched in 2007, Tribfest gives everyone an affordable, family friendly, fun packed weekend away.

Farndale Show

Farndale Show

Kirkbymoorside (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 26 Aug 2019

The 112th annual exhibition of: cattle, sheep, poultry, pigeons, rabbits, farm & dairy produce, flowers, vegetables, children’s classes, industrial classes, art, hound & terrier show, pet dogs, gun dogs, hunters, ponies & pony gymkhana.