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Coastal Villages - Nature, Parks & Gardens

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The coast’s villages are the ideal base for the nature lover to explore seawards to the east, and the gorgeous North York Moors National Park and the Wolds to the west. The area is alive with wildlife, and is nationally and internationally important for certain types of plantlife: the North York Moors is the largest continuous expanse of heather moorland in England.
Spurn Point

Hull

East Yorkshire's only National Nature Reserve, this dynamic location owned by Yorkshire`s Wildlife Trust provides feeding for thousands of birds throughout the year. Enjoy a peaceful mid week walk along the peninsula.

 
 
Pannett Park

Pannett Park

Whitby, YO21 1RE

Pannett Park offers a haven of peace and quiet with an exciting play park for children and beautifully kept gardens, lawns and wooded areas for the whole family to enjoy.

Humboldt Penguin

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean through 12 themed zones. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.

Shuttleworth Gardens

Shuttleworth Gardens For The Blind

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

These special sensory gardens are filled with strongly scented, fragrant plants and flowers in raised beds, which are particulary appreciated by the blind.

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough, Bridlington, YO15 1BJ

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens - Filey

Glen Gardens, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9JL

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

The Grainary Wildlife Farm

Keasbeck Hill Farm, Harwood Dale, YO13 0DT

Want a chance to do things at your own pace? The Grainary gives you the lively, unique culture of a working English farm amidst the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park.

Flamborough Lighthouse

Flamborough Outer Headland

Flamborough Head Heritage Coast, B1255 Bridlington to Flamborough, Y015 1AR

Filey Dams - Credit Jess Bersey

Filey Dams Nature Reserve

Off Muston Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 0HU

Hodgson's Fields

Hodgson's Fields

Skeffling, Withernsea, YO15 1AR

Visit Hodgson's Fields in summer when visitors such as grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler and whitethroat can be seen in addition to yellowhammer, reed bunting, tree sparrow and linnet.

Gardenfarming Self Sufficiency Courses

Meadows, Withernwick Lane, Cowden, HU11 4UH

Spurn Point

Spurn Point

Spurn National Nature Reserve, Spurn Head, HU12 0UG

Pesky Husky Trekking, Staintondale

Pesky Husky Trekking

The Meeting House, Staintondale, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0EL

Take this unique opportunity to meet and work with some of the worlds most charismatic dogs.

Filey Bird Garden & Animal Park

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9PG

With 5 acres to explore, you can feed friendly animals, have fun on the adventure trail, learn amazing wildlife facts, or simply relax in beautiful gardens whilst watching exotic birds.

Falsgrave Park

Falsgrave Park

Top of Oak Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4AP

Falsgrave Park is a valuable community green space attracting visitors from all over Scarborough to its play area, scenic variety woodland splendour and stunning coastal views.

Filey Bandstand

Filey Bandstand - Crescent Gardens

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the reatively new bandstand.

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Crescent Gardens, Whitby

Royal Crescent, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EJ

Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens - Filey

Murray Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DA

Flamborough South Landing Beach

Flamborough South Landing

South Landing, Flamborough, YO15 1PQ

South Landing is a 34 acre nature reserve on Flamborough Headland. It features a peaceful wooded ravine, a pretty wild flower meadow, high sea cliffs and beach.

Clock Tower Cafe

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit in 2015. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Italian Gardens are courtesy of Ron Womack

South Cliff Italian Gardens

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY

The Italian Gardens in Scarborough are a famous and very beautiful area on Scarborough's South Cliff. They are a part of Scarborough's renaissance and conservation of the underlying Victorian heritage.

Country Park, Filey - Courtesy of Robert Briggs

Country Park - Filey

Country Park, Church Cliff Drive, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

Crescent Gardens - Filey

Crescent Gardens, Filey

The Crescent, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HZ

Filey prides itself on award winning Parks and Gardens. Stroll through the Crescent Gardens as you take in the stunning views across the bay, while listening to the summer brass band concerts in the newly built bandstand.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park

North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Peasholm Park is an historic and uniquely beautiful Green Flag park in Scarborough's North Bay.

Grandstand viewpoint at RSPB Bempton Cliffs

RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

The Hall

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Magnificent Elizabethan house filled with treasures collected over four centuries.

Playdale Farm Park

Playdale Farm Park

Station Road, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TL

This attraction is a must for everyone come rain or shine. Our attractions include an animal farm, outdoor playground & undercover picnic area, indoor play area with ball pool, tractor zone, adventure trail & toddler area and gift shop.

Honeysuckle Farm

Bewholme Lane, Hornsea, HU18 1BY

Hornsea Mere

The Mere, Off Queens Gardens, Hornsea, HU18 1AX

Hornsea Mere is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire and the final remnant of a huge wetland that once featured many smaller meres and marshy areas.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in the coastal villages

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

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 Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

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.

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Christmas Opening

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Tue 14 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

The Cunliffe-Lister family gather natural products from the Hall's award winning gardens and estate to create stunning, original decorations.

Joan Murray

Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Fashion - knitting, weaving, drawing, monoprints and collage

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Paddington 2

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Tue 21 - Thu 23 Nov 2017

Playreading

Playreading

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Wed 22 Nov 2017

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

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

W Boyes & Co. Ltd, Queen Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HQ

Sat 18 Nov - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Santa will arrive at his Grotto on Saturday 18 November at 1pm. The Grotto will be open every day up to Christmas Eve.

Car Boot

Skirlington Sunday Market and car Boot

Skirlington Leisure Park, Skipsea, Hornsea, YO25 8SY

Sun 5 Feb - Sun 17 Dec 2017

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

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

Scarborough Library & Information Centre, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2NN

Wed 22 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017

Laura, Hannah and Megan are three sisters who live at Wuthering Eyre, a moor side farmhouse whose name is inspired by their love of the Brontë sisters.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

A new production from Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres of Samuel Beckett’s iconic Waiting for Godot visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in November.

Walking for Health

Walking for Health - Hornsea

Hornsea, East Yorkshire, HU18 1AB

Wed 22 Nov 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, Withernsea, HU19 2DJ

Wed 22 Nov 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.

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Beatlemania: Pepper Again

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Thu 23 Nov 2017

There has never been (nor probably will ever be) a year in which a single band produced so much quality material as The Beatles did during the year 1967.

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair

Scarborough Town Hall, St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

Thu 23 Nov 2017

Mayoress' Community Fund Christmas Fair

Mile Marker Walks

Mile Markers Walks

East Riding Leisure Bridlington, Promenade, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 2QQ

Thu 23 Nov 2017

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.

Blind Boy Paxton

Blind Boy Paxton

Filey Evron Centre Concert Hall, John Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9DQ

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Blind Boy Paxton is live in concert at the Filey Evron Centre.

Breathe

Breathe

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Daddy's Home 2

Daddy's Home 2

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Fri 24 - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Henning Wehn

Henning Wehn - Westphalia Is Not An Option

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Henning Wehn joins the great line up of comedians at Scarborough Spa when he bring his show 'Westphalia Is Not An Option' to The Spa Theatre in November 2017.

paddington 2

Paddington 2

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

Hidden Horizons, Various locations, Please see listings, YO11 2PW

Fri 24 Nov 2017

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.

Dippy

Dippy Christmas Craft Fair

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair by the sea! Dippy Designs are hosting a fabulous festive Craft & Gift Fair in the Northern Lights Suite at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

All Shades of Soul

Motown All Shades of Soul

Bridlington Spa, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, YO15 3JH

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Big Soul & Motown night out at Bridlington Spa Top DJ's playing the hits of Soul & Motown from the 60's, 70's & 80's.

olaf frozen

Olaf's Frozen Adventure And Frozen

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017