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Half Term Events around Harrogate District

Worrying how to keep the children happy this half term?

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!

Fun for everyone

It’s a beautiful time of year to wrap up warm, head outdoors and explore. Become a nature detective for the day, follow trails or try your hand a bush craft

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.

hands on activities and crafts

If you go down to the woods… you may be in for a big surprise but you probably won’t find a teddy bears picnic. You can however, build yourself a den, explore the trails and take part in team games. 

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  1. Prisoners on Prisoners

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    Prisoners on Prisoners

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    Exhibition

    Ripon

    An art installation by Faye Claridge sharing the experiences of current and historic female prisoners through audio, textile and photography. The exhibition will be in Cell 13 of the Prison & Police Museum.

    Faye connects historic prison archives with inmates at HM Askham Grange, to explore…

    Dates

    From:
    8 Feb 2020 To 6 Sep 2020
  2. May half term at Fountains Abbey

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    May half term at Fountains Abbey

    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Come along this May half term to spend some time in the great outdoors. There's art in the water garden as part of the folly! art programme. Pick up a family trail to explore. Get stuck into familt crafts in Swanley Grange and spot the wild deer on a deer watch walk, too! 

    These events will…

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2020 To 30 Oct 2020
  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. 

    We're working with northern artist Steve Messam to bring artwork into the water garden between May-October. Big, bold and controversial…

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2020 To 30 Oct 2020

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