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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. Rocking Santa

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    Rocking Santa

    Type

    Christmas

    Pateley Bridge

    Christmas at the caves. Santa visit included in price of cave ticket. Gift for every child.

    Enjoy the winter menu our newly refurbished Time Cafe. Booking essential.

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2019 To 22 Dec 2019
  2. Christmas Late Night Shopping in Pateley Bridge

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    Christmas Late Night Shopping in Pateley Bridge

    Type

    Christmas

    Pateley Bridge

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

    This award winning High Street will open late will all the warmth of the festive season to welcome visitors and locals alike.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Dec 2019 To 20 Dec 2019
  3. The Santa Clause 2, at Stump Cross Caverns

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    The Santa Clause 2, at Stump Cross Caverns

    Type

    Film

    Pateley Bridge

    Special Christmas showing, including food from a set menu for adults and children. Limited spaces, booking essential.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
  4. Christmas Brass Concert

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    Christmas Brass Concert

    Type

    Music

    Pateley Bridge

    Annual Christmas Brass Band Concert, featuring the Pateley Christmas Choir. Tickets £7.50 from band members and Pateley Bridge Pharmacy.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
  5. Music Night at Stump Cross Caverns

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    Music Night at Stump Cross Caverns

    Type

    Music

    Pateley Bridge

    Live music with Ade Payne, playing a set of country rock. £20 per person, including Tex Mex food.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Dec 2019 To 17 Dec 2019
  6. The Santa Clause 3, at Stump Cross Caverns

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    The Santa Clause 3, at Stump Cross Caverns

    Type

    Film

    Pateley Bridge

    Special Christmas showing, including food from a set menu for adults and children. Limited spaces, booking essential.

    Dates

    From:
    21 Dec 2019 To 21 Dec 2019
  7. Midwinter storytelling at Brimham Rocks

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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 interactive…

    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. 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:
    11 Jan 2020 To 11 Jan 2020
    From:
    11 Jan 2020 To 11 Jan 2020
  10. Yoga class outdoors at Brimham Rocks

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    Mindful Yoga at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    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 this start of the year Yoga class we'll be concentrating on breath work and setting intentions for the…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    27 Jan 2020 To 27 Jan 2020
    From:
    27 Jan 2020 To 27 Jan 2020
  11. 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
  12. 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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