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Great Yorkshire Show

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The Great Yorkshire Show takes place from Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th July this year at the Harrogate Showground.

Some 100,000 visitors are expected to attend this farming and countryside showcase over the three day event. The crowds will see some of the UK's finest cattle, sheep and pigs competing for the coveted championship rosettes, as well as 2,000 horses in the show jumping and equine classes.

Along with the livestock classes, there will be an action-packed programme of music, food and country pursuits to entertain people of all ages. The food hall will be home to some of the country's finest refreshments, along with cookery theatres to inspire those passionate about food.

As always, Welcome to Yorkshire's stand is the biggest at the show and we’re once again being supported by a select few of our key partners to being variety to the stand. We’ll once again have the ever popular Scarborough beach for families to come and visit and a pub to sample some of Yorkshire’s greatest ales.

There will also be a chance to meet the Welcome to Yorkshire team who’ll be there to help you have a memorable visit to our stand. We’re beside the big wheel again this year – hope to see you there!

If you are a business and would like more information on becoming a stand partner, please contact Nicola Christian on 0113 3223570 or nchristian@yorkshire.com

Our Stand Partners

Visit Hull and East Yorkshire

A visit to Hull and East Yorkshire is the start of a great journey. Whether walking and cycling on the Yorkshire Wolds or enjoying a city break in Hull you will have a fantastic visit.

Visit the Yorkshire Coast for the best place to see sea birds in England, at RSPB Bempton or spend time exploring the coves and open sandy beaches. Visit Hull, the UK City of Culture 2017, and explore its historic old town heart and cultural venues. All of the city’s museums and galleries are free to enter so spend some time in the Ferens gallery or immerse yourself in Hull’s maritime history at the Maritime Museum. Take a city tour or take it at your own pace following the famous fish trail. Bring the kids and enjoy highlights like the museums quarter or a visit to the award winning The Deep.

The stunning market town of Beverley has beauty in abundance. With an awe-inspiring Minster, popular racecourse, historical buildings, vibrant festivals and small town charm, there is something for everyone.

http://www.visithullandeastyorkshire.com/

 

Lucy Pittaway

Lucy Pittaway is an Art based business centred on the artwork of The Fine Art Trade Guild's 'Up and Coming Artist of the Year 2016', and 'Official Artist of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire', Lucy Pittaway. Bright and vibrant with an often underlying sense of fun, Lucy Pittaway originals, prints, canvasses, greetings cards, calendars and notebooks all depict the sights and sounds of Lucy's life in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales and her experiences from around the world. With a dedicated Gallery in Richmond North Yorkshire, an online business, and a social media following from all corners of the globe, Lucy Pittaway continues to launch new collections and quality products available to domestic and international markets, consumers and art collectors alike.

Both the Lucy Pittaway artwork and products are designed to 'make people smile', offer consumers and art fans something different and unique, from gifting to self purchase, you won't find products like this anywhere else. For more information visit www.lucypittaway.co.uk or contact at info@lucypittaway.co.uk.

 

North Yorkshire County Council

North Yorkshire County Council Road Safety and Travel Awareness Team implement education, training and publicity programmes throughout North Yorkshire with the aim of lowering the number of road casualties.

Our data led priorities include initiatives focused on young and new drivers; older drivers; motorcyclists and cyclists; in car safety; driving for work and children.

Our team work with our partners in the 95Alive York and North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership to reduce injury, disability and death caused by road collisions.

Working in partnership with North Yorkshire agencies we are able to devote more time and energy to trying to prevent people from being injured on the county’s roads. Bringing Police, Fire Service, Highways and the NHS we are able to more fully understand the composition of a road crash, the after effects and the factors involved. This knowledge, together with the latest research, informs our approach.

We work together on a number of key road safety campaigns such as consequences of not wearing a seat belt, in car distractions, drinking and driving, occupational road risk, speeding, winter driving, hazard awareness and cycle training.

http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/

 

The National Coal Mining Museum for England

The National Coal Mining Museum for England is located near Wakefield in the heart of Yorkshire. It is a unique place keeping the stories of coal mining alive. Visit for underground tours, exhibitions & original events. Free entry.

https://www.ncm.org.uk/

 

Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Flybe 

 

We serve over 40 destinations with our main airlines Flybe, Wizz Air and Thomson, plus you can also fly into Yorkshire from all over the world with connectivity through the European hubs of Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Dublin with Flybe.  Doncaster Sheffield Airport is exceptionally convenient thanks to the motorway link road at junction 3 on the M18, and once you’re at the airport the parking is right outside the front door. Public transport is also an easy option too thanks to the X4 express bus service from Doncaster Interchange direct to the airport terminal.

http://flydsa.co.uk/

 

Tong Garden Centre

Set in 17 acres of beautiful Yorkshire countryside, Tong Garden Centre welcomes you to enjoy shopping for your garden and home here in the heart of Yorkshire! As one of the biggest independently-owned garden centres in Yorkshire, you can enjoy spending time with us, browsing the extensive outdoor plant department, an enviable range of gift and home accessories as well as garden furniture, all you need to keep your garden looking great all year round.

https://tonggardencentre.co.uk/

 

Gisborough Hall Hotel

Gisborough Hall is a four star country house hotel that combines modern day luxury and traditional features within its ivy clad walls.

Situated on the edge of the North York Moors and surrounded by stunning countryside, the hotel is an idyllic retreat where you can fully relax.  Make the most of our picturesque location and work up and appetite with a walk in the hills before dining in our restaurant or bistro.  For those seeking a more tranquil treat, why not book into our Revival Zone where our skilled therapists will help relax and rebalance your body and mind.

Gisborough Hall has preserved many traditional features from the original Victorian building, whilst adding luxurious touches to please the modern-day traveller.  Our 71 traditionally designed bedrooms offer comfort and luxury for leisure and corporate guests alike.  With two AA rosettes, Chaloner’s Restaurant provides a fine dining experience using many locally sourced ingredients, whilst the informal G Bar Bistro offers comfort food in a contemporary atmosphere.

Whatever your reason for visiting, our friendly team look forward to greeting you with a warm welcome and will do their utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable stay

https://gisborough-hall.com/

 

York Marriott

With 4-star accommodation, the York Marriott Hotel provides a quiet oasis just outside the city centre. Whether you're here on business or with family, we'll make you feel at home, with spacious rooms featuring Wi-Fi access, room service, flat-screen TVs and plush featherbed mattresses. Cast Iron Bar & Grill, our hotel restaurant, offers delicious dining and views over the historic York Racecourse; you can also order 24-hour room service and dine in the privacy of your suite. Pay a visit to our 4-star Leisure Club and make use of our heated pool, sauna, steam room, gym and private tennis court, or indulge in a bit of relaxation at our on-site spa. Meetings and events are memorable occasions at our hotel, thanks to our elegant venues and expert planning services. We also offer a wonderful destination for weddings, with an on-site gazebo and delicious catering. And our location places you 30 minutes’ walking distance of the best of the city. Plan your UK adventure today at the York Marriott Hotel!

https://www.marriott.co.uk/york

 

Theakstons

 

T&R Theakston Ltd is an independent, family brewing company founded in 1827 located in the Yorkshire Dales market town of Masham, North Yorkshire. The company is controlled and run by direct family descendants of the founder Robert Theakston. Theakston is one of Britain’s oldest established family brewing companies.

The company is a member of the British Beer and Pub Association, the Independent Family Brewers of Britain and a supporter of the Government’s Drinkaware campaign, CAMRA and Pub is the Hub. The company is renowned as brewing innovators; brewing a wide range of modern craft, cask and brewery conditioned draught beers and bottled ales for the UK domestic and several overseas markets.

https://www.theakstons.co.uk/

 

Sheffield International Venues

At SIV, we believe in the benefit of being active and enjoying life.  We’re here to make everyone #feelgood.  SIV is part of Sheffield City Trust.  We were created in 1990 to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Sheffield. We are focussed on inspiring people to be active, to enjoy sociable activities with friends and to deliver a lasting legacy of venues built for the 1991 World Student Games.

As a charity, our not-for-profit status means that any surplus is reinvested in improving our venues and activities to ensure that we are here for the communities we serve.  Since 1990, we have invested around £50m in improving our facilities and reaching more local communities with our activities.

https://siv.org.uk/

 

Yorkshire Regiment

The Yorkshire Regiment Association will once again be having a stand as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire area at GYS. This is a great location, offering a place to rest and take a refreshing drink. It will be great to see anyone from the Regimental family, so please feel free to drop in and have a catch up. 

http://www.yorkshireregiment.com/

 

Little Alf

 

Little Alf was created by Hannah Russell at the age of 17 years old in 2014. The name and idea came from Hannah's mini Shetland who has dwarfism. Little Alf came to live with Hannah in December 2013, and since then she has started to write a book series based on Little Alf with the first book been published in 2014, 'The magical adventure of Little Alf - The discovery of the wild pony.'

http://www.littlealf.com/

 

Beacon Alpacas

Beacon Alpaca Walks are a wonderfully relaxing way to see the North Yorkshire countryside along with one of our friendly and fluffy halter trained alpacas.

A visit to our farm to walk one of our alpacas gives you the chance to get up close and personal and get to know the characters of these facinating creatures.    The walk is a slow stroll along the bridleways and byways in the stunning Hambleton Hills with views over the Vale of York and White Horse at Kilburn.   At the end of the walk you get to feed the mums and meet the cria born on the farm and find out more about their wonderful fleece.

Walks take place most afternoons throughout the year and can be booked on our website beaconalpacas.co.uk or by calling owner Jacki on 07716917315

We now have some very famous alpaca who have appeared on the popular channel 5  TV series ‘The Yorkshire Vet

http://www.beaconalpacas.com/

 

Yorkshire Nature Triangle

 

The Yorkshire Nature Triangle is home to some of the most exciting wildlife experiences in the country.

Stretching from the world-famous seabird cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton, through the Yorkshire Wolds and on to the iconic peninsula of Spurn Point and the mighty Humber estuary, the region offers year-round encounters with nature. The area boasts a range of headline experiences from puffins to otters, and red kites to whale watching.

Led by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, we provide visitors and accommodation businesses in the region with everything they need to make the most of one of the most wildlife-rich areas of the UK. Our visitor guides are already found in more than 100 outlets across the county, and our team has provided help and advice to award-winning businesses who are putting nature at the heart of this growing and engaging customer offer.

Supported by significant investments in new visitor facilities across the region, this is a £15m tourism sector delivering for Yorkshire. Come and talk to us about how we can help you, your business and customers enjoy the very best of Yorkshire’s wild side.

http://www.yorkshirenaturetriangle.org.uk/

 

Virgin Trains East Coast

 

Speaking clearly and listening carefully - You'll always get the clearest, most accurate and complete information we've got, throughout your journeys. And our latest Red Report just for you.

Delivering unbeatable service - Whether you're travelling or waiting, booking or just looking,we'll make it as easy and enjoyable as we can.

Righting wrongs - Hiccups happen. When things don’t go according to plan, we put them right quickly.

Our Passenger's Charter - This spells out in black and white, with a splash of red - our commitments to our passengers.

https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/

 

Brontë Parsonage Museum

We are one of the oldest literary societies in the world, founded in 1893 and today we have a thriving worldwide membership. The Brontë Society is a charity and depends entirely on admissions and the generosity of members for its income. It is responsible for running the famous Brontë Parsonage Museum in the picturesque village of Haworth in West Yorkshire, once the home of the Brontë family and also for promoting the Brontës' literary legacy within contemporary society.

The Brontë collections at the Brontë Parsonage Museum are the largest and most important in the world and continue to inspire scholars, writers and artists. Our Contemporary Arts Programme includes literary events, exhibitions, artistic responses, a competition and festivals, and our lifelong learning programme enables us to reach students of all ages across the country.

https://www.bronte.org.uk/

 

Swinton Park

  

Swinton Estate is the ancestral home of the Cunliffe-Lister family and is set in 20,000 acres of Yorkshire pride.The Swinton Park castle is surrounded by the family estate in which guests have access to rivers, reservoirs, moorland, dales and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. The Estate is home to Swinton Park, Swinton Cookery School, Swinton Country Club & Spa, Swinton Bivouac and Swinton Outdoors.

http://swintonestate.com/

 

 

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Hamelsworde Brewery

Hamelsworde brewery is a small family owned brewery which is housed in the rear of a small brewery Tap on Kirkby Road, Hemsworth, Pontefact. The 2 1/2 barrel brewery now brews Hand-Crafted Ales which supply our own tap, local pubs and beer festivals.

http://www.hamelsworde.co.uk/

 

Spirit of Harrogate

We are a Harrogate based business that does things differently, thinks differently and has a different vision to others.

For hundreds of years, discerning individuals have visited the picturesque Yorkshire town to restore body, mind and soul by relaxing, indulging and socialising. We have sought to capture the spirit of Harrogate, synonymous with its beautiful and restorative nature, and deliver it in a bottle to you.

https://wslingsby.co.uk/

 

Olive & Vine

Olive and Vine offers you the chance to discover and enjoy learning about the wonderful wine regions of the world in a refreshingly different way.

Get to know the winemakers and to discover more about the wonderfully rich local produce and culture traits that make each region so unique. We also supply the very best of what the world's wine producers have to offer, from our very own warehouse in Sheffield which you can order right here on this website for delivery right to your door.

https://www.oliveandvinewines.co.uk/

 

The Little Red Berry Co.

We are a multi award winning North Yorkshire based company; you’ll find Berry HQ at Copt Hewick near the city of Ripon. Set up in 2011, we produce alcoholic liqueurs and flavoured gins, perfect for cocktails, with a cheese board or creating a different style G&T. We put a modern twist on a traditional product.

Our products are made the traditional way of maturing the fruit and sugar in the desired spirit for a delicious sweet & versatile drink.

We work with local fruit farmers to gather our fruit; our products are handmade and hand bottled. We strive to put our resources into creating a great product and not into just making ourselves sound good on paper.

https://www.thelittleredberry.co.uk/

 

The Temperance Spirit Company

Our teetotal range of drinks have been carefully developed to give the consumer a real choice other than the usual offerings of an alternative to an alcoholic beverage.

We have gone to great lengths in sourcing the very best natural ingredients & bringing them together to create drinks that are familiar but without alcohol. We believe we have created what we think are a great range of satisfying products.

As time goes on you will discover a whole new range of products with reduced sugar without synthetic sweeteners or additives, that don’t leave you with that feeling of not being part of the group. We are always open to suggestions when it comes to our products and we welcome your opinions so that we can continually improve our products and our range.

And don’t forget we pride ourselves with being, the drivers choice.

http://ttscompany.co.uk/

 

Mix & Twist

Engage and entertain your friends with cocktails and flair. Mix & Twist bartenders bring to your event the art of Mixology and the fun of bartending to produce great cocktails and a spectacular night. 

You sort the people, we'll sort the cocktails and lets have a great night!

No matter what the occasion or where you are there’s always an excuse to enjoy great tasting cocktails.

http://www.mixandtwist.co.uk/