Saturday, 24 September 2011

Ploughing Match- Hotham Carrs

Sunday 25th Sep at Hotham Carrs there is a ploughing match. Having never been to a ploughing match I have no idea what to expect, but with stalls and refreshments and it supporting a good local cause, it should be worth a visit.
So grab your wellies and come out to a ploughing match tomorrow!!

Fancy something else. The Hands on History Musuem in Hull is well worth a visit. It has a victorian school room where you can dress up, play with old toys and even do a puppet show. Upstairs there is more of the history of Hull and children in Hull but also a section on Egypt and mummies. For a great place to spend an hour (for free) then it is well worth a visit.

UPDATE - just back from the ploughing match. I can honestly say I have never seen anything like it. I now know more than before and probably more than I ever wanted to know about ploughing. But it was actually a pleasant morning.  The kids could run about and an excuse to go for a stroll around a field and eat some yummy cakes and support North Cave Church roof appeal. It's on till 5 so you can sill enjoy the fun!!

Friday, 16 September 2011

East Park and Harrogate Flower Show

East Park the People's Park.
We rediscovered East Park in Hull, we had forgotten how big it is and how many different things there are to do.
It is a Grade II listed park situated in 130 acres. There is so much to do, a great playground and water area for the kids, although the water park is much better in the summer!!
There is a lake where you can pedal around on giant swans, but it also has a Wickstead Splash boat which is also listed and built in 1929, a nice bit of retro entertainment.
It has a mini animal farm with some cute Pygmy goats and loads of stunning peacocks. For the more sporting there is also an organised 5k run every Saturday.
Come out this weekend and rediscover some of East Yorkshire fantastic parks.For more flowers then Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is well worth a visit. More details on

Friday, 9 September 2011

Heritage Open Days Out for Free

There are lots of Heritage Open days including the excellent Beverley Friary Open Day & Art Exhibition open both Sat and Sunday and Skidby windmill. There are lots of other free sites. Check out the website details of the website on the calendar of events page. The best thing is that places that are not normally open are opened up and they are FREE!!
There is a ‘Porter’s life’ guided tour of Station Hall (National Railway Museum, York) to learn what working as a railway porter was really like. “Meet and greet royalty, wave goodbye to happy holidaymakers and discover how to get the best tips from rich passengers.”
South Cave Farmers celebrates its 10th anniversary, this Saturday (10th Sep) 9am-12noon. Farmers Markets are an excellent ways of getting some great tasting local food. There will also be cookery demonstrations at the next door school.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Fangfest 2011 and a Giant Rocking Horse

Just the name Fangfest should make you want to visit. It is a celebration of traditional crafts on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September from 9 till 4pm at Fangfoss near Pocklington.

It has all the usual exhibits plus one you can;t find anywhere else. The Rocking Horse Shop will be carving the Worlds Largest Working Rocking Horse.

Visit for more details

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Freedom Festival and Burton Agnes Fete

September already, what happened?
Hull's Freedom Festival starts tonight Thursday 1 Sep and lasts until Saturday evening.
There is lots on from a French street-theatre company, Luc Amoros to open air movies in the Freedom Gardens. Lets hope the weather is better than last weekend. There are music stages and performance art such as Fenech Soler and Alice Gold. There is also chance to try exclusive Freedom Ale, created by Great Newsome Brewery. Visit for more details.

In addition to Freedom festival there is the more civilised Burton Agnes Fete on Sat and Sunday 3rd and 4th Sep with vintage fairground rides, giant garden games and the required coconut shy.