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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
Wed 5 Sep - Thu 5 Sep Cafe Comedy at Bridlington Spa, Bridlington
Tue 6 Nov - Thu 28 Feb Chatty Hour at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Wed 23 Jan - Wed 27 Nov Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough
Wed 23 Jan - Wed 27 Nov Wurlitzer Afternoon Tea Dances at The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough
Fri 8 Feb - Sun 3 Mar Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Bridlington
Sat 9 Feb - Fri 29 Mar Botanical Endeavours at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Sat 16 Feb - Sun 3 Mar Lego Explorers at Sea Life Scarborough at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, 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.

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.

Snowdrop Spectacular

Snowdrop Spectacular

Bridlington

Fri 8 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Wrap the kids up warm and head to the Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agness Hall this year. Every February millions of beautiful snowdrops pop up and delight the local family visitors.

Botanical Endeavours

Botanical Endeavours

Whitby

Sat 9 Feb - Fri 29 Mar 2019

Our special exhibition in 2019 will be called 'Botanical Endeavours' . What did Joseph Banks do on Cook's first voyage, and why did he become a celebrity when the ship returned in 1771?

2019 Pullman Dining Services Now Available!

NYMR - Afternoon Tea

Pickering

Tue 12 Feb - Sat 31 Aug 2019

We are very pleased to announce that our 2019 Pullman Dining Services are now available. Due to the popularity of our dining trains, advance booking is essential. To avoid disappointment book online at nymr.co.uk/pullman

2019 Pullman Dining Services Now Available!

NYMR - Pullman Dining Services Now Available!

Pickering

Tue 12 Feb - Sat 31 Aug 2019

We are very pleased to announce that our 2019 Pullman Dining Services are now available. Due to the popularity of our dining trains, advance booking is essential. To avoid disappointment book online at nymr.co.uk/pullman

Dark Skies

Dark Skies Festival

Helmsley

Fri 15 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

A star-filled sky is one of nature's most natural wonders! But they’re become harder than ever to experience. In an urban area you’ll be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night but in an area of low light pollution, such as in our National P

The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie 2

Scarborough

Mon 18 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Instant Family

Instant Family

Scarborough

Mon 18 - Thu 28 Feb 2019

Planetarium at Dalby Forest

Planetarium

Pickering

Tue 19 Feb 2019

As a part of the Dark Skies Festival, why not experience the Hidden Horizons Immersive Star Dome? Journey to the planets of our Solar System and see them up close, visit our Moon and major satellites of the planets and many more.

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Stan & Ollie (PG)

Whitby

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Bedknobs & Broomsticks at the SJT

Bedknobs & Broomsticks (U)

Scarborough

Tue 19 Feb 2019

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who it turns out is an apprentice witch.

Miles Jupp at the SJT

Miles Jupp: The Life I Lead

Scarborough

Tue 19 Feb 2019

David Tomlinson built a career playing a certain type of Englishman – stiff, formal and a bit of a silly ass. Best remembered as Mr Banks in Disney’s classic Mary Poppins.

Bedknobs & Broomsticks at the SJT

Bedknobs & Broomsticks (U)

Scarborough

Wed 20 Feb 2019

During WWII in England, Charlie, Carrie, and Paul Rawlins are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who it turns out is an apprentice witch.

Early Bird

Early Bird Offer

Whitby

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Take advantage of our Early Bird Offer available every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 6pm. 1 course £9.95, 2 courses £12.95 or 3 courses £15.95. Our children's menu is also available. Please 01947 600511 to make a reservation.

Miles Jupp at the SJT

Miles Jupp: The Life I Lead

Scarborough

Wed 20 Feb 2019

David Tomlinson built a career playing a certain type of Englishman – stiff, formal and a bit of a silly ass. Best remembered as Mr Banks in Disney’s classic Mary Poppins.

Saving the Dark at Dalby Forest

Saving the Dark

Pickering

Wed 20 Feb 2019

80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats.

Welcome to Marwen at the SJT

Welcome to Marwen (12A)

Scarborough

Wed 20 Feb 2019

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Early Bird

Early Bird Offer

Whitby

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Take advantage of our Early Bird Offer available every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 6pm. 1 course £9.95, 2 courses £12.95 or 3 courses £15.95. Our children's menu is also available. Please 01947 600511 to make a reservation.

Curry Night

Curry Night - ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET

Whitby

Thu 21 Feb 2019

£15 per person - ALL YOU CAN EAT CURRY BUFFET, Thursdays on board the HM Bark Endeavour. Enjoy pickles & poppadum, a selection of starters followed by your choice of curry (served buffet style) with rice and naan plus a bottle of Cobra!

Coastival 10th Anniversary

Coastival 10th Anniversary

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Coastival is an annual arts festival on the Yorkshire coast. Since 2009, Scarborough has been home to a gathering of amazing artists and performers who have brought us some of the most innovative and inspiring work to grace the region.

Coastival

Coastival Fringe Event

Scarborough

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

'On the fringe' of Coastival at The Scarborough Market Hall

TriceraTOTs at the Rotunda Museum

TriceraTOTs

Scarborough

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Bring your little TriceraTOTs to the wonderful Rotunda Museum and embark on a new adventure each week! Sessions involve a mixture of stories, music and crafts to help inspire learning about our collections.