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Family Events

There’s always something happening on the Yorkshire Coast whatever the time of year, from tiny village shows to major internationally renowned festivals. In addition to the usual music, food, art, theatre and sport events, here on the coast we can go one better, bringing you angling, sailing, rowing, surfing and maritime history festivals – you don’t get those inland!

Search for events by date and major events at a glance below. Alternatively, visit the individual town and village sections of our website to find out more about what’s going on up and down the coast – we’re confident you’ll find something that feels tailor-made for you.

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366 Leaping Hares Exhibition - ** CANCELLED **

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Sat 29 Feb - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Emma Stothard has created an exhibition especially for Nunnington Hall celebrating the 366 days of 2020, a leap year.

Brave the Rainforest Adventure

Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Sat 15 Feb - Thu 31 Dec 2020

Shhhh! Do you hear that? An adventure is calling! Brave the new Rainforest Adventure opening this February Half Term at Sea Life Scarborough.

Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA

Mon 13 Jul - Sun 1 Nov 2020

The celebrated Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy

Stitching together the past and present CANCELLED

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, YORK, YO62 5UY

Sat 8 Feb - Sun 20 Dec 2020

Stitching together the past and present The Essex House Tapestries: The Life of Julie Cope (2015) by Grayson Perry

Falconry

Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Oct 2020

English falconry is a centuries old pursuit traditionally practices throughout history by the noble and titled. Hawks were kept at castles, country houses and even abbeys to provide sport and supply game for the larder. Our short falconry p

Pin Cushion - Needle Felting Workshop

Hunmanby, 83 Stonegate, Hunmanby, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PU

Sat 3 Oct 2020

In this workshop I will teach you to make your own wool pin cushion. All you bring on the day is enthusiasm and an appetite for tea and biscuits (all refreshments provided)!

East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club CANCELLED

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sun 4 Oct 2020

East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club at Goathland Station

NYMR - Railway in Wartime** CANCELLED **

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Oct 2020

The centrepiece of the Pickering events calendar is the ever-popular Wartime Weekend, which is held every October, and includes a full programme of WWII and 1940s themed entertainment and events.

Filey International Food Festival

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

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Oct 2020

Eat Yorkshire and the Filey Evron Centre present Filey International Food Festival.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LX

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets running on the second Saturday of every month from March through to the two day Malton Christmas Market in December.

Pumpkins - Needle Felting Workshop

Hunmanby, 83 Stonegate, Hunmanby, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PU

Sun 11 Oct 2020

In this workshop I will teach you to create your own felt pumpkins. All you bring on the day is enthusiasm and an appetite for tea and biscuits (all refreshments provided)!

Half Term Halloween

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9PG

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

During the final week of the season you can enjoy all of our usual activities, but with the addition of family friendly Spooky Themed Areas, Halloween Treasure Hunt and Pumpkin Carving.

Spooktacular Half Term Special - ‘THE OPTIMIST'

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Station, Park Street, Pickering, YO18 7AJ

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Double double toil and trouble: Spooktacular Halloween fun on 'THE OPTIMIST'

Spooky Halloween Trail

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

Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2020

Spooky Woodland Trail awaits brave visitors at Burton Agnes Hall! If you're feeling brave this half term, why not venture over to Burton Agnes Hall and take part in the fantastically spooky woodland trail.

Badger - Needle Felting Workshop

Hunmanby, 83 Stonegate, Hunmanby, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PU

Sun 25 Oct 2020

In this workshop I will teach you to create a Badger full of character. All you bring on the day is enthusiasm and an appetite for tea and biscuits (all refreshments provided)!

Autumn Daze

Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR

Wed 28 Oct 2020

The event includes a whole range of free, autumn themed activities set against the colourful seasonal backdrop of the Peasholm Park’s impressive woodland.

Spooky Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Wed 28 - Sat 31 Oct 2020

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Whitby Abbey this half term.

Polar Bear - Needle Felting Workshop

Hunmanby, 83 Stonegate, Hunmanby, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PU

Sun 1 Nov 2020

In this workshop I will teach you to create a Polar Bear full of character. All you bring on the day is enthusiasm and an appetite for tea and biscuits (all refreshments provided)!

Sky Magic Scampston

Scampston Hall & Walled Garden, Scampston, Malton, YO17 8NG

Sat 7 Nov 2020

Fantastic COVID secure drive in firework display

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LX

Sat 14 Nov 2020

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets running on the second Saturday of every month from March through to the two day Malton Christmas Market in December.