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What's On

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

 
Dark Skies Festival

Dark Skies Festival

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

Fri 9 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are a stargazer’s paradise, with some of the best night skies in the country.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 24 Feb 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 24 Feb 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

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

Sat 3 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

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

Sun 4 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

Lace 1

Jenny Sutcliffe Lace Making

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

Mon 5 - Fri 9 Mar 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Lace Making course!

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

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

Tue 6 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

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

Wed 7 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

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

Thu 8 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

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

Sat 10 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

60163 Tornado - The 100mph Engine

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

Sun 11 Mar 2018

Ride behind the legendary 60163 Tornado at a much more sedate speed through the beautiful North York Moors National Park. This is a pre-booked event.

Ryedale Festival Concert Launch

Ryedale Festival Launch Concert

Pickering Parish Church, Hall Garth, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7BE

Fri 16 Mar 2018

The Ryedale Festival season opens with music of deep happiness: the high spirits of a quartet Mendelssohn followed by the lush romanticism of a magical early piece by Webern.

Shonagh Moore

Shonagh Moore - Jewellery Making

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

Wed 21 - Sun 25 Mar 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Jewellery Making holiday!

Harbouring a Grudge

Harbouring a Grudge - Murder Mystery

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

Sat 24 Mar 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an evening of mystery!

Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor - Watercolours

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

Sun 25 - Fri 30 Mar 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Watercolours holiday!

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 31 Mar 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

Sue Ford

Sue Ford - Multi Media Painting

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

Mon 2 - Fri 6 Apr 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Multi Media Painting holiday!

Moors & Shores 2018

Moors and Shores Adventure Cross Sportive

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sun 15 Apr 2018

Quite simply Adventure Cross events are cross country journeys by bike that are designed to be 100% rideable on either a cyclocross bike or an mtb.

Neil Kershaw

Neil Kershaw - Stained Glass

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

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Apr 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Stained Glass holiday!

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 28 Apr 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

Lace 1

Jenny Sutcliffe Lace Making

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

Mon 7 - Fri 11 May 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Lace Making course!

Tony Hogan

Tony Hogan - Painting

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

Mon 7 - Fri 11 May 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Painting holiday!

WalkFest 2018

WalkFest 2018

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

Sat 26 - Mon 28 May 2018

Our annual walking festival will return in 2018 over the spring bank holiday weekend!

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 26 May 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

Bridget Askew

Bridget Askew - Advanced Animalia Art

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

Mon 28 - Thu 31 May 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an Advanced Animalia Art holiday!

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Duncombe Park Country Fair

Duncombe Park, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Mon 28 May 2018

A fantastic day out for all the family. Established in 1982 - the original country fair of North Yorkshire in the beautiful grounds of Duncombe Park.

Richard Baines

Richard Baines - Bird Watching

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

Mon 28 May - Fri 1 Jun 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Bird Watching holiday!

A Step Too Far

A Step Too Far - Murder Mystery

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

Sat 9 Jun 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an evening of mystery!

Swanning Around

Swanning Around

Whistlers Bar, Whistlers Court Yard, The Black Swan, 18 Birdgate, Pickering, YO18 7AL

Fri 15 - Sun 17 Jun 2018

Do you love beer, gin, food and festivals? Well, Swanning Around is exactly what you need as we have combined them all into one fun filled weekend!

Yorkshire Modified Car Show

Yorkshire Modified Car Show

Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DY

Sun 17 Jun 2018

The Yorkshire Modified Car Show, one of the best car show events in Yorkshire and the North of England, was established over 10 years ago.

British Falconry Fair 2018

British Falconry Fair

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

The British Falconry Fair has been the largest and most visited falconry fair in Europe since its inception back in 1990.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Forest Live - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott’s latest album ‘Crooked Calypso’ charted at no 2 making it their highest release as a duo to date following on from two further top 5 albums.

Rosedale Walking Festival 2018

Rosedale Walking Festival

Rosedale Abbey, Rosedale Abbey, YO18 8SA

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

Themed walks exploring the history, wildlife, photography, sculpture, glassmaking & cake shops of Rosedale.

George Ezra

Forest Live - George Ezra

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sun 24 Jun 2018

George Ezra is one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade. The announcement heralds a big year for George, ahead of the release of his highly anticipated, soon-to-be-announced second album in March 2018

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

Ampleforth Monthly Village Market

The White Swan, The White Swan, Main Street, Ampleforth, YO62 4DA

Sat 30 Jun 2018

AMPLEFORTH MONTHLY VILLAGE MARKET, LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH, TIME 10AM-1PM

60s Fest 2017

60s Fest 2018

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

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

Join us for our NEW bigger and better 60s Fest where you will get the chance to head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway.

It's Grim Up North

It's Grim Up North

Duncombe Park, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Jul 2018

With the old English name of Elmeslac, Helmsley predates the Domesday Book.

Town Criers Competition for The Magna Carta Trophy

Town Criers Competition for The Magna Carta Trophy

Helmsley Walled Garden, Cleveland Way, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AH

Sat 21 Jul 2018

Helmsley is to host its very first town crier competition – which it is believed will be the largest, national town crier competition to be held in Yorkshire for several decades.

ParkFest 2018

ParkFest

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB

Sun 22 - Mon 23 Jul 2018

ParkFest, our two-day summer art and music festival is the biggest event in our annual calendar, and marks the start of the UK’s National Parks Week.

Tony Hogan

Tony Hogan - Painting

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

Mon 23 - Fri 27 Jul 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Painting holiday!

MoorFest 2018

MoorFest

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

Sun 29 Jul 2018

Enjoy a whole host of free activities at our annual moorland event. It’s a celebration of country life, culture and heritage.

Ryedale Show

The Ryedale Show

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

Tue 31 Jul 2018

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!

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 2 - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Horses

Thornton-le-Dale Show

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

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Enjoy another really great family day out at the 99th Thornton le Dale Show

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 9 - Sun 12 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

Thu 9 - Sat 11 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Sutton Bank Sundays

Sutton Bank Sunday: Fun Outdoors!

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Nr Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EH

Sun 12 Aug 2018

Join us for a day of music and dancing.Have a go at welly-wanging. Brush up on your bushcraft skills, including firecraft and foraging, with the Trailblazer Team.

NYM Chamber Music Festival

Idyll - North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Hallgarth, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AP

Sun 12 - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors.

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

Mon 13 - Sat 18 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Bridget Askew

Bridget Askew - Animalia Art

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

Fri 17 - Mon 20 Aug 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an Animalia Art holiday!

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

Mon 20 - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Egton Show

Egton Horse and Agricultural Show

Egton, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1TZ

Wed 22 Aug 2018

The 129th Egton Show will be held on Wednesday 22nd August 2018, at Egton, North Yorkshire.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 23 - Sun 26 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

The North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

Refrains & Choruses - NYM Chamber Music Festival

St Oswald's Church, Lythe, St Oswald's Church, Lythe, North Yorkshire, YO21 3RT

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Join us for our Tenth Anniversary Season Festival of Classical Music in various churches across the North York Moors

The Greasy Pole

The Greasy Pole - Murder Mystery

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

Sat 25 Aug 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an evening of mystery!

Esk Valley Theatre

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2PW

Mon 27 Aug - Sat 1 Sep 2018

Esk Valley Theatre presents ‘Private Lives’ A romantic comedy by Noël Coward, directed by Mark Stratton.

Midnight Holly

Open Days

The Tractor Shed, Commondale, The Tractor Shed, Commondale, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2HJ

Thu 30 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

Exhibition of paintings (Caroline Riley) and photography (Paul Ingram) and a chance to meet the artists.

Sue Ford

Sue Ford - Multi Media Painting

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

Sun 9 - Fri 14 Sep 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Multi Media Painting holiday!

Tony Hogan

Tony Hogan - Painting

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

Mon 10 - Fri 14 Sep 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Painting holiday!

Ray Taylor

Ray Taylor - Watercolours

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

Sun 16 - Fri 21 Sep 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Watercolours holiday!

Stokesley Agricultural Show

Stokesley Agricultural Show

Stokesley, Levenside, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, Cleveland, TS9 5BH

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Local produce, local farmers and local agriculture all found at Stokesley Show The North's largest one day agricultural show

Annual Steam Gala 2018

Annual Steam Gala 2018

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

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Steam in to a fantastic weekend with the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Crafty Cards

Crafty Cards with Shonagh Moore

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

Sun 30 Sep - Fri 5 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for our popular Crafty Cards week!

North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Wartime

North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Wartime 2018

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

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Oct 2018

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.

Lace 1

Jenny Sutcliffe Lace Making

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

Mon 15 - Fri 19 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Lace Making course!

Sue Ford

Sue Ford - Oil Painting

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

Fri 19 - Mon 22 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an Oil Painting holiday!

Neil Kershaw

Neil Kershaw - Stained Glass

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

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Stained Glass holiday!

Sue Ford

Sue Ford - Multi Media Painting

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

Sun 28 Oct - Fri 2 Nov 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for a Multi Media Painting holiday!

The Biscuit King of the North

The Biscuit King of the North - Murder Mystery

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

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an evening of mystery!