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Half Term Events around Harrogate District

Worrying how to keep the children happy this half term? Well worry no more — many of our attractions are running special events and there's something to keep everyone happy in and around Harrogate, Ripon & Nidderdale when school's out — whatever the weather!

Whilst some of these activities charge an entrance fee (see links for details) — there's plenty to keep the children amused in and around Harrogate over half term without breaking the bank!

As well as specific events for youngsters you can find a selection of events that will appeal to the whole family.

Just because school is out it doesn't mean the learning has to stop, you can always include a little knowledge in your half term activities, from the nature that hides under our noses to history based experiences about how some of our most iconic places came to be.

Explore the world of the animals that only come out at night and make a home for wildlife that you can take home for the creatures that live in your own garden.
With the nights dark once again, it's a great time to try star gazing.  Last year saw the UK’s first astronaut for 25 years spend several months in the International Space Station and ground-breaking completion of missions into space from both NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). 
With a range of apps and information to help anyone get started there has never been a better time to get outside and learn a little more about just what's up there. The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Beauty has some wonderfully dark skies that let you look up and see it all.
As spring gets nearer it’s a great time to learn about the wildlife that lives around us and how we can help, by making little wildlife homes in our gardens, and protecting much loved British animals like the Hedgehog, and garden birds.

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  1. Isabel Alexander: Artist and Illustrator

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    Isabel Alexander: Artist and Illustrator

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    Isabel Alexander (1910-1996), artist and illustrator, has been described by admirers as 'the English Georgia O'Keeffe.' This first major Yorkshire retrospective of her life's work, featuring over 50 prints, paintings and drawings, reveals the lifetime in art of an artist who is worthy of greater...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Jan 2017 To 4 Jun 2017
  2. February Fun at Stockeld Park 2017

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    February Fun at Stockeld Park 2017

    Type

    Sporting Event

    Wetherby

    Family Activities this February 2017;

    Join us at Stockeld park for an education and fun week of Science.  We will be visited by Sublime Science - Winners of BBC's Dragons Den.

    They will be entertaining groups of children during open workshops running from 12pm - 3pm from Saturday 18th -...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Feb 2017 To 26 Feb 2017
  3. February Half Term  Fun - WHATEVER THE WEATHER

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    February Half Term Fun - WHATEVER THE WEATHER

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    February Half Term Fun at RHS Garden Harlow Carr Become a weather detective this half term. Enjoy a daily garden trail, create your own windsocks and weather with the experts from the Royal Meteorological Society, visit our wacky weather station and enjoy tales of wild weather and stormy seas....

    Venue

    RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    18 Feb 2017 To 26 Feb 2017
  4. Apples and Arsenic, Half term historic family fun

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    Apples and Arsenic, Half term historic family fun

    Type

    Family Event

    Ripon

    Explore the smells and tastes of history in our fabulous family friendly activities this half term. Try your hand at baking, making concoctions, creating crafts, enjoying Punch and Judy shows, following fun trails and lots more… then take a closer look at our Victorian Workhouse and kitchen garden,...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Feb 2017 To 24 Feb 2017
  5. Making friends!

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    Making friends!

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Half Term Craft Activities at the Mercer Gallery. Drop in to the gallery and try some crafts with a friendship theme, we'll be making friendship bracelets and paper crafts – bring a friend and work together too! £3.00 per child. Drop in activities for families, no need to book.

    Dates

    From:
    21 Feb 2017 To 24 Feb 2017
  6. Cinderella Pantomime

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    Cinderella Pantomime

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Thought panto season was over? Oh no it's not!
    This half-term come and immerse yourself in the Land of Make Believe at the Pannal Players' production of Cinderella. Will Cinderella get to marry her Prince Charming or will her vain stepsisters, the loathsome Malaria and Diptheria, get there...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
    From:
    25 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
  7. Molly's Marvellous Moustache

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    Molly's Marvellous Moustache

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Fidget Theatre in association with LittleMighty presents

    MOLLY’S MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE

    By Andrea Heaton

    'I will invent an invention and people will say… My, what a MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE.'

    Molly wants to be just like the grown ups. So her mummy makes her a moustache. With her moustache she can go...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
    From:
    23 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
  8. Guided walk through Brimham Rocks.

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    Brimham Rocks and Moor

    Type

    Guided Walk

    Pateley Bridge

    Big views and history too. Let our guide walk you through the last 320 million years in a 90 minute journey around the rocks and moorland.

    Start from the car park.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2017 To 24 Feb 2017
  9. Paintings by David Stead

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    Paintings by David Stead

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    An Exhibition of paintings and limited edition prints by renowned Yorkshire landscape artist David Stead.

    Dates

    From:
    25 Feb 2017 To 5 May 2017
  10. Carmina Burana & Little Jazz Mass

    Carmina Burana & Little Jazz Mass

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Chilcott - Little Jazz Mass
    Orff - Carmina Burana
    Harrogate Choral Society with Backbeat Percussion and pianists Beryl Pankhurst & Niklas Oldemeier - who will also play Brahms Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel. Soloists are Samantha Hay (Soprano), Stuart Laing (Tenor) and Alex Ashworth...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
  11. Family muck in day at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire.

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    Family Muck in Day at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    Come with your entire family to help us look after Brimham's special heather moorland. The moorland needs constant management and it takes a lot of manpower to keep the birch scrub and bracken under control.

    Join our rangers on Sunday 26 February to learn why heather moorland is so special and...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Feb 2017 To 26 Feb 2017

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