Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Accessible event venues help to make attending or being involved with the fantastic range of events more available to everyone. We understand how important accessibility is for both our visitors and event organsiers and how accessible event venues can help.We are delighted to be able to offer a completely accessible venue. YEC allows people with physical or learning disabilities to enjoy community life, socialise and plan days out with the same dignity and convenience as everyone else – which can often be taken for granted.

Changing Places toilet facilities open at the Yorkshire Event Centre. The new facility in Hall 2 will be open during events held at the Yorkshire Event Centre, allowing all visitors to attend and enjoy events.

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The UK’s only trade show for the ice cream industry – Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 February 2019

 

The Ice Cream and Gelato Expo 2019 takes place in Hall 1 at the Yorkshire Event Centre, a UK trade show venue. It is the UK’s only trade show for the ice cream industry.

Visitors can expect everything from a huge variety of ice cream, to machinery, sundries, equipment and packaging.  Most importantly, an amazing array of ice cream to inspire and delight you!

Organised by the industry’s trade association – the Ice Cream Alliance (ICA).  With many ICA members experiencing a bumper 2018, the trade show comes at an ideal time for this years trends. Certainly a must-do event for anyone in the industry looking for a chance to network and launch new products.

“The Ice Cream Alliance is 75 years old this year,” commented Zelica Carr, Ice Cream Alliance CEO. “This will be our 69th trade Expo. With the best year in our history in terms of ice creams sales just finished, the industry is in a very strong position to go forward and face fresh challenges.”[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px” image_repeat=”no-repeat”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” box_shadow_on_row=”no”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”351685″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”351684″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” box_shadow_on_row=”no”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px” image_repeat=”no-repeat”][vc_column_text]

Broadcaster to announce winners of National Ice Cream Championships

 

The 2019 expo will welcome TV and radio’s Nigel Barden.  Nigel will be announcing the winners of the National Ice Cream Championships held annually at the expo.

With a total of 16 categories ranging from the most popular flavours across to innovation in new flavours and presentation, as well as a ‘Newcomers’ award. Category winners are judged at the Expo and an overall UK Champion is also announced. Winners receive a coveted Ice Cream Alliance Winners Certificate and magnificent silver trophy

Nigel Barden is a food and drink broadcaster, who has worked with Simon Mayo and Chris Evans, on their Sony Gold award winning BBC Radio 2 shows for 12 years and is the food correspondent for BBC London.  He specialises in promoting British ingredients and artisan producers, particularly in his role as chairman of judges for The Great Taste Awards, Farm Shop & Deli Awards, World Cheese Awards, British Cookery School Awards, Deliciously Yorkshire and host of the National Fish & Chip Awards.

“We are delighted to have Nigel announcing the winners of our prestigious National Ice Cream Championships which we have been running for 75 years,” commented Zelica Carr, Ice Cream Alliance CEO.  “The Championships showcase the creativity and dynamism of the ice cream market.”[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px” image_repeat=”no-repeat”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” box_shadow_on_row=”no”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”351674″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]

Judging at the 2018 National Ice Cream Competition

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Nigel Barden

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Free parking makes visiting us easy.  For more details and to plan your trip please see our Visit Us section.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px” image_repeat=”no-repeat”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”yes” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” box_shadow_on_row=”no”][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”351082″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”50px” image_repeat=”no-repeat”][vc_column_text]Looking for things to do in Harrogate?  For details on events and exhibitions coming up at the Yorkshire Event Centre see our What’s On guide.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

2018 saw continued venue improvements at the YEC. The Yorkshire Café, which links Hall 1 and Hall 2 has undergone an amazing refit. YEC is attracting more and more visitors to the venue with each event. This latest project is a great example of how our venue continues to grow and improve.

Did you know, 100% of the profits from all business across the Great Yorkshire Showground fund the work of registered charity, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society?  So whether you are holding or supporting an event at the YEC, having a wedding

Christmas Competition

Christmas Competition closes 8am Friday 14th December 2018

Win a Christmas tree and 2 x tickets to Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2019

Don’t miss our Christmas competition.  You have a chance to win a Christmas tree of your choice.  Prize includes FREE delivery within a 5 mile radius of Harrogate Christmas Tree Centre. and 2 x adult tickets to Harrogate Flower Show.

Harrogate Christmas Tree Centre offers the widest selection of both strong and low needle retention Christmas Trees. Picking a real Christmas tree is a very memorable experience – each tree is unique so you can choose exactly the right tree for you.

The winner will also receive 2 x adult tickets to Harrogate Flower Show 2019, the UK’s premier gardening event.  The 2019 show is held 25th – 28th April 2019,  tickets are valid for any day. All you need to do to enter our Christmas competition is head over to our Facebook page.  Share a festive photo with us and let us know who you might take with you to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show.  Entries close 8am Friday 14th December 2018. Looking for things to do in Harrogate?  For details on events and exhibitions coming up at the Yorkshire Event Centre see our What’s On guide.

If you are looking for ideas or things to do with the kids during half term, we have the perfect day out for you!   Young and young at heart can experience the thrills at Harrogate’s Indoor Funfair. The Yorkshire Event Centre is set to host Harrogate’s first ever indoor funfair.    Providing family fun throughout the October half term. Bringing you a range of traditional fairground rides.  The best bit is that it is all under cover!  So there is plenty of fun to be had whatever the weather.

Activities and things to do with the kids during half term in Yorkshire.

If you are looking for ideas or things to do with the kids during half term, we have the perfect day out for you!   Young and young at heart can experience the thrills at Harrogate’s Indoor Funfair.

The Yorkshire Event Centre is set to host Harrogate’s first ever indoor funfair. Providing family fun throughout the October half term.

Bringing you a range of traditional fairground rides.  The best bit is that it is all under cover!  So there is plenty of fun to be had whatever the weather. Hall 1 will have a range of fairground rides predominantly aimed at younger children, like Cup and Saucers and Helter Skelters but also with dodgems and Waltzers for bigger kids. A great indoor idea when looking for things to do with the kids during half term.

Paul Ashton from the Yorkshire Event Centre said: “We’re really excited about hosting the first indoor funfair for Harrogate in Hall 1 here at YEC. There will be rides to suit all the family, whatever the weather everyone will be able to enjoy great value fun packed rides, and experience all the fun of the fair over the school holidays!”

There’s something for the whole family to participate in.

If you prefer to stay grounded you can enjoy a variety of fun fair stalls.  Try your luck on a selection of traditional prize and game stalls including hook-a-duck and the classic coconut shy.  Please note all these stalls will be priced per go.

YEC is located just outside Harrogate town centre with plenty of free parking. Pay £10 admission for either the morning session (11am – 2pm) or the afternoon session (3pm – 6pm).  Once inside all funfair rides are free.   The perfect opportunity to let the kids have some fun before heading into town or enjoying the local countryside.

John Lowery from Show Organisers, Events and Attractions Limited said. “As a Yorkshire based company we are looking forward to providing Harrogate’s First ever indoor funfair. We hope families come and enjoy as many rides as they want within the 3 hour session.  All indoors away from the muddy fields and cold weather. Plenty of rides for the younger generation from Chair O Planes to a Toy set.  We will even have a large children’s roller coaster!”

The funfair will run from Saturday October 27 to Sunday November 4.  Food and drink is available from our onsite café.  For further information see www.indoorfunfair.co.uk.

Funfair Details

A £10 riding wristband allows you to ride as many rides within the 3 hour session as possible.  Visitor numbers for each session will be limited, advanced tickets can be purchased to guarantee entry.

Rides will include:-

Balloon Ride
Children’s Mini Miami
Children’s Cup and Saucer
Children’s Octopus Ride
Chair O Planes (small and large)
Dodgems (mini and full size)
Formula Children’s Ride
Fun House
Helter Skelter
Jumping Jack Children’s Ride
Matterhorn
Roller Coasters
Tiger Inflatable Play Centre
Waltzer

Spectator tickets will be available for £2 which will allow access to the hall but not admission onto any of the rides.  Children under 3 years enter for FREE.  If children under 3 wish to go on any rides they must be accompanied by someone who has purchased a riding wristband. This is a family event and all teenagers must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking access will be available 30mins before each session starts.  Please note, for safety reasons there will be some height/age restrictions on some rides. Plan your visit to the Yorkshire Event Centre.

Yorkshire offers some amazing countryside shows celebrating  food, farming and countryside.

Countryside Live is one of the countryside shows held at the Yorkshire Event Centre.  This year visitors can meet Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen and TV favourite, Peter Wright of Channel 5’s The Yorkshire Vet.  Both expected to be very popular attractions.

Countryside shows provide the perfect day out for families.  Visitors to Countryside Live will experience a cookery theatre, live performances, shopping and of course, plenty of animals.  Another main attraction is the Create + Explore area which is packed with hands-on activities for children.

Now in its 16th year, Countryside Live attracts around 12,000 visitors across two days.  200 animals are entered in competitions and classes across the weekend.  From horses to honey, pigs to poultry, sheep to rabbits, there are competitions and classes for all! There are plenty of family activities, which are mainly free once you inside the event.  Birds of prey displays, shopping stands, horticultural classes and farriery competitions will certainly provide something for the whole family.

Amanda Owen the Yorkshire Shepherdess

Fans can meet Amanda on Saturday 20 when she will be signing her books and calendar as well as speaking on stage.   Amanda runs a 2,000 acre farm with 1,000 sheep in North Yorkshire.  Amanda is also a regular on TV with numerous appearances.

Amanda said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been invited to Countryside Live. It promises to be a truly fascinating event, both educational and enjoyable.  People can gather together to celebrate our infinitely varied and diverse English countryside. It is a great honour to have the opportunity to provide an insight into life as a hill shepherdess.  Also, what it is like to be responsible for ‘working the view’ rural living.  Also how farming has shaped the iconic Yorkshire Dales landscape.”

Show Director Charles Mills said: “Amanda is a wonderful ambassador for farming.  We look forward to hearing about her life and welcoming her to Countryside Live.  A very special event which showcases the very best of food, farming and the countryside.”

Peter Wright from The Yorkshire Vet

Peter will appear on the Sunday when he will be signing copies of his debut book.   The Yorkshire Vet: In The Footsteps of Herriot will be hot off the presses. Peter’s books will be on sale at the event where Peter will also be doing live Q&As on stage.

Peter will present awards to the winners of the Supreme Beef Championship and Supreme Pairs of Lambs.

Peter said: “I’m delighted to be part of this year’s Countryside Live.  It promises to be a fun and informative event.  Showing a great celebration of farming and country life.  I’m excited to meet the wonderful fans who have supported The Yorkshire Vet and made it what it is today.  I will be signing copies of my book which tells my story from my days as a trainee for Alf Wight, the real James Herriot. ”

Show Director Charles Mills said: “We are thrilled to have Peter on board and we know he will go down a storm with the public.  Visitors will have the chance to meet him on the Sunday and hear his story live on stage.”

Not forgetting, new for this year will be a pop up pub called the Tipsy Heifer.  Overlooking the Main Ring, visitors will be delighted with live entertainment from Stray FM presenters Will Smith and Nick Hancock.  Entertainment at the pub including quizzes three times a day with over £500 worth of prizes to win. Prizes will include Fodder Afternoon Tea vouchers and Great Yorkshire Show family tickets. There will also be a live broadcast of the show between 12noon and 2pm, definitely not to be missed!

Tickets are on sale now and parking is free. Members of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society are entitled to free entry, on production of their membership card.  See our What’s On section for details of  countryside shows and other family friendly events coming up.

Cycle Expo Yorkshire promises to be a mass celebration of cycling.

From an adrenaline-fuelled road bike rampage to BMX championships and multiple demo zones.  The whole family can explore and experience the UK’s most interactive cycle show.  The expo will take place across the indoor and outdoor event space here at the Yorkshire Event Centre.  The YEC is based right in the heart of the UK’s capital of cycling, Yorkshire.  As well as being the largest single event space in the North East YEC has 250 acres of outdoor event space.

Cycle Expo Yorkshire will be backed by some of the biggest names in cycling.

Lizzie Deignan has been unveiled as ambassador for Cycle Expo Yorkshire. Lizzie, reigning Commonwealth champion and Olympic silver medallist, grew up in Otley.  BMX champion Matti Hemmings and Yorkshire born and bred reigning UCI Elite World Champion Jack Carthy will both be demonstrating their skills across the indoor and outdoor event space.  Don’t miss the demonstrations throughout the weekend.  British and European trails champion Danny Butler will be wowing the crowds by putting road bikes through their paces.  Danny will be performing a series of freestyle trick displays.

A number of test tracks and demo zones will be installed across the outdoor event space.  Therefore, making test riding the latest models available for all biking abilities.   Cycle Expo Yorkshire will also use the multi terrain outdoor event space to host live racing during the expo.

A range of companies showcasing the best in cycling equipment, tours and bikes will be exhibiting across both event halls.  Exhibitors include Zyro Fisher, Canyon, Cannondale and Raleigh.

Charlotte Scoular of Cycle Expo Yorkshire said: “There is so much to see and do at Cycle Expo Yorkshire.  There really is a feast of entertainment for all the family to enjoy. We’re so excited to be able to bring a wide range of cycling disciplines to the event.  We hope that we can get as many people as possible excited about cycling. Whether you’re a complete novice, budding amateur or a serious professional on two wheels, Cycle Expo Yorkshire will be a must-see event.”

Cycle Expo Highlights will include

Exhibition Zone

A collection of the leading cycling brands in the UK, where visitors can try, test and buy the latest bikes, clothing and accessories.

Test track and demo zone

Set in more than 250 acres of indoor and outdoor space, Cycle Expo Yorkshire will host five demo areas, from a bespoke built woodland mountain bike track, to an e-bike test track, kids zone and main test track where visitors can try out all the latest bike models.

Kids activity zone

In partnership with HSBC UK Go Ride coaches and Little Rippers there will be actives throughout the show for the little ones, with Go Ride Coaches on hand to give hints and tips to get kids up and pedalling.

Women’s ride out

In partnership with HSBC UK Breeze, Cycle Expo Yorkshire will be running a women’s only ride to Wetherby. There will also be talks and advice on women’s cycling throughout the show.

UK BMX Flatland Championships

Hosted by founder of the UK Flatland Championships and triple Guinness World Record holder, Matti Hemmings, the championships will see pro riders battle for the title. With riders showing off tricks and stunts galore, this is a spectacular show as much as a fierce competition.

Road circuit race

Hosted by Chevin Cycles, the road circuit race is your chance to spot the UK’s next Sir Bradley Wiggins and Lizzie Deignan where the UK’s best amateur cyclists will battle it out around a closed circuit race.

Road Bike Rampage

The UK’s only live action show to specifically perform freestyle tricks on a road bike, five times British and European trials champion Danny Butler will put a carbon fibre road bike through its paces.

Yorkshire cyclocross

Running throughout the grounds, the best cyclocross racers in the UK will go wheel to wheel at the Cycle Expo.

Yorkshires cycle exhibition joins the fight for sustainability.

Cycle Expo Yorkshire will also be addressing the use of plastic in the sporting industry. Eco conscious brands such as GRN Sportswear are on board to help raise awareness.

Yorkshire based Jet2holidays will be headline sponsor of the Cycle Expo’s Travel Zone.  Visitors can find out all they need to know about travelling abroad with your bike. The Travel Zone exhibitors will cover everything from organised cycle tours to the logistics of taking your bike on a plane.

Cycle Expo Yorkshire is a partnership between Welcome to Yorkshire and Leeds-based marketing and events specialists XSEM, both of which are advocates for boosting tourism and cycling in Yorkshire.

Book Tickets

Whatever style of biking you are into, one thing’s for sure, this event is not to be missed by any diehard cycling fans!  You can buy tickets here.

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