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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. Dark Skies Festival Activity Evenings at How Stean Gorge

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    Dark Skies Festival Activity Evenings at How Stean Gorge

    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
  2. Stump Cross Caverns

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    Stump Cross Caverns

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    February Half Term Events @ stump Cross Caverns.
    Torchlit tours, treasure hunts in the caves, cinema every day at 4pm. Plus much much more!

    Dates

    From:
    15 Feb 2020 To 24 Feb 2020
  3. 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:
    20 Feb 2020 To 23 Feb 2020
  4. 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
  5. Stargazing with York Astronomical Society

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    Stargazing with York Astronomical Society

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    The open countryside is the perfect place to see the amazing night sky and to gaze at the natural beauty of the stars and constellations above. We've teamed up with York Astronomical Society who'll be bringing along their telescopes and expert knowledge to Brimham. In the event of poor visibility,…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2020 To 1 Mar 2020
    From:
    1 Mar 2020 To 1 Mar 2020
  6. Joe Cornish landscape photography workshops

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    Joe Cornish landscape photography workshops

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Brimham Rocks makes the perfect place to practice and hone your landscape photography skills, both in daylight and after dark. But if you're looking to get the best photographs why not spend an afternoon and evening with a real expert. In the first of only three workshops in 2020 renowned Yorkshire…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    7 Mar 2020 To 7 Mar 2020
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    7 Mar 2020 To 7 Mar 2020
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    28 Jun 2020 To 28 Jun 2020
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    28 Jun 2020 To 28 Jun 2020
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    2 Jul 2020 To 2 Jul 2020
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    2 Jul 2020 To 2 Jul 2020
  7. Meet The Makers Spring Craft Fair

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    Meet The Makers Spring Craft Fair

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Pateley Bridge

    We have clever crafters, brilliant bakers, and skillful stitchers coming along to showcase their handcrafted food, artwork, and gifts. A good opportunity to pick up a unique Mother's Day present!

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

    Dates

    From:
    7 Mar 2020 To 7 Mar 2020
  8. An atmospheric photo showing the rock formations and plant life.

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    Geology walk at Brimham Rocks

    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:
    16 Mar 2020 To 16 Mar 2020
    From:
    16 Mar 2020 To 16 Mar 2020
    From:
    28 Jun 2020 To 28 Jun 2020
    From:
    28 Jun 2020 To 28 Jun 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:
    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
  10. 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
  11. Drawn to Rock - An exhibition by Joe Cornish

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    Drawn to Rock - An exhibition by Joe Cornish

    Type

    Spring

    Pateley Bridge

    See Brimham Rocks in a whole new light in an exciting exhibition by esteemed local photographer, Joe Cornish. Inspired to capture the beautiful landscape from a new perspective, Joe’s images reveal Brimham from a point of view few people see, at night. As part of the 50 years of the National Trust…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2020 To 1 Nov 2020
    From:
    4 Apr 2020 To 1 Nov 2020
  12. The Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt: Springtime Fairies and their Friends

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    The Great Studfold Easter Egg Hunt: Springtime Fairies and their Friends

    Type

    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:
    4 Apr 2020 To 19 Apr 2020
  13. Rock explorers at Brimham Rocks

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    Rock explorers at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    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
  14. Discover climbing with Harrogate Climbing Centre at Brimham Rocks

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    Discover climbing with Harrogate Climbing Centre at Brimham Rocks

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    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
  15. 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
    From:
    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
  16. 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
  17. Studfold's Buttercup and Bluebell Experience

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    Studfold's Buttercup and Bluebell Experience

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Enjoy Studfold's Award Winning Adventure Trail at this spectacular time of the year. There will be not a more beautiful and intriguing countryside experience for families with young children!

    Explore the 'Great Outdoors' and discover Studfold's Hidden secrets! The Adventure Trail will…

    Dates

    From:
    9 May 2020 To 14 Jun 2020
  18. 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 the January Yoga class we'll be concentrating on breath work and setting intentions for the coming…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2020 To 11 May 2020
    From:
    11 May 2020 To 11 May 2020
    From:
    21 Sep 2020 To 21 Sep 2020
    From:
    21 Sep 2020 To 21 Sep 2020
  19. Going Digital - photography workshop at Brimham Rocks

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    Going Digital - photography workshop at Brimham Rocks

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    The far-reaching views from Brimham can be awe-inspiring. Can you capture them on camera?

    Explore this inspirational place through the lens as you learn about composition and exposure while using polarising and graduated filters to create dramatic landscape photography.

    Call 07802…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2020 To 16 May 2020
    From:
    16 May 2020 To 16 May 2020
    From:
    27 Sep 2020 To 27 Sep 2020
    From:
    27 Sep 2020 To 27 Sep 2020
  20. 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
  21. Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

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    Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

    Type

    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:
    23 May 2020 To 6 Sep 2020
  22. Brimham Rocks fell race (SOLD OUT)

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    Brimham Rocks fell race (SOLD OUT)

    Type

    Outdoor

    Pateley Bridge

    Take part in Brimham Rocks' first fell race taking you on an active and challenging course through the moorland, rocks and woodland.

    With a stunning route, approximately 6.5km in length with a total ascent of 145m, this race will incorporate different elements of the Brimham landscape…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    24 Jun 2020 To 24 Jun 2020
    From:
    24 Jun 2020 To 24 Jun 2020
  23. 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
  24. 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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