Now Open! Harrogate

Now Open!

We will continue to update this page as and when things start to re-open.  If we’ve missed anything please let us know on

We’ve heard it directly from the Harrogate Borough Council- it’s official!

“It is wonderful news that the play areas can officially open on 4th July 2020

We will be giving them a thorough inspection in the week leading up to the reopening to make sure that they are safe to use.

We need to remind everyone to keep the social distancing as much as possible, bring your own hand sanitiser with you and wash your hands when you get home.

We are expecting the play areas to be busier than normal to begin with. We want to appeal to people to keep their visits short so that everyone gets a chance to play and if a play area is really busy then please come back at a quieter time.“

Last Updated 24th June 2020

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Belmont Park Refurbishment

Belmont Park Play Area High Street Starbeck HG2 7JE.

Belmonth Park Play Area has now been refurbished and will be open along with all the other play areas on 4th July 2020.

The newly refurbished park will include inclusive swings, inclusive roundabout, inclusive climbing frame, sensory instruments and nest swing!  With over 20 activities for plenty of children to enjoy!

If you’d like to see a copy of the plans please click on the link below.   We’ve even got some exclusive photos – taken on a very rainy day!



We’ve been looking forward to telling you this: Bettys are reopening their shops soon!

Dates for your diary:

Mon 22 Jun: Harrogate

Mon 29 Jun:Harlow Carr (inc Tea House)

( cafés remain closed for now.)

When you visit, you’ll notice that things are a little different from normal as they’ve made some changes to keep everyone safe. Their range will be smaller than usual. The welcome, however, will be as warm as ever.

Read more here:

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Diggerland is ‘Good To Go’ and reopens on 11th July!

Covid-19 Update:

Reopening on Monday 8 June. To help you have a safe visit, they’re asking everyone to book in advance to access the abbey and water garden. Please note, Studley Car Park will remain closed.

Take part in your biggest ever game of hide and seek on your visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Hide in all corners of the large abbey ruins before following the river to the water garden. Race around the moon ponds, see the swans swimming and discover the winding dark tunnel. Emerge from the tunnel to find three fun buildings called follies along this woodland path.

Be sure to have a playground adventure. There are things to wobble along, jump over and climb on…you’ll find a wooden abbey, a woodland house, scramble nets and posts, swings, fireman’s poles, a slide, a roundabout, a gigantic rope bridge and a huge zip wire for the most daring adventurers of all.

Have a well-earned sit down with a seasonal meal in the newly refurbished restaurant, tuck into tea and cake with a lakeside view at Studley tea room or a sweet treat at Mill Café.

If there’s still oodles of energy left visit the deer park. Admire the views down to Ripon Cathedral and see if you can spot the deer. There are three different types from small fallow deer to the largest of them all: red deer.

There’s lots to do but don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in this time – we’ll be here another day! Become a member on your first visit and come back for free as many times as you like. Plus, get the feel-goods about it as every time you scan your membership card, you’re contributing towards the essential conservation work we do.

Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

01765 608888

Looking to brighten up your garden or patio? Our nursery has a selection of high quality bedding plants at great prices including petunias, geraniums and begonias. You can also choose from ready-made hanging baskets, compost and containers.

The nursery is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday 9am to 3pm. In June and July we will be opening our doors on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm.

We have social distancing and safety measures in place, and can only accept credit/debit cards payments.

You can find us in Harrogate off Harlow Moor Road.

Visit: to find out more!

As the public have now been given more freedom to be out & about, we are reinstating Buying, Selling & Gifting on the Facebook group.
Please, please, please be sensible about this & only do it if you really need to. If it can wait, then please do so.
(As before; buying & selling is only allowed on a Saturday & Sunday only- not during the week.)
💜Make sure that you clean & disinfect all items before you give it away or sell it
💜Make sure that you clean & disinfect all items after you’ve purchased or been given it.
💜Ensure that all drop offs & collections are done at a safe distance.
💜If you are in any doubt that the item is not clean, do not touch it or take it away.
💜Please report any members who are not adhering to strict social distancing & hygiene rules to admin & we will remove them from the group.
💜The Harrogate Mumbler Admin team will keep this under review & if we get multiple complaints then we will suspend the buying & selling again.
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Horticap is working towards reopening to the public on Monday 25th May 🌺

We’d like to thank all our supporters and customers for their wonderful support and patience during the lockdown at our nursery. Our new online ordering and delivery service has been very well received and our focus over the next 2 weeks will be to deliver the outstanding plant and hanging basket orders. At the same time the Horticap team will be working hard to ensure that our nursery will be a safe environment for customers to visit.

Some of our household waste recycling centres are open. They are for essential use only – please only visit if your waste cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to health.

Our number one priority is safety so these were chosen as they will allow staff and visitors to maintain social distancing.

The  sites are open 7 days a week from 8:30am to 5pm.


To allow us to operate the sites safely, some rules are in place. See full details here ⬇️…

As part of the phased reopening of our libraries, from Monday 6 July our libraries will open for limited hours to offer a ‘Select and Collect’ service.

The Select and Collect service

You will be able to request books by calling or emailing your library and one of our library team will hand pick your choices and arrange for you to come and collect them at a time convenient to you.

You can collect from the library entrance and can borrow the books for three weeks.

You’ll be able to return your books too but for now, the library building won’t be open for any other services. All books that are returned will be quarantined for three days before being made available for loan again.

Don’t worry about having to rush back with your returns, all books currently out have had their loan period extended to the 1st September so there are no fines accruing.

Books already out on loan

Don’t worry about having to rush back with your returns, all books currently out have had their loan period extended to the 1st September so there are no fines accruing.

Digital library

You can still access library services online.

  • If library cards expire you will still be able to access all digital resources and borrow ebooks/eaudio.
  • You no longer need to visit a library to collect PIN numbers to access online services. These can be issued over the phone on verification of date of birth and postcode.
  • People can now phone in if they wish to join the library. Membership card numbers and PIN will be emailed to them separately.

Updated 1st July 2020


Admission includes: Pixie Village Trail, Adventure Playground, Cave, Petrifying Well, Wishing Well and Gift Shop.

Visitors must pre-book an arrival slot and will be given 2.5 hours to explore the attraction. £25 per car term-time weekdays, £30 per car weekends and school holidays (max 7 people per car), including parking. Please note that minibuses and motorhomes will not be allowed. Unfortunately, pedestrians without a car will not be able to visit at the moment – this is to reduce contact upon admission.

Picnics are welcome, ice creams and drinks are also available to purchase within the attraction.

Dogs are welcome everywhere except the adventure playground and must be kept on a lead.

There are three sets of steps in the attraction which are not wheelchair accessible and pushchairs must be parked at the bottom of these steps – we recommend bringing a sling.

The Pixie Village runs until 6th September 2020.

The Pixie Village event will not include any confined spaces and our actors will not be interacting for this event which will reduce large gatherings of crowds and physical contact. Visitors will be provided with a trail sheet to explore the natural woodland at their own pace.

Have you ever dreamt of stepping into an utterly enchanted realm? Deep in the captivating woodland, filled with fairy rings and secret doorways, pixies are waiting to play!
Tread carefully through the land of the woodland people and keep your eyes peeled as you follow the trail to see their tiny houses. Play in the wilderness like real pixie folk, dance like a fluttering fairy and discover the secrets of forest folklore.

Piglets Adventure Farm are excited to welcome visitors back from 1st August, when they reopen for unmissable Summer Fun!

What will you do first? Visit The Beach to sit back and relax whilst your little piggies explore acres of sand and water fun, you can even hire your very own Beach Hut* for the day. Reach for the sky on the Bouncing Pillows, have a swing at crazy golf or meet lovable furry friends! Discover the Farmyard Trail to see adorable alpacas, cute curly tailed pigs and perfect ponies. Plus, get up close to little piglets in the Piglet Maternity Ward and if you are lucky you might see one being born!

With 20 new fairies to find, don’t forget to follow the magical Fairy Tale Trail through the woods. Enjoy a well-earned refreshment, from fresh Sourdough Pizzas to the famous Piggy Poo Ice Cream in the Ice Cream Parlour, or why not pack a picnic?

Please Note: Due to government guidelines Piglets Adventure Farm will be reducing the amount of visitors on site. Tickets are limited and MUST be booked online in advance by visiting

Piglets Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

*Extra charge for booking a beach hut. Visit to find out more.

Piglets Adventure Farm is only 15mins from the centre of York on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST.

01904 499700

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Public Toilets

Public toilets across the district are being reopened in phases over the next few weeks. Take a look at our web page to find out which facilities are opening and when:

The following toilets will be open from Saturday 13 June:

Harrogate, Library Gardens
Harrogate, Valley Gardens
Knaresborough bus station
Knaresborough, Conyngham Hall
Ripon bus station
Ripon Spa Gardens
Pateley Bridge, Southlands car park

The toilets on the list above will be opened between 8am and 9am each morning and will be closed between 5pm and 6pm each night.

Reports this evening suggest that Estate agents will be able to do viewings and valuations as of tomorrow – Wed 13th May. This is great news for us and the many clients who want to move house.


We promise to observe all social distancing measures and continue to help the wider community through our ‘Giving Back’ campaign . 😀


Trial weekend opening (Fri 15th and Sat 16th May) for Takeaway brunch sandwiches and Coffee from 9am – 1pm.


Bettys Cafe’s

Betty’s Cafe’s to re-open!

Mon 27 Jul – Harrogate
Mon 3 Aug – Harlow Carr

Needless to say, the experience will be a bit different to normal so they can keep you safe and the menu will be smaller. But there will be no need to book ahead and they’ll be doing all we can to make sure Bettys is just as lovely as you remember it.

Cafe Marconi – Solo Marcaoni

Now open!

Wednesday to Saturday’s 9.30am to 1.30pm for takeaway coffee, tea, pastries, cake, savoury treats and delicious home made pizza.  Also be open the same day evenings from 4.30 to 8pm for collection of takeaway pizza and drinks by pre-order on 01423 567516.

Cold Bath Brewing Company

We’re opening the bar…………..for takeaways😄☹️From 5pm till 8pm Friday and Saturday. Cold bath lager and pale ale will be available in single bottles as well as cases of 24. Cold bath mini kegs, cans from some of the best brewery’s around plus bottles of wine and gin will also be available. Even if you don’t want anything pop by and say hello. It would be great to see you.

Updated 20th May 2020.

Crimple Hall

We are thrilled to announce that the 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗖𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗲 is now open for browsing!

The safety of our staff and customers remains our number one priority, so we ask that everyone adheres to social distancing guidelines while in and around the premises.
We may require customers to queue outside during busy times. Again, please be mindful of social distancing guidelines and keep the required 2-metre distance at all times.
As per government guidance, The Snug and Barrows Bistro will remain closed for the time being.
We look forward to welcoming you all back!

Doe Harrogate

Doe Harrogate is now open, for takeaway only.  They are operating a one in one out policy, they also now have an entrance door and an exit door so you can socially distance with ease. Donuts, tray-bakes and hot and cold drinks.  Open 6 days a week!  Postal boxes also available!


Free Walking Tour Harrogate

Free Walking Tour Harrogate is back!

I am delighted to say that from Wednesday 8th July 2020 I will be offering Free Private Tours of Harrogate!

It will still be a little while before my regular group tours are up and running. But for now you can organise a Free Private Tour at a time and day that suits you.
For more information drop me a message or visit

All the best,


Harlow Carr Gardens

Reopening Gardens from June 1.

The Gardens will be open 10am – 4pm, subject to pre-booking. It is essential that anyone intending to visit must book in advance for every person visiting. Please remember to bring your booking confirmation with you to show at the visitor entrance.


Indulge Deli Bar

Hornbean park.  Open for take away.

Magnesia Well Tea Room – Valley Gardens

Now open for take-away drinks and Ripley ice cream.

National Trust Car Parks

From Wednesday 13 May we’ll start opening some car parks in England, in line with government advice, so people can access
fresh air, open space and nature. Car parks which are staffed and have facilities, will take longer.

All car parks in Wales and Northern Ireland will remain closed.

For the moment, our pay-for-entry places including houses and gardens, remain closed.

Newby Hall

The award winning Gardens at Newby Hall will re-open from Wednesday 3rd June 2020 for Season ticket holders and from the 6th June for general garden visits.

They are limiting the number  of visitors who are able to access the gardens at any one time and  all tickets must be purchased in advance.

Parking – North Yorkshire County Council

Parking enforcement will return to normal from Monday, 15 June.

NHS staff, health or social care workers and NHS volunteer responders will still benefit from free parking, as long as they display their NHS permit or another valid evidence.

More details here.


To re-open on Monday 18th May.  Opening daily 9am-4pm.


Open for takeaway now doing hot and cold drinks hot sandwiches and toasties.

RHS Plant Centre Harlow Carr

In response to the Government allowing the reopening of Garden Centres as part of its updated plans for Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be reopening RHS Plant Centres at all four RHS Gardens on Wednesday 13 May, 2020.RHS Plant Centres will open from 10am to 4pm seven days a week. RHS Gardens, Gift Shops and all catering outlets will remain closed until further notice.


Ripley Castle Gardens and Grounds

To open initially on a limited basis from Tuesday 2nd June 2020.

To ensure social distancing and safeguard the well being of both our visitors, staff, and the village residents, for the moment, to enjoy the Castle’s Gardens and Grounds you will need to pre-book your visit.


SO2GO – So! Bar


Available THIS Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Drinks and food to take away.  Order and collect – 07712 719363

Stump Cross Caverns – Burnsall Ice Cream Parlour

From Sunday 31st May 2020 they shall be serving Ice cream, cold drinks & delicious fresh home made tray bakes from their carpark

Pleasebe follow the government social distancing guidelines.

The Remnant House

Added 30/5/20
The door is blocked by a table but they will be open 10 ish to 3 ish Mon to Sat.

Thug Sandwich


Hours: 9am-3pm
FULL MENU available 🤩
Times/menu availability may change depending on demand and suppliers, but we will let you know! Please note we are not offering delivery.


Yorkshire Dale Ice cream shop

Montpelier Hill, now open.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park