Scarborough Fair Festival


This May, over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the Scarborough Fair comes back to town, after an 18 year hiatus. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Cayton Bay, we’ll be showcasing a handpicked selection of the very best arts and music from across the country.For three days, the Yorkshire coast will experience a party like it’s never seen before.See you there.

Source: Scarborough Fair Festival – Welcome to the ride

Tour de Yorkshire

Scarborough will be the finishing point to the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.
Sunday 1st May 2016 – Middlesbrough to Scarborough 198KM

Tour De Yorkshire Day 3 route
The stage will consist of:
– Middlesbrough
– Stokesley
– Northallerton
– Sutton Bank
– Kirkbymoorside
– Danby
– Grosmont
– Robin Hood’s Bay
– Great Ayton
– Hutton Rudby
– Thirsk
– Helmsley
– Hutton-le-Hotel
– Glaisdale
– Whitby
– Scarborough

If you wish to view the action and be there on race day, we recommend booking in advance, as rooms within the hotel last year sold quickly.

 

December Events in Scarborough 2016

FRANK HENRY MASON (1975-1965)
Scarborough Art Gallery
01/12/2015 to 03/01/2015

SANTA ON THE BOAT
Scarborough Harbour
01/12/2015 to 24/12/2015

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Stephen Joseph Theatre
03/12/2015 to 04/12/2015

KATE RUSBY AT CHRISTMAS
Scarborough Spa
03/12/2015

HOLLY AT CHRISTMAS
Stephen Joseph Theatre
05/12/2015

SCARBOROUGH FOOD FAIR
Westborough
05/12/2015 to 06/12/2015

HANSEL AND GRETEL
Stephen Joseph Theatre
10/12/2015 to 27/12/2015

DICK WHITTINGTON
Scarborough Spa
10/12/2015 to 01/01/2016

MEET SANTA
Sea Life Sanctuary
12/12/2015 to 24/12/2015

A CHRISTMAS TEDDY BEARS’ PICNIC
Scarborough Spa
20/12/2015

MILE OF PENNIES
Scarborough South Bay
26/12/2015

BOXING DAY RAFT RACE
Scarborough Harbour
26/12/2015

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
YMCA Theatre
26/12/2015 to 03/01/2016

Events in November 2015

Events in November 2015

FRANK HENRY MASON (1875 – 1965)
Scarborough Art Gallery
1/11/2015 – 03/01/2016

FACE YOUR FEARS
Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
1/11/2015

A SHOW FOR LIFE
YMCA Theatre
1/11/2015

VINTAGE TOYS & COLLECTABLES FAIR
Scarborough Spa
1/11/2015

THE SHEERY BABYS: JESERY BOYS TRIBUTE
Scarborough Spa
4/11/2015

AFRICAMEN
Stephen Joseph Theatre
4/11/2015

CONFIRMATION
Stephen Joseph Theatre
5/11/2015

A NIGHT BEFORE THE COLOURS
Scarborough Spa
6/11/2015

JIMMY CARR: FUNNY BUSINESS
Scarborough Spa
7/11/2015

SWIMMING AT THE COTTON CLUB
Stephen Joseph Theatre
7/11/2015

A CELEBRATION OF PETER CROPPER
Scarborough Spa
10/11/2015

BILLY BAILEY: LIMBOLAND
Scarborough Spa
11/11/2015 – 12/11/2015

NILS LOFGREN LIVE IN CONCERT
Scarborough Spa
13/11/2015

VINTAGE TROUBLE
Scarborough Spa
14/11/2015

SANTA ON THE BOAT
Scarborough Harbour
14/11/2015

THE UNTHANKS
Stephen Joseph Theatre
14/11/2015

POLES APART
Stephen Joseph Theatre
16/11/2015 – 21/11/2015

JASPER CARROTT STAND UP & ROCK
Scarborough Spa
18/11/2015

THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK PERFORMED BY ELIO PACE AND HIS BAND
Scarborough Spa
20/11/2015

AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING
Scarborough Spa
21/11/2015

SCARBOROUGH MONTHLY FOOD MARKET
Westborough
21/11/2015

THE NUTCRACKER: THE RUSSION STATE BALLET AND OPERA HOUSE
Scarborough Spa
26/11/2015

ANNUAL ACADEMY DANCE SHOW
YMCA Theatre
27/11/2015 – 29/11/2015

Goldwings Light Parade 2015

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The 2015 Scarborough GoldWing Light Parade is set to be the UK’s most glitzy GoldWing weekend ever. All GoldWing owners, individuals or members of any club can take part in this spectacular end of season event, just turn up on the day and register. Bring the family too, see our accommodation deal.

Britain’s finest Honda GoldWings, the world’s top touring motorcycles, will be on display around the Scarborough Lifeboat Station from 10.00am until 4.00pm on Saturday 12th September 2015.

Later that evening at 8.00pm, the dazzling GoldWings will parade along Scarborough’s North and South Bays promenades to the delight of thousands of spectators who now turn up especially to see this brilliantly illuminated spectacle … and it’s all in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Scarborough Lifeboats.

After the parade at about 9.30pm there will be a grand finale fireworks display on the South Bay Beach, simply not to be missed!

Things to do in September

THE BILLY PEARCE LAUGHTER SHOW
Scarborough Spa
18/05/2015 to 23/09/2015

LITTLE PUFFINS AT BEMPTON
The View Restaurant Bar
10/07/2015 to 08/09/2015

WISH YOU WERE HERE – POSTCARDS FROM WOODENED
Gallery @ Woodend
25/07/2015 to 18/09/2015

SEASHORE EXPLORE
Hidden Horizons
01/09/2015

MINI BEAST SAFARI
Hidden Horizons
02/09/2015

FOSSIL HUNTING
Cayton Bay
02/09/2015

NORTHERN SOUL WEEKENDER
Scarborough Spa
04/09/2015 to 06/09/2015

OPEN GOLD WEEK
Scarborough
06/09/2015 to 11/09/2015

FLIPSIDE ROCK N ROLL WEEKENDER
Scarborough
11/09/2015 to 13/09/2015

STEVE HENSHAW INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP ROAD RACES
Oliver’s Mount
12/09/2015 to 13/09/2015

GOLDWING LIGHT PARADE
West Pier
12/09/2015

SCARBOROUGH ANGLING FESTIVAL
Scarborough Harbour
19/09/2015 to 27/09/2015

SCARBOROUGH MONTHLY FOOD MARKET
Scarborough Food Market
19/09/2015

SCARBOROUGH JAZZ FESTIVAL
Scarborough Spa
25/09/2015 to 27/09/2015

STARFIRE FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Scarborough South Bay
26/09/2015

FRANK HENRY MASON (1875-1965)
Scarborough Art Gallery
26/09/2015 to 03/01/2016

Crown Spa Hotel recognised with Gold Investor in People

CROWN SPA HOTEL RECOGNISED AS AN INVESTOR IN PEOPLE

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The Crown Spa Hotel, a family run hotel has been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard, joining the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believe in realising the potential of their people.

The Crown Spa Hotel, the first purpose built hotel in the first UK seaside resort, Scarborough. Opening in 1845 and being one of the few four star hotels on the Yorkshire Coast. The Crown Spa Hotel always aims for the highest of standards, and this has been cemented further with achieving gold as an investor in people.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate The Crown Spa Hotel on their Gold standard. Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to being the very best it can be. The Crown Spa Hotel should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:

“This is a fantastic achievement for The Crown Spa Hotel and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their Gold accreditation, The Crown Spa Hotel is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Speaking on behalf of the company, V. Riley, HR Manager, said: “After a lot of hard work and determination, we have improved on our Silver IIP award, and join the ranks of a select few who have achieved Gold. For a small family run business to be alongside UK wide companies is an achievement in itself.”

For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.co.uk

Crown Spa Hotel is a silver RoSPA Award winner 2015

The Crown Spa Hotel of Scarborough, is among the winners in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015.

The Silver RoSPA award has been received in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisation of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Crown Spa Hotel contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”

V. Riley, HR Manager, said: “Yet again the Crown Spa Hotel have retained their RoSPA silver award and in doing so have also improved on their overall score. We have now set our sights on trying to gain the RoSPA Gold award next year. ”

The majority of RoSPA’s awards are non-competitive, grading achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels. Organisations that maintain high standards in consecutive years can win gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction.

Competitive awards are presented in more than 20 industry sectors, and they also recognise excellence in specialist areas, such as the management of occupational road risk.

Events in Scarborough August 2015

Main Events

LEGENDS OF POP
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
01/08/2015

SCARBOROUGH CRICKET FESTIVAL
Scarborough Cricket Ground
05/08/2015 to 10/08/2015

UB40 REUNITED
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
14/08/2015

NATIONAL CAR & BIKE HILL CLIMB CHAMPIONSHIP
Oliver’s Mount
16/08/2015

BLUE & ATOMIC KITTEN
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
29/08/2015

SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
Scarborough Open Air Theatre
30/08/2015

BURNISTON SHOW
Scarborough
31/08/2015

Other Events

THE BILLY PEARCE LAUGHTER SHOW
Scarborough Spa
18/08/2015 to 23/08/2015

LEGO CITY DEEP SEA EXPLORERS
Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary
Ends 31/08/2015

WISH YOU WERE HERE
Gallery @ Woodend
Ends 18/09/2015

THE LIVERPOOL VICTORIA COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Scarborough
07/08/2015 to 10/08/2015

CLASH OF KNIGHTS
Scarborough Castle
08/08/2015 to 09/08/2015

EVENING DINOSAUR FOOTPRINT WALK
Hidden Horizons
11/08/2015

SCARBOROUGH MONTHLY FOOD MARKET
Scarborough
15/08/2015

SPORTIVE D’SCARBOROUGH
Oliver’s Mount
22/08/2015

VIKING RAIDERS & INVADERS
Scarborough Castle
29/08/2015 to 31/08/2015

Peasholm Park Naval Warfare

Peasholm Park Naval Warfare is a unique holiday and could be the longest running show of all time. As near as we can say the first performance was held about 1927. It was the brainchild of Mr George Horrocks who was the Entertainment’s Manager for many years. Incidentally he was also responsible for the Open Air Theatre which is just across the road from Peasholm Park.

In the early days, the models consisted of First World War battleships which were known as Dreadnoughts, a mystery ship or two, which were known as Q ships, a liner bearing the name ‘Orantes’ and even in those days there was a submarine (U-boat). All vessels were powered by manpower only. It was of course hard work for the operators. Although the vessels were 20ft plus long cramped conditions inside created a host of problems. Electric power was inroduced for the 1929 season. During the 1939-45 war years all the models were kept in storage. Unfortunately they suffered battle damage in the form of dry rot and woodworm so that after the war the vessels made a visit to the breakers yard and were replaced with a new fleet of ships.

The ships built being all scale models of the vessels which took part in the Battle of the River Plate consisted of the following: British cruisers – HMS ‘Ajax’ HMS ‘Achilles’ and HMS ‘Exeter’ the latter being the flagship of the famous trio and of course the German battleship ‘Graf von Spee’. The Royal Mail liner ‘Asturias’ was also introduced along with a submarine.

The format was changed in about 1960 when aircraft were introduced and since then we have included other bessels like the ‘Jervis Bay’ the tanker ‘British Pride’ and ‘Ark Royal’ in 1972. The average life of one of these vessels is 20 to 25 years. Many changes have taken place over the years. We are always trying to improve this unique attraction and the technical difficulties we encounter can be quite considerable. It is of course the smallest manned navy in the world and we are very proud of the fact that the show is known and has been reported in all parts of the world. It has been shown on both BBC and ITV networks but it must be remembered that this is a holiday show – lots of fun and a jolly good battle. Furthermore everyone lives to fight another day!

The first performance for the season takes place on Spring Bank holiday followed by shows in June, July and August.

Via discoveryorkshirecoast.com