Best Summer Events Yorkshire 2023 | Family Friendly | Things to Do

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Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Suzy

Here it is, our list of the best summer events across the South East to keep you busy all summer. This list includes events in Yorkshire – East, North, South and West. All events are family-friendly.

Please check with the attraction that everything is as advertised before you visit.

Brodsworth Hall and Gardens – South Yorkshire – Victorian Falconry

When? 15th – 17th August
Address: Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, B6422, Brodsworth, South Yorkshire, DN5 7JX
A Bit About – “Watch our talented falconers in their Victorian falconry displays outside the Hall and meet the birds in the hawk house. Watch a variety of traditional falconry birds in flight and learn how they were used for sport and food in Victorian times.”
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Burnby Hall and Gardens – Various Events – East Riding of Yorkshire

When? See below
Address: Burnby Hall Gardens, 33 The Balk, Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO42 2QF
A Bit About – 1st, 15th & 29th August Craft Tuesday. 2nd & 16th August Creative Music Workshop. 9th August Knights of the Round Table. 11th August Hercules – A Theatre Production For All The Family. 23rd August Things that fly.
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Eden Camp – Living history weekend – North Yorkshire

When? 26th – 27th August
Address: Eden Camp, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT
A Bit About – “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.”
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Harewood House – Summer Holidays at Harewood – West Yorkshire

When? 26th July – 1st September
Address: Harewood House, Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9LE
A Bit About – Summer Forest School Tuesdays in August. 3rd-4th August Estate walking Safari. 11th-13th August VW Festival. 27th-30th July Medieval Harewood.
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Hazlewood Castle – Totally Roarsome – West Yorkshire

When? 22nd July – 3rd September
Address: Hazlewood Castle Hotel, Paradise Ln, Tadcaster LS24 9NJ
A Bit About – “We are back and even more ROARSOME! We create family attractions all over the North of England. Our next attraction to open is Totally Roarsome Yorkshire at Hazlewood Castle.”


Mother Shipton’s Cave – Summer Pirates & Mermaids – North Yorkshire

When? 22nd July to 3rd September
Address: Prophecy Lodge, Harrogate Road, High Bridge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD
A Bit About – “Take a trip under the sea to meet our very own magnificent mermaid and swashbuckling pirate! Explore the little mermaid’s enchanted cavern filled with gadgets and gizmos aplenty, whozits and whatzits galore! Will you get lost in her magical world of dinglehoppers and thingamabobs? SCUTTLE along the enchanting trail to discover FIN-tastic nautical scenes and countless MER-mazing photo opportunities – you’re guaranteed to have a WHALE of a time.”
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Piglets Adventure Farm – Summer of Adventure – North Yorkshire

When? 22nd July – 3rd September
Address: Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, North Yorkshire, YO32 9ST
A Bit About – 22nd July – 6th August – Fairies and Trolls. 7th – 20th August Dino Adventures. 21st August – 3rd September Showtime.
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Scampston Hall – Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally – North Yorkshire

When? 2nd – 3rd September
Address: Scampston Walled Garden, Scampston, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8NG
A Bit About – “Featuring in the main arena is Flyin Ryan and his motorcycle stunt team with daredevil antics, comedy routines, fire stunts and arena entertainment, all performed with a hilarious non-stop commentary even whilst airborne up to 30ft in the air!! This is a not-to-be-missed action-packed experience.
Back by popular demand, The Scarborough Fair Collection returns with its stage show production providing a variety of music and magic extravaganzas over the two days, showcasing several different performances each day.”
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Scarborough Castle – Various Events – North Yorkshire

When? See below
Address: Scarborough Castle, Castle Rd, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY
A Bit About – 25th – 27th July Knight’s Tournament. 8th – 10th August Legendary Joust. 22nd – 24th August Pirates at Scarborough Castle. “See some of history’s most famous pirates fight it out at close quarters, and listen to them tell their tales of booty, bounty and barnacles. With shows, demonstrations and hands-on activities, there’ll be plenty of piratical fun for the whole family”
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Sewerby Hall and Gardens – Various Events – East Riding of Yorkshire

When? See below
Address: Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1EA
A Bit About – Summer Family Fun Day 27th July. Rusticus Woodland Adventure 27th & 29th July. Punch & Judy 30th July. Rusticus Encounter Smuggler 31st July. Plus other Rusticus events, Yorkshire Day 1st August and many more.
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Stockeld Park – The Summer Adventure – North Yorkshire

When? 22nd July – 4th September
Address: Stockeld Park, Wetherby Road, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS22 4AN
A Bit About – “We are thrilled to announce our latest themed season, Under the Sea! Prepare to be submerged in an aquatic-themed wonderland of adventure and entertainment. Our ticket price includes a variety of exciting activities that will transport visitors to an enchanted forest with magical sea creature-themed trails, maritime mazes with riddles and jokes, and entertainment by the Stockeld Starz and our adorable park mascot, Scout. Come and join us for a fun-filled journey into the depths of Stockeld Park’s Under the Water season!”
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Thornton Hall Country Park – Various Events – North Yorkshire

When? See below
Address: Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-craven, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3TS
A Bit About – 29th July – 4th August Farm Fun. 5th – 18th August Princess and Pirates of Thornton Hall “Ahoy matey! Set sail to Thornton Hall Country Park for the ultimate family day of swashbuckling pirates and fairytale princesses!”. 19th – 26th August Dino Live – “Embark on a prehistoric adventure like no other in the ultimate interactive dinosaur experience!” 27th-28th August Big Machines and 29th – 31st August – Super Slime.
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Whistlestop Valley – Cirque Du Shelley – West Yorkshire

When? 22nd July – 3rd September
Address: Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9XJ
A Bit About – “Come along and play at the circus! Buy a BIG Adventure ticket to Shelley, and dress up, play on our tin can alley, hoopla and much much more!”
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Murton Park – Yorkshire Museum of Farming – Various Events – North Yorkshire

When? See below
Address: Murton Park, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5UF
A Bit About – Summer at Murton Park – A huge number of different events across most of the summer holidays. Plus 29th-30th July Meet the Vikings. 4th-5th August Wychwood Warriors. 19th-20th August Medieval Mayhem. 28th August Trainmaster York. 26th-28th August The Trailblazers.
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