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

13
FEB
Feb Fun at Stockeld Park 2016
Stockeld Park

Family Activities this February;There are lots of Fun February half term outdoor and indoor things for kids to do at Stockeld Park:Real ice skatingOur renowned interactive Enchanted Forest open until duskOur A‐maze‐ing Maze ‐ the largest Yew maze in YorkshireThemed Adventure Play…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01937 586333
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26
FEB
Collabro
Harrogate International Centre

Collabro at Harrogate International Centre in Harrogate on Friday 26 February 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Collabro tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
MAR
Harrogate Book Fair
Wharfe Room

Doors open for the two‐day Harrogate Premier Book Fair on Friday 11th March at 11.00am. A large selection of second‐hand and antiquarian books on offer. Do come and join us if you can.The Harrogate Book Fair is our third Premier Book Fair…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07950 647377
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12
MAR
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Frazer Theatre

Take a large helping of the best pop music ever recorded. Toss in four musicians playing 100 live. Add a light show and sound system that Pink Floyd would envy. Stir in a generous amount of video and stills of the stars…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 864120
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12
MAR
Listed Property Show
Harrogate International Centre

The Listed Property Show 2016If you are maintaining altering or renovatingyour listed home or even looking to buy one Th Listed Property Show is not to be missedWhat you can expect to fid at the show Independent Conservation Offiers for stressfree…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01795 844939
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26
MAR
43rd Harrogate International Youth Festival
Ripon Cathedral

The Harrogate International Youth Festival of Music and Performing Arts is a unique music and performing arts Festival that provides young musicians with the opportunity to come together and perform alongside other groups and ensembles from the UK and around the world.With…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: (0)2082 958637
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02
APR
Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting with Lunch
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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28
MAY
Brandreth Bears at Newby Hall
Newby Hall and Gardens

Gyles Brandreths 1000 strong collection of teddy bears is going on permanent public display at Newby Hall. Bear lovers of all ages will be able to get up close and pawsonal with world famous bears including the original star of the Paddington…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01803 762059
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11
JUN
Tractor Fest 2016
Newby Hall & Gardens

A perfect family day out the two‐day festival has a Made in Yorkshire theme which will see an array of exhibitors showcasing thousands of vintage tractors cars lorries stationary engines and motorcycles.Among the exhibits will be classic vehicles from Gods Own Country…

Location: 3.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01423 322583
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23
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Carmen (Bizet)
St Andrew's Church

The 2016 Northern Aldborough Festival opens with a new production of Bizets Carmen from Unusual Notes a new opera company boasting a starry line‐up of young singers. Passion sensuality and violence combine to set the stage alight in arguably the worlds…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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24
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival
St Andrew's Church

One of the UKs leading accompanists curates a poignant new programme of songs and chamber music informed by and commemorating the two world wars of the twentieth century by the leading composers of the times. She is joined by two world…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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25
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Liane Carroll Trio
The Old Hall

Northern Aldborough Festival is proud to be presenting a true jazz great Liane Carroll an award‐winning jazz pianist and singer described by Jamie Cullum as one of the greatest singers we have in this country. Awards include Best British Vocalist BBC Jazz…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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25
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Oliver Baily (violin
The Old Hall

The Northern Aldborough Festival prides itself on promoting exciting young musicians. Oliver Baily comes from a family with close associations with The Northern Aldborough Festival. A talented young violinist completing his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music Oliver is…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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26
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: The Magic Piano
St Aidans C of E High School

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to present a unique childrens animated film with live piano accompaniment. Created by Oscar award‐winning creators BreakThru Films it introduces the music of Chopin with a set of unique animations. The main feature Magic Piano tells…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01423 900979
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27
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Lonarc Oboe Trio
Farnley Hall

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to welcome the Lonarc Oboe Trio. The origins of the oboe trio can be found in the after dinner entertainment Harmoniemusik for political and aristocratic circles in late 18th century Vienna. Many distinguished composers of…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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28
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Anna Tsybuleva
St Andrew's Church

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to welcome Anna Tsybuleva winner of the prestigious 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition with which the festival has had a longstanding relationship. This years young winner Ukranian born Anna Tsybuleva triumphed in the hard‐fought finals with…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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30
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Christoph Denoth
Markenfield Hall

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to welcome Christoph Denoth. The consummate guitarists guitarist Christoph Denoth performs all over the world most recently in Buenos Aires at the Radio National in Istanbul New York Toronto Zurich and London with a recording of…

Location: 2.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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01
JUL
Northern Aldborough Festival: Symphonic Brass
St Andrew's Church

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to close with a fanfare from a collection of Londons finest virtuosos The Symphonic Brass of London. London is indisputably the worlds leading centre of musical excellence and the musicians you will hear reflect every aspect…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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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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