Things to do at Swaleview Park

The second bank holiday of the year is nearly here already so here’s a list of a few things happening in and around Swaleview Park this May Bank Holiday weekend:

Friday 1st May The Tom McConville Band in concert Reeth Memorial Hall 8pm.  The ‘Geordie Fiddler’ Tom McConville returns to Reeth Memorial Hall with his three-piece band. Born and brought up on Tyneside Tom is a virtuoso musician and singer. Accompanied by David Newey on guitar, Phil Murray on acoustic bass guitar and Shona Kipling on accordion his live performances combine fast, rhythmic dance tunes, and great singing along with an inimitable sense of humour.Contact Details Tel: 01748 884759. Email: Suitable for ages. Event Cost: £11 in advance (£13 on the door)

2nd – 4th May Leyburn Festival of Food and Drink  This well established annual festival celebrates the best food and drink from Yorkshire and beyond.  Lots of free tasting too!

Saturday 2nd May The Amalgamation Parade and presentation of the new Guidon to The Royal Lancers.  As part of the Army 2020 reforms intended to reduce the size of the British Army in line with the Strategic Defence and Security Review, the 9th/12th Royal Lancers will be amalgamated with The Queen’s Royal Lancers.  The amalgamation takes place on 1 May and the Amalgamation Parade and presentation of the new Guidon to The Royal Lancers will take place on Saturday 2 May 2015 in the grounds of Richmond Castle.

Saturday 2nd May The Cat in the Hat The Georgian Theatre Royal 2.00pm. Based on the much-loved book by Dr Seuss,The Cat in the Hat is a lively and engaging first theatre experience for young children aged 3 +From the moment his tall, red and white striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest,most mischievous cat they have ever met.With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mum find when she gets home?

Whatever you’re doing, we hope you have a fantastic bank holiday weekend in Swaledale!

Saturday 2nd Charity Live Music Event The White Swan, Gilling West, 8pm.  Regular monthly live music gig for charity – this month featuring Frank Skott.  Our regular monthly live music event sees the gorgeous Frank Skott returning to The White Swan after his hugely successful gig last year. As usual we are raising money for charity and everyone is welcome. Entry is free. Start the month in style with some fabulous music, great food and amazing drinks.  Email for more info –

Daily til 13th May A Year At Thorpe Perrow A photographic exhibition by Rod Bennington at Richmond Station This exhibition is the result of a year-long project and gives a detailed and intimate portrait of this outstanding arboretum, reflecting its diversity and splendour throughout the year.

Monday 4th May Cricket Durham v Nottingham County 2nd team 11am at Richmond Cricket Club.

Richmond Station Cinema is also showing some great films for adults and children visit the website for more information

The Kings Head Gunnerside reopened a few months ago and is a welcome break if you’re having a steady drive up the Dale this weekend.  The food is well cooked pub grub and great value.  Our current favourites for eating out also include The CB Inn in Arkengarthdale (look out for the early evening specials) and The Foxhall Inn on the A66 has had some great reviews too.

Whatever you’re doing this weekend, we hope you have a lovely time in Swaledale!