Six things to do in York this weekend, July 27-28, 2013

Little Mix – got their name after reading YorkMix. True story
25 Jul 2013 @ 10.38 pm
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Little Mix – got their name after reading YorkMix. True story
Little Mix – got their name after reading YorkMix. True story

Hot hits and horse flesh on Knavesmire. Gifts and goodies at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall. Butterflies and bugs at St Nicks. If you like to shop, to bop or just flop around in a crop top, York’s weekend starts here…

Music showcase

kaiser-chiefsWith Leeds’ finest Kaiser Chiefs performing after Friday’s evening races, and chart-topping Little Mix getting the party started after the Saturday sport, it looks to be a rocking weekend at York Racecourse. Thrills and spills on both racetrack and stage.

From Yorkshire… With Love

from-yorkshire-with-loveThis is a lively shopping event showcasing contemporary crafts, artisan foods, vintage homeware and affordable art. More than 40 Yorkshire-based independent businesses are taking part, meaning the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall will be absolutely bursting to the seams with local handmade products.

Summer nature walk

butterfly-summer-nature-walkDiscover summer wildlife on St Nicholas Fields nature reserve, located just one mile from the city centre and join in a gentle walk. There will be a butterfly count if the weather is kind, but plenty to see in any event. The walk is suitable for nature enthusiasts of all ages and will be followed by refreshments at the Environment Centre.

Lego show

danger-lego-bricksYorBrix is a new Lego show set to be an annual affair, featuring amazing models built by collectors and fans of these ubiquitous Danish building blocks. YorBrix is brought to you by members of Northern Brickworks who are all AFOLs – Adult Fans of Lego.

Miniature Mallard

mini-me-the-mallardBuilding on the success of the Great Gathering of the A4 locos, the National Railway Museum has all manner of Summer Speed activities. Go on a speed trail to find the museum’s speedometers, build a speed machine and race it, and for this weekend only, see steam powered model gauge one trains try to beat Mallard’s record breaking run on a model railway track.

Wrestle a Dalek

The head heading our way… Photograph: © Richard III SocietyYork Maze will be holding a best sci-fi costume competition at 2.30pm for adults and children with the winner getting the chance to take the controls of a replica dalek! There are cash prizes too.