Saturday, 30 June 2012

Little Weighton Steam Rally, North Cave Galas and yummy food

Little Weighton Steam and Vintage Rally is on this weekend (30th June - 1st July)
It is a lovely show (weather permitting).
The rally is at Cowlam Farm, Rowley Road, Little Weighton (HU20 3XW)

It is a nice event at Cowlam Farm and costs just £3 for adults and 50p for kids. There will be lots of steam engines, vintage cars and plenty for the whole family. Gates open at 10am on both days. Make the most of the sunshine!

On Sunday North Cave are hosting their annual gala on the playing fields which can be found opposite the church (HU15 2LJ), lots to see and do and fun for the whole family between 12.30pm – 5pm

Also on Sunday is the Humber Bridge Farmers Market which a huge host of stalls and very yummy food. Always worth a visit especially as you can then go for a walk or cycle across the bridge or so you can explore the sculptures in the park. The Market is on all morning from 9am to 1pm. Ample free parking is provided on site.

Venue: Humber Bridge Viewing Area, Ferriby Road, Hessle, HU13 OLN

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Street parties and Humber Diamond Jubilee Flotilla

There's an excellent village street party being held in Newbald between 2 and 4pm. The Newbald Beer festival is still going on.
If today's flotilla has made you fancy watching one closer to home, hopefully with less rain, then

The Humber Diamond Jubilee Flotilla at the Hessle Foreshore

should be perfect. It is on from 3pm to 7pm. There will be lots of music especially folk and sea shanties as well as more indie music. The flotilla should set sail from Hessle foreshore at 6pm.

Monday night will also see the lighting of all the regions beacons, there is one on the Humber Bridge and the  Beverley Minister to name a few
For a map with all the beacons on click here

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Beer Festival - Jubilee weekend #eastyorkshire

Tiger inn in Newbald is havingit sfirst Beer festival with 30+ real ales. It's on for 4 days to celebrate the June Diamond Jubilee.

On Monday there is a traditional street party with bunting, a bouncy castle and trestle tables! It will be on The Green in between the Gnu and the Tiger.

Please bring one plate of food with you, whether its a plate of sandwiches, buns or a bag of sharing crisps etc to share with other visitors.
It should be a lovely friendly village atmosphere.

Come and visit a traditional village to celebrate the traditonal Diamond Jubilee Aniversiary.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Mothers' Day, Rugby, three course meals and some art

If you want to something more for Mothers Day then just the usual burnt toast in bed with luke warm tea and some daffodils picked from the neighbours garden, then there are a few events on which may be of interest.

Beverley Racecourse is hosting a Mother’s Day on Sunday which includes a three course lunch and family fun day. Tickets do cost £22.50 per adult and £11.25 per child, but you do get face painting, balloon modelling, a children’s entertainer and all mum's in attendance will also receive a gift of two complimentary Premier Enclosure badges, for the race meeting on Monday May 7.

KC Stadium is hosting a Mothers Day special which includes live Rugby League (Hull FC vs Widnes Vikings) and a three course meal and chcolates. For more information phone 01482 505600. tickets are still available but do cost £50.

For a cheap but nice trip, a visit to Ferens Art Gallery is well worth it, especially as entry is free!!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Hockney Trail and Humber Pies!!

Wow what a great week for the weather.
If you want to make the most of it this weekend, then I recommend the Hockney Trail The website contains the locations of lots of the Hockney paintings. I am looking forward to doing the trail again in the different seasons. It should really allow us to see how our lovely countrysides changes.

Another visit which is well worth it is the Humber Bridge Farmers Market on Sunday. There are loads of stalls and loads of pies!! Just ready for Pie week which is the 5th- 11th of March. Maybe I should walk to Hockney Trail to burn off some of the calories from the yummy pies.
Whilst you are there you can go the the nature reserve under the Humber Bridge, there are some great sculptures hidden down there.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Fishy Things to do in Hull

Finally Half Term for the rest of us, whilst the rest of the country are back at school, we are enjoying
a weeks break with the kids.

So for all of you that haven't decided to take advantage of the cheap holidays, here is a round up of just some of the things you can do.

Hull Museums which are always free and fantastic to visit have loads of great events on. For all the details look here.
My favourite are creating a 3D fish model, but there are lots of other crafty things and story sessions.
In keeping with the fishy theme, The Deep is another place worth a visit. You can meet Frankie the 12ft talking frog!

This weekend in York sees the end of the week long Jorvik festival has details of all the events, but it is worth making sure you have tickets in advance as the queues at these events are usually massive.

Personally I think this half term is a great time to go slightly further afield as it is only Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire have their half term this week, the rest have already had it.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Pantos, Ice Hockey and Ploughing, plenty for everyone

Robinson Crusoe is on this weekend.
The pantomine is put on by BBC Look North and Radio Humberside presenters and is raising money for Children in Need. They had an excellent opening night and there are still a few tickets tickets left for the panto at the Middleton Hall in Hull for the Saturday and Sunday 7pm shows - call 01482 300300 to book.

Why not support our local ice hockey team. Hull String Rays are playing Cardiff Devils at 6pm on Sunday 29th January at Hull Arena.

For something more bizare, Muston Young Farmers Club will be holding their Annual Ploughing Match on Sunday January 29 at Thwing, by kind permission of Philip Clarkson. Ploughmen will be descending on the Wolds village to show their skills in several classes including vintage, conventional and reversible and commercial classes.
All entries will be on the day which starts at 9am.
Admission is free to spectators and refreshments will be available on the site.
Directions will be available off the B1253.