Your March Events 2023 Guide | Fun things to do in Malton & Surrounding Villages​

What's on in Malton in April

Your March Events 2023 Guide

Fun things to do in Malton & Surrounding Villages

Welcome to this year’s round-up of fabulously fun things to do in the most beautiful part of Yorkshire. 

I’ve included links as dates and times may change, plus some of the activities need to be booked so please double-check. 

Bookmark this page as I’ll be updating this everytime I find something new 🙂

 

If you’re interested in events in York, there are direct links to event pages at the end of this page.

A quick love note to events in Burythorpe

If you’re not staying with us yet – here’s how you can get booked in 😉 Yup… you can stay here!

  • Afternoon Teas available daily at Burythorpe House Hotel  12-4pm with tables available in the dining room… or in front of one of the roaring log fires (yes please!) – Vegan & GF available and pre-booking required: Contact reception 01653 658200
  • Massages… If this is your kind of dreamy (we love combining this with the salt water hot-tub at Yew Tree Cottage) for a fully indulgent spa experience then book direct with our favourite mobile beautician Jasmine. https://www.jasminemaysbeauty.co.uk/ She doesn’t accept on the day bookings so book in advance. Note – Jasmine is not affiliated with us, we have listed her here because (while I selfishly want to keep her to myself) I thought you may enjoy her fabulous massages too.

Events in and around Malton

Reciprocity Forest

@Dalby Forest

Until 16th April (10am - 4pm)

An exhibition of the artworks, process and drawings behind the exciting new Augmented Reality App “Reciprocity Forest”. The App provides trails to follow and new ways to experience the forest.

The app enables you to follow three specially-designed virtual leaf trails through the forest using your mobile and listen to the curious narratives about the trees. Try this to explore a whole new appreciation of trees and experience the forest in a whole new light.

https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest/venue/events-dalby-forest

Malton Monthly Food Market

@Malton Market Place

Saturday March 11th (9am - 3pm)

The Malton Monthly Food Market is known for it’s specialist stalls, street food, music & bags of foodie fun!

Popular with all those who care about where their food is sourced, the market is set against the magnificent backdrop of St Michael’s Church.  

I go to buy blankets from a fabulous company that repurposes leftover tweed from the mills, it’s not all food 🙂

https://www.visitmalton.com/monthly-food-market

Meet the author Anna Potter

@Kemps Bookstore, Malton Market Place

Thursday March 2nd (7.30pm)

Anna joins us in conversation with Gemma from The Topiary Tree Malton to discuss her new book Flower Philosophy.

As well as the chat there will be some demonstration, the opportunity to ask questions and afterwards.  Anna will be signing copies of the book.

The book, arranged by season, Anna guides you through the process of creating your own wreathes, bouquets and installations, all using flowers that can be bought, found and foraged from your neighbourhood.

Accompanied by stunning photography from India Hobson, this book provides the basic foundations to pick, choose and assemble with unlimited possibilities.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

Meet the author James Naughtie

@The Milton Rooms, Malton Market Place

Thursday March 7th (7.30pm)

James Naughtie needs little introduction; he has enjoyed a career spanning decades as one of the most treasured BBC broadcasters, alongside an illustrious publishing career with fascinating books on a multitude of topics, not least his Flemyng Brothers spy series which count Kate Mosse and Alexander McCall-Smith amongst their fans.

In conversation with David Banks, James will discuss his writing, take questions and sign copies of the book.  The thrilling third novel from one of our most treasured broadcasters, The Spy Across the Water follows Will Flemyng on a dangerous journey into his clandestine past, from conflict in Ireland to the long shadows of the Cold War.  We live with our history, but it can kill us.

Booking essential.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

Dinner with Chef Lee Rushforth

@The Cook's Place, Malton

Saturday March 11th (7.30pm)

North Yorkshire boasts some of the finest chefs in the county. Every month the wonderful humans at  The Cooks Place invite a chef to cook you an intimate dinner. This is private dining at its best. The chefs they invite use local produce to create some of their most mouth-watering signature dishes – which you’ll watch them create from the comfort of the Chefs Table – whilst sipping a glass of something delicious (of course).

Booking essential.

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Cookery class: Beat & Whisk

@The Cook's Place, Malton

Sunday March 12th

Malton is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the comforting world of baking. The Cook’s Place run a range of bakery courses from tea-time treats to classic pastries, cakes, bread, biscuits and more. 

The full-day course is ‘jam’ packed with hints, tips and techniques that will help you excel at baking or discover a new passion you never knew you had. (I can’t take credit for the humour here, I stole it straight from the horses mouth!)

Booking essential.

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Spring equinox yoga class

@Dalby Forest

Wednesday March 15th

Celebrate the coming of Spring with this two hour event in the heart of Dalby Forest.

The energy of The Spring Equinox is a warm energy, one of rebirth and new ideas.

Hosted by Chantelle from The Balance Rooms, you’ll start in circle with the sharing of Spring Energy, the drinking of ceremonial cacao, and the welcoming of Spring.

Followed by breathwork, yoga and a guided meditation into the heart of Spring. You’ll end with herbal teas and homemade cookies, and bless the arrival of Spring.

https://www.forestryengland.uk/dalby-forest/venue/events-dalby-forest

Cooking the books: The Last Supper by Rosemary Shrager

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

Thursday March 16th

The irresistible debut novel from celebrity TV chef Rosemary Shrager where cosy crime and cookery collide! When an old rival is found dead at the Cotswolds manor house where she was catering for a prestigious shooting weekend, Prudence is asked to step into the breach. But the more she scratches beneath the surface of this manor and its guests, the more Prudence becomes certain that the death was no accident. She’s staring in the face of a very modern murder. . .

Each month Jo Hardy from Kemps selects a book that has a foodie vibe. Jo will discuss the book and open the discussion for review and Gilly Robinson from The Cooks Place will help you to create a dish as mentioned in the text.

Cooking the Books is a great way to bring your love of books and cooking together. A wonderful night out for a group of book lovers or even on your own, to chat, eat, learn new skills, and just a great excuse to read a book.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

Cookery class: Fin & Shell

@The Cook's Place, Malton

Friday March 17th

Yorkshire is blessed with an ample supply of fresh fish with us being just 25 miles from the coast. Malton enjoys deliveries of some of the finest crab, razor clams and Lobster in Britain.

Our seafood course will allow you to confidently prepare and cook the most delicious of fish. Learn to confidently prepare shellfish and cook the most delicious of crustaceans. 

Our Yorkshire Fin & Shell courses are one of our most popular and have seasonal menus enabling you to enjoy them time and time again.

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Meet the author Andy Sagar

@Kemps Bookstore, Malton Market Place

Tuesday March 21st (4pm)

James Naughtie needs little introduction; he has enjoyed a career spanning decades as one of the most treasured BBC broadcasters, alongside an illustrious publishing career with fascinating books on a multitude of topics, not least his Flemyng Brothers spy series which count Kate Mosse and Alexander McCall-Smith amongst their fans.

In conversation with David Banks, James will discuss his writing, take questions and sign copies of the book.  The thrilling third novel from one of our most treasured broadcasters, The Spy Across the Water follows Will Flemyng on a dangerous journey into his clandestine past, from conflict in Ireland to the long shadows of the Cold War.  We live with our history, but it can kill us.

Booking essential.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

Lambing (the non tourist-y working farm version)

@Manor Farm, Acklam

Selected dates in March

Alice’s Lambing Experiences are the real deal, not the commercial kind you’ll see at many places. The groups are small and it’ll be a quieter experience. Dare I say… the real experience!?

This is a chance for you to get hands on and experience life in the lambing sheds and meet an inspirational farmer (she’ll kill me if I call her Farmer Alice haha). And it’s less than 10 minutes from Burythorpe #bonus.

The 1 hour session involves:

  • Feeding the Lambs
  • Possible sighting of birth
  • A cup of hot chocolate 

March Dates:

  • Saturday 25th @ 4pm
  • Sunday 26th @ 4pm
  • Monday 27th @ 5pm
  • Tuesday 28th @ 5pm
  • Thursday 30th @ 5pm
  • Friday 31st @ 5pm 

Large Willow Sunflower Workshop

@Scampston

Thursday March 23rd

Learn the art of willow weaving at Scampston Hall and be guided through the process of creating a large willow sunflower of your own to display in your garden.

Limited spaces.

https://www.scampston.co.uk/whats-on/events-diary

Dinner with Chef Gilly Robinson

@The Chef's Place, Malton

Friday March 24th (7.30pm)

The chef’s table returns and will be a relaxed affair in 2023! Places are limited but the atmosphere will be as good as it’s ever been.

Arrive for a glass of wine, individual canapes and great company. Sit, relax and let Gilly take you through the great evening of proper Yorkshire food.

Wine, beer and a selection of drinks are available to purchase on the night. 

Includes reception drink, individual canapes, 3-course meal with coffee.

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Lambing time

@Sledmere House, Sledmere

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March

Help out and meet the newborns this Lambing time at Sledmere

This a great opportunity to join the lovely folk at Seldmere for their special Sledmere lambing time experience.

Meet their newborn lambs, enjoy cuddles with their fluffy little flock and if you are around at feeding time you might even get a chance to give them a bottle. You can even watch ‘Lambing live’ streamed straight from the main lambing sheds and our Farm team will give you an insight into what happens during this busy spring period.

Dogs on leads are very welcome.

Normal admission applies.

https://www.sledmerehouse.com/events

Live music: Salt House

@The Milton Rooms

Saturday March 25th (8pm)

Songs are central to Salt House. 

New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. 

Poems given the tunes they’ve long deserved. Songs about place, politics, landscape and birds. 

A collaboration of writing and song from three of Scotland’s foremost performers; Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl. 

The trio continue their love of recording ‘on location’ with this album, taking themselves to rural Argyllshire to finish writing and recording the songs which were crafted between their homes of Inverness-shire and Shetland.

You’ll hear echoes of Pentangle, a touch of Dick Gaughan, murmurs of Scandinavian and Scots, all woven into a music that’s traditional and new. The group’s meticulous attention to detail, shared passions and care for their craft sees Salt House soar.

“A gentle, lulling delight” – The Guardian

“Effortless” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

https://themiltonrooms.com/whats-on/

Cookery class: Dinner party dishes

@The Chef's Place, Malton

Saturday March 25th (full day) or Sunday 26th (half day)

If throwing a dinner party or cooking for a crowd brings you out in a cold sweat or you need some inspiration for new dishes, then our Dinner Party is for you.

This course will boost your confidence and develop your culinary skills and offer a knowledge of cooking that gives you the ability and inspiration to create masterpieces in your kitchen for family and friends.

It’s all about preparation, presentation and timing! 

With five dishes to prepare, this is a reasonably intensive cooking session. 

Includes all ingredients, e-recipe pack and refreshments.

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Live Music: Ryedale Blues Club

@The Milton Rooms Malton

Thursday March 30th

Since releasing his debut album, ‘Days of Destiny’ in 2013, Mark Pontin has firmly established himself in the UK Blues/Rock scene as an artist to take notice of.

A multiple blues award nominee and stalwart guitar player and vocalist, Mark is a man of many talents.

His debut album ‘Days Of Destiny’ caused quite a stir, with five nominations in the British Blues Awards and finalists in the ‘Emerging Artist; and ‘Blues Song Of The Year’, all from a self release with no PR. Word of mouth began to spread.

‘Textures’ came next in 2015 – to huge critical acclaim. The album featured on many ‘top 10 of the year’ lists that year, with literally dozens of 10/10 reviews.

Mark had stepped up with production, songwriting and performance, so much so that one eager reviewer was led to write “Pontin is the new Jimmy Page”.

https://themiltonrooms.com/whats-on/

Meet the author Tom Mead

@Kemps Bookstore, Malton Market Place

Thursday 30th March (7.30pm)

An enthralling locked-room murder mystery inspired by crime fiction of the Golden Age, Death and the Conjuror is the debut novel by acclaimed short-storywriter Tom Mead.Selected as one of Publishers Weekly’s Mysteries of the Year 2022.Come and meet the author, hear him discuss his work, answer questions and sign books.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

Date Night

@The Chef's Place, Malton

Thursday 30th March (7pm)

BRAND NEW to the Cooks Place!

We are excited to bring you a Date Night with a difference! You and your partner will cook your own two course dinner before sitting down to enjoy them together at your own private table. You’ll prepare and make two dishes, with guidance from Gilly, and eat as you go. Whether it’s your first date, or 100th date, you can expect a wonderful evening and a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere! 

No cooking experience neccessary. 

Drinks may be purcahsed on the night. 

We can accommondate up to four couples per date night evening, if you require a private event please email us at cooking@thecooksplace.co.uk to discuss your requirements. 

https://www.thecooksplace.co.uk/pages/courses

Under The Covers - Bookshop by Night

@Kemps Bookstore, Malton Market Place

Friday 31st March (7pm)

Join us for a curated tour of our shelves, insights into new publications, book talk, offers, discounts and promotions and a chance to just immerse yourself in books and escape for a little while.

# Get a curated tour of our shelves from a member of our team

# Get recommendations, offers and insights into this month’s new books

# Get advice, suggestions and ideas on what to read next

# Get suggestions of titles to try when looking to access new genres.

# Time to browse and discover in your own time

# Sociable, relaxed and definitely bookish.

Places are limited and must be booked

The ticket price is redeemable against any purchase on the night.

https://www.kempsgeneralstore.co.uk/pages/events

 

In York

Other fun things to do

A day at the races | https://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk/racing-fixtures.html

Explore York’s chocolate history (they have a truffle event on right now which looks delicious!) | https://www.yorkschocolatestory.com/events/

Find viking re-enactments and outdoor drama | https://www.visityork.org/whats-on

 

 

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Not staying with us yet?

Wrap yourself yourself in warmth within our salt-water hot tub before unwinding with a glass of Chateauneuf du pape in the cosy core of our recently restored Garde II listed farmers cottage in the idyllic rural village of Burythorpe. This 17th Century cottage is opposite the village pub, and just 7 minutes drive from the thriving market town of Malton. 

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