Something for all the family at Coastival event

Families looking for half term activities will find plenty to do at Coastival in Scarborough which runs from Friday February 22 to Sunday February 24.

By Sue Wilkinson
Monday, 11th February 2019, 9:30 am
Updated Monday, 11th February 2019, 9:37 am
Suitcase Circus host the event at Coventry University Scarborough
Suitcase Circus host the event at Coventry University Scarborough

Everything from exploring the night sky at a Stardome to a theatre magic show will be on offer.

A family hub will be based at Scarborough Spa throughout the weekend, where children can try out arts and crafts, including 2D and 3D artwork, flip-book animation and glitch art – manipulating digital images.

The hub is also the place to find storyteller Ian Douglas who will be enchanting children of all ages with stories, music and puppetry in Harbour Tales on the Saturday at 1.15pm and Mrs Lutwige and the Magic of the North Pier Lighthouse on Sunday at 11am.

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Rural Steps is a chance for novice or experienced dancers aged nine to 14 to learn more about contemporary dance and find out about a project launching in Scarborough. It will be at the Spa Promenade Lounge on Sunday from 1pm to 4pm and advance booking is required.

Suitcase Circus at Coventry University Scarborough will offer the chance to have a go at plate-spinning, juggling and hula hooping on the Saturday.

These events are free.

Family attractions will also include time-travelling magic duo Morgan and West who will present their Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre on the Saturday at 2.45pm.

Morgan and West will also present Parlour Tricks – fun and magic for audiences young and old, at the Stephen Joseph Theatre on the Saturday at 7.45pm.

Hidden Horizons are bringing its Stardome to the Spa Vitadome, giving visitors the chance to explore outerspace, from 10am to 4pm on the Saturday and the Sunday.

Beach Hut Theatre Company is performing a show for all ages, The Wild Zone, where the audience will be encouraged to assist with some code cracking and help scientists save the planet. The Wild Zone is on at the Spa Regency Room on the Saturday and the Sunday at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Tickets and details of the full programme are available at