We Love Yorkshire!

Here at Welcome to Yorkshire we secretly think that Yorkshire Day should be celebrated 365 days a year.

However we'll just have to settle for 1st August and make it an extra special day!

Celebrate all things Yorkshire when the UK's largest county comes together to indulge in vast quantities of regional pride. With so much on offer to do, we hope you gain some inspiration from the options suggested below.


Official Civic Celebrations

This year’s official Yorkshire Day (1st August) celebrations will be taking place in the south of the county, Sheffield.

There will be a breakfast reception in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall before the parade forms up and departs to reach the Yorkshire Day service at Sheffield Cathedral for 11am. After travelling back to the Town Hall a menu will served with amazing Yorkshire produce to commemorate the occasion.


Piece Hall Opening

Since opening in 1779, The Piece Hall has stood proudly in the heart of Halifax. It was originally built to support the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth and has been a meeting point of the town’s commercial, civic and cultural life for almost 250 years.

One of the UK’s most significant heritage projects, The Piece Hall has undergone a £19 million conservation and transformation programme and will re-open to the public on Yorkshire Day.

At 10am on Tuesday 1st August, the bell above the west gate will be rung to echo the first day of trading way back on 1 January 1779.

The opening will mark the transition of the management of the building from the Council to The Piece Hall Trust and will be a celebration of the restoration and transformation of the Grade I listed building.


Wentbridge House

Wentbridge House will be hosting a family fun day in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance between 12 noon and 6pm.

There is a whole host of things to do including seeing sheepdog and birds of prey displays, having a look at some classic cars or taking in some ‘Yorkshire sports’ such as flat cap flinging and welly wanging.

Famous attendees will include cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott OBE, Doncaster’s own ‘The Pensionalities’; who were most recently seen on Britain’s Got Talent and there will also be a book signing by Julian Norton, The Yorkshire Vet.

Tickets are £3 for adults and £2 for children.


Talbot Hotel and McMillan's of Malton

If you’re after a Yorkshire lunch followed by a Yorkshire gin tasting then the Talbot Hotel is the place to go.

The Wentworth Restaurant will re-open at lunch especially for Yorkshire Day where visitors can enjoy a Sloemotion summer fruit cup on arrival, a quick 2 courses from a great Yorkshire menu by Dan Graham and the team with wine from Ryedale Vineyards and finish off with a Roost Coffee.

The afternoon will then continue with gin expert Jim McMillan who will be hosting a Yorkshire Gin tasting later that afternoon exclusively for lunch guests.


Oulton Hall & Spa, nr. Leeds


Win 2 places at a Yorkshire Gin Afternoon Tea on August 1st! Find out more...

With 1st August 2017 marking Yorkshire Day, there’s ‘nowt’ like celebrating one of the UK’s most historical, culturally rich counties. Luxury spa hotel Oulton Hall, part of the four star luxury QHotels group, is celebrating Yorkshire Day by offering guests the complete Yorkshire experience. Situated just outside Leeds, the elegant, grand hotel will be embracing its Yorkshire roots with a number of limited edition activities.

Ladies and Gentleman unwinding in the sumptuous spa at Oulton Hall will become ‘Lads’ and ‘Lasses’ for the day when the changing room signs are changed for Yorkshire Day only. As well proudly displaying the Yorkshire flag, Oulton Hall will be wishing guests a ‘Happy Yorkshire Day’ with celebratory signs placed around the hotel. Following an immersive spa treatment and a warming, sensory experience in Oulton Hall’s luxury spa facilities, spa guests can truly take in Yorkshire’s breath-taking beauty by gazing over the idyllic countryside surroundings.


Harlow Carr, Harrogate

Celebrate Yorkshire Day with a fun-filled day for the whole family from 10am – 3pm. Take part in the ‘Adventure Games’ at 1pm with flat cap throwing, Yorkshire pudding & spoon race and a Yorkshire Tea relay race. Bring a picnic, take part in the races and maybe win a prize or two... Find out more...




East Riddlesden Hall celebrates Lammas traditions this Yorkshire Day

Mike Armstrong will give talks about the traditional celebration of Lammas (loaf-mass) at the event on 1 August – between 11am and 4pm. A bread-making demonstration will take place at 1pm in the historic kitchen, followed by the opportunity for visitors to ask questions and find out more about Lammas.

The 400 year-old Great Hall will be home to a wonderful display of bread, traditionally laid out to celebrate the annual wheat harvest, and tiny bread mice will scatter the floor waiting to be discovered.

Find out more...


Roll up, Roll up - Family Day at Beverley Racecourse

This midsummer circus-themed meeting is perfect for the whole family, with circus skills workshops, funfair rides, and exciting racing.

An exciting and popular family day returning for 2017, this circus theme will keep the whole family entertained. Learn how to unicycle, juggle, hula and more in our fabulous circus workshops, run by internationally acclaimed Greentop Circus of Sheffield. Find out more...



Spirit Of Yorkshire

As Yorkshire's first Malt Whisky Distillery, we are celebrating our very first Yorkshire Day on the 1st of August. Alongside the original Calendar Girls, our cask owners, live music and a host of tasty food/drink, the stage is set for an unforgettable day. We close at 2pm that day, so make sure you arrive early! Below you will find a press release for our first Yorkshire Day celebrations. Find out more...


Yorkshire Day Social Media

As always we will be on spreading the news of all that is going on during Yorkshire Day on social media.

To join in follow us on @Welcome2Yorks. Tell us what you are up to, how you are making the most of the day and don't forget to add #YorkshireDay to your tweet.

Make sure to share your Yorkshire Day images with us on our Facebook page too. Find us at

Have a brilliant Yorkshire Day!