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Local Events - In and Around Whitby

Local Events

 

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair 2017, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July 2017.

A whole weekend with over 50 stalls at the Whitby Pavilliion selling genuine vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920's to the 1980's.  Everything from vintage frocks to vintage vinyl, Art Deco clocks to 50's kitchenalia, mid-century furniture to 1960's menswear, curious collectables to costume jewellery from every era. Overlooking the beach makes it feel perfect for this annual event now in its seventh year.  Further info can be found at www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk

 

Steampunk Weekend, Whitby, Friday 28th July - Sunday 30th July 2017.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend 2017. The second time this year that there will be a dedicated weekend just for Steampunk. Events will be held at Whitby Pavillion on the above days. If you find yourself a good seat outside one of the many cafes/bars, you will certainly be impressed with the amount of people wandering around in their fantastic outfits. Definately worth a visit to Whitby to see this.

 

Whitby Regatta, 18th - 21st August 2017.

This great event in its 176th year presents a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment. A great weekend for all of the family with fun fair rides on the West Cliff all weekend and then on the final day (Monday) the big fun fair moves in and there are rides all the way along the pier.  The weekend culminates on the Monday evening with a fantastic firework display across the harbour.  Not a weekend to missed.

Whitby Folk Week, Saturday 19th August - Friday 25th August 2017

A great week of dance and music across Whitby.  With nearly 600 events across Whitby from the Rugby Club to just across the moor to Robin Hoods Bay, a host of dance and events, music concerts and story telling.  Whichever way you turn you will see or hear something happening during this lively week in Whitby.

Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017.

This two day festival, when the villagers of Staithes will open thier cottage doors to the public as temporary galleries for a selling exhibition of work by a resident and visiting artists is a definate must.  You are able to wander through the mazes of lanes visiting 'galleries' as well as taking part in a programmes of guided walks, workshops, talks and film shows.  A vibrant programme of music ranging from street buskers to bands playing on the beach. Pop up restaurants alongside the local cafes and pubs all offering great food and drink.  Grab a drink from the pub, some seafood from the pop up food stall and head to the beach and listen to the music... www.staithesfestival.com

 

Local Shows for 2017.

 

Monday 29th May - Duncombe Park Country Fair - Helmsley

 

 

Sunday 2nd July  - Malton Show Scampston Park

Tuesday 11th - Thursday 13th July - The Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate.

 

 

Tuesday 1st August - Egton Gooseberry Show.  

Wednesday 16th August - Danby Show

Saturday 19th August - Rosedale Show

Wednesday 23rd August - Egton Show

Monday 28th August - Farnadale Show

 

Saturday 2nd September - Lealhom Show

Saturday 9th September - Castleton Show

Saturday 23rd September - Stokesly Show

 

 

 

Whitby

Top Tips for Families

There are plenty of lovely things to do in the area, but here are a few of mine:

Falling Foss Tea Garden - www.fallingfossteagarden.co.uk

Falling Foss Tea Garden is a small enchanting tea garden set in the grounds of Midge Hall, a tiny cottage which nestles at the top of the beautiful Falling Foss Waterfall.  Here you can enjoy a coffee and cake whilst the children can run around in the forest, paddle in the beck and play pooh sticks on the footbridge.  Plenty for all of the family with lots of great walks througout the forest.

North York Moors National Park Centre, Danby - www.northyorkmoors.org.uk

This is a great place where you can spend a whole day for free!  It is a former shooting lodge set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk.  There is plenty to keep little ones occupied, with an indoor climbing wall, adventure playground, events, activities, quizzes and trails.  There is an visitors centre where you can learn all about the National Park's gorgeous villages, historic attractions, and tranquil moors and dales.  There is a gift shop selling local crafts, a gallery with an on going exhibition.  There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a picnic or there is a tea rooms, serving coffee's, tea's, cakes, lunch and ice-creams!  Lots of walks from the Moors Centre which they will help you plan or point you in the right direction! During Park Fest there are plenty of extra activities going on, this runs from the 25th July 2016 to the 31st July 2016.  Please see thier website for a full list of acitivities  www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

Dalby Forest - www.forestry.gov.uk/dalbyforest

Dalby Forest is situated on the the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park.  A whole day can be spent here exploring.  It costs £8 per car to get in but after that you don't pay anything else unless you want to do the paid activities, Go Ape Forest Segway, Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Tree Top Junior.  You can hire bikes but you can also take your own to cycle along the different routes or there are plenty of walking trails too.  They have a fantastic adventure playground which is also next to the river, so plenty to keep the little ones entertained.  There is a cafe but there is also plenty of space for you to enjoy a picnic.

We are lucky to have some of the best beaches close by, Sandsend, Runswick Bay, Whitby & SaltburnStaithes is a great place to go and do some crabbing, which is also popular from the harbour in Whitby.

 

 

 

Top Tips for Couples

 

  • A cycle ride along the Cinder path from Whitby to Scarborough.  Bike hire available from Trailways in Hawsker.  Stop off for lunch at Robin Hoods Bay on the way, or only go as far as Robin Hoods Bay,  great views along the way.
  • Spend the day exploring the The Esk Valley Villages, Egton, Glaisdale, Lealholme, Danby & Castleton.  All have a pub or a tea room so you won't go thirsty!
  • A day trip on the North York Moors railway.  You can take the train from Grosmont to Pickering, have a wander around Pickering which is a market town with lots of interesting shops and then take the train back again.  You could also get off at Goathland, Heartbeat Country.  A lovely village to take a stroll around.
  • A wander around Whitby, visiting the Abbey, discovering the Whitby Yards, which are hidden away. The lovely shops along church street.  Lunch at Abbey Wharfe overlooking the harbour or Fish and Chips on the sea front from the Magpie Street Food Kiosk followed by a Trillo's ice-cream.
  • A early morning walk along Sandsend beach followed by a coffee at Sandside Cafe overlooking the beach.
  • Walking part of the Cleveland Way.
  • A visit to the Lion Inn at Blakey Ridge. 

What We're Looking Forward To:

Whitby Regatta, 18th - 21st August 2017, we always enjoy the weekend and especially the firework display on the final evening.  

The local shows, Danby, (our favourite), I normally enter my marmalade into this show and I have won in the past! Egton Show, Rosedale Show, Farnadale Show and Castelton Show.