Spring/Summer Events for 2014

It’s getting round to that time of year again, the daffodils are blooming, the sun is shining and everyone’s starting to plan their events, getaways and escapes for the warmer months. Beach holidays, city breaks, or staying in the British summer sun it’s hard to decide what to do to give you that spring/summer break to remember. There’s a huge choice of celebrations, festivals, outdoor and indoor events across North Yorkshire and the North East for you to fill up your spring and summer holiday calendar. So, we’ve pulled together some ideas and you won’t even have to leave the North East…

Tour de France- The Grand Départ 

05th July 2014 – 06th July 2014

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What could be more exciting than having Le Tour de France being held in the Yorkshire Dales?! The first stage of the tour Starts in Leeds and finishes in Harrogate taking in the outstanding scenery and the peaceful atmosphere of the Yorkshire Dales. The second stage starts in York with a challenge of climbs and countless short and sharp turns all the way to Sheffield. Leading on to the final stage starting from Cambridge, passing through Essex and finishing in our Capital city of London. This tour is not one to miss!

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Harrogate Flower Show

24th April 2014 – 27th April 2014


The Harrogate spring flower show 2014 is widely regarded as the UK’s biggest and most prestigious independent gardening events. The show offers a wide range of activities even for the children! Do you want to learn the best way to cutting a shrub or want to learn how to grow the best fruit and vegetables? Tempt your tastebuds in the food marquee where there will be plenty to sample and recipes to experiment!

If you need somewhere to stay contact us and we can help you find the perfect accommodation for you!


Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2014

25th April 2014 – 27th April 2014


The Bishop Aukland Food Festival 2014 celebrates the very best in Northern food and drink with over 160 stalls across the marketplace and Auckland Castle grounds. It will feature a whole programme of events and activities, including cookery demonstrations, gardeners question time, musical chefs and a cookery school for children.

Do you want to make a weekend of it? Contact us today to help you find the best places to stay for you at discounted rates!


Harefest real ale and music festival

18th April 2014 – 20th April 2014


Do you love real ales and live music? Then why don’t you try the Harefest real ale and music festival set in the Yorkshire Dales with Harefield Hall offering a picturesque backdrop to the event! There will be a selection of Real Ales featuring some local favourites including Copper Dragon, Leeds, Ossett, Rudgate and Saltaire breweries alongside other well known ales to suit all pallets. Freshly prepared meals made from locally sourced ingredients are also available for the weekend!



Otley Agricultural Show 2014

Saturday 17th May 2014


The Otley show is an agricultural show for all the family that is not to be missed! You can even take your dog! The Main ring attractions for the show include The Stampede Stunt Show and Ben Potter’s Birds of Prey Display. The show also welcomes the return of The Sheep Show and The Ridgeside Lurcher Display Team. Classes held at the show this year include Cattle, Sheep, Horses, Ponies, Showjumping, Produce, Handicraft, Childrens Classes, Poultry, Pigeons, Dogs, Rabbits and Hamsters.





Would you like to know more about what’s going on in North Yorkshire and the North East? Below are a few useful websites that will help you plan your spring/summer 2014.

www.Yorkshire.com            www.northyorks.gov.uk            www.whatsonnortheast.com              www.daysout.co.uk            www.visitnortheastengland.co.uk