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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.

Family Puffin Patrols** CANCELLED **

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

Mon 25 May 2020

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, and in line with Government recommendations, the RSPB Seabird Centre is closed until further notice. If you wish to visit the cliff tops please adhere to the latest government advice.

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

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

Malton Food Lovers Festival ***CANCELLED***

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

Mon 25 May 2020

***CANCELLED*** UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Set across the streets of Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton Food Lovers Festival is a celebration of the finest Yorkshire produce and cooking.

Skelf Island Half Term Trail** CANCELLED **

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

Sat 23 - Sun 31 May 2020

Skelf Island Half Term Trail Meet the Skelves and join this cheeky gang on a woodland trail. Learn about the turning seasons at Castle Howard and the wildlife that inhabits the Estate.

Family Puffin Patrols** CANCELLED **

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

Tue 26 May 2020

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, and in line with Government recommendations, the RSPB Seabird Centre is closed until further notice. If you wish to visit the cliff tops please adhere to the latest government advice.

Family Puffin Patrols** CANCELLED **

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

Wed 27 May 2020

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, and in line with Government recommendations, the RSPB Seabird Centre is closed until further notice. If you wish to visit the cliff tops please adhere to the latest government advice.

Family Puffin Patrols** CANCELLED **

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

Thu 28 May 2020

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, and in line with Government recommendations, the RSPB Seabird Centre is closed until further notice. If you wish to visit the cliff tops please adhere to the latest government advice.

Family Puffin Patrols** CANCELLED **

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

Fri 29 May 2020

Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, and in line with Government recommendations, the RSPB Seabird Centre is closed until further notice. If you wish to visit the cliff tops please adhere to the latest government advice.

Dalby Forest parkrun** CANCELLED **

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

Sat 30 May 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 30 May 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.

Coxwold Village Market** CANCELLED **

Coxwold, Near York, North Yorkshire, YO61 4AS

Sat 30 May 2020

Into its second year, the Coxwold Village Market is a food and craft market founded on a passion for the community, supporting independent businesses and the provenance of produce.

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

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.