Fireworks & Food: Bonfire Night in Yorkshire!

Fireworks & Food: Bonfire Night in Yorkshire!

Get your sparklers ready and wrap up warm, its almost bonfire night! Kick off the autumn/winter season at one of these amazing bonfire and firework displays in Yorkshire! And if you’re in need of more food and drink, visit one of the nearby pubs and restaurants.

Roundhay Park, Leeds

Head down to Leeds’ biggest bonfire night at Roundhay Park and keep warm by the huge bonfire while you watch the spectacular firework display!

Nearby: The Roundhay Fox, White House, Napa Bar, Preston and Rico’s.

Soldier’s Field, November 4, gates open 7pm,  free entry.

Cathedral House, Huddersfield

A fun-filled night for all with fireworks, funfair and food stalls, as well as great live music and a gift shop.

Nearby: The Bridge, The Grove, The Star Inn.

November 4, gates open 5pm, advanced tickets £2.50.

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West Yorkshire Fireworks Extravaganza

Not only will you get a brilliant bonfire and a firework extravaganza, you’ll be treated to rides, live music, food and drink at the West Yorkshire Fire Service bonfire night!

Nearby: The Golden Fleece, Heathfield Farm, Mild Seven.

Oakroyd Hall (Birkenshaw), November 4, gates open 6pm, adults £6, children £4, under 5s free.

Bolton Abbey 

Have a magical bonfire night at Bolton Abbey, with a beautiful firework display set against the illuminated priory ruins. Enjoy warm food and sweet treats whilst you watch the street performers and fire eaters!

Nearby: Burlington, The Devonshire Arms, Cavendish Pavillion Cafe, The Tea Cottage.

November 4, gates open 5pm, advanced tickets: adults £10, under 14s £7, under 3s free.

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The Mustard Pot, Chapel Allerton

Enjoy a traditional Yorkshire bonfire night down at The Mustard Pot! Warm yourself up whilst watching the fireworks with homemade chilli, pie & peas, Yorkshire parkin and winter drink!

Nearby: Kith & Kin, The Pit, The Woods, Casa Mia.

November 5, starts 4pm, free entry.

The Poppleton Centre

Tuck into a delicious hog roast at this bonfire and firework spectacular! There’s also burgers, hot dogs and a full bar, as well as live music ’til 9pm.

Nearby: The White Horse Inn, The Lord Collingwood, The Lord Nelson Inn.

November 5, gates open 5pm, advanced tickets only: adults £7, children 5-16 £3, under 5s free.

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Elland Charity Bonfire & Firework Display

Have a wonderful bonfire night whilst also raising money for charity! There will be plenty to see and do, with a huge bonfire, two firework displays, a fire dance display team, game stalls and fairground rides, as well as cakes and sweets, delicious food and hot drinks.

Nearby: The Fleece Inn, The Bridge, The Malt Shovel Inn, The Savile Arms, The Caddy Shack.

Hullenedge Park, November 5, gates open 5:30pm, adults £5, under 12s £2.50.

After Dark Fireworks Spectacular

Head down to Sheffield’s biggest bonfire night, with an incredible firework display, huge bonfire, giant funfair, food stalls and music from Hallam FM!

Nearby: Valley Centertainment – Prezzo, Handmade Burger Co., Bella Italia, Five Guys, Chiquito, Coast To Coast.

Don Valley Grass Bowl, Novemer 5, gates open 5:30pm, adults £10, children £5, under 3s free.

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Autumn Home Decor on a Budget!

Autumn Home Decor on a Budget!

Summer is officially over and the weather is getting cooler; time to make your home warm and cosy for the autumn/winter months ahead. But what if you don’t have loads of money to spare for a revamp? Don’t despair, as our cheap tips and tricks to make your home a cosy haven won’t break your budget!

#1 Key colours

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Warm hues are perfect for Autumn – pumpkin, maple, espresso, mustard, terracotta, chocolate, wine red, burnt orange, cinnamon and amber. A neutral backdrop is the perfect setting for these rich colours, ideal for rented homes you can’t paint!

#2 Get cosy

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Adorn your home with an array of blankets, cushions and rugs to keep you and your home warm whilst you wait until the last possible minute to turn your heating on! They’re not only practical, they look pretty too! Purchase soft and fluffy ones for extra comfort, there’s loads available for great prices on the high street! And make sure you swap to a thicker duvet too.

#3 Fall in love with nature

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Autumn calls for natural details; trying adding a few wooden pieces to your home, turn crisp autumn leaves that have fallen into pretty decorations, and add some branches or even have a small tree in your living area. Also organised your belongings with wicker baskets as a perfect symbol for the harvest.

#4 Be creative

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Create your own centre piece or vase decoration using acorns, pinecones, branches and ornamental pumpkins decorated with glitter, metallic paint or pretty patterns. Also introduce rustic details, vintage pieces and distressed textures.

#5 Mood lighting

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As the days get darker, invest in some lamps to create more light; ones with a dimmer switch and warmer lighting are perfect to create a cosy mood, as are pretty fairy lights for a romantic feel.

#6 Autumnal scents

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As well as the visual aspects, create an autumn smell within your home. You can do this with scented candles, incense, oil diffusers, scent sticks and potpourri. You could even try a simmer pot of hot water filled with cinnamon, orange peel, cloves and bay leaves.

#7 Snuggle up

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Create a simple but cosy nook in your home – it doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just a little corner where you can snuggle up away from the cold. For even more cosiness, create a canopy bed; it’ll keep out the chill while you sleep and make you feel like you’re in your own cosy cocoon.

#8 Prepare your pumpkins

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Fake ornamental pumpkins are perfect to last all autumn. But if you want real ones, there are a few things you can do to preserve them: once carved, rinse out, add 3 teaspoons of bleach to 3 gallons of water, then dunk the pumpkin in for 2 minutes, and let air dry outside. You can also use special pumpkin spray, or petroleum jelly/vegetable oil to keep them moist.

 

Best holiday destinations in Yorkshire, England & Europe!

Best holiday destinations in Yorkshire, England & Europe!

Even though its nearing the end of summer, there’s still plenty of time for a holiday! September can be one of the best times as there are less tourists, children have gone back to school and prices are much lower. So whether you’re wanting to stay in Yorkshire, discover a new part of England, or find a cheap European break, we’ve found the best places to go!

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North York Moors – 1400 miles of natural beauty including heather moorland, pine forests rolling hills and wildlife, there’s plenty to discover in the picturesque and tranquil moors! Explore historic abbeys, castles, priories and traditional pubs nestled in hidden villages. Perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. Best towns: Guisborough, Helmsley, Pickering and Rosedale Abbey.

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Yorkshire Dales – If you haven’t been to the beautiful Dales, you need to go now! The Dales National Park and Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are full of breath-taking scenery. Southern Dales is less remote, whilst the north is rich in rugged scenery, perfect for hiking, and the West Dales are known for pretty villages and small towns. Best towns: Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Malham, Richmond, Settle and Ingleton.

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Yorkshire Coast – whether you want a traditional seaside resort, or something more peaceful or quirky, Yorkshire’s coastline has it all. Head to Robin Hood’s Bay for a ‘lost in time’ getaway, with its raw coastline, staggering cliffs and quaint fishingcottages. For a more traditional feel, Filey is the place to be, with sandy beaches, bustling promenades and the best fish and chips. Flamborough is the best for wildlife with rugged white cliffs and clear seas, perfect for bird watching, hiking and sea canoeing, along with a scenic nature reserve and two ancient lighthouses. Whitby is one of the classic Yorkshire seasides, with windswept beaches, cobbles lanes, vampire legends along with cosy taverns and lively bars. If you want something a little different, you’ll love the quirky vibe of Bridlington, with kitsch seaside entertainment, elegant promenades and a fascinating Old Town.Holiday3

Peak District – Be enchanted by the Peaks moorland, rolling hills, scented meadows and leafy forests. The perfect active holiday with climbing, walking, mountain biking and horse riding all on offer. For some culture and history, visit Chatsworth House, Renishaw Hall Gardens and Bolsover Castle. Best towns: Ashbourne, Matlock Bath, Chesterfield and Buxton.

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England

  • Bath – World Heritage Site, Georgian crescents and terraces, theatres, museums and culture, cosy B&Bs, a thriving, ever-growing restaurant scene
  • Cornwall – 300 miles of dune and cliffs, unspoilt coastline, medieval harbours, wildflowers and remote beaches, rock pools and marine life, surfing and bodyboarding
  • Brighton – Eccentric city, lovely beaches, 98 stunning parks and gardens, unique museums, boho North Laine with quirky shops and sleek restaurants
  • Norfolk – Perfect for relaxation, clear coastline, nature reserves and wildlife, market towns, magnificent castles and churches, little rainfall
  • Devon – Caves, cliffs and cream teas, good food and great outdoors, surf breaks, strolls and picnics, artisan farmers’ markets
  • Lake District – Britain’s finest scenery, incredible views, glistening lakes, towering valleys, fascinating woodlands, perfect for walkers

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Europe

  • Budapest – the top budget city break in Europe, mix of neoclassical, baroque and art nouveua architecture, rich Jewish heritage, fantastic food scene
  • Prague – bustling city with a dark past, reflected in storied churches, looming Prague Castle and statue-lined bridges, a hidden gem to visit before prices start rising
  • Lisbon – Portugal’s capital set on 7 hills, coastal city, laid-back charm, colourful old buildings, cafe culture
  • Barcelona – sea and city, culture-rich, museums, markets, breath-taking gothic churches and cathedrals, beautiful architecture, lively nightclub scene
  • Amsterdam – a network of canals, house-boats, bustling cafes, intriguing museums, cute buildings, Red Light District, leisurely bike and boat rides, renowned art galleries

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Living in Barnsley

Living in Barnsley

If you’re passionate about sustainable living, this stunning two bedroom home in Barnsley is perfect for you!

Property 

This lovely home comprises a bright and spacious lounge with fitted carpet, creating the perfect space for the whole family to relax. The contemporary kitchen is finished to a high standard with beautiful cream units and integrated oven and hob. An under the stairs pantry provides extra storage space. The two double bedrooms are fully carpeted, and the spacious layouts provide plenty of storage opportunities. A beautifully finished bathroom is located upstairs, with a white three-piece suite including bath and shower facilities. A separate W.C is located on the ground floor, helping to ease the morning rush.

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Standhill Crescent propertiesare constructed to an extremely high standard and are built to promote sustainable living. The houses are extremely energy efficient and feature PV roof panels, which generate energy even on a cloudy day to run household appliances and lighting. On a summer’s day this property becomes a bright sun trap, and features an enclosed garden to the rear and turfed area to the front, as well as off-road parking.

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Location

This lovely home is located in Athersley North, just 10 minutes from Barnsley town centre. The excellent transport links to major cities such as Wakefield, Leeds and Sheffield make it ideal for commuters. The property is also located just a short drive from the Peak District National Park, which provides stunning scenery, nature and a day out for the whole family to enjoy.

In the suburb of Athersley, there are many great schools, as well as eateries, friendly pubs, convenience stores and green spaces, the perfect place to raise your family! You can travel easily into Barnsley town centre by bus or car, where you’ll find even more shops including the Alhambra shopping centre, sports clubs and facilities, the Metrodome, great bars and restaurants, the train station and Parkway Cinema. Other great sites and attractions in Barnsley include Wentworth Castle Gardens, Cannon Hall Farm, Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre and Locke Park.

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Food & Drink

  • Beatson House Restaurant – top quality British cuisine, perfect for an occasion
  • Elephant and Castle – family friendly restaurant with amazing food
  • Royal Spice – delicious Indian food with top service
  • Bistro Romanos – one of the best Italian’s in Barnsley
  • Not Just Coffee – homely and welcoming family run cafe
  • Lemon Tree – excellent Turkish cuisine
  • Tandoori Hut – a local favourite serving Indian food
  • Aroma Cafe Bar – great for afternoon tea and gluten-free dishes
  • The Ash Inn – well priced, homemade food in a lovely atmosphere
  • White Bear – one of the most popular pubs in Barnsley
  • Chill – sophisticated champagne bar

Upcoming Events

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