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What's On Around Ripon

Ripon has a buzzing community and cultural scene that yields some unique and imaginative events.

Whatever time of year you plan to visit there are events in and around the city to inspire, excite and educate.

The city’s vibrant community and extraordinary cultural heritage has inspired a rich programme of events throughout the year that will appeal to everyone.

Ripon Cathedral forms the backdrop to many events that bring together the community and its visitors to celebrate more than 1000 years of culture in the city – from the nightly 'Setting of the Watch' by the Hornblower, to the annual St Wilfrid’s Procession in July that celebrates the city’s patron saint.

Christmas is a very special time at the Cathedral with a full programme of cultural and choral occasions which are perfect for experiencing the wonder of the season.  

The Annual Pancake Races see cassocked clerics and locals alike racing down Kirkgate each Shrove Tuesday, frying pan in hand.   The warmer spring months mark the start of the season at Ripon Racecourse with its full schedule of racing (as well as many non-race day events for all the family).

This historic city has several visitor attractions, large and small either in the centre or close by – all of which host their own full programme of events.  

The World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience culture, history and the natural world.  The Ripon Museums give insight into the hardships of life gone by and Lightwater Valley Theme Park offers special events for thrill seekers in addition to its normal opening times.

Newby Hall is a popular venue for festivals, fairs and exhibitions.

Autumn welcomes the Ripon International Festival which attracts visitors from far and wide to deliver an eclectic range of music and culture to its delighted audience.

And let’s not forget Market Day– stallholders cluster around the obelisk in the Market Square every Thursday come rain or shine – attracting bargain hunters as it has done for centuries!

Whatever the month, whatever the day – you will be amazed what’s on in Ripon to keep you and your family entertained. 

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  1. Stolen Things by artist and musician Paul Rooney

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    Type

    Exhibition

    Ripon

    Imagine the scenes from a Georgian Courthouse, Listen to the cries of a child in the dock, Hear the shouts from the Public Gallery.

    Come along to Stolen Things by artist and musician Paul Rooney - a new artwork commissioned by Ripon Museums and Arts and Heritage.

    Artist and musician Paul Rooney...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Feb 2019 To 31 May 2019
  2. Secrets in the Cellar

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    Type

    Exhibition

    Ripon

    Come along and see the Secrets in the Cellar exhibition at the Prison & Police Museum, 4th March - 12th May.

    Deep underground below Ripon Town Hall, Ripon Museum staff and volunteers work to catalogue, pack and research the museum's objects and stories. Secrets in the Cellar reveals what happens...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Mar 2019 To 12 May 2019
  3. Discovering the Fountains Abbey Settlers Society

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    Type

    Walk

    Ripon

    Pop into Fountains Hall and discover the Settler's Society. Help bring the stories of the settler boys to life.

    Dates

    From:
    9 Apr 2019 To 31 Dec 2019
  4. Alice in Wonderland Easter Trail

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    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Alice in Wonderland Easter Family Fun Days

    Join us at Newby Hall for our ever popular Easter Family Fun Days. This year there will be an Alice in Wonderland theme around the Gardens and 'Golden Eggs' for you to find, Flamingo Croquet to play and a magical trail throughout the Woodland...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019
  5. Pirate Easter Egg Treasure Hunt at Lightwater Valley

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    Type

    Family Event

    Ripon

    Budding buccaneers will want to have a go at the pirate themed treasure trail egg hunt around Lightwater Valley in North Yorkshire over the Easter weekend – Friday 19th – Monday 22nd April. Follow the clues on the treasure map around the park to track down letters then spell out the word correctly...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Apr 2019 To 22 Apr 2019
  6. Alice in Wonderland Easter Family Fun Days

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    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Alice in Wonderland Easter Family Fun Days

    On Easter Sunday and Monday join us with a host of characters from Alice in Wonderland courtesy of Make a Wish Events and help find the Cheshire Cat. There is a magical trail running throughout the Woodland Walk and with help from Alice, the White...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Apr 2019 To 22 Apr 2019
  7. Victorian Easter Family Fun

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    Type

    Family Event

    Ripon

    Victorian Easter at the Workhouse 11am - 4pm
    Mon 15th April - Fri 19th April
    Mon 22nd April - Fri 26th April
    Marble your Easter Eggs and trim your bonnets! We're celebrating Easter Victorian style at the Workhouse. Make marbled eggs and weave a willow nest to put them in and find out about how...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Apr 2019 To 26 Apr 2019
  8. Ripon Ghost Walk 2019

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    Type

    Guided Walk

    Ripon

    Explore the darker side of the historic city of Ripon on this ghost walk, hearing tales of ghouls and ghostly goings on around every corner!
    Meet at the Cabman's Shelter, Ripon Market Place, 7.15pm. £3 adults £1 under 16s. no need to book!

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2019 To 25 Apr 2019
    From:
    30 May 2019 To 30 May 2019
    From:
    20 Jun 2019 To 20 Jun 2019
    From:
    4 Jul 2019 To 4 Jul 2019
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    18 Jul 2019 To 18 Jul 2019
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    1 Aug 2019 To 1 Aug 2019
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    15 Aug 2019 To 15 Aug 2019
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    29 Aug 2019 To 29 Aug 2019
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    12 Sep 2019 To 12 Sep 2019
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    19 Sep 2019 To 19 Sep 2019
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    3 Oct 2019 To 3 Oct 2019
    From:
    21 Nov 2019 To 21 Nov 2019
  9. Explore the estate and learn all about the nature that is here

    Add Fountains Abbey: Fascinating nature facts to your Itinerary

    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Enjoy a walk bursting with interesting facts about nature on the estate. From poisonous plants to ingenious ways nature is used, your guide Mike will astound you with fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes as you walk around this beautiful estate. Meet at visitor centre.*

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2019 To 1 May 2019
    From:
    5 Jun 2019 To 5 Jun 2019
    From:
    10 Jul 2019 To 10 Jul 2019
  10. Badapple Theatre Company present 'The Frozen Roman'

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    Type

    Theatre

    Ripon

    THE FROZEN ROMAN
    A new comedy by Kate Bramley with songs and music by Jez Lowe.
    Based on an original idea by Jez Lowe. Design by Catherine Dawn.

    They came, they saw, they built a wall.....they went away again. Or did they?
    A clandestine meeting at the Phoenix pub gets heated as the villagers rack...

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2019 To 1 May 2019
  11. Tour de Yorkshire 2019 - Ripon

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    Type

    Active event

    Harrogate

    The majestic cathedral city of Ripon sees the Tour de Yorkshire pass through twice on Friday 3 May as the women’s and men’s races negotiate a tricky entry to the city centre.  The city falls at a point in the race when the sprint teams will be beginning to think about the tactics for the final push...

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2019 To 3 May 2019
  12. an evening of opera

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    Type

    Music

    Ripon

    an evening of opera singing by professional opera singers direct from the Scottish Conservatoire of music sining all your favourite arias

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2019 To 3 May 2019
  13. Ripon City Wetlands Open Day

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    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Ripon

    Local charity Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is opening its brand new nature reserve, Ripon City Wetlands, today! It is a spectacular area of lagoons and reed beds for people to enjoy, just on the outskirts of Ripon (neighbouring Ripon Races). It has already attracted thousands of water birds. Come along...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2019 To 4 May 2019
  14. an evening of classical music

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    Type

    Music

    Ripon

    an evening of classical music performed by our professional string quartet with musicians trained at the Birmingham Conservatoire of music

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2019 To 4 May 2019
  15. Kirkby Malzeard Family Fun Day

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    Type

    Tour de Yorkshire

    Ripon

    Kirkby Malzeard Fun Day!
    After the success of a wonderful day last year, Kirkby Malzead is planning a Big Village Party to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire bike race which will zoom up the Main Street on Sunday 5th May .

    Starting at 11.00am with a Parade of classic cars and tractors preceded by a...

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2019 To 5 May 2019
  16. Sports Cars in the Park

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    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    Sports Cars in the Park will be held at Newby Hall and is one of our larger meets which attracts more than 500 sports cars. There will also be a number of related stalls on the day. Last year drew the largest crowds for this event on record and it was a fantastic day out for the whole family...

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2019 To 5 May 2019
  17. Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival

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    Type

    Food & Drink

    Ripon

    Join us for the annual Beer Festival in the grounds of Ripon Cathedral on May Day bank holiday Monday 6th May 2019.
    With award winning beers, live music playing throughout the day, wine, pimms and plenty for the children to do - its a great day out for all the family!
    Adults £5 (cash on the door,...

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2019 To 6 May 2019
  18. Unlock Your Family History

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    Type

    Heritage

    Ripon

    Do you have criminals, victims of crime, workhouse inmates, or vagrants in your family tree? As part of Local History Month, join Ripon Museums, the North Yorkshire County Record Office and Our Criminal Past to discover how to trace workhouse or criminal stories in your family history.

    With...

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2019 To 11 May 2019
  19. Spring bird walk at Fountains Abbey

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    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    A 2 mile walk around the estate to see the birds that make Fountains their home in winter time.

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2019 To 11 May 2019
  20. Museums at Night for Kids

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    Type

    Guided Walk

    Ripon

    Explore the darker side of the historic city of Ripon on this ghost walk, hearing tales of ghouls and ghostly goings on around every corner!

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2019 To 16 May 2019
    From:
    17 Oct 2019 To 17 Oct 2019
  21. The Shadowy Cells: Late Night Candlelight Tour of Ripon Prison

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    Type

    Guided Walk

    Ripon

    Was that a movement in the shadows? Did you hear chains clanking in the corridor? Don't let the flickering light play tricks on you as you experience Ripon Liberty Prison by candlelight. Part of the Museums at Night, this event is aimed at adults. Please note that the tour will be conducted by...

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2019 To 17 May 2019
  22. Royal Northern Sinfonia - Ripon International Festival Spring Concert

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    Type

    Concert

    Ripon

    Weber: Der Freischutz, Strauss: Horn Concerto, Beethoven: Leonore No 3, Brahms: Symphony No. 1. Janusz Piotrowicz conducts music of striking contrasts: Weber's haunting tunes and blazing fanfares; virtuosic Strauss played by Anna Douglass, Winner, BBC Young Musician and the Dennis Brain Horn Prize;...

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2019 To 17 May 2019
  23. Badapple Theatre Company present 'The Frozen Roman'

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    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    THE FROZEN ROMAN
    A new comedy by Kate Bramley with songs and music by Jez Lowe.
    Based on an original idea by Jez Lowe. Design by Catherine Dawn.

    They came, they saw, they built a wall.....they went away again. Or did they?
    A clandestine meeting at the Phoenix pub gets heated as the villagers rack...

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2019 To 19 May 2019
  24. May half term at Fountains Abbey

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    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Come along this May half term to spend some time in the great outdoors. Take part in a scavenger hunt around the estate, decorating your trail paper with nature finds along the way. Make a fluffy spring lamb in Swanley Grange and have a go painting with nature, too! Pop by the BMWi stand to have a...

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
    From:
    25 May 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
    From:
    28 May 2019 To 28 May 2019
    From:
    29 May 2019 To 29 May 2019
    From:
    30 May 2019 To 30 May 2019
    From:
    1 Jun 2019 To 1 Jun 2019
    From:
    2 Jun 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
  25. Make your own fluffy spring lamb at Swanley Grange

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    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Felt is one of the earliest forms of fabric. It’s produced using hot water, soap and friction to mat woollen fibres together. Come to Swanley to have a go at different kinds of felting, from needle felting to tramping on the cloth.

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
  26. Deer Watch Walk

    Add Deer Watch Walk to your Itinerary

    Type

    Walk

    Ripon

    Trot along to see if you can spot the deer. Can you see the difference between the Red, Sika and Fallow deer? Our knowledgable wildlife volunteers will be able to tell you all about them on this guided walk. Meet at the Visitor Centre.

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2019 To 25 May 2019
    From:
    22 Jun 2019 To 22 Jun 2019
    From:
    20 Jul 2019 To 20 Jul 2019
    From:
    17 Aug 2019 To 17 Aug 2019
  27. Bubble Max comes to Lightwater Valley this May Half Term

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    Type

    Family Event

    Ripon

    Visitors to Lightwater Valley near Ripon in North Yorkshire can enjoy lots of family fun rides and entertainment from Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June.

    Watch in amazement as Bubble Max, the master bubbleologist, creates bubbles as tiny as ants and as giant as elephants during his shows at the...

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
  28. Pond dipping

    Add Pond dipping to your Itinerary

    Type

    Science

    Ripon

    Newts, water lice, water boatmen, molluscs, pea mussels... There’s an extraordinary world just waiting to be discovered hiding under the surface of the still ponds in the water garden. We’ll provide the nets, identification charts and the pots so you can see what you might find. Pop along to the...

    Dates

    From:
    31 May 2019 To 31 May 2019
    From:
    26 Jul 2019 To 26 Jul 2019
    From:
    9 Aug 2019 To 9 Aug 2019
    From:
    23 Aug 2019 To 23 Aug 2019
  29. Tractor Fest 2019

    Add Tractor Fest 2019 to your Itinerary

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Join us for the biggest Tractor Fest in the North. A two-day festival showcasing thousands of vintage tractors, cars, lorries, stationary engines and motorcycles, which is a great day out for all the family

    The countdown has begun to the UK’s leading vintage tractor show, Tractor Fest, being...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    8 Jun 2019 To 9 Jun 2019
  30. Beer and Bread at Fountains Abbey

    Add Beer and Bread at Fountains Abbey to your Itinerary

    Type

    Traditional

    Ripon

    The monks who lived at Fountains Abbey knew what they were doing when it came to the bare essentials. Come and celebrate Beer and Bread through the ages at a new summer event with local brewers and bakers.

    Fountains Abbey is collaborating with Leeds Indie Food to celebrate how beer and bread...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Jun 2019 To 15 Jun 2019
    From:
    16 Jun 2019 To 16 Jun 2019
    From:
    22 Jun 2019 To 22 Jun 2019
    From:
    23 Jun 2019 To 23 Jun 2019
  31. Badapple Theatre Company present 'The Frozen Roman'

    Add Badapple Theatre Company present 'The Frozen Roman' to your Itinerary

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    THE FROZEN ROMAN
    A new comedy by Kate Bramley with songs and music by Jez Lowe.
    Based on an original idea by Jez Lowe. Design by Catherine Dawn.

    They came, they saw, they built a wall.....they went away again. Or did they?
    A clandestine meeting at the Phoenix pub gets heated as the villagers rack...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jun 2019 To 21 Jun 2019
  32. Busy Bees

    Add Busy Bees to your Itinerary

    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Keeping bees is quite a craft, the monks would have made ‘skeps’ to keep bees for their honey and highly-prized wax for making candles, honeyed wines, mead and for sweetening food as they didn’t have sugar. Swanley Grange turn into a hive of activity for this weekend with fun activities to get...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Jul 2019 To 14 Jul 2019
    From:
    24 Aug 2019 To 25 Aug 2019
  33. Fireworks Championships

    Add Fireworks Championships to your Itinerary

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Love Fireworks? Then you will be dazzled by our fabulous firework displays at Newby Hall this summer. Come and see what has turned into one of the best firework events in the UK. Bring a picnic or grab food and drink at the event, sit down at a stunning stately home and sit back. Soak up the...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    20 Jul 2019 To 20 Jul 2019
  34. Fireworks Championships

    Add Fireworks Championships to your Itinerary

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Love Fireworks? Then you will be dazzled by our fabulous firework displays at Newby Hall this summer. Come and see what has turned into one of the best firework events in the UK. Bring a picnic or grab food and drink at the event, sit down at a stunning stately home and sit back. Soak up the...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    20 Jul 2019 To 20 Jul 2019
  35. Historical Vehicle Rally Newby Hall

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    Type

    Gardens

    Harrogate

    One of the biggest dates in the Newby Hall calendar, the annual Historical Vehicle rally is a sight to behold! It is a fantastic day out for the whole family whether you have an interest in cars or not, all in the beautiful grounds of Newby Hall. Entry includes access into the Adventure Playground...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jul 2019 To 21 Jul 2019
  36. Aldborough & Boroughbridge Show

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    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Harrogate

    For the third year, the Aldborough & Boroughbridge Agricultural Show is returning to the spectacular setting of Newby Hall, nr. Ripon. The prestigious show, to be held on Sunday July 28th includes entry into the award winning gardens and legendary adventure playground, complete with pedalo boats,...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jul 2019 To 28 Jul 2019
  37. The Handlebards: The Tempest

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    Type

    Theatre

    Ripon

    ue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.

    Join their all-female troupe at the Workhouse Museum for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' like no other. In usual HandleBards style, expect...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Aug 2019 To 9 Aug 2019
  38. Shakepeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Type

    Theatre

    Ripon

    Shakespeare returns to Newby

    We are delighted to announce that The The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.

    “My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.”

    12...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Aug 2019 To 23 Aug 2019
  39. Apple juicing at Swanley

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    Gardens

    Ripon

    We know the monks at Fountains Abbey produced ale and perhaps cider. Other monasteries in the country certainly did. Join in the apple juicing process and sample the delicious results from your hard work. We’re using apples from our orchard which are all northern varieties from the sixteenth...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Sep 2019 To 21 Sep 2019
    From:
    28 Sep 2019 To 28 Sep 2019
    From:
    19 Oct 2019 To 19 Oct 2019
    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 26 Oct 2019
  40. Fountains by Floodlight

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    Type

    Wildlife/Nature

    Ripon

    Experience something truly special this autumn as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal water gardens. Listen to a live performance from the choir and join an evening guided tour, you might even catch a glimpse of our mysterious roving monk. 

    £10 adult, £5...

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    From:
    5 Oct 2019 To 5 Oct 2019
    From:
    12 Oct 2019 To 12 Oct 2019
    From:
    19 Oct 2019 To 19 Oct 2019
    From:
    25 Oct 2019 To 25 Oct 2019
    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 26 Oct 2019
    From:
    1 Nov 2019 To 1 Nov 2019
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    2 Nov 2019 To 2 Nov 2019
  41. Fountains Night Run

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    Type

    Walk

    Ripon

    Lace those trainers and light those head torches and come for a run around Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal at night.

    Come and join us for another night run here at Fountains Abbey. Get ready for an enjoyable 5k run, which will take you straight past the abbey and through the water gardens.

    Dates

    From:
    29 Oct 2019 To 29 Oct 2019
  42. Halloween Special Ghost Walk

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    Type

    Guided Walk

    Ripon

    Explore the darker side of the historic city of Ripon on this ghost walk, hearing tales of ghouls and ghostly goings on around every corner!
    Meet at The Cabman's Shelter, Ripon Market Square, Ripon. 7.15pm £3 adults £1 under 16s.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2019 To 31 Oct 2019
  43. Autumn Drive through

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    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Drive into a magical scene of Fountains at night, see the glowing abbey and finish with a warming drink. It’s just for cars and minibuses so it’s great for people who might be less steady on their feet. As it’s a drive-through you’ll need to stay in your car. If you’d like to come and explore the...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Nov 2019 To 3 Nov 2019
  44. Christmas Gift and Food Fair

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    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Ripon

    Saturday 23 November 2019

    Save the date to join us for the best Christmas Fair in Yorkshire, in the fantastic setting of Ripon Cathedral. With over 100 stalls offering unique gifts and food, helping you find the perfect gift and support local, independent businesses at Christmas.

    Still just £3...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Nov 2019 To 23 Nov 2019
  45. Carrolling & Crumpets by John Kirkpatrick

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    Type

    Concert

    Ripon

    Come along to the hugely popular John Kirkpatrick's concert which presents a revised programme of songs and tunes that reflects his new CD release of seasonal material, Carolling & Crumpets.

    Magical songs of wassailing, wren-hunting, stirring the fire, and incessant feasting, all come dressed up...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Nov 2019 To 29 Nov 2019
  46. On the hoof

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    Type

    Traditional

    Ripon

    Trot along to St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed. Can you spot the difference between the Red, Sika and Fallow deer? Our deer ranger will give you some pointers and you'll learn about their job managing the wild herd. Meet outside St Mary’s Church in the deer...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2019 To 7 Dec 2019
    From:
    8 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
    From:
    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
    From:
    15 Dec 2019 To 15 Dec 2019
  47. The Christmas Jethro Tull

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    Type

    Concert

    Ripon

    Save the Date and join us for an unforgettable concert 'The Christmas Jethro Tull' on Saturday 7 December 2019.
    Accompanied by his full band, Ian Anderson will perform live in the cathedral spectacular Christmas themed concert as the rock legend will perform work of Jethro Tull as written and...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2019 To 7 Dec 2019
  48. Carols by Candlelight

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    Type

    Traditional

    Ripon

    As Christmas fast approaches it’s time for our annual family carol service. Pick up a candle on your way in and see the flickering glow of nearly 1,000 candles light up the abbey cellarium. Grab a mulled wine or a hot chocolate and have a sing-a-long to all your favourite traditional carols. It's...

    Dates

    From:
    8 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
    From:
    15 Dec 2019 To 15 Dec 2019
  49. Boxing Day Pilgrimage

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    Type

    Traditional

    Ripon

    The service begins in Ripon Cathedral at 9.30am and the pilgrimage makes its way to the abbey where the service continues from approx. 12 noon.

    On a cold day in 1132, thirteen monks walked from Ripon to a completely deserted valley by the River Skell. There they started their own community...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Dec 2019 To 26 Dec 2019

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