Event & Days Out in April 2024 in Yorkshire

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Turn Yorkshire Yellow

Yellow Yorkshire Month

From 1st to 30th April 2024 celebrate all things Yorkshire Air Ambulance and we would love for you to help us turn Yorkshire Yellow. There are lots of ways you can get involved and join us in celebrating a full month of Yellow Yorkshire! Why not host a recycling collection at your workplace or school, organise a yellow-themed dress-down day, or bake off, or light your building up yellow!

Easter In Yorkshire

Easter In Yorkshire 2024

Great Easter Days Out in Yorkshire for all the family, hunt for eggs, discover the signs of spring.

1st to 7th April

Snooks Trail York

Late Feb to April 2024
A new family friendly sculpture Trail. Organized by Make It York in collaboration with charity partner St. Leonard's Hospice, this trail will take you on a captivating journey through York's historic cobbled streets and hidden gardens.

Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championship

1st April 2024
The Gawthorpe World Coal Carrying Championship is back – take part in the world’s biggest and oldest coal race!

Harrogate International Youth Festival

29th March to 3rd April 2024
The Harrogate International Youth Festival is a unique music and performing arts Festival that offers a richly rewarding opportunity to meet and perform with other ensembles from around the World.

National Parks Fortnight

2nd to 18th April 2024
Yorkshire is home to two of the UK's largest National Parks the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales - celebrate them in a host of different events across the parks.

Sheffield Ceramics Festival

6th to 7th April 2024
Sheffield Ceramics Festival returns to Kelham Island Museum this April. Over 50 ceramic artists, potters and sculptors from Sheffield and the surrounding areas will be exhibiting and selling their work over two days.

Spring Into Wool

Cancelled 2024
A festival of woolly crafts at The Grammar School Leeds. The perfect event for all lovers of knitting, crochet, feltmaking, weaving, spinning, dyeing, and all things woolly!

York Blues Festival

6th April 2024
The Crescent Community Venue in York is the home for the York Blues Festival. A one day music festival to celebrate the Blues.

The Magic of Middle Earth

30th Sept 2023 to 6th April 2024
Discover a magical treasure trove of over 200 rare objects and artworks and some incredible links to Barnsley! Family fun for all ages, from little halflings to wizened wizards at Experience Barnsley.

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary at Millenium Gallery

13th January to 7th July 2024
At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

Wensleydale Easter Craft Fair

30th March to 1st April 2024
The fair is open between 10:00am and 4:30pm each day at The MArket House in Hawes. Fairs feature hand made arts and crafts.

Crayke Open Gardens

7th April 2024
A diverse range of gardens will be open within the historic Conservation Area 'Village on a Hill', which is also part of the Howardian Hill range and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The views are stunning!

Sheffield Half Marathon

7th April 2024
With a city centre start and finish, a huge crowd of enthusiastic supporters will cheer participants out and back. The event boasts a stunningly scenic route with majestic views of the Peak District on the climb to Ringinglow.

Anne Lister Birthday Festival

1st to 8th April 2024
The week-long Festival of events bringing Anne’s story to life once more. You can walk in Anne’s footsteps, visiting her family home of Shibden Hall or take part in one of the many walks or talks taking place during the week.

Easter at National Emergency Services Museum

27th March to 14th April 2024
Jump, wind, lift and climb as you explore our interactive exhibitions. And just for the Easter bank holiday weekend, jump on board our lifeboat! (Lifeboat open 29, 30, 31 March and 1 April).

Displayful at Scarborough Art Gallery

20th January to 7th May 2024
Celebrating happy accidents and joyful mess, Displayful invites visitors to enjoy contemporary artistic responses to objects from the collection.

Skipton Easter Bunny Trail

23rd March to 7th April 2024
Ten giant Easter Bunnies have been hidden around the town centre. All the bunnies have been lovingly decorated by schools and youth groups in the Skipton area.

Easter Fun at Bolton Castle

1st to 14th April 2024
Easter, with all its traditions, is something children often know little about and our castle trail is a great way to give your little ones some fun facts by taking part in a find and seek trail, ending with a chocolate reward and some Maundy money as a token.

Hebden Bridge Duck Race

1st April 2024
Hebden Bridge Charity Duck Race, a highlight of the fundraising calendar and a great community and fun day out.⁠

Guardian of the Birds at Cannon Hall Museum

23rd March to 7th April 2024
explore our newly installed family sculpture trail celebrating our beautiful parkland, wildlife and collections. Created by artists Lenny and Whale, who have worked with our local communities, explore our gardens in a whole new way.

Totally Chaotic Museum Trail

23rd March to 14th April 2024
This Easter, discover amazing stories and objects from Ancient Egypt at your local museum as part of the Totally Chaotic History Museum Trail, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books. The national trail for families celebrates the release of Totally Chaotic History Ancient Egypt Gets Unruly by bestselling historian and podcaster Greg Jenner.

Are We There Yet? at Ferens Art Gallery

24th February to 2nd June 2024
A colourful journey into the imagination and experiences of disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills! Jason’s theatrical portraits and sculptures reflect aspects of his personality, memory, and disability. This family friendly exhibition is suitable for all ages and includes Augmented Reality (AR) and interactive experiences.

Fagile Microbiomes at Thackray Museum

24th Feb to 23rd June 2024
Fragile Microbiomes, an exhibition by internationally renowned British artist Anna Dumitriu, exploring our relationship to the complex ecosystem of microbes that live in us and around us.

Leodis Space Agency

23rd March to 14th April
The Leodis Space Agency, arrives in Leeds, on a mission to deliver a range of cosmic activities for all the family to enjoy, with exhibits to discover, alien encounters and interactive workshops taking place Mrrch 23 – 14 April.

Leeds Young Film Festival

30th March to 14th April 2024
LYFF celebrate their 25th birthday with a brand new programme of fantastic films. Share award-winning family cinema, film workshops and nostalgic classics with your own family.

Wedding Fair at Bolton Castle

7th April 2024
Is this your year, or maybe 2025. Whatever date you’re looking at, or just considering options, Bolton Castle’s Wedding Fair is a great way to see the castle and meet potential suppliers who can help you bring the wedding of your dreams to fruition.

Woldies Easter Tweet

23rd March to 7th April 2024
It's all about the birds this Easter at Woldies. Follow the rainbow egg trail and crack the code to open the Robins secret nest.

The Great Studfold Easter Egg and Fairy Hunt

23rd March to 7th April 2024
A day the whole family can enjoy. Pick up a clue sheet and then explore and discover large willow nests, brightly coloured eggs, golden rabbits and the famous Studfold spring fairies and their countryside friends.

Lambing Time at Sledmere

23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st March, 6th and 7th April 2024
Meet our newborn lambs, enjoy cuddles with our fluffy little flock and if you are around at feeding time you might even get a chance to give them a bottle.

Game On at Doncaster Dome

16th January to 14th April 2024
Game On takes an in-depth look at the incredible evolution of video games over the past 50 years. Over 150 playable games.

Burton Agnes Orchid Festival

23rd March to 7th April 2024
The ground floor of the house is transformed into a plant paradise, with several hundred beautiful orchids through the Great Hall and the adjoining rooms. Stunning, often vibrantly-coloured and highly-scented, the diverse varieties of orchids take centre stage.

8th to 14th April

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary at Millenium Gallery

13th January to 7th July 2024
At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

Game On at Doncaster Dome

16th January to 14th April 2024
Game On takes an in-depth look at the incredible evolution of video games over the past 50 years. Over 150 playable games.

Huddersfield Literature Festival

11th to 28th April 2024
Book Trails, cookery demonstrations, online author talks, writing workshops - all the usal fabulous Huddersfield Literature Festival events coming to a screen in your home.

National Parks Fortnight

2nd to 18th April 2024
Yorkshire is home to two of the UK's largest National Parks the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales - celebrate them in a host of different events across the parks.

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival

12th and 13th April 2024
A good selection of locally brewed beers, along with our popular Gin and Prosecco Bar. A great programme of music, from jazz to hard rock is being showcased by a number of local bands for your enjoyment.

York Open Studios

13th & 14th, 20th & 21st April 2024
Artists and Makers will be able to throw open their doors and windows to welcome visitors, and mpossibly run more outdoor events. Discover art in the artists studios.

Snooks Trail York

Late Feb to April 2024
A new family friendly sculpture Trail. Organized by Make It York in collaboration with charity partner St. Leonard's Hospice, this trail will take you on a captivating journey through York's historic cobbled streets and hidden gardens.

Easter at National Emergency Services Museum

27th March to 14th April 2024
Jump, wind, lift and climb as you explore our interactive exhibitions. And just for the Easter bank holiday weekend, jump on board our lifeboat! (Lifeboat open 29, 30, 31 March and 1 April).

Lambing at Whirlow Hall Farm

9th and 10th April 2024
lots of exciting activities to keep your little ones busy including (but not limited to) our BRAND NEW Lost Lamb Trail, Face-Painting, Lamb Themed Crafts, Childrens Magic Shows, Circus Workshops, Tractor Trailer Rides, Bouncy Castles, delicious Street Food Stalls.

Leeds Anime Festival

13th April 2024
The Leeds Anime Festival is an epic celebration of Japanese animation and pop culture! This year’s extravaganza will take place at the historic and iconic Royal Armouries. Prepare yourselves for a day filled with anime, manga, cosplay, gaming, and much more!

Easter Fun at Bolton Castle

1st to 14th April 2024
Easter, with all its traditions, is something children often know little about and our castle trail is a great way to give your little ones some fun facts by taking part in a find and seek trail, ending with a chocolate reward and some Maundy money as a token.

Displayful at Scarborough Art Gallery

20th January to 7th May 2024
Celebrating happy accidents and joyful mess, Displayful invites visitors to enjoy contemporary artistic responses to objects from the collection.

Are We There Yet? at Ferens Art Gallery

24th February to 2nd June 2024
A colourful journey into the imagination and experiences of disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills! Jason’s theatrical portraits and sculptures reflect aspects of his personality, memory, and disability. This family friendly exhibition is suitable for all ages and includes Augmented Reality (AR) and interactive experiences.

Leodis Space Agency

23rd March to 14th April
The Leodis Space Agency, arrives in Leeds, on a mission to deliver a range of cosmic activities for all the family to enjoy, with exhibits to discover, alien encounters and interactive workshops taking place March 23 – 14 April.

Leeds Young Film Festival

30th March to 14th April 2024
LYFF celebrate their 25th birthday with a brand new programme of fantastic films. Share award-winning family cinema, film workshops and nostalgic classics with your own family.

Totally Chaotic Museum Trail

23rd March to 14th April 2024
This Easter, discover amazing stories and objects from Ancient Egypt at your local museum as part of the Totally Chaotic History Museum Trail, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books. The national trail for families celebrates the release of Totally Chaotic History Ancient Egypt Gets Unruly by bestselling historian and podcaster Greg Jenner.

Fagile Microbiomes at Thackray Museum

24th Feb to 23rd June 2024
Fragile Microbiomes, an exhibition by internationally renowned British artist Anna Dumitriu, exploring our relationship to the complex ecosystem of microbes that live in us and around us.

Star Walk at Trinity Wakefield

13th and 14th April 2024
Legends of the big screen are set to assemble at Trinity Walk for Wakey’s biggest cosplay experience – Star Walk. Two free days of movie stars, cars and props, plus free face painting and giveaways, with all cash and contactless card donation going to for Forget Me Not children’s hospice of West Yorkshire.

Ripon Cathedral Spring Show

13th April 2024
Join us in the stunning Ripon Cathedral on Sat Apr 13 2024 from 10am – 4pm for a day filled with incredible food, inspiring home furnishings, and stunning garden plants and accessories.

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15th to 21st April

Festival of Debate

16th April to 25th May 2024
The largest annual non-partisan politics festival in the UK! Expect another challenging and diverse programme of events, featuring an array of well-known keynote speakers

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Snooks Trail York

Late Feb to April 2024
A new family friendly sculpture Trail. Organized by Make It York in collaboration with charity partner St. Leonard's Hospice, this trail will take you on a captivating journey through York's historic cobbled streets and hidden gardens.

Sci-Fi Scarborough

20th and 21st April 2024
Sci Fi Scarborough is a whole weekend Unconventional Convention held in the quirky quarter mile of The Spa Complex Scarborough. An event run by fans for fans.

York Health and Healing Festival

20th and 21st April 2024
the biggest Health & Healing Festival in North Yorkshire which has been going for 14 years with over 100 Fabulous stands bringing you all that is good in the world of Mind Body & Spirit from nationwide Exhibitors.

Huddersfield Literature Festival

11th to 28th April 2024
Book Trails, cookery demonstrations, online author talks, writing workshops - all the usal fabulous Huddersfield Literature Festival events coming to a screen in your home.

Sci-Fi Scarborough

20th and 21st April 2024
Sci Fi Scarborough is a whole weekend Unconventional Convention held in the quirky quarter mile of The Spa Complex Scarborough. An event run by fans for fans.

York Open Studios

13th & 14th, 20th & 21st April 2024
Artists and Makers will be able to throw open their doors and windows to welcome visitors, and mpossibly run more outdoor events. Discover art in the artists studios.

Gin Train with Wensleydale Railway

20th April 2024
All aboard The Gin Train Experience! Enjoy a full range of their award winning Gin & Tonics by Taplin & Mageean from the comfort of a private carriage travelling through the spectacular Yorkshire Dales scenery on our Railway!

Are We There Yet? at Ferens Art Gallery

24th February to 2nd June 2024
A colourful journey into the imagination and experiences of disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills! Jason’s theatrical portraits and sculptures reflect aspects of his personality, memory, and disability. This family friendly exhibition is suitable for all ages and includes Augmented Reality (AR) and interactive experiences.

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary at Millenium Gallery

13th January to 7th July 2024
At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

Fagile Microbiomes at Thackray Museum

24th Feb to 23rd June 2024
Fragile Microbiomes, an exhibition by internationally renowned British artist Anna Dumitriu, exploring our relationship to the complex ecosystem of microbes that live in us and around us.

Pocklington Food Festival

20th and 21st April 2024
The Pocklington Food & Drink Festival returns! A celebration of food and drink in the Market Place, Market Square and now extending to Railway Street, with grocery foods, street foods, live music stage, bars and entertainment for children.

Displayful at Scarborough Art Gallery

20th January to 7th May 2024
Celebrating happy accidents and joyful mess, Displayful invites visitors to enjoy contemporary artistic responses to objects from the collection.

Open Cockpits at Yorkshire Air Museum

20th April 2024
Your chance to get inside the cockpits of some of your favourite aircraft.

Harrogate Coin Fair

19th and 20th April 2024
Join us at the Harrogate Coin Fair to uncover the beauty of historic coins, banknotes and collectables. Engage with passionate collectors, expert dealers and enthusiasts alike. Whether you're a seasoned numismatist or curious beginner, this event promises something for everyone.

St George's Weekend at Lotherton Hall

20th to 21st April 2024
Find your way to the dragon’s lair on our themed trail, enjoy brass band music and family crafts all weekend.

Team Wilder Empowerment Day at Streetlife Museum

21st April 2024
Fun, family activities will be taking place in the museum garden, and a special exhibition will showcase some of the fantastic community led action that has been taking place in Hull.

22nd to 28th April

Mascot Gold Cup at Wetherby Races

Sue Ryder Manorlands Mascot Gold Cup

28th April 2024
The Mascot Gold Cup in aid of Sue Ryder Manorlands is one of seven races on Wetherby Racecourse Family Day. Mascots first take part in the Mascot Parade in the official parade ring where punters can place their bets on their favourites.

Huddersfield Literature Festival

11th to 28th April 2024
Book Trails, cookery demonstrations, online author talks, writing workshops - all the usal fabulous Huddersfield Literature Festival events coming to a screen in your home.

Snooks Trail York

Late Feb to April 2024
A new family friendly sculpture Trail. Organized by Make It York in collaboration with charity partner St. Leonard's Hospice, this trail will take you on a captivating journey through York's historic cobbled streets and hidden gardens.

Harrogate Spring Flower Show

25th to 28th April 2024
Harrogate Spring Flower Show returns with all the best in garden inspiration show gardens, floral art and much more from some the UK's top nurseries and designers.

Hull Minster Beer Festival

25th to 27th April 2024
Local breweries, local music, local food, local people. What more do you want and all in the setting of the stunning Hull Minster.

Whitby Goth Weekend - Spring

26th to 28th April 2024
The Whitby Goth Weekend® (WGW®) is an alternative festival incorporating the Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market which features over 100 indoor stalls. It was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire and has grown to become one of the world’s premier Goth events.

Tulip Festival at Burnby Hall

27th April to 11th May 2024
Burnby Hall Gardens’ annual Tulip Festival is a very popular annual event and provides a colourful and vibrant beginning to our new season. This year, there is a cascade of colours throughout the Gardens, featuring over 15000 tulips, with 130 varieties on display.

Are We There Yet? at Ferens Art Gallery

24th February to 2nd June 2024
A colourful journey into the imagination and experiences of disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills! Jason’s theatrical portraits and sculptures reflect aspects of his personality, memory, and disability. This family friendly exhibition is suitable for all ages and includes Augmented Reality (AR) and interactive experiences.

Festival of Debate

16th April to 25th May 2024
The largest annual non-partisan politics festival in the UK! Expect another challenging and diverse programme of events, featuring an array of well-known keynote speakers

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World Heritage Day in Saltaire

27th April 2024
A fun family event with Live music at the Bandstand, Street theatre and entertainers, Traditional fairground rides, Heritage Stalls, Crafts Stalls. Food and drink and other events around Saltaire village.

Keppel's Column Tour

25th April 2024
Keppel’s Column was built between 1773 and 1781. This 115 ft (35 metre) grade II* listed building is situated in Scholes Coppice, an area of ancient woodland.

Fagile Microbiomes at Thackray Museum

24th Feb to 23rd June 2024
Fragile Microbiomes, an exhibition by internationally renowned British artist Anna Dumitriu, exploring our relationship to the complex ecosystem of microbes that live in us and around us.

Phlegm: Pandemic Diary at Millenium Gallery

13th January to 7th July 2024
At the beginning of the global COVID-19 pandemic, artist Phlegm started to document his observations of daily life in lockdown in the form of an ongoing series of artworks.

Celluloid Screams Horror Allnighter

27th April 2024
Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival returns to Showroom Cinema to present an all-night cinema celebration of 1980s horror classics, including a special mystery screening and some surprises.

LIFF Spring Film Weekender

26th to 28th April 2024
The new LIFF Spring Film Weekender will take place 26-28 April at Vue in The Light and will include previews and exclusive screenings of the best new films from around the world.

Displayful at Scarborough Art Gallery

20th January to 7th May 2024
Celebrating happy accidents and joyful mess, Displayful invites visitors to enjoy contemporary artistic responses to objects from the collection.

Joe Martin at The Milton Rooms

28th April 2024
Accompanied by revered guitarist and pianist Tom Dibb. As well as playing songs off his latest album, Empty Passenger Seat, Joe will be performing new material and songs which have shaped him as a songwriter from artists such as James Taylor, Don McLean, Paul Simon and many more.