We love researching events happening around Yorkshire and, as the rain starts to be falling more frequently. However, we’ve been hearing reports of sunshine in the coming weeks as we get another wave of Summer! So, we couldn’t help researching events in the coming weeks that we can enjoy. We wanted to share them with you too, rain or shine, there’s so much to do and see before Autumn is here and we all don our hats and scarves for another wave of winter themed activities – which we can’t wait for either!
If you’re planning a trip to a Yorkshire beach now we’ve been promised a bit of sunshine, have you thought of Saltburn-By-The-Sea? We’ve written about Saltburn before, a beautiful Victorian sea side town with lots of character and a beautiful beach. The Saltburn Surf School are offering junior surf academy holiday courses which includes instruction with qualified instructors and equipment hire. Running on various dates throughout the summer, it’s a great way to spend the summer holiday and gives them the confidence to learn in a safe (though slightly chilly!) environment. They recommend bringing warm clothing, lunch and sun cream so don’t forget your pork pie picnic but also, we’d recommend ”Surfers Skin Sunscreen Zinc SPF30+.” In stick form, it’s great for rubbing across the nose and tops of the cheeks where surfers tend to feel the burn the most. It’s also water and sweat resistant so won’t run into the eyes when they’re surfing – a sunscreen which won’t run is vital so we’d recommend a block sunscreen!
There’s so much to do at Harewood House and lots of themed events to delve into the history of the house. There’s three events which we’re definitely getting tickets for – the Open Air Cinema! Showing on Friday 7th September – Sunday 9th September, each night has on a film which is either; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Pretty Woman or The Greatest Showman. Whatever you fancy watching, make sure to take a deck chair or picnic blanket, a blanket and snacks. The films outside tend to get a little chilly as the evening sets in, so wrap up warm and remember your picnic – a six pack of mini pork pies always goes down a treat!
Did you know we actually began as a Brewery? In 1795, the Vale of Mowbray Brewery opened it’s doors before we turned our attention to baking pies in 1928. Our own rich heritage aside, we’re all still avid fans of beer and craft brewing – especially when enjoying a pint with a pork pie of course! At Temple Newsam, there’s an amazing exhibition, running until 28th October, all about brewing life on Temple Newsam Estate – from the eyes of the people that lived, brewed, worked and drank there. It’s an interesting fact that at the time, water was often contaminated and so drinking beer was a safer alternative and was a key part of celebrating events from military victories to weddings. The exhibition giving local history on Britain’s first national drink seems a great activity and we hear there’s also tasting sessions and an intoxication trail!
One for the fashionistas, this exhibition, running until April 2019 in York shows the private collection of Vivienne Westwood shoes, showcasing the punk fashions of Westwood in the 70s and 80s. The shoes were famously favoured by the Sex Pistols with the ‘Seditionaries’ boots and iconic looks such as the ”super elevated” heels of the 90s – which caused Naomi Campbell to trip on a Paris catwalk – there’s a story behind every shoe! The collection shown features a pair of Christian Dior courts, designed by Roger Vivier – the creator of the stiletto heel. If you love shoes as much as Carrie Bradshaw – this exhibition is for you!
On every Saturday in August, you can go to a Safari Night at Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster – with full length concert performances from a number of artists with throw backs to the 90s. Including Westlife’s Shane Filan, Heather Small and S Club 3 as well as extended opening hours to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to see some of the rarest and most amazing animals. The animals include the only polar bears in England, lions, tigers and black rhino to name a few. Of course, it’s worth mentioning that with 400 animals, most of the animals that live here are either endangered or threatened or both – the Wildlife Park work with charities which help conservation of the endangered animals both in captivity and in the wild.
From wildlife to marine life, the Deep in Hull has a range of activities year round, but have you seen the ”Deep Experience” they’re offering? A 1 to 1 experience, you can get hands on with the marine world and help the Deep Crew with day to day activities behind the scenes looking after the inhabitants. Great for anyone aged 8+, those 18+ are able to also feed Grey reef sharks!
This is just a small range of Yorkshire activities over the next few weeks but what a range it is! Including some indoors and some outdoors activities since we’re all unsure of the weather but crossing our fingers for sunshine. There’s lots to do towards the end of the summer holidays come rain or shine and so much to do on the weekends for adults too. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer everyone – don’t forget your Vale of Mowbray pork pies when you go on your day trip round Yorkshire!