produced by Easingwold Tourist Information Office


Grand Opera House  “Dick Turpin rides again”  cancelled to December 2021       

York Theatre Royal   This Christmas, our pantomime is going places. We’ll be visiting every one of York’s 21 wards with a show like no other. But which panto will be performed? We’ll let you decide! At the start of each performance, we’ll be asking the audience to choose between three different panto favourites; Dick WhittingtonJack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin.  Go to York Theatre Royal website and click on “Tickets” for venues and dates:     yorktheatreroyal.co uk   01904 623568

Joseph Rowntree Theatre   ‘Virtual’ performances. Contact website. www.josephrowntreetheatre.co.uk  

York Minster      Various services        

  • “A Little Story for Christmas”  Saturday 12 December at 3pm – tickets available 
  • Saturday 19 December at 3pm (tickets released 10am on 11 December), Thursday 24 December at 2pm (tickets released 10am on 16 December), The service will also be broadcast online at 3pm on Saturday 19 December via this page and our Facebook and YouTube channels.

Chapter House Choir – “Carols by Candlelight” The concert will be streamed for free online at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 December. 

“Evensong with carols for Christmas” – 24th December at 4pm and 7pm in Minster. 7pm services on Christmas Eve must be booked in advance to help us safely manage numbers inside the cathedral and that capacity is limited. Tickets will be available on a first come first served basis from 10am on Monday 7 December.       yorkminster.org/whats-on       01904 557208

National Centre for Early Music  – “York Christmas at Home”  9 CONCERTS IN 3 DAYS Individual tickets £10.00 full Festival Pass £50.00.  Stile Antico, Spiritato, Palisander, The Marian Consort, Matthew Wadsworth & Kate Bennett Wadsworth, Illyria Consort, Steven Devine, Chiaroscuro Quartet, Bethany Seymour, Helen Charlston, Frederick Long, Peter Seymour www.ncem.co.uk/

St. Michael le Belfry:  contact – Traditional Carol Services – Watch Online www.allsouls.org/ 020 7580 3522

National Railway Museum     open 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday. all visitors are now required to book a free ticket in advance  nrm@nrm.org.uk  0844 8153 139

York Dungeon   Re-opened from 4th December. Better to book online in advance to ensure entry  thedungeons.com   0871 423 2260

York Castle Museum   “Christmas Spectacular in Kirkgate” [2nd  Dec -3rd Jan]     all visitors must prebook in advance  castle.museum@ymt.org.uk      01904 687687

The Dig  [closed 25-26/12, 1/1] Tickets must be booked online in advance   www.digyork.com  01904 615505

York Art Gallery   [open 10-5pm; closed 25-26/12,1/1] Visitors must book tickets in advance on https://beta.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/york-art-gallery/admission-tickets

Barley Hall:   [opened 10am-3pm] all visits must be prebooked online  barleyhall.co.uk/whats-on or by calling 01904 615505

York Chocolate Story contact website for opening times and pre-booking at https://bookings.yorkschocolatestory.com/

The Web Adventure Park  Pre-booking required. Visit website.  www.webadventurepark.co.uk 01904 692221


Designer Outlet-York:  NOTE-closes at 8pm daily  01904 682700

Castle Howard:  House closed. Gardens, Grounds and Adventure Playground open [10am to 3pm]   www.castlehoward.co.uk   01653 648333

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal: closed on Fridays throughout November, December and January with the exception of Friday 1 January. We are also closed on 24 and 25 December but open on Boxing Day. See the abbey in colour at Music and Lights-Every weekend from 5 December – 3 January and every day 21 December – 1 January.  Booking essential – 01765 608888

Lightwater Valley: Selected dates from 4th December to Wednesday 23rd December. Contact website for details.  www.lightwatervalley.co.uk   01765 635321

National Trust-Beningbrough Hall: The gardens, gallery, restaurant, shop, play area, parkland and toilets are open. You need to book your visit in advance. Check ‘Whats on’ for the latest information and to book.  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beningbrough-hall-gallery-and-gardens

North York Moors Railway:   “Santa Reimagined, Pickering”: 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December 2020.  Meet Santa’s helpers and travel on a heritage steam train in your own private compartment, whilst listening to Jingle Bells FM radio. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your family as you travel to Levisham Station, return. Pickering Departure Times: 09:15, 11:15, 13:15 & 15:15.  Contact – https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/santa-reimagined or email info@nymr.co.uk  01751 472508

Piglets Adventure Farm:  Contact website for opening details  pigletsadventurefarm.com

Sutton Bank National Park Centre  Open 10.30 to 4pm northyorkmoors.org.uk   01845 597426

Stockeld Park- nr Harrogate : “The Christmas Adventure”  [1st Dec -3rd Jan]   10am-5pm  Contact website for details  www.stockeldpark.co.uk Easingwold Craft Fair: The Market Place – Sat. Dec. 19th 10.00am – 1pm

11 December 2020


We now have 5 new walk leaflets on display. The local walks range from 3 miles to 5 miles, which means they can easily be done in a morning or afternoon.

They include:

  •  a lovely, peaceful walk in Yearsley Forest with its pretty lakes and woodland paths
  • a walk north of the picturesque village of Crayke. At the end of this walk, you might like to pop into the Durham Ox for a drink and some food
  • a scenic walk between Oulston and Husthwaite, two pretty villages. The walk finishes in Husthwaite, where you can get something to eat and drink
  • a walk in the beautiful Howardian hills passing the curious City of Troy turf maze
  • a walk along the river Ouse at Beningbrough. Beningbrough Hall is a National Trust property and houses paintings from the National Portrait Gallery. Half way round this walk, you will find the Beningbrough Home Farm Shop and Café, the perfect place for a coffee and cake.

Each walk costs 30p, the money from which goes towards paying for the printing of the leaflets.

Do come in and find some lovely walks to do in the autumn sunshine.

05 October 2020



One of Hambleton’s Tourist Information Centres (TICs) has undergone a makeover whilst in lockdown thanks to council cash.

A grant of almost £4,000 from Hambleton District Council’s Vibrant Market Town Budget, paid for a full refurbishment of Easingwold’s TIC.

The old front door, window and noticeboard have been replaced with the help of local joiner Chris Ford and brightly coloured bunting and a small donation box have been purchased. The centre has also had new interior signage and notices put in place some of which reinforce HDC’s Enjoy Hambleton Safely COVID-19 recovery messages.

Cllr Mark Robson, Leader of HDC said: “As we are emerging from lockdown due to COVID – 19 we see tourism at a local level as being really important for Hambleton and are focussing on it as one of the key elements of our evolving economic recovery plan.

“Helping to modernise Easingwold TIC by making it an attractive and inviting space for both visitors and volunteers, aligns with our Vibrant Market Towns strategy as it seeks to promote Easingwold as a visitor destination and encourage people to extend their time in the area, spend money with local businesses and make return visits.”

And Kate Buckby, TIC manager and Chair of Wold Class Business Network added: “We love our new look and are extremely grateful to Hambleton District Council for the support they have given us. The TIC is a popular focal point in the town and provides a useful service to visitors encouraging them to explore the local area and use businesses in the town.”

Additional funding for improvement to the heating and lighting was secured from the Easingwold Lions and Easingwold Town Council.

Pictured from left to right are District Cllrs – Malcolm Taylor and Nigel Knapton with Kate Buckby on the first day of opening.

Alison Oldfield (Communications Officer on 01609 767243)

7 July, 2020