Take part in our Reader Survey 2019 for your chance to win a Yorkshire Hamper!

Free prize draw: Win a luxury Yorkshire hamper from Drewton’s Farm Shop!

To mark Howdenshire Magazine’s second Birthday, we’re giving you the chance to win a luxurious hamper from Drewton’s Farm Shop at South Cave, which is packed full of tempting goodies from their Yorkshire-based suppliers. All you have to do to stand a chance of winning is complete our 2019 Reader Survey before the end of May. It will only take a few minutes of your time and you’ll automatically be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, which is worth almost £100!

Our luxury Yorkshire hamper prize contains:

Yorkshire Tea.

Cartwight Butler Butter Fudge.

Cartwright Butler Butter Shortbread.

Raisthorpe Manor Dry Gin (miniature).

Everything Honey Bee Yorkshire Honey.

Drewton’s Cinder Toffee.

Cartwright Butler Cheese Wafers.

Raisthorpe manor premium tonic

Raisthorpe Manor Skinny Tonic.

Hider Honey Peanut, Raisin & Fudge.

Lottie Shaw’s Shortbread Biscuits.

Cartwright Butler Butterscotch Crunch

Great Newsome Brewery’s Galavanting Beer.

Drewton’s Strawberry Jam.

Drewton’s Caramelised Onion Chutney.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s Classic Mayonnaise.

Aagrah Balti Curry Sauce.

The Cocktail Pickers Bramble Hedgerow Gin Cocktail.

Taste of Yorkshire Ginger Biscuits.

Chilli Jam Man’s Yorkshire Wolds Chilli Jam.

Gold Crown Bakery Brandy Rich Fruit Cake.

Mr Fitzpatrick’s Cordial.


Good luck!


Terms and conditions:

The usual terms and conditions apply, but you must be over 18 years of age to enter.

WIN: A family ticket to see Snow Queen at Junction, Goole!

Here at Howdenshire Magazine we’re huge fans of the acclaimed children’s theatre company tutti frutti, having seen a number of their productions before.

We’re couldn’t wait to see their adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale Snow Queen, which is on at York Theatre Royal until 13 October and comes to Junction, Goole in November (see the listings guide in our latest issue for more information).

Kai and Gerda have been friends for as long as they can remember, until in a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! As Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen, Gerda sets off on a quest to save her friend and return life to normal. Can things ever be the same again?

Writer Mike Kenny sprinkles some tutti frutti magic over the winter tale of friendship, loyalty and the dangers of the unknown in a production that’s suitable for children aged three years and above, and their families Running time 1 hour.

Director Wendy Harris said: “It’s the perfect story to tell for an autumn and winter tour. The story goes through the seasons so we enjoy summer roses and the icy snow queen’s palace.

“With two central protagonists as children, both girls and boys get something from the story because, although it’s called Snow Queen, it’s really about Kai and Gerda and their friendship. It’s lovely for the girl to be the one who rescues the boy – for a change!”

Mike Kenny said: “Hans Christian Andersen was probably the first proper genius storyteller for children. It’s 200 years since he was writing but we still tell The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea and The Emperor’s New Clothes. They have entered the culture.

“I have worked with tutti frutti on a lot of plays over the years but maybe nothing quite this epic. At the heart of the story is a friendship. There’s something very moving about the boy who is so hurt that he closes off his feelings, and the girl who sets out to find him and through sheer force of will, melts that frozen heart. They both grow in the process.”

How to win:

One lucky Howdenshire Magazine reader will win a family ticket (for two adults and two children or one adult and three children) to see Snow Queen at Junction, Goole on Saturday 27 October at 2pm.

To enter, email your name, address and telephone number to no later than Monday 22 October. After that date, a winner will be chosen at random and notified in advance of the performance.



Our new-look website launches!

Howdenshire Magazine’s new-look website has gone live today and, for the first time, enables customers to buy every issue online.

Readers can also buy subscriptions to Howdenshire Magazine online, which enable them to have every issue delivered direct to their door for a year – all for just £19.99, including postage!

We’d love to hear what you think of the website, so please do email us at with your comments.

Win a subscription to Howdenshire Magazine

Did you know that you can subscribe to Howdenshire Magazine for just £19.99 for the year and have every issued delivered direct to your door? To find out more, email

Or, to be in with a chance of winning a one-year subscription for yourself or as a gift for a friend or family member, simply like and share our Facebook post.