Event & Days Out in April 2023 in Yorkshire

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Turn Yorkshire Yellow

Yellow Yorkshire Month

From 1st to 30th April 2023 celebrate all things Yorkshire Air Ambulance and we would love for you to help us turn Yorkshire Yellow. There are lots of ways you can get involved and join us in celebrating a full month of Yellow Yorkshire! Why not host a recycling collection at your workplace or school, organise a yellow-themed dress-down day, or bake off, or light your building up yellow!

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.

1st and 2nd April

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Springtime Live

1st April 2023
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.

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Meet The Vikings Weekend at Murton Park

1st and 2nd April 2023
Jorfor’s Hall Viking reenactment group will once again be joining us on the Viking village. They will be demonstrating a range of crafts and skills from over 1,000 years ago. Walk through the village and experiences the sights and sounds of our ancestors as well as marvel at Viking combat.

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York Blues Festival

1st April 2023
The Crescent Community Venue in York is the home for the York Blues Festival. A one day music festival to celebrate the Blues.

Sledmere Lambing

Lambing Time at Seldmere

1st and 2nd April 2023
Meet the new-born lambs, enjoy cuddles with our fluffy little flock and you might even get a chance to give them a bottle. Watch ‘Lambing live’ streamed straight from the main lambing sheds and our Farm team will give you an insight into what happens during this busy spring period.

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Aesthetica Arts Prize

24th March to 4th June 2023
The Aesthetica Art Prize brings together 21 award-winning artists who invite you to explore, discover and engage with themes from our rapidly changing world.
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Spring Into Wool

1st and 2nd April 2023
A festival of woolly crafts at The Grammar School Leeds. The perfect event for all lovers of knitting, crochet, feltmaking, weaving, spinning, dyeing, and all things woolly!

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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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Wild About Lotherton

1st to 16 April 2023
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.

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.

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival

31st March to 1st April 2023
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.

Leeds Young Film Festival

1st to 8th April 2023
Watch a movie or join a class learning the secrets of animation, 3D and much more. At venues across Leeds.

Spring Daze at Peasholm Park

5th April 2023
Spring-themed woodland trail, storytelling, flower potting, nature crafts, face painting, and awesome walkabout act Treemendous! There will also be local food, charity and sweet stalls to browse while you're enjoying all the Spring activities

Orchid Festival at Burton Agnes

1st to 16th April 2023
The ground floor of the house into a plant paradise, arranging several hundred beautiful orchids through the Great Hall and the adjoining rooms of our home. Stunning, often vibrantly-coloured and highly-scented, the diverse varieties of orchids take centre stage and offer us all a much-needed hit of flamboyant floral beauty.

Commotion on the Ocean at Eureka Museum

1st to 16th April 2023
This Easter we’re all at sea as we explore a range of amazing things above and below the ocean. There’ll be lots of hands-on fun, performances, and activities suitable for all the family, so bring your sea legs and set sail for an aquatic adventure.

Doncaster Brick Festival

2nd April 2023
A great day for families, collectors, adult builders and every other kind of LEGO fan. With lots to see and do including speed building competitions, large scale displays, activities, traders selling loose bricks, new LEGO sets, retired LEGO sets, minifigures & accessories plus a dedicated building area.

The Outspoken Pilgrim

3rd to 5th April 2023
University of Huddersfield, Culture Of Sound. Join Leah Stuttard for a series of activities to learn about the music Kempe might have heard & explore how singing and walking can produce wellbeing now just as they did in centuries past.

Sheffield Ceramics Festival

1st to 2nd April 2023
Sheffield Ceramics Festival returns to Kelham Island Museum this April. Over 50 ceramic artists, potters and sculptors from Sheffield and the surrounding areas will be exhibiting and selling their work over two days.

3rd to 9th April

Slabs of Chocolate, Cocoa and Cinnamon

York Chocolate Festival

5th to 9th April 2023
York Chocolate Festival will return in 2022, celebrating all things chocolately in the city.

Walkers in the Dales

National Parks Fortnight

3rd to 14th April 2023
Yorkshire is home to two of the UK's largest National Parks the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales - celebrate them in a host of different events across the parks.

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Emley Real Ale Festival

7th to 9th April 2023
3 Day Charity Real Ale Festival over Easter Weekend. Hand Pulled Beers, Ciders, Prosecco, Gin, Wine, Soft Drinks, Burgers & snacks available. Free Entry! Emley Band Room, 9 Beaumont Street, Emley, HD8 9RJ

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Meet The Vikings Weekend at Murton Park

8th to 10th April 2023
Cowboys in Yorkshire! The Trailblazers Western reenactment group have held events at Murton Park for almost 20 years. Visit for a chance to walk through a Western town. You may even see a gunfight.

Harrogate International Youth Festival

7th to 12th April 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.

Living history weekend at Eden Camp

8th to 9th April 2023
Become a part of the comradery of life on the Home Front and Front Line and experience the sights and sounds of war time Britain as our Living History and Re-enactor volunteers take you back in time to show what life was like living in the 1940’s.

Marvellous McLintock Mouse at Experience Barnsley

1st to 16th April 2023
McLintock the mouse is curious and wants to explore the museum. There are some surprising spots for a mouse to discover! Find all the hiding places in the museum and Tailor Made exhibition and collect your sticker from the gift shop and wear it with pride.

Medieval Jousting

9th April 2023
Medieval Jousting spectacular returns to Sewerby Hall for 2023. The day features England's number one jousting team from Nottingham, who will bring approximately 20 jousters and their horses, including the Black Knight and Sir Michael of York.

10th to 16th April

Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championship

Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championship

10th April 2023
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.

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Funtopia - Wakefield

Funtopia, ‘the BIG day out for little kids’ is coming to Thornes Park, Wakefield!This fun-filled festival – designed especially for under 10’s, is filled with all the fun and games your family could want to make this exciting day out one to be remembered!
Autism Friendly Session from 10:30 to 11:30

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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.

Spring Show at Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral Spring Food, Home & Garden Show

15th April 2023
Over 80 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.

Yorkshire Brick Show

Yorkshire Brick Show

15th and 16th April 2023
Fun for all the family featuring unique Lego models and builds to inspire, fascinate and delight, Fairy Bricks Lego mosaic, brick pit, game zone and an array of independent Lego traders for all your Lego needs. At York Racecourse.

Hull Minster Beer Festival

Hull Minster Beer Festival

13th to 15th April 2023
Local breweries, local music, local food, local people. What more do you want and all in the setting of the stunning Hull Minster. We have invited the best local breweries to each run their own bar. This is your chance to drink some of the best beer from the local area and beyond, speaking directly to the people that make it.

Festival of Debate

Festival of Debate

12th April to 26th May 2023
Hosted at venues in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. The largest annual politics festival in the UK, with a wide range of exciting speakers and topics to discuss.

Medieval Weekend at Bolton Castle

15th and 16th April 2023
Medieval weekend, Battle of Towton. A guided tour of the castle will take place during the day from 12.30pm. Our living historians will be on site to tell you about the castle’s involvement in the Wars of the Roses and the largest battle ever fought on English soil, the Battle of Towton in 1461. Examine the arms and armour and ‘have a go with a longbow’.

Funtopia - Doncaster

15th April 2023
Funtopia, ‘the BIG day out for little kids’ is coming to Doncaster! This fun-filled festival – designed especially for under 10’s, is filled with all the fun and games your family could want to make this exciting day out one to be remembered!
Autism Friendly Session from 10:30 to 11:30

Wonderland Trail at Cannon Hall Museum

1st to 16th April 2023
Get whisked away to Wonderland this Easter in our forbidden forest. Discover the Cheshire Cat, have a Mad Hatters tea party and come and play croquet. Free drop in, start the trail behind the deer shelter.

17th to 23rd April

Spring Flowers at Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

20th to 23rd April 2023
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.

World Heritage Day in Saltaire

World Heritage Day in Saltaire

22nd April 2023
Get ready to celebrate World Heritage Day with Saltaire Festival within the grounds of Roberts Park. The focus will be on providing family friendly activities such as live music, street theatre, international food market, craft market, “Visualising Heritage: A Saltaire Trail”, and a lantern parade with fire finale.

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Sci-Fi Scarborough

22nd to 23rd April 2023
Sci Fi Scarborough is a whole weekend Unconventional Convention held in the quirky quarter mile of The Spa Complex Scarborough. An event run by fans for fans.

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

St George Weekend at Lotherton Hall

22nd to 23rd April 2023
Join Lotherton Hall to mark St George’s Weekend with fiery entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the uplifting music of a brass band, hunt for dragons in our estate-wide trail, and take part in exciting fire breathing crafts!

Sync or Swim

Dates between 21st to 28th April 2023
Join two dancers diving into a synchronised swimming routine on a day trip to the seaside – remaining in full competition mode! Shows in various locations.

York Open Studios

14th, 15th, 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.

Coronation Celebrations at Harewood

22nd to 23rd April 2023
Discover Harewoods Royal connections, enjoy a royal afternoon or over bank holiday weekends royal-themed children’s activities, screenings of the coronation, special menus in the cafés and a street party atmosphere!

Sync or Swim

Dates between 21st to 28th April 2023
Join two dancers diving into a synchronised swimming routine on a day trip to the seaside – remaining in full competition mode! Shows in various locations.

York Health and Healing Festival

22nd to 23rd April 2023
the biggest Health & Healing Festival in North Yorkshire which has been going for 14 years with over 100 Fabulous stands bringing you all that is good in the world of Mind Body & Spirit from nationwide Exhibitors.

24th to 30th April

Tulips in flower at Burnby hall

Tulip Festival at Burnby Hall

22nd April to 6th May 2023
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.

Whitby Goth Weekend

Whitby Goth Weekend - Spring

28th to 30th April 2023
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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Todmorden Folk Festival

28th to 30th April 2023
Todmorden Folk Festival is an annual festival of music, singing, dancing and folky family fun in the heart of the Calderdale valley.

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The Greatest Show at Thornton Hall Country Park

29th April to 1st May 2023
Roll up, roll up to The Greatest Show at Thornton Hall Country Park. Enjoy a family fun, magic, laughter and entertainment.

Black Sheep Cask Festival

Drink Cask Beer Festival

28th to 30th April 2023
As you probably know, we love cask here at Black Sheep, so as an extension of our Drink Cask Beer campaign, we’re dead excited to be hosting a 3 day cask beer festival at our brewery in Masham! We’ll have 30+ beers from the best breweries around Yorkshire.

Mascot Gold Cup at Wetherby Races

Sue Ryder Manorlands Mascot Gold Cup

30th April 2023
The Mascot Gold Cup in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands is one of seven races on Wetherby Racecourse Family Day. Mascots first take part in the Mascot Parade in the official parade ring where punters can place their bets on their favourites. A number of prizes are up for grabs during the Mascot Parade, including Best Mascot on parade. Before the one furlong race with 5 jumps - including ditch and open water.

Super Soapbox Challenge

Super Soapbox Challenge Bradford

30th April 2023
Come along on Sunday 30th April 2023 to watch brave soapbox racers hurtle down our huge ramp... It’ll be a great day out for all the family with continual commentary and all the action visible on large format screens. As well as the excitement on the course itself, there’ll be a funfair, live music and lots of local food and drink outlets to choose from.

Filey Folk Festival

28th to 30th April 2023
A broad range in styles of acoustic folk, blues, traditional, modern, country, a bit of acoustic rock and pop and a very warm welcome and famously friendly atmosphere. You can catch well over 100 acts performing live at the participating venues and also busking around the seaside town.

York Fashion Week

27th April to 1st May 2023
York Fashion Week is the ultimate celebration of fashion in the gorgeous city of York. This is a powerful collective that comes together with a week of runways, workshops, installations and more.

Blossom at Nunnington Hall

24th to 30th April 2023
Blossom celebrates the spring season as a time in the year for us to celebrate and reflect, connect with nature, culture and each other. Join Betty the Bumblebee and her friends in a garden trail as they collect nectar, and learn all about pollination.

Mayfest at Richmond Castle

29th April to 1st May 2023
Watch and take part in medieval dancing, including maypole dancing. Watch woodworking displays, sample locals brews from the MayFest Tavern and look out for the Silly History Boys!

Open Up Sheffield

29th, 30th April 1st, 6th and 7th May 2023
A fantastic opportunity to visit artists and makers at their studios in and around Sheffield Open Up festival takes place over the following five days, but please check individual artist profile pages as not all artists open for the full five days

Star Walk at Trinity Walk

29th and 30th April 2023
Set your phasers to fun and get ready for the return of your favourite cosplay characters plus some awesome new ones here at Trinity Walk in Wakefield city centre as we help raise money charity Forget Me Not children’s hospice.