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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
Sat 1 Jul - Sun 7 Jan A Day at the Seaside at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 7 Jan A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough at Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough
Mon 23 - Sat 28 Oct Amelia's Chocolate at Amelia's Chocolate, Scarborough
Sun 1 - Tue 31 Oct Artist Phil Hargreaves at Old Town Gallery, Bridlington
Sun 1 - Tue 31 Oct Bempton Cliffs Nature Trail at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Bridlington
Sat 21 Oct - Mon 13 Nov Bridlington Contemporary Art at Bridlington, Bridlington
Mon 23 Oct Fun For Young Chocolate Lovers at Amelia's Chocolate, Scarborough

Discover Events in the Coastal Villages

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Scarborough

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

Scarborough

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

The A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough exhibition explores the fascinating proposals of architect Stanley Davenport Adshead with his plans and photographs of the period.

Where Did It All Go Wrong

Bridlington Contemporary Art

Bridlington

Sat 21 Oct - Mon 13 Nov 2017

"Revolution" An exhibition, of Submitted postcards, exploring the reality & idealism of the Russian Revolution 100 years on. Open Sat, Sun & Mondays

Halloween Special Event

Half Term Halloween

Filey

Sat 21 Oct - Sun 5 Nov 2017

Don't miss our Halloween special event

Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail

Bridlington

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

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

Joan Murray

Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure

Scarborough

Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Fashion - knitting, weaving, drawing, monoprints and collage

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

Whitby

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Redcliffe Farm Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Festival

Scarborough

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

From giant pumpkins to a bouncy farm - this Halloween half term visit the Redcliffe Farm.

Runswick Bay

Runswick Bay Fossil Hunt

Scarborough

Mon 23 Oct 2017

Join us for a 3 hour fossil hunting trip along Runswick Bay. Each trip is different, but we should find a wide range of fossils from the Jurassic, around 160 million years ago.

Ryedale Book Festival

Ryedale Book Festival

Scarborough

Sat 1 Apr - Thu 9 Nov 2017

This year our festival is a bit different because we are celebrating reading and all things book related all year. Yes, it is a big party, but we decided there was too many amazing events to squish into one weekend or even one week!

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Hornsea

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

East Yorkshire's biggest Sunday market and car boot sales.

Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire

Spooky Abbey

Whitby

Sun 22 - Mon 30 Oct 2017

Join us to mark Halloween at the atmospheric abbey that inspired Bram Stoker's gothic story, Dracula. Meet our Victorian storyteller for scary tales and explore the ruins with our spooky trail.

Spooky Half Term

Spooky Half Term

Whitby

Sat 21 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Join us for spooky storytelling and a creepy trail this October half term.

Car Boot

Strawberry Fields Car Boot & Market

Bridlington

Thu 30 Mar - Thu 26 Oct 2017

Bridlington's biggest weekly car boot sale. Open every Thursday from 30th March to the end of October 2017. Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Tuesdays during the summer season, 6am-2pm, 100's of stalls, demo's, rides & attractions.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Tue 24 Oct 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Fossil Hunting

Boggle Hole Fossil Hunt

Scarborough

Tue 24 Oct 2017

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

Fossil Handling

Fossil Handling

Scarborough

Tue 24 Oct 2017

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

Sewerby Hall Pumpkin Carving

Halloween Storytime for under 5's

Bridlington

Tue 24 Oct 2017

Listen to a story about a friendly, but foolish, witch.

All Ride

All Ride

Bridlington

Wed 25 Oct 2017

The scheme offers people with additional needs and mobility issues as well as their parents, carers the opportunity to take part in cycling. The designed route is predominately flat and takes in stunning views along the East Riding coast.

Illuminated Abbey

Illuminated Abbey

Whitby

Wed 25 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Cast light on a dark history! See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations.

Fossil Hunting

Reighton Sands Fossil Hunt

Scarborough

Wed 25 Oct 2017

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

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Withernsea

Withernsea

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Free guided 1 hour walk for all ages and abilities, aimed at anyone who has an interest in walking or wants to slowly introduce exercise into their daily routine as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or to get fit.

Witch Crafts & Potions

Witch Crafts & Potions

Bridlington

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Help make Witches Brew or Witch Puppets amongst other craft activities. Why not take them on a Rusticus Halloween Adventure later on in the holidays?