Your February Events 2024 Guide | Celebrating events in Malton & Surrounding Villages​

Your February Events 2024 Guide

A celebration of what's on in Malton and surrounding villages

Welcome to this months round-up of fabulous things to do for adults (and their dogs) in the most beautiful part of Yorkshire. 

🐾   Dog friendly

🔗 Details are correct when I publish them – all listings have a link – please check times, doggy access and booking information. 

Event’s in York worth mentioning.

 Jump to events in York here.

Staying with us in Burythorpe?

Skip to year round events in Burythorpe here.

Donkey Burythorpe

Hey, I'm Gemma - curious explorer of Yorkshire and host at Kingfisher & Yew

This curated list started as a guide for couples staying with us, and quickly evolved into this celebration of events happening in the beautiful countryside around here. I hope you find something you enjoy!


Whether you're treating your partner to a day out, or nurturing your inner introvert with a solo adventure, you'll be sure to find something to enjoy here.

Stargazing in Dalby

@Dalby Forest

Several Dates - check for availability

Astro Dog offer exciting, interactive, stargazing sessions in the enchanting setting of Dalby Forest. Dalby Forest is a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site and is set within the heart of the picturesque North York Moors National Park. 


Guests can enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, learning about stars, asterisms, constellations, star-hopping and how to navigate the night sky. Use telescopes and binoculars to view the planets, the Moon and stunning deep space objects such as double stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae.


Yoga in Dalby Forest

@Dalby Forest

Every Wednesday

Step away from your normal routine and try yoga in Dalby Forest, hosted by Chantelle from The Balance Rooms.

This class is suitable for all abilities and will guide you through a series of movements to help rejuvenate, restore and refresh.

Seriously Collins

@The Milton Rooms, Malton

Friday 2nd February

Join us for an amazing evening of the music of Phil Collins, including solo and Genesis hits.
A genuine tribute to the biggest artist of our generation, packed with hits and fan favourites, this two-hour extravaganza will take you back to Phil in his hey-day.
Featuring the award winning tribute to the man himself, Chris Hayward and his world class band recreate Collins’ extensive catalogue to give the ultimate Phil Collins & Genesis experience.
Featuring, ‘In The Air Tonight’ – ‘Another Day In Paradise’ – ‘Easy Lover’ – ‘Against All Odds’ – ‘Invisible Touch’ – ‘Follow You Follow me’ – ‘I Can’t Dance’ and ‘Sussudio’ amongst others.

Willow Hare Weaving Workshop With Twigs & Sprigs at The Patisserie

@The Patisserie, Malton

Sunday 11th February

Come and enjoy weaving your very own willow hare for your home or garden. These are great fun to weave and one of the most popular workshops at The Patisserie.
This workshop is suitable for beginners or those with some weaving experience.
All materials and tool provided. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided.

Ryedale Art Social Evening

@The Library Bar, Malton

Tuesday 13th February

New for 2024, Environmental Art and The Library Bar have teamed up to bring you an evening of arts and culture with talks and networking on the second Tuesday of each month.
The event is FREE to attend but your place must be reserved as places are limited. 
At the inaugural instalment of the Ryedale Art Social evenings on 13th February, come along and find out more about the plans for the Malton Sculpture Trail from top blacksmith and organiser of the Malton Sculpture Trail, Piers Edsall and changes to the Ryedale Open Studios. 
Helen Mahoney launching her new series of community workshops, collaborations and exhibitions in Norton. 

Cooking the Books: The Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee

@The Cook's Place, Malton (with the lovely folk from Kemps)

Thursday 15th February

Each month Jo Hardy from Kemps selects a book that has a foodie vibe and while Jo discusses and reviews the book and opens the discussion Gilly Robinson, owner, and head tutor here at The Cooks Place will then create two dishes mentioned in the text. Relax and enjoy as Gilly cooks and demonstrates how to make the dishes, which you eat along with a glass of something.
This month: The Land Where Lemons Grow by Helena Attlee
A delightful book about Italy’s unexpected history, told through its citrus fruits
The story of citrus runs through the history of Italy like a golden thread, and by combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art, Helena Attlee takes the reader on a unique and rich journey through Italy’s cultural, moral, culinary and political past.

Grant Harris – Medium

@The Milton Rooms, Malton

Thursday 15th February

Grant returns to The Milton Rooms for another one of his unbeatable evenings of mediumship.

See him work as he connects with your loved ones to provide messages of support, reassurance and much needed clarity at times we need it most. 

All of his shows contain laughter and incredible moments of clarity and reassurance for people who receive messages.

Roost After Dark

@The Cook's Place, Malton (with the lovely folk from Roost Coffee)

Friday 16th February

We have collaborated with coffee expert and mixologist Gemma from Roost Coffee and Roastery to bring a new Supper Club with a difference!
Join us to experience a selection of small plates, accompanied beautifully by three delicious coffee based cocktails, finished with a coffee.
Sit back and relax as Gemma and Gilly create a delicious menu for you to enjoy.
Roost Coffee and Roastery is a family run business based in the heart of Malton, using ethically sourced sustainable produce and eco friendly methods of production. We can’t wait to welcome Gemma to The Cooks Place in this exciting collaboration!

Take a tour of our adults-only, dog-friendly, rural retreats

Explore 300 years of history in our recently renovated farmers cottage with salt water, log burning hot tub.

Cosy Cottage Palm Oil Free Soap-Making workshop

@Cosy Cottage Soap Company, Malton

Saturday 17th February

Join us for a glorious, relaxing afternoon of palm oil free soap-making! Make six bars of your own signature, cold process soap to take home bearing your own signature fragrance, made from a blend of essential oils. 
You will make your palm oil free soap from vegetable oils and waxes using the cold process soap-making method. No melt-and-pour synthetic soap bases here! You will then personalise your soap using dried flowers, fruit, exfoliants and fragrances.

Florian Poirot Masterclass: Extravaganza Tasting

@Florian Poirot, Malton

Thursday 22nd February

Indulge in the ultimate tasting experience with the Extravaganza Tasting, led by the renowned pastry chef, Florian Poirot, UK Pastry Champion, taking place at our kitchen in Malton Talbot Yard.
Join us for an exclusive journey into the world of macarons and chocolates, as we guide you through the entire process from start to finish. Learn about the art of making macarons and sample our delicious chocolate creations.
Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, this tasting is a must-do experience for those who appreciate the art of patisserie and chocolaterie.
Florian will guide you through his vision and you will try at least 12 different tastings: expect hot chocolates, macarons, chocolate bonbons, different origin chocolates and more. Don’t miss out on this unique and delicious experience.

Comedy Evening with Steve Day, Ashley Frieze and host Carl Jones

@The Milton Rooms, Malton

Friday 23rd February

Steve Day – Steve has been described as ‘warm and witty’ by the Scotsman and has received many other rave reviews whilst performing shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Chortle gave him five stars in 2007 for Deafy’s Island Discs, a show the Sunday Times called ‘Funny and Moving’.

Ashley Frieze – with his charming, daft and warm brand of music infused stand up comedy, this guitar toting funny man has been entertaining audiences across the UK for nearly 20 years.  His original songs, with well crafted lyrics and catchy tunes, span many genres from Jazz to Coldplay, via 1960’s girl group pop!

Carl Jones – Midlands comic Carl Jones first hit the circuit in 2011, performed and written for the BBC’s comedy output and is a regular at some of the top comedy clubs across the UK.

Ryedale Blues Club – Alex Hamilton Band

@The Milton Rooms, Malton

Thursday 29th February

Glasgow born Alex Hamilton has been part of the British Blues/Rock scene for over ten years and makes a welcome return to The Milton Rooms. He has been compared to Robben Ford and Matt Scofield and his debut album at the age of 18 won the Scottish New Music Award in 2011 and his subsequent albums have all been nominated for awards including the British Blues Awards, several years running. 

Having toured in dozens all across Britain and extensively in Europe with his trio ‘The Alex Hamilton Band’, he has regularly sold out theatres and music clubs across the globe, gaining a following of musicians and music fans alike. In the last ten years Alex has been fortunate enough to share stages with some of the best musicians in his genre including Carl Verheyen, Anysley Lister, Henrik Freishlader and King King.

In York

Events worth special note

York Ice Sculpure trail is back this year on February 3rd & 4th. Check out York event listings to get the map and start exploring.


Jorvik Viking Festival. Europes largest Viking festival is back! Expect torchlit Viking banquets and the festival finale: The Realms of Yggdrasil.

Other fun things to do

A day at the races |

Explore York’s chocolate history (they have a truffle event on right now which looks delicious!) |

Find viking re-enactments and outdoor drama |

If you’re interested in York you may also like these guides:

Gardens to visit near Malton and York

Historical Places to visit near Malton & York

Adrenaline adventures near Malton and York

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Year round events & activities in Burythorpe

Afternoon Tea & Tennis

Afternoon Teas are available daily at Burythorpe House Hotel  12-4pm with tables available in the dining room, the garden or in front of one of the roaring log fires (yes please!)

Vegan & GF available and pre-booking required: Contact reception 01653 658200

Paying customers can also play tennis on their courts, bring your rackets.

Food & Monthly Pub Quiz

Show off your general knowledge in the lovely 17th Century former coach house. Local ales and a friendly bunch make this a lovely way to spend an evening.

Check their Facebook page for quiz dates and other events here:

Massage with Jasmine

If you’re staying with us, Jasmine can be booked (directly with her) to provide massage and other beauty services. I love this at Yew Tree with the salt-water hot tub.

Yoga with Anna

If you’re staying with us, Anna can be booked (directly with her) to help you unwind with 1:1 or 1:2 private yoga sessions.

Get yourself booked into our luxury adults-only rural retreat

Lakeside cabin in the woods Burythorpe, Malton

Kingfisher Cabin

Tuck yourself away in the woods

Stay in our hand crafted log cabin with private lakeside, outdoor bath and woodland book-nook.

Expected early summer 2023

Yew Tree Cottage

Steep yourself in history

Stay in our recently renovated 17th century country cottage with salt water, log burning hot tub.

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