LOVE THE WEEKEND

It's September! Time to say so-long to summer and hello to comforting foodie finds, doggy delights and new-you makeovers...

AWAY FROM IT ALL

Hollymoor House is a real haven. A North Yorkshire wow-house where you’ll find blissful boudoirs, fine food and plenty of private time…

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TIME OUT

It’s Ladies’ Day at Thirsk on Saturday. Time to don the posh frocks, dig out the fascinators and pop open the bubbly. Expect thrilling racing, marquee fun, best-dressed competitions, fine food and more.

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An exhibition spanning the lifework of one of the most distinctive British artists of the 20th century, Paul Nash, arrives at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery this weekend. One to check out if you like your landscape art!

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WITH THE KIDS

Families can enjoy crafty delights and sights at this year’s Staithes Festival. Head to the beach to see Whitby-based willow sculptor, Emma Stodhard, and her elephant family – sweet work commissioned by Prince Charles.

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Pooch-mad packs and kids are invited to the North East Dog Festival at Kirkley Hall on Saturday. Pick up toys and treats at the trade stalls, watch the canine action at the main ring and play on the carnival-style rides.

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FOODIE

Malton’s Harvest Food Festival takes centre stage this weekend. Expect a harvest of game, seafood, wild and foraged food, fresh fruit, baking galore, street food and over 80 stalls packed with autumnal Yorkshire produce.

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Saltburn Farmers’ Market returns for September. Head there on Saturday for fresh, local finds, world street food and micro-brewery beers. Great if you fancy a wander and nabbing some treats for Sunday’s brekkie.

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