It was one of our highlights of last summer, and we were looking forward to this year’s event, but it’s been announced that BBC Countryfile Live won’t be returning to Castle Howard for 2020. Apparently the event just wasn’t able to raise enough in sponsorship to make it viable, so the organisers have had no choice but to cancel it entirely. It will still be going ahead at Windsor Great Park, but that’s little comfort to families in the north. If this news leaves a gap in your calendar, don’t despair: there are some other great events coming up in and around York for families this year and you can take a look at some of our highlights of 2020 for families in York here. The Little Vikings Family Guide to York is also packed with ideas for fun things to do, and you can read it online here.