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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

2019 Pullman Dining Services Now Available!

NYMR - Afternoon Tea

Pickering (0 miles, 0 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 nymr.co.uk/pullman

2019 Pullman Dining Services Now Available!

NYMR - Pullman Dining Services Now Available!

Pickering (0 miles, 0 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 nymr.co.uk/pullman

Planetarium at Dalby Forest

Planetarium

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Tue 19 Feb 2019

As a part of the Dark Skies Festival, why not experience the Hidden Horizons Immersive Star Dome? Journey to the planets of our Solar System and see them up close, visit our Moon and major satellites of the planets and many more.

Saving the Dark at Dalby Forest

Saving the Dark

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Wed 20 Feb 2019

80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Nest Fest at Nunnington Hall

Nest Fest

York (8 miles, 13 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.

Stargazing at Ryedale Folk Museum

Stargazing - Dark Skies Festival

Kirkbymoorside (7 miles, 11 km)

Mon 25 Feb 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Planetarium at Dalby Forest

Planetarium

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Tue 26 Feb 2019

As a part of the Dark Skies Festival, why not experience the Hidden Horizons Immersive Star Dome? Journey to the planets of our Solar System and see them up close, visit our Moon and major satellites of the planets and many more.

Fossil Hunters at the Beck Isle Museum

Fossil Hunters

Pickering (0 miles, 0 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 (7 miles, 11 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.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Fri 8 Mar 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 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 (0 miles, 0 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.

WW2 Living History Day

WW2 Living History Day - NWW2A

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 16 Mar 2019

The group will be portraying British, German, Russian and American troops, helping to enhance the 1940s theme, allowing visitors to get up close to uniforms, clothing and kit of the period.

John Rutter at St. Peters Church

Come and Sing with John Rutter (Ryedale Festival)

Malton (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 16 Mar 2019

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

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

60009 Union of South Africa

60009 Union of South Africa visit

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 30 Mar - Sun 7 Apr 2019

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is delighted to announce its curtain raiser for 2019 will be the visit of 60009 Union of South Africa next Spring.

Mother Weekend

Mother Weekend

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Mar 2019

Enjoy a delicious Mother’s day brunch before a special ‘ladies of the hall’ tour to hear more about the women and Mothers who made Nunnington Hall their home.

Willow Obelisk and Dragonfly event

Willow Obelisk and Dragonfly

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Tue 9 Apr 2019

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

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 13 Apr 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.