We Love Yorkshire!

Here at Welcome to Yorkshire we 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.


Yorkshire Day Events, Offers and Activities from Around the County

Official Civic Celebrations in Rotherham - This year’s official Yorkshire Day (1st August) celebrations were due to be taking place in Rotherham, but due to coronavirus, a virtual event will be taking place online instead. The event will be streamed online and will feature a variety of entertainment including local poets and storytellers. 

Give it some welly – Yorkshire Cancer Research are hosting a virtual welly wanging contest and encouraging Yorkshire folk to join in the fun. Each year Yorkshire Cancer Research fund £10 million of world-leading research to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and this year on Yorkshire Day they’re hoping to raise some money in a unique way. Download their fundraising pack for more information on suggested activities and fundraising opportunities.

Great Yorkshire Picnic - Book your tickets for Sewerby Hall and Gardens and enjoy your picnic on their beautiful lawns after a walk around the exquisitely restored house, or a visit to see the Alpacas and penguins at the zoo! 

Barnsley Museums - Barnsley Museums have got a whole host of Yorkshire Day activities planned including a Yorkshire pudding competition, a digital jigsaw, a Yorkshire sonnet and more. Keep an eye on @Barnsleymuseums on the day to get involved. 

Proper Pizza Picnic - Fancy a slice of pizza on the grounds of Kiplin Hall & Gardens? While it's not a traditional Yorkshire cuisine, it's universally loved so we'll allow it. Discover the wonders of the hall during the day, and bring a blanket to have a proper picnic in the gardens in the evening! 

Traditional Yorkshire Parkin - Our friends at Leeds Cookery School have given us their special Parkin recipe so you can whip up some Yorkshire inspired treats on the day! Download the recipe here


Welcome Back to Yorkshire - attractions reopening on August 1st 

York Castle Museum - Reopening their doors on August 1st, just in time for Yorkshire Day, the museum offers visitors the chance to discover hundreds of years of York's social history in one place. Be sure to book tickets online to guarantee entry! 

The Hepworth Wakefield - For the first time in over 4 months, the museums and galleries reopen on Yorkshire Day. The Bill Brandt / Henry Moore Exhibition has been extended until the 1st of November so there's still chance to view it. 

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - It's full steam ahead as of August 1st, but due to limited capacity services it's essential to book online ahead of your visit. 

York Art Gallery - Visitors are welcomed back to see the gallery's impressive collection, providing tickets are purchased in advance online. 

Rievaulx Abbey - Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, Rievaulx is one of the most complete, and atmospheric, of England’s abbey ruins. Book online to secure your entry time. 

Bridlington Spa - This renowned venue is resuming live entertainment on none other than Yorkshire Day! The live shows will kick off once again on Saturday, August 1st starting with their Comeback Cabaret.


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 & Instagram pages too. Find us at and


Last year we asked people why they loved Yorkshire and the response was fantastic:


Have a brilliant Yorkshire Day!