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The History Wardrobe presents The Fabulous Fifties

Kiplin Hall, Richmond in North Yorks

Get glammed up for high tea and fifties’ fashion with Lucy Adlington of the fabulous History Wardrobe! The reality of life for housewives in the 50s could be far from ...

The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Starting The Jerseys, Leye D Johns and the Viva Showgirls. Direct from Viva Blackpool - A Celebration Of The Amazing Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Join 'The ...

Police Cops

Thirsk Town Hall, Thirsk

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Marc Almond

Barbican, York

60TH YEAR CELEBRATION UK TOUR TOUR COINCIDES WITH NEW ALBUM ‘HITS AND PIECES’ OUT MARCH 2017 ON UNIVERSAL One of Britain’s most gifted, and unique vocal talents, Marc ...

Half-term fun at National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum, York

From steam rides behind Flying Scotsman to storytelling, we’ve got lots of hands-on fun for the whole family this February half term. Join in with Flying Scotsman model making, take a ride on the Miniature Railway and find out all about speedy locomotives in our exciting Need for Speed science show. On Feb 18-26

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Need for Speed science show

National Railway Museum, York

How are we able to travel so fast on trains and which famous locomotives have broken incredible speed records? All this and more in our fast paced interactive family science show: Need for Speed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 12:30, 14:15

Location: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO264XJ

Jorvik Life Trail and Meet a Viking

Yorkshire Museum, York

Follow the trail to find our seven Viking characters hidden around the museum. Look out for Erik, Thora, Snorri and more amongst our collection to uncover the Viking word and receive a prize! 50p per trail (admission applies), no need to book. See real Viking objects and hear the stories behind them from our resident ‘Viking’. Admission

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Yorkshire Museum, Museum Street, York, YO17FR

Unimagined Treasures – Curated by Mark Hearld

Art Gallery, York

The Upper North Gallery has been transformed to reflect one artist’s vision of a Lumber Room – a room of miscellaneous stored objects and artefacts. For the past two years, York-based artist Mark Hearld has been visiting the stores of the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum as well as York Art Gallery researching the objects and artworks

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Tommy Bodkins:  military materials then and now

Green Howards Museum, Richmond in North Yorks

exhibition of work created and curated by Cleveland College of Art and Design (Hartlepool) student Rachel Fraser. The pieces in my collection are all related in some way to the museum and the army, where I’ve used jackets, weapons, badges, and the warning signs seen on the perimeter walls of the barracks themselves. Each one of these had an

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: 10:00-16:00

Location: Green Howards Museum, Market Place, Richmond in North Yorks, DL10 4QN

Jorvik Viking Festival

All over York, York

Recognised as the largest Viking Festival in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage Taking place every February Half Term, the festival’s programme of family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments attracts over 40,000 visitors each year from across the globe,

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: All over York, York, York, YO1 1NF

Apples and Arsenic, half-term historic family fun

The Workhouse Museum, Ripon

Explore the smells and tastes of history in our fabulous family friendly activities this half term. Try your hand at baking, making concoctions, creating crafts, enjoying Punch and Judy shows, following fun trails and lots more… then take a closer look at our Victorian Workhouse and kitchen garden, one of the best preserved in England! - Bake

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 11:00-15:00

Location: The Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG41LE

The Sooty Show

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Izzy wizzy let's get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family! Direct from CITV, Sooty, Sweep and Soo head into town accompanied by TV’s Richard Cadell. Mr Slater has put Richard in charge of running the show but nothing is going to plan! Sooty's magic tricks turn very messy and Sweep's escapology act

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG11QF

Monsters, Myths & Magic - A Play in Two Days

York Theatre Royal, York

Come along to the York Theatre Royal for a fun packed and creative two day workshop. We will be working together on creating, rehearsing and performing stories of voyage and adventure. Participants will learn and develop new theatre skills and make new friends. The two days will culminate in a performance for family and friends at 4pm. No previous

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 09:00-17:00

Location: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO1 7HD

Hearts and Flowers: Half Term Fun!

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

Say it with flowers every day of half term. Make paper flowers, decorate a plant pot, and plant seeds in your own mini garden.

Category: Classes, Courses & Workshops
Dates:    Times: 13:30-15:30

Location: Royal Pump Room Museum, Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York

There will be two trails themed around finding your way with a map and compass - one for younger visitors and a more challenging option for older children. Eden from Stories Alive will be here on Friday 24 & Saturday 25 February for free story sessions throughout the day - not to be missed.

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York, York, YO301DD

Murder, Margaret and Me

Theatre Royal, York

In the early sixties two national treasures were the creative force behind one of British cinema’s most successful franchises. But there’s an intriguing mystery behind the Miss Marple movies. They were almost never made... Agatha Christie didn’t want Margaret Rutherford to bring her most cherished creation to life. And Margaret Rutherford

Category: Theatre
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place, York, YO17HD

Fab Feb Family Fun

Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Various rides including Skyrider, Carousel, Eagle’s Claw, Eagle’s Creek Farm, Angry Birds (indoor and outdoor), will be open along with a variety of smaller rides for the youngsters including Ladybug, Noah’s Ark, Space Pirates and others. Riggmoor Farm will also be joining us with their animals including rabbits, lambs, calves, miniature

Category: Fireworks, Festivals & Outdoors
Dates:    Times: 10:30-15:30

Location: Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT

Play Sessions

Willows Community Centre , Stockton-on-Tees

Groundwork North East & Cumbria are holding play sessions for children aged 5-13 every Monday. Come along and join in with fun activities, games, arts and crafts and lots more!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:30

Location: Willows Community Centre , Northport Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2hX

Gerard Hobson exhibition

Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley

Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, animals and art. His love of wildlife saw him qualify as a zoologist from Bangor University in 1984 and then worked for a couple of years for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as a botanist. Following relocating up north, Gerard worked for Yorkshire Wildlife and continued to develop his work on a

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Arts Centre, Old Meeting House, Helmsley, Helmsley, YO625DW

Harrogate's Fine Art Collection

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Find out about the stars of Harrogate’s Fine Art Collection with Mercer Art Gallery curator Jane Sellars. Learn how the collection has developed and see how our Friends have helped to add an exciting range of new work over the last 25 years to keep the collection growing, relevant and vibrant. £6.00 Places are limited, please book tickets in

Category: Arts and Museums
Dates:    Times: 14:00-15:30

Location: Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG12SA

Portrack Community Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Every Monday 4-5.30pm Activities Games, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Messy Play, Role Play & Lots More! No need to register just come along & join in the fun!

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 16:00-17:30

Location: Portrack Community Centre, Portrack Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2HS


Art Gallery, York

Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition will explore how artists represent flesh in their work. Paintings by artists including, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon will show how the body and flesh have long been subject to intense scrutiny by

Category: Exhibitions
Dates:    Times: All day event.

Location: Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Romanby Methodist Church Hall, Romanby

A friendly, informal playgroup for babies and toddlers and their carers, run by volunteers. There are toys, craft activites, stories and songs, and a healthy snack for the children at each session. The group runs from 1-3pm on Mondays. £2 per session, plus £1 per each additional child over the age of 6 months

Category: Kids
Dates:    Times: 13:00-15:00

Location: Romanby Methodist Church Hall, The Fairway, Romanby, DL7 8BB

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