Visit Beck Isle Museum, Pickering
Be transported back in time in this award winning gem of a Museum, which has 27 Galleries for visitors to explore Phone 01751 473653. Special events run throughout the year.
Events held by the North York Moors Steam Railway ( NYMR ) throughout 2019. See our Things to do page for more information..
Pickering is home to the much acclaimed NYM Steam Railway, which runs from early March through to December. The annual calendar also sees many special events, as per below:
** 31st March - 7th April - Union of South Africa - Visiting Steam Engines
** 13th April - Wedding Open Day
** 4th - 6th May 2019 - 1960's Festival Events
** Sept 27th - 29th 2019 - Annual Steam Gala
** Oct 11th - 13th 2019 - Railway in Wartime 1940's Weekend - Many events throughout the Town & Railway
** 26th - 31st October - Halloween Specials
** 30th Nov - 22nd Dec - Santa Specials
CASTLE HOWARD HOUSE & GARDENS 2019 EVENTS
Castle Howard is one of the Country's & Europe's grandest stately homes, set in 1000 acres of grounds and gardens and it’s just on our doorstep. The House & Gardens make a fabulous day out for all the family. They also host many events & concerts throughout the year.
Some events coming up are:
February 2019 - Dark Skies Events
30th March - House reopens for the 2019 season visitors
13th - 28th April - Great Easter Egg Hunt - fun for all the family
4th - 5th May - Festival of Dogs - dog themed events
16th June - Classic Car Show
20th - 21st July - Castle Howard Triathalon weekend
3rd August - Castle Howard Proms
15th - 18th August - BBC Countryfile Live Show - hosted at Castle Howard for 2019
26th - 29th September - Autum Harvest & Flower Festival
16th Nov - 31st Dec - Christmas at Castle Howard 2019
Country Shows & Fairs throughout North York Moors
There are many amazing Country Shows & Fairs in the villages and across the North York Moors National park, over the Spring and Summer months. Dates for some of the larger shows are listed below:
** 2nd May - Duncombe Park Country Fair
** 30th June - Malton Show @ Scampston Hall ** Ryedale Show - 30th July 2019, Welburn Park
** 7th August - Thornton le Dale Show ** 17th August - Rosedale Show
YORKSHIRE TRACTION ENGINE RALLY - 31st Aug & 1st Sept 2019
The beautiful grounds of the Scampston Hall Estate will be the setting of the Yorkshrie Traction Engine Rally to be hosted here. Just a short drive from Pickering on the A64.
A full programme of top steam fair attractions including: Tractor Pulling, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Stationary Engines and Vintage Commercials.The event will also include: Vintage Stage Show with Dancers and Singers, Trade Stands, Autojumble, Craft and Fine Food Marquee, Old Time and Modern Funfair, Non-stop Arena Entertainment, Catering & Licensed Bar. Contact Sampston Hall for tickets www.scampston.co.uk
RYEDALE FOLK MUSEUM
Nestled in the beautiful Moors village of Hutton le Hole, Ryedale Folk Museum is a real gem. Just a short drive from Pickering. They host many events throughout the year. Visit their web site for further information. They reopen for the 2019 season from Saturday 23rd February and are hosting events for the Dark Skies Festival in February.
DALBY FOREST OUTDOOR CONCERTS JUNE 2019
Wonderful open air concerts in this stunning forest location just 3 miles from Pickering.
Don’t miss out, book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. The Forest also hosts many other events throughout the year, including a weekly Park Run. Lots of marked out walking and cycling routes to enjoy at your leisure, for all abilities.
Star Gazing & Horizons Events running throughout January , February & March 2019
Dalby Forest Concerts :
28th June 2019 - Paul Weller
29th June 2019 - Jess Glynne
Events range far and wide across the Ryedale area, with Pickering Kirk Theatre being a key hosting venue. The festival enjoys an international reputation, with performers travelling from all over the world.
See their web site for further information and programme of events.
RYEDALE FESTIVAL 12th - 28th July 2019
Two weeks of great music and arts in the many beautiful and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire
Pickering 1940’s Wartime Weekend
Dates announced for the 2019 event are from:
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October 2019
Take a step back in time for this annual event, which sees visitors from far and wide. Events, Music, special events at the Steam Railway, lots of activities in the Town, special stalls. Vintage vehicle parade, pedestrian parade. So much to do and see, it really is a feast for the eyes and senses.
Malton Food Festival & Monthly Food Markets - 25th & 26th May 2019
Set across the streets of the market town of Malton, the Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking. The 2019 festival is the 11th and set to be the best yet. Expect heaving stalls, delicious street food, talks, tastings, celebrity chefs, demos, loads of music and much, much more!
Just a short drive, bus ride or cycle from Pickering so why not book a break to enjoy the Food Festival and what Pickering has to offer.
Country Houses, Castles, Abbeys and Historic Buildings
There are many Country Houses, Estates, Castles, Abbeys and Historic Buildings within easy access of Pickering by car, local bus, cycling and even walking. Many of them host open gardens, and great events throughout the Spring & Summer, check out the following for a lovely day out or special events:
Scampston Hall & Gardens Duncombe Park Nunnington Hall & Gardens
Ampleforth Abbey & College Rievaulx Abbey Pickering Castle
Country Shows & Festivals 2018
There are many amazing Country Shows & Fairs in the Ryedale villages and across the North York Moors National park, over the Spring and Summer months. Dates for some of the larger shows are listed below:
*** Duncombe Park Country Show - Monday 28th May 2018
*** Thornton le Dale Gala - Sunday 27th May 2018
***Thornton Le Dale Show - 8th August 2018
** Ryedale Show - 31st July 2018, Welburn Park, Near Pickering
** Duncombe Park Steam Fair - 7th & 8th July
Pickering is a great location for amazing cycling and walking routes. We have routes we have tried, which we can recommend to our guests, to suit all abilities. You can hire cycles in Pickering or in Dalby Forest, or bring your own, we have plenty of secure storage. There are a number of local walking groups also who offer guided walks throughout the year.
We have Dalby Forest on our doorstep which has miles and miles of marked walk and cycle routes for all abilities and caters for disabled access also. Look for the Great Yorkshire Forest.
We have a good selection of maps, walking & cycling books and reference materials for guests to use.
We also post information and photos about local cycling and walking routes on our Facebook page
We have a great local knowledge we can share with you, so please do not hesitate to ask us.
Pickering is a Nationally recognised walking location, having been awarded the Walkers are Welcome status as a Town.
Pickering hosts an annual Walking Festival, which, each year is becoming more and more popular, attracting visitors from far and wide. See our Events listing for Walking Festival dates.
Pickering is ideally situated within the North York Moors National Park, to enjoy an abundance of walking within the North York Moors National Park, Dalby Forest, and Coastal walking around areas such as Whitby, Robinhood’s Bay, Staithes, and Scarborough.
There are a number of long distance walks to enjoy in the area including the Cleveland Way, the famous Coast to Coast which finishes in Robin Hood’s Bay, and the Wolds Way.
Pickering has many footpaths and routes which start in Pickering, so no need to take your car anywhere!
Andy and Emma are keen cyclists and can provide information about routes in the area. Just let us know ahead of your stay.
Dalby Forest is the home to many road, track and off road cycle routes and is famous for its mountain biking in particular.
There are many Cycle Sportives in the region and a number of the National Cycle Routes also, which are clearly marked.
Pickering would be an ideal base for those wishing to explore North Yorkshire and Ryedale by bicycle.
We have plenty of secure storage for cycles and kit, washing area.
Why not have a look at our Facebook Page to see the routes which we have cycled and recommend, with photos also.
Robin Hoods Bay
Sandsend to Whitby
View over Dalby Forrest
Hole of Horcum Circular Route
The North York Moors
The North York Moors
Gillamoor Cycle route
View down Rosedale Chimney stunning
Whitby Walk from West cliff
Pickering Cycle Route
Whitby Abbey from Whale Bones
Cycle Route via Castle Howard
Hole of Horcum Walk via Levisham
North York Moors Hole of Horcum
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