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  • *Sat 28th July - Illuminations switch-on at Mablethorpe *Tel: 01507-601111 For website, click here. A fun packed evening of dance, music, theatre and a spectacular firework display with the lighting of the illuminations. From 7pm onwards.
  • Sat 28th July - Cleethorpes Carnival Parade Join the thousands that throng the streets over the four mile route from Sidney Park to Meridian Park Arena. Starts 4.30pm.
  • Sat 28th July - Magic Maze Day at York Maze Elvington Lane, York YO19 5LT Tel: 01904-607341 For website, click here. Join the resident magician on stage in the 'magic x-factor' and show off your tricks with prizes for any visitor that can fool him.
  • Sat 28th July - Skipton Fake Festival at Aireville Park, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1UD. For website, click here. All day live music festival hosted in a marquee, featuring some of the best tribute bands, plus a secured area with food stalls, face painting, a bucking bronco, bungee run and bouncy castle. 12.30pm-11.45pm
  • *Sat 28th and Sun 29th July - Leyburn 1940s weekend * at The Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ For website, click here. There will be a dance on the Friday and Saturday night. Display of vintage and military vehicles. Camping available at Cawkhill park.
  • Sat 28th and Sun 29th July - The Richmond Games Family Fun Day at The Station, Station Yard Richmond DL10 4LD For website, click here. Outdoor events such as races, competitions and games for a family day out, plus crafts, face painting and a bouncy castle. All profits will be donated to The Station charity to purchase 2012 Christmas decorations.
  • Sat 28th and Sun 29th July - The Great Seaside Vintage Fair at Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EN For website, click here. A vintage fair with a sea view! 9.30am-4pm
  • Sat 28th and Sun 29th July - Warrior Weekend at Scarborough Castle YO11 1HY For website, click here. Could you make it as a medieval Knight or a noble Lady? Junior knights can take part in sword practice and see hand to hand sword fighting. 11am-5pm
  • Sat 29th July - Thirsk Model Rail Exhibition at Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR A fantastic exhibition of model railway layouts made by clubs from the north of England with 12 model layouts plus trade stalls and some secondhand items for sale. 10.30am-4.30pm
  • Sat 29th July - Moorland Festival at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Sutton Bank, Thirsk YO7 2EH Tel: 01845-597426 How would you like to be a national park ranger for a day? Or perhaps you would prefer to join a merry band of Celts? 11am-4.30pm
  • Sat 28th July- Sun 2nd September - Smile at Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, S60 1DX Tel: 01709-720002 For website, click here. An interactive exhibition which takes families inside the fascinating world of their mouths.
  • *Wed 1st August - Family Fun Day *at Filey Museum, 8/10 Queen Street, Filey YO14 9HB tel: 01723-515013
  • Wed 1st August - Yorkshire Day Food Market in the Stable Courtyard at Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA For website, click here. Celebrate Yorkshire Day with tempting treats and delicious delicacies all grown and produced in Yorkshire. 10am-4pm
  • *Wed 1st August - 'Everything Yorkshire!' *at Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, Pontefract WF8 3JJ Tel: 01977-620444 For website, click here. Suppliers showcasing their produce, chef demos, floral demos, entertainers, activities, vintage cars - the list goes on! The event is in aid of The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Wed 1st August - Yorkshire Day at Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, York YO30 1DD Tel: 01904-472027 For website, click here. Curd Tart and Fat Rascals, Yorkshire tea and a Yorkshire themed trail to celebrate all things great and small from the White Rose county. 11am-5.30pm
  • Wed 1st and Thu 2nd August - Bakewell Agricultural and Horticultural Show Bakewell Showground, Bakewell DE45 1AQ For website, click here. Features a range of competitions, entertainment and trade stands
  • Family Fun Trail at Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe DN16 3RE Tel: 01724-844466 For website, click here. Monday - Saturday 9.30-17.00 Sunday and Bank Hols 10.00-16.00

Event information is correct at time of publishing but before making a long journey, please check times and admission costs with the venue.

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