Weds 6th June - Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park YO14 9PG,
21 miles, 40 minutes from Pickering www.fileybirdgarden.com
Located on the A1039 (Scarborough Road) - the last property on the right before entering Filey's 30mph speed limit. Entry fee £5.50, £5 concessions. Free Parking.
Lovely gardens, animals (llamas, donkeys etc), birds, wildflower meadow and pond, simple cafe providing sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks etc, Picnic tables for your own food. Toilets.
Meet in the car park 10am.
Mon 23rd July – Ravenscar, Scarborough YO13 0ET
30 miles, 50 minutes from Pickering
Raven Hall gardens, cafe, toilets and parking, spectacular views of Robin Hood’s Bay. Free entry to the gardens for users of the Hotel cafe.
Meet in the hotel car park 10am.
Thurs 5th July – Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, York YO12 7TR
18 miles, 30 minutes from Pickering www.yorkshirelavender.com
£3 entry to gardens and lavender fields. Spectacular views, wildflower meadow, giant willow deer. The lavender should be in full bloom in July. Excellent Cafe and toilets, plant sales, shop, free parking. Meet in the car park 10am.
Thursday 3rd May – National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ
27 miles, 50 minutes from Pickering. www.nrm.org.uk
Entry free, (suggested donation £5), car park £10, or use Rawcliffe Park and Ride (£5). Many engines, royal carriages, museum exhibitions. Several cafes on site, and toilets.
Meet at the entrance at 10.30 am. Note later time to allow for traffic etc.
Tues 26th June – Peasholm Park, Scarborough North Bay, YO12 7TR
18 miles, 35 minutes from Pickering www.discoveryorkshirecoast.com
Free entry, beach nearby, cafe and toilets, band stand, lake.
Many lovely views of lake and trees, people and boats. Parking on the roadside nearby or at North Bay pay and display.
Meet at the band stand 10am.
Outdoor Painting Programme for 2018
We have a great time on our informal painting days in the summer months, when we meet up to paint or draw together, which is much more enjoyable than doing it alone! We aim to choose places that have a variety of subject matter and most importantly parking, toilets and somewhere for refreshments. We meet in the relevant car park at 10 am and usually finish around 3.30 pm. We are keen to encourage car sharing, so please contact Diana or Lesley (details on your membership card) if you have spaces in your car or would like a lift. Our mobile numbers are Diana Smith 07770 691622 and Lesley Price 07792 952926; at least one of us should be at most venues. The outdoor painting days are organised as an opportunity to paint and draw together in a variety of interesting locations around the local area. We meet at 10 am on location and usually finish the day around 3.30 pm.
Thursday 20th September - St. Andrews Church, Middleton YO18
5 miles, 11 minutes from Pickering www.achurchnearyou.com
A special painting day has been arranged at the church to celebrate the refurbishments that have taken place. Saxon tower, Norman nave and 10C Viking Crosses and a new wild flower garden.
Any artwork would be welcomed by the church for display (with your approval).
More details to follow.
Tues 24th April – Nunnington Hall YO62 5UY
13 miles, 25 minutes from Pickering. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall
Daffodil time/spring gardens, architecture. Beautiful surroundings, including the village (which would avoid fee). No paints are allowed inside the house, but drawing materials welcome. (There may be an art exhibition in the attic.)
Adult £8.50, Parking included. Free to NT memb. Tea shop. Village nearby, with roadside parking and pub. Meet at the entrance, 10 am.
Weds 22nd August - Kirkbymoorside Market Place YO62
8 miles, 15 minutes from Pickering
Mostly free parking, or Town Farm car park at High Market Place (pay and display, with toilets). Subjects include people, market stalls, Church grounds etc. Many Cafes and bakers nearby.
Meet by Towler’s Chemist, 10am.