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Pickering

Pickering is Yorkshire’s time-travelling capital, home to the world-famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway, with its iconic 24-mile steam trains journey, and ‘Harry Potter’ train station, ‘Hogsmeade’.
 
An annual highlight is the Pickering Wartime Weekend in October, where the entire town turns the clock back to the 1940s in the largest festival of its kind in Britain. There’s also living history museum Beck Isle Museum, the towering ruins of Pickering Castle (English Heritage), and in the local church are magnificent wall paintings considered to be a masterpiece of European medieval art. Not surprisingly, Pickering’s shopping experience has a distinctly vintage flavour, including the North’s premier Antique Centre, and tea-rooms specialising in traditional recipes.

With the North York Moors and Dalby Forest on the doorstep, Pickering is also a great base for outdoor adventure with shops, bike hire, and some of the region’s leading guides and adventure experts including Forest Holidays, Trailblazer and Gone Mountain Biking.

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What's on near Pickering

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering (0 miles, 0 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.

Railway Adventure

Railway Adventure

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Create memorable experiences this summer holiday (21 July - 2 September) with the whole family!

Children taking part in a craft activity

Beck Isle Museum Summer Fun

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Drop in craft activities suitable for all the family.

The Lavender Harvest and Distillation

Lavender Harvest & Distillation

Malton (8 miles, 12 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.

NYM Chamber Music Festival

Idyll - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Pickering (0 miles, 0 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.

Mouse tea party

Summer Storytime

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Storytime session for the under 5s with a focus on holiday and seaside stories.

Sports Day

Family Sports Day

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Join us for a fun filled day at this Dalby Sports Event. We will be showcasing a range of sports that you can get involved with, in the past these have included:

Harry Potter family fun

Harry Potter Family Fun

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug 2018

There’ll be something a little bit magical going on in Goathland…

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground

Pickering (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground (opposite 'Steam & Moorland').

Tikk's Thai Kitchen

Street Food Sundays

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Street Food Sunday's are back for 2018 but with now two events each month from June through to August! Malton's alfresco summer lunch party. Think deckchairs, craft beer, jugs of Pimm's, fab music and serious street food.

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground

Pickering (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 26 Aug 2018

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground (opposite 'Steam & Moorland').

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground

Pickering (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 27 Aug 2018

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground (opposite 'Steam & Moorland').

Thornton-le-Dale

Thornton le Dale Acoustic

Scarborough (2 miles, 4 km)

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Come and sing (with or without accompaniment), play tunes, recite poetry or just come and listen.

Spinner outside Beck Isle Museum

Traditional Craft Day

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Craft demonstration around the museum

Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally at Scampston Hall

Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 1 - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Includes Traction Engines, Tractor Pulling, Eagle & Vulture Show, Stage Show with Dancers and Singers, Classic Cars, Vintage Motorcycles, Commercials, Classic Tractors, Military Section, Vintage and Modern Fairground and more...

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground

Pickering (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 1 Sep 2018

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground (opposite 'Steam & Moorland').

Hutton le Hole

Hutton le Hole Car Boot

Kirkbymoorside (7 miles, 11 km)

Sun 2 Sep 2018

There are a number of Car Boot Sales in Hutton le Hole on Sundays. The venue is in a lovely setting. The boot sale car park is very handy for the shops in the village and Ryedale Folk Museum. Buyers - from 8 am.

Pickering Car Boot

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground

Pickering (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 2 Sep 2018

Pickering Car Boot - adjacent to the Showground (opposite 'Steam & Moorland').

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 8 Sep 2018

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

Malton Harvest Food Festival 2018

Malton Harvest Food Festival

Malton (8 miles, 12 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.