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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. Nidderdale Food, Drink and Wellbeing Festival

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    Type

    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 2018 To 27 Oct 2018
  2. Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt at How Stean Gorge

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    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    27TH OCTOBER - 4TH NOVEMBER Explore the floodlit Gorge to find the ghoulish pumpkins and win your FREE prize.


    FOR THE BRAVE .... hunt for the ghost of Tom Taylor deep inside his cave, where he was hung many years ago.


    GYPSY ALICE ROSE Will be in her booth from 2pm - 4pm each day, telling...

    Venue

    How Stean Gorge, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2018 To 4 Nov 2018
  3. Halloween brooms

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    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    All witches and wizards need a broom this Halloween – can you make your own? Join us on 30 & 31 October to learn how to make a traditional broom at Brimham Rocks. Brooms are just £2.50 each and reuse the birch wood our rangers felled at Brimham during essential conservation work.

    Please book...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    30 Oct 2018 To 31 Oct 2018
  4. Child making crafts

    Add Build it at Brimham to your Itinerary

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    Get crafty at Brimham on these winter weekends and take home a masterpiece made from natural materials gathered from the moorland. Have a go at using Brimham’s natural resources to make craft projects such as bird feeders, Christmas decorations and much more! There will be a different activity each...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    3 Nov 2018 To 16 Dec 2018
  5. Adventure Evenings at How Stean Gorge

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    Type

    Food & Drink

    Pateley Bridge

    Adventure + Pizza + Late Bar = A right good time

    9TH NOVEMBER
    ABSEIL &
    GORGE WALK

    23RD NOVEMBER
    CAVING

    7TH DECEMBER
    CANOEING

    21ST DECEMBER
    VIA FERRATA

    6pm: Pizza served
    7pm: Activities begin
    (or when everyone finished pizza)
    9pm: Dessert and a beer

    PIZZA Menu
    Pepperoni
    Ham and...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Nov 2018 To 9 Nov 2018
    From:
    23 Nov 2018 To 23 Nov 2018
    From:
    7 Dec 2018 To 7 Dec 2018
    From:
    21 Dec 2018 To 21 Dec 2018
  6. Wildlife and farming in the uplands - Wild Watch talk

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    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    Come along to this free event to hear RSPB conservation advisor Chris Tomson explain how farmland can provide valuable habitat for wildlife in the Nidderdale AONB.
    This talk promises to cover a very interesting and important topic in light of current native wildlife population declines. Attending...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Nov 2018 To 13 Nov 2018
  7. Habeas Corpus by Alan Bennett

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    Type

    Theatre

    Pateley Bridge

    A classic bawdy comedy, with elements of farce and pantomime - contains adult themes, not for the faint hearted!

    Dates

    From:
    19 Nov 2018 To 24 Nov 2018
  8. Christmas wreath

    Add Wreath Making Workshop to your Itinerary

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    Use natural evergreens and seasonal foliage to create a wonderful wreath for your front door. All materials and guidance will be provided. £15 per person including light refreshments, 6 - 8 December. 

    Booking essential, please call 01423 780688.

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2018 To 8 Dec 2018
  9. Family audience around Christmas tree

    Add Midwinter Storytelling to your Itinerary

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    Looking for something a bit different this Christmas? Create a new tradition at Brimham Rocks and experience a midwinter storytelling event celebrating myths and folklore inspired by the season and the magical landscape of the rocks. Join storyteller Noel Watkins on 22 & 23 December for 40 minutes...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    22 Dec 2018 To 23 Dec 2018
  10. Walking at Brimham Rocks

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    Type

    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    Blow away the cobwebs and start the New Year by getting out and about. Join us on a refreshing circular property walk and take in the breathtaking views. Join our guide on this walk to get off the trodden path at Brimham. Get a feel for the size of the site while taking in new views rarely seen by...

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2019 To 1 Jan 2019
  11. Cryptic creatures - a talk by the Wild Watch

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    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    From bizarre battleships and beautiful blooms to bad-tempered buzzing, Dr Chris Hassall from the University of Leeds will speak about how animals and plants have evolved remarkable means to deceive one another and us!

    Attending this free event is sure to whet your wildlife appetite during the...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Jan 2019 To 15 Jan 2019
  12. Nidderdale Show

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    Type

    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:
    24 Sep 2019 To 24 Sep 2019
  13. Pateley Bridge 1940's Weekend

    Add Pateley Bridge 1940's Weekend to your Itinerary

    Type

    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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