Every year on 01 August it is time to celebrate the UK’s biggest and best county as part of #YorkshireDay. And because we’re always banging on about our beloved City of Culture 2017, we thought we would take a moment to shout about some of the wonderful things that surround Hull in this most magnificent county. There’s an endless list of things to do, but here is a small hand-picked selection of quirky activities and sights for you to get involved in!

Take a stroll down Diagon Alley

York Shambles

This higgledy-piggledy concoction of wonky windows and leaning buildings is a picture opportunity waiting to happen down The Shambles in York city centre. So much so, it was used as part of the set for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films and now hosts a shop dedicated to the boy who lived!

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Steampunk fashion

Every July Whitby plays host to hundreds of people who have taken fancy dress to new levels of creativity. Inspired by the science-fiction genre that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features, it makes for some interesting outfits!

Malton Food Festival

Malton Food Festival

Malton is heralded as Yorkshire’s Food Capital and gives you plenty of opportunity to have a taste yourself! With monthly food markets and regular food festivals, there’s a lot to get stuck into in this hungry little town.

Cling On For Dear Life

Dalby Forest Go Ape

Whether you’re scaling tree top bridges with Go Ape, or winding through the muddy trails on your mountain bike, Dalby Forest will have your adrenaline pumping in breathtaking surroundings.

Go peeping at puffins


Between the months of April and July every year, Bempton Cliffs are the home to thousands of puffins! Time to grab your binoculars, raincoat and packed lunch and get all Bill Oddie!

Live it up at Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival

The biggest event in Yorkshire’s Summer festival calendar, Leeds Fest has been going for decades and continues to bring in world class acts year on year.

Have a wild one!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

From polar bears to lions, tigers and rhinos, expect to see a whole lot more than your bargained for at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Get the glad-rags on for a day at the races

York Races

Both Beverly and York put on nearby horse racing events, with the latter being the third biggest racecourse in England! Why not take the opportunity to don something fancy and have a little flutter?

Watch the wheels whizz by

Tour De Yorkshire

05 – 06 May 2018 sees the return of Le Tour de Yorkshire, a 3 stage road cycling race inspired by the illustrious French version. Crowds are always abuzz and the atmosphere electric as world-class athletes fly through the streets of an otherwise quaint Yorkshire village.