The elegant Victorian spa-town of Harrogate has been enticing visitors since the 17th century. The town is a popular venue for families and has a wide range of superb restaurants and accommodation and also boasts three entertainment venues; the Royal Hall, Harrogate Convention Centre and Harrogate Theatre. A firm favourite for the children are the Valley Gardens, 17 acres of beautiful parkland that are open all year round with a huge Children’s Play Area, skateboard and BMX park.
Don’t Miss 2022
Harrogate Spring Flower Show – 21-24 April (Great Yorkshire Showground)
The Great Yorkshire Show 2022 – yes 2022! – plan well ahead to secure tickets for the 163rd Great Yorkshire Show that will take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground 12-14 July 2022. Hopefully by then, attendance restrictions will no longer be applicable.
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show – 16-18 September (Newby Hall)
The Turkish Baths – the ultimate spa experience with genuine Victorian Turkish baths in the heart of Harrogate town. The ‘Fit for a Queen’, Fit for a King’ and Turkish Spa body rituals are the signature treatments on most people’s wish list.
Royal Pump Museum – a family friendly museum where you can discover the spa history of Harrogate. See the old treatments including electric therapy (that will keep the kids quiet!). Family backpacks are available at reception if you want to attempt the mystery object game and complete the Spa trail.
Harrogate Town FC – Harrogate now boasts a Division 2 football team after their promotion to the English Football League club for the first time in 2020. Why not check the fixtures prior to your next visit and pop down to the Environment Stadium to give your support. You never know, they may be playing Man City in the FA Cup!
RHS Garden Harlow Carr – The Royal Horticultural Society aim to inspire the next generation of gardeners and Harlow Carr certainly does that. The Autumn Carnival Trail during half term is sure to be an explosion of colours for the children to enjoy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Harrogate hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982. The UK entry Bardo
finished 7th with Germany’s Nicole taking the trophy with her song ‘A Little Bit