What’s on in Yorkshire - July 2016

Written by: Little

Nothing on this month? Think again. Check out the top things to do in Yorkshire this month that’ll be sure to keep you busy all the way to August. Have you got any recommendations for things to do and places to go in Yorkshire? Send us a tweet or post it on our Facebook page and it could feature in next month's list!




1. Charlie Chaplin Double Bill with Live Piano, Helmsley Art Centre

22 July


What better way to celebrate the genius of Charlie Chaplin than with two wonderful 30 minute comedies, brought to life with live piano accompaniment from one of the UK’s leading silent film pianists. In One A.M. Charlie returns home from a night on the town a little worse for wear and attempts to go upstairs to bed. In The Rink he shows off his extraordinary rollerskating skills.



2. RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate

8 & 15 July


Enjoy the vibrant colours and sweet scents of this beautiful gardens outside normal opening hours - open until 9pm (last entry 7.30pm), featuring live music (6 - 8 pm):


8 July: Spa Sax Quartet

15 July: Leeds Sax Group



3. Richard III outdoor theatre, Nunnington Hall


Experience Shakespeare’s classic Richard III in a unique performance in the serene setting of the magnificent Nunnington Hall garden.


The HandleBards theatre, charmingly chaotic, environmentally friendly cycle-powered, have clocked-up over 5000 miles cycling from venue to venue to perform Shakespeare. Described by none other than Sir Ian McKellen as 'uproariously funny', prepare to be amazed at every turn as they use their bikes to power various surprises and contraptions on-stage.



4. ParkFest - The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

23-31 July


These month, experience one week of events, two festivals and loads of fun at Parkfest (23-31 July). It all kicks off with the Holy Moly & Crackers on the Saturday night back from their debut at Glastonbury 2016, as the dynamic six-piece ‘gypsy folk and roll’ band gig in the enchanting grounds of The Moors Centre, hotly followed by ParkFest (24 July), our family fun day and the biggest event in the North York Moors National Park's calendar, before finishing with MoorFest (31 July).




5. Summertime fun - The Deep, Hull

July 23


There’s plenty of family summer time fun over at The Deep on 23 July where you can test your skills and knowledge against the guides with giant seaside games including snakes and ladders and 4 in a row outside the front of The Deep.


Create giant bubbles in the bubble workshop and watch the seaside puppet show starring Henry the hermit crab, Terry the turtle and Penny the puffin. Take your picture at the seaside photo board and get your face painted.


Don’t forget to stop off at Sub-Zero and enjoy a delicious treat from The Deep’s new ice cream parlour before you make your journey home.



6. Fish & Chip Specials - Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway, Skipton

9th & 23rd July


Enjoy  the best fish & chips in Skipton with the best views in Yorkshire onboard a steam-hauled train from Bolton Abbey station at 19:00 with fish and chips served during the journey. A range of drinks will be on offer from the buffet car.





7. Wind in the Willows - Bolton Abbey, Skipton

23rd July 2016 - 7th August 2016


See Wind in the Willows like you’ve never seen it before as you are drawn into the riverside world of childhood favorites, Ratty, Moley, Badger and, of course, Mr Toad.

Produced by North Yorkshire based company, Gobbledigook Theatre, a brand new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's enchanting tale of mischief and true friendship.



8. As You Like It - Scampston Hall & Walled Gardens, Malton

15th July


Experience Shakespeare in the beautiful walled gardens of Scampston by the amazingly talented Three Inch Fools. Bringing a fresh and vibrant approach to Britain’s greatest playwright, their rustic blend of wit, originality and eccentricity, combined with live music-making, provides a dynamic take on Shakespeare sure to make for a thoroughly entertaining Summer’s evening.



9. The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate

14th, 15th and 16th July


Possibly the greatest and largest agricultural show in all the land, The Great Yorkshire Show returns once again and takes place this year on the 14th, 15th and 16th July at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.


Competitors and spectators come from far and wide to visit the show. This year they will be joined by Prince Charles, the Patron of the show, and the Duchess of Cornwall who are visiting on the 14th.




10. The HandleBards present… Much Ado about Nothing & Richard III - Merchant Adventurer's Hall, York

17th & Tuesday 19th July


The Handlebards are cycling their way over to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York to give some fantastic rip-roaring performances of Much ado About Nothing & Richard III in this stunning location. Expect a “gloriously eccentric and very, very funny” night, delivered on eight very sore legs. The HandleBards will be accompanied by live music from a local musician.