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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

    Type

    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. Drawn to Rock - An exhibition by Joe Cornish

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    Drawn to Rock - An exhibition by Joe Cornish

    Type

    Spring

    Pateley Bridge

    See Brimham Rocks in a whole new light in an exciting exhibition by esteemed local photographer, Joe Cornish. Inspired to capture the beautiful landscape from a new perspective, Joe’s images reveal Brimham from a point of view few people see, at night. As part of the 50 years of the National Trust…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2020 To 1 Nov 2020
    From:
    4 Apr 2020 To 1 Nov 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
  4. 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! 

    Run wild in the play…

    Dates

    From:
    2 May 2020 To 30 Oct 2020
    From:
    23 May 2020 To 31 May 2020
    From:
    23 May 2020 To 23 May 2020
  5. 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:
    9 May 2020 To 14 Jun 2020
  6. Harrogate car enthusiasts motor show and family fun day

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    Harrogate car enthusiasts motor show and family fun day

    Type

    Motorsport

    Harrogate

    Motor show of all kids of cars, bikes, tractors and steam engines. Charity stalls, animal encounters, bbq and more

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2020 To 23 May 2020
  7. Pixie Village May Half Term

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    Pixie Village May Half Term

    Type

    Family Event

    Knaresborough

    Have you ever dreamt of meeting real pixies and stepping into an utterly enchanted realm? Deep in the captivating woodland, filled with fairy rings and secret doorways, pixies are waiting to play! This May Half Term, tread carefully through the land of the woodland people and keep your eyes peeled…

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2020 To 31 May 2020
  8. Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

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    Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Explore the magic and wonder of the Studfold Fairy & Pixie Adventure Trail, where imaginations can run truly wild.

    Studfold Adventure Trail is a unique fairy experience at all times of the year, however from May to August over 20 magical fairy houses appear across the trail, each with their…

    Venue

    Studfold Adventure Trails, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2020 To 6 Sep 2020
  9. Royal Hall Open Days

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    Royal Hall Open Days

    Type

    Heritage

    Harrogate

    The Royal Hall will open its door to the public once more during 2020. Come along and see Harrogate's glittering palace of gold. Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides at either 11.00am or 2.00pm. Entry free.

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2020 To 23 May 2020
  10. Robbie Williams Tribute

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    Robbie Williams Tribute

    Type

    Concert

    Harrogate

    If you like tribute nights then you are in for a treat!! Here at The Cairn Hotel we have Robbie Williams tribute night which includes a 2 course dinner with coffee, tribute act and a disco until midnight for only £27.00pp. If you wanted to dance the night away without the worry of travelling home…

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2020 To 24 May 2020
  11. Family outdoor day

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    Family outdoor day

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Get the whole family exploring Brimham from a dramatic new angle in an exciting adventure with Harrogate Climbing Centre.

    Join Harrogate Climbing Centre for a full day weaseling, climbing and abseiling. Children must be accompanied by an adult (max 2 per adult). No previous experience required…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    30 May 2020 To 30 May 2020
    From:
    30 May 2020 To 30 May 2020

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