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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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World War One Centenary

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, 45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH

Mon 1 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Our World War One centenary exhibition runs from October to December.

Christmas Shop at Sledmere House

Christmas Shop

Sledmere House, Sledmere House, Sledmere, DRIFFIELD, Yorkshire, YO25 3XG

Thu 1 Nov - Sat 22 Dec 2018

This year sees the grand opening of our BRAND NEW Christmas Shop for 2018.

Winter Wildlife Art Exhibition

Winter Wildlife Art Exhibition

Robert Fuller Gallery, Fotherdale Farm, Thixendale, Malton, YO17 9LS

Sat 10 Nov - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Life-like paintings of owls, badgers, kestrels and hares go on show at a major new exhibition by Yorkshire wildlife artist Robert E Fuller. The event celebrates 20 years of watching and painting wildlife on the Yorkshire Wolds. It includes

Boyes, Scarborough

Santa's Grotto

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

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 24 Dec 2018

Visit Boyes on Queen Street in Scarborough and meet Santa in his magical grotto.

12 Days of Christmas at Castle Howard

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Castle Howard, Castle Howard Estate Limited., Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

Sat 17 Nov - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Charlotte Lloyd Webber and Brette Gerecke will apply their theatrical vision and skill to transform Castle Howard's already grand state rooms with festive decorative magnificence, inspired by the theatrical splendour of Castle Howard itself

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market Place, Market Place, Helmsley, YORK, YO62 5BL

Fri 23 Nov 2018

This pretty market town lies right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The market is held in the central ancient Market Square. In addition to the market, a Craft Fair is held most Fridays above the Old Town Hall.

TriceraTOTs at Rotunda Museum

TriceraTOTs

Rotunda Museum, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

Fri 23 Nov 2018

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.

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons at Dalby Forest

Stargazing with Hidden Horizons

Dalby - The Great Yorkshire Forest, Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, Low Dalby, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy and even beyond, best observed through a large telescope.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1EA

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Sewerby Parkrun is a free 5k timed run that takes place every Saturday morning at 9am. Parkrun is a community event run by volunteers aimed at encouraging people to keep fit, healthy and active. Runners of all abilities are welcome.

Beck Isle Museum

Beck Isle Museum Christmas Fair

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life, Bridge Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8DU

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Beck Isle Museum's annual Christmas Fair

Celebrating Sleights Volunteer Fair

Celebrating Sleights Volunteer Fair

Sleights, Eskdale Close , Sleights, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5EW

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Why not come to the Celebrating Sleights Volunteering Fair - try something new or even start a new hobby!

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

Christmas at Nunnington Hall

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

Sat 24 - Sun 25 Nov 2018

Discover the Hall as it would have been at Christmas through history, from the Georgian era to the war years and after.

Make It!

Make It!

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

Sat 24 Nov 2018

Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends.

Malton Christmas Light Switch On

Malton Christmas Lights Switch On

Malton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LP

Sun 25 Nov 2018

Come along to this FREE event in Malton's Market Place and experience a Christmas Light's Switch On, like you've never quite seen before.

Pickering Market Place and Shops

Pickering Market

Pickering Market Place, Market Place, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AA

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Pickering Market is held every Monday in the Market Place and is popular with both locals and tourists.

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fair

The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Craft and gift fair in the Cabaret Ballroom of the Grand Hotel supporting St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough.

Islands In The Stream

Islands In The Stream

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

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Islands In The Stream: The Music of Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market

Helmsley Market Place, Market Place, Helmsley, YORK, YO62 5BL

Fri 30 Nov 2018

This pretty market town lies right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. The market is held in the central ancient Market Square. In addition to the market, a Craft Fair is held most Fridays above the Old Town Hall.