Pancake Day in Scarborough: out with the frying pans and into the fun

The pancake races take place in Aberdeen Walk
The pancake races take place in Aberdeen Walk

The annual Pancake Races in Scarborough attract scores of spectators to Aberdeen Walk, to watch teams run down the course with frying pans in hand.

The action begins at around 12.15pm on Tuesday, and the event is hosted by Yorkshire Coast Radio. Teams are judged on fancy dress, pancake flipping technique and the amount of pancake left in the pan at the finish line.

Organiser Nick Taylor said: “We’re hoping for between 12 and 15 teams. We are assisted by Uniformed Services students from Yorkshire Coast College, and the college students also make us the pancakes. The race winners take home, and keep, the Golden Frying Pan, an extremely prestigious prize.”

There is still time to enter – to sign up or find out more, call Nick Taylor on (01723) 232440 or email for details.