Editor’s picks: 6 things to do this weekend

PUBLISHED: 16:26 23 October 2020

Dixie Egerickz stars as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden

Dixie Egerickz stars as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden

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Explore Yorkshire’s Secret Garden movie location - and more things to do this weekend

Colin Firth plays Archibald CravenColin Firth plays Archibald Craven

Movie time: Filmed in Yorkshire, The Secret Garden comes to your TV this weekend, what could be nice than immersing yourself in this sweet story with Helmsley Walled Garden as its backdrop and Colin Firth and Julie Walters among its cast? On Sky and in cinemas now.

Location spotting: where The Secret Garden was filmed

Get bookish: If you’re missing your literary festival fix, the top notch Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival is online this weekend with some brilliant authors and speakers. Among them Matt Haig, Ken Follet, Jeremy Vine, Simon Mayo Rory Bemner , Loyd Grossman, Alexandra Shulman, Lee Child and more. Crime writing fans will love Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival’s curated a programme.

Helmsley Walled Garden was one of the locations in The Secret Garden - and is open to visitorsHelmsley Walled Garden was one of the locations in The Secret Garden - and is open to visitors

Spook out: Bolton Castle, near Leyburn, gets spooky from Saturday a trail around the castle courtyard catching up with characters from its history; the creepy witches, the rats and bats, the headless man, and the pumpkins. Come already dressed in your Halloween outfit! Events are on all week and are Covid-safe.

Spirited sip

Writer Matt Haig at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival this weekendWriter Matt Haig at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival this weekend

Slingsby has created a nice cocktail for grown ups to celebrate Halloween - Gooseberry Halloween Punch

1 Part Gooseberry Gin

1 Part Cloudy Apple Juice

½ Part Lime Juice

¼ Elderflower Cordial

Prosecco

Garnish with mint leaves, sliced cucumber and white grapes.

See The Brownlee Brothers' pick of their favourite places in the latest edition of Yorkshire LifeSee The Brownlee Brothers' pick of their favourite places in the latest edition of Yorkshire Life

Take a stroll - it’s great time to visit abundant orchards and gardens bursting with autumn colours... here’s where

Sit back and enjoy

The latest edition of Yorkshire Life is out now – a chunky 252 pages of gorgeous Yorkshire – from the Brownlee Brothers sharing their favourite places, to 17 stunning views and landscapes to enjoy from the comfort of your favourite chair. Perfect weekend reading

Get a copy here …

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