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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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What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Curious About Scarborough at Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough
Mon 15 - Thu 18 Jan The Greatest Showman at Hollywood Plaza Cinema, Scarborough
Mon 15 - Thu 18 Jan Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle at Hollywood Plaza Cinema, Scarborough
Mon 15 - Fri 19 Jan Sleeping Beauty at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Thu 18 Jan Mile Marker Walks at East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Bridlington
Sat 20 Jan - Sun 25 Mar Memories of Scarborough - Celebrating 80 Years at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 20 Jan Scarborough Food Fair at Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

Yorkshire True Grit Dark Skies

Yorkshire True Grit Dark Skies

York

Fri 24 Feb 2017 - Sat 24 Feb 2018

Yorkshire True Grit just got tougher! Dark Skies takes gravel biking and cross-country mountain biking to a whole new level – are you tough enough?

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!

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Scarborough

Mon 15 - Thu 18 Jan 2018

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Scarborough

Mon 15 - Thu 18 Jan 2018

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Marker Walks

Bridlington

Thu 18 Jan 2018

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Memories of Scarborough

Memories of Scarborough - Celebrating 80 Years

Scarborough

Sat 20 Jan - Sun 25 Mar 2018

Come and celebrate Scarborough Art Society’s 80th anniversary.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Scarborough

Scarborough Food Fair

Scarborough

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Scarborough market - every first and third Saturday monthly on Westborough alongside the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 20 Jan 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.

Let's Rock 2018

Let's Rock 2018

Bridlington

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Let's Rock 2018 is bringing together the best young musicians from East Yorkshire and Hull in a Rock extravaganza in the Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington.

East Riding Youth Dance Platform

East Riding Youth Dance Platform

Bridlington

Sun 21 Jan 2018

The past 12 weeks have seen dance artists work with groups based in Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield, Goole, Hornsea, Pocklington and Withernsea all devising an exciting array of dance pieces to be showcased this evening.

Playreading

Playreading

Scarborough

Wed 24 Jan 2018

Fun and friendly sessions for people who like to explore the work of different playwrights.

ballroom dancing

Ballroom Dancing

Bridlington

Wed 24 Jan 2018

Join Michelle Hatton for an elegant afternoon of modern ballroom and Latin with a sprinkle of sequence.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Marker Walks

Bridlington

Thu 25 Jan 2018

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

Babes in the Wood

Babes in the Wood - BBC Pantomime

Bridlington

Thu 25 - Fri 26 Jan 2018

The team from BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Look North are back with their latest family panto in aid of BBC Children in Need. Profits to BBC Children in Need.

Dining with death

Dining with Death

Bridlington

Fri 26 Jan 2018

A Bridlington Spa/Migrant Murder Inc Production. A brand new murder mystery! Meet the suspects, listen to their stories. Question them and peruse for clues!

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

Scarborough

Fri 26 Jan 2018

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky including our nearest celestial neighbour, the Moon, our 4.5 Billion year old satellite. View the near first quarter Moon through a large telescope, observing large impact craters and lunar seas.

Parkrun

Parkrun

Pickering

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Every Saturday 9.00am

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

Helmsley

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Wrap up warm and join us for magical “must-do” evening event with the world’s most famous nocturnal birds!

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Bridlington

Sat 27 Jan 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.

The Illegal Eagles

The Illegal Eagles

Scarborough

Sat 27 Jan 2018

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Marker Walks

Bridlington

Thu 1 Feb 2018

Come and join us every Thursday for a low level health walk along the Bridlington mile marker routes. Aimed at an introductory level for those wanting to do some low level activity, meet some friends and get a bit fitter.

The Greatest Showman (PG)

The Greatest Showman (PG)

Whitby

Fri 2 - Sun 4 Feb 2018

P. T. Barnum is one of America’s most fondly remembered showmen, having founded two of the best loved circuses to ever grace the Western hemisphere.

Henry V

ERFF:Brian Blessed OBE Introduces Henry V

Bridlington

Fri 2 Feb 2018

From Kenneth Branagh in his masterful directorial debut, comes the classic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry V, winner of an Academy Award and 2 nominations.