What's on inRipon


Welcome to Ripon

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Ripon - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Ripon to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Ripon

01
OCT
Fountains by Floodlight with KVU Singers
Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

The program will include sacred works by Hans Leo Hassler Lodovico Viadana and Rachmaninov and also songs by modern arrangers such as Bob Chilcott John Rutter and Ken Johnston.Refreshments and guided tours of the abbey are also available. KVU Singers based at…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01765 608888
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01
OCT
Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting with Lunch i
Hotel du Vin Harrogate

Join us on an introduction to wine day from 11.00am to 4.00pm including Champagne and delicious 2‐course lunch in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Our venue will be the stylish Hotel Du Vin on Prospect Place overlooking The Stray and right…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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07
OCT
Frazer Theatre Comedy Club
Frazer Theatre

The nights may be drawing in and the weather taking a turn for the chilly but the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club is here to warm your laugh muscles with another night of top‐flight comedy.Tickets are £10 in advance available from The Old…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07835 927965
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12
OCT
Arsenic and Old Lace
Frazer Theatre

From Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th October the Knaresborough Players will be presenting Joseph Kesselrings hilarious black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace.Arsenic and Old Lace is one of theatres funniest comedies. Drama critic Mortimer Brewster is engaged to the lovely Elaine Harper…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07835 927965
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22
OCT
Fabulous Fireworks
Lightwater Valley

Fabulous Fireworks Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October 2016Join us for a thrilling cocktail of insane explosions awesome rides and up‐beat vibes as we kick‐off October half‐term with a bang and a whizz and a scream The theme park is open…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01765 635321
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27
OCT
Chinese State Circus: Dynasty - Leeds
Harewood House

The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus returns to Leeds with a spectacular new production for 2016 ‐ DYNASTY.30 world‐class Chinese acrobats aerial artistes and jugglers interact with the super‐human physical skills and dexterity of the masters of martial arts ‐ the legendary…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08432 080500
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27
OCT
Frightwater Valley
Lightwater Valley

Thursday 27 ‐ Sunday 30 October 2016Join us for our annual Halloween spooktacular as a cloak of supernatural delight shrouds the theme park. All manner of creepy ghouls and beasties lurk within the Valley so tread scarefully as we celebrate shocktober…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01765 635321
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29
OCT
Riverford’s Pumpkin Day
Riverford Home Farm

Veg box producer Riverford is inviting you to pull on your wellies and join them down on the farm for their legendary Pumpkin Day to celebrate all things autumnal. There will be lots of activities and farm tours and of course plenty…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01803 227227
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29
OCT
Zombie Survival run for your life - Yorkshire
Ripley Castle

. The superb concept of the Zombie Survival ‐ run for your life adds excitement fun and realism to what is probably the UKs best Zombie themed run.5km of adrenaline filled fun. An escape route full of surprises and great special effects.Can…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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25
NOV
David Essex
Harrogate International Centre

Legendary singer actor and composer David Essex is back on the road in an eagerly awaited concert tour.David will take a candid journey through his amazing forty year career in his OVER THE MOON AND…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
DEC
Take That LIVE And Olly Murs at Coronation Hall, B
Coronation Hall

TICKETS: £20.00 ‐ Children £15.00 ‐ FREE Glass of Bubbly on Arrival & FREE Soft Drinks for Children.FAMILY TICKET: £60 ‐ 2 Adults & 2 Children ‐ FREE Glass of Bubbly on Arrival & FREE Soft Drinks for Children.Please Note: CHILDREN …

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08006 890747
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25
MAR
Rick Astley
Harrogate International Centre

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAR
Billy Ocean
Harrogate International Centre

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
APR
Caro Emerald
Harrogate International Centre

Caro Emerald is a Jazz singer from Amsterdam. Her debut single Back It Up was released in 2009. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent 30 weeks in the Dutch album…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Harrogate International Centre

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Harrogate International Centre in Harrogate on Friday 06 October 2017. Whats the best thing about going to watch Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

Tourist Attractions


Knaresborough Castle and Old Courthouse Museum

Knaresborough Castle towers on a cliff high above the River Nidd, overlooking one of the most picturesque views in England. Knaresborough has been a royal castle from its earliest construction, and has had a long and illustrious history, having played its part in many important episodes in history.…

Theakston Working Brewery and Visitor Centre

Relaxed and comfortable visitor centre with video, story boards and regular guided tours. Guided tours of traditional brewery includes free sampling at the bar. Opportunity to experience the rare skill and craftsmanship of coopering. Evening tours run every night between 7. 15pm and 10.…

Aldborough Roman Town and Museum

Sections of once massive town wall and its definsive towers. 2 fine Roman mosaic pavements.Open: April ‐ Oct.…

Ripley Castle

Welcome to Ripley Castle, home of the Ingilby family for the last 700 years. Just a short drive from Arden House Hotel, Ripley Castle, Nr Harrogate, has been home to the Ingilby family since 1325. Francis Ingilby was sought as one of England's most dangerous Catholics,…

Royal Pump Room Museum

The museum's permanent displays recall the history of a bygone era when Harrogate was England's premier spa town. You can discover the famous people that visited and the treatments they took as well as seeing the original and still functioning suplhur wells. And don't forget to…

Aire Valley Balloons

Hot Air Balloons at Aire Valley Balloons in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01423 340664 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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