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What's On in Pateley Bridge and Nidderdale

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. Who's Have Thought It?

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    Who's Have Thought It?

    Type

    Theatre

    Pateley Bridge

    'Who'd Have Thought It' by Keith Burton.  This hilarious play is back by popular demand after a hugely successful run three years ago. The play has been extensively revised and honed for this new run and promises to be even more fun than the last time.

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2019 To 25 Oct 2019
  2. Meet The Makers Autumn Craft Fair

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    Meet The Makers Autumn Craft Fair

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Pateley Bridge

    Our very first "Meet The Makers" event. We have clever crafters, brilliant bakers, and skillful stitchers coming along to showcase their handcrafted food, artwork, and gifts.

    Discover local businesses you might not be familiar with, learn more about how their products are made, and the inspiration…

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 26 Oct 2019
  3. Halloween brooms

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    Halloween broom making at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    All witches and wizards need a broom this Halloween – can you make your own? Join us on 29, 30 & 31 October to learn how to make a traditional broom at Brimham Rocks. Brooms are £5 each and reuse the birch wood our rangers felled at Brimham during essential conservation work.

    Please book your…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    29 Oct 2019 To 31 Oct 2019
    From:
    29 Oct 2019 To 31 Oct 2019
  4. Nature explorers - campfire cooking

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    Nature explorers - campfire cooking

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    Join us on Sunday 10 November for our last Nature Explorers of 2019. In this month's drop in session learn how to make a safe campfire and cook some delicious treats on it.

    There's no need to book for this event.

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    10 Nov 2019 To 10 Nov 2019
    From:
    10 Nov 2019 To 10 Nov 2019
  5. A group of walkers on a sunny winters day

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    Brimham Rocks through the ages

    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:
    16 Nov 2019 To 16 Nov 2019
    From:
    16 Nov 2019 To 16 Nov 2019
    From:
    1 Dec 2019 To 1 Dec 2019
    From:
    1 Dec 2019 To 1 Dec 2019
    From:
    11 Jan 2020 To 11 Jan 2020
    From:
    11 Jan 2020 To 11 Jan 2020
  6. Christmas wreath making at Brimham Rocks

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    Christmas wreath making at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    Join us on 6, 7 & 8 December to use natural evergreens and seasonal foliage to create a wonderful wreath for your front door.

    Guidance and help is on hand to help you create your own stunning Christmas wreath using natural materials and seasonal foliage. This also includes creating your own…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
    From:
    6 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
  7. Family audience around Christmas tree

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    Midwinter storytelling at Brimham Rocks

    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 28 & 29 December for 40 minutes…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    28 Dec 2019 To 29 Dec 2019
    From:
    28 Dec 2019 To 29 Dec 2019
  8. New Year's Day Walk at Brimham Rocks

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    New Year's Day Walk at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    Blow away the cobwebs and start the New Year by getting out and about. Join us at 10:30 am for a refreshing circular property walk and take in the breathtaking views.

    There's no need to book for this event.

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2020 To 1 Jan 2020
    From:
    1 Jan 2020 To 1 Jan 2020
  9. Yoga class outdoors at Brimham Rocks

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    Mindful Yoga at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    The Autumn Equinox is the perfect time to explore balance in our Yoga practice. And Yoga is the perfect way to bring balance to body and mind. At the Autumn Equinox there is a shift of emphasis from Sun to Moon, light to dark, action to contemplation, fruitfulness to composting, building up to…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    27 Jan 2020 To 27 Jan 2020
    From:
    27 Jan 2020 To 27 Jan 2020
  10. Pateley Bridge 1940's Weekend

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    Pateley Bridge 1940's Weekend

    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
  11. Nidderdale Agricultural Show

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    Nidderdale Agricultural Show

    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:
    23 Sep 2020 To 23 Sep 2020

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