We at Welcome to Yorkshire 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.
Here's a selection of things to get you out and exploring Yorkshire on August 1st:
Celebrate Yorkshire Day in Halifax (Halifax): Civic ceremony (The Official Yorkshire Day celebrations), 10:30am - 12:30pm Bankfield museum will hold a talk on George Walker’s book from 1814, “The Costumes of Yorkshire”, which shows occupational clothing throughout the region. There will also be competitions to enter, a Yorkshire Sonnet reading, face painting and a host of other activities.
Ripon Racecourse (Ripon): Ripon Racecours'e annual Children’s Day is a fantastic way to introduce your children to the exciting world of horse racing at its best. Not only do they have thrilling racing, on the Children’s day but they have lots of FREE activities to make the children’s experience of Ripon even more enjoyable. They even have a FREE ice cream for each child!
Tapton Hall (Sheffield) – Join Tapton Hall for a Yorkshire themed afternoon tea, traditional music from a local brass band, and a raffle in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. £13.95 per person – get in touch now to book your place!
Yorkshire Day at Sewerby Hall and Gardens (Bridlington): This is planned to be a celebration of all things Yorkshire. Supported throughout the day by Michael Wood, the Town Crier for East Riding of Yorkshire with his a ‘Loudest Town Crier' competition.
Yorkshire Day Chocolate Workshop (Scarborough) Join Amelia's Chocolate to celebrate Yorkshire Day with their special Yorkshire workshop! There you will make a proper Yorkshire Teacup, and a Yorkshire Rose. Just the thing for a day out in Scarborough.
Yorkshire Day at Oakwell Hall Country Park (Birstall) - Come along and celebrate all things great about Yorkshire. There will be a food court with a range of hot food stalls, local produce and crafts for sale. You can also watch live music and demonstrations with children's activities too.
Ilkley Summer Festival (Bradford) Commencing at 11.40 a.m, the Town Crier accompanied by the Chair of the Parish Council will call for order to Celebrate "Yorkshire Day". The Festival will be formally opened, followed by music and entertainment.
1875 bar and restaurant Yorkshire Day event (Bradford): To celebrate Yorkshire Day, The 1875 are showcasing real talent with four great artists and musicians.
Fly the flag for Yorkshire (Barnsley) To honour Yorkshire Day there will be special craft activities taking place in the town’s award winning museum, Experience Barnsley. Visitors are invited to head over to the gallery and ‘Fly the flag for Yorkshire’. There will be everything needed at the craft activity to make a flag to celebrate the proud county. As well as this, there will be a Yorkshire quiz taking place throughout the day. People can take part via Facebook and Twitter using #YorkshireDay and hard copies will be available to complete in the museums Learning Lab.
St Peter’s Church house – (Norton) They've got Yorkshire themed games including flat cap throwing and horseshoe throwing, with great prizes, lots of stalls, more outdoor games, bouncy castle, BBQ, ice cream, other refreshments and live band. They're packing the field and hall with entertainment.
Garden Rooms at Tennants – (Leyburn) Celebrating both Yorkshire day and the Queen’s 90th Birthday, with the Yorkshire Country Women’s Society. This event will hold access to a coffee lounge, bar and small gift shop, goers will also be allowed to view the galleries upon arrival and later at 3:30pm there will be a toast to the Queen with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine and fruit cake, and a talk by Rodney Tennant.
Intergalactic games at RHS Harlow Carr – (Harrogate) Bring along a picnic and take part in Harlow Carr’s first Intergalactic Games. There will be a wealth of family activities throughout the morning – from sundial and rocket-making workshops to storytelling and face painting – as well as ‘It’s a Knockout’ style afternoon games starting at 1pm. The games will feature a space hopper race, Yorkshire teacup challenge and a cosmic welly wanging competition. Normal garden admission.
Wakefield Yorkshire day – (Pontefract) The historic market town of Pontefract celebrates Yorkshire Day with fun for all the family and special Yorkshire competitions.
As always we will be on spreading the news of all that is going on during Yorkshire Day on social media.
Look out for our special Welcome to Yorkshire give away on Yorkshire Day. We'll have a special competition where you could win one of a few BRILLIANT prizes from our friends at Bettys, Stockeld Park, The Deep, The Queens Hotel, Cannon Hall Farm, Aldwark Manor, Wensleydale Creamery, Oulton Hall, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, York Racecourse and Yorkshire's Favourite Pub: The Bull Inn, West Tanfield. Watch this space!
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.
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Have a brilliant Yorkshire Day!