Oswaldkirk Village

Welcome to the official website of Oswaldkirk, sheltering at the foot of the North York Moors

Events - July/August


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20 July Wednesday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Poetry Reading Evening 7pm - 9.30 pm Featuring Poet in Residence Bernie Cullen along with Carole Bromley and Mark Pajak for a summer evening reading poems inspired by nature and the arboretum. £10 including a glass of wine Booking required on 01653 648598

21 July Thursday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Willow Bird Feeder Workshop 10.00 am - 3.30 pm Make a willow bird feeder that can be hung in your garden. Please bring sharp secateurs £65 per person, includes tuition, materials, and light refreshments throughout the day. Booking required on 01653 648598

23 July Saturday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Bat Walk 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm After a short introductory talk we take a dusk walk into the arboretum, armed with a bat detector. Adult £10 Child £5 Booking essential on 01653 648598

25 July Monday

Keep Fit

Oswaldkirk Village Hall 6.15 - 7pm £2 Contact Andy Neighbour 01439 788118

27 July Wednesday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Discovery Day 10.30 am - 2.30 pm Children aged 4-11 are invited to join our Education Officer and her team and discover the natural world during these hour-long sessions. This week’s activities are pond-dipping and shelter building. Sessions last an hour and start on the half hour. £3.50 per child per session A parent or carer is required to stay with his or her child/children during the session. Booking advised by ringing 01653 648598

1 August Saturday

Hovingham Market

Hovingham Village Hall 10.30 am

2 August Sunday

Ryedale Natural History Society

Outdoor Meeting 2.00 pm Fen Bog. Meet SE 856982 Ken Hutchinson

3 August Wednesday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Discovery Day.10.30 am - 2.30 pm Children aged 4-11 are invited to join the Education Officer and her team and discover the natural world during these hour long sessions. This week’s activities are pond dipping and a mini beast hunt. weekly Drop-in Tour 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm A guide will introduce you to the collection, explain the arboretum’s history And show you the best of the seasonal treasures. Free (normal admission applies)

4/18 August Thursday

Helmsley Walled Garden

Meet the Bees, course leader Mike I’Anson This course is a great introduction to bees For information and to book: info@helmsleywalledgarden.org.uk

7 August Sunday

St. Oswald’s Patronal Festival

St. Oswald’s Church at 10.00 am. Followed by refreshments in Church.

8 August Monday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Arboretum Explorer’s Club - Beast Day 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Lots of nature based activities including a minibeast hunt, decomposition activities, art, outdoor music and crafts. £15 per child (6-11 yrs) including lunch Book in advance on 01653 648598

9 August Tuesday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Arboretum Walk 10.30 am - 11.30 am With Director John Grimshaw explore and learn about the arboretum’s tree and plant collection, wild flowers and meadows. Normal admission applies

10 August Wednesday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Discovery Day 10.30 am - 2.30 pm Children aged 4-11 join the Education Officer and her team. This week’s activities are orienteering and a minibeast hunt. Sessions last an hour and start on the half hour. £3.50 per child per session A parent or carer is required to stay with his or her child/children during the session. Booking advised by ringing 01653 648598

15 August Monday

Owls

Planning 7.30 pm at Gaynor’s home Contact Gaynor on 787046

15 August Monday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Arboretum Explorer’s Club - Creative Arts Day 10.00 am - 3.00 pm A day of nature based activities for children aged 6-11, including making a story stick, meet a tree, story trail, colour collection, crafts, design a tree, poetry. £15 per child including lunch Booking essential - Ring 01653 648598

17 August Wednesday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Discovery Day - Pre-school special 10.30 am - 2.30 pm Children aged 2-5 are invited to join our Education Officer and her team and discover the Natural World. Activities include mini-pond dipping or a forest-fairy adventure. Sessions last an hour and start on the half hour. £3.50 per child per session. A parent or carer is required to stay with his or her child/children during the session. Booking advised by ringing 01653 648598

18 August Thursday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Botanical Exhibition Preview 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm Members and friends are invited to a preview of the Botanical Exhibition. Meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Free but booking required on 01653 648598

19 August Friday - 11 Sept. Sunday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Botanical Exhibition 10.00 am - 4.30 pm Free

21 August Sunday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Solar Gazing 12.00 am - 1.00 pm Learn about the sun and day-time sky under the guidance of the experts from York Astronomical Society. A free drop-in event (normal admission applies).

22 August Monday

The Yorkshire Arboretum

Arboretum Explorer’s Club - Active Learning Day 10.00 am - 3.00 pm A day of nature based activities for children aged 6-11, including orienteering, shelter building, owl pellet dissection and certificate making. £15 per child including lunch Booking essential on 01653 648598