Following the announcement that the Great Yorkshire Show has been cancelled due to wet weather, the organiser of Home & Gift has confirmed that Home & Gift in West Harrogate will continue to open as planned.
Home & Gift will be held from July 15-18 in the halls of the Harrogate International Centre and in two hotels and their grounds in the Harrogate town centre.
Show organiser Clarion Events does not expect the wet weather to reduce the high levels of safety that are observed and maintained during the build of the show and throughout the show opening times.
The decision to cancel the Great Yorkshire Show was based on the condition of their temporary parking areas at the Showground. These were on grass, which were deemed to be too muddy to be safe for cars.
The Home & Gift parking facilities at the Yorkshire Showground for the Park & Ride service will continue to be available, as no grass areas are used for this facility. All parking will be available on a concrete surface, which will be safe for use for any visitors.
At time of writing, train travel on the East Coast line has not been affected by weather, although Clarion Events advises visitors to check for further information before travelling.
Weather forecasts suggest that while showers are expected over the next few days, there will be some sunnier spells, which will be welcome news to those planning to visit Home & Gift for a few days.
Home & Gift is a trade only event that presents thousands of new housewares, gifts, jewellery, fashion accessories, stationery and greetings products for the festive season and beyond.