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Staithes

If you have young children, chances are you’ll recognise beautiful Staithes. It’s the location for the much-loved CBBC series Old Jack’s Boat, starring Bernard Cribbins as Old Jack and, of course, Salty the dog.

Staithes has so much to offer. It’s a gorgeous fishing village with a cosy harbour; a destination for geologist and fossil hunters; and, perhaps most famously, the home of a community of well-known artists. The Staithes Group were active in the village in the late 19th centuries, often painting local scenes including fishermen’s wives in their distinctive draped cotton bonnets (which can still be seen being worn occasionally to this day). The group comprised up to 30 artists at any one time, including Dame Laura Knight, her husband Harold, Ernest Dade and Joseph R Bagshawe. And their legacy lives on. For the past few years, Staithes has staged an Arts Festival over an autumn weekend during which many homes and shops are converted into art galleries and pop-up cafes and street food stalls cater for the thousands of visitors who descend on the village.

Plan Your Visit

 
Captain Cook & Staithes Heritage Centre
Staithes Arts & Heritage Festival

What's On

Event Table

Events from
date event
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
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
Sat 7 Apr - Sun 2 Sep Winifred's War at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Tue 10 Apr - Sun 30 Sep Wildlife Walks at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

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.

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.

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.

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jul 2018 - Sun 21 Jul 2019

A story through time from Whitby to Flamborough Head

Hands on History at Scarborough Castle

Hands on History: Knights and Princesses

Scarborough

Sat 21 Jul - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Join the Hands on History Crew at Scarborough Castle this summer holiday and enjoy family-friendly knights and princesses activities every day.

Hands on History at Whitby Abbey

Hands on History

Whitby

Mon 23 Jul - Mon 3 Sep 2018

Join the Hands on History Crew at Whitby Abbey this summer holiday and enjoy hands on sea themed activities every day.

Fossil Handling

Fossil Handling

Scarborough

Tue 24 Jul - Tue 28 Aug 2018

Explore prehistoric times and find out about dinosaur footprints in hands-on sessions with our geologists.

Active Coast

Active Coast

Withernsea

Wed 25 Jul - Wed 29 Aug 2018

Get Active, Be Healthy and Enjoy Life on East Coast.

Active Coast Events

Active Coast. Sport & Play and Field Day.

Withernsea

Wed 25 Jul - Thu 23 Aug 2018

Have a field Day ~ 23.8.18 and 6 days of Sport and Play Sessions.

Dracula at Whitby Abbey

Dracula

Whitby

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Aug 2018

Think you know the story of Dracula? Think again! To understand Bram Stoker's gothic story, you need to watch his legendary tale performed live in the ruins that inspired him.

Halloween Trail at Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Halloween Trail

Bridlington

Wed 8 Aug - Fri 2 Nov 2018

Come and have fun with our spooky house and garden trails and earn a chocolate treat once complete.

Scarborough Market & Vaults

Sunday Lunch Entertainment

Scarborough

Sun 12 Aug - Sun 30 Dec 2018

Sunday lunch and entertainment at Scarborough Market Hall.

A Night with the Stars

A Night with the Stars

Filey

Fri 17 Aug 2018

4 tribute legends - one magical tribute evening.

Bridget Askew

Bridget Askew - Animalia Art

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Mon 20 Aug 2018

Join us at Cober Hill for an Animalia Art holiday!

Britney Spears

Britney Spears

Scarborough

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Britney Spears 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.

Hotel Transylvania 3

Hotel Transylvania 3

Scarborough

Fri 17 - Thu 23 Aug 2018

North Bay Railway

Teddy Bear Express

Scarborough

Fri 17 Aug 2018

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

Yorkshire Coast Nature Guide Tours

Yorkshire Coast Nature

Staithes

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Enjoy a wildlife safari encountering seabirds, seals and whales.