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Sat 1 Oct 2022 to
 Mon 31 Oct 2022

Spook-tastic day out, Monk Park Farm, Bagby,YO72AG. Spooky fun for all, For the little ones-Pumpkin Painting,Mini Pumpkin Trail, Witches Potion Making, Giant Pumpkin Patch, Fancy Dress Competition.
For the older ones - Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Farm Tour, Spider infested Barn, Witches Lair, Pumpkin Catapult, Bowing and much more. Pre Booking essential

. open 10am. tel: 01845 421124 web: http://monkparkfarm.co.uk

Mon 3 Oct 2022 to
 Wed 12 Oct 2022

Event imageSir Nigel Gresley in Steam, Grosmont to Pickering. Only Mon Tue Wed. Back in Steam - Sir Nigel Gresley, Grosmont to Pickering. Only Mon Tue Wed. In celebration of the locomotive's return after a major overhaul, bring your friends & family to enjoy a return journey behind the only current operational LNER Class A4 No. 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley.
Departing from Grosmont station to Pickering, you will travel along 18 miles of the heritage line whilst on board the beautifully restored LNER Coach Association Teak Carriages. £51 & includes event gift bag worth £24. tickets: Book online web: http://nymr.co.uk/sir-nigel-gresley

Sat 15 Oct 2022

Battle of Byland 700th anniversary, Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH. - Demonstrations of arms and armour.
- Guided walks.
- Bow-making/ children’s activities and trails.
- Unveiling new memorial and interpretation.
- Pop-up stalls (Royal Armouries, English Heritage, Towton Battlefield Society, Battlefields Trust).
- Period music, food and drink tastings. 10am-4pm, drop in any time. Free. tel: 01845 597426 web: https://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/visiting/whats-on/events

Sun 16 Oct 2022

Event imageFunny Business, Ritz Cinema, 16 Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS. Laurel & Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd in a smorgasbord of silent film comedy. Fun for children and adults alike! Jazz pianist Adam Fairhall will bring these slapstick films to life with improvised piano accompaniment. 2 - 5pm. £12.50 (standard), £10 (over 60), £7 (student), £4 (claimant), free for under 18 & carers. tickets: Book online web: www.ysff.co.uk

Sat 22 Oct 2022 to
 Sun 23 Oct 2022

Event imageDown the Herriot Line, From Leeming Bar station DL7 9AR. Take the Wensleydale train from Leeming Bar to Leyburn and back in the company of the Dale's favourite vet. A collection of actors will play out a number of cameos based on the 'All Creatures Great and Small' books as the train travels through the Dale they made famous. This is a very interactive event with actors in period dress and a collection of animals to pet and have your photo taken with. 10:30, 13:00 & 15:30. £17.50 adult, £9 child, £42 family, £16 senior. tickets: Book online web: https://tinyurl.com/herriotline

Sat 22 Oct 2022 to
 Sun 30 Oct 2022

Event imageNYMR Light Spectacular Express, North York Moors Railway, Pickering. Marvel at our heritage carriages, decorated with thousands of lights, before departing from Pickering Station for an awe-inspiring journey alongside a DJ-Mix of music that will get you in the mood for a party the whole family will enjoy.
Each passenger will be given their own interactive LED wristband which is synchronised to the music and passengers become part of the show. This hour-long round trip, with on-board narration and music, departs from Pickering Station for Levisham Station every evening from 22 to 30 October.
Includes a one-hour return train journey between Pickering and Levisham, synchronised flashing wristbands and on-board narration by Voiceover Man and music. Departing at 6 pm or 7.45 pm. Prices per Adult/Child: £30 per person. tickets: Book online web: https://www.nymr.co.uk

Sat 22 Oct 2022 to
 Wed 26 Oct 2022

Tad the Lost Explorer (U), Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Only Wed Sat Sun. Tad accidentally unleashes an ancient spell endangering the lives of his friends: Mummy, Jeff and Belzoni. With everyone against him and only helped by Sara, he sets off on an adventure, in order to put an end to the curse of the Mummy. 2.30pm matinées only Sat, Sun & Wed. £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Wed 26 Oct 2022 to
 Sat 5 Nov 2022

Shrek The Musical, Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. Audiences will experience the DreamWorks animated movie adapted for the stage with all the main characters they love. They include Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and, of course, the love-struck, fire-breathing dragon as well as a host of fairytale characters including Pinocchio, the Three Little Pigs, Peter Pan, The Big Bad Wolf, and the Three Blind Mice who all come together to tell the story of acceptance, pointing out that everyone may be different but they all have a story to tell. Adult £23, Child £16. tel: 01325 244659 tickets: Book online or phone web: http://www.darlingtonos.org.uk

Fri 28 Oct 2022 to
 Thu 3 Nov 2022

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris, Ritz Cinema, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Rated PG. A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. Stars: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson, Jason Isaacs. Sunday evening subtitles. 7.30pm. Matinée Wed 2.30pm. Adults £6, under 15s & 60+ £5. Matinée all tickets £5. tel: 01845 524751 tickets: On door web: https://www.ritzcinema.co.uk

Fri 28 Oct 2022

Event imageBat, Cackle, Pop!, Rural Arts, 4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS. Story Craft Theatre: It’s Winifred the Witch’s birthday and she thinks that everyone has forgotten. There’s going to be a rather big surprise party, but first we need to make a special birthday cake. We just need the last three rather spooky ingredients…
Bat, Cackle, Pop! is bubbling with all sorts of ghosts and ghouls (which are more silly than scary!). Come fly with us on the luxury BAT Airways and dabble in some spell making!
This show will leave audiences aged 3+ spellbound. Story Craft Theatre make creative and interactive theatre for children to ignite imaginations, promote teamwork and create lots of fun. 2pm, duration 1hr. £8 adult, £6 child. tel: 01845 526536 tickets: Book online email: admin@ruralarts.org web: https://www.ruralarts.org

Sat 29 Oct 2022 to
 Sun 30 Oct 2022

Event imageMedieval Market, Northallerton Town Square DL7 8QR. The sights, sounds and smells of Northallerton’s market as it might have looked in Medieval England between 1066 and 1307. Talk to (and sample the produce from) medieval market traders including a baker, a pie stall, a surgeon, and a fletcher and bowyer. 10am to 5pm. free. web: https://hambleton.gov.uk/medievalmarket

Sun 30 Oct 2022

New Thirsk Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Remembrance Day display.

Sun 27 Nov 2022

New Thirsk Yarnbombers display, Thirsk Market Place YO7 1EY. Christmas Decorations on bollards & Christmas Tree.

Sat 3 Dec 2022 to
 Sun 4 Dec 2022

Event imageSanta at the NYMR, North York Moors Railway, Pickering or Grosmont. Join Santa and elves at either Pickering or Grosmont Station before a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!
Mr. Claus and his jolly helpers pass through the heritage carriages and gift a soft toy present to the children onboard - providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!
The return journey lasts approx. 1 hour on board the Santa Express from Pickering or Grosmont. Adult or Child fare £30. tickets: Book online web: https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/santa-specials

Fri 9 Dec 2022 to
 Sat 31 Dec 2022

Peter Pan, Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR. The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan will be a fun-filled Christmas extravaganza with a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and of course, plenty of audience participation. tel: 01325 405405 tickets: Book online or phone web: https://www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk

Sat 10 Dec 2022 to
 Sun 11 Dec 2022

Santa at the NYMR, North York Moors Railway, Pickering or Grosmont. Join Santa and elves at either Pickering or Grosmont Station before a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!
Mr. Claus and his jolly helpers pass through the heritage carriages and gift a soft toy present to the children onboard - providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!
The return journey lasts approx. 1 hour on board the Santa Express from Pickering or Grosmont. Adult or Child fare £30. tickets: Book online web: https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/santa-specials

Sat 10 Dec 2022 to
 Sun 11 Dec 2022

Father Christmas Experience, Thirsk Lodge Barns, Newsham Road, Thirsk, YO7 4DB. Only Sat. We are thrilled that Father Christmas has found time in his busy schedule to join us at Thirsk Lodge Barns again this year.
Like last year, we are also going to be joined by some of his reindeer & the famous guinea pig nativity scene will also be back.
Elves will escort families into the grotto where you will meet Father Christmas, have the opportunity to take a photo with him before he gives each child a gold key to exchange for a gift from the toy shop.
Spaces are limited so please book early. tel: 01845 591158 email: enquiries@thirsklodgebarns.com web: www.thirsklodgebarns.com

Sat 17 Dec 2022 to
 Sat 24 Dec 2022

Event imageSanta at the NYMR, North York Moors Railway, Pickering or Grosmont. Join Santa and elves at either Pickering or Grosmont Station before a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express which will take you on a festive journey you won’t forget!
Mr. Claus and his jolly helpers pass through the heritage carriages and gift a soft toy present to the children onboard - providing they’ve managed to keep themselves off the naughty list this year!
The return journey lasts approx. 1 hour on board the Santa Express from Pickering or Grosmont. Adult or Child fare £30. tickets: Book online web: https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/santa-specials