If you’re looking for places to visit with the family over the holidays in Ripon, Nidderdale and surrounding areas then take a look below for all the opening hours of local attractions.
Fountains Abbey: Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and Friday 4th January. The abbey is open from 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm) for the rest of the school holidays with plenty going on. Check their website for details of opening hours of other areas of the site such as the cafes and visitor centre. Christmas lights event will be running 22nd, 23rd and 27th Dec.
Thorp Perrow: Open over Christmas and New year excect Christmas Day. The Bird of Prey Centre will also be closed Boxing Day and New Years day and they will be operating at honesty box prices.
Brimham Rocks Adventure Farm: Closed Christmas Eve for special event, closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open as usual (therefore closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 27th Dec – 6th Jan 10am – 5pm. Closed 7th – 18th Jan.
Brimham Rocks: The countryside around the rocks is always open until 9pm, however the kiosk, visitor centre and shop (usually open 11am-4pm) will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Ripon Museums: Opening for a one-off event on 22nd December. Join them for some Christmas crafts and baking followed by a special screening of a Mupets Christmas Carol. More details here.
Harlow Carr: The gardens will be open throughout the holidays except Christmas Day. Betty’s Tearoom will also be closed Boxing Day and New Years Day. For full times and details visit their website.
Bolton Abbey: Open every day over the Christmas period from 9am – 4pm (exit gate closes at 6pm). Shops and cafes will be closed Christmas Day however, car parks and toilets will be open.
Brymor Ice Cream Farm: Open from 10am-4pm on Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Big Sheep Little Cow: Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open between 11.30am – 2pm for the rest of the school holidays. More details here.
The Forbiden Corner: Tickets available for 23rd December only. Book here
Billy Bob’s: Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open 9am – 6pm every other day.
All details correct at time of publishing. Please check the website of the venue to confirm no changes to schedule.