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AUTUMN & WINTER IN YORKSHIRE

Halloween, winter walks, short breaks, events and more... www.yorkshire.com


PERFECT DAYS OUT This guide to Yorkshire in autumn and winter will help you find the very best of what’s on in our beautiful county, as the temperature drops and the nights draw in. Enjoy perfect days out and great short breaks across the county – with everything from beer festivals to Brontë celebrations and food fairs to flower shows. Be inspired by the cooler weather and start exploring the wonderful variety of attractions, venues, and scenery on offer. You can make it an extra scary Halloween this year with lots of fun-filled activities for the family. And remember, remember the 5th of November - Bonfire Night in Yorkshire really is an unforgettable experience with some fantastic places to enjoy the fireworks. Sir Gary Verity Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire

Front cover images: Cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds © VHEY. Eureka! Whitby Abbey. Thorp Perrow Arboretum. UNESCO Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal. Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary. The Hepworth Wakefield. Fodder in Harrogate. Brontë Country. Autumn at Harewood House. Roche Abbey. Devonshire Spa. Sutton Bank. Autumn mist on the Yorkshire Wolds. Yorkshire Pumpkin patches. Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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WILD WALKS Yorkshire is well-known for its breathtaking scenery and spectacular views, but did you know it’s also a great place to see some of the world’s most fascinating and exotic wildlife?

Beacon Alpacas

If you’re looking for something different, an Alpaca Walk is definitely one to add to the list! Hike amongst the Hambleton Hills with the Beacon Alpacas and learn more about these colourful characters. Originally bred for their fibrous fleeces, you can also pick up a pair of alpaca socks whilst you’re there. Or why not try out a trek with llamas, the larger cousin of the camelid family at Nidderdale Llamas. They offer a wide-range of llama treks and experiences that cater for all ages from 7 onwards. 

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The Deep is an award-winning submarium, home to over 3,500 fish including sharks and rays, as well as Loggerhead sea turtles and Gentoo penguins. Watch divers hand feed the animals, and look out for touch pool sessions in Discovery Corner. With three eateries and a picnic area, you will find all the ingredients for a fun day out for all the family. Head further up the coast to Scarborough’s Sea Life Sanctuary, a journey from the coastline to the ocean via 12 themed zones. With Humboldt penguins, otters and Yorkshire’s only Seal Hospital, this attraction certainly has the ‘ah’ factor. The newly opened Octopus Hideout will captivate curious minds.

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SPECIAL EXPERIENCES Wildlife enthusiasts should head to RSPB Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington to find all sorts of autumnal activity going on. Short-eared owls start arriving for winter, as well as willow warblers, chiffchaffs, whitethroats, reed warblers, goldcrests, stonechats and many more. October is peak time to witness the winter thrush arrival, and offshore, movements of seabirds may be seen in ideal weather conditions. Harewood House has been home to Red Kites since 1999, when they were released onto the estate as part of a UK conservation initiative. Take a wander through the Bird Garden to see over 30 birds from around the world, including flamingos, owls, macaws, cockatoos and penguins.

LEFT Tropical Butterfly House. ABOVE A Red Kite at Harewood House. BELOW Adel the lion at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

The animal kingdom doesn’t get much more exotic than at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster. Lions, tigers, rhinos and polar bears are only the tip of the iceberg! The UK’s No. 1 Walkthrough Wildlife Adventure allows you to get closer to animals than ever before, as you walk with the lemurs in Lemur Woods, hop along in Wallaby Walkabout and feel the Latin vibe in South America Viva.

TROPICAL TREATS For a taste of the tropics, the Tropical Butterfly House in Sheffield lets jungle fans explore the indoor rainforest that’s home to butterflies, birds, bats, crocodiles and creepy-crawlies from all over the globe. An Animal Encounter is ideal for keen creature enthusiasts, where meeting with lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes and many more will provide an unforgettable day out for all the family!

OPPOSITE Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary. ABOVE The Deep in Hull. RIGHT Yorkshire Wildlife Park. BELOW RSPB Bempton Cliffs.

If all that doesn’t give you enough to do this autumn, the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust cares for 104 nature reserves in Yorkshire, including iconic sites such as Spurn National Nature Reserve, Staveley Nature Reserve, Potteric Carr and Flamborough Cliffs. These popular visitor sites teach generations the importance of conservation and preservation.   

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ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT Brontë waterfall near Haworth. Main street in Haworth. LEFT Brontë Parsonage Museum. BELOW Haworth station.

BRONTË COUNTRY

Set against the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire moors in the picturesque village of Haworth, the Haworth Parsonage was the home of the Brontë family from 1820 to 1861 and the place where the family penned their famous novels.

Now the Brontë Parsonage Museum, it houses the world’s largest collection of Brontë furniture, clothes and personal possessions and offers an inspirational and evocative experience for people of all ages. 2017 marks the bicentenary year of Patrick Branwell Brontë, the charismatic and complicated brother of Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Although he was often overshadowed by his

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famous sisters, Branwell played an integral part in the lives of the Brontë family and showed great potential in his early years as an artist and writer. Branwell’s complex relationship with his sisters was recently highlighted in the critically acclaimed BBC drama ‘To Walk Invisible’. In celebration of Branwell’s 200th birthday, the Brontë Parsonage Museum is hosting an exhibition based on the

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ABOVE Waymarker in Brontë Country. RIGHT Brontë Parsonage Museum. BELOW Charlotte Brontë. Top Withens.

programme called ‘To Walk Invisible: From Parsonage to Production.’ This is an opportunity to see the costumes worn in the drama, as well as various props created especially for it, and a selection of stills offering a behind-the-scenes look at the film-making process.

TREASURE TROVE ‘Mansions in the Sky’ is another new and fascinating exhibition which sees Yorkshire-born poet Simon Armitage invite us inside the mind and world of the notorious Brontë brother to find out more about who he really was. The museum’s treasure trove of family belongings has inspired Armitage to write a series of new poems. You can also view the original letter Branwell sent to William Wordsworth, a now famous artefact

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based on the fact Wordsworth never sent him a reply. Why not follow in the footsteps of Charlotte, Emily and Anne by attending a special event at the Brontë Festival of Women’s Writing? ‘Getting yourself out there! Self-publishing and Self-Promotion’ is a free-to-attend discussion about alternative methods of publishing. Hosted by leading female academics and novelists, this event will look at self-promotion and how to gain a loyal audience of readers. ‘Brontë Treasures’ is the ultimate experience for true fans of this famous literary Yorkshire family. A special hour-long session with a member of the curatorial team allows visitors a close-up view of items not on display, as well as a chance to hear facts and stories that offer a specialist insight in to the lives and work of the brilliant Brontës. For more information about events listed go to www.bronte.org.uk

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WINTER WALKS

If cosy days in front of the TV and winter warming food and drink have left you craving a brisk walk in the fresh air, then why not get wrapped up and go on a winter walk in God’s Own County.

BEAUTY SPOT

CITY WALLS

Aysgarth Falls is a perfect place to walk any time of year. Used as the backdrop in the blockbuster movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, it has become one of Wensleydale’s most famous beauty spots. There are three breathtaking triple flights of waterfalls to enjoy, so make sure you leave enough time to appreciate all this walk has to offer.

The City Walls of York are the most complete example of medieval city walls still standing in England today. Beneath the medieval stonework lie the remains of earlier walls dating as far back as the Roman period. Today you can enjoy a circular two mile walk around the walls taking in the world-class gothic cathedral; York Minster.

HALLOWEEN WALKS

BOLTON ABBEY

STOCKELD PARK

BRODSWORTH HALL

near Skipton, North Yorkshire 21st - 31st October

Wetherby, North Yorkshire 20th - 31st October

Doncaster, South Yorkshire 21st - 29th October

Enjoy a spooktacular week of fun at Bolton Abbey this Halloween. Follow the trail of oversized pumpkins through Strid Wood and discover the mystery doors hidden among the trees. Behind each door is a clue to help unravel the witches magical spell.

Halloween comes alive (literally) at Stockeld Park from 20th October. Venture through the enchanted forest filled with interactive sculptures, playgrounds and maybe a few real life spooky characters. Enjoy face painting and pumpkin carving.

Visit Brodsworth Hall for frightening fun with a spooky trail around the grounds and some creepy crafts this October half term. Set within the spectacular Victorian gardens of Brodsworth Hall in Doncaster, it’s an ideal place for everyone to enjoy.

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BURTON AGNES HALL

Burton Agnes, East Yorkshire 28th October - 5th November Take part in a fantastically spooky woodland trail. Intrepid visitors are invited on an eerie hunt around the Hall’s atmospheric woodland, where clues are hidden amidst spooky Halloween scenes of witches, spiders and ghostly figures.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Aysgarth Falls. Cleveland Way © Mike Kipling. York City Walls. Waymarker on the Cleveland Way.

WORTH THE WALK

AMAZING VIEWS

Head to Langsett Reservoir on the edge of the Peak District National Park where there is a steady climb from the top of the reservoir to a turn on the moor. The views are well worth the walk. Come and explore one of the great country houses of England at Temple Newsam. Set within a Capability Brown landscape and surrounded by beautiful parkland. Meander down to the three lakes and the Walled Garden on the famous six mile circular walk around the estate before enjoying a well deserved cup of tea and slice of cake at the café. Author James Herriot once claimed the White Horse in Kilburn as the finest view in England. One of the best ways to take in this view is along the White Horse Walk. The classic three mile walk starts from Sutton Bank National Park Visitor Centre.

If you can’t decide between dramatic coastline or heather moorland, then the 109 mile long Cleveland Way which combines both is your perfect trail. With fabulous views, castles, ancient stone crosses and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves, it has the lot. If you want to spot some wildlife whilst out and about this season, head to one of Yorkshire’s many RSPB sites. At St Aidan’s Nature Park near Leeds, the main trails take you amongst a variety of habitats including reedbed, wetland, meadows and woodland. At Fairburn Ings near Castleford the three main trails take you through a variety of habitats allowing stunning views of birds. In winter, Fairburn hosts an array of swans, ducks and geese on the main lake, so there is something to see whatever the season.

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COSY CAFÉS

Autumn is the time of year for pottering around the shops and ducking out of the fresh weather at a moment’s notice. And when you’re all done in, a local coffee shop, tearoom or even a horsebox can offer the perfect spot. Spend an afternoon with the paper, friends or with a big slice of cake on a lazy afternoon.

HIDDEN GEMS If you are feeling a bit more active and plan to head out on your bike this autumn then a great place to stop off is The Ramblers Rest in Millington, East Yorkshire. Catering for all, they are especially welcoming to cyclists who’ve headed out onto the wolds. This is a fabulous place to grab tea and a scone and relax in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Or there’s Your Bike Shed in York, where they will fix your bike for you whilst you hang out and have a tasty cup of coffee with some tempting and nutritious food. At Your Bike Shed they want you to feel right at home with or without two wheels, so as long as you enjoy good coffee and cake, you are very welcome. With the sun low and bright, Yorkshire is beautiful at this time of year. Have your sunglasses, brollies, wellies and maybe even shorts all at the ready. Head out with the family to one of Yorkshire’s fine villages and wander through the streets enjoying the last few days of warm weather. The Curious Table is an ideal place to rest after a day of meandering through the rural market town of Easingwold. Famous for their brownies and warm welcome as well as their quirky interiors, it’s worth a visit to the town just

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to pop in here. Whilst you are exploring North Yorkshire head over to the market town of Richmond where the boutique shops, bustling market, Richmond Waterfalls and Castle leave you spoilt for choice. Whilst you plan your day, Cross View Tea Rooms will make sure you are well fed and watered with amazing homemade cakes sure to satisfy even the sweetest tooth. If you want to tie in a little craft with your cake break then Lockton Tea Room and Gallery could be the ideal place, with local artists on show all year round and an array of workshops on offer. You can learn a new skill whilst you enjoy your cake and coffee. Don’t forget, the Lucy Pittaway Art Gallery is now open. Pop in and see beautiful original artwork, pictures and prints.

ABOVE Burt’s Barrow. RIGHT Lockton Tea Room and Gallery.

SPOILT FOR CHOICE

ABOVE Richmond Castle. LEFT Afternoon Tea at Tong Garden Centre. BELOW Lockton Tea Room and Gallery.

During the remaining warmer days, visit Tong Garden Centre in Bradford. With a Tea Room on site it’s the perfect place to find the balance between shopping and plenty of cups and tea. Whilst you’re there why not get inspired, autumn is a great time to tend to the garden so if you need some gentle encouragement to finish your outdoor projects then the team will be on hand to help. Or if you are avoiding the final stages of pruning and tidying then maybe a walk in North Yorkshire is the perfect distraction. Work up an appetite then pop into Bert’s Barrow for some Sunday morning sustenance. Freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches served out of an old horse box might sound unusual but after a fresh autumn morning walk it’s the perfect Sunday treat. With so many alternative cafés and perfect places for a sit down available across Yorkshire, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to tasty treats and places to relax and unwind.

OPPOSITE TOP TO BOTTOM Ramblers Rest in Millington. Cross View Tea Rooms. Your Bike Shed.

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COCKTAILS IN THE CITY Take a trip to one of Yorkshire’s vibrant cities and discover the vast array of wine and cocktail bars on offer. Enjoy sumptuous surroundings in an elegant setting or breathtaking views in one of the many rooftop venues. Whether it’s a little independent bar serving creative original tipples or big names serving famous classics you’ll be sure to have a good time. Just don’t blame us if you have a sore head the following day.

MUST VISIT LOCATIONS

STUNNING LOCATIONS

Located on the sixth floor of Trinity Leeds, Angelica is the ultimate destination for locals and visitors alike. With a wraparound planted terrace and panoramic city views outside, it’s is a must visit location. Bright and airy in design, a central feature of this penthouse bar and restaurant is the spectacular pewter bar, offering exciting new drinks brands and serious cocktails from a team of skilled mixologists.

A bar in York that seeks to set itself apart from its contemporaries, Kennedys prides itself on a relaxed, friendly service and a menu to suit every palate offering a large range of beverages for every occasion. If the weather is nice, you can chill out on the roof top sun terrace with an ice-cold bottle of beer. Dine in one of York’s finest bistros and enjoy a cocktail at The Rattle Owl, with superb choices for both food and drink it is an excellent option for city dining. Try their Ginger Daiquiri for a spicy post dinner treat.

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UNIQUE EXPERIENCE Nestled on the roof of Kelham Island’s new Krynkl development is one of Sheffield’s first rooftop bars INC. Their drink philosophy is not founded just on liquor but rather on the service and experience via the appreciation of all the senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, smell. With a host of weekly live music events and an inspired cocktail menu, it really is a truly unique bar experience. Following the hugely successful restaurant launch of Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant in Leeds, Harrogate has followed suite with it’s very own Gino’s Prosecco Bar and accompanying restaurant on Parliament Street. This Prosecco Bar showcases an all Italian list of more than 40 Proseccos, as well as both sparkling and regional wines all available by the glass.

ABOVE The Devonshire Arms Cocktail Lounge. RIGHT Kennedys. BELOW Yorebridge House.

BESPOKE SERVICE Situated in Hull’s Fruit Market, stocking over 100 gins and many other craft spirits, bespoke cocktails and local and international craft beers, Humber Street Distillery is Yorkshire’s first gin bar and distillery. It’s a place that will make an evening out feel extra special. The Old Coaching House at Middleton Lodge in Richmond serve an array of classic cocktails with a quirky twist from their in-house mixologist who is passionate about experimenting with new flavours.

ABOVE INC. Sheffield. BELOW Angelica. MAIN IMAGE Trinity Leeds.

The Cocktail Lounge at The Devonshire Arms near Skipton is the epitome of country house elegance and comfort. Step into the heart of the hotel, enjoying plush surroundings with innovative cocktails and delightful nibbles. Yorebridge House in Wensleydale offers up a variety of great tasting cocktails in their Lounge Bar. Sip on a sensuous cocktail while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales before heading into the restaurant for an award-winning dinner.

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WINTER WEDDINGS

With a vast variety of luscious landscapes, Yorkshire has so much to offer as a wedding destination. If you’re considering a fairy tale winter wedding then there are plenty of locations and ideas to choose from.

MAGICAL Create a magical woodland wedding within a gorgeous tepee setting. Think twinkling fairy lights woven through tree branches, roaring fires all combined with fantastic feasts of artisan Yorkshire produce at North Star Club in Nunnington. The wedding party can even stay onsite at the gorgeous woodland suites, a spectacular way to incorporate the beautiful Yorkshire scenery into your wedding.

Rossington Hall

The KP Club

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Enjoy the impressive grandeur of the Weetwood Hall Estate near Leeds. This 17th century manor house set amongst nine acres of picturesque woodland and landscaped gardens, provides the perfect backdrop for beautiful and memorable wedding photos. The venue can be booked for exclusive use with 114 bedrooms for an incredible wedding.

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BEAUTIFUL SCENES For something more modern, the magnificent glass structure of Utopia on the Broughton Hall Estate in the Yorkshire Dales is a perfect way to celebrate the beautiful winter scenes outdoors – while you stay warm inside. The multi award-winning galleries and function spaces at The Hepworth Wakefield combine stylish design, world class 20th century modern British art and contemporary exhibitions, providing the perfect location for a modern wedding. The riverside terrace and sculpture gardens provide a stunning backdrop for celebratory drinks. Raven Hall Hotel in Ravenscar, between Scarborough and Whitby provides one of the finest settings for your wedding, civil ceremony, reception and wedding breakfast. The idyllic location of the hotel, with its cliff-top views of Robin Hood’s Bay out to sea and over the North York Moors, ensures an exceptional setting for a special Whitby wedding.

YOUR PERFECT DAY Discover Rossington Hall, Yorkshire’s new luxury wedding venue in Doncaster. An imposing Grade 2 listed Victorian building, they offer a unique mix of romance and history helping you to create your perfect day. Host your drinks and canapé reception in the beautiful grand staircase entrance and allow your guests to relax in the decadent drawing room. The KP Club in Pocklington offers an idyllic wedding venue set within 180 glorious acres of woodland in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds. The remarkable floor to ceiling windows and modern contemporary design will create amazing photographs of your special day. Wentbridge House near Pontefract, is the perfect location for your special day. With an elegant setting, that is distinctive and relaxing, a wonderful retreat from everyday life. From intimate to extravagant, traditional to unexpected Wentbridge is dedicated to creating an unforgettable country house wedding that is uniquely yours.

THE FINISHING TOUCHES

SPECIAL DELIVERY

CHEESE STACK

IN BLOOM

For something a little bit extra and truly spectacular, why not have an owl deliver your rings courtesy of SMJ Falconry based near Haworth. Enjoy a show stopping performance from Special Events Choir, Rock Up and Sing whose repertoire covers a fantastic variety of songs.

Finish the meal in style with a spectacular cheese wedding stack from Cryer and Stott. If you want someone else to take the strain then call in The White Wedding Company, they can help with the finer details that make your day that extra bit special.

Leeds based wedding specialist Dulcie Butterfly can provide every aspect of your wedding including stunning floral displays. Arrive in style for your big day on a trike! Yorkshire Trike Tours offer two seats for an adventurous bride and groom, or perhaps a treat for the dads.

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CAPITAL OF CULTURE

2017 has been an unforgettable year for Hull. Its experience as the UK’s City of Culture continues throughout autumn and winter with Season Four: Tell the World.

Ferens Art Gallery

Between October and December, Hull will celebrate the qualities that have made the year such a huge success for the city. The City’s impressive selection of venues and inspiring programme of events have all ensured that this year has been outstanding. Catch an event at The Deep – one of the UK’s biggest and best submariums. Or from the 26th September, you can see the work of the four shortlisted artists for the Turner Prize 2017 at Ferens Art Gallery: awarded by Tate, this is one of the world’s most prestigious art prizes.  There are over 2,000 events still to happen in the final quarter of the year. As the festive season draws closer, catch Hull Truck Theatre’s production of the Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’. As well as the amazing catalogue of events, Hull offers a great selection of places to eat and drink - pop in for a gin at Humber Street Distillery, or grab a bite to eat at Sleepers Bar. Whatever you do, just don’t miss the finale of Hull’s year as City of Culture. The Deep in Hull.

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PLEASURES OF THE PAST Whether you love rediscovering past times or you simply adore fascinating experiences, this city’s wealth of free museums will keep you enthralled. Hands on History Museum Prepare for a fascinating glimpse into Victorian Hull. Then travel back in time in the Egyptian Gallery, home to a 2,600-year-old mummy and replicas of King Tutankhamun’s treasures. Streetlife Museum of Transport Clamber aboard a real tram and hurtle 200 years back in transport history. Then engage your senses with the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era as you stroll down a 1940s high street.

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Maritime Museum Check out the whaler’s craft of scrimshaw, marvel at the fleet of incredible detailed ship models and impressive artefacts. Oh, and don’t miss the full-sized whale skeleton. Arctic Corsair Step aboard Hull’s last sidewinder trawler. Real crewmen take you on a unique guided tour, with tales of outstanding heroism in the treacherous Icelandic fishing grounds. Hull & East Riding Museum of Archaeology See how you measure up to a life-sized woolly mammoth. Then wander through an Iron Age village, explore an arsenal of Iron Age weapons and discover a horde of Viking treasure. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Hands on History Museum. All-aboard, the Streetlife Museum. Maritime Museum. Streetlife Museum. Roman Mosaics at the Hull & East Riding Museum of Archaeology.

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HOLY HERITAGE Explore some of Yorkshire’s stunning heritage and history. With some of the most beautiful and awe inspiring architecture in the country, there are some stunning churches worth visiting across Yorkshire.

ABOVE All Saints at Harewood House. BELOW LEFT Holy Trinity on Goodramgate in York. BELOW RIGHT Exploring York Minster.

IDYLLIC SETTINGS Discover Holy Trinity in York with the air of a hidden treasure. It stands in a small, secluded, leafy churchyard, with the impressive York Minster towering above, tucked away behind Goodramgate one of York’s busiest shopping streets. Take a trip to the Yorkshire Coast and visit St. Stephens Old Church in Robin Hood’s Bay. Likened to an old mariner gazing out to sea, St Stephen’s stands majestically on the hillside between Whitby and Ravenscar, overlooking the bay below. Nestling in the grounds of Harewood House, All Saints dates from the 15th century. Six pairs of effigies, dating from 1419 to 1510, commemorating the owners of Harewood and the nearby Gawthorpe estate make it a remarkable place. They are some of the greatest surviving examples of alabaster carving. Whilst visiting the iconic Piece Hall in Halifax, it’s well worth exploring another local landmark. All Souls is one of most magnificent buildings designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott with a 72-metre-high spire and dazzling stained glass it is a stunning example of Victorian craftsmanship.

ABOVE All Souls in Halifax. RIGHT Robin Hood’s Bay.

There are so many iconic, beautiful and breathtaking churches in Yorkshire, explore the county and you will find some truly amazing sites.

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PLACES TO WARM UP

Yorkshire is beautiful all year round, but it has an extra sparkle in the colder months, so when the temperature drops make sure you have a cosy winter break to escape to in the county. From luxe spas to comfy cottages, there are plenty of places to warm up. 

STUNNING LOCATIONS Up in the Ryedale Market Town of Helmsley, in the North York Moors National Park, The Feversham Arms heated outdoor pool and fire pits make for a luxurious spa weekend at this fabulous hotel. Set in the beautifully landscaped grounds of an elegant 19th century manor house at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds Way, you’ll find Raywell Hall Country Lodges. Surrounded by gently undulating countryside peppered with picture-postcard villages, this is a perfect retreat for romantic escapes, revitalising breaks, or simply unwinding in an idyllic hideaway amidst Yorkshire’s glorious countryside.

Take a city break at Brocco on the Park in Sheffield which is just a short walk from the city’s botanical gardens and theatres - both ideal activities in the colder months. But if you are more prepared to face the elements, the Corn Loft Guest House offers a charming and quirky residence, with scenic walks from Holmfirth village on your doorstep. Alternatively, watch the leaves turn red through the magnificently large windows of The Ranch (Gorgeous Cottages). Based in the Yorkshire Dales, this getaway is in the perfect position to enjoy some spectacular views. 

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FIRST CLASS Set in acres of landscaped grounds, in the village of Scalby in the North York Moors National Park, the stunning Gothic mansion of Wrea Head Hall offers uninterrupted views across the Yorkshire countryside. As well as first class accommodation, the hotel is also home to 1881 an excellent restaurant serving delicious contemporary British cuisine in classic surroundings.

If you’re looking for a base from which to explore the many tourist destinations East Yorkshire has to offer, Barmston Farm Holiday Park on the outskirts of Beverley is a perfect choice. The quiet and beautifully maintained park offers accommodation in both caravans and holiday cottages and provides an exclusive and private location for a weekend break or longer visit.

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THIS PAGE TOP TO BOTTOM Cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds © VHEY. Raywell Hall Country Lodges. LEFT The Feversham Arms. Wrea Head Hall. Brocco on the Park.

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PAWS FOR THOUGHT We wouldn’t expect you to visit dog’s own county without sparing a thought for your four-legged friend. Whilst you won’t be stuck for tail-wagging treks, here’s some inspiration for places to play, stay and eat. Pawsome! 

RUNSWICK BAY

EATING Rusty Shears in Whitby is a quirky licensed vintage tearoom specialising in great coffee, tea and gin. Dog friendly inside and out, it has a lovely courtyard area with outdoor seating making this a fabulous coastal café.  The rural location on the outskirts of Holmfirth makes The Cider Press an ideal spot for dog walkers. This friendly and contemporary setting is a great place to cosy up to the wood burner with your best fur-riend. The Shoulder of Mutton is a beautiful old inn in the picturesque village of Kirkby Overblow. A warming mixture of old and new décor make this a truly wonderful hideaway for you and your canine companion. Furley & Co’s name alone should assure you that this independent craft-beer bar is happy to welcome dogs through its doors in Hull! They even make their own scotch eggs and sausage rolls, great news for you and the pooch!

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SLEEPING Upward Holiday Park in Oxenhope boasts views that are out of this world. The options are pretty much unlimited for mobile and static holiday-goers alike, and there’s even a free indoor play area for the kids. On-site facilities are plentiful, with a launderette, games room, bar, and also a small shop. A truly terrific destination for all the family. A stone’s throw from the spectacular Malham Cove, The Lister Arms (above) has dog-friendly rooms and your four-legged friend is also welcome in the bar for dinner and drinks by the roaring log fire. Ox Pasture Hall is only two miles from Scarborough. This luxury boutique hotel is conveniently-located in the North York Moors National Park. Set in 17 acres of gardens and grounds, you and the pup will have plenty of places to explore. Smallshaw Farm Cottages, Sheffield, have been lovingly converted from 17th century barns into exceptional and luxurious self-catering accommodation. Centrally located for some of Yorkshire’s most popular attractions, these cottages are a delightful doggy destination!

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Yorkshire has the best beaches in the land and we think it’s only fair that our canine friends get to enjoy them too. There is no better feeling than watching them bound, hop and leap in the sea on a dog friendly beach. They can run to their heart’s content over our sweeping, sandy bays.

BRIDLINGTON BEACH SOUTH

FLAMBOROUGH HEAD TO NORTH LANDING

Distance: 2 miles This vast flat beach is great for a run around as well as the chance for a swim too. Dogs are welcome throughout the winter but there are restrictions in place from May 1 to September 30. Also visit Bridlington North Beach which has the same restrictions as South Beach from May to September.

Distance: 4 miles This exhilarating walk takes you and your dog to the peaceful cove beach at North Landing which is set cosily within the chalk cliffs of Flamborough Head. On approaching North Landing, dogs can be let off the lead in the open space away from the cliff edge. It is also a great place for relaxing on the stunning beach.

Distance: 4 miles This is a great long beach for you and your dog to run around on and you can stop for a cuppa at various cafés along the way. The whole beach is open for dogs from October 1 to April 30. Bear in mind that parts of the beach are closed to dogs from May 1 to September 30. Watch out for the tides.

RUNSWICK BAY

FRAISTHORPE BEACH

FILEY AND THE CENTENARY WAY Distance: 5 miles This interesting route runs along green lanes and through fields along the Centenary Way. Great if you and your dog need more than a run on the beach. Filey is a charming seaside town with a huge beach boasting soft golden sand. The main beach resort is closed to dogs from May 1 to September 30.

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Distance: up to 2 miles Open to dogs and their walkers all year round, Runswick Bay is idyllic and picturesque with cliffs at Kettleness Point that jut out into the sea. Shaped like a crocodile’s head, locals say it opens its mouth at night to gobble up stray sailors! Runswick Bay is a picture postcard seaside village with a beautiful beach.

SANDSEND TO WHITBY

Distance: up to 10 miles A favourite with dog walkers, the tide stretches out giving miles of sand to walk either north to Bridlington (three miles) or south to Hornsea (ten miles). Make sure you check the tides here as the sea comes up to the cliffs – walkers can continue along the cliff tops if the tide is in but take care as the cliffs are subject to erosion.

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FOUR UNMISSABLE PUMPKIN PATCHES

There are plenty of places hosting events this autumn. Discover a day of fun pumpkin picking and carving.

FARMER COPLEY’S NEAR PONTEFRACT

THE WHOLE HOGG, PICKERING

Farmer Copley’s near Pontefract, is one of the top spots for pumpkin picking as it’s home to the UK’s largest patch! Each year, the famous farm shop hosts a Pumpkin Festival, a fantastic event which gives visitors the chance to pick and carve their own fruit, sample spooky Halloween-themed food and even take a barrel ride.

The Whole Hogg situated in the Ryedale Market Town of Pickering has real old fashioned charm, with a warm welcome and staff on hand to guide you to select a real champion. You can pick up your weekly groceries whilst you select this year’s Halloweeny treat. The children will love the animal paddock which includes friendly pygmy goats and llamas.

CANNON HALL FARM, BARNSLEY

THE BALLOON TREE, GATE HELMSLEY

Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley, one of the largest farm attractions in the UK, hosts an annual Pumpkin Festival with expert carvers on hand to offer advice and help you create a super scary face. Children can also follow the special Trick or Treat Trail in the Witches Wood with daily shows by performing witches – great to get you in the mood for some trick or treating!

Visit The Balloon Tree in Gate Helmsley near York, where you can take out a wheelbarrow and choose from hundreds of pumpkins to carve a scary face for Halloween. The café is an ideal place to refresh yourself after a busy day’s pumpkin hunting. Their motto ‘Fewer Food Miles – More Farm Yards’ encompasses everything they stand for - ‘superfresh’ homegrown produce.

Don’t forget to tweet pictures of your best carved pumpkins to @Welcome2Yorks and include the hashtag #YorkshirePumpkins - we’d love to see your spooktacular pictures.

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TOP TO BOTTOM UNESCO Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal. Jurassic Kingdom.

MALTON HARVEST FOOD FESTIVAL

Market Square, Ryedale Market Town of Malton, 9th September What better way to celebrate the glory of God’s Own County than by reaping the culinary rewards of its harvest! Yorkshire’s finest produce will be on offer from 80+ stalls as well as live music, bars, and trips to Talbot Yard Food Court to check out the famous Made in Malton delights. With chef demos, cookery lessons, talks and tastings, this FREE festival is a mouth-watering event you don’t want to miss!

HARROGATE AUTUMN FLOWER SHOW

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, 15th September to 17th September Make sure your gardening season ends in a spectacular blaze of glory with great ideas for keeping the colour coming right into autumn. Harrogate Flower Show offers everything you need to create a year-round space, plus spectacular displays, lots of live entertainment and a fantastic day out!

LUMINARIUM

Barnsley, 21st to 24th Setember A dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where architecture meets light and colour

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in a sense-awakening experience of wonder and enchantment to captivate young and old.

SCARBOROUGH JAZZ FESTIVAL

22nd to 24th September A very special programme of top quality jazz for the fifteenth year. Scarborough jazz will be kicking off the autumn with some amazing music, for the experienced aficionado and those wanting to enjoy a great night out with some great music.

YORKSHIRE DALES NATIONAL PARK CHEESE FESTIVAL

Hawes, 23rd to 30th September

An exciting new cheese festival taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September starting with a weekend of events at the Wensleydale Creamery followed by five further days of activities across the Yorkshire Dales and Nidderdale.

MASHAM SHEEP FAIR

Masham 30th September and 1st October Famous for its large market square and historical sheep trade, this annual country fair gets better every year. Enjoy a sheep show, sheep racing, craft market, fleece stalls, wood competition, music, dancing, entertainment and much more. YORKSHIRE.COM


SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER EVENTS JURASSIC KINGDOM

Temple Newsam, Leeds 3rd to 29th October

A spectacular outdoor dinosaur experience aimed at family audiences with over 30 impressive installations of animated dinosaurs with electronic moving parts. Animatronics include arms moving up and down, tails swaying side-to-side, heads moving up and down, eyes blinking and jaws opening wide with roaring sound effects. Making for a truly awesome educational and entertaining Jurassic experience!

ILKLEY ART TRAIL

Various locations, Ilkley 5th to 8th October Painting, sculpture and textile from local and regional exhibiting artists. Venues on the trail range from living rooms, working studios, gardens and other quirky and unusual spaces.

COUNTRYSIDE LIVE WITH THE YORKSHIRE VET

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, 21st and 22nd October TV’s favourite vets Julian Norton and Peter Wright will take centre stage at The Great Yorkshire Showground this autumn with a new Yorkshire Vet at Countryside Live event.

YORKSHIRE ABBEY SEASON

Various locations 22nd to 30th October Enjoy a programme of events at some of the greatest abbeys YORKSHIRE.COM

and priories in Yorkshire. Spectacular scenery is brought to life by falconry displays and tours that show you what abbey life was really like.

WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND

27th to 29th October One of the world’s most popular goth music events attracting around 2,000 visitors every year from across the UK and beyond. Enjoy music, art, entertainment and an amazing atmosphere.

VICTORIA – A COSTUME EXHIBITION

Harewood House, Leeds Running until 29th October Harewood House was recently used as a major set for ITV’s Victoria series. To celebrate the success of the programme, the opulent rooms on Harewood’s State Floor come to life with costumes from the programme. Outfits worn in the series are on display throughout the 2017 season.

MARINE ART: ERNST HAEKEL

The Deep, Hull Running until 31st October Haeckel was a German Biologist, Naturalist and Artist who discovered and named thousands of new species. 100 of his images were put together to create 10 volumes of Art Forms of Nature. Many of the organisms included within these collections were first described and classified by Haeckel himself. Discover this stunning record of life on earth at The Deep in Hull.

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

York Dungeon

HALLOWSCREAM

York Maze 13th to 31st October

In 1873 a terrible tragedy occurred on the grounds of York Maze, each Halloween the restless souls that died that night return to torment those who dare to visit. The terrifyingly entertaining night of fear and fun features five live-action haunted house attractions, and a zombie themed bar to calm your nerves. But be warned, the frights aren’t limited to the haunted houses!

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TO DIE FOR!

The Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park Wakefield, 13th to 31st October The Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park is the most extreme Halloween Entertainment Park and Scare Attraction Experience in Yorkshire. Bigger, better and scarier than ever before! Are you brave enough to experience the six horror themed attractions this October, with The House of Arachnia and the Forest of Freaks?! This is the ultimate scare experience.

WICKED WOMEN

York Dungeon, York 17th to 31st October

This October come faceto-face with The Yorkshire Witch, Isabella Billington, at York Dungeon, the Home of Halloween. Visitors will find themselves heading back in time to 1649. Watch out for jumps, screams and ghastly fun as you experience the cruel, nasty and vindictive story of what lead York’s Wicked Woman to crucify her own mother.

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FRIGHTWATER VALLEY

Lightwater Valley, York 26th to 29th October

Join in on the annual Halloween Spooktacular as a cloak of supernatural delights shroud the theme park. All manner of creepy ghouls and beasties lurk within the Valley.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!

Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield 21st October to 5th November Visit the new Witch’s Cottage and the Haunted House. Brave the ghoulish Tractor Trailor ride through the Freaky Forest and come face to face with ghosts and monsters.

HALLOWEEN GHOST TRAINS

Kirklees Light Railway, near Huddersfield, 28th - 29th & 31st October Dare you climb aboard for an evening of frights to scare even the strongest of souls? Test your nerves aboard the ghost train taking you along their spooky line to the haunted woods! Not suitable for very young children.

HALLOWEEN AT BURTON CONSTABLE

Hull, 28th October to 3rd November

After dark, this peaceful Elizabethan mansion becomes eerily spooky! Around every corner lies a bump, a bang or icy tap on the shoulder. Join them if you dare! YORKSHIRE.COM

HALLOWEEN AT SEWERBY HALL AND GARDENS

HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE

Bridlington, 21st to 29th October

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster 28th to 30th October

Can you help Derek the Ghost find all the things he needs for the Halloween party in the house? All his party guests are missing too; see if you can find them in the gardens...

Cast under a spell this Halloween, the Park has been overrun by mythical beasts and magical characters. With familyfriendly entertainment and activities all day.

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FIREWORKS EVENTS

MUSICAL FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AT SLEDMERE HOUSE

Bridlington, 28th October

Teaming up with the awardwinning Fireworkers of Driffield, this hugely popular event returns for a third year with a ‘Pop Icons and Divas’ themed bonfire evening. With a licensed bar and fairground rides on offer, there’s plenty to keep all the family occupied before the main event.

ROUNDHAY PARK BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Leeds, 3rd November

Watch the sky light up over Leeds at this ever-popular bonfire and fireworks spectacular. Around 70,000 people turn up each year to see Leeds’ biggest bonfire, make sure you’re one of them!

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BEDALE BONFIRE

AFTER DARK FIREWORK SPECTACULAR

Bedale, 4th November

Sheffield, 3rd November

Head over to historic Bedale Park to enjoy a spectacular firework display set to music to suit young and old. Novelty torches and lights are available to add to the atmosphere along with food and drink to enjoy around the warmth of the bonfire.

Over 20,000 spectators attend this huge Bonfire Night extravaganza each year. Held in the Don Valley Grass Bowl (next to Sheffield Arena), this year’s event will be hosted by Hallam FM and Big John Live, with a funfair, food stalls, and the main attraction, a giant bonfire and fireworks display set to music.

BONFIRE AND FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

BONFIRE SPECTACULAR AT CANNON HALL FARM

Thornton Hall Farm nr Skipton, 4th November A huge bonfire, impressive fireworks display, children’s entertainment and activities, plus an undercover play barn, Thornton Hall has it all this Bonfire Night! Refreshments also available.

Barnsley, 5th November

The Cannon Hall bonfire event is an all-day experience that promises to deliver activities and entertainment for visitors young and old. Admission to the farm is included so there’ll be lots to see and do, with tractor and trailer rides to boot.

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DECEMBER EVENTS STOCKELD PARK FIREWORK DISPLAY

Wetherby, 5th November

What goes BOOM deep in the Yorkshire Forest?! It’s Stockeld Park’s spectacular fireworks display, set to music it’s a loud and proud Yorkshire evening of entertainment.

ROBIN HOOD’S BAY 24TH VICTORIAN WEEKEND

Robin Hood’s Bay, 8th to 10th December A fun-filled weekend featuring a mix of new and established events in the village’s quirky, cobbled, car-free streets. The Baytown Beer Festival will be enjoying its third outing at the picturesque Victoria Hotel, there’ll be beach games and street entertainment, ghost and smugglers walks.

AMELIA’S CHOCOLATE 2017 WORKSHOPS

Scarborough, until 31st December

Every school holidays and more in between, from Chocolate Treasure Chests to Royal Princess Towers there’s always something new and exciting to make! Better yet, you get to take it home and eat it! Yum yum!

BONFIRE & FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT BEVERLEY WESTWOOD

FERENS: HULL’S PHILANTHROPIST

Beverley, 5th November

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, until 31st December

One of the longest standing Bonfire Night and Firework Displays around Hull, The Beverley Lions Club present their annual bonfire and fireworks display, with support from Beverley Town Council. A spectacular bonfire, followed by the professional fireworks display. A great night out for all the family.

ESTATE OF WAR: DONCASTER’S COUNTRY HOUSES

Thomas Robinson Ferens’ philanthropic gift to Hull was the creation of what has become one of the finest and most respected regional galleries in the UK. Enjoy the permanent collection in its newly refurbished setting.

Cusworth Hall, Doncaster, until 1st December This exciting new exhibition explores the impact of the First World War on Doncaster’s country houses, as they became military hospitals or sent sons and estate workers to fight on the front line. In partnership with Doncaster 1914-18 At Home, At War.

BOLTON ABBEY

Skipton, 5th November A huge bonfire and firework display by the banks of river Wharfe in the shadows of the Priory Ruins, a truly magical night for all. YORKSHIRE.COM

SALTAIRE LIVING ADVENT CALENDAR

1st - 24th December, view until 5th January

Each year windows in Saltaire homes are illuminated with a festive scene with one scene being ‘opened’ daily. With extra windows in some of the shops and businesses in the village visiting is well worth it right from the beginning!

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LEFT TO RIGHT Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Dafydd Rogers, David Pugh, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams.

HERE COME THE BAND

Plan an unforgettable event this autumn with tickets to see the next big musical The Band when it visits Yorkshire. Penned by award winning writer Tim Firth, this musical is a wonderful story about growing up with a favourite boyband.

MUST-SEE SHOW

WONDERFUL STORY

For five 16 year old girls in 1992, The Band is everything. The story picks up with the girls 25 years on and follows their mission to meet the boyband whose music became the soundtrack of their lives.

David said: “It was great working with Take That and Tim on this. It’s not the Take That story, rather it’s a story about friendship, everlasting friendship.”

The show features all our favourite Take That hits performed by Five to Five - the winners of the TV talent show Let It Shine. Following their huge success with the musical version of Calendar Girls, producers David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers teamed up again with Take That’s Gary Barlow and now Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Robbie Williams to bring The Band to the stage.

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“The story is inspired by the fans who make boybands such a success. Yorkshire has some of the best audiences in the world and we’re looking forward to sending them home happy!” The Band will be visiting the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, Hull New Theatre and Leeds Grand Theatre. You can get your tickets for this fabulous new show at www.thebandmusical.com

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