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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. Yoga class outdoors at Brimham Rocks

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    Mindful Yoga at Brimham Rocks

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    Active event

    Pateley Bridge

    Join Yoga instructor Caroline to practice gentle Yoga postures and sequences to unwind tension from the body and improve flexibility and strength while exploring your connection to nature.

    In the January Yoga class we'll be concentrating on breath work and setting intentions for the coming…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    27 Jan 2020 To 27 Jan 2020
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    27 Jan 2020 To 27 Jan 2020
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    11 May 2020 To 11 May 2020
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    11 May 2020 To 11 May 2020
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    21 Sep 2020 To 21 Sep 2020
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    21 Sep 2020 To 21 Sep 2020
  2. Dark Skies Festival Activity Evenings 2020

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    Dark Skies Festival Activity Evenings 2020

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Dark Skies Festival – Canoeing (or bad weather alternative) & Star Gazing with How Stean

    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…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jan 2020 To 14 Mar 2020
  3. A group of walkers on a sunny winters day

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    Brimham Rocks through the ages

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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

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    7 Feb 2020 To 7 Feb 2020
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    7 Feb 2020 To 7 Feb 2020
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    20 Mar 2020 To 20 Mar 2020
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    20 Mar 2020 To 20 Mar 2020
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    27 Apr 2020 To 27 Apr 2020
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    27 Apr 2020 To 27 Apr 2020
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    21 May 2020 To 21 May 2020
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    21 May 2020 To 21 May 2020
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    23 Jun 2020 To 23 Jun 2020
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    23 Jun 2020 To 23 Jun 2020
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    13 Jul 2020 To 13 Jul 2020
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    13 Jul 2020 To 13 Jul 2020
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    25 Aug 2020 To 25 Aug 2020
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    25 Aug 2020 To 25 Aug 2020
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    20 Sep 2020 To 20 Sep 2020
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    20 Sep 2020 To 20 Sep 2020
  4. Snow White pantomime

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    Snow White pantomime

    Type

    Theatre

    Pateley Bridge

    Traditional family pantomime, a cantankerous Mirror, six (or is it seven?) Dwarves, a quite appalling Wicked Stepmother, a handsome Prince and beautiful Snow White. But how are the Pateley butchers involved? Fun and laughter for all ages! Afternoon and evening performances - check the website for…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Feb 2020 To 16 Feb 2020
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    20 Feb 2020 To 23 Feb 2020
  5. Nature explorers at Brimham Rocks - bird box making

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    Nature explorers at Brimham Rocks - bird box making

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Bring your nature explorers to Brimham for this bird box making workshop. With 70 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.

    Come and see Brimham differently through…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2020 To 23 Feb 2020
    From:
    23 Feb 2020 To 23 Feb 2020
  6. An atmospheric photo showing the rock formations and plant life.

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    Geology walk at Brimham Rocks

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    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:
    16 Mar 2020 To 16 Mar 2020
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    16 Mar 2020 To 16 Mar 2020
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    28 Jun 2020 To 28 Jun 2020
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    28 Jun 2020 To 28 Jun 2020
  7. Nature explorers at Brimham Rocks - 50 Things launch

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    Nature explorers at Brimham Rocks - 50 Things launch

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Come and see Brimham differently through activities that engage the senses, exercise your creativity and energise your interest in nature. This month we'll be undertaking adventures based upon the new list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

    No need to book, just turn up with your enthusiasm…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    22 Mar 2020 To 22 Mar 2020
    From:
    22 Mar 2020 To 22 Mar 2020
  8. Rock explorers at Brimham Rocks

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    Rock explorers at Brimham Rocks

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    Science

    Delve into the weird and wonderful world hidden away at Brimham Rocks. Discover a secret tunnel, an ancient foot print, and even a mysterious moving rock.

    Come and see Brimham differently through activities that engage the senses, exercise your creativity and energise your interest in…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2020 To 7 Apr 2020
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    7 Apr 2020 To 7 Apr 2020
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    9 Apr 2020 To 9 Apr 2020
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    9 Apr 2020 To 9 Apr 2020
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    14 Apr 2020 To 14 Apr 2020
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    14 Apr 2020 To 14 Apr 2020
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    16 Apr 2020 To 16 Apr 2020
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    16 Apr 2020 To 16 Apr 2020
  9. Discover climbing with Harrogate Climbing Centre at Brimham Rocks

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    Discover climbing with Harrogate Climbing Centre at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Ever fancied having a go at climbing the magical rocks? Join Harrogate Climbing Centre for a 30 minute session to learn the ropes.

    Scale the heights at Brimham Rocks through this introductory climbing session. Discover how to climb the weird and wonderful rock formations and maybe uncover a…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    15 Apr 2020 To 15 Apr 2020
    From:
    16 Apr 2020 To 16 Apr 2020
  10. Kids outdoor day

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    Kids outdoor day

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Come and explore high and low with Harrogate Climbing Centre on an adventure just for kids!

    Join Harrogate Climbing Centre for a full day of bouldering, climbing and abseiling under the watchful eyes of qualified instructors. Perfect for children aged 7+. No previous experience needed and all…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    16 Apr 2020 To 16 Apr 2020
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    16 Apr 2020 To 16 Apr 2020
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    27 May 2020 To 27 May 2020
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    27 May 2020 To 27 May 2020
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    22 Jul 2020 To 22 Jul 2020
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    22 Jul 2020 To 22 Jul 2020
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    5 Aug 2020 To 5 Aug 2020
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    5 Aug 2020 To 5 Aug 2020
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    19 Aug 2020 To 19 Aug 2020
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    19 Aug 2020 To 19 Aug 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:
    18 Apr 2020 To 18 Apr 2020
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    18 Apr 2020 To 18 Apr 2020
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    30 May 2020 To 30 May 2020
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    30 May 2020 To 30 May 2020
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    1 Aug 2020 To 1 Aug 2020
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    1 Aug 2020 To 1 Aug 2020
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    15 Aug 2020 To 15 Aug 2020
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    15 Aug 2020 To 15 Aug 2020
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    29 Aug 2020 To 29 Aug 2020
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    29 Aug 2020 To 29 Aug 2020
  12. Nature explorers at Brimham Rocks - get to know a tree

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    Nature explorers at Brimham Rocks - get to know a tree

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Come and see Brimham differently through activities that engage the senses, exercise your creativity and energise your interest in nature. This month we're looking at the different kinds of trees at Brimham Rocks. Learn how to tell the difference between trees and get creative printing with…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2020 To 17 May 2020
    From:
    17 May 2020 To 17 May 2020
  13. Geocaching taster day

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    Geocaching taster day

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Bring your little adventurers for a digital treasure hunt at Brimham Rocks.

    Come along for a digital treasure hunt. Learn geocaching basics with our knowledgeable volunteers and make your way around the caches hidden around the rocks. Bring a fully charged phone and plenty of enthusiasm. There…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jul 2020 To 22 Jul 2020
    From:
    22 Jul 2020 To 22 Jul 2020
  14. 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
  15. 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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