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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 to do



What's on near Norton

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 8 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

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

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

Mat Collishaw Exhibition

York (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Castle Howard is delighted to host an exhibition by one of the UK's leading contemporary artists, Mat Collishaw.

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering (6 miles, 10 km)

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Pickering Car Boot

Spring flowers at Beck Isle Museum

Springtime Storytime

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Thu 26 Apr 2018

Storytime for the under 5s with a focus on springtime stories.

Malton Gin Festival

Malton Gin Festival

Malton (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 27 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

A huge selection of Gins from all across the UK and further afield. Gin tastings, gin events, gin talks and much more. Malton Gin Festival is run by the larger than life Jim McMillan, owner of Malton's specialist gin shop.

Tour de Yorkshire

Stage 3 - Tour de Yorkshire 2018

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 5 May 2018

Tour de Yorkshire is once again set to storm across our county on 3 - 6 May 2018

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 5 - Mon 7 May 2018

Explore 'Behind the Scenes' at one of the most popular heritage railway lines, where you will be able to take a sneaky peek at the areas we usually have closed.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 12 May 2018

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

Beertown 2018

Beertown 2018

Malton (1 miles, 1 km)

Thu 17 May 2018

BEERTOWN is Malton's Craft Beer Celebration, turning the town into a 'Theatre of Beer' - with over 60 of the most exciting beers from the best breweries in the UK and beyond.

Ashton Merrygold - 2nd June

Party in the Park: Ashton Merrygold

Malton (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 2 Jun 2018


Robert Fuller Gallery

Summer Wildlife Art Exhibition

Malton (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 9 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Robert Fuller Gallery is located in elegantly restored farm buildings deep in the Yorkshire Wolds landscape.

Swanning Around

Swanning Around

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Jun 2018

Do you love beer, gin, food and festivals? Well, Swanning Around is exactly what you need as we have combined them all into one fun filled weekend!

Ryedale Book Festival

Ryedale Book Festival - Malton

Malton (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 30 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

With high profile figures in the world of poetry and children's literature, there will be a full line up of events, workshops and lectures, as well as children's crafts and a Poetry Promenade.

Ryedale Show

The Ryedale Show

Kirkbymoorside (1 miles, 1 km)

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in in the Ryedale Show. The Ryedale show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment with some wonderful retail therapy as well!

The Lavender Harvest and Distillation

Lavender Harvest & Distillation

Malton (5 miles, 8 km)

Wed 1 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

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.


Thornton-le-Dale Show

Pickering (8 miles, 12 km)

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Enjoy another really great family day out at the 99th Thornton le Dale Show

NYM Chamber Music Festival

Idyll - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Pickering (8 miles, 13 km)

Sun 12 - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.

Malton Harvest Food Festival 2018

Malton Harvest Food Festival

Malton (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Malton Harvest Food Festival is a celebration of Yorkshire’s finest produce and cooking with an emphasis on autumn and late summer produce.

Eden Camp All Services Parade

Eden Camp All Services Parade

Malton (1 miles, 2 km)

Sun 9 Sep 2018

Eden Camp All Services Parade The largest gathering of veterans in the North of England.