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What’s on in Lancashire and Yorkshire this winter?

For those looking to take a winter break, our two holiday parks in Lancashire and Yorkshire are within easy travelling distance of some fabulous events happening in the two counties throughout the season.

The Orb
York Minster, North Yorkshire
1st January – 30th May 2014

The Orb is an exciting new visitor attraction at York Minster. Displaying one of the world’s greatest medieval artists for the first time, this is a must-see for all visitors to York, whether interested in history, art or religion.

The Orb is an elliptical treasure house of stained glass, showcasing five examples of some of world’s most important medieval art. Described as England’s equivalent to the Sistine Chapel, the stained glass is intimately lit to reveal the craftsmanship and epic stories that make up York Minster’s Great East Window.

This awe-inspiring new attraction opened alongside dynamic new interactive galleries exploring the stories and people from both the past and present. These galleries give visitors a superb way to discover fascinating art and history in the stunning surroundings of York Minster. Each month a panel is changed so visitors can follow the progress, with a new masterpiece to see up close.

The Orb is a part of the York minster Revealed project, a five year restoration and conservation project supported by a £10.5m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund – the largest of its kind in the UK.

Pendle Heritage Centre
Barrowford, Lancashire

Ever wanted to learn about the Pendle Witches?

A visit to the Pendle Heritage Centre will tell you everything you need to know as you wander through the museum and gallery. You can also take in the 18th century walled garden before relaxing with refreshments in the tearoom.

The Pendle Heritage Centre is open daily year-round.

Star Watching Dalby Forrest, North Yorkshire
7th February 8-10pm

Fancy seeing the night sky from one of the darkest locations in the country?

Come along to the monthly public observing events run by Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society at the observatories in Dalby Forest (awarded the Milky Way Class of the UK Dark Sky Discovery Award in January 2013).

See the planets, Moon, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies through a range of quality telescopes as well as the Milky Way arching over Low Dalby. The events are free (charitable donations welcomed on the evening) and no booking is required.

Wrap up warm and take along a torch!

Dalby Forest is situated on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park. The southern part of the forest is divided by a number of valleys creating a ‘Rigg and Dale’ landscape whilst to the north the forest sits on the upland plateau.

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