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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** CANCELLED **

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** CANCELLED **

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

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 1 Nov 2020

The celebrated Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy

NYMR - Diesel Gala *** CANCELLED ***

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

Thu 4 - Sat 6 Jun 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Diesel Gala Details to follow

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

Dalby Forest parkrun** CANCELLED **

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

Sat 6 Jun 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Jousting & Birds of Prey** CANCELLED **

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

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2020

Join us for a weekend of medieval action and entertainment as the Knights of Royal England bring their Jousting Tournament to Castle Howard.

NYMR - Behind the Scenes *** CANCELLED ***

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

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Behind the Scenes Details to follow

Great Run Local *** CANCELLED ***

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21

Sat 6 Jun 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Great Run Local Whitby. Great Run Local is a free, weekly, friendly running initiative organised by fantastic volunteers and open to all to participate in.

Dalby Forest parkrun** CANCELLED **

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

Sat 13 Jun 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Filey International Food Festival** CANCELLED **

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

Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun 2020

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

Great Run Local *** CANCELLED ***

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21

Sat 13 Jun 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Great Run Local Whitby. Great Run Local is a free, weekly, friendly running initiative organised by fantastic volunteers and open to all to participate in.

Malton Monthly Food Market ***CANCELLED***

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

Sat 13 Jun 2020

***CANCELLED*** UNTILL FURTHER NOTICE 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.

Yorkshire CCC v Lancashire CCC** CANCELLED **

Scarborough Cricket Club, North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TJ

Sun 14 - Wed 17 Jun 2020

Yorkshire v Lancashire - Specsavers County Championship

Dalby Forest parkrun** CANCELLED **

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

Sat 20 Jun 2020

Dalby Forest parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Great Run Local *** CANCELLED ***

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21

Sat 20 Jun 2020

*** CANCELLED *** Great Run Local Whitby. Great Run Local is a free, weekly, friendly running initiative organised by fantastic volunteers and open to all to participate in.

Oliver's Mount Festival***CANCELLED ***

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jun 2020

June 20-21 – Oliver's Mount Festival

Flag Raising

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

Mon 22 Jun 2020

Flag Raising - Town Hall Gardens - Scarborough - St. Nicholas Street

Naval Warfare

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

Thu 25 Jun 2020

The world-famous Peasholm Park Naval Warfare is a must see when visiting Scarborough. A unique family holiday attraction and possibly the longest running show of all time.

Short Films - Scarborough Armed Forces Day

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

Thu 25 Jun 2020

Short Films - Scarborough Armed Forces Day