Sat 5th-Mon 21st April - The Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt
Pick up an Easter detectives clue sheet and discover the hidden secrets of Studfold. Costs £5 for adults and £4 for children and under 3 years free
Wednesday 9th April 1pm-4pm
Nature detectives at Hudswell Woods - National Trust
Learn to identify trees, hunt for minibeasts, watch birds and much more.
Meet at round Howe car park DL10 4TL
Costs £5 adults children £3.50
Arts and Crafts
Wednesday 9th April 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Wild Art - Dales Countryside Museum
Use a large range of natural materials to paint print and create a fun and practical drop in session for 5 years+
Children cost £3
Wednesday 16th April - 10am start Signs of spring guided walk
Join one of the Reserve Managers for a guided walk around the reserve as we look at different habitats to see how spring is progressing.
Meet - Foxglove covert, Catterick DL9 3PZ
Thursday 17th April 9am-4pm Ranger for a day.
Come and experience the day in the life of a National Trust Ranger.
Arts & Crafts
Wednesday 23rd April 1pm to 4pm - Traditional hay rake making demonstrations
Visit Gayle Mill to observe our wood workers making traditional wooden hay rakes. Completed rakes will be available to buy.
Adults £3 children free
Tuesday 29th April 10am-2.30pm Photograph Spring Flowers
A riot of flowers to photograph and an opportunity to pick up hints and tips. Aimed at those with little or no experience bring a packed lunch.
Adults £20 children £10
This all time classic from the West End is now coming to Harrogate Theatre!
It’s the roaring ’20s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever. With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world’s best-loved films, this production will include the classics Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain. Tickets are now available from Harrogate Theatre Box Office.
www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk - to buy tickets online or in person at the Theatre
http://riponoperatics.org/ - for more information on the cast or to
Lemon Flavour Fruit Cake
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
8oz ground rice
7oz butter, softened
8oz caster sugar
Grated rind of 2 Lemons
12oz of Currants
3 eggs beaten
Milk to Mix
Set Oven to 350F or Mark 4. Grease and line a 9-10 inch cake tin. Sift the flour, baking powder and ground rice together into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, lemon rind and currants and stir together. Mix in the 3 eggs and sufficient milk to produce a dropping consistency. Spoon into the tin and bake for about 11/2 to 2 hours or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin and turn our onto a wire rack.
Shine Harrogate is one of our neighbours on Kings Road and has an excellent selection of boutique items for amazing prices! I would also point out at time of publishing we have discount coupons for the shop, but only a limited supply!
Shine has a rang of jewellery, scarves, homewares and handbags for every taste and budget - see http://www.shinejewelleryandgifts.co.uk/index.php for more information.
Address 130 Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5HY.
Shine was founded with the ethos that while everyone would like designer items - not everyone has a designer budget and so they source the best items from independent manufacturers and artisans so you can find them all in one shop and have something truly unique to bring back from Harrogate.
Wednesday 2nd of April to the Saturday the 5th 2014
Every evening 7.45pm and a Saturday matinee 2.00pm
Box Office 01423502116 or www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
Spring Bank Holiday this year means The Great British Food Festival at Harewood House!
24th-26th May 2014, 10.30am-5.30pm
Harewood, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS17 9LG
Get out for the Bank Holiday weekend to the Great British Food Festival at the stunning Harewood House - this new addition to the Yorkshire Food Scene will be an excellent family day out over the bank holiday weekend.
On May 24-26th the stunning estate at Harewood House hosts the Great British Food Festival. The recipe for the weekend; well take over 80 top local producers, a big serving of stunning hot food, real ale and wine bars, add a dash of craft and gift stalls, lots of activities and rides for the kids, top chef demos from the likes of ‘This Morning’s’ Marcus Bean and past ‘Yorkshire Chef of the Year’ Stephanie Moon, stir in a cake competition and the popular Men V’s Food challenge, and finally add lashings of excellent live music and mix together to make a lovely foodie day out for all the family.
The main chef demo area has great local chefs handing out tips and cooking up some tasty dishes to inspire you to try at home. All demos are free (as part of your admission ticket) to enter so everyone can join the audience and brush up on their culinary skills. Event Organiser, Daniel Maycock said ‘It’s a great mix of demos, from bakers to gourmet food – Marcus is great with the crowd but I’m also looking forward to seeing the best of the local talent, come along I’m sure they’ll impress you!’
The Great British Food Festival has attracted lots of producers showcasing the best in local, seasonal and speciality food and drink. It’s a great opportunity to get a real taste of the best of Yorkshire and Great British produce - sample, enjoy and buy. ‘With Great Britain’s amazing mix of cultures and cuisines we thought it would be a shame to overlook some more exotic elements - so you can try Ostrich burgers, Jerk Chicken and ‘Crazy Wendy’s’ Thai food as well as pulled pork, prime steak, and the best local burgers and sausages, for those with more traditional tastes!’ said Daniel.
After you’ve had your fill of tasty food you can go and do your foodie shopping, for tasty bits for that next meal at home or take the kids to bouncy castle or ‘Kiddy Cook’ lessons, or why not just sit out with a refreshing drink (or two), and enjoy the great live music in the stunning surroundings?!
The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family.
Admission is £8.50 per adult, 5-12’s are £4.50, Under 5’s are free. Also includes grounds and below stairs ticket, and adventure playground.
* for tickets and more info see www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com
Saturday the 17th of May 2014 see's St Michaels Hospice bringing its Big Top Ball to the Pavilions of Harrogate. As of today's date of publishing there are still tickets available. For those looking for a glamorous night out this is a black tie event.
Tickets are available from the booking form above.
Phase 1 is get the steel ready for working with to make the patterned edges to my canopy
The planet steel craftsmen make a mould for how the individual bits of fretwork will shaped.
These are the individual sections moulded and ready to be attached to the main canopy.
These are the sections attached to the main body of the canopy.
and this is one side of the canopy finished - just the other to be completed and then ready for the glass.
On the 13th of April 1867 the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway was opened connecting Haworth to Keighley covering the moors and dales - travel the landscape which inspired the classic works of the Bronte Sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne.
The railway is the only complete preserved standard gauge line anywhere in the world with Damems is also the smallest full sized station in Britain. Oakworth station is the location for the filming of the 1970's film Railway Children and the railway's steam locomotives feature in the film.
Vintage Trains & Cream Teas - 22 & 29 June, 20 & 27 July and 10 & 17 August
Sit back and relax in the Victorian Salon which is featured in the Railway Children Film
Cream teas served on board on selected dates booking recommended.
Railway Children Weekend
3-5 May - Ride in coaches which appeared in the film enjoy guided tour and see a re-enactment.
Haworth Haddock & Dining Trains
Go to www.kwvr..co.uk for dates - enjoy a mouth-watering fish and chips supper and discover the glamour of steam hauled dining.
7-9 March and 10-12 October - Super family day out.
Haworth Village 1940's Weekend
17 & 18th May - Excellent 1940's weekend for all enthusiasts and locals/visitors alike http://haworth1940sweekend.co.uk/HOME.html for more information
Tour De France - 4-7th July
See the worlds most famous cycle race coming through the Worth Valley - the railway will be running a more regular service during the day.
Beer & Music Festival 23-26 October
Join us for our annual four day event with over 100 real ales - food and entertainment at both ends of the line.
Halloween Train - 31st October
New for 2014! Entertain the whole family on a unique spooky train adventure.
Diesel Weekend 6-8th June
Annual Diesel Gala with visiting locomotives from around the country.
Christmas Specials - various dates www.kwvr.co.uk for this years dates.
Santa Specials welcomes Santa and his helpers on the train with specially decorated carriages. The Mince Pie specials also have festive music and mine pies - pre booking is essential.
A perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea!
4oz caster sugar
2 tablespoons boiling water
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Jam, butter icing or whipped cream for filling
Icing sugar for dusting
set oven to 375F or Mark 5. Grease and bottom line two 8 inch sandwich tins. beat together the eggs and sugar in a bowl set over a pan of hot water until the mixture becomes thick and creamy; remove from the heat. Add the 2 tablespoons of boiling water and continue heating for 5 minutes. Fold in half the sifted flour and baking powder and then stir in the remainder. Put half of the mixture into each tin, spread out and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Transfer to a wire wrack to cool. When cold, sandwich the cake with jam, whipped cream or butter icing. Dust the top with sifted icing flour. To make butter icing, cream 3oz of softened butter with 6oz sifted icing sugar, add a few drops of vanilla flavouring and mix in a little warm water to make a spreading consistency.
Kimberley Wilson & Simon Storer
owners and operators of The Camberley