Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2020.
This two-day festival, when the villagers of Staithes will open their cottage doors to the public as temporary galleries for a selling exhibition of work by a resident and visiting artists is a definite must. You are able to wander through the mazes of lanes visiting 'galleries' as well as taking part in a programme 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 popup food stall and head to the beach and listen to the music.
Local Shows for 2020
Tuesday 4th August - Egton Gooseberry show
Wednesday 12th August - Danby Show
Wednesday 26th August - Egton Show
Monday 31st August - Farnadale Show
Saturday 12th September - Castleton Show
Saturday 19th September - Stokesley Show
There are plenty of lovely things to do in the area, but here are a few of mine:
Falling Foss Tea Garden - Falling Foss
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 throughout the forest.
North York Moors National Park Centre, Danby - North York Moors
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 a 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 ongoing exhibition. There is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a picnic or there is a tea room, 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! Please see their website for a full list of activities What's On
Dalby Forest -Dalby Forest
Dalby Forest is situated on 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.
Yorkshire Cycle Hub - Yorkshire Cycle Hub Only a 15-minute drive from us to Fryup where the cycle hub is located. Fantastic view of Fryup dale from here, you can hire electric and normal bikes from here, try out some of the routes from the hub or just relax in their lovely cafe with a log burner or sit out on the deck and take in the view. They are "The Capital of Cake" winners 2018. The cakes are delicious!
We are lucky to have some of the best beaches close by, Sandsend, Runswick Bay, Whitby & Saltburn. Staithes is a great place to go and do some crabbing, which is also popular from the harbour in Whitby.
15th, 16th & 17th August 2020 - Whitby Regatta 2020. This is one of the oldest Regattas on the North East Coast. It is now in its 170th year. A great three days filled with rowing races, yacht races, the famous greasy pole, fun runs plus plenty more. A great weekend for everyone, culminating in the fair arriving for the last day and ending with a fantastic firework display, not to be missed.
12th August 2020 - Danby Agricultural Show. Our favourite local show. A great day out for the whole family. This is the show where I enter my marmalade, hoping to win this year!