Local Events

Wednesday 26th April

Boston Spa Gardening Society are delighted to welcome back Martin Fish, horticultural judge and local radio, newspaper and magazine contributor who will present a talk on “Pruning and Propagation – Everything you need to know”.  Come along and learn tips on how to get more from your plants – by keeping them healthy and increasing your stock.  From past experience we are sure this will be a very enjoyable evening.

As usual the meeting will be at the Deepdale Centre, Boston Spa. Doors will open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start, with refreshments and a raffle.  New members and guests always welcome.  For further information please visit our website www.bostonspagardeningsociety.org  or contact Hazel Wicks 01937 845954.

Saturday 29th April

Boston Spa is holding an event to appeal to spectators when the Tour de Yorkshire comes through the town on Sat 29th April.  The Tour de Yorkshire women’s race starts from Tadcaster at 09:20, comes through at 09:25 and finishes in Harrogate around 12:15.  The men’s race will come through at around 14:25 should and finish close to 17:00.

There will be a nine mile cycle ride open to all the family, to Wetherby and back.   On Stables Lane Cycleability Leeds will be entertaining younger cyclists with see saws, ramps and other equipment to teach cycling skills.  Both events are FREE and will start at around 10am, after the ladies’ race has gone through.

The Millennium Gardens car park will be closed for the day, a big screen will be erected and local restaurateurs will be providing street food, with car parking will be available on Stables Lane.  The library will be running a competition and selling merchandise in the morning.

Come and join us and enjoy all the fun on this important day for Yorkshire and Boston Spa.

Monday 1st May

Tockwith Car Boot SaleThere will be the annual car boot sale in aid of Tockwith & District Agricultural show on the showfield at Cattal Moor Road, Tockwith.  Sellers can access the field from 7 am, and buyers from 8 am.    There is a £7 charge for sellers in cars and £10 for vans. Free admission for buyers (donations gratefully received on exit which go towards the running of Tockwith show in August). Delicious locally produced sausage, bacon and burger rolls available along with a home-made cake stall and refreshments. Further information is available on the website at tockwithshow.org.uk or telephone 07960 990242.

Saturday 6th May

Wetherby Art Group will hold an art exhibition in Wetherby Town Hall from 10am to 4pm. Most of the work will be for sale and refreshments, including homemade cakes & scones, will be available. Members meet weekly to enjoy art and work mainly in oils, acrylics, gouache and pastels as well as drawing in various mediums. A mixture of demonstrations and workshops throughout the year encourages us to try new techniques. Themes over the past year have included Seascapes, Snow, Flowers, Coasts, Abstracts, Animals & Landscapes as well as individual interests. 

Please Google; ‘SAA Wetherby’ for more information about the group

Saturday 6th May

Tockwith May Fair – Fun for all the family at the Tockwith Fair 2017 in the Village Hall on Saturday 6th May from 11am until 4pm.  Café selling drinks, home made cakes and ice creams as well as Trade Stalls, Traditional Funfair Games and Maypole dancing.  Bar, Tombola and garden plants for sale.   Prizes for the best dressed May King and Queen.

Family fun whatever the weather at the Tockwith Village Fair. 

Saturday 13th May

Boston Spa Gardening Society will be holding its Annual Plant Sale between 10.00 and 12.00 on Saturday 13th May at the Deepdale Community Centre in Boston Spa. There will be lots of lovely plants including annual bedding for pots and baskets, perennials and shrubs from members’ gardens, herbs and vegetables. There are always lots of bargains, and we sell out quickly, so arrive early.  For further information please contact Hazel Wicks 01937 845954 or visit our website www.bostonspagardeningsociety.org/home

Saturday 20th May

Clifford Open Gardens Come and visit a range of different gardens in the village 2:00 till 5:00, including the lovely churchyard of St Luke’s.

Entry by Programme £4, available at Douglas Yeadon, High Street, Boston Spa or on the day from Clifford Village Hall at £5.  Refreshments will be available at some of the venues.  All proceeds going to the Village Hall extension fund.

For more information or if you would like to open your garden, however small, please contact Andrea Seed on 01937 8455981  or  peter.seed2@btinternet.com

Saturday 27th May

A charity event is being held at the Fenton Flyer pub in Church Fenton in aid of the Children’s Transplant Team in Leeds.   Further information from Ashleigh by email: daltrydaltry@yahoo.co.uk   or phone: 01977 279250.

We are still looking for stall holders, kids entertainers and face painter and also looking for businesses to get behind us and help with raffle/ tombola prizes.

Saturday 3rd June

The 7th Collingham Real Ale Festival takes place on the 3rd June 2017 between Midday and 11pm at the Collingham Memorial Hall, Main Street in Collingham.  The festival is raising awareness and funds for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association.  So far the six previous events have raised over £30,000 for the charity and other local good causes.

This year’s beer festival showcases at least 30 cask ales and keg beers mainly from Yorkshire, real cider, wine, Pimms and Prosecco.   Street food stalls from Jamaican Street Food and Sir Dukes.   Quality live music from Chelsea, Steph Baker, Tandem, Matt Gouland and Reggie & the Screamers.   £5 entry tickets including festival glass, program and tasting notes.   £10 drinks tokens.   Tickets at the door or on-line

Sunday 4th June


The Annual Wetherby Cycle Ride – Don’t miss this year’s now famous cycle ride as a fun family day out and raising valuable funds for Cancer Research UK.

Choice of easy relatively flat 20 or 30 mile routes down quite roads or off-road tracks.

Apply online at wetherbycycleride.eventbrite.co.uk or just pay on the day.


Saturday 17th June

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride – Come and join us this year for the 34th annual event.   The GYBR is an annual 70 mile sponsored charity cycle ride from Wetherby to Filey.  The ride takes in some of Yorkshire best countryside through the Howardian Hills and the Yorkshire Wolds to the coast.  Every year 2,000 cyclists of all ages and abilities take on the challenge of this great Yorkshire event.

On the ride you will be supported by extensive, professional  back up and medical support plus we have 4 refreshment stops and lunch provided and a tea tent at the finish.

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride supports a varied group of charities every year. Some are permanent recipients and some are ‘rotating guests’ that we support for a year or two.  We also make smaller donations to some local sports clubs, youth groups & charity groups for their help with the ride on the day.  Most of our recipient charities are Yorkshire based.

Main Charities for 2017:

Yorkshire Cancer Research – www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk
Ryedale & District MENCAP  –  www.mencap.org.uk
Heart Research UK  –  www.heartresearch.org.uk
The Candlelighters Trust  –  www.candlelighters.org.uk
Hollybank Trust – www.hollybanktrust.com
Wetherby Lions  –  www.wetherbylions.org
Phys Cap – www.physcap.org
Epilepsy Research UK – www.eruk.org.uk

Associate Charities for 2017:

Jennyruth Workshops  –   www.jennyruth.co.uk
St John Ambulance  –  www.sja.org.uk

Enter at:   www.gybr.co.uk

Saturday 24th June

Clifford Champion Beer Festival in Clifford Village Hall from 12 midday until 11pm.  Over 30 Beers including Champion and Festival Ales.  Live music throughout the day and into the evening.  Plus food, cider, wine and soft drinks.  Entrance fee £5 includes Programme, glass and free half pint.  For more information go to www.cliffordbeerfestival.co.uk

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