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

25
MAY
Adrenaline Weekend 2 - Zip Wire Challenge
Lightwater Valley

Feeling brave Then why not take part in our extreme zip wire challenge at Lightwater Valley on100 feet high 260 metres in length and reaching speeds of up to 45 mph If that doesnt get your pulse racing then you might need…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01765 635321
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03
JUN
Moscow State Circus
Harewood House

Promising their 'greatest ever production to date' the ever‐popular Moscow State Circus are a world‐renowned circus troupe where 'magnificent feats of human achievement' are the norm. Expect rogue clowns mucking around performers in high‐wires…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
JUN
Tractor Fest 2015
Newby Hall & Gardens

Join us for the biggest Tractor Fest in the North. A two‐day festival showcasing thousands of vintage tractors cars lorries stationary engines and motorcycles.This year's stars are Ferguson and Massey Harris Tractors featuring the UK's biggest gathering of the popular Ferguson…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08454 504068
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26
JUN
Lightwater Valley Country Festival
Lightwater Valley

Join us for an event celebrating the best of countryside activities from food and drink to shows music farming animals and crafts.Food and Drink Festival:Showcasing local producers and a host of fantastic fare.Music Main Stage:Foot‐ tapping music including a range of local…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01765 635321
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18
JUL
Jane Eyre
Knaresborough Castle And Courthouse Museum

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochesters…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 556188
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30
SEP
Paddy McGuinness
Harrogate International Centre

Patrick Joseph Paddy McGuinness is a British standup comedian actor and TV personality who found fame after appearing with comedian Peter Kay in the hit show Phoenix Nights creating his own spin‐off series Max and…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
OCT
Squeeze John Cooper Clarke
Harrogate International Centre

Squeeze John Cooper Clarke at Harrogate International Centre in Harrogate on Saturday 24 October 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Squeeze John Cooper Clarke live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
The Hollywood Special Effects Show
Royal Hall

Get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show takes you behind the scenes of your favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic. Join our team of professionals whove been behind…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 502116
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28
NOV
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

29
NOV
Diversity
Harrogate International Centre

Best known for winning the third series of Britains Got Talent Diversity are a phenomenal street dance group that have won numerous awards since they became famous. They appear at this venue to show…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
DEC
Gareth Malone
Harrogate International Centre

Get ready to sing from your seat as Gareth Malone invites you the audience to be part of his first ever live tour. This live tour and his new album follow a period of…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
JUN
Sarah Millican
The Royal Hall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

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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