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Brimham Rocks


Brimham Adventure

Every Thursday during the Summer Holidays

Brimham Rocks fun and games. Suitable for accompanied children aged 5+


Discover Climbing

5th August 10am – 4pm

Children aged 7+ welcome

Meet at the Refreshment Kiosk


Geocaching Taster

9th August 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Download the app at home (for details click here) and get ready to explore!

Meet in front of the Visitor Centre.


Gems Of Brimham

18th August – 30th September

This exhibition captures the essence of what makes Brimham so special and encourages people to look with new eyes at what seemed so ordinary before. How many different colours can you see in the millstone grit? Have you spotted all the different lichens?

Meeting point is displayed at Brimham Visitor Centre.


Wild Walling Weekend

19th – 20th August 11am – 4pm

Meet the Otley and Yorkshire Dales Dry Stone Walling Group. Watch them rebuild a section of the wall in front of the Visitor Centre. Kids can try their hand on building the children’s wall.




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Helmsley Castle – Helmsley under Siege!

Sat 12th & Sun 13 Aug – Helmsley under Siege – 11am-5pm

Muskets and cannon roar, swords clash and drums beat, as the forces of Parliament attempt to wrest control of mighty Helmsley Castle from the determined Royalist Garrison. Experience the action as it unfolds during the day, and visit the troops of both sides as they prepare for the coming assaults.

Castlegate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5AB
01439 770442

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Lodgefest 2017

Raising money for Help For Heroes & UK Solidarity Fund.

Entry £3 For Adults & FREE Entry For Children.

All proceeds go to the charities fund.

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Ripon Museums

Open Air Shakespeare on Bikes! As You Like It!

Wed 26 July: Doors Open 5.30pm, Performance 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Join us at the Workhouse for an outdoor, bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’! Rosalind and Orlando have been forced into exile in the Forest of Arden. As lovers, they become entangled in a bizarre game of lust, love and mistaken identity. In usual HandleBards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.  Performance Doors open at 5.30pm, so why not bring a picnic along…

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Kids free for tickets booked in advance only (1 ‘Under 16’ ticket is available free of charge with a paying adult.
Adults £15 (advance) / £17 on the door

Book tickets online : Please visit ;

Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome. As are well-behaved dogs.
In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching anyway, so please wear these instead!


Animal Week

7th – 11th August 11.00am – 4.00pm

Workhouse Museum, Prison and Police Museum

Cats, Rats & Detective Dogs! How were animals treated in the Workhouse?

Come along to animal week to find out, there will be lots of fun activities exploring cats and rats at the Workhouse, as well as activities based around police dogs at the Prison & Police Museum.

Most activities are included free with your ticket into the museum.


Ripon Museums re-enactment: Victorian Crime & Punishment in the Market Place

12th August 11.00am – 1.00pm

Ripon Museum Trust will be performing a re-enactment of Victorian Crime and Punishment on the Market Place.

This involves a trial at the courthouse with a verdict, the parading of the guilty party to the market and round the market square, and the guilty party in the stocks.

This is a lively interactive event and members of the public can participate in the “punishment” by throwing wet sponges at the guilty!


Dodging Justice Week

21st – 25th August 11.00am – 4.00pm

Courthouse Museum & Workhouse Museum

Visit the Georgian Courthouse Museum for the trial of three pickpockets from 1856. Three girls aged 12, 13 and 14 were caught stealing from shops and pickpocketing – just like the Artful Dodger’s gang from Oliver Twist. Take part in the trial and be sent for punishment, just like the three girls who didn’t manage to dodge justice.

Then pop along to the Workhouse Museum for an ‘Artful Dodger’ school! Most activities are included free with your ticket into the museum.

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The Deep – I Love The Deep, Summer Activities

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000

22nd July to 3rd September

Get creative this summer as we celebrate Hull’s year as City of Culture.
We are challenging you to show off your creative skills in craft corner (open from 11am each day) to help us create a giant montage showcasing your favourite things about The Deep. But first, you have to have to explore the attraction to remind yourself of which exhibits you love, as well as discovering some of our newest additions.


Where to begin? From the very start of time of course! Make your way through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, into the vast open oceans, down to the darkest depths, through the chilly Kingdom of ice and into the future. Be sure to stop and marvel at the variety of amazing marine life including our newest arrivals, the Loggerhead sea turtles and discover more about them from our guiding team. Enjoy their daily presentations about the animals that live at The Deep throughout the day.
Don’t forget to wave hello to our Aquarists too! You will see them feeding the penguins at 11.30am and 3.30pm, as well as carrying out our daily dive show to feed the animals or give the tanks a good spruce up at 2pm.


So will you accept the challenge? Come on down and show us your jaw-some talents!

Visit The Deep’s website here for full details.

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What’s On: Summer At Fountains Abbey


From bike rides to pond dipping, wildlife flower hunts to deer spotting we have it all listed.

For the complete, comprehensive list of what’s on at Fountains Abbey this Summer please visit our blog.

Art Week at Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park will be joined by Lloyd Warbey (from Disney’s Art Attack) for a week of art fun!

Lloyd’s workshop will be open daily for visitors to create, make & design.

Beningbrough Hall

Artragous August

2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30th August 12.30pm – 3pm

Free family art and craft workshop to make your very own creative masterpiece, with a different activity each week.


50 Things Fridays

Every Friday in August 11am – 4pm

It’s all about bugs this August and a chance to discover the rare Tansy Beetle and other creepy crawlies.

Boroughbridge, YO30 1DD


Birchfield Family Dairies Maize Maze

Maize Maze opening – 22nd July
7 days a week (weather permitting)

Birchfield Family Dairies
Oakmount House
Birchfield Farm

01423 781792

Bug Hunting At Studfold

Saturday 12th August (weather permitting)

Bug Hunting at Studfold Harrogate Biodiversity Group will have a stall and help with the discoveries. Make a crazy bug!


Family Cycle Zone, Bolton Abbey

A safe area for children to cycle, away from the hazards of traffic and pedestrians. With “paths” cut through the grass and road signs to mark the way, children can enjoy endless fun manoeuvring the roundabout and junctions!!! This is the perfect spot for your little one to gain confidence and find their balance.

Please bring your own bikes.

This is a free activity, the Estate admission fee applies.

Bolton Abbey Estate

Go On A Famous Five-Inspired Summer Adventure At RHS Garden Harlow Carr

22 July – 3 September

Visit Harlow Carr throughout the summer for events and activities celebrating the 75th anniversary of Enid Blyton’s very first Famous Five book, ‘Five on a Treasure Island’. Take part in outdoor ‘have a go’ workshops, see birds-of-prey demonstrations, listen to tall tales and make your own Famous Five explorer kit. Don’t forget to visit the willow wigwam camp and take a nostalgic look at the Enid exhibition in the Bath House. Activities vary daily. See website for details. Normal garden admission applies.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, HG3 1QB

Hampsthwaite Feast and Show

22nd July 9am – 4pm & 23rd July 12pm – 3pm

More information available here.


23rd July 11am – 9pm

Valley Gardens, Harrogate

Happygate is a family-friendly FREE festival held in the heart of Harrogate’s beautiful Valley Gardens. After a successful first year we are happy to be coming back in 2017 with another wonderful day of music, art, crafts, kid’s stuff and much, much more. The main stage will see many local & regional acts doing everything from ska and rock through to swing and brass bands, all  ready to get the park pumping. The second stage ‘HMS Thunderchild, run by DJ Trev will have a variety of live acoustic acts & local DJs. Click here to read more.

Kidz Crazy Grassheads

Saturday 26th August (before 2.30pm)

Kidz Crazy Grassheads at Studfold

01423 755228

Studfold Adventure Nature Trail, Studfold Farm, Lofthouse, HG3 5SG

Newby Hall

Fireworks Championships

22nd July

Three teams compete head to head to put on the best fireworks display, with the winner being voted for by the crowd. Bring a picnic and enjoy the show!


Aldborough & Boroughbridge Show

23rd July



NiddArt Trail

18th – 28th August

For more information click here.

Pateley Bridge 1940′s Weekend

29th & 30th July 2017

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 Outstanding Natural Beauty. The event is held on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017! Lots to see and do with an opportunity to dress up in stylish 1940s clothes and learn about history during the wartime period! Read more here.

Pick Your Own Fruit

Birchfield Family Dairies

Pick your own strawberries and stop for an ice cream after all your hard work! The Ice Cream Parlour is open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm
Birchfield Farm, Summer Bridge, HG3 4JS
Call: 01423 781792

Beau Fraise

Refreshments, ice creams and picnic area also available.

Barraca Farm, Dishforth Road, YO7 3DB

Opening times : during the week 10:30am – 6pm Weekend 10:00am – 6pm. Open 7 days a week

Call : 07772716564


Hutton Bonville

Portaloo available for customers.

Church Lane

Hutton Bonville,


DL7 0NR 01609 881266

Open daily (during season – mid-June to mid-Aug) from 10am – 7pm


Spillman Farming

Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, YO7 3NB

Farm shop open: 8am – 6pm
During: Mid June to July
To check start/end of season call: 01845 501 623 or 01423 360 210


Rievaulx Abbey – Stories And Sword School

Sat 29th & Sun 30th Jul, Sat 5th & Sun 6th Aug, Sat 12th & Sun 13th Aug, Sat 19th & Sun 20th Aug, Sat 26th – Mon 28th (bank holiday) Aug, Sat 2nd – Sun 3rd Sep

11am – 5pm

The monk in residence will share stories from life at the Abbey and encourage young visitors to get test their skills in Sword School.


Rievaulx, Nr Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5LB
01439 798228

Ripley Show

13th August

Dowload the programme of events here.

Ripley Castle Park, HG3 3EA


Ripon Cricket Club: Big Bash Tournament and Fun Day

30th July

All day Bar-B-Q (all local produce) and bar

Variety of kids’ entertainment throughout the day.

Free admission.

Ripon Ghost Walk

27th July & 10th August & 17th August

Explore the darker side of Ripon, hearing tales of ghouls and ghostly goings on around every corner

Meet at the Cabman’s Shelter next to the four red phoneboxes on Ripon Market Place for a 7:30pm start

Price: Adults £3, Under 16s £1.


Ripon Racecourse

30th July: Classic Car Show

14th August: Racing at Ripon – Alice in Wonderland

7th August: Racing at Ripon – Children’s Day


The Racecourse, Boroughbridge Road, Ripon, HG4 1UG


Ripon Rugby Camp At Ripon RFU

14/15th August – 9 – 12 year olds

16/17th August – 13 – 16 year olds

18th August – girls 11 – 15 year olds

Run by RFU qualified coaches.


call: 07854777851


Ripon Stage Academy Summer School

Summer School – Matilda the Musical

R.A.O.S Hall, 49 Allhallowgate, Ripon

9.00AM – 4.00PM

AGES 7 – 17

Ripon Stage Academy introduce a new Summer School for August 2017

Romeo & Juliet Ripon Cathedral

11th August 7pm

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s infamous story of whirlwind romance and bitter tragedy

The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props, costumes and camping gear, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare’s plays.

The Fools perform Shakespeare in almost any kind of setting – to date, they have performed at castles, stately homes, gardens, churches, market places, village greens, an old fire station, a medieval crypt, a crowded pub and a garlic farm – all the world’s a stage!

Studley Royal Cricket Club v PCA England Masters XI

Studley Royal Cricket Club will be hosting its inaugural Twenty20 cricket event versus a PCA England Masters XI.

A team full of ex-England Internationals will take on the Studley Royal 1st XI in a competitive exhibition match. As the first event of this type to be held in North Yorkshire this will be a unique chance to watch legends of the English game in action up close and personal.

It promises to be a fun, family day out with many attractions around the ground and autograph opportunities aplenty ahead of the match starting at 4pm.

There will be a disco following the match open to everyone until late.

Click here for more information and to book tickets.

Summer at Lightwater Valley

Andy’s Prehistoric Raps – August 12th & 13th – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Join popular children’s TV dinosaur adventurer Andy Day as he raps and rhymes about his favourite prehistoric creatures. Get ready to swish your woolly mammoth trunks from side to side and roar like never before in a 30 minute music extravaganza!

Mister Maker Live – August 26th & 27th – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Come and join your ultimate arts and crafts hero Mister Maker, as he appears live on stage at Lightwater Valley! With art at its heart, this fantastic show encourages Mini Makers and their grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise!

Tickets available online for both events.

Lightwater Valley, North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT
01765 635321

Summer Fairy and Pixie Trail at Studfold

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Studfold’s Explore, Discover and Learn Trail has been designed specifically for family days out aimed at primary and pre-school aged children who seek fresh air, fun and adventure in a truly unique setting.


T. 01423 755228

The Great Birstwith Show

Saturday 29th July

More details to follow…….

Located between Kerry Ingredients and Birstwith Primary School, Birstwith, Harrogate, HG3 3AG