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Husthwaite Open Gardens

Approximately 10 gardens will be open Husthwaite, near Easingwold, North Yorkshire, on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2019 from 11am to 5pm

An interesting and varied collection of gardens in North Yorkshire’s Orchard Village, from small back gardens to several acres.

Lunches and afternoon teas. Husthwaite village market, and 12th century village church.

Sorry, no dogs please in the gardens, other than assistance dogs.

Proceeds to Husthwaite Village Hall funds.

Plant sales: Plant sales by Husthwaite and District Gardening Club.

Cost: £5.00 adults, accompanied children free.

How to get event passports: Tickets on sale at garden entrances.

Number of gardens: Approximately 10 gardens will be open, but the total may vary from day to day – please contact the organisers if you need exact numbers.

For more information, contact the organisers: Phone: 01347 868 398

York Chocolate Festival 19-22 April

No Easter celebration is complete until you’ve tucked into some delicious chocolate!

Visit The York Chocolate Festival on Parliament Street from 19th to 22nd April and you’ll be able to sample some of the tastiest treats at the chocolate market and learn some handy chocolate tips at the demonstration tent. There will be more sweet treats available at the Shambles Food Court, a short stroll from Parliament Street – be sure to explore.

There will also be opportunities to meet some real-life furry friends at the petting farm and for those who fancy a spin of nostalgia there will be a carousel on St Sampson’s’ Square.

Opening times are 19 Apr 2019 – 22 Apr 2019. For more information, visit:

Tour de Yorkshire 2019 routes announced, 2-5 May 2019

The full routes for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race have been unveiled at Leeds Civic Hall.

Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Sir Gary Verity led a packed press conference on Friday morning with the Amaury Sport Organisation’s Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme.

British champion Connor Swift, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Charlie Tanfield and Team Sky rider Chris Lawless were among the many professional riders in attendance along with a host of cycling legends such as Brian Robinson, Mandy Bishop and Denise Burton-Cole. Continue reading

New festival announced for Whitby Fish & Ships, 18-19 May 2019

Everyone who likes to be beside the sea will be full of glee when Whitby’s new seaside spectacular, the Fish & Ships Festival launches on 18 -19 May.

A free festival, it celebrates everything that’s special about the Yorkshire Coast’s magnificent maritime culture, with live entertainment throughout the town, and celebrity chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Brian Turner heading up the festival kitchen to make the most of Whitby’s sensational seafood bounty. Continue reading