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May Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire 2019

May Bank Holiday Events in Yorkshire | Sat 25th – Mon 27th May 2019

The second May Bank Holiday weekend is not too far away thankfully and as ever there’s loads happening all over Yorkshire. Whether you fancy Leeds Indie Food’s mammoth line up of events, heading to Sheffield for the city’s annual food festival or hanging out with Michelin Starred chefs at Yorkshire’s foodie Capital, Malton. We’ve rounded up all the best bits to make sure your May Bank Holiday Weekend goes off with a bang.

Chow Down at The Piece Hall, Halifax | 24th – 27th May 2019

Chown Down Halifax Piece Hall Crowd

The UK’s biggest street food festival returns to Halifax this summer. Taking place at the iconic Piece Hall, you can expect to find something to suit all tastebuds, diets and budgets – from the very best independent street food traders.


The Great British Food Festival at Harewood House, Leeds | 25th – 27th May 2019

The Great British Food Festival is back for their fifth year at the stunning Harewood House. Food, drink and gift stalls, tasty street food, lovely bars, chef demos, artisan talks, children’s activities and entertainment and live music all day. Join them for a fabulous, family day out.

Event Location: Harewood House, Sandy Gate, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LE
Event Times: 10 am – 5 pm each day


3-Course York Sunday Lunch for Two at The Refectory Kitchen

Sheffield Food Festival | 24th – 27th May 2019

Sheffield Food Festival Crowd

Enjoy four days of delicious food and drink when the eagerly awaited annual Sheffield Food Festival returns to the city this May Bank Holiday. Showcasing local and seasonal food and drink, it’s a great day out for foodies, families and friends alike.


£30 INC Sheffield Voucher

Learn how to make the perfect steak at the Cookery School at The Grand, York | 26th May 2019

Located within Yorkshire’s 5 Star Hotel, The Grand – you’ll find their brand new Cookery School. Join them this May Bank Holiday weekend for their Dinner Party Steak class. Designed to help you master the ultimate soirée showstopper. Learn how to cook the perfect steak with a classic French peppercorn sauce, a perfectly crisp bubble and squeak and the understated Italian black cabbage. Their Chef Tutor will then demonstrate and serve sumptuous baked peaches with a wonderful Amaretti and chocolate crust finished with silky and refreshing crème fraîche.


The Cookery School at The Grand York Half or Full Day Classes

Event Location: The Grand Hotel, York, North Yorkshire YO1 6GD
Event Times: 10 am – 1 pm 

Party in Paradise Square, Sheffield | Monday 27th May 2019

The Milestone Group (restauranters of the likes of The Cutlery Works, Craft & Dough and The Milestone) are throwing a party this bank holiday Monday to celebrate the fantastic S6 Foodbank. Craft & Dough, Campo Lane will be hosting the family-friendly event, with 6 live music acts between 12 pm and 8 pm. The event is completely free. All they ask is that you bring a long life food item, a toiletry item or an item of clothing to donate whilst you visit.

Event Location: Paradise Square Near – Craft and Dough, 44 Campo Ln, Sheffield S1 2EG
Event Times: 12 pm – 8 pm 


Eat North, Leeds | 25th & 26th May Bank Holiday 2019  

Eat North Leeds Street Food Event crowd

Now in its third year, EatNorth weekly food festival showcases a cracking line up of indie food vendors, themed events, and live music in Leeds. EatNorth is getting a festival makeover for Leeds Indie Food’s final weekender, bringing the street food celebration all weekend long!

Event location: North Brewing Co, Unit 6, Taverners Walk Industrial Estate, Sheepscar Grove, Leeds LS7 1AH
Event Times: 12 pm – 10 pm 


Cafe Mandalay Huddersfield Restaurant Voucher

Magic Rock Street Food Weekend, Huddersfield | 24th – 26th May 2019

Different street food traders weekly alongside the freshest Magic Rock beers at their working brewery Tap. This May bank holiday weekend event sees Nasi Lemak feeding the hungry masses of Huddersfield with their renowned Malaysian street food.

Event location: Magic Rock Tap, 76 Willow Ln, Huddersfield HD1 5EB


Malton Food Lovers Festival | 25th – 26th May 2019

Malton Food Lovers Festival Tommy Banks

Situated within ‘Yorkshire’s Foodie Capital’ Malton, North Yorkshire. The regions’ own talent will headline the event again for 2019 with a host of chefs and representatives from many fine restaurants near and far taking part. The festival will also feature a massive selection of the North’s best food and drink producers as well as a range of award-winning street food stalls.

Event Location: Malton, North Yorkshire


£50 The Refectory Kitchen York Restaurant Voucher

Hull Trinity Farmers’ Market | Sunday 25th May 2019

Taking place on the last Saturday of every month, situated in Trinity Square – the Hull Trinity Farmers’ Market provides an all-round shopping experience, with a selection of the best local craft and gift stalls, locally-brewed beverages, farmed produce and homemade baked goods.

Event location: Hull Minster, S Church Side, Hull HU1 2JJ
Event Times: 11 am – 4 pm 


Luxury North Yorkshire Spa, Dine & Treatment

Feversham Arms Helmsley Poolside Dining

Possibly the best Bank holiday treat? Enjoy 3 hours use of the award-winning Feversham Arms Spa facilities including a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and extensive Heat Experience. One course lunch, a glass of prosecco and your choice of 30-minute spa treatment.  Only £69, saving you 35%. 

Valid Sunday – Friday (every day excluding Saturday), 9 am – 1 pm or 1 pm – 5.30 pm

Location: Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, 1-5 High St, Helmsley, York YO62 5AG


Sunday Lunch at Sheffield’s Favourite Gastro-pub

The Milestone Sheffield Offers Interior Restaurant Image

Enjoy a mouthwatering 3-course Sunday lunch for two for just £24 at the award-winning gastro pub and restaurant, The Milestone in Sheffield. The perfect bank holiday Sunday treat. Usually, £58.50 saving you 59%

Location: The Milestone, 84 Green Ln, Sheffield S3 8SE



Bank Holiday Boathouse Feast, Leeds | 25th & 26th May 2019

Back for its 5th year, Waterlane Boathouse’s Bank Holiday Boathouse Feast will be bringing the best Bank Hol vibes to Leeds once again, featuring the best street food in the North, as well as live music, DJs, tap takeovers, a gin bar, and an Aperol bar. Kids and dogs are both welcome too.

Event Location: Water Lane Boathouse, Canal Wharf, Leeds LS11 5PS
Event Times: 11 am – 11 pm 


Award-Winning Afternoon Tea at The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley

Black Swan Helmsley Afternoon Tea Restaurant Offers Near Me

Established for over 500 years, the iconic Black Swan Hotel sits right in the heart of the North Yorkshire’s prettiest market towns, Helmsley. Relax in their English garden this May bank holiday and indulge in their award-winning afternoon tea. Yorkshire Food Guide readers save 24% off the usual rate. 


Leeds Indie Food Festival | 9th – 27th May 2019

Leeds Indie Food 2019 Prashad Bundobust

Expect exclusive supper clubs, workshops and one-off events showcasing the finest food and flavours from Leeds’ thriving indie scene. A combination of free and ticketed events are available to book now on the Leeds Indie Food website.


Kirkstall Abbey Deli Market, Leeds | 25th – 27th May 2019

Why not relax in the beautiful surroundings of one of Britain’s best-preserved abbeys this May bank holiday weekend. With over 40 stalls each day there is sure to be something for everyone.

Event Location: Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Rd, Leeds LS5 3EH
Event Time: 12 pm – 3 pm


Afternoon Tea at York’s Stunning 4* Principal Hotel

The Principal Afternoon Tea in York

Enjoy views across sweeping manicured lawns all the way to York Minster as you indulge in a delicious afternoon tea this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Save up to 50% on the regular cost, available 7 days a week.

  • Traditional Afternoon Tea £17.50. Usually, £23.50 Saving you 26%.
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea £22.00. Usually, £30.50 Saving you 28%.
  • OR Experience their evening alternative, Twilight Tea for just £12.50 Saving you 50%, which includes a Bramble or Mojito Cocktail

Location: The Principal York Station Rd, York YO24 1AA



25% OFF TICKETS TO Pub In The Park Leeds 31st May – 2nd June 2019 

Pub in The Park Roundhay Leeds Announce Full Line-Up


Written by

Peter Henry


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