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What's On in the North York Moors

From the UK’s oldest surviving gooseberry show to an annual World War II extravaganza weekend hosted by the world’s best-known heritage railway, the National Park buzzes with events and festivals – often of the most eccentric kind!

But you can also find the more regular music, food and sport festivals, events and summer country shows across the Park’s many beautiful towns and villages – and the National Park Authority itself also organises an annual programme of events, ranging from art exhibitions to treasure hunts and high-octane adventures for families, and including craft workshops where you can make anything from a quilt to a hedgehog house.

What's on in the North York Moors

 
 
 

366 Leaping Hares Exhibition - ** CANCELLED **

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

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.

Mindful Month

North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, YO62 5BP

Tue 1 - Wed 30 Sep 2020

This September, the North York Moors National Park is harnessing the power of nature, exercise, animals and art to help visitors recharge and calm any anxieties they might have.

NYMR - Annual Steam Gala CANCELLED

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Thu 24 - Sun 27 Sep 2020

Annual Steam Gala Details to follow

Stitching together the past and present CANCELLED

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

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

East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club CANCELLED

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sun 4 Oct 2020

East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club at Goathland Station

NYMR - Railway in Wartime** CANCELLED **

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Oct 2020

The centrepiece of the Pickering events calendar is the ever-popular Wartime Weekend, which is held every October, and includes a full programme of WWII and 1940s themed entertainment and events.

Crafty Cards Plus - Shonagh Moore

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Sun 11 - Fri 16 Oct 2020

Join us for a craft-filled week here at Cober Hill!

Lacemaking - Jenny Sutcliffe

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Mon 19 - Fri 23 Oct 2020

Join us for a week of Lacemaking at Cober Hill!

Spooktacular Half Term Special - ‘THE OPTIMIST'

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Double double toil and trouble: Spooktacular Halloween fun on 'THE OPTIMIST'

Stained Glass - Neil Kershaw

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Mon 26 - Fri 30 Oct 2020

Join us for a craft-filled week here at Cober Hill!

Multimedia Painting - Sue Ford

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Mon 2 - Fri 6 Nov 2020

Join us for an art-filled week here at Cober Hill!

Photography Weekend - Steve Bell

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Nov 2020

Join us for a fun photography weekend here at Cober Hill!

NYMR - Santa Reimagined

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 5 - Sun 6 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

NYMR - Santa Reimagined

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

NYMR - Santa Reimagined

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

NYMR - Santa Reimagined

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Mon 21 - Tue 22 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

Christmas and New Year

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Wed 23 Dec 2020 - Sat 2 Jan 2021

Join us for a Cober Christmas or New Year, suitable for individuals and families alike.

NYMR - Santa Reimagined

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Wed 23 - Thu 24 Dec 2020

Join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!

Ryedale Show

Welburn Park, Welburn, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 7HQ

Tue 27 Jul 2021

Be part of a unique celebration in Ryedale by joining in in the Ryedale Show. The Ryedale show offers great value for money, with a full and varied day of entertainment with some wonderful retail therapy as well!

Thornton-le-dale Show

Thornton-le-Dale, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7RZ

Wed 4 Aug 2021

Enjoy another really great family day out at the 101st Thornton-le-Dale Show in 2020.