Posh frocks, picnics, chukkas and clays. It's a summer of social fun with these dress-up events.

Yorkshire Children's Charity  hosts The Yorkshire Polo 2024 on June 20 with a few chukkas at the beautiful Allerton Park, Knaresborough. A relaxed lunch in the marquee will be followed by hoof-pounding, heart-racing action with two polo matches for your entertainment. The following day, June 21, Allerton Park is the venue for the Yorkshire Clay Shoot 2024. Open to all skill levels, the shoot is a fantastic day of shooting, food, fundraising and networking with friends and colleagues. Charlotte Farrington, CEO at Yorkshire Children’s Charity, urges people and businesses to support the events: ‘Events such as these are vital to help us raise funds for underprivileged children across Yorkshire and are the perfect way for guests to have a day full of amazing food and good company, while raising significant money for a great cause.’ For more information or to book, visit yorkshirechildrenscharity.org YORKSHIRE ELEGANCE makes sporty cars a social affair with a three-day event on July 16-18 celebrating classic automobiles, presented by Boodles at Grantley Hall also supporting Yorkshire Children’s Charity. On the first day of the event it’s Ladies’ Day and Concours Judging with a mesmerising display of classic cars, including iconic marques like Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, and Jaguar. Enjoy live music, and don’t miss the Ladies’ Day ‘Finest Dressed Award’. The final day sees drivers leave Grantley Hall for a tour through the Yorkshire Dales followed by a Grand Finale Dinner. Tickets for Yorkshire Elegance 2024 start from £59 for a day ticket to a three-day VIP Platinum Hospitality Package from £3,990 for two people, which includes three nights’ accommodation at Grantley Hall

Racing season looms and at Ripon Races on June 20, the ‘Best Dressed Lady’ competition 2024 is sponsored by Grantley Hall, with the prize of an overnight stay in an executive suite with dinner for two at the luxurious five-star venue. The ‘Best Hat’ competition is sponsored by Harrogate based milliner Jenny Roberts and the winner will receive a private ‘Millinery Taster Course’ for herself and three friends, at Jenny’s private studio located on Harrogate’s West Park. ripon-races.co.uk

The York Proms picnic concert returns to the Museum Gardens on Sunday 28th July 2024, with a great night of live entertainment featuring live orchestra, opera soloists, a stunning fireworks finale