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Nidderdale Show - Monday 24th September

Sunday, 16th September 2018

Nidderdale show also known as 'Pateley Show', is in the heart of Pateley Bridge on the showground in the beautiful surrounds of Bewerley Park.

One of the largest agricultual shows, regularly attracting crowds of 15,000 and traditionally marking the end of the agricultural show season!

Top Class Livestock, Horse and Dog sections, Speed shearing, Terrier racing, Vintage tractors, Motorbike and Quad stunts (special main attraction) Fun Fair and lots more...

Come along and enjoy a fun filled action packed day!!!

 

 

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Masham Sheep Fair - 29th & 30th September

Sunday, 16th September 2018

Come along to one of the largest and finest market squares in England. Raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and other local charities, along with lots of sheep fun entertainment!!! Fun action packed day with a Sheep Show, Sheep Racing, Crafts, Sheep Dog demonstrations, Art Exhibition, Children's Fair and much much more!!

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End of Season Party!!!! - Saturday October 27th

Thursday, 13th September 2018

Our end of season party organisation is in full swing and tickets are now available to buy at reception.

Priced at only £14 per head and include Bingo, Quiz, Tombola, Hot Sit Down meal, FREE Raffle, LIVE Entertainment and a Disco you really cant go wrong!!

Never been......? then don't be shy this is always a great success and a chance to meet new friends!

Full details available at reception.

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Caravan Extravaganza - 8th & 9th September!!

Friday, 7th September 2018

The Lawns in Cottingham, near Hull, generally features more than 130 new touring caravans and about 150 caravan holiday-homes and lodges from most of the major British manufacturers.

The annual Caravan Extravaganza gives enthusiasts from all over the UK their first opportunity to see the new season’s models. A massive accessory shop is set up within The Lawns Centre; there is a small funfair for children, hamburger and other food stalls, including ice-creams, and all sorts of other entertainments to make this a fun day out for the family.

See you there on the BHHPA stand!!!

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Deer Watch @ Fountains Abbey

Sunday, 26th August 2018

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.

OPENING TIMES

Autumn Deer Watch(22 Sep 2018)
Autumn Deer Watch(20 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018)
Winter Deer Watch(3 Nov 2018)

* Meet at the Visitor Centre. The walk is 2 - 4pm

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Rainforest of the sea Exhibition @ The Workhouse Museum

Sunday, 26th August 2018

A new photographic exhibition opens on 7th September which captures the underwater wonders of the coral triangle. Stunning photographs of sea creatures in Borneo highlighting the diversity of coral reefs, as well as the threats facing one of the world's richest habitats.

OPENING TIMES

Season(7 Sep 2018 - 2 Dec 2018)
Day Times
Monday 11:00 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 16:00
Thursday 11:00 16:00
Friday 11:00 16:00
Saturday 11:00 16:00
Sunday 11:00 16:00
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Markenfield Hall Tours

Sunday, 26th August 2018

As soon as we've packed up the last of the information sheets and taken in the signs after our last Open Day, the telephone rings off the hook with people asking when we are open! It can be quite embarrassing telling people that it will be another 10 months before they can come round… and so Mop-up Mondays were created.

Mop-up days are not like normal Open Days. They take the form of a guided tour, that starts from the Hall's small car park. One of the Hall's knowledgeable Guides will meet the small group there and begin by explaining the Hall's setting within the landscape – pointing out things such as the original Mediaeval Ripon to Ripley Road, and the Old Quarry where the stone for the house was mined. From there the group will be shown the Courtyard and on in to the house itself.

The tours last approximately an hour and a half, and weather-depending there will be time to walk around the moat afterwards.

The tours run in spring, with the stunning sight of daffodils along the drive and the first green shoots in the Orchard, and in autumn when the harvest is over and there is a hint of winter in the air.

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Great North Art Show

Sunday, 26th August 2018

Discover prints, paintings, photography, wall ceramics and sculpture at this exciting and diverse exhibition, featuring hundreds of artworks by some of the finest Northern contemporary artists. 

A special highlight this year will be a showcase of works by artist and designer Mark Hearld, who takes his inspiration from the flora and fauna of the British countryside.

The 2018 Great North Art Show opens on Saturday 1 September and runs until Sunday 23 September, open daily from 10am to 4.30pm. Entry to the Cathedral and exhibition is free and all artworks are for sale.

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Ripon Re-Viewed

Sunday, 26th August 2018

An exciting new exhibition Ripon Re-Viewed, showcasing a little known collection of photographic images that capture the changing face of the City of Ripon over the past century, will open on 27 July at the Workhouse Museum in Ripon.

The exhibition has been created as part of a wider Ripon Re-Viewed project which has ensured these collections will be preserved for the future and now is creating access to these amazing images through the exhibition, a City trail and a new website. Ripon Re-Viewed is a Ripon Civic Society project, supported by North Yorkshire County Council and has enjoyed financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Ripon Re-Viewed exhibition at the Workhouse Museum will feature a selection of images from the collection, exploring aspects of the city's history such as the Wakeman's House and everyday lives in the city over the decades. To complement the images, a film of Ripon during World War I will be shown, courtesy of the Yorkshire Film Archive.

The exhibition will be held in the newly opened Main Block of The Workhouse Museum, which has recently been refurbished and opened as part of a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Workhouse Museum is run by Ripon Museum Trust, who also run the Prison & Police Museum and the Courthouse Museum in Ripon.

The exhibition is open from Friday 27 July until Sunday 2 September and usual admission fees to the museum apply.

Admission for Ripon residents will be free on 28-29 July and 1-2 September. For more information about the Ripon Re-Viewed project, see http://www.riponreviewed.org

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Yorkshire Day In Ripon - Wednesday 1st August!

Sunday, 15th July 2018

Ripon will be the place to be this August as Ripon City Council hosts an amazing event to celebrate Yorkshire Day on Wednesday 1st

Yorkshire's smallest city is set to put on a fantastic day of regional pride which will be part of a very special week, including the traditional St Wilfrid's Procession on Saturday 4th August.

On 1st August there will be a Civic Procession of dignitaries from all corners of Yorkshire. All decked out in their full regalia, this will certainly be a sight to see. The procession will leave the Spa Hotel at around 10.20am, proceed along Westgate, around the Market Place and along Kirkgate to the Cathedral for a special service.

The Market Place itself will be filled with activities including amusements and activities for children; market stalls showcasing Yorkshire businesses, organisations and produce; storytelling and re-enactments. Ripon Photographic Society will be hosting a photography competition.

The evening will see a programme of entertainment on the square with live music including the Ripon City Band. At 9pm there will be a special one-off Hornblowing ceremony around the obelisk and the evening will culminate in a Yorkshire Day themed firework display.

In the early evening, as well as the fun on Ripon's Market Place, Ripon Cathedral will be hosting a 'Picnic int' Park' event in the Dean's Garden (the same site as the Beer Festival). Bring your own refreshments or buy from on-site food vendors and licensed bar and be entertained with live music and children's activities. The Cathedral will also be hosting a series of Family Days throughout the week.

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