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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

366 Leaping Hares

366 Leaping Hares Exhibition - Emma Stothard

Helmsley (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 29 Feb - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Emma Stothard has created an exhibition especially for Nunnington Hall celebrating the 366 days of 2020, a leap year.

On the hunt

Cadbury Easter Trail

Helmsley (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

We're looking forward to some exciting Easter fun and games at Nunnington Hall. Join us for our annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and unleash your inner explorer.

Stitching together the past and present

Stitching together the past and present

Helmsley (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 8 Feb - Sun 20 Dec 2020

Stitching together the past and present The Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope (2015) by Grayson Perry

Credit: Chris Lacey

Remarkable Rivers - Easter activities

Helmsley (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 10 - Mon 13 Apr 2020

Remarkable Rivers - Easter activities

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 11 Apr 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market ***CANCELLED***

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 11 Apr 2020

***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets running on the second Saturday of every month from March through to the two day Malton Christmas Market in December.

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 18 Apr 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 25 Apr 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 2 May 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

The Picnic

Nunnington NAAFI

Helmsley (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 8 - Sat 9 May 2020

Celebrate 75 years since VE day.

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 9 May 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market ***CANCELLED***

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 9 May 2020

***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets running on the second Saturday of every month from March through to the two day Malton Christmas Market in December.

Beertown Malton 2020

Beertown ***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Thu 14 May 2020

***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE MALTON'S AWARD WINNING CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Beertown Malton 2020

Beertown ***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Fri 15 May 2020

***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE MALTON'S AWARD WINNING CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 16 May 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

The Bridge

World Fish Migration Day

Helmsley (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 16 May 2020

Alongside our partners 'Ryevitalise' we will be having a closer look at the river Rye.

Beertown Malton 2020

Beertown ***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 16 May 2020

***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE MALTON'S AWARD WINNING CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Yorkshire Game & Country Fair

Yorkshire Game & Country Fair

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 16 May 2020

The event (Formerly Pickering Game & Country Fair) is held in the stunning parkland at Scampston Hall, set within the Scampston Estate, which is located on the A64 near Malton.

Yorkshire Game & Country Fair

Yorkshire Game & Country Fair

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sun 17 May 2020

The event (Formerly Pickering Game & Country Fair) is held in the stunning parkland at Scampston Hall, set within the Scampston Estate, which is located on the A64 near Malton.

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sat 23 May 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.