Thursday, 28 July 2011

Powerboats and Festivals in Hull

Yum food festival Hull Jazz festival and the P1 powerboats are all happening in Hull and it is Yorkshire Day on Monday.

In the centre of Hull, Yum food festival is free there will be lots of marquees on Saturday and Sunday  (30th and 31st) from 10-4 where you can sample lots of yummy food, As well as food there will be lots of other entertainment such as face painting, circus entertainers, biscuit decorating. Hmmm yum!
Hull Jazz Festival is coming to an end this weekend, if you haven’t been yet, go! There are still loads of good acts to listen to.

Also over the weekend Hull Marina is hosting round 3 of the SuperStock Power Racing Championship. There is head to head racing as well as P1 AquaX freestyle performing a jet ski display with lots of jumps and tricks. Watching it sure beats doing it on Wii Sports resort! Viewing is free.  More details are here.

Yorkshire Day on Monday 1St August is a great excuse to enjoy one of the regions newest farm shops. Drewtons in between Newbald and South Cave are hosting a Children’s tea party with a clown and other entertainment. It costs £10 per child with free Yorkshire Cream Tea for Mum and Dad from 3.30 to 5.30pm.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Festivals, Antiques Roadshow and Time Travel

Newbald Village Gala is proving to be an exciting mix of a traditional village gala with tombolas, cake competitions, inter pub tournaments and a modern music festival. Vixen 101 FM are there throughout the afternoon and late afternoon into the evening the band Reloaded, rock covers band Freefall and Mike Rogers with Still Waters. The gala starts at 2pm on Saturday 23rd July.

Want to be on telly? Got something valuable? Antiques Roadshow is coming to the Yorkshire Museum on 28 July between 9.30 and 4.30. Admission is free. Raid the attic and meet Fiona Bruce!!

English Heirtage have a range of Time travellers events throughout the school holidays and they start this weekend at Cliffords tower with a chance to discover medieval etiquette, but more importantly a chance to dress up in regal costumes and hats and sit on a throne. For more details go to the English Heirtage website.

For history and culture Fort Paull is hosting a medieval Hull weekend with some displays of weaponry from the 15thto the 17th centuries.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Go Potty - Much Ado in East Yorkshire

Already seen the last Harry Potter film and want to continue the fun, next Saturday (23rd July) at Hornsea Freeport they have lots of things to do including a fabulous looking broomstick rodeo ( a Bucking Bronco in the form of a broomstick), magic shows and Harry Potter lookalikes.

York Maze at Elvington opens on Saturday 16th July and is in the shape of not one BUT two Harry Potters. Get lost in the head of Harry and play spot the difference between the two faces.
This weekend there is a Go Potty event, which whilst will be lots of fun doesn’t include the Potter Magic. At Yorkshire Farming Museum you can have a go at making a pot in a Viking style!! The usual admission charges apply with an extra £1 to cover the extra materials.

For a touch of culture, a must is the open air picnic followed by the open air production of Much Ado About Nothing in the grounds of Burton Constable Hall. If the weather forecast for the weekend proves to be correct then they will move the performance into the indoor riding school. Save £2 if you book your tickets in advance.

Coming up on Wednesday 20th July is the excellent agricultural show at Driffield. Well worth a visit again discounted tickets can be bought in advance from most local tourist information centres.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

English Civil War Men, Scarecrows and Spys

9th -10th July brings lots of unusual things to see. Travel back in time to the English Civil War 1642-1651, where the Roundheads battle it out with the Cavaliers. There is a fabulous English Civil War reenactment at Burton Agnes complete with pike battles and soliders camps.

The Ellerker Scarecrow Festival and Duck Race is also happening between 11am-4pm on each day details on Facebook. Look out for some fabulous scarecrows and lots of yummy home made cakes.

Treasure Trails have launched a spy treasure trail around Beverley. The evil Baron Ivor Grudge wans to plant a bomb in the crypt of St Mary's. You need to act a spy around the lovely streets of Beveley to stop his evil plans. More details here.