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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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Memories of Scarborough

Memories of Scarborough - Celebrating 80 Years

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

Sat 20 Jan - Sun 25 Mar 2018

Come and celebrate Scarborough Art Society’s 80th anniversary.

Scarborough

Scarborough Food Fair

Scarborough Town Centre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2EN

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Scarborough market - every first and third Saturday monthly on Westborough alongside the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 20 Jan 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.

The Moon

Stargazing - Moon Exploring in Dalby Forest

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

Fri 26 Jan 2018

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.

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 27 Jan 2018

Wrap up warm and join us for magical “must-do” evening event with the world’s most famous nocturnal birds!

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 27 Jan 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.

Scarborough

Scarborough Food Fair

Scarborough Town Centre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2EN

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Scarborough market - every first and third Saturday monthly on Westborough alongside the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Wrap up warm and join us for magical “must-do” evening event with the world’s most famous nocturnal birds!

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 3 Feb 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.

Dark Skies Festival

Dark Skies Festival

North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, YO62 5BP

Fri 9 - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales are a stargazer’s paradise, with some of the best night skies in the country.

Star Trails over Dalby Forest

Stargazing - Dark Sky Exploring in Dalby Forest

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

Fri 9 Feb 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.

Winter Owl Evening

Winter Owl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Sat 10 Feb 2018

Wrap up warm and join us for magical “must-do” evening event with the world’s most famous nocturnal birds!

Sewerby parkrun

Sewerby parkrun

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

Sat 10 Feb 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.

Half Term Fun

Half Term Fun

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

Sat 10 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

Join us for family fun this half term with interactive activities for all ages.

Dramarama

Dramarama

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

Tue 13 - Wed 14 Feb 2018

Holiday themed drama workshops for children aged 4-7 and 8-12.

Craftys Creepy Castle

Craftys Creepy Castle

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

Tue 13 Feb 2018

From the team behind Marty MacDonald's Farm, The Santa Shows and Easter Bunny's Eggs-ellent Adventure comes the spookiest show ever...

Roller Disco at Brid Spa

Roller Disco

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

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Get your skates on and let the good times roll! Don't forget to also ask about our Spa Roller Parties, for any occasion!

Dark Skies Festival

Owl Prowl Evening

National Centre for Birds of Prey, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EB

Wed 14 Feb 2018

Wrap up warm for a magical “must-do” evening event with the world’s most famous nocturnal birds!

Fossil at Beck Isle Museum

Fossil Hunters

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

Fri 16 Feb 2018

Fossil fun at the museum

Scarborough

Scarborough Food Fair

Scarborough Town Centre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2EN

Sat 17 Feb 2018

Scarborough market - every first and third Saturday monthly on Westborough alongside the Brunswick Shopping Centre.