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With temperatures of up to 27 Degrees forecast this week, it's safe to say that Summer 2022 has definitely arrived! We've put together a bunch of fun activities and events in and around Yorkshire which we think are great for the whole family - and they are all within an hour's drive from junction 36 on the M1 just on the outskirts of Barnsley. With the extra Bank Holiday this Summer courtesy of Her Royal Majesty's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend, we are spoilt for choice for things to do in and around Yorkshire this year! If you know of any events worth adding to our list, please email our web content writer at Pennine SEO -

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The Otley Show 21st May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Flypast Rehearsal 24th May 2022

Holmbridge Scarecrow Festival Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and Beacon Lighting Celebration in Penistone 2nd June 2022

Summer Events at Whistletop Valley

Thurlstone Platinum Jubilee Celebration Saturday 4th June 2022

Penistone Mayor's Parade & Gala Day 12th June 2022

Sheffield Food Festival 2nd of June to 5th of June 2022

The Great British Food Festival 2nd June to 5th June 2022

"Friends on the Farm" @ Cannon Hall Farm 18th of June Sunday 19th of June 2022

Various Events at Denroyd Farm Summer 2022

The Great Yorkshire Show 12th July to 15th July 2022

Eden Camp - 1940's Living History Weekend 28th and 29th August 2022

Chatsworth Country Fair 2nd September to 4th September 2022

Princess and Pirate weekend plus Superhero Summer Finale at Gullivers Valley. Princess and Pirate Weekend: 17th and 18th July. Superhero Summer Finale: 4th and 5th September 2022

The Penistone Agricultural Show 10th September 2022


The Otley Show

Saturday 21st of May 2022
Here are just some of the attractions you can be expected to find at the Otley Show this year: Paul Hannam Quad Bike Stunt Show, SMJ Birds of Prey Display, The Sheep Show, Terrier Racing, Giant Tortoises, Stockhole Alpacas, Live Bands in the Music Tent and British Wool Demonstration with Spinners and Weavers. Visit their website for more details and tickets.
otley show aerial image


Platinum Jubilee Flypast Rehearsal

Tuesday 24th May 2022
On June 2, 2022, a large formation of military aircraft will form Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Flypast over Buckingham Palace. The rehearsals for this flypast are scheduled to take place from May 24th to May 27th, 2022. The rehearsals will begin near The Wash, The North Sea, and RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire. Rehearsals are usually held on the first date (May 24, 2022), unless the weather is bad, in which case they will be held on the 26th or 27th. There will be no further rehearsals if the rehearsals on the 24th are successful. Here's a map and times of the expected flypast...

Platinum Jubilee Flyover Rehearsals Map 2022
Area A - between 12.10pm and 1.10pm 
Area B - between 12.30pm and 1.20pm
Area C - between 12.30pm and 1.20pm


Holmbridge Scarecrow Festival

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022
During the extended Jubilee Weekend, the Holmbridge, Holme, and Hinchliffe Mill Scarecrow Festival will take place. 35 scarecrows will be placed throughout the villages, each one depicting a different historical figure from the Queen's reign. In addition to the Scarecrows, there will be competitions, cake stalls, pop-up cafes, and plenty of other activities to participate in. The event is a charity event and all donations will be split between Holme Junior, Hinchliffe Mill Junior and Holmbridge Pre-School and St.Davids Community projects. Maps of the scarecrow route will be available from the 27th May 2022. Click here for more info...

holmbridge scarecrow festival


The Queen's Platinum Jubilee and Beacon Lighting Celebration in Penistone

Thursday 2nd June 6.30pm to 10pm
This will definitely be a party not to miss! The Lighting of the Beacon is a traditional event usually held at the Viewpoint on Roydmoor. However, this year, they will also be lighting a beacon at 9.45pm on Thursday 2nd June on the Penistone Show Field to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. There will be music, kid's activities, a bar and food, all starting from 6.30pm. It's free to attend. Please note, there will be no parking. Click here to visit the event's Facebook page

queens platinum jubilee weekend celebration in penistone


Thurlstone Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Saturday 4th June 2022
Thurlstone F.C. and Thurlstone Community Group will be hosting its' own Platinum Jubilee Party on the Thurlstone Sports Field, High Bank. There will be a football match on (possibly in fancy dress!), brass band, funfair, hot and cold food, a beer tent DJ, dance performances, craft stalls and plenty of other activities for the whole family! To purchase your tickets, call/text 07312126350.

thurlstone platinum jubilee party


Penistone Mayor's Parade & Gala Day

Sunday 12th June from 12 Noon all around Penistone
Last year was a great success, the town was heaving and there was so much to see and do! It was a lovely family afternoon out. Here's a breakdown of what's on this year: Jack and Paul's Fun Run (9am registration 10am start) Vander's Wheel of Death, Craft Stalls, Punch and Judy, Food Stalls, Licensed bar, Fun Fair, Open Mic afternoon, Classic Car Show. Entry fee is a small donation (£2.50 per adult). The event this year is in support of charities IDAS, Age UK Barnsley and The Lullaby Trust. Click here for the event's website.

penistone gala and mayors parade 2022


Various Events for Kids at Whistletop Valley

A fantastic family day out in the heart of Yorkshire!
Whistlestop Valley in Clayton West is a popular visitor attraction featuring narrow-gauge steam engines, outdoor playgrounds, a jumping pillow, a dessert parlour, a miniature ride-on railway, a cafe, a large free car park, a gift/toy shop, exclusive toddler days, special events and experiences throughout the year. This Summer, they have various events planned:

Dragon Quest 
Saturday 20th August and Sunday 21st August 2022
Part mystery, part scavenger hunt, part treasure trail, this interactive event is fun for all the family.  Plus, there are plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with the fascinating and fantastical dragons along the way.

Buy tickets here

Dinosaur Ranger Adeventure
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2022
You will be booked onto a specific train departure time which will transport you from Clayton West Station to Shelley Station where you'll complete a mini treasure hunt & have the opportunity to meet some dinky dinos.  You can spend as much time as you like at Shelley and return at your leisure.

Buy tickets here

Day out with Thomas
Runs all Summer
Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement!

Buy tickets here

whistletop events summer 2022


Sheffield Food Festival

Thursday 2nd of June to Sunday 5th of June 2022
The annual Sheffield Food Festival, which takes place in the city centre and spans the Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, Millennium Square, Town Hall Square, and Pinstone St, attracts thousands of visitors over the course of a weekend. The event coincides with Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, a time of celebration and unity! Furthermore, the Sheffield Food Festival will be celebrating its tenth anniversary over the bank holiday weekend. For more information, visit their website here.


The Great British Food Festival

Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022
The Great British Food Festival is back this year at Harewood House in Leeds and Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham. More information here.


"Friends on the Farm" @ Cannon Hall Farm

Saturday 18th of June and Sunday 19th of June 2022
The all-star lineup will join Cannon Hall's Facebook famous farm team for a special weekend celebration that will include LIVE music from John Hopkinson's brass band. Jules Hudson (host of Springtime on the Farm), Peter Wright, Julian Norton, and Matt, Shona, and David from The Yorkshire Vet are among the guests. Jules Hudson will serve as host and MC for the Main Stage event, introducing Peter Wright (Saturday) and Julian Norton (Sunday.) The Second Stage will feature a rolling schedule of talks led by Cannon Hall's very own Farmer Darrell, who will be joined by several members of the Cannon Hall Farm farm team, as well as Matt (both days), David (Saturday), and Shona (Sunday).

friends on the farm at cannon hall


The Great Yorkshire Show

Tuesday 12th July to Friday 15th July 2022
The Great Yorkshire Show will now become a four-day event for 2022. So, the Great Yorkshire Show will run from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 July 2022 and attendance will be limited each day to make sure everyone has a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Membership numbers will also be capped. Great Yorkshire Show - Official Website


Summer Events at Denroyd Farm in Upper Denby

Located in Upper Denby, near Penistone and Denby Dale, Denroyd Farm is a fantastic venue for any event! They host open-air events and it makes for an idyllic wedding venue, too. This Summer, they are hosting some superb events. See below! Visit their website for more information and tickets.

denroyd farm events 2022


Emley Show

Saturday 6th August
Emley Show Society are pleased to announce that following a break of two years for reasons well beyond their control, plans are going ahead to hold the show in 2022. The show, once again, will be held at Factory Farm, Emley Moor, HD8 9TE by kind permission of the Hampshire family. Further details will be released at the beginning of 2022. More info: Emley Show – A Champion Day Out


Eden Camp - 1940's Living History Weekend

28th and 29th August
Re-enactors will be on-site over the bank holiday weekend; the groups will be portraying both military and civilians, helping to enhance the 1940s theme and allowing visitors to get up close to uniforms, clothing and kit of the period. All visitors to the museum are invited to join in with the fun and get dressed up in either civilian or military period clothing. Address: Eden Camp, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT More about Eden Camp


Chatsworth Country Fair

Friday 2nd September to Sunday 4th September 2022
The Chatsworth Country Fair is one of England's most spectacular annual outdoor events. Held in the Chatsworth Park in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire, it attracts visitors for all over the country. More information and tickets here: Chatsworth Country Fair


Princess and Pirate weekend plus Superhero Summer Finale at Gullivers Valley

Princess and Pirate Weekend: 17th and 18th July
Superhero Summer Finale: 4th and 5th September

There will be treasures, treats, fancy dress events, themed activities and so much more. The Superhero Finale event comes complete with fireworks! This would be a great event for the kids this Summer just before they start back at school. Address: Gulliver’s Valley, Mansfield Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 5QW. More about Gulliver’s Valley


The Penistone Agricultural Show

Saturday 10th September
The unmissable event of the year for residents of Penistone and surrounding areas! The Penistone Agricultural Show doesn't need much introduction as it's so well-known already. This year will mark the 149th annual event. Visit their Facebook page or website for updates on what's to come this year.

penistone show 2022