Our very first Residents’ Engagement Festival presents an opportunity for the 89,000 residents living in Selby District to explore the fabulous things we have to offer, on our very own doorstep.

The Get To Know Your Own Heart Festival is your chance to explore our district and be a tourist for the weekend!

Organised by Selby District Council’s culture and visitor economy team, this Festival is a chance for us to showcase the varied and quality offer that is available across the whole of our district, with special offers, behind the scenes, one time only experiences and activities taking place over the weekend. There will also be a live programme of family entertainment taking place at various times over the weekend, across the district.

It’ll be a great time for residents to explore and discover what we offer as a destination – we hope you enjoy the weekend!

More offers and events to come…please keep checking back!

Saturday 16th October

River Mills Ballroom: Theatre and Dance Academy Workshop, from 10am.

Live entertainment with Elsie Franklin @ The Coffee Club in Selby, from 11am.

Clayfever Ceramic Studio: 20% off a painting session for up to 4 people on Saturday 16th Oct 2021 if you pre-book, quoting ‘Heart of Yorkshire’.

Selby Town Council’s, Selby Farmers and Craft Market, Market Place, Selby, from 9am – 2pm.

Cray Bakes exclusive ‘Heart of Yorkshire’ brownies, found on the Cray Bakes stall at the Selby Farmers and Craft Market.

The Crooked Billet Saxton – take on the Yorkshire Pudding Challenge, as part of the Get To Know Your Own Heart – residents’ engagement festival!

Circus Skills and Stilt Walkers, with Aba Daba Circus in Tadcaster town centre, from 1pm – 4pm.

Selby Abbey: Children and Family Trail at 3pm.

The Stables at Carlton Vineyard: FREE coffee with every purchase over £8

Special SkateBarn in Tadcaster. Head to The Barn in Tadcaster where you’ll find a wide range of ramps, rails, boards, BMXs, scooters and safety gear for all ages, from 3pm – 7pm

Selby Abbey: special After Dark Tour at 7pm.

Lights reflecting at Selby Abbey   Stalls at Selby Farmers Market, with Selby Abbey in the background  Clayfever Ceramic Studio shop front

Sunday 17th October

A Heritage Walk Around Selby, with Selby Civic Society, Market Cross, Selby, from 10.30am.

Live entertainment with Hyde Family Jam in Selby, from 10am.

The Stables at Carlton Vineyard: FREE coffee with every purchase over £8.

Live entertainment with Hyde Family Jam in Sherburn in Elmet, from 1pm.

The Crooked Billet Saxton – take on the Yorkshire Pudding Challenge, as part of the Get To Know Your Own Heart – residents’ engagement festival!

Guided Battlefield Walk of Towton – Join Towton Battlefield Society for a guided walk around Towton Battlefield, from 2pm.

Circus Skills, Juggling and Balloonology with Professor Fiddlesticks at The Old Girl’s School in Sherburn in Elmet, from 1pm – 4pm.

Sign at the entrance of The Stables Tearoom at The Carlton Vineyard  Hyde Family Jam musicians performing  Professor Fiddlesticks balloon modelling

How to take part

Get To Know Your Own Heart Festival is open to all Selby District Residents. To gain free/discounted admission to attractions and benefit from the special offers included on this page, you may need to prove that you’re a Selby District resident, by presenting a copy of your Council Tax bill.

Remember that for some of the attractions, tours and events, you may need to pre-book. Some venues have limited free tickets and operate on a first come, first served basis. Please check the details for each offer carefully.

Disclaimer: Selby District Council cannot be held responsible for any changes to the offers made. Keep checking the website, and follow the @heartofyorkshire social media channels and #GetToKnowYourOwnHeart for latest information and updates.