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Coastal Villages - Nature, Parks & Gardens

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The coast’s villages are the ideal base for the nature lover to explore seawards to the east, and the gorgeous North York Moors National Park and the Wolds to the west. The area is alive with wildlife, and is nationally and internationally important for certain types of plantlife: the North York Moors is the largest continuous expanse of heather moorland in England.
Hornsea Mere
Hornsea Mere

Hornsea

Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and the final remnant of a huge wetland that once featured many smaller meres and marshy areas.

 
 
Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

The gardens are planted with very strongly fragrant flowers, for the blind to especially enjoy.

Hornsea Mere

Hornsea Mere

The Mere, Off Queens Gardens, Hornsea, HU18 1AX

Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and the final remnant of a huge wetland that once featured many smaller meres and marshy areas.

Winter at Peasholm

Peasholm Park

North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Peasholm Park is an historic and uniquely beautiful Green Flag park in Scarborough's North Bay.

Grandstand viewpoint at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Falsgrave Park

Falsgrave Park

Top of Oak Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4AP

Falsgrave Park is a valuable community green space attracting visitors from all over Scarborough to its play area, scenic variety woodland splendour and stunning coastal views.

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough, Bridlington, YO15 1AR

Common Octopus

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Honeysuckle Farm

Honeysuckle Farm

Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens - Filey

Murray Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DA

Flamborough Lighthouse

Flamborough Outer Headland

Flamborough Head Heritage Coast, B1255 Bridlington to Flamborough, Y015 1AR

Filey Dams - Credit Jess Bersey

Filey Dams Nature Reserve

Off Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HU

Country Park, Filey - Courtesy of Robert Briggs

Country Park - Filey

Country Park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

Pannett Park

Pannett Park Art Gallery & Whitby Museum

Pannet Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE

A historic ornamental garden including Whitby Museum and Art Gallery. In the middle of Whitby this park offers a quiet haven with interesting trees and plants, rose garden, play area and ornamental lily pond.

Flamborough South Landing Beach

Flamborough South Landing

South Landing, Flamborough, YO15 1PQ

South Landing is a 34 acre nature reserve on Flamborough Headland. It features a peaceful wooded ravine, a pretty wild flower meadow, high sea cliffs and beach.

Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TL

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Our attractions include an animal farm, outdoor playground & undercover picnic area, indoor play area with ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail & toddler area and gift shop.

Hodgson's Fields

Hodgson's Fields

Skeffling, Withernsea, YO15 1AR

Visit Hodgson's Fields in summer when visitors such as grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler and whitethroat can be seen in addition to yellowhammer, reed bunting, tree sparrow and linnet.

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Royal Crescent, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EJ

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

Keasbeck Hill Farm, Harwood Dale, YO13 0DT

Want a chance to do things at your own pace? The Grainary gives you the lively, unique culture of a working English farm amidst the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Clock Tower Cafe

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit in 2015. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the newly built bandstand.

Gardenfarming

Gardenfarming Self Sufficiency Courses

Meadows, Withernwick Lane, Cowden, HU11 4UH

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand - Crescent Gardens

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the reatively new bandstand.

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JL

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

East Lea Farmhouse, Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9PG

With 5 acres to explore, you can feed friendly animals, have fun on the adventure trail, learn amazing wildlife facts, or simply relax in beautiful gardens whilst watching exotic birds.

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

South Cliff Italian Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

The Italian Gardens in Scarborough are a famous and very beautiful area on Scarborough's South Cliff. They are a part of Scarborough's renaissance and conservation of the underlying Victorian heritage.

Pesky Husky Trekking

Pesky Husky Trekking

The Meeting House, Staintondale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0EL

Take this unique opportunity to meet and work with some of the worlds most charismatic dogs.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the coastal villages

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A Wold View

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Jackie

Jackie (15)

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Friday 24 February: 7.30pm Saturday 25 February: 7.30pm Monday 27 February: 2.30pm

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Mon 27 Feb 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Story of Arsenic

Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - Feb/March

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Tue 7 Feb - Tue 7 Mar 2017

Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more Tuesday lunchtimE lectures on popular historical and literary subjects.

Head Above Water

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Farrer’s Bar at The Spa displays a series of photographs by Tessa Bunney that show people enjoying tidal pools around Britain’s coastline.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Crystal Lounge, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

The Island

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Sat 5 Nov 2016 - Tue 28 Feb 2017

Virtual reality headsets at RSPB Bempton Cliffs will transport you to the centre of this internationally important nature reserve and give you a 360 degree view of life amongst the terns and the puffins on Coquet Island.

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Tue 28 Feb 2017

A recent health scare has made Sheffield's finest singer/songwriter (The Times) focus on his mortality...

Skipping

Shrove Tuesday Skipping Day

Scarborough South Bay, South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Discover the unique celebration of Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough, when the entire town turns out to skip – yes, you read that right, skip

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Tue 28 Feb 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Ghosts of woodend

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk Wednesday 1st March, 1 - 2pm

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Wed 1 Mar 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Hut People

The Hut People

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Musicport presents The Hut People ...with support from Tom Townsend.

Dare devils rides to Jarama

Dare devil rides to Jarama

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Thu 2 Mar 2017

The Story of Clem Beckett, Sportsman and Fighter.

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Junior Showbusiness 2017

YMCA Theatre, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

Presented by Benson's Stage Academy | 3rd to 4th March | YMCA Theatre

Stargazing

Star gazing

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Fri 3 Mar 2017

Forests are great places to see the starts. Discover why starts are so important on our self-led trail or come along to a special stargazing event.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Directed by Danny Boyle

Parkrun

Parkrun

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Every Saturday 9.00am

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Yorkshire Beard Day

Yorkshire Beard Day 2017

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Sat 4 Mar 2017

The annual folically family friendly fun event for beard growers, lovers and appreciators in and around Yorkshire and visitors from near and far.

Cober Hill

Lace-Making with Jenny Sutcliffe

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Mar 2017

Try your hand at Lace-Making whilst enjoying a full board stay with us in our tranquil grounds. Monday 6th March - Friday 10th March £312 Non-residents: £90