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May Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire

May Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire 26th – 29th May 2023

After an exciting month filled with three Bank Holidays, we’ve finally reached the last one for the spring (26th – 29th May 2023). Kick off the summer season right and make the most of the long weekend at any of these intriguing events across Yorkshire that’s ideal to enjoy with your family, friends or partner. From bustling food festivals and city centre picnics to afternoon tea with a twist, you’re sure to find something you love with these May Bank Holiday events.

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Whispering Angel Wine Event | Lavang, Sheffield | 27th – 28th May

Take a seat at Lavang, a restaurant in Sheffield serving up authentic Indian cuisine in a stylish yet sophisticated setting. Over the Bank Holiday weekend, Lavang is collaborating with Whispering Angel to bring you an exclusive al fresco menu for two days only.

On both May 27th and 28th, book yourself in for a flavoursome 3-course meal paired with unlimited deliciously fresh rose wine. All while sitting outside on the terrace making the most of the weekend weather. So if you’re a lover of high-quality Indian food and love a glass of wine or two, where better to spend the Bank Holiday?

478-480, Fulwood Rd, Sheffield S10 3QD – 0114 263 0106

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Sheffield Food Festival city centre

Sheffield Food Festival | 26th – 29th May

Sheffield Food Festival will be returning to the Steel City on May Bank Holiday, bringing an exciting blend of great local produce, mouthwatering street food, talented chefs and outstanding brewers and distillers. Expect to see a spectacular selection of ready-to-eat delicious food cooked live for diners.

Better yet, check out their FREE evening events over the weekend which include Drag Bingo on Friday evening from 7 pm, Saturday Night disco with Hannah Fey & Chris Q, and on Sunday evening is the Steel City Quiz night. This is set to be one of Yorkshire’s most exciting May Bank Holiday events! 

Peace Gardens, 50 Pinstone St, Sheffield S1 2HH

Grantley Hall Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions | Grantley Hall, Ripon | 28th May

Grantley Hall recently re-launched their ‘Sunday Sessions’ in The Orchard for the spring and summer months.⁠ Expect a warm welcome, relaxed atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and outstanding food at Yorkshire’s renowned five-star hotel.⁠

Sessions are hosted each Sunday, so make the most of the longer evenings and enjoy acoustic sounds by a variety of local artists. Their new food and drink menus boast light and refreshing options including Whitby Lobster, Moroccan spiced lamb and other delectable dishes. This Bank Holiday weekend, sip on a glass of Champagne or a Chandon Garden Spritz and bask in beautiful countryside views at sunset.

Grantley Hall, Ripon HG4 3ET ⁠- 01765 620070

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Great British Food Festival | Harewood House, Leeds | 27th – 29th May

The Great British Food Festival at Harewood House is the perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out where the whole family can get together. For three days over the Bank Holiday weekend, you can see fabulous artisan producers, street food, celebrity chef demos, live music, kid’s activities and men v food.

The Great British Food Festival is also dog friendly, so it’s perfect for the whole family. It’s not too late to join in these May Bank Holiday events!

Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE

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No.1 by Guesthouse Afternoon Tea Picnics, York | 26th – 29th May

As we enjoy another long weekend and make the most of the spring weather, what better way to celebrate the Bank Holiday than with a picnic? Enjoy a lovely, long, lazy picnic set up by No.1 by Guesthouse who will fill up a hamper with their best goodies and lend you a blanket to truly picnic in style.

Indulge in a decadent afternoon tea picnic in any of the serene green spaces around York, including Dean’s Park, next to York Minster or in the Museum Gardens.

1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA – 01904 644744

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American BBQ & Live Music | Three’s A Crowd, Harrogate | 28th May

To celebrate the ending of May Bank Holidays and starting the summer right with their first summer party of the year, Three’s A Crowd in Harrogate are hosting a delicious American BBQ. Join them up on the terrace for a day in the sun, listening to live music, sipping on drinks in collaboration with Jack Daniels and tucking into some delicious, flavourful BBQ. Raise a glass at one of the liveliest May Bank Holiday events in Yorkshire.

11 W Park, Harrogate HG1 1BL – 01423 391459

Tattu Leeds Tribe of Tattu Brunch

Tribe of Tattu Brunch, Leeds | 28th May

Lucky for the people of Leeds, contemporary Chinese restaurant Tattu is back with their Sunday event ‘Tribe of Tattu Brunch’ on Sunday, 28th May. Inspired by the spirit and sounds of Tulum, you can lose yourself in the rhythms of tribal-house music whilst enjoying plenty of free-flowing cocktails. You can party like never before and satisfy your hunger with their three-wave set menu that combines new flavours and new ingredients.

29 E Parade, Leeds LS1 5PS – 0113 245 1080

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Spanish Afternoon Tea | Iberica, Leeds | 26th – 27th May

Take a trip to the beautiful Ibérica restaurant in Leeds this May Bank Holiday and treat yourself to their Spanish-style afternoon tea with a selection of ten sweet and savoury nibbles, including some traditional Spanish classics such as Jamón Ibérico, Croquetas, Asparagus toast, and churros served alongside a hot pot of tea.

If you prefer a glass of fizz with your afternoon tea, you can upgrade and toast to the weekend with a glass of bubbles in hand. This is certainly one of the May Bank Holiday events you need to check out.

Hepper House, 17a E Parade, Leeds LS1 2BH – 0113 403 7007

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Summer Afternoon Tea | Wentworth Woodhouse | 26th & 28th May

The perfect season for Afternoon Tea is here, and where better to sample delicate flavours than in the elegant Long Gallery at Wentworth Woodhouse? Wentworth Woodhouse is one of the grandest stately homes in the country, boasting the largest façade of any country house in England.⁠ Enjoy their new summer menu, with a choice of traditional or savoury afternoon teas with flavours inspired by the plants and herbs found in their 50-acre gardens.

Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ – 01226 351161


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