Things to do

The most wonderful time of the year may have been and gone but don't despair as Yorkshire is kicking off the new year as it means to go on with an abundance of great things to see and do.

Ancient trees walk at Fountains Abbey
Throughout the year
Enjoy learning more about the ancient trees in the Deer Park and gain insights into 18th century landscaping on this fantastic circular walk. 9 January is also the 125th anniversary of the National Trust’s association with Fountains Mill at Fountains Abbey, making it a perfect time to visit.


We Will Rock You at Hull New Theatre
13 - 18 January
The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK. The multi-million-pound show dazzles all the senses in breathtaking style. Guaranteed to blow your mind, this musical phenomenon is not to be missed!  We Will Rock You includes 24 of Queen's greatest hits including *Radio Ga Ga; I Want To Break Free; Somebody to Love; Killer Queen; Bohemian Rhapsody; Don't Stop Me Now; Under Pressure; Another One Bites The Dust; We Are The Champions and of course We Will Rock You.*


Britain’s Strongest Man 2020 at FlyDSA Arena
18 January
The City of Steel welcomes the return of the Iron Men! Britain’s Strongest Man will be back in Sheffield for a third consecutive year at the FlyDSA Arena on Saturday 18 January for the ultimate showdown of strength. Witness the very best of british strongmen take on five gruelling challenges – hoisting giant logs, lifting atlas stones... and more... to prove they have what it takes to become the next World’s Strongest Man!


Chinese New Year Extravaganza at Victoria Theatre, Halifax
25 January
Mark the fresh beginning and welcome the Year of the Rat as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts brings a spectacular line-up of Chinese acrobatics, music and dance to Halifax! With exciting programmes including skilled jugglers, mesmerising magic, an illuminating Dragon Dance and live instruments. Not forgetting the cheerful lions and the playful pandas, this family-friendly show is the perfect entertainment for all to enjoy!


Burns Night at Carlton Towers
25 January
Celebrate Burns Night in true 19th century style by dining in the Carlton Towers State Rooms. Guests will be greeted by the beautiful sound of bagpipes and the warmth of the roaring fires, before taking a seat for dinner. The evening will include some traditions of Burns Night such as, piping in the haggis and all guests will receive a scotch during dinner (or a glass of fizz if you prefer).


Waves of Waste beach clean at Bridlington, Fraisthorpe, Filey and Scarborough
25 January
Marine pollution is one of the biggest threats to our ocean’s health. Pollution, particularly plastics, is found almost everywhere causing damage marine wildlife. Join the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Waves of Waste co-ordinators as they give Fraisthorpe Beach, North Bridlington Beach, Filey North, Coble Landing and South Bay, Scarborough a tidy up to protect marine wildlife.


Yorkshire Seafood Masterclass at Malton Cookery School
30 January
The Yorkshire coast is blessed with its fair share of fish with some of the finest crab, razor clams and lobster in Britain. This masterclass is the flagship course for all things seafood. With a balance of demonstrations matched with hands-on cooking skills such as descaling and filleting as well as classic dishes, sauces and techniques.

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