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EXPLORESUMMER From breathtaking natural scenery and a spectacular coastline, to world-class family attractions and vibrant cities, there is something for everyone here in Yorkshire. And the summer is the perfect time to explore it for yourself. Head to the coast and enjoy a day at Yorkshire’s famous seaside, or go inland and challenge yourself to a guided cycle tour of the Yorkshire Dales. Pay a visit to one of Yorkshire’s beautiful stately homes or turn up the pace with a visit to one of the county’s exciting waterparks. Whatever takes your fancy, you’ll be sure to find plenty to do in Yorkshire and this guide will help you make the most of your time here – the only problem you’ll face is fitting it all in! Sir Gary Verity Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire

Front cover images: Rockpooling near Flamborough. Magna Science Adventure Centre near Rotherham. Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre in Sheffield. Alpamare in Scarborough. Janet’s Foss, part of the Malham Tarn Estate © National Trust images. Horseracing in Yorkshire. Jorvik Viking Centre in York. York’s Chocolate Story. Birds of Prey experiences in Yorkshire. Top Withens. Byland Abbey. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Foam pit at Xscape Yorkshire. Puffin at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Family fun with English Heritage. Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

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TAKE THE PLUNGE

It’s a glorious sunny day and all you and the family can think about is cooling down. Spend those hot summer days swimming, relaxing or splashing around at one of Yorkshire’s many water attractions.

ABOVE Ilkley Lido. RIGHT Alpamare in Scarborough. BELOW Aqua-Tek at Magna in Rotherham.

A GREAT DAY OUT Think summertime, think AQUA-TEK at Magna in Rotherham! But, be warned – you’re going to get wet, wet, wet as you spray, splosh and squirt your way around. Calypso Cove Waterpark is located within the Metrodome Leisure Complex in Barnsley and is home to fantastic flumes, sensational slides and wonderful waves. Doncaster Dome is one of the region’s premier sports, leisure and entertainment destinations, with over 50 activities taking place under one roof. Two flumes scale from the top of the building, wind outside and land in their own splash pool at Surf City Leisure Pool at Ponds Forge in Sheffield!

ABOVE Doncaster Dome. BELOW Alpamare in Scarborough.

All the way from the Alps, Alpamare Scarborough is a waterpark like no other. If you love adventure, it’s time to experience the newest, the biggest, the fastest, the waviest, the funnest, the most unlike-any-waterpark-you’ve-seen before waterpark. The new exciting Splash Zone at East Riding Leisure Bridlington has two interactive slides, a fun play structure, tipping buckets and water toys. Aqua Smash and Slide Champ will have users of all ages going round and round again. Take a dip in one of the country’s few remaining outdoor pools at Ilkley Lido. Soak up a seaside atmosphere, enjoy a picnic in the tranquil setting and take in the fantastic views over Ilkley Moor.

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FOUR YORKSHIRE TRIATHLON EVENTS

COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE WORLD TRIATHLON LEEDS, 10 -11 JUNE 2017

CATTERICK TRIATHLON, 18 JUNE 2017

Following the success of the Brownlee Brothers triumph at this event last year, the ITU World Triathlon is set to return to Leeds. This prestigious event provides more than 5,000 amateur triathletes with a unique opportunity to compete on the same course as the world’s best. If participating isn’t for you, then don’t miss out on joining thousands of spectators who will witness a thrilling showcase of endurance and strategy.

North Yorkshire’s first road closed pool triathlon, with a view. The Catterick Leisure Centre is at the heart of the forever growing Catterick Garrison, the British Army’s largest garrison and the biggest military garrison in Europe. The centre’s prime location makes it a must see venue for sports enthusiasts and keen outdoor explorers! The swim is of course a flat one with no dramas of being in open water, the bike is flat, undulating and has a few climbs and the run is also pan flat.

CASTLE HOWARD TRIATHLON, 22 - 23 JULY 2017

HULL TRIATHLON, 30 JULY 2017

The Castle Howard Triathlon will finish a memorable July in style with a whole weekend of racing. In its eighth year, it will be the fourth weekend event of the 2017 Castle Tri Series and will once again feature the obligatory picture postcard backdrop. This is a course with something for every level of triathlete. Indeed, the 13,000 acre grounds of Castle Howard form arguably the most physically demanding triathlon course of the Castle Tri Series.

The Yorkshire Water Triathlon 2017 is a unique race taking place on Sunday 30 July, set within Hull’s city centre and Marina area of the city. The race starts in the historic Princes Dock which is surrounded on all side by cafés and viewing areas making it a perfect area for spectators. The flat, technical bike route takes athletes through fully closed city streets on a multi-lap tour of the city. The run then takes athletes on a 5km route which takes some of the city’s iconic scenery including the Trinity Church, Old Town, Marina and The Deep.

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PREPARE TO BE A-MAZED! Providing a fun-filled family day out, Yorkshire’s mazes will have you zigzagging along paths and weaving your way through the vegetation, but will you fall prey to the confusion of the maze? Cannon Hall Farm is a large, family run farm attraction near Barnsley. Home to hundreds of animals, it has one of the biggest and best equipped playgrounds in the north of England and also features the largest tube maze in Europe, great for games of hide and seek. Amble amongst the lavender flowers with their stunning array of colours at the Yorkshire Lavender gardens, in their unique Lavender Maze. Don’t forget to have a go at what is arguably Yorkshire’s largest Snakes and Ladders before you go!

One of the largest Corn Maize Mazes in Great Britain, Copley’s Corn Maze at Farmer Copley’s near Pontefract, has a mini maze for smaller children and a large maze for families to enjoy together. The mazes are interactive including rubbings, Maze-0-Vision, games sheets and more. There are also other activities in the Fun Park for everyone to enjoy. One of York’s most popular summer attractions, York Maze, will be open from July ready to challenge visitors with its new design. Carved out of an amazing 1.5 million growing maize plants, it’s thought to be the largest maze in the world! You can take a trailer ride around the maze if you’re not feeling brave enough and also meet the animals that can’t wait to eat it all up!

AN ANCIENT PATH OR A MAGICAL MAZE…

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A UNIQUE LABYRINTH

ENJOY GETTING LOST

PLAYFUL SURPRISES

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises set within a four-acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park and the Yorkshire Dales. The temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, extraordinary statues – at every turn there are choices to make and tricks to look out for.

Over 700 yew bushes were used to build The Maze at Burton Agnes Hall, near Driffield, in the top northeast corner of the walled garden. Visitors to the garden, young and old, enjoy getting lost in the maze and to make it more interesting, they’ve included a riddle for visitors to try and solve. There are a number of small gardens on the way into the centre where you can pick up clues and figure out the well-known saying.

Be amazed and befuddled by the giant maze at Stockeld Park’s Magical Maze near Wetherby, filled with surprises. There are over two miles of paths in this 8-foot-high labyrinth, designed by maze genius Adrian Fisher. Climb the castle viewing tower to look out over the tops of the trees to get your bearings, or cross bridges and discover playful surprises and unexpected obstacles!

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CLOCKWISE Yorkshire Lavender. Family fun at York Maze. Rolling about at York Maze. Cannon Hall Farm.

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HOT SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Struggling for things to keep the kids amused this summer? Here are some fun suggestions for your Summer Bucket List, to help you create memories that will last a lifetime.

2 1 RETURN OF THE VIKINGS York, North Yorkshire

The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre is now open after a multi-million pound re-imagining. Featuring a new ride experience with the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of Viking-Age York. You will have the chance to dig deeper into the Viking story of York using the latest in cutting-edge technology located throughout the centre.

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LIGHT, SOUND AND IMAGES

Bradford, West Yorkshire

Bradford’s National Science & Media Museum recently unveiled its new gallery Wonderlab. Featuring breathtaking live shows, it explores the science of light, sound and images through state-of-the-art exhibits. See your body split from your head as you walk, hear your voice echo through a 15m-long tube, experience an antigravity mirror and a musical laser tunnel and watch one of the world’s first 3D-printed Zoetrope installations.

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3 PREMIER SHOW CAVE

Nidderdale, North Yorkshire Stump Cross Caverns is one of Britain’s premier show caves. It’s a site of special scientific interest and home to some incredible natural formations. Tour the lit caves and explore the ancient rock features close up: an aweinspiring geological experience.

6 DISCOVER HISTORIC HULL Hull, East Yorkshire

Hull’s unique Museums Quarter consisting of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum, Streetlife and the Arctic Corsair trawler - is a great place to start your discovery of historic Hull. Don’t forget Hands On History in Trinity Square as well – all for free!

4 INDOOR MEETS OUTDOOR North Cave, East Yorkshire

A unique ‘indoor meets outdoor’ adventure attraction, William’s Den in North Cave will have kids playing, exploring, running, climbing, building dens and learning. Not forgetting the expansive outdoor play area.

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HANDS-ON LEARNING

WACKY WORLD

near Malton, North Yorkshire

York, North Yorkshire

The National Emergency Services Museum is the world’s largest joint 999 museum showing an insight into all of our Emergency Services through hands-on learning. With over 50 vehicles on site and three floors of exhibits to investigate.

One day is never enough at Flamingo Land, with its seven themed areas and eight adrenalin-fuelled rides, including Children’s Planet, an active play zone for younger guests. Journey through The Lost Kingdom’s vast African plains and the wet and wacky world of Splosh!

A 75-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York’s horrible history. It brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walk-through experience that you see, hear, feel and smell.

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9 GREAT DAY OUT

Ripon, North Yorkshire Newby Hall near Ripon is a great day out with plenty to do for all ages, with swings for toddlers in the Adventure Garden, through to climbing fra mes and bridges, an aerial slide and pedalo boats for the older children. Get wet in the ‘Tarantella’ dancing water play area! Or take an enchanting ride on the miniature steam train.

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Castleford, West Yorkshire

There are days of entertainment to be had at Xscape Yorkshire in Castleford. Learn to ski or snowboard on real snow at Snozone’s indoor refrigerated ski slope, scale the 47ft, Utah-inspired rock climbing tower or try the latest addition Gravity; wall-to-wall trampolines and a foam pit!

13 ULTIMATE ADVENTURES Ripon, North Yorkshire

With over 40 rides and attractions for thrill seekers of all ages, Lightwater Valley Theme Park is bursting with mini, mega and ultimate adventures for the whole family. Enjoy rides to thrill, like the underground world of Raptor Attack, Black Pearl or Europe’s longest roller coaster: the aptly named, ‘The Ultimate’.

10 UNIQUE FUN

Halifax, West Yorkshire A visit to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum in Halifax is unique, interesting and fun! Nothing is trapped inside a glass cabinet in this museum and it’s the only fully interactive museum dedicated to children aged 0-11 in the UK.

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11 NEW AND EXCITING Selby, North Yorkshire

Ever wanted to try something new and exciting? At Selby’s Summit Indoor Adventure they’ve got infinite ski simulators, thrilling indoor climbing walls, aerial trekking, ten-pin bowling, a fantastic skate park, a sprawling adventure play zone and a stylish bar and diner.

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Ripon, North Yorkshire

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

SCULPTED LANDSCAPE

WILD YORKSHIRE

Treetop Nets has giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made out of netting, safely suspended between trees up to 12m off the ground and set in mature native woodland. Go and play in the high trees.

At the Yorkshire Sculpture Park children are free to run around, making the most of 500 acres of historic parkland. With 60 works in the open air, kids can hunt for hidden treasures and even touch the sculptures!

With nearly 400 animals and 70 different species of animal, Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster is a fantastic place to experience a truly breathtaking walk-through wildlife adventure.

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

17 STORY OF OCEANS Hull, East Yorkshire

The Deep in Hull tells the amazing story of the world’s oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations. See sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and many more at this fantastic aquarium.

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TROPICAL TREATS

ANIMAL MAGIC

STEAM INTO HISTORY

Have an unforgettable family day out at Sheffield’s Tropical Butterfly House. See spectacular shows, explore the indoor rainforest and meet the friendly residents. Enjoy the new walk-through mammal enclosure and see if you can get a selfie with a dinosaur!

Situated in a dramatic clifftop position, the zoo at Sewerby Hall and Gardens near Bridlington is the place to keep children amused, housing a fascinating collection of animals and birds. Highlights include the four Ring-Tailed Lemurs and the Humboldt Penguins.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Climb on-board a steam or heritage diesel train and experience 24 miles of Yorkshire’s most amazing scenery.

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Worsborough Mill

Make magical memories at Barnsley Museums this summer

This summer discover something wonderful at one of Barnsley Museums’ five free heritage attractions. Enjoy everything from Pre Raphaelite art in a Georgian country house, retail therapy in a picturesque model village, family activities in an award winning interactive museum to demonstrations in an 17th century working water mill and relaxing walks around stunning parklands and a nature reserve.

For more information visit www.barnsley-museums.com


BELOW RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor.

ABOVE Aysgarth Falls. Woods near Bolton Abbey. RIGHT Forest Holidays.

DISCOVER DALBY

North Yorkshire is a tremendous place for woodland walks. There are hiking trails to suit all in Dalby Forest. Enjoy paths leading to the amazing natural sandstone sculptures of the Bridestones, a forest nature reserve on the Deepdale Habitat Trail. Starting at the Dalby Courtyard near the Visitor Centre, the Ellerburn Trail is a multi-user pathway for disabled cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users as well as being a safe and

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accessible route for children learning to ride a bike and parents with pushchairs. The trail runs alongside Ellerburn Beck. A short detour takes you to Ellerburn Pond and Bird Hide past the entrance to the bat hibernaculum (an artificial cave where bats can spend the winter).

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WOODS & WILDLIFE

Our forests have adventure play areas, natural play, off-road family cycling and lots of space for imaginations to run wild. Enjoy a tree-filled trek to the spectacular Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are three tiers to the falls which make for a truly wonderful spectacle. Brockadale Nature Reserve near Pontefract has miles of woodland walking trails and a riverside path along the River Went. You can reach the reserve by following a footpath along the river from the nearby village of Wentbridge or from the car park on Leys Lane. At the reserve you can visit the steep sided gorge of the River Went with its craggy cliffs and interesting vegetation. Nestled between Leeds, York and Wakefield, Fairburn Ings is truly a haven for people and wildlife alike. There’s something for the whole family, from feeding the ducks to pond dipping; you can even take on the Wildlife Challenge. Why not recharge the batteries while the kids let off some steam in the play area? Winding trails pass through woodland, wetland and grassland.

WONDERFUL WILDLIFE Situated right at the heart of South Yorkshire’s Dearne Valley, Old Moor is a wonderful place to go and watch wildlife. The skies, fields and open YORKSHIRE.COM

water are teeming with birds throughout the year. In summer the grasslands are ablaze with butterflies and orchids and you’ll be able to see newlyhatched ducklings. With guided walks and family activities, as well as home-cooked food in the café and a well-stocked shop, the reserve is a great day out for young and old alike. Exploring the woodland along the River Wharfe where it flows through a spectacular, narrow gorge, is a splendid experience at any time of the year at Strid Wood, Bolton Abbey. The round trip from the estate’s Sandholme car park heads along one side of the river to Barden Bridge, then returns via the path on the opposite bank.

FOREST RETREATS If you just can’t pull yourself away from the forest, get back to nature and explore the amazing woodland that surrounds you with a cabin break at Forest Holidays at Cropton and Keldy on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. An ideal base for adventures, exploring or simply relaxing, with the woodland walks leading you through the beautiful ancient forest! Why not try their Forest Ranger activities? Or hire a bike and find the perfect picnic spot for you and the family.

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ENJOY THE RIDE Yorkshire is a great place to learn how to cycle and offers quieter routes for children so they can cycle in safety, surrounded by the great outdoors. These out of the way routes range from forest trails, to rolling hills and canal towpaths.

During the summer, nothing is more relaxing than the York to Selby Cycle Route. This gentle 15 mile ride along one of the first traffic-free cycle paths takes you from the walled city of York, south to the historic abbey town of Selby. It passes local landmarks such as the famous Millennium Bridge and ‘the planets’, a scale-model of the solar system.

ABOVE Cycling in Yorkshire’s beautiful landscapes © National Trust. BELOW Cycling in East Yorkshire.

ABOVE Cycling in the Pennines. LEFT Family friendly cycling routes. BELOW Dalby Forest.

Much of the towpath of the historic Leeds-Liverpool Canal has been upgraded to allow cycle use. The journey out from cosmopolitan Leeds takes you along a wonderful green corridor, giving easy cycling and linking some great attractions. There are some fascinating sights to see, from the medieval Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, the Saltaire World Heritage Site in Bradford, to the beautiful and picturesque East Riddlesden Hall in Keighley, run by the National Trust. A stunning, traffic-free ride takes you from the busy market town of Penistone to the rolling moors of the Peak District at Dunford Bridge. Fully surfaced and ideal for children, the path follows the route of the old Great Central Railway, winding through glorious countryside. The Barnsley to RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor short 6.5-mile route, takes you from Barnsley train station on a traffic free path to the RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor, which is teeming with birds and wildlife. It’s an award winning reserve where you can spot Kingfishers, Lapwings, Tree Sparrows and at dusk, you can listen out for the shrill calls of Little Owls.

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SEVEN ROUTES NOT TO BE MISSED

THE CINDER TRACK

WOLDS WAY

A lovely traffic-free coastal route traveling between the seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby. It takes in panoramic views, secluded coves and historic sites.

Follow the enchanting rolling hills and coastal cliffs of the Yorkshire Wolds. Discover hidden valleys, wildflowers and wildlife. Enjoy big skies whilst passing through picturesque villages, market towns and historic houses and churches. One moment you’re running through a broad dry valley or exploring a secret vale, the next you’re heading through thick woodland. Well signed as part of the National Cycle Network, the terrain is rolling chalkland, with only a few steep but short climbs on mainly quiet roads and country lanes with some cycle paths. Following the route clockwise is easier. There are tearooms, cafés, pubs and food shops at varying intervals and there are various options for the start and finish, with Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield and Malton all having train stations.

MOOR TO SEA CYCLE NETWORK Discover fabulous views of heather moorland, ancient forests, rolling farmland and spectacular coast along the Moor to Sea Cycle network linking the historic towns of Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and Great Ayton.

A gentle 7km ride through Britain’s finest limestone scenery, a generally flat route along grass and gravel paths. The waymarked ride takes you through the heart of the wonderful Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. YORKSHIRE.COM

This fantastic cycling and walking route runs along a disused railway line from Oakenshaw near Bradford, all the way to Dewsbury. The path is well surfaced and entirely traffic free and as such, it is ideal for families with young children or anyone looking for a nice easy ride or walk. The greenway ride boasts great views and trailside sculptures and statues.

BRONTË COUNTRY

SPURN POINT THE MALHAM TARN FAMILY CYCLE TRAIL

SPEN VALLEY GREENWAY

Starting from the village of Easington this ‘there and back’ route ventures through Kilnsea along the Spurn Peninsula to the wild rugged Spurn Point. This is a flat 22.5 km route on quiet roads with refreshments at Kilnsea and the visitors’ centre at Spurn Point.

When the Tour de France started in Yorkshire in 2014, the peloton wound it’s way into Brontë Country and into the village of Haworth. These cobbled streets are now famous throughout the world, with the challenging thoroughfare home to period fronted shops and cafés. Cycling in this area of Yorkshire is inspirational. Ride across the high moors, be exhausted by the tough ascents and thrilled by the exciting descents. Discover the incredible ride from Haworth to Hebden Bridge where awesome views never end. No cycling tour of West Yorkshire would be complete without climbing the famous Cragg Vale Incline - the longest unbroken ascent of any road in England. From the village of Mytholmroyd, the road rises 968 feet to open moorland. Enough to give your gears and lungs a tough workout.

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A COAST OF CONTRASTS A short break on the Yorkshire Coast will serve up glorious coastline, delicious cuisine, beautiful countryside, outdoor adventures and spectacular views.

STUNNING LOCATIONS

WONDERFUL WHITBY

Stretching from Spurn Point to Saltburn-by-theSea, this unique stretch of coastline boasts a string of gorgeous and very different seaside towns and villages. From traditional resorts such as Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby, to picture-perfect fishing communities like Robin Hood’s Bay, Runswick Bay and Staithes, many of which are in the stunning North York Moors National Park.

Fish and chips, history and culture, views and festivals, vampires and Goths, it’s all on offer in Whitby. West Cliff is worth a visit, it’s full of fun with a paddling pool, Skateboard Park, bumper boats, trampolines and crazy golf. It’s also home to Whitby Leisure Centre, the Whitby Pavilion Complex and the famous Whalebone Arch. Historians will enjoy finding out about its connection to Captain Cook and the role it played in the whaling and jet industries at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum; steam fans can board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at its northernmost station and those with a literary bent can follow in the footsteps of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Looking towards Robin Hood’s Bay © Mike Kipling.

There’s nothing like a day on the beach to make you hungry. The Yorkshire Coast’s fish and chip shops are officially among the best in the world - both Whitby’s Quayside and the town’s Magpie Café regularly win awards. Scarborough boasts stunning scenery, glorious beaches and much to see and do – is it any wonder that people have been flocking there for nearly 400 years now? You can still immerse yourself in its history with Scarborough Castle and the Rotunda Museum of geology, or venture down to the seafront to see the amusement arcades, ice cream parlours, shellfish stalls and beach huts. Outdoor adventures can be found all around: try boating in Peasholm Park; take a ride on the miniature railway or watch a performance at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

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Whitby Abbey

GET INVOLVED You’ll find some of the country’s best surfing beaches, with Scarborough’s North and South Bays being popular spots to catch a wave. Kayaking and paddle-boarding are also becoming very popular in the area. Test yourself on World Cup mountain-biking trails in Dalby Forest, explore ‘top-of-the-world’ cycling at Sutton Bank National Park Centre or challenge yourself to breathtaking Tour de Yorkshire routes.

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A COAST TO BOAST ABOUT Filey is the perfect place to take a walk, fly a kite, build a sandcastle, snooze in a deck chair or maybe do a spot of bird watching from its Brigg. Home to miles of glorious beach, Filey is fantastic for families and regularly hosts music, movies, exhibitions, food fairs, the Filey Folk Festival and more from its main arts venue, the Evron Centre. Glorious clean beaches, nature, history, sporting fun, independent shops and great entertainment, Bridlington has something for everyone. The pre-Roman harbour and characterful Old Town are must-sees for any history buff and for nature lovers, going on a seashore safari, a boat trip around the bay or bird watching at Bempton Cliffs are all experiences not to be missed. For lively and energetic endeavours, East Riding Leisure Bridlington is bursting with high-tech fun and fitness and Bridlington Spa hosts the best dance, comedy and music performers. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Filey Beach. Filey Brigg. Horseriding along the beach. Filey Rock. RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Building sandcastles.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Queen o’ t’ owd Thatch in South Milford. The Crown & Anchor. amazing views at the Victoria Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay. The Gait Inn.

PITCHER PERFECT The Victoria Hotel in Robin Hood’s Bay is set on the edge of the cliffs, where you can enjoy magnificent views of the bay. With a lovely beer garden and patio overlooking glorious coastline, you can sample fine cask ales and classic great British pub food at the Falcon Inn near Cloughton, Scarborough. Over in the pretty village of Sawdon on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, you will find The Anvil Inn. Relax in the beer garden whilst enjoying a glorious Sawdon sunset.

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The Ship Inn in Sewerby is easily spotted from the cliff top and has a large beer garden looking towards the sea and a children’s playground. For fabulous food and a great choice of real ales, The Gait Inn in Millington is an excellent choice, with spectacular views from its spacious beer garden near Pocklington. Perched right next to the riverbank, Beverley’s The Crown and Anchor offers an idyllic spot for a lazy afternoon in their secluded beer garden.

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A WARM WELCOME

SOMETHING DIFFERENT?

Offering superb views of the dale and the heather thatched cruck barn from the beer garden, the Craven Arms & Cruck Barn at Skipton is a character-filled 16th century inn situated in Wharfedale. Sit and enjoy a quiet meal with a loved one or a bite to eat with the kids at The Farmers Arms in Brompton on Swale in the beautiful beer garden with children’s play area. The well planted beer garden at the Queen o’ t’ owd Thatch in South Milford provides somewhere pretty to enjoy a drink and delicious meal, whilst The Wadkin Arms near Selby is a friendly country pub, renowned for its friendly atmosphere, beer garden and kids play area.

Head to the original waiting room in Dewsbury train station. The West Riding Refreshment Rooms has an unexpected beer garden for you to enjoy. Situated in the market town of Todmorden lies the 17th century Hare & Hounds. Originally built as a farmhouse, the pub offers beautiful scenery from its beer garden. The canal side setting of The Millers Bar in Brighouse offers amazing food, specialist ales and world lagers. It also has its own ROKTAGON outdoor climbing structure!

The gardens at The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk are a great spot for al fresco dining in the warmer months and you can be sure of a warm welcome at The Fairfax Arms at Gilling East, Helmsley, with their streamside beer garden.

Take in the scenery around Cubley Hall, Penistone whilst having a cooling tipple in their tranquil beer garden. Straddling the Yorkshire and Derbyshire border, The Grouse Inn is a welcome pit stop as you prepare yourself for the Peak District. The stunning outlook makes for perfect viewing from the beer garden. On a sunny day pick your spot early in the beer garden at The Forum in Sheffield. Backing onto the pretty Devonshire Green, it is a sight to behold.

BREWERY TASTE-TASTIC

COLEMANS CIDER COMPANY

TRUE NORTH BREW COMPANY

Kilham, East Yorkshire

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

A collaboration between two East Riding villages in a quiet corner of Yorkshire founded in 2014. The owners had been enjoying cider making together for years before finally deciding to establish the company following positive feedback from family and friends. They make cider from their Kingston Black and Tom Putt varieties.

True North Brew Co started life in 2012, brewing out of Welbeck Abbey brewery with a range of regular beers and monthly seasonal beers all designed alongside and brewed by Welbecks Head Brewer Claire Monk. They have a reputation for producing quality regular beers as well as experimental and interesting specials.

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THE GREAT YORKSHIRE BREWERY

HAMELSWORDE BREWERY

Cropton, North Yorkshire

Hemsworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

All of their beers are born and brewed in Yorkshire and it’s real honest beer made with proper Yorkshire Watter, British barley, malt and yeast with whole hops and nowt else. The brewery, formally Cropton, was rebranded in 2012 and is now one of the fastest growing microbreweries in the UK.

A small family owned brewery brews hand crafted ales which supply their own tap, local pubs and beer festivals. Brewer Dan Jones was a keen home brewer for 15 years and has spent his time perfecting recipes prior to the launch. Their Colin Brown Ale, won the award for Best Strong Beer at Doncaster Ale Festival.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Flood © Thomas Arran. John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay - Lindstrøm. Lego Spring Flowers - Easter Daffodils. Back To Ours Launch.

BACK TO OURS

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 is an event of international significance, bringing together transformative cultural events inspired by the city. Season two, called Roots and Routes, runs until June. It explores Hull’s unique place in a changing world. Freedom is season three, which runs from July to September and is packed full of events that will celebrate Hull’s rebellious streak. BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend will be one of the musical highlights of the year when it comes to Burton Constable Hall on 27 - 28 May. Artists

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already confirmed are Katy Perry, Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy. The city will also play host to PRS Foundation’s New Musical Biennial – a celebration of new music which features an impressive line-up of talented UK composers taking place from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July. Each composer has created a 15-minute piece of music, including a number of brand new commissions for the festival.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Hull Maritime Museum. Audio Subscene at Humber Street Sesh © Abi Cooper. Burton Agnes Hall. Humber Street Sesh Main Stage © Neil Holmes.

HOME-GROWN TALENT Head to Humber Street Sesh – a spectacular one-day event on 5 August which has made a name for itself as one of the best festivals in the city. Rediscover your favourite acts and stumble across new ones while also enjoying art exhibitions, family entertainment and the ever-popular silent disco. Or take a moment to reflect and take in the beauty of Weeping Willow. This cascade of several thousand handmade ceramic poppies came from the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at the Tower of London and is now touring the UK. It will be installed until 24 May at the Maritime Museum, formerly the Dock

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Offices, which witnessed many of the defining events of the First World War. With so much culture to soak up, why not extend your stay in Hull and check into Dunedin Country House in Holderness, where you’ll be met with the warmest of welcomes. Discover Hull Truck Theatre - a pioneering theatre with a unique, powerful, contemporary Northern Voice. For something a little different, head to North Star Club, in Sancton. Nestled in 500 acres of native English woodland in the peaceful Yorkshire Wolds, this is an extraordinary getaway from the pressures of 21st century living.

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BRILLIANT BRADFORD Bradford is the place to enjoy a summer break whether it is walking or cycling in Ilkley, taking in some culture at Cartwright Hall, or just simply splashing around in the mirror pool in City Park. Bradford offers many free events and activities for all the family to take part and is surrounded by stunning countryside, so why not take the opportunity to escape and enjoy the big blue skies and inspiring views. Bradford is home to Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also the first UNESCO City of Film, due to the city’s rich film heritage and inspiring film locations.

The National Science and Media Museum recently opened the brand new WONDERLAB, which offers a state-of-the-art and interactive gallery exploring the science of light and sound. This year the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth has a host of events celebrating the Bicentenary of the birth of Branwell Brontë and Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, in the award winning Lister Park, will celebrate the 80th Birthday of David Hockney by opening an all-new gallery, from July onwards. Bradford has a new unique shopping, eating and drinking experience. Sunbridge Wells, a maze of tunnels under City Centre opened in December 2016 and its buzzing atmosphere is not to be missed. With its many attractions and glorious countryside, all just a short train journey apart, Bradford has an impressive history and it’s no wonder it’s one of the hot spots of the North for both fast paced urban breaks and rural retreats.

FAMILY EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS

ILKLEY SUMMER FESTIVAL

BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE

SALTAIRE FESTIVAL

BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL

in August

September

September

NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MEDIA MUSEUM

BRADFORD INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM

Keighley

CLIFFE CASTLE

EAST RIDDLESDEN HALL

July

Bradford

Bradford

Keighley

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Enjoy unforgettable encounters with some of Britain’s most iconic wildlife at the Yorkshire Nature Triangle.

WILD AND WONDERFUL Is there a species you’re desperate to see in real life? Or just wondering what wildlife you can see in East Yorkshire and along the coast? You may be surprised by the wealth of wildlife that there is in East Yorkshire, with arguably some of Britain’s best viewing experiences for wader flocks, seabirds and whales. Created by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in order to promote a variety of East Yorkshire’s diverse habitats, it stretches from Scarborough to Spurn Point via Selby. This lopsided triangle contains more than 30 wildlife Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including two of the RSPB’s flagship bird sanctuaries at Bempton and Blacktoft Sands.

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Wild Yorkshire

Whether you have a budding naturalist on your hands, or are just keen to get the kids more involved with nature, there are a great selection of family friendly wildlife activities on offer within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle. Firmly located within the Vale of York, we start at Allerthorpe Common. It is a rather unlikely location for a heath; within dense woodland it’s hard to imagine seeing the sky again, never mind anything other than a thick net of trees in all directions. However, that’s what makes the Common such a great conservation site. Attracted by the warm bodies of the rare breed cattle that have made the de-forested ground their home, the wetland that takes up a fair portion of the site is the centre of frenetic insect activity during the summer months.

Spurn Safari This famous Yorkshire beauty spot gives visitors a chance to experience it as never before. Kids will love riding the giant Unimog 4x4 along the sands at YWT Spurn National Nature Reserve, Easington. Sit back and enjoy a safari style tour of Spurn in an all-terrain vehicle. Find out about the history, wildlife and changing landscape.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

In turn, the predators that feed on these insects are the star of the show; dragonflies, damselflies and darters, not to mention the lizards that emerge from the heather and the wading curlew from the nearby canals. From the woods we continue across the triangle to the coast and the cliffs at Bempton. In summer it is estimated that 250,000 seabirds live out the breeding season clinging to the sheer white face, with booming gannets dropping tens of feet into the waves pursued by opportunistic seagulls matching their dives in the hope of stealing a morsel of catch. Deafening in its intensity, it would be easy to miss the other species over the noise of the gannet colony, but the cliffs are also home to puffin, fulmar, kittiwake and shag that vie for space and food amongst the throng. YORKSHIRE.COM

Until the end of the summer school holidays, there’s a daily events programme at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, near Bridlington. Puffin patrols, through the lens, minibeast hunts and more make up the events programme. The site offers all the essentials for a lovely day out: activities for kids, nature trails, picnic areas, equipment for hire and a Seabird Centre. You can even get a sneak peek of the birds with CCTV footage beamed live from the cliff face.

Living Seas Centre The Living Seas Centre in Flamborough, is a free marine visitor centre with arts and crafts activities available every day for children. Join Living Seas Officers for a Seashore Safari, come along for an evening talk, create a marine-themed masterpiece or learn about Yorkshire’s valuable shellfish! Discover the weird and wonderful creatures to be found hidden below the waves.

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DISCOVER DIFFERENT

BRILL BIKING

YES TO YORK

It’s amazing how the experience of cycling with a group is so uplifting, especially when you are taking on a challenge together. Yorkshire Velo Tours offer tours, rides and routes designed for riders of all abilities and a cycling experience that you just wouldn’t get from plotting the rides yourself. Their extensive local knowledge will add so much more to your trip. Yorkshire Trike Tours are a uniquely exhilarating way to experience the Yorkshire Dales on a chauffeur driven ‘Billy Connolly’ style motor trike. A choice of thirty well designed routes put visitors in touch with the fabulous landscape.

Discover York in style with York Tuk Tuks. Take a tour in an electric tuk tuk and hear about York’s history. The guided tour gives you the chance to learn more about this historically rich city and ask questions. YorkBoat can offer you and your family a range of cruises, all making a perfect addition to a family day out in York! During the daytime why not climb aboard a York City Cruise, a great opportunity for you and the family to sit back, relax and listen to an informative commentary about York’s rich history! Look out for a new addition this summer, in the form of Spark:York. An inspiring and totally unique space in the heart of York for street food vendors.

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AWARD WINNING Over on the coast, Scarborough Footgolf is an undulating 9-hole course that receives great reviews. It’s played on a golf course using a size 5 football and the object of the game is to get the ball into the hole using only your feet. Try out some of the adrenaline fuelled watersports activities that Bay Watersports in Filey have to offer, from Coasteering to stand-up Paddleboarding. If you love adventure and want an inspiring experience which is safe, yet diverse and fun, then Dexters in Scarborough are the ultimate activity centre with surf lessons being their speciality, but they also offer stand up paddle boarding and kayaking. It’s not just the adults who can enjoy the fun at the North Yorkshire Off Road Centre in Robin Hood’s Bay. The Junior Driving Experience sessions are designed to let the kids take the controls of a Land Rover Defender 110 and tackle steep hills and slippery mud.

LEFT Yorkshire Velo Tours. ABOVE John Bull’s Candy Kingdom. RIGHT Yorkshire Trike Tours. BELOW Royal Armouries.

EYE-OPENING INSIGHTS ABOVE York Tuk Tuks. BELOW Scarborough footgolf.

Have lots of fun with wonderful animals and birds of prey at Bridlington Birds of Prey and Animal Park or visit John Bull’s Candy Kingdom where kids get to roll their own rock with their initial inside and make chocolate lollies – a unique way to spend an afternoon. If you think little ones won’t be thrilled by a museum, think again! Aeroventure, on the former site of WWII RAF Doncaster, is an air museum buzzing with jet fighters, helicopters and piston engine collections. Plus the Sheffield Blitz exhibition gives an eye-opening insight into local war history. With exciting hands-on history activities and live combat demonstrations you’ll get closer to the action than ever before at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. Visitors can also explore arms and armour from across the world.

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A SLICE OF SUMMER Yorkshire’s events and festivals are exciting, unique, innovative and spectacular. Here’s just a taster of what you can expect. For a complete listing, go to yorkshire.com/events

FLOWERS OF THE DALES FESTIVAL

March – October 2017

Bringing together over 120 events with a wildflower and nature theme, taking place right across the Yorkshire Dales. Showcasing some of the region’s nationally and internationally important habitats which support many native species of wildflowers, insects, birds and mammals. There really is something for everyone, with events ranging from guided walks and bumblebee talks, to family-friendly nature trails and bug hunts, to identification courses and hands-on conservation activities.

SWALEDALE FESTIVAL

27 May – 10 June 2017

An annual celebration of music and arts in the beautiful landscape of the three northernmost Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale. This year, as always, the Swaledale Festival offers an eclectic and inspiring mix of world class classical, folk and jazz music, exceptional young artists, entertaining groups, drama, film, dance, art exhibitions, workshops, talks and guided walks in the beautiful Dales landscape.

BEVERLEY FOLK FESTIVAL

SCARBOROUGH OPEN AIR THEATRE

From 24 May 2017

It’s set to be a scorcher this summer as the line-up for the Scarborough Open Air Theatre is proving to be the best yet. Not only is it Europe’s largest open air theatre but the 2017 line-up is jam packed and it continues to play host to some of the biggest names in the music industry.

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16 – 18 June 2017

Beverley Folk Festival will once again feature a wealth of exciting young singers, musicians and performers - your chance to see the stars of tomorrow, today! Offering the best new performers alongside some of the greatest established acts. Whilst British Folk music remains at the heart of the festival, they also feature Americana, World Music, Blues and Classic Rock.

THE NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY SHOW

18 June 2017

There will be many exciting displays and demonstrations at the show, plus a whole range of main ring attractions. You can see classic cars and motorcycles, a fun dog show, animals, bungee trampolines, country pursuits, carriage driving and so much more. The Carriages will make a main ring appearance in the afternoon and there will be the usual Grand Parade of Cattle and Class winners followed by classic cars and vintage agricultural machinery.

SCARBOROUGH’S ARMED FORCES DAY

24 June 2017

A ‘Thank You’ to the British Armed Forces, but also a fun family day out with plenty of power-sport action, including thrilling aerial displays by the Royal Air Force, plus the RNLI and Coastguard Air to Sea Rescue’s Sikorksy helicopter alongside military parades, vintage music, dance, cars and military vehicles.

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SIX SPECIAL SPORTING EVENTS

SUMMER CRICKET AT HEADINGLEY May – September 2017

Headingley Stadium is one of the world’s best known cricket stadiums and has been the backdrop for key moments across cricketing history. 2017 will see more international cricket action with a one day series, England v South Africa at Headingley on Wednesday 24 May and the 2nd Investec Test Match against the West Indies from 25 - 29 August.

WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE SCARBOROUGH CRICKET FESTIVAL 6 – 9 August 2017

If you love cricket and fancy a day by the sea, come to this fantastic event, which will start on Sunday 6 August when Yorkshire will be hosting Essex. This annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and over the years has played host to some of the world’s greatest cricketers. YORKSHIRE.COM

RADICAL RUN 8 July 2017

GO RACING IN YORKSHIRE SUMMER FESTIVAL

Radical Run gives children their own challenge, in an event designed exclusively for 5 to 14 year olds. Obstacles are set over a 3km course, with an emphasis on having fun! No participant is timed, as the fun will come from having a go. Spectators are free, so bring the family and enjoy watching the kids complete the course, then stay for the rest of the day at beautiful Temple Newsam.

The 10th annual Go Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival celebrates all that’s best about racing on the Flat in Yorkshire. The Go Racing Summer festival is a week long event of Yorkshire racing and racing events, along with live music, family entertainment and much more.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS GB’S 2017 NATIONAL GAMES

WELCOME TO YORKSHIRE EBOR FESTIVAL

Special Olympics GB are heading back to Sheffield to host their National Games, with The Special Olympics GB National Games Opening Ceremony being held at Bramall Lane on 8 August. This year’s Games will be the biggest disability sports event in the country in 2017, with 2,600 athletes with learning disabilities taking part in 20 different sports.

This is the week to visit York racecourse’s flagship event, featuring their oldest, richest, fastest and most famous races. You’ll see sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days. Witness the best the sport has to offer on 23 August at the Juddmonte International or enjoy Ladies Day on the 24th.

7 – 12 August 2017

22 – 30 July 2017

23 – 26 August 2017

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BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL

30 June – 9 July 2017

Hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK, there are over 200 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days, celebrating the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. Every year world-renowned authors, poets, musicians and artists are invited to visit Bradford and share their expertise and passions with you, the audience.

DIGIPLAYSPACE

Halifax, 8 July – end of 2017 The European premier of digiPlaySpace, a touring digital media exhibition showcasing the best installations from the Toronto International Film Festival. Children can engage with emerging creative media technologies and share innovative artistic experiences. digiPlaySpace at Eureka! will bring together fourteen interactive digital art installations from acclaimed international artists to Europe for the first time.

YORKSHIRE DALES FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

22 – 23 July 2017

Do you fancy watching amazing cookery demonstrations, doing some shopping or dancing the afternoon away, whilst keeping the kids entertained with some free activities? This is so much more than a food festival, though the chance to try some of the best street food from around the UK has our mouths watering!

SELBY ARTS FESTIVAL

YORK EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

7 – 15 July 2017

Presenting an exciting anniversary programme of much-loved performers, together with new talent, young musicians and participatory events in what will be one of its most excellent festivals to date. Bringing historical venues to life with key highlights including Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers brought to life by I Fagiolini, a semi-staged production of the St Matthew Passion led by Peter Seymour and the sparkling B’Rock Orchestra.

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22 – 30 July 2017

GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW

11 – 13 July 2017

England’s premier agricultural event will celebrate its 159th edition this year. Held at Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Showground, it gives first-hand experience of agriculture and rural life through demonstrations and exhibitions. This year visitors are in for a special equine extravaganza with Main Ring displays each day from Yorkshire-based Atkinsons Action Horses - the team behind the equine stars in the two hugely successful TV series, ‘Poldark’ and ‘Victoria’.

This new festival will bring the best and most exciting music, comedy, theatre and family events to Selby. A nine-day explosion of creativity and culture, it’s about transforming spaces, animating places and celebrating everything that is great about the town and the district. They will animate and transform a range of spaces including the world-famous Selby Abbey.

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CASTLE HOWARD GREAT BRITISH FOOD FESTIVAL

SALTBURN FOOD FESTIVAL

29 – 30 July 2017

30 July 2017

Take 100 local and regional artisan producers and mix with a generous serving of food and drink. Stir in a cake competition and an interactive baking stage. Sprinkle with the popular Men vs Food Challenges. Add a helping of kids’ cookery lessons, a circus skills workshop and great children’s entertainment.

With over 100 stalls and vendors set in the heart of picturesque Saltburn-by-the-Sea, it’s no wonder over 20,000 people visited this stunning seaside town last summer. There’s a Live Cookery Theatre, a Family Kitchen, the tasty Street Market and a whole host of events happening all over town.

SHERBURN IN ELMET CRAFT AND FOOD FESTIVAL

26 – 28 August 2017

A huge craft and food festival is coming to Sherburn, with over 70 craft stalls, 20 vintage stalls, 50 food stalls, vintage cars, motorbikes, birds of prey, live entertainment each day, celebrity chefs including Rosemary Shrager and a children’s cookery school.

HULL FREEDOM FESTIVAL

1 September 2017

Celebrating Hull’s independent spirit as well as its historic links to the idea of freedom, over 200 incredible performances will take over the city for Hull’s annual urban arts festival. Exploring and providing a platform for local, national and international representations of freedom and independence of spirit.

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COME AND GIVE CYCLING A GO Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries have an ambition to give every child in Yorkshire access to a bike for free. We want to get the whole of Yorkshire cycling, whether it’s learning to ride for the first time, or learning about local safe cycling routes and basic bike maintenance. Not your typical Library, a Yorkshire Bank Bike Library offers loans of bikes instead of books! Perhaps you’ve never been on a bike and would like to learn how? Or you’d love to get out on the open road with your family, but haven’t got bikes? Your local Yorkshire Bank Bike Library is on hand to put you on the right track. Each Library is unique, offering bikes to loan alongside different events and activities such as cycling lessons, family activities, guided local rides or bike maintenance lessons.

Visit the website to see what your local Bike Library has to offer.

www.bikelibraries.co.uk

LET SOMEONE NEW LOVE YOUR OLD BIKE

Each Yorkshire Bank Bike Library is not for profit and aims to give back to the local community. The bikes available to loan have been generously donated and restored to full working order – and we need more bikes! If you have a bike sat in your garage that doesn’t get used, or perhaps your child has grown out of their current bike, we’d love to take it off your hands. Visit the website to find your nearest donation station, and help get Yorkshire cycling.

www.bikelibraries.co.uk/ donation-stations


In just over two years, we have created more than 36,000 chances for children to ride a bike. Over 5,000 bikes have been donated through the scheme and so far more than 40 Bike Libraries and 51 Donation Stations have been set up around the county.

Lizzie Deignan – Winner of the Asda Women’s Tour de Yorkshire 2017

Thomas Voeckler, winner of the Tour de Yorkshire 2016, donates the 5,000th bike to pupils at Richmond Hill Bike Library.


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A67

TO THE M6 FOR BIRMINGHAM AND CUMBRIA

A685

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A1

YORKSHIRE DALES

SEDBERGH

A684

WHITBY A683

RTH YORK MOORS

MASHAM

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HELMSLEY

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A59

FILEY

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YORK

ILKLEY

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YORK

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A64

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A614

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A164

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A15

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A180 GRIMSBY EDINBURGH

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PENISTONE

BARNSLEY

LEEDS

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A180 GRIMSBY CLEETHORPES

BRIGG

A18

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KEY Motorways A Roads Rail Routes Airports Heritage Coasts Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty National Parks

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Fly to Doncaster Sheffield Airport with Flybe, Welcome to Yorkshire’s official airport partner and airline, or to Humberside Airport or Durham Tees Valley Airport. Leeds-Bradford International Airport is our busiest air gateway, with flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol, Exeter, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Newquay, Plymouth and Southampton.

YORKSHIRE BY ROAD Britain’s biggest and fastest highways cross Yorkshire from north to south and east to west, making getting here by car or by coach very simple. For details of the quickest (or the most scenic) driving routes see the AA or RAC websites www.theaa.com and www.rac.co.uk

YORKSHIRE BY RAIL KEY

Yorkshire’s cities and market towns are Motorways easy to get to from other parts of the country. Travel to Yorkshire with A Roads high-speed trains from either London or Edinburgh in less than two hours Rail Routes with Grand Central and Virgin Trains East Coast services. You can also get Airports to Yorkshire by train from the North West with First TransPennine Express, Heritage Coasts who offer direct services into the county from Liverpool and Manchester. Areas Outstanding Northern Rail also of offer direct services Natural Beauty to Yorkshire from the North West. National Parks

YORKSHIRE BY SEA Ferry services to Hull and Newcastle Ferryport link Yorkshire with Holland, Belgium and Germany. P&O Ferries operate overnight services to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.

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Summer in Yorkshire guide 2017  

From breathtaking natural scenery and a spectacular coastline, to world-class family attractions and vibrant cities, there is something for...

Summer in Yorkshire guide 2017  

From breathtaking natural scenery and a spectacular coastline, to world-class family attractions and vibrant cities, there is something for...