Looking for an escape that’s both exhilarating and eco-conscious? Look no further than the stunning Yorkshire Coast. Whether you’re planning a February half-term break or gearing up for a spring getaway, the Yorkshire Coast offers an array of activities that will delight the whole family.

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure along Route YC, where sustainable tourism meets thrilling experiences.

1. Light Night 2024: Let the Yorkshire Coast Shine Bright

Prepare to be dazzled by Light Night 2024, a mesmerizing laser light show that will illuminate the Yorkshire Coastline from February 26th to March 3rd. Sponsored by Yorkshire Bid, this three-hour spectacle promises to turn the coastline into a canvas of vibrant colors reminiscent of the Northern Lights.

With a specially designed app, viewers can immerse themselves in the experience while enjoying a captivating music track. Keep an eye out for the best viewing spots, to be revealed on www.yorkshirecoastbid.co.uk later this month.

2. Peasholm Park: Nature’s Haven in Scarborough

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Escape into the serene beauty of Peasholm Park, nestled in North Bay, Scarborough. Meander through lush gardens, tranquil ponds, and charming waterfalls, where you might encounter an array of wildlife, from graceful swans to playful squirrels. Cross the bridge to the island and discover hidden gems like the intricate dragon carvings and the picturesque pagoda. Best of all, admission to this verdant paradise is free, offering a perfect family-friendly outing.

3. Spurn Safari Tour: Explore the Untamed Beauty of Spurn Point

Embark on a thrilling Spurn Safari tour aboard the iconic Unimog, a rugged 4×4 truck, and traverse the unique landscape of Spurn Point. Led by knowledgeable guides, this three-hour adventure promises tales of maritime history and close encounters with fascinating wildlife. Don’t miss the chance to ascend northern England’s tallest lighthouse for panoramic views that will take your breath away. Tickets are priced at £25 for adults and £15 for children, offering an unforgettable journey for the whole family.

4. History Makers at Whitby Abbey: Step Into the Past

Calling all history enthusiasts! Join the lively characters of Whitby Abbey for a week of historical reenactments and interactive activities. From dressing up as medieval monks to participating in ecclesiastical games, visitors can immerse themselves in the rich heritage of this iconic landmark. With tickets starting at £6.50 for children and £11 for adults, History Makers offers a delightful blend of education and entertainment for all ages.

5. Splash Zone at East Riding Leisure Bridlington: Dive into Family Fun

Seeking aquatic thrills? Look no further than the Splash Zone at East Riding Leisure Bridlington. Featuring state-of-the-art water slides, interactive attractions, and even a competitive AquaSmash game, this aquatic paradise guarantees hours of laughter and excitement for the whole family. From racing down the slides to dodging water cannons, there’s no shortage of wet and wild adventures to be had. Be sure to book in advance to secure your spot!

6. VIP Seal Experience at SEA LIFE Scarborough: A Fin-tastic Encounter

Embark on an exclusive VIP experience at SEA LIFE Scarborough and get up close and personal with the resident seals. Before the park opens to the public, guests can interact with these charming creatures and even enjoy a hearty breakfast at the on-site café. With tickets priced at £70 per person, this VIP package offers a unique opportunity to create lasting memories with the whole family.

7. RSPB Bempton Cliffs: A Birdwatcher’s Paradise

Unleash your inner ornithologist at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, where thousands of nesting birds call home. Equipped with binoculars and spotting guides, visitors can embark on a birdwatching adventure along well-maintained walking paths, suitable for all ages. From majestic gannets to adorable puffins, the cliffs teem with diverse avian species, providing an enriching experience for nature lovers of all levels.

8. Sewerby Hall & Gardens: Journey Through Time

Step back in time at Sewerby Hall, a Georgian-era mansion transformed into an Edwardian country house. Children can don period costumes, interact with costumed guides, and explore over 50 acres of meticulously landscaped gardens. With a zoo on-site, this historic estate offers a perfect blend of education and entertainment for the whole family.

9. Marine Discovery Centre, Whitby: Dive into the World of Marine Life

Delve into the fascinating world of marine conservation at the Marine Discovery Centre in Whitby. Learn about the region’s lobster population and their crucial role in the local ecosystem. With hands-on exhibits and educational programs, visitors can gain a deeper appreciation for the diverse sea life found along the Yorkshire Coast.

10. Dinosaur Coast: Unearth Prehistoric Wonders

Get ready to unleash your Yorkshire adventure with a family-friendly guide to the Yorkshire Coast! From mesmerizing light shows to exhilarating wildlife safaris, there's something for everyone along Route YC.

Embark on a fossil-hunting expedition along the Dinosaur Coast, where ancient treasures await discovery. From scouring the shores of Robin Hood’s Bay for fossilized relics to marveling at natural rock formations resembling dinosaurs at Flamborough Head, this geological adventure promises thrills for aspiring paleontologists of all ages.


With its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and diverse array of attractions, the Yorkshire Coast offers a wealth of experiences for families seeking adventure and exploration. Whether you’re marveling at the Northern Lights, immersing yourself in history at Whitby Abbey, or embarking on a wildlife safari at Spurn Point, the possibilities for fun and discovery are endless. So pack your bags, hit the road along Route YC, and prepare to make memories that will last a lifetime on the Yorkshire Coast!


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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