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Family Events

There’s always something happening on the Yorkshire Coast whatever the time of year, from tiny village shows to major internationally renowned festivals. In addition to the usual music, food, art, theatre and sport events, here on the coast we can go one better, bringing you angling, sailing, rowing, surfing and maritime history festivals – you don’t get those inland!

Search for events by date and major events at a glance below. Alternatively, visit the individual town and village sections of our website to find out more about what’s going on up and down the coast – we’re confident you’ll find something that feels tailor-made for you.

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Hands on History, Scarborough Castle

Hands on History – Medieval

Scarborough Castle, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY

Mon 21 Aug - Sun 3 Sep 2017

The Hands on History crew have a range of medieval activities for you to try. From dressing up and craft activities, to dancing and sword fights – there’s something for everyone!

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

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

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 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.

Monday ShowTime

Monday Showtime

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

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Presented by Hatton Production | Mondays 24th & 31st July 7th, 14th & 21st August | YMCA Theatre | Book online or 560750

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival, Various locations, North York Moors, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Sun 13 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

A well established and friendly international chamber music festival, celebrating great music within historical buildings around the North York Moors National Park and its coastline.

Octonauts Octo-Glow Exploreres

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Sat 15 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure at SEA LIFE Scarborough this Summer.

Bernie Clifton

The Bernie Clifton Show

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

Mon 21 Aug 2017

Topping the bill in this years' main season show at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough is the brilliantly funny and zany comedian and singer Bernie Clifton.

Want to go Whale Watching?

Seabirds & Whale Birdwatching & Cetacean Safari

Yorkshire Coast, The Yorkshire Coast, Various locations, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

Tue 22 Aug 2017

The Yorkshire Coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby, is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

Bernie Clifton

The Bernie Clifton Show

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

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Topping the bill in this years' main season show at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough is the brilliantly funny and zany comedian and singer Bernie Clifton.

Free Fun Days

Free Fun Days at the Piazza at The Sands

Scarborough North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Free Fun Days for childrenon Scarborough's North Bay!

Go Spike Beach Volleyball

Bridlington South Beach, Bridlington, YO15 3BZ

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Head to the beach this summer with your friends for some Beach Volleyball action... Learn the game, play the game!

Megaslam Wrestling: Live - FREE SHOW - Scarborough

Megaslam Wrestling: Live - FREE SHOW

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Megaslam Wrestling: Live - FREE SHOW - Scarborough Open Air Theatre. This is a fantastic show for the kids, so do not miss out!

Want to go Whale Watching?

Seabirds & Whale Birdwatching & Cetacean Safari

Yorkshire Coast, The Yorkshire Coast, Various locations, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

Wed 23 Aug 2017

The Yorkshire Coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby, is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

Bernie Clifton

The Bernie Clifton Show

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

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Topping the bill in this years' main season show at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough is the brilliantly funny and zany comedian and singer Bernie Clifton.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

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

Thu 24 Aug 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Beach Sport Sessions

Bridlington South Beach, Bridlington, YO15 3BZ

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Head to the beach this summer with your friends for some Beach Sports action... Come and try beach cricket, football, dodgeball and more!

Free Fun Days

Free Fun Days at the Piazza at The Sands

Scarborough North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Free Fun Days for childrenon Scarborough's North Bay!

Magical Music From The Movies

Magical Music From The Movies

Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Fri 25 Aug 2017

After a successful concert last year, the legendary Scarborough Spa Orchestra return to Peasholm Park this summer.

Megaslam Wrestling: Live - FREE SHOW - Scarborough

Megaslam Wrestling: Live - FREE SHOW

Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Northstead Manor Gardens, Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Megaslam Wrestling: Live - FREE SHOW - Scarborough Open Air Theatre. This is a fantastic show for the kids, so do not miss out!

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

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

Fri 25 Aug 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Summer Xplorer

Summer Xplorer

Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Fri 25 Aug 2017

Fun Family navigation challenge suitable for all ages