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Family Activities during the Christmas Holidays

Find the perfect family activities over the Christmas holidays.  After the turkey and the puddings are gone, we know you are looking for the chance to get outside and enjoy some time as a family over the Christmas school holidays.

From outdoor experiences and organised walks to warm cosy indoor activities, you can enjoy some quality time together this Christmas around Harrogate.

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Number of items: 12

  1. Brown hare by Gerard Hobson

    Add Winter wildlife in print at Beningbrough to your Itinerary

    Winter wildlife in print at Beningbrough

    Type

    Exhibition

    Boroughbridge

    Explore Beningbrough's eight acres of gardens and look out for the swallows, swifts and housemartins swooping among the trees and spot the mice, weasel and stoat hunting for food. Step into the potting shed and find who's sheltering from the cold and peek into a nest to see who's hibernating.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 1 Mar 2020
  2. 2-4-1 swimming

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    2-4-1 swimming

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Enjoy two for one swimming at our pools by quoting our web code in Harrogate (Hydro), Knaresborough Pool, Nidderdale Pool and Leisure Centre, Ripon Spa Baths and Starbeck Baths.

    Head to our website to find out unique code: https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/pools

    Dates

    From:
    1 Nov 2019 To 31 Dec 2019
  3. Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park

    Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park

    Type

    Christmas

    Christmas is just around the corner and why not celebrate at the true home of Christmas, Stockeld Park! If you’re wanting to find some festive fun for all the family, Stockeld Park is for you!

    The Christmas Adventure is open from 14th January to 6th January (excluding 25th & 26th December)…

    Dates

    From:
    14 Nov 2019 To 6 Jan 2020
  4. Glow - Winter Illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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    Glow - Winter Illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

    Type

    Christmas

    Harrogate

    Enjoy Harlow Carr in a different light this winter as special lighting effects bring a touch of magic to the garden. You'll find an illuminated trail around the magnificent trees and shrubs as dusk falls. See the Queen Mother's Lake, Winter Walk, Streamside, Doric columns and Alpine House as you've…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2019 To 28 Dec 2019
  5. Alice in Winterland

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    Alice in Winterland

    Type

    Christmas

    Ripon

    Discover a fantastical new seasonal adventure at Lightwater Valley this Christmas with the enchanting Alice in Winterland.

    Illuminated by the hundreds of magical lantern displays, this Christmas, Lightwater Valley will be home to Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle…

    Dates

    From:
    22 Nov 2019 To 30 Dec 2019
  6. Snow White

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    Snow White

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

    Join Snow White and a host of characters for the adventure of a lifetime, as they travel through the forest to the diamond mines on a thrilling quest to defeat the spells and enchantments of the evil Queen. They're going to need all the…

    Dates

    From:
    23 Dec 2019 To 29 Dec 2019
    From:
    30 Dec 2019 To 5 Jan 2020
    From:
    6 Jan 2020 To 12 Jan 2020
  7. Boxing Day Pilgrimage

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    Boxing Day Pilgrimage

    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
  8. Secret Cinema at the Workhouse

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    Secret Cinema at the Workhouse

    Type

    Concert

    Ripon

    It's Christmas at the Workhouse - and we are open for visitors!

    The Workhouse Museum & Garden will be open 11am-3pm on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th and Saturday 28th December.

    SECRET CINEMA

    Family Friendly 'Secret' Cinema at 2pm on 27th December 2019.

    Come along and enjoy our…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Dec 2019 To 27 Dec 2019
  9. Christmas Ghost Walk

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    Christmas Ghost Walk

    Type

    Concert

    Ripon

    Christmas Ghost Walk - Friday 27th December 7.15pm

    Explore the darker side of Ripon’s history from the macabre to the mysterious! Discover ancient burial sites, curious bone finds and characters who lived and died hundreds of years ago but who some say still linger!

    Following the same…

    Dates

    From:
    27 Dec 2019 To 27 Dec 2019
  10. Midwinter storytelling at Brimham Rocks

    Add Midwinter storytelling at Brimham Rocks to your Itinerary

    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
  11. 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
  12. Knaresborough Duck Race

    Knaresborough Duck Race

    Type

    Competition / Game

    Knaresborough

    Around 5000 plastic ducks will be dropped from High Bridge in Knaresborough, and then make their way downstream to the finish line outside Marigold's Cafe. The first duck to the finishing line wins £100! Tickets are on sale now for £1. Also there is a corporate ticket option, £25 per ticket with…

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2020 To 1 Jan 2020

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