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Local Events - In and Around Whitby

Annual events for 2024


Staithes Lifeboat Weekend 16th - 18th August 2024


Whitby Regatta 17th - 19th  August 2024


Whitby Folk Week  17th - 23rd August 2024 

Staithes Arts festival 14th - 15th September 2024


Robin Hood's Bay Victorian Weekend 2nd & 3rd December 2023


Local Agricultural & Horticultural Shows for 2024

Tuesday 6th August -  Egton Gooseberry show 

Wednesday 7th August -  Thorton-Le-Dale Show

Friday 9th August - Hinderwell Show 

Wednesday 14th   August - Danby Show 

Saturday 17th  August  - Rosedale Show 

Wednesday 21st  August - Egton Show  

Monday 26t  August -Farndale  Show  

 Saturday 7th September - Lealholm Show

Saturday 14th September - Castleton Show 

Saturday 21st September - Stokesley Show 





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 GardenFalling 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 & 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 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 seafront from the Magpie Street Food Kiosk followed by a Trillo's ice-cream.
  • An early morning walk along Sandsend beach followed by a coffee at Sandside Cafe overlooking the beach.
  • Walking part of the Cleveland Way.

What We Were Looking Forward To:

 Whitby Regatta 17th - 19th August 2024. This is one of the oldest Regattas on the North East Coast.  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. 

We are also looking forward to welcoming old and new guests back to Folly Hall Farm, very soon!