Event & Days Out in April in Yorkshire

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Leeds Young Film Festival

9th to 15th April 2022
Watch a movie or join a class learning the secrets of animation, 3D and much more. At venues across Leeds.

Spring Flowers at Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

21st to 24th April 2022
Harrogate Spring Flower Show returns with all the best in garden inspiration show gardens, floral art and much more from some the UK's top nurseries and designers.

Easter In Yorkshire

Easter In Yorkshire 2023

Great Easter Days Out in Yorkshire for all the family, hunt for eggs, discover the signs of spring.

Lambs in Spring in Yorkshire

Spring Days Out in Yorkshire

Spring flowers, emergent blossoms and cute baby animals, all delightful signs of spring to spot in Yorkshire.

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National Gardens Scheme in Yorkshire

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,500 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales, and raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions, teas and cake.

Slabs of Chocolate, Cocoa and Cinnamon

York Chocolate Festival

14th to 18th April 2022
York Chocolate Festival will return in 2022, celebrating all things chocolately in the city.

Painted Easter eggs hanging from a tree

RSPB Old Moor Spring Fair

10th April 2022
Old Moor is hosting a Spring Fair on April 10th. We're hosting even more stallholders than our Christmas event, lots of local creators, an Easter Treasure Hunt and wildlife activities.

Race the waves steampunk festival Juse in Yorkshire

Race The Waves Steampunk Festival

20th to 23rd April 2023
Enjoy the spectacular Race The Waves event and Car and Bike Display outside, or to peruse the fabulous Retail Emporium, Entertainment and Vintage Motorbike Exhibition inside, what's not to love!All for free

Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby Goth Weekend - Spring

22nd to 24th April 2022
The Whitby Goth Weekend® (WGW®) is an alternative festival incorporating the Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market which features over 100 indoor stalls. It was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire and has grown to become one of the world’s premier Goth events.

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Springtime Live

2nd April 2022
A fabulous fun family event which allows children to get close to farm animals from chicks to lambs, piglets to calves, goats and rare breed sheep. Once inside, all demonstrations and hands on workshops are FREE.

Saltaire Arts Trail

Saltaire Arts Trail

30th April to 2nd May 2022
Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It offers an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists.

Dancers at Todmorden folk festival

Todmorden Folk Festival

29th April to 1st May 2022
Todmorden Folk Festival is an annual festival of music, singing, dancing and folky family fun in the heart of the Calderdale valley.

Children at Lotherton Hall

Wild About Lotherton

2nd to 22nd April 2022
Go wild at Lotherton this Easter! We have a brand new event trail for 2022 which takes you around Lotherton Hall museum, Wildlife World, the gardens and the woods.

Murton Park Living history museum

War of the Roses Weekend at Murton Park

2nd and 3rd April 2022
Come and learn about the Wars of the Roses in Yorkshire! Visit medieval soldiers in their camp and discover about how they lived and fought during these turbulent times.

Wildlife Detective at Castle Howard

Wildlife Detectives at Castle Howard

9th to 25th April 2022
Your mission: find out if spring really has sprung at Castle Howard! Together with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, this Easter join Castle Howard for a new Wildlife Detective Trail around the gardens. Get lost in the canopy of the Ray Wood trees and uncover the beautiful creatures in the some of the muddier parts of the grounds as you explore Castle Howard against the backdrop of the changing seasons.

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York Life Festival

2nd and 3rd April 2022
Enjoy over 30 acts, musicians and interactive workshops at York’s new Spring festival, YorkLife. The festival will showcase local talent in the city in the form of musicians, performers, comedians and much more!

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Emley Real Ale Festival

15th to 17th April 2022
3 Day Charity Real Ale Festival over Easter Weekend. Hand Pulled Beers, Ciders, Prosecco, Gin, Wine, Soft Drinks, Burgers & snacks available.

Spring Show at Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral Spring Food, Home & Garden Show

9th April 2022
Over 60 traders selling homewares, food, and gardening goods with children’s attractions: furry animals petting farm, chocolate tombola, lego workshops and live music. Refreshment café serving light lunches, cakes and drinks. Springtime for all the family.

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Access The Dales

2nd to 10th April 2022
To celebrate the launch of Access the Dales we have a week of events that are happening around the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Stile free walks, canoeing with supported seats and hoist, Bocca, Ceilidh and much more.

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York Open Studios

15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd April 2023
Artists and Makers will be able to throw open their doors and windows to welcome visitors, and mpossibly run more outdoor events. Discover art in the artists studios.

Bar at the HAworth Beer Festival

Haworth Beer Festival

22nd to 24th April 2022
Haworth Beer Festival has run since 2012 and showcases amazing craft brewers, some local some from further afield.

Gin to my tonic festival

The Gin to my Tonic Festival

2nd April 2020
The Gin To My Tonic Festival returns with another nationwide tour for 2022, bringing together over 120+ different craft gins and spirits from across the UK and beyond.

Leeds whisky Festival

Leeds Whisky Festival

9th April 2022
A festival of whiskies at the fantastic Corn Exchange building. Included in your ticket price is ALL whisky samples – with over 100 different whiskies to choose from!

North Leeds Beer Festival

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival

8th and 9th April 2022
a good selection of locally brewed beers, along with our popular Gin and Prosecco Bar and our bar staff look forward to serving you some delicious brews. A great programme of music, from jazz to hard rock is being showcased by a number of local bands for your enjoyment.

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Harrogate International Youth Festival

Back in 2023
The Harrogate International Youth Festival is a unique music and performing arts Festival that offers a richly rewarding opportunity to meet and perform with other ensembles from around the World.

Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championship

Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championship

18th April
The Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championship is back – take part in the world’s biggest and oldest coal race! Each year, men and women come from all over the world to race the streets of Gawthorpe carrying huge sacks of coal for approximately three quarters of a mile uphill to secure the best time.

Jousting Tournament Royal Armouries

Jousting Tournament at the Royal Armouries

15th to 18th April 2022
If you love knights in shining armour and magnificent horses then charge down to the Royal Armouries in Leeds for the Easter bank holiday weekend. Experience three teams of world-class jousters battle it out for the Sword of Honour and the Queen’s Jubilee Trophy at our International Jousting Tournament.

Tetley 200 Makers market

Tetley Makers Market

30th April and 1st May 2022
A weekend of art, food, live music and more as we celebrate 200 years of Tetley! We’ll have a range of fantastic independent artists and makers to shop from, family activities and great food and drink.

Tulips in flower at Burnby hall

Tulip Festival at Burnby Hall

23rd April to 7th May 2022
Burnby Hall Gardens’ annual Tulip Festival is a very popular annual event and provides a colourful and vibrant beginning to our new season. This year, there is a cascade of colours throughout the Gardens, featuring over 15000 tulips, with 130 varieties on display.