Ripon to host another weekend of free family entertainment


Last updated Aug 18, 2021
Photo of Queen tribute act
The Queen tribute act that rocked Ripon during the Yorkshire Day weekend

As the school summer holidays draw to a close, families can look forward to another free weekend of entertainment on Ripon Market Square.

The August Bank Holiday weekend, will see the return of fairground rounds for young children and a climbing wall for those a little older.

The event-staged by Ripon City Council on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August, follows the Yorkshire Day weekend, that brought hundreds of people to the city centre.

The fairground rides and the climbing wall will be in place from 2pm until 8pm on the Saturday and 10am until 4pm on the Sunday.

Photo of fairground ride

All the fun of the fairground – for free


Following the same pattern as the Yorkshire Day Weekend, there will be musical entertainment from 7pm on Bank Holiday Saturday.

This will feature three tribute acts,  singing a selection of chart-topping hits from the best-known boy bands, Paloma Faith and ABBA.

On Bank Holiday Sunday, in addition to the fairground rides, Market Square will host another Little Bird Artisan Market.

Open from 10am until 3pm, it will again include stalls selling goods ranging from food to home furnishings, produced by local and Yorkshire-based traders.

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In addition, to activities in the city centre, two temporary toilets have been installed by the city council for families visiting the Borrage Green Lane paddling pool.

These will remain in place until the end of the summer holidays.



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