Archive for the ‘more weekends’ Category

Save 25 % on brand new holiday cottage near York


The Owl Barn Holiday Cottage ( 8 miles from York) is due to open its doors in early November and to celebrate there are some great deals on 4 night midweek stays – Mon – Thurs during Nov and early Dec, saving up to £50. For more information contact

Weekend Events in Easingwold, York , Yorkshire & further afield




The Weekender – 15-18th April


On the doorstep …  


·         Easingwold Market – The Marketplace – Fri 16th  – 10.00

Fresh Local produce at great prices


·         Bright Star – The Galtres Centre – Fri 16th April – 14.00 & 19.30. A great film suitable for the whole family programme. More Info – 01347 822472


·         Come Salsa Dancing – Stillington Social Club – Fri 16th – 19.30

     Organised by The Friends of Alne Hall. Bar and Refreshments.

      More Info 01347 810476


In Yorkshire …


·         Scarborough Literature Festival – Venues in Scarborough  – Thu 15th  – Sun 18th  Festival fever is guaranteed with the line-up for Scarborough Literature Festival.Murder, intrigue, gothic horror, nostalgia, wildlife, fantasy and laughter with Yorkshire tales from Gervase Phinn and Mike Pannett. Reginald Perrin TV script writer, David Nobbs. The Beano, Ex head of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington. Historical crime-Lindsey Davis and P.C. Doherty. Literary lunches-contemporary novelist, Salley Vickers and biographer, Helen Rappaport. Chick Lit-Kathy Lette and Adele Parks, Comic fantasy-Tom Holt and Adam Roberts. Wild life photographer Michael Leach. More Info  08450349516


·         Hideaway in the Woods’ Day Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk –  North York Moors National Park – Fri 16th The Centre is also offering an action packed ‘Hideaway in the Woods’ day Trying different forms of camouflage, children can try to ‘disappear’ from the rest of the group. They’ll also get to build a weatherproof shelter from materials found in the woodland which will be tested to see how watertight they are! The day costs £15 and is suitable for children aged 9 to 14. More Info 01439 772738


·         York Open Studios City Of York –  Fri 16th  – Sun 18th

The ninth annual York Open Studios weekend, when many of York’s best creative practitioners open their doors and invite the public to enter their working world. Artists will be showing their latest work in studios, homes, schools and community centres, and with fifty-five participants this much anticipated event will be the best yet, offering an exciting opportunity to talk to the artists and to see how and where they work.As always there will be a wide variety of work for sale – paintings, prints, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, furniture, photography, sculpture and more.


·         Thirsk Races Opening Weekend – Thirsk Racecourse – Fri 16th and Sat 17th

Thirsk Racecourse offers an extensive racing programme on various dates from April to September.


Further a field … in June –Great concerts and iconic events.


There are some great concerts and top events happening in June. Too much hassle or sort out – why not choose a ready made weekend – which includes an event ticket and hotel. All you have to do is get there !!


·         Leona Lewis live at the O2 – June 12th, 14th & 18th

Rising to fame as the 2006 winner of the X Factor, Leona Lewis is Britain’s most successful female musical export. Her debut album Spirit took the world by storm, selling over six million copies globally, with the single ‘Bleeding Love’ reaching number 1 in over 30 countries.

Event ticket & 3* hotel from £127pp


·         Rod Stewart live at the O2 – June 1st & 3rd

Best loved for his unmistakable voice and distinctive interpretations, Rod Stewart’s career has spanned over four decades, making him one of the music world’s most famous and longest serving artists. Event ticket & 4* hotel from £179pp



·         Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Tournament  21st June – 4th July

Enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime – not only can you experience the unique atmosphere of Wimbledon, but also watch and support some of the exciting tennis matches taking place including the final days of The Championships. Event ticket & 3*hotel , £155pp







Weekends in Easingwold, York and Yorkshire – 12-14th March




In Easingwold 


·         Mothers Day Events – At venues , pubs and restaurants in the area.


·         Some Sunny Day  – The Galtres Centre –Sat 13th March   – 19.30

A musical tribute to Dame Vera Lynn. More Info – 01347 822472


·         The Wreckers – The Galtres Centre – Sun 14th -19.30

A Ghost story – Presented by the Clap Trap Theatre Co. More Info – 01347 822472


In Yorkshire …


·         York Festival of Science and Technology – City Of York – Fri 12 – 21st 

Coinciding with National Science and Engineering Week. This ten day exploration of the region’s scientific ‘best bits’, celebrates the breadth, and often hidden depths of science. The Earth is the central theme of a packed programme of special events and activities.Your Opportunity to ‘Bring Science To Life’ Now in its 13th year, the festival is a chance for everyone to engage with all aspects of science and technology and is an ideal platform by which to showcase the region’s thriving science and technology base which consolidates York’s position as a founding UK ‘Science City’.  More Info 01904 870059


·         Explore the History of Astronomy   York Observatory, Museum Gardens –

Sat 13th    11:30 to 14:30  Explore the history of astronomy in York. Use the telescope and find out about the other collections housed in the observatory. More Info 01904 870059


·         Driffield Male Voice Choir –  Driffield Methodist Church , Driffield – Sat 13th – 19.30. In concert for Yorkshire Cancer Research at Ian Cockerline (Musical Director) Thomas Bertolotti (Cellist) and Elaine Dave (Accompanist).More Info  01377 253171


·         Let’s Go Fly a Kite – The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby – Sun 14th -10.00-12.00. Try your hand at making a kite.and see if it flies. More Info 01751 472771


For details on hotels, guest houses and places to stay, call 0845 158 1412 or visit


Make more of next and every weekend in 2010.





The Great Yorkshire Show 2009


Do you want to vsiit one of the best county Shows in the UK? The Great Yorkshire Show at The Showground in Harrogate which takes place annualy in July is an event not to be missed. Over the days of the show enjoy top quality show jumping from some of both Yorkshire’s top eventers and horsemen and woman  from across the UK. Watch the pararde of anilmals in the showrings in the best of breed categories. Enjoy browsing the wide range of stands and retaillers wares.Make a weekend break of it and whilst in the area try out the delights of Harrogate. For loads of ideas on gret places to stay in the area whilst at The Great Yorkshire Show from guest houses to top hotels and other things to see and do contact