What to do in York this weekend: May 18-19, 2013

Lots of fancy at the latest York Does Vintage fair on Sunday
17 May 2013 @ 8.21 pm
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Lots of fancy at the latest York Does Vintage fair on Sunday
Lots of fancy at the latest York Does Vintage fair on Sunday
mix-six-logo-rightWell, it’s not quite summer weather. But if we stay inside any longer we’ll go stir crazy. Stir crazy, we tell you!!

With that in mind, here’s a few out and about ideas for the coming weekend. They’re like a breath of fresh air…

Nature counts!

nature-counts-bullfinchSt Nicholas Fields is one of our favourite spots in York, and this weekend you can join its local nature experts as they count the wildlife on the nature reserve. If you’re an early riser (or mad) join the dawn chorus walk at 4.15am, or the early morning walk at 6am. Between 10am and 4pm there are all sorts of drop-in activities from worm hunts to wildlife bingo. You can meet writer and cartoonist Mike Barfield there too.


Shed Day!

shed-dayWhen is the inside outside? When you’re in a shed. These humble structures are celebrated as the Plotting The Past team invite you to survey the wonderful sheds of York allotments on Saturday, May 18. A highlight is a talk on the history of these plots – which we previewed here. Then you head off around Bustardthorpe Allotments to find out about the sheds, what they’re made of and what they’re used for.


York Does Vintage

york-vintage-dancingFresh from their their triumph at the York Tourism Awards, Now And Then Events are back with another vintage day this Sunday, May 19. With more than 40 stalls, workshops and a tearoom, the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall is the perfect place for a spot of time travelling. There’s even a chance to be snapped in a fun photo booth with some Great Gatsby-type props.


York Record Fair

york-record-fair Like your music – and like it old style, on a CD or even those giant vinyl discs? Then head down to the Basement on Saturday for the York CD and Record Fair. Loads of collectables, plus plenty of bargains. And if you’ve some records and CDs you no longer love, bring them along for cash or swaps.


Artists exhibition

friends-art-gallery-exhibitionThis city is blessed with many excellent artists and you can see some of their work collected together by the Friends of York Art Gallery this weekend. Works by more than 20 artists, including Adrienne French, Mark Hearld, Gerard Hobson and Caroline Riley will be on show. Paintings, prints and cards will be on sale, and all money raised goes to the fund to provide new art storage at the gallery.


Fun with Fergies

ferguson-tractor-rallyKids young and old love a tractor, and there’s no finer tractor than a Ferguson. This weekend at Yorkshire Museum of Farming, up to 50 of these very special vehicles will be on display as it hosts the Friends of Ferguson Heritage Rally. And you can check out the spring lambs while you’re there.

  • The Friends of Ferguson Heritage Rally is at Yorkshire Museum of Farming on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19
  • The museum opens from 10am-5pm. Tickets range from £4 to £6, with a family ticket for £16