The Northern Lights Express – Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The Northern Lights Express - Christmas at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

There is a new Christmas experience on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – The Northern Lights!  NYMR have long run Santa Specials (and still do) but this is a service aimed at adults and older children.  The steam train is magnificently lit on both sides and even the top with multicoloured lights.  It’s a real … Read more

Festive Christmas Ice Skating in Yorkshire 2019

Ice skating rink at Lotherton

Festive Christmas ice-skating in Yorkshire – there are few things more Christmassy that ice skating round a beautifully lit Christmas tree with Christmas tunes playing in the background and a promise of hot chocolate to come! Here is my list of ice skating venues in Yorkshire at Christmas.  I shall update the list as venues … Read more

Pumpkin Picking at The Balloon Tree near York

PYO Pumpkins at The Balloon Tree

We recently spent a lovely day at The Balloon Tree near York, having lunch and picking pumpkins.  The Balloon Tree has lots of different ‘PYO’ – Pick Your Own produce at different times of the year.  We have been strawberry picking in the past, but they also raspberries, gooseberries, currants, peas, broad beans, blueberries, plums … Read more

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates

Children's chocolate workshop Butterflies chocolates

Children’s Chocolate Workshop by Butterflies Chocolates – Over the summer holiday we went along to a children’s chocolate workshop in Wilberfoss run by Butterflies Chocolates of Pocklingon.  As well as workshops they do children’s birthday parties which follow a similar format (worth knowing!). The session was divided into various segments. At the beginning of each … Read more

What’s on at the York Balloon Fiesta 2019?

York Balloon Fiesta

Free showstopping performances from a host of acts are set to add music to the three day visual spectacular of balloons taking flight from York Racecourse this autumn, with the third annual York Balloon Fiesta from 27 – 29 September. According to the show’s organiser, John Lowery of York-based Events & Attractions, there will be … Read more