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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

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Fri 14 Dec 2018

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 15 Dec 2018

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

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Start: 1st December, 2018 at 9:30am

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

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

Father Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Visit to Father Christmas

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Christmas is on its way and we have a special visitor coming to Nunnington Hall. Come enjoy some festive crafts with the Elves and meet Father Christmas in his grotto to tell him your Christmas wish.

Santa Specials Grosmont 2018

Santa Specials Grosmont 2018

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Santa Claus is coming to the… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!

What the Dickens! at The Talbot Malton

What the Dickens!

Malton (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 15 Dec 2018

What the Dickens! Festival Returns to Malton.

Carol Singing at Nunnington Hall

Festive Carol Singing

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Get in the festive spirit and join in with the choir for Christmas carol singing in the Oak Hall.

What the Dickens! at The Talbot Malton

What the Dickens!

Malton (8 miles, 13 km)

Sun 16 Dec 2018

What the Dickens! Festival Returns to Malton.

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 17 Dec 2018

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

What the Dickens! at The Talbot Malton

What the Dickens!

Malton (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 21 Dec 2018

What the Dickens! Festival Returns to Malton.

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Start: 1st December, 2018 at 9:30am

Santa Specials Grosmont 2018

Santa Specials Grosmont 2018

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Santa Claus is coming to the… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Fri 11 Jan 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.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Fri 25 Jan 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.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Fri 8 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.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 9 Feb 2019

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

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.