Category Archives: Ripon Events

11 November 2014

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal – 2015

Temple of Piety at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, credit Andrew Butler

 Something out of the extraordinary will be happening in the follies at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal near Ripon, during May to November 2015. It was very fashionable to have follies in one’s garden In the 18th Century. Garden designers of the day used these rather whimsical buildings or structures to draw attention to a most carefully […]

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16 October 2014

Autumn & Christmas Events at Lightwater Valley

Frightwater Valley logo 2012

 HALLOWE’EN SPOOKTACULAR: Fri 31 October to Sun 2 November: 10am – 6.30pm    Join us for the fifth renewal of our annual Hallowe’en 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 in style with mini, mega […]

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2 June 2014

Frightwater Valley – Hallowe’en Spooktacular


  Visit Lightwater Valley for this popular event – being the 5th Hallowe’en Spooktacular. As a cloak of supernatural delight shrouds the Theme Park, all manner of strange and creepy ghouls and beasts lurk all around, so ensure you tread ‘scarefully’  as Shocktober is celebrated in horrific, ghoulish style. Be warned!!! Ultimate scares for all […]

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Ultimate Fireworks at Lightwater Valley

 Start your half term October holidays with a “BANG!” at Lightwater Valley to light up your holiday. Experience a thrilling cocktail of insane explosions that will be certain to light up the valley. Time: to be arranged (probably around 5.30pm) – please check the website for further information.  

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Super Hero Saturday & Ultimate Plunge


 SUPER HERO SATURDAY Join us at Lightwater Valley on Saturday 28 June  as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Super Heroes – all in one place! Pull on that lycra, wear your cape with pride and remember for those brave enough to wear their outfit in public – […]

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Lightwater Valley – Pirates & Princesses

 Come and join us for two weekends of swashbuckling antics. We’re offering HALF PRICE* Theme Park Entry to all those who turn up in pirate or princess costume (and this includes the parents too!!!). Throw yourselves into swashbuckling dress-swishing action and enjoy all the fun. *Half price entry is for only £14.00 based on our […]

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7 June 2013

10 Great Yorkshire Agricultural Shows in 2013

Sheep judging

 If watching prize-winning livestock competing for coveted trophies is your thing, or just taking the family out for a fun filled summer day, our selection of agricultural shows in North Yorkshire is a great place to start. All of the shows featured have a core farming theme, with either cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and poultry […]

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13 March 2013

10 Egg-stra Special Easter Events and Activities 2013

Easter - chocolate eggs in foil

Easter’s a big deal in Yorkshire, and many of the area’s attractions businesses are hosting special events to celebrate. Activities include Easter egg hunts galore and opportunities to meet the Easter Bunny, plus chocolate egg making, Easter bonnet making and much more!

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