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Events this weekend (28th-29th April)

Date Event Location Time
Sat/Sun Fears Foes & Faeries Exhibition Scarborough Art Gallery 10:00 – 17:00
Sat/Sun Festival of Speed Hill Climb Oliver’s Mount Check www.auto66.com
Sat/Sun Titanic – A Centenary Exhibition Scarborough Maritime Centre 11:00-16:00
Sat/Sun Marc Chagall Exhibition Woodend Creative Workspace 09:00-17:00
Sat Guinness Book Record attempts North Bay Miniature Railway 16:30
Sat The Olympic Games YMCA Theatre 19:30
Sat Miles Cain reading and music Taylors Café & Books 20:00-22:00
Sat Sessions: The Big One 2012 Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00-01:00
Sat Dino Club Rotunda Museum 10:00-12:00
Sat Billy Fury Story – Halfway to Paradise Futurist Theatre 19:30
Sat Soric String Quartet Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30
Sun Murder Mystery Dinner The Glass House Café and Bistro TBC

Scarborough Shrove Tuesday traditions

Scarborough has had a long running tradtion on Shrove Tuesday which has been running at least since 1903. It has been thought that local fisherman who were getting rid of the ropes and nets not fit for fishing to children who would then use the ropes to skip.

Since at least 1853 a person has run a bell at noon on Shrove Tuesday, which is though to signal to people they should begin pancake making when the tradition began. Nowadays it is run to tell people to start skipping.  The area used for skipping is closed (foreshore) for traffic for the event these days.

Events in Scarborough for 1 week (03/10/2011)

Dates Events Venue Times Contact Details
Fri 1 Apr – Sun 30 Oct Scalby Famers Market Scalby Parish Hall 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
Sat 1 Oct – Sun 4 Dec Landscape Revisted, Kane Cunningham & Joe Cornish Scarborough Art Gallery 10:00 to 17:00
Tue 4 Oct Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Wed 5 Oct Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Wed 5 Oct Sinbad’s Adventures Scarborough Art Gallery 10:30 to 11:00 01723 370541
Wed 5 Oct The Vagina Monologues Scarborough Spa Complex 19:30 01723 370541
Thu 6 Oct Life Drawing Classes Woodend 18:30 to 20:30 01723 384511
Thu 6 Oct Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Fri 7 Oct Dave Spikey – New Tour 2011 Futurist Theatre 19:30 01723 365789/374500
Fri 7 Oct Friday Coffee Mornings St Andrew’s United Reformed Church 10:00 to 11:45 01723 369070
Fri 7 Oct Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Sat 8 Oct Friends of St. Mary’s Coffee Mornings St. Mary’s Parish House 10:00 to 12:00 01723 370382
Sat 8 Oct Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Sun 9 Oct Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 15:00 01723 370541

Things to do in Scarborough for 1 week (26/09/2011)

Dates Events Venue Times Contact Details
Fri 1 Apr – 30 Oct Scalby Farmers Market Scalby Parish Hall 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
Mon 26 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Tue 27 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Tue 27 Sep Take a Peek Woodend 14:00 15:00 01723 384511
Wed 28 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Wed 28 Sep Sinbad’s Adventures Scarborough Art Gallery 10:30 to 11:00 01723 384511
Thu 29 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Thu 29 Sep Life Drawing Classes Woodend 18:30 to 20:30 01723 384511
Fri 30 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Fri 30 Sep Friday Coffee Mornings St Andrew’s Reformed Church 10:00 to 11:45 01723 369070
Fri 30 Sep St Mary’s Market St Mary’s Church – Burniston & Cloughton 10:30 to 13:00
Sat 1 Oct – Sun 4 Dec Landscape Revisited, Kane Cunningham & Joe Cornish Scarborough Art Gallery 10:00 to 17:00
Sat 1 Oct Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Sat 1, Sun 2 Oct UK Pro Surf Tour North Bay Beach 10:00 to 17:00 01637 854854

Events in Scarborough for 1 week (19/09/2011)

Dates Events Venue Times Contact Details
Fri 1 Apr – Sun 30 Oct Scalby Farmers Market Scalby Parish Hall 14:00 to 17:00 01723 583357
Mon 19 – Sat 24 Sep Calendar Girls with Lynda Bellingham Futurist Theatre 19:30 365789/374500
Mon 19 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Mon 19 Sep Thorough Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 370541
Tue 20 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Tue 20 Sep Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Wed 21 Sep Calendar Girls with Lynda Bellingham Futurist Theatre 14:00 365789/374500
Wed 21 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Wed 21 Sep Sinbad’s Adventures Scarborough Art Gallery 10:30 to 11:00 01723 384511
Wed 21 Sep Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Thu 22 Sep Life Drawing Classes Woodend 18:30 to 20:30 01723 384511
Thu 22 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 19:30 01723 370541
Thu 22 Sep The Valley Press Reading 2011 Scarborough Library & Information Centre 18:00 to 19:30
Thu 22 Sep Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Fri 23 Sep Friday Coffee Mornings St Andrew’s United Reformed Church 10:00 to 11:45 01723 369070
Fri 23 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Fri 23 Sep Rally Yorkshire 2011 – International Car Rally West Pier – Scarborough 18:00 to 19:30 07850 783 555
Fri 23 – Sun 25 Sep Scarborough Jazz Festival Scarborough Spa Complex 01723 357869
Fri 23 Sep Thoroughly Modern Musicals Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sat 24 Sep Calendar Girls with Lynda Bellingham Futurist Theatre 14:00 365789/374500
Sat 24 Sep Dear Uncle Stephen Joseph Theatre 19:30 01723 370541
Sat 24 Sep DinoClub Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology 19:30 01723 384511
Sat 24 Sep Neighbourhood Watch Stephen Joseph Theatre 14:30 01723 370541
Sat 24 Sep Rally Yorkshire 2011 – International Car Rally West Pier – Scarborough 12:00 to 19:30 07850 783 555
Sat 24 Sep Summer Spectacular 2011 Scarborough Spa Complex 20:00 to 22:00 01723 357869
Sat 24 Sep Village Halls Classic Easy Sequence Dancing Ganton Village Hall 20:00 07817 915528

Scarborough Heritage Open Days 2011

Foulsbridge Farm – Near Snainton, Listed Grade I – Knights Templar Hall
Friday 9th, 6.30pm
This place sends shivers of excitement through anyone interested in Templar buildings, because its great hall still exists, but for a while nobody knew it was there. Maximum 30 people. Booking essential 01723 384503

Harbour Bar ice
Harbour Bar ice cream factory – Sandside
Saturday 10th
Famed for serving some of the best ice cream in the country. See how it’s made. Maximum of 12 per tour. 10am until 4pm Booking essential 01723 384503

Futurist Theatre – Foreshore Road
Friday 9th, 11am
The fifth largest theatre in the UK outside of London. Meet in the entrance foyer for a backstage tour. Maximum of 30. Booking essential 01723 384503

Masonic Hall – St Nicholas Cliff
Saturday 10, 10am-4pm open to visit
Converted in 1884 from a private house by architect David Petch. Building possibly has an 18th century core. Legend has it that masonry was practised in Scarborough as far back as 1625.

RAF Staxton Wold, air defence station
Thursday 9th and Friday 10
RAF Staxton Wold has been used as an early warning station since the 3rd century, when it was the site of a warning beacon. It was first used as a radar station in 1937, when it was set up as part of the Chain Home system. It is the only one of the original stations still in use, so can claim to be the oldest continuously serving radar station. Maximum of 6 per tour at 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm Booking essential 01723 384503

Rotunda, the William Smith Museum of Geology – Vernon Road Listed Grade II*
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, 10am to 5pm
The Rotunda is part of Scarborough’s heritage and a landmark within the town.
Saturday 10 only
Balcony tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm with Chris Hall, local historian. Maximum of 10 per tour. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Length of tour 20/30 minutes. Booking essential 01723 384503

Scarborough Art Gallery – The Crescent Listed Grade II*
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, 10am to 5pm
Friday 9th only
Free attic tours at 10am, noon and 2pm
Maximum of 10 per tour. Not suitable for people with limited mobility. Length of tour about 40 minutes Booking essential 01723 384503

Scarborough Collections – Woodend, The Crescent
Friday 9th only
Store tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm with Karen Snowden, head of collections, Museums Trust. Maximum of 10 per tour.
Meet in reception at Woodend Creative Workspace. Mobility not a problem. Length of tour about 40 minutes. Booking essential 01723 384503

Maritime Heritage Centre 36 Eastborough
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th, 11am to 4pm open to visit
Learn about Scarborough’s rich maritime heritage

North Bay Railway
Sunday 11th, 10am to noon, Tours at 10th, 10.30, 11 and 11.30
Behind the scenes tour of the engine sheds of North Bay Miniature Railway.
Meet at the station booking hall in Northstead Manor Gardens. Maximum of 25 people per tour. Booking essential 01723 384503

Town Hall Listed Grade II
Saturday 10th
Guided tours by conservation officer Chris Hall, at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. Maximum 20 per tour. Tours last about 45 minutes. Built as a private house in 1852 for John Woodall to designs by architect Henry Wyatt. Greatly extended 1901-02 to form the Town Hall to designs by Harry W Smith, borough engineer. Booking essential on 01723 384503

Yacht Club/Lighthouse – Vincent’s Pier, Listed Grade II
Saturday 10th, 10am
Rebuilt after the 1914 bombardment. Maximum of 30 people. Booking essential 01723 384503

St Andrew’s Church – Ramshill Road, Listed Grade II*
Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th, 10am to 4pm
Tours throughout the day. Rated highly by Pevsner and often referred to as the cathedral of Yorkshire congregationalism. A remarkable non-conformist church. Visit the new heritage chapel and view the model of medieval Scarborough which used to be in Woodend.
Thursday 8 only – Chris Hall to give a talk about the model at 2pm

St Mary’s Church – Castle Road, Listed Grade I
Thursday 8th, open from 10am to 4pm
A guided tour at 10:30am Maximum of 20 on the tour. Booking essential 01723 384503

Stephen Joseph Theatre – Westborough, Listed Grade II Art
Thursday 9th and Friday 10th 1pm
Meet in the entrance foyer for a backstage tour. Booking essential 01723 370541 Maximum of 25 per tour.

Trinity House – St Sepulchre St, Listed Grade II*
Saturday 10 10am to 4pm open to visit
Founded 1602, this building is one of only four Trinity Houses in the country. Visit the board room and courtyard garden.

Westborough Methodist Church Listed grade II
Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th from noon to 4pm Sunday 11 from 2pm to 4pm
Guides available. Mobility access good. Built in 1862, it is considered to be the best work of local architect William Baldwin Stewart.

Woodend Creative Workspace -The Crescent, Listed Grade II*
Saturday 10th, 11am to 3pm open to visit
Home of the Sitwell family for many years. Visit the Sitwell library. The house was the birthplace of Edith Sitwell in 1887 and played a strong role in the literary lives of Sir George Sitwell’s children (Osbert, Edith and Sacheverell).

Days out tested by us! – Peasholm Park

Taken from the Peasholm Park website:

Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake and in the summer months people can hire boats of all sorts to enjoy the water at close quarters. Boats include traditional rowing boats and canoes but pedaloes with dragon heads are available too and these prove to be very popular with summer visitors and locals alike. If you don’t fancy pedaling then go for a sail in the Swan launch where you can relax on the water and let someone else steer the boat. There is a bandstand in the middle of the lake and music concerts which are free of charge can often be heard during the summer season. During the tourist season there are two cafes where hot and cold drinks can be purchased and, of course, ice cream, plus sandwiches and full meals if wanted. What a beautiful place to sit sipping your coffee, looking at the lake whilst listening to the music. If you prefer, you can bring your own picnic. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy it. There is an island in the centre of the lake and a bridge leading across to it allows the visitor to explore the island with a path leading round it or by climbing up to the top with its impressive pagoda. The park has been designed with an oriental theme and there is much evidence of this as you wander through its pathways.


If you are ever in the area we recommend walking around the Marine Drive from the Crown Spa Hotel, then going to Peasholm Park.  Then enjoy a drink or ice cream in the many places located around the area.  Alternatively if the weather is fine you could hire a row boat or pedal boat and go around Peasholm lake.  Close-by is a small 18 hole golf course, for people who take their golf less seriously, which is great for kids and beginners.

Days out tested by us! – Sea Life Centre

Scarborough Sea-Life known for its Seal rescue centre.  With the following things to do in the centre you won’t be bored:
– Crab Kingdom, new attraction for 2011
– Interactive Rockpool – hold a crab & touch a starfish
– 150 different species of fish
– Over 350 seal pups rescued & released from our Seal Rescue Centre
– Journey through our underwater tunnel as Sharks swim over your head
– Meet our resident: Otters, Seals and Penguins
– Feeding demonstrations throughout the day
– Restaurant and gift shop


Open daily from 10am – 6pm (last admission 5pm)

Door Price           Web price           *Web Saving*
Adults (15yrs+)                                     £15                       £10                         £5
Child (3-14yrs)                                     £11.40                  £6.40                     £5
Family Saver (2 Adult & 2 Child)     £46.80                 £25                         £21.80

 

We recommend looking out for vouchers, which sometimes offer even lower prices than the ones available online. If you ask at the Crown Spa Hotel reception, you might be able to save more money than you would online or at the door.

Days out tested by us! – Scarborough Beach

Planning a holiday or day trip to the Scarborough beach, we give you a run down on what to find on the North and South Bay.  If you feel up for the task you can actually walk from one headland to the other, roughly 3 miles from the Scarborough Spa to Scalby Mills.  If you’re quick at walking a trip there and back should take you roughly 60 minutes.

The South Bay, is the more commercial side, with amusements, gift shops, ice-cream, fish & chips and other typical beach side wares.  This beach is usually the busiest out of the two.

The North Bay, is the “quieter side”, it has had recent redevelopment, with beach huts, a bar, small supermarket.  Due to the less commercialised aspect you can more than easily find a space to sit down and enjoy the beach and weather.

Days out tested by us! – Scarborough Mere Fishing

Scarborough Mere is a natural lake in the Weaponness Valley, in Scarborough.  Formerly measuring 40 acres in area, the construction of the York and North Midland Railway line from York to Scarborough bisected the Mere in 1845. Due to that and other factors, including drainage and landscaping, the surface area of the lake is now approximately 16 acres.

In the 20th century, the Mere was a popular tourist attraction owned by Scarborough Corporation, with rowing boats, a café and putting green. There was also a miniature Spanish galleon, the Hispaniola, which made trips across to a Treasure Island where holidaymakers could dig for Doubloons. Unfortunately drhedging and maintenance of the lake decreased, and the increased silt & weed meant that waterborne activities stopped.

The Mere is now part of the Oliver’s Mount Country Park, and is managed by the Scarborough Mere Angling Club as a fishing lake, with the southern end used by waterskiers.

The fish available to catch are:
Roach to 1lb+
Rudd, Bream to 7lb+
Tench to 10lb
Carp to 34lb+
Pike to 30lb+

The Yacht lake is restocked with approximately 700lb stock a year.

To get a pass please call 01723507588

Day ticket on the bank.
Adult £5
Children/concession £3

For an additional £3 you can fish an extra rod (Only on main lake and ski pond, not yacht pond)

Membership Senior £45
Junior £8
Intermediate £15 (age 16 to 18)

Night permit £25  for Scarborough and surrounding area Anglers only.