What is Yorkshire Day? And how to celebrate it

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Yorkshire Day is an event each year that takes place on 1st August to celebrate all things Yorkshire.

What’s on Yorkshire Day?

There is events taking place across Yorkshire, and here are some of them:

Yorkshire Day at Farmer Copley’s Featherstone 

If you visit Farmer Copley’s you can get food from the award-winning farm shop and cafe including daily specials, or you can take part in the Corn Maze or try outdoor crafts. Booking is essential 

Summer @ Pit, National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield

Why not delve into the past with a visit to the Mining Museum. There’s lots to do like booking an underground tour, discover the Gala Day history, there’s even a beach for you to get digging in, and discover how miners in Yorkshire spent their summer holidays. 

Yorkshire day In Pontefract 

You can pack a picnic and explore the ruins of Pontefract Castle, which was known once as a fortress which dominated Yorkshire and beyond. Then later on in the day, you can take a stroll into the market town, which is home to Ponte Cake and a speciality market too in celebration of Yorkshire Day. 

Otley Live, Leeds

This music festival is a great weekend of music from Otley’s venues. There will be music in 8 venues across three days which include outdoor free concerts, gigs which are ticketed and buskers programme, which brings music to all. 

The Deep, Hull 

A unique dining experience like no others at a spectacular aquariums. This unique experience includes private tour after hours, before a 3 course meal which is delicious and from the award-winning restaurant. Rupert and Darwin accompanied with a bottle of Prosecco. 

Yorkshire Society’s civic Yorkshire Day celebration 

Those lucky people to be invited will be able to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast on board a special steam train by Keighley and Worth Valley train to Keighley Station, and there will be flags and public will be out to see traditional parade of Yorkshire Lords, Mayors, VIPs and members of the Yorkshire Society to Keighley Shared Church, where thanksgiving service held. Transport provided to take everyone from church onto Riddlesen Hall for a formal civic lunch, speeches and appropriate entertainment. 

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