What's on inThirsk

Welcome to Thirsk

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Thirsk - 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 Thirsk to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Thirsk

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: 8.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01765 635321
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: 10 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08454 504068
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: 8.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01765 635321
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: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 556188
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
Helmsley Castle

Detective Sherlock Holmes has a mysterious new case to investigate when summoned to a nunnery deep in the English countryside. Holmes and his companion Dr Watson join the search for the most elusive piece of treasure known to mankind. With a missing…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03703 331181
Richmond Christmas Fair
Town Hall, Trinity Square & the Market Place area

Held both inside the Town Hall Trinity Square DL10 4L possible also the Market Place Richmond 10.30‐6.00. Fantastic Christmas event with wonderful festive feel. Food drinks stands filled with gifts seasonal items and unusual items to buy for presents and…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07779 342782

Tourist Attractions

Aldborough Roman Town and Museum

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

Rievaulx Abbey

Built in the 13th century, its soaring height is a reminder of Rievaulx's original splendour. The abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux, as part of the missionary effort to reform Christianity in western Europe. Just 12 Clairvaux monks came to Rievaulx in 1131. From these modest…

Sly’s Nightclub

Sly's Nightclub Nightclub in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01765 600156 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Ripon Spa Baths

Swimming pool at Ripon Spa Baths in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01765 603383 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Ripon City Golf Club

Ripon City Golf Club ‐ golf course in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01765 603640 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Ripon City Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Norton Conyers Hall

Visited by Charlotte Bronte in 1839; a family legend gave her the idea for the mad Mrs Rochester in 'Jane Eyre'. The house is an original of 'Thornfield Hall'. The building is late medieval with Stuart and Georgian additions. Pictures, furniture, china and costumes reflect…

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