Doll’s House Fair
Small, they say, is beautiful. And if you want to fill your little world right up this weekend, head to York’s Doll House and Miniatures Fair where most of the scaled down supplies are handmade. York Racecourse, Sunday
NRM photo exhibition
The National Railway Museum is celebrating Britain’s beautiful locations and locomotives with its Landscape Photographer of the Year Exhibition, Lines In The Landscape, founded by one of the most respected landscape photographers Charlie Waite. The best pix from the last four years are on show from now till May.
Winter Wonderland opens
The Ice Factor is back! And unlike the X Factor, it’s well worth a look. This year’s Winter Wonderland at the York Designer Outlet incorporates ice skating at North England’s largest outdoor ice rink with a traditional funfair, Santa’s grotto, Scandinavian style refreshments and, of course, Christmas shopping.
Does anything say Christmas like that twinkling sphere of bling, the bauble? Take your kids along to the Castle Museum to design and decorate willow circles as baubles and bunting to take home, with artist Griselda Goldsbrough. Saturday, from 10am
Comedy with Chris Ramsey
Is the genial South Shields stand up and Hebburn star really The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television? Find out at York Barbican this Sunday, when Ramsey will explain the consequences when you say the wrong thing at the wrong time…
Christmas at Nunnington
You can travel back in time 90 years from this weekend as Nunnington Hall near Helmsley stages a 1920s Christmas experience. Sip a sherry and nibble on sugared almonds in the drawing room, before heading up to the nursery to meet Father Christmas. Highly civilised, what?