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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.

Where to Stay

 
 
 
 

What's on near Pickering

Half-term horrors at Nunnington Hall

Half Term Horrors - Haunted Happenings

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Half-term is nearly here and we have lots to keep the whole family entertained. See the house dressed for Halloween, follow the magical potion trail and get crafty with ceramic pumpkin painting.

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon glow trail

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon glow trail

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Tue 1 - Thu 31 Oct 2019

Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon glow trails are landing in a forest near you!

3 Badger Cubs

Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds Exhibition

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Come and enjoy work by one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists - Robert E Fuller

3 Badger Cubs

Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds Exhibition

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Thu 24 Oct 2019

Come and enjoy work by one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists - Robert E Fuller

Pruning Around the Garden

Pruning Around the Garden with Martin Fish

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Learn how to keep your plants in trim and in healthy condition on this friendly and informative course.

3 Badger Cubs

Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds Exhibition

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Come and enjoy work by one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists - Robert E Fuller

Halloween Train at NYMR

Halloween Train

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 26 Oct 2019

***CANCELLED***

3 Badger Cubs

Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds Exhibition

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Come and enjoy work by one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists - Robert E Fuller

Halloween Train at NYMR

Halloween Train

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 27 Oct 2019

***CANCELLED***

3 Badger Cubs

Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds Exhibition

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Come and enjoy work by one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists - Robert E Fuller

3 Badger Cubs

Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds Exhibition

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Come and enjoy work by one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists - Robert E Fuller

Autumn crocus planting

Autumn crocus planting

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Autumn Crocus planting Help the gardening team at Nunnington plant crocus bulbs throughout the gardens

3 Badger Cubs

Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds Exhibition

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Come and enjoy work by one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists - Robert E Fuller

Halloween Train at NYMR

Halloween Train

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 30 Oct 2019

***CANCELLED***

Craft Day

Traditional Craft Day

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Join us as we demonstrate a wide range of traditional crafts, from butter churning to lace making and blacksmithing!

3 Badger Cubs

Wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds Exhibition

York (8 miles, 13 km)

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Come and enjoy work by one of Britain's foremost wildlife artists - Robert E Fuller

Fear in the Forest

Fear in the Forest - Terror in the Trees

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Will you enter the depths of Dalby to experience true ‘Fear in the forest’? If you dare, explore the spooky woodland and strange goings-on along our guided Halloween trail. Fancy dress is encouraged!

Fear in the forest! Terror in the trees!

Fear in the forest! Terror in the trees!

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Will you enter the depths of Dalby to experience true ‘Fear in the forest’? If you dare, explore the spooky woodland and strange goings-on along our Halloween trail. What awaits in the Tunnel of Terror? Who lurks in the dark and what tales

Half-term horrors at Nunnington Hall

Half Term Horrors - Fright Night

Helmsley (8 miles, 14 km)

Thu 31 Oct 2019

Half-term is nearly here and we have lots to keep the whole family entertained. See the house dressed for Halloween, follow the magical potion trail and get crafty with ceramic pumpkin painting.

Halloween Train at NYMR

Halloween Train

Pickering (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 31 Oct 2019

***CANCELLED***