Let there be Cheese! CheeseFest UK, Yorkshire Events Centre

Saturday 6th April, 10am until 6pm (booking required)

To celebration 30 Years of Wallace & Gromit, CheeseFest UK coming to Harrogate this weekend! Admission starts from £5.

Experience some of the greatest cheeses in the world with melted raclette, gooey mozzarella sticks, top notch toasties, and a whole host of unique slices and cheese innovations from the UK’s best traders.

CheeseFest promises to be a grand day out for all the family with a jam packed programme of feasting and entertainment hosted by the world’s most famous cheese ambassadors Wallace & Gromit. Kids can enjoy model making, life-size vehicles, film screenings of popular Wallace & Gromit movies, and a meet & greet with Wallace and Gromit themselves. Young and old, all are welcome, so don’t be sheepish! – get involved!

For more details check out www.cheesefestuk.com

Views of Harrogate exhibition at The Mercer Art Gallery

Saturday 16th February until Saturday 1st June

Image from Mercer Gallery Website

If you’re a fan of Harrogate, like me, then I think you’ll be interested in The Mercer’s new exhibition. Showcasing Harrogate’s most iconic landscapes and scenes, such as Doris Zinkeisen’s contemporary society portrait of the Valley Gardens in its early twentieth century heyday, to rare collectibles like The Beatles at the Royal Hall poster and rare Eurovision Song Contest programme – Views of Harrogate will inspire and engage.

For further information and a list of all the exhibitions visit: harrogate.gov.uk/info/20152/mercer_art_gallery/704/exhibitions_at_the_mercer_art_gallery

Yorkshire Warrior, Ripley Castle Showground

Saturday 13th April, 9am

Yorkshire Warrior is 10! So they are going BIGGER, HARDER, and even more YORKSHIRE!

Yorkshire Warrior is a 10km and 15km obstacle race across tough Yorkshire countryside with hills, bogs, rivers crossings, lake crossings, slides, barbed wire, electric fence, crawling, climbing, log carrying, sand bag carrying and much, much more!

There’s some great new features and new obstacles to celebrate their 10th anniversary event.

Whether you’re an elite athlete or simply just looking for a challenge to do with friends or work colleagues, Yorkshire Warrior caters for all levels and is a fun day out for the whole family. It’s £47.00 for adult to enter. Visit yorkshirewarrior.com/ to sign up.

The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

Opens on Tuesday16th April, 10am until 4pm

Widely considered to have the north of England’s largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias, the park is a haven for plants that have virtually disappeared from the wild. Enjoy a unique collection of over 70 contemporary sculptures set in 45 acres of stunning gardens and woodland inspired by the Himalayas. Visit: himalayangarden.com/dult admission £9 in April,June & July / £10 in May.

Dirty Dancing Quiz at Banyan, John’s Street

16th April 2019, 8pm

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You will have the time of your life at our quiz night dedicated to the legendary movie Dirty Dancing!

A quiz created by fans for fans, expect questions to delve deep into the film, lots of games, all set to the amazing soundtrack. Visit: arcinspirations.com/banyan-harrogate/news-and-events

Tables of all sizes are £3 (plus a booking fee), on the day tables are £5.

Harrogate Spring Flower Show, Yorkshire Show Ground

Tuesday 25th to Sunday 28th April

Harrogate Spring Flower Show kicks off the gardening calendar. Held at the Yorkshire Show Ground it welcomes in the new growing season with a spectacular celebration of the very best in horticulture, featuring beautiful show gardens, great shopping, live entertainment and the biggest exhibition by florists and flower arrangers in the country. For tickets and information visit: flowershow.org.uk/ Entry is £19.00.

Henshaws Beer Festival at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, Knaresborough

Saturday 11th May, 12noon until 5pm or 6pm until 11pm

Local breweries Cold Bath Brewing, Daleside, Harrogate Brewing and Roosters are joining forces to create what promises to be a fantastic event! To celebrate Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre’s 21st birthday this year, visitors can choose from an extensive selection of 21 beers, including a Henshaws brew specially created to mark the occasion.

The event will feature an enticing mix of beer, food, music and family activities. There will be live music from acclaimed local artists throughout the day and into the night. Locally sourced food including wood-fired pizzas, tapas and a BBQ will also be available.

All proceeds from the event will help Henshaws to support disabled people in the area. £12.00 entry. For more information visit: henshaws.org.uk/events/beer-festival/

THE VAMPS – Four Corners Tour 2019, Harrogate Convention Centre

Friday 17th May

The Vamps embark on their biggest tour yet bringing their fantastic live show to Harrogate Convention Centre in 2019.

Since the success of their debut single Can We Dance? in 2013, the boys have released three hit albums and attracted a host of industry awards.

Visit: harrogatetheatre.co.uk/whats-on/The-Vamps

Forward plan with summer dates:

RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June

This three-day floral extravaganza was a great day out, packed with specialist nurseries and trade stands, gorgeous displays, expert advice, tempting food, entertainment and more. 

Visit for more information: rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr/RHS-Garden-Harlow-Carr-Flower-Show

Alexander’s Tropical White Party, Skipton

Friday 26th July

Over 150 guests attended the debut Tropical White Party at Alexander’s Bar in Skipton. I was one of the lucky few who got tickets (Gifted) and what a party it was. I still look back on my Instagram highlights today – what were we doing with a golden pineapple on our heads!?  

I’m so excited that they have decided to do it all over again! They know how to throw a party, with incredible live entertainment, including a DJ, live saxophonist and fabulous fire performers at dusk. The BBQ was divine last time so I’m glad to see it’s on then menu again.

Tickets can be yours, early doors for just £36.00pp until 27th May or £40.00pp thereafter. Booking is essential.

Why not join the ‘A’ Club too for fab news and exclusive news visit – alexanders-skipton.com/sign-alexanders-news/

So dress to impress in your best white summer outfit and head over to Skipton’s favourite bar on Friday 26th July!

Deer Shed Festival 10, Baldersby Park

Friday 26th July to Monday 29th July

Deer Shed Festival returns for its 10th anniversary celebration of family friendly music, arts and science set in beautiful North Yorkshire parkland.

Visit for more information and tickets: deershedfestival.com/

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Welcome to my life. Written and directed by Victoria Turner. Here, I bring you the latest lifestyle news from eating out and travel to health and beauty, oh and of course gin! Often based in Harrogate but loves an adventure or two. Views are my own and honest!


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