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Runswick Bay

Clinging to the cliff at the northern end of a beautiful sweep of sand, Runswick Bay is yet another of those North Yorkshire villages which seems impossibly pretty.

The red-roofed cottages and grey stone sea walls and jetty curve round a golden beach made for nostalgic seaside trips – rock pooling, fossil hunting, sandcastle building and walking are favourite pastimes.

Historians will enjoy the RNLI lifeboat station, now disused; the tiny Methodist chapel (now privately owned), built in the early 1800s by the women of the village; and, right on the seafront, bravely facing down the weather, the white-painted thatched cottage, probably the village’s most photographed building.

And Runswick Bay, like so many of the villages on this part of the coast, has long been a haven for artists, with the nearby Staithes Arts Group spilling over into the village – the pair have been compared with Newlyn in Cornwall as centres of artistic excellence.

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Runswick Bay Beach
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What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Whitby in the Time of Cook at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Wed 5 Sep - Thu 5 Sep Cafe Comedy at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec World War One Centenary at Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, Scarborough
Tue 6 Nov - Thu 28 Feb Chatty Hour at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Wed 14 Nov - Sun 23 Dec Christmas Opening at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Bridlington
Sat 17 Nov - Mon 31 Dec Christmas Trails at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Bridlington
Sat 17 Nov - Mon 24 Dec Santa's Grotto at W Boyes & Co. Ltd, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Cafe Comedy

Cafe Comedy

Bridlington

Wed 5 Sep 2018 - Thu 5 Sep 2019

An evening of live stand-up comedy in the remodelled Bridlington Spa cafe, the perfect setting to enjoy a night of laughter, deli favourites and drinks.

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World War One Centenary

Scarborough

Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Our World War One centenary exhibition runs from October to December.

Christmas Shop at Sledmere House

Christmas Shop

Bridlington

Thu 1 Nov - Sat 22 Dec 2018

This year sees the grand opening of our BRAND NEW Christmas Shop for 2018.

Chatty Hour at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Chatty Hour

Bridlington

Tue 6 Nov 2018 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Meet up with friends, have a cuppa and a cake and hear a short talk about our amazing wildlife on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Christmas Opening at Burton Agnes Hall

Christmas Opening

Bridlington

Wed 14 Nov - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Burton Agnes Hall will be decorated for Christmas from the 14th of November until the 23rd of December. Join Father Christmas and Jingles the Magic Elf for a magical performance at Burton Agnes Hall this Christmas.

Christmas at Castle Howard

Christmas

York

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Each year Castle Howard is transformed when the house is hand decorated for the festive season.

Boyes, Scarborough

Santa's Grotto

Scarborough

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Visit Boyes on Queen Street in Scarborough and meet Santa in his magical grotto.

12 Days of Christmas at Castle Howard

The Twelve Days of Christmas

York

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Charlotte Lloyd Webber and Brette Gerecke will apply their theatrical vision and skill to transform Castle Howard's already grand state rooms with festive decorative magnificence, inspired by the theatrical splendour of Castle Howard itself

Facebook Advent at Brunswick Shopping Centre

Brunswick's Festive Facebook Advent Calendar

Scarborough

Sat 1 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Make sure you’re following Brunswick on Facebook. Every day during advent there’s fabulous prizes being given away from the around the stores at Brunswick.

Candy House Workshops at Ameilias Chocolates

Candy House Workshops

Scarborough

Sat 1 - Mon 31 Dec 2018

With the arrival of the festive season, Amelia’s Chocolate will help you get into the Christmas spirit with their Candy House Workshops.

Santa Specials

Santa Special

Scarborough

Sat 1 - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Come down to the North Bay Railway in Scarborough to join in the festive celebrations, and most importantly meet San

Christmas Party Night

Christmas Party Nights

Scarborough

Fri 7 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Christmas Party Night, Meal and Disco. Accommodation available.

Christmas Tree Exhibition

Christmas Tree Exhibition 2018

Whitby

Mon 10 - Sat 15 Dec 2018

Preview Afternoon: Sunday 2 December at 3 pm. Preview will start with an Advent Carol Service. Closed after the service on Christmas Day. Please note that the Exhibition may be closed when services are taking place.

Jack and the Beanstalk at Bridlington Spa

Jack and the Beanstalk

Bridlington

Fri 14 Dec 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Bridlington Spa is once again teaming up with one of the country's leading pantomime producers, Paul Holman Associates, to present the much-loved story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Scarborough

Fri 14 - Thu 20 Dec 2018

Christmas Masquerade Party at Scarborough Spa

Christmas Masquerade Party

Scarborough

Fri 14 - Sat 15 Dec 2018

Our Masquerade Party returns by popular demand this Christmas!

Christmas Party Nights at the Grand Hotel

Christmas Party Nights

Scarborough

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Join us for one of our Christmas party nights at the Grand Hotel!

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets and in December it’s our Christmas Special!

Mrs Claus at Brunswick Shopping Centre

Mrs Claus Kidmas Hangout

Scarborough

Sat 15 Dec 2018

She’s back by popular demand, with even more Christmas fun and seasonal antics. Join Mrs Claus and her cheeky elves as they get you in the festive spirit.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 15 Dec 2018

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.

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Santa Specials Pickering 2018

Pickering

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Start: 1st December, 2018 at 9:30am

Santa's Grotto & Deer Park at Sledmere House

Santa's Magical Grotto & Deer Park

Bridlington

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Santa’s Magical Grotto is ready for little visitors on the weekend of the 8th and 9th and 15th and 16th December with the chance to explore the winter wonderland.

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

York

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Discover the Hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the Georgian era to the war years and after.

Make It!

Make It!

Scarborough

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends.