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Fireworks Display and Bonfire Night in and Near York 2019

Fireworks Display and Bonfire Night in and Near York 2019

Fireworks displays and Bonfire Night in and around the York area in 2019.  Here are the dates of the best Fireworks Displays in the area.  Let me know if you would like your Bonfire Night event adding! Sledmere House, near Driffield, East Yorkshire Musical Fireworks […]

York at Christmas – Festive things to do in 2019

York at Christmas – Festive things to do in 2019

York at Christmas – York is a truly enchanting place at Christmas. With our lovely cobbled medieval streets providing a backdrop to the festive lights festooning every tree it really is a magical place to visit at Christmas.  Have a look below for lots of […]

A Carita Facial at Middlethorpe Hall Spa in York – Review

A Carita Facial at Middlethorpe Hall Spa in York – Review

A Carita Facial at Middlethorpe Hall Spa in York – I recently visited Middlethorpe Hall for a Champagne Afternoon Tea and a Spa Day.  You approach the spa at Middlethorpe Hall via a cute little cottage. Once you go through the front door though, the […]

Hallowtween at York Maze – How Scary is it?

Hallowtween at York Maze – How Scary is it?

York Maze have been doing the extremely successful Hallowscream event for many years, but this year is the first Hallowtween event aimed at ages 10 to 15 and adults of a more nervous persuasion!  Now, full disclosure, I have never been to a scare maze […]

New Year’s Eve York 2019 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2019 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2019.  Looking for what to do at New Year in York?  I’ve found the information surprisingly sparse on the internet so have put a list together of the events I have found in York.  I’ve found black tie dinners, pantomimes and […]

What’s to see at Treasurer’s House, York?

What’s to see at Treasurer’s House, York?

What’s to see at Treasurer’s House, York?  Over the summer holidays we visited Treasurer’s House in York.  It’s an unusual building that was gifted to the National Trust by Frank Green, an eccentric man who ‘created his version of what an historic house should be’, […]

Best Places for Children’s Parties in York and Yorkshire

Best Places for Children’s Parties in York and Yorkshire

Children’s Parties York and Yorkshire.  Are you looking for birthday party venues for where to have your next kids’ party in and around York?  I’ve put a list together with lots of great ideas.  Some party venues you might know about already and some that […]

Northwood Trail Fairy Sanctuary, Stamford Bridge, Near York

Northwood Trail Fairy Sanctuary, Stamford Bridge, Near York

Northwood Trail Fairy Sanctuary, Stamford Bridge, Near York – I don’t know if you have heard, or if I should tell you, but there is a fairy sanctuary near York!  Yes, once you enter the magical woodland of the Northwood Trail you can wander through […]

York Christmas Market 2019 – What’s on and When?

York Christmas Market 2019 – What’s on and When?

What’s on and when at York Christmas Market 2019? – York Christmas market runs from the 14th of November to the 22nd of December in 2019.  St Nicholas Fair used to be just the last weekend in November but over recent years it has expanded […]

16 Fabulous things to do in York with kids 2019

16 Fabulous things to do in York with kids 2019

hings to do in York with kids – York is a fabulous place to live and to visit.  I grew up in York, and live just outside York now, so am very familiar with all the lovely things to do.  You will find lots of […]