Pop-up parties set to come to Harrogate district parks this summer

Free pop-up parties are set to come to Valley Gardens in Harrogate, Knaresborough Castle grounds and Ripon Spa Gardens this summer for the whole family to enjoy.

Following the success of the four-day family event in Valley Gardens to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Harrogate Borough Council is bringing back four events across the Harrogate district in August.

The fun-filled events are free and will be a chance for young people to enjoy a mix of juggling and circus shows, magicians, character meet and greets, and mini discos. Details of each event are available below;

Valley Gardens, Harrogate on Thursday 11 August and Friday 12 August between 11am and 4pm

  • 11am - juggling/circus tricks show
  • 11.45am - magic show
  • 12.30pm - character mini disco
  • 1.30pm - juggling/circus tricks show
  • 2.15pm - magic show
  • 3pm - character mini disco

Knaresborough Castle on Friday 26 August between 11am and 4pm

  • 11am - bubble circus tricks show
  • 11.45am - magic show
  • 12.30pm - character mini disco
  • 1.30pm - juggling/circus tricks show
  • 2.15pm - magic show
  • 3pm - character mini disco

Ripon Spa Gardens on Saturday 27 August

  • 11am - circus tricks workshop
  • 11.45am - magic show
  • 12.30pm - character mini disco
  • 1.30pm - circus tricks workshop
  • 2.15pm - magic show
  • 3pm - character mini disco

Councillor Sam Gibbs, Harrogate Borough Council's cabinet member for environment, waste reduction and recycling, said: "Following the success of our free events to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, we're back with four events across the summer for all the family to enjoy.

"We know it can be difficult, and sometimes costly, to entertain the family during the six-week holidays, that's why we've decided to provide free events once again to help keep children entertained. And what better setting than Valley Gardens, Knaresborough Castle and Ripon Spa Gardens?

"So why not bring a picnic and enjoy our parks this summer?"

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Published: 19th July 2022