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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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Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

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

Mon 14 - Thu 17 Jan 2019

TriceraTOTs at the Rotunda Museum

TriceraTOTs

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

Fri 18 Jan 2019

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.

Make It!

Make It!

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

Sat 19 Jan 2019

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

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

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

Sat 19 - Sun 20 Jan 2019

Talks at Scarborough Library

Beating Blue Monday

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

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Beating Blue Monday – Why The Most Depressing Day Of The Year Hasn’t Got A Chance Here In Scarborough!

TriceraTOTs at the Rotunda Museum

TriceraTOTs

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

Fri 25 Jan 2019

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 25 Jan 2019

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.

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Reserve

Big Garden Birdwatch Family Day

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Cliff Lane, Bempton, Bridlington, YO15 1JF

Sat 26 Jan 2019

This year we want more people than ever to take part in the UK’s largest wildlife survey, so we’re running a fun range of activities and crafts to help your family prepare for your own birdwatch surveys at home.

TriceraTOTs at the Rotunda Museum

TriceraTOTs

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

Fri 1 Feb 2019

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.

Snowdrop Spectacular

Snowdrop Spectacular

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

Fri 8 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Wrap the kids up warm and head to the Snowdrop Spectacular at Burton Agness Hall this year. Every February millions of beautiful snowdrops pop up and delight the local family visitors.

TriceraTOTs at the Rotunda Museum

TriceraTOTs

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

Fri 8 Feb 2019

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 8 Feb 2019

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.

Malton Monthly Food Market

Malton Monthly Food Market

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

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Malton Monthly Food Market is one of Yorkshire’s most renowned food markets and in December it’s our Christmas Special!

Whitby Steampunk Weekend  9/10 Feb 2019

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Town, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1YN

Sat 9 - Sun 10 Feb 2019

Felicitations fine Ladies, Gentlemen and Coglings and welcome to the most splendid Whitby Steampunk Weekend. What an event we have in store for you to experience and enjoy, FREE daytime entry and all are most welcome!

Dark Skies

Dark Skies Festival

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

Fri 15 Feb - Sun 3 Mar 2019

A star-filled sky is one of nature's most natural wonders! But they’re become harder than ever to experience. In an urban area you’ll be lucky to see 20 stars on a clear night but in an area of low light pollution, such as in our National P

Celebrating the Dark Skies Festival

Our Place in the Universe - Dark Skies Festival

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

Fri 15 Feb 2019

The North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales are joining forces to create their fourth annual Dark Skies Festival which will celebrate the stunning night time skies around the local area.

TriceraTOTs at the Rotunda Museum

TriceraTOTs

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

Fri 15 Feb 2019

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.

Love Your Lifeboat

Love Your Lifeboat

Scarborough Lifeboat Station - RNLI, Lifeboat Station House, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Scarborough Lifeboat Station's Events Team would like to invite you to their first event of 2019.

Blue tit box

Build a Bird Box at Ravenscar

Ravenscar Visitor Centre, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE

Sun 17 Feb 2019

As part of National Bird Box week give the birds in your garden a helping hand by building a bird box for them.

Saving the Dark at Dalby Forest

Saving the Dark

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

Wed 20 Feb 2019

80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats.