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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

366 Leaping Hares Exhibition - Emma Stothard

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.

Boynton and Beyond

Boynton and Beyond

Bridlington Old Town, High Street, Bridlington, YO16 4QA

Sat 14 Mar - Sat 25 Apr 2020

A group art exhibition featuring the Yorkshire Coast and landscape, including images of the Old Town and Bridlington harbour.

Brave the Rainforest Adventure

Brave the Rainforest Adventure

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.

On the hunt

Cadbury Easter Trail

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

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

We're looking forward to some exciting Easter fun and games at Nunnington Hall. Join us for our annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and unleash your inner explorer.

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

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

Sat 4 Apr 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.

Shallow Land

Fragile Enchantments

Bridlington Old Town, High Street, Bridlington, YO16 4QA

Thu 5 Mar - Sat 25 Apr 2020

An art exhibition featuring work by artists Rob Moore and Wendy Tate.

Jawsome Sharks and friends!

Jawsome Sharks and friends!

Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 26 Apr 2020

Help Professor Finn find the missing Top Trumps cards this Easter to become a Jawsome Shark Ranger!

Stitching together the past and present

Stitching together the past and present

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

Exhibition 'The Celebrated Mr Banks'

The celebrated Mr. Banks Reputation and Legacy

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

Easter Bunny

Bunny - Needle Felting Easter Workshop

Hunmanby, 83 Stonegate, Hunmanby, FILEY, North Yorkshire, YO14 0PU

Sat 4 Apr 2020

In this workshop I will teach you to needle felt a Easter Bunny full of character. All you bring on the day is enthusiasm and an appetite for tea and biscuits (all refreshments provided)!

Easter Bunnies at Skelf Island

Easter Bunnies at Skelf Island

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

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

A Spring bunny trail through Ray Wood will culminate at Skelf Island, our new adventure playground, where the Skelves have all sorts of Eater treats and activities planned. Fun for all the family during the sc

Easter Trail

Easter Egg Trail

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens, Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, DRIFFIELD, Yorkshire, YO25 4NB

Sat 4 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Follow fun clues in the woodland walk and receive a Easter treat.

*** CANCELLED ***

Great Run Local *** CANCELLED ***

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21

Sat 4 Apr 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.

***CANCELLED***

Sci-Fi Scarborough 2020 - CANCELLED

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

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Apr 2020

***CANCELLED*** Sci-Fi Scarborough 2020

Scarborough Dinosaur & Geology Walk

Scarborough Dinosaur & Geology Walk

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

Tue 7 Apr 2020

Scarborough during the Jurassic was a very different place, come and see the evidence let behind from when dinosaurs walked this land.

Guided tour

Guided Tour

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults, St Helens Square, Off. Newborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1EU

Thu 9 Apr 2020

Guided tour of Scarborough Market

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

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

Thu 9 Apr 2020

Let your hair down and get tangled in a brand-new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, RAPUNZEL!

Easter Treasure Hunt

Easter Treasure Hunt

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park, Scarborough Road, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9PG

Fri 10 - Mon 13 Apr 2020

Easter Treasure Hunt at Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park.

Credit: Chris Lacey

Remarkable Rivers - Easter activities

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

Fri 10 - Mon 13 Apr 2020

Remarkable Rivers - Easter activities

Dalby Forest parkrun

Dalby Forest parkrun

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

Sat 11 Apr 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.