Not sure what to do this Yorkshire Day? Well here's 17 ideas:
1. Yorkshire Day Festival at Wentbridge House. A great family day out, with something for everyone be it a brass band, Punch and Judy, vintage cars, hog roast, fine cheeses, welly wanging or flat cap flinging with ITV Calendar's Jon Mitchell. Adults £2, Children £1, Family, £5. Wentbridge House. 29th July.
2. Hear Yorkshire's finest bands perform against the stunning backdrop of Brodsworth Hall. Bring along your deck chairs for an afternoon of superb music. Adults £10, Children £6. 2nd August.
3. Yorkshire Day celebrations at Sewerby Hall, with morris dancing, a town crier competition and more. Free, but hall admission charges apply. 1st August.
4. ‘Clash of Knights'. Four teams of armoured knights fight with medieval clubs and shields but only one will triumph. Revel in the atmostphere of the encampment as it buzzes with activity of everyday medieval life. Enjoy merry music while your budding young knights test their bravery on the field and burn off energy in battle drills. Adults £6, Children £3.50. Scarborough Castle. 1st & 2nd August.
5. Live theatrical production of The Railway Children featuring York Theatre Royal and the original steam locomotice from the film. From £17. National Railway Museum, York. Shows run throughout July and August.
6. Get lost in the largest (and award winning) maze in the U.K. It's made from over 1 million maize plants and features an all-new design - this time featuring the heads of Yorkshire legends Geoffrey Boycott, Jeremy Clarkson, and Brian Blessed. Adults £13.50, Children £12.50. York Maze. Open daily.
7. Be a part of Yorkshire Day at England's Oldest Visitor Attraction, Mother Shipton's Cave, open since 1630. Yorkshire Day is celebrated to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire. We'd love to invite you along to the park to join us for a FREE cup of Yorkshire Tea in our Tearoom. In addition to the lovely free brews whilst visiting the park, thanks to Yorkshire Tea, we're giving away two 1 year supplies of Yorkshire Tea on our social channels! That's just shy of 2,000 tea bags for each winner! Surely every true Yorkshire dwellers dream come true!
8. Try rock climbing on the rocks at Brimham. You'll be guided and watched over by the climbing instructors from Harrogate Climbing Centre. £7 per person. Advanced booking required. Brimham Rocks. Saturday 1st August.
9. Pop up BBQ at Studley tearoom, in the beautiful surroundings of Fountains Abbey. Free but park admission charges apply. Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. 1st and 2nd August.
10. Think you know the story of Dracula? You need to hear his tale in the setting of Bram Stoker's inspiration, Whitby Abbey. Three actors bring the famous story of Dracula to life. Adults £7, Children £5. Whitby Abbey. 1st and 2nd August.
11, Why not head to the Emley Show? There's attractions and entertainment all round the showground and in the main arena; including trade stands, craft stalls and food concessions including local and national businesses, organisations and charities, offering a wide range of goods, services, crafts and foods; there's even more exhibits in even more classes and competitions than previous years. This is another great value family day out.
12. Yorkshire Day promotes the rich history of the English county of Yorkshire, celebrating all things to do with Yorkshire; from food and beer to verse and song. At East Riding Theatre there will be storytelling, poetry, verse and song and lashings of Yorkshire fayre. The cafe and bar will be open from 10.00 am serving local produce including tea, coffee, ales, wines and spirits as well as pastries and cakes!
13. Not only is Saturday 1st August Yorkshire Day but it is also the 10th Birthday of Weetons Food Hall on West park, Harrogate so they're celebrating with nearly 2 weeks of offers, entertainment, and, of course, delicious food and drink.
14. Fancy a challenge? Well the world's most colourful 5km returns to North Yorkshire and partners with York Against Cancer for Run or Dye at Castle Howard on Saturday 1st August, AKA Yorkshire Day! Bringing the explosion of Run or Dye colour to the magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres of breath-taking landscape, runners can take on the 5K, getting fit and experiencing the vivid colour of Run or Dye for a unique and inspiring event.
15. Lakeside Village, is taking its shoppers on an ‘underground' adventure this weekend, with replica cave filled with over 90ft of tunnels twists and turns to provide a ‘real caving experience'. In celebration of Yorkshire Day, and as part of Lakeside Village's summer-long Feel the Love programme of activities, shoppers will be able to enter the replica cave and explore its tunnels, for a genuine tunnelling experience..
16. Little Valley Brewery, based in Hebden Bridge, is celebrating Yorkshire Day on 1st August by hosting a tasting session at Booths‘ in Ilkley this Saturday from 11am until 1:30pm, as three new Little Valley beers hit the shelves of the popular independent supermarket.
17. Selby Food Festival. Celebrate Yorkshire Day at this year's Selby Food Festival and enjoy sampling some of the region's finest food and drink! There are over 30 stalls to visit with a huge variety of products including: burgers with exotic meats, venison, artisan pork pies, savoury pies and pastries, award-winning handmade fudge and other fantastic sweets, preserves, a wide range of fine berry liqueurs and real Yorkshire ales and craft beers. Plus there will be tastings, cookery demonstrations, street entertainment and family fun!