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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

Olympic torch relay route (Scarborough and the surrounding areas)

The below information is provided by Yorkshire Coast Radio:

We have the full dates of the route on June 18th below:

9.01am – Hinderwell

Hinderwell Lane (from junction with West End Close) onto High Street, then Station Road (as far as the junction with Browns Terrace)

9.13am – Lythe

High Street (from Lythe town signs), Lythe Bank, Sandsend Road (as far as junction with Meadow Field)

9.40am – Whitby

Sandsend Road (from junction with Love Lane), Upgang Lane, Chubb Hill, Bagdale, Langborne Road to Whitby Railway Station where the Olympic Flame will then be carried on a North Yorkshire Moors Railway train to Pickering

12.28pm – Scarborough

Columbus Ravine (from junction with Victoria Park Avenue), Peasholm Gap, to North Bay Promenade (junction with Open Air Theatre back access road)

There will then be a lunchtime stop at Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre

1.29pm – Scarborough

Burniston Road (from Open Air Theatre exit), Peasholm Gap, Royal Albert Drive, Marine Drive, Sandside, Foreshore Road, Valley Road, Ramshill Road, Filey Road (to junction with Queens Margarets Road, 2.14pm)

2.24pm – Filey

Scarborough Road (from Filey town signs), Station Avenue, Muston Road (to Filey School)

3.00pm – Bridlington

Scarborough Road (A1038), passing Baylegate on the left and South Back Lane on the right, before heading along St John’s Street, with the High School for Girls on the right and Queensgate on the left.

The route then goes on to Quay Road, passing St John’s Avenue on the right, the torchbearer will then turn right on Station Avenue and right again onto Hilderthorpe Road before bearing left onto A165 Kingsgate.

The route will then go down Kingsgate, passing George Street and Shaftesbury Road on the right and Kingston Road on the left before leaving the Yorkshire Coast at around 3.22pm.

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

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 Go-karting

Scarborough go-karting has recently been opened after initially closing some years back.  Due to popular demand, it has new owners and be redeveloped.

With a brand new fleet of 200cc Honda powered SODI GT3 karts and 160cc for juniors be prepared for speed.  With a host of events available Scarborough Karting can cater for large or small events. Birthday parties, stag and hen, corporate events or arrive and drive are all on offer with food and beverages available at the pit stop café.

With state of the art timing systems mean your laps will be timed with the accuracy of 1/1000th of a second and with speeds of over 40MPH the track will test your driving skills to the max.

Top 10 free things to do in Scarborough (Voted by us!)

Top 10 free things to do in Scarborough

They usually say there isn’t a free lunch, but we have managed to come up with a list of 10 free things to do in Scarborough:

10.Scarborough Art Gallery
Scarborough Art Gallery has free exhibits throughout the year, just simply walk in.  The best way to get to it from the Crown Spa Hotel is to go across the Spa Bridge, carry on until you get to Bar Street, turn left before you go up it. Then continue on to the roundabout and take the second exit on the left and follow the path around.

 

 

 

9. Italian Gardens
Enjoy the Italian Gardens, just over the road from the Crown Spa Hotel, and then take a gentle walk down to the seafront.

 

 


 

8. Walk around the Marine / Royal Albert Drive
Not a very long walk, but you get to enjoy the sights and sounds of both bays, while taking a leisurely stroll around.

 

 

 

 

7. Events throughout the year
Scarborough plays hosts to several paid events that have free events within them including Coastival, Peasholm Park events and music events.  Your best bet is to look ahead and see what you maybe interested in and plan accordingly.  We recommend our Facebook Page which we will be posting events for the coming week every Monday.

 

 

 

6. Peasholm Park
Peasholm Park has a tranquil lake, 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.  It is open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.

 

 

5. Scarborough Mere / Oliver’s Mount
Not to be confused with Throxenby Mere. It 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 water-skiers.  Just a short drive up Oliver’s Mount and near the war memorial will give you a full view of Scarborough, which cannot be seen anywhere else.

 

 

4. Raincliffe Woods
Dalby Forest would of made it on the list for obvious reason but as you have to pay £5 to enter, Raincliffe Woods made the grade instead.
Situated about 2 minutes from Scalby Road, and with Throxenby Mere right next to it, you can enjoy a walk around, without spending a penny.

 

 


3. Hairy Bob’s Skate Park

More for the younger generation.  Hairy Bob’s Skate Park, was built from the ground up from local bikers and skaters having full involvement in the development of the park.  Getting exactly what they wanted from it.

 

 


2. Cinder Track

The Scarborough Cinder Track, starting from Scarborough to Whitby, is enjoyed by walkers and cyclists throughout the year.  Stretching for 23 miles, it was the old train link, that was removed as it was thought not to be of use anymore, due to the ever increasing number of cars being bought.

 

 


1. Scarborough North or South beach

Pretty obvious one, but one which you don’t have to spend a penny enjoying.  With recent blue flag awards for clean water, either beach is perfect for a family.
However we cannot guarantee that you won’t spend money on ice cream or fish & chips. :)

 

 

 

We hope this guide of free stuff to do in Scarborough is of use.
Don’t forget we also did our top ten attractions, which is located also in our blog.

Agree or disagree tell us on our facebook page.

Days out tested by us! – Raincliffe woods

Raincliffe WoodsRaincliffe woods are situated to the north west of Scarborough. They form an “L” shape with Forge Valley Woods and the River Derwent.

The area is a mixed woodland area designated as Planted Ancient Woodland, and combined with Forge Valley Woods is a site of special scientific interest.

There are many paths, tracks and bridleways through the small woods which many residents of Scarborough use for mountain biking, dog walking and Sunday strolls. Throxenby Mere a popular place for fisherman is located at the foot of the woods.

Deer, badgers, squirrels, frogs, toads, foxes and all kinds of birds can be seen in the woods.