Welcome to our latest Newsletter

covering some of the events in Knaresborough, through to the end of October.

It's an exciting time of year to look forward to because we have Yorkshire Day, the feva Arts festival, Heritage Open Days, St Robert's Anniversary, the Crag Rat Run & the activity theme based 'makey-shakey' days at the castle.

 

Details are listed below

And on top of all that there's still lots of time to get out and about to enjoy the sunshine. Let the OpenHarrogate website show you where to start.

AND

If Wimbledon inspired you to take up a racquet, the tennis courts in Conyngham Hall grounds are a perfect place to practice so book a court now!

Games in Parks details here.

 

 

 

 

10-19th August

 

feva is Knaresborough’s annual Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts. Every August, for ten days, our town plays host to a wonderful array of shows & events.

The 2018 festival runs from 10th to 19th August.

 

Visit the feva website

Festival programmes are now available so pick up a copy from the local shops in Knaresborough, the Library and Tourist Information or you will be able to check it out on the website www.feva.info

 

Save the Date!

Saturday 18th August

This year for the first time, the 'Picnic in the Park' AND the Lion’s weekend Beer Festival will coincide on the same day AND at the same location - Knaresborough House.

 

For a selection of festival wear & goodies visit the feva shop

 

 


Knaresborough Scarecrow Festival

August 2018

Advertise your business for

FREE by entering a scarecrow

into Knaresborough's very own

Scarecrow Trail. Just make your

scarecrow and take it along to

 St. John's Church grounds for

siting (and staging if needed) on the afternoon/early evening of Friday 10 August.

Anything goes theme-wise.

 

 


Heritage Open Days

Saturday 15 September 2018

There are bookable tours at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm Enjoy FREE entry to the Keep and Courthouse Museum. Heritage Open days celebrate England's fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to

properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission.

Discover other interesting local places to visit - www.heritageopendays.org.uk.

For more info Knaresborough Castle Events 2018

 

 


St. Robert

The goal in celebrating the 800th anniversary of

St. Robert's death focus around:

Informing and educating as many people as
possible in Knaresborough and beyond about
the life of St. Robert; Celebrating St. Robert's
life in ways that make him relevant to 2018;
Honouring St. Robert’s memory in the
quality and safety of the site at St. Robert’s cave; Building a legacy that will benefit the people of Knaresborough into the future.

For full event details of the anniversary of St Roberts death click HERE

 

 

 

Buzz words

Words that might not mean much now, but will become common place
soon enough. Remember you heard them here first!

 

'Activity hours'

To do with the shops & businesses being open when the locals need them to be. Do the activity hours of the town centre match the needs of the shoppers?

'Open Banking'

Open Banking is the secure way to give providers access to your financial information.  It opens the way to new products and services that could help customers and small to medium-sized businesses get a better deals.

'Blockchain'

A blockchain is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of all cryptocurrency transactions!

 

So now you know!

 

 

Thank you             Andy Grinter

 

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Yorkshire Day

August 1st

This year the city of Ripon has the honour of hosting the county's official Yorkshire Day celebrations with plans to receive 200 dignitaries from around the county; there’ll be a huge Wilfra Tart festival, children’s activities, a family party in the evening, music and dance all backed up by massive national and regional media coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Castle Under Siege

11th August 2018

Knaresborough Castle

11:00 - 16:00

Cost: £2 adults, £1 children

A special day discovering the weapons and weak spots that were used to attack Knaresborough Castle in the past. Make your own weapons and take a tour to attack the ramparts!

For more info Knaresborough Castle Events 2018

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Knaresborough Crag Rat Run

Sunday 23rd September 11am

New for this year –
chip timing & extended prize list.

The race starts and ends at Knaresborough Cricket Club on Aspin Lane taking runners down the crag, along trails, through woods, and along the River Nidd before ascending back up the crag to the finish line where a medal and a goody bag will be presented to all finishers. Approximately half of the 5 mile the race is on tarmac.

There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishers, plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd female finishers (if different), plus spot prizes. All finishers will receive a medal.

 

 

 

 

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Creepy Castle!

27 October to 3 November 2018

Usual admission applies

Bookable events at an extra charge

Join us for spooky happenings at Knaresborough Castle in October half term. Each day you can enjoy crafts and trails, discover our ghostly guests in the castle grounds, and take part Treacherous Trials in our interactive courtroom drama. Your ticket includes the secret underground tunnel, dungeon and museum too!

Monday 29 October until Friday 2 November 2018 - book one of our Pungent Potions workshops and look out for details of our Ghostly Gander walks to discover the ghosts of the Castle and town.

For more info Knaresborough Castle Events 2018

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Anyone for Tennis? Crazy about Golf?

For more on healthy & active lifestyles click here

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August 2018

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