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What's On Around Pateley Bridge

There’s always something going on in Pateley Bridge; with any active rural community comes a calendar of activity and celebration and Nidderdale is no different.

The Nidderdale AONB office organises a varied calendar of events themed around the exploration, preservation, enjoyment and appreciation of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Enjoy a guided walk that mixes the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales with fascinating stories behind how man has worked and shaped the landscape.

Hear experts share their knowledge of conservation or rare species and enjoy the chance to get hands on and involved in the work that goes into preserving the AONB.

The recent growth in cinema facilities in the rural communities has meant the village halls in Pateley Bridge and Darley regularly show films to sell out audiences. 

Experience a local cinema, run by and for the community, including a bar and considerably more character & atmosphere than your local multiscreen.

The Pateley Playhouse has a deservedly glowing reputation for its immersive productions of both classic and original works in their 72 seat theatre.

With typically three productions a year and guest performances, keep an eye out for unique theatre experiences in this historic setting.

Summer sees the Dale buzzing with events, from those steeped in tradition and history such as the Nidderdale Show, the last show in the agricultural calendar and a final hurrah for the farming community, to new but already popular events like the 1940s Weekend and the Nidderdale Art Trail which get everyone involved.

In September the Open Heritage days provide the rare chance to explore usually inaccessible remains of yesteryear, with guided tours revealing fascinating facts of some of Nidderdale’s most interesting buildings.

With regular book and craft fairs, flower festivals, cricket matches at the showground, live concerts in the band stand and unique local events such as the Middlesmoor Bell Festival which dates back to 1868 when six bells where given to Middlesmoor Church in Upper Nidderdale, you’ll find there’s always something going on in Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale.

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  1. Canoe Star Gazing with How Stean Gorge

    Add Canoe Star Gazing with How Stean Gorge to your Itinerary

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    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Come star gazing by Canoe with How Stean Gorge

    Canoeing – Glide along Scar House Reservoir surrounded by the moon and stars during the Yorkshire Dales & Nidderdale AONB Dark Skies Festival.

    Ever thought of having a go at stargazing in Yorkshire? Did you know there are 88 different constellations...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Feb 2019 To 3 Mar 2019
  2. Girl holding bird box

    Add Bird box making at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

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    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    Bring your nature explorers to Brimham for this bird box making workshop. With 50 bird boxes at Brimham Rocks there are plenty of birds to spot. Discover how the rangers and volunteers look after these bird boxes and make your own to take home. What feathered friends will come to nest in your bird...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    17 Feb 2019 To 17 Feb 2019
  3. A group of walkers on a sunny winters day

    Add Brimham Rocks through the ages to your Itinerary

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    Active event

    Join this guided walk to discover Brimham's history, from the last ice age that helped form these weird and wonderful rock formations, to the stories of the people who lived here and called Brimham home

    Let our guide walk and talk you through the last 320 milion years in a 90 minute journey...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2019 To 22 Feb 2019
  4. An atmospheric photo showing the rock formations and plant life.

    Add Geology walk at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Science

    Pateley Bridge

    From giant ferns and salamander's footprints to enormous mountains higher than the Himalayas, find out how Brimham Rocks came to be. Join the geology guide as you take in these amazing rock formations through a 90 minute guided walk, discovering how they came to be through 320 million years of...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    11 Mar 2019 To 11 Mar 2019
  5. Brimham Template

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    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    22 Mar 2019 To 22 Mar 2019
  6. A group of walkers on a sunny winters day

    Add Brimham Rocks through the ages to your Itinerary

    Type

    Active event

    Join this guided walk to discover Brimham's history, from the last ice age that helped form these weird and wonderful rock formations, to the stories of the people who lived here and called Brimham home

    Let our guide walk and talk you through the last 320 milion years in a 90 minute journey...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    22 Mar 2019 To 22 Mar 2019
  7. Two children exploring the rocks

    Add Homes for wildlife at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

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    Science

    Bring your nature explorers to this drop in session looking at the wildlife at Brimham Rocks. What creepie crawlies are hiding at Brimham? Discover more about them and how the rangers look after their habitats.

    Come and see Brimham differently through activities that engage the senses,...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    23 Mar 2019 To 23 Mar 2019
  8. The Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt: Springtime Fairies and their Friends

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    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Come along with the whole family and enjoy this popular annual event. Pick up a Studfold Easter clue sheet and explore and discover large willow nests and brightly coloured eggs and answers!... Discover the Studfold Spring Fairies and their countryside friends. Count the Gold Rabbits...! 

    ...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019
  9. Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

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    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:
    25 May 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
    From:
    8 Jun 2019 To 21 Jul 2019
    From:
    22 Jul 2019 To 1 Sep 2019
  10. Nidderdale Show

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    Show / Display

    Pateley Bridge

    Nidderdale's Big Day Out is a classic and timeless event and includes many varied events such as sheep dog trials, a dog show, show jumping, livestock classes, cookery demonstrations, trade stands and an exhibtion cricket match.

    ‘Pateley Show’, as the Nidderdale Show is affectionately known,...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Sep 2019 To 23 Sep 2019
  11. Nidderdale Food, Drink and Wellbeing Festival

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    Food & Drink

    Pateley Bridge

    This second Nidderdale Food and Drink Festival takes place on Saturday 27th October and will showcase the fantastic range of local produce the area has to offer.

    NEW for 2018 – a Wellbeing Festival where you will find a wide variety of stalls selling gifts, health products and much more

    ...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2019 To 27 Oct 2019
  12. Christmas Late Night Shopping in Pateley Bridge

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    Type

    Christmas

    Pateley Bridge

    Late night shopping in Pateley Bridge will have a vibrant Christmas spirit with Carol Singing and refreshements along the High Street and Beyond.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
  13. Pateley Bridge 1940's Weekend

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    Historic

    Pateley Bridge

    Pateley Bridge winds back the clock across the whole area taking you right back to 1940s and war time period. This fun 1940s themed weekend has lots going on for young and old alike in Pateley Bridge, this being the capital of Nidderdale set in the Yorkshire Dales and a designated Area of...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jul 2020 To 26 Jul 2020

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