1 Beverley Folk Festival
Beverley Racecourse, June 15 to June 17
The musicians are tuning up, the Big Tops are being erected and the volunteers are rolling up their sleeves to ensure a fabulous weekend of music, dance, comedy and surprises.
Late night open mic sessions, folk clubs, and a late night ceilidh. Workshops, comedy and literature .
The ‘Festival Village’ is at the heart of the festival with food stalls, real ale bars, craft marquee, children’s den.
2 Great Yorkshire Bike Ride
Saturday June 17
The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual 70-mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey. This ride takes place in some of Yorkshire’s best countryside to the coast. Cost of entry £17.50 per rider and £27 for an entry plus transport back for you and your bike to Wetherby.
3 The Charlatans and The Jackson Five
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
One of the largest outdoor theatres in Europe plays host to The Charlatans on Friday June 16 and the Jackson 5 on Saturday June 17. Gates open from 6pm.
Tickets: Scarborough Open Air Theatre box office (01723 818111)
4 Yorkshire Post Motor Show
Castle Howard, Ryedale, Sunday June 18 from 10am to 5pm
Castle Howard’s North Lawn is the perfect showcase for the hundreds of classic cars, vintage vehicles and modern motors,with a fantastic view of the Great Lake and North York Moors beyond.
A programme of family entertainment takes places in the display arena on the South Event Field, which is a short walk from the North Lawn. Here the House makes a magnificent backdrop and visitors to the show can enjoy a variety of displays.
Also acres or parkland, gardens and playground.
5 Beside the Seaside
Sewerby Hall and Gardens, near Bridlington, until September 10
Created by Janice Smith and her team at Sewerby Hall, the exhibition begins with the fashion for ‘taking the waters’ in the spa town of Bridlington in the 18th century and looks forward to the resort’s future. Admission charges to Sewerby Hall and Gardens are £7 for adults, £4.90 for children and £22 for a family (two adults and two children).
Info: 01262 673769
6 Pick Your Own
Various locations including
Grange Farm Fruits, Alison Lane Ulrome, Near Driffield. Open June till August for strawberries and raspberries. Payment: cash only. Homemade jam. Home grown new potatoes, local honey, Chutneys, pickles and local rapeseed oil.
Open seven days per week from 10am to 6pm
7 Sunset Puffin Cruises
RSBP Bemtpon Cliffs, near Bridlington
As the sun goes down it’s a great time to spot puffins and take some stunning photographs. Also running at the centre until June 30 are bug hunts. Cost £3 per discovery backpack, trail is free. Normal facility charges also apply. Cruises cost £3 per adult, £2 per 5-7 year old and Under 5s are free.
Booking is essential: call 01260 422212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Taking tea
Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington, every day
Sit back, relax and enjoy a vintage afternoon tea served in the Orangery at Sewerby Hall and accompanied by a background pianist.
Sewerby Hall’s vintage afternoon teas are popular. They include a selection of finger sandwiches, a home-made scone with jam and cream, a selection of cakes and unlimited tea or coffee.
Price: £12 per person. Booking required: 01262 673769
9Dining with Death
Bridlington Spa, Friday June 16
A new murder mystery. Meet the suspects. Question them and peruse for clues!
Sum up your suspicions over your starter. Mull over the murder with your main.
Your deductions revealed after dessert. Capture the criminal over coffee. Meet the suspects at 7pm and dine at 8pm. Includes three-course meal.
Tickets: 01262 678258
10 Spa Orchestra
There is a full programme of morning and evening concerts until September.
Tickets: 01723 821888