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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

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.

Spring half term is the perfect time to connect with nature and make the most of the plants, flowers and wildlife that is prolific at this time of year. Get back to roots, feel the grass between your toes and walk barefoot. 

What’s lurking in the bottom of the pond or under the bush? Find out when you go pond dipping or hunt for bugs in the undergrowth. 

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. 

For indoor fun there are some great theatre shows on this holiday. Pre-schoolers will love to see what the tiger ate when he came to tea! 

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  1. Oh wise owl art trail

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    Oh wise owl art trail

    Type

    Exhibition

    Boroughbridge

    A brand new art trail at Beningbrough inspired by the nation's love of owls. Wander the grounds and find a parliament of owls hidden amongst the trees and gardens. There are fifteen sculptures in unexpected places with a sound piece to find.  Head indoors to the Hayloft for 20 artworks from...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017 To 25 Feb 2018
  2. Shadows & Reflections of Europe

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    Shadows & Reflections of Europe

    Type

    Exhibition

    Ripley

    An exhibition of new works by Award winning local artist Hilary Burnett Cooper. Gallery open Thursday to Sunday

    Dates

    From:
    3 Feb 2018 To 15 Mar 2018
  3. Winter Art Show

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    Winter Art Show

    Type

    Exhibition

    Harrogate

    Silson Contemporary are delighted to present their selected Winter exhibition, showcasing emerging and established Yorkshire artists in a variety of media. All very welcome. Open every Friday and one weekend a month. Please see website for full details

    Dates

    From:
    9 Feb 2018 To 13 Apr 2018
  4. BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018

    BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018

    Type

    Film

    Harrogate

    Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

    Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel through an exhilarating...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2018 To 22 Feb 2018
  5. An Evening with Levison Wood

    An Evening with Levison Wood

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Harrogate

    Following his successful tour earlier this year, best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter Levison Wood will be taking his one-man show to further theatres across the UK in February and March 2018, sharing his experiences and exploits as a modern day explorer. With his keen desire to...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Feb 2018 To 26 Feb 2018

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