Ideas for fun family days out this Bank Holiday weekend

Mark Taylor with fellow riders from the Royal British Legion riders’ branch at last year’s Fulford Show

Mark Taylor with fellow riders from the Royal British Legion riders’ branch at last year’s Fulford Show

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A BUMPER weekend of delights are expected to thrill families over the bank holiday weekend.

Summer favourites like the Fulford Show - on Monday featuring traditional displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables - and the Galtres Parklands Festival, are back again.

The Galtres Parklands Festival, at Duncombe Park, Helmsley, will see 100 bands across eight stages throughout the weekend, including Sunday night's headliners The Human League.

This is the 10th year of the festival and is expected to be the largest yet as families descend on the site to camp around the stunning setting.

Adult weekend tickets cost £95 or an extra £10 if camping. Day tickets are £40.

Young person tickets are £20.

For those with a thirst for knowledge, York Castle Museum has a display about the story of the Angel of Mons who was supposed to have appeared to support British soldiers in the First World War.

The exhibition features work by artist Alfred Pearse, and runs alongside a separate project for creative children who want to create their own watercolours.

The workshop forms part of the Arts Award Discover Challenge for primary school children.

This takes place on Saturday from 11am-4pmand is open to children of all ages.

Tickets cost £9.50 for adults and are free for children and adults with a York Card.

Staying with art, the last chance for people to peruse Le Tour - A Yorkshire Journey Painting Exhibition, which celebrates the route of this year's famous bike race, is on Monday.

The Blue Tree Gallery, on 23 Bootham, York, will be open from 11am to 5pm, displaying cycling artwork from Susan Bower, Jack Hellewell, Susan Brown, Rachael Burnett, John Thornton, David Baumforth and Ann Kilvington.

Children’s television characters including Angelina Ballerina and Bob the Builder, will be at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday to meet their young fans. The event starts at noon and tickets cost £10. While the Magic of Motown comes to the Spa in Bridlington at 7.30pm on Saturday. Tickets from £17.

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