Claim your free cake and cuppa to celebrate Yorkshire Day today

Tea and cake.
Tea and cake.

A GOOD ‘ole cuppa tea’ and a piece of cake will be on the menu as Doncaster joins in celebrations to mark Yorkshire Day today.

The town will hold a host of events – from picnics to promotions – to show that its Yorkshire spirit is alive and kicking.

Doncaster’s Tourist Information Centre, on the High Street, will offer free tea and cake for everyone today from 11am to 3pm.

This year’s host of the event is Skipton but there is more cause for celebration for Doncaster with the news it will be hosting Yorkshire Day in 2015.

The Civic Mayor, Councillor Eddie Dobbs, will be attending a celebration parade in Skipton along with other civic mayors from across the county. In the evening, he will be attending a Yorkshire Day concert by Armthorpe Elmfield Band at Armthorpe Community Centre.

Councillor Dobbs, said: “It’s very important to celebrate Doncaster’s heritage in the heart of Yorkshire and I am delighted not only to be taking part in a host of celebrations this year but also that Doncaster will be hosting Yorkshire Day in 2015.

“I for one am a proud Yorkshire man – I love the region – and I am sure there are many other people who share my passion for the area.”

A big celebration for Yorkshire Day will take place at Cusworth Hall with a picnic, rides, games and quizzes with award winning children’s entertainer Billy Bodkins. People can go along in fancy dress – any theme.

Cast’s café is also opening with a special Yorkshire Day promotion.