Yorkshire Flag Image by Brian Pettinger on Flickr

Image by Brian Pettinger on Flickr

Is there anything more ‘Yorkshire’ than a cup of tea and a brass band?

If you are a fan of  these 2 Yorkshire Stalwarts then you are in for a treat as we celebrate Yorkshire Day  this weekend (31 July – 2 August 2015).

Huddersfield Tourist Information Centre – Friday 31 July 2015

Huddersfield Tourist Information are so proud of their county that they can’t wait to celebrate Yorkshire Day, so they’re holding a special tea party to mark the occasion a day ahead on Friday 31 July.

Anyone who pops into the tourist information centre at Huddersfield Library will be welcomed with a free cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.  There will also be Yorkshire themed goody bags or the first 100 visitors.

The Mayor will be pouring the first cup of tea for the Mayoress at 10am but the tea will be flowing all day.  Adult visitors will also have the chance to take part in a ‘Yorkshire’ word search and there will be activities, goody bags. There will also be a special ‘Yorkshire’ storytime for younger visitors.

The story time session takes place at 2pm

Don’t forget to listen out for the town crier – with his special Yorkshire Day call.

Oakwell Hall – Sunday 2 August 2015

If you are proud to be, or to live in Yorkshire, come and celebrate all that is good about ‘God’s Own County’ at Oakwell Hall Country Park in Birstall on Sunday, 2 August –it promises to be a reet grand day out!

There will be craft stalls, displays, music and refreshments at the event being held the day after the official Yorkshire Day.

As well as a falconry demonstration and a Panthers bike display, there will be dancing from the Longsword Dancers and music from the Doncaster Waites and Yorkshire Traction Honley Brass Band. A town crier will be making sure everyone knows what is happening and, completing the Yorkshire-style entertainment, will be donkey rides.

In addition, a Yorkshire Market will showcase the county’s finest produce and a food court will be complemented by a tea stall run by the museum’s Friends group.

Oakwell’s own Yorkshire Day celebrations will run from 11am to 4pm and will be officially opened by the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Paul Kane, at 1pm.

Charges are £2.50 per adult and £1 per accompanied child. Parking is free.

Further information is available from Oakwell Hall Country Park Visitor Centre on 01924 326246.

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