January - February events


January & February January and February are great months to visit Yorkshire. The landscape has a distinctive beauty and you can enjoy many attractions and events without the crowds that come later in the year. See below for a selection of events…


Wensleydale Creamery

Free Entry to Wensleydale Cheese Experience 6th January - 9th February 2020

See cheese & butter-making daily and enjoy cookery demonstrations and cheese pairings in the new Demonstration Room.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend - 8th - 9th February 2020

Whitby Steampunk Weekend takes place in February and July at Whitby Pavillion and includes the finest alternative retail emporium selling accessories, apparel and accoutrements, presentations and workshops, musical interludes, a sensational costume exhibition and other splendid stuff too.

Vikings at the Jorvik Viking Festival

Jorvik Viking Festival, York - 15th to 23 February 2020

Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage. 

With an exciting programme of events inspired by this Norse monarch on offer including living history encampments, talks and of course dramatic combat performances there is something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.

Discover all by visiting www.jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk and keep up to date with the latest news on Twitter using #JORVIKVikingFest.

Drums at Coastival Festival

Coastival, Scarborough - 21st - 23rd February 2020

The Coastival event takes place in Scarborough each February and always has an action packed line-up, including live street performances from both musicians and dancers alike as well as other varied events and workshops taking place at venues across the town. From Choir performances at the Scarborough Art Gallery to Salsa Dancing on the Spa Promenade there is something fun for the whole family to enjoy.  

Dark Skies over Ribble Viaduct

Dark Skies Festival, North York Moors & Yorkshire Dales - 14th February to 1st March 2020

Enjoy star-studded talks, telescope sessions, planetarium shows and a variety of crafty activities at the National Parks Dark Skies Festivals this February half-term. With the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities celebrating the jewels of the night sky.