With two bank holidays to enjoy, May is an excellent month to explore more of the UK. We here at Snaptrip want to put into practice our ‘make the most of your weekend’ ethos. In every part of the country, counties and towns boast their own calendar of events, and we think May is looking particularly good for the homely and the humble God’s Own Country.
So why not the make the most of one of your May weekends and catch one of these great Yorkshire events? It’s a beautiful month, and you deserve a beautiful short break with your loved ones. We have a number of last-minute cottages in Yorkshire available throughout May for an amazing trip, so read on for our list of Top 5 Things to Visit in Yorkshire this May!
1. The Great British Food Festival
How can there possibly be a more enjoyable event than a food festival? Especially when it’s the GREAT British Food Festival, guaranteed to be x10 as delicious. Touring the country, the Great British Food Festival is hitting hot spots in Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and Cheshire, and on the 28th-30th May, will be calling at the beautiful surroundings of Harewood House in Leeds, Yorkshire. This festival has everything you’d expect – from live chef demos to masses of locally produced, exceptional food & drink stall goodies. Gates open at 10am each day.
2. Annual Tulip Festival
The Annual Tulip Festival starts in April but continues until 13th May. The tulips are a spectacular sight and are set to brighten Burnby Hall Gardens – a unique Yorkshire Garden that won the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for six consecutive years (2010-2015). There will be more than 14,000 tulips on display, comprising over 30 varieties, meaning you’ll certainly get what you came for. The festival has in previous years attracted thousands of people to the little town of Pocklington and will be running daily. RHS members go free!
3. Malton Food Lovers Festival
Malton is regarded as ‘Yorkshire’s food capital’, so the Malton Food Lovers Festivals isn’t one to miss. Taking place on 27th and 28th May, you’ll get two whole days of delicious food and fun for all the family. This year’s festival will be the biggest ever so make your way to Malton and see what this delicious festival has in store. Expect the best of Yorkshire’s produce, a chance to taste what’s on offer, brilliant street food to keep you fuelled, cookery lessons and more.
4. Sports Cars in the Park
Head to Newby Hall and Gardens on the 7th May for Sports Cars in the Park. This is an impressive event which draws in over 500 sports cars. Entry to this event will also include access to Newby Hall’s beautiful gardens and the adventure playground. With so much to see and do, it will be a day of fun for all the family. It is an all day event, but some cars may leave after 2pm so if you want to see everything be sure to arrive early.
5. Cathedral Beer Festival
A cathedrals might not be the traditional beer festival venue, but the grounds of Ripon Cathedral will be hosting the Cathedral Beer Festival on 1st May. Running from 11.30am – 5pm it will be a fun day out for all the family. There will of course be a brilliant selection of beers and ciders but there will be plenty more on offer too. Local food will available as well as live music, a bouncy castle and face painting.
I’m Hannah, content writer and social media guru here at Snaptrip. From my childhood summers spent in the Lake District to my old-lady love of quaint English tearooms, I’m a sucker for everything countryside-chic. And if I can even *mildly* convince you to get out and fall in love with the UK’s green pastures as much as I do, then it’ll be a job well done!