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Hornsea

A lovely traditional seaside town at the southern end of the Yorkshire coast, Hornsea has a charming seafront promenade, with a Floral Hall which hosts events throughout the year and, in the town centre, an award-winning Folk Museum complete with Victorian farm kitchen, dairy, blacksmith’s shop and gardens.

Hornsea Mere is Yorkshire's largest freshwater lake, offering sailing, rowing, fishing and motor boat trips. At the heart of the coastal fringe of the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, the Mere also attracts an impressive array of birds including huge numbers of wildfowl and wetland specialities like bitterns and marsh harriers. A short drive inland you’ll find Tophill Low, with its population of otters and other favourites like barn owls.

And, of course, for people of a certain age Hornsea means just one thing – cups and saucers with a distinctive 70s pattern, now highly collectible. The pottery is long gone, but Hornsea still has much to offer the shopper including, on the site where the pottery once stood, Hornsea Freeport outlet shopping village, with over 30 discount stores.

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Hornsea Mere

Hornsea Freeport

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Curious About Scarborough at Scarborough Town, Scarborough
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Star Carr Display at Rotunda Museum, Scarborough
Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec Tea Dances with Ray Kirk at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Mon 26 Mar - Mon 25 Mar 6 a side football league at Bridlington, Bridlington
Wed 28 Mar - Sun 28 Oct Wurlitzer Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough
Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep "They will not dream of us poor lads..." at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Curious About Scarborough

Curious About Scarborough

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Curious About Scarborough is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined, make Scarborough a fabulous place to explore!

Star Carr Display

Star Carr Display

Scarborough

Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Star Carr is one of the most important Early Middle Stone Age sites ever found and it is right on our doorstep; only a few miles south of Scarborough.

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby in the Time of Cook

Whitby

Sat 24 Mar - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Exhibition: 'Whitby in the Time of Cook, the Making of a Great Seaman' 2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the start of Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific in 1768. As he weighed anchor at Plymouth, what did he take from Whitby?

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Mon 26 Mar - Tue 4 Dec 2018

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away on one of Yorkshire's largest dance floors in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Win the cup!

6 a side football league

Bridlington

Mon 26 Mar 2018 - Mon 25 Mar 2019

Kick of World Cup Year in Style with a brand new football league

Wilfred Owen

"They will not dream of us poor lads..."

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

This exhibition will focus on the final year of Wilfred Owen’s life between 1917 and 1918, much of which was spent in Scarborough.

Winifred's War

Winifred's War

Scarborough

Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Curated by Photojournalist, Lee Karen Stow, this exhibition explores the life and work of novelist and journalist, Winifred Holtby, who used her literary talents to campaign and advocate for peace before her untimely death, aged only 37.

The Feast of the Vineyard by Rossetti

Tour of the Pre-Raphaelite Windows and Decorations

Scarborough

Tue 1 May - Tue 2 Oct 2018

A free weekly Guided Tour to view the Pre-Raphaelite stained glass and decorations of the Church. Tours take place at 10.30am every Tuesday from 1st May - 2nd October

Rides and Stalls For Children.

Children's rides and activities

Withernsea

Thu 10 May - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Children's rides and activities each weekend and during all school holidays.

The 39 Steps

39 Steps

Scarborough

Thu 21 Jun - Thu 23 Aug 2018

A gripping, hilarious, brilliant, fast-moving whodunnit based on the Hitchcock classic.

39 STEPS

THE 39 STEPS

Scarborough

Thu 21 Jun - Thu 23 Aug 2018

THE 39 STEPS - THE ROUND • THEATRE A gripping, hilarious, brilliant, fast-moving whodunnit based on the Hitchcock classic.

Bridlington Old Town Gallery

Visiting artist Carol Davidson

Bridlington

Sun 1 Jul - Fri 31 Aug 2018

Carol Davidson is the next artist to hold an exhibition at Bridlington Old Town Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 1st July 2018 and runs throughout July and August at the gallery in Bridlington Old Town.

Captain Cook at Whitby Abbey

Captain Cook

Whitby

Sat 7 - Sun 29 Jul 2018

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first expedition to the South Seas by visiting the great man’s home port of Whitby. It's here he learnt his seafaring skills and set sail on his famous voyage into the unknown.

Image © Derek Gauld

Derek Gauld

Scarborough

Tue 10 Jul - Sun 5 Aug 2018

Scarborough Art Gallery are pleased to be hosting this new Cafe Gallery exhibition on behalf of Derek Gauld.

Hornsea Carnival

Hornsea Carnival 2018

Hornsea

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

‘Happy Holidays’ Free family event with a weekend full of varied activities including music, rides, family fun and food.

Seafest, Scarborough

Seafest

Scarborough

Fri 20 - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Seafest the annual maritime festival in South Bay Scarborough 20- 22 July.

Gimme ABBA

GIMME ABBA

Filey

Fri 20 Jul 2018

A tribute to the greatest pop band in the World ABBA!!!

North Bay Railway

Teddy Bear Express

Scarborough

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Teddy Bear Express, coming to North Bay Railway this summer.

Morning Music

Howard Beaumont Summer 2018: Morning Music

Scarborough

Fri 20 Jul 2018

A firm favourite, come and join Howard, a regular star of BBC Radio 2's The Organist Entertains, in the Sun Court Enclosure for an afternoon of music.

The Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2

Scarborough

Fri 20 - Thu 26 Jul 2018

Mamma Mia 2

Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again!

Scarborough

Fri 20 Jul - Thu 2 Aug 2018

Fossil Hunting

Cayton Bay Fossil Hunting

Scarborough

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Join us for a fossil hunting trip along Cayton Bay, south of Scarborough. Each trip is different, but we should find a wide range of fossils from the Jurassic, around 160 million years ago.

Pete Tong

Pete Tong

Scarborough

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Pete Tong is heading to the Yorkshire Coast this summer for what promises to be a sensational night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre. Book your tickets now by calling 01723 383636.

CoCo and The Butterfields at Hackness Grange

CoCo and The Butterfields

Scarborough

Fri 20 Jul 2018

The fabulous indie-folk band, CoCo and The Butterfields will be at Hackness Grange Hotel on 20th July. Their electro-acoustic music is full of energy and as a live band they are spellbinding in their musical virtuosity.