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Our Yorkshire Dales Summer Line-Up

Tapas in The Cloisters
9th July – 9th September


One for the foodies! Throughout the summer months, bask in the food and ambience of Spain; feasting on a gourmet tapas menu served in the beautiful indoor or outdoor setting of The Cloisters in Leyburn. Tuck into lunch or dinner or simply enjoy a glass of Sangria in a shady alcove window. Alongside your Mediterranean favourites, the menu also includes a selection of Yorkshire-themed tapas. A wine, spirits and cocktail menu plus live classical guitar music on selected evenings make this a real celebration of Spain and a chance to relax and unwind in a truly unique and atmospheric venue.

Summer Gift & Craft Fair
5th - 6th August


Looking for a unique souvenir from your time in the Dales? Head along to the annual Summer Craft & Gift Fair held at The Garden Rooms in Leyburn. The two day shopping experience will include artisan exhibitors from around the UK, showcasing their quirky homemade crafts and gifts. With over thirty stalls selling everything from mouth-watering treats, gifts for the home, jewellery and more, plus free entry, a child friendly café, restaurant and excellent facilities, it will be a great day for all the family to enjoy!

Colour Run
12th August


Limber up and get involved in this fantastic charitable event, where an epic 5km run through incredible scenery is made even more exciting by the addition of colour! Dodge paint cannons and clouds whilst you join in the fun, before tucking into refreshments and sweet treats after you've crossed the finish line. Spectators are welcome too, so bring the whole family and get fit whilst supporting the local community!

Family Fun Day
13th August


Looking for the ideal outdoors activity to keep your little explorers entertained? Head to Ellerton Lake this August for a day filled with fun and adventure on the water. Try your hand at Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Bell Boating or Stand Up Paddleboarding, with experienced instructors and all equipment provided, at a beautiful location in North Yorkshire.

Around the World Dinner - A Taste of Mexico
17th August


Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrriba! Schedule in a spicy soiree on your summer escape to the Yorkshire Dales with a visit to the Black Bull in Moulton. Tuck into sharing platters of all your Mexican favourites including taquitos, tacos and more at this summer Mexican dinner, with a Tequila sunrise on arrival! The mouth-watering meal starts from 7pm and at just £25 per person is one for the diary.

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon tea in the Orangery
16th August


Discover the magic of Rockliffe Hall, by wandering down the rabbit hole at the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea in the Orangery. On arrival, head into the 18th century Old Hall to peruse a selection of stalls and a spot of retail therapy, before dining on a delicious afternoon tea in the Orangery with a talk from Nicky Sadler of dedicated milliners, Get Ahead Hats. End the afternoon with a cooking demonstration from Orangery Executive Chef, Richard Allen.

Medieval Mayhem
19th - 20th August


Step back in time at neighbouring Richmond Castle for their weekend of medieval mayhem this summer! Experience living history, duelling displays, test your skills at have-a-go-archery and get involved in interactive plays!

Wensleydale Agricultural Show
26th August


Get a taste of Yorkshire tradition with an afternoon spent at the Wensleydale Agricultural Show, near to Leyburn and a short drive from Natural Retreats. The show centers around a long line-up of competitive events for the region's best livestock including sheep, cattle, horses and poultry (there are over 60 classes in this category alone!). For the creative amongst us, there will also be horticultural and handicraft classes that you can join and have a go yourself.


Ready to book your Yorkshire Dales getaway for Summer 2017? Call our Xplore Team on 01625 416430 for our latest availability or e-mail [email protected]