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Half Term Events around Harrogate District

There’s plenty to entertain the kids and keep the whole family happy this half term in Harrogate and the surrounding district. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out and about, continue the path of learning and discovery and have some fun along the way.

You’ll find many of the large attractions in the District running special themed half term weeks with ‘hands on’ activities for kids of all ages - there’s just so much going on!

Explore Outdoors

Head outdoors and become a nature detective for the day - go hunting for bugs, test your raft building skills and discover what lives in a pond.

Find out all there is to know about gardening and how to make the most of the plants, flowers and wildlife at this wonderful time of year, clearly the big kids amongst you can learn a thing or too as well!

Get active in Nidderdale, walk or cycle, canoe or climb, there are so many ways to discover this incredible AONB - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – your half term outdoor adventure awaits!

Hide Inside

If the weather’s not so hot and you’d prefer to stay indoors then why not get crafty? There are lots of opportunities to make some creative crafts to take home.

Become a historian, discover the fascinating facts and uncover the amazing stories how some of our most iconic buildings came to be! Dress up as a Victorian, make a bug box or even join the flea circus, there are so many wild and wonderful things to keep you entertained.

But if you just want to sit back, relax and have fun then make sure you book a ticket for one of the many wonderful family shows at the theatre.

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  1. Visitors enjoying the new portraits in the Saloon Galleries

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    Making her mark at Beningbrough Hall

    Type

    Exhibition

    Boroughbridge

    This year Beningbrough Hall’s four Saloon Galleries on the first floor have been transformed for the arrival of some famous and familiar faces from the contemporary creative arts. The new ‘Making her mark – celebrating creative women’ exhibition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery,...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Mar 2018 To 4 Nov 2018
  2. Spring/Summer Exhibition, Contemporary works from Yorkshire Artists.

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    Spring/Summer Exhibition, Contemporary works from Yorkshire Artists.

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    A fantastic mixed show as we move into Summer. Featuring both emerging and established predominately Yorkshire artists, the selected eclectic work ranges from Emma Spence's serene figurative ceramics to the beautifully rendered semi - abstract watercolours by local artist, William Watson - West. ...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2018 To 13 Jul 2018
  3. Folly! Art in the garden

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    Folly! Art in the garden

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Ripon

    There’s art in the garden but it’s not paintings, and it’s not in a gallery…The artworks are in the garden and they’re just for fun - we call them follies. Pick up a free map at the entrance gate to explore this years exhibits.

    Four striking and surprising new artworks will emerge into the...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Apr 2018 To 4 Nov 2018
  4. Ceramics  & Glass Showcase

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    Ceramics & Glass Showcase

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    Raku, slab and thrown pottery work is on show throughout May with a wide range of glass items. Practical and decorative work will make this a must-see event. Normal garden admission.

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2018 To 30 May 2018
  5. Making your mark creative workshops at Beningbrough Hall

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    Making your mark creative workshops at Beningbrough Hall

    Type

    Workshop

    Boroughbridge

    Join a new adult learning drop-in session every Friday in May and June to explore various creative writing and art techniques inspired by the current exhibition of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery. Each week we'll be exploring a different theme, looking at lighting, colour versus black...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2018 To 29 Jun 2018
  6. Studfold's Buttercup and Bluebell Experience

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    Studfold's Buttercup and Bluebell Experience

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Enjoy Studfold's Award Winning Adventure Trail at this spectacular time of the year. There will be not a more beautiful and intriguing countryside experience for families with young children!

    Explore the 'Great Outdoors' and discover Studfold's Hidden secrets! The Adventure Trail will...

    Dates

    From:
    12 May 2018 To 17 Jun 2018
  7. Ripon Cathedral in the Frame

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    Ripon Cathedral in the Frame

    Type

    Exhibition

    Ripon

    Save the date in your diary to join us for Ripon Cathedral in the Frame, and discover for the first- time Ripon and the Cathedral's History illustrated through stunning artworks.

    Featuring special guest BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Adam Schoon who will be sharing his wealth of knowledge.


    We are...

    Dates

    From:
    24 May 2018 To 3 Jun 2018
  8. Harrogate Stray Fair

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    Harrogate Stray Fair

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Bi-annual fun fair on Harrogate Stray, Fair rides and entertainment for the while family.

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 2 Jun 2018
  9. Opening of new Art & Craft Gallery

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    Opening of new Art & Craft Gallery

    Type

    Exhibition

    Pateley Bridge

    Opening weekend of new Art and Craft Gallery in Nidderdale. Exhibition of original work by local artists and craftspeople.

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 29 May 2018
  10. Minibeasts and Muddy Hands!

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    Minibeasts and Muddy Hands!

    Type

    Family Event

    Knaresborough

    Visit the Castle and grounds this half term to get up close with nature.  Pick up a backpack or trail to explore the creatures, plants and trees found around the Castle site.  You can also have a go at craft activities in the museum or visit our activities room, play games and dress up.

    Why...

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 3 Jun 2018
  11. Happy Birthday to Us!

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    Happy Birthday to Us!

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    The museum is 65 this month so we're celebrating all things 1950s.  Drop in during half term to play old-fashioned board games and get crafty!

    You can also explore Ancient Egypt, dress up as a Victorian or get crafty in our activities area.

    Activities are included with standard museum...

    Venue

    Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

    Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 3 Jun 2018
  12. May half-term play week

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    May half-term play week at Beningbrough Hall

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Boroughbridge

    Join us this May half-term for fun filled family days out. Become a nature detective and go hunting for bugs, test your raft building skills, discover what lives in a pond or navigate your way around Beningbrough’s eight acres of gardens with a compass. Led activities on the following selected...

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 3 Jun 2018
  13. Get Set Grow Half Term Fun

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    Get Set Grow Half Term Fun

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Discover all there is to know about gardening this half term with crafts, stories with green-fingered experts all week

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2018 To 3 Jun 2018
  14. Half Term Flea Circus

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    Half Term Flea Circus

    Type

    Family Event

    Ripon

    Paupers often arrived at the Workhouse with a collection of mites and fleas to be de-infested. The Victorians were fascinated by performing fleas and there were many travelling circuses where these miniature mites performed feats of strength and skill!

    Come along to the Workhouse this half term...

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2018 To 1 Jun 2018
  15. Summer Salutation Fete

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    Summer Salutation Fete

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Boroughbridge

    Over 34 million eggs are eaten daily in the UK a year, but do you know how yours are produced? Bring your family down to Minskip Farm Shop near Boroughbridge this bank holiday (Monday 28h May 10-4pm) for their free Summer Salutation Fete, and find a unique opportunity as they open up their egg...

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2018 To 28 May 2018
  16. Brimham Adventure at Brimham Rocks

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    Brimham Adventure at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Do you feel lucky? Join the rangers for this lucky dip of activities. From making wild animal homes and den building to stick trails, what will be picked out of the hat?

    Meet at the car park

    Dates

    From:
    31 May 2018 To 31 May 2018
  17. Talk with Harold Gosney

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    Talk with Harold Gosney

    Type

    Exhibition

    Ripon

    Join the celebrated artist as he talks about his work in the Cathedral. Tea & cake included. Tickets limited and must be pre-booked.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2018 To 1 Jun 2018
  18. Friends of Aspin Pond Big Lunch

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    Friends of Aspin Pond Big Lunch

    Type

    Family Event

    Knaresborough

    Friends of Aspin Pond Big Lunch. Sunday, June 3. 12pm-2pm. Please bring a picnic, a rug or chairs. Hedgehogs visiting! There will be a stall selling books, plants, bric a brac, cakes. All welcome.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Jun 2018 To 3 Jun 2018
  19. Rainton Street Market and Fun Day

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    Rainton Street Market and Fun Day

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Ripon

    Stalls throughout the village selling old and new, crafts and food.Classic cars on show, face painting, BBQ.Teas and cakes in the village hall.In aid of the two village charities, the village hall and the children's playground.
    If you would like a stall contact Jenny 01845578349 or...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Jun 2018 To 3 Jun 2018
  20. Become a Geologist at Brimham Rocks

    Become a Geologist at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Family Event

    Are you interested in rocks and stones and cannot help but wonder what life was like on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago? Join us for a fun day of exploration and geology to find out.

    Booking essential on 01423 780688.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Jun 2018 To 3 Jun 2018
  21. Wesley Centre Concerts - Stephan Loges and Eugen Asti

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    Wesley Centre Concerts - Stephan Loges and Eugen Asti

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    Lunchtime song recital by Stephan Loges (Germany) (bass-baritone) and Eugen Asti (USA) (piano)

    Dates

    From:
    4 Jun 2018 To 4 Jun 2018
    From:
    4 Jun 2018 To 4 Jun 2018

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