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Family Fun Day, Thu 1 Aug 2019, free entry

Yorkshire Day in Pontefract!

Yorkshire Day in Pontefract!


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Thu 1 Aug Yorkshire Day


Come and celebrate Yorkshire day in Pontefract!

With street theatre, face painting, a local dance troupe and vehicles from Diggerland and local emergency services, Pontefract is the place to spend Yorkshire Day 2019.

Pontefract town centre will be dressed to the nines with bunting and flags to celebrate the day.

Do you have the smartest dog? Bring them down and enter them in to the dog show at 1pm. Registration will be from 12.30pm.

Join Pontefract Museum for a theatrical rendition of the town's moment in the political spotlight: Potwallopers! This is the story of the world's first secret ballot which took place here in Pontefract in 1872. Meet at Pontefract Museum, performances at 12pm and 2pm.

If you lose track of time, don't worry! Pontefract's Town Cryer will be announcing events and times throughout the day.

Down in Pontefract Friarwood Valley Gardens there will be donkey rides, children’s rides, a small market, Punch and Judy performances and even a face painter!

Pontefract Castle are hosting a Victorian Garden Party so you can experience the castle when it first opened as a visitor attraction over 100 years ago. Expect the sights and sounds of a 19th century garden party, including a Victorian side-saddle gymkhana, a traditional barrel organ and even meet Queen Victoria herself!

Yorkshire Day in Pontefract is kindly sponsored by Yorkshire Tea and Farmer Copleys.

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Dates Times
Thu 1 Aug 2019


Free entry

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Map reference: SE 331210  Lat: 53.68440 Long: -1.50030


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