Enjoy a Christmassy film at The Station, Richmond ❄️
If you aren't a fan of the wintertime weather but still want to feel festive, a trip out to The Station Cinema could be perfect for you! Watch the likes of Home Alone, Jingle All The Way, Elf and Love Actually all cosied up with some popcorn, could be right up your street! Is there a better way to finish your day than returning to one of our cosy pods to take a dip in the hot tub? We don't think so! 🎉 Find out more!
Less than an hour away in Hawes is the Wensleydale Creamery (DL8 3RN). Whether you’re a Wallace and Gromit fan or interested in the artisan cheese-making process, there is something for everyone, all year round. You can visit the Cheese Experience Monday to Sunday from 10:30 until 2:30 p.m.
Why not pop into their shop before you leave? Wensleydale Creamery cheese will definitely take your Christmas cake or evening cheese board to the next level! 🧀
Witness the beautiful, winter scenery On local Walks🌳
Here are some of the routes we recommend to enjoy in the winter weather:
- River Wharfe from Burnsall
- Gordale Scar from Malham (where you can also visit Janet’s Foss and Malham Cove for a longer route)
- Aysgarth Falls
- Cotter Falls
- River Wharfe from Grassington
Visit a series of local fairs and Christmas markets! 🎄
November 19, 2023
Visit Richmond Market Place, DL10 4HY for the best artisan stalls, whilst giving traders the best opportunities to showcase and sell their handmade goods. The Little Bird Artisan Market offers a diverse, quality, shopping experience that celebrates independent producers and makers. But more than that, it’s about people and the community; meeting the artisan makers, conversing with friends, and getting the social back into shopping. This event is free, dog friendly and could be the perfect place to stock up on last-minute Christmas presents for stocking fillers for loved ones.
- Fairhurst’s Christmas Market
November 19, 2023
Fairhursts At Berry's Cafe And Farm Shop, Swinithwaite Leyburn, DL8 4UH
Visit Fairhurst's free Christmas Market from 11am till 5pm. Meet the suppliers behind the products in their farm shop, as well as other stallholders with Christmas gifts. Featuring festive music, mince pies, mulled wine and free samples.
December 2, 2023
Get in the Christmas spirit with Fairhursts, who will bring the Christmas market feel to Wensleydale. With stalls, fire pits and festive BBQ. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine, have a walk round the shop and even meet Santa himself.
- Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair - Tennants Garden Rooms
Friday 24th November 10am-5pm, Saturday 25th November 10am-4pm2023
Enter the Winter Wonderland of this year's Christmas Fair, an expertly curated luxury shopping event. Over two days, the Fair brings together independent designers and artisans, offering a wonderful range of wares from cashmere, leather and jewellery to homewares, festive decorations, baby & children’s gifts, toys & games. and artisan food & drink. The event is free admission & there is no booking required.
- Vintage Christmas Fair at The Station-Richmond
Saturday 9th December, 10am – 4pm
If you’re looking for a unique gift for someone hard to buy for, or you need some extra décor for your Christmas table, this is the fair for you. Stalls will host a wide range of genuine vintage homewares – sparkling glasses, shining silver cutlery, fine china, rustic décor – alongside vintage-inspired and upcycled makes. Shop local, shop sustainable, recycle and re-love these seasonal treasures! Enjoy music from The Dales Community Pop Choir while you shop! To find out more head here!
Leyburn Band Christmas Concert & Fireworks Display🎶
Monday 18th December 2023
The Leyburn Band return to the Tennant Garden Rooms for the renowned annual Christmas concert
In true celebratory style, there will be a firework display leading into the concert. Throughout the concert, Leyburn Band will be performing their diverse repertoire of music, including traditional Christmas tunes for this wonderfully festive event. Find out more here:
Christmas Shopping at The Garden Rooms
Visit the Tennant Garden Rooms for a wonderful range of baubles and decorations to adorn your Christmas tree, Traditional Advent calendars to count down to the big day, Books, games & children's toys - perfect for Christmas Eve boxes & keeping your little ones entertained throughout the festive period. Confectionery including gourmet sweets and chocolates - ideal for stocking fillers! Find out more:
"ABBA Forever" Tribute Concert
Tuesday 19th December, 7.15pm
For those wanting to put a little more jingle in your bells then this is one you won't want to miss! ⭐
This definitive six-piece look and sound-alike tribute show features all the chart-busting global hits such as Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Thank You for the Music and many more. Fully delivered with a concert sound system and spectacular lighting effects. 🕺
Visit the Tennant Garden rooms for a night of musical fun, to find out more head to their website!
Attend a Christmas Wreath Workshop
Are you a fan of all things creative and craft? Why not learn how to make your own beautiful Christmas wreath at The Station workshop and take away more than just memories from your staycation?
In this hands-on workshop hosted at the Station in Richmond on the 3rd of December 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, experienced local florist Heather Roberts will show you how to create a beautiful natural Christmas door wreath, using seasonal foliage with no previous experience needed to enjoy this workshop. Find out more on The Station website.
Join professional florist Felicity Cook from Briar House Flowers at Tennants Garden Rooms, Leyburn who will guide you through each process from wiring moss to create the base to the finishing touches of ribbon & berries. Including a delicious lunch; and at the end of the day your creative efforts will be rewarded with afternoon refreshments. Find out more and get booked in for festive fun! 🎄
Workshop dates: Tuesday 28th November, Wednesday 29th November & Thursday 30th November
Fingers crossed this list has given you some food for thought and you’ll soon be on your way for a festive break at our pods.🎄It doesn't stop here, check out our other blogs for yet more recommendations of places to visit when staying with us no matter what time of year, and we hope to see you soon! Head over to our website to check out availability.
You'll definitely have lots to choose from to have all of the festive fun your heart desires!