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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. Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure

    Add Studfold Fairy and Pixie Adventure to your Itinerary

    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:
    8 Jun 2019 To 21 Jul 2019
    From:
    22 Jul 2019 To 1 Sep 2019
  2. A group of walkers on a sunny winters day

    Add Brimham Rocks through the ages to your Itinerary

    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:
    27 Jun 2019 To 27 Jun 2019
    From:
    15 Jul 2019 To 15 Jul 2019
    From:
    30 Aug 2019 To 30 Aug 2019
    From:
    16 Sep 2019 To 16 Sep 2019
    From:
    8 Oct 2019 To 8 Oct 2019
    From:
    16 Nov 2019 To 16 Nov 2019
    From:
    1 Dec 2019 To 1 Dec 2019
    From:
    11 Jan 2020 To 11 Jan 2020
  3. An atmospheric photo showing the rock formations and plant life.

    Add Geology walk at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    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:
    30 Jun 2019 To 30 Jun 2019
    From:
    14 Oct 2019 To 14 Oct 2019
  4. BEER, BANDS AND BURGERS

    Add BEER, BANDS AND BURGERS to your Itinerary

    Type

    Music

    Pateley Bridge

    Live music from Howlin' Johnny and The Devil's Rejects, Feedback, Larger Than Life, Let Luce and local duo Ant and Frank. BBQ and music from 12 noon. Come join us for this fantastic event in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales at The Bridge Inn, Pateley Bridge. Dogs, children and well behaved(ish)…

    Dates

    From:
    6 Jul 2019 To 6 Jul 2019
  5. Going digital photography workshop at Brimham Rocks

    Add Going digital photography workshop at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    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:
    7 Jul 2019 To 7 Jul 2019
    From:
    8 Sep 2019 To 8 Sep 2019
  6. 'Blue Remembered Hills'

    Add 'Blue Remembered Hills' to your Itinerary

    Type

    Theatre

    Pateley Bridge

    Dennis Potter's classic play along with 'Nidderdale Remembers WW2' - how the war affected the locals and the children evacuated here

    Dates

    From:
    8 Jul 2019 To 13 Jul 2019
  7. Pateley Bridge Artisan Market

    Add Pateley Bridge Artisan Market to your Itinerary

    Type

    Family Event

    Pateley Bridge

    Bustling with over 40 brilliant traders offering crafts, art, furniture, clothing, flowers, fresh food, street food and lots of local goods. We have live music and are a dog friendly artisan market serving the community.

    Whether it is something for dinner, a gift for a friend, a treat for someone…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Jul 2019 To 14 Jul 2019
    From:
    11 Aug 2019 To 11 Aug 2019
  8. Pond explorers at Brimham Rocks

    Add Pond explorers at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Science

    Bring your nature explorers to this drop in session looking at the pond here at Brimham. What kinds of beasties can you find living under the water?

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

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    14 Jul 2019 To 14 Jul 2019
  9. 'The Wild Watch Part Two: turning data into practical conservation

    Add 'The Wild Watch Part Two: turning data into practical conservation to your Itinerary

    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Pateley Bridge

    What have we found so far? After two seasons of wildlife surveys we are starting to build up a better picture of the wildlife in Nidderdale AONB.

    Want to find out a bit more? Come along to our talk to see some interesting results, hear about curlews and some of the other species we have been…

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jul 2019 To 17 Jul 2019
  10. Geocaching Taster at Brimham Rocks

    Add Geocaching Taster at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Workshop

    Pateley Bridge

    Want to become a tech-savvy treasure hunter? Come and learn about geocaching at Brimham Rocks. All you need is a smartphone with a full battery and plenty of enthusiasm!

    Booking essential

    Dates

    From:
    24 Jul 2019 To 24 Jul 2019
  11. Kids outdoor climbing day at Brimham Rocks.

    Add Kids Outdoor Day at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Pateley Bridge

    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 equipment will be provided.

    £50 per child. Booking through Harrogate Climbing…

    Dates

    From:
    31 Jul 2019 To 31 Jul 2019
    From:
    14 Aug 2019 To 14 Aug 2019
  12. Kids outdoor climbing day at Brimham Rocks.

    Add Family Outdoor Day at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Participatory Event

    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…

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2019 To 3 Aug 2019
    From:
    17 Aug 2019 To 17 Aug 2019
    From:
    24 Aug 2019 To 24 Aug 2019
  13. Harrogate MG Show

    Add Harrogate MG Show to your Itinerary

    Type

    Charity

    Pateley Bridge

    Largest MG show in the North. Concours/condition MGs. Other marques welcome. Trade, refreshments etc.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Aug 2019 To 4 Aug 2019
  14. Climbing taster sessions at Brimham Rocks

    Add Climbing taster sessions at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Pateley Bridge

    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 new hobby. Perfect for adults and children aged 7+. No previous experience needed and all equipment will be provided.

    £7 per person…

    Dates

    From:
    7 Sep 2019 To 7 Sep 2019
  15. Chris Boddy at Brimham Rocks

    Add Chris Boddy at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    Join local potter Chris Boddy at the activity centre to watch the fascinating process he uses to produce his unique leaf print pottery. Discover how he develops his signature pieces on the wheel and take a look at some finished pieces in the shop. Watch his signature leaf patterns come to life and…

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2019 To 15 Sep 2019
  16. Yoga class outdoors at Brimham Rocks

    Add Mindful Yoga at National Trust Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    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:
    23 Sep 2019 To 23 Sep 2019
    From:
    27 Jan 2020 To 27 Jan 2020
  17. 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:
    23 Sep 2019 To 23 Sep 2019
  18. Natural dyeing workshop at Brimham Rocks

    Add Natural dyeing workshop at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    Type

    Cultural

    Pateley Bridge

    Come and enjoy a day of creative inspiration. Discover the pure magic of natural dye as you learn to dye wool in the beautiful environment of Brimham rocks.

    Spend time in the great outdoors, gathering a selection of botanicals from the surroundings to produce an array of unusual, organic and…

    Dates

    From:
    25 Sep 2019 To 25 Sep 2019
    From:
    12 Oct 2019 To 12 Oct 2019
  19. Nidderdale Food, Drink and Wellbeing Festival

    Add Nidderdale Food, Drink and Wellbeing Festival to your Itinerary

    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 2019 To 27 Oct 2019
  20. Halloween brooms

    Add Halloween Broom Making at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    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
  21. Christmas Late Night Shopping in Pateley Bridge

    Add Christmas Late Night Shopping in Pateley Bridge to your Itinerary

    Type

    Christmas

    Pateley Bridge

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

    Dates

    From:
    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
  22. Family audience around Christmas tree

    Add Midwinter Storytelling at National Trust Brimham Rocks, 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 28 & 29 December for 40 minutes…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    28 Dec 2019 To 28 Dec 2019
    From:
    29 Dec 2019 To 29 Dec 2019
  23. 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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