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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

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.

Spring Community Weekend

Spring Community Weekend

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Apr 2019

Scampston's doors will open to the local community with free admission to all those with a Ryedale postcode across the weekend.

Community Weekend Wildlife Day

Community Weekend Wildlife Day

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sun 14 Apr 2019

Fun for all the family! In collaboration with Natural England and Green Underwing.

Walking in the Footsteps

Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Tue 16 Apr 2019

Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.

Vegetable Growing at Scampston Hall

Vegetable Growing

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Wed 17 Apr 2019

Learn how to grow your own vegetables with John Foxton.

WW2 Living History Weekend

WW2 Living History Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Apr 2019

Several small groups of re-enactors including WW2 Days Gone By and Armed Forces Movement Control, will be on site over the bank holiday weekend.

Easter at Scampston Hall

Easter Fun Day

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Our supervised holiday sessions run by Liz Wattrus, Education Officer and her team, for all children to enjoy.

Escape Lines Memorial Service

Escape Lines Memorial Society Reunion & Service

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sat 27 Apr 2019

The event honours members of Allied aircrew, who bailed out over enemy territory, escapees from enemy Prisoner of War camps and all those who came to their aid at great risk to themselves, from members of the Resistance.

Millinery Workshop at Scampston Hall

Millinery Workshop

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Fri 3 May 2019

Join Amanda Field for a wonderful day creating a unique couture headpiece by you as Master Milliner.

Kirkbymoorside 10k Race

Kirkbymoorside 10k

Kirkbymoorside (7 miles, 11 km)

Sun 5 May 2019

Entries open on Sunday 1st June 2018. Join our mailing list to get updates directly from us.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton (8 miles, 12 km)

Sat 11 May 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.

Nuno Silks Scarf Workshop

Nuno Silk Scarf Workshop

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Fri 17 May 2019

Join textile artist Jo Hunter and learn how to make a beautiful ‘nuno’ silk and wool scarf.

Forestry 100 Running at Dalby Forest

Forestry 100 Running 10k

Pickering (4 miles, 7 km)

Sun 19 May 2019

Set across 16 beautiful forest locations, the Forestry 100 Running series allows you to experience the freedom, fresh air and scenery of running in the nation’s forests.

Royal Corps of Signals Reunion Day

Royal Corps of Signals Reunion Day

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Sun 19 May 2019

Reunion event in its third year for all members, past and present, of the Royal Corps of Signals.

Walking in the Footsteps

Walking in the Footsteps of Capability Brown

Malton (7 miles, 11 km)

Tue 21 May 2019

Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.